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China's New Trio Of Urban Combat Robots

HIT Robot Group selling a hit<p>Just in time for the holiday wishlists, China is now selling a team of robots for urban combat. Unveiled at the Beijing 2015 World Robot Conference, HIT Robot Group's it consists of three robots. There is an armed variant with an assault rifle, grenade, or an option for …

Playing Xbox One games on a computer solves one of gaming’s biggest problems

But let's be honest: you've been hogging the TV for hours, and you really should let others use it.<p>What if there was an easier solution? A solution, perhaps, that enabled everyone to be happy?<p>Back in November, Microsoft released an update for the Xbox One operating system that put Windows 10 on the …

Windows 10

The Hyperloop Will Begin Testing In Nevada In 2016

Full speed ahead!<p>The startup company Hyperloop Technologies — which takes its name from Elon Musk’s proposed invention but has no direct connection to him — announced today that it will build a test track for the ultra-fast transportation service in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Located within an …

High-speed Rail

Google Maps Adds Offline Support

Now on Android, iOS coming soon<p>For years, Google Maps has been known to lead the digital mapping arena in terms of quality of data and features, both on desktop and mobile. Features like accurate transit directions and schedules, inclusion of local business listings and names on the map, and the …

Yale students rally against racism in campus 'March of Resilience'

An ongoing debate over racial sensitivity on the campus of Yale culminated on Monday with a massive "March of Resilience" at the school's Connecticut …

Web Wear: A New Coat Is Made From Biotech Spider Silk

Performance clothes will never be the same<p>For the past three weeks, outdoor apparel maker The North Face and materials company Spiber have been touring a gold-colored parka across Japan. The prototype, called the “Moon Parka,” is a first—a coat whose outer shell is spun from synthetic spider …

Fashion Industry

In Greece, Driverless Buses Are Now Accepting Passengers

An automated bus program goes with the flow of traffic<p>Greek commuters have a new way to get to work: a completely driverless bus that operates within normal traffic. The buses are part of a program that has been running in Trikala, Greece, since earlier this summer, but so far they’ve only been …

Commuting

#TreatYoSelf with Flipboard

<i>Back in 2011, Tom Haverford and Donna introduced the world to #TreatYoSelf on Parks and Recreation. Discover ways to treat your darn self on Flipboard (because you deserve it).</i><p><b>Clothes: Whether you fancy suits or cocktails dresses, we’ve got you covered. We’ll show you how to tie that scarf for</b> …

Waffles

Discovery of 47 teeth in Chinese cave changes picture of human migration out of Africa

Forty-seven smooth teeth dug out of a cave in southern China reveal that <i>Homo sapiens</i> may have arrived there 80,000 years ago — long before humans were able to leave their mark on northern China or Europe.<p>The findings, published this week in the journal Nature, may compel researchers to reconsider …

Anthropology

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

Universe

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Research

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

7 Castles in 7 Days: A Tour of Ireland for Knights & Princesses

<i>Malahide Castle (Flickr: Avoca Ireland)</i><p>Ireland is a magical land perfect for family travel. As your plane touches down, the shimmer of the raindrop covered grass may convince you that emeralds cover the hilltops. Every turn you take along the ancient, winding roads is more magnificent than the …

Ireland

The 10 Best Restaurants In The U.S., According To TripAdvisor

America the beautiful. 🍴<p>It's tricky to name the best fine-dining restaurants in the U.S.: There's food, and there's price, and then there's ambiance to consider.<p>And nobody knows how to judge all three like a traveler does. TripAdvisor has released a nomad-vetted list of the top fine-dining …

TripAdvisor

Damon Albarn on Blur's Big Return, Banksy, 'Really Fast' New Gorillaz LP

Singer also talks 'Alice in Wonderland' musical, why Austin Powers should sing "Parklife"<p>Blur were one of the most popular bands of the Nineties — …

Music

The 'World's Biggest Beer Garden' Opens in Raleigh

Head to North Carolina to sample some of the 366 beers on tap at this world-record-making beer garden.<p>Craft beer is exploding in North Carolina and there’s no better place to sample it than at a new beer garden opening this week in Raleigh, the state’s capital city. Aptly named Raleigh Beer Garden, …

North Carolina

Washington reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Washington State Department of Health reported Thursday what it said was the first confirmed measles death in the United States since 2003.<p>Authorities did not identify the woman, but said she was likely exposed to measles at a local health facility during a recent outbreak in Clallam …

Public Health

Nintendo's PlayStation, the Holy Grail of Game Memorabilia, Has Been Found

An extraordinarily rare prototype of the Nintendo PlayStation console, which was created as part of a failed partnership between Nintendo and Sony some 25 years ago, has been discovered.<p>Never-before-seen images offer the first ever close-ups of the machine, now yellowed with age, which combines the …

Retrogaming

USA Builds Giant Piloted Robot, Challenges Japan to a Robot Duel

"We have a duty to the science fiction lovers of this world."<p>The U.S.-based MegaBots have challenged Japan-based Suidobashi Heavy Industries from …

Robotics

11 Of America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food tastes a little sweeter and everything is just a bit simpler than in the place you left behind.<p>Luckily enough, America is chock-full of cool small towns …

55 awesome things to do in the US this summer

The season is only a few months long though, so it's best to start crossing off the items on your summer bucket list sooner than later.<p>In order to help with that, we've made a comprehensive list of some of the best ways to spend your time this summer.<p>From sailing on Lake Michigan to stargazing in …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Business Development

The 10 best independent bookshops in the world – readers recommend

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Wherever you are in the world, visiting a bookshop is always a treat – but with their numbers dwindling, independent stores that offer something unique are increasingly becoming a destination in themselves. Last year we rounded up some of the world’s most weird and …

Books

Dylann Roof’s racist manifesto: ‘I have no choice’

A Web site linked to accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof includes chilling images, detailed racist rationale<p>A Web site linked to accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof includes chilling images, detailed racist rationale<p>Authorities said Saturday that the man accused of killing nine African …

Southern Poverty Law Center

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Gwar to Tell Band's History in 'Let There Be Gwar' Book

In the works for nearly 20 years, the book will cover all aspects of the band's history, from their concerts to ephemera<p>The bizarre, gory history of …

Archives

The First Self-Driving Truck Takes To The Streets Of Nevada

But can it fight the Decepticons?<p>Last night at the Hoover Dam, the first licensed self-driving truck was unveiled to the world, begging the question: are there Autobots among us?<p>Not quite, though the Freightliner Inspiration does aspire to transform the trucking industry. The new truck is able to …

Roads

Nintendo is finally sharing ad revenue with YouTube users

But only if you're registered<p>Nintendo has just launched a beta for what it's calling its "Creators Program," an affiliate program for sharing advertising money with YouTube content creators. Essentially, anyone who is part of the program can create YouTube videos featuring footage of Nintendo games …

The LEGO Avengers Helicarrier set is appropriately epic, and expensive

Lego released the first details on the massive, and expensive, Helicarrier from the Avengers films. The set will cost $350 and will be released in March of this year.<p>The set will include five minifigures, including Maria Hill, who is new for 2015. You'll also get a variety of support vehicles to …