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Now it gets scary: North Korea halts South Korean access to crucial factory near DMZ

<b>Updated at 05:48 GMT</b><p>Throughout the rise in tensions on the Korean peninsula, observers have been heartened by the fact that North Korea’s Kaesong factory complex, staffed by South Korean managers and the source of $2 billion a year in annual trade, has remained open.<p>Until today.<p>North Korea on …

April Fools 2013: The Ultimate Round-Up

Happy April First, errybody! Yes, that’s right, we’ve reached that special, inimitable time of year. April Fools Day 2013. At TechCrunch, we have a long history of taking April Fools seriously. Deadly, deadly seriously. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a master list (which will be …

Watery Gecko Grip Could Lead to Stickier Tape

The reptiles can stick to wet surfaces that are water resistant, study says.<p><b>Scientists have long known that geckos can scurry up walls, Spider-Man style.</b><p>But less well understood is how these reptiles cling to wet surfaces, which are common in their rainy tropical habitats.<p>The answer, a new study …

Gene Weingarten defends tasteless jokes about 9/11, the Holocaust and slavery

When America’s most respected source of deeply offensive humor, the Onion, apologized last month for facetiously using a vulgar term referencing female genitalia in connection with a 9-year-old girl, it rekindled an old debate: Are there subjects so controversial that you just can’t joke about them?<p>…

Californians for President Obama's Early Learning Plan

Early learning is not a red state or a blue state issue; it is fundamental to every American child's educational success. That's why California school superintendents, elected officials, business leaders and child advocates are rallying behind President Obama's leadership on early education, and …

It's Never Too Early to Start Thinking like an Entrepreneur

<b>By Chris Schultz, Co-founder of LaunchPad & Flatstack in New Orleans</b><p>"Who wants fireballs going out, and who wants her shooting flames?" Lionel asked.<p>The hands went up for fireballs, and Lionel spun around the flame out of the trumpet arms on Fiona Flames, the new character that he prototyped in …

Wedding Industry: 5 Sectors That Will Profit From Increased Nuptial Spending

If you're planning on tying the knot in the next five years, you'll be doing a lot to boost the economy.<p>Industry research group IBIS World reported Tuesday that thanks to an improving economy and an increase in disposable incomes, the $50.6 billion wedding industry is expected to grow 2.3 percent …

On Gun Control, Tom Coburn Holds The Keys To Obama's Agenda

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama gets set to barnstorm outside the Beltway in hopes of salvaging his gun policy reforms, the prospect of passing legislation of significance rests firmly on a single Republican lawmaker. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) finds himself at the epicenter of the gun …

On Being Perfect (Numbers)

A number is called perfect if it is precisely equal to the sum of all the numbers that divide it exactly (excluding the number itself). In this sense, it's neither too large nor too small; it's just "perfect." The first perfect number is 6, because 6 = 1 + 2 + 3, and the next one is 28 = 1 + 2 + 4 …

Marijuana And Extinction: Feds Link Pot Farms To Threats Against Specific Species

They say weed can't kill you. But if recent research is any indication, marijuana farms may be driving certain species to extinction.<p>The federal government is investigating whether pot plantations on the west coast are related to the sudden deaths of fishers, woods-dwelling cousins of weasels. …

Trouble for Exxon

My heart goes out to the Arkansas residents affected by the oil spill of Good Friday. As you probably know by now, a pipeline leak occurred in Mayflower, Ark., on Good Friday, March 29, 2013. The cause of the breach is still under investigation, according to a press release by ExxonMobil. At least …

Good Music Stands For Itself

The Rolling Stones are going to headline the Glastonbury festival in Britain this coming summer. It goes without saying that the average age of the Rolling Stones is probably substantially older than the other bands on the bill as well as that of most of the audience.<p>Whether or not they will put on …

Oh Wait: The Earth Really Is Warming. Fast.

In my blog post on April 1, I wrote how some (April) foolish scientists announced that they thought they had made an error in major climate data sets. Today things are back to normal (or unfortunately, the new "abnormal) and what we thought we understood about the reality of climate change on March …

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