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25 Most Influential People In History By Attribute

Have you ever participated in a debate about who are the most influential people in history? This is a topic that usually leads to further discussion …

Katy Perry Says Divorce From Russell Brand Was 'The Death Of A Dream'

Poor Katy Perry. She and ex-husband Russell Brand called it quits way back in 2011, but she <i>still</i> can't escape questions about the split.<p>In the Aug. 14 issue of Rolling Stone, the 29-year-old singer opens up about the end of her 14-month marriage to Brand, before admitting it's not exactly her …

The Last Best American Beach Towns

What makes a superior beach town? I’ve thought about that often, usually while gorging on steamed clams with butter or pedaling a bike along a seawall.<p>America does beaches extremely well, a point I didn’t begin to realize until my 20s, when I tried to sunbathe on a jam-packed stretch of Spanish …

First Underground Trampoline Park Takes Off

While Americans are watching fireworks on Friday, people in Northern Wales will celebrate a different kind of freedom. As of Independence Day, the best place in Earth to gain height will be hundreds of feet underground at Zip World's Bounce Below attraction, the world's largest (and only) …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Iceland's DNA: The world's most precious genes?

<b>Iceland's record of low immigration and its genealogical records going back 1,000 years make it a paradise for geneticists. A third or more of the population has already donated a DNA sample - but a new push to increase that figure is meeting some resistance.</b><p>"No!" says Alda Sigmundsdottir, raising …

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Earth's Rocks Contain a Hidden Ocean's Worth of Water

WASHINGTON — If you want to find Earth's vast reservoirs of water, you may have to look beyond the obvious places like the oceans and polar ice caps.<p>Scientists say massive amounts of water appear to exist deep beneath the planet's surface, trapped in a rocky layer of the mantle at depths between …

Bjork's interactive 'Biophilia' album is the first downloadable app in MoMA's permanent collection

We've seen lots of crazy things on display at the Museum of Modern Art -- a "rain room," a sex toy that works with your phone, a sleeping Academy Award-winning actress. Now you can add "tablet app" to that list. Bjork's "Biophilia," an interactive album released on iOS and Android, has become the …

MIT can now track a heart rate through a wall with Wi-Fi signals

Parents could watch their baby’s heart rate from another room without using any kind of wearable device or special sleeping pad with a new …

Twitter puts tweets inside your tweets on iOS and Android

If you think retweeting's <i>so</i> 2013, then you may want to update your Twitter app now. As <i>The Next Web</i> notes, the latest version gives you the option to embed tweets in your tweets (credit Xzibit or <i>Inception</i>), so long as you're using either an iOS or an Android device. Take note, though, that …

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Ontario takes pride that gay premier’s win taken in stride

When Ontario's electorate handed Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government a stunning majority, the Liberal leader became the first woman ever to be elected premier of Ontario.<p>But Thursday night's result also made Ms. Wynne the first openly gay elected premier in Canada.<p>Ms. Wynne's victory at the polls …

Obama Says U.S. Can Do More to Help Native Americans

President Obama said the U.S. could do more to help Native Americans, as he visited Indian Country Friday -- the first president to do so since Bill Clinton in 1999.<p>"Let's put our minds together to build more economic opportunity in Indian country. Because every American, including every Native …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to get Android 4.4.3 this month, S4 to follow

New rumors suggest the Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to receive a very welcomed update to Android 4.4.3 this month, with the previous-generation Samsung Galaxy S4 to follow in July. This makes for one of the fastest proliferations we have seen in a new Android version.<p>We are not sure if updates are …

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Smell-O-Vision Is Coming To An iPhone Near You

Photo: Courtesy of oNotes.<p>Ever look at one of the hundreds of brunch, cupcake, or flower Instagram photos on your iPhone and wished you could get a …

Clinton: 'Liberating' to speak my mind

Hillary Clinton said Friday that she’s “totally done” curbing her speech for political reasons and finds her new perspective “liberating,” following a week of bruising headlines over missteps in her first round of interviews to promote her new book.<p>Clinton made the remarks Friday evening at the …

Study: Deforestation leaves fish undersized and underfed

The role forest matter plays in aquatic food chains is a relatively recent discovery<p><b>Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers found the amount of food available affected the size of …

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Divers Map The Garbage Dump That Is Filling The World’s Oceans

What’s really in the water? Project Aware lets you see what divers find beneath the waves with their waste audits.<p>You may have heard how there’s a Great Garbage Patch floating in the Pacific, and that it’s the size of Texas. Many newspapers and websites have reported on it, and it sounds …

Clinton blasts Merkel wiretap

Hillary Clinton this week criticized the alleged wiretapping of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone, but she also had harsh words for Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker who revealed that and other American surveillance secrets.<p>The former secretary of state, a possible Democratic 2016 …

Hillary Clinton's Bad Book

As she worked tirelessly to prepare for summits and official trips to 112 countries, she admired the expertise of her diplomats. Only one thing bothered her.<p>A few months into the job she asked the State Department to be more creative with graphics, after envying the flashier briefings carried by …

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Bill Gates Just Blew Our Minds In A Single Tweet

For the past several years, China has been building stuff at a mind-blowing pace. Just how mind-blowing? Here, let's let Bill Gates put it in perspective:<p>Think about this for a second. Between 1901 and 2000, the U.S. built an entire interstate highway system, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam …

How Starbucks, Apple, General Motors and AT&T Are Preparing The World For Wireless Energy

If you visited a Starbucks in Boston or Silicon Valley during the last year or so, you may have noticed black circles embedded in the coffee bars and tables. You may have even glimpsed an early adopter with a special cellphone case charging an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy simply by resting it on a …

National Geographic Announces Terra Watt Prize Winners – National Geographic Blog

Human Journey<p>Nikhil Jaisinghani, Sandeep Pandey, and Brian Shaad. (Photograph by Anna da Costa)<p><b>National Geographic helped advance the cause of sustainable energy for off-grid communities by crowning the winners of the Terra Watt Prize—the first competition of its kind—on June 11 in Washington, D.C.</b> …

#Vanlife vs. #Houselife, or, The Greener Grass

<b>My friend’s smile lit up as she pulled up the photo</b> on her phone and held it across the table for me to see, like someone showing off a photo of her …

With Millions of Tons of Plastic in Oceans, More Scientists Studying Impact

A surprising amount of our garbage ends up in the sea. Can it ever be cleaned up?<p>Consider this: The amount of global trash is expected to rise every year for the rest of the century. With no intervention, the growing garbage heap won't even peak by 2021.<p>Since most marine debris originates on land, …

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A Battle Won Against Megadams in Chile—But the War?

On Tuesday, environmentalists and adventurers threw up a collective cheer when a Chilean committee rejected a plan to dam two wild Patagonian rivers. The HidroAysen project, proposed by the Spanish company Endesa and the Chilean company Colbun, would have erected five megadams on the Baker and …