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McCain calls Kim a 'clown'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says that if North Korea launches a test missile, he would “take it out” to show “clown” North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un that America has the capabilities to do so.<p>“I would take it out,” McCain said Thursday on Fox News to host Greta Van Susteren when asked what he would …

Twitter study: Happiness rises the further you travel

People’s tweets get significantly more positive in mood the greater the distance they are from home.<p>Feeling low? Over-worked, anxious, bored with life? A holiday will do your mood the world of good. Really it will: there’s now scientific proof. A team of researchers at the University of Vermont in …

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Brassiere Support Is A Lie, Say French Scientists

Strapping breasts down won't keep them from their inevitable journey south, according to the preliminary results of a 15-year study.<p>In a 15-year study from the University of Besançon in eastern France, sports science professor Jean-Denis Rouillon found that wearing a bra may not actually keep a …

Wider lithium battery use strains technology - experts | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Batteries like the one that burned on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner in January can be made safer, but doing so can cut performance and raise costs, experts told U.S. safety investigators on Thursday.<p>National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman briefs …

New music 'rewarding for the brain'

<b>Listening to new music is rewarding for the brain, a study suggests.</b><p>Using MRI scans, a Canadian team of scientists found that areas in the reward centre of the brain became active when people heard a song for the first time.<p>The more the listener enjoyed what they were hearing, the stronger the …

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse sets world record for fastest open-top car

Bugatti has come back from losing its "World's Fastest Production Car" title with a new superlative to add to the Veyron's trophy case: World's Fastest Open-Top Production Car. That's right, if you can't beat 'em, take the roof off and join them.<p>The record of 408.84 kilometers per hour, or 254.04 …

Dubai police welcome Lamborghini Aventador cop car

There is a long history of law enforcement adding supercars to their police cruiser fleets. The latest comes from a likely place, Dubai, where one-upping the rest of the world in conspicuous consumption has become a national point of pride.<p>The Dubai police force announced yesterday that they've …

2014 Audi R8 Starts at $119,150; Spyder Starts at $132,650

Audi’s refreshed-for-2014 mid-engined supercar, the R8, goes on sale today and official pricing has been announced. Starting at $119,150, the R8 coupe comes with a 430-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 with a six-speed manual. Audi will offer the V-8–powered R8 in a spyder as well, while a 525-hp, 5.2-liter V-10 …

Alex Ferguson: Manchester United's ambitions are hurt by international football

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back at England manager Roy Hodgson by claiming international football hurts leading clubs.<p>Hodgson, unsurprisingly, holds the opposite view, and expressed his frustration in strong terms yesterday when speaking at Soccerex. "It concerns me that we …

Cyprus: new cash rules for holidaymakers and expats

Cyprus has eased the strict capital controls imposed on March 28 to prevent a run on its stricken banking sector, raising the cash limit for departing travellers.<p>Travellers leaving Cyprus will now be allowed to take €2,000 with them, up from a previous cash limit of €1,000.<p>However, a daily cash …

FTSE 100 and European markets fall on Cyprus fears

The FTSE 100 index fell for the first time this week, while European markets lost ground, after Cyprus bail-out costs ballooned to €23bn and the country's president asked the EU for more aid.<p>The FTSE 100 slipped 24 points, or 0.4pc, to 6,392, after climbing for four consecutive days, and Spain's …

Apple could unveil 'killer app' this summer, says analyst

Apple may shake up the next version of iOS with the introduction of a true mobile wallet, forecasts Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty.<p>Dubbed a "killer app" by the analyst, the mobile wallet feature would surface as part of iOS 7, which Apple is expected to preview at its Worldwide Developers …

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Haswell chip notebooks won't save PC sales, says analyst

PC sales are in the dumps, and not even a promising new chip from Intel may be enough to revive them, believes J.P Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz.<p>The computer industry took it on the chin yesterday after both IDC and Gartner revealed that first-quarter shipments reached their lowest point in years. …

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Apple eyes future devices with flexible displays

A flexible-display iPhone or iWatch may be on Apple's to-do list after all.<p>The company has already shown interest in flexible devices by filing a few patent applications aimed in that direction. A recent job ad and still more patent filings provide further hints that the technology is on Apple's …

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First Alleged Part Leaks Surface for Apple’s ‘Budget’ iPhone

- Apr 11, 2013<p>While supposed leaked parts have already surfaced for Apple’s next-gen iPhone 5S, and even the claimed “redesigned” 5th-gen iPad, …

More Efficient LED Backlighting May Lead to Thinner, Lighter iPad 5

Improvements to the iPad's LED backlighting will allow Apple to create a thinner iPad 5, NPD DisplaySearch's Paul Semenza told <i>CNET</i>.<p>"It's likely that part of the thinner/lighter design will be reducing the size of the LED backlight, partly by making the display more efficient and partly by using …