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Central U.S. May Be in Store for a 3-Day Tornado Outbreak



America’s tornado drought looks like it may end as early as this weekend, as a potent weather system moves into the Plains states and slowly lumbers toward the Mississippi River Valley. The storm system is likely to set off a multi-day severe weather outbreak, with thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes forming on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

If it occurs, the potential tornado outbreak would boost 2014’s tornado tally, which is currently in record low territory, and could end the long…

Withings Pulse O2 Fitness Tracker Monitors Your Blood Oxygen



As competition in the fitness wearables category continues to heat up, Withings is adding a blood oxygen monitor to its latest-generation fitness tracker as a part of an effort to stand out.

Called the Pulse O2, the company is breathing new life into its Pulse wearables lineup, going beyond the typical ingredients seen in similar products, such as tracking steps taken, sleep cycle and heart rate. In fact, the original Pulse was the first fitness tracker to record heart rate.


Earth Had 4th-Warmest March on Record, 7th-Warmest Year So Far



Another month has passed, and with it comes more news of warmer than average global surface temperatures, this time for the 349th straight month. Talk about a broken record.

According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data released on Tuesday, which is Earth Day, the globe had its fourth-warmest March on record. Data shows that this was the 38th straight March and the 349th consecutive month with a global average temperature at or above the 20th century average


Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia Will Soon Be the World’s Tallest Building



Big things are coming to Saudi Arabia.

The Middle Eastern country is set to begin visible construction next week on what is expected to be the world’s tallest building at 3,280 feet, according to Construction Weekly.

Kingdom Tower will be 568 feet taller than Khalifa Tower, the current Guinness World Record holder in neighboring Dubai, once it is completed. The tower is the first phase of Jeddah Economic…

Get Well, Craig Sager: 5 of His Sweetest Suits



The 2014 NBA playoffs will miss Craig Sager. TNT’s star sideline reporter is out for the postseason to undergo treatment for leukemia

Sager’s son announced on Twitter on Thursday night that his father would begin treatment for acute leukemia on Friday. Sager is well-known to many fans thanks to the ostentatious, eye-popping suits he wears during TNT broadcasts

But his journalism roots go deep; it was Sager, for example,…

Is This the Nest of Air Conditioners?



Summer in New York is pretty awful if you don’t have air conditioning. Even if you do, your boxy window air conditioner might leave you wanting more.

Now a company called Quirky has teamed up with GE to make the Aros, a Nest-like smart AC for your window that lets you control your cooling via an app.

The Aros will cool a medium-sized studio apartment (around 350 square feet) and integrates with Wink — an iOS and Android

Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales Double S4′s Launch-Day Record



The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone just launched on Friday and is already showing a much stronger start than its predecessor, a new report suggests.

Launch-day sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone are reportedly double those of the Galaxy S4‘s launch-day numbers from 2013 in some markets, according to ZDNet Korea.

In other markets, launch-day sales of the new flagship device were up to 30% higher than launch-day sales of the S4. The…

Dove’s Beauty Patch Experiment Wants You to Embrace What You Have



On the heels of last year’s “Beauty Sketches” video, Dove posted another social experiment to YouTube on Wednesday that teaches a powerful lesson about how we perceive ourselves

A series of women were invited to be a part of a research group to test a product called RB-X — a patch worn directly on the arm. Participants were asked to leave the patch on for 12 hours a day (for two weeks) and record a video diary about how they felt throughout the process.

This Girl Scout Knows More About Business Than You



Katie Francis, a 12-year-old from Oklahoma, recently broke the world record for most Girl Scout cookies ever sold with a whopping 21,477 boxes and counting. Now she’s here to offer some tips on how you can improve your business strategies and land those big deals.

While Katie’s original goal was 18,100 (which would have broken the previous record by 100 boxes), she far surpassed it. So how did she really…

Snow Survey Reveals Depth of California’s Water Woes



After its third-driest winter on record, driest calendar year and third straight year of below-average precipitation, California water officials were no doubt bracing for bad news when they set out to conduct a statewide snow survey high in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range on April 1. The snow survey is seen as a key marker of the health of the state’s water supplies, since it typically marks the peak snow cover for the season

Snow surveyors found a snowpack on Tuesday that contains just 32%…