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Lucy: too much wham-bam and not enough ma'am

A woman calling the shots in a kick-ass action flick should be cause to celebrate. But Luc Besson takes his uberfemme too far<p>When Scarlett Johansson achieves total consciousness in Luc Besson's sublimely ridiculous <b>Lucy</b>, she does not quip, like Bill Murray when granted the same Zen privilege by the …

A third of people have nothing saved for retirement

A third of people (36%) in the U.S. have nothing saved for retirement, a new survey shows.<p>In fact, 14% of people ages 65 and older have no retirement savings; 26% of those 50 to 64; 33%, 30 to 49; and 69%,18 to 29, according to the survey of 1,003 adults, conducted for Bankrate.com, a personal …

ACLU, NAACP Condemn Missouri Governor's Curfew In Ferguson

"We ... call on the governor to rescind his order declaring a state of emergency," the ACLU, NAACP, and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights write.<p>WASHINGTON — Three of the nation's most prominent civil rights and civil liberties legal groups on Sunday called for the end of the curfew in Ferguson, …

A Microchip That Mimics the Human Brain

IBM researchers build a chip that simulates a million neurons and more than 250 million synapses. Related: Origami Robot Folds and Crawls by Itself<p><b>A new brain-like microchip has 1 million</b> electronic neurons and more than 256 million artificial synapses connecting. IBM researchers and their …

The Brain

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary – Ecto-1 Posters by DKNG

Ghostbusters 30th anniversary – Ecto-1 poster illustrations.<p>The year of 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Ghostbusters. The creative guys of …

Ghostbusters

Philip Seymour Hoffman Had 5 Empty And 65 Full Bags of Heroin

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found with five empty heroin bag as well as many as 65 more bags that were still unused, police told ABC News.<p>Police …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Senate remains at an impasse

Senate leaders remained stuck Sunday over federal funding levels and the length of an increase to the national borrowing limit as they struggled to cut a last-ditch deal to reopen the government and avert the first-ever U.S. debt default.<p>With the government shutdown approaching its third week and …

Gunman Kills Two in Rare School Shooting in Moscow

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A high-school student opened fire in a Russian school on Monday, killing one teacher and one police …

Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday night, the first Super Bowl victory in the team's history.<p>The game got off to an odd start on the first play from scrimmage when Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped …

Super Bowl XLVIII Photo Gallery

NFL

This Guy Turned A Ford Fiesta Into Optimus Prime

Albeit in a somewhat uncomfortable-looking pose<p>Artist Hetain Patel's first car was a 1988 Ford Fiesta. Now, together with his father, he's souped up a different Fiesta into a _Transformers-_style robot sculpture. It does not move or fight villains, unfortunately. Here's Patel's description of the …

Space Exploration

Attacking Syria Would Be The Most Unpopular Intervention In The Last 20 Years [CHART]

The proposed U.S. military intervention in Syria is by far the most unpopular potential conflict of at least the past 20 years, according to a new Gallup survey.<p>The Gallup poll found that only 36% of Americans favor taking military action in Syria to "reduce Syria's ability to use chemical …

Middle East

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Scientists say potential damage from naturally occurring fructose in apparently healthy drinks is being overlooked<p>Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn …

Associated Press News

Google is waging war on apps that attack, infiltrate and steal from your phone

Late last month, Google made sweeping changes to its policies for developers on Play, the official store for apps that run on Android, Google’s smartphone operating system. The changes, which among other things affect how ads are displayed and permissions sought, are meant to make Android safer so …

Apps

Foods imaged with a scanning electron microscope. Guess what foods they are. Click on the photos for the answers. (via)

Foods imaged with a scanning electron microscope. Guess what foods they are. Click on the photos for the answers. (via)

Scientists find a chasm longer than the Grand Canyon under Greenland's ice sheet

Deep beneath the surface of Greenland's ice sheet lies a chasm half a mile deep and longer than the Grand Canyon. According to a paper published in <i>Science</i>, radar data from NASA's IceBridge project — which measures changes in polar ice from aircraft — has revealed the existence of the …

Apple and Samsung to boost smartwatch shipments 36X in next 5 years

Apple and Samsung are poised to blow up the smartwatch market in the next five years, driving shipments from just one million today to 36 million annually by 2018, a new Juniper Research report says.<p>And the two companies haven’t even shipped a single product yet.<p>The real pioneers in the smartwatch …

IPCC Surer Than Ever About Human-Caused Climate Change

But the international panel of experts is less sure how that will affect people in specific places.<p>What debate? A recent draft of an international consensus report offers stronger-than-ever evidence that global warming is driven by human activity. The report also adjusts its expectations for …

Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes

A newly declassified CIA history from 20 years ago spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission — which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.<p>The CIA's story about the legendary test site is contained in "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead …

Paranormal

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How New Cars Are Putting All Of Their Power In Half The Space

Next-gen cars' incredible shrinking engines<p>THE TREND<p>Last summer, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation threw down the gauntlet: They set a new standard that will require the average car to run at 54.5 miles per gallon—nearly double today's average—by 2025. …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …