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After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

Crossover Fallout for 'Arrow,' 'The Flash,' 'Supergirl,' 'Legends"

Showrunners Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim discuss what’s to come following the invasion of the Dominators<p><i>(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on</i> …

Comic Books

2 men tell Polish TV they have proof mysterious Nazi gold train exists

Two men told a Polish TV station on Friday they have “irrefutable proof” that they found a Nazi train that is said to be laden with gold.<p>Identifying themselves as Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper, the men appeared on TVP.INFO. Richter confirmed to The Associated Press he had found the …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

James Webb Space Telescope

8 Sensational Female Murderers from History

When someone tells you that female murderers are rare, keep in mind that means “relatively” rare, as in less common than male murderers. It also …

New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

NEW YORK (AP) — The first Hispanic to run the FBI's largest field office almost never got there.<p>As a school teacher in the late 1980s, Diego Rodriguez applied to join the FBI. But when it called hoping to recruit a Spanish speaker as part of a diversity drive, his response was, "I'm really happy …

New York City
Basketball

Houthi official says Yemen presidential statement acceptable

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned on Thursday, just days after Houthi rebels battled their way into his presidential palace, plunging the unstable Arab country deeper into chaos and depriving Washington of a key ally against al Qaeda.<p>Hadi, a former general, blamed …

Middle East

Windows 10 free for all Windows 8.1 and 7 users for first year of availability

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>Microsoft has just announced the first pricing …

Windows 10

Israeli Airstrike Kills Hezbollah And Iranian Commanders In Syria

An Israeli helicopter strike in Syria killed a commander from Lebanon's Hezbollah and the son of the group's late military leader Imad Moughniyah, sources close to Hezbollah said, in a major blow that could lead to reprisal attacks.<p>Iran confirmed that one of their generals died in the airstrike.<p>The …

Middle East
Joe Biden

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria kidnapped around 80 people, many of them children, and killed three others on Sunday in a cross-border attack on villages in northern Cameroon, army and government officials said.<p>A man holds a sign that reads "Stop Boko Haram" …

Africa

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

The GOP Needs to Leave Religion Behind

Despite a long, slow decline in religious participation among Americans, do not expect Christian conservatives to light a candle rather than curse …

Religion

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen Not Returning for Next 'X-Men'

Stewart's Professor X and McKellen's Magneto won't appear in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' as franchise refocuses on the reboot cast<p>2014's <i>X-Men: Days of Future</i> …

Bill Cosby

SNL: Kevin Hart Spoofs Brooklyn Culture, Kate McKinnon Mocks Justin Bieber

Comedian Kevin Hart returned to <i>Saturday Night Live</i> for his second time hosting the show, which returned on Jan. 18 from its holiday hiatus with Sia …

Comedy
Golf
Boxing

Uber’s Kalanick Pitches Jobs And The Environment To Europe — If It Loosens Up

Speaking at the DLD conference in Munich today, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick sang a rather different tune than he has of late. In recent times, the service has been fighting fires on a number of fronts, from controversies about its relationship with the media, to the safety of its …

Transportation

KGI: Apple likely to sell stylus accessory alongside 12-inch ‘iPad Pro’

According to a new report by KGI, Apple will soon introduce a stylus accessory for its iPad products, targeted at the expected (but still officially unconfirmed) larger-screened ~12 inch iPad Pro. Both products are quoted for release sometime this year, with KGI most recently quoting a Q2 launch …

Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space

The plan would lay the foundation for internet on Mars<p>Elon Musk's plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way to …

Tesla
Stock Markets

Clinton's Democratic allies offer her an economic road map

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the Democratic Party, economic policy is often seen as a contest between President Barack Obama's track record and the anti-Wall Street approach advocated by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.<p>As Hillary Rodham Clinton heads for an expected 2016 run for president, her …

Middle-class

Falling mortgage rates spur surge in home loan applications

Mortgage rates keep falling, and that has borrowers rushing to close a deal.<p>Applications for home loans soared 49% for the week ended Jan. 9, according to the Mortgage Bankers Assn., the largest pop since 2008. The jump from a week earlier came from a 66% increase in refinances, and a 24% gain in …

State of the Union: Obama to dare Republicans on tax populism

He'll call for middle class benefits in his State of the Union address.<p>President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address Tuesday night to stake out a populist vision of tax reform and new middle-class benefits — and practically dare Republicans to say no.<p>The message: Wage stagnation? …

Middle-class

Reports: Second 'Hebdo' gunman buried in France

Europe remained on edge Sunday, more than week after terrorist attacks rattled France, as Italy announced it expelled nine suspected jihadis in recent weeks and Britain called for new action to fight anti-Semitism.<p>A weekly anti-Islam rally scheduled for Monday in Germany was canceled amid threats …

Extremism
Yazidis

Obama tax plan: Middle-class credits, increases for rich

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In his upcoming State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama will call on Congress to simplify a tax code he deems overly complicated and weighted toward wealthy Americans, administration officials said Saturday.<p>The moves -- likely to meet resistance from Republicans in …

Obama Administration