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Constitutional System Demands Respect Across Branches

Ed­ward Cor­win was a polit­ic­al sci­ent­ist who served for dec­ades as the Mc­Cormick pro­fess­or of jur­is­pru­dence at Prin­ceton. He is best …

Law

Homeland Security was built to fend off terrorists. Why's it so busy arming cops to fight average Americans?

For three weeks and counting, America has raged against the appalling behavior of the local police in Ferguson, Missouri, and for good reason: automatic rifles pointed at protesters, tank-like armored trucks blocking marches, the teargassing and arresting of reporters, tactics unfit even for war …

Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls

Every smart phone has a secondary OS, which can be hijacked by high-tech hackers<p>Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy …

Security

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Secret machine could solve Apple’s sapphire glass woes

Apple has been struggling to produce enough sapphire displays in time for the iPhone 6, but after going straight to the source of the freakishly indestructible glass – GT Advanced Technologies – MIT has learned of the company’s plans to use a giant machine that may solve all of Apple’s sapphire …

Hydrogen

The 7 Strategies For Getting Past Gatekeepers

Do you know how many people approach me every week with article pitches? Neither do I, but the number is huge. However, this salesman—a first-time author—managed to use the strategies in his book to get successfully through to me, a busy CEO with a part-time unpaid gig writing articles about …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Linux

Apex Rechargeable Stylus: The Missing Link for iPad?

You know you are pretty geeky when you get excited about receiving a stylus in the post. However, this is a fairly regular occurrence for me and I’m not quite, but almost a stylus junkie. One of the main reasons I love the iPad is that, used with apps which suit your style of working, you can do …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Public Speaking

A Skyscraper-Sized Solar-Wind Tower Could Become North America's Tallest Structure

Can a 2,250-foot-high wind tunnel generate electricity more cheaply than coal?<p>The city council of San Luis, Arizona, a town of 15,000 on the Mexico border, last week approved the construction of the tallest structure in North America, a 2,250-foot-high concrete tower that would generate electricity …

Toyota i-Road Test Drive: Is This Three-Wheeled Electric Vehicle The Answer To Urban Gridlock?

You might say I was dizzy with delight.<p>The nausea began, of all places, in the middle of a parking lot at Toyota’s secretive research-and-development facility an hour outside Tokyo.<p>Exuberance over being given three minutes behind the wheel of an experimental vehicle called the Toyota i-Road had …

Toyota

Quantum locking will blow your mind — but how does it work?

If case you haven't seen it yet, here's the quantum levitation (or, more accurately, quantum <i>locking</i>) video that's taken the internet by storm in the …

Justice Scalia Has Some Very Scalia-ish Thoughts on Domestic Violence

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>We don't define domestic violence like we used to, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in a Supreme Court …

Supreme Court Expands Police Power to Seize Your Assets Before Conviction

It’s been a banner week for law enforcement at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, in the case of <i>Fernandez v. California</i>, the Court broadened the …

Sellsy, The French Sales Management Platform For SMBs, Is Opening New York Office

Sellsy, a French startup that offers a nifty suite of online tools to help businesses manage sales, is making its first push into the U.S. via opening a New York office. Its Software-as-a-Service combines multiple functionality — CRM, ERP, invoicing, purchase management, POS, time tracking and help …

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

By John Paul Titlowlong Read<p>When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a …

GOP’s pitiful, non-existent agenda: Can these cowards win by failing?

<b>Rand Paul, John Boehner, Ted Cruz (AP/Ed Reinke/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>Republicans are already giving up on legislating in ’14. Here’s why they think they can win while offering nothing<p>Brian Beutler<p>February 19, 2014 12:45pm (UTC)<p>After House Speaker John Boehner put immigration …

If social networks were more honest about privacy, this tool wouldn’t exist

The Israeli software firm CallingID is best known for its LinkAdvisor safe browsing tool, which has been integrated into antivirus products such as …

Is pCell the Holy Grail of wireless networking?

Serial entrepreneur Steve Perlman claims that his new patented technology can create the wireless network of our dreams.<p>His invention, pCell, theoretically delivers on the long-sought dream of ubiquitous, fast Internet, with the reliability and consistency previously only achievable through a wired …

Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Was an attack last April on an electric power station near San Jose, Calif., the work of vandals or something far more dangerous — domestic terrorism or a trial run by an individual or organization bent on damaging the nation's electric grid?<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, picking up from an earlier …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

8 ton Orca jumping 15ft out of the water http://t.co/D668UN8a9P

Google Releases Branding Guidelines For Glass™

Do you cringe when you hear people talk about Google <i>Glasses</i>? So does Google, it seems. The company today released a set of branding guidelines for its developers to clarify how they can use the Glass™ icon and brand name in their products.<p><b>Update</b>: <i>looks like the guidelines were actually on the Glass</i> …

Climate Change Worse Than We Thought, Likely To Be 'Catastrophic Rather Than Simply Dangerous'

Climate change may be far worse than scientists thought, causing global temperatures to rise by at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100, or about 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature, takes a fresh look at clouds' effect on the planet, according to …

Mu2e attracts magnet experts

Fermilab’s Mu2e experiment is unlike anything ever attempted. So when the collaboration needed a first-of-its-kind magnet prototype built, they …

Pope Francis Has Antonin "Opus Dei" Scalia's Undies in a Bunch

<b>MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b><p><i>Mon Dieu!</i><p>Antonin Scalia is rumored to belong to the secretive Catholic Opus Dei Society, which is said to …