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Dark Sky Is Ready To Be The Default Weather App On Your iPhone’s Homescreen

Dark Sky, easily one of the better weather applications on iOS, rolled out an update today that expands its focus beyond rain predictions to become a more comprehensive weather app which offers both 24-hour and 7-day forecasts, global maps, and more. The app was also rewritten from scratch for iOS …

A College Education Can Now Be Found On The Internet for Free

The wealth of knowledge once reserved for the Ivy League Elite is now being released for free on the internet, power to the people!<p>In the beginning …

Education

Reports of sexual assault dip at military academies

WASHINGTON — Reports of sexual assaults among cadets and midshipmen declined at two of the three military academies, according to a Pentagon report.<p>There were 53 sexual assaults reported at the academies during the 2012-13 school year compared with 58 reports in 2011-12. The Pentagon's study, …

Chuck Hagel in rare visit to US nuclear weapons base in bid to boost morale

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a rare visit Thursday to an Air Force nuclear missile base, hoping to boost morale among the men and women who operate and safeguard the nation's Minuteman 3 nuclear missiles. But his attempt to cheer the troops was tempered by news that launch officers at another …

FBI Director James Comey: 'I Worry' About Threat From Homegrown 'Pajama' Jihadists

The continuing conflict in Syria is raising very real concerns about new terror threats emerging in the United States, FBI Director James Comey said …

Treatment a breakthrough for burn victims

An experimental skin-spray treatment is helping an Arizona woman recover from devastating injuries suffered in a house explosion.<p>PHOENIX -- Tiara Del Rio woke up from a three-week medically induced coma in November to learn the experimental surgery that saved her life may help change the future for …

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

Scourge of Heroin Abuse in Vermont Mirrors National Epidemic

The governor of Vermont devoted his entire State of the State speech on Wednesday to address the scourge of heroin abuse, a problem he described as a …

Try It Now

Officers at US nuclear missile base suspended in illegal drugs case

Two officers whose hands were on the nation’s nuclear trigger have been suspended from duty for alleged possession of illegal drugs, Air Force officials told NBC News on Thursday.<p>The two ICBM missile launch officers are assigned to the 341st Air Wing at Malmstrom Air Force base in Montana and would …

China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners

China's leaders address Chairman Mao's 're-education through labour' by closing labour camps across country and releasing tens of thousands of prisoners<p><b>China</b> appears to have fulfilled a promise to dismantle hundreds of labour camps and release tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned in them …

Human Rights

Half of US Congressional politicians are millionaires

<b>For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis.</b><p>At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives had a net worth of $1m (£606,821) or more in 2012.<p>Democrats were slightly wealthier than Republicans, found the …

Demographics

Pakistani Teen Aitizaz Hasan To Be Awarded Highest Honour, After He Sacrificed Life To Tackle Suicide Bomber

Pakistan's prime minister has promised the highest civil award for bravery to a teenage boy who sacrificed his life to save his school from a suicide …

The Week in Review: The 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination

Inside Flipboard / November 22, 2013<p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The youngest elected …

Jewelry shaped by your voice. The original. #bzabiz

soundwave.love – personalized jewelry shaped by your voice.<p>Turn a personal sound, word or phrase into a unique piece of waveform jewelry! It’s easy: …

Jewelry

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

Lumus turns its military-grade eyewear into a Google Glass competitor (video)

Lumus has long developed heads-up displays for the US military, but now it's using a developer kit called the DK-40 to bring its HUD tech to wearables outside the battlefield. The contraption's first stop was the CES show floor, so we couldn't resist putting our fingerprints all over it. The key …

Doctors Now Using Google Glass During Operations (VIDEO)

One of the major problems holding back Google Glass (other than the fact it hasn't been released yet) is that it looks, well, nerdy.<p>But one time …

EyeLock Myris is a USB eye scanner offering security that's unique to you

When it comes to unique passcodes, it doesn't get much more secure that an eye scan. Thanks to EyeLock's Myris, you'll be able to create super complex passwords that you won't have to remember -- using a USB-powered add-on to authenticate your identity instead. Myris is about the size of a makeup …

Micro-Windmills May One Day Power Your Smart Phone

Bigger is better has practically become a rule of thumb in the wind power business.<p>Indeed, the typical wind turbine size has grown from about 300 kilowatts in 1990 to a whopping 7.5 megawatts in 2011.<p>A team of electrical engineers in Texas is challenging the industry’s conventional wisdom by …

Beautifully Detailed Drawings Burnt into Pieces of Wood

Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach, artistically known as LeRoc, uses a soldering iron to create detailed illustrations on pieces of wood. This art of decorative burning is called pyrography or pyrogravure. When LeRoc first became interested in pyrography, he started drawing with only a lighter, a nail and a …

Drawing

Colorado’s First Day of Recreational Marijuana Sales: 10 Things To Know

It’s nearly a new year, and Colorado businesses are getting ready to sell a new leaf. Jan. 1 is the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales …

Lawyer who aided terrorism released from prison on 'compassionate' grounds

NEW YORK - A former defense lawyer convicted of aiding terrorism was granted a "compassionate" release from federal prison on Tuesday because she is dying of cancer.<p>Lynne Stewart, 74, has been serving a 10-year sentence over her 2005 conviction for helping a client, blind Egyptian cleric Sheikh …

Japan's homeless are being recruited to clean up the radioactive debris at Fukushima

Cleaning up radioactive waste in Fukushima may be one of the worst jobs in Japan. Clean-up of the site has fallen behind schedule and finding workers has been a challenge. Now it turns out, the homeless are among those being recruited for the job.<p>Antoni Slodkowski, one of the reporters who …

The New York Times Wants Snowden to Be Allowed Back

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A staff editorial appearing in Thursday's edition of <i>The New York Times</i> argues that the Obama …