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El Niño strengthens. Hope for serious drought relief?

El Niño conditions in the Pacific Ocean that were first identified in March are strengthening, federal scientists said Thursday, renewing hope that the next winter could be a long-awaited wet one for California.<p>The weather phenomenon intensified from "weak" in April to "weak-to-moderate" in May, …

Charlie Hebdo Office in Paris Attacked by Gunmen; 12 Killed

Satirical Magazine Targeted in Past for Cartoons on Islam; Hollande Calls Shooting a Terror Attack<p>PARIS—Masked gunmen stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing a dozen people and decimating a newsroom that long took pride in defying the outrage—and death …

Terrorism

How 3-D printing made the perfect prosthetic legs for Derby the dog

Rapid prototyping and dual-material printing FTW.<p>You should see this dog run. Derby was born with deformed front legs, but recently received a pair of 3-D printed prosthetics, which he is quite good at maneuvering in:<p>3-D printing experts often talk about how helpful printers are for rapid …

Diagnose An Ear Infection With A Smartphone Accessory

Now ear this<p>Is there anything that's worse than having a child who <i>might</i> be suffering from an ear infection? (Other, of course, than being said child.) A new device hopes to make those cases easier to diagnose by taking advantage of the powers of your smartphone.<p>Like the Peek Portable Eye Exam Kit, …

Skype Translator is the most futuristic thing I’ve ever used

It's like something straight out of science fiction.<p>We have become blasé about technology.<p>The modern smartphone, for example, is in so many ways a …

Over The Past 150 Years, There Has Been A Profound Shift In What Humans Do With Their Time

Most human beings get about 75 years of existence.<p>That's about 3,900 weeks. Or 27,000 days. Or 648,000 hours.<p>We spend about a third of those hours sleeping, a number that hasn't changed much over the centuries.<p>What has changed is what we do with the remaining time.<p>As the following two charts show, …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

Scientists Hope To Extend Your Dog's Life With Anti-Aging Pill

You may not need to go all "Pet Sematary" to keep Fido around.<p>The quest to find the Fountain of Youth is still alive and well. But today, its pursuers are molecular biologists rather than conquistadors, and instead of a fountain, the key to long-lasting life may come in the form of a simple …

Gig Economy Explosion: 53 Million American Freelancers Are Their Own Bosses

That’s 34% of the workforce.<p>If the findings are accurate, a majority of Americans would like to spring from their desks right now and make a run for it, if they could. Earlier this year, a Conference Board survey reported that less than half of Americans were satisfied with their jobs, perhaps due …

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A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes, spills 1M user records – here’s what you need to know

The hacking crew SEA – short for <i>Syrian Electronic Army</i> – infamously tried and failed to make off with Facebook’s website last week.<p>That wasn’t an …

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Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Germany's Merkel sends intelligence delegation to US

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023762_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524644280_0b1dc735a33433cfba04f3d69e7f546f<p><b>A German delegation of officials is in Washington for talks following claims that the US National Security Agency monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's</b> …

US drone strike in Somalia kills top al-Shabaab explosives expert

A US drone strike in Somalia has killed two senior members of the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, including its top explosives expert, officials and residents have said.<p>The strike is a further sign of intensifying US military intervention against the al-Qaida affiliate in the wake of …

Bought in 2009, currency’s rise in value saw small investment turn into enough to buy an apartment in a wealthy area of Oslo<p>This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise in bitcoin has meant that …

Robocoin launches bitcoin ATM in Vancouver

Las Vegas-based startup Robocoin has partnered with Canadian company Bitcoiniacs to launch the first bitcoin-based ATM in Vancouver.<p>Speaking from the …

Edward Snowden Doesn’t Have a BA–Why That’s the Future of the Tech Industry

Half of the nation’s science, technology, engineering and math workforce doesn’t have a college degree.<p><i>This post branches off our NSA surveillance tracker, for ongoing coverage of the NSA leaks.</i><p>NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s formal education stopped with a GED, a fact that the <i>New York Times</i>‘ David …

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

The era of “regular” jobs is coming to an end. The Entrepreneurial Midset infographic from oDesk warns us of the changing mindset of workers. They …

Microsoft Makes 3-D Printing As Simple As Clicking “Print”

Windows 8.1 will be the first OS to provide 3-D printers native support. What does that mean to you? The app market is poised for its first 3-D printing explosion.<p>To be honest, 3-D printing technology just isn’t there yet for consumers. It’s expensive. It’s relatively lousy. And it takes a slew of …

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