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Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

15 people, many teenagers, wounded in Miami nightclub shooting

Fifteen people, many of them teenagers and some as young as 11, were shot early Sunday morning at a Miami nightclub, Miami-Dade police reported.<p>Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said the victims ranged in age from 11 to 25 and were taken to area hospitals.<p>Several victims were released from …

Alt-Fall Movie Preview 2014: The Wild, the Weird and the Totally True

‘20,000 Days on Earth’ (Sep 19)<p>Following a "typical" day in the life of Bad Seeds bandleader/singer Nick Cave — waking up, writing and recording some …

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: Competition Between Apple and Google is More Brutal Than Ever

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products, Jonathan Rosenberg, recently published a new book entitled "How Google Works, which explores topics like corporate culture, strategy, talent, innovation, dealing with disruption, and more. The duo have done an interview with …

What the Marshmallow Test Really Teaches About Self-Control

One of the most influential modern psychologists, Walter Mischel, addresses misconceptions about his study, and discusses how both adults and kids can master willpower.<p>The image is iconic: A little kid sits at a table, his face contorted in concentration, staring down a marshmallow. Over the last …

Multitasking may be affecting the density of your grey-matter

Reading this article on a laptop while watching TV and idly scrolling through tweets on your phone? You're a multitasker, and it may be changing the structure of your brain. New research from the University of Sussex suggests that people who simultaneously use multiple media devices on a regular …

Kevin Mitnick will sell you security exploits, if you have $100,000

Ever since he was released from prison, legendary hacker (and social engineering expert) Kevin Mitnick has spent much of his time helping companies protect against internet attacks. However, his security consulting work recently entered murky territory. He's now offering the Absolute Zero Day …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Planet Sucks

Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Tasty or addictive? Chinese restaurant serves noodles laced with opium poppy

The noodles were not just tasty. They were addictive.<p>A Chinese noodle vendor in northern Shaanxi province has been detained for 10 days after admitting he added powdered poppy plant — from which opium is made --- to his dishes to keep customers coming back, Chinese media has reported.<p>The owner said …

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

The Sweet Rides Of Tech's Millionaires And Billionaires

We all know these tech moguls can be humble, but we thought it'd be fun to round up what tech cofounders and CEOs are driving these days, which range from extremely modest to ridiculously expensive.<p>Some of the wealthiest living in Silicon Valley own flashy $100,000 sports cars, while others are …

Los Angeles Clippers

Florida threatened by the biggest “red tide” in nearly a decade

<b>(Ivan Cholakov via Shutterstock)</b><p>A red tide occurs when algae grow out of control, endowing the waters with a reddish-brown hue<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>August 13, 2014 4:10pm (UTC)<p>Florida's shores are being threatened by the approach of the biggest red tide since 2005. Large quantities of <i>Karenia brevis</i>, a …

Do quantum computers threaten global encryption systems?

<b>The modern world is a house of cards built upon encryption.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessThe world is not enoughKeeping the cyber thieves at bayNollywood finds its global audience onlineThwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlersCan drones tackle wildlife poaching?<p>Make a mobile phone call and …

Quantum Computing

Massive 'Florida red tide' is now 90 miles long and 60 miles wide

There's a massive red tide blooming off the coast of southwestern Florida and it appears to be growing.<p>The red tide is patchy, but researchers say it stretches an amazing 60 miles wide and 90 miles long in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>Just a few weeks ago it was reported to be 50 miles wide and 80 miles long.<p>…

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Gun Control

Tesla earnings beat estimates, Gigafactory construction imminent

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors released its second-quarter earnings results Thursday, beating estimates and revealing that delivery and production of its Model S sedan are on track.<p>Tesla reported adjusted earnings of $16 million, or 11 cents a share excluding one-time items like stock-based …

TouchPico – Android powered pico projector puts a touchscreen anywhere

Every once in a while a truly great and innovative campaign lands on the crowd funding websites. This time out we find a pico projector on IndieGogo. The project is called TouchPico and it is no ordinary projector; aside from being almost completely wireless in operation and housing its own full …

Gear & Gadgets

NIGHTMARE: Man Claims Dropbox Quietly Deleted More Than 8,000 Of His Personal Files

After using the service for about five years, Čurn has come across one of the most terrifying, stomach-churning scenarios one could imagine when relying on cloud storage.<p>More than 8,000 of his personal files had mysteriously disappeared. To be exact, 8,343 of his files were missing.<p>Čurn detailed …

Operating Systems

LG's 105-inch 4K TV is here, if you can afford it

Sure, Samsung just launched its 105-inch ultrawidescreen, Ultra HD TV, but if spending $120,000 on such a screen is probably out of reach there may be a solution. For the the budget minded-consumer, we'd recommend taking a look at LG's 105-inch 4K (they call it 5K, because of the expanded number of …

The best apps to teach your child about money

We profile the best apps to teach your child how to spend and save responsibly<p>Children will be taught how to manage their money in schools across England for the first time this September.<p>Financial education – already taught in schools in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – will be included in …

Wichita Foster Dad of Baby Who Died in Hot Car 'Wants to Die'

A Kansas foster father arrested for leaving his 10-month-old daughter in the car is so devastated by the baby's death he "wants to die," his family said.<p>"He has no reason to live," Seth Michael Jackson's mother told NBC News on Friday.<p>Jackson, 29, and his 26-year-old partner had been in the process …

Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal

One year ago today, Google(S GOOG) surprised the world by announcing Chromecast, a small dongle that makes it possible to stream YouTube, Netflix(S …

The Fabulous Life Of Sir Jony Ive, The Genius Behind Apple's Design

Ive has worked at Apple for 22 years. In that time he has received countless awards and accolades for his ingenuity and commitment to Apple's minimalist design aesthetic.<p>He has also become quite famous. The London native is frequently spotted at clubs and lives in California, near Apple's …

Jony Ive

States Would Sue to Kill City Internet Service

A group rep­res­ent­ing state le­gis­latures is threat­en­ing to sue to pro­tect re­stric­tions on city-run In­ter­net net­works, claim­ing the …

The 20 Most Beautiful And Clever Tech Logos

We've put together this list of the best, most beautiful tech company and product logos, spanning from startups to more-established companies.<p>Let us know in the comments if we skipped any other great ones.

Graphic Design

Meet The Richest Tech Tycoon In 14 Major Countries Around The World

But there are plenty of extremely wealthy tech executives across the globe who are making major contributions to their country's tech scenes.<p>With the help of Forbes' Billionaires List, we've rounded up the wealthiest tech tycoon in 14 countries across the globe. They've each played a major role in …

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Facebook's Experiment Reveals A Much Deeper Problem With The Internet Today

When a technology company behaves badly, you hear one defense brought up repeatedly: they could have done so much worse. When Google decided that they would use your face in their advertisements, you shouldn’t have been outraged, you should have been relieved they didn’t tell everyone your darkest …