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Unzipping Antique Gadgets Shows Off Glorious Guts

If only it were so easy as unzipping the case off of a camera to see its amazing insides. It's not, but Chinese art student Hu Shaoming reworked a …

Post-Soviet Aircraft Graveyard on Abandoned Russian Air Base

<i>(Image: Maks Maydachenco, reproduced with permission)</i><p>During the Cold War CIA and U.S. Air Force pilots risked life and limb to spy on the Soviet …

Pen Canada hit with political-activities audit by Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency has launched a political-activities audit of Pen Canada, a small charity promoting freedom of expression that has criticized the Harper government in the past.<p>Two tax auditors showed up Monday morning at the tiny Toronto offices of Pen Canada, asking to see a wide range of …

New Jersey Has Prime Seats for Tonight's Aurora Borealis

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Northern lights will be on display tonight for the top half of the United States, thanks to a …

Landmark smokestacks demolished in Texas

A demolition team toppled two landmark smokestacks that have long towered over the now-defunct ASARCO copper smelter in Texas. Three hundred pounds of dynamite were used to bring down the 600-ft and 829-ft tall chimneys early Saturday. The chimneys were demolished as part of the smelter cleanup …

Risking students' lives in North Korea was worth it, says BBC

Putting the lives of students at risk during the making of a Panorama report about North Korea was justified by the access the trip provided, the BBC has said.<p>The broadcaster has faced a barrage of criticism after sending a crew to work undercover in the secretive communist country among a group of …

How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

The numbers are pretty grim: More than half of all 85-year-olds suffer some form of dementia.<p>But here's the good news: Brain researchers say there are ways to boost brain power and stave off problems in memory and thinking.<p>In other words, brain decline is not necessarily an inevitable part of …

A lesson in public e-policy

<b>Toomas Hendrik Ilves</b> <b>must feel one of a kind when he attends international summits.</b> His personal trajectory has nothing in common with the backgrounds …

Nanosponges could soak up deadly infections like MRSA from your bloodstream

Researchers have developed biomimetic nanosponges that could prove an effective way of dealing with antibiotic-resistant infections. Each nanosponge is a tiny polymer-based particle measuring 85nm (around one 300,000th of an inch) across that's been wrapped in a red blood cell membrane. When …

Suspect In Texas DA Killings Is Not a White Supremacist

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The man who was previously considered a "person of interest" in the murders of two Texas district …

Ford, GM Will Jointly Develop Fuel-Efficient Transmissions

Rivals Ford and General Motors said Monday they will work together to develop new transmissions aimed at helping them meet upcoming fuel efficiency standards.<p>The new 9-speed transmissions for front-wheel-drive vehicles and 10 speeds for rear-drive and SUVs and trucks are expected to reach the …

Proposed immigration bill could stem Silicon Valley's brain drain

US Senators to unveil sweeping reform package Tuesday<p>A bipartisan group of US senators this week is expected to unveil a sweeping immigration bill that would have a significant impact across just about every part of the American economy — including the tech sector. Led by Senators John McCain …

Series of earthquakes shakes Oklahoma

A magnitude-4.3 earthquake shook Oklahoma early Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey reported.<p>The quake struck at 12:56 a.m. local time (1:56 a.m. ET) around 30 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It was measured at a depth of 3.1 miles, the USGS said.<p>A small earthquake of magnitude 3.0 …

A Prisoner Calls President Obama Out on Guantanamo Bay

A man held prisoner for more than a decade describes the abuse he's suffered at the hands of the present administration.<p>Reuters<p>He is doing a historic wrong.<p>Glenn Greenwald details his particular role in Gitmo, and the way that some of his supporters obscure it. "The people in the faction who spent …

Pulitzer prize-winning coverage of the Syrian conflict – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/apr/16/pulitzer-prize-winning-coverage-syria<p>720<p>Warning: contains graphic images Five photojournalists …

Schumer, McCain sell immigration bill

Sens. Chuck Schumer and John McCain, writing in The Wall Street Journal, on Tuesday touted the immigration deal that the bipartisan Gang of Eight has reached.<p>“Like all genuinely bipartisan efforts, this bill is a compromise,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) and McCain (R-Ariz.) wrote in the Journal. “It will not …

Stocks On The Mend As Earnings Roll In From Goldman, Coke, J&J

A day after triple-digit losses on the Dow Jones industrial average U.S. equities managed to recoup about half their losses at the opening bell Tuesday, thanks partly to corporate earnings and an upbeat reading on the housing market.<p>The Commerce Department said U.S. builders began building new …

Deadly bird flu spreads across China - Video on NBCNews.com

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China lays bare its military might with an attack on US ambition

China has laid bare the scale of its rapidly expanding military might for the first time in a white paper arguing the American "pivot to Asia" was destabilising the region.<p>The People's Liberation Army, or PLA, boasts some 850,000 officers spread across seven regional commands, according to the …

IMF: Sorry, everyone—the global economy will produce $216 billion less than we thought

"World Economic Outlook, April 2013: Hopes, Realities, Risks," IMF<p>In a report titled “Hopes, Realities, Risks” (pdf), the IMF revised its estimates for global economic output today, saying it now expects 3.3% GDP growth, down from the 3.5% it projected back in January. That would put global GDP at …

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Francois Hollande faces austerity revolt from own ministers

French president Francois Hollande is facing an anti-austerity revolt from his own ministers as he pushes through a fresh round of tax rises and austerity to meet EU deficit targets.<p>Three cabinet members have launched a joint push for a drastic policy change, warning that cuts have become …

Stocks recover from worst one-day drop

Stocks finished near session highs Tuesday, recovering losses from their biggest one-day drop this year, boosted by a batch of upbeat earnings results and some better-than-expected economic reports.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied more than 150 points, propelled by Coca-Cola and Disney, …

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