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'What Stays in Vegas' shines a light on the value of consumer data

Books with sexy titles and decidedly unsexy topics — like, say, data — have a tendency to disappoint. But "What Stays in Vegas" is an engrossing, story-packed takedown of the data industry.<p>It begins, far from America's gambling capital, in then-communist East Germany. The author, Adam Tanner, now a …

Islamic State crisis: Al-Nusra issues threat over air strikes

<b>Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front has denounced US-led air strikes as "a war against Islam".</b><p>In an online statement, the al-Qaeda-linked group called on jihadists around the world to target Western and Arab countries involved.<p>It comes as the US and other nations widened air strikes against …

Middle East

Japan volcano: at least 30 victims found near Mount Ontake peak

Police confirm that more than 30 individuals in cardiac arrest were found after mountain erupted on Saturday without warning<p>At least 30 people are believed to have died near the peak of a volcano in central Japan that erupted without warning on Saturday, trapping scores of amateur climbers and …

Fannie, Freddie urged to adopt more up-to-date credit scoring models

Are the two biggest players in the American mortgage arena —<p>Fannie MaeandFreddie Mac— needlessly preventing millions of African Americans, Latinos and young consumers from qualifying for a loan because they don't have a FICO credit score?<p>Some critics say the answer is an emphatic yes. James H. …

Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

It actually takes quite a lot of fossil fuel power to reach the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro. You have to catch a commercial jet flight, a propeller plane and then a ferry to reach what was once the end of the known world, before Columbus set sail.<p>But once you're there, there's no need for …

Embracing 'Deep Time' Thinking

The past two Sundays I reflected, here and here in 13.7, on my anthropological fieldwork among experts developing a Safety Case supporting what might, in Finland in the early 2020s, become the world's first working geological repository for high-level nuclear waste.<p>I explored how these experts …

Devon treasure hunter discovers 22,000 Roman coins

A treasure hunter from Devon has discovered the biggest hoard of 4th century Roman coins recorded in Britain.<p>Laurence Egerton, a builder, took up metal detecting seven years ago and found 22,000 Roman coins dating from AD260 to AD348.<p>He told Sam Walker on BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast: "Initially I …

Archaeology

Rosneft and Exxon discover Arctic oil

<b>Russian energy giant Rosneft says it has discovered oil with its US project partner Exxon Mobil at a controversial well in the Arctic.</b><p>Drilling was completed in record time, it said, but questions remain about how quickly the well can be developed.<p>Exxon has said it will "wind down" the project …

Oil & Gas Industry

Five objects that make modern Germany

A new Radio 4 series will tell the history of Germany with objects. Here are five that are unlikely to make the cut<p>In his new Radio 4 series, Neil MacGregor will tell the history of Germany with a series of objects chosen from his new exhibition, Germany: Memories of a Nation, which opens at the …

How ISIS Uses Oil To Fund Terror

<i>Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we turn to Syria and the Islamic State's massive oil revenues.</i><p>News broke last week that U.S. intelligence officials believe the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has grown into one of the …

When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

When a thing connects to the Internet, three things happen: it becomes smart, it becomes hackable, and it's no longer something you own.<p>Everyone understands what it means to own a plunger. Go to a store, buy the tool, take the physical object home, use it. No contract is required. If you give it …

RAF jets in air over Iraq and ready to join US air strikes - live

UK braces itself for renewed war in the Middle East after MPs vote for air strikes US-led air air strikes reportedly hit militants in central Syria for the first time Cameron calls fight against ISIS and other extremism a “generational struggle” White House welcomes UK vote and involvement of …

Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas On Large Pro-Democracy Protest

Police in riot gear have been deployed to the streets of Hong Kong, where thousands of protesters are calling for free elections. Police used tear gas and pepper spray to try to clear the city's central business and government district. Organized by student groups, the Occupy Central protests have …

Ray Rice appeal timetable not set, but Super Bowl looms as possible key date

Ray Rice's appeal is still to be determined, but the Super Bowl looms as a likely deadline.<p>Ray Rice’s appeal process remains in limbo pending …

NFL

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