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Apple Retakes the Wearables Crown and Nudges Developers Forward

Earlier this week, we got word that Apple is once again at the top of the wearables heap. Analyst firm Canalys released their quarterly report on this up and coming category of devices, showing that Apple regained the top spot they had occupied earlier this year. They had been passed up by both …

4 research-backed rituals that could make you a better parent

And if you don't understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to thrive. Lately the trend has been helicopter parenting and trying to get them ready as soon as possible for an increasingly competitive world.<p>But is that what 3 year-olds need? Or what 10 year-olds need? What about 15 …


NASA Wants Your Help Solving a Poop Problem. Seriously.

There are lots of ways to make a little extra money, but NASA's latest competition may be the weirdest of them all. The agency has asked the public to contribute their ideas for how to deal with human waste when you're trapped in a space suit—with the best, err, space poop idea earning the winner …

Space Science

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a rocket tonight followed by another epic rocket landing attempt — here's how to watch live

SpaceX on Flickr<p>Thursday's launch was postponed. Learn more here.<p>SpaceX was scheduled to launch an 11,750-pound satellite into space on Wednesday, but dodgy weather got in the way.<p>The next launch attempt is scheduled for Thursday evening.<p>The launch window — a carefully calibrated time when the …

Space Travel

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Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual Revolution

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Details emerge on Cleveland kidnap suspect's history

Cleveland kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro has had several run-ins with police dating back to 1989, police records show, but apparently nothing serious enough to draw suspicion as young women disappeared in his neighborhood a decade ago.<p>Castro, 52, is a musician and former school bus driver …

Syria-Turkey tension: Reyhanli bombings tear apart communities<p><b>Three days after huge car bombings in a Turkish border town, it is still not clear who carried out the attacks, although Turkey continues to blame</b> …

Middle East

O.J. Simpson Seeks Retrial On Robbery-Kidnapping Conviction

O.J. Simpson, shackled and wearing a blue prison uniform, was back in court on Monday asking for a new trial in the 2008 robbery-kidnapping case that landed him in prison.<p>The Associated Press described 65-year-old football star and TV pitchman as "Looking grayer and heavier ... flanked by guards as …

Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell convicted of first-degree murder

Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday of three counts of first-degree murder for the death of three babies that prosecutors said were delivered alive and subsequently killed.<p>Gosnell, 72, could face the death penalty when the jury reconvenes for the sentencing phase next …