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Giuliani: No 'successful radical Islamic terrorist attacks' in U.S. before Obama's presidency

For Vice President Joe Biden, campaigning in 2016 looks a lot like 2008 and 2012 but with one big difference: He’s not on the ticket.<p>Biden passed on a run for the White House last year, and on Monday he’s to appear alongside Hillary Clinton for the first time to kick off his role as her chief envoy …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

Nintendo's New 'Pokémon Go' Could Bring Augmented Reality To The Masses

Teaming up Google spin-off Niantic labs to let you catch 'em all IRL<p>Time to put the cards and handheld games away and go outside. But not because you’ve been cooped up too long: because next year outside is where you’ll find Pokémon.<p>The Pokémon Company, in conjunction with Nintendo and Google …

Google's Android Pay mobile payments service arrives in the US

For Google, the second crack at mobile payments could be the charm.<p>Android Pay, the search giant's latest attempt to spur people into paying for items using their smartphone, launched Thursday, the company said in a blog post. Google struck agreements to get the service into more than 1 million …

Android Pay

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

S.C. governor signs bill to remove Confederate flag from Capitol grounds

<b>Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> South Carolina's governor used nine pens Thursday to sign a law that will remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds and send it to a museum.<p>Each pen, Gov. Nikki Haley said, will go to the families of the nine victims of last month's massacre at …

The US Navy is testing a submarine-hunting drone ship

Originally conceived as a DARPA project, the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) is designed to hunt the next generation of nearly silent enemy diesel submarines.<p>Diesel submarines are quickly proliferating around the world due to their low cost. Russia recently announced …

This Skateboard Folds In Half To Stow In A Backpack

Thanks to the power of air pressure<p>For their final engineering-class project, a team of students at the University of Colorado at Boulder decided to create a jammable material, a flexible substance that acts solid when put under pressure. Juniors Fai Al Mulla, Seth Zegelstein, Sam Oliver, and …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Dalai Lama's Glastonbury appearance prompts security fears

Security fears have been raised about the Dalai Lama’s appearance at Glastonbury as protesters around the UK are expected to demonstrate against the exiled spiritual leader.<p>He is due to give a talk to festivalgoers in the Green Fields area of Glastonbury site on Sunday, before travelling to …

China

Facebook tweaks its news-feed algorithm with time spent on stories

Facebook has announced the latest change to the algorithm governing what stories its users see in their news feeds on the social network.<p>The company says it hopes to help more “meaningful” stories bubble up in people’s feeds by looking beyond metrics like comments, likes and shares when judging …

Social Media

Saturn's Dark And Mysterious Outer Ring Is Even Bigger Than Expected

Saturn is famous for its lovely rings, but this gas giant has another ring that people normally don't see — and some new observations with an infrared telescope show that this mysterious ring is even bigger than scientists thought.<p>The first hint that Saturn had this secret ring came back in 1671, …

China is about to open a terrifying 984-foot-high glass bottom bridge

Taking things to dizzying new heights, the national park of Zhangjiajie in China's Hunan province — said to be the inspiration behind planet Pandora in <i>Avatar</i>— is set to open the world's longest, as well as highest, glass-bottom bridge.<p>Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the Zhangjiajie Grand …

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS forces pushed east Monday from their fresh victory in Ramadi as the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines meant to stop the terror group's advance.<p>Iraqi and U.S. officials promised eventual defeat for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the loss of the …

Islam

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

Apple Expands Its Renewable Paper And Energy Initiatives To China

Apple will extend several of its environmental projects in China, one of its fastest-growing markets.<p>These initiatives include a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to protect forests used in the production of paper packaging for Apple items, as well as an effort to increase the use of …

Microsoft to move to smaller, more frequent updates – meaning the all-important version number will remain the same from now on<p>Windows 10 will be the last major release of Microsoft’s venerable operating system, according to a development executive at the firm.<p>Once the new version is released this …

Windows 10

Smartphone shipments in China decline for the first time in six years

Apple emerges as the number one vendor in the first quarter of 2015<p>For years now China has been one of the main drivers of growth in the global smartphone market, but it looks like demand in the country is beginning to slow down. For the first time in six years, smartphone shipments in China …

Artist Recycles Discarded Keys to Transform Them Into Unique Decor

Australian craftsman Moerkey, also known as Michael Moerkerk, recycles discarded keys and transforms them into unique works of art. It all started when he was supposed to be cleaning out his shed and he came across some old copper pipe. He then cut it into rings and began honing a technique that …

Uber says it will 'discourage' its drivers from earning extra cash by placing ads in their cars

The move comes after an unofficial in-car advertising service for rideshare and on-demand drivers launched in the US earlier this month. Viewswagen asks drivers to download two apps which sync together: One of their smartphones, and another for a tablet, which can be positioned in the back of their …

Why Jay Z's new music streaming service is failing

Less than a month after launching, it is sitting in the deep, subterranean reaches of the App Store's US app charts, at No. 664. By comparison, Spotify, the leader in on-demand streaming, is the 17th most downloaded app in America. Beats Music, which is in the middle of getting a major revamp from …

Is Dirty Air Damaging the Brains of Some City Dwellers?

City air pollution could hurt your brain, Harvard researchers suggested Thursday.<p>Brain scans showed that seniors exposed to higher levels of the kind of small particle pollution that can come from car exhaust had a higher risk of mini-strokes and a smaller brain volume compared to those living in …

Egypt: There Is No Time Like the Present

This past October, amidst fear-based cries from all sides as to why I shouldn't, I left for Egypt for 10 days with one of my favorite travel partners. The itinerary was just what you would expect: Cairo and the Pyramids, a trip down the Nile, Luxor and its environs; a trip of one fabulous, …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Spotify closes in on $8.4 billion valuation with latest deal

Spotify's valuation is shooting up the charts.<p>The music streaming service for mobile devices and desktops is on the brink of raising $400 million, according to recent reports that cite unnamed sources, a figure that would value the privately held Spotify at about $8 billion.<p>Wealth management firm …

Venture Capital

Do private high-tech commuter buses jibe with public transportation?

"We really look at this as complementary to the rest of the transit grid."<p>Kyle Kirchhoff, Leap CEO

San Francisco

Twitter to Cut Off Firehose Resellers

Twitter is taking back full control over who has access to its ‘firehose’ of real-time tweet data.<p>Firehose data was previously made available to third-party apps via three authorized resellers – Gnip (which it acquired a year ago), Datasift and NTT Data. In a post on the Gnip blog yesterday, …