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A new reversible USB plug is finally on its way

A new reversible USB plug is likely to hit the market next year.<p>The next generation of USBs is currently being developed, according to a press release by USB 3.0 Promotor Group. The new connectors, known as Type Cs, will sport a number of new features, including a smaller and thinner design, but …

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Anthropologie Tops Pinterest Favorites List Because Of Course

If the twee, funky-meets-feminine aesthetic of Anthropologie isn't your thing, you're probably not on Pinterest.<p>According to data collected by Tailwind, a Pinterest analytics firm, Anthropologie is the "top brand" on the social network. By collecting a sample of 10,000 popular pins, Tailwind found …

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Pope Francis' latest cool confession: He was a bouncer

Pope Francis revealed that he once worked as a bouncer at a nightclub in Buenos Aires — and it's starting a big conversation on social media, calling Francis the coolest pope ever.<p>Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) tweeted a suggestion for an off-beat dramedy about the pope as a bouncer: "Heaven can wait, and …

The Sad Disparity Between the Money the Philippines Needs, and What It Got

Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole | The Takeaway | WNYC

Turns out black holes really aren't so black. A team of researchers has discovered an incredibly bright black hole located some 22 million light …

Black Holes

Most Americans think US should 'mind its own business' abroad, survey finds

A majority of Americans believe the US plays a less important and powerful role in the world than it did 10 years ago, according to a long-running study that found that most people now believe America should “mind its own business internationally”.<p>It is the first time the survey of US foreign …

Here's What Congress Actually Accomplished This Year

Congress' numbers are bad on all fronts. In addition to the most recent Gallup poll that put public approval of Capitol Hill at just 9 percent, …

UN's 2C target will fail to avoid a climate disaster, scientists warn

The limit of 2C of global warming agreed by the world's governments is a "dangerous target", "foolhardy" and will not avoid the most disastrous consequences of climate change, new research from a panel of eminent climate scientists warned on Tuesday.<p>In a new paper, the climate scientist Professor …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There's water in them thar planets – five massive "hot Jupiters" spied by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

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