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Tycoon's Lesbian Daughter Rejects Multimillion-Dollar 'Marriage Bounty'

A Hong Kong real estate tycoon made headlines two years ago when he offered a $65 million bounty to the man who could win his daughter's heart and marry her. In an open letter today, the daughter says she hopes he can accept that she is indeed a lesbian.<p>Cecil Chao, a billionaire property developer …

Chinese villagers build £1.3 million 'money wall'

Chinese media says the village in the country's southwest became rich after locals invested in pig farms, cherry growing and hydroelectric energy<p>Rural farmers from southwest <b>China</b> have become instant celebrities at home after building a £1.3 million "money wall" in their village with rectangular …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

The most anticipated tech of 2014<p>So far in 2014: Iterative sequels, wearable tech<p>iPhone 6<p>iOS 8<p>Android L<p>Samsung Galaxy Note 4<p>Nexus 8<p>The next iPad and iPad Mini<p>Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite<p>Windows 9<p>Google Glass 2<p>Oculus Rift<p>Sony Project Morpheus<p>LG 55EC9300 OLED TV<p>4K TVs for under $1K<p>Roku TV<p>The next Apple …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft loses top engineer to Google

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a former distinguished engineer at Microsoft, is joining Google. Agüera y Arcas originally joined Microsoft in 2006 after the software giant acquired his Seadragon startup. He was a key software architect who helped develop and build Microsoft’s Bing Maps service and its …

Top 10 Cars for 2014: PM Auto Excellence Awards

U.S. auto sales are booming, and the market is brimming with great carsevery segment is full of choices with modern styling and sporty driving dynamics. Its been an exciting year for car enthusiasts, but it also makes deciding on just 10 winne<p>U.S. auto sales are booming, and the market is brimming …

Rather than wear No. 666, Kentucky high school athlete quits race

Kentucky cross-country athlete Codie Thacker was told at a recent meet she had to wear bib number 666. So, she decided not to race.<p>And that gives her something in common with<p>Ronald Reagan(see below).<p>Thacker told local NBC affiliate LEX 18 she had trained for Saturday's race for months. But she …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

China schools seek to nip young love in the bud

<b>In recent weeks a number of Chinese secondary schools have introduced prescriptive new rules designed to discourage teenage romance. But this has been met with scorn and outrage on both social and official media, as the BBC's Dong Le reports</b><p>On the campus of a secondary school in China's famous silk …

High School

Researchers Study Chicken Nuggets, Find Mostly Nerves, Bone, Fat

A new study found that chicken nuggets mostly contain bone, organ parts, blood vessels, and nerves, containing 50 percent or less muscle tissue, the …

Cheaters used infrared contact lenses and marked cards to win over 90,000 euros in poker

This tale of poker cheats has all the signs of a Hollywood movie: high-tech contact lenses, marked playing cards, corrupt casino employees, and the French Riviera. Back in 2011, an Italian man codenamed "Parmesan" racked up 70,000 euros in one day of poker winnings followed up by 21,000 more in …

Congressman Complains About Making $172,000 a Year

Woe is Re­pub­lic­an Rep. Phil Gin­grey of Geor­gia, who be­moaned in a closed-door meet­ing this morn­ing that he’s “stuck” mak­ing a paltry …

How and why do we snore?

It’s one of the loudest noises a human can make, and the bane of sleepless partners’ lives. James May explains what causes snoring and how we can stop it.<p>Unfortunately for those subjected to it, snoring is one of the loudest noises a human can make. Noise levels of up to 92 decibels have been …

Sleep

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

Qualcomm Uplinq 2013 -- Dr. Pattie Maes Vuforia and AllJoyn Demo

The first-ever naturally occurring gears are found on an insect's legs

Gears are a potent symbol of human industry, a sign of mechanical wonder or a cold assembly line. If you had to pick something to stand against the natural world, they'd be a pretty likely pick — except that as it turns out, insects discovered them first. In a paper published today in <i>Science</i>, …

Pokemon X and Y gets Mega forms of original starters, cloud-based Pokemon Bank app

<i>Pokemon X and Pokemon Y</i> will see the return of classic partner Pokemon Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle, it was announced during today's Nintendo Direct.<p>The chosen Pokemon will later be able to Mega Evolve in battle once the player has evolved it into Venusaur, Charizard or Blastoise and obtained …

Google, Nestle, And Android 4.4 KitKat: Here's How It All Went Down

Traditionally, Google has stuck with generic names for Android versions: Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, …

Why honey is the only food that doesn't go bad

Honey is magic. Besides its delicious taste, it's pretty much the only food that does not spoil while in an edible state. But why, exactly, doesn't …

Honey

Should you put butter on a burn?

Burns seem to have attracted their fair share of folk remedies, but after looking through the evidence Claudia Hammond explains what you should do and why.<p>Using butter to treat burns is an old folk remedy that has been around for centuries. It gained credibility when the Prussian Surgeon General …

Numb

Qualcomm will no longer track trucks, selling off its first-ever business Omnitracs

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Qualcomm(s qcom) is known for inventing CDMA and dominating the global mobile chipset market, but one thing you might not know …

Rising onion prices sting India

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1004000/1004765_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522295520_f7e6f3213d23d3a4c748277934fd8c18<p><b>The Indian economy is facing one of its worst crises in a decade and while that is worrying the political and economic fraternity, what is worrying</b> …

India

Fan favorite - which Android manufacturer are you rooting for?

By 2017, more than two billion phones will be sold every 365 days. A vast majority of those will be smartphones. With this in mind, we have the world’s biggest technology companies engaging in technological, marketing, and patent warfare. But which manufacturer <i>deserves</i> our acclaim, our respect, and …

Mobile

Japanese Banana Art Is So Damn Appealing

Darth Vader. A Xenomorph from Aliens. <i>Attack on Titan</i>. That's not mentioning the various other characters as well as animals, too. They've all been …

Anime

35 Clever Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life

We all cook and we all eat food. So why not make both of those easier? From avocados to 10 essential uses for coconut hacks, these will change your life.

Alton Brown

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …

Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

The MIT professor lays out how the majority of U.S. policies are opposed to what wide swaths of the public want<p>I'd like to comment on topics that I think should regularly be on the front pages but are not -- and in many crucial cases are scarcely mentioned at all or are presented in ways that seem …

Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

A new service called Nerd Block sends a nerd-themed mystery gift every month for just $20.<p>Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus …

Geek

The Secret, 'Vaguely Racist' History Of MSG Fear-Mongering

Looking for a nice long-form article to read this weekend? We recommend you head over to BuzzFeeᴅ and check out this feature on the history of MSG—the much and unfairly maligned naturally occurring ingredient in so many of our favorite foods.<p>The piece, written by former <i>PopularScience.com</i> head …