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Hong Kong has entered a state of mass civil disobedience

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are surging through the streets of Hong Kong to protest against Beijing’s influence over how the semi-autonomous territory elects its top officials.<p>Police used several rounds of tear gas to scatter the mostly peaceful crowds that had blocked one of …

Glow-in-the-dark 'smart' highway opens in the Netherlands

One of the proposed features of the highway: weather-sensitive markings.<i><br>(Credit: Studio Roosegaarde)</i><p><b>A strip of "smart" highway with glow-in-the-dark</b> …

Portland to Flush Reservoir After Teen Uses It as a Toilet

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Portland will dispose of 38 million gallons of treated reservoir water after learning that a …

Bangkok scrap workers cut into live World War 2 bomb, explosion kills seven

Thai scrapyard workers accidentally detonated a suspected World War II-era bomb Wednesday, killing seven and injuring 19 after attempting to cut into it with a blowtorch.<p>The device was discovered at a construction site in Bangkok, and moved to a scrapyard before workers tampered with it, in an …

Vietnam's Solution for Corrupt Bankers: Firing Squads

World<p>BANGKOK — For the most part, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted. They got bonuses.<p>Odds are that scandal would have played out differently in Vietnam, another nation struggling with misbehaving bankers.<p>The …

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Hundreds of cases of potential voter fraud uncovered in North Carolina

State elections officials in North Carolina are investigating hundreds of cases of potential voter fraud after identifying thousands of registered voters with personal information matching those of voters who voted in other states in 2012.<p>Elections Director Kim Strach told state lawmakers at an …

Massive Solar Superstorm Narrowly Missed Blasting The Earth Back Into The Dark Ages

As we blithely went about our lives on July 23, 2012, we had no idea how close we were to a <i>Revolution</i>-esque technology blackout caused by a huge magnetic superstorm from the Sun.<p>The freak space weather was caused by a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections, intense eruptions from the surface of …

A Teenager Redesigns The Web For The Color Blind

This high school student in India is developing algorithms that make the image-laden web more accessible for color blind users–a great 25th birthday present for the internet.<p>Color-blindness affects 7% of the world’s population. When it comes to surfing the web, the condition can make it impossible …

A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment

On the last day of his life, Charles Caldwell was surrounded by seven members of his family, but no one thought he was dying. He was in a Dallas-area nursing home, recuperating from surgery to insert a feeding tube. Caldwell had Parkinson's disease. He'd "lost his ability to swallow," explains …

House Quickly Votes to Raise the Debt Ceiling, Then Heads Home

After a tu­mul­tu­ous 24-hours of wrangling with­in the Re­pub­lic­an caucus, the House passed a clean debt ceil­ing in­crease with sur­pris­ingly …

34 Officers At Nuclear Site May Have Cheated On Exams

Already reeling from reports about alleged drug use by some officers in its nuclear missile corps and the alleged "drunken and inappropriate behavior" of that command's top general, the Air Force now has another scandal on its hands.<p>Thirty-four nuclear launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force base in …

Cops who beat homeless man to death walk free

<b>Kelly Thomas in 2009 (Fullerton PD)</b><p>Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty<p>Natasha Lennard<p>January 14, 2014 2:31am (UTC)<p>Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died in hospital in 2011. He had beaten, …

Dementia cases 'set to treble worldwide' by 2050

<b>The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050, according to a new analysis.</b><p>Alzheimer's Disease International says 44 million people live with the disease, but that figure will increase to 135 million by 2050.<p>The figures were released ahead of the G8 dementia summit in …

Hubble finds water on five distant planets

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.<p>The presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar system, but this is the first study to …

Seattle Seahawks football fans 'caused minor earthquake'

<b>A celebration by football fans in the US city of Seattle grew so loud on Monday evening it registered as a minor earthquake, a research group has said.</b><p>Raucous fans jumped up and down during an early first-quarter touchdown in the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints.<p>The …

US warns Sri Lanka over failure to investigate war crimes

World is losing patience with Sri Lanka over its refusal to investigate war crimes, US warns, as new report details alleged massacre of 17 French aid workers<p>The international community is losing patience with Sri Lanka over its failure to investigate war crimes allegations, the United States has …

Africa’s Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

iPhones now involved in 14 percent of all NYC crime

Phone theft is big business.<p>However, in New York, iPhones and other Apple products are regarded as the ultimate heist.<p>As Fox 5 New York reports, the NYPD announced that there were 16,000 Apple-picking thefts in 2012. This equates to 14 percent of all New York City crime.<p>Indeed, 45 percent of all …

Nigeria oil firms 'deflect blame for spills', says Amnesty

<b>Amnesty International has accused major oil companies, including Shell, of failing to report the true picture of oil spills in Nigeria.</b><p>Amnesty says oil companies often blame oil spills on sabotage in order to get out of paying compensation when in fact corroded pipes are the cause.<p>The report says …

21 Halloween Party Snacks That Are Pretty Darn Clever

The best way to face your fears is to just eat them.

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20 Awesome Fruits You've Never Even Heard Of

Breast Milk fruit, anyone?

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Payard's Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches Are a Mashup We Can Get Behind

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>In recent years, we've seen ice cream sandwiches made with plenty more than just cookies. Whoopie pies, brioche, doughnuts—take your pick.<p>But most are lacking in what that classic ice cream sandwich delivers so well: elegance.</b> …

How To Make Your Own French Macarons (PHOTOS)

And turn your kitchen into a French patisserie.<p>It's no secret that the French have some serious culinary chops -- from beef bourguignon to coq au vin to creme brulee, there is no arguing with these classic French dishes. But one of the most talked-about French foods of the moment, the macaron, may …

Stunning Artistic Home Features Floating Staircase

Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has designed <i>Casa Cubo</i>, a personal museum of sorts, for an anonymous couple in So Paulo. More than just a place of rest, it is a space for the art enthusiasts to display their wonderful collection. The home away from home is both an architectural project that …

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Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World's Most Terrifying Jaws

In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as Jareth the Goblin King, stealing babies and casually punting his subjects during musical numbers. He …

10 Crazy Burgers From Around the U.S.

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