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This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

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Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and "caretaker" of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit by …

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a "tyranny" that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the publications.<p>Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year and receives his …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

China Still Has The World's Fastest Supercomputer

Earlier this week, the Top500 organization announced its semi-annual list of the Top 500 supercomputers in the world. And for the second year in a row, China’s Tianhe-2 is the world’s fastest by a long shot, maintaining its performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

Scientist praises socialist philosopher under attack from senator Joseph McCarthy in letters written in 1954<p>Published: 1 Mar 2013<p><b>Stephen Curry:</b> Wonders of Life is the amazing story of the physics of living things, but underneath there is a harder and more complex tale to tell<p>Published: 18 Feb …

Nasa Curiosity rover tests suggest life may have existed on Mars

An ancient network of rivers on Mars once made parts of the planet habitable for microbial life, according to the latest analysis from Nasa's Curiosity rover.<p>Rock dust drilled from sediments in the giant Gale crater on the red planet were found to contain clay minerals that can have formed only in …

Egypt gunmen open fire on Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1021000/1021027_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524658975_e76483fad35226eea58ff3489a3d6ae2<p><b>Three people, including a girl aged eight, died when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic Christian church in …

The U.S. Is Ready to Start Providing Military Aid to Pakistan Again

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In advance of Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif's meeting with President Obama, State Department …

A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries …

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Gay political icon Harvey Milk gets his own stamp

Milk will be the first openly LGBTQ elected official to be featured on a U.S. postage stamp<p>Former San Francisco city supervisor and gay political icon Harvey Milk, who was assassinated more than 30 years ago, will be honored with a U.S. postage stamp. Milk was the first openly gay man to hold …

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Pakistani Muslims Form Human Chain To Protect Christians During Mass (PHOTOS)

Hand in hand as many as 200-300 people formed a human chain outside the St Anthony’s Church adjacent to the District Police Lines at the Empress Road, in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar church attack two weeks back, which resulted in over a 100 deaths. The twin suicide attack …

Zulily Reveals IPO Plans

On the heels of Twitter’s IPO revelation, another Internet company announced its plans to go public. Zulily Inc., the Seattle e-commerce startup, says in its S-1 document that it’s aiming to raise $100 million in an initial public offering. The flash sales site, which targets young mothers, …

Neuroscientist uses MRI scans to show that dogs have emotions similar to humans

Man’s best friend may have more in common with his or her human owners than previously thought.<p>For the past two years, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has been conducting a series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on canines – including his pet terrier Callie – and he says …

Shutdown worst-case: Salmonella

A multi-state <i>Salmonella</i> outbreak is exactly the scenario food safety advocates and lawmakers warned about when the federal government was forced to shutdown last week.<p>Now that nightmare has come true, though the federal agencies charged with arresting foodborne illnesses are scrambling to make …

Hobby Lobby Boycotts Jewish Hanukkah And Passover (UPDATE)

<b>UPDATE:</b> 10/4 6:20pm<p>Hobby Lobby has promised to begin to sell Jewish holiday items in areas near large Jewish populations.<p><b>UPDATE 10/4/13 10:15am:</b> Hobby Lobby President Steve Green has issued the following statement on behalf of the company:<p>We sincerely apologize for any employee comments that may …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

JPMorgan's Day Just Got Worse: Must Refund $309M To Credit Card Customers

Here’s some salt for JPMorgan’s $920 million wounds.<p>JPMorgan Chase is being ordered to refund $309 million to credit card customers regulators say the were charged for services they never received.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Agency said this afternoon JPM must give back the money to 2.1 …

Shutdowns and debt limits: Making sense of the fiscal deadlines ahead

When House Republicans once again made good on their promise Saturday to attach anti-Obamacare provisions to a bill to keep the government funded, the threat of a shutdown became more than just a possibility.<p>Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama say they won't even consider a bill that …