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Level 3 calls out Comcast, TWC and others for ‘deliberately harming’ their own broadband service

Level 3, a tier 1 Internet service provider based in Colorado, has called out Comcast, Charter, Time Warner Cable and other top U.S. ISPs for …

End The War On Drugs, Say Nobel Prize-Winning Economists

The decades-long global war on drugs has failed and it's time to shift the focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights, according to a new report endorsed by five Nobel Prize-winning economists.<p>The report, titled "Ending the Drug Wars" and put together by the London School of …

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Norwegian Army Using Oculus Rift to Drive Tanks

Here's how gaming equipment is helping out in the army.<p>The Norwegian Army is researching how it can use the Oculus Rift to enable drivers to see the …

IBM's Watson Can Now Argue For You

The supercomputer has been programmed to lay out the pros and cons of an argument. Thanksgiving is saved!<p>IBM's Watson supercomputer has already mastered <i>Jeopardy!</i> and can even whip up an innovative recipe. Next step: it'll be elected to the presidency after dominating against humans in a series of …

Nick Offerman On Why We Should Build Stuff

The Parks and Recreation star talks about tinkering.<p>On the TV show <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, Nick Offerman plays the whiskey-quaffing, meat-loving, self-reliant Ron Swanson. He’s also a skilled woodworker who grew up working on a farm in Illinois and got into acting by building sets. “Keeping whatever …

Woodworking

The First Lawn Mower That Sits Upright

Standing up and standing out<p>A lawn mower takes up more than its fair share of garage space, especially considering how infrequently most homeowners use it. Now there’s one you can tuck neatly into a corner. The Recycler is the first mower with a leak-free engine, which enables it to fold and store …

Lawn Mowing

'Chameleon' Vine Looks Like Whatever Tree It Climbs

The more you adapt, the better you survive<p>Chameleons aren’t the only species that excel at mimicry, as biology professor Ernesto Gianoli discovered in Chile’s temperate rainforests.<p>The woody vine <i>Boquila trifoliolata</i>, Boquila for short, is a climbing plant, and has the abilities to mimic the leaves …

Biology

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

For people with treatment-resistant depression, that is.<p>Drugs are the most common psychiatric treatment for depression. But about 40 percent of people fail to respond to this first-line of antidepressants. What to do? The answer to date has often been more and different drugs.<p>But transcranial …

Depression

Google launches Classroom for teachers using Google Apps for Education

Google is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day by giving something back to our educators in the form of <i>Classroom</i>. The latest addition to the Google …

Education Technology