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SolarCity accepts Tesla's $2.6 billion offer; both shares fall | Reuters

(Reuters) - SolarCity Corp SCTY.O agreed to Tesla Motors Inc’s (TSLA.O) $2.6 billion offer to buy the solar panel installer, the companies said on Monday, clearing one obstacle in the way of Elon Musk’s ambitious plans for a carbon-free energy and transportation company.<p>Tesla’s offer represented …

Tesla

Read Hillary Clinton's Historic Speech at the Democratic Convention

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president with “humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise” in a …

Osama Bin Laden
Government

5 takeaways from Clinton’s biggest speech yet

She exits the convention on a high with a good speech and strong support. Now the hard part begins.<p>PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton wants you to vote for her.<p>Or, go ahead, vote against Donald Trump.<p>She’s not picky.<p>Wearing white to differentiate herself from her black-hat opponent, indifferent to the …

Government

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive \"so much cruelty\"

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished …

World History

How Hillary Clinton defined her historic moment

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> As Hillary Clinton playfully batted away an avalanche of balloons Thursday night, she appeared proud, happy and reconciled to her historic moment.<p>She had accepted the Democratic nomination with "humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise," taking her …

Government

Waves

President Obama Heaps Praise on Hillary Clinton at DNC

President Barack Obama offered an optimistic vision of the country and a strong indictment of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Wednesday night in a speech that also cast Hillary Clinton as the best candidate to carry on his legacy and complete his unfinished business.<p>"America is already …

Government

Tim Kaine greets crowd in Spanish as Clinton introduces VP pick in Miami

Virginia senator welcomes ‘everyone in our country’ with bilingual address Clinton and running mate take aim at Donald Trump and Mike Pence Profile: who is Tim Kaine? Opinion: choice shows Clinton is the grown-up in this election<p>Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s newly minted running mate, had barely …

Government

Palin slams 'career-ending' Cruz speech

Sarah Palin lambasted Ted Cruz's refusal to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump as “one of those career-ending, ‘read my lips’ moments,” the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate said in a statement to Breitbart.<p>“I guarantee American voters took notice and felt more unsettling …

Government
Government

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression

Of our many modern diseases, one of the biggest burdens on society is an unexpected one: depression, according to the World Health Organization. And …

Diabetes
LGBTQI
LGBTQI

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence

Xmas Preparations Around the World

China's New Stealth Fighter Jet Can Take Down American Counterpart, Developer Says

China is flexing its newest addition to the country’s growing military fleet, a fourth generation J-31 fighter jet. According to the president of the …

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook May Offer Something Beyond The Like Button

For years, people on Facebook have wanted something more than the Like button to express their feelings about the posts they see on the social network. Despite the clamoring, though, all you see to click on below posts is a thumbs up.<p>That could change before long, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

The 2013 Songs of the Summer

<b>This is the second year</b> I've compiled a Songs of the Summer package, but let's be clear: I'm not any closer to believing the entire "Song of the Summer" concept is anything more than a bullshit media construct. Like I said last year, Major League Baseball is seasonal. Music shouldn't be. Yes, there …

Rare Colour Photos Of Women Working During WW2

In the countless history books, many of the major of achievements are based on the accomplishments of men. But in the darkest depths of World War 2, …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Steven Holl produces glowing works of architecture that appear to …

Architecture

Best selling albums of the LP era

The long play record turns 65 this week. Take a look back at the best selling albums of the LP era.

Albums

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

Steve Jobs Predicted a Life Without Steve Jobs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a previously unreleased, nearly 20-year-old interview, Steve Jobs made a prescient statement …