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Beach Chic: Stars in Swim's Best Trends

From sexy prints to basic black bikinis, see whats in style for the season.<p>From sexy prints to basic black bikinis, see what's in style for the season. Plus, check out the latest fashion trends of the summer.

Android L 5.0 Brings RAW Support, Manual Controls and More to Mobile Shooters

Earlier this week, Google showed off its Android L mobile operating system. The fifth major iteration of the mobile OS, Google has included a number …

Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of

“It is a sufficiently advanced form of paper as to be indistinguishable from magic.”<p>Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, is telling me about the central principle of Material Design. It’s the unifying metaphor behind Google’s new design direction, providing a unified set of physics …

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Iraq takes delivery of Russian fighter jets

The Iraqi government has received a delivery of Russian-made fighter planes it hopes will turn the tide against Sunni rebels who have seized large parts of the country.<p>Iraqi security officials confirmed five Sukhoi-25 jets, which were purchased second-hand from Russia, had arrived in Baghdad on …

Iraqi Army Retreats From Saddam's Hometown As Assault On ISIS Falters

The army retreated to the south, BBC reports, striking a blow to the first major offensive to counter an Sunni insurgency led by extremist ISIS militants.<p>The clashes are ongoing. Iraqi forces are bolstered by Iranian-trained militias.<p>Meanwhile in Baghdad, threatened by the rebel advance, top …

Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

Inside the Viper Room: Hollywood’s Most Exclusive Poker Game

“Poker Princess” Molly Bloom, in an adaptation from her new memoir, details how she went from a 26-year-old cocktail waitress to the hostess of Hollywood’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the July issue of <i>Vanity Fair.</i> Luring A-list names (“Tobey,” “Leo,” “Ben”) and taking home upwards of …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …