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Hallelujah, there’s a $30 bluetooth module for wearables on Kickstarter

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: MetaWear<p>Do you own a smart watch yet? What about some smart jewelry? LED-embedded clothing that communicates with your …

Vulnerable Dems still wary of ACA

After 7 million people signed up for Obamacare, an unexpectedly sunny end to a dreary enrollment process, Democrats outlined plans Tuesday to step up attacks on Republicans for wanting to repeal the health care law.<p>But while Obama administration officials popped champagne to celebrate the …

Young Democrats and Clinton

They’re ready for her. They’re excited about her. They’re planning their next career moves with her campaign in mind.<p>Young Democrats just have one question: If Hillary Clinton runs for president, will she be ready to make room for them?<p>In interviews with nearly 20 current and former Democratic …

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Poll: 68 Percent More Likely to Turn Out If Measure to Legalize Pot Is on the Ballot

A new poll, con­duc­ted by a Demo­crat­ic and Re­pub­lic­an polling firm in part­ner­ship with George Wash­ing­ton Uni­versity, sug­gests voters …

Malaysia promises to find wreckage of MH370 as relatives protest in China

Minister says Malaysia will do whatever it takes to find missing plane after announcement that it is believed to have crashed<p>• Read live updates on the search for MH370<p>Malaysia has vowed to do whatever it takes to find the wreckage of missing flight MH370, as angry family members in China protested …

U.S. must win back trust on intelligence gathering, Obama says

WASHINGTON-- Saying that U.S. intelligence agencies have to "win back the trust, not just of governments but more importantly of ordinary citizens," PresidentObamaconfirmed that he will propose toCongressthat theNational Security Agencyno longer have the authority to collect and hold years' worth …

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The final 54 minutes of communication from MH370

As the Malaysian government confirms that the MH370 crash was 'an accident', we republish the cockpit communication aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, from its taxi on the runway to its final message at 1.19am of 'all right, good night'.<p>The last 54 minutes of cockpit communication aboard …

Australia Continues Search for MH370, but Hasn't Found Anything Yet

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Late Wednesday night, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said satellite images had revealed …

The hunt for MH370: which theories are plausible, and which don't add up?

In the absence of hard facts, speculation about what really happened on Flight 370 has been rampant. But do any of these explanations hold up? We take a look at the competing theories<p>• Follow the latest developments in our live blog<p>It’s 12 days since the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight …

Sightings of Missing Malaysian Airlines Jet over Maldives 'Not True'

Investigators hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have discounted reports the plane may have been spotted over the Maldives, an official said Wednesday.<p>Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the sightings had been investigated by police in the Maldives and were …

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Malaysia’s Sinister Timeline for Flight 370 Unravels

Government officials now admit the data system and transponder quit communicating after the pilots said things were OK. That means they didn’t …

FBI Examining Malaysia Airlines Pilot's Flight Simulator

The FBI is examining the home made flight simulator that belonged to the captain of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight and a key question will be …

White House announces new climate change data website

WASHINGTON -- As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies.<p>The initiative to make the …

Missing Malaysia plane MH370: What we know

<b>The missing Malaysia Airlines plane, flight MH370, had 239 people on board and was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014 when air traffic control staff lost contact with it.</b><p>The search for the plane eventually focused on a 120,000 sq km area of seabed about 2,000km off the coast of …

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Malaysia 370, Day 10: One Fanciful Hypothesis, and Another That Begins to Make Sense

Did the airplane hide in a "radar shadow"? Probably not. Did the flight crew act like heroes? Possibly so.<p>I rejoin the Internet after a day away to find no additional hard evidence about the fate of Malaysia Air flight 370, but a number of new rumors and possibilities. To run through a few:<p>1) <b>The</b> …

Could Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have slipped by radar?

Could a massive passenger jet slip past radar, cross international borders and land undetected?<p>That's a key question investigators are weighing as they continue the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished March 8 on a flight between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Beijing.<p>Radar does …

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MH370 could have flown 'as low as 5,000ft to avoid radar'

Malaysian media reports say investigators considering the possibility missing plane dropped lower after diverting off course<p>FBI and Interpol involved in search for MH370 – live updates<p>The missing Malaysia Airlines plane could have flown as low as 5,000ft (1,500 metres) after diverting from its …

Pistorius ‘overcome with fear’ moments before shooting girlfriend

<i>Follow The Globe and Mail's Africa correspondent, Geoffrey York, @geoffreyyork, as he live tweets from Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.</i><p>Oscar Pistorius says he was "overcome with fear" and ran screaming toward his bathroom with his 9mm pistol in his hand after he heard a bathroom window opening and …

Global Warming May Be More Severe Than We Thought, Study Finds

The Earth’s climate system may be more sensitive to increasing amounts of greenhouse gases than several recent studies have found, which implies that …

Japan hit by 6.3-magnitude earthquake

Earthquake off southern Japanese damages buildings and injures at least 17 people but no fatalities reported<p>A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off southern Japan early on Friday injuring 17 people as officials warned residents to be alert to the danger of landslides following the tremor.<p>There …

Missing Malaysia Flight May Have Been Flown Off Course Deliberately for Hours

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>One U.S. official says the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew for several hours after it was …

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