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You May Not Want To Look: Blobfish Named 'Ugliest Animal'

At first glance, we thought it was a <i>Star Wars</i> character.<p>But, no, the blobfish is a real creature that bobs around in the waters off Australia.<p>And now it's the "winner" of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society's online vote to choose a mascot.<p>Or as the society and the British Science Association say, …

Former convicts make bad employees—and other hiring myths big data expose

Despite the high rate of unemployment in the US, 4 million job openings remain unfulfilled. Attrition and lost productivity contribute to $350 billion in annual losses for US businesses; outdated hiring and workforce management practices are largely to blame.<p>Used in the right way, big data …

The Workplace

Tom Hanks jury duty ends after misconduct claim

<b>A US domestic violence court case, being heard by a jury which included US actor Tom Hanks, has come to an early end amid allegations of jury tampering.</b><p>The defence had asked for a mistrial citing misconduct after a member of the Los Angeles prosecutor's office approached the star during a break and …

Tom Hanks

Banking on West Bank prosperity | US & Canada

<b>Ramallah, Occupied West Bank</b> - Hani Daqqa says he is under no illusions that the Palestinian economy is in a volatile state. But that did not stop him from taking out two loans over the past three years to buy an apartment in the West Bank city of Ramallah.<p>For many Palestinians such as Daqqa, this …

Home Depot

Here's Yet Another Logical Contortion Used to Hide NSA Surveillance

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A legal filing in Florida this month adds another level to the Catch-22 surrounding the NSA's …

Could You Eat on $3.37 a Day?

If Republicans in Congress are able to enact new reductions to federal programs, that's exactly what food-stamp recipients will get.<p>Elizabeth Webster wakes up every morning at 5:30 to get her two daughters ready for school. If there’s enough left of the $440 the family receives each month from the …

Next Door To Syria, Iraq Slowly Boils

With the current focus on Syria it's easy to miss that things are getting worse again in Iraq. Since the spring, the country has been pounded by waves of attacks on civilians and security forces by extremists with links to al-Qaida. Three car bombs in the Iraqi city of Baquba killed 10 people …

New HIV outbreak in US porn industry leaves insiders divided over condoms

Campaign to pressure California to mandate condom use has been mounted, but the stakes are high as advocates and opponents of condom law trade accusations of spin and deceit<p>Derrick Burts was a newly minted porn actor in Los Angeles, using the screen names Derrick Cameron and Cameron Reid in a …

Tablets Are Quickly Overtaking PC Shipments

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More tablets than personal computers (PCs) will be shipped in the last quarter of this year, …

Libya Faces Looming Crisis As Oil Output Slows To Trickle

If you looked for stories on Libya's oil industry after the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, you'd find encouraging headlines like these:<p>Spared in War, Libya's Oil Flow Is Surging Back<p>Libya rises fast from the ashes<p>So it seemed Libya's oil industry had survived intact and wouldn't be …

Elephant Poachers Poison Hundreds of Vultures to Evade Authorities

The ongoing slaughter of Africa’s elephants is at record levels. The situation has gotten out of hand in many countries, especially those lacking the resources to fight the increase in demand for ivory from the Far East.<p>Poachers lace the discarded elephant carcass with cheap poisons to kill …

Vladimir Putin wrote 'basic content' of New York Times op-ed, spokesman says

Russian president's article, which took a swipe at Obama over Syria, was pitched to the Times by pro-Russian firm Ketchum<p>• Vladimir Putin: a plea for caution from Russia<p>Vladimir Putin wrote the "basic content" of an op-ed warning against US military intervention in Syria that appeared under his …

Big find under Kenya: Rhode Island-sized lake

(Newser) – It's another kind of liquid gold: Technology typically used to find oil has instead led scientists to massive lakes, or aquifers, hundreds of feet beneath some of Kenya's driest land.<p>UNESCO yesterday announced that five aquifers were identified and two have thus far been verified in the …

Iran reopens House of Cinema centre under new president

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi spoke out against the closure of the film guild<p><b>Iran has reopened its main film industry guild almost two years after it was closed by hardliners, state news agency Irna reports.</b><p>The House of Cinema was behind a wave of Iranian films that have won international acclaim …

South Asia

Pennsylvania Judge Orders Clerk To Stop Issuing Same-Sex Couples' Marriage Licenses

Since July, 174 marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex couples. But according to the judge, such actions violate the state marriage law. Update: NOM responds, asks governor to invalidate licenses.<p>A Pennsylvania judge ordered a suburban Philadelphia court clerk to halt issuing marriage …

Kerry arrives in Geneva for talks with Russia on Syria

LONDON – Secretary of State<p>John F. Kerryhas arrived in Geneva for hastily arranged talks with his Russian counterpart on a possible deal to impound Syria’s chemical weapons and avert aU.S. militarystrike on Damascus.<p>Kerry and a U.S. delegation are to hold talks Thursday and Friday with a team led …

Land Rover bringing diesel hybrid tech to America eventually

Land Rover may have ditched its naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 in favor of a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 on the new Ranger Rover due to fuel economy concerns, but don't think that the British off-road brand is content to sit on its laurels with the V6/V8 strategy.<p>According to the …

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Kanye West I'M DRUNK And I'm Ready to Yell About Stuff!!!

<b>**GRAPHIC LANGUAGE**</b><p>Another EPIC rant from <b>Kanye West!</b>!!!<p>This time, he's bitchin' about the evilness of corporations, how he hates sellouts and why …

Apple Boosts iPhone 5s Battery Capacity by 10%, iPhone 5c by 5% Over iPhone 5

At its media event earlier this week, Apple noted that it had increased the battery capacity of the iPhone 5c relative to the iPhone 5, and the company's tech specs show that users can expect longer for battery life on both the iPhone 5s and 5c for certain tasks.<p>In particular, both new iPhones …