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'Get Up!' or lose hours of your life every day, scientist says

There's a saying going around that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse …

Spaceflight to launch network for communicating with tiny satellites

So, you built your shoebox-sized satellite. You found a spot on a rocket and got it to the International Space Station, where astronauts then …

JOBS DISAPPOINT, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES TO 6.2%

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate rose to 6.2%.<p>This is according to latest employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.<p>Expectations were for nonfarm payrolls to grow 230,000 and the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 6.1%.<p>This also marks the sixth …

Economic Data

RBS Gives Dire Warning About The Impact Of Scottish Independence On Business

RBS, which is 81 percent-owned by the British government , said earlier in the year that it was considering its options should Scots vote to end the 307-year union.<p>The bank has been careful not to enter the political debate over Scottish independence, repeatedly saying that the matter is one for …

CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the …

Senate Border Funding Bill Goes Down

The Sen­ate failed Thursday to write the White House a $3.57 bil­lion check to ad­dress the crisis at the bor­der, West­ern wild­fires, and Is­rael’s …

Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence has arrived in the US, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter," and later by cheering supporters in New Hampshire.<p>Mariam Ibrahim flew from Rome, where she had …

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and …

Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa.<p>The World Health Organisation said it would launch a $100 …

Commonwealth Games security guards fired for taking picture with Jamaican track star Usain Bolt in Glasgow

Three Glasgow 2014 security guards have been sacked for taking a selfie with double Olympic champion Usain Bolt<p>Usain Bolt found himself caught up in more controversy at the <b>Commonwealth Games</b> on Thursday after three Glasgow 2014 security guards were removed from their roles for taking photographs …

T-Mobile Adds 1.5 Million More Customers, Swings to Profit on Spectrum Sale

It sold 6.2 million smartphoness, up from 4.3 million a year ago, but a drop from the 6.9 million smartphones it sold in the prior quarter.<p>T-Mobile said Thursday that it added a further 1.5 million customers to its network in the second quarter, making this the fifth straight quarter of …

Obama's plan to get out the vote by mocking the GOP totally works … on Republican voters, not Democrats | Ana Marie Cox

But if the goal of his second term was broad, lasting policy changes, it’s disappointing to everyone except liberal fundraisers<p>They said “No”.<p>It’s a now-common refrain of President Obama’s stump speeches, including his speech on Wednesday in Kansas City – even as the House passed a bill to sue him …

6 Green Bay Packers Veterans Who Could Be Camp Casualties

There are plenty of good things taking place at Green Bay Packers training camp. Young players are getting experience, veterans are making pushes for playing time and people are generally excited about the fact that football is back.<p>However, there's also a negative side to training camp, and that's …

The West Bank Erupts In Palestinian-Declared 'Day Of Rage'

Palestinian factions in the West Bank declared a "Day of Rage" after the Thursday night clashes, which took place around the West Bank and in some sectors of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.<p>Police said that due to fears of violent protest over the deadly Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip, …

Israel

Russian military fires artillery into eastern Ukraine

The Russian military fired artillery rounds into eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a "clear escalation" of hostilities there, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said.<p>Russia has about 12,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, Warren said. Russian tanks, artillery and rocket launchers have …

Cable Companies: Google Threatens Net Neutrality, Not Us

The real threat to on­line free­dom is from In­ter­net gi­ants like Google and Net­flix, ac­cord­ing to ma­jor cable com­pan­ies.<p>Those sites could …

Net Neutrality

Obama Says His Mother-in-Law Lives in Chicago ‘Neighborhood Where Gun Shots Go Off’

On Monday President Barack Obama said his mother-in-law lived on the dangerous neighborhood in Chicago, just three days before NBC’s Today show aired a feature about her life in the White House.<p>“If you look at Michele, she grew up South Side,” Obama said Monday at a town hall meeting. “And her mom …

A Court Ruling Just Blew a Huge Hole in Obamacare

Obama­care was just dealt a ma­jor loss in court.<p>The U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the D.C. Cir­cuit ruled Tues­day that more than half the coun­try …

How Facebook Beat Wall Street with Data

<i>Maurice Coyle is the CEO and co-founder of HeyStaks, a search analytics startup that helps mobile operators monetize subscriber data usage and increases conversions for e-commerce stores.</i><p>Facebook went public on May 18, 2012 in one of the most hotly anticipated tech company IPOs ever. The company …

NYPD Investigating White Flags Placed On Top Of Brooklyn Bridge

New York City officials don't know why a white flag was flying over the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning, but the police say they are investigating the matter.<p>Business Insider called the city Department of Transportation, which operates and maintains the bridge, and was told the flag was a police …

Light-up logo rumors for iPhone 6 likely have a more mundane explanation

While we can’t say for sure that rumors of a MacBook-style glowing logo in the iPhone 6 are false, the evidence for this idea is rather … ah … thin.<p>We first saw photos of what appears to be an ultra-thin rear casing more than a month ago, with some sites then claiming this would facilitate a …

Update: Rebels to hand Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 black box over to Malaysia government

<b>Ukrainian Emergency workers carry a stretcher with a victim's body in a bag as pro-Russian fighters stand in guard at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, July 20, 2014. Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies</b> …

Listening to the crowd proves a slippery slope for Soap

Alexander Jones believes the home router market is ripe for a shakeup.<p>Jones is the founder of Soap, a new product making its way through the crowdfunding community, and he is right when he says that typical home routers are complicated affairs that few people know how to manage and fewer still use …

Pro-Russian Rebel Leader: 'We Have Warned Them — Not To Fly In Our Sky'

The Ukrainian Crisis Media Center shared and translated a screenshot of Strelkov's comment, shown below, on Facebook.<p>// (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = …

Israel ground forces invade Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try to destroy Hamas' rocket-firing abilities and the …

Edward Snowden Wants You To Ditch Dropbox For This Service

He thinks Dropbox, the cloud storage firm with over 200 million users, is "hostile to privacy," and urged people to switch to what he calls more-secure storage services like SpiderOak.<p>"Dropbox is a targeted wannabe PRISM partner," Snowden told The Guardian. "They just put Condoleezza Rice on their …

Condoleezza Rice