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This Plant in Dubai Makes Half a Billion Gallons of Fresh Water a Day

This sprawling power and desalination plant on Dubai’s coast produces almost 8,000 megawatts of electricity and over 550<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Spencer Lowell …

NBC Suspends Brian Williams For 6 Months, Without Pay

NBC News has suspended Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor for the network's nightly newscast, for six months without pay.<p>Williams had stepped down voluntarily, after <i>Stars and Stripes</i> questioned an incident he described on air.<p>While in the anchor chair, Williams said a helicopter he was …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Police attempt to escort a black man to safety as he is attacked by a white man during the race rioting that flared in the downtown area …

Police attempt to escort a black man to safety as he is attacked by a white man during the race rioting that flared in the downtown area of Detroit on June 21, 1943. Troops were called in at the request of Michigan Governor when police were unable to stop the fighting.

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

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GOP staffer calls for more 'class' from Obama daughters

A senior staffer for a Republican congressman scolded President Obama's daughters for dressing like "they deserve a spot at a bar" and told them to "try showing a little class" in a Facebook post that has since gone viral, drawing her heavy criticism and prompting calls for her dismissal.<p>Elizabeth …

Ferguson awaits Grand Jury

New York harassment video woman: My story isn't unique - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into fodder for death- and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.<p>"There are people who've said a lot of things, but I'm not reading what they are saying," Shoshana Roberts told CNN's Anderson Cooper on …

Netflix to Join ‘Internet Slowdown’ Protest Over Net Neutrality

FCC Chair­man Tom Wheel­er’s pro­pos­al for new rules has sparked a ma­jor back­lash be­cause it would al­low pro­viders to charge sites for spe­cial …

Joan Rivers Dies at 81: 10 Funny Quotes from the Legendary Comedienne

Today we remember legendary comedienne Joan Rivers, who died this afternoon at 81 years old after complications from throat surgery last week.<p>"It is …

Photograph: RIKEN CDB<p>Mouse embryonic stem cells organise themselves into layered cerebral cortical tissue when grown in 3D culture. Image: Yoshiki Sasai/ RIKEN …

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Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

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A Futuristic Lantern You Can Take Anywhere

What would happen if you mixed the Jawbone Jambox with a Coleman lantern? You’d get the Vela.<p>Last year, Twisthink designer Joe VanFaasen bought a 1967 Airstream trailer. He took his family camping once before the season got too cold. And in the off season, he starting shopping for more gear–namely …

WH: No comment on Obama's sign language interpreter

The White House is declining to comment on reports in South Africa that the man who provided alleged sign interpretation of President Obama's tribute to Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is a fake.<p>"He's a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town told …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

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Prince Confirms North American Tour

Prince has confirmed dates for a seven-week North American tour, which will kick off June 21 in Columbus, Ohio. The trek will follow Prince: A …

Remembering Mandela on Flipboard

By Flipboard News Desk | Flipboard News Desk created a magazine on Flipboard. “Remembering Mandela on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other …

Paul Walker Was the 'Happiest He'd Ever Been' as a Dad

He may have been a movie star, but friends say the role Paul Walker cherished most was Dad.<p>At the time of his tragic death on Saturday, the actor was …

Samsung Galaxy S5 potentially spotted in benchmark results, reveals monster specs

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The Galaxy S5 rumors have started swirling, though so far there has been little mentioned in the way of specs. But new …

Etsy-nomics lets sellers stitch together a living with new pattern

The creations are tiny — images painted on 3-by-5-inch discarded library catalog cards. But they’re a big hit on Vickie Moore’s Etsy shop, WingedWorld, allowing the 41-year-old mother of two to supplement her part-time job as a newspaper reporter.<p>“I thought I would have a few sales a month,” she …