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Palestinian arrested in stabbing attack on Tel Aviv bus; 13 hurt

A Palestinian man went on a stabbing rampage on a crowded bus at rush hour in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, injuring at least 13 Israelis, some seriously, authorities said.<p>Police identified the assailant, who was arrested, as 23-year-old Hamza Matrouk from the West Bank city of Tul Karem.<p>Authorities said …

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Why Harper Collins Wiped Israel Off the Map

It might seem like an accusation from a satirical right wing news show, but last week reports emerged that Harper Collins had wiped Israel off the …

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The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence

The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity<p>In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we face risks, …

Gene Study Shows Blond Hair Color Is Just Skin Deep

A tiny mutation gifts a person with golden locks, scientists find<p><b>For thousands of years, people have both prized and mocked blond</b> <b>hair</b><b>. Now, a new study shows that many can thank a tiny</b> <b>genetic mutation—</b><b>a single letter change from an A to a G among the 3 billion letters in the book of</b> <b>human DNA—</b><b>for</b> …

Monstrous rocky planet nicknamed 'Godzilla of Earths'

A giant rocky planet roughly twice the size of Earth and with nearly 20 times as much mass has been spotted in orbit around a faraway star. The planet is the first to be classed as a "mega-Earth" – an alien world that dwarfs the other rocky planets known to exist outside the solar …

Futuristic science: Electronics that melt away

Imagine tossing your old phone in the toilet, watching it dissolve and then flushing it down, instead of having it wind up in a landfill.<p>Scientists are working on just that: electronic devices that can be triggered to disappear when they are no longer needed.<p>The technology is years away, but …

77,000 foreign banks to share tax info with IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) — It will soon get a lot harder to use overseas accounts to hide income and assets from the Internal Revenue Service.<p>More than 77,000 …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

Holy hubs! Lutron builds its own bridge for the smart home

Lutron, a company that has built out some damn fine lighting controls found in millions of homes, plans to launch a $150 hub for the smart home that …

10 Houses Made from Repurposed Shipping Containers

We like the idea of a shipping container as vacation getaway—it’s mobile, inexpensive, and an example of creative reuse at its best. Here, we’ve …

China reportedly blocks Google as Tiananmen anniversary looms

Apparently, China’s “Great Firewall” now stands between the country’s citizens and Google services.<p>As the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre approaches, China has blocked access to all Google services, according to censorship watchdog GreatFire.org. Google search, Gmail, Google …

Asus Unveils Five-Mode, Three-In-One Dual-OS Device

Taiwanese PC maker Asus took the wraps off a series of devices at Computex today, with the headliner being the Transformer Book V — a device that wants to be everything all at once.<p>The Transformer Book V is what Asus terms a “five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop” that features a Windows and …

Google invests $1bn in fleet of internet satellites

Google is stepping up its efforts to bring internet connectivity to hard-to-reach parts of the world<p>Google is reportedly planning to invest more than $1 billion (£597m) in a fleet of satellites to bring the internet to parts of the world that are currently unconnected.<p>The company will begin by …

Ukrainian official: Five militants killed in attack on border guard base in Luhansk

Five militants were killed in the volatile eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Monday after they took part in a large coordinated assault on a border guard base, an official at the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service told CNN.<p>Also Monday, the White House announced Vice President Joe Biden would …