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Mars One Picks 100 to Compete for One-Way Red Planet Trips

Space<p>The Dutch-based Mars One venture says it's winnowed down its list of applicants to 50 men and 50 women who will compete for the chance to take a one-way trip to Mars. Yes, that's the reward — not the punishment. The Mars One project plans to put on a reality-TV competition to select 24 …

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China's inflation figures just hit a five-year low.

China's inflation figures just hit a five-year low. Price growth is falling for consumers, and companies producing goods are already recording sharp deflation.<p>Why does it matter? One simple reason: debt.<p>China's debts as a proportion of GDP climbed to <b>245%</b> in 2014 from <b>144%</b> in 2007. That debt is worth …

Three tickets confirmed as winners of $564M Powerball jackpot

Tickets in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico had the winning numbers in Wednesday's drawing for a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot.<p>Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager for the Multi-State Lottery Association, told the Associated Press that the Puerto Rico ticket was the first Powerball jackpot …

Walker Talks Trade in UK But Brushes Away 2016, ISIS, Evolution Questions

Elections<p>Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker focused on trade issues while traveling in London Wednesday but brushed away questions on ISIS, his 2016 aspirations and even evolution.<p>Walker, who appeared at the Chatham House think-tank, spoke about his home state's innovations in industries like health care …

Demonstrators in Athens and Brussels tell EU finance ministers – no more austerity!

While Europe’s finance ministers were discussing Greece’s future, only a few metres away demonstrators were sending their own message. It was one of solidarity with the Greek people – “No more troika no more austerity.”<p>“Hope for change in Europe is coming from Greece. There is no doubt about that. …

Kanye West: The 'Voices in My Head' Told Me to Stage-Crash Beck at the Grammys

It was like a scene right out of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards: Kanye West rushing the stage after another artist beat out Beyoncé.<p>But West says he …

Sad ironies when Brian Williams met Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

News of<p>Brian Williams' six-month suspension from "NBCNightly News" andJon Stewart's planned departure from"The Daily Show"happened on the same day, linking both men in the media news cycle. In a way, it's fitting, because Stewart and Williams have gotten friendly over the years.<p>Williams has been a …

3D printed organs come a step closer

For years, scientists have been able to “print” types of human tissue using a 3D printer, but in a significant leap forward by US and Australian researchers they can now make that tissue survive on its own.<p>Until now a major barrier to them moving from printing tiny sheets of tissue to entire 3D …

Hear Jack White’s Walloping 90-Minute BBC Set

After a striking, trolling set at Glastonbury, Jack White stopped by the BBC’s Maida Vale studios to chat with DJ Zane Lowe and deliver a walloping …

8 Drummers Who Became Guitarists

An old joke: “What do you call someone who likes to hang out with musicians? A drummer.” Over the years, musicians have made the transition from a …