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Vladimir Putin scores 8 epic goals in 100% believable hockey match

Black belt karate champion, Formula One racer and occasional Russian leader Vladimir Putin demonstrated his latest feat of impossible manliness this …

Russia

Mini's weird-looking AR goggles are actually useful

Augmented reality is supposed to be the future, but its current usefulness is pretty fuzzy. Sony's SmartEyeglass is reminiscent of your old monochrome monitors, Microsoft's HoloLens' games look intriguing, but who knows when that's coming out and Google Glass, well, we're not sure what the future …

Augmented Reality

Apple Announces New Cool Stuff

First human head transplant could be possible by 2017, surgeon claims

LONDON — It might sound like something from a science fiction movie, but an Italian doctor says full-body transplants, where a living person’s head …

University of California

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Meet Greenrail, The Startup That Will Make Train Travel Even More Sustainable

There’s a lot of talk about sustainable mobility nowadays, often in relation to a more environmentally friendly use of cars, or to its reduction in favor of other means of transportation. Trains, for instance. As conventional wisdom has it, travelling by train is a “green” option. Not everyone …

Trains

Amazing pictures of Moscow taken with a drone by photographer Amos Chapple - Telegraph

Tiger Woods stands by his version of whole 'tooth’

American insists to the suspicious media that he suffered accidental blow to the mouth<p><b>Tiger Woods’s</b> testimony here in Arizona could roughly be described as the tooth, the whole tooth, and <b>nothing but the tooth</b>.<p>Woods mounted the lectern by Scottsdale’s ninth green solemnly swearing the veracity of …

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Bill Gates' latest passion: A machine that turns poop into water

Years ago, Bill Gates gave the keynote speech at CES.<p>Nowadays, he's spending his time eyeing poop.<p>"I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyor …

Bill Gates

What you really Googled in 2014

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, people just wanted to know how to twerk. It was a more innocent time. This year, people wanted to know if they had Ebola.<p>Google has released its annual round-up of the year's top global searches. Apple, Facebook and other companies also do these recaps, but those only show what we …

Xiaomi made only $56M last year, filing shows

The upstart Chinese phone maker is operating on a profit margin of just 1.8 percent, which pales in comparison to competitors like Samsung and Apple.<p>Xiaomi, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, is serious about selling devices at or near cost to get ahead in the market.<p>Xiaomi earned 347.5 …

Amazon sellers face financial uncertainty after 1p automated pricing glitch

Amazon has come under fire for failing to help the small family-owned businesses that have lost tens of thousands of pounds after a technical glitch caused their products to be sold for a penny.<p>The firm, which had sales of more than $74bn (£48bn) last year, has ignored calls to offer compensation …

Police helicopter finds huge swastika in bottom of pool in Brazil

Civil Police in Brazil say one of their helicopters made a startling discovery -- a huge swastika in the bottom of a swimming pool.<p>One of their helicopters was assisting in a kidnapping investigation this week when officers spotted the symbol on a property in Pomerode, Brazil in the southern state …

Meet the $7 smartwatch

The Apple Watch will sell for $349 when it hits stores next year. Motorola's Moto 360 goes for $249 and Samsung's smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, starts at $199.<p>Now, a Chinese company wants to sell you one for $7.<p>Fastfox, a technology startup, says keeping software simple and hardware minimal lets …

Marshawn Lynch fined total of $100K by NFL

Lynch will pay a hefty fine after refusing to talk to the media following Sunday's loss against the Chiefs.<p>The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the NFL's media policy after he refused to talk to reporters on Sunday following the team's loss against …

Arrest warrants for Americans accused of trying to ship Thai infant body parts

Arrest warrants have been issued for two Americans accused of stealing adult and infant body parts from a museum inside a Thai hospital and trying to ship them to Las Vegas.<p>But the two men have already left Thailand despite being interviewed by police.<p>The Americans, Ryan Edward McPherson and Daniel …

9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui claims Saudi involvement

From his cell in a maximum security prison, terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui is reviving old allegations and making new ones against al Qaeda and a handful of Saudi royals.<p>The 46-year old French national is claiming that Saudi Embassy officials were involved in a plot to shoot down Air Force One to …

DEA questions team doctors after NFL games

The NFL, already under fire for its handling of concussions and domestic violence, saw several teams visited by the Drug Enforcement Administration after their Sunday games.<p>It follows yet another allegation that the nation's most popular sports league has less than the highest regard for its …

Google boosts Turing Award computing prize to $1 million

There's no Nobel prize for computer science, but after a grant from Google, the top award in the field is now just as lucrative.<p>The Turing Award now is worth $1 million, quadruple its earlier value, the Association for Computing Machinery announced Thursday.<p>"With the generous support of Google, we …

Artificial Intelligence

Alleged Pennsylvania cop killer charged with terrorism - CNN.com

Suspected cop killer Eric Frein was slapped with terrorism-related charges Thursday in Pennsylvania for allegedly admitting that he shot two state troopers in a bid to change the government and "wake people up," according to court documents.<p>The 31-year-old survivalist and military buff was captured …

Sherer: Medical marijuana users at risk

<i>Editor's note: David Mattingly talks to Larry and Rhonda Harvey about their case Monday night on Erin Burnett OutFront at 7 p.m. ET on CNN. Steph Sherer is founder and Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, a national organization that seeks to promote safe and legal access to cannabis</i> …

Hydrofoiling 'sports car for the water' promises legendary ride

Move over, boats. You're about to be outclassed by the Quadrofoil, an electric personal watercraft that uses hydrofoil technology to zoom over the water. And looks like an alien spacecraft.<p>Most powered personal watercraft use gas motors, which tend to be pretty noisy. That old technology is about …

Obama: The Internet Is a Utility

The White House proposes a major change to the way broadband should be regulated, but can it actually happen?<p>A new "net neutrality" plan released by the White House on Monday morning includes an endorsement of an old idea that some activists have been pushing for years: the treatment of the …

Pirate Bay co-founder who fled to avoid prison is arrested in Thailand

One of the co-founders of the torrenting site The Pirate Bay, and the last to avoid arrest, was taken into custody in Thailand on Monday, the Associated Press reports.<p>Fredrik Neij, 36, was detained at a checkpoint along the Thailand-Laos border. Thai authorities said Neij had been living in Laos …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free …

70 ISIS bodies dropped off at hospital

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has apparently taken a heavy hit over the past several days. The bodies of at least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, a Syrian opposition group told CNN. Tal Abyad is on the Turkish border and about 80 …

ISIS justifies its taking of sex slaves

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a new publication, ISIS justifies its kidnapping of women as sex slaves citing Islamic theology, an interpretation that is rejected by the Muslim world at large as a perversion of Islam.<p>"One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar -- the infidels -- and taking their …