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How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Aspen Aerogels And World's Best Insulation Flounders In IPO

Aspen Aerogels, which makes what arguably is the world’s best insulation, has flopped in a hot market.<p>The company, which produces a super insulating material that leverages the unique properties of air, offered 7.5 million shares for $11 per share this week, below the anticipated $14 to $16 per …

Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest

Imperial physicists have discovered how to create matter from light - a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorised 80 years ago.<p>In …

Which Electric Car Is Fastest?

A handy breakdown for speed freaks<p>Debate still rages on the best way to sell electric cars.<p>Should automakers be boasting of their environmental credentials? Or should they talk in a language people understand--money--and highlight the economic benefits? Maybe it's all about silence and …

Human heart beats using nearly billion-year-old molecular mechanism

(Phys.org) —We humans have been around for about 2.5 million years, but the beating of our hearts is controlled by something much older than <i>Homo</i> …

Elephant Seals May Survive Deep Dives Because Of Their 'Smoker's Blood'

Elephant seals have surprisingly high levels of naturally produced carbon monoxide — a noxious gas that is deadly at high concentrations — in their blood, a new study finds. In fact, the amount of carbon monoxide found in the blood of these large mammals is roughly the same as that in people who …

Chinese Special Forces Take 1st, 2nd And 4th Place At 'Olympics' For Elite Warriors

For the second time in as many years, China took first place at the 6th annual Warrior Competition. The Snow Leopard Unit of the People's Armed Police (PAP) took first place, followed by the Sichuan PAP special force, and the Jordanian Royal Guard took third place. The Xinjiang PAP special force …

Curiosity Took 65 Bacteria Species On Trip To Mars

Whether they survived is unknown.<p>You know you've got a microbiome. Did you know NASA's Curiosity rover does, too? A recent study of swabs taken from the rover before it launched found its surfaces contained 65 bacteria species, Nature News reports.<p>It's not known whether any of those Earthly …

What do you want in a spouse? Genetic similarity may help

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He leaves the toilet seat up, prefers old Japanese monster movies to romantic comedies and fancies mixed martial arts over ballet. So what do you have in common with your husband?<p>More than you may think.<p>People tend to choose spouses who have similar DNA, according to …

Out Of Old Factory, Japanese Company Sells... High-Tech Lettuce

Not your typical product from an electronics firm<p>In an empty space in its former factory in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, electronics-maker Fujitsu is now developing an unusual product: lettuce. Grown in a clean room, the lettuce has been engineered to contain low amounts of potassium. The growing …

Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of tech we dream about. But the actual technology may not be as implausible as previously thought.<p>In 1934, Gregory Breit and John …

Physics

Scientists Have Discovered The World’s Biggest Dinosaur In Argentina

A group of scientists in Argentina have found the biggest dinosaur fossil in the history of the world. It’s the kind of “titanosaur” that would give Godzilla a run for his money. From Time:<p>The largest dinosaur ever known to walk the earth has been unearthed in Argentina, and it really is a …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

Alibaba's IPO Will be One of the Biggest in Tech

Alibaba isn’t a household name in the US, but the e-commerce firm from China is shaping up to hold one of the biggest technology IPOs that the US markets have ever seen.<p>Some insight into its size was revealed this week with its recent financial results — which were made public via shareholder …

Missed connections: Limbo in high tech's culture clash

"Too often, in frustration, some people turn to easy targets -- a commuter shuttle bus or a company's IPO, or even, toast." <br />--San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Reese Witherspoon & Mindy Kaling Prove They Have The Best Friendship

Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling had a heart-to-heart conversation on Saturday; it just happened in a gymnasium full of teen girls and parents at Brentwood School in Los Angeles. For the school’s second Young Women’s Conference, the two actresses interviewed each other, and spoke bluntly about …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Staying Svelte

For the lazy girl in all of us, here's a guide on how to stay slim.<p>Eating clean and consistent workouts are proven to boost metabolism, increase muscle (and therefore after burn) as well as blast fat. But if the Polar Vortex has you skipping both in the name of maintaining mental and stay warm …

Indian police chief's rape analogy causes outrage across country

One of India's most senior policemen has been forced to apologise after comparing rape to unlicensed betting which, because it cannot be prevented, should be enjoyed.<p>Ranjit Sinha, who leads the Central Bureau of Investigation in India, made the remarks during a discussion at a conference on Tuesday …

Napoleon Biopic to be Directed by Rupert Sanders

A Look Back At The PS4 That Might Have Been

PS4 excitement is reaching a fever pitch ahead of Sony launching the system in the US at the end of the week, and I thought I’d take a brief break from the console wars to take a look back at how far we’ve come.<p>All throughout the past console generation, people have been speculating what the …

MTV Censored Miley Cyrus Smoking Onstage, Now You'll Never Know About It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Sunday, MTV held the European Music Awards and, big surprise, Miley did a thing and now people …

Leonardo DiCaprio Celebrated His Birthday With Kanye West

Leonardo DiCaprio turned 39 on Monday, but the beloved actor got a jump on his celebration by partying with Kanye West and 2 Chainz on Sunday. The two rap stars performed a mini-concert for DiCaprio at New York City's TAO. Here's an Instagram video from 2 Chainz:<p>The party raised money for charities …

I do NOT like sex with old, obese men: the perils of being a stock-shot model

It began on Twitter, of course, as these things do. A user called Craig Nunn (@hrtbps) wrote: "'Why not model for stock images?' they said. 'What could possibly go wrong?' they said." And he enclosed a picture from the agony aunt column in this newspaper, showing a concerned-looking young woman in …

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Guilt, history and “Ender’s Game”

The new movie version of Orson Scott Card’s fable about sci-fi genocide offers surprising historical insight<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>November 2, 2013 4:30pm (UTC)<p>We seem greatly preoccupied with issues of historical guilt and historical reckoning these days, issues that lie at the heart of Orson Scott Card’s …

They grow up so fast: What this console generation’s characters have learned

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>The current console generation is almost eight years old now, and you don’t stick around that long without going through some changes and …

Katy Perry (In Any Language)

Katy Perry, whose latest album, <i>Prism</i>, came out in October, is a global pop star with subtext. Like many of her songs, her current hit “Roar,” which topped the American charts (the video garnered 35 million views on YouTube within the first three days of the single’s release), is an anthem with …