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Climate change is happening too quickly for species to adapt

Among the many strange mantras repeated by climate change deniers is the claim that even in an overheated, climate-altered planet, animals and plants …

JK Rowling revealed as author of The Cuckoo's Calling

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/994000/994753_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534423808_59f32889e9d7a9e00a8adab3156e9200<p><b>JK Rowling has secretly written a crime novel under the guise of male debut writer Robert Galbraith.</b><p>The Harry Potter author was acclaimed for The Cuckoo's …

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TSA’s new Instagram account highlights the crazy things people try to sneak on planes - http://tcrn.ch/13sAB64

Apple Hires Paul Deneve From CEO Spot At Luxury Fashion House Yves Saint Laurent To Work On ‘Special Projects’

The fashion world was all abuzz this morning with the news that high-end fashion house Yves Saint Laurent was losing its CEO Paul Deneve. At that time, the announcement was that the San Francisco Bay Area-based Deneve was leaving to “join the high-tech industry.”<p>Now it’s clear that he’s not just …

Charge phones less to protect battery

As mobile phone owners battle to ensure their phones last as possible, experts have finally come up with advice of how best to prolong battery life.<p>Rather than ensuring phones are constantly charged or running down the battery completely, the best thing to do is keep batteries running at about 50 …

Companies That Pay CEOs More Than Uncle Sam

A new study from the Institute for Policy Studies finds that 25 U.S. corporations paid more in compensation to their chief executives than in federal income taxes in 2010, highlighting the use of dodges like offshore tax havens. (All figures courtesy of IPS).Read Full Story

13 Dumbest Band Names in Rock History

It’s not easy to pick a band name. After 60 years of rock & roll, everything has been taken. There’s the Eagles and the Eagles of Death Metal, the …

An MIT Project That Lets You Spy On Yourself

Of all the stuff on metadata I've seen in the past few weeks, this is my favorite:<p>It's my favorite in large part because it's <i>my metadata.</i> It comes from my Gmail account. The relationships it maps are, more or less, my life — orange circles for Planet Money, purple for Brooklyn, brown for college. …

8 Most Beautiful Water Landscapes in the World

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

National Parks

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Death Valley is the hottest spot on Earth

<b>Name:</b> Death Valley.<p><b>Age:</b> It has been two or three million years, give or take, since geological forces pulled open this rift through eastern …

Letters: Pride in gay rights – and gay scientists

As a British historian of black civil rights currently in Washington DC and watching the genuine excitement following the supreme court's decision to …

Young, qualified and jobless: plight of Europe's best-educated generation

"All your life," says Argyro Paraskeva, "you've been told you're a golden prince. The future awaits: it's bright, it's yours. You have a degree! …

Egypt in turmoil as defiant Morsi stands firm over 'coup' threat

Egypt was thrown into fresh turmoil on Monday when President Mohamed Morsi's aides indicated he would not give in to the threat of a military coup …

Greens want a fast track to clean energy

The Greens have called for Australia's renewable energy target to be increased to 90% by 2030 and for an extra $20 billion to be spent through the …

How to get away from everyday technology

<b>Actress Kiera Knightley once described the internet as "dehumanising" and said she avoided it, while singer Sir Paul McCartney has previously admitted to being baffled by High Street bank cash machines.</b><p>Ms Knightley may have had a change of heart - she recently told US chat show host Ellen de …

Apple is planning a solar panel farm for its data center in Reno

Apple (s AAPL), working with Nevada utility NV Energy, is planning to build another solar panel farm next to a data center, and this time it’s for …

How a caterpillar-like robot inches up bridge cables to check for defects

Every day, an average of 26,000 tourists ride a San Francisco cable car and 280,000 vehicles cross the Bay Bridge. Every one of them relies on a …

3-D Printing Could Build New Bone Using Stem Cells

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 07/01/2013 03:14 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Damaged bones could be fixed with a new technique that involves 3D printing a tissue using living stem cells.<p>For example, if a child had a jawbone defect, you could take an image of the defect, feed it into a computer …

Lung cancer warning: 'Don't ignore persistent cough'

<b>Anyone with a cough that has lasted for three weeks or more should see a doctor, according to a campaign to reduce deaths from lung cancer.</b><p>England's biggest cancer killer, it claims 28,000 lives a year, partly because it is often diagnosed too late.<p>The main symptom is a chronic cough - although …

Cancer

Scientists have obtained the sharpest view yet of features in the Sun's atmosphere using an experimental camera launched on a short-lived rocke http://bbc.in/18rQkV6 The system returned just five minutes of data, but this was enough to identify a fascinating new phenomenon the researchers refer to as "sparkles".