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MIT Scientists 3D Print Tiny LEGO-Like Building Blocks for Creating Large Modular Designs

3D printing is all the rage, and designers around the world are competing to see how they can create the biggest, most jaw-dropping stuff. Here at …

MIT is about to become the world’s first Bitcoin economy

What would happen if every undergraduate student on a campus got $100 in Bitcoins? And what if that campus was the endlessly inventive MIT?<p>Those questions are behind a new Bitcoin experiment at MIT, which prides itself on pioneering emerging technologies. More than half a million dollars has been …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

25 Creative Ways to use a Cardboard Box

Here are 25 creative ways to re-use and recycle a cardboard box into something fun to play and create with! From story boxes to puppet shows, …

Nine Words to End Fights Over Toys

"Use your words."It's a popular phrase adults say when kids are acting out. And kids do need to learn how to effectively communicate verbally in …

Charter Offers $61 Billion For Time Warner Cable: What About Comcast?

Charter Communications offered $61.3 billion for Time Warner Cable, according to Charter CEO Tom Rutledge in an interview with Bloomberg News. The offer is $37.4 billion not including debt, or $132.50 per share, including about $83 in cash and $49.50 in Charter stock. If the takeover goes through, …

More than three quarters of large carnivores now in decline

<b>Three quarters of the world's big carnivores - including lions, wolves and bears - are in decline, says a new study.</b><p>A majority now occupy less than half their former ranges according to data published in the journal, Science.<p>The loss of this habitat and prey and persecution by humans has created …

EU considers sending military force to CAR

Diplomats to consider deploying up to 1,000 troops to reinforce French contingent as humanitarian concerns mount.<p>The EU is considering whether to send its own military force to the Central African Republic, where more than a thousand people have died in recent violence.<p>Officials proposed on …

Make it beautiful: how the fashion industry is giving tech a hand

Blurring the lines between gadgets and jewelry<p>For the fashion-conscious, wearable gadgets are currently <i>not</i> wearable. But at CES 2014, fashion moguls and global tech authorities are finally chatting about how to fix that problem. Design as a function isn't a new idea, but the fashion industry thinks …

Elvis Presley Through the Years

Louisiana Hayride<p>Elvis Presley performs with Scotty Moore and Bill Black on the weekly broadcast of <i>Louisiana Hayride</i> at the Shreveport Auditorium, …

Josh Homme Joins ‘A Night of a Thousand Vaginas’

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme likely had to do some explaining to wife Brody Dalle, but somehow he landed a gig at something called A …

Drake and Noah ’40’ Shebib Call Off Posthumous Aaliyah Album

Producer Noah “40” Shebib has called off the posthumous Aaliyah album he had been working on with Drake. In an interview with <i>Vibe</i>, Shebib said, “The …

TV Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch in 2014

The Midwest is currently so cold, boiling water is magically turning into snow, but it’s not all doom and gloom out there – there’s still midseason …

Coachella 2014: OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire to Headline

The rumors were true: Andre 3000 and Big Boi are joining forces again as OutKast to headline Coachella 2014 on Friday April 11th and 18th. The …

47 Iconic Album Covers Recreated With Legos

Lego Albums has recreated all of your favorite albums, block by block.

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Outkast, Muse, Arcade Fire Headline Coachella 2014 Lineup

Been waiting for Outkast to reunite? You're in luck!<p>André 3000 and Big Boi will be taking the stage together for the time since their 2006 album on opening night of the Coachella Music Festival.<p>Other notable acts for the dual Coachella festivals, set for the weekends of April 11-13 and April 18-20 …

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US judge rules warrantless gadget searches at the border aren't unconstitutional

A United States district judge has ruled that gadget searches upon crossing into the US aren't a breach of the First and Fourth Amendments. In 2010, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Press Photographers and grad student Pascal Abidor challenged the 2008 ruling that …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

As August winds to a close, so do the summer tech doldrums. Manufacturers are ramping up for the big fourth-quarter buying season, and that means new products galore. Expect an avalanche of announcements in the first half of September alone, with the IFA show in Berlin followed by an Apple event, …

After the NSA, Is the Internet Forever Changed? | The Takeaway | WNYC

Are the tech giants of today just friendly competitors with an enlightened sense of customer service, or just the same scary communication monoliths …

Samsung's 105-inch curved UHD TV and 85-inch bendable screen hit retail this year

If you dug the 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV and <i>bendable</i> 85-inch UHD screen (above) Samsung debuted this week, we have good news. They'll both hit retail sometime in the second half of this year, according to the tech giant. If you were expecting pricing info, well, you're going to have to wait a …

IBM Announces $1B Watson Group, Moves Jeopardy Ace Computer To NYC

Three years after its splash appearance on Jeopardy, IBM is turning to the Watson computer system for inspiration again–this time as the centerpiece of a major new business unit in the Big Apple. The company will announce a major new business unit, at an event Thursday that it’s created the IBM …

First batch of Syrian chemical weapons material leaves the country

BEIRUT -- The first batch of Syrian chemical weapons material has left the country, according to international officials overseeing the removal and destruction of the government's toxic arsenal.<p>"A first quantity of priority chemical materials was moved from two sites to the [Syrian] port of Latakia …

Indonesian police kill six suspected militants in shoot-out

Indonesia's counter-terrorism unit involved in gun battle with suspected militants on New Year's Eve, killing six and arresting another<p>Indonesian police shot dead six suspected terrorists and arrested another in a New Year's Eve raid near the capital that broke out into an hours-long gun battle, …