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70 Hurt In Argentina Piranha Attack

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An attack by a school of carnivorous fish has injured 70 people bathing in an Argentine river, including seven children who lost parts of their fingers or toes.<p>Director of lifeguards Federico Cornier said Thursday that thousands of bathers were cooling off from …

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying."<p>I'd asked the 50-year-old, award-winning, London-based Mexican photographer what he thinks is going to happen to …

How Square Register’s UI Guilts You Into Leaving Tips

Square, the mobile payments service, has mastered the art of guilt tipping.<p>A few weeks ago, a young couple walked into New York City’s popular Big Gay Ice Cream shop and ordered a shake. One of the customers then handed the cashier his credit card, and after swiping it through Square Register, the …

Photo: Where Cars Go After A Flood

In the days, weeks and months after Superstorm Sandy, we editors got used to seeing lots of similar types of images of devastation, destruction and loss. Beaches. Houses. Taxis. Roller coasters.<p>But an intriguing thing happened on an image search today: I came across a set of photos I'd never seen …

North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …

Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Once feared as the Black Death – the rodent-borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages – bubonic plague has killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of the worst outbreaks globally in recent years, health experts have confirmed.<p>The confirmation that bubonic …

Pussy Riot Verdict Under Review by Russian Supreme Court, Jailed Members Could Be Released Early

At last there is some good news regarding Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band from Russia with two members currently in prison. According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, the Russian Supreme Court has called for a review of the August 2012 ruling that declared Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and …

Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to feature 5.99-inch Super AMOLED flexible display

A South Korean report says that the next-gen Galaxy Note handset would pack a 5.99-inch Super AMOLED flexible display, contradicting various existing rumors regarding the upcoming Galaxy Note 3.<p>Just recently, we heard that the handset may feature a 5.7-inch display instead of the 5.99-inch panel …