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October 24, 2017 10:26 PM 1922 Einstein-penned note in Tokyo on joy of modest living fetches $1.56 million

JERUSALEM – A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living sold at auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday for $1.56 million, the auction house said. The winning bid for the note far exceeded the pre-auction estimate of between $5,000 and $8,000, according to the website of Winner’s auction house. “It was an all-time 312

October 24, 2017 5:52 PM New wave of data-encrypting malware hits Russia and Ukraine

Highly advanced "Bad Rabbit" hits train stations, airport, and media. A new, potentially virulent wave of data-encrypting malware is sweeping through Eastern Europe and has left a wake of outages at news agencies, train stations, and airports, according to multiple security companies Tuesday. Russia's Interfax news agency reported on Twitter that a hacker 131

October 24, 2017 3:50 PM Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: Study

Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit record highs, the CITES monitor said on Tuesday, calling it a "conflicting phenomena". In its latest report, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species also noted that despite the overall fall in poaching, Africa's elephant population 157

October 22, 2017 8:14 AM The product design of Google's Pixel family seems like an afterthought — but that might just be ok

Google recently announced several new hardware products at an event in San Francisco on October 4. From smartphones to convertible laptops and digital assistant-powered earbuds, the Mountain View company had it all. The company's SVP for hardware and products, Rick Osterloh, told The Verge that the company is serious about hardware, and one of the ways it's showing 116

October 21, 2017 3:44 PM $417M award in lawsuit linking Johnson & Johnson baby powder to cancer gets tossed

A bottle of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, Feb. 24, 2016. (Reuters) Johnson & Johnson has won its appeal of a record $417 million verdict in a lawsuit brought by a California woman who claimed she got ovarian cancer from using the company’s talcum powder. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson 131

October 20, 2017 9:45 PM Namibia: Genocide Legal Fees, Barking Up the Wrong Tree

As the saying goes, "whom the gods want to destroy they first make crazy". One cannot but wonder whether the latest altercations in the media on the issue of genocide and specifically the N$40 million legal fees of foreign lawyers are not pointers to the effect that the gods/ancestors of the Ovaherero, Ovambanderu and Nama are out to destroy someone 121

October 19, 2017 4:22 PM China’s central bank warns of ‘Minsky moment’ as economy powers ahead

Warning about asset bubbles comes as global growth engine is poised for first acceleration since 2010 China’s central bank chief on Thursday issued a stark warning about asset bubbles in the world’s second-largest economy, which looks set to clock its first acceleration in annual growth since 2010, driven by public spending and record bank lending 173

October 18, 2017 7:21 PM Marisa Coughlan Comes Forward With Harvey Weinstein Story: "He Wanted to Barter Sex for Movie Roles"

The actress, who now also works as a writer, recalls a string of encounters with the disgraced movie mogul who she claims propositioned her multiple times while she worked for Miramax. The Peninsula Hotel. A powerful movie mogul. An actress whose star was on the rise. A penthouse meeting about movie projects and a promise for starring roles in upcoming 144

October 17, 2017 10:44 PM Spurs holds Madrid, Liverpool wins big in Champions League

BERLIN — Tottenham held defending champion Real Madrid to 1-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Liverpool racked up its biggest ever away win in Europe. Juergen Klopp’s side ended its run of seven group matches by crushing Maribor 7-0 in Slovenia. And to cap a good night for English sides, Manchester City defeated Napoli 2-1. Spartak Moscow enjoyed 152

October 17, 2017 10:44 PM Spurs hold Real Madrid to draw, Liverpool wins big in Champions League

Tottenham held defending champion Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Liverpool racked up its biggest ever away win in Europe. Juergen Klopp's side ended its run of seven group matches by crushing Maribor 7-0 in Slovenia. And to cap a good night for English sides, Manchester City defeated Napoli 2-1. Spartak Moscow enjoyed 146