• India’s finance minister isn’t afraid of robots

    India’s finance minister isn’t afraid of robots

    India’s finance minister isn’t worried about jobs being lost in the country’s manufacturing sector despite warnings that industrial robots will dramatically reduce the need for factory workers in coming decades. “I still have faith in...
  • Chrissy Teigen Used To Use Toilet Paper As Fake Bump-Its

    Chrissy Teigen Used To Use Toilet Paper As Fake Bump-Its

    Supermodel Chrissy Teigen reveals some old hair tricks she used to use as news comes she’s partnering with TRESemmé to launch their “Beauty-Full Volume Collection.” With Teigen’s new business partnership, a new revolutionary approach to...
  • Jihadists mortar attack UN Mali base

    Jihadists mortar attack UN Mali base

    Image copyright AP Image caption Some 10,000 soldiers from dozens of different nations are currently serving in Mali under the UN banner Five UN peacekeepers have been killed in a mortar attack on their base...
  • Five things you may have missed

    Five things you may have missed

    Jimmy Hill was Coventry City manager between 1961 and 1967 Saying goodbye to a football legend with half a dozen goals, ‘Bad Boys’ at the Wham Stadium and contrasting fortunes for new managers. It was...
  • A messiah for India’s abandoned sick

    A messiah for India’s abandoned sick

    Image copyright Prashant Ravi Image caption Gurmeet Singh has been feeding abandoned patients for the past two decades Are you in pain? This is the question Gurmeet Singh usually asks when he enters a hospital...
  • Mickelson two ahead at Pebble Beach

    Mickelson two ahead at Pebble Beach

    Phil Mickelson’s 42nd and last victory was at The Open in 2013 Phil Mickelson takes a two-shot lead into the final round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am as he looks to win a record-equalling fifth...

Headline News

  • Two people walking across Golden Gate Bridge hit by blow darts


    Two pedestrians walking across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco were struck by blow darts, authorities said Saturday. The California Highway Patrol said an officer patrolling the bridge on a bicycle was flagged down Friday by a man who had been hit in the leg. The 5-inch long dart had sunk about two inches into the man’s skin, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Officials said that as emergency personnel were speaking with the man, a woman approached them and said she had been hit by an identical blow dart in the knee. Both were evaluated by paramedics and released at the scene. “I’ve never heard of something like this, CHP spokesman Andrew Barclay told the Los Angeles Times. “It seems very random, and it doesn’t appear that either of the victims was targeted for any reason specifically. Neither of them had any arguments.” The CHP took both darts as evidence and will have …

    February 14, 2016 3:26 am
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Politics

  • Trump would tax Carrier air conditioning units for moving to Mexico


    WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would impose taxes on Carrier air conditioning units manufactured in Mexico in light of the company’s decision to move production from Indiana, a position in line with his strong opposition to international trade deals. Video of the company’s announcement last week to employees went viral on the Internet, showing emotional reactions to the loss of jobs while a representative of the company explained the move was “strictly a business decision.” Carrier, a manufacturer of air conditioning units, is owned by United Technologies Corp and announced it would be moving 1,400 jobs to Monterrey, Mexico. During Saturday night’s Republican debate, Trump said if he were president, he would approach Carrier officials and give them two choices. “I’m going to tell them, ‘Now I’m going to get consensus from Congress and we’re going to tax you,’” Trump said. “‘So stay where you are [in Mexico] or build in the …

    February 14, 2016 1:04 am
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Stocks

  • India’s finance minister isn’t afraid of robots


    India’s finance minister isn’t worried about jobs being lost in the country’s manufacturing sector despite warnings that industrial robots will dramatically reduce the need for factory workers in coming decades. “I still have faith in human ingenuity, that even when jobs are lost in certain sectors … more jobs will be created because of that increased economic activity in other sectors,” Arun Jaitley told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday at the CNN Asia Business Forum in Mumbai. Economists are increasingly concerned that developments in artificial intelligence and robotics will disrupt the business world in a similar way to previous industrial revolutions, leading to job losses. Related: India bucks global trend with 7.3% growth Robots are likely to be performing 45% of manufacturing tasks by 2025, versus just 10% today, according to a study by Bank of America. And the rise of artificial intelligence will only accelerate that process as the number of devices connected to …

    February 14, 2016 3:46 am
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Sports

  • Five things you may have missed


    Jimmy Hill was Coventry City manager between 1961 and 1967 Saying goodbye to a football legend with half a dozen goals, ‘Bad Boys’ at the Wham Stadium and contrasting fortunes for new managers. It was another busy Saturday in the Football League, packed full of talking points. BBC Sport takes a look at five things you may have missed. The perfect tribute to Jimmy Hill A giant picture of Hill was unveiled before kick-off Less than 24 hours after thousands of people celebrated the life of ex-Coventry City manager and chairman Jimmy Hill at Coventry Cathedral, the Sky Blues put in a performance Hill would have been proud of with a 6-0 thumping of Bury. Following emotional tributes before kick-off at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry raced into a 3-0 lead inside 16 minutes and were 4-0 up at half-time. Adam Armstrong added another couple after the break as Tony Mowbray’s side ended a run of …

    February 14, 2016 3:26 am
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World News

  • Jihadists mortar attack UN Mali base


    Image copyright AP Image caption Some 10,000 soldiers from dozens of different nations are currently serving in Mali under the UN banner Five UN peacekeepers have been killed in a mortar attack on their base in Kidal in northern Mali. Thirty others were hurt when militants used a van packed with explosives to ram the Kidal base, before attacking it with mortar and machine gunfire. Mali jihadist group Ansar Dine said it carried out an attack. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has condemned the assault – the latest in what has become the most dangerous of the UN’s current peacekeeping missions. The UN is trying to restore peace to the north, which was overrun in 2012 by jihadists and ethnic Tuareg groups. The al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, who fell out with Tuareg separatists, were ousted from northern towns by a French led-force in 2013. Ansar Dine claimed the attack by a “Mauritanian jihadist” as “a message to the …

    February 14, 2016 3:28 am
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Technology

  • Zuckerberg Aims to Set Things Right With India


    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday went into damage-control mode following a tweet from board member Marc Andreessen about India and colonialism. Andreessen was reacting to the Indian telecom regulator’s ban on Facebook’s Free Basics service. “Another in a long line of economically suicidal decisions made by the Indian government against its own citizens,” he reportedly tweeted. “Denying world’s poorest free partial Internet connectivity when today they have none, for ideological reasons, strikes me as morally wrong.” Indian entrepreneur Vivek Chachra reportedly tweeted in response that the Free Basics argument that some Internet is better than no Internet sounded like a “justification of Internet colonialism.” “Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why stop now?” Andreessen’s replied. Zuckerberg disavowed Andreessen’s comment on anti-colonialism, which has been deleted. “I found the comments deeply upsetting, and they do not represent the way Facebook or I think at all,” he said. Zuckerberg Hearts India …

    February 14, 2016 1:25 am
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Science

  • Graphene leans on glass to advance electronics


    Related images(click to enlarge) Graphene, the two-dimensional powerhouse, packs extreme durability, electrical conductivity, and transparency into a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. Despite being heralded as a breakthrough “wonder material,” graphene has been slow to leap into commercial and industrial products and processes. Now, scientists have developed a simple and powerful method for creating resilient, customized, and high-performing graphene: layering it on top of common glass. This scalable and inexpensive process helps pave the way for a new class of microelectronic and optoelectronic devices–everything from efficient solar cells to touch screens. The collaboration–led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University (SBU), and the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute–published their results February 12, 2016, in the journal Scientific Reports. “We believe that this work could significantly advance the development of truly scalable graphene technologies,” said study coauthor Matthew Eisaman, a physicist at Brookhaven Lab …

    February 14, 2016 12:05 am
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Health

  • Sleep Loss May Be Tied to Raised Diabetes Risk in Teen Boys


    SATURDAY, Feb. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teen boys who get too little of a particular type of sleep may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The research focused on “slow-wave sleep” — an important stage of sleep that helps people store memories and recover after sleep deprivation. This type of sleep is also associated with lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol and reduced inflammation, the study authors explained. For the study, 700 children were assessed between the ages of 5 and 12. Just over half of the participants were boys. The investigators followed up with about 420 of the kids eight years later. Boys who lost a greater amount of slow-wave sleep between childhood and the teen years had a higher risk of developing insulin resistance than those whose slow-wave sleep totals remained fairly stable over the years. Insulin resistance increases the risk of developing type 2 …

    February 14, 2016 12:44 am
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Entertainment

  • Chrissy Teigen Used To Use Toilet Paper As Fake Bump-Its


    Supermodel Chrissy Teigen reveals some old hair tricks she used to use as news comes she’s partnering with TRESemmé to launch their “Beauty-Full Volume Collection.” With Teigen’s new business partnership, a new revolutionary approach to haircare is unveiled – she recommends using conditioner first, and then shampoo! Chrissy Teigen interviewed with People magazine about the new way of hair regimen. She admits that volumizing shampoos have “always make my hair a little bit heavy,” and was skeptical of the notion that conditioning is best before shampooing. “It did take me a minute to do the whole switcheroo, because we’re just so trained to shampoo first and then condition,” Teigen said. “Then you realize that it really does make so much more sense to do it in the reverse… it seems like you’re washing the weight away when you shampoo after the conditioner. It makes complete sense to me now, honestly.” Chrissy Teigen used to fake …

    February 14, 2016 3:45 am
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Editorial

  • GOP Debate: Trump verges on tantrums; Rubio, Bush and Cruz all have solid night


    The ninth Republican debate was the nastiest. Gone were the early debate focuses on pointing out differences with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. This was hand-to-hand combat on Saturday night with no insult unsaid. “You are probably worse than Jeb Bush. You are the single biggest liar,” Donald Trump told Ted Cruz after the Texas senator referred to the real estate mogul’s penchant for backing liberal positions. “This guy will say anything. Nasty guy. Now I know why he doesn’t have one endorsement from any of his colleagues.”   Cruz responded: “Donald didn’t disagree with the substance that he supports taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. And Donald has this weird pattern– when you point to his own record he screams, ‘liar, liar, liar,’” Cruz said. Trump then turned his fire on Jeb Bush, channeling liberal criticism of George W. Bush as a liar – channeling attacks that normally aren’t heard outside of Democratic fringe meetings.  “The World …

    February 14, 2016 3:25 am
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Odd News

  • Racy night with handcuffs lands Arkansas man in handcuffs, again


    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. An Arkansas couple’s evening of “kinky” entertainment ended with one pair of handcuffs used for fun being replaced by another used for real in an arrest, police said on Friday. Dustin Taylor, 21, summoned police this week to his home in Fort Smith to remove a pair of handcuffs he told officers he and his wife had been using the previous night while “doing some ‘kinky’ things,” the official report stated. The couple had lost the key, Taylor explained. The responding patrolman removed the handcuffs and did a routine search of Taylor’s name in a police database. When the computer reported an outstanding warrant for Taylor on criminal mischief, handcuffs went back on. But this time they belonged to the officer. Sergeant Daniel Grubbs, spokesman for the Fort Smith police, expressed a measure of sympathy for Taylor. “I sort of wish the guy had invested in an extra handcuff key,” Grubbs said. …

    February 12, 2016 8:20 pm
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