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Mexico extradites accused gunman in 'Fast and Furious' case

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A man accused of murdering a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a case linked to the U.S. government's "Fast and Furious" gun-running sting was extradited on Tuesday from Mexico to the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.<p>Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, who is …

United States

The Billion-Dollar Bank Job

In 2016, a mysterious syndicate tried to steal $951 million from Bangladesh’s central bank - and laid bare a profound weakness in the system by which money moves around the world.

Central Banks

A Guide to Understanding How Shorting Stock Works

Shorting stock has long been a popular trading technique for speculators, gamblers, arbitragers, hedge funds, and individual investors willing to …

10 Underrated Science Fiction Books To Read When You Want Something Off-The-Beaten Path

It's hard to claim that science fiction is an "underrated" genre. Our big budget movies are full of space expeditions and alien invasions, our TV …

US close to solving mystery of alleged hacking of Georgia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Homeland Security Department moved closer Friday to solving the mystery about why the state of Georgia believed the …

Georgia (U.S. State)

How SpaceX Makes Its Rocket Nozzles

A quick look into the process from Elon Musk.<p>Ever wondered how exactly you go about making a rocket nozzle? Elon Musk has your answer. The footage from the tweet above is a little short on details—How long does it take? How hot is that metal? How many torches is that exactly?—but it's still a blast …

7 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels Ready for the Stage

With news coming late in November that Lin-Manuel Miranda – of “Hamilton” and just-being-generally-awesome fame – was coming on board to produce and …

Secrets and lies of a master spy: The agent who fooled the British, Russians, Italians, Japanese and the Nazis during WW2

In 1943, Peter Fleming, brother of Bond creator Ian, recruited a promising-looking Indian intelligence officer and code-named him Silver. His new recruit was a master of deception who worked for all the Axis powers as well as for the Soviets and the British - and fooled them all. Meet the only …

Welcome to the age of anger | Pankaj Mishra

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

Political Science

Chocks away: Official debut for solar-powered space plane

"Our goal is to demonstrate that current technology offers us the possibility to achieve above and beyond what fossil fuels offer," says project …

The Thrilla in Virginia: The CRISPR Battle Comes to a Crispy Head

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>The patent fight billed as the …

Christmas spiced Chinese roast chicken Recipe

Christmas spiced Chinese roast chicken Recipe<br>Rice stuffing<p>1 cup long grain rice, rinsed <br>2 lup chong dried sausage or Chinese sausage (see Notes) <br>1/4 …

The ancient place where history began

The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries. Alastair Sooke takes a look at a civilisation where much of modern culture took form.<p>“Everybody has heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Babel, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Flood,” says Ariane Thomas, a curator in the …

BERNSTEIN: China's insane spending on robotics is fundamentally changing capitalism

That may not sound seismic. After all, the industrial revolution happened hundreds of years ago and manufacturing jobs have been the minority of all jobs in the West for decades. But Bernstein is arguing that the nature of capitalism is undergoing a fundamental change.<p>Analysts Michael W. Parker and …

Economics

A thriller with a fine literary pedigree: 'His Bloody Project' by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Crime fiction is always well represented on bestseller lists, but this year it's also found its way into the most exclusive chambers of literary prestige. Viet Thanh Nguyen's "The Sympathizer" won the best first novel Edgar, the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; and …

Books

Trump supports Dakota pipeline – but claims it's not due to his investment in it

Transition team says that the president-elect’s endorsement of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline ‘has nothing to do with his personal investments’<p>Donald Trump has said he supports a controversial oil pipeline that runs next to a Native American reservation in North Dakota – a project that …

Hackers only need your phone number to eavesdrop on calls, read texts, track you

60 Minutes showed how hackers only needed a congressman's phone number to record his calls and track his location. The congressman said people at …

Privacy

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Supermassive Black Hole As It Engulfs An Entire Galaxy

Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA<p>Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA and the European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope …

Anger erupts over California mountain lion hunt

<b>A decision by officials in the US state of California to grant a permit for a well-known mountain lion called P-45 to be hunted has caused outrage.</b><p>The big cat is believed to be responsible for killing 11 alpacas owned by a Malibu rancher.<p>The llama-like animals were discovered slaughtered in the …

Santa Monica

Trump Says Retired Gen. Mattis Is His Choice To Lead Pentagon

Speaking to a crowd in Cincinnati where he celebrated his win in Ohio, Trump compared Mattis to World War II Gen. George S. Patton and said a formal announcement of his nomination would come Monday.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>Donald Trump announced his choice to be defense secretary.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF …

Russia accuses Ukraine of sabotaging Trump

A Foreign Ministry official says Ukrainian officials intentionally damaged Trump by targeting Manafort.<p>A top Russian official is accusing the Ukrainian government of undermining Donald Trump’s presidential campaign by trashing him on social media and disseminating dirt on one of his close …

The Most Powerful Algorithm in the World

After the insanity of the U.S. election, a lot of people are blaming Facebook for its algorithms that parse us into ideological bubbles and spread …

UK Members of Parliament exempt themselves from spying law

The UK lumpenproletariat will surely accept, nay, <i>cheer</i>, the fact that their betters are too well-bred to be expected to follow the same rules as the …

The moral challenge of military robots arises when we delegate fighting wars

Using drones or autonomous soldiers in modern warfare may avoid some of the awfulness but does it forfeit any ethical defence for fighting in the first place?<p>Long before undergoing any proper study of war, I remember believing I had the problem sorted. In primary school, I remember remarking to …

Chicago tops 700 homicides — with a month to go in violent 2016

In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records.<p>The 700 mark was reached about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday when a 25-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and back as …

Rage-fueled beaver declares war on artificial Christmas trees

Beavers have officially joined the war on Christmas.<p>In Charlotte Hall, Maryland, yesterday, witnesses spotted a lone beaver wandering through the …

Government hacking goes on steroids (The 3:59, Ep. 147)

Hacking

NASA will give you $30,000 if you can solve their 'space poop' problem

NASA needs help solving one of its most basic — and critical — problems, and the winning idea could land you $30,000.<p>The problem is this: During launch and entry, astronauts are locked into their suits, unable to access any part of their body for hours. As a result, if they need to urination, …

Space Science

We're closer to robots than you think. Intelligence could be the product of a basic algorithm

<b>THEORY OF CONNECTIVITY</b><p>The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have …

The Mixed Reality Revolution is here, and it’ll change your world forever

The past 30 years have set the stage for technological and cultural change at an unprecedented scale. The rise of Personal Computing, Internet as …

Mixed Reality