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Tupac Shakur’s Top 20 Songs

5. “Holla If Ya Hear Me”<p><i>Strictly For My N.I.G.G.A.Z..</i>.<p>A protest song that’s also great for call-and-response in concert, “Holla If Ya Hear Me” is …

The Big Reason Whites Are Richer Than Blacks in America

The gap between blacks and whites in income is big, but nowhere near as big as the gap in wealth. According to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of …

UN warns of atrocities in South Sudan

Continued conflict in South Sudan has forced 52,000 people to flee to Uganda in January alone, the UN said. Killings of civilians, rapes and the …

Foreign Minister Gabriel plays down Libya as safe place to return refugees

At the EU foreign ministers meeting, Germany's Sigmar Gabriel played down proposals to return migrants to Libya. Ministers are pushing the Libyan …

How an Interstellar Starship Could Actually Explore Alpha Centauri

Last year, Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner hatched an ambitious plan to send a tiny probe to the Alpha Centauri star system. …

Syrian army dash to al-Bab risks Turkey clash | Reuters

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A rapid advance by the Syrian army towards the Islamic State-held city of al-Bab risks sparking a confrontation with Turkey as Damascus seeks to stop its neighbour penetrating deeper into a strategically important area of northern Syria.<p>Rebel fighters carry their weapons …

Israel starts eviction of West Bank settlement outpost

Under a court order, Israeli security forces have begun to evacuate the unauthorized Amona settlement, despite resistance from residents. Hours …

Alyssa Elkins says it was ‘awesome’ to zap Ohio sergeant who volunteered for the task to make her day<p>Police in central Ohio helped a teenage leukaemia patient cross off quite a shocking bucket-list item: she wanted to use a stun gun on someone.<p>After a bit of training from Newark police, 16-year-old …

Bucket Lists

This Could Be The First Observational Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

Wha??<p>For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is - or once was - a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require …

The Best Rapper Alive, Every Year Since 1979

Rap fans tend to get into arguments with other rap fans, and it doesn't take much more than someone declaring their Favorite Rapper. Your favorite …

This phone case houses a tiny drone designed to take selfies

For those who can't, there's a drone for that.<p>The Airselfie is a tiny drone that is housed in a phone case, and it lets you take selfies or group shots from farther away than you could with your arms or a selfie stick.<p>Airselfie already went through its Kickstarter campaign, where it amassed more …

You heard it here first: the best audio products you should be buying

Noble Katana<p>These are not your everyday audiophile-grade custom-fit earbuds. Each hand-made, precision-drilled earpiece contains a staggeringly …

Ludacris partnered with a startup founder to launch Slang N’ Friendz

Rapper and actor Ludacris has teamed up with startup founder Edwin Benton to launch Slang N’ Friendz, a mobile word game for iOS and Android.<p>“I thought it was a perfect partnership just because hip hop is a genre that is known for creating slang and some of that slang even making it into the …

Where do our morals come from?

If you've picked up a newspaper lately, you might have noticed that moralizing is driving us all insane. When it comes to what's morally right and …

This smartphone accessory can diagnose cancer

The smartphone case you slap on the back of your mobile phone might protect it from bumps and scrapes, and maybe even give it a bit of added battery …

Gear & Gadgets

Airstrike kills dozens of Islamists at Syria camp

More than 40 fighters from the Islamist militant group formerly known as the al-Nusra front have been killed in an airstrike. Meanwhile, so-called IS …

Content Media Boards Sundance Doc ‘Cries From Syria’

Content Media has boarded international rights on Sundance doc <i>Cries From Syria</i>. The film, directed by Oscar and Emmy nominee Evgeny Afineevsky, is …

Classic Non-Album Cuts: Ice Cube

Although he’s known to an entire generation as an actor whose menacing snarl is hilarious, at one time Ice Cube wrote the controversial lyrics for …

UN warns of 'imminent danger' of escalation in Syria

Regime forces have launched an offensive to retake water sources near Damascus, independent monitors have reported. But the UN cautioned warring …

Chinese company implants 3-D printed blood vessels into monkeys

<b>Beijing, China (CNN) —</b> A major breakthrough in 3-D printed medicine could bring hope to nearly 1.8 billion patients with cardiovascular disease.<p>Chinese scientists working for Sichuan Revotek have successfully 3-D printed blood vessels and implanted them in rhesus monkeys, the company said.<p>It is a …