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Apple's iPad Mini Retina Is Now Available From $399

Apple’s next-generation iPad Mini was unveiled last month — and it has landed on the Apple Store today, retailing at $399 for the 16GB WiFi-only model and $529 for the cellular data-equipped version.<p>Here are the countries that the new iPad Mini is available in for now: the US, the UK, Australia, …

Show Off How Many Books You’ve Read with this Balancing Bookshelf

I was on Etsy and stumbled on Cush Design Studio’s Etsy shop and Chris Cush’s cool Balancing Bookshelf. It’s such a simple concept and executed …

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Iran's deputy industry minister shot dead

Safdar Rahmat Abadi was shot in the head and chest in first killing of senior government official in years<p>An unidentified attacker has shot dead an Iranian deputy minister of industry in Tehran, the state news agency IRNA reported, in what appeared the first reported killing of a senior central …

New heart scans could identify those at highest risk of attack

A new method of scanning the heart using high resolution images and radioactive tracers could help identify people at highest risk of a heart attack.<p>The test, developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, can identify dangerous fatty plaques in the heart's arteries, which can lead to …

Foreign students continue to flock to U.S. colleges

The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities grew to a record high last year and USC remained their most popular destination, according to a new study.<p>The private university had 9,840 international students, about 1,400 more than<p>UCLA, which ranked sixth in the …

Iran differences are now narrow, says William Hague

<b>The differences preventing Western countries reaching a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme are now "narrow", William Hague has said.</b><p>The UK foreign secretary added that, although talks at the weekend had not resulted in agreement, some "gaps" had been "bridged altogether".<p>Iran and the UK have …

Liquids ban to be lifted at European airports; is the U.S. next?

TRAVEL BRIEFCASE<p>Liquids ban to be lifted at European airports; is the U.S. next?<p>London's Heathrow Airport screeners in January will begin using a screening device to test liquids carried by passengers onto planes. The U.S. is considering several options for liquids screening.<p>November 10, 2013|By …

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Exercise during pregnancy gives babies' brains a boost

Attention pregnant women: If you want to help your child get into Harvard, lace up those sneakers and exercise!<p>Hardly a week goes by without science delivering new evidence that exercise boosts the brain. Studies have linked exercise to brain health in senior citizens, middle-aged adults and kids. …

The Case Against Brain Scans As Evidence In Court

It's not just people who go on trial these days. It's their brains.<p>More and more lawyers are arguing that some defendants deserve special consideration because they have brains that are immature or impaired, says Nita Farahany, a professor of law and philosophy at Duke University who has been …

Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think | David Nutt

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …

Iran, U.S. argue over who spoiled nuclear talks

WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran traded heated accusations Monday over who was to blame for the failure of the latest international talks to limit Tehran's<p>nuclear program, even as they insisted a deal remains possible.<p>Secretary of State<p>John F. Kerrysaid it was the Iranians, and not the …

Comparing Vastly Different Body Types of Olympic Athletes

New York-based photographer Howard Schatz captures the diverse range of body types of Olympic athletes. Referring to a body as an athletic build is often thought to be a perfect, rippling mass of muscle boasting a six pack, but Schatz's series reveals the wide variety of heights, widths, body …

This Week’s Most Intriguing Discoveries

King Tut's unsolved death, shrinking mammals, and giant pigs make our list of the week’s key discoveries.<p><b>It's been a busy week at National Geographic.</b><p>From a rare hybrid solar eclipse to an important debut swim for a pair of tiger cubs, we covered it all. The week’s five key discoveries:<p><b>1. Global</b> …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

iPad Air review

Let's murder a metaphor.<p>In June of 2010, two months after Apple had shipped the first iPad, Steve Jobs sat on stage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D8 conference and compared tablets and PCs to cars and trucks.<p>“PCs are going to be like trucks,” said Jobs. "They’re still going to be …

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

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