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Al-Qaeda seizes Iraq's third-largest city as terrified residents flee

Militants storm northern city of Mosul, freeing thousands of prisoners, as Iraqi prime minister declares state of emergency and offers to arm citizens who volunteer to fight against militants<p>Al-Qaeda seized control of Iraq's third biggest city on Tuesday, freeing thousands of imprisoned fellow …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

Founder of Pirate Bay arrested in Sweden after two years on the run

Peter Sunde had been sought by Interpol for copyright violations<p>One of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations after being on the run for nearly two years, Swedish police said on Saturday.<p>Peter …

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Over third of Galaxy S5 upgrades come from iPhone owners

Almost 38 per cent of people upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S5 online were iPhone owners<p>Over one third of individuals upgrading to Samsung's Galaxy S5 handset through a trade-in site were iPhone owners.<p>Mobile trade-in site CompareMyMobile witnessed a 210 per cent rise in customers trading in their …

Report: N. Korea fires on South during North's military drills; South responds

North and South Korean artillery batteries exchanged hundreds of shells across their western sea border Monday, a day after North Korea warned it was preparing to test another nuclear device.<p>About 100 of the 500 shells North Korea fired into the Yellow Sea strayed across the line separating the two …

Twenty-five years after Soviet exit, Taliban says U.S. will meet same fate

In a statement issued on the 25th anniversary of the final Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, a national holiday for Afghans, the Taliban sought to connect the steady departure of U.S. and NATO troops ahead of a year-end deadline to the end of the decade-long Soviet occupation.<p>"Today America is …

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Crab Nebula: Noble Gas Molecule Found in Crab Nebula--a First in Space, Say Researchers

The Crab Nebula has a noble gas molecule, researchers said this week, noting that the find is startling because it has been assumed noble gas …

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North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …

Universal Formally Shuts Down Production on Fast 7 Over Paul Walker’s Death

Just a few days ago, the news was that Universal was still going forward with 7 Fast 7 Furious despite Paul Walker’s death in a fiery auto crash with his friend Roger Rodas. Today comes formal word from Universal that they’re shutting down production. What gives?<p>Here’s Universal’s statement, via …

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More evidence there’s an ocean on Europa primed for life

An ocean below the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers that are capable …

Two supermassive black holes in death spiral

Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes 3.8 billion light-years from Earth, circling each other like dance …

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US Congress has close encounter over extraterrestrial life

The search for extraterrestrial life crosses every boundary. It has surpassed the limit of where humans can travel and tested the limits of what we can see. The quest must pass through time as well as space.<p>Also: Congress.<p>A House committee convened on Wednesday to take up an abiding mystery of the …

Congressional hearing on search for extraterrestrial life – live updates

Summary<p><b>The hearing has wrapped.</b> No conclusive evidence as to the existence or not of extraterrestrial life emerged today on Capitol Hill. But as multiple committee members were at pains to mention, the hearing was more fun and informative than the usual fare. Here's a summary of where things</b> …

Experts ask the US for more help finding extraterrestrial life

Representatives from NASA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Library of Congress testified before a House committee in Washington today to discuss the possibility of life in our solar system and neighboring galaxies, and the message was clear: more money needs to spent in the …

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Researchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.<p>The genetic material was pieced together from a clutch of cells found in bone fragments – the oldest human remains ever to yield their genetic code.<p>The …

The Next Generation Of USB Connector Will Plug In Either Way

Truly revolutionary<p>The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which is a group of tech companies that promotes USB, has announced that the next USB plug specification is currently being developed.<p>The new plugs and receptacles will be bilaterally symmetrical, so <i>never again will you try and fail to plug in a USB</i> …

House Republicans yearn to impeach Obama

<b>Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>Even though they know impeachment would fail in the Senate, some House GOPers are still weighing their options<p>Elias Isquith<p>December 4, 2013 2:35pm (UTC)<p>You may not know this, but House Republicans don't like President Obama. Really, they don't! And as …

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter: Nuke Iran!

<b>Duncan Hunter (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>California Republican Duncan Hunter says that if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, it should use “tactical” nukes<p>Elias Isquith<p>December 4, 2013 7:45pm (UTC)<p>Forget John McCain's "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb-bomb Iran" — how about "tactically nuke Iran" instead? That's the …

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The Point - Is the Wii U a failure? - The Point

Airs Most Weeks<p>GameSpot's Danny O'Dwyer explores the hottest topics in games. From industry trends & rumors, to speculation and fan reactions.

Valve joins the Linux Foundation

Valve is now part of the Linux Foundation, according to a press release published today on the organization's website.<p>The Linux Foundation was created to support companies and individuals who use and develop for the open source operating system. The Foundation, which employs Linux creator Linus …

EA resurrecting Desert Strike series?

Electronic Arts has filed two new trademark applications that suggest the publisher may be planning to resurrect its long-dormant Desert Strike series.<p>As spotted by Fusible, EA filed a pair of trademark applications with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for "Desert Strike" on …

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