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Stocks move higher on earnings, acquisition news

Stocks shook off last week's doldrums and finished sharply higher Monday, driven by a round of corporate deal news and strong earnings from Citigroup.<p>…

What Really Matters in Midterm Elections?

It’s a well-worn piece of con­ven­tion­al wis­dom: The eco­nomy is the dom­in­ant factor in pres­id­en­tial elec­tions. But what about in midterm …

Mark Your Calendars: In A Year, We'll Arrive At Pluto

Planetary scientist Alan Stern is counting down the days — just 365 of them now. He has spent the past 8 1/2 years waiting for the New Horizons spacecraft to make a close encounter with Pluto. Next year, on July 14, the spacecraft will reach its destination.<p>"Not only did we choose the date, by the …

The GOP self-destruction is complete: millennials officially hate conservatives | Ana Marie Cox

The backlash machine has finally backfired with a generation that cringes at old people yelling at gay clouds

Living fossil found in China

The Tadpole Shrimp, a living fossil unchanged for over 200 million years, has been found in flooded parts of north China<p>A living fossil has been discovered in north <b>China</b> after heavy rains created pools of water big enough to allow the creatures to hatch.<p>The unusual animal is known as a Tadpole …

6 worst right-wing moments of the week — gay pride Whopper edition

<b>Todd Akin (Reuters/Sarah Conard)</b><p>Todd Akin is back with more loony theories while Bryan Fischer takes exception to a Burger King marketing campaign<p>Janet Allon<p>July 14, 2014 1:09pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><b>1. Todd Akin takes back his apology for his incredibly offensive</b> …

1,500-Year-Old Claws Intrigue Archaeologists in Peru

Archaeologists in Peru say they have unearthed the previously unknown tomb of a nobleman from a pre-Inca civilization known as the Moche. The tomb contained the remains of an adult male, plus artifacts indicating the man's elite status, according to the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio.<p>Among the most …

Why GM's Ignition Defects Couldn't Have Happened To Anyone Else

It can happen to anybody. Those words jumped out at me from James Stewart’s New York Times business column Saturday. Stewart was writing about how General Motors has successfully reinvented the Buick line, which has shined despite the black eye GM has received for recalling millions of cars for …

When Sleep Goes Terribly Wrong

A story of lost time<p>Chris Stimac was a typical high school freshman: athletic, friendly, into science. He loved football and hoped to play it in college. But in the winter of 2003, he got a flu-like illness, which left him somehow changed. Stimac descended into a dark, foul mood, and he couldn’t …

Southern Australia faces water crisis by end of century due to climate change

A predicted 40% decline in rainfall in southern Australia could mean that the West Australian capital, Perth, will have to rely on alternative sources of water in future, a new climate change research paper warns.<p>The study, led by an academic at the US’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

10 Common Excuses That Could Be Holding You Back

Illustrated by Tida Tep.<p>I’ve written a lot about loopholes. In my forthcoming habits book, I identify the multiple strategies we can use to shape our …

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …

Megyn Kelly: Nancy Pelosi ‘guilty’ of sexism

Fox News host Megyn Kelly is charging House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with being “guilty” of sexism after her comments on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.<p>“The latest installment of misleading hysteria comes from the House minority leader,” Kelly said Thursday on “The Kelly …

Skullgirls Encore pirate accidentally outs himself to dev

What is the square root of a fish? According to a recent Twitter conversation between one <i>Skullgirls Encore</i> player and developer Lab Zero, piracy.<p>Dan Hibiki received a strange message after beating the game. He tweeted an image of the text to the official Skullgirls account, which responded with "Oh …

Fan Pirates Game, Accidentally Tells Developer About It

When fighting game fan "Dan Hibiki" got a strange message while playing <i>Skullgirls</i>, he did what anyone with a Twitter account might do: he contacted …

Stop whatever you're doing and watch the end of the Matrix video game

I can't believe this video is real.<p>Let me provide some backstory: In 2005, now-defunct developer Shiny Entertainment released <i>The Matrix: Path of Neo</i>, a video game that allows its player to reenact scenes from the Matrix trilogy in Keanu Reeves' iconic role. The films' directors, the Wachowskis, are …

Samsung admits 'weak demand' for its phones is damaging profits

Samsung's marketing budget has always been vast, but in the last quarter it was far larger than even the manufacturer itself would have liked. The company admits that it's been forced to spend extra money on promotions for older and lower-end devices that have been filling up its warehouses due to …

Ebola outbreak: 11 African nations agree to plan to tackle deadly epidemic

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p><b>NEW:</b> Uganda announces extra screening for people arriving from Ebola-affected nations<br>• African nations agree on a joint strategy to try to stop spread of Ebola virus<br>• "It's time for concrete action to put an end to the suffering and deaths," health official says<br>• Traditional practices …

'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.'

Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?<p>What Houston is to space stations, a turquoise two-storey home in Key Largo is to Aquarius, the world’s only underwater …

North Korea – in pictures

Danish photographer <b>Ulrik Pedersen</b> spent two weeks travelling around the country in June, capturing daily life under the Kim dictatorship

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Bluest – Indie app of the day

What is Bluest?<p>Bluest is a 2D platformer where you must defeat enemies and clear stages. It’s very much like the same kind of game play as Megaman or Sonic the Hedgehog. You play as a dude with blue hair who must kill bad guys to complete stages. This is done with a very unique set of controls. The …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Is our species evolving into something new? Gaia Vince makes the provocative argument that humanity is transforming, and it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet.<p>In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but …

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Here's Why The Middle East Will Be 'On Fire' For The Foreseeable Future

The Middle East is being shaken by an intensifying sectarian war stretching from the Mediterranean coast to Iran.<p>And all signs suggest that the situation created by the ongoing war in Syria — which has spilled over into Lebanon — and the Sunni insurgency in Iraq will get much worse before it gets …

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Understanding Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights

We all know that light is the crucial element in photography. Understanding how it behaves and the factors that influence it is mandatory.<p>For …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

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