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Three teenagers stab and rob man of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ copy

Three British teenagers have been charged over the stabbing and robbery of a man who was walking home after buying the blockbuster videogame “Grand Theft Auto V”, police said on Saturday. The 23-year-old victim was attacked in London in the early hours of Tuesday as he made his way home…

World watches American TV, not always legally

Fun TV fact: “Desperate Housewives” is a cult hit in North Korea. Slightly less surprisingly, shows like “Breaking Bad” and “House” are watched everywhere, from Latin America to China to France. But, as America’s TV stars and bosses gather in Los Angeles this weekend for the Emmys, the massive success…

Trail of melting Swiss glacier shows climate change in action

The hour-long walk from the local railway station to the Morteratsch glacier is a winding trek through a valley littered with rocks that the retreating ice left behind. The walk was not always this long. In the mid-19th century, the Morteratsch glacier stretched all the way to the station in…

NJ Supreme Court says judges can’t do stand-up comedy in their off-duty hours

Humor: some people have it, other people don’t. For the humorsly challenged, exposing the funny takes several ingredients. First, you need to be in a position to observe everyday occurrences that can be mocked or exposed for ridicule. Then you need…   [Funny judge looking through an antique monocle via…

NSA issues letter of ‘reassurance’ directing employees to share it with friends, family and co-workers

Think all these stories about the NSA’s surveillance overreach and abuses are getting to the folks there? Kevin Gosztola at Firedoglake has the details on a letter the NSA has given to all of its employees and contractors, which it tells them they can…  …

Stephen Hawking: Brain could exist outside body but ‘conventional afterlife is a fairy tale for people afraid of the dark’

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it’s theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death Stephen Hawking has said he believes brains could exist independently of the body, but that the idea of a conventional afterlife is a fairy tale. Speaking at…

New Tesla patent: 400-mile battery pack using metal-air & lithium-ion batteries

New Tesla Patent: 400-Mile Battery Pack Using Metal-Air & Lithium-Ion Batteries (via Clean Technica) Tesla Motors is exclusively an electric car maker, with Elon Musk expressing disdain for cars like the Chevy Volt and BMW i3, which pack gas-powered range-extenders. But Tesla may be working on a different…  …

Bangladesh garment workers demand $100 a month minimum wage

Thousands of Bangladesh garment workers blocked roads and attacked factories outside the capital Dhaka on Saturday demanding a $100 minimum monthly wage. The workers, many carrying sticks, walked off the job in dozens of garment factories, which make apparel for the world’s top retailers such as Walmart, and protested for…

Chamber of Commerce unenthusiastic about proposed EPA plan to limit carbon emissions at new power plants

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, in a bid to implement President Barack Obama’s plan to fight climate change. The move marks the “first milestone” of a major part of the Climate Action Plan announced in June by the US…

The car of the future will be made from seawater

Hey, maybe we can drink our way out of this mess after all. ARPA-E, the Energy Department’s cutting-edge technology funding branch, has just released grants totaling $66 million for transformative automotive and energy projects, and among the goodies…  …

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