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Ancient Egyptian Hair Extensions Are 3,300 Years Old

Hair extensions may seem like a modern fashion trend, but it turns out they've been around a whole lot longer than most people realize, as a recent discovery out of Egypt shows.<p>The skull of a woman who lived more than 3,300 years ago was uncovered with roughly 70 hair extensions still in place.<p>"The …

Apple fans and resellers line up for the iPhone 6

Yes, people lined up last night for the latest iPhone. Despite over 4 million pre-orders and a new system that lets line-waiters take a number on …

Extant Recap: Halle Berry Plays a Space Traveler with a Surprise Package

A fair amount of jet lag is certainly to be expected for anyone coming back from a 13-month-long trip to space. A bout of morning sickness is not.<p>So, …

#flipshopping: Beach Reads

Inside Flipboard / July 3, 2014<p>Reading outside is one of the greatest parts of summer. Whether you intend to spend some time at the beach, a lake, a …

NBA Rumors: Latest on Free Agents Carmelo Anthony, Paul Pierce and More

At some point in his cerebral wanderings, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has probably read the absurdist tragicomedy <i>Waiting for Godot</i> by Samuel Beckett. In that play, Godot never shows up. Currently, New York's Zen Master is waiting as well, waiting for Melo.<p>In a free-agency period loaded …

Amazon exec on Hachette dispute: “It’s all about ebook pricing”

As Amazon(s AMZN) and Hachette’s contract dispute wears on, Amazon has had little to say publicly about it: The company released an unattributed …

Genes that make Luis Suárez impulsive may also make him a great footballer

The biological assets that helped Luis Suárez become a feared striker may be partly to blame for his urge to bite<p>From David Beckham’s infamous kick at France '98 to Luis Suárez chomping Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder in Brazil last week, the history of the World Cup is littered with moments of …

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) Launch From Vandenberg Air Force Base

Watch It Swallow An Entire Tree In Seconds

They are called excavator mulchers. That's polite. What they really do is swallow trees. This one, a DAH Forestry Mulcher from Quebec's manufacturer Denis Cimaf, consumes a 30-foot-tall, mature spruce (starting at the top, landing at the bottom) in 15 seconds. The tree that was, suddenly isn't.<p>I …

Swich wirelessly charges your smartphone in style

While we've seen many notable wireless charging innovations of late, sometimes a little elegance can be all it takes to stand out from the crowd. …

BlaBlaCar Raises A Massive $100 Million Round To Create A Global Long Distance Ride-Sharing Network

In what is the largest VC round in a French startup of all time, BlaBlaCar just raised a $100 million round led by Index Ventures, with existing investors Accel Partners, ISAI and Lead Edge Capital also participating in the round. Previously, Deezer raised a $130 million round from Warner Music …