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AirAsia Jet Missing With 162 Aboard

AirAsia Jet Missing With 162 Aboard

(Newser) - An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board lost contact with ground control today while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from Indonesia for Singapore, initiating a massive search for the third possible aviation disaster to affect the region this year. AirAsia, a regional low-cost carrier based in... More  »

 
Mystery of China's Lost Civilization Solved

Mystery of China's Lost Civilization Solved

(Newser) - For years, researchers have been stumped by an ancient Chinese civilization on the banks of the Minjiang River that suddenly vanished around 3,000 years ago. "The current explanations for why it disappeared are war and flood, but both are not very convincing," says the co-author of a... More  »

 
Divers: We've Got 'Holy Grail' of Shipwrecks

Divers: We've Got 'Holy Grail' of Shipwrecks

(Newser) - There are thousands of shipwrecks at the bottom of the Great Lakes, but one of the very first full-sized ships to go down has been one of the hardest to find. The Griffin, built by French explorer Robert de la Salle, sank in Lake Michigan in 1679 and divers Kevin... More  »

 
Making of Gone With the Wind Was an Absolute Mess

Making of Gone With the Wind Was an Absolute Mess

(Newser) - It's been 75 years since Gone With the Wind was released—and given the many hurdles to its production, it's kind of amazing that it ever was. In Entertainment Weekly , Chris Nashawaty tells the story of the film's making, which centered on producer David Selznick. He was... More  »

 
For Some, Facebook's 'Year in Review' Is Just Cruel

For Some, Facebook's 'Year in Review' Is Just Cruel

(Newser) - Facebook's "Year in Review" videos have clogged newsfeeds for what seems like eons now, but for some people they're more than annoying: They're a stinging reminder of a year we'd rather close the lid on. Such is the case of Eric Meyer, who lost his... More  »

 
How 'Grandfather of Pot' Almost Tried THC, but Didn't

How 'Grandfather of Pot' Almost Tried THC, but Didn't

(Newser) - Raphael Mechoulam is known in Israel as the "Grandfather of Marijuana." The 84-year-old scientist—the first to isolate THC, from 5 kilos of hashish he bought from a guy in Tel Aviv—even acknowledges, "I get fan mail sometimes." But though he's spent decades researching... More  »

 

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December 28, 2014
E-COMMERCE STATS REVEALED: How Top Retailers Stack Up On Mobile And The Web E-COMMERCE STATS REVEALED: How Top Retailers Stack Up On Mobile And The Web

Many top retailers underperform across a series of important e-commerce metrics.
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YouTube Superstar Bethany Mota Reveals Her 4 Favorite YouTube Channels
YouTube Superstar Bethany Mota Reveals Her 4 Favorite YouTube Channels
VIDEO: YouTube superstar Bethany Mota reveals her four favorite YouTube channels.  Read»
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Mark Cuban: Here's The Hardest Part Of Being A Billionaire
Mark Cuban: Here's The Hardest Part Of Being A Billionaire
VIDEO: Mark Cuban told us how he manages to handle the spotlight.   Read»
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'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan: How I Built A Business In America After Jumping The Border
'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan: How I Built A Business In America After Jumping The Border
VIDEO: Cesar Millan gave his last $100 to the coyote that helped him jump the US-Mexico border. Three years later he had a dog-walking company and was on the road to expand.  Read»
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Watch This Unique Tribute To Modern Film Directors Using Shutterstock's Library
VIDEO: Shutterstock paid homage to the visual style of five present-day legends using only footage and music found in the Shutterstock library.  Read»
Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains His Controversial Christmas Day Tweet
On Christmas, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted...  Read»
PlayStation Network Is Still Down And Nobody Knows Why
Since Wednesday afternoon, Sony's PlayStation Network has been...  Read»
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Sony Finally Acknowledges The PlayStation Network Outages
Sony Finally Acknowledges The PlayStation Network Outages
In a late Saturday afternoon blog post, Sony acknowledged that its...  Read»
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Jawbone's Newest Fitness Tracker Is Dirt Cheap, But Doesn't Feel Like It
Jawbone's Newest Fitness Tracker Is Dirt Cheap, But Doesn't Feel Like It
If you want to spend around $50 on a fitness tracker, there really...  Read»
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A Drone Flew Inside A Fireworks Show And Captured Spectacular Video Of The Explosions Up Close
A Drone Flew Inside A Fireworks Show And Captured Spectacular Video Of The Explosions Up Close
VIDEO: This amazing footage of a firework show over West Palm Beach, Florida was filmed with a GoPro Hero 3 silver using a DJI Phantom 2 drone.  Read»
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A Deep Cultural Truth Is Buried Within A New Trend Called 'Lumbersexuality'
A Deep Cultural Truth Is Buried Within A New Trend Called 'Lumbersexuality'
The first one I met was at an inauguration party in 2009. I was in a...  Read»
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Why PlayStation Network Is Still Down, Even Though The 'Lizard Squad' Attacks Have Stopped
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