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Danish zoo that killed Marius the giraffe puts down four lions

A Danish zoo that prompted international outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe and dissecting it in public has killed two lions and their two cubs to make way for a new male.<p>"Because of the pride of lions' natural structure and behaviour, the zoo has had to euthanise the two old lions and two …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

New Report Reveals U.S. Fisheries Killing Thousands of Protected and Endangered Species

A new report by Oceana exposes nine U.S. fisheries that throw away half of what they catch, and kill dolphins, sea turtles, whales, and more in the …

Eight Dead and 18 Still Missing After Massive Washington State Mudslide

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The death toll from yesterday's mudslide in Oso, Washington is now four eight, with at least 18 …

Five awesome BIG bee faces

Get face-to-face with these awesome bees. USGS macro photos of bees and insects.<p>The USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab has posted hundreds of …

Starbucks test will let mobile users order items ahead of time

Rolling out this year, a test at some Starbucks cafes in the US will allow people to order coffee and other goods before or while still in line using their mobile phones.<p>Some Starbucks customers will be able to order their favorite venti mocha double-shot no-whip before they even reach the …

With a new iPad app Yummly aims to put its recipe engine right next to your stove

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Yummly<p>As long as you don’t mind getting a little grease splatter on your iPad, Yummly just released a new kitchen tool …

Will Cell Phones Prove as Cancerous as Cigarettes?

This week we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first handheld cell phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (pictured abpve), going on sale (which you can read more about here).<p>But will we one day rue the day cell phones became the world's most ubiquitous gadget the way we discovered, after 30 …

Republic Wireless rolling out KitKat for Moto X, reactivations for older devices

Big day for Republic Wireless. First, the company announced plans to offer the Moto G smartphone on its low-cost, no-contract service.<p>Now, Republic is rolling out a highly anticipated update: Android 4.4 (KitKat) for the Moto X. That will bring the handset alongside Motorola's own, unlocked version …

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Zuckerberg Called Obama To “Express Frustration” Over Spying’s Threat To Internet Security

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg made a rare posting on his Facebook page to assure his followers that he takes government threats to Internet security seriously.<p>“I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future,” he wrote in …

How to Save Your Phone When It Falls in the Toilet

Of all the things that belong in the toilet, most would agree that cellphones definitely don't make the list. Then how does it come to pass that 19% …

Singapore to regulate virtual currency

Singapore has announced plans to regulate virtual currency, including Bitcoin exchanges<p>Singapore's central bank has announced plans to regulate virtual currency intermediaries including Bitcoin exchanges, to address concerns over their use in illicit transactions.<p>The move will make the city-state …

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6.9 earthquake felt across Northern California, southern Oregon

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage from a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that occurred off the coast of Eureka in Northern California on Sunday night.<p>The quake, which was followed by several smaller aftershocks, was felt across Northern California and as far south as San …

Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits Exploding in U.S. Courts

Same-sex marriage proponents are gathering steam.<p>Recent high profile rulings on gay marriage tell only part of the story about the avalanche of lawsuits working their way through state and federal courts, challenging laws that ban or restrict same-sex marriages.<p>Cases are now pending in all but …

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Oscar Pistorius Shares Message Of 'Pain And Sadness' One Year After Shooting Of Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian awaiting a murder trial for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, posted a message of "pain and sadness on his Web site. It was posted on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting at his home in South …

India villagers fearful as man-eating tiger remains on the prowl

She lies in wait while her victims are collecting firewood, or taking cattle to graze, or working in the fields. She has grabbed people in broad daylight, carrying them away silently into the forests or the sugarcane fields. By the time the victims are found, often little is left but a pair of …

Norway Killer Breivik To Hunger Strike Over Video Games: Report

Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has threatened to go on hunger strike until he gets a Playstation 3 video game console, according to a letter received by news agency Agence France Presse on Friday.<p>The extremist, who killed 77 people in a bomb and gun attack on July 22, 2011, demanded better …

China plans the world's longest undersea tunnel

China is planning another engineering marvel: a tunnel more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel underneath Bohai Bay<p>At more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel, China's latest mega project is not short of ambition.<p>A 76-mile-long tunnel will run between the northern city of Dalian …

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Uganda's President Will Sign the 'Jail the Gays' Bill Into Law

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced his intention to sign his country's brutal new anti-gay …

Out of the 'Shadows': Pot Sellers Can Now Do Business With Banks

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration issued new rules Friday intended to ease the concerns of banks wanting to deal with businesses that legally sell marijuana, something the nation's banks have so far declined to do.<p>The rules, issued by the Treasury and Justice Departments, are intended to "move …

Georgia Sheriff Cancels Valentine’s Day

Sheriff Scott Berry in northeastern Georgia has canceled Valentine’s Day due to inclement weather. The announcement was made on February 12 through the Oconee County Sheriff’s Facebook page and has since garnered a lot of attention.<p>“The Oconee County County Sheriffs Office announces that Valentines …

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FORTUNE — Here’s a question, privacy hounds: Is the video-surveillance system that blankets Manhattan from Midtown to the Battery, river to river, really not so different from an earlier anti-crime innovation, street lights? That’s what Richard Daddario, deputy commissioner for counterterrorism …

Pew: Facebook Aged 10 Is Seeing Adult Usage “Intensifying”; 57% Of Adults Are Users, 64% Visit Daily

Facebook has turned 10 which is a very ancient age indeed for any digital service considering the blistering pace of technological change. To mark Zuck’s baby’s tenth Birthday, the Pew Research Center report has put out some new research looking at how people in the U.S. are using the service, and …