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Asiana Flight 214 : Pilot warned 4 times beforehand

Asiana Flight 214 : Pilot warned 4 times beforehand

The pilot of the jet that crash-landed at San Francisco’s airport last summer worried privately before takeoff about handling the Boeing 777, especially because runway construction meant he would have to land without any help from a common type of guidance system. And neither the trainee nor an instructor pilot in the cockpit said anything when the first officer raised ... Read More »

Snowden documents: NSA Uses Google Cookies to Track Targets

NSA Google cookies

In a sense, the latest NSA revelation – that the agency and its partners tap into commercial “cookies” to track people’s web usage – isn’t that big a deal, compared with earlier leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. After all, this appears to be a technique employed to track specific targets that have already been identified. It’s not a ... Read More »

Helping people to find and stay in work

Helping people to find and stay in work

ong-term unemployment is damaging to individuals and communities, it affects mental and physical health, and holds back economic growth. We want to help people into work and make sure that work pays. In return, people on out-of-work benefits need to take the opportunities available to them to move off benefits and into work. Out of work older people can find ... Read More »

Meteor explodes over Arizona (VIDEO)

Meteor explodes over Arizona

A resounding boom over Tucson, Arizona, roused residents from their dinner tables Tuesday and had them pointing up to the sky. With the largest meteor shower of the year around the corner, the heavens seemed to be giving them a sneak preview. A whopper of a fireball roared over their heads and exploded, rattling their houses. According to CNN, the ... Read More »

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer: Tom Cruise’s Endless War (VIDEO)

Tom Cruise Edge of Tomorrow

Warner Bros.’ upcoming science-fiction action flick “Edge of Tomorrow” has made its Internet debut with the release of its first trailer. Previously known by the name “All You Need is Kill”, Edge of Tomorrow stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and brings to the stage some mech-suited futuristic battle goodness, and just a taste of Groundhog Day deja vu. Read More »

Hub group: Baby seat with iPad holder stirs controversy

Baby seat with iPad holder stirs controversy

The baby bouncy seat, called the Newborn-to-Toddler Apptivity Seat for iPad, is designed so that parents can attach an iPad and let their children watch videos meant for their age group. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) disagrees with sitting children in front of screens at such a young age and believes that Fisher Price should recall the product. ... Read More »

Europe reaffirms safety of aspartame (EFSA)

Europe reaffirms safety of aspartame

Europe’s food safety watchdog has concluded that the current level of artificial sweetener aspartame allowed in food and beverage products is “safe”. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced its findings today (10 December) as past of its review of all addivitives used in food and food ingredients, which is due to be completed by 2020. Read More »

Online game addiction law divides South Korea (PHOTO)

Online game addiction law divides South Korea

A bill that seeks to classify gaming as addictive behaviour like gambling and drugs is being considered in the South Korean parliament, supported by doctors, parents and religious groups, reports The Guardian. The legislation would limit advertising and a second bill would take 1 percent of the industry’s revenue and spend it on curbing addiction. Read More »

Oprah Winfrey explains why she never had kids

Oprah Winfrey explains why she never had kids

At 59, actress and talk show host Oprah Winfrey has no issues with the fact that she has no children. Winfrey gave birth to a baby boy prematurely when she 14, after being sexually abused. But the baby died after a few weeks. Now Winfrey is glad about having no kids as she feels that her professional life would have ... Read More »

Food Tech Start-up Aims to Replace Eggs, chickens

Food-Tech Start-up Aims to Replace Eggs, chickens

A rise in private equity-backed startups focusing on food technology is fueled by the goal to change how people eat. CB Insights Chief Executive Officer Anand Sanwal said, “There’s nothing to indicate that this will be a trend that will end anytime soon. Sustainability and challenges to the food supply are pretty fundamental issues.” The New York firm venture capital ... Read More »