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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' is fast, frantic and adds a co-op campaign

Developer Treyarch has a good record of keeping things fresh in <i>Call of Duty</i>. The company started working on the franchise back in 2005. With <i>World at War</i> it added zombies; <i>Black Ops</i> went to Vietnam; <i>Black Ops 2</i> traversed time and added branching narratives. For its next installment, Treyarch is, once …

Rubik's Cube world record is now 5.25 seconds

A new Rubik's Cube world record of 5.25 has been set by an American teenager. Collin Burns was competing at a high school competition on Saturday …

Does drinking milk really make you die early?

A Swedish study suggests that people who drink three glasses of milk a day are more likely to die early than the rest of us. But is it true?<p>A new study, published in the BMJ, suggests that drinking milk not only fails to prevent bone fractures, <b>it may actually cause a higher rate of death</b>.<p>Or that's …

Lava Flow Swiftly Approaching Hawaiian Town

For the community of Pāhoa, Hawaii, the lava game is a bit more serious than just avoiding the floor<p>Compared to most natural disasters, a lava invasion does not move all that fast. Nowhere is that more evident than the small Hawaiian community of Pāhoa, where a lava flow has been approaching the …

The guillemots of Skomer need YOU!

Lying less than a mile from the Pembrokeshire coast Skomer Island is a plateau surrounded by 200-foot cliffs. In summer the top of the island is a continuous mass of bluebells, red campion and sea pinks, and its cliffs are covered by no fewer than 11 species of seabirds, including Manx shearwaters, …

Elon Musk and Other Visionaries Are Worried About the Future of AI

Will artificial intelligence wipe out humanity, or help us live forever?<p><i>(Photo Credit: Pascal Cyborg/Progress/Flickr)</i><p><b>Elon Musk has joined everyone</b> from the Unabomber to James Cameron (sometimes) to grandfathers worldwide in their fear of future technology. The difference is that Ted Kaczynski is a …

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Dog-cloning: Yours for $100,000

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the truth about time and the cost of cloning your dog.<p><b>Evolution</b> <br>Tales of the hobbit <br>Ewen Callaway | Nature | 22 October 2014<br>Scientists recount the discovery of Homo floresiensis, “the most important hominin fossil in a generation”. The bones were …

A piece of Amelia Earhart's plane has been found, researchers claim

The part may be the piece used to repair one of the plane's windows<p>Researchers think they’ve finally found a piece of Amelia Earhart’s lost plane. An aluminum sheet, found in 1991 on Nikumaroro Island, might be the patch that once covered a window on Earhart’s plane, reports <i>Discovery News</i>. The …

Researchers May Have Found A Fragment of Amelia Earhart's Plane

A patch of aluminum discovered in 1991 has been identified as part of the long lost aircraft.<p>Amelia Earhart disappeared 77 years ago, but 2014 is turning out to be a banner year for her. Her namesake completed a memorial flight around the world, reenacting the original Earhart's infamous flight …

Raw: Hawaii Lava Approaching Village Road

Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch

A National Geographic staffer's on-scene account of the Antares rocket failure.<p><b>WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia—Every time NASA launches a rocket, two safety officers have one weighty decision: They have to decide whether to push a self-destruct button if it appears the launch is going awry.</b><p>If they make …

Sugary drinks warning signs change habits of US teens

<b>Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off calories in sugary drinks can encourage healthier choices, US research suggests.</b><p>A study of teenagers' purchasing habits found they bought fewer sugary drinks and more water when the signs were up.<p>The most effective sign said it …

Over 48 million Americans live in poverty

Over 48 million Americans live in poverty, according to a special report by the Census Bureau Thursday. It provides an alternative look at the worst off people in the nation than the official numbers that come out in September.<p>Government programs such as food stamps do help some people, especially …

Ford may make cars out of Heinz ketchup

Get ready for the tomato-mobile.<p>Ford and Heinz are looking at ways to make car parts out of ketchup by-products, the automaker announced Tuesday.<p>Heinz uses more than two million tons of tomatoes every year and produces a lot of waste from the peels, stems and seeds.<p>The by-products are shipped to …

McLaren 650S: A supercar for real driving

BMW i8 - Lots of geeky fun

When I was a kid and I imagined what cars would look like around 2014, I imagined something like the BMW i8. Except even my imagination wasn't this cool.<p>Long and low, the i8 has a recessed air scoop carved out of its hood and, on the sides, twin pairs of fins meet at right angles to create a air …

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5 laps in a Ferrari, $500. Is it worth it?

There are few things I enjoy more than driving a fast car. But even when it's legal, speeding can be an expensive habit.<p>While on assignment in Las Vegas, I spent a few hours at Dream Racing, about 40 minutes from the strip. For $500, I was able to rent a Ferrari F430 GT, and take five laps around …

JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency landing, passengers had a new lease on life, as they exited a JetBlue flight Thursday via inflatable chutes.<p>"I'm just happy to be alive," said passenger Jarrod West, who slid down holding his black …

The first iPhone 6 sold in Perth was dropped on concrete

Prepare to cringe, Apple fans: the first iPhone 6 sold in Perth, Australia has made an unfortunate entrance into the world. During an interview on …