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Facebook Co-Founder Giving Millions Directly To The Poor, No Strings Attached

GiveDirectly has a straightforward approach to helping the world's poorest people: just give them cash, no strings attached.<p>The New York-based nonprofit has distributed about $1,000—roughly a year's income—to thousands of ultra-poor households in Kenya and Uganda. Recipients don't need to pay back …

How Did a Man Survive 11 Freezing Hours in a Plane's Wheel Well Without Oxygen?

A stowaway who was found Friday in the wheel well of a British Airways flight that had just arrived at London Heathrow from Johannesburg remains …

Airplanes

For the first time, scientists create a lab-grown limb

Mind-controlled robotic limbs for amputees are growing more sophisticated all the time -- but a challenger has appeared. Human limb transplant surgery using the patient's own biological material could one day be an actuality.<p>The proof of concept, published this week in the journal Biomaterials, is …

Cell Biology

The Fall's Mark E. Smith's Singing Declared "Hard to Hear" by Judge

As anyone who has ever listened to The Fall knows, Mark E. Smith isn't exactly a great enunciator. Now, Smith's infamously mush-mouthed delivery has been confirmed by a court of law.<p>Current and former members of the Fall were embroiled in a lawsuit over the rights to "Touch Sensitive", an album cut …

Lyrics

Silk Road creator could spend decades behind bars

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts will be an old man by the time he gets out of prison. The 31-year-old is already expected to serve a minimum of 20 years after being found guilty on seven charges, including money laundering and narcotics trafficking. But the United States …

Taxing organic products could solve California water problem, experts say

California is currently experiencing its fourth year of extreme drought, and in response Governor Jerry Brown has mandated a reduction of the state’s water use by 25%, proposing reductions in lawn acreages, rebates for replacing old toilets, and forbidding homeowners from using potable water for …

A$AP Rocky's 'At.Long.Last.A$AP' released a week early

<b>UPDATE:</b> The album arrived as planned at midnight, hitting Spotify and iTunes. Listen to <i>At.Long.Last.A$AP</i> below.<p><b>EARLIER:</b> Fans of A$AP Rocky will get …

Switzerland Publishes Tax Evader List

The Swiss government and hundreds of Swiss banks have been roiled by the U.S. crackdown on American tax evaders. With six years of almost non-stop hits to the country and its bankers, it may be no surprise that now Switzerland is publishing the names of foreign tax evaders. Some observers are …

Corruption

Watch Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl Perform ‘I Saw Her Standing There’

Paul McCartney reunited with his “Cut Me Some Slack” pal Dave Grohl Saturday night when the Foo Fighters frontman made a surprise appearance onstage …

Rock Music

19 Crazy Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Google

A treasure trove of curious tidbits torn from the pages of Backrub's -- oops, we mean Google's -- company history.<p>8 min read<p>Google wasn’t always the world’s second most valuable brand. Long before it was a go-to verb, it was an obedient digital dog, merely finding and retrieving stuff, playing …

Silicon Valley

China’s military has declared war on Western thought on the internet

China’s military says the internet has become its main ideological battlefield and that it should build a “Great Wall” online to protect the country’s citizens from “hostile Western forces.” A strongly worded editorial (link in Chinese) published in the People’s Liberation Army Daily on May …

China

Kelly Clarkson on Legal Weed, Supporting Hillary and Backgammon With Reba

In March, Kelly Clarkson’s <i>Piece by Piece</i> became the singer’s third LP to top the <i>Billboard</i> 200. It’s also the final installment in the six-album deal …

musicnotes

The 10 best films of 2014 (so far)

Film,Culture,The Lego Movie,The Grand Budapest Hotel,Under The Skin,Calvary,X-Men: Days of Future Past,Blue Ruin,Edge of Tomorrow,The Double,The Fault in Our Stars,Starred Up<p>Here are the films that have most impressed readers over the last few months. What would be top of your list?