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Oil job cuts keep coming: Schlumberger lays off 11,000

Cheap oil is great for drivers, but bad news for those in the industry.<p>Another 11,000 people lost their jobs at Schlumberger, a company that provides tools and services for oil and gas companies.<p>It's the second big layoff at Schlumberger this year. It cut 9,000 workers in January. Schlumberger's …

Oil & Gas Industry

Hearts Free

★ Top Developer (awarded 2013 / 2015) ★<br>Hearts Free brings this classic and popular 4-player trick-taking card game to the Android market. Created to …

Roseanne Barr: I Was Just Joking About Bill Cosby Beating Me Up

After posting a shocking photo of herself swollen and bloody, Roseanne Barr says she was just joking about getting in a “tussle” with Bill …

Letters From Charles Darwin

From the Popular Science archives. Happy Darwin Day!<p><i>These letters originally appeared in the March 1903 issue of</i> Popular Science. <i>The "Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin" were compiled and edited by Darwin's son, Francis Darwin, and the British botanist Albert Charles Seward. Today would</i> …

South America

Pro-Russian rebels vote for leader in war-torn eastern Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists will vote to set up a breakaway regional leadership in eastern Ukraine on Sunday aiming to take their war-torn region closer to Russia and defying Kiev and the West as the big guns still boom across the territory.<p>A member of a local electoral …

Life in Quarantine: Parents of Girl with Rare Disorder Live in Self-Imposed Isolation

While Americans debate whether a handful of Ebola cases here should lead to stricter quarantine rules, a family in Columbia, South Carolina, have …

Readers Share Joy of Blake Lively's Pregnancy, Sadness of Ill Woman's End-of-Life Choice

It was a week of deep emotional highs and lows for PEOPLE readers, bringing everything from the joy of a new life celebrated by an A-list Hollywood …

8 Strange Body Parts and Their Surprising Purposes

Uvula<p>Elena11/Shutterstock<p>Nobody pays much attention to that dangly little thing in the back of the throat, except perhaps some comic animators. Some …

Friends Reflect on the Life – and Send-Off – of Joan Rivers

As Joan Rivers’s funeral on Sunday closed with the sound of bagpipes filling the air on New York’s Fifth Avenue, the gathering of specially invited …

Hugh Jackman

Obama's terrorism speech will be in prime time

President Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he "has the authority he needs" to take action against the jihadist group known as the Islamic State, the White House said.<p>Obama, who addresses the nation Wednesday night, outlined a plan that includes continued U.S. air strikes, …