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The exodus from Syria has reached 'almost biblical proportions'

Half of Syria is on the run.<p>In what is now being called the largest exodus from a single conflict in a generation, more than 11 million Syrians are either displaced from their homes inside the country, or have fled across the border.<p>"That is an implosion of absolutely fundamental, almost biblical …

Middle East

First Vatican child abuse trial places former nuncio in dock

The first high-ranking Vatican official to be charged with paedophilia will face a criminal court in the Holy See on Saturday, in an unprecedented test of Pope Francis’s commitment to tackling the church’s legacy of sexual violence against children.<p>The trial of the former nuncio Józef Wesołowski …

Dominican Republic

Nazi Telegram That Drove Hitler to Suicide Discovered in South Carolina Safe

And it just sold at auction.<p>A document that changed the course of World War II collected dust for years inside a safe in South Carolina, allegedly because the owner couldn't read German. <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reports that a telegram from Nazi second-in-command Hermann Goering to Adolf Hitler just sold …

Greece debt crisis: Tsipras promises 'credible reforms'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1178000/1178938_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1525191849_ec2e211a04664b6081d0e4ee90a29ef2<p><b>Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has promised his government will submit "credible reform" proposals to its creditors on Thursday.</b><p>Mr Tsipras was …

May the force-field be with you: Boeing granted patent for 'shock wave attenuation'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Raise shields!<p>Boeing has been granted a patent for a force field-like defense system, leading excited sci-fi fans to herald the advent of something previously seen only in the realms of "Star Wars" or "Star Trek."<p>Filed in 2012, the USPTO has granted the aerospace giant a patent for a …

Queer Eye

Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles

<b>(CNN) —</b> In medicine, finding a substance that attacks cancerous tumors without destroying the healthy tissue around it has long been the Holy Grail.<p>From targeted remedies such as monoclonal antibodies to surgery, cancer has still managed to elude a treatment that discretely and separately attacks …

Nanotech

Vibrating pen makes it easier for Parkinson's patients to write

The ARC pen pictured above might look laughably large, but it could be the perfect option for folks with Parkinson's disease. It was created by a group of students from UK's Royal College of Art and the Imperial College London to combat a Parkinson's symptom called micrographia. That's …

Facebook’s 10-Year Plan To Become The Matrix

Facebook doesn’t want to live in your analog world. It wants you to move farther into its digital one.<p>In 10 years, Facebook would like anyone, anywhere, to be able to strap on a virtual reality headset and share moments with friends and family across the world. It’s the vision of a digital utopia …

Augmented Reality

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

Oil and the prospect of a Chinese shale boom

2014-08-14T12:20:05.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Russia geopolitical risk? Check. Middle East geopolitical risk? Check.<p>But commodity prices, and in …

Tom Hanks just released a typewriter app for iPad

Tom Hanks has made it well known that he's one of the few remaining typewriter diehards, but today he's taking that passion digital. He's releasing an iPad app called Hanx Writer that recreates the typewriter experience on a tablet: keys clack, the paper moves side-to-side, and new sheets need to …