Patty Grizoffi

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China's stock market crashes again as panicking sellers lose faith

All that’s left to happen in China’s stock market is for government leaders to admit they are powerless to stop a selloff.<p>Monday’s panic selling was …

Stock Markets

Turkish troops target Kurdish fighters in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish troops have shelled a Syrian village near the border, targeting Kurdish fighters who have been battling the Islamic State group with the aid of U.S.-led airstrikes, Syria's main Kurdish militia and an activist group said Monday.<p>The Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, …

Middle East

Samsung's latest monitors wirelessly charge your phone

It's not coated in gold, but Samsung's newest screen -- a monitor this time -- packs wireless charging for mobile phones and other Qi-compatible gadgets. (Yes, functionality you'd actually <i>want</i> in your office monitor... if you have a wirelessly charging phone.) The full-HD 24-inch S24E370DL and …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (25 July 2015)

<b>Some news</b><p>Hi, I got a job! As of September, I’ll be joining The Atlantic as their new full-time science staff reporter. I couldn’t be more excited to join a team whose work I’ve long admired and an organisation that prizes curiosity, thoughtfulness, and integrity. I’ll still continue blogging here …

Hunt for alien life on Jupiter begins

European Space Agency joins forces with Airbus to develop new space probe to look for extra-terrestrial existence<p>In the past year humanity has landed on a comet, ventured to Pluto and discovered another planet which is so like our own it has been dubbed Earth 2.0.<p>But in the coming decades, space …

Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

Cambridge Professor Peter Wadhams suspects the deaths of the three scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence<p>A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few …

University College London

Microsoft Arrow Launcher for Android now in private beta (APK download)

There’s a plethora of great Android launchers out there (here’s a list of our favorite), but very few of them come from large companies like Microsoft. Though the Redmond giant is one of Google’s biggest competitors, they are proving to be much more platform friendly by creating a new Android …

Apps

Lyft Makes Starbucks An Offer It Couldn't Refuse

When it comes to its hourly workers, Starbucks is one of the good guys. It offers decent wages and benefits, including a tuition benefit; it creates work schedules that don’t call for back-to-back graveyard and opening shifts. In addition, the company gets bonus points for not firing the worker …

UC Berkeley

Houthi militants reject Saudi-coalition truce in Yemen

Forces fighting with the Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of Yemen’s largest air base north of Aden.<p>The violence continued just hours ahead of a truce declared by the coalition.<p>However, the five cease-fire was cast in doubt after Houthi rebel leader Abdel Malek al-Houthi …

Syria's embattled president admits manpower shortage

BEIRUT (AP) — In his first public address in a year, embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday to win his country's long-running civil war while acknowledging his troops had lost territory to rebel forces and were running short on manpower.<p>Assad's speech, while confident, came in the …

Middle East

The Verge Review of Animals: the slow loris

The Primate of the Flowers<p><i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>The slow loris’s large, glossy eyes make it look a …

Game of Thrones
Middle East
Human Rights

Gogoro's first Smartscooters are now being delivered

On a wall inside the Gogoro Experience Center in Taipei, there's a big, neon-green sign proclaiming that the future is now. That bold declaration has never been truer than today, with Gogoro shipping out the first of its electric Smartscooters to preorder customers.<p>Gogoro Experience Center in Taipei<p>…

Electric Vehicles

Pentagon Asks 'Armed Citizens' Not To Stand Guard At Recruiting Centers

<b>Updated at 1:10 p.m. ET</b><p>The Defense Department, reacting to armed citizens appearing in front of military recruiting offices around the country since last week's fatal shootings of five U.S. servicemen in Chattanooga, Tenn., has asked that "individuals not stand guard" on federal property.<p>"We take …

Recruitment