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The Day SF Became Gotham City: How a Metropolis Is Making a 5-Year-Old's Wish Come True

On Friday, November 15, San Francisco became Gotham. The city did not do this for Comic-Con, nor to film a new movie. The city did this to fulfill …

Facebook invests thousands to help school girls code

The social network launches a scheme to bring coding to schools as a government report shows a worrying amount of school girls are not interested in engineering<p>Facebook is investing £100,000 to help UK students code as a report shows two thirds of girls would never consider engineering careers.<p>The …

Nintendo Wii Mini Headed to the US by mid-November Priced at $99.99

Nintendo has announced that a smaller version of its Wii games console called the Wii Mini will go on sale in the US in the next two weeks priced at just under $100.<p>Naturally, it’ll run all the same Wii games as the regular Wii console, and buyers will get a copy of Mario Kart Wii thrown in for …

Google chairman calls NSA’s spying efforts ‘outrageous’

Google chairman Eric Schmidt had some harsh words to say about the U.S. government’s personal data collecting methods led by the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>In particular, Schmidt took issue with the NSA possibly infiltrating Google’s private data centers, which would not only put Google at risk …

10 Spectacular Underground Homes Around The World

Even though it’s uncommon, some people prefer to live underground, literary. It’s an interesting alternative to regular homes and, whether it’s a …

Plastic bag charge or ban 'could cut use in Europe by 80%'

European Union member states could cut their plastic bag use by 80%, the European commission has said, by charging for bags or even banning them.<p>Plastic bags are a major cause of seaborne pollution, which is a serious hazard for marine life, and some regions have already moved to cut their use …

Why Dengue and Yellow Fever Could Be Coming to a City Near You