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Putin rides 'Russia First' wave towards election victory | Reuters

MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian voters are set to propel Vladimir Putin to another term as president in an election on Sunday, giving him credit for standing up for Russia against Western governments that view him as a dangerous autocrat.<p>An activist distributes electoral materials …

Russia and US will cooperate to build moon's first space station

Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.<p>The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a multi-stage project …

Space Exploration

Common Misconceptions About Web Design & Development

Businesses are more and more becoming more dependent on an online presence, so the pressure to have a successful website is very high. However, some …

North Korea may be mining bitcoin in addition to hacking it

Last month, North Korea was banned from exporting coal to China, its biggest buyer. The rogue regime may have found a new use for these idle coal supplies: powering bitcoin mines.<p>That’s according to research by Recorded Future, an information security firm that counts the Central Intelligence …

Bitcoin

This Analyst Claims the U.S. Postal Service Is Giving Amazon a Huge Subsidy

The U.S. Postal Service and Amazon have a special relationship. In 2013, for instance, the USPS agreed to offer Sunday delivery of Amazon …

Amazon won the 2016 chat wars, but Microsoft isn’t far behind

At the start of 2016, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple had no publicly known plans to create an ecosystem for bots. There was no Microsoft Bot Framework, no Facebook Messenger bot platform, no iMessage App Store, and no Lex Framework from Amazon.<p>Then a whole lot changed. After some of the …

The radical plan to destroy time zones

Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: Pyongyang time.<p>As a plan, it …

timezones

10 Romantic Traditions Around the World (That Aren't Valentine's Day)

While Valentine's Day is now celebrated in many countries around the world, the holiday isn't the only—or even the oldest—devoted to a day of love. From China to Romania, here are 10 traditions that have nothing to do with St. Valentine. This was was originally published in February 2015. It has …

Images showing Nanjing city shrouded in a violet fug – said to be caused by a pollution spike at sunset – follow two red alerts for Beijing over toxic air<p>Photographs appearing to show one of China’s most famous cities shrouded in a spectacular violet mist went viral on Wednesday, as millions of …

James Dyson loses EU battle over vacuum cleaners

British inventor wanted to scrap EU energy labelling rules, claiming they allowed rivals to achieve misleadingly good efficiency ratings<p>Sir James Dyson has lost a major legal battle with the European Union over the regulation of vacuum cleaners, the day after David Cameron demanded an end to …

The most popular Popcorn Time fork has been shut down

Perhaps for good<p>Is Popcorn Time's wild run coming to an end? One of the two biggest versions of the illegal streaming service, popcorntime.io, was reportedly shut down for good last week after a dispute between developers. The website itself is unavailable, the app no longer works, and an official …

Nike just announced the release date for the self-lacing sneakers from “Back To the Future Part II”

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Of all the futuristic technology imagined in <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>, Marty McFly’s self-lacing Nike sneakers have remained one of those items that fans of the movie (and legions of sneaker nerds) have always hoped would become a reality.<p>Today is that day. It’s October …

Shoes

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Lidl to become first British supermarket to pay Living Wage

The pay rise will make Lidl staff among the best paid in the supermarket sector<p>Discount grocer Lidl is to become the first British supermarket to pay its workers the living wage.<p>From October 1 all Lidl employees in the UK will be paid at least £8.20 an hour across England, Scotland and Wales, while …

Employment

Larry Page and Sergey Brin paid $1,700 a month to rent the garage where Google was born

"$1,700 a month," YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said, recalling the rent she charged for the garage at her old home in Menlo Park, California, to the two Google cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. "And I took security deposit."<p>At the time, Page and Brin were Ph.D. students at Stanford, probably …

Russia calls on other nations to help arm Syrian government

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Russia Friday against doubling down on its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, casting a recent buildup of Russian military equipment and personnel in Syria as an effort to prop up the embattled leader.<p>"The strategy they're pursuing right now …

Middle East

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. "My photographs are like Japanese …

This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea

This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal.<p>In this town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising, and the barrier reef Kivalina calls home gets smaller and smaller with every storm.<p>There is no space left …

India village council orders rape of two sisters

The rights group Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensure the safety of two young women after their local village council ordered them to be raped and paraded naked after their brother eloped with a married woman.<p>The unelected all-male village council in Baghpat, Uttar …

The innovators: a new U-bend to prevent the buildup of fatbergs in sewers

James Seers’s reworking of the plumbing under domestic sinks separates out solid waste and oil and has the potential to save water companies millions<p>It was two years ago when the residents of a block of flats in Kingston upon Thames complained of difficulty in flushing their toilets that the alarm …

New Ocean-Inspired, Hand-Cut, Layered Glass Sculptures by Ben Young

Eurotunnel passengers face delays due to 'migrant activity'

Service resumed 20 minutes after suspension, but incident is one in a string of events that cost British freight industry £750,000 a day<p>Passengers using the shuttle to cross the Channel are facing hours of delays following a brief suspension of services due to migrant activity at the French side of …

Mhairi Black criticises Westminster's outdated traditions

Mhairi Black, the UK’s youngest MP, has spoken out about Westminster’s outdated traditions, saying it must decide whether it is a museum or a functional parliament.<p>Mhairi Black is inspiring, wonderful – and utterly wrong | Deborah Orr<p>Read more<p>The 20-year-old SNP MP said politicians were out of …

Great Britain

Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

Cambridge Professor Peter Wadhams suspects the deaths of the three scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence<p>A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few …

Standing desks make children better students

The question of “is sitting the next smoking” has been raised by many health experts in the past few months. Many ailments, including diabetes and heart disease, are known to be connected to an inactive lifestyle.<p>However, most of this attention has been focused on adult office workers and the …

Teaching

Why You’ll Be Happier If You Spend Money on Experiences Instead of Stuff

Whoever came up with the old adage “It’s the little things in life” pretty much nailed it. First, we found out that people who have a higher sense of well-being live longer. Then we discovered that our everyday habits and routines lead to a better outlook on life. We even learned that happy people …

Scenes from Inside Aleppo: How Life Has Been Transformed by Rebel Rule

A Syrian writer revisits the city he attended college in, with sketches by Molly Crabapple.<p>I first moved to Aleppo 10 years ago. At that time, the city was the world for me: the glorious past and the present, the bitter and the sweet. I attended university in mid-Aleppo’s wealthy neighborhoods. To …

Znaps adds a magnetic charging port to any smartphone

Apple may not be our favorite company here at Android Authority, but we gotta give it to them for coming up with the MagSafe charger; it’s about the most convenient and safe charging technology we have seen. In fact, we wonder why they haven’t applied a similar concept to their mobile devices. …

Gear & Gadgets

Jurassic World was wrong: velociraptors looked like this

Smallish and covered in feathers, the velociraptor was not nearly as scary as Steven Spielberg made out<p>The menacing, sinewy velociraptors portrayed in the Jurassic Park film franchise were completely wrong, scientists have discovered, after finding a relative of the dinosaur with huge feathery …

Dinosaurs

David Cameron admits he is forcing through controversial policies while Labour is in 'disarray'

The Prime Minister told the hard Left MP to model campaign on his own successful bid to overhaul David Davis in 2005, Conservative committee meeting hears<p>David Cameron has been giving face-to-face advice to <b>Jeremy Corbyn about how to win the Labour leadership.</b><p>The Prime Minister bumped into the hard …