Stephen Jacobson

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Steve Smith to Panthers: There will be 'blood and guts everywhere'

Put your goggles on.<p>Convinced that Steve Smith's skills are decaying with age, the Carolina Panthers handed the almost 35-year-old wideout his walking papers on Thursday. That of course isn't sitting well with the outspoken five-time Pro Bowler, who painted a scene straight out of <i>The Walking Dead</i> …

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Half of Silicon Valley startups are 'silly', says Bill Gates

The ideas behind half of Silicon Valley start-ups are “silly” and the $19 billion price paid by Facebook for WhatsApp was “higher than I would have expected”, says Bill Gates<p>Half of Silicon Valley start-ups are “silly” and the price paid by Facebook for WhatsApp was “higher than I would have …

Population Density in the United States

<b>1. Have students create a thematic map of population density of the United States.</b><br>Have students use data from the provided U.S. Census Bureau website to create a thematic map of population density on one of the large maps of the Americas from the Americas MapMaker Kit. Have students create a symbol …

Fukushima residents may never go home, say Japanese officials

Japanese officials have admitted for the first time that thousands of people evacuated from areas near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may never be able to return home.<p>A report by members of the governing Liberal Democratic party [LDP] and its junior coalition partner urges the government …

Typhoon Haiyan: Survivors fear violence amid chaos and gunfire

Desperate scramble for ever scarcer resources and atmosphere of lawlessness leads to upsurge in violence in storm's aftermath<p><b>Typhoon Haiyan latest <br>In pictures: Typhoon Haiyan</b><p>WEARING just one broken rubber flip-flop on his feet, Marcel Stutz, a farmer from a small village outside Tacloban, led his …

Women Fare Worse In Egypt Than In Any Arab State: Survey

Citing high rates of sexual harassment and female genital mutilation, a new survey finds that women in Egypt face the worst treatment in any Arab country. Other countries with high levels of unrest — Iraq and Syria — are also among the worst for women, along with Saudi Arabia, according to the …

China's Leaders Unveil Economic Reforms

China's leaders have laid out a plan to wrest a bigger chunk of the country's economy from state control and turn it over to the free market in hopes of stimulating growth and curb corruption.<p>At the end of the four-day Third Plenum meeting, Communist Party leaders said that state ownership would …

Google opens education-only Play store

Granted, they missed the back-to-school season by a couple of months, but now appears to be the time to launch educational initiatives. Yesterday, MakerBot offered up some pomp and circumstance for its Academy offering, working to make 3D printing more accessible for public schools. Today, Google's …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

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Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

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Jawbone Up24 review: A great fitness tracker with style and comfort - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Jawbone Up24</b> is an incredibly easy-to-use and enjoyable fitness tracker that counts steps, sleep, and calories. The Up24 is water-resistant, light, and comfortable to wear. The device syncs with iPhones and Android phones over Bluetooth.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Jawbone Up24 lacks a screen to quickly …

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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 …

Indian police chief's rape analogy causes outrage across country

One of India's most senior policemen has been forced to apologise after comparing rape to unlicensed betting which, because it cannot be prevented, should be enjoyed.<p>Ranjit Sinha, who leads the Central Bureau of Investigation in India, made the remarks during a discussion at a conference on Tuesday …

Gay marriage bill passes in Hawaii

The Hawaiian senate passed a bill on Tuesday legalising gay marriage, putting the state a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination.<p>Governor Neil Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session for the bill and has vocally supported gay marriage, said in a statement he will …

Typhoon Haiyan: eight die in food stampede amid desperate wait for aid

Eight people have been killed in the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines after thousands of Haiyan survivors stormed a government-owned rice warehouse seeking food supplies.<p>The Philippines National Food Authority said police and soldiers stood by helpless as people streamed into the warehouse in …

Xbox One Headset Adapter Won't Ship Until 2014

Support for current-gen headsets won't arrive until next year.<p>Hoping to use your current-generation gaming headset with the Xbox One? You'll have to …

Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in the Amazon Rainforest

<i>Image ©Dallas Krentzel</i><p>Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has announced that oil drilling will soon begin in untouched parts of the Yasuni National …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Zombie Ant and the Fungus That Controls Its Mind

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 09.13.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>A spiny ant, <i>Polyrhachis armata</i>, from …

Disease Outbreak Could Wipe Out Coffee Crops in Central America

<i>Coffee photo from Shutterstock</i><p>Your morning cup of joe may be next on the endangered list. A disease outbreak in Central America is threatening …

Survival Lessons from World War Z | The Art of Manliness

Before <i>World War Z</i> was ever a Brad Pitt flick, it was a bestselling book. It tells the story of the zombie apocalypse as a series of interviews …