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A Periodic Table Of Elements That The World Is Running Out Of

This is one chemistry class the tech industry needs to get right.<p>You might not realize it, but almost everywhere around you are rare metals from the earth.<p>In your phone, computer, or any other LCD screen, for example, you’ll find a dash of indium, a soft, malleable metal that is in short supply in …

Mount Everest to be cleaned up by Indian army

The clean-up follows reports last month that claimed human waste is turning Everest base camp and its slopes into an “open cesspit” and threatening to spread disease through mountain streams.<p>The scale of the problem is such that Indian army mountaineers are conducting an expedition to bring down …

Which Industry Will Produce the Next Henry Ford...Space? 3D Printing? Biotech?

Modern machines, powerful and clever, have enabled us to attempt seemingly impossible tasks, like traveling to the moon. Now, mere decades after …

Virgin Galactic

Hiking in the Nordic countries

The Atnsjøen lake and the Rondane massif.<p>In the Nordic countries of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden there are large sparsely populated areas …

Hiking

2 New York women accused of ISIS-inspired bomb plot

<b>(CNN) —</b> Noelle Velentzas, 28, couldn't understand why U.S. citizens like herself were traveling overseas to wage jihad when they could simply "make history" at home by unleashing terrorist attacks, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday.<p>Velentzas and her former roommate, …

15 states urge Supreme Court to uphold gay marriage bans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the Supreme Court to uphold gay marriage bans and leave …

Why PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks American democracy is dead

Democracy in America is dead, according to Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel.<p>No, not in the anthropological, Alexander-de-Toqueville sense. The PayPal co-founder means it literally.<p>"It's not clear we're living in anything resembling a democracy," he told a crowd Tuesday at George Mason …

Should American Schools Have a 4-Day Week?

With schools strapped for funds, some districts are considering lopping off a full day of teaching.<p>What's not to love about a four-day work week? Employees are more productive, think more creatively, and report feeling happier overall. Companies have an easier time attracting and attaining …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

New DNA test makes it easier to pinpoint identical twin responsible for a crime

DNA profiling (or genetic fingerprinting) has proved to be a revolutionary tool for forensic investigators as a means to identify potential suspects, …

Israel cool to Iran deal, may struggle to rally opposition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the international community's framework nuclear agreement with Iran early …

The blood moon returns! Everything you need to know about Saturday’s historic lunar eclipse

<b>(NASA)</b><p>NASA predicts the eclipse will be the shortest of the century<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>April 2, 2015 4:50pm (UTC)<p>On Saturday, people in the United States will be able to see a total lunar eclipse, known as a blood moon because of its reddish hue. But those hoping to catch a glimpse will have to act fast …

Lunar Eclipse

South Korea Gets Ready For Drone-On-Drone Warfare With North Korea

Just call it the “Drone militarized zone”<p>The Korean demilitarized zone is an artifact of the Korean War, a heavily defended two-and-a-half-mile-wide static front line for a war that never officially ended. But technology has not remained static over the half-century since the end of the fighting, …

Iran, Cuba And China: Obama Steadily Builds Diplomatic Legacy

WASHINGTON -- It may be hard to remember today, but Barack Obama became president, more or less, thanks to his foreign policy. His early opposition to the war in Iraq gave him the wedge he needed to differentiate himself from the far-and-away frontrunner, Hillary Clinton.<p>During the campaign, he …

For Schools With No Books, A Digital Collection So They Can Have A Real Library

Library for All is now working in impoverished places around the world on a simple mission with a major impact.<p>Rebecca McDonald came up with the idea for Library for All after visiting Haiti in 2010. The country had just experienced a major earthquake, and the schools there were having a tough time …

Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption charges

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Robert Menendez and ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen both pleaded not guilty on all criminal charges brought against them in a New Jersey District Court on Thursday.<p>The New Jersey Democrat and the Florida doctor are facing 13 counts against them — one count of conspiracy, one …

Tom Cotton’s Iran humiliation: How the talking points robot short-circuited on gay rights

<b>Tom Cotton (AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Arkansas senator Tom Cotton can’t be bothered with anti-gay discrimination because Iran wants nukes, or something<p>Simon Maloy<p>April 2, 2015 3:44pm (UTC)<p>Sen. Tom Cotton stopped by Wolf Blitzer’s “Situation Room” yesterday to talk about the ongoing nuclear negotiations …

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence, According to Facebook

While the idea of artificial intelligence leaves Elon Musk shaking in his boots, Facebook is embracing our supercomputer overlords and building practical business applications to use "deep learning" in our everyday lives.<p>While Stephen Hawking claims artificial intelligence could spell the end of …

Artificial Intelligence

U.S. strategy against Islamic State hits major hurdles

The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a civil war.<p>Pentagon concerns have grown so sharp …

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All you need to know about the Hong Kong protests

<b>HONG KONG FACTS + FIGURES</b><p>* <b>Population:</b> 7,2m (2014)<br>• * <b>Unemployement rate:</b> 3.3% (July 2014)<br>• * <b>GDP per head:</b> $42,140 (33,466 euros)<br>• * <b>Total area:</b> 1,103 sq km<br>• * <b>Population density</b> 6,845 people per square km<p><b>CHINA FACTS + FIGURES</b><p>* <b>Population:</b> 1,357 billion (2013)<br>• * <b>Unemployement rate:</b> 4.1% (June 2014)<br>• * <b>GDP per head:</b> …

America Doesn’t Need a Big Army Any More

The crisis in Crimea shows that even the strongest U.S. land forces wouldn’t provide a military option for the President. It’s time to shrink the …

Scottish independence: no civil service structural change needed after yes vote

Scotland: no structural change would be needed after yes vote<p>The former permanent secretary of Scotland, Sir John Elvidge, has said that there will be no need for radical change to existing civil service structures in the country if Scotland votes for independence in the coming referendum.<p>Elvidge …

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What happened to the missing Malaysian flight? A visual guide

1. Flight departs<p>Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Flight departs at 12:41 a.m., and is due to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. the same day.<p>2. Contact lost<p>March 8: Airline loses contact with plane between 1-2 hours after takeoff. Flight tracking shows plane flew northeast over Malaysia after takeoff and …

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Jet Made 'Tactical Aviation Maneuvers': Law Enforcement Officials

U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials are focusing on the possibility that at least one of the Malaysia Airlines pilots is responsible for …

New 'Exosuit' To Take Ocean Divers To Stupendous Depths (PHOTO, VIDEO, INFOGRAPHIC)

Talk about taking the plunge. A new submersible body suit will take ocean divers to a depth of 1,000 feet and let them spend hours there observing and collecting marine species that are hard to get at with conventional diving gear or submersibles.<p>If all goes according to plan, the metal Exosuit …

How Google Glass Is Building New Venues For Sports Sponsors

You’re at a Washington DC Capitals game, and decide to make what turns out to be a very ill-timed run to the restroom. To your dismay you hear the crowd roar. Ovechkin has scored! A league-leading 40th goal! The team goes on to win 4-2. And you missed the key moment.<p>Well maybe not. As it happens, …

Stunning And Amazing: Northern Lights Wow U.K.

The skies above the U.K. went crazy last night. Streaks of green and yellow layered themselves over the horizon, while swatches of red shimmered overhead. The intense aurora borealis was powered by the remnants of a strong solar flare that occurred earlier this week.<p>Britons who stayed up late last …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …