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Repeat: Don't buy a Galaxy S3 in 2015

It's the dawn of a new era for Android smartphones. We have an influx of phones between $200 and $400 that aren't awful to use. But they're also not …

Twitter’s new video app is brilliant technology in a lush package – what a shame our lives are all so boring<p>In November 2009, Twitter made a small, seemingly cosmetic, change to its web interface. For two years, ever since the site was still called “twttr”, the box for composing a new tweet had …

Social Media

CNET How To - How to send Group Messages in Twitter

Weathering Rain, Setting a Swamp on Fire

Changing Planet<p>After leaving the Everglades Headwaters, the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team spent the rest of the first week immersed in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Central Florida, a little known part of the state hiding within plain sight of Tampa’s and Orlando’s sprawling …

Birds

From Trump's $100m 757 to Oprah's luxurious interiors and Tom's 'Top Gun' G4: Inside the private jets of the rich and famous

• <b>Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has a luxurious jet worth almost $100m</b>• <b><br>Meanwhile, Star Wars' Harrison Ford has a collection of eight planes</b>• <b><br>Actor (and</b> …

Absolutely Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Airplane Controls

<i>All</i> of them? If you're talking about a commercial airliner, then there's hundreds and hundreds. There are big, fat manuals describing what they all …

Arduino

Rocket Explodes, Aborting NASA Mission to Resupply Space Station

No injuries were reported in the launch explosion on Tuesday.<p>In a fiery nighttime explosion, an Antares rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded seconds after launch on Tuesday.<p>Launched at 6:22 p.m. EDT, the spacecraft ascended straight up before an explosion blossomed …

FlightAware Now Tracks Exactly Where Your iPhone 6 Pre-order Is

Knowing full well that the world would wake up today keen to know exactly where their pre-ordered iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices are at <i>this exact moment,</i> FlightAware has launched a tool that will tell you – provided your device is still in the air.<p>Due for general release tomorrow, nervous buyers …

Urban Observatory: Stunning maps comparing global cities

Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USCIS offers relief measures to nationals …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

What happens to all those airliners when they retire? See a tear-down of a 747-400.

With Boeing and Airbus producing airliners at record rates, the numbers of airliners being withdrawn is also at a recent high.<p>In the Southwestern …

Crazy Near-Miss Caught On Video In Barcelona

Yesterday, July 5th, a potentially catastrophic near-miss between two airliners was captured on video in Barcelona, Spain. We see an Aerolineas …

Compress

The Real Planet of the Apes (Documentary)

Planet of the Apes

Golden Opportunities in Liberia: An Interview with Geoff Eyre

Interview conducted by Will Soutter<p><i>In this 'Insights from Industry' interview, Geoff Eyre, CEO of Amlib Group, talks about their gold exploration</i> …

West Africa

African Pet Meat Trade – Africa Exposed.

Selling dog meat has since been prohibited in Lubumbashi since Saturday, February 8 2014 within the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo). The …

5 Common Twitter Mistakes You Might Still Be Making

<i>This post originally appeared on the Twitter Counter blog.</i><p>Twitter can be a great tool for establishing your brand, building a community and extending your influence. But to get the most out of Twitter and do all of the above, first you need to avoid making these common mistakes.<p>1. Starting a tweet …

20 Pilots Share The Scariest Moments Of Their Careers That Passengers Were Oblivious To

Found on AskReddit.<p>ATC (air traffic control) gave my plane clearance to take off on runway 35 (north) at airport GFK while simultaneously allowing …

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

Nobel Prize

Liberia’s Real Problems Are Bigger Than President Johnson-Sirleaf

Even if we try to sugar-coat it, the truth is, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s administration is a failure. No doubt about that. So is the entire …

These are 11 of the Oldest Things in the World

The Welwistchia is primitive conifer living only in parts of coastal Namibia and Angola where moisture from the sea meet<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Rachel Sussman<p>1 …

High Cost of Pilot Training and Low Pay Prompts Impending Pilot Shortage

A storm is brewing in the cockpit of U.S. airlines: a pilot shortage.<p>Thousands of pilots are nearing the mandatory retirement age of 65, just as it …

Airline fees reach $400+

Airlines charges -- for everything ranging from booking a trip by phone to checking a bag-- are on the rise.<p>Airline fees for everything ranging from booking a trip by phone to checking a bag are on the rise, and four carriers are levying fees of $400 or more, a USA TODAY survey of a dozen U.S. …

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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

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An Open Letter to President and Legislature of Liberia

To Her Excellency Madam Johnson-Sirleaf President Republic of Liberia & The Honorable Members of the Legislature Republic of Liberia<p><b>An Appeal For</b> …