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Foreign troops retake Nigerian towns from Boko Haram

300 militants reported killed in joint ground offensive – featuring soldiers from Chad and Niger – raising hopes tide is turning against extremists<p>The thousands of foreign troops pouring into northern Nigeria to join the fight against Boko Haram have seized two towns from the Islamist extremists …

Africa

12 Reasons Why Being Barefoot Is The Way To Go Through Life

Who needs shoes?<p>Because really, walking around in heels or even sneakers can sometimes... suck. But, there are some celebrities who give the finger to footwear and bare all -- their feet, that is.<p>Even though the saying is "pain is beauty," we are starting to think otherwise. Remember when Emma …

Grazia

The Lorde Remix You Need to Queue Up for the Weekend

Fall in love with her track all over again.<p>Upon our first listen to Lorde's coming-of-age anthem "Tennis Courts," we thought it was virtually untouchable, but now that Aussie producer Flume has re-imagined the track in an even more dance-worthy fashion — we're all ears.<p>The 6-minute remix is laced …

Get A Free Colour-Drenched Manicure Courtesy Of Beats By Dre And Sophy Robson

Fashion<p>by Contributor | 06 12 2014<p>Spring nails for you!<p>April 2014<p>Spring has well and truly sprung, making now the perfect time to try out a bright …

Tactile electronic cat whiskers could help robots 'feel' their surroundings

Nanotechnology researchers from the Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley have developed highly tactile sensors that that work like …

You Can Pay Via Fingerprint With Samsung's Latest Phone

The company teamed up with PayPal to bring biometric scanning to its Galaxy S5<p>At Mobile World Congress today, Samsung announced the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. If it's anything like the S4, lots of people will buy it. Since it has a larger number in the front, it will …

Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk

When Rotem Elnatan was 2 years old, his physical therapist told his mom Debby Elnatan some upsetting news: “Rotem does not know what his legs are. He has no consciousness of them.”<p>Rotem, now 19, has cerebral palsy, a condition affecting the brain and nerves that impacts movement. His therapists did …

Physiotherapy

Why bendable electronics could be the future of the internet of things

When the first Harry Potter movie came out in 2001 the idea of the Daily Prophet, a newspaper that contains moving pictures, qualified as magic. A Kickstarter campaign by Ynvisible, a Lisbon-based technology firm, is bringing that magic to life with its displays, held together with paper-thin …

Arduino

How plastic bottles could solve Africa's lighting issues

Despite all the advances in technology, the problem of lighting up rural Africa after darkness falls is still very real. It was this thought that …

Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

Archaeology

Nearly 80% of Passengers Use Free Wi-Fi on JetBlue's Long-Haul Flights

JetBlue has equipped 36 of its A320 aircraft with its free Wi-Fi service, and CEO Dave Barger said that up to 80% of passengers used the service on …

JetBlue May Begin Charging for the First Checked Bag Next Year

JetBlue is open to the possibility of charging for first checked bags next year, a move that would leave Southwest as the only U.S. airline balking …

Travel tech of the future...now

Ever since Michael J Fox strapped on his self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers and slipped into a self-drying jacket in <i>Back to the Future II</i>, travel tech geeks the world over have dreamed of gadgets that make life on the road just a little bit easier. Imagine a self-drying t-shirt…we’d shave kilos off our …

Royal Caribbean Tries to Lure Millennials Onboard with Faster Wi-FI

For many cruise lines, the battle for first-time passengers is a matter of life and death. And the market with the greatest potential is the 95 …

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

Do the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls. After pouring through the tips and experiences from the minube travel community, we're happy to present this list of …

Grand Canyon

G I R L

2013 was the year of Pharrell. Sure, he’s been lacing the pop charts for more than a decade, composing beats and singing hooks for everyone from …

Lift Your Spirit

Southern California soulman Aloe Blacc, who sang lead on Avicii‘s 2013 smash “Wake Me Up,” will probably be enjoying some nice royalty checks for …

Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

<i>Divergent</i>, Hollywood’s next big <i>Hunger Games</i>, is based on a bestselling trilogy of teen novels set in a dystopian future. The movie’s soundtrack …

Out Among the Stars

Johnny Cash often seemed like he was granite in human form, so it’s odd to think that such a giant once had his career derailed by John Travolta. The …

Kanye West and Rick Rubin Team With Mark Romanek on Crazy Award Acceptance Speech Video

The Tribeca Film Festival is currently taking place in New York City. As part of the fest's Disruptive Innovation Awards, tomorrow at NYU, Kanye West and producer Rick Rubin were meant to accept an award on behalf of the recently revived Roland TR-808 drum machine. However, as <i>Rolling Stone</i> reports, …

Central Park’s Carriages Saved This Horse

New York City’s mayor says the carriage horse industry is inhumane, but what about the grim alternative for the animals? Meet Roger, the horse saved …

Argentina's congress approves $5bn Repsol compensation

<b>Argentina's congress has given final approval to pay the Spanish oil giant Repsol $5bn (£3bn) in compensation for the nationalisation in 2012 of its stake in Argentine oil firm, YPF.</b><p>After a marathon 16-hour session, the Chamber of Deputies passed the settlement plan by 135 votes to 59.<p>The deal is …

Oil & Gas Industry

Israel halts peace talks as Hamas and Fatah strike unity deal

Death knell sounded on talks as Israel pulls out in protest at Palestinian unity government announcement<p>Israel has formally suspended Middle East peace talks in retaliation for a unity pact between the Palestinian leadership and the Islamist Hamas movement, dealing a severe blow to US-brokered …

How To Get Paid To Play With Lego All Day

Have a passion for bricks and a willingness to really get inside your work.<p>David Fautley has what has to be one of the best jobs around: He plays with Lego for a living. As a modeler at England’s Legoland Windsor, he designs and assembles the Lego models set up all around the park, from a …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Watch these Caterpillar excavators play the biggest game of Jenga ever

Catfight.<p>Jenga is fun, but it's a lot more fun when played using heavy construction equipment weighing a few hundred tons.<p>Caterpillar, maker of all manner of dozers, backhoes, cranes, and other construction site awesomeness put together this video of some its machinery playing everyone's favorite …

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Skyscrapers