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IN PICTURES: Mandela's Journey Home

On the final leg of 10 days of mourning, Nelson Mandela's body was flown from the seat of government in Pretoria to his ancestral hometown of Quno on Saturday.<p>"A guard of honor carried his casket from the hearse onto the transport plane that flew the late South African statesman home to the Eastern …

Nelson Mandela Memorial: Photos From Celebration Of Madiba's Life

A boy with "Rest In Peace Nelson Mandela" painted on his face looks up to the skies during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)<p>A couple sits under …

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Nelson Mandela reaches final resting place in ancestral village of Qunu

Nearly a century after he roamed these fields as a boy herding sheep and calves, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was buried on Sunday in a curated garden of aloe plants, rocky outcrops and meandering paths atop a hill.<p>A black blanket with white stripes that had belonged to South Africa's first …

The 50 best apps of 2013

The stats around mobile apps remain startling. There are now more than 1m apps apiece in both Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play, with tech research firm Gartner estimating that 2013 saw 102bn app downloads across the various stores. It's big business too: the company reckoned that …

Math suggests iPhone market share to hit 68% in US by 2017

Apple’s next big opportunity may be in China, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. still isn’t a big market for the iPhone(s aapl). As the country reaches …

'Despicable human scum': North Korea's statement on execution – in full

"Upon hearing the report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the service personnel and people throughout the country broke into angry shouts that a stern judgment of the revolution should be meted out to the anti-party, …

The Infinite, Irresistible Melancholy of 'Nebraska'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>You and your family are going to die. Sorry to say it in such blunt terms, but it's a fact of being …

Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind

FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …

Honda starts testing Walking Assist device in large-scale US trials

Honda's Walking Assist is finally getting a large-scale test run in the US. The company has started clinical trials of the leg-boosting device at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where it will (hopefully) help stroke victims regain their mobility. While Honda hasn't said how long the study …

Child abuse: the net is closing

Corporate promises to block child abuse images will not affect the 'deep web’, where most transactions take place. However, in this murky realm old-fashioned police work is starting to win against the criminals<p><b>Google</b> and <b>Microsoft</b> have pledged to block images of child abuse. That announcement has …

If you're reading this, you're an early adopter

When Engadget launched, almost 10 years ago, we had a pretty simple mission: We followed tech news obsessively for readers who took technology as seriously as we did. Engadget was the site for tech enthusiasts, early adopters and unabashed gadget fans.<p>Over the past 10 years, a lot has changed. But …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

In 'Fire And Forget,' Vets Turned Writers Tell Their War Stories

This Veterans Day, considers these lines from the preface to <i>Fire And Forget,</i> a collection of short stories by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan:<p>On the one hand, we want to remind you ... of what happened ... and insist you recollect those men and women who fought, bled, and died in …

Elvis the Dog Sniffs Out Pregnant Polar Bears

<b>For polar bear pregnancy tests, it’s all about the poop. Elvis the beagle is helping zoos around the country figure out if their polar bears are pregnant, and he gets it right 97 percent of the time. But Elvis has never met a polar bear. Instead, he sniffs samples sent to him from zoos around the</b> …

Marrakech: The city that distrusts photographers

The English photographer Mark Power, who is quiet, self-effacing and a bit shy, is telling me what happened when he went out shooting on the streets of Marrakech with his American colleague Jim Goldberg, who is none of these things. "Jim was having a pretty hard time. For myriad reasons, many …

Let's make our cities a haven for cyclists | Christian Wolmar

Britain has a lot to learn from New York when it comes to improving cyclists' safety<p>London has become a cycling city – and Britain something of a cycling nation – by default. The recent surge in its popularity has been a grassroots phenomenon, prompted by overcrowded and expensive public transport, …

6 Sky Events This Week: Leonids, Green Giant and a Stellar Snow Globe

Changing Planet<p>The brightest and nearest globular star cluster, to Earth, Messier 22, will be easy to track down thanks to Venus pointing the way this week. Credit: N.A.Sharp, REU program/NOAO/AURA/NSF<p><b>A treasure-trove of celestial sights are on display this week, ranging from a double-dose of</b> …

Hundreds of strangers attend veteran's funeral

A ceremony to mark the passing of a World War Two veteran attracts scores of attendees after fears nobody would turn up<p>Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of a World War Two veteran they didn't know following a public appeal to make sure his heroism was not forgotten.<p>Roads were blocked with …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …