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The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

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Fat in, sugar out: Label creates new food hierarchy

<b>This week first lady Michelle Obama proposed new rules for the nutrition labels on packaged foods sold on US shelves. The new recommendations draw attention away from dietary fat while casting light on an even less nutritious ingredient - added sugar.</b><p>It's a big day for fat, which spent years as an …

Credit Suisse boss tells Senate that he 'regrets' tax ploy

<b>The boss of Swiss bank Credit Suisse has said he "deeply regrets" that some of its bankers violated US tax laws.</b><p>But Chief Executive Brady Dougan said in a statement to a US Senate committee that there was only "scattered evidence" of improper conduct.<p>A US Senate report alleged the bank had helped …

Finland: Reflective reindeer antlers aim to stop accidents

<b>Herders in Lapland are spraying their reindeer with reflective paint to help drivers see them in the dark, it appears.</b><p>The special spray is being tested on their fur and antlers to see how it holds up in different weather conditions, Finnish national broadcaster YLE reports.<p>"The aim is to prevent …

Luge Olympian Matt Mortensen Takes GoPro On His Run And It's Awesome (VIDEO)

Matt Mortensen represents the United States of Men's Doubles luge, and he has shown us what it's like to be him on the track.<p>In a video he uploaded personally onto YouTube, the olympic athlete brought along a GoPro camera for one of his rides in Sochi.<p>During the run, you can get a good idea of how …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Tom Chatfield on video games: difficulty is the point, not the problem

Difficulty is built into video games in a different way than for any other medium.<p>A movie may be difficult, conceptually or in terms of subject …

UK inflation rate falls to four-year low in November

<b>The UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to a four-year low of 2.1% in November, down from 2.2% the month before.</b><p>The Office for National Statistics said the change was caused by slower increases in food and energy prices.<p>The ONS said this was because the impact of …

The 50 best apps of 2013

The stats around mobile apps remain startling. There are now more than 1m apps apiece in both Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play, with tech research firm Gartner estimating that 2013 saw 102bn app downloads across the various stores. It's big business too: the company reckoned that …

World Wonders

WTO agrees global trade deal worth $1tn

<b>Ministers from 159 countries have reached a deal intended to boost global trade at a meeting in Bali, Indonesia.</b><p>The World Trade Organization's first comprehensive agreement involves an effort to simplify the procedures for doing business across borders.<p>There will also be improved duty-free access …

David Cameron defiant over tougher EU benefit plans

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1032000/1032031_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524806504_5346748cea237cdbad33d1d8d158ca8b<p><b>David Cameron has defended plans to toughen welfare rules for EU migrants, saying he was sending a "clear message" to people that the UK was not a</b> …

Apple buys motion sensor maker PrimeSense

<b>Apple has purchased PrimeSense, an Israeli firm that specialises in making 3D motion detection technology.</b><p>PrimeSense is best known for developing gesture control for Microsoft's Kinect sensor, and has made strides towards bringing the technology to mobile.<p>Apple's deal is likely to spark speculation …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

This Train Is Hiding A Full Starbucks Store Inside

What if you could sit inside a cozy Starbucks during your morning commute? Now, commuters in Switzerland can do just that.<p>Starbucks locations already seem to be everywhere you look. But starting November 21, the company will take on a new frontier: trains. Starbucks, with the help of Swiss train …

Concept Design

The 20 People Skills You Need To Succeed At Work

Do you think you’re qualified for a particular job, fit to lead a team, or entitled to a promotion because you have extensive experience and highly developed technical skills? Well, it turns out that while those things <i>are</i> crucial to your professional success, it’s imperative that you <i>also</i> have great …

Tradecraft Launches A School For Teaching Non-Technical Skills To Tech Workers

For many companies in Silicon Valley, it’s fairly easy to find, train, and evaluate technical talent — for the most part, it’s easy to determine and quantify how well a person codes. But evaluating and training non-technical personnel is something many struggle with. To help change this, a new …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …