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The World in 2030

Bill Gates predicts we’ll end polio and cut child mortality in half. We asked 15 of the smartest people we know for their most out-there predictions.<p>You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in …

Bill Gates

WikiLeaks demands answers after Google hands staff emails to US government

Search giant gave FBI emails and digital data belonging to three staffers WikiLeaks told last month of warrants which were served in March 2012<p>Google took almost three years to disclose to the open information group WikiLeaks that it had handed over emails and other digital data belonging to three …

Surveillance

The Slow, Agonizing Death of the MetroCard

New York's long-heralded swipe-free subway payment system may not arrive until 2022.<p>Some day in the not-too-distant future, riding the subway in New York City will require the simple tap of a smartphone or flick of a smartwatch against the turnstile. But when, exactly, the not-too-distant future …

New York City

Charlie Hebdo's Wednesday edition to include Prophet Mohammed cartoons

Wednesday's edition of Charlie Hebdo will 'naturally' contain cartoons of Prophet Mohammed after Paris shootings and "Je Suis Charlies" movement, the magazine's lawyer has announced<p><b>Latest coverage - Charlie Hebdo magazine 'Je suis Charlie' issue launched</b><p>The next edition of Charlie Hebdo, out on …

Google could be about to destroy the language barrier

An update to Google's mobile apps will convert your phone into a universal translater that can take your voice and convert it into recognisable audio in 80 languages, allowing you to have a natural conversation with somone even if you can't speak their language<p>Google will launch a live translation …

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video condemning the Paris attacks, saying "freedom of expression has suffered an inhuman assault"<p>Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the <b>attacks on Charlie Hebdo</b>, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, …

Charlie Hebdo

North Korea responds with fury to US sanctions over Sony Pictures hack

Pyongyang denies involvement in Sony Pictures hack and accuses US of stirring up hostility<p>North Korea has furiously denounced the United States for imposing sanctions in retaliation for the Pyongyang regime’s alleged cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.<p>North Korea’s foreign ministry reiterated that it …

North Korea

Apple faces lawsuit over storage space on iPhones and iPads

Firm failed to tell consumers that iOS 8 software could take up as much as 23.1% of advertised storage capacity, claims lawyer<p>Following complaints about the large amount of storage that Apple’s latest software iOS 8 takes up on its iPhones and iPads, the US tech firm is being sued for the alleged …

San Francisco

New White House college rating system already under heavy scrutiny

A controversial Obama administration rating system for colleges and universities already is being scrutinized ahead of its late-December rollout by educators who claim the government's goal of more transparency could come at the expense of schools that don't happen to fit the ivory tower model.<p>The …

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

Leaked document suggests Uber wanted to “weaponize” taxi research

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sergej Khakimullin<p>The latest development in UberGate comes, once again, from BuzzFeed, which got hold …

Pioneering scientists share £23m Breakthrough prize pot at US awards

Breakthrough prizes may elevate scientists to rock-star status, showering the finest minds in science with lucrative awards<p>No one becomes a scientist to make themselves rich, but for a growing minority at the top of their game, big money has found them regardless.<p>At a lavish ceremony in California …

New York, Paris … Dubai. Why the desert mall is the height of couture

Dubai is a city of world firsts: the tallest building, highest fountain, an airport terminal that is one of the world’s largest buildings. What it can’t lay claim to is global supremacy as the most popular luxury fashion magnet, because that belongs to London. Dubai is second.<p>Let’s sit with this …

Nurses defend Dallas hospital following death of Liberian Ebola patient

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas criticised by family of Thomas Eric Duncan for misdiagnosis despite warning signs<p>Nurses at the Dallas hospital where a Liberian man died from Ebola after infecting two healthcare workers held a press conference on Monday to defend the institution.<p>“The …

Health Industry Cashes In One Year After Rocky Obamacare Rollout

Even after the disastrous rollout of the healthcare.gov web site a year ago, health insurance companies and providers of medical care are reporting more promising profits as third quarter earnings emerge.<p>Although the next enrollment period for uninsured Americans seeking coverage from …

On the Red Couch with Details Style Director Eugene Tong

<i>The term “men’s fashion” sounds like an oxymoron. A simple button-up and a pair of jeans is sufficient for most guys, right? In theory, menswear</i> …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers<p>A drive through the sticky Florida heat into …

How America Can Eliminate ISIS and Avoid a 9/11-Type Attack

There are various local copies of the international terrorist group al Qaeda that engage in internal conflicts. These include "ISIS" in Iraq and Syria, "Qaeda in Arabia" in Saudi Arabia, "Alnusrah Front" in Syria, "supporters of jihad" in Egypt and "Ansar al-Sharia" in Yemen. As different as these …

Middle East

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold 'not acceptable' | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel described as “unacceptable” on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a nuclear deal that would keep Iran six to 12 months away from bomb-making capability.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at the …

Malaysia Airlines MH370: submarine to be deployed as oil slick spotted

Authorities searching for MH370 declare “it’s time to go underwater” and deploy a submarine as the black box pinger goes silent<p>An unmanned submarine has been deployed to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane after authorities concluded that a black box beacon was no longer emitting signals.<p>…

Wi-Fi

Senate passes sweeping rewrite of immigration laws

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration bill Thursday that would allow the nation's 11 million unauthorized immigrants to become U.S. citizens, overhaul the country's immigration system and spend billions to secure the southwest border with Mexico.<p>After years of failed attempts, …

NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the …