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Amazon deforestation increased by one-third in past year

Destruction of the Amazon rainforest has increased by almost one-third in the past year, reversing a decade-long trend of better protection for the world's greatest rainforest.<p>Environmentalists blamed a controversial weakening of legal protections passed by President Dilma Rousseff for the increase …

Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines death toll up as aid arrives

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Senate Votes To Send A Message Ahead Of Next Year's Election

Midterm elections are still a year off, but the scramble to gain a political edge at the polls is already well underway on Capitol Hill.<p>Bills are brought up and votes taken not so much in hopes they will prevail, but rather to send a political message. In the Senate, both parties are at it.<p>When the …

'Invisible' Bike Helmets Are A Real Thing Now

If so, then two Swedish industrial design students have solved your problem and have created an "invisible helmet" for cyclists.<p>Bike helmets are a very important safety feature, especially for those who cycle around a busy city where both drivers and pedestrians can be a problem. But there is no …

Bicycle Helmets

Google Glass Could Save Companies $1 Billion By 2017

Market research firm Gartner has boldly predicted that companies using Glass and similar gadgets could save $1 billion a year within three to five years.<p>Hands-free access to the Internet, cameras, conferencing and phone calls, plus something called "augmented reality" will be a big help to people …

Consultants step into the spotlight

For years, political consultants operated in the shadows, quietly running the field operations, polling and advertising strategy that keep candidates in the spotlight and propel them to victory.<p>Now they’ve got a new move: self-promotion.<p>Just hours after the polls closed last week, consultants and …

Google joins Wall Street's $1,000 club

LOS ANGELES — Wall Street's exclusive $1,000 club has a new member.<p>Google's stock jumped $122.61, or 14%, to $1,011.41 Friday after the Internet company showed just how lucrative collecting and selling consumers' personal data to the highest bidder can be. Google is now the fourth company trading …

Saudis Reject Security Council Seat, Citing 'Double Standards'

Saudi Arabia says it will turn down a two-year seat on the United Nation's Security Council in protest over "double standards" in resolving international conflicts.<p>"Saudi Arabia ... is refraining from taking membership of the U.N. Security Council until it has reformed so it can effectively and …

Samsung Denies Copying Apple with Gold Smartphone

This past week Samsung has taken a fair amount of heat for appearing to unveil a golden version of the Galaxy S4 less than a two weeks after Apple launched a new gold incarnation of its latest smartphone: the iPhone 5s. Given previous history between the two companies — notably the $1 billion fine …

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

Meet the newest big solar developers: Native Americans

The world’s largest solar thermal power plant plugged into the California grid this week, the first of what was supposed to be a dozen big solar projects to be built in the desert southwest of the US. It also may be one of the last for a while.<p>When regulators licensed BrightSource Energy’s $2 …

Renewable Energy

Currencies are volatile amid U.S. debt ceiling showdown

Latin American economies reacted to the U.S. government shutdown<p>Stephen Kurczy<p>October 8, 2013 8:31pm (UTC)<p>The US government shutdown is rippling across Latin America, seesawing regional economies as markets and analysts take toll of the immediate and long-term impacts from the crisis in …

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to run again in 2016

In between jousting with<p>Republicansand hurling invective their way over the government shutdown, Senate Majority LeaderHarry Reidof Nevada has let it be known he would be seeking reelection in 2016.<p>The five-term Democratic lawmaker made clear his intentions in a Politico interview published this …

Does Where You Shop Depend On Where You Stand?

The federal government shutdown is now in its second week, and one big reason for the division in Washington is the growing divide between different kinds of voters back home. Those differences make news on Election Day, but they're visible every day.<p>Members in both parties find less and less …

US government shutdown puts Antarctica penguin study on ice

The federal government shutdown is reaching all the way down to the South Pole.<p>The National Science Foundation announced Tuesday that it is putting its three Antarctic scientific stations in deep freeze just as scientists are starting to arrive for the start of a new research season.<p>The NSF runs …

Obama and Boehner Clash in Dueling News Conferences

Eight days into the government shutdown and with the deadline to raise the debt ceiling looming, President Obama today dug in, reiterating that he …

BlackBerry lays off 300 head office employees

BlackBerry Ltd. is laying off about 300 head office employees this week as part of a broader cost-cutting plan that will reduce its work force by about 40 per cent.<p>The Waterloo, Ont.-based company began handing out the notices on Monday, although the cuts have been ongoing across its global …

Bike+ is a security alarm and fitness computer for bicycles (hands-on)

Bike thieves are a resourceful lot. No matter what form of lock is used, given the time and the inclination, such n'ere-do-wells will snatch up your two-wheeled transportation. Wi-MM, a start-up based in Santa Clara, CA, aims to make it harder for them to steal your cycle with its new product …

Office 365 Is Coming To The iPad, Scout’s Honor

You’ve been played before. You’re vulnerable and nervous about opening up again. It wouldn’t be the first time you’ve been lied to.<p>Back in 2011 we heard rumors that the iPad would be graced with Office’s presence in 2012, and shortly thereafter we saw an actual photo of Office on an iPad. But… …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

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Obama: Default would trigger 'chaos'

President Obama said Tuesday his staff is "exploring all contingencies" to avoid a government default, but stressed that Congress can head off economic calamity by simply raising the debt ceiling.<p>"There is no magic wand that allows us to wish away the chaos that could result if -- for the first …

Merkel, rivals to continue coalition talks

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the opposition Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to meet again to explore forming a "grand coalition".<p>Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) emerged as the dominant party from the September 22 election but need a coalition partner and …

Biden thanks WWII Memorial ranger

Vice President Joe Biden gave his support to the park ranger who was blasted by a Republican lawmaker at the World War II Memorial.<p>Biden called the park ranger to say he was proud of her.<p>"I’m proud of you," VP called to tell the Park Ranger who was chastised by a GOP Rep today at the WWII …

Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy after protest at Arctic oil rig

Russian authorities have charged 16 more Greenpeace activists with piracy over their protest at an Arctic oil rig.<p>The entire crew of 30 from the Arctic Sunrise - the Greenpeace boat used to launch the protest - have now been charged. The group was arrested last month after two of the protesters …

Part-Time Workers Search New Exchanges For Health Insurance

Across the U.S., many part-time workers have joined the millions shopping for coverage in the new health care marketplace. Some are uninsured. Others are being pushed into the new exchanges because their employers — companies that include Trader Joe's and Home Depot — decided to drop coverage for …

Giant Hornets Kill Dozens In China; Warm Temps Might Be Cause

Asian Giant Hornets have killed more than 40 people and injured 1,600 in central China in recent months, forcing the government there to mobilize a special medical response team.<p>Xinhua News Agency reports that the attacks have occurred in Shaanxi province. In the city of Ankang, 19 people have …

Tweeter shares rocket 1,800% after news of Twitter's IPO

Shares in failed electronics retail chain Tweeter Home Entertainment Group soared after Twitter announced it was intending a share sale.<p>Tweeter, which specialised in high-end electronics, filed for bankruptcy in November 2008 and closed its stores soon after. But its shares surged 1,800% to 13¢ …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 0 on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>John Pawson's minimal home and an experimental residence by …

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