2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Female Fights
It's an odd notion, really, that a group making up a tad more than half the American population needs its worth to be considered separately. However, female accomplishments—and political imbroglios—certainly triggered feverish online searches on Yahoo!.
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- Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission'
By Pavel Polityuk and Alessandra Prentice KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had captured a group of Russian paratroopers who had crossed into Ukrainian territory on a "special mission" - but Moscow said they had ended up there by mistake. The Ukrainian military meanwhile reported pro-Russian separatist forces were shelling the town of Novoazovsk and Russian military hardware was building up over the border. Earlier, the security services released video footage purporting to show testimonies from Russian paratroopers detained by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.
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- New leak reveals iPhone 6’s release date
After a Chinese carrier confirmed a few days ago that it’ll soon sell Apple’s iPhone 6, posting a concept image for the handset in the process, Chinese publication PCInLife said on Weibo that the Unicom version of Apple’s iPhone 6 will be launched in the country between September 16th and September 19th. FROM EARLIER: An Apple carrier partner just confirmed the iPhone 6 The iPhone 6 is expected to be unveiled on September 9th during a special media event that’s yet to be confirmed by Apple, and hit various markets, including U.S. and other initial launch markets the following week. Specifically, the iPhone 6’s release date is expected to be September 19th, the second Friday following the phone’s unveiling on September 9th. Similarly, in past
- Ukraine says video shows Russian soldiers detained in east Ukraine
Ukrainian security services on Monday released video footage purporting to show Russian servicemen who were captured by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine. The footage, which is likely to fuel allegations from Kiev and its Western allies of Russian involvement in the war, appeared on the day the Russian and Ukrainian leaders are to meet for talks in the Belarussian capital to try to end the conflict. Russia denies giving military help to the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine's state security service said on Monday it had detained 10 Russian paratroopers who had crossed into Ukrainian territory from Russia in a column of several dozen armed infantry vehicles.
- Twitter Co-Founder on Women in Tech: “There’s a leadership crisis”
- We are about to find out if our universe really is a hologram
What could be the most important scientific experiment of our lifetime is about to begin. The so-called Holometer Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory aims to determine whether our perception of a three-dimensional universe is just an illusion. Do we actually live on a 2D plane, as a holographic projection? There is a well-established theory that states we are indeed living in a hologram, with a pixel size of about 10 trillion trillion times smaller than an atom. This has certain implications, some of which are quite sinister, even unspeakably horrific. The argument about the nature of the universe hinges on something that 99.99% of people are not able to comprehend even on the most superficial level — namely,
- Alarm as Nicaragua starts canal route survey