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Microsoft patents its own augmented reality glasses

Microsoft Patents Its Own Augmented Reality Glasses Microsoft has patented a set of augmented-reality glasses intended to supplement entertainment events.…

Scientists create device that allows blind people to ‘see’ Braille

Scientists Create Device Allowing Blind to See Braille (via NewsLook) Scientists have created a device that allows the blind to see braille thanks to an implant in their eye.…

Anti-consumerist ‘Reverend’: Black Friday boosts global warming

In an interview with MSNBC host Alex Witt, Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping linked the journey of millions to storefronts on Black Friday to the global warming that ultimately fueled Superstorm Sandy. “We have a 1,000-mile hurricane, Sandy, that — you know, you’ve been talking about…

Eight people injured as explosion destroys MA strip club

An explosion fueled by a gas leak has injured eight people and destroyed two buildings in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, including a local strip club. According to WLLP-TV, a gas leak was reported in the area prior to the explosion, giving authorities time to evacuate people from nearby buildings. The club,…

Two people shot amid Black Friday shopping violence

Police in Florida are still looking for the person who allegedly shot two people at a Walmart in Tallahassee, the most serious reported instance of violence in the midst of the “Black Friday” holiday shopping maelstrom. The Tallahassee Democrat reported that police were interviewing witnesses in order to get a…

Indian woman’s widower blasts Irish officials as new inquiry panel forms

The widower of dentist Savita Halappanavar has spoken out against Irish health officials, accusing the hospital that denied her abortion requests of erasing that fact from her medical records. Praveen Halappanavar told The Belfast Telegraph that, while requests for amenities like toast and blankets are in her file at University…

Naked man perched atop statue brings London to standstill

A naked man brought parts of central London to a standstill on Friday after he installed himself on a statue near Prime Minister David Cameron’s office for nearly three hours. He braved the November cold and gawking crowds to straddle the monument to Prince George, a 19th century military chief…

Fox News guest: ‘We do want to destroy the imaginations of our children’

In a bizarre interview aired Friday morning, “Fox & Friends” apparently got punked by an author who declared that society absolutely has every reason to “destroy the imaginations of our children.” It’s not quite clear why Anthony Esolen, author of the book “Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your…

Volunteers serve thousands of Thanksgiving meals to Hurricane Sandy victims

Volunteers from all over the United States flocked to New Jersey on Thursday and made it their mission to pass out free Thanksgiving meals to as many people as possible. “You’re family from the word ‘Go.’ There’s kids here from Michigan, Virginia, all over the United States, to help us,”…

Afghan midwives fight for progress but fear the worst

In spite of the 12 years the U.S. has spent nation-building in Afghanistan and the billions of dollars that have been poured into the country, it remains one of the most dangerous places for women to give birth in the world. A rising midwifery movement is making strides toward lessening…

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