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India’s economic mess is so desperate it’s considering busting sanctions on Iran

The worsening current-account deficit and the falling rupee are driving Indian policy-makers to propose moves that some might consider extreme, if not downright foolhardy.<p>In June, Washington exempted India and eight other countries from financial sanctions on trading with Iran for reducing their …

Oil

New Ecstasy Craze Molly Leads to Deaths in Unregulated Market

Two fatal suspected Molly overdoses have cancelled the Electric Zoo festival. Kent Sepkowitz reports.<p>The recreational drug Ecstasy muscled its way …

A work of art: Crayola turning markers into fuel

Crayola has found a way to turn dried up markers into clean fuel capable of being used in boilers, ships and even cars.<p>The company makes up to 700 million markers a year and has partnered with New York clean energy company JBI to create the Colorcycle initiative.<p>Under the initiative, about 600 …

Many Americans Are Working On Labor Day

In one survey from Bloomberg BNA, nearly four in 10 employers (39%) said they keep operations open on the holiday and require some employees to report to work.<p>In the second survey from career site Beyond.com, nearly half of the 2,000 respondents, both employed and unemployed, said they will be …

Amish Community Not Anti-Technology, Just More Thoughtful

Many outsiders assume the Amish reject allnew technology. But that's not true.<p>One Amish man in Lancaster County, Pa., checks his voicemail about four times a day. His shop is equipped with a propane-powered forklift, hydraulic-powered saws, cordless drills, and a refrigerated tank where milk from …

Brazil tensions rise after new NSA spy report

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian government condemned a U.S. spy program that reportedly targeted the nation's leader, labeled it an "unacceptable invasion" of sovereignty and called Monday for international regulations to protect citizens and governments alike from cyber espionage.<p>In a sign …

India passes massive program to feed 800 million in poverty

NEW DELHI — India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the nation's rampant poverty, while critics slammed it as a shameless and electoral ploy the country can't afford that will encourage …

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Marijuana grower killed by own booby trap, police say

A New York man died after being nearly decapitated by a booby trap he set to protect marijuana plants on his property.<p>Daniel R. Ricketts, 50, who owns property and a residence on Saw Mill Road in Albany County, was identified as the victim on Sunday, the Times Union reports.<p>Albany County Sheriff …

Diana Nyad completes epic 110-mile Cuba-to-Florida swim at age 64, without shark cage

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage on Monday, arriving in Key West two days after starting her 110-mile trek.<p>Nyad, 64, arrived at the beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after she began her swim in …

THE $600 MILLION QUESTION: How Is Marijuana Legalization Going In Colorado?

However, that was only the beginning.<p>You can't just say "marijuana is legal," and then expect things to sort themselves out.<p>Even right now, lawyers, advocates, and veterans of the Amendment 64 campaign are clocking 20-hour days gearing up the state of Colorado for legalization.<p>The activists who …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

Boost your revenue by launching a superior Progressive Web App in just 90 days<p>Mobify is the only proven Digital Experience Platform for building customer-first shopping experiences through Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and native apps.<p>The #1 Provider ofProgressive Web …

John McCain: rejection of Syria strikes by Congress would be 'catastrophic'

John McCain, a leading hawk on the issue of American military intervention in Syria, has warned Congress that a "no-vote" next week against President Obama's plans for airstrikes would have "catastrophic" consequences that would weaken the US for years to come.<p>McCain delivered his comments at the …

Chemical Weapons (Sarin Gas) - Periodic Table of Videos

9 Trippy Photos Of Soap Film

Duuuuuuuude<p>All these psychedelic colors don't look too impressive in the bottle. That's because they come from a film of soap, which Pennsylvanian Linden Gledhill made with a machine and then photographed.<p>The colors come entirely from the interference of light that enters the soap film and then …

This Weird Tiny Frog Hears With Its Mouth

"Talk directly into my mouth, please."<p>The Gardiner's Seychelles frog is one of the smallest amphibians in the world, measuring less than half an inch long. But their extreme tininess isn't the only curious thing about them. As a new study shows, this species of frog has no eardrum and no middle …

Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …