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Neocons’ stunning Iraq revisionism: Why they’re still divorced from reality

Bill Kristol and others are beating the war drum anew. Have they learned nothing from the last decade of conflict?<p>In a column titled “Bush’s toxic legacy in Iraq,” terrorism expert Peter Bergen writes about the origins of ISIS, “the brutal insurgent/terrorist group formerly known as al Qaeda in …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Digital Advertising

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Noam Chomsky’s nightmare: Once again, you can’t trust the New York Times

New stories about the NSA show, once more, how the Times lets the administration define the permissible debate<p>Two new communiqués from the surveillance state this week. Over the weekend, the New York Times and Der Spiegel, the German newsmagazine, came up with another batch of documents released by …

Noam Chomsky

Move Over Hackers, Biohackers Are Here

The creators of FOX’s new science-fiction buddy-cop show, Almost Human focuses the uncontrollable evolution of emerging tech. The solution is real cops need robot cop partners to help control crime. Bio-3D printers, DNA swipes, machines that prick your finger and dispense a pill with the nutrients …

To the Mun and back: Kerbal Space Program

How a Mexico City marketing company turned one employee's dream into a reality, and why NASA is teeming with little green men.<p><i>Kerbal Space Program</i> is, at its core, a rocketry simulation. When it first became available for download it had a limited scope. There was a large hangar full of parts and …

Ukraine protesters rebuild barricades after police assault

Co-ordinated attack by officers reinvigorates flagging demonstration and brings siege atmosphere to Kiev square<p>Kiev's Independence Square had the atmosphere of a medieval tent camp preparing for siege on Wednesday evening as thousands of protesters worked in battalions to shovel snow into sandbags …

Reports: NSA Has Keys To Most Internet Encryption

The National Security Agency has the keys to most Internet encryption methods and it has gotten them by using supercomputers to break them and by enlisting the help of private IT companies, <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The Guardian</i> are reporting.<p>In plain English, this means that many of the tools — like …

New Docs Detail U.S. Involvement in Saddam's Nerve Gas Attacks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The U.S. knew about, and in one case helped, Iraq's chemical weapons attacks against Iran in the …

The Tesla Model S Is So Safe It Broke the Crash-Testing Gear

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 08.20.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:12 pm. 2:12 pm<p>The Tesla Model S may be the safest …

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

Wellness

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

Study says THC could play an important role in how we process negative emotions<p>It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, …

The Brain

Defining A Hole Presents A Philosophical Quandary

Late summer tends to be a slow month for news. But at All Things Considered, we put on a two hour program, no matter what. So — without a trace of irony — one of our science correspondents offered to help fill some holes in the show with a series of stories about holes. Today, he explores the …

University of Washington

Out Of Ideas And In Debt, Spain Sets Sights On Taxing The Sun

It’s always sunny in Spain, right? That might be a bit of an overstatement but the country hasn’t garnered a sunny reputation for nothing: cities like Huelva and Seville boast nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. With so much sunshine at its disposal, Spain has aggressively pursued the …

Gene Therapy Emerges From Disgrace to Be the Next Big Thing, Again

• Author: Carl Zimmer. Carl Zimmer Science<br>• Date of Publication: 08.13.13. 08.13.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Rarely does a whole life’s work …

The emotional impact of Papers, Please

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Recently, I’ve been playing a decent amount of Papers, Please (around three hours, according to Steam). If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a game where you sit …

U.S. filmmaker repeatedly detained at border

Laura Poitras makes award-winning controversial films, and is targeted by the U.S. government as a result<p>One of the more extreme government abuses of the post-9/11 era targets U.S. citizens re-entering their own country, and it has received far too little attention. With no oversight or legal …

Major opinion shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA surveillance and privacy

Pew finds that, for the first time since 9/11, Americans are now more worried about civil liberties abuses than terrorism<p>Numerous polls taken since our reporting on previously secret NSA activities first began have strongly suggested major public opinion shifts in how NSA surveillance and privacy …

7 Quiet Career Truths That Speak Volumes

Lately, I have been writing less. With the economy picking up, our marketing and sales recruiters are busier.<p>I’ve also come to learn that in business sometimes it’s strategically (and monetarily) beneficial to remain under the radar.<p>As I sat down to write, I began looking over interviewing and …

Associated Press News

Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Praises Snowden, Manning

Daniel Ellsberg, the military analyst who in 1971 leaked the top-secret Pentagon Papers detailing the history of U.S. policy in Vietnam, tells NPR's <i>Weekend Edition Saturday</i> that unlike Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, he "did it the wrong way" by trying first to go through proper channels — a …

Obama Administration Vetoes Ban On Certain iPhones And iPads

President Obama’s administration has vetoed a decision by the United States International Trade Commission to ban the import and sale of a number of Apple products, including models of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2.<p>The ITC announced the ban in June after finding that those devices had violated a patent …

National Science Foundation dodges Congressional politics by canceling new political science research

Some scientists' fears may be coming true. The National Science Foundation (NSF), which is one of the primary sources of funding for science research in the US, has canceled its annual August call for political science grant proposals in what many suspect is a direct result of Congressional …

Major opinion shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA surveillance and privacy

Numerous polls taken since our reporting on previously secret NSA activities first began have strongly suggested major public opinion shifts in how …

Surveillance

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …