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Spare the rod, please

ON MARCH 25th, <i>Global Times</i>, a state-run newspaper, reported that a kindergarten teacher in Hebei province had been forcing pupils who misbehaved to …

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Lionel Messi And A Teammate Passed A Ball Back And Forth From 30 Yards Away Without It Hitting The Ground

In this 39-second fan video, you can see Alves (bottom left) standing near the end line and firing long balls to Messi, who is standing near mid-field, roughly 30 yards away.<p>The ball never touches the ground, and at the 20-second mark Alves does some insane juggling before hitting it back to …

Photographer Reveals The Secret History Behind Contemporary Scenes

Seth Taras, a self-taught American artist, was hired by The History Channel for the campaign, "Know Where You Stand."<p>His pictures show modern scenes spliced with historical photographs, so that a phantom Adolf Hitler poses next to a young couple and a man talks on his cellphone next to the ghostly …

Here's What A Romantic Date Costs In Big Cities Around The World

Deutsche Bank recently came out with its second "The Random Walk" report, which looks at the changing prices of goods and services around the world.<p>We're taking a closer look at how major cities fared on the report's "cheap date" ranking and highlighting a couple of specific items in the index.

These 15 Tech Billionaires Are Spending Millions To Save The World

That's how we judge the tycoons of tech. While many of them spend their money on expensive luxuries, like cars, houses, planes — even islands — they are also expected to use their prosperity to do good works.<p>That's the implicit demand of the tech industry.<p>Some are astoundingly generous, giving tens …

10 Discontinued Products That We Still Miss Dearly

It stops producing it. It stops supporting it. It diverts its resources to other pursuits in hopes of creating something bigger and better than before.<p>And sometimes these companies are wrong.<p>Whether it's for purely nostalgic reasons or practical purposes, here are 10 discontinued products that we …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

25 Ways The iPad Has Taken Over The World In Just Three Years [Gallery]

It seems like we’ve been using iPads forever now, but the greatest tablet computer ever made is still an incredibly young piece of gadgetry. In fact, it’s celebrating its third birthday today.<p>What other three year old do you know who has changed the world like the iPad has?<p>A ton of tech luminaries …

OMG, I Want This House: South Africa (PHOTOS)

South African Paradise<p>From a courtyard garden to a sleek modern kitchen, see the South African beach house we want to call our own.<p>03.29.13 5:05 PM ET<p>…

After 8 years, YouTube is finally shutting down

No, not really. In celebration of April Fool’s Day, YouTube went all out with their (highly unbelievable) prank. Now some of you may be saying, …

World’s top supercomputer from ‘09 is now obsolete, will be dismantled

IBM Roadrunner, the first petaflop machine, goes offline today.<p>Five years ago, an IBM-built supercomputer designed to model the decay of the US …

Anyone Who Thinks Apple Will Rule The World Forever Should Look At This Picture

Know what this is?<p>It's one of the first mass-produced mini-computers--the PDP 8.<p>The PDP-8 was made by Digital Equipment Corporation in 1965.<p>It cost $18,000.<p>It was much less powerful and vastly harder to use than a cheap smartphone is today.<p>The PDP-8 and similar machines made Digital Equipment …

Henry Blodget

How much gold is there in the world?

<b>Imagine if you were a super-villain who had taken control of all the world's gold, and had decided to melt it down to make a cube. How long would the sides be? Hundreds of metres, thousands even?</b><p>Actually, it's unlikely to be anything like that size.<p>Warren Buffett, one of the world's richest …

How smell might be the next big thing in advertising

Smell-O-Vision may be coming to a billboard near you<p>A team of Japanese researchers has been working on developing a new system, the "smelling screen," that releases scents into the air with directional accuracy. Augmenting our audio-visual experiences with odor isn't a new idea — theaters …

Can India become a great power?

NOBODY doubts that China has joined the ranks of the great powers: the idea of a G2 with America is mooted, albeit prematurely. India is often spoken …

ANALYSTS: 2013 May Be The Year For Smartwatches

In recent weeks, reports have surfaced about plans for smartwatches from tech giants Apple, Samsung and Google, with launches possible later this year.<p>"I think we have reached a tipping point," said Avi Greengart, analyst on consumer devices at the research firm Current Analysis.<p>Greengart said 2013 …

Google Glass Early Adopters Want To Build Learning, Healthcare, Accessibility & Safety Apps

Wondering who has won a Google Glass? Stanford PhD student Andrej Karpathy has used Twitter’s API to compile a partial list of the so far close to 4,000 winners of Google’s Glass Explorers first adopter competition who applied to buy the high tech specs via Twitter. Google still hasn’t confirmed …

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The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013

After consulting with TIME editors in every field from politics and sports to technology and entertainment, we’ve compiled a list of Twitter feeds …

Why do 'single' birds dance?

Reporter, BBC Nature<p>"Mesmerising and with a little bit of mystery about it."<p>That is how aviculturist Amy King describes the graceful leaping, bowing, running, spinning and grass-tossing of dancing cranes.<p>This unique and spectacular behaviour has been imitated in various human cultures since the …

Why Samsung holds the lion's share of the smartphone market

Img Source: Flickr:iam_photo<p>Have you ever wondered how Samsung got to where it is today? A few years ago, it barely had any presence at all in the worldwide smartphone market. In fact, its very first smartphone was a huge flop. But it slowly rose to become not only one of the biggest names in the …

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