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Niagara Falls freezes over as polar vortex drops temperatures – pictures

It is so cold across North America that the normally rushing falls of the Niagara river have partially frozen. The river is still flowing underneath the ice, which isn’t expected to melt any time soon as temperatures continue to stay below freezing

WTF? WSDOT Never Told Transportation Commission It Was Shrinking I-90 to One Lane

The Washington State Transportation Commission, the agency that sets tolls and has the power to suspend them during huge highway projects, was never …

Washington State

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Syrian jet shot down by Turkey

Conflict encroaches on Nato's eastern frontiers as Turkey shoots down Syrian fighter jet it says violated its airspace<p>The <b>Syrian</b> conflict encroached threateningly on Nato’s eastern frontiers on Sunday when <b>Turkey</b> shot down an Assad regime fighter jet that it said had crossed into its territory during …

Samsung mocks iPad Air & iPhone’s screen size in new Galaxy Tab Pro & Note 3 ads (Video)

Like it has done on several occasions in the past, Samsung is directly mocking Apple in its latest advertisement for the new Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. The commercial, posted to Samsung’s YouTube page, is a clear parody of Apple’s Pencil ad for the iPad Air that has been airing on TV since Apple debuted …

This Infographic Reveals the Secrets of the Happiest Couples

PSA: Valentine's Day is next week. Whether or not you celebrate the occasion, this infographic from happiness training app Happify could help you …

Happiness

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China overtakes India as world’s biggest gold buyer

Gold’s wild ride has shaken investors. But in China, buyers just keep stepping up to the plate.<p>Chinese demand for gold bars, coins and jewelry soared …

Why Apple TV may never go mainstream

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — In 2010, Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs referred to the company’s efforts in TV as a “hobby.” To investors, that …

Smart TV

Forget emerging markets, frontier markets still rising

LONDON (MarketWatch) — Capital is heading home. Trade deficits are soaring. Reform has stalled. And the easy years of catch-up growth have come to an …

Stock Markets

The growing case against ETFs

Sometimes it’s the car, sometimes it’s the driver.<p>Whether you are racing, cruising, stopping or crashing, safe driving comes down to a mix of …

Now that it’s a platform, what kinds of Chromecast apps can we expect?

Google’s(s goog) Chromecast isn’t just a $35 media extender anymore. With an official SDK for programmers, Chromecast is a platform of sorts; one …

Russian gunman targets cathedral worshippers

A gunman has killed two people and wounded six others in a shooting at an Orthodox cathedral on Russia's Sakhalin Island, off the country's eastern coast, according to Reuters news agency.<p>Russia's state-run news agency, RIA, reported that a man opened fire, killing a nun and a churchgoer on Sunday …

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs …

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

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