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Scientists move Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The keepers of the Doomsday Clock have moved the symbolic countdown to potential global catastrophe 30 seconds closer to midnight …

Climate Change

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Hackers hit Yahoo email accounts, steal passwords

Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday.<p>Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo is the second-largest email …

Glenn Beck Is Sorry He Helped Tear 'Fragile' America Apart

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, now an older and wiser and richer man, told Fox News' Megyn …

Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

The world's wealthiest people aren't known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together – could squeeze onto a single double-decker.<p>The extent …

Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

A talented artist can get a lot of mileage out of the various art apps available for the iPad, but we ain't never seen anything like this. Digital …

Why Is Apple The Bad Guy For Defeating This Patent Troll?

Back in 2010, Apple was seemingly randomly sued by an eccentric 70-year-old crank who claimed to have “come up with the idea” of the smartphone. That lawsuit has now come to trial, and the crank has lost, but what’s confusing is how torn the jury seems to have been by the decision, even going so …

Patents

Egypt and Ethiopia leaders meet over Nile row

The Egyptian and Ethiopian leaders have met for the first time to discuss tensions over Ethiopia's construction of a huge hydropower dam on the river Nile but the meeting ended without any agreement, sources said.<p>The Egyptian interim president, Adly Mansour, and Ethiopia's prime minister, …

7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

Software

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

20 Stunning Free-Kick Goals

A stunning goal can make you do a number of things.<p>Scream, drop open your jaw in disbelief, shake your head—all are completely normal reactions to watching a stunning goal take place in front of you.<p>Be prepared, then, for that to happen here.<p>We've put together the 20 greatest free-kick goals in one …

Soccer

Review: 1Password 4 for Mac is a massive, feature-packed update

Back in December, AgileBits released 1Password 4 for iPhone and iPad. The app presented a completely revamped take on password security, but lacked feature parity with the Mac version of the software.<p>Today, 1Password for Mac has been updated to version 4, bringing a ton of new features to the Mac. …

France moves to ban beauty contests for girls

The French parliament has moved to ban children's beauty contests in an attempt to halt what one former minister called the hyper-sexualisation of young girls.<p>France's upper house of parliament, the senate, adopted the proposal as part of a wider law on gender equality after former sports minister …

The Real Price Of A Smartphone

This week, Apple announced two new devices: one to mark the high end of its offering and a new, cheaper option. But how cheap is really cheap? And how does it compare, price-wise, to other phones?<p><b>Methodology</b><p>In order to assess the real prices of smartphones, I compiled a list of phones that were …