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Robots are coming for your job: Amazon, McDonald’s and the next wave of dangerous capitalist “disruption”

Says one builder: “Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them”<p>In the United States and other advanced economies, the major disruption will be in the service sector—which is, after all, where the vast majority of workers are now employed. This …

Man loses weight on McDonald's-only diet, becomes brand ambassador

A high school science teacher from Iowa is now the brand ambassador for one of the biggest fast food chains in America.<p>Last year John Cisna set out to see if a person could actually become healthier by eating only McDonald's. At the start of the experiment, Cisna weighed 280 pounds and 90 days …

Russia masses more forces near Ukraine border

A new build-up is under way with Russia deploying air defence units inside Ukraine and massing more troops on the border, says US State Department<p><b>Russia</b> is carrying out a new military build-up in eastern <b>Ukraine</b>, massing troops on the border and deploying advanced air defences inside its neighbour, …

Russia

Family of boy killed by Border Patrol can't sue agent in U.S., court rules

A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a Mexican teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the boy's family, a federal appeals court ruled.<p>The unanimous ruling was issued Friday by the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, reversing most of an …

US Republicans push demand for a vote on Iran nuclear deal - International - World

Senate Republicans on Sunday pressed their demand that the US Congress be allowed to vote on a nuclear agreement with Iran, but signaled they are …

ISIS Torches 1,500 Historic Manuscripts In Iraq, Sells Looted Artifacts On Black Market: Report

ISIS militants torched 1,500 ancient, historic manuscripts in Iraq and sold looted artifacts on the black market, one day after the terror group …

‘ISIS Hackers’ Googled Their Hit List; Troops’ Names Were Already on Public Websites

They swore they “hacked military servers” to threaten U.S. troops. Actually, these self-proclaimed ISIS whiz kids basically cobbled together …

Smokers Rebel Against ISIS Cig Ban

After ISIS took over Mosul last year it banned smoking on religious grounds. But hundreds of thousands of locals, desperate for cigarettes, still …

Public Health

Retreat or be bombed, Yemeni rebels told

Saudi-led bombing raids will continue in Yemen until Shia insurgents "withdraw", says Arab League, announcing plans to set up joint reaction force to tackle uprisings in the region<p>Saudi-led bombing raids will continue in <b>Yemen</b> until Shia insurgents who have taken control of swathes of the country …

Iran Has a Little Surprise for Oil Market

Lifting oil sanctions on Iran could hit global markets long before the nation starts pumping more crude.<p>That’s because the OPEC member has been …

The tiny Ozobot robot can teach young kids programming

Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds — and teaches kids programming. The company bills the Ozobot as the world’s tiniest robot, but we figure there’s got to be something smaller than these little guys with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for brains.<p>It is very basic …

Using humour to defuse the ISIS bomb

Could jokes be as effective as bombs and bullets when fighting ISIS? Following its rise to power in large swathes of Iraq and Syria, a flurry of satirical video skits, pictures and tweets have been poking fun at the Jihadi group.<p>A recent parody of ISIS, shot in Gaza in the end of February, mixes a …

New York State

Need a Hotspot? This Library Lets You Check Out Portable WiFi

Around the country, the old institution is still going strong, but the New York Public Library is standing out by adapting to the changing times and offering a new service; the ability to check out WiFi. According to the Wall Street Journal, beginning later this month, New York City residents will …

Kansas Could Put Teachers In Prison For Assigning Books Prosecutors Don’t Like

A bill approved by the Kansas Senate on Wednesday would enable prosecutors to bring charges against teachers and school administrators for assigning …

ISIS Used a U.S. Prison as Boot Camp

In an excerpt from their new book on ISIS, Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan show how jihadists used a U.S.-run Iraqi prison to coordinate with al …

Insane videos of people in Boston endangering their lives by jumping out of windows into snow banks

In the wake of a series of heavy snowstorms, Boston is finding itself literally swamped with snow — so much snow, in fact, that there was talk for a while of dumping some of it into the Boston harbor. In the past month, the city has gotten more than seven feet of precipitation, and Bostonians are …

NSAC: Former UFC champ Anderson Silva failed second drug test

Anderson Silva could be facing a lengthy ban after reportedly failing his second drug test after his UFC 183 bout against Nick Diaz.<p>Former UFC …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Laser light headphones pulse to your heartbeat

Gallery: Laser light headphones pulse to your heartbeat<p>Gallery: Laser light headphones pulse to your heartbeat<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>These Tron-like headphones aren't …

7 wise health tips to stay warmer in a blizzard

Blanket? Check. Hat? Check. Space heater? If you're lucky.<p>How else can you keep warm while in the middle of a snowstorm? Check out the below tips to …

Nutrition

Soviet Union collapse 'affected region's wildlife'

<b>The socioeconomic shocks following the collapse of the Soviet Union also affected the region's wildlife, researchers have suggested.</b><p>A study of large mammal species in Russia found that most experienced a sharp decline in numbers from 1991.<p>The authors said likely reasons for the declines were …