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Apple advances on diversity, slowly

Apple is making slow progress on the diversity of its workforce.<p>Global Human Resources Chief Denise Young Smith said at <i>Fortune</i> Brainstorm Tech on …

The hybrid solar eclipse – in pictures

A rare hybrid solar eclipse has taken place, switching between a total eclipse (where the moon completely covers the sun) and an annular one (where a halo of sunlight is visible around the moon)

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Waxing On Your Period & More 'Down-There' Grooming Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

"Down-there" grooming is a touchy subject (literally). Whether you leave the hair-removal process up to the professionals or you prefer to do your own "landing strip" at home (yeah, we went there), you're probably still wondering if you've got this thing all figured out.<p>So, we took one for the team …

Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.2 Billion In Marketing Settlement

Like professional baseball, the drug industry may need to slap asterisks next to some of its standout sales accomplishments.<p>Johnson & Johnson became the latest drugmaker to reach a costly agreement with the federal government over charges of improper marketing. The widely anticipated settlement, …

There Are (Probably) Billions of Earth-Like Planets in the Universe

New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths.<p>"When I began searching for exoplanets," Geoff Marcy told me last year, "everybody said I was crazy." Back then—in the 1990s, when "planet hunting" was new and, as its name might suggest, somewhat …

Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

Apple Is Bringing Thousands Of Jobs To Arizona

All told, the plant will create more than 2,000 jobs in engineering, manufacturing, and construction, Apple said in a statement to Pocket-Lint.<p>Apple will make something called "sapphire glass" there, which is an extremely scratch-resistant type of glass, according to a press release issued by GT …

Federal appeals court temporarily halts horse slaughter for human consumption

A federal appeals court has temporarily put the brakes on plans to resume horse slaughter for human consumption in the U.S., after a New Mexico judge last week dismissed a push by animal rights groups to stop the practice.<p>The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday issued a temporary …

Bangladesh seeks 77% rise in wage for garment workers

<b>Bangladesh's wage board has proposed raising the minimum salary for garment industry workers by 77% to 5,300 takas ($68; £42) a month.</b><p>A string of fatal incidents have raised concerns over working conditions and low salaries in the sector - a key contributor to the country's economy.<p>Workers have …

Argentina finds 1,500 secret military junta files

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1025000/1025444_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524700490_f13285e5605926339cbf5d95776acf6f<p><b>Some 1,500 secret files, dating back to the years of military rule in Argentina, have been discovered in Buenos Aires.</b><p>They were found in an abandoned …

PM condemns Pakistani Taliban chief's killing

The Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has said peace cannot be achieved "by unleashing senseless force", in his first public speech since a US drone strike killed Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.<p>Though Sharif did not mention Friday's drone strike directly, he stressed his desire to "give …

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152 Bangladeshis sentenced to death over 2009 border guard mutiny

A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 152 people to death for their actions in a 2009 border guard mutiny in which 74 people, including 57 military commanders, were killed.<p>Dhaka's metropolitan sessions court judge Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman also sentenced 157 others, mostly border guards, to life in …

NSA row should not hit trade talks, Kerry tells Europe

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, has vowed that a review into National Security Agency surveillance activities will result in the "right" balance between security and privacy and that outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt trade talks between Europe and the …

Ko Yong Suk Defection: Kim Jong Un's Aunt Defected To U.S. In 1998, Report Claims

New Zealand approves email and phone-snooping law

New Zealand,Asia Pacific,World news,NSA,US news,US national security,GCHQ,Privacy,Surveillance,Data protection<p>Legislation forcing telecommunications firms to allow interception equipment to be installed on their networks passes by two votes<p>New Zealand's parliament has narrowly passed new …

Russia sending Sochi Winter Olympics torch into space

For the first time in history, the Olympic flame will be taken on a spacewalk.<p>The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics torch will be sent to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft this week and astronauts will then carry it outside the station. Here's a look at the Sochi torch.<p>THE …

NSA Officers Spy on Love Interests

WASHINGTON—National Security Agency officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests, U.S. officials said.<p>The practice isn’t frequent — one official estimated a handful of cases in the last decade — but it’s common enough to garner …

Space-time loops may help explain black holes

Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity collides with quantum mechanics, creating what's called a singularity, or a point at which the equations spit out infinities.<p>But some advanced physics theories are trying to bridge …

Russia hopes to have a floating nuclear power plant in operation by 2016

Russia has been hard at work on a floating nuclear power plant for years, but the project is finally getting closer to completion. According to RT.com, one of Russia's biggest shipbuilders revealed that the country's first floating nuclear power plant is expected to be in operation by 2016. While …

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California Prisons Were Illegally Sterilizing Female Inmates

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over the course of several years, two women's prisons in California signed at least 150 pregnant …