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The economic case for paternity leave

Suddenly last year, maternity leave got a makeover, courtesy of a most improbable source: Shinzo Abe.<p>Japan’s prime minister is synonymous with machismo-spiked nationalism (he famously denied that women forced into sexual servitude by Japanese soldiers in World War II were “coerced”). But when he …

Demographics

Financial Stress Just Hit A Record Low - Here's Why You Should Worry

As the stock market climbed to new highs this past week, U.S. financial stress hit a record low according to the St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index. The index is comprised of eighteen weekly data series such as interest rates, yield spreads, and sentiment indicators that act as barometers for …

Abu Deraa, Accused Mass Killer Of Sunnis Known As The 'Zarqawi Of The Shiites,' Seen In Iraq

Abu Deraa, a suspected mass killer of Sunnis in 2006, has returned to Iraq amid the push by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).<p>Al-Arabiya …

Dick Cheney: Rand Paul Is Wrong On Foreign Policy

"Now, Rand Paul and — by my standards, as I look at his — his philosophy, is basically an isolationist. That didn't work in the 1930s, it sure as heck won't work in the aftermath of 9/11, when 19 guys armed with airline tickets and box cutters came all the way from Afghanistan and killed 3,000 of …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Details leak out on HTC's 'Nexus 9' Android tablet

HTC may finally get a chance to build a Nexus device for Google.<p>Details on HTC’s new “Volantis” — an 8.9-inch Android powerhouse tablet — have just emerged, pegging it as the next big Nexus tablet, Android Police reports.<p>The site claims the tablet is being called the Nexus 9 internally at Google, …

Energy4me

EPA coal rules leaving US vulnerable to power blackouts?

Facing the Obama administration's so-called "war on coal," some utility officials are warning that fewer coal-fired power plants could leave the U.S. power system vulnerable to blackouts in the near future.<p>The officials warn that intense summer heat or extreme winter cold could soon be too much for …

Tonight SpaceX will live-test the reusable rocket that could change spaceflight

<b>Update (4:06 PM EST)</b><i>:</i> SpaceX announced that the launch will be postponed due to a helium leak in the Falcon rocket. The next opportunity for a launch comes on Friday, April 18.<p>There’s some drama in space today: A malfunctioning computer on the International Space Station (ISS) has jangled nerves …

Space Travel

Google Glass sells to the public tomorrow. Here’s how to decide whether or not to buy

Tomorrow, April 15, Google Glass will finally go on sale to the public.<p>Granted, you’ll have just one day to buy it, and supplies will be limited. That’s the kind of sales tactic any company would use to pressure you into buying a shiny, new toy you don’t really need.<p>So start thinking about it ahead …

Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook …

Nadella's Microsoft: Enter the Renaissance Man

When we heard product announcements from Microsoft's two previous CEOs, Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, it was usually in the stadium-like settings of …