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Abbas appeals to the UN for 'international protection' as clashes with Israelis intensify.

Palestinian youths killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank as fears spread of a further escalation in violence<p>German officials warned of the danger of a new Palestinian intifada on Monday, as violence continued in the West Bank and Jerusalem.<p>The warning came as two Palestinian …

'More dangerous than Isis': power cuts leave Iraqis boiling with rage

Vast chain of corruption to blame for feeble electricity supplies in oil-rich country, where extreme summer heat means blackouts are a matter of life and death<p>Under a scorching sun, a man in faded blue overalls hung from a boom on the back of a truck, attempting to stitch together some unpromising …

Science Says That Even if You Exercise More and Eat Less, You'll Be Bigger Than Your Parents

Turns out the good ol' days really were better.

No More Swiping: New Credit Cards Designed To Reduce Theft

For the black magnetic stripes on the backs of your credit and debit cards, Thursday will mark the beginning of the end — a shift that could be costly for retailers.<p>Since the beginning of credit cards, merchants were never liable if a thief used a stolen or counterfeit credit card to shop; the bank …

Identity Theft

Researchers Make Artificial Cells That Can Replicate Themselves

To better understand how life might have started on Earth<p>Scientists have a pretty good theory for how life on Earth began: Meteorites that bombarded our planet brought simple carbon-based compounds called amino acids. Eventually, slowly, these chemicals combined to make cells, which were then able …

In The Future, We'll All Be Having Sex With Robots

You guys! I learned a new word today: futurologist. As in, "there's a futurologist in the UK who thinks by 2050, we'll be sexing up robots more often …

24 geniuses just won $625,000 to spend however they want

The so-called "genius awards" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have been handed out to around two dozen Americans from all different fields every year since 1981.<p>The money is intended to give recipients the freedom to pursue new ideas or move forward with their current …

Genius

3 Radical Ideas To Totally Disrupt Air Travel

No bags on planes. Middle seats that feel exclusive. And the option to resell your seat. Travelers would be happier for it.<p>If a flight attendant told me that I couldn’t bring my roller bag onto the plane, I might throw a fit. But when the same idea comes from Teague–the preeminent air travel design …

Man got onto JFK tarmac, hoping to meet the Pope, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> He supposedly wanted to give the Pope his business card and talk to him and other world leaders about changing the world.<p>Whatever his intentions, it was how 39-year-old Chris Cannella did it -- by falsely impersonating an officer and driving his black SUV along with a motorcade onto the …

Google and NASA are getting a new quantum computer

The famous Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is getting some powerful new hardware. A joint project between Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association, the Quantum AI Lab today announced a multiyear agreement to install a D-Wave 2X, a state-of-the-art quantum processor released …

Aspirin can double life expectancy of those with common cancers

Major study finds those taking aspirin live twice as long after a diagnosis with some of the most common forms of cancer<p>Aspirin can double the life expectancy of patients with some of the most common cancers, a major study has found.<p>Men and women with a range of cancers who took the …

A radical shift is coming to the markets

The days of double-digit returns are over.<p>Lisa Shalett, head of investment/portfolio strategies for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, said at a press briefing on Tuesday that since the end of the financial crisis, investors have enjoyed healthy returns on stocks and bonds, partly because of the …

Facebook's parallel universe for journalists is just like Twitter

Facebook has long been keen for more journalists to use their personal accounts like they do Twitter – to engage with followers, discuss their articles and hunt for information. The company hasn’t had much success on this front to date, but that may be starting to change. It’s built a ‘parallel …

Jeremy Corbyn's top team encouraged street riots

Labour's shadow chancellor called for insurrection against government, economic adviser said the ruling class would be killed if they resisted and key political aide boasted of his role in violent student protests<p>Key members of Jeremy Corbyn’s team have actively supported “insurrection” and rioting …

Netflix to Launch Virtual Reality App For Immersive 3D Experience

The VR Market is set to get some major support from the online streaming buffet Netflix.<p>Variety reports that the most popular streaming service is in …

The American grocery store is moving online

In a quarterly earnings call Tuesday, General Mills Senior Vice President of Sales Shawn O'Grady said that online food buying is taking off.<p>"E-commerce is the fastest growing food channel and our customers are testing a wide range of business and distribution models," said O'Grady<p>Currently, online …

The Stock Markets Of The 10 Largest Global Economies Are All Crashing

You would think that the simultaneous crashing of all of the largest stock markets around the world would be very big news. But so far the mainstream …

Pope calls for Congress to abolish death penalty – video

Pope Francis,World news,US news,The papacy,Capital punishment,US Congress,US domestic policy<p>Pope Francis says ‘every life is sacred’ as he calls for the global abolition of the death penalty during a historic speech before Congress. Francis says the society ‘can only benefit’ from the …

Quantum revolution: China set to launch 'hack proof' quantum communications network

China is set to complete the installation of the world's longest quantum communication network stretching 2,000km (1,240miles) from Beijing to …

Scientists succeed in levitating nanodiamonds in a vacuum using lasers

Scientists have succeeded in levitating nanodiamonds in a vacuum for the first time ever using a laser, making a physics breakthrough that could pave …

US-trained Division 30 rebels 'betrayed US and hand weapons over to al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria'

Pentagon-trained rebels are reported to have betrayed US and handed weapons over to Jabhat al-Nusra immediately after entering Syria<p>Pentagon-trained rebels in Syria are reported to have betrayed their American backers and handed their weapons over to al-Qaeda in Syria immediately after re-entering …

These headphones come with a gimmick that makes a difference

Reid Heath Acoustics is a British headphone company whose products have attracted Apple’s attention and are featured alongside the more familiar Beats, Bose, and Bowers & Wilkins brands in the accessory section of Apple Stores around the world. This particular set, the T20i, comes with the Made for …

People Judge Your Personality Based On These 7 Small Things

From the moment you meet someone for the first time, you quickly want to assess who the person is and what they represent. This is why you may be on …

The Most Extreme Human Spaceflight Records

On April 12, 1961, humanity became a spacefaring species when cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin blasted into orbit on a 108-minute flight high above Earth.<p>So …

Space Exploration