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How A $100 3D-Printed Arm Is Saving The Children Of Sudan

The project was the brain child of Mick Ebeling, founder of Not Impossible, a company dedicated to "technology for the sake of humanity." Not Impossible is probably best known for its "Eyewriter" eye tracking glasses, created with free open source software, that helped a paralyzed graffiti artist …

Las Vegas

What Happens When 85 People Are Worth the Same Amount as 3.5 Billion?

Here's a riddle: What do the eighty-five wealthiest people in the world have in common with the 3.5 billion poorest? Answer: the richest sliver …

Income Inequality

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Katie McDonough<p>December 3, 2013 10:03pm (UTC)<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Want Perfect Pitch? You Might Be Able To Pop A Pill For That

<b>Listen · 4:18</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the world of music, there is no more remarkable gift than having perfect pitch. As the story goes, Ella Fitzgerald's band would use her perfect pitch to tune their instruments.<p>Although it has a genetic component, most believe that perfect pitch — …

Will This Vending Machine For Burritos Change The Business Of Fast Food?

If Chipotle is Blockbuster, could Burritobox be Redbox?<p>Piping hot tortillas filled with free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, uncured bacon, and cage-free eggs. Cold guacamole and sour cream. Hot sauce. No hormones. No antibiotics. That may sound a lot like Chipotle. In reality, it’s a burrito cooked …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

Going Paperless: Answers to Your Questions on Paperless Lifestyle

First, let me say thank you to everyone who asked questions. There were 28 questions and I’ve tried to answer them all below, and it has made for an …

This Glow-In-The-Dark Bike Could Save Your Life

Now on Kickstarter, the Lumen mimics the way a cat’s eyes light up at night.<p>As a cyclist, you’re always only a blind spot away from being maimed or killed. As such, making yourself as visible as possible (especially at night) is your first line of defense against being reduced to a gelatinous smear …

Roads

Burger King will soon let you pay with your iPhone in its 7000 U.S. locations

Following announcements from other fast-food chains planning to roll out mobile payment and ordering systems this year, Bloomberg reports that Burger King will be the latest to let customers make purchases using a smartphone app.<p>The program will be introduced next month and should be in all of …

10 Wardrobe Staples Every Woman Should Own

Sick of standing in front of your wardrobe a frazzled, sweaty faced mess screaming “I’ve nothing to wear” while your significant other looks on in …

If World War I Were a Bar Fight

Germany, Austria and Italy are standing together in the middle of a pub when Serbia bumps into Austria and spills Austria’s pint.<p>Austria demands …

A Guide To South Africa's Economic Bubble And Coming Crisis

As Africa’s wealthiest major economy, South Africa has played a key symbolic role in the emerging markets boom that has transformed the global economy in the past decade. Unfortunately, like most other emerging economies now, South Africa is experiencing an economic bubble that shares many …

The Two Numbers That Should Terrify Democrats Of A GOP Takeover

The Wall Street Journal/NBC poll found President Barack Obama to be a potential drag on Democratic candidates in the midterm elections this November.<p>Two numbers, in particular, stand out:<p>33 percent of respondents said their vote this November would serve as a show of opposition against the …

Foreign Policy

The NSA Is Using Facebook to Hack Into Your Computer

This just in from the Ed­ward Snowden vault of gov­ern­ment secrets: The Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency is break­ing in­to “po­ten­tially mil­lions of …

Obama seeks expanded overtime pay

March 12, 2014 | 9:44 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/12/business/obama-seeks-expanded-overtime-pay/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

House backs bill to sue president over laws

The House has approved a bill that would speed up congressional lawsuits accusing the president of failure to enforce federal laws.<p>The vote was 233-181 largely along party lines.<p>Republicans said the measure was necessary because President Barack Obama has selectively enforced the law.<p>They singled …

Republicans say Obamacare helped clinch Florida victory

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The Republican Party’s leadership was quick to claim their win in Tuesday’s special congressional election on Florida’s west coast as a landmark victory over President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, according to political analysts.<p>Republican David Jolly speaks …

Clinton’s Iowa Plan: Use Obama to Win

Hillary Clinton is using information generated six years ago by Barack Obama to consolidate support in Iowa.<p>Ready For Hillary, the pro-Hillary …

Low turnout, not Obamacare, poses chief threat, Democrats say

WASHINGTON – Following their loss in Tuesday's special congressional election in Florida, Democratic strategists increasingly are willing to say publicly that the party faces a problem in this year's midterm election – but it's not necessarily the one you'd think of.<p>Not Obamacare, Democrats argue. …

House passes GOP-backed bill aimed at Obama's 'imperial presidency'

WASHINGTON -- The House passed the first of a pair of bills aimed at reining in what Republicans call a pattern of overreach by the executive branch under President Obama.<p>Democrats decried the base-pleasing measure as a political stunt. Immigration reform advocates said it threatens the …

Obama's Overtime Move Designed To Excite Base, Swing Voters

President Obama's planned move to expand the pool of the nation's employees covered by overtime pay laws was hailed Wednesday by Democrats as key to their midterm election strategy.<p>And it was just as predictably criticized by conservatives as an overreach by a president who recently characterized …

UN warns of food crisis in CAR

A food crisis is looming in the Central African Republic after nearly a year of violence, a UN humanitarian official warned on Sunday.<p>Funds pledged to help the crisis in January have not materialised, Abdou Dieng, the United Nations' humanitarian coordinator said, with only one-fifth of the $500m …

Obama, Netanyahu to discuss peace agreement, Iran nuclear deal in DC meeting

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Monday with the major topics expected to be a potential Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and international efforts to freeze Iran’s nuclear program.<p>The leaders will meet on the sidelines of the annual American Israel Public …

Oscar tweet breaks Obama record

Move over @BarackObama, Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres has unseated the president for the most retweeted Tweet in less than an hour.<p>DeGeneres posted a selfie taken by actor Bradley Cooper at the Oscars on Sunday night that was retweeted 115,000 times in its first minutes and crashed her …

Hill assailed over NSA oversight

Splashing America’s surveillance secrets on the front pages of newspapers for nearly nine months has created an array of scapegoats, from Edward Snowden to the NSA and President Barack Obama.<p>Now the blame is also spreading to Congress.<p>Cries of lax Capitol Hill oversight are piling up as …