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WordPress now powers 25% of the Web

One in four websites is now powered by WordPress.<p>Today is a big day for the free and open-source content management system (CMS). To be perfectly clear, the milestone figure doesn’t represent a fraction of all <i>websites that have a CMS</i>: WordPress now powers 25 percent <i>of the Web</i>.<p>The latest data comes …

Web Design

'E-cigarettes must be treated like tobacco cigarettes'

E-cigarettes will no longer be sold to children and adolescents, according to a new draft law in Germany. And rightly so, says Martina …

Executions for men who lynched Bangladesh boy on video

Four men have been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for lynching a 13-year-old boy and placing a video of the brutal attack on the internet in a case which sparked outrage across the country.<p>A court in the northeastern city of Sylhet handed down the sentences on Sunday, four months after the …

Britain risks losing 'science superpower' status due to lack of cash, warn MPs

Britain has fallen well behind other developed countries when it comes to science funding, MPs have warned<p>Britain is ‘shackled’ by under-investment in science which will damage the future of Britain, Professor Brian Cox has warned following a damning report by MPs into research funding.<p>The Science …

Chatty Scott Weiland Reveals Chester Bennington Is No Longer Part Of Stone Temple Pilots

Is Chester Bennington done with 90s alt-rock crusaders Stone Temple Pilots? The band’s former frontman seems to think so.<p>Singer/wiggling enthusiast Scott Weiland made the claim of a Bennington/STP split while chatting with <i>Alternative Press</i> for what’s been a pretty quotable interview. This …

Electric-car drivers don’t pay their share? Actually, no one does

The annual registration fees for electric cars implemented by several U.S. states have been the subject of much controversy.<p>Electric-car advocates view the fees as a form of harassment, and a hindrance to electric-car sales.<p>But advocates of the fees claim they just force drivers to pay their fair …

Electric Vehicles

Shares in Asia mixed following US job numbers

<b>Shares in Asia were mixed on Monday following strong US jobs numbers which lifted expectations the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its policy meeting in December.</b><p>The US economy added 271,000 jobs in October, far exceeding the 185,000 jobs that economists had forecast.<p>In Australia, …

Wastewater

'Hunger Games' disappoints despite record opening weekend

The best movie opening weekend of the year was still a disappointment, as the "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" fell far short of expectations.<p>The estimated $123 million in box office easily topped the $100 million opening for the "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which was the previous best …