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Critically endangered species in Sumatra on the road to extinction

Critically endangered wildlife, including some of the last Sumatran tigers as well as rhinos, bears and eagles, could be wiped out if plans go ahead to construct a major road through an Indonesian tropical forest reserve currently being restored by British conservationists.<p>The 51km-road, which …

Shell made false claims about Niger delta oil pollution, says Amnesty

Amnesty International accuses Shell of false claims about its environmental impact in the Niger delta, saying that the oil company cannot be trusted and that there are "serious discrepancies" between the evidence of pollution and what Shell claims.<p>"[Its] claims about its environmental impact in the …

Worldwide identity thieves steal millions in tax refunds

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service sent 655 tax refunds to a single address in Kaunas, Lithuania -- failing to recognize that the refunds were likely part of an identity theft scheme. Another 343 tax refunds went to a single address in Shanghai, China.<p>Thousands more potentially fraudulent …

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Yoga pants mogul thinks your thighs are too rough

In a revealing interview, Lululemon founder appeared to blame pants’ problems on women’s bodies<p>Not all bodies are created alike. Not all clothing lines are meant for every shape. The world is made up of J. Crew bodies and Kohl's bodies and that's OK. Everyone who's ever tried on jeans knows this. …

New study detects signs of autism in infants by their declining eye contact

Signs pointing to an autism diagnosis may be detectable in the first two to six months of life, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature.<p>While autism and related disorders are usually diagnosed in toddlers between the ages of three and five years, a new study from Emory …

Editor of Guns & Ammo forced out after publishing pro-regulation column

The editor of a leading American magazine about guns has been forced out of his job, after publishing a column that proposed some regulations on gun ownership.<p>Guns & Ammo editor Jim Bequette resigned on Thursday, saying he had been "untrue" to the publication's commitment to the Second Amendment. …

China's Pollution May Have Devastating Effect On Sperm Count, Fertility

With recent reports of schools closing due to smog, an 8-year-old diagnosed with lung cancer and an ever-darkening sky throughout its most polluted areas, present-day China is paying for prioritizing economics over the environment. But an even more troubling side effect threatens China's future, as …

Billy Graham's final sermon: 'I've wept' for America

At 95 and in frail health, the evangelist attended a birthday celebration Thursday night.<p>ASHEVILLE, N.C. — At 95 and in frail health, Billy Graham often resists family entreaties to make excursions from his mountaintop home. But the nation's most famous evangelist attended a birthday celebration …

Super Typhoon Haiyan: The Most Powerful Cyclone in History?

Twitter makes a new billionaire, but can it turn a profit?

<i>Updated Nov. 9: Twitter’s IPO appears to have created just one billionaire, not three. We’ve corrected the headline.</i><p>If you bought Twitter at its opening price of $26 and sold it at today’s peak of $49.45, congratulations. You nearly doubled your money in about 90 minutes of celebrity-riddled …

Twitter for dummies

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Report: Apple Stores will soon offer display and part replacements for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>It seems that enough people have already managed to break their iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c en masse for Apple(s aapl) to start …

Two skydiving planes collide in Wisconsin - and everyone lives

It was Mike Robinson's 937th skydive and his very first"freak" accident.<p>One moment, the 64-year-old skydiving instructor was clinging to a plane over Wisconsin on Saturday at sunset, ready to jump with eight others. All nine were on two Cessnas cruising in close formation, with all but two jumpers …

Justice Department hopes to settle American, US Airways fight

The Justice Department is pressing for divestitures of takeoff and landing slots at airports throughout the country as a condition for dropping a lawsuit aimed at stopping a proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines , Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday.<p>Holder said that talks with …

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Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash 4 Miles High

Mountain rumbles to life for third time in recent months.<p><i>Mount Sinabung, a volcano in western Indonesia, erupted on November 3 for the third time in recent months, according to news reports.</i><p>The 8,530-foot-high (2,600-meter-high) mountain spewed ash up to 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) high, requiring the …

Sportvision Wants To Take You (Home) To The Ballgame

These days, you'd be forgiven if you're more excited about watching the "big game" — whether that's football, basketball, hockey — on TV rather than from inside a sports arena. At least, that's a trend that the Chicago-based sports graphics company Sportvision is banking on.<p>"With wide-screen TVs …

iPad Air off to a good start as early usage outpaces previous models 4-to-1

Tracking data from Fiksu suggests that iPad Air adoption may be outpacing both the iPad 4 and the iPad Mini by around four to one. The numbers are as yet very small, but three days in, iPad Air usage hit 0.8 percent of active devices versus less than 0.2 percent for the iPad 4 by the same time …<p>The …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

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Google+: Down but not out

<i>By Vishal Sankhla, Co-Founder of Viralheat</i><p>When Google+ was first released 2011, I was one of the many people who followed it blindly into the new frontier. “Google is a great company,” I thought. “This digital god and ruler of Internet can do no wrong!”<p>But as months rolled by, the hype died down …

JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

Yesterday, JD Power released its newest tablet satisfaction study and the Internet went a bit nuts. For the first time, Samsung had edged out perennial favorite Apple in customer satisfaction on tablets. This was a stark change from volume one of the study which had Apple handily beating its …

HMS Holdings is Now Oversold (HMSY)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …

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Angel or Devil: Who’s Really Investing In Your Start-Up?

A friend called me heartbroken, crying. She had spent months looking for investors to fund her fledgling startup and now she had a big problem. Someone was ready to give her the money.<p>Trouble was, the cash came with a catch. The only investor willing to pony-up the money was someone she didn’t …

How Simplicity Principles Could Fix Obamacare

As everyone now knows, Healthcare.gov – the $394 million website that was supposed to enable millions of Americans to shop for health insurance – is experiencing some initial technical failures. Critiquing the troubled rollout is easy, but not helpful considering that the current framework is the …

Are Apple’s New Features Convincing Customers to Buy?

Barely has the hype from the launch of the iPhone 5s and 5c subsided that chatter about the iPhone 6 has begun. A larger screen size is rumored. Apple’s product innovation strategy places it on a punishing treadmill. If the company does not deliver new products or new features to the market’s …

USC reportedly interested in Jon Gruden, but no contact yet

Like almost every other opening at a major school, Jon Gruden appears to be a target for USC.<p>The USC Trojans are in the early stages of their search for a new head football coach, but a familiar name may be on their list.<p>USC is interested in former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head …