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Researchers debunk myth of right-brain and left-brain personality traits

Are “right-brained” people creative, thoughtful and subjective? Are “left-brained” people logical, detail-oriented and analytical? Research suggests …

Sitting at computers all day is killing us. This video could help save your life.

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re heading toward an early grave. I know, that sounds extreme, but we’re only just starting to …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

How To Build Your Own DIY Centrifuge

Get a lab-grade centrifuge (normally $2,000) for 50 bucks.<p>For any garage-ista ready to tackle molecular biology, the centrifuge is an essential laboratory tool. Its super-rapid spin supplies the right G-forces to neatly separate biological materials—including cells, proteins, and DNA—from a liquid. …

Letters: The English language and a verbal warning

It is ironic, in an article that objects to changes in language (How language is literally losing its meaning, 15 August), that John Sutherland talks about "communication – verbal and written", thus losing an important distinction between oral and verbal, which used to mean "in words" in whatever …

New GPS Receiver Offers Navigation Accurate To An Inch

Great for tiny robots!<p>GPS is really good at finding where people are, typically with a margin of error of just a few meters. That's fine if you're using GPS for driving directions, but if you're, say, a drone operator, you might want to navigate the sky more precisely, as a few feet can mean the …

A 3-D Printer Can Pay For Itself In Less Than A Year

Routine questions for the makers of desktop 3-D printers: "what do you do with this thing?" and "why would you want one?" A study from Michigan Technical University answered that with some math: the researchers found that you could recoup the up-front cost of a 3-D printer in less than a year.<p>The …

Google to be banned in Pakistan if it doesn't clean up YouTube

The country's new IT minister reportedly says the Web giant must remove "blasphemous and objectionable material" from its video sharing site, or face serious consequences.<p>With YouTube already shuttered in Pakistan, Google is now reportedly facing an all-out ban in that country, according to The …

Internet

Matthew Barzun in line to be new US ambassador to London

Washington is due to nominate the head of finance of Barack Obama's re-election campaign, Matthew Barzun, as the new US ambassador to London, …

World Bank sees end of poverty in 2030

Before saying a word at a press conference in Washington this year, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim held up a piece of paper on which he had scrawled a number: 2030.<p>The finance ministers and central bankers who set the World Bank's agenda had just signed off on his request to set a deadline – 17 …

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

Noctilucent – or night-shining – cloud season starts early in 2013

Night-shining clouds appear early in northern summer, when water molecules are wafted up from the lower atmosphere to mix with “meteor smoke.”<p>Every …

Astronomy

Prism scandal: European commission to seek privacy guarantees from US

The European commission has raised concerns directly with the US administration about the threat posed to the privacy of EU citizens from the sort of …

Turkey demonstrations – your stories

http://www.theguardian.com/world/guardianwitness-blog/gallery/2013/jun/10/turkey-demonstrations-images-video-gallery<p>720<p>We asked for your pictures and …

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Boehner sketches immigration plan

Speaker John Boehner has been stunningly silent about his plans to move immigration reform through the House.<p>But privately, the Ohio Republican is beginning to sketch out a road map to try to pass some version of an overhaul in his chamber — a welcome sign for proponents of immigration reform.<p>If …

Slight fall in world's children without schools

<b>The global figure for the number of children without access to schools has fallen to 57 million, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.</b><p>But the improvement is unlikely to be enough to meet the millennium pledge for primary education for all by 2015.<p>These …

Iraq crisis: Dozens killed in day of Iraq attacks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/985000/985465_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524897291_44832bf624361efb903abbb68e87e072<p><b>At least 70 people have died in a wave of bombings and attacks in central and northern Iraq, officials say.</b><p>Two car bombs and a suicide attack at a …

Extremism

Will China Hand Over The NSA Whistleblower?

Hong Kong is suddenly ground zero for the NSA/PRISM whistleblower case. It finds itself <i>de facto</i> host to Edward Snowden, the American citizen who voluntarily revealed himself over the weekend as the source of the leaks. The situation could not come at a more awkward time for both China and …