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Doctors inject lab-grown genes into boy's eyes to treat blindness

On the morning of March 20, eye surgeon Jason Comander injected viruses carrying lab-grown genes into the eyes of a boy whose vision had been …

Medicine
Dinosaurs

Comma.ai says it'll make your car semi-autonomous for $24 a month

Better put that subscription on auto-renew<p>Comma.ai, the self-driving car startup helmed by iPhone hacker George Hotz, has unveiled new details about its first commercial product, the newly named Comma One. According to a report from <i>TechCrunch</i>, the company claims this $999 after-market kit will …

San Francisco

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Bill Gates

The CEO of Michael Kors, in 2 sentences, lays out why brick-and-mortar retailers are doomed

Theoretically consumers should have more money in their pockets from low gas prices, low unemployment, and (slowly) increasing wages.<p>Despite all of these tailwinds, retailers have been reporting generally disappointing earnings.<p>So why are many traditional retailers flailing given favorable economic …

eCommerce

World Trade Organization strikes 'historic' farming subsidy deal

<b>Countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have agreed to abolish subsidies on farming exports.</b><p>Developed countries agreed to stop the subsidies immediately and developing nations must follow by the end of 2018.<p>The WTO, which represents 162 countries, called it "the most significant outcome on …

Globalization

Dog has been man's best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

First domesticated dogs came about 33,000 years ago and migrated to Europe from south east Asia, rather than descending from domesticated European wolves 10,000 years ago as had previously been thought<p>Man's best friend came about after generations of wolves scavenged alongside humans more than …

Anthropology

Woman Becomes Face of Suicide Bomber After Photo is Sold by ‘Friend’

Earlier this month, we shared how a Sikh man named Veerender Jubbal was misidentified as a Paris attack terrorist after someone maliciously …

Extremism

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than Running

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than RunningCANOTTIERI CEREA, TURIN, ITALY - 2015/11/08: The Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale (NZ) in …

Extreme Sports

UK government pledges universal access to 10Mbps broadband, but it’ll also be spying on you

The UK government is a confusing, sprawling mess wherever you stand politically. Pick a public service – it’s almost certainly in crisis with its future hanging in the balance.<p>It’s a convoluted assembly of outdated systems and processes.<p>There’s one thing that UK Prime Minister David Cameron …

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Hit High, Likely to Become 'Permanent Reality'

A new bulletin from the World Meteorological Organization reports that the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new …

The company that wants to charge devices with sound releases new information to prove it's not a fraud

The data dump — which includes technical details but no product demo — comes during a time when another much-hyped startup, Theranos, has come under scrutiny for not delivering on its revolutionary promises. It would seem that uBeam aims to cut negative press off at the pass.<p>"People are saying that …

Silicon Valley

Iran’s Generals Are Dying in Syria

Iran can no longer downplay its intervention in Syria’s civil war; there are too many public funerals these days. Two generals were killed in action this month. So was a senior bodyguard of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In recent weeks, senior Revolutionary Guards commanders—advertised as …

Middle East

In Pictures: China’s New Silk Road and a tale of two different Muslim minorities

XI’AN, China: There are 23 million Muslims in China. They make up about 1.8 per cent of the population. There are two major Muslim ethnic groups in …

China

Is the world heading for its third global financial crisis?

The IMF annual meetings have been filled with a series of stark warnings, but will a "triad" of challenges for the global economy trigger a fresh crisis?<p>It's another grey day in Lima. The sunless sky hangs over Peru’s capital as a mist forms over the coastline. Across the city, there isn’t a gap in …

Edward Snowden says UK spies can send 'Smurfs' to hack into your phone and gain 'total control' over it

Snowden told the BBC that GCHQ has something called "Smurf suite," which is a collection of spying programs that the agency can use to hack into the phones of suspected terrorists.<p>One tool is called "Dreamy Smurf." Snowden says it allows GCHQ to turn on mobile phones without the user knowing. …

Surveillance
North Africa

The new Light digital camera uses 16 lenses (!!!) to craft the perfect picture

Is more better? According to the inventors behind the new 16 lens Light digital camera, it is. This new startup out of Silicon Valley hopes to bring DSLR-quality images to a smartphone-form factor. Something that has been talked about for years but has struggled to be fully realized.<p>So how do you …

Science explains why hipsters grow beards

Men might be growing beards to appear more attractive to women and more dominant to other men, a study on monkeys suggests<p>Scientists think they may have solved one of the great mysteries of the age. Why <i>are</i> so many of today's men growing beards?<p>The answer, according to The University of Western …

Neanderthal Woman's Genome Reveals Unknown Human Lineage

The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the genetic changes that separate modern humans from their closest extinct relatives are …

10 Real Life Events Predicted By TV Shows With Eerie Accuracy

Whether you called it #piggate or #hameron, one of the biggest social media debacles of recent times was the one involving David Cameron and a pig. …

TV

The 9 deadliest special forces in the world

They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets and conducting daring rescue missions.<p>These really are the best of the best.<p>Although it's difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above the rest in …

Military

US is falling behind the world on LTE speeds

When it comes to LTE, there can be a first mover disadvantage<p>OpenSignal's most recent report about the state of global LTE coverage and download speeds tells some familiar stories. As we've seen in previous years, it's Asian nations such as South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong that offer customers the …

South Korea

West 'ignored Russian offer in 2012 to have Syria's Assad step aside'

Exclusive: Senior negotiator describes rejection of alleged proposal – since which time tens of thousands have been killed and millions displaced<p>Russia proposed more than three years ago that Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, could step down as part of a peace deal, according to a senior …

Middle East
Men's Fashion

This 2-Headed Albino Snake Tries To Eat Itself

Todd Ray must have a lot of cash snaked away.<p>Why else would he spend $50,000 on a snake, even one that is two-headed <i>and</i> albino?<p>That's how much the owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow said he paid for "Medusa," a four-year-old double-headed Honduran Milk Snake born in Florida.<p>"I've wanted her since …

Beaches

If you work here, it will take you 550 years to save for a house deposit - Telegraph

What does a tiny creature look like at the end of the microscope? - Telegraph

Too Bad People Couldn’t Photograph Meteor Showers Back in 1833

If you’d like to try your hand at capturing a shooting star on camera, tonight would be a good night to do so. This year’s Perseid meteor shower is …

Meteor Showers