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Pisa plans towering Ferris wheel

The Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions.<p>The Tuscan city's culture commissioner, Andrea Ferrante, told state TV on Sunday that the big wheel will be roughly the height of Pisa's famed Leaning Tower, or more than 50-meters (165-feet) …

Italy

6 Ways to Master Mattress Shopping

Deciding what mattress to buy is enough to keep you up nights. The model names, while enticing, can be confusing and make it nearly impossible to …

Mattresses

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Medical Research

This Number Is Illegal To Possess Or Distribute In The USA

Technology Photo credit: VTT Studio/ShutterstockBelieve it or not, the “possession” of certain numbers could get you into some serious trouble with …

Encryption

How Likely Is It Nintendo's NX, Sony's PS4K And Microsoft's Xbox 1.5 Will Face Off This Fall?

Back in 2013, it seemed likely that we would be talking about the Wii U vs. Xbox One vs. PS4 for the better part of the next decade, as that’s how console generations have worked for ages now. But this year, the winds are changing fast. One company has an entirely new console coming, and the other …

Critics are absolutely destroying box-office bomb 'Gods of Egypt' — an epic so bad it might be great

The latest example is Lionsgate's "Gods of Egypt," now in theaters, in which Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ("Game of Thrones"), and Geoffrey Rush star in a fantasy tale set in ancient Egypt, where 10-foot-tall gods and regular-size — yet beefy — mortals duke it out for supremacy.<p>The epic …

Box Office

The Adult Film Star From Ted Cruz’s Pulled Ad Defends Herself On CNN

Much was made earlier this week about the Ted Cruz campaign putting the kibosh on a TV ad because it featured an actress whose resume contains a handful of Skinemax titles. The actress, Amy Lindsay, has spoken out, and CNN’s Jake Tapper got her to do so live on the air.<p>Tapper scored the first …

We interview the guy making virtual sex robot video games

Do you ever feel like it would be awesome to combine two of your favourite pastimes? For example, I love eating pizza and also pulling out ingrowing hairs. Wouldn’t it be awesome to find a way to eat pizza while tweezing ingrowing hairs? Hmm, no not really.<p>While I can understand the urge to combine …

Virtual Reality

How the Illuminati Stole the Mind, Soul, and Body of Hip-Hop

The true story of how an 18th-century secret society came to dominate today’s music industry (allegedly).<p>Have you noticed how a lot of musicians have …

Here's what it's like when President Obama gets mad

When he's mad, President Barack Obama gets eerily quiet.<p>Reggie Love, a 26-year-old former Duke University football and basketball star, improbably became then-Senator Obama's right-hand man during his first presidential campaign in 2007.<p>Love went on to work as Obama's personal aide for five years, …

Bombardier running out of options as family resists pressure to reduce control

MONTREAL/WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - Bombardier (BBDb.TO) is running out of options as the Canadian aircraft maker seeks to raise the cash for the new jet that potentially would allow it to challenge the supremacy of Boeing (BA.N) and Airbus (AIR.PA) in global jetliner sales, according to several …

Aviation

Elon Musk: 'If you don't make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple'

For many, being the most valuable company in the world and all, Apple is one of the most coveted places to work. To Elon Musk, however, it's a …

The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

Iron Man

France train attack hero Stone stabbed in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who thwarted an August train attack in France, was stabbed several times during a fight outside a Sacramento bar early on Thursday and was hospitalized in serious condition, police said.<p>The fight was not …

United States

Class action lawsuit filed against DraftKings and FanDuel

A class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday accusing DraftKings and FanDuel of negligence, fraud and false advertising.<p>…

Water on the red planet: Nasa reveals major discovery – in pictures

View images of Martian briny flows of water from analysed spectral data from the CRISM instrument onboard Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mars

David Cameron to visit Jamaica after call for compensation over slavery

Some in Jamaica want Britain to compensate the island for slavery, which was abolished in 1833<p>David Cameron has refused calls to issue an apology for Britain’s involvement in slavery or pay reparations ahead of a visit to Jamaica.<p>A senior government official said slavery was a “centuries old” issue …

Great Britain

Matt Damon defends comments on gay actors after backlash

The Martian star appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show following criticism he told gay actors to remain in the closet for the good of their careers during Observer interview

How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

UPDATED: Now You Can Effectively Get An Xbox One For $40

UPDATE: The deal is live. The bundled TV, however, seems to have dropped in price to $399.99 since the bundle was first announced. So the new math would put the price of the Xbox One hardware at $70.<p>We have seen some impressive Xbox One bundles in the past, but this one takes the cake, at least for …

If Xbox One Doesn't Gain Ground On PS4 This Fall, It Never Will

We’ve still got another month before the annual software slugfest begins in earnest this fall, but already it’s shaping up to be a very significant season for this console generation. In fact, from now until the end of 2015 is the Xbox One’s best chance to gain ground on the PS4 that we’ve seen to …

Congrats, America! Donald Trump Is Now A 2016 Presidential Front-runner

WASHINGTON -- He told us it was going to be huge. Truly one of the biggest ever. And now Donald Trump has some polling data to back him up.<p>The celebrity hotelier, who announced his campaign for president in June, is surging in national and early primary polls. Trump placed second in a national CNN …

Colorado school board vote doesn't appease critics

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Students, parents and teachers in suburban Denver vow to continue demonstrating against a school board's new conservative …

Here’s A Map Of How NCAA Football Fandom Breaks Down In the U.S.

The NY Times released a very scientific study (okay, it was Facebook likes) to estimate how NCAA football fandom breaks down in different parts of the country. Aside from larger states like Texas and California who are represented by a handful of schools, it’s not surprising that the map …

Burmese men confess to killing British tourists on Koh Tao, Thai police say

Police in Thailand say two Burmese men have confessed to the murder of two British tourists on a popular resort island last month.<p>The bodies of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were discovered early on September 15 on a beach on Koh Tao, a small southern island in Thailand. They were partially …

Google threatened with $100-million lawsuit over celebrity nude photos

A celebrity attorney whose firm represents more than a dozen high-profile women whose personal photos were stolen and then posted online has threatened Google with a lawsuit potentially seeking $100 million or more in damages related to the distribution of those images.<p>The Internet giant, however, …

Destiny’s loot cave may be gone, but here’s another endless font of gear for you

Destiny‘s infamous loot cave may be no more, but that hasn’t stopped enterprising guardians from finding other loot caves for optimal farming, as we …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

Bill Gates

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World (PHOTOS)

The ingeniously simple concept for the library at Tokyo's Musashino Art University speaks volumes: it's made entirely of wood bookshelves, with a glass exterior.<p>Inside, architect Sou Fujimoto's spiral-shaped design naturally spurs the visitor onward and features light-filled, comfortable corners …

Nobel Prize