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Google argues it, not the person in the driver’s seat, should receive any tickets for its self-driving cars

Google argues that should any of its self-driving cars get a ticket for a traffic violation, that ticket should go to the company and not to the person in the driver’s seat, reports <i>The Atlantic</i>.<p>“Right now the California Vehicle Code reads that the person seated in the driver’s seat is responsible …

Prince Charles 'should abdicate' after comparing Putin to Hitler, says MP

Labour MP Mike Gapes calls for prince to 'abdicate and stand for election' if he wants to make controversial statements<p>Prince Charles is facing a call for his abdication and a frosty response in Moscow after reportedly comparing Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler over Russia's annexation of …

Russian President Putin builds ties in Moldova, Kazakhstan and Baltics

May 22, 2014<p>Thursday<p>May 20, 2014<p>Tuesday<p>May 18, 2014<p>May 15, 2014<p>Thursday<p>May 14, 2014<p>A day after Ukrainian troops suffered their single heaviest loss of life against pro-Russian separatists in an ambush attack, Ukraine’s interim leaders began discussions on national unity amid grandstanding and …

Scientists Have Discovered The World’s Biggest Dinosaur In Argentina

A group of scientists in Argentina have found the biggest dinosaur fossil in the history of the world. It’s the kind of “titanosaur” that would give Godzilla a run for his money. From Time:<p>The largest dinosaur ever known to walk the earth has been unearthed in Argentina, and it really is a …

SNL Makes Fun Of EDM, Overpriced DJs, Avicii & More With Latest Skit

Saturday Night Live’s digital shorts are back and this time around the Lonely Island trio, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, decided …

Europe’s busiest airport will have a terminal called “Samsung Galaxy S5” (for two weeks)

Samsung does not have an unlimited marketing budget, but it probably seems so to some of its competitors. The company, which paid $20 million for a few hours in the Oscars limelight, has spent an estimated <i>$14 billion</i> for ads and other marketing activities in 2013 alone. That sort of budget opens up …

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Prototypes

9/11 Memorial Museum: an emotional underworld beneath Ground Zero

Scorched car doors, salvaged firefighters' uniforms, banners, toys and the hallowed 'last column' to be removed from the World Trade Center clearance ... the relics of the twin towers have been elevated into art objects at the new museum, which opens this month after years of wrangling<p>• Echoes of …

Virgin Galactic Rolls Out SpaceShipTwo's Mothership

Virgin Galactic rolled out its WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane for a test drive on Tuesday as part of a gearing-up process that could put the company's founder, Richard Branson, into outer space as early as this year.<p>"Great day to be back on the runway with WhiteKnightTwo!" Virgin Galactic tweeted …

Space Travel

Swiss school rejects Russian teacher over Putin's foreign policy in Ukraine

Rejection letter to woman in Neuchatel accuses Russia of provoking a civil war in Ukraine and abusing international law<p>A Russian woman turned down for a teaching post in Switzerland has been told that she was not given the job because of her country's aggressive foreign policy.<p>The rejection letter …

Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers

The NSA has been covertly implanting interception tools in US servers heading overseas – even though the US government has warned against using Chinese technology for the same reasons, says Glenn Greenwald, in an extract from his new book about the Snowden affair, No Place to Hide<p>• The explosive …

Beastie Boys: 10 of the best

From frat-boy rappers, through psychedelic soul experimentalists, to celebrants of Buddhism – here's a one-stop guide to the highlights of Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D<p>• Check out the rest of our 10 of the best series<p><b>1 Rhymin’ And Stealin’</b><p>Beastie Boys’ debut LP, Licensed To Ill, was an undeniable …

The 5 Scariest Charts In The New National Climate Assessment

The U.S. federal government released its third National Climate Assessment on Tuesday, emphasizing that climate change is not only an issue for the distant future. It is already "triggering wide-ranging impacts in every region of our country and throughout our economy," they write.<p>The Huffington …

Nearly 120 People Overdose on Synthetic Marijuana in 5-Day Period

Almost 120 people in a five-day period in Texas overdosed on a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana.<p>Police believe the drug on which …

Ukrainian Jews Reportedly ‘Flooding’ Israeli Consulate to Get Out of Country

An Israeli newspaper is reporting that 70% of Ukraine’s Jewish community is now considering emigrating to Israel and that many are “flooding” the Israeli consulate to secure immigration visas in order to flee the country.<p>This follows reports earlier this week that Jewish leaders in Odessa have put …

US man freed after being sent to jail 13 years late

<b>A US man, who authorities forgot to send to prison for 13 years, has been released after 10 months behind bars.</b><p>Cornealious "Mike" Anderson was sentenced in 2000 for armed robbery but only sent to prison in July last year.<p>In that time he got married twice, had children and started several businesses.<p>…

Occupy Wall Street activist found guilty of assaulting police officer

• Cecily McMillan faces up to seven years in prison • Occupy protesters shouting 'shame' led out of courtroom<p>An Occupy Wall Street activist is facing up to seven years in prison after being convicted by a jury in Manhattan of assaulting a New York police officer as he led her out of a …

May 2014

Cancer And Death by Radiation? Not From Fukushima

It’s always amazing when a United Nations report that has global ramifications comes out with little fanfare. The latest one states that no one will get cancer or die from radiation released from Fukushima, but the fear and overreaction is harming people (UNIS; UNSCEAR Fukushima; UNSCEAR A-68-46). …

Poll: Americans feel system is 'stacked against' them

An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows that 55 percent of those polled feel that America’s economic and political systems are stacked against them. …

Scientists Discover Clever Trick Ancient Egyptians Used to Build Pyramids

Pulling around massive limestone blocks to construct equally massive monuments necessitates tricks —especially 4,000 years ago.<p>A team of physicists …

State: Dramatic increase in terrorism

Terrorist attacks worldwide increased by more than 43 percent last year despite the efforts of the U.S. and its allies to destroy or disrupt extremist networks, the State Department acknowledged in a new report Wednesday.<p>Total attacks around the world grew from more than 6,700 to more than 9,700 …

Risk of nuclear accidents is rising, says report on near-misses

A report recounting a litany of near-misses in which nuclear weapons came close to being launched by mistake concludes that the risk of potentially catastrophic accidents is higher than previously thought and appears to be rising.<p>Too Close for Comfort: Cases of Near Nuclear Use and Options for …

Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat', WHO warns

<b>Resistance to antibiotics poses a "major global threat" to public health, says a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>It analysed data from 114 countries and said resistance was happening now "in every region of the world".<p>It described a "post-antibiotic era", where people die from …

MIT is about to become the world’s first Bitcoin economy

What would happen if every undergraduate student on a campus got $100 in Bitcoins? And what if that campus was the endlessly inventive MIT?<p>Those questions are behind a new Bitcoin experiment at MIT, which prides itself on pioneering emerging technologies. More than half a million dollars has been …