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10 stereotypes about us Eastern European women that need to die

1. We will do anything to emigrate.<p>If you think that we’re all about to jump in a box and get shipped from Hungary to New York for a chance at a …

'Buckyballs' Solve Century-Old Mystery About Interstellar Space

Researchers in Switzerland say they've solved a nearly 100-year-old astronomical mystery by discovering what's in the wispy cloud of gas that floats in the space between the stars.<p>Astronomers have known since 1922 that there was some invisible substance in between the stars. That's the year a young …

Universe

Sharapova less fixated on top spot but eager to beat Serena | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Regaining the world’s top ranking in women’s tennis is less important to five-times grand slam winner Maria Sharapova than it was when she was younger, but the Russian is eager to beat dominant player Serena Williams.<p>Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating …

Tennis

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is going to run a public beta program for its mobile operating system.</b> That means customers will be able to try out the software before it's released.<p><b>2. Samsung has hinted that its new Galaxy phone will be made of metal.</b> A teaser video spoke of "liquid metal."<p><b>3. Apple is finally going to</b> …

Human DNA gives mice bigger brains

Injecting mouse embryos with a human DNA sequence leads to a marked increase in brain size -- and may provide insights into Alzheimer's.<p>The human genetic code is very similar to the genetic code of our closest living relative -- the chimpanzee -- sharing around 95 percent. Of all the differences, …

Genetics

Here's Your First Real Look at the Samsung Galaxy S6

If you’ve been itching to get a look at Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, here it is. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been unveiled in profile by T-Mobile, which will be carrying the device .<p>The company’s CEO John Legere tweeted out the page with the profile shot of the S6 in all its curved glory. …

Mobile

Ice storm hits parts of Texas, canceling flights, crippling traffic | Reuters

DALLAS (Reuters) - An ice storm battered parts of Texas on Monday, knocking out power to thousands of homes, causing hundreds of traffic accidents and prompting more than 1,500 flight cancellations.<p>Ice and sleet covers the road, postponing the murder trial of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh, in …

Weather

Muslim 'ring of peace' in solidarity with Norwegian Jews 'tainted' by anti-Semitic speech

Muslim organiser of Jewish solidarity demonstration in Norway admits making anti-Semitic remarks<p>A show of solidarity with <b>Norway</b>'s Jewish population, organised by the country's Muslim community, has been tainted by one of the organisers' admission that he previously held anti-Semitic views.<p>Ali …

Israel

Australia to toughen immigration rules

Tony Abbott announces national security crackdown following December's hostage siege in a Sydney cafe<p>Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, on Monday announced a national security crackdown that could deny welfare payments to people seen as potential threats, strip the passports of those with …

Google alerts the FBI to YouTube comment threatening to kill cops

A Colorado man named Jeremiah Perez has been arrested for a comment he posted on YouTube, threatening to kill "retired helpless cops," which Google itself reported to authorities. Mountain View called up the FBI in San Francisco after someone with the username "Vets Hunting Cops" posted this …

They Found The Stolen Truck Filled with Radioactive Material

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Update 6:11 p.m.</i> The truck was found Wednesday not far from where it was stolen, Mexico's CNSNS …