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Venturi's 'bullet car' smashes electric land-speed record

<b>(CNN) —</b> Blink and you'll miss it -- the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 has beaten the world record for an electric vehicle, at a cool average speed of 341.4 mph, according to the French automobile company.<p>The Venturi team, which in 2010 set the fastest time for a battery-powered car with the 307 mph …

Scientists discovered a new shade of blue and it's totally gorgeous

Sometimes, the best things happen by pure accident. Such is the case with a brand new gorgeous shade of blue, which Oregon State University (OSU) …

Bolivia rejects 'offensive' chicken donation from Bill Gates

'Respectfully, he should stop talking about Bolivia'<p>Bill Gates' philanthropic efforts are usually greeted with near-universal praise, but a recent attempt by the US billionaire to donate 100,000 chickens to impoverished countries has ruffled some feathers. The leftist government of Bolivia, one of …

Shell to Cut 2,200 More Jobs in Face of Weak Oil Prices

Royal Dutch Shell will cut a further 2,200 jobs, taking its target for layoffs to 12,500 by the end of the year, the Anglo-Dutch oil firm said on Wednesday, as it cuts deeper in the face of weak oil prices.<p>Shell let go 7,500 staff and direct contractors last year and previously said 2,800 jobs …

The woman who captured NYC’s graffiti gangs

Legendary photojournalist Martha Cooper started documenting the New York graffiti scene in the 70s, when it was still considered an ‘underground phenomenon’. She was introduced in the late 70s to Dondi, one of the most significant graffiti artists of the movement and the ‘king’ of one of New York’s …

Streetwear

Supreme leader of Iran marks Holocaust Memorial Day by publishing Holocaust denying video

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei questions whether the Holocaust 'is a reality or not' as President Rouhani tours Italy and France<p>Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, has marked Holocaust Memorial Day by publishing a Holocaust denying video on his official website.<p>While nations around the …

The 62 richest people have as much wealth as half the world

The world's 62 richest billionaireshave as muchwealth as the bottom half of theworld's population, according to a new report from Oxfam International.<p>The wealthiest have seen their net worth soar over the five years ending in 2015. Back in 2010, it took 388 mega-rich people to own as much as half …

Taiwan elects first female president

Voters in Taiwan have rejected the party that has ruled their island for most of the last seven decades and handed a sweeping presidential victory to Tsai Ing-wen, a former lawyer and professor who has promised a better economic future and less deference to China.<p>Ms. Tsai, 59, will become the first …

Opinion: The bond market is no longer a safe haven for investors

Ever since the financial crisis, investors worldwide have been on a bond-buying spree.<p>Near-zero interest rates have prompted corporations to issue …

21 bodies found after landslide hits east China village

The death toll from a landslide that buried homes in eastern China has risen to 21 people with 16 others still missing, a local government said Sunday.<p>A torrent of mud and rocks unleashed by heavy rains buried nearly 30 homes in a village in Zhejiang province on Friday night. Four people were …

Kenya’s terrible dilemma: Run out of energy, or risk terrorists seizing a nuclear power plant

Last April, four al-Shabaab fighters killed 148 people at Garissa University in northeastern Kenya, just up the street from a major military installation. While students fled, barefoot and in their nightclothes, the soldiers remained on standby, unsure how to respond, and elite police took hours to …

Africa

Russian plane crash: everything we know on Monday morning about the airliner Isil says it brought down on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian aviation authorities say there was no SOS call from the commerical plane that crashed in northern Sinai with 17 children and 207 adults on board<p><b>• Russian operated Kogalymavia flight was travelling from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg</b><br>• <b>All 224 people on board died when it crashed on Sinai</b> …

Muslim students report bullying at twice the rate of non-Muslim peers, survey shows

Muslim students in California schools report being bullied and discriminated against at significantly higher rates than their peers, according to a study released Friday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.<p>The report is based on a 2014 statewide survey of more than 600 Muslim American …

San Diego

Lead From Within: 7 Acts Of Courage For Women Leaders

Women make great leaders. We are good listeners, naturally perceptive, highly compassionate and wonderful bridge builders. Needless to say, women who reach the highest levels of power have proven themselves time and time again at being incredibly effective at influencing change and delivering …

Say Hello to the First New U.S. Nuclear Plant in Almost 20 Years

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar 2 reactor just got approval to operate. What does this mean for the future of American nuclear energy?<p>Remember the last time a new nuclear power plant opened up in the U.S.? If not, that’s excusable. It wasn’t in this century. It was Watts Bar in …

Energy

Google’s Giving $5 Million To SF Bay Area Nonprofits Focused On Social Impact

Google just unveiled the 10 finalists for its second Impact Challenge: Bay Area, an effort to drive social change through funding local nonprofit organizations and charities. The top four organizations get $500,000 in grant funding and the remaining six get $250,000 each.* Google is also awarding …

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

District Attorney on New York's Long Island bans prosecutors from owning guns

The district attorney of one New York county is prohibiting prosecutors from owning a handgun -- a rule some law experts claim is unconstitutional.<p>The Nassau County District Attorney's Office on New York's Long Island bars its prosecutors from possessing a handgun, even at home, unless a special …

“You think the f*cking Tea Party determines public policy?”: Dick Gregory on racism, the 1 percent and why black Americans are angry at the wrong people

<b>(AP/Matt Sayles)</b><p>“White American racists were more vicious than Hitler,” activist and comedian Dick Gregory tells Salon<p>Arthur Chu<p>September 30, 2015 8:35pm (UTC)<p>Dick Gregory’s had a long, rich and strange life as an entertainer and activist. I hadn’t heard of him before I started talking with Andre …

Elizabeth Warren Just Gave the Best Response to Black Lives Matter. It’s Still Not Enough.

Elizabeth Warren isn’t running for president, but she can still make a splash. On Sunday, it was with a full-throated speech on racial inequality and …

Black Lives Matter

Reports: Oregon Community College Shooter Identified as Chris Harper Mercer

The gunman who killed 10 people at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Oregon, today has been identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, CBS …

Oregon