Lydia Garbee

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Minecraft Billionaire on What Money Can and Can't Buy You

Being rich is not all it's cracked up to be, as the newly minted billionaire Markus Persson found out. What having lots of money really gets you--and why it might be just as important as happiness.<p>As we start the week holding our stomachs, worried about whether our 401(k) plans are safe from these …

Israeli researchers get grant to develop robots to help the elderly

Project’s goal is to advance robotic adaptive person following algorithms.<p>Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers are bringing closer the day …

Sochi's best human interest stories really will restore your faith in humanity

Sure, you want to hate NBC for trading personal tragedy for ratings at the Olympics. But you’d be forgiven for crying, too.<p>In the US, the two big human interest stories of the Olympics have been the skier, Bode Miller, crying for his late brother on camera and Noelle Pikus-Pace, the skeleton …

Weird News Stories Of The Week: Top Five Strange Stories

There was a lot of news you may have missed this week, so we thought we'd round up some of the stranger stuff for you. Here's the five weirdest …

North Korea Threatens South Korea… By Fax

The North Korean military this week warned it might “ruthlessly” attack South Korea, and it sent the threat by fax.<p>A South Korean news agency …

Report: North Korean dictator would speak to South's President if 'mood' right

Kim Jong Un is not officially on speaking terms with South Korean President Park Geun-hye. But on Thursday, in his New Year's address, he said that could change.<p>Last week, North Korea's government news agency branded Park's election as fraudulent and her father -- himself a former President -- a …

North Korea

Appellate court gives captain of doomed South Korea ferry a life sentence

The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly school children, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide.<p>A district court in November had sentenced Lee Joon-seok to 36 …

South Korea