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How to piss off a Colombian

There’s a difference between “<i>Colombia</i>” and “Columbia.” I did not live inside of a brand-name sports jacket, I lived in South America. It is an …

A Billboard That Condenses Water From Humidity

Peru's University of Engineering and Technology has designed a billboard that creates clean drinking water from atmospheric humidity.<p><b>At the edge of the Atacama Desert</b>, one of the driest places on earth, Lima, Peru, receives almost no rainfall. About 700,000 people have no access to clean water for …

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48 Names for Things You Didn't Know Had Names

Loving this roundup of little-known words from Mental Floss's John Green. Tons of strange terms and designations in this collection, from the …

McDonald's Is Testing A Mobile Ordering App

The app would allow customers to order and pay online. The customer could pick up their food curbside, at the drive-thru window, or in the store, reports Leslie Patton at Bloomberg News.<p>The app is being tested in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas, Patton reports.<p>McDonald's sees its new app as …

10 Apps for Freshman Year of College

Welcome to college. It's a world where careful planning means sleeping until noon every day and no outfit is too skimpy for a Halloween party. It's a …

8 Apps to Help Manage Their Homework Load

You may check your child’s homework daily, but how is he keeping track of what’s due when and for which class? Check out these great apps to help him not only manage his homework schedule, but to help him with reference materials, too.<p>1. My Gradebook<p>This app combines keeping track of assignments …

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Colorado hashes out weed advertising rules

State looks to shield minors from marijuana marketing as tax debate gains momentum<p>The Colorado Department of Revenue this week released a 136-page document detailing how the state will regulate retail sales and marketing of recreational marijuana. The document, published Tuesday, makes clear that …

Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” is a fake radio hit

I’m mad that Lana Del Rey is on mainstream radio. And not because she’s a treasured indie artist that I want to keep stashed away in a cupboard far …

New Video: The Weeknd Feat. Drake “Live For”

The Weeknd celebrates his newly released <i>Kiss Land</i> album with “Live For,” the Drake-assisted video in support of his sophomore effort. The …

New ultra-thin glass is just two atoms thick, earns Guinness World Record

A new record for the world's thinnest sheet of glass has been set, and it comes in at just two atoms thick. The ultra-thin glass, now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, was an accidental discovery by scientists at Cornell University and Germany’s University of Ulm. As they were …

The 5c: an iPhone for the Snapchat generation | Financial Times

I do.<p>After briefly trying out the new smartphone at its launch on Tuesday, I think it’s going to sell in record volumes for Apple.<p>Investors’ …

Challenging Obama, Putin Appeals Directly To Americans On Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unusual and direct appeal to the American people Wednesday night to reject President Obama's calls for possible use of force against Syria, using an op-ed in <i>The New York Times</i> to counter many of the arguments Obama made 24 hours earlier in a speech to the …

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Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

McDonald's Goes Chicken Wings but Will Boneless Fly? http://ow.ly/oMrC7

Lies, damned lies and the US unemployment statistics | Financial Times

The Fed has said that it will taper its asset purchases next week if it judges that the labour market outlook has improved “substantially”, and will …

Tired Of Inequality? One Economist Says It'll Only Get Worse

Economist Tyler Cowen has some advice for what to do about America's income inequality: Get used to it. In his latest book, <i>Average Is Over</i>, Cowen lays out his prediction for where the U.S. economy is heading, like it or not:<p>"I think we'll see a thinning out of the middle class," he tells NPR's …

20 Things Nobody Told You While Growing Up

There are so many things I wish I had known while growing up. No one ever tells you the hard truths of life. Maybe it’s because they can’t stomach …

New Alarm App Will Shake You Out of Bed

Hitting the snooze button is almost effortless. But shaking your phone like you're mixing a drink? Not so much.<p>That's the premise behind Wake N …

It’s official: Kanye West and Miley Cyrus made a “Black Skinhead” remix

The rumors were true: Kanye West did indeed record a “Black Skinhead” remix with Miley Cyrus. The collaboration was confirmed by Cyrus’ producer Mike …

Apple: We're Not Storing An Image Of Your Fingerprint On The New iPhone

The new smartphone has a fingerprint sensor built into the home button. It lets you unlock your phone without typing in a passcode. It also lets you download apps and content from iTunes without typing in your password every time.<p>Instead of storing a photo of your fingerprint, the iPhone 5S just …

Man makes Mermanning a lifestyle

It’s funny to think how folks in the 18th century tried to cobble a merman out of monkey and fish body parts, and today, we think of mermans as these …

You May Not Want To Look: Blobfish Named 'Ugliest Animal'

At first glance, we thought it was a <i>Star Wars</i> character.<p>But, no, the blobfish is a real creature that bobs around in the waters off Australia.<p>And now it's the "winner" of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society's online vote to choose a mascot.<p>Or as the society and the British Science Association say, …

Why Everybody’s Going Freelance

Whether they’re getting forced out of their jobs or freeing themselves from their organizations, 17 million Americans are going solo. Here’s what that means for the future of work.<p>More Americans are declaring their independence: as in the 17 million that self-indentified as indepenendent workers–as …

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Global Warming Is Very Real

On September 27th, a group of international scientists associated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will gather in an old brick …

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