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13 scientific breakthroughs inspired by nature

Biomimicry, the field of science that takes direct R&D cues from nature's own solutions, has provided us with breakthrough materials, inspired developments in robotic locomotion and informed new medical techniques. We've even gotten introspective and looked at our own biological functions in order …

Why Xiaomi is Apple's biggest threat in China (and soon, everywhere else)

<i>By Harry McCracken</i><p>When the new iOS 9 comes out this fall, Apple's iPhone Maps app will finally offer public-transit directions. At first, the feature will be available for just 10 cities worldwide. Except in China, that is, where it's launching in more than 300 localities at once.<p>Founded by serial …

Chechen leader targets families as insurgents swear loyalty to leader of Islamic State

Dispatch: Deadly attack on Grozny prompts brutal reprisals that critics say will fuel new radicalisation and violence<p>The gunmen arrived in the capital of Chechnya around midnight.<p>They had commandeered three taxis in a village an hour away, kidnapped and trussed up the drivers and left them in a …

Russia

South and North Korean relatives reunited – in pictures

North and South Korean family members separated since the 1950-53 Korean war have met in the first reunion ceremonies for three years. Reunions are being held at North Korea’s Kumgang Mountain resort

Chinese villagers build £1.3 million 'money wall'

Chinese media says the village in the country's southwest became rich after locals invested in pig farms, cherry growing and hydroelectric energy<p>Rural farmers from southwest <b>China</b> have become instant celebrities at home after building a £1.3 million "money wall" in their village with rectangular …

Chinese New Year

The Day SF Became Gotham City: How a Metropolis Is Making a 5-Year-Old's Wish Come True

On Friday, November 15, San Francisco became Gotham. The city did not do this for Comic-Con, nor to film a new movie. The city did this to fulfill …

Comic Books

Popular Instagram-Related App Scammed 100,000+ Users Out of Their Passwords

A popular iOS and Android app that promised to generate torrents of Instagram likes and followers for its users also swiped thousands of passwords …

Steve Ballmer: Here's The Real Reason I'm Leaving Microsoft

In it, he gives his fullest explanation for why he's stepping down as CEO of Microsoft.<p>It sounds like Ballmer decided it was time to leave after getting a certain amount of nudging from his board members.<p>In January, Ballmer was laying out his plan to combat the rise of the iPhone and Android to his …

Steve Ballmer

Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

Henry Blodget

The False Promise Of The Prosperity Gospel: Why I Called Out Joel Osteen And Joyce Meyer

I have been preaching for 20 years. Yesterday I did something that I have never done before in a sermon. I publicly called out false teachers and named them by name. I said:<p>If you listen to Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer, if you take what they teach seriously, it will not be good for you. It will be …

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

Harvard Medical School

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Beer Gut: Man’s Belly Brews Own Beer

<b>Free beer might sound like heaven to some tailgaters on this football weekend, but consider the case of a man whose tummy was fermenting its own brew.</b><p>Suspected for five years of being a “closet drinker,” the 61-year-old man showed up in 2009 at a Texas emergency room with a blood alcohol …

Alcohol

Manny Pacquiao Lost $100 Million By Not Fighting Floyd Mayweather

A few years back Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were negotiating terms of a fight that would could have been the most lucrative boxing match of all time. It never happened because Pacquiao would not agree to Olympic-style drug testing.<p>Pacquiao’s decision cost him dearly.<p>Showtime Networks …

Weather Gone Wild

Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What's going on?<p><b>The weekend forecast</b> for Nashville, Tennessee, called for two to four inches of rain. But by the afternoon of Saturday, May 1, 2010, parts …

Weather