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First Batch of Military-Surplus Humvees Brings a Cool $744K

The federal government’s first Humvee auction went well. <i>Military.com</i> reports that IronPlanet Inc. auctioned off 25 of the trucks for the Pentagon, raking in $744,000 in the process (plus a 10-percent commission for the auction house). Although bidding started at $10,000 per truck, the lowest …

Now There's A Torrent Network That Could Be Impossible For Police To Shut Down

BitTorrent is the internet file-sharing technology that virtually all illegal file-sharing sites use to let people download stolen movies and music. It works by distributing the download of a file between lots of computers, meaning that no single server hosts all of the content.<p>The way BitTorrent …

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Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

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China's wealth finds home in Washington state

MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and …

Neighbourhood watch: how domestic CCTV is sweeping the UK

When Nick and Linda Hancock moved into a semi-detached house in a prosperous part of Cardiff in May 2011, they noticed something that was, at the time, unusual: the nextdoor neighbours had CCTV cameras installed. They didn’t think too much of it, though. “We didn’t want to cause an upset,” says …

2014 science breakthroughs: no more ageing, cave art and landing on a comet

Photograph: ESA/Getty Images<p>The Philae lander is pictured descending on to the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/18/1418930328087/b070f148-f7f4-4384-983f-46f3d5a1326b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: ESA/Getty Images<p>The Philae lander is …