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New 5-Mile-Around Hyperloop Test Track Will Cost $100 Million

Going nowhere fast<p>Two years ago, Elon Musk had an idea. What if, instead of traveling by road, rail, air, or boat, we all travelled in giant tubes that could move pods of people at up to 800 miles per hour? He called the idea the Hyperloop and released his idea to the world hoping that someone else …

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One-star restaurant reviews show signs of trauma, linguists say

Online reviews of bad dining experiences show same linguistic traits as trauma victims, says US professor<p>A bad meal out might ruin your night, but the ordeal could leave you traumatised too, according to linguists who analysed hundreds of thousands of online reviews.<p>Diners who left one-star reviews …

Hotel That Inspired ‘The Shining’ Announces Contest to Design a 61,500 Square Foot Hedge Maze | Colossal

<p>The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, is famous for hosting celebrities, politicians and other notable figures over the last century, but …

US town inundated with 50,000-strong murder of crows

Residents of Springfield, Ohio compare darkened skies to scenes from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds<p>A US town gas declared war on crows after an invasion that has been compared to scenes from Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 thriller The Birds<p>Springfield, Ohio has been swamped by a murder of crows up to 50,000 …

Penguin Hatches A Cloud Reader For Pelican Books

It likely hasn’t passed you by that traditional book publishers aren’t having the best of times these days. Indeed, when it comes to reading you could say it is the best of times and the worst of times. (TC’s Jon Evans — also a published author, so in a prime position to comment on the matter — …

Narrative Science Raises $10 Million More for Its Automated Writing Software

USAA, the financial services company for military members, is investing. It will also use the company's software to generate reports for its clients.<p>Most funding stories are more or less the same, which is why <b>Re/code</b> tries to avoid most of them: Company raises X amount of money, from Y companies, …

Obama on 2016: 'I've got dings' and Americans want 'that new car smell'

Drive it straight off the lot and into the Oval Office.<p>That's what President Obama says the American people want, admitting Sunday that the country is ready to shift gears and hit the gas with a new leader.<p>"I think the American people, you know, they're going to want that new car smell," Obama said …

Iran's path to nuclear power | Middle East | DW | 23.11.2014

Iran's nuclear program got its start under the shah in the 1960s. At the time, the US had advised him to make the switch to nuclear, despite the …

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Rudy Giuliani’s disgusting new low: Ex-mayor says white cops needed to keep black people from killing each other

Republican trades barbs with sociologist Michael Eric Dyson over crime and minority representation in police forces<p>Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is tired of hearing about the disproportionate representation of white police officers in predominantly minority neighborhoods.<p>Instead, …

Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances

<b>"We had a five-year romance, but I never even touched her hand," says Tareq, as he remembers his relationship with fellow university student Howaida.</b><p>Asking her hand in marriage posed an even bigger challenge.<p>"I was very hesitant because all my dreams could have been shattered once I admitted my …

Religion

The One Holiday Card You Can Use Year-Round

Pop Chart Labs, who do a lot of cool things, are selling a $5 card for the holiday season in the form of a chart.<p>The card, which is one of the least festive we’ve ever seen, invites the sender to check a box indicating its purpose. Sentiments on the Y axis include “mazel tov” and “thinking of you …

Botta Design - UNO 24 NEO Single Hand Watch

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>285<p>285<p>SHARES<p>With 25 years and 55 awards under their belt, Botta Design knows a thing or two about making …

Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal

Reflecting the urgency and scale scientists have called for to cope with climate change, the U.S. and Chinese presidents laid out ambitious new targets Wednesday to cut pollution in a deal that negotiators hope will inspire similarly dramatic commitments from other countries.<p>At a news conference in …

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Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had Up To 40 Wives

In an essay posted without fanfare to its website in late October, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said for the first time that Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, had as many as 40 wives. Some of those women were also married to friends of his. And one was only 14 when she …

Police Rescue Man Believed Trapped in Marshalls Wall for Days

A 35-year-old man was rescued Tuesday after being trapped in a wall of a Marshalls store, where police he had been stuck for up to three …

School demonstrates 'active shooter' system

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — With students off for the Veterans Day holiday, a simulated school shooting at a Methuen grammar school on Tuesday showed what "active shooter" technology could do to help police catch a gunman if the horrible threat ever strikes as it has at other schools across the …

Mormon founder Joseph Smith had as many as 40 wives

Joseph Smith (1805-1844), founded the Church of the Latter-day Saints, Mormonism's formal name, and is regarded by followers as a prophet.<p>The Mormon church said in an online essay last month that Smith is estimated to have had between 30 and 40 wives, some of whom were already married.<p>The New York …

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Why, Why Is Pepsi Testing Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew?

A new frontier for junk food<p>Pepsi recently conducted taste tests of a Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew—a “nacho-flavored chips”-flavored soda.<p>The arrival of this appalling-sounding combination was first reported on Reddit by Steve Barnes, a freshman at Kent State University, who tasted the “Dewitos” …

Jehovah's Witnesses: A Case Study in Viral Marketing

Art from a <i>Watch Tower</i> tract<p>Do you still hold your parents’ faith? If they raised you a Jehovah’s Witness, it’s likely your answer is, “No.” There’s …