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To Meet A 'Mockingbird': Memoir Recalls Talks With Harper Lee

In 1960, Harper Lee published <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, won the Pulitzer Prize, and overnight became one of America's most beloved writers. But Lee was overwhelmed by the media blitz that followed. She retreated from the public eye, became wary of journalists, and never published another book.<p>Then, in …

LG has a very flexible 18-inch display, promises 60-inch rollable TVs

It's been a while since we've seen any new curved or flexible displays following LG's G Flex and Samsung's Galaxy Round smartphones. LG Display is thinking bigger now. It's announced that it's been able to create an 18-inch OLED panel that has enough give and flexibility to roll into a tube that's …

Antibody Treatment Developed For Dogs With Cancer

It could one day be used to treat your dog.<p>Dogs, like people, can get cancer--and research has shown that canine and human cancers can be very much alike. Austrian scientists recently found that the receptor proteins that coat the surface of various canine tumors are 91 percent similar to human …

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College Textbooks Are Ridiculously Expensive. Two Senators Are Trying to Change That.

Every­one knows that col­lege tu­ition costs have been skyrock­et­ing. But, it turns out, it’s noth­ing com­pared to the growth in col­lege text­book …

9 True Crime Books That Will Absolutely Disturb You

Lately, I have had a horrible time getting to sleep. Last night, the anxiety was so bad that I had to put on an Audrey Hepburn movie on Netflix to calm my terrifying thoughts.<p>Why is this going on? Stress at work? Trouble with my family? Nope, it's because I'm currently reading Truman Capote's …

16 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Win 2016

Conservative Myra Adams lists the many reasons Hillary will win the White House in 2016.<p>By the standards of “political time,” where in one day a …

Japan wants to sell its super-fast levitating trains to the US

Former US politicians have visited Japan for a ride on a train that uses magnetic levitation to travel at 315 mph. As cities around the world consider the introduction of maglev trains, the Japanese government hopes the American group's experience of the journey — a test ahead of Japan's planned …

As Pentagon invests in green fuel, critics focus on the cost

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled.<p>Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and elsewhere — and the venture …

Foreign Policy

Bernie Sanders Open To 2016 Presidential Run

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to make sure that there is a strong progressive voice in the 2016 presidential field, and he's willing to jump in if no one else does.<p>"There are people in this world who, ever since they were 12 years of age, they decided they wanted to be president of the United …

How Mars evolved over 5bn years - Nasa video animation

Spacecraft takes off from Cape Canaveral after decade of preparation briefly interrupted by the US govenment shutdown<p>Published: 18 Nov 2013<p>Maven, which will take 10 months to reach Mars, will study planet's upper atmosphere for reasons why it thinned and cooled<p>Published: 18 Nov 2013<p>Prototype rovers …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

U.S. Budget Deficit Falls Under $1 Trillion; Lowest Since 2008

The U.S. government ran a deficit of $680 billion in the financial year that ended last month — the first time since 2008 that the annual shortfall has been under $1 trillion. It represents a fall from $1.09 trillion in 2012, but as the AP reports, "It's still the fifth-largest deficit of all time."<p>…

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

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Why Brain Surgeons Want Help From A Maggot-Like Robot

Brain surgery is a dicey business. Even the most experienced surgeons can damage healthy tissue while trying to root out tumors deep inside the brain.<p>Researchers from the University of Maryland are working on a solution, and it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. They're developing a tiny, …

Stanford's new linear accelerator is just three millimeters long

Stanford researchers unveiled a new kind of linear accelerator in <i>Nature</i> today, both smaller and more powerful than its enormous predecessors. Instead of using microwaves like traditional accelerators, the new accelerator works by accelerating electrons to near light-speed through conventional …

Barilla’s homophobia apology is too little, too late

The company’s weak apology isn’t convincing – and might not stop the boycott of its products<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>September 27, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Thanks, Barilla – you've given even the diminishing population of those of us who still love carbs and tolerate gluten just fine a reason to avoid pasta. …

Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

So here’s a crazy idea that, when you think about it a bit, really isn’t so crazy anymore. If you could build your own robot, what would you have it …

Maker Faire

4 New Legless Lizards Discovered In California

They're not snakes. One species lives right by LAX.<p>You always knew there was something creepy about LAX. Now, a pair of researchers has discovered four new species of legless lizards—technically not snakes—one of which lives underneath the dunes at the end of a runway at Los Angeles's major …

Obama Calls Congress's Bluff With Strict New Coal-Emission Rules

The president promised to take action to stop climate change if legislators didn't, but the new EPA regulations are likely to encounter a stiff fight.<p>In his January State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to take action to stop global warming. But he warned, "If Congress won't …

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White House Intensifies Efforts to Make the Case for Syria Military Strikes

The White House intensified its efforts on Sunday to make the case for why limited strikes against Syria are necessary, with President Obama trying …

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …

SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT ON SYRIA: 'We Are Not A World Police'

Some Americans have made their voices known to their representatives, with many saying the U.S. should stay out of the conflict, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.<p>In the poll, only 20% said the U.S. should take action, although that was up from 9% last week. Even if it's clear the Assad regime used …

Hillary Clinton: $200,000 per speech

While writing a book and deciding whether to run for president in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton has found a profitable sideline.<p>Making speeches.<p><i>The New York Times</i> reports that the former secretary of state and former first lady pulls in about $200,000 per appearance.<p>From the <i>Times</i>:<p>"For about …

Exactly When Is a City Strong Enough to Spar With Walmart?

US castigates Russia over NSA leaker Edward Snowden

<b>The US has accused Russia of giving fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden a "propaganda platform".</b><p>President Barack Obama called Vladimir Putin after Mr Snowden met human rights groups at a Moscow airport - his first appearance since fleeing there from Hong Kong three weeks ago.<p>Mr Snowden …

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