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In a rare rebuke, US blocks Iran's envoy to UN

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, a move that …

Meet Team U.S.A.: Olympians' Favorite Pump-Up Songs & More (PHOTOS)

Olympic Hopefuls<p>What do Olympians listen to in order to get their energy up win? Team U.S.A. shares their favorite pump-up songs, iPod playlists, and …

'Ferrari Of Space' Crashing Back To Earth — Maybe Tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth.<p>The European Space Agency's Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) — so sleek that it was nicknamed "the Ferrari …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Here's The Truth About Your 'Private' Health Insurance — It's Already A Big Government Program

I did not expect to spark mass outrage when I said this on Twitter Monday:<p>But I did get a lot of outrage. So let me explain why health insurance isn't like a toaster or, more to the point, why it isn't like other kinds of insurance.<p>Most insurance products are designed to turn an individual's risk …

Health Care

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Digital Microscope

More like cell-fies! Ha ha, right? Right?<p>Do you have $10 and a few minutes and a burning need for a microscope? You do.<p><i>But why would I need a microscope?</i> you say.<p>You do! Examine plant cells, check out the sharpness of your knives, or just take some awesome photos. It's easy to make and looks rad …

Knives

NASA Is Now Communicating With Spacecraft Via Laser

The inside story of this weekend's historic laser-based space communication test.<p><b>Over the weekend, NASA and MIT</b> made spaceflight history when their Lunar Laser Communications Demonstrator (LLCD) beamed data at 622 megabits per second—5 times the current rate—back from a spacecraft in lunar orbit.<p>In …

How To Turn Your Camera Into A Photosynthesis Detector

In about an hour, you can hack a camera to only display blue, green, and near-infrared light, which will give you a lovely view of plant life.<p>Members of Public Lab, an online civic science community, wanted to build an inexpensive tool to measure plant health. Their solution: convert an obsolete …

Top 10 crime movies

Peter Bradshaw on crime<p>Controversially, the cinema has always made criminals look cool. The big screen loves bad guys and, to modify Blake's description of Milton, has often been of the devil's party, while knowing it perfectly well. Yet crime and transgression are the stuff of drama and real life, …