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The most important person entering US government you’ve never heard of

The first week on the job for Nicole Wong, dubbed by many as the US’s first chief privacy officer, has been fairly, well, private. The White House has named Wong, 44, a former top lawyer for Google and Twitter, as the new deputy US chief technology officer in the Office of Science and Technology …

Privacy

Million-Neuron Artificial Brain Works In Real Time

A smaller, cheaper, faster brain model<p>This new computer model of a brain has one million neurons and works just as fast as a live brain does.<p>There are other brain models, run on supercomputers, that are much bigger. IBM's SyNAPSE, for example, modeled 530 billion neurons last November. (That's more …

When she wants sex more

The stereotype is of a frigid wife, but plenty of women find themselves the more desiring partner<p>Once in bed at night, Cathy's boyfriend would almost instantly curl up in the fetal position facing away from her and begin breathing heavily as though asleep. "But if I put my arm around him, he would …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Not an Enemy Combatant, and Other Truths Republicans Don’t Want You to Understand

Sometimes, people who don’t know what they’re talking about should really just keep quiet.<p>That thought certainly came to mind after the successful takedown of the two brothers who law enforcement said were responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. The F.B.I. agents and police officers who killed …

Camp Nama: British personnel reveal horrors of secret US base in Baghdad

British soldiers and airmen who helped to operate a secretive US detention facility in Baghdad that was at the centre of some of the most serious …

War

When and Why Did We Stop Crucifying People?

If crucifixion as a means of capital punishment hadn't died out in the ancient world, it would labeled cruel and unusual punishment, and would never …

A Brief Guide To The Skarsgård Family

The Skarsgårds are like the Brady Bunch of Hollywood. Let's meet them all!

The 15 Craziest Animals On The Planet

Baby, they were born this way.

‘Hot Girl Yoga Happy Hour’ Video Is Really Popular And We Have No Idea Why

03.30.13 9 Comments<p>So. There’s this video called “Hot Girl Yoga Happy Hour” that’s going viral right now — but we have no clue why. The clip shows not-unattractive women, wearing very little, doing yoga in their very-little clothes, all while drinking beer, but I can’t imagine why anyone would want …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …