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Thai PM says Vietnam a friend, not competitor | News Home | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday brushed aside concern that Vietnam is eclipsing Thailand as a regional manufacturing base, saying Vietnam is a friend not a competitor.<p>Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (C) and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha …

Asia

The new MacBook keyboard is unbelievably nice to use

And yet Apple touted the keyboard as a major innovation. It features a new mechanism under each key that allows for "a more stable, responsive key that takes up less vertical space" so "when your finger strikes the key, it goes down and bounces back with a crisp, consistent motion that makes typing …

MacBook Air

High-yield yeast converts 97 percent of a plant's sugars to biofuel

The Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center announced a major breakthrough in the biofuel field yesterday: a newly developed strain of yeast capable of producing more than three times the amount of fuel from plant matter as the current record holder. The Center has teamed with Mascoma LLC …

Watch astronauts dock with the International Space Station

Sometimes reality can be just as stunning as the movies. That's certainly the case with this latest video from NASA. The space agency has released a video documenting the Russian Soyuz capsule as it docked with the International Space Station on March 27th. The launch marked the start of the "One …

Space Exploration

How to (really) find a job overseas

I’ve been working overseas for nearly 2 years now. I write this post from once again another country I never thought I would wind up in (Qatar) and I …

A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role In Thought And Emotion

Since his birth 33 years ago, Jonathan Keleher has been living without a cerebellum, a structure that usually contains about half the brain's neurons.<p>This exceedingly rare condition has left Jonathan with a distinctive way of speaking and a walk that is slightly awkward. He also lacks the balance …

The Brain

Teen Saves Life Of Fort Lauderdale Cop Who Booked Him

A teen is being lauded as a hero for his life-saving actions after a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. cop who was booking him suddenly collapsed.<p>In security …

Why There's A Gross Green Ring Around The Yolk Of Your Hard Boiled Egg

Here's what people need to know about the gross green ring around the yolk of hard boiled eggs: it's not the egg's fault -- it's yours. And, it doesn't have to happen.<p>When a hard boiled egg is cut open to reveal a greenish, blackish ring surrounding the yolk of an egg, it's a sign that the egg …

Eggs

Delving Into The Very Real, Very Gross World Of Jake And Maggie ‘Gyllencest’

In a Golden Globes where someone from <i>Arrested Development</i> won, it was all too fitting that Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal were each other’s date to the ceremony. And that they acted all cutesy and close. When she stood to accept an award for her work in <i>The Honourable Woman</i> and he congratulated her, …

January 13: Your daily horoscope

<b>IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY</b><p>Over the coming 12 months you will learn a lot about how to handle people whose attitude to life is very different to your own. Can you be more flexible in your outlook? Of course you can – and you will profit handsomely from it.<p><b>ARIES (March 21 - April 20):</b><p>Try to be more …

Astrology

GoPro’s HERO4 Will Learn A Few New Tricks With A Free Update In February

It’s been about 3 months since the launch of GoPro’s HERO4 – but outside of a small patch that shipped just after launch, the HERO4’s software is pretty much the same as it was on Day 1.<p>That changes come February, when the company will ship a free update that teaches the camera all sorts of new …

Touchscreens
Cannabis

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

Cooking

Harold Hamm's $975 Million Divorce Check: First Rejected, Then Cashed, Now Taxed

Billionaire Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm wrote a $975 million personal check to his ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall this week. It was meant to settle a bitter divorce that’s been in the courts for several years. At first, she rejected it, saying she was appealing. Then she abruptly changed her …

Finance

Nicole Kidman Still Laughing Over Botched Date Story with Jimmy Fallon

Nicole Kidman is still giggling over how she embarrassed Jimmy Fallon on <i>The Tonight Show</i> earlier this week as they discussed their long-ago failed …

Russia 'has deteriorated significantly' as Fitch cuts credit rating

Fitch has written a scathing assesment of Russia's economy after downgrading it to BBB<p>Fitch has downgraded Russia's credit rating and painted a horrific picture of a struggling economy rocked by a collapsing rouble, falling oil prices, high inflation and declining international reserves.<p>The ratings …

Eight Reasons to Sip on Coffee

A cup of joe jolts your mood, reduces disease risk, and adds a kick to workouts.<p>A morning cup of coffee is a must for many runners. It wakes you up, energizes your workout, and—how can we say this nicely?—gets your systems moving, too. But there's more reason to indulge in that second or third cup. …

Coffee

Fitness Friday: Firm up your backside

If you don't have strong glutes (that's the butt, in case you didn't know), you're not only cheating yourself of a power source in the golf swing, you're inviting back pain, said Golf Digest fitness advisor Randy Myers (@randymyers_). "If your glutes go into atrophy, the back has to do the work to …

How Two Friends Launched a $2 Million Sunglasses Brand

With their upstart company Sunski, twentysomethings Tom Stewart and Michael Charley have seriously shaken up the sunglasses industry. How'd they pull that off? With perfect timing, some savvy branding, and a silly little bowl designed to help you get more dip on your chips. Oh hell, maybe it was …

New Jersey

The Rise And Fall Of Teresa Giudice

On Thursday, Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was sentenced to 15 months in prison for multiple fraud charges. Joe, her husband, was sentenced to 41 months. How did they — and the show — get here?<p>In a recent episode of Bravo's <i>The Real Housewives of New Jersey</i>, one that was filmed …

Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars to Agents (and Even Their Assistants)

Who rakes in a whopping $75 million? Who are the highest-paid TV stars? And how much can you make working in an agency mailroom? In its Money Issue, …

Now Streaming on Netflix Canada: October 2014

In response to the countless questions that inexplicably seem to pop into our email box on a monthly basis that include some variation of the phrase …

Google faces lawsuit over stolen celebrity nude photos

Nude photos of female celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead surfaced online in early September, and some of …

Anne Hathaway Says ‘Fame F*cked Me Up For A Really Long Time’ (A Year?)

Some people are made for fame, and some people are made for complaining about it. While it’s never been exactly cool “to be cool,” you can’t be a celebrity in 2014 without downplaying your celebrity-ness. So in a recent interview with <i>Elle UK</i>, Anne Hathaway – who pretty much dropkicked the spotlight …

Chronicling The Paranoid, Psychotic Descent Of Randy And Evi Quaid

Randy and Evi Quaid reportedly believe there is an evil sect of Hollywood trying to kill them. It is the same shadowy organization that killed Heath Ledger, David Carradine, and Chris Penn. This sect is also responsible for extorting millions from their bank accounts, while running them out of the …

Texas Girl Missing for 12 Years Is Found in Mexico

A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly …

Did Colin Kaepernick Impregnate This Fitness Model? She Sure Seems To Think So.

Colin Kaepernick and a fitness model named Brittany Renner have taken their relationship squabble to social media and it’s getting ugly. Earlier today, Renner posted a pic on Instagram of Kaepernick with the caption “preggers.” Astute observers were quick to catch on.<p>Not long after, Colin …

Jessica Biel Rocks A Bikini In Hawaii

Jessica Biel slipped into a bikini for an afternoon at the beach while in Hawaii last weekend.<p>The 32-year-old was spotted in a two-piece walking along the sand Saturday during a mini vacation to the Aloha State. She slipped on a tank top and shorts after taking a dip in the water.<p>On Monday, Biel …