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Archaeologists discover 800,000-year-old footprints on an English beach

A team of archaeologists has discovered a crucial clue to human ancestry in a set of 800,000-year-old footprints left in a beachside sediment bed in England. The prints offer an important look into early human habitation in northern Europe, with height estimates suggesting the prints were left by a …

Giant New Jellyfish Species Washes Ashore Down Under

According to researchers, we can expect a lot more of this sort of slimy event.<p>What appears to be a giant living blob washed ashore a beach in southern Tasmania, where it was discovered by a family. Turns out it is a new species of lion's-mane jellyfish.<p>Government scientist Lisa-ann Gershwin told …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for February 2014

Author: Wired Science Staff<p>06:30 am<p>Follow Space Photo of the Day on TwitterThe 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day GalleryThe 2012 WIRED Space Photo of …

Republicans’ destined-to-fail DIY plan to fight inequality

<b>Cathy McMorris Rodgers (ABC News)</b><p>GOP response to SOTU emphasized the need for an opportunity society, but only Obama called for collective action<p>Richard Kirsch<p>February 8, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Midway through listening to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Republican response to the State of the Union address …

A Long Unemployment Benefits Debate Could Be Just The Distraction Democrats Need

"Is unemployment insurance going to turn an election? No. But it's helping drive the conversation away from Obamacare," one national Democrat said.<p>WASHINGTON — With control of the Senate hanging in the balance Democrats are looking for every advantage they can get, and a drawn out battle over …

Democrats promote positive message on Obamacare and work hours

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats sought to turn the latest controversy over Obamacare and the economy into a positive political message on Sunday by casting an expected decline in American work hours as a boon to worker freedom and family values.<p>The federal government forms for applying for health …

CMS may require Obamacare insurers to accept Ryan White payments

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in an effort to keep insurers from denying coverage to people with HIV/AIDS, may strengthen its position on health plans accepting third-party payments, such as those under the 1990 Ryan White Act.<p>Hundreds of people with …

Paul warns Texas could turn blue

HOUSTON — Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday predicted that Texas would turn blue within a decade if the Republican Party doesn’t become more inclusive.<p>“What I do believe is Texas is going to be a Democrat state within 10 years if we don’t change,” Paul (R-Ky.), who grew up in Texas, said at a dinner held …

The GOP of shutdowns, obstructionism and capitulation to the far right is back

For a while there it looked like John Boehner, the embattled House Speaker, had finally reined in the fanatical Tea Party wing of his caucus.<p>After all, it was just two months ago when Boehner wrangled 169 Republican votes – with just 62 dissenting – to approve the Bipartisan Budget Act and avoid …

Fed should plan to lift interest rates this year

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — There are lots of numbers to focus on in the jobs report, but the Federal Reserve should be focusing on the one former …

Federal Reserve

State pension service could be privatised under DWP plans

The government is considering saving money by privatising the delivery of the state pension, according to Whitehall documents seen by the Guardian.<p>In an effort to make up billions more in austerity savings, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has initiated a review of how it issues 4.5m …

Google+ Hangouts Goes Enterprise With VidyoH2O

Google+ Hangouts have proven to be a useful tool for anyone wishing to sidestep Skype and video-call with individuals or groups. But for businesses looking to hook things up via their existing voice and video tools, well, things haven’t been so rosy.<p>Today, however, Vidyo (see previous coverage) …

Don't Get Pushy With Push Notifications

<i>Tim Pemberton is the Media Operations Director at Yodel Mobile, a strategically-led full service agency that offers strategy, development and delivery for organizations looking to incorporate mobile successfully into their business.</i><p>Last year, Apple announced that it had passed its 50 billionth app …

What the hell is going on with Xbox One updates?

<b>Microsoft's updates for the Xbox One continue to be a source of great confusion (and some concern) for Nic Healey.</b><p>Back towards the end of January, …

Titan Fall

Samsung Unveils Black Edition Galaxy S4 with Faux-Leather Backs

It was spotted on Samsung’s Russian website last week, but now it’s official. Samsung is launching a ‘Black Edition’ Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini later this month, sporting a faux leather back panel similar to the Galaxy Note 3.<p>On the specs side, it looks like Samsung hasn’t changed anything for …

OpenTable goes beyond reservations, opens private beta for new dining payments service

OpenTable may soon make getting out of a restaurant just as easy as getting in.<p>After teasing the service back in September, OpenTable last night revealed new details about its “pilot” payment program — a feature which lets users pay for their meals via the app.<p>Kashyap Deorah, the general management …

Google's Field Trip app adds ratings to its recreational recommendations

Google knows that not everything in Field Trip will reach the high watermark of creepy areas around New York, but it hopes that the app's latest update will make cool spots easier to find wherever you are. The search giant's Niantic Labs has added a rating system on Android and iOS and is enabling …

Webee: A home hub that’s all about the algorithms

The smart home is fine, but I’m still waiting for the anticipatory home. A home that not only accepts programs and can be controlled remotely, but …

Google Play Newsstand gets a widget, adds mini view for easy reading

The idea behind a magazine or a newspaper is that you will actually sit down and <i>read</i> it -- but if you only have time to glance at a few headlines, the latest update to Google Play Newsstand is for you. The content aggregator now features a "mini card" view that compresses each story down to just …

Paul uses suit to boost campaign

Rand Paul’s move to sue the National Security Agency is his latest expression of outrage about government overreach and invasion of privacy.<p>It’s also an unusual play by the likely presidential candidate to advance his political ambitions.<p>Largely unnoticed in Paul’s effort is this: the names and …

Mars Rock Mysteriously Shows Up In Images Snapped By Mars Opportunity Rover (PHOTOS)

Wait, how did <i>that</i> get there?<p>Researchers are puzzled by what some are calling a "mystery" rock on Mars. Recently spotted in photos taken by the Opportunity rover, the rock seemingly appeared out of thin air, since the object was missing in images captured nearly two weeks earlier.<p>NASA Mars …

Is our Sun falling silent?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044753_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534396742_903b7bf7faab2e215a1b14544d439063<p><b>"I've been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I've never seen anything quite like this," says Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the</b> …

Solar Cycle

IMF funding, IRS guidelines collide

Republican tea party forces and the International Monetary Fund collided in the final bargaining over the omnibus spending bill this past week. Neither won — but the standoff speaks volumes about American politics.<p>Republican business allies like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a long line of …