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'Talking' cars that warn drivers about unseen hazards

BBC Click looks at how vehicle-to-vehicle communication that allows cars to broadcast unseen hazards could be used to help driver safety.<p>Many modern cars are fitted with sensors and cameras to help drivers avoid rear-end collisions, but these systems can only detect what the vehicle can physically …

Autonomous Cars

Why today's NFL is a paradise for nerds

Raised in 1980s Denver, caught in the grips of Broncomania, Crave's Eric Mack later stopped following the NFL for 15 years. This year he jumped back on the Broncos bandwagon and quickly felt more at home than ever.<p>It's often hard to remember many things about being a kid in Denver in the late 1980s …

NFL

Global Market Selloff -- A Worrisome Chart For Wall Street

After two days of a global market selloff, investors cannot help but ask whether this is a normal correction or something more serious.<p>To answer this question, we took a sharp look at a chart of five investment funds that closely follow the performance of five asset categories in the aftermath of …

World Bank pledges $2bn development aid for Burma

<b>The World Bank has pledged $2bn (£1.2bn) in development aid to Burma for projects including energy supply and healthcare.</b><p>Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced the aid during his first visit there.<p>Burma, also known as Myanmar, has been closed to much of the outside world for many years and is …

Asia

Researchers deliberately give volunteers the flu

Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.<p>It may sound bizarre, but the rare type of research is a step in the quest for better flu vaccines. It turns out that how the body fends off …

Brazil: anti-World Cup protesters clash with police after Sao Paulo rally

More than 100 arrested after demonstration against high cost of this year's football tournament turns ugly<p>Violence flared on the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday after more than a 1,000 demonstrators protested in against Brazil's hosting of the football World Cup later this year.<p>Waving flags, …

Evangelicals Are Winning the Gay Marriage Fight—in Africa and Russia

Long be­fore Pres­id­ent Obama se­lec­ted three gay ath­letes to lead the Amer­ic­an del­eg­a­tion to the So­chi Olympics, long be­fore Pres­id­ent …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for January 2014

Author: Adam Mann<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 the Day …

Far-right phony intellectualism: The secret of Dinesh D’Souza’s success

Wingnuts obsessed with the culture war will always have a place (and credit card) for hucksters like Dinesh D’Souza<p>Late in the day on Thursday, Dinesh D'Souza, the right-wing author, pundit and filmmaker, was indicted in New York on charges of campaign fraud. According to the feds, D'Souza had …

5 shady ways the drug industry is influencing your doctor

Big Pharma can entice medical practitioners to prescribe expensive patent drugs — even when they’re dangerous<p>Until 2010, when the Physician Payments Sunshine Act passed, requiring doctors to disclose payments, the only thing better than working for Pharma was being a doctor wined and dined by …

The Sochi Olympics Are a Five-Ring Mess

In 2010, the people of Russia were asked to design an Olympic mascot, and the people responded—creating 24,000 cartoon bears, tigers, saints, snowflakes, witches, and wolves in just three months, a forest of candidates, a seeming triumph of democracy. The upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, in the …

Russia

Will the 2nd Great Machine Age be a frightening jobless dystopia?

Machines have been displacing jobs for years and the rate is accelerating<p>Thanks to lightning-speed advances in hi-tech, humanity (or part of it) is close to achieving its dream of prosperity without toil. We are already starting glimpse the awful consequences. As Voltaire said, work is the triple …

An Economist Explains Why Wage Growth Is Poised To Take Off

Capital Economics' Paul Ashworth is taking the view that wage growth is about to pick up.<p>In a new research note, Ashworth argues that "the current rates of wage and price inflation may be unusually low, but we are becoming increasingly concerned that the dwindling slack in the labor market will …

Economics

Whatever Happened To The War On Piracy?

It’s been a long time since the days of SOPA and PIPA, and the period when I published what remains my most popular piece to this day, “You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You.” In the face of legislation that threatened the very freedom of the internet in the name of “ …