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What Nest's Funding Means for Hardware Startups

The smart home appliance maker is now valued at more than $2 billion, another indicator that hardware is hot.<p>Nest Labs, the Palo Alto, California-based smart home device startup, is about to raise $150 million in funding at a valuation of $2 billion, according to the tech news site ReCode.<p>Who knew …

Atheists have their number: How the Christian right is hastening religion’s decline

Research suggests Americans raised in Christian households are increasingly shunning the faith of their parents<p>CJ Werleman<p>March 25, 2014 11:50am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Of those aged 18 to 35, three in 10 say they are not affiliated with any religion, while only half are …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

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FORTUNE — I think I know why MacKenzie Bezos hated Brad Stone’s book about her husband and his company. It’s not because of the “numerous factual inaccuracies” she says are in the book, though she names only one, a mistiming of when Jeff Bezos read a certain influential novel, and shame on Stone …

Kanye West-themed Bitcoin clone said to launch this month

Coders have announced that a new Kanye West-themed cryptocurrency called Coinye West will launch on January 11th. Coinye is based on Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, but will be easier to use, the creators say. "Coinye West is a cryptocurrency for the masses," …

Hands-On With Coin, The Electronic Credit Card That Hopes To Declutter Your Wallet

There are a number of startups seeking to make our financial lives better, whether it be Simple helping users set budgets and goals or BillGuard to make them aware of fraudulent charges that show up on their credit cards. Then there’s Coin, which wants to create a sort of “one card to rule them …

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 …

Floating Biodome Absorbs Carbon Dioxide, Emits Oxygen

<i>Bloom</i> is a futuristic take on marine farming designed by French firm Sitbon Architectes that was selected as one of five finalists for the first Architizer A+ Awards in the “architecture and weather” category. The spherical structure is designed to be a semi-submersible laboratory garden, …

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A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

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Cooler spring weather does not equal a cooling climate

It’s not uncommon to see pockets of unusually cold air in a warming world. Why? Because weather does not equal climate.<p>Here we go again! We’re in the …

$325,000 Burger? Dutch Scientist Tests Genetically Engineered Meat

A $325,000 project is aiming to test the viability of test tube meat by producing the first genetically engineered burger.<p>The New York Times reported …

Why pear shape may explain matter vs. antimatter

<b>U. MICHIGAN (US) —</b> The first direct evidence of pear-shaped nuclei in exotic atoms may help explain why the Big Bang created more matter than …

Salt adds to stomach bug’s cancer risk

<b>VANDERBILT (US) —</b> Combining a high-salt diet with a type of <i>H. pylori</i> infection can increase the risk of gastric cancer, according to new research …

Your Brain Catches Grammar Errors Even When You Don't Realize It

The pedant within<p>The brain does all kinds of amazing things while you're not paying attention (you know, like regularly remind you to breathe). But it's also engaged in less critical but equally interesting tasks, like correcting the grammar of the person sitting across from you at dinner. A …

Astronomers Spot A Planet Using Einstein's Theory Of Relativity

First proposed 10 years ago, the method recently helped scientists locate a super-hot gas giant 2,000 light-years away.<p>A different algorithm for discovering planets recently proved its mettle, identifying a new planet that's like a bigger, hotter Jupiter.<p>A team of astronomers from Israel, the U.S. …

New genetic migraine cause suggested by researchers

University researchers may have determined a new type of gene mutation that leads to migraines. The painful neurological disorder tends to run in families, which means that there's a good chance that its cause is genetic — but so far only three genetic mutations, each with a small impact on …

Climate change threatens to destroy Alaskan village within four years

<i>The Guardian</i> this week published a fascinating in-depth report on the village of Newtok — a remote Alaskan community that, because of climate change, will likely be underwater within the next few years. Experts say it could be just four years before rising sea levels swallow Newtok, and although …

Bioethicists must not allow themselves to become a 'priestly caste'

In a secular age it might seem that the time for moral authorities has passed. However, research in the life sciences and biomedicine has produced a …

Wolf Blitzer Can Totally Understand Why The Government Would Snoop On AP Phone Records

The news today is that the Justice Department "secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press," in what the AP president and chief executive officer Gary Pruitt called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into newgathering. The Justice …

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Benghazi: A Desperate GOP Attack

If my Republican colleagues are serious about conducting real oversight on the tragedy in Benghazi, they should start by looking in the mirror.<p>Their first order of business should be examining the abhorrent cuts that House Republicans made to our State Department's embassy security budget -- cuts …

Nancy Pelosi: If John Boehner Were A Woman, People Would Call Him 'The Weakest Speaker In History'

WASHINGTON -- Not only is House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) a weak leader, but if he were a woman, people would be calling him "the weakest speaker in history," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday.<p>During an interview on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes," Pelosi, who served …

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Portals Navigation<p>Outlook.com<br>• Microsoft Store<br>• Skype<br>• Rewards<br>• Office<br>• eBay Sponsored<br>• OneDrive<br>• Maps<br>• Facebook<br>• OneNote<br>• Twitter<p>Get your mail here<p>See your recent emails<br>• Send a quick email<br>• Manage your calendar with easy access<p>Sign in with any Microsoft account: Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live<p>What is a Microsoft …

Tech steps up immigration outreach

It’s go time for the tech industry as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to take up part of the Gang of Eight bill near and dear to Silicon Valley’s heart: H-1B visas.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg weighed in personally last week, according to sources, calling the office of Sen. Orrin Hatch …

W.H. won't ding Medicaid holdouts

The Obama administration has proposed delaying a potentially painful decision on whether to penalize states that refuse to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income populations under Obamacare.<p>The national health care law calls for a gradual reduction in special federal payments — known as …

No, President Obama Isn't Trying to 'Wish Away' Islamist Terrorism

Some conservatives are still clinging to the idea, but it's a foreign-policy critique that can't succeed.<p>Reuters<p>Attacks on President Obama's foreign policy have never resonated with Americans. Conservatives have long denounced Obama for going on an "apology tour," for supposedly rejecting American …