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Read the CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual: A Timeless Guide to Subverting Any Organization with “Purposeful Stupidity” (1944)

I’ve always admired people who can successfully navigate what I refer to as “Kafka’s Castle,” a term of dread for the many government and corporate …


World’s oldest bird ready to do the unthinkable — have yet another baby | Toronto Star

Nineteen of 21 albatross species are threatened with extinction and their demise might be linked directly to humans.<p>Wisdom has soared above these …

‘Gabriel’ Is A New Artificial Intelligence Named After The Messenger Angel

It whispers instructions in your ear<p>If your conversations with digital personal assistants like Apple's Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Google Now haven’t been useful enough, a new challenger of Biblical proportions is about to arrive.<p>Gabriel, a project by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, …

Artificial Intelligence

The 10 best cities in the world to be a student in 2016 – in pictures

What’s the best place in the world to study? Higher education data expert QS has compiled a league table based on factors including affordability, desirability, academic standards and job prospects


Final Blow to the Paleo

I have watched as the "Paleo" movement gained popularity, inspiring people to eat an enormous and ridiculous amount of meat. The premise behind this misguided trend is simplistic at best. They claim health problems exploded as a result of people eating crop foods that became popular as agriculture …

Top 12 Reasons People Gave Up on the Apple Watch

When he talks about the Apple Watch, Tim Cook likes to cite the 97% user satisfaction results from Wristly, a Web-based research firm that conducts …

How the changes to Social Security affect you

<b>WHAT is Changing with Social Security?</b><p>The two strategies affected by the new law (that law being the 2015 budget) are known as File and Suspend and Restricted Application.<p>File and Suspend allowed you (generally the higher earner in a couple) to file for, but suspend taking, your Social Security …

Map shows how long it took to travel the world in 1914

The map, published by the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, charts travel times from London to different parts of the world, which ranged from around five to 40 days.<p>Created by John George Bartholomew, a British royal cartographer who worked for King George V, for the book An Atlas of …


Fly eyes inspire solar panels

The eye of a 45-million-year-old fly can increase the power output of a solar panel by 10 per cent. Dr Karl is inspired by how an ancient insect …

You Have To Hear This Mashup Of Kanye West And Queens Of The Stone Age

If <i>Yeezus</i> taught us anything, it’s that Kanye West will never stop being completely, unapologetically himself. He enjoys being a fly in the punch bowl and relishes confrontation, crafting both his personal brand and his songs around a mantra of “Oh, you’re mad? Good.”<p>With that in mind, I have to … Is For Sale

Scientists identify protein central to cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease

A study from researchers at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco has examined the protein BRCA1, using a combination of tests on laboratory mice …

6 Ways to Have a Richer Retirement

Americans are living longer. Here's how to make sure your money lasts as long as you do.<p>The simplest way to ensure you have enough money to cover a …

AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic …


Smog Blankets Beijing: Pictures

World Health Organization

It’s simply harder to eat well when you are poor

While it’s good to see that number of obese and overweight children has (slightly) fallen for those starting school, one in 10 children is still entering reception obese or overweight, rising to one in five at the start of secondary school.<p>More startlingly, the figures from the Health & Social Care …


What Really Scares Helicopter Parents

A changed jobs landscape has become the stuff of middle-class nightmares.


Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin disagree on whether QB has concussion

Ben Roethlisbergerhas had his share of injuries this season, but the Pittsburgh quarterback says a concussion isn't one of them.<p>"I didn't have any symptoms -- no headaches, no nausea, no lack of appetite or sleep or anything like that," Roethlisberger said on Pittsburgh's 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday, …


Chrome for Android skips images on sites for up to 70% data savings

Google is updating the Data Saver feature in its Chrome browser for Android to let you save up to 70 percent of your mobile data.<p>When you turn Data Saver on in the Settings menu and the browser detects a slow connection, it will skip images when requesting Web pages so that they load quickly and …

Chrome Browser

Miss Manners: Parent’s social media faux pas aren’t worth correcting

<i>Dear Miss Manners: A mom takes lots of pictures of her daughters. The baby is almost 1 year old; the other is 5. She posts the photos on social media with captions such as “Baby versus girl.” The baby’s thighs are often mentioned with the nickname “Pork Chops.” The mom often refers to the</i> …

Social Media

These stunning images from Google show you how climate change is affecting the world

To mark the occasion, Google published a blog post explaining how people can use Street View in Maps to explore the causes and impact of climate change.

Global Warming