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Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Physics

Bump Mobile Contact Sharing App Acquired By Google, Will Stay Alive For Now

After raising nearly $20 million and becoming one of the most downloaded mobile apps but failing to find real revenue, Bump Technologies has been acquired by Google. Its namesake app Bump lets you physically tap phones together to share contact info and more, and it will stay open for download. …

Arctic sea ice shrinks to sixth-lowest extent on record

Sea ice cover in the Arctic has shrunk to one of its smallest extents on record, bringing the days of an entirely ice-free Arctic during the summer a step closer.<p>The annual sea ice minimum of 5.099m sq km reached last Friday was not as extreme as last year, when the collapse of ice cover broke all …

Starbucks, in switch, asks customers not to bring guns into stores

NEW YORK — Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.<p>The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in …

Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Drones

Why legalizing drones for commercial use would benefit everyone. Pierre Hines makes the case.<p>Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are most commonly …

Productivity gap between UK and other G7 nations widens to largest in 20 years

Deep recession and slow recovery has widened Britain's productivity gap with other rich G7 nations to its largest since 1994, according to official figures.<p>Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that the output per hour from UK workers in 2012 was 2% down on its pre-slump levels in …

iPhone 5c now available for pre-order

Apple’s new rainbow-hued iPhone 5c is available to pre-order across the US from Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The iPhone 5's polycarbonate successor is going for $99.00 on contract with 16GB of storage or $199 ($99) for the 32GB alternative. (You can also knock $20 off that price if …

Evolution And God: Only 21% Of Americans Believe Humans Evolved Without Divine Guidance

Though the number of Americans who believe that human beings evolved without God's influence has increased since 2004, the percentage may still prove surprising to some.<p>According to a YouGov poll, only 21% of Americans believe that human beings evolved without the involvement of God, and 25% of …

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EU wants clarity from US on PRISM spying program

Over the past week, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has insisted that the government's PRISM data collection program is only being used to target the communications of non-US citizens outside the country. That’s not very comforting for non-US citizens outside the country. So it …