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  • Micro Apartments Pop Up in Historic Providence Mall
    Micro Apartments Pop Up in Historic Providence Mall

    Have you ever dreamed of living inside of a shopping mall? Well, now is your chance! Rhode Island's Arcade Providence, built in 1928 and considered to be the world's oldest indoor shopping center, has been converted into housing with a twist: 38 micro-apartments.

  • Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers
    Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers

    A new military-sponsored program aims to develop a tiny device that can be implanted in the body, where it will use electrical impulses to monitor the body's organs, healing these crucial parts when they become infected or injured. Known as Electrical Prescriptions, or ElectRx, the program could reduce dependence on pharmaceutical drugs and offer a new way to treat illnesses, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the branch of the U.S. "The technology DARPA plans to develop through the ElectRx program could fundamentally change the manner in which doctors diagnose, monitor and treat injury and illness," Doug Weber, program manager for DARPA's biological technologies office, said in a statement. The implant that DARPA hopes to develop is something akin to a tiny, intelligent pacemaker, Weber said.

  • Los Cabos struggles after devastating storm Odile
    Los Cabos struggles after devastating storm Odile

    Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) (AFP) - There is still no water, no electricity and almost nothing to eat in Los Cabos, a small corner of paradise in northwestern Mexico leveled by Hurricane Odile.

  • LA attorney faces suspension over doctored photos

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm's website that show her with high-profile people such as President Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Clooney.

  • Read Hillary Clinton's 1971 letter to Saul Alinsky
    Read Hillary Clinton's 1971 letter to Saul Alinsky

    In it, Clinton, then a 23-year-old law school graduate living in Berkeley, Calif., informs the radical community organizer that she had “survived law school, slightly bruised, with my belief in and zest for organizing intact.”

  • Lady Gaga sheds quirky image for jazz album with Tony Bennett

    By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, bridging a 60-year age gap to form one of music's unlikeliest pairs, launched a jazz album on Monday that lets the pop diva put aside her wacky image to sing sweet harmonies with the elder statesman of cool. "Cheek to Cheek", on sale on Tuesday after a launch concert in the ornate Renaissance setting of the Grand-Place in Brussels, features jazz standards by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and others a distant world away from Lady Gaga's 21st century. ...

  • Here are the coolest videos that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners filmed over the weekend
    Here are the coolest videos that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners filmed over the weekend

    Apple definitely added some cool new tricks to its smartphone cameras’ arsenals with the release of the iOS 8, including the ability to shoot videos in Time-lapse mode, the ability to shoot videos in slow motion at 240 frames per second and the ability to shoot videos in regular time at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. RELATED: Terrific video walks us through every great new iOS 8 camera feature 9to5Mac has rounded up some of the best videos that popped up on YouTube over the weekend that take advantage of these new camera features and we’ve picked out the three that really stand out to us as the best examples of what you can do with your iPhone 6

  • US too late on Syria: former Pentagon chief
    US too late on Syria: former Pentagon chief

    Washington (AFP) - The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta.

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