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Robin Williams Cremated Privately, Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

Beloved actor and comedian <b>Robin Williams</b> has been laid to rest.<p>PHOTOS: Robin's most iconic roles<p>According to his death certificate, the <i>Mrs. Doubtfire</i> …

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States …

Medicine

When cooperation counts

Everybody knows the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and now Harvard researchers have evidence that sperm have been taking …

'What It Means To Be Seen' Exhibit On Display At Ryerson Image Centre

What does it mean to be seen -- and visible -- as an out and proud queer person?<p>Visibility and a shifting cultural consciousness surrounding any civil rights movement go hand in hand, and the journey for mainstream acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is no …

Exxon CEO Joins Lawsuit Against Fracking Project Because It Will Devalue His $5 Million Property by Rebecca Leber | EcoWatch As ExxonMobil’s CEO, it’s Rex Tillerson’s job to promote the hydraulic fracturing enabling the recent oil and gas boom, and fight regulatory oversight. The oil company is the biggest natural gas producer in the U.S., relying on the controversial drilling technology to extract it. The exception is when Tillerson’s $5 million property value might be harmed. Tillerson has joined a lawsuit that cites fracking’s consequences in order to block the construction of a 160-foot water tower next to his and his wife’s Texas home. Read the full story here: http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/21/exxon-ceo-joins-lawsuit-concerned-fracking-devalues-property/

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Bloomberg Politics - Bloomberg

Trump Says He Wants 'Total Transparency' on DOJ Documents<p>President Donald Trump said he expects “total transparency” from Deputy Attorney General Rod …

How To Make Planters From Clothespins | So Creative Things | Creative Things, Ideas and Projects

<b>DIY Clothespin Planters</b><p>In this post we are going to show you <b>how to make planters using simple clothespins</b>! This is a charming, easy and also <b>cheap DIY</b> …

DIY

The Year in Weather Like Never Seen Before

By Brian Kahn<p><i>Published:</i> January 27th, 2014<p>Satellite images often provide crucial information when major storms such as Super Typhoon Haiyan form. But …

Weather

Gmail And Google+ Go Down Across The World, Service Returns After Roughly 50 Minutes

<b>Update 2:</b> As of 2:52 service seems to be restored and reliable on both Gmail and Google+ for most of those affected.<p><b>Update:</b> Users are now reporting that Gmail service at least is back for some, though recurring outages and slowness are also being reported. At this stage it appears that some have …

Glitch Is Causing Thousands Of Emails To Be Sent To One Man’s Hotmail Account

David S. Peck is getting a lot of emails. In a glitch possibly related to the massive Gmail outage underway right now, there’s an odd bug in Google search which is pointing users directly to his personal email address. The address appears in a “Compose” window that pops up when the top search …

Facebook’s Plot To Conquer Mobile: Shatter Itself Into Pieces

Swiss Army knives don’t cut it on mobile. Packing in too many features creates apps that seem bloated and slow. Perhaps more than any company, Facebook has struggled to adapt its busy website to the small screen. But through a talk with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and its Messenger team in …

iPhone catches fire, teen girl burned

It's not something you can ever expect.<p>It was 7:40 a.m. in the Middle School of the Kennebunks in Maine. A teen girl sat down in her classroom.<p>Then she heard a pop emanating from her back pocket. As Seacoast Online reports, before she knew it, her back pocket appeared to be on fire. She then …

Middle School

Farmer's Fridge: Innovative Vending Machines For The Health Conscious

While modern vending machines do offer freshly prepared, cafe-like coffee beverages, and hot food warmed only when ordered, even the coolest vending …

Ice Cream

3D-printed pizza – a quick and easy meal for astronauts?

Snacking on a freshly-made pizza in outer space just got a whole lot closer thanks to Anjan Contractor's 3D pizza printer. Contractor, who won NASA's …

Vinted’s mobile app turns your unwanted clothing into cash

Women have billions of dollars worth of unworn clothing in their closets.<p>Vinted is a mobile marketplace for secondhand clothes that puts those forsaken garments to use. Today, the startup announced it has raised $27 million in its second round of funding.<p>The money will support the …

President Obama pledges he 'will continue to support' net neutrality

During his latest Google+ Hangouts session today, President Obama provided his most direct response yet to the recent court ruling that dealt a major blow to net neutrality. On the topic of net neutrality itself, Obama said, "It’s something that I’ve cared deeply about ever since I ran for office. …

Amazon AppStore giving away six 'essential travel' apps, today only

Winter might not exactly be a prime time for traveling, but whether you’ll heading to the big game this weekend or simply planning a winter trip, the Amazon AppStore is offering six premium travel apps for free as part of its <i>Getaway Essentials Bundle</i>.<p>According to Amazon, the total worth of the …

Coupons.com Files For $100M IPO On The NYSE, Trading As Coup

The march of the 2014 initial public offerings commences, with the latest one of the oldest brands on the internet. Coupons.com has just filed S-1 papers with the SEC for an IPO on the NYSE, trading under the name COUP, and raising $100 million.<p>Goldman, Sachs & Co., Allen & Company LLC, BofA …

Wayfair said to be raising $150M to change the way you furnish your house

The battlefields for beds and bath towels is getting fierce.<p>Home goods giant Wayfair is raising a $150 million round with a valuation of $2 billion, according to a report in Reuters. This news comes just one day after rival One Kings Lane announced closing $112 million in new funding at a valuation …

Apple Said To Be Focusing On Health With iOS 8 And iWatch, Following Exec Meeting With FDA

Apple’s plans for iOS 8 focus on redefining health tracking via mobile devices, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, which has a terrific track record when it comes to rumors it has sourced itself. The report details a new marquee application coming in iOS 8 called “Healthbook” that monitors all …

Airbnb Is Testing Out An Affordable Cleaning Service For Hosts In San Francisco

Peer-to-peer lodgings marketplace Airbnb has been focused on finding ways that it can help its hosts improve the quality of experience for guests that stay in their homes. As part of this effort, the company is trialing a low-cost cleaning service for some hosts on the platform.<p>According to an …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Video of the ritual destruction of a Guardian laptop with the Snowden leaks, as ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron

Remember when UK Prime Minister David Cameron ordered government officials to go to the offices of the Guardian in London and demand the symbolic …

Bitcoin's Legality Around The World

Last November, the U.S. Senate dove head-first into the world of Bitcoin, prompted by Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, a Democratic senator from Delaware who has become very interested in the digital coin. Representatives from law enforcement and financial agencies …

This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection

Psychopathic machines? Lethal AI? These are the concepts we should be thinking about when we talk about the benefits of self-improving software. An …