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Guns in America after Newtown, by the numbers

<b>Mourners listen to a memorial service over a loudspeaker outside Newtown High School for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP/David Goldman)</b><p>There have been 26 school shootings since Sandy Hook, and more than 30,000 have died by way …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Monster Twisters Caught on Tape

Police Accidentally Shoot Hofstra Student in Deadly Hostage Situation

Tornadoes tear through Kansas, Oklahoma

People in two states took shelter amid wailing warning sirens Sunday as tornadoes touched down in Kansas and Oklahoma as part of an extreme weather system plowing through the nation's midsection.<p>The system, which stretched from North Texas to Minnesota, also heaved hail -- dime- to softball-sized …

Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …

Batteries

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Injured survivors of Boston Marathon bombing begin next phase of their recovery

Those worst injured in the April 15 explosions are undergoing arduous physical therapy as they prepare for independence and a new normal.<p>Those worst injured in the April 15 explosions are undergoing arduous physical therapy as they prepare for independence and a new normal.<p>By Lenny Bernstein<p>, …

California's Bay Bridge Hits Trouble Ahead Of Opening Day

Faced with lingering safety concerns over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's new eastern span, California transportation officials say it will take more work — and up to $10 million — to get the bridge ready for its planned grand opening on Labor Day.<p>They discovered the problem after massive …