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Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for nuclear disarmament

Xi Jinping has called for a world without nuclear weapons in his address at the World Economic Forum. The Chinese president also spoke out in favor …

China

Best E-Commerce Platforms for 2017

If you're launching an e-commerce platform in 2017, these are the top 5 platforms you're going to want to consider as you build your online business.<p>Due to increasing competition and the growing demands of customers for ultra-convenience, ecommerce companies continue to innovate and deliver …

eCommerce

Security Moms: Use Your Power to Fight Gun Violence

"Republicans Hope for a Boost from 'Security Moms', says the <i>Wall St Journal</i>.<p>"Signs are emerging of the return of "security moms," the women who moved toward the GOP after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks... These women were credited with helping to deliver seats to the Republican Party in both the House …

Kansas is 5th state where lottery prizes may have been fixed

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The former security chief for a national group that operates state lotteries personally bought two prize-winning tickets in Kansas worth $44,000, investigators said Monday, bringing to five the number of states where he may have fixed games to enrich himself and …

Corruption

Prehistoric Boy May Be Native American 'Missing Link'

A prehistoric boy's DNA now suggests that ancient toolmakers long thought of as the first Americans may serve as a kind of "missing link" between …

Revolutionary Laser Razor Burns Hair Off Instead of Cutting It

The Skarp Razor wants to change how you've been shaving for the last 5,000 years with lasers. Although that prospect might sound frightening, creators Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun have produced a futuristic device that’s actually better for your skin than traditional shaving methods—it reduces …

Burns

Feast your eyes on the top 10 YouTube videos of 2015

Tired of year-end top lists already? Too bad, because there will be a lot more of them before the year is done.<p>The latest list out is YouTube's top …

Top 10

Walmart customer hits back after company says her story about a cashier isn't true

Walmart made the claim after Paige Yore recorded a video about her interaction that went viral, with more than 25 million views in four days.<p>"What I am doing is not about the fame, it's not about the money, it's not about being on ABC," Yore told KRDO News in response to Walmart's claims. "It's …

Walmart

Chilling predictions for what the world will look like in a decade

Global intelligence firm Stratfor has published a new report featuring some chilling predictions for what the world will look like in the next 10 years.<p>Check out what possible fates await some of the most powerful countries in the world.<p><i>Produced by Lamar Salter. Original reporting by Armin</b> …

Facebook

Scientists Propose "Peace-Promoting Technology" To Counter Terrorism: An Interview With Quantum Physicist John Hagelin

As governments falter in their struggle to find a solution to unpredictable outbreaks of terror, an international alliance of concerned scientists has offered a possible solution.<p>The Global Union of Scientists for Peace has recently published an Open Letter to Presidents Obama, Hollande and …

Geopolitics

Police: NY traffic stop yields suspect with assault rifle, body armor, 8,300 rounds of ammo

Police in New York say a traffic stop has resulted in the arrest of man posing as a federal air marshal who had an assault rifle, body armor and 8,300 rounds of ammunition.<p>Nassau County police said Friday that the suspect was stopped Thursday morning on the Jericho Turnpike in the Long Island …

Spanish galleon with rumoured £1bn treasure hoard found, says Colombia's president

The San José sank off the coast of Cartagena in 1708 and is thought to be laden with emeralds and gold and silver coins<p>Colombia has found the wreck of a Spanish galleon that sank off the coast of Cartagena and is thought to be laden with emeralds and gold and silver coins, the country’s president, …

Archaeology

[Correction] Huge Piece of SpaceX Debris Washed Up in UK

A piece of the disposable fairing from a SpaceX launched washed up on the UK coast. While original reports identified it as part of the SpaceX’s …

Almost a Century Ago, Another Democratic Socialist Ran for President of the United States -- From His Prison Cell

In the early twentieth century, roughly a century before Bernie Sanders's long-shot run for the White House, another prominent democratic socialist, Eugene V. Debs, waged his own campaigns for the presidency.<p>Debs began his political career as a labor leader. Growing up in Terre Haute, Indiana, he …

Middle-class

Dear Parents You Are Being Lied To: You Won’t Hear This From The Mainstream Media

I'm in!<p><b>“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgement of trusted physicians</b> …

Spooky Nebula is Coldest Known Object in Universe (Photo)

A ghostly nebula shining about 5,000 light-years from Earth is also the coldest known object in the universe.<p>The dead star creating the Boomerang …

Oxygen Discovery Could Complicate Search for Alien Life

The strange, duck-shaped comet that ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting for more than a year just got a bit stranger: Like plants on Earth, the comet is blowing molecular oxygen, O2, into the space around it. Molecular oxygen is thought to be rare in the cosmos – or at least exceptionally …

New emails show breadth of Hillary Clinton's network

Hollywood filmstars, world leaders and pop singers all had her private email address - even if senior Washington figures did not<p>The latest tranche of Hillary Clinton's emails to be published displays the extraordinary range of celebrities and world leaders - from Lady Gaga to Aung San Suu Kyi - …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

Russia 'is building military base in Syria'

American officials express concern about latest intelligence suggesting Moscow is preparing to send hundreds of personnel to prop up Assad regime<p>Russia is building a military base in Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s heartland, according to American intelligence officials, in the clearest …

Bunny and Fawn Romping in Nature Prove Bambi Is Real Life

<b>Correction appended, Aug. 13</b><p>A baby deer and an adorable bunny playing together sounds like the stuff of Disney films (<i>Bambi</i>, specifically), but a new …

Cute

Electrifying Photo Takes Internet by Storm: Why Rainbow Lightning Is So Rare

<i>This story was updated on 16 August at 2:07 p.m. ET.</i><p>A real-estate agent and storm chaser captured a snapshot of a lifetime on Aug. 9, when he …

The new Note is coming, but is it still special?

Look at the current smartphone industry trend and you’ll see that smartphones have progressed towards bigger, more vibrant displays. But this wasn’t always the case.<p>No more than four years ago, the concept of a large-screen phone was unheard of and most smartphone displays measured around 3.5 to …

Phones

GE Adds Infrastructure Services To Internet Of Things Platform

GE announced today that it was expanding its Predix Internet of Things platform to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).<p>The IaaS market is dominated by Amazon Web Services with many others, including Microsoft, Google and IBM vying for a piece of the action. GE hopes to differentiate itself …

Internet of Things

A secret option in your Android phone can help make it work faster

It involves enabling a secret menu reserved for developers and changing some settings.<p>But don't worry, it's extremely easy to do and completely reversible, harmless to your device, and it should take all of two minutes.<p>This will work with most Android phones running the latest version of Android …

Android News

Cars designed to be slept in

Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.<p>As part of its Future Design series, BBC News spoke to Prof Dale Harrow, head of the Vehicle Design Programme, along with one of his students, Yibo</i> …

Driverless Cars

Drone Delivers Medicine to Rural Virginia Clinic

Government-approved demonstration also shows that hurdles remain<p>A pop-up health clinic in rural Virginia received deliveries of medicine from a drone Friday, the first government-approved drone delivery in the U.S.<p>But the orchestrated event also highlighted the hurdles that remain before such …

Demonstration

Little world, big heart: Pluto stuns in New Horizons image

Pluto may be a dwarf planet, but it’s got an out-sized heart. Before<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the icy world, it snapped and sent back this image showcasing the big, bright, heart-shaped feature covering a large part of the surface.<p>This was the final and most detailed snapshot before …