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Apple’s response to the BBC’s sweatshop labor report is completely tone deaf

Apple is a terrific company in many ways but it often does not handle criticism all that well. Although there have been times when Apple has shown a …

Colorado theater shooter's parents: Please don't execute our son

The parents of James Holmes, who killed 12 and injured 70 in a July 2012 Colorado theater shooting, say their son is "not a monster" and he should …

3-D-printed wearables hit whole new level of weird

We’re still waiting to slap our wrist with Apple’s first wearable, but MIT Media Lab professor Neri Oxman has taken the wearables movement to a freaky new level by designing a new line of wearable structures that “grow” organically.<p>The project was a collaboration with the Mediated Matter Group and …

Behance

ISIS threatens Delhi school principal, defaces website

A Delhi school principal was threatened over telephone a month after the school's official website was defaced by the ISIS.<p>Mohit Sharma, the …

India

Michelle Obama’s Example of Racism in America: I Was Asked to Get Something Off the Shelf at Target

First lady Michelle Obama said a woman asked her for help getting something off a shelf at Target, describing racial experiences she’s had.<p>“I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” Michelle Obama told People magazine. “Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that …

An elevator 'revolution': Going up, down or sideways

A century and a half ago, the invention of the passenger elevator triggered an urban revolution. All of a sudden, buildings taller than four or five storeys could be built and the result was skyscraper cities, like New York.<p>Today, those same elevators are proving a hindrance to ever-taller towers, …

NASA rover finds methane, organic chemicals on Mars

Scientists using instruments aboard the Curiosity rover on Mars have found carbon-containing compounds in rock samples and methane in the planet's …

Methane

#IllRideWithYou: Sydney Stands Up To Racism And Bigotry With One Beautiful Hashtag

Sydney was thrown into disarray yesterday, after an armed siege in the the busiest part of the city. It's over now, but the tragic hostage drama has …

In crowds, human ‘particles’ follow laws of movement

Walking down the street, we feel like agents of our own destiny. But perhaps we shouldn’t be so sure. Behavioral scientists like to point out that …

The Next Einstein? --"Radical New Theory Answers Unsolved Mysteries of Physics"

In late May, mathematician Eric Weinstein gave a talk at Oxford University about his ideas about “Geometric Unity,” a mathematical theory that …

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The Order of the Golden Ratio in Space-Time

Anna Hunt, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In the famous Fibonacci sequence, each number in the sequence is the sum of the previous two. It begins with 0, 1, …

Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser, Reveals His Own Experiences with Racism, Even in Recent Months

Noting the imagery that America often uses when talking about Black men—such as Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson describing 18-year-old Michael …

10 amazing tech innovations in 2014: invisibility cloaks, smart lenses and mind readers

Notable futurists like National Medal of Technology recipient Ray Kurzweil claim that technological progress is accelerating exponentially, whereby …

China says U.S. can't slam others on rights when it has racism problems at home | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that the United States has no right to confront other countries on their human rights records when it faces problems with racism and mistreatment of prisoners at home.<p>A pro-democracy protester holds a portrait of Liu Xia, the wife of …

There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the ocean

Major study sheds new light on the world's plastics problem<p>Researchers have found that more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are floating in the world's oceans, with a combined weight of nearly 269,000 tons. In a major study published this week in the journal <i>PLoS One</i>, scientists from the US, …

UFO Shuttlecraft Found On Mars?

A possible ancient UFO has been photographed on the red planet, by the Mars Curiosity Rover.<p>The object, which resembles a derelict space craft of …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Titan: Nasa scientists discover evidence 'that alien life exists on Saturn's moon'

Evidence that life exists on Titan, one of Saturn’s biggest moons, appears to have been uncovered by Nasa scientists.<p>Researchers at the space agency believe they have discovered vital clues that appeared to indicate that primitive aliens could be living on the moon.<p>Data from Nasa's Cassini probe …

Tim Cook met w/ Rev. Jesse Jackson ahead of income/diversity protest outside Apple HQ this week

USA Today reports that civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson met with Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday ahead of a rally scheduled for Thursday outside Apple’s headquarters to raise awareness for a growing income gap and diversity issues in Silicon Valley. Apple also issued a statement and said Cook’s …

UFO Sighting? 'Strange Red' Sphere Appears Over Earth on International Space Station Camera

UFO enthusiasts pouring over International Space Station footage seemingly have found a “massive red sphere” shooting a “laser beam.”<p>The video …

North Korea treats its state-sponsored hackers like royalty

There's still a dispute as to whether or not North Korean hackers broke into Sony Pictures' network, but one thing is clear: the country spoils its cyberwarriors rotten. A defector tells <i>Reuters</i> that Bureau 121, the spy division responsible for at least some state-sponsored internet attacks, gives …

Police helicopter finds huge swastika in bottom of pool in Brazil

Civil Police in Brazil say one of their helicopters made a startling discovery -- a huge swastika in the bottom of a swimming pool.<p>One of their helicopters was assisting in a kidnapping investigation this week when officers spotted the symbol on a property in Pomerode, Brazil in the southern state …