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Shanghai Is Now Home to China's Tallest Building

China’s building boom continues. Shortly after the opening of the world’s largest freestanding building in Chengdu, the country’s tallest skyscraper …

Why Don't UFC Fighters Break Bones More Often? MIT Materials Scientist is 3D-Printing the Answer

Fight commentator, podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan has referred to the Ultimate Fighting Championship as two guys climbing into the octagon "and …

Watch The Earth’s Seasonal “Heartbeat” From Outer Space

This simple animated GIF captures the seasonal cycle of snow and grass, death, and rebirth.<p><i>John Nelson is known for building extremely complex visualizations of weather patterns. But his latest creation is a simple animated GIF of 15 frames from NASA’s cloudless satellite photography collection.</i> …

Study: Positivity is contagious on social media

If an article is “liked” on a website such as Facebook or Reddit, new readers are more likely to approve of it<p>Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Positive opinions are more influential than negative ones, at least on the Internet.<p>If an article is “liked” on a website such as Facebook or Reddit, new readers are …

Silver fire grows to 11,000 acres; only 10% contained

The wildfire burning in Riverside County has now expanded to 11,000 acres and is only 10% contained, fire officials said Thursday.<p>The cause of the Silver fire, which is burning near Banning, remains under investigation.<p>Julie Hutchinson, a battalion chief for the California Department of Forestry …

California

PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin's Glow Launches To Improve Healthcare

PayPal co-founder Max Levchin is on a mission to reduce the cost of healthcare in the United States. To achieve this, he is launching his next startup called Glow and the first segment he’s targeting is the fertility industry. The company has just released its first app, available on iOS, while …

Microsoft unboxes Xbox One, reveals final design and a bundled headset

Microsoft's next Xbox console won't go on sale until November, but that isn't stopping the company from unboxing it a little early. In a new video featuring one of the first Xbox One production units — complete with the recent graphical speed increase — Microsoft is detailing exactly what's in the …

15 Healthier Versions Of Your Favorite Childhood Foods

Kid-friendly food gets an upgrade.

Kate Upton: 'I Felt Terrible About Myself For A Solid Month' After First Sports Illustrated Cover

Kate Upton once admitted, "I understand why my male followers like me." But that doesn't mean the blonde bombshell likes being treated like an empty-headed object -- and she doesn't mind saying so out loud. In her new cover story for Elle's September issue, Upton opens up about the treatment she …

Where To Go In Europe: Find Out Which Countries Fit Your Personality

Sure, a cheese lover would thrive in France and sausage fans do well in Germany. But if you've got some quirkier traits, you may want to consult this list before booking a EuroTrip.<p><b>If you’re:</b> A cheerful male cheeseburger aficionado who enjoys putting cribs together using solely teensy diagrams…<p><b>You</b> …

Enjoy a Summer Cool Down with the Top 10 Hottest Hotel Pools

With temps brick-oven high and humidity levels swamp-like in many parts of the country, there's nothing like a refreshing dip in the pool. Hotel search engine Room 77 has compiled a list of The Hottest Hotel Pools that are more than just watering holes -- they're the ultimate places to chill and …

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YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers

YouTube is opening up its live streaming service to anyone with 100 or more subscribers, putting smaller, independent creators on the same footing as larger productions. The announcement comes less than three months after YouTube lowered the bar on live streaming to channels with 1,000 or more …

US and UK concern over Zimbabwe election results

<b>The US and UK have expressed concern after official results from Zimbabwe's elections gave President Robert Mugabe a seventh term in office amid claims of electoral fraud.</b><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry said the results did not "represent a credible expression of the people".<p>But the regional power …

South Africa

White House extends olive branch as Iran president Rouhani inaugurated

Statement says Obama administration will be 'willing partner' if moderate cleric leads Iran in meeting 'international obligations'<p>The inauguration of the new president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, presents "an opportunity" for Tehran to resolve concerns over its nuclear programme and better engage with …

Make Yourself Some Chai

A hot cup of spicy chai is a fabulous way to start the day: allow no substitutes. It's also makes a great support to meditation. Getting hopped up on tea before meditating is a traditional practice. Some swear by green tea, which I like, but my favorite by far is Indian chai. Yet chai-making--the …

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Economic Growth Momentum Is Fading

The unexpectedly large increase in the ISM Index was propelled mainly by a 6.4% rise in orders and an 11.6% jump in production. On a seasonally unadjusted basis the respective increases were -1% and +2%. While these were both better than usual for July, the seasonal adjustments, as compared to the …

Economics

“Times Haiku” Turns Newspaper Stories Into Poetry

You’d probably never guess that this haiku…<p>was culled from an article in the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>.<p>The Times’s senior software architect, Jacob Harris, has created an algorithm that will build a haiku from any story in the newspaper. As a refresher, a haiku is a form of three-lined Japanese …

Haiku

8 Fantastic Crime Novels That Became Great Films

If you think Stieg Larsson is the end of the line in Swedish crime writing, think again. Recently, readers in the states finally got their hands on …

Books

Nine Inch Nails Return to America With Massive Lollapalooza Gig

The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, Chance The Rapper and more kick off first day of Chicago fest<p>At 8:15 p.m., as a single light …

Nine Inch Nails
Personal Finance

Red Sox owner to buy Boston Globe from New York Times for $70m

John W Henry, who also owns Liverpool FC, to take struggling paper for fraction of the $1.1bn Times paid for it in 1993<p>The New York Times Company is to sell the Boston Globe to John W Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool FC, it was announced on Saturday.<p>In a sign of the …