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As More Adults Pedal, Their Biking Injuries And Deaths Spike, Too

More adults across the country are strapping on helmets and hopping on bikes to get to work. That's good news for people's hearts and waistlines, but it also means more visits to the emergency room.<p>Hospital admissions because of bike injuries more than doubled between 1998 and 2013, doctors …


Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.<p>One startup will leave the fate of its first smartphone up to the people.<p>Nextbit, run by executives who formerly worked at Google and HTC, launched on Tuesday its …

Cellular Networks

Elon Musk says he's going to 'end' one of Tesla owners' biggest problems this week

Range anxiety is a common fear among electric car owners that their car won't be able to last until the next charge.<p>Drivers end up playing it safe and recharging before they hit the upper limit of their battery's range, or simply choosing to take gas-powered cars on longer journeys instead of their …


Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject of new theory

Wiltshire monument may have been equivalent of ‘an ancient Mecca on stilts’ according to an idea put forward by former museum director Julian Spalding<p>Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and …


The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Walk into a row of greenhouses in rural Britain, and a late English-winter day transforms to a swampy, humid tropical afternoon. You could be in Latin America or sub-Saharan Africa, which is exactly how cocoa plants like it.<p>"It's all right this time of year. It gets a bit hot later on in the …

Sub-Saharan Africa

The myth of Modi's Make in India campaign

Kuni Takahashi for Al Jazeera America<p>SRIPERUMBUDUR, India — Six seconds a phone, the supervisor told her, 10 phones a minute, 600 an hour, eight hours a day.<p>In 2009, 19-year-old R. Kalpana landed what seemed like the easiest job of her life on the assembly line of the world’s largest cellphone …