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Laser Watch: Pew O’clock

11 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Unlike most of his creations, one of inventor Patrick Priebe’s latest weapons is discreet. It’s a digital wristwatch equipped with a powerful laser. It’s not as fancy as the similarly-equipped Omega watches that James Bond has…

Book of Spells Deciphered for Lovers, Exorcists and Healers

Need something to get her to notice you when flowers don’t work? Want to drive out an evil spirit or domineering boss? Suffering from black jaundice? Then the “Handbook of Ritual Power” is the book for you. This 20-page, 1,300-year-old Egyptian book of spells has been translated...

SARAH HOYT: Speaking Truth To Power. “One of the most fascinating conceits of our ruling powerful …

SARAH HOYT: Speaking Truth To Power. “One of the most fascinating conceits of our ruling powerful elites — be they in entertainment, politics, governance, jurisprudence or news reporting — is the often repeated assertion of being some kind of underdog ‘speaking truth to power.’ This comes with the concomitant illusion that anyone opposing them is […]

5 Fights for Edson Barboza to Take Next

At UFC Fight Night 57, Edson Barboza used his arsenal of powerful kicks and footwork to snap the eight-fight winning streak of Bobby Green in Saturday night's co-main event. Green got hit with some hard shots and taunted Barboza after nearly every connection the Brazilian made. Show More Summary

Suicide bomber strikes Afghan volleyball tournament, at least 45 dead

A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday amid a crowd at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, killing 45 people and injuring dozens more in the deadliest attack since a new government took power, officials said.

A cheaper, practical battery solution for renewables in remote locations?

Aquion Energy has brought to market a battery designed to provide energy storage for wind and solar power, and has delivered its first batteries to microgrid operators. According to an article in MIT Technology Review, the batteries are the least expensive of a new crop of batteries with long life cycles that could well make Continue reading ?

Iran nuclear talks inch ahead as Monday deadline looms

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Iran and six world powers on Sunday began a frantic round of meetings in search of a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program, hoping that the approach of a negotiating deadline at midnight Monday would draw last-minute concessions.

Bronze Age Lost Its Cutting Edge Before Climate Crisis

2 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network Archaeologists claim to have unearthed evidence in Ireland that it was the rising power of iron, not climate change, that brought about the collapse of many ancient civilizations.

Patrick Buchanan: ‘Rogue President ‘ Obama’s Amnesty Order is an ‘Impeachable Act’

President Obama repeatedly said in the past that he didn’t have the legal power to issue a blanket amnesty for millions of illegals. But after the election that devastated the

Real Madrid Transfer News: Paul Pogba Deals Blow to Carlo Ancelotti's Plans

Carlo Ancelotti's plans to add some power to a Real Madrid midfield overloaded with playmakers may have to wait after Paul Pogba has reportedly turned down a move to the Spanish capital. Website Football-Italia.net carried quotes from...Show More Summary

Lewis Hamilton Is Your 2014 Formula One World Driver's Champion

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

An unfortunate power unit failure on lap 25 took Nico Rosberg out of contention for the Formula One World Driver's Championship, giving Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton the win. The two teammates were neck-and-neck for the WDC title, even more so because of the double points Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read more...

How Native Marketing Can Work for Your Business

4 hours agoInternet / SEO : SEO Scoop

Native advertising is used by some of the most powerful online social media platforms and websites today. USA Today, Facebook, Forbes, the New York Times, and Twitter all utilize this powerful form of content creation. However, 49 percent of people currently do not know what native advertising is or how to effectively utilize it. Revolutionary [...]Show More Summary

Cargo Bikes That Quickly Turn into Power Generators

4 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

Portal Bikes is a not-for-profit organization that wants to help people rise out of poverty by giving them a machine with multiple purposes. That machine is a bike. The founders of Portal Bikes believe that bikes "are the most incredible invention the world has ever known." They provide transportation of people and cargo, as well as a power source. Show More Summary

Mike Golic Poses Like Kim Kardashian, Ruins the Internet Forever

Look, we had no problem with the Kim Kardashian nude photo shoot. If that talent-free reality star wanted to make some headlines and feel good about her post-baby body before getting pregnant again, more power to her. Whatever. It didn't...Show More Summary

Iranians Ponder Economic Future as Nuclear Talks Near Deadline

An accord with world powers over the future of Iran’s nuclear program could ease the way for foreign investment and free up the country’s assets frozen abroad, something that many hope could help lift its economy out of the doldrums. But others warn against overstating the potential economic impact of any deal

General Electric Company's Advanced Nuclear Reactor Just Got a Boost From the DOE

One of the biggest problems facing the global nuclear power industry is the storage of used nuclear fuel. General Electric Company has a solution -- and the U.S. Department of Energy is eager to help.

10 Sunday Reads

Pour some coffee and settle in for some Sunday morning reads: • Cheap-Oil Era Tilts Geopolitical Power to U.S. (Bloomberg) see also Oil at $75 Means Patches of Texas Shale Turn Unprofitable (Bloomberg) • How the Stock Market Performs Before and After Big Drops and Big Rallies (Crossing Wall Street) • So You Think You’re...Read More

Distinguished pols of the week

In a week in which the president displayed unparalleled arrogance in claiming legislative power while simultaneously claiming to be acting under the cloak of executive discretion,  we were reassured that there still are some grown-ups around. We saw three former officials, Stephen Hadley, Leon Panetta, and Robert Gates, together with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), providing […]

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