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Reports: ISIS fighter executes his own mother

Already notorious for its public and gruesome executions, a member of the Islamic State killed his own mother in front of a crowd in Syria this week after she tried to get him to leave the terrorist organization, according to reports.<p>The man, identified as Ali Saqr, 21, executed her in front of …

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, by accident

Samsung recently announced an Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta program for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in South Korea and the United Kingdom. So it came as a big surprise when one lucky Galaxy S5 owner received an OTA notification for the Android 6.0.1 update.<p>Mix Tech was quick to do a preview of …

'Blood Moon' seen as sign of end times by some Mormons

A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.<p>Sunday night's …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

Google announces event to be held on September 29th!

Google has been up to some big things in the past few months, including playing around with the very ABC’s that structure the company and announcing Android 6.0. Rumors and leaks have been flowing freely as well, of new Nexus products and even a second Chromecast. While we don’t know <i>exactly</i> what …

U.S. concerned about Russian jets in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States is concerned about Russia's recent deployment of fighter jets to Syria despite new conversations between the two countries to de-escalate the conflict in Syria.<p>"Clearly, the presence of aircraft with air-to-air combat capacity as well as ... surface-to-air missiles raises …

Need for Speed: No Limits pre-registration begins in the Play Store

The Need for Speed franchise needs no introduction. These street car racing games are among the most popular of their kind, which makes the next iteration a highly anticipated one. Need for Speed: No Limits is almost ready to hit the streets. You can’t download the game quite yet, but the new title …

Exclusive: Google updating Chromecast app w/ ‘What’s On,’ suggested apps, more

As we told you yesterday, Google is preparing several big Chromecast announcements for its September event later this month. According to the internal documents that <i>9to5Google</i> has obtained, the company is planning to launch not only brand new Chromecast hardware and Spotify support, but an updated …

Meet The Photographer Who Immortalized Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture

A new PBS documentary shines a light on Pedro Guerrero, photographer to the Starchitects of the 1950s and ’60s.<p>Fresh out of school, Pedro Guerrero (1917–2012) landed the role of Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer and played a pivotal role in presenting the architect’s work to the public. During the …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Google has deployed its cute little self-driving cars in Austin

They'll join the autonomous Lexus SUVs that have been on the road since July<p>Last month we learned that Google was planning to extend its autonomous vehicle project by bringing a few of its own tiny self-driving cars to Austin, Texas. Today, the company announced that new phase of the project is now …

Your home could become one giant iPhone, courtesy of Apple

It's called HomeKit. And if Apple's plans work out, it will turn your home into one giant computer — like the iPhone, but everywhere.<p>The iPhone, like any other computer, is a piece of hardware built by a certain company that can run apps and games built by other companies and developers all over …

Air Force to Have Lasers on Its Fighters by 2020

Cheap and powerful, directed-energy weapons pods could be mounted on jets just five years from now.<p>The Navy has a seaborne deathlaser on patrol in the Gulf Coast, futuristic railguns in testing, and wants better versions of both in the next five years. Meanwhile, the Air Force isn't slacking; it's …

US hopes Russia may change direction when Vladimir Putin is gone

US defence secretary Ash Carter said the US and Nato needed a “strong but balanced” approach to Russia, and he questioned whether Moscow’s “backward-looking” aggressive behaviour would change while President Vladimir Putin remains at the helm.<p>Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Europe on …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

7 Reasons You Should Care About Your Personal Branding

Think personal branding isn't important to your career? Think again.<p>Personal branding is especially crucial for the current generation of young workers, who are more likely to move around professionally. Over the course of their careers, many professionals will change industries, transition between …

Employment

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

10 Apps To Download Before A DIY Project

These days, the most invaluable tool for inspiring and organizing any home design project fits in your back pocket. Whether you want to compare and contrast new potential paint colors for your den, find a coffee table that fits in your living room <i>and</i> your budget, or plan a complete kitchen …

How to Prevent People from Knowing When You've Seen a Message In Apps

It seems like every messaging app these days, from iMessage to Facebook, insists on sending "read receipts" letting people know that you've seen …

Apps

The Complete Guide to Avoiding (and Removing) Windows Crapware

Windows has a lot going for it, but it's also saddled with one of computing's biggest annoyances: crapware. Here's everything you need to know about …

Apple’s massive cash hoard makes it richer than 141 countries

It’s hard to truly understand Apple’s astronomical size until you put things into context. With $178 billion in cash as of last quarter, you can start easily comparing the company to the gross domestic product (GDP) of large countries.<p>In fact, Apple would be the world’s 55th richest country right …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Common degenerative eye disease may be triggered by tiny mineral deposits

New research from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found that tiny lumps of calcium phosphate may be an …

Supreme Court Ruling Against Obamacare Would Take Insurance From Millions: Reports

A Supreme Court ruling that strikes down federal subsidies for health insurance would pull coverage away from millions of people who have it now and send premiums soaring, according to two reports issued Thursday.<p>The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the 2010 Affordable Care Act’s …

7 plants that could save the world

Plants feed us, clothe us, shelter us, heal us, and unendingly inspire us with their everyday miracles. But, in many ways, despite the technological …

Precious Metals

Artificial Sweeteners May Contribute to Metabolic Disorders

Evidence suggests sugar substitutes aggravate diabetes and obesity.<p>Artificial sweeteners are a roughly $1.5 billion industry worldwide, often marketed as helpful for managing obesity and diabetes.<p>But some new research suggests sugar substitutes could actually contribute to soaring rates of obesity …

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Yoga