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How to get a six-pack in six weeks

If you’re looking to get a six-pack by July Fourth, you’ll need to start now. It takes six weeks with the right exercise — and food.<p>“The key to …

Workouts

For Some Muslim Asylum-Seekers In Germany, Christianity Beckons

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Islam is an integral part of modern-day Germany. But that hasn't kept thousands of Muslim asylum seekers from giving up their faith to become Christians in recent years.<p>The reasons they convert are complicated. Take Daoud Rahimi, for instance.<p>The 20-year-old Afghan, …

Web Wear: A New Coat Is Made From Biotech Spider Silk

Performance clothes will never be the same<p>For the past three weeks, outdoor apparel maker The North Face and materials company Spiber have been touring a gold-colored parka across Japan. The prototype, called the “Moon Parka,” is a first—a coat whose outer shell is spun from synthetic spider …

Promise seen for wireless pacemakers that don't require surgery

Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers — miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery.<p>In a study of 725 patients, one of these devices, made by Medtronic Inc., was successfully implanted 99% of the time, with a low rate …

This Woman Saved 100 Dogs From Being Eaten at a Controversial Festival in China

A woman in China reportedly paid over $1,000 Saturday to save 100 dogs from being killed and eaten during a dog-meat festival in the southern city of …

Tesla is finally building an SUV — and they want it to appeal to women

With the X, Tesla will at last have a car to satisfy the consumer's craving for crossovers and SUVs.<p>The Model S has been a home run for the company — they are selling as many they can build.<p>However, as Tesla marches towards its future as the mass-market manufacturer of Elon Musk's visions, the …

Google's brilliant ad describes transgender man's transition

Technically Incorrect: To support LGBT Pride Month, Google's Business Division releases an ad that shows how a gym became a safe place for those going through a difficult life transition.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>For every Caitlyn …

Amazon uses machine learning to show you more helpful reviews

Let's be blunt: Amazon's reviews sometimes suck. Many of them are hasty day-one reactions, others are horribly misinformed and a few are out-and-out fakes. The internet shopping giant thinks it knows how to sort the wheat from the chaff, however. It just launched a new machine learning system that …

Machine Learning

Anti-austerity protests: tens of thousands rally across UK

Forty-four days after David Cameron won an unexpected majority in the general election, the opposition parties are still picking themselves up off the floor. On Britain’s streets, however, tens of thousands of people took up their placards and marched in London, Glasgow and elsewhere in the first …

Northern Ireland

British banks returning to reckless lending, warns banking chief

Some banks are starting to pump out large volumes of loans, instead of worrying about quality<p>British banks risk returning to the reckless lending of the pre-crash years, Handelsbanken’s UK chief has told the Telegraph, in a sign that new hazards are developing in the economy.<p>Instead of focusing on …

Greece considers last-ditch proposals to avoid collision with bailout creditors

Greece’s government is considering new fiscal proposals to avoid a collision with its creditors on Monday, in what could be a last-ditch effort to …

Roadside bomb kills civilians in Afghanistan

At least 18 civilians were killed and six others have been wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, a local official told Al Jazeera.<p>Women and children were among the casualties of the deadly incident on Saturday, according to a provincial …

Cousins killed in Berkeley balcony collapse had a twins bond

COTATI, Calif. (AP) — Two cousins who were among the victims killed when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley were remembered Saturday as kind, fun-loving young women who shared a bond of twins even though they grew up an ocean apart — one in California and the other in Ireland.<p>Ashley Donohoe, 22, of …