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Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it had “irrefutable” sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend “international territories” in the strategic waterway.<p>White House spokesman Sean Spicer in his comments on Monday signaled a sharp …

China

Red ink will rule, but optimism in the oilpatch as earnings released

Precision Drilling announced some full-on good news last week with its third-quarter earnings. Although the company lost $47 million in the third …

Oil

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Oil rig count falls by 15

The US oil rig count fell 15 to 372 this week, according to driller Baker Hughes.<p>It's the lowest total since the week of November 13, 2009.<p>The gas rig count rose by 3 to 92 this week, taking the total tally down 12 to 464.<p>Last week, the tally of oil rigs rose for the first time in 13 weeks, by one. …

The Intense World Syndrome – an Alternative Hypothesis for Autism

VPA Exposure in Rats<p>In order to prove the hypothesis that an early brain-stem injury may provoke the same pattern of overall brain anomalies as …

5 Best Meditation Apps to Find Your Inner Calmness

There are numerous health benefits to mindfulness and meditation. Here's how you can achieve zen in less than 10 minutes.<p>The glowing trend of achieving mindfulness through technology and mobile apps couldn't have come at a better time. With National Relaxation Day coming this weekend (Saturday, …

Meditation

Three free utilities to make your computing life easier

Yesterday's post about Norton Identity Safe, the surprisingly good free password manager, got me thinking about other great freeware -- the utilities I use daily and, frankly, couldn't live without. And I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like I'm hemorrhaging money -- so I thought I'd …

Software

Canadian wireless carriers brace for surge of expired contracts

Canada's wireless carriers are quietly ramping up efforts to hang on to customers in the face of a June deadline that will spark a period of increased shopping around with millions of subscribers free from their contracts at once.<p>That's when customers will be able to walk away – with no …

WordPress 3.7 Arrives with Background Updates

WordPress.org today announced the debut of WordPress 3.7, which focuses much more on the backend than the frontend. You can download the new release now from WordPress.org/Download (it’s 4.8MB).<p>Dubbed “Basie” in honor of American jazz pianist and composer Count Basie, WordPress 3.7 is the first …

The Best Antivirus App for Windows

Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, and none of them are quite perfect. Right now, we recommend Avira for the best balance between …