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Make fatherhood a man’s choice!

The burden of pregnancy will never be fair. Child support can be — but men need to have a chance to opt out<p>MY MOTHER WAS unable to obtain an illegal abortion, though she tried, in 1967 when she learned she was pregnant with me. Instead, she attempted paternity fraud—passing me off to her boyfriend …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to soak up …

Delay the Decay: How Zombie Biology Would Work - Science Not Fiction

By Kyle Munkittrick | October 29, 2010 5:23 pm<p><i>Halloween is a-comin’ and this Sunday brings us AMC’s The Walking Dead. In honor of that, we’re</i> …

Blindfolded People Can Still "See" Their Own Limbs

If you wave your hand in front of your eyes, you'll think you can see it moving…even with an impermeable blindfold on.<p>A blindfold is no match for the power of the brain. Even when shrouded in total darkness, your mind still thinks it can see your body moving, creating visual sensations of motion …

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The World's First Supersonic Business Jet Will Reach The Market In 2021

This year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas was full of droll announcements on charter services and meager sales reports. It was a refreshing surprise, then, to see Aerion Corporation out in full regale, pitching a whole new evolutionary step in the private …

EXCUSE ME MA'AM, YOU ARE BLOCKING THE VIEW. Car memes. no but seriously, if you've noticed the Toyota first, we have bad news.

The US Intelligence Community Has A Secret Internet That Is Much More Secure Than Ours

The IC is composed of 17 distinct organizations, each operating under its own shroud of secrecy.<p>An IC presentation from 2010 notes that eChirp had 11,569 users and 99,723 "CHIRPs" at the time.<p>The eChirp platform is one of a suite of services — collectively called Intelink — the IC offers. Each …

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Scientists discover DNA body clock

Newly discovered mechanism could help researchers understand ageing process and lead to ways of slowing it down<p>A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same …

Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey suggests you create a daily 'Do and Don't List'. This is his.

Square co-founder and Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey made an appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event where he spoke about acceptance and motivation in how you build a team and company. You can’t do something without a common share or purpose — you will wobble and not do anything that is …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Lonely planet found wandering a mere 80 light years from Earth

Astronomers say discovery of 12m-year-old free-floating planet will provide view into inner workings of gas giants like Jupiter<p>Astronomers have found a planet, a mere 80 light years from Earth, that is wandering the heavens alone. The free-floating planet, named PSO J318.5-22, is a gas giant with …

The fast-approaching end of the jumbo jet era

With its sale of composite, fuel-efficient A350 jets to Japan Airlines this week, Airbus entered a market that Boeing has, until now, controlled. It …

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Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

Amazon launches PayPal competitor

Amazon is beefing up the competition to PayPal with a new service that allows customers to make purchases with their Amazon credentials on partnering …

The Higgs boson particle – digested

The secret of life and the universe, explained by our science editor<p>In the aftermath of the big bang that flung the universe into existence 13.82bn years ago, the forces of nature were one. But as the universe expanded and cooled, they separated out into the four seen today. The electromagnetic …

Neuroscientist uses MRI scans to show that dogs have emotions similar to humans

Man’s best friend may have more in common with his or her human owners than previously thought.<p>For the past two years, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has been conducting a series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on canines – including his pet terrier Callie – and he says …

Best cure for a hangover? Sprite, scientists claim

For years people have argued over what they believe is the essential remedy after a heavy night - from a strong coffee to a hair of the dog.<p>But now it has been revealed that revellers who go for the healthy option and console themselves with a herbal tea could actually be making their hangover …

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Facebook Study Tracks Matriculation to Matrimony

College bound? You could end up graduating with more than just a degree.<p>Nearly one-third of all married United States college graduates on Facebook …

LG Chem has curved batteries in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'

Similar to LG's run up to the Optimus G last year, it's again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production of "bendable and unbreakable" smartphone displays, it's LG Chem's turn to show off what it's doing. …

Kenya mall attack: Mother who negotiated with terrorist to spare children tells of ordeal

Exclusive: Amber Prior, a mother of two, tells for the first time how she negotiated with an Al Qaeda-inspired terrorist for the release of her two children and two others from the Kenyan shopping mall attack. Zoe Flood reports<p><b>It is one of the most dramatic moments of the dreadful assault on</b> …

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