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Police asking: Did Michael Brown's stepfather intend to spark riots?

To some, they're the gut-wrenching emotional cries of a man whose stepson's life was taken.<p>Others say they were dangerous words that sparked a powder keg as violent protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri last week.<p>But did Michael Brown's stepfather intend to incite rioting in the St. Louis suburb?<p>…

A Sad Night for America

Many black families woke up this morning knowing that the lives of their children are worth less than the lives of white children in America. The deep distrust of law enforcement in their own communities that so many African Americans feel just got deeper last night -- 108 days since the killing of …

Google engineers say renewable energy won’t solve climate change

Can climate change be solved with technologies like wind and solar energy?<p>No, it can’t, according to a new report by two Google engineers, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.<p>The two engineers worked on an ambitious renewable energy project at Google called “RE<C” – …

Alienware Alpha

The Alienware Alpha unites the freedom of PC gaming and the ease of a console, forever changing the way you game. The Alienware Alpha combines the …

Dying for more sleep? How insomnia may kill you - Futurity

About 20 percent of adults in the US have difficulty falling or staying asleep. But those with chronic insomnia face a much greater risk of dying.

Look at This Ball of Molten Metal Levitating in Space

This is perfect sphere of liquid metal, suspended using a strong magnetic field so that it can levitate in space. Oh yeah, and it's aboard the …

Magnetism

“Something is very, very wrong”: Why Ferguson exposes our system of justice

Like Rodney King and Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown’s treatment is now a symbol of America’s deepest failings<p>I remember the night the Rodney King video first surfaced on Los Angeles television like it was yesterday. In those days you didn't see videos of police beatings unless a news camera happened …

Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been brainwashed into thinking climate change is a real thing that “threatens all of humanity” or some other nonsense, but it’s just …

Powerful photos tell story of Ferguson burning overnight

Protesters took to the streets<p>On Monday evening, St. Louis Country Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Protesters, who had been organizing for several months in preparation for the …

Witness: Michael Brown Said 'I Give Up' Before Being Shot

A witness to the Michael Brown shooting says she heard the teenager say, "I give up," before being fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.<p>The unnamed witness told her story to law enforcement agents on Aug. 16, one week after the shooting. Her interview was presented as evidence …