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North Korea 'preparing long-range missile launch next week'

Pyongyang preparing to launch a long-range missile as early as next week, Japan's Kyodo news agency reports<p>North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as in a week, Japan's Kyodo news agency has reported, citing an unnamed Japanese government official.<p>The official cited …

North Korea

Man killed in Oregon standoff had preached what he called a 'cowboy's stand for freedom'

Where some activists at an occupied federal wildlife refuge preached rowdyism and brimstone, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was wistful, almost sad.<p>Bedecked in his trademark earmuffs and cowboy hat, the Arizona rancher would wonder aloud with a shake of his head why reporters couldn't simply see the …

Solar panel costs predicted to fall 10% a year

Climate Home: Power from the sun could supply 20% of energy worldwide by 2027 on current technology trends, say UK researchers<p>Solar power costs are tumbling so fast the technology is likely to fast outstrip mainstream energy forecasts.<p>That is the conclusion of Oxford University researchers, based …

Renewable Energy

Colorado homeowner robbed at gunpoint may face charges for killing suspect

A Colorado homeowner who was tied up and robbed at gunpoint Sunday may face charges for shooting and killing the suspect who was fleeing in a stolen car, Fox 31 reported.<p>The unidentified homeowner, who managed somehow to untie himself after the robbery, reportedly went outside his home in Littleton …

Microsoft: The NFL's Surface tablets haven't broken once — not even when Johnny Manziel beat his head on one

TV commentators said during the game that the Patriots were having some trouble with the tablets.<p>But Microsoft insists the tablets weren't broken. Rather, it was an issue with the wireless Internet in the stadium.<p>In fact, Microsoft says, "Microsoft Surfaces have not experienced a single failure in …

NFL

People Keep Accusing This Atlanta Couple of Stealing Their Phones

A couple in suburban Atlanta would like you to know that they didn’t steal your phone.<p>For months, the couple has greeted a parade of visitors, …

GeoTagging

Donald Trump, In Fight With Fox News, Says He Will Skip Debate

The Republican frontrunner called Fox News host Megyn Kelly a "lightweight" and biased. Trump's campaign said he plans to skip Thursday's primetime debate.<p>The decision came after the Republican frontrunner demanded the network remove Kelly — who is set to moderate Thursday's debate, along with …

Sony has created a new US-based company for its PlayStation business

The new business, Sony Interactive Entertainment, will be based in California and will be run by Andrew House, a long-time Sony executive who who helped launch the PlayStation.<p>The new business will establish offices in Toyko and London later on in 2016.<p>"By integrating the strengths of PlayStation's …

PlayStation

Astronomical milestones of 2015

The New Horizons mission to Pluto might get all the attention, but 2015 had plenty of other amazing space mission firsts — and lasts, as scientists …

Astronomy

New technologies preserve historic monuments with 3D images

Islamic State and others have tried to wipe out cultures by destroying monuments and other works of art. But new tools are giving scholars ways to …

Archaeology

Download this: The 7 apps you need to try right now (January 2016)

Apple Music Memos

Apps

The crisis in Flint shows how far we’ve come on lead — and how far we need to go

Today, children with a third that much lead in their blood are considered in danger — as in Flint, Michigan, where public health officials are grappling with the fallout from contaminated water that has left dozens of kids with elevated blood-lead levels.<p>The contrast shows just how much progress …

Water

In Tunisia, the sole Arab Spring success, economic woes reignite unrest

Five years after a Tunisian street vendor set himself afire and touched off a revolution, the country is still struggling with joblessness and unmet …

Canada is flirting with a bizarro world of negative interest rates

When the European Central Bank meets in March, markets anticipate that it will cut its already negative deposit rate further, deepening Europe’s …

The New Look: 7 Ways to Nail the Latest Interior Styles in Your Home

(Image credit: Dimore Studio)<p>As a design blogger I'm always on the lookout for new trends, always trying to suss out which direction interior design …

Interior Design

'Clash of Clans' and 'Game of War' Made More Digital Revenue in 2015 Than the Top 10 Console Games Did Combined

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What It Means To Think Critically

<b>What Does ‘Critical Thinking’ Mean?</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>This post has been updated from a 2014 post</i><p>What does ‘critical thinking’ mean?<p>Well, that depends on …

Critical Thinking

Bernie Sanders might be less of a 'socialist' than you think

Well, that doesn't sound terribly unreasonable. Sounds like he is for competitive capitalism but not crony capitalism. But the Wall Street Journal points to some other Sanders' quotes on his political ideology (italics mine):<p>That last bit in particular is a stunner. I mean, you can both believe …

Middle-class

Apple's CEO just made his first comments on the next major computing platform

On the company's earnings call Tuesday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster asked Cook for his high-level thoughts on VR, asking if it's a niche category or something that can really take off as a platform.<p>"I don't think it's a niche," Cook replied. "I think it's really cool and has some interesting …

Augmented Reality

The Crazy Simple (But Effective) 15 Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

At first glance, you'd expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and sculpted abs from hours upon hours at the gym. But the social media-powered (she's got nearly a half...

Cybersecurity
Health Care
Stock Markets

'Apple Pencil' Is Game Changer For Professional Artists

The combination of the <i>iPad Pro</i> and <i>Apple Pencil</i> is unexpectedly winning over professional artists from their beloved <i>Wacom</i> technology.<p>Having had the tablet and pencil in the home for some time they’ve become one of the most popular creative pursuits for my family. I was unexpectedly impressed with …

IPad Pro

11 Things in Your Garage to Throw Away Right Now

They're just wasting space at this point.<p>If you are running out of storage space in your workshop, it may be because you are piling the stuff you use on top of the stuff you don't. Instead of adding more shelving, do an audit of your belongings and cut the cord on what you don't need.

Multiple Sclerosis

A Girl's Guide to Denver's Craft Breweries

I love beer. If it's a Corona poured over ice with a squeeze of lime juice.<p>Over the years, many a bartender has visibly cringed at my request for any beer that tastes "like a Corona" or "like water with a dash of beer in it" whenever Corona isn't available. It's not that I'm not a beer girl; it's …

Rouhani in Europe: Italy covers nudes for Iran president

<b>Italian hospitality for the visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stretched to covering up nude statues.</b><p>Mr Rouhani and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi spoke at Rome's Capitoline Museum after Italian firms signed business deals with Iran.<p>But several nudes there were hidden to avoid …

South Asia