Miro Avramoff

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The Coding Scene<p>Check out some of the things we’ve been up to and find out how to host your own coding party IRL.<p>Ready for More?<p>This is the tip of …

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clash at UN general assembly

Netanyahu cites Palestinian rejectionism as main obstacle to peace while Abbas blames Israeli settlement expansion in West Bank<p>Israeli and Palestinian leaders have traded pointed barbs at the UN general assembly, in a rhetorical exchange that underlines the deep differences between the two sides – …

Israel

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How Instagram’s Head Engineer Is Using Quantum Mechanics To Manage His Team

James Everingham’s passion for physics predated his management role at Instagram. Here’s how he’s brought one to bear on the other.<p>I didn’t intend to go into computer science, and I definitely didn’t expect to become a manager. Instead, I started out thinking I’d be a laboratory scientist. In …

Computer Science

Android porn app takes pictures of users, demands ransom

A malicious pornography app for Android has been extorting people who download it by taking pictures of them.<p>Adult Player demanded $500 (£330) from …

Google Play

How to Make Learning Easier than Cheating

Technology in School<p>How to Make Learning Easier than Cheating<p>By Christopher Pedregal and Shreyans Bhansali     Jul 23, 2016<p>Image credit: …

Pedagogy

6 research-backed methods to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don’t do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can …

Google

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Hoax or history? The communist smearing of Cardinal Stepinac

Was the controversial Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac a target of decades-long communist smears and disinformation? One researcher of the period says the …

Christianity

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O 2016

Google I/O 2016 brings together developers for an immersive, three-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and …

Stalin, vodka and nuclear weapons: how not to write about Russia

From an abundance of War and Peace references to claims of extremism, Russia! debunks the most persistent stereotypes<p>When I started blogging about Russia a decade ago it was an attempt, as an American living in the country, to debunk both the positive and negative stereotypes perpetuated by the …

Russia

After 25 Years: B-52 Bombers Deployed To Middle East - iHLS

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)<p>For the first time in the past 25 years, the US has deployed its B-52 bombers to the Middle East.<p>The …

Military

Why keeping us safe from terrorism is so hard

<b>(CNN) —</b> The attacks Tuesday morning on the airport and a subway station in Brussels were highly probable, and at the same time almost impossible to disrupt. That oxymoron is what makes this wave of terrorism the most dangerous in history, and so different from even the days of al Qaeda.<p>As I wrote …

Terrorism

Vietnam-era planes used against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of nearly 50-year-old planes has been brought out of retirement to fight ISIS.<p>The Vietnam-era OV-10 Bronco turbo-propeller planes are part of an experiment to see if "light turbo-prop aircraft" are more effective in conducting counterinsurgency operations, a U.S. military …

Military

Doing This for an Hour Each Week Will Make Your Business More Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Business Strategy

Republican national-security leaders trash Donald Trump in joint letter

The experts stated that while they disagree on many issues, they all agree that the Republican presidential frontrunner's administration would not be good for the country.<p>"We the undersigned, members of the Republican national-security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion on America's …

Donald Trump

Russia is trying to topple Angela Merkel, according to a NATO expert

Jānis Sārts, director of NATO's Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, based in Riga, Latvia, said Russia is installing a communications network in Germany "that can be controlled" to stoke political unrest for German Chancellor Merkel.<p>Sārts told The Observer: "[Russia] is establishing a …

Russia

Extra Bright Supernova Could Change the Way We Measure the Universe

This could change the way we view standard candles.<p>The discovery of an extra bright supernova has baffled researchers. The research, available on the arXiv pre-print server, could change the way we view these cosmic explosions.<p>When stars die, they produce some of the most violent explosions in the …

Universe

US proposes more Pentagon funding for Europe aid, equipment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it will propose quadrupling what it spends on its troops and training in Europe, as part of the U.S. military's accelerating effort to deter Russia.<p>President Barack Obama, in his final budget request to Congress, will ask for $3.4 billion — up …

Geopolitics

Top U.S. general slams idea of carpet bombing ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The top U.S. commander for the fight against ISIS on Monday slammed the idea of "carpet bombing" the terror group.<p>Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, who directs the coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria, provided the most detailed military criticism to date about the concept and …

Islamic State (ISIS)

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Startups are becoming Evil

Today startups are seen as the “second coming of Jesus”, changing old industries and disrupting markets. Yeah we all love them. Heck, I also founded …