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  • Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand
    Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand

    Sophisticated oceangoing canoes and favorable winds may have helped early human settlers colonize New Zealand, a pair of new studies shows. The remote archipelagos of East Polynesia were among the last habitable places on Earth that humans were able to colonize. In New Zealand, human history only began around 1200-1300, when intrepid voyagers arrived by boat through several journeys over some generations. A piece of that early heritage was recently revealed on a beach in New Zealand, when a 600-year-old canoe with a turtle carved on its hull emerged from a sand dune after a harsh storm.

  • Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors incur $10,000+ debt

    Even those with solid insurance plans find that cancer treatments leave them deep in debt.

  • Windows 10: Microsoft Looks to ‘Start’ Again
    Windows 10: Microsoft Looks to ‘Start’ Again

    If struggling with the changes in Windows 8 has driven you to your wits end, don’t worry — there isn’t much time before Microsoft rolls out the newest version of its operating system. The next generation of Windows “gives the familiarity of Windows 7 with some of the elements of Windows 8,” according to Microsoft executive Terry Myerson, who presented a peek at the new software at a San Francisco event Tuesday. After the very chilly reception that Windows 8 received, it would seem Microsoft has learned its lesson. This effort seems to underscore Microsoft’s determination to respond to accurate and honest customer feedback before releasing a final version.

  • O'Reilly: Colbert 'has no bleeping clue how to fight the jihad'
    O'Reilly: Colbert 'has no bleeping clue how to fight the jihad'

    Bill O'Reilly's plan to defeat the Islamic State militants with a 25,000-person mercenary army has been widely mocked since he introduced it last week. But the Fox News host is not backing down.

  • Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey
    Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

    SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door.

  • BlackBerry fanboy rips into everyone for being too stupid to understand the Passport’s greatness
    BlackBerry fanboy rips into everyone for being too stupid to understand the Passport’s greatness

    BlackBerry unveiled its new Passport flagship smartphone last week and media reaction so far has been decidedly mixed. In particular, many reviewers took issue with the Passport’s more square design and its boxy frame that they said made the device difficult to hold. BerryFlow’s Jubei Raziel isn’t hearing any of it, however, and he’s written a long tirade that rips into both the media and the average consumer for not being smart enough to comprehend the BlackBerry Passport’s true greatness. RELATED: I have no idea whether BlackBerry’s new strategy will work… but I like it anyway “Amidst the iCloud hacking scandal, the iPhone 6 Bluetooth connectivity issue with cars, Apple pulling back its faulty software update which left phones unusable,

  • Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat
    Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

  • Israel's Netanyahu to Obama: Don't allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold
    Israel's Netanyahu to Obama: Don't allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold

    By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must make sure that any final nuclear deal with Iran does not leave it at the “threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons. Even as Netanyahu pressed Obama over Iran in White House talks, the president urged the Israeli leader to help find ways to prevent Palestinian civilian casualties like those inflicted in the recent Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants. ...

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