• A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful

    The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape...

    Business Insider
  • NATO condemns North Korea's rocket launch

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) condemned North Korea's rocket launch on Sunday, saying it was in direct violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions. "I strongly condemn the launch by North Korea of a rocket using ballistic missile technology today,…

  • Taiwan Rescuers Find Signs of Life in Quake Rubble

    Rescuers have found signs of life within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 19 people, as families anxiously waited on site

    ABC News
  • Despite treatment advances, AIDS stigma lingers in rural South Africa

    By Laurie Goering QUDENI, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Eunice Khanyile opened a soup kitchen in a rural village in South Africa last year to help HIV-positive residents get the nutrition needed to stay healthy, not one person came. When it comes to AIDS, "the stigma is a huge…

  • License Plate Readers a Double-Edged Sword for NY Village

    A New York village that installed a ring of license plate scanning cameras in hopes of improving policing has found the monitors have become something of a double-edged sword

    ABC News
  • Researchers Find More Women Buried At Stonehenge Than Men

    Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of 14 women, believed to be of elite status, buried at the iconic prehistoric monument of Stonehenge. The remarkable discovery was announced in the latest publication of British Archaeology, and the findings suggest a gender-equal society thousands of years…

    Huffington Post
  • The Land Rover Defender Assembly Line Isn’t Done Just Yet

    January 29th marked a somber day for the Land Rover faithful, as 700 past and current employees of the 4×4’s Solihull plant convened to watch the final Defender roll off the line, number 2,016,933. With its end of production go 68 years of rich history, innovation, style, and a whole lot of…

  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    All of Rome came to the Games: rich and poor, men and women, children and the noble elite alike. He triumphed in one match that pitted him against a bear, a lion and a leopard, all of which were released to attack him at once.
  • Graphene Shows Promise For Brain Implants

    Graphene, the super thin carbon material that’s been exciting scientists in the decade+ since single-atom thick graphene crystallites were successfully extracted from the bulk material, continues to give hints of a promising future blending electronics and biology.In a new study, conducted by…

  • SpaceX Wants to Dramatically Accelerate Its Launch Frequency

    The private U.S. space company's manifest for 2016 highlights SpaceX's aggressive ambitions.

    Motley Fool
  • Germany says North Korea rocket launch an 'irresponsible provocation'

    North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket on Sunday is an "irresponsible provocation", German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said. "I strongly condemn today's launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea. The country has once again ignored warnings by the international community,"…

  • Seriously? That Ancient Greek Statue Does Not Depict a Laptop

    There's a new conspiracy theory out there, but instead of invoking big government or aliens, it questions whether there's a laptop carved into an ancient Greek statue. The theory, proposed by the anonymous YouTube user StillSpeakingOut, ventures that the ancient Oracle of Delphi may have foreseen…
  • Doctors puzzle over severity of defects in some Brazilian babies

    By Bill Berkrot and Anthony Boadle NEW YORK/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil. Consultations among doctors in Brazil…

  • The unsexy truth about how to kill off mosquitoes and stop the Zika virus

    Ever since health officials hit the panic button on Zika — the mosquito-borne virus that may be causing terrible birth defects in Latin America — we've seen story after breathless story about how we'll soon be able to use genetic engineering to crush the mosquito menace and halt this disease.
  • Evolving Our Way to Artificial Intelligence

    Arend Hintze, Michigan State UniversityResearcher David Silver and colleagues designed a computer program capable of beating a top-level Go player -- a marvelous technological feat and important threshold in the development of artificial intelligence, or A.I. It stresses once more that humans…

    Huffington Post
  • Listen to astronaut Sally Ride discuss all the sexist questions she was asked by the press

    In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space. It was a progressive step for NASA, but unfortunately, the rest of the country wasn't so forward-thinking about it. In an interview with Gloria Steinem after the mission, Ride talked about her interactions with the press…

    The Verge
  • Just For The Tech Of It: Drone-snatching eagles and carnivorous plants that count

    First up on Just For The Tech Of It: the Netherlands has a strange new approach to drone control. Instead of spending a bunch of money to develop some fancy new high-tech drone mitigation system, the Dutch National Police have actually started using trained eagles to snatch illegal drones out of…

    Digital Trends
  • Super Bowl Showdown: Would Broncos or Panthers Win a Real-Life Matchup?

    While people are stocking up on Buffalo wings and potato chips in advance of the Super Bowl this Sunday, fans are split on who has the best chances of winning: the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers. It turns out that the Super Bowl mascots would be a fairly even match out in the wild, too:…
  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

    By Ju-min Park and Louis Charbonneau SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test. South Korea and the United States said they would…