Caraden Kivimaki

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The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Non-violence

Can't believe your eyes? Scientists build tiny invisibility cloak

Scientists might be a step – a teeny tiny step – closer to developing that Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak of your dreams. Researchers at UC Berkeley have created a thin metamaterial that can conform to irregularly shaped objects and render them invisible in certain wavelengths of light.<p>For …

An American Art Teacher Who Went to Help Quake Victims in Nepal Has Been Murdered

A young American art teacher has been murdered on a trip to Nepal, CNN reports.<p>Dahlia Yehia, 25, had traveled to the Himalayan nation to assist those …

Natural Disasters

Social Media Manners: Responding to Online Customer Complaints

If your business has a social media presence, it may only be a matter of time before someone issues a complaint online. Handling the situation in a mannerly fashion can take the sting out of negative feedback and lead to improved client relationships. It makes professional sense to consider your …

Self-help

iBesties Dolls Encourage Girls to Be Tech-Savvy Entrepreneurs

If you walk down the doll aisle at any toy store, you’re bound to see plenty of princesses and pop stars, but where are the CEOs and technology …

Seven prison workers charged in connection with 'El Chapo' escape

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seven people who worked in the maximum-security prison that held Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have been charged in connection with his escape, Mexico's attorney general said Friday in a statement.<p>The prison workers will be jailed in the state of Guanajuato and the investigation continues, the …

Mexico

7 Surprising Foods That Will Improve Your Sex Life

The health and fitness experts at Well + Good bring us the libido-boosting foods to try now.<p>Sure, you know that greasy foods like burgers, fries, and pizza make you want to take a nap more than want to take your shirt off. But did you also know there are nutrient-packed foods (other than oysters …

Wellness

U.S. tightens sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The United States is escalating its sanctions against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, targeting some of Russia's largest banks, energy companies and armsmakers and individuals tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>President Obama said Wednesday the sanctions were "significant but …

Ukraine and Russia edge closer to war amid accusations of cross-border attacks

Kiev blames Russian forces for downing of Ukrainian plane, and Moscow warns of 'irreversible consequences' over shelling amid reported troop buildup at frontier<p>Russia and Ukraine lurch closer toward open warfare on Monday as both countries accused each other of lethal cross-border attacks including …

Afghanistan: Ailing trust amidst elections

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) has postponed the counting of votes in the second round of elections while a solution is being sought for a stalemate over allegations of extensive fraud in the elections.<p>Afghan President Hamid Karzai's decision to intervene in the deadlock …