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Four to hang for mob killing of Afghan woman accused of burning Koran

Afghan judge hands down death sentences to four accused in mob killing of woman that shocked the world<p>Four Afghan men were sentenced to death for the mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March – a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality …

Afghanistan

How To Solve 6 Common Facebook Frustrations

If you're a Facebook user, you know that Facebook updates their software to introduce new features that claim to improve your experience -- and they do it without warning.<p>It's hard to find the time to study the details of the latest update, which leaves many of us perplexed when using Facebook. …

uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound.<p>What if you could slap a wireless charging case on your phone and charge it while you move around or use it? uBeam invented that too. While early uBeam …

Photog! Transforms Your Offline Pictures Folder Into a Photo Website

If you’d like to quickly create a custom photography website and are familiar with installing software through a command line interface, there’s a …

Happiest and Unhappiest Countries in the World By the Numbers

Traditionally, a nation’s economic health is measured by its wealth. But increasingly, some leaders and policymakers are turning their focus to a …

Death by PowerPoint? 5 Programs to Bring Your Presentations to Life

Many of us have sat through countless PowerPoint presentations, waiting and wishing for them to end. Why? Honestly, the presentations are …

Public Speaking

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

10 Crazy Sounding Tax Deductions IRS Says Are Legit

Tax time is upon us again, with IRS Forms 1099 coming soon. It means filing time for 2014 returns is just around the corner. You may be searching high and low for tax deductions, but it’s too late to date checks December 31, 2014! Still, if your facts are right and you feel adventurous, here are …

Personal Finance

Here's Why I'm Dying To Invest In North Korea

Now I am not a tour group kind of person. I like to make my own way and create my own itinerary, to decide where to go and what to eat. That is not an option in North Korea, where we had government minders every minute we were there. Walking down the main thoroughfare in Pyongyang, I saw a …

North Korea

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

The Absolute Best Games for Your New Computer, Console or Mobile Device

This is a big weekend for video games, perhaps the biggest of the year, as devices of all kinds come out of their shrink wrap begging to be put to …