Jason Rajamogan

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Uruguay becomes first country to legalise marijuana trade

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay became the first country to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalisation.<p>A government-sponsored bill approved by 16-13 votes in the Senate …

The Xbox One is the Ultimate Culmination of Microsoft's Vision

Now that the Xbox One has finally hit the market, one of Microsoft’s visions has almost come true. For years, the company has been trumpeting its long-term plan to have ‘three screens and a cloud‘ for its flagship products, but until recently it had failed to deliver due to ageing devices (the Xbox …

Manchester United manager David Moyes facing biggest challenge of his managerial career following latest defeat

Newcastle United's 1-0 win at Old Trafford exposed the failings in David Moyes's managerial capabilities and now the Scot faces a battle to prove he was the right man to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson.<p>David Moyes knew what he was letting himself in for when he accepted the challenge of succeeding <b>Sir</b> …

Soccer

How Google Earth is busting Persian Gulf nations for overfishing

Weapons-grade uranium isn’t the only thing Iran may be hiding. The country does not report its fishing catch to the United Nations, which is problematic given that the Persian Gulf, like other areas of the world, suffers from overfishing. But thanks to Google Earth, scientists now know that Iran …

Persian Gulf

The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees have a nose 100 times more powerful than a human’s. Like dogs, it turns out they can be trained and used in diagnostic tests. A London artist now has a contraption to do just that.<p>Even when a honeybee is a couple of miles away, it can still smell a particular flower or toxin. A bee’s olfactory …

Insects

The big energy problem that happens while you’re sleeping

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>When we were young, our mothers would tell us to turn off the lights before going to bed. But our mothers’ best efforts to …

Internet of Things

3 Ideas To Save The Seafood Industry Of The Future

Without new ideas for how to run sustainable seafood businesses, overfishing could cause major stocks to collapse within decades. The Fish 2.0 conversation wants to keep your sushi coming.<p>In 2006, scientists made a dire prediction: the stock of almost all species of seafood would collapse by 2050. …

Aquaculture

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in genetically blocking two proteins that control the …

A Surgeon’s Review Of Google Glass In The Operating Room

Dr. Pierre Theodore of UC San Francisco has completed a three-month trial of using Google Glass during surgery.<p>For a little over three months now, Dr. Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has been using Google Glass in the operating room. Although he’s tapped the functionality during …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There’s water in them thar planets – five massive “hot Jupiters” spied by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

Universe

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Physics

Weekly Roundup: Amazon Prime Air drones, LG G Flex review, hands-on with the YotaPhone and more!

<i>You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click</i> …

Microsoft Should Be Worried About Google’s Chromebooks

Just ahead of the holiday shopping season, Microsoft ramped up its FUD machine and launched the next phase of its infamous anti-Google Scroogled campaign last week. This time, the company is targeting Chromebooks, Google’s cheap ChromeOS-based, web-centric laptops. Why is Microsoft worried about …

Supermarkets selling chicken that is nearly a fifth water

Consumers paying 65p a kilo for water, as legality of process of 'tumbling' imported chicken called into question<p>Frozen chicken breasts on sale in leading supermarkets are being pumped up with water and additives that make up nearly a fifth of the meat to the point where consumers are paying about …

The inbetweeners: life as a middle child

Can the story of our lives be told in isolation from those around us? Or does where we fall in the family make all the difference?<p>I am destined to be the person who changes your life, or at least gives it a really good try. People like me become presidents and prime ministers. People like me are …

James Franco: master of sex

The actor and dilletante talks about his new pornographic arthouse film Interior. Leather Bar and how he's challenging Hollywood's beige treatment of sex<p>If you're an A-list Hollywood actor you need to have a "thing"; something beyond being just really, really good looking. For George Clooney it's …

"Anonymous: a baffling mixture of vital, considered political protest and incomprehensible pubescent wankery" http://gu.com/p/3y2jk/fb The Anonymous problem with feminism, by Emer O'Toole One campaign takes down a big bad rapist, while another helps to intimidate women who realise there's more to activism than challenging authority

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

Reports trumpeting basic differences between male and female brains are biological determinism at its most trivial, says the science writer of the year<p>As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I …

Cutting edge: the life of a former London gang leader

When Adam Patterson began photographing London gang leader Vipoh, he was looking for a way to understand knife culture. Instead, he gained a unique insight into a man desperate to escape a life of violence<p>Jean-Claude Dagrou sits in his living room, changes his baby's nappy, and explains why he …

UK wage growth at six-year high as economy recovers - survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Wages in Britain grew at their fastest rate in six years during November, a labour market survey indicated on Monday, providing a rare signal that a long-term decline in real incomes is being checked by a return to economic growth.<p>Prices have been consistently outpacing wages in …

South Africa's Afrikaner community optimistic about future after Mandela

Although Nelson Mandela preached tolerance and reconciliation, there are still divisions within South Africa. Some have warned that without his presence those divisions may spark violence.<p>But even members in a poor Afrikaner enclave appear cautiously optimistic about their future.<p>“At the end of the …

Twitter, Facebook and more demand sweeping changes to US surveillance

AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, Apple and LinkedIn to call for reforms to restore the public's trust in the internet<p>The world's leading technology companies have united to demand sweeping changes to US surveillance laws, urging an international ban on bulk collection of data to help preserve the …