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8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Spacesuit X-Rays And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

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The 5 Best Party Schools For Science Nerds

Do you measure tequila shots in an Erlenmeyer flask? Read on.<p>Choosing the right university can seem like the most important decision of your life. And picking the right major and program is only half the battle. There's also the fact that for many students higher education is about expanding more …

A Sneak Peek at Phillip Lim x Target and the Bag You'll be Wearing This Fall

Do you need a little afternoon pick-me-up? Well, how about a first look at the Phillip Lim x Target collection that is coming to stores Sept. 15! Yes, the countdown for this collab has officially begun.<p>I'm calling dibs on that dress and the bag that looks an awful lot like the designer's $895 …

Toshiba Excite Write review

It's a tricky thing to name your devices after a verb. And when we say "tricky," we mean ill-advised. That Toshiba could willfully overlook Excite as a magnet for terrible (and terribly negative) puns speaks to its distance from the tablet category (remember the Thrive?). Yet, here we have another …

Here's what Samsung's iWatch rival could look like

This is what the Samsung Galaxy Gear could look like. The mock-up above shows what we could expect from the hotly-anticipated smart watch that talks …

Immigration ‘Plan B’ Focuses on White House

Im­mig­ra­tion-re­form act­iv­ists aren’t sup­posed to talk pub­licly about a Plan B. They can’t, or won’t, an­swer ques­tions from the me­dia about …

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Russia ‘Disappointed’ With Canceled Talks

IBM researchers get closer to brain-like computing

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: DARPA<p>IBM (s ibm) researchers say they have whipped up a programming language, algorithms and applications to deploy on …

Apple ebook punishment harms us more than them, claim publishers

Publishers who settled with the US government over ebook price-fixing allegations have challenged the punishments imposed on Apple.<p>The US Department of Justice last week recommended Apple be banned from entering into anti-competitive e-book distribution contracts for five years.<p>The penalty followed …

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In The Smartphone Wars It’s iOS Vs. Android And Windows Phone Vs. The Rest

It’s Smartphone Platform Market Share Day, meaning that your local nerds are atwitter about the latest figures: Android’s continuing massive growth, the slowing of iOS’s year-over-year unit volume expansion, and curiously, today, if Windows Phone’s numbers matter.<p>You see, Windows Phone posted the …

The iOS 7 Masterstroke? Developers Are Updating The Third Party Apps

The changing of the UI in iOS continues to intrigue me, not least because this change, and the underlying changes in the SDK, is already having an interesting effect in the development of apps for Apple‘s mobile devices. With so much focus on apps in the current climate, it’s not enough for the UI …

3D Printing Hits The Fashion World

The word “printing” probably conjures up images of 8.5 x 11 paper jammed in a malfunctioning machine. But not for long. As 3D printing becomes more mainstream, its applications are broadening.<p>Architects and scientists have been using 3-D printing to create models for decades, but it’s beginning to …

Louisiana parish claims incarcerated 14-year-old consented to be raped by a corrections officer

“These girls in the detention center are not Little Miss Muffin,” remarked one official<p>A Louisiana parish is arguing that it should not be held liable for the rape of a 14-year-old girl in a juvenile detention center because the victim "consented" to be sexually assaulted by a 40-year-old …

Edward Snowden's Father Praises Vladimir Putin As 'Standing Firm' Against US Pressure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor, predicted on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will stand up to pressure from Washington as the two nations spar over Moscow's decision to grant his son asylum.<p>Lon Snowden's comments …

Ken Cuccinelli Joked About Drinking With Ted Kennedy, Driving Hillary Clinton Home After One In The Morning

The 2008 email was sent out as part of the then-state senator's "Cuccinelli Compass," in which Cuccinelli would inform subscribers about his latest happenings.<p>Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli joked in a 2008 email about former President Bill Clinton asking a heavily drinking Ted Kennedy to …

Dream Nine immigration activists freed

A group of young immigration reform activists known as the "Dream Nine" has been released from federal custody at the culmination of the most audacious protest action yet launched by a nationwide coalition of undocumented Latinos.<p>The five men and four women emerged late on Wednesday from the Eloy …

English Speakers Increasingly Use Self-Centered Words Like 'Get' And 'Choose'

What changes in language use can tell us about society<p>The words that consistently pop up in published literature can tell us a lot about individual and cultural trends and values. Are people talking about their emotions more? Are people feeling depressed?<p>Patricia Greenfield, a psychology professor …

Some facts about the art of growing artificial meat

How the world's costliest burger made it on to the plate (Report, 6 August) makes an interesting read and provides a good moment to bring attention to how artists progress thinking and do real innovation. For more than 10 years the work of Symbiotica in Western Australia has involved making art …

Jurassic squirrel's secret is out after 165m years

The discovery of a small furry beast from the Jurassic era has given scientists fresh insights into the evolution of the first mammals on Earth. The fossilised remains of the squirrel-sized animal that plodded rather than scampered, came from rock dated to 165m years ago, when feathered dinosaurs …

Dog-tired: hounds keep best yawns for human pals not strangers

Dogs find their owners' yawns more contagious than those of strangers, say researchers in Japan. The scientists claim their work helps to unravel the mystery of the act, and trace it back to "rudimentary forms of empathy" in domesticated dogs.<p>The team at the University of Tokyo asked 25 dog owners …

Low-Income American Preschoolers Are Getting Less Obese

The trend shows up in 18 U.S. states.<p>After years of White House initiatives, news reports and controversial healthy-eating laws, maybe finally something stuck.<p>In a new analysis of data from 2008 to 2011, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the proportion of low-income …