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6 Quick Facts to Know About the New American Airlines

A merged US Airways and American Airlines will overtake Delta as the world’s biggest airline when the deal completes today – here’s what you need to …

Alleged Silk Road Boss Ross Ulbricht Now Accused Of Six Murders-For-Hire, Denied Bail

A New York judge denied bail to alleged Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht Thursday, based in part on fresh accusations of violence: That the 29-year-old allegedly commissioned the murders of a total of six people through would-be hitmen he contacted online, four more than the two attempted killings …

Have we seen the last of Comet ISON?

Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows</b> …

The friends you keep can predict your risk of gun violence - Futurity

A person’s social network is a better predictor than race, age, gender, poverty, or gang affiliation of whether they will become a victim of gun …

The Worst Jobs in Science and Three Awesome Ones

Best photos: November 19 launch of ORS-3

The launch took place at approximately 8:15 p.m. (EST) on November 19, from the Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia.<p>Many in the U.S. East …

Everything You Thought About Amateur Biotech Is Wrong

The Wilson Center today released a report debunking the media myths surrounding the Do-It-Yourself Biology movement, called “Seven Myths and Realities about Do-It-Yourself Biology” based on my survey of the community earlier this year. I hope the report can move the conversation beyond just …

Not just hot air: balloon engineer wants to build a gigantic inflatable solar chimney

<i>A solar chimney prototype in Manzanares, Spain. (Wikimedia Commons)</i><p>Towering chimneys have long been thought of as a potential alternative to traditional solar panels, but so far the concept has failed to become a viable reality. But aeronaut Per Lindstrand thinks he has the solution — making the …

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Art on the Mind

<b>Hey New Yorkers</b>, tonight (11/20) at ABC No Rio is the opening reception of <i>Collect, Store, Retrieve</i>, an exploration of the "mechanics, makeup, fallibility, and plasticity of memory." The show is curated by Brian George and Kelly Savage and is funded in part with support from the New York City …

Twitter Gets Experimental — And Not Everyone Loves It

Part of any tech company’s usual rigamarole is testing changes to its products. It gives valuable insight into what your users like and — more …

Hard-to-find Playstation 4s are being resold cheaper than people expected

Sony’s new PlayStation 4 is listed as sold out at all of the big US retail outlets at the moment, with Sony possibly having sold one million of the videogame consoles last weekend.<p>The market for people reselling them online is now heating up. But the premium sellers are charging for the …

Raspberry Pi Vaults Past 2 Million Sold Mark

It’s a computer, but there’s no monitor. Or fan, or keyboard, or even a case, for that matter. But the credit-card sized Rasperry Pi is still getting snapped up by consumers: less than two years after the first Pis shipped, over two million have been sold.<p>Raspberry Pi falls into a category of …

Yahoo Increases Share Buyback Plan to $5 Billion and Announces Debt Deal

Yahoo’s board, which just met, has increased its share buyback authorization by $5 billion, a move which should keep its already Alibaba-lifted stock …

Ross Ulbricht's Family And Friends Offer To Pledge Over $1 Million In Bail For Alleged Silk Road Creator

Just a few months ago, the FBI claims, Ross Ulbricht held 144,000 bitcoins allegedly collected from his Web-based black market for drugs known as the Silk Road–nearly $100 million at today’s exchange rates. Today, his family and friends are promising to offer up their life savings and even the …

US carriers reportedly oppose Samsung building anti-theft 'kill switch' into smartphones

Major US wireless carriers have rejected the idea of a "kill switch" security measure being added to Samsung's popular Android phones, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. San Francisco district attorney George Gascón has been negotiating with Samsung to add tighter anti-theft features to its products, …

Xbox is an essential piece of the new Microsoft pie, says departing CEO Steve Ballmer

In his final speech as CEO at a Microsoft shareholder meeting, outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer fired a shot across the bow of those who are rumored to be thinking of splitting the company into component parts and selling some of them.<p>Like possible new CEO Steven Elop, for example.<p>One of the candidates …

Londoners Urged To Cycle, But Commute Can Be Treacherous

London's colorful mayor, Boris Johnson, has made it a priority to get more of his constituents on two wheels. But a series of deaths on the city's roads have shaken cyclists and noncyclists alike.<p>The number of Londoners cycling to work has more than doubled in the past decade. On some roads, …

JPMorgan reaches historic $13-billion settlement with Justice, states

JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay a record $13 billion to resolve allegations that it sold faulty mortgage investments that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, Justice Department and state officials said.<p>New York Atty. Gen. Eric T. Schneiderman said the settlement was the largest ever paid by a U.S. …

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Topless Kim Kardashian Straddles Kanye West on a Motorcycle in “Bound 2” Music Video

Now that the hubbub from their Jumbotron-assisted engagement has died down, it was high time for Kim and Kanye to reignite the KimYe publicity cycle—and this time, there’s nudity involved!<p>Kanye dropped by <i>The Ellen DeGeneres Show</i> to debut the Nick Knight-directed video for his new single “Bound 2.” …

Cristiano Ronaldo scores incredible hat trick to send Portugal to World Cup

Portugal is going to the World Cup, and their star player — and the man who should win FIFA’s Ballon D’Or award — was largely responsible.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo was unbelievable in the second leg of the two-game World Cup-qualifying playoff between Portugal and Sweden, scoring three goals and booking …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …