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Microsoft's OK with Nokia using Android. Kind of

Microsoft expressed its support for Nokia's efforts, although noting it was "less excited" about some projects than others.<p>BARCELONA, Spain--Things got awkward for short moment on stage when Microsoft executives were asked about the possibility of Nokia using Android.<p>Joe Belfiore, vice president of …

Windows Phone

Lenovo's improved Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ launches with a new app suite (hands-on)

While Lenovo's original Yoga Tablet had marathon-like battery endurance, an interesting design and a good price, it also had the muscle of a marathon runner, thanks to weak specs. However, the company just launched the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at MWC 2014 with a much more desirable set of components. For …

Confirmed: Comcast and Netflix have signed a paid peering agreement

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Getty Images / William Thomas Cain<p>Comcast has agreed to a transit and interconnection agreement with Netflix, as Gigaom …

Leaves In Chernobyl Area Are Decaying Unusually Slowly

They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.<p>Strange to say, fallen logs, leaf litter and other forest debris doesn't decay as quickly around Chernobyl's most affected areas as it does elsewhere, <i>Smithsonian</i> reports. When scientists set out to study the phenomenon, they found that lingering …

As Carmakers Turn Up The Recalls, Consumers Tune Out

In the past week, Volkswagen recalled 150,000 Passats because of potential hood problems that could damage the headlights, and Honda recalled 900,000 Odyssey vans because of a potential fire hazard.<p>Those moves follow the recent General Motors recall of 1.6 million vehicles over a faulty ignition …

Federal Judge Strikes Down Michigan's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A federal judge ruled against Michigan's same-sex marriage ban on Friday. This makes Michigan the …

Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran

LAKE URMIA, Iran — An eerie and forlorn tableau greets visitors to the arid shores of this once-vast lake in Iran's far northwest. Rusting ships sit wedged in deep black mud. Stray dogs nibble on rotting planks from long-discarded beach chairs and derelict bungalows.<p>Lake Urmia, long counted among …

Return of ‘airpocalypse’: Beijing’s expats flee smog

<b>Editor's Note</b> <i>(8 December 2015): With an air quality red alert issued in Beijing for the first time ever, BBC Capital brings back this story of expats fleeing the city because of the excess pollution.</i><p>After five years in Beijing, Hannah Sanders and her husband Ben, both employed at Harrow School …

China

NASA discovers new gully on Mars

A NASA spacecraft has spotted a big gully on Mars, a feature that appears to have formed only within the last three years.<p>The powerful HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) imaged the channel, which is found on the slope of a crater wall in the Red Planet's mid-southern …

GOP candidate for governor is a registered sex offender

One of four gubernatorial candidates introduced to California Republicans recently is a registered sex offender who spent more than a decade in state prison, convicted of crimes including voluntary manslaughter and assault with intent to commit rape.<p>Glenn Champ, 48, addressed hundreds of GOP …

Associated Press News

Sibling Solidarity: Pistorius Turns to Younger Sister for Solace

PRETORIA, South Africa – When Oscar Pistorius needs comfort inside the courtroom, he turns to his younger sister.<p>After the double-amputee Olympian clutched his ears to block the sound of particularly gruesome testimony recently, it was Aimee Pistorius who raced to the dock to embrace him. When he …

South Africa

How the Russia Sanctions Could Backfire

Vladimir Putin turned up more than an hour late for a speech to Russia’s business elite on Thursday. This was not an insult, however, since he is habitually late. The Russian president once made his (now deposed) Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovich cool his heels for four hours while he hung …

U.S. Products Made In China Cause An Extra Full Day Of Smog A Year In Los Angeles

The consumer demand that goes around comes around–in the form of pollution carried on the wind.<p>There’s a certain sense of poetic justice, maybe, to the fact that all of the manufacturing we’ve outsourced has somehow come back to bite us in the butt. Much of the pollution created in manufacturing …

Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail.<p>"Because of the respect I …

Gravitational waves discovery: 'We have a first tantalising glimpse of the cosmic birth pangs'

Ian Sample explains the importance of the discovery of primordial gravitational waves, dating back to the big bang, while eminent physicists and astronomers react to the news<p>The sighting came from a small telescope on the roof of a laboratory sat on the ice sheet three quarters of a mile from the …

Irish MP Patrick Nulty quits over 'inappropriate' Facebook messages

<b>An Irish parliamentarian has resigned after admitting he sent inappropriate messages to a teenage girl on Facebook.</b><p>Independent MP Patrick Nulty said he had been "under the influence of alcohol" when he sent messages to a 17-year-old.<p>His shock resignation came hours before Irish tabloid the Sunday …

Labour Party

Hillary Clinton talks jobs, economy to millennials

<b>(CNN)</b> - Hillary Clinton on Saturday spoke to an audience of thousands of college students in Arizona about the economic uncertainty facing their generation and the importance of education.<p>The former senator and secretary of state spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference at …

British police look for two new suspects in Madeleine McCann case

British police officers investigating the 2007 disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann from a Portugal resort have reportedly uncovered new details about two bogus charity workers operating in the area around the time of the girl's disappearance.<p>The British Sunday Mirror paper reported that …

Rand Paul And The Perils Of Right-Now Thinking

There is nothing as unwise as the brain feeling whatever it’s feeling right this second. Right-now feelings are the necessary precursor to right-now …

Rand Paul

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Syrian jet shot down by Turkey

Conflict encroaches on Nato's eastern frontiers as Turkey shoots down Syrian fighter jet it says violated its airspace<p>The <b>Syrian</b> conflict encroached threateningly on Nato’s eastern frontiers on Sunday when <b>Turkey</b> shot down an Assad regime fighter jet that it said had crossed into its territory during …

Associated Press News

New Mexico Judge Orders Marriage Licenses For Same-Sex Couples

Prohibitions on same-sex couples marrying in the state "are unconstitutional and unenforceable," Judge Alan Malott ruled Monday.<p>WASHINGTON — A New Mexico judge has ordered the county clerks of Bernalillo and Sante Fe counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples who apply and are …

European car sales up 8% in February

Three weeks ago an analyst increased projections for European car sales this year, expecting them to climb three percent compared to last year instead of 2.7 percent. That number is a postive sign after years of hard times but it turns out February was especially good, overall European sales …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Mindfulness