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Eating More Vegetables Can Almost Halve Your Risk of Dying

We’ve all been told to eat our vegetables, and even if we don’t like it, we know they’re good for us. But a new study shows just how good for our …

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Blood test might predict who will develop Alzheimer's

Scientists Suggest Dark Matter Played Role in Dinosaurs’ Doom

The conventional wisdom is that a cosmic impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago — but now two scientists are adding an unconventional twist to the theory: Maybe, they say, dark matter helped.<p>The hypothesis, set forth in a research paper by Harvard theoretical physicists …

Amazon Patents “Anticipatory” Shipping — To Start Sending Stuff Before You’ve Bought It

Amazon’s plans for autonomous flying delivery drones are so last year. The ecommerce juggernaut is purportedly working on something far more dystopian: pre-shipment.<p>Amazon has filed a patent for a shipping system designed to cut delivery times by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they …

New algorithms can tell if you ride the bus, and how bad you drive

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland have developed algorithms they say are the best yet for determining how …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Jeff Bezos' Wife Trashes The New Book On Amazon, Gives It 1 Star, Says The Author Got Lots Of Facts Wrong

On Amazon (naturally) she gave the book 1 star titling her review, "I wanted to like this book."<p>Her complaints: Stone took a lot of liberties with the story. He got facts wrong, and he was constantly saying what Bezos was feeling even though he never interviewed Bezos.<p>Bezos has a famous quote about …

NASA explains mysterious ocean lights seen by satellite

NASA cracks the mystery of a large group of lights seen off the coast of Argentina, far from any town.<p>It sounds like the setup for an episode of "The X-Files." A satellite records evidence of a mysterious cluster of lights in the Atlantic ocean, far from human civilization. Could it be the …

Tech Companies Write Congress Begging For Surveillance Reform

A day after the Washington Post reported that the NSA has infiltrated the links between Yahoo’s and Google’s data centers where data travels unencrypted, six tech heavyweights wrote a letter to Congress begging for surveillance reform. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and AOL signed their …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

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Millions fill Mecca as the hajj pilgrimage peaks

Government shutdown has cost US economy $1.5bn a day, S&P says

The government shutdown has so far cost the US economy $24bn – or $1.5bn a day, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said on Wednesday.<p>The argument over the government shutdown, now in its 16th day, and over raising the US’s debt ceiling, appeared to have come to a short-term resolution Wednesday as …

Mexican man with Asperger's syndrome wins court battle

<b>A 25-year-old Mexican with the autistic condition Asperger's has won the right to make key decisions about his life without parental consent.</b><p>The Supreme Court ruled in favour of Ricardo Adair by four votes to one.<p>Mr Adair said that Mexican legislation violated the United Nations Convention on the …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Google Turns On Social Advertising, but Holds Back on Larger Personalization Play

Google will soon include users’ names and faces as endorsers in its advertising, it said today, via a terms of service change that will go into …

Scientists want to turn smartphones into earthquake sensors

For years, scientists have struggled to collect accurate real-time data on earthquakes, but a new article published today in the <i>Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America</i> may have found a better tool for the job, using the same accelerometers found in most modern smartphones. The article …

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Heart-Melting Photos of Baby Lions and Leopard Cats

<b>Roaring Practice</b> <br>While photographer Ashley Vincent might best be known for his amazing, award-winning shot of a tigress shaking off water in a Thailand zoo, it's his adorable photos of baby animals that are melting our hearts today.<p>The shot above, called “Roaring Practice,” features one of three …

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The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

INFOGRAPHIC: Here's Why Facebook Needs To Worry About The Rise Of WhatsApp And Snapchat

Snapchat, the photo-messaging app, now boasts 350 million photo uploads daily, the same number as Facebook.<p>That's a major tipping point. The app landscape is getting fractured. Photography, messaging, social media — all are witnessing the rise of new mobile-focused apps and services that threaten …

Foursquare check-ins show the pulse of San Francisco

Killer app: why do anonymous Q&A networks keep leading to suicides?

Ask.fm could have learned from Formspring's mistakes — but didn't<p>Teens bullied through an anonymous question-and-answer site. A spate of suicides among the young people who used it. Growing outrage, sensational headlines, and eventual government intervention. This is the story of the quickly …

Google Knows The WiFi Passwords Of Every Android User: Report

Google might have access to WiFi passwords used by every single Android user, a new report suggests. That is a whole lot of WiFi passwords -- maybe most of them in the world.<p>“If an Android device (phone or tablet) has ever logged on to a particular Wi-Fi network, then Google probably knows the …

USB Condom protects your devices from nasty ports

Charging your phone through an unfamiliar USB port can lead to some nasty surprises on your device, but a new attachment called the USB Condom should be able to keep it safe. Made by int3.cc, the protective layer fits on top of a USB plug and cuts off access to the pins that allow it to transmit …

Canadian man thwarts polar bear attack with cell phone

Mobile phones are amazing tools -- and sometimes even life savers.<p>That's what a Canadian man learned over the weekend when he apparently used his cell phone to stop a polar bear attack in Churchill, Manitoba.<p>Garett Kolsun was walking home alone early Saturday morning when he found himself face to …

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The Nobel Laureate Who Figured Out How To Deal With Annoying People

<i>Update, Sept. 4: We added the audio for David Kestenbaum's radio obituary of Ronald Coase.</i><p>If you created the world as a simple economic thought experiment, companies wouldn't exist. Instead, everybody would work for themselves, and they'd be constantly selling their labor (or the fruits of their …