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Joan Rivers, pioneering comedian, dies aged 81

The comedian Joan Rivers, whose mastery of the acid one-liner never wavered in a career that spanned five decades and many more cosmetic procedures, died on Thursday, aged 81.<p>“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Microsoft And Nokia: The Reaction, The Fine Print, The Analysis–And Edwin Moses

Will Nokia reinvent itself again? Was this purchase an attempt to stop the only manufacturer of Windows Phone devices from ceasing production? What about the Finns?<p>With the post-Labor Day news that Microsoft was to acquire Nokia’s devices and license various parts of the Finnish firm’s …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Microsoft buying Nokia's phone business in a $7.2 billion bid for its mobile future

That's one way to become "a devices and services company"<p>One of the most enticing "what-ifs" of recent years has come true: Microsoft has purchased Nokia's devices and services unit, bringing the Lumia lineup under the Redmond roof. The move unites Windows Phone 8 with its biggest hardware …

Could A Daily Dose Of Red Wine Reduce One's Risk Of Depression?

An enticing new study from <i>BMC Medicine</i> reports that people over 55 who drink a little alcohol, averaging about a glass – generally of wine – per day, are less likely to be clinically depressed than those who drink more and those who don’t drink at all. The study comes in direct contrast to many …

13 Secrets Airline Pilots Won't Tell You - ABC News

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6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Amazing escape: Car caught in landslide, almost smashed by huge rock during Taiwan storm

Everything You Need to Know About the Syrian Civil War

As the United States moves closer to a possible military strike on Syria, an already complicated international crisis is about to get even messier. …

How Money Worries Can Scramble Your Thinking

There's no question that dealing with mortgages, car payments and other bills takes up time and energy. But having a tight budget may also zap our ability to think clearly, scientists report Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>In a series of clever experiments involving farmers in India and shoppers in …

The Power of Introverts

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts -- which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending on which study you consult, one-third to …

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How Video Games Revived The Dying Art Of Japanese Woodprinting

A successful Kickstarter campaign that depicts classic video characters like Mario and Zelda in medieval Japan has injected new designs into an ancient but stagnating craft.<p>Whether Hyrule or the Mushroom Kingdom, we’re used to video game heroes saving their own respective pixel worlds. This is the …

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Sixth U.S. ship now in eastern Mediterranean 'as precaution'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sixth U.S. warship is now operating in the eastern Mediterranean, near five U.S. destroyers armed with cruise missiles that could soon be directed against Syria as part of a “limited, precise” strike, defense officials said late on Friday.<p>The amphibious transport dock ship …

Really, How Much Better Is Grass-Fed Beef?

<i>Dr. Frank Lipman is an integrative and functional medicine physician, founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness in NYC and the creator of Be Well by Dr.</i> …

The flip-a-holic’s ultimate guide to subscribing, curating and sharing using Flipboard

I confess! I’m a Flipboard flip-a-holic!<p>I wasn’t always this way. I originally hated Flipboard and found the magazine style layout cluttered.<p>Life has …

Exclusive: Google readies its Spotify competitor with Universal and Sony now on board

By signing the three largest record labels, it's likely we'll see Google roll out its new subscription music services at I /O<p>Google will unveil new subscription music services tomorrow at the Google I/O conference, sources close to the company said. Google has now signed separate licensing deals …