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Graphene Is The World's Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It

Graphene just might be the world's most incredible material. A honeycomb-like sheet of pure carbon only one atom thick, it's one million times thinner than a human hair and yet 200 times stronger than steel. It's also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is stretchable, flexible, …

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Holocaust Survivor Salutes Liberator In Emotional Meeting Decades Later

A Holocaust survivor recently reunited with the American soldier who helped to save his life decades ago.<p>Joshua Kaufman, 87, a former prisoner in the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, met with one of his liberators, U.S. Army veteran Daniel Gillespie, in Huntington Beach, California, late last …

Angela Merkel: I want Greece to remain part of the eurozone

The German chancellor and Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, say they want Greece to remain part of the eurozone and "our story"<p>As <b>Greeks</b> prepare to vote in a general election that could test their membership of the euro zone to breaking point, <b>Angela Merkel</b> said she wants the country to remain …

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Meet The New King Of Saudi Arabia

King Salman has a history of maintaining order in the royal family. A look at the man who will now rule a country that holds one-sixth of the world’s oil reserves.<p>Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday and was quickly succeeded by his half brother, former Crown Prince Salman. Both men come from …

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

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15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

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Google Reveals Who Actually Uses A Smartwatch

Right now, Google says smartwatch users fall into two camps: The cord-cutters, and the hyperconnected. And it plans to accommodate both.<p>While the Apple Watch isn’t due out until next year, watches running Google’s Android Wear have been out for four months now. Today, Android Wear watches will see …

Ikea’s New Desk Goes From Sitting To Standing With The Push Of A Button

Anyone who has priced a convertible desk that he or she can both sit and stand at knows it’s an expensive proposition that can quickly reach into four digits. If only Ikea made one in birchwood veneer, or something.<p>Voilà! Ikea presents its updated Bekant line of convertible desks. The 63”x31” …

The First Real Photoshop Alternative For iPad Is Here

After years of buzz on the Mac, Pixelmator has finally come to the iPad.<p>For years, Pixelmator has been the go-to Photoshop alternative on the Mac for people who want an app with all the polish of an Adobe product, without actually letting Adobe sink their claws into them. Now, it’s available on the …

Oversharing Toys Let Your Baby Post On Facebook

Ingenious design or sickening sign of the times? That’s for you to decide.<p>Every new set of parents must have The Talk, and no, I don’t mean something about how babies are made. I mean, you have to decide with your partner just what images and stories you can share of your child on social media. …

Can A Bike Be Both Cheap And Beautiful?

The Epo hopes to bring bike manufacturing back to the Netherlands by using the same techniques car makers use to keep costs down.<p>You’d be hard pressed to find a more bike crazy country than the Netherlands. Not only are bicycle paths ubiquitous, but there’s more than one bicycle for every single …

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Changing Planet<p><b>The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms.</b><p>From the moment the gigantic sunspot cluster known as AR 2192 appeared on the eastern side of …

Which product launch was a bigger disaster: Microsoft’s Surface or Amazon’s Fire Phone?

Back when Jeff Bezos was first unveiling Amazon’s Fire Phone in June, he may have been preparing the world for the disaster that lay ahead. At the start of his presentation, calling on his inner philosopher, Bezos explained:<p>“You can fill a bucket with an eyedropper, if the bucket doesn’t …

Who is Canada shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau?

What would spur someone to walk up to a war memorial, fatally shoot a soldier guarding it, then rush into Canada's Parliament and open fire?<p>The attacker, identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, may have taken the answer to his grave when he himself was shot dead before he could seriously hurt anyone …

Microsoft Lumia design officially revealed without Nokia branding

No more Nokia Windows Phones<p>Microsoft is officially replacing its Nokia branding with Microsoft Lumia on the company’s Windows Phones. The software giant is "looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon," and, as <i>The Verge</i> revealed earlier this week, Nokia’s existing phone websites and …

Here's How Study Breaks Boost Learning

Students in school are rarely given opportunities to rest and reflect on the knowledge they've acquired, but a new study suggests that giving the mind a little targeted downtime could be a highly effective way to boost learning.<p>The brain mechanisms that are engaged when the mind is resting and …

‘Dead’ hearts transplanted into living patients in world first

Australian surgeons have successfully transplanted “dead” hearts into patients for the first time – a groundbreaking procedure with the potential to significantly boost the supply of donor organs.<p>The number of donor hearts has been limited in the past by the fact that they have had to be taken from …

Under Armour Is Becoming A Viable Threat To Nike

Under Armour's footwear and apparel sales jumped 29% in the third quarter from a year ago and net income grew 22% to $89.1 million, the company reported Thursday.<p>The Baltimore-based company says it's now on track to bring in a total of $3.03 billion in sales in 2014, which would be a 30% jump over …

If (When) Baghdad Falls, Keep American Soldiers Away From the Mess Created By Bush and Obama

When President Bush invaded Iraq in 2003, long before ISIS controlled an estimated 12,000-35,000 square miles of territory between Iraq and Syria, the Decider stated the following in his now infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech:<p>In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have …

This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera.<p>Here's how it works.<p>Shirts start at $69, but that's still cheaper than other custom shirts out there, which can cost $100 and up. Also, shipping is free.<p>First, you choose the type of …

Smoke out: Reynolds American to ban smoking in its offices

Reynolds American, the maker of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, will ban smoking in its offices and buildings starting next year.<p>The Winston-Salem, …

Twitter Introduces Fabric, A Toolkit For Developers To Build Apps On Its Platform

At Twitter’s Flight conference this morning, Dick Costolo’s introduced Fabric, a set of APIs aimed at developers to encourage them to build apps and services on top of the Twitter platform.<p>In the build up to introducing the new APIs, Costolo said that Twitter “wanted to approach this not from the …

Overweight Women Tend To Earn Smaller Paychecks, Study Claims

Heavier women are more likely to be lighter in the wallet, reports a new study that says obese females tend to occupy lower-paying, more-strenuous jobs in less-visible corners of the U.S. workforce when compared to average-sized women and men.<p>In fact, the link between extra pounds and leaner …

Obama Administration Clarifies Anti-Bullying Protections For Students With Disabilities

When a 10-year-old student with ADHD and a speech disability talks in a high-pitched voice, gym class can become a nightmare. Other students call him "gay" or a "weirdo." He becomes yet another student with disabilities who gets bullied at a higher rate than his peers -- a problem the federal …