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Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

We Could End Polio Forever For About $1 Billion

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been spearheading an effort over the past couple of years to close the last mile on polio eradication. …

World's Most Beautiful Museums

No big city vacation is complete without a visit to a beautiful museum. Our favorite collections combine great locations—like Central Park, central …

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10 Bucket-List Beaches That Tell Stories as Dramatic as the Scenery

Pirates! Shipwrecks! Robin Hood! Nudists! These beaches aren't your typical sleepy stretches of surf and sand—each one is not only beautiful but also …

Bucket Lists

65 Backyard Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat

For me, foraging for edible plants has always been limited to the few I know best. Wild blackberries until my stomach hurts? Check. Linden in the …

HBO Documentary Examines A New Type of Single Mother

"Ruthie and Tra-vis sittin' in a tree," my little fourth-grade classmates would sing as I jumped rope at recess.<p>Nina Davenport/Courtesy of HBO<p>"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in a baby carriage." A schoolyard game taught us the "proper" sequence of life events before …

“Angry Birds” Comes To The Kennedy Space Center

The 4,485-square-foot, seven-exhibit attraction includes making your own digital Angry Bird, playing the Eggsteroid Slingshot, and traversing the …

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The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Gunmen raid Iraq's Abu Ghraib and Taji jails

Armed gunmen have launched an attack on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, hitting the facility with rocket-propelled grenades and mortars, officials say. Twelve people were killed in the attacks.<p>The attackers hit the facility on the western outskirts of Baghdad late on Sunday night, as well as another …

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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me'

In unscheduled and unusually personal remarks, President Barack Obama tried Friday to explain why African-Americans were upset about last week's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin while lowering expectations for federal charges in the case.<p>"Trayvon Martin could …

The adventure playground of the Azores

The remote Portuguese archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves – with jewel-coloured lakes to kayak, misty laurel forests to hike and sparkling lava tubes to explore.<p>Asking someone to find the Azores on a map would probably have drawn a blank look a decade ago when the remote …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Zimmerman case: ACLU's déjà vu

The American Civil Liberties Union is experiencing some uncomfortable déjà vu.<p>George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin has triggered the specter of an awkward and often raucous debate the group thought it had put behind itself two decades ago.<p>After the …

Innocence, After Serving 11 Years On A Wrongful Conviction

When I was waiting, even to go to the trial, I would pray, 'Please Lord, get me out of here. You know I don't belong here, I didn't do this.' And I knew in my heart that it was going to happen, that I would be released. Just every now and then, I would ask the Lord, 'Well, you can kind of hurry up …

Detroit files for bankruptcy protection

DETROIT -- The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court Thursday, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.<p>The bankruptcy …

Eric Holder condemns self-defence laws in wake of George Zimmerman acquittal

Eric Holder, the US attorney general, launched an attack Tuesday on self-defence laws he said encouraged more violence, and used George Zimmerman's …