Windows 8: The Boldest, Biggest Redesign In Microsoft’s History

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THIS FALL, A BILLION PC USERS WILL WAKE UP TO A NEW DESKTOP--WINDOWS 8. COULD IT SIGNAL A DESIGN REVOLUTION AT MICROSOFT?A pair of leggy, lipsticked models stop short outside a casting call at Milk Studios, a cavernous space in Hollywood known for art shows and photo shoots. They edge forward in 4-inch heels, intrigued by the sidewalk scene: a snaking line of balding reporters and backpacked bloggers sweating in the June afternoon heat. Not exactly the red carpet at Fashion Week. "It’s for Microsoft," an attendee mumbles when asked about the commotion. Thick-framed Ray-Bans do nothing to hide the models’ puzzled looks.A good 40 minutes after the crowd began to form, the doors open and more than a hundred reporters shuffle into the space and take their seats. The room darkens,…
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Paris’ Louvre Museum unveils Islamic Art wing

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Paris' Louvre Museum unveils Islamic Art wingPARIS — The Louvre Museum is unveiling a new wing and galleries dedicated to the arts of Islam, culminating a nearly $130 million, decade-long project coming to fruition amid tensions between the Muslim world and the West. The new dragonfly-shaped building marks the famed Paris museum's greatest development since its iconic glass pyramid constructed 20 years ago. The Department of Islamic Art will exhibit much of the Louvre's 18,000 works, hoping also to foster cultural understanding. Mosaics from the Damascus mosque and a 15th-century Mamluk porch are among works spanning from 632 to 1800 A.D. Donors included Morocco's King Mohammed VI and Saudi Prince Waleed Bin Talal's foundation. Louvre director Henri Loyrette says the galleries aim to showcase "the radiant face of a civilization."…
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Top 30 Aphrodisiac Foods

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Top 30 Aphrodisiac FoodsIf you seek an all-natural way to improve your lovemaking skills, you need to only look into the bounty of Nature. Nature provides a host of aphrodisiacs that are scientifically proven to ward off boudoir blues. Read on!1. Maca RootsIf you are unfazed by its humble appearance, don’t let its unattractiveness fool you. Sworn by the Peruvians to be the most powerful aphrodisiac ever, Maca roots boost sexual strength and libido. A confirmed super food, Maca roots not only add zing to any given dish, but also improve immunity and functionality.2. CacaoDo you ever wonder why women deem chocolates to be the next best thing to sex? It is because dark chocolate contains enough natural stimulants to fuel physical agility during the act. Just one bite is enough to release…
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4 Top Foods that boost male fertility

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Foods that boost male fertilityFoods like pumpkin seeds, pomegranate juice, oysters, asparagus, fruits and vegetables help increase fertility in men. Read onMensXP.com – Tue 28 Aug, 2012 1:10 PM ISTEmailPrint Article: Infertility: Prevent And Tackle!Good Housekeeping India - Tue 22 May, 2012 4:19 AM IST Article: Top 30 Aphrodisiac FoodsMensXP.com - Fri 27 Jul, 2012 10:00 AM IST Article: 3 foods all men should eatThu 9 Aug, 2012 10:12 AM IST Article: Top 10 worst male health habitsRealbuzz - Mon 27 A ug, 2012 1:40 PM ISTAlmost 40% of the current male population is reported to suffer from problems relating to infertility.This has been credited to the lifestyle that men nowadays lead accompanied by a not so healthy dose of fertility busting foods like junk food, caffeinated drinks and alcohol. Instead of indulging in such harmful foods here are foods…
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New Mineral Surprise From Space

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NASA : Four-billion-year-old surprise from space A group of NASA scientists have discovered a new mineral of space origin in one of the most historically significant celestial objects – a meteorite found in Antarctica in 1969. The new mineral was discovered by NASA scientists inside the meteorite known as Yamato 691, according to NASA’s official report. The meteorite was among the first nine meteorites discovered by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in the ice-fields of Antarctica in 1969. The analysis has shown that it is over 4.5 billion years old and originated from an asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. Latest discoveries by NASA scientists and their co-researchers from Japan and South Korea revealed small inclusions of an unknown mineral in the meteorite specimen. It was discovered surrounded by other materials of…
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Top 10 Health Benefits of Tea

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Drinking TeaThere are lots of reasons why I enjoy a hot cup of tea: I love the aroma of various flavors of tea; holding onto a hot tea mug warms my hands on a cold winter morning; sipping tea in front of the fireplace is a great way to relax. And those are just the feel-good reasons. If you're not drinking tea yet, read up on these 10 ways tea does your body good and then see if you're ready to change your Starbucks order!1. Tea contains antioxidants. Like the Rust-Oleum paint that keeps your outdoor furniture from rusting, tea's antioxidants protect your body from the ravages of aging and the effects of pollution.2. Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Coffee usually has two to three times…
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Brain Tapeworm Afflicts Californians Eating Pork

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Brain Parasites, California’s Hidden Health ProblemBy Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato | September 6, 2012 |  13 Share  Email  Print Sara Alvarez was afraid.The doctors told her she needed surgery — brain surgery. Operations on such a complex organ are never simple, but this procedure was exceptionally difficult. There was a high risk of complications, of debilitation, of post-op problems. Alvarez might wake up paralyzed. She might wake up legally blind. Worse still, there was a chance she might not wake up at all.Her mad dash to the emergency room had all begun with a walk in the park four days earlier. It was December 20, 2010, in Sunnyvale, Calif., a town that lives up to its name. The West Coast winter, not as long or as harsh as seasons in the East, gave her the opportunity to take her…
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Waiting for the Space Elevator

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 Space Elevator Enthusiasts Push On despite Lengthy Time Frames and Long OddsA space-travel technology, simple in concept, has been frustratingly difficult to realizeBy David Appell     11 in Share    A LONG CLIMB: An artist's conception shows a climber pod ascending a space elevator's tether to deploy a satellite.Image: ISECThe Best Science Writing Online 2012Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 will change the way... Read More »SEATTLE—“I think building an elevator to space is maybe the best thing I could do in the world,” Michael Laine says.His company, Liftport, has just raised over $62,000 on Kickstarter to build robot climbers on a skyward cable—an early step toward his eventual goal of putting a space elevator on the moon. A space…
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Mamata Banerjee’s Politricks Berated in Muslim Officer’s Book

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Sharp Criticism for Mamata Banerjee in Muslim Officer’s BookBy ANURADHA SHARMAPiyal Adhikary/European Pressphoto AgencyWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressing a gathering of Muslim community members in Kolkata, West Bengal in this April 3, 2012 file photo.KOLKATA — In just over a week since its launch, Musalamander Koroniyo (What Muslims Should Do), a book in written in Bengali by a senior police officer, has attracted national attention and raised new questions about intolerance in West Bengal, where Mamata Banerjee is chief minister.The police raided the College Street office of the book’s Kolkata publisher, Mitra & Ghosh, on Friday, closing it for hours and sparking fresh allegationsof Ms. Banerjee’s “autocratic style of functioning.”Anuradha SharmaThe book cover of senior police officer Nazrul Islam’s book“Musalamander Koroniyo“ or “What Muslims Should Do.”The book, a mere 102 pages, written in a straightforward and…
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Researchers discover “Anternet”

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Stanford researchers discover the 'anternet'A collaboration between a Stanford ant biologist and a computer scientist has revealed that the behavior of harvester ants as they forage for food mirrors the protocols that control traffic on the Internet.BY BJORN CAREYKatherine DecktarHarvester ant foragers waiting inside the nest.On the surface, ants and the Internet don't seem to have much in common. But two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out of the nest in much the same way that Internet protocols discover how much bandwidth is available for the transfer of data. The researchers are calling it the "anternet."Deborah Gordon, a biology professor at Stanford, has been studying ants for more than 20 years. When she figured out how the harvester ant colonies…
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