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5 countries where most police officers do not carry firearms — and it works well

LONDON — It has been another week of devastating gun violence in the United States: 37-year-old Alton Sterling and 32-year-old Philando Castile were both fatally shot by police officers in separate incidents which sparked outrage across the nation.<p>When protesters rallied against the shootings …

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Extraordinary "Cloud Tsunami" Surges in Over Sydney

A bizarre meteorological event hit the coast of New South Wales, Australia over the weekend. Dubbed a "cloud tsunami" on Twitter, this massive wave in the sky measured several kilometers long and swept over the city of Sydney, bringing with it powerful thunderstorms, heavy rains, and forceful winds …

The Crooked Forest: A Mysterious Grove of 400 Oddly Bent Pine Trees in Poland | Colossal

<p>This stand of bent pine trees known as the Crooked Forest is easily one of the strangest places in Central Europe. Located outside of Nowe Czarnowo, …

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How Microsoft's Hololens could slowly change the world — and what could go wrong

This belief — that HoloLens could be responsible for the progress of the entire technology industry — is why the headset, and the Windows Holographic platform, could be the start of a revolution within computing that would see Microsoft at the forefront.<p>Brain Blau, an analyst for Gartner, told …

AbbVie defends hepatitis C drugs, stock bounces back

AbbVie defended its two medicines for treating hepatitis C as safe and effective for the vast majority of patients, and said risks of serious liver injury are limited to only 3 percent to 5 percent of patients with the most serious stage of the disease.<p>The company's comments Friday followed a huge …

Universal health care advocates heading to Colorado voters

DENVER (AP) — Supporters of universal health care loaded boxes of resident petitions off an ambulance and onto a stretcher Friday, launching their …

Elon Musk: Tesla's autopilot is rolling out everywhere (except Japan)

Tesla owners all over the world—except Japan—can now let their cars steer for them on the highway.<p>Earlier this month, Tesla began pushing out its …

Cook Rice Differently To Reduce Its Calories

Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple<p>Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …

NASA Europa Mission May Search for Signs of Alien Life

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — A potential NASA mission to Jupiter's moon Europa may end up hunting for signs of life on the icy, ocean-harboring world.<p>NASA …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Cataloging Reality: With 'Life at Home' Report, IKEA Provides an Unflinching Look at How We Really Live

In a recent talk we attended, Fiskars' Petri S. Toivanen touched on the disconnect between ad photos of interiors and how people actually live. …

30 Breathtaking Satellite Photos That Will Change How You See Our World

Daily Overview is a new project that shares one satellite photo from Digital Globes a day in an attempt to change the way we see our planet Earth.<p>The …

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One Simple Chart Shows 72 Uses For Common Household Products

People have been using common substances like citrus juices, oils and vinegars for cooking, as household cleaners and personal grooming products, for …

Why Python Makes A Great First Programming Language

Python is now the most popular introductory language at American colleges, a recent Association for Computing Machinery study reports.<p>In an analysis of the top 39 computer science departments as ranked by U.S. News in 2014, the general-purpose programming language has replaced Java as the budding …

The top 10 beginner programming mistakes

When you're learning to program, it goes without saying that you make a lot of mistakes. The problem is, sometimes you don't know you're making them. …

Optimizing CSS Stylesheets with RECESS — SitePoint

Sometimes, it’s really disappointing to see how a really great tool can fail to come to the limelight, due to a lack of visibility and good …