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Violin played to calm Titanic’s soon-to-be-dead passengers sells for world-record $1.45 million at auction

The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic to calm passengers as it sank sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million, 1.06 million euros) on Saturday, a world record fee for memorabilia from the doomed liner. The instrument, found strapped to the body of Wallace Hartley after he drowned…

Google files patent for gesture-activated car controls

Distracted driving is the latest and greatest menace to the children of America, and automakers are both morally and legally obligated to reduce distractions to the driving experience. Voice commands…  …

Propaganda balloons carry rumor that Kim Jong Un’s wife once starred in a homemade adult film

For more than 60 years, North and South Korea have been divided along the demilitarized zone, or the DMZ. Barriers — political, legal and physical — often prevent South Koreans from communicating directly with their…  …

Kepler-56 tilted planetary system throws planet-formation theories for a loop

Scientists have found a multi-planet system in which the planets are arranged at a tilt to their home star. The finding, based on Kepler telescope data, offers an unusual level of precise detail about a system of worlds thousands of light years afield from our own, while also highlighting just…

Zimmerman lawyer wants to hold parents accountable for kids’ cyberbullying following 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide

Florida attorney Mark O’Mara is stepping onto center stage in the debate over how much parents should be held responsible for children’s cyberbullying.;  …

Massive asteroid TV135 due back near Earth in 2032

Last week, Ukranian scientists observed an asteroid on a collision course with Earth – in 19 years.;  …

Former head of Tijuana drug cartel Arellano Felix shot dead at family party

The former head of a major Mexican drug cartel was shot dead by an unknown gunman at a family party Friday night, newspapers said. Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63, the former head of the Tijuana cartel, was killed in a hotel in the resort town of Cabo San Lucas in…

Boy Scout leaders get death threats after video of them toppling massive 170 million-year-old rock goes viral

Two US scout leaders say they have received death threats after a video of them toppling an age-old rock formation in the western state of Utah went viral online. Nearly two million people have watched the video of Glenn Taylor pushing a massive 170 million-year-old red rock over in Goblin…

The man behind the emperor: major Augustus exhibit opens in Rome

A political genius, a great reformer, a patron of the arts — but ancient Rome’s first emperor Augustus was also a family man, as highlighted in a new exhibition that opened in Rome this week. The show marks 2,000 years since the death of the founder of the Roman Empire…

From adultery to illegal gambling — U.S. military generals face tougher scrutiny for personal conduct

For cases ranging from adultery to illegal gambling, US generals are facing tough punishment for personal misconduct in an online era that has placed the top brass under unprecedented scrutiny. Misbehavior could be quietly hushed up in the past without disrupting careers. But generals are now disciplined in the public…

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