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The complex art of apology in Japan

Roughly translated as an apologetic ‘excuse me’, ‘sumimasen’ rings out of doorways, taxis, shops and restaurants, leaving ‘arigatou’ (thank you) by the wayside.<p>It was 01:00 in Tokyo and we were trying to get into an apartment with a pair of stolen keys. We’d got lost trying to find our Airbnb, and …

Japan

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

How Ikea quietly tweaks its design around the world

The Swedish furniture company just opened its first store in India–and just like Ikea does in most countries, it has carefully adjusted the inventory, design, and even food to fit local tastes.<p>This week, Ikea opened its first store in India–a feat the company has been planning for many years. But …

IKEA

Banker: Chairman OK'd Manafort loans, eyed Trump cabinet job

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A New York bank executive testified Friday that Paul Manafort received more than $16 million in loans after the bank's chairman expressed interest in joining Donald Trump's cabinet if he won the 2016 presidential election.<p>The testimony in the former Trump campaign chairman's …

Donald Trump

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

Genetics

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

Hot Pockets, mismatched chairs and a critical mission: Inside year one of the Mueller investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Early each morning, special counsel Robert Mueller arrives wearing his signature uniform: a crisp white dress shirt, tie, slacks and dark baseball cap. Occasionally he accessorizes with a dark vest or sunglasses, depending on the weather.<p>A simple routine for the head of a very …

Donald Trump

Gastro-trickery: how optical illusions could fool our minds and our taste buds

When psychologist Joseph Jastrow created his whimsical duck/rabbit illusion in 1899 it was to prove that an individual’s perception of the world is based on their emotional state, background and surroundings.<p>A child with a beloved pet bunny, for example, or an adult looking forward to Easter would …

Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side by side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, both have auburn …

Making Teachers’ Strikes Illegal Won’t Stop Them

In the five states where teachers have gone on strike this year, teachers complain about many of the same things: low salaries, an education funding squeeze and teacher shortages. They have something else in common. In four of the five — Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma and West Virginia — these strikes …

President Trump a Nobel Laureate? It’s a Possibility

WASHINGTON — When President Trump mused about brokering peace between North and South Korea during a recent campaign rally, the chants from his supporters rumbled through the Michigan sports complex: “Nobel. Nobel.”<p>For Mr. Trump, who has toggled with unsettling ease between volatile threats of …

North Korea

Chinese Tech Giant on Brink of Collapse in New U.S. Cold War

SHENZHEN, China — Not Apple. Not Huawei. The first casualty of the high-tech cold war between the United States and China might be the biggest electronics maker you’ve never heard of.<p>The Chinese firm ZTE said on Wednesday it had ceased “major operating activities” after the Trump administration …

Watch Microsoft's Build day one keynote in under 15 minutes

If you were hoping to hear about the future of Windows at today's Microsoft Build keynote, well, we have some bad news. CEO Satya Nadella and a large cast of Microsoft spokespeople spend much of their time talking about the massive cloud computing power in Azure, which powers the company's AI and …

Amazon tells Signal’s creators to stop using anti-censorship workaround

The team behind secure messaging app Signal says Amazon has threatened to kick the app off its CloudFront web service unless Signal drops the anti-censorship practice known as domain-fronting. Google recently banned the practice, which lets developers disguise web traffic to look like it’s coming …

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

The “pee tape” claim, explained

The absurd-sounding, still-unverified tale of Trump and Russian prostitutes is back again. Here’s where it came from.<p>The release of former FBI Director James Comey’s new book and memos he wrote last year has plunged the United States of America into yet another round of speculation about whether …

Donald Trump

Senators to Zuckerberg: We may need to regulate Facebook to protect privacy

WASHINGTON – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's promises to do more to protect the privacy of users' data failed to end calls from lawmakers of both parties Tuesday to regulate the social media giant in the wake of a massive privacy breach.<p>Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said one of his main takeaways …

Social Media

In a footnote, Mueller sends a warning shot to Trump

Paul Manafort’s legal strategy for evading the charges filed against him by special counsel Robert Mueller was fairly straightforward. His attorneys argued, among other things, that many of the charges Manafort faces — which include fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy — are largely outside the scope …

Google Expands its Little-Known But All-Important Undersea Empire

Google’s little-known but vast deep-sea empire is expanding.<p>The search giant said Tuesday that it has started installing a 6,000-mile undersea cable …

Judge to decide if Nazi 'troll storm' is protected speech

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a neo-Nazi website publisher and a Montana woman asked a judge Tuesday to decide whether the white nationalist …

Rights & Freedoms

AI predicts your lifespan using activity tracking apps

Researchers can estimate your expected lifespan based on physiological traits like your genes or your circulating blood factor, but that's not very practical on a grand scale. There may be a shortcut, however: the devices you already have on your body. Russian scientists have crafted an AI-based …

Apps

The new social networks you should join instead of Facebook, according to a Y Combinator partner

The past two weeks have been rough for Facebook. Some are deleting their accounts in protest of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while others are decrying the death of social media, likening its effect on us to sugar or smoking.<p>But online socializing isn’t inherently bad for us, and just because …

Social Media

'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

One spring morning in 2015, Barbara Lipska got up as usual, dyed her hair and went for a jog in her suburban Virginia neighborhood.<p>But when she returned from a much longer than expected run, her husband Mirek was completely taken aback.<p>"I was lost in my own neighborhood," Lipska says. "The hair dye …

Mental Health

Rally seeks justice for black man shot by police in backyard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds at a rally Saturday, urging California's capital city not to let his memory or calls for police reform fade nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old unarmed black man was killed by Sacramento officers.<p>Clark's fiancee, Salena Manni, …

Law Enforcement

Final Four 2018: The stories humble Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser doesn't want told

The Ramblers' coach has a reputation across college basketball -- as a guy who cares, helps and inspires his rivals<p>SAN ANTONIO -- The eight of them …

Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system was hacked last weekend

Baltimore's 911 dispatch system was hacked over the weekend and authorities temporarily shut it down. The mayor's office confirmed to <i>The Baltimore Sun</i> that the system was digitally infiltrated early Saturday morning, but provided no other details while the investigation is ongoing.<p>Ergo, we don't …

Data shows you didn’t #DeleteFacebook, so make sure to change these settings

Facebook is designed for sharing, whether that’s you posting photos of your lunch, or Facebook sharing targeting data with advertisers and behavioral data with app developers.<p>Most of this data sharing is integral to the core Facebook experience, but there are a few aspects of Facebook’s sharing …

Apple sneaks art lessons into curriculum with 'Everyone Can Create'

At its "field trip" event in Chicago today, Apple launched a new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support, as well as a slew of new software for classrooms. That includes a training program for teachers and retooled iWork apps to help stay on top of homework. There's plenty of focus on using Apple's …

Vote Leave members 'may have committed criminal offences'

MPs to debate claims that official Brexit campaign colluded to breach spending limits<p>Members of the official Brexit campaign during the EU referendum may have committed criminal offences relating to overspending and collusion, according to lawyers advising whistleblowers who worked inside the …

Brexit

'This just needs to stop': Hundreds of thousands decry guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era.<p>…

Guns