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Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

Perfluorotributylamine is an unregulated, long-living industrial chemical that breaks all records for potential climate impacts<p>A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, …

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

China

Alien Cockroach Species Invading the U.S.

<b>New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter.</b><p>A newly seen species, <i>Periplaneta japonica,</i> has just been <i></i>discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first …

Insects

The Week in Review: Typhoon Haiyan Takes Its Toll

Inside Flipboard / November 15, 2013<p>Nearly a week after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, the local government is still struggling to …

TOTD: Pick One - BMW M5 Competition Pack or Mercedes E63 AMG S?

When luxury sports sedans with more than 400 hp simply aren’t powerful enough, the M5, E63, and CTS-V are ready to serve the most lead-footed enthusiasts around. And in our latest Motor Trend comparison test, the 2014 BMW M5 Competition Pack battles the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S. Both have …

The Continental: ZF’s Gear Mania, a Sublime Mercedes, and Cross These Droptops Off Your List

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>There’s a nine-speed automatic up there somewhere . . .<p>Recently, supplier …

Mercedes-Benz

Last Call- Restroom Vroom! Edition

The Florida restaurant and bar chain Ford’s Garage takes their automotive theme to the extreme. That means taking it into the restrooms where …

Lincoln Brings Back Buttons and Knobs, Ditching Capacitive Touch

The upcoming Lincoln MKC marks the return of proper buttons and knobs to the dashboards of Lincolns, which since 2011 have been afflicted with a touch-sensitive panel about as responsive as an Apple Newton. In a statement released tonight, the company confirmed that in response to customer …

Touchscreens

Oxford Word Of The Year 2013

Oxford Dictionaries just announced that their Word of the Year for 2013 is <i>selfie,</i> which means "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."<p>According to Oxford research, the use of the word <i>selfie</i> has increased by …

Indian central bank unshackles foreign banks

He's just a little more than two months into his job, but new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Govind Rajan seems to be making all the right moves as far as reviving the country's ailing economy is concerned. At least till now.<p>Since taking over on September 4, concerns over rupee …

Bitcoin hits $700 during surprisingly friendly Senate hearing on the virtual currency

Bitcoin, the decentralized virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, had a big day today. The four-year-old currency had its first hearing in Congress as experts from the government, the Bitcoin community, and the nonprofit sector appeared to discuss the implications of the growing …

Bitcoin

Sardinia hit by 'apocalyptic' cyclone

Cyclone Cleopatra brings heavy rain and high winds to holiday island, killing at least fourteen people<p>In pictures: Cyclone Cleopatra hits Sardinia<p>Flash floods on the Italian holiday island of Sardinia have left 14 people dead after rivers broke their banks amid a cyclone that smashed cars and …

Weather

Indonesia angry at Australia's response to spying revelations

Indonesia recalls its ambassador from Australia following reports that Australian spies attempted to listen to the president's mobile phone<p>Indonesia's president has stepped up the pressure on Australia over allegations its neighbour tapped calls from his phone, saying the action was deplorable and …

Asia

Obamacare's threat to liberalism

From the moment of his improbable emergence as a presidential contender seven years ago, Barack Obama has always positioned himself as something better than a politician. And he has always presented his goals for progressive change as something bigger than the bare minimum a Democrat might hope for …

911 calls released following Zimmerman domestic disturbance arrest - U.S. News

Seminole County Sheriff's office released the 911 audio of George Zimmerman's girlfriend's phone call to 911 after the two were allegedly involved in an altercation with one another.<p>By Tom Winter and Daniel Arkin, NBC News<p>George Zimmerman was arrested and charged in connection with threatening his …

Associated Press News

NASCAR's Bayne Diagnosed With MS

Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …

EU leaders vow to tackle youth unemployment

Heads of state of 24 European nations have met to discuss rising unemployment among European youths, insisting that the situation will improve over the next two years.<p>The leaders, who met in Paris on Tuesday, announced no new programmes but pledged to push plans already in place to reverse the …

Saudi Arabia officially declines council seat

Saudi Arabia has officially informed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that it will not take its seat in the Security Council, clearing the way for Jordan to take the traditional Arab seat on the UN's most powerful body.<p>Prior to Tuesday's letter from Saudi Arabia's UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Moualimi to …

Associated Press News

US 'to name Nigeria's Boko Haram as a terrorist group'

US law enforcement and regulatory agencies will be blocked from undertaking business and financial transactions with Boko Haram<p>The State Department will formally designate the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram as a "foreign terrorist organisation" on Wednesday, congressional sources and …

Africa

Former First Daughter Caroline Kennedy sworn in as US ambassador to Japan

Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan and daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, leaves for Japan on Thursday to begin her work to strengthen the critical bond between the U.S. and the Asian nation.<p>"We just had a tea ceremony which was a wonderful introduction to the Japanese …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

Natural Disasters

'Endless path of misery:' Typhoon aid workers rush to restore vital water supplies

The quest for clean water has become a life-or-death ordeal in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan's massive storm surge and high winds devastated the country, emergency aid workers said, and quick action needs to be taken to prevent further disease and dehydration.<p>International health officials …

Natural Disasters

Sony to donate $150,000 for Philippines relief efforts

Sony Corp. today announced that it will make a donation of ¥15 million ($150,000) to support the ongoing relief efforts for the communities affected by the typhoon that devastated the Philippines after making landfall on Friday.<p>It was not announced which relief support group the money would go …

Matched

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …