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Iraq Wants To Legalize Child Marriage

A new law would approve marriage to girls as young as nine in a bid to appease the nation’s conservatives ahead of parliamentary elections.<p>In a bid …

NASA Starts Building Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft

NASA gave the go-ahead to start construction of the first asteroid-bound spacecraft on Wednesday, which is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space …

Angela Merkel denied access to her NSA file

The US government is refusing to grant Angela Merkel access to her NSA file or answer formal questions from Germany about its surveillance activities, raising the stakes before a crucial visit by the German chancellor to Washington.<p>Merkel will meet Barack Obama in three weeks, on her first visit to …

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Accidentally Killed Someone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department killed a man earlier this week, mistaking him for an …

Ebola Drug Could Be Ready For Human Testing Next Year

Scientists hunting treatments for Ebola and related diseases are trying several approaches. So far, the following have only been tested against the virus in animals:<p><b>Small Molecules:</b> These are drugs that can be put into a pill. BCX4430 is from a class of drugs called nucleoside analogues. These …

How America is rigged for the rich

When Congressman Paul Ryan opined recently that there was a "real culture problem" in poor communities, "in our inner cities in particular," and that this culture was behind some of the country's economic troubles, he didn't realize how half right he was.<p>People are continuing to debate fiercely …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

Charts: Which country is home to the world's richest people?

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Also, find out which country has the highest median wealth. The answer might …

Saturday Night Live Tackles Grand Theft Auto 5

In which Pat transforms into Lester...<p>Any new Grand Theft Auto game is bound to ignite some of the "Is this game misogynistic and/or too violent?" …

Myst co-creator developing new project on Kickstarter with Cyan Worlds

<i>Myst</i> co-creator Rand Miller is currently working along developer Cyan Worlds on a "larger project" that will take advantage of the opportunities made available through Kickstarter, he announced during this year's Indiecade attended by PC World.<p>In the lead up to a larger announcement, an alternate …

River City Ransom 2 reaches Kickstarter funding goal

<i>River City Ransom: Underground</i>, an officially licensed North American follow-up to the classic 2D beat 'em up title, has reached its initial $180,000 funding goal on Kickstarter with 58 hours left as of press time before the campaign comes to an end.<p>The game is still a long way from its stretch …

Xbox Live achievements arrive on Android with Microsoft's Wordament

Microsoft's popular Wordament game for Windows Phone and Windows 8 is making its way to Android. The simple word puzzle game is now available in the Google Play store at no cost and lets users play with their Xbox gamertag, as a guest, or with Facebook friends. Xbox Live users will be able to sign …

Spaceship design game Defect SDK will be partly funded by Australian government

The Australian government is partnering with games studio Three Phase Interactive to partly fund a new spacecraft construction title <i>Defect SDK</i>, the studio announced in a recent trailer for the game.<p>The game will use a tile-based construction system that will allow players to assemble a ship and …

IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing

IKEA just turned its flat pack sensibilities from the urban apartment to the global village by unveiling a comfortable, solar-powered shelter that …

How to Catch, Clean And Cook a Squirrel

From the eastern gray to the American red to the fox, from fliers to climbers to ground, squirrels come in a variety of shapes and sizes. But here’s …

Appropriate Tech Comes to Appalachia

Simple devices such as a solar-powered water pump, developed to help farmers in Africa, could be a game changer for Americans too.<p><b>Gurus of appropriate tech</b>, such as inventor Jock Brandis, try to come up with simple solutions that make a huge difference, usually for people in developing countries. …

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The NSA's Hugely Expensive Utah Data Center Has Major Electrical Problems And Basically Isn't Working

Well, this is good news for those with privacy concerns about the NSA and terrible news for those concerned about government spending. The National Security Agency’s new billion-dollar-plus data center in Bluffdale, Utah was supposed to go online in September, but the Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan …

Microsoft Surface selling out? We've seen this movie before

Microsoft says its Surface tablets are close to selling out. Hmm...Time for a reality check.<p>First, a mea culpa. I wrote a story or two last year about Surface selling out. While technically accurate, it belied the catastrophe in the making for the first-generation Surface RT.<p>And here we go again. …

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Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

Marketed to police department, BlueJay Twitter-monitoring tool "has no IT requirements," explains the sales literature. "All you need is Internet and a browser." Also, $150 a month.<p>A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this …

Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Winter Olympics in Sochi

Athletes and spectators attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February will face some of the most invasive and systematic spying and surveillance in the history of the Games, documents shared with the Guardian show.<p>Russia's powerful FSB security service plans to ensure that no communication by …

New York Farm City

The video is a non-commercial, independent project created by Petrina Engelke and Raul Mandru. It is about urban farming in New York City. Click here …

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Make Cheese at Home - Cook - Herb Companion

There’s an old saying that cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality. And perhaps no one feels more passionately about this adage than those who make …

{How to} Raise chickens

Dan and I sometimes fantasize about living in a rustic home in the canyons with a yard full of chickens. Our recent bird-filled trip to Sonoma …

Ame comments on Amazing Artisan Bread for 40 Cents a Loaf - No Kneading, No Fussing, No Kidding

Elaine, I simply love your phenomenal baking, cooking, (knitting too), and photography as you create authentic gorgeous Italian cuisine which for my …

Homemade Extracts

Hi guys! As you can probably tell Jenny and I are way into Christmas and love giving homemade gifts as presents. We already shared with you a cute …

Yes, You Can Make Your Own Yogurt at Home

<b>Heat the milk.</b> Pour the milk into the Dutch oven and set over medium to medium-high heat. Warm the milk to right below boiling, about 200°F. Stir the …

Vegetable Growing Guide

<b>Days to Harvest:</b> A newly planted asparagus patch should not be harvested for its first year -- it needs this time to become established in the garden. The second year, you can harvest selectively over a two-week period. The third year, harvest over four weeks. The fourth year and beyond, you may …