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Hollywood is helping the military build its Iron Man suit

The US military isn't keeping its interest in building an Iron Man suit a secret, and on Friday, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> published new details on the work being done to create one. The government's plans for the suit, known as TALOS, are straight out of science fiction: it wants the suit to have a …

Nigerian Abductions Part Of A Terrible Pattern In African Conflicts

The girls at St. Mary's slept uneasily that night. Rebels were rumored to be nearby and planning an attack. Calls for protection by school administrators to a nearby army outpost went unanswered.<p>By nightfall, all the girls "prayed to God and asked Him to take control of our lives," a 16-year-old …

FAO David Moyes: How to recover from public humiliation

The Manchester United manager has been sacked after less than a year in the job. How can he get his career back on track now, asks Theo Merz<p>David Moyes, Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor as Manchester United manager, has been sacked after just ten months in the role.<p>Telegraph sport columnist <b>Jim White</b> …

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood defends right to sit in stands following defeat to Liverpool at Anfield

Spurs manager Tim Sherwood defends his view from the directors' box after fans claim he is neglecting his duties to the team<p>Tim Sherwood has rejected accusations that he is neglecting his duties by sitting in the stands to watch <b>Tottenham</b>, claiming that it is for the good of the team – though after …

Stop Looking For 'Hardwired' Differences In Male And Female Brains

Breaking the binary<p>In December, a highly publicized study declared that distinctive wiring in the brain explains different skill sets in men and women. After scanning hundreds of participants’ brains, the researchers reported that men have stronger connections within a given hemisphere, whereas …

Microwave Listens To Your Popcorn Popping, For Perfect Timing

Eureka for everyone who thought microwave popcorn was too damn difficult.<p>You're eating your popcorn in front of your home television and bite into an unpopped kernel. _The deception! _You put all of your faith in this popcorn, only to have it end like this. You may never love again. The solution: …

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 …

China

Doritos Unveils Its Five Super Bowl Ad Finalists

By now we all know the deal. Frito-Lay’s Doritos has for years now challenged all comers to “Crash the Super Bowl” with their advertising genius. For the effort, contestants get a chance at their ad nabbing one of two spots during the big game.<p>Breakroom Ostrich<p>The brand has unveiled the five …

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The Hunt For Meteorites Begins In Antarctica

<b>Listen · 1:58</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>On A Hunt For Meteorites In Antarctica<p>The Antarctic Search for Meteorites didn't glean as many meteorites as hoped during the 2012-2013 expedition, but still came back with hundreds of specimens — and photos.<p>Antarctica is one of the best places on …

Facebook is 'dead and buried', replaced by simpler networks, study finds

"Where once parents worried about their children joining Facebook, the children now say it is their family that insists they stay there to post about …

Why Do People Keep Giving Foursquare Money?

Foursquare just raised a bunch of money, again. This time it’s a Series D round of $35M, back in April of this year it was $41M in debt financing. The company seems to keep being able to convince people there’s something of value in its global location service.<p>Over the past couple of years …

Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

National Parks

Man Decorates House With 502,165 Holiday Lights, Shatters World Record

And, boy, is the Gay family of LaGrangeville, New York gonna be pissed.<p>More than 29 miles of wire. More than 500,000 lights. More than 70,000 visitors. Move over, Clark Griswold: You have nothing on David Richards, the Australian lawyer who has just broken the Guinness World Record for the most …

Ford unveils 100-foot-long float for America's Thanksgiving Parade

DEARBORN, MI- Ford Motor Co. is paying thanks to Henry Ford in a big way this Thanksgiving.<p>Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, great-grandson of the …

The Cable Industry is Imploding: What Providers Must Do to Stay Alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death.<p>It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s not even at the hands of the Internet. Cable is strangling itself with its own wires.<p>Before we get to cable’s end, let’s start at its beginning. Cable companies thrive …

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger reintroduces club suit

Arsène Wenger signs Lanvin, one of France's finest fashion labels, to tailor Arsenal's new club suits<p>In a bid to maximise team spirit in his squad, Arsène Wenger recently decided to re-establish the tradition of wearing team suits - proper suits, not tracksuits - to games on match days.<p>The club …

Soccer

Watch the first US trailer for 'The Wind Rises,' Miyazaki's final film

The first US trailer for acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki's final film, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, has debuted online. While the trailer may not convey a clear sense of the movie's plot, it gives a great look at the spirit of awe that Miyazaki — the director behind <i>Spirited Away</i> and <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i> — is so …

Report: Sony Near To Profit On PS4 Hardware

Amidst the debate over the relative pricing of Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One, one element of interest is the cost of producing the consoles themselves, and what that means for the two console giants. A teardown by IHS iSuppli has estimated the cost of the …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Painkillers

Dogs communicate different feelings with right or leftward tail wagging

Dogs can tell how other dogs are feeling from the way their tails are wagging, according to researchers who monitored the animals' heart rate as they watched canine movies.<p>The Italian team found that dogs had higher heart rates and became more anxious when they saw others wag their tails more to …

Google's iron grip on Android: controlling open source by any means necessary

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open …

Twitter Solves The Follow-Back Tango, Enables Direct Messages From All Your Followers

Twitter has pushed out a feature update that is extremely useful for journalists like myself, and anyone else who hopes to use Twitter to communicate both publicly and privately. The social network now lets you receive Direct Messages from any of your followers, regardless of whether you follow …

There is a place for fighting in hockey

The opinions I'm about to share need to be understood in the right context. Allow me to begin this section by noting that fighting in minor hockey is something that should not be tolerated. Two peewee teams engaged in a bench-clearing brawl is something that simply has no place in our game, and …

Joe Girardi undecided between Yankees' offer and Cubs' job

The Yankees made a strong offer to Girardi, but he has yet to sign a new deal.<p>Joe Girardi still has not signed the contract offered to him by the Yankees as he remains "torn" between the team he has managed the past six years and his hometown Chicago Cubs, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.<p>The Cubs …

Wenger condemns Wilshere for smoking

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at Jack Wilshere after the midfielder was photographed smoking a cigarette outside a London …