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Obama tries to ease anxiety over terrorism with Oval Office address

President Obama said Sunday that recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., show that the threat of terrorism to the United States has entered a new phase, but he vowed that the nation will ultimately defeat the Islamic State and other militant groups.<p>“The threat from terrorism is real, …

National Security

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Middle School

Gay priest decries 'inhuman' treatment of homosexual Catholics

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1203000/1203447_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524642116_4e1ed0cdc2b07acfcbeff682a8e7fc59<p><b>A senior Vatican priest, stripped of his post after admitting being in a gay relationship, has launched a scathing attack on the Roman Catholic Church.</b><p>…

LGBTQI

George Zimmerman Calls President Obama An 'Ignorant Baboon'

George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed an unarmed black teen in 2012 but was acquitted of second-degree murder charges, took to social media this week to call President Barack Obama an "ignorant baboon."<p>Zimmerman made the comment in a series of tweets posted on Wednesday and Thursday …

George Zimmerman

This War of Mine and the puzzle of remorse

<i>This War of Mine</i> was one of the most significant games of last year, mostly because it made players feel really bad about themselves.<p>Set in a war-torn city, the game tasks players with staying alive, by securing food and medicine, while protecting themselves against bandits, depression and other …

Horrific: United Nations accuses Islamic State of torturing, murdering children

Militant group targets children across religious and ethnic groups<p>One day after the Islamic State released a video showing the execution of a Jordanian pilot, the United Nations laid bare another horrific aspect of the militant group's campaign of terror, describing how the group's exploitation and …

United Nations

Utah Republican wonders if it’s OK to rape an unconscious woman as long as that unconscious woman is your wife

A Utah Republican isn’t “trying to justify sexual activity with an unconscious person,” he’s just asking questions!<p>Utah is currently considering a measure that would clarify the definition of consent to tighten legal protections for people who are assaulted while unconscious or otherwise …

Salt Lake City

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

On The Sims’ 15th anniversary, one fan reflects on how it changed his life

<i>Check out our other coverage of The Sims’ 15th anniversary milestone.</i><p>Bill Schloss says The Sims helped him make one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever faced.<p>This graduate of Harvard Medical School was about to go back into service with the U.S. Navy. He was torn: If revealed by someone else, …

From Measles to the Metric System: Progress Is Not a Communist Plot

In the mid 1970s President Carter began a valiant and necessary effort to advance the U.S. to the metric system. Forty years later, with our students already ranked below 29 other countries in math skills, our kids are struggling to understand that 12 inches equals one foot while 16 ounces equals …

Rand Paul

'Canary Watch' legally reveals when sites get national security requests

Internet service companies like Reddit and Tumblr <i>want</i> to be transparent about user privacy. The problem is, they're sometimes forced by law to clam up when they receive specific national security data requests from agencies like the NSA or FBI. But there's nothing stopping them from saying they</i> …

It's official: the FCC will seek to reclassify the internet as a utility

'The internet must be fast, fair, and open.'<p>Today, in a statement given to <i>Wired</i>, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed his plan to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. It's a striking victory for net neutrality advocates who have been fighting for years to …

Net Neutrality

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

David Cameron disagrees with Pope Francis on responding with violence

David Cameron has contradicted the pope over whether it is right to react with violence against insults to religious beliefs.<p>The prime minister told a US news programme that it was wrong to “wreak vengeance” if someone insulted your faith.<p>Speaking to journalists on a plane last week, Pope Francis …

Religion

5 things about Obama's Robin Hood tax plan

The proposal faces long odds in the GOP-controlled Congress.<p>President Barack Obama would take from the rich and give to everyone else as part of a sweeping tax plan he intends to push Tuesday in his State of the Union address.<p>The Robin Hood-style proposal would raise taxes on capital gains and …

Income Inequality

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' As Game Of The Year Is Like 'Crash' Winning The Oscar

Every major gaming outlet recently wrapped up the year with a top ten or so list of best games, ultimately culminating in a coveted Game of the Year award. The game running away with the most high honors? That would be Bioware’s Dragon Age: Inquisition, the high fantasy epic which aimed to reverse …

Dragon Age

The Official Biggest Losers Of 2014

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes one's best effort is just not good enough. It's at those times that one is a loser.<p>In no particular order, here are the biggest losers of 2014.<p><b>DEMOCRATS</b> -- Lost so bad in November President Barack Obama wouldn't even give it a gerund -- no shellacking, no thumpin', no …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

White America’s ignorant bliss: Why so many “good” white people are completely oblivious

Black people have to learn everything about white people just to stay alive. White people just don’t get that<p>I suppose there is no longer much point in debating the facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. First, because Officer Darren Wilson has been cleared by a grand jury, and even the …

Net neutrality storm engulfs FCC

The FCC is ensnared in a high-stakes game of chicken between the White House, congressional Republicans and the powerful telecommunications industry on the issue of net neutrality.<p>President Barack Obama this week called for the Federal Communications Commission to classify broadband as a …

Ubisoft's Sneaky Scheme to Keep You From Seeing Bad Reviews

Embargoes on game reviews aren't necessarily bad for consumers. But they can be used in rotten ways.<p>Ubisoft released <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>, the …

So Long #Gamergate. What Did You Teach Us?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>The hashtag is still going, as are the fervent speculations and plans for operations on 8chan and Reddit, but the movement that is …

Why the GOP hates U.S. history: Inconvenient truths that freak out American conservatives

The right is losing its mind over new testing standards that aren’t “patriotic” enough. Time for a history lesson!<p>Conservative hero Ben Carson is worried about American teenagers joining ISIS. But it’s not because of “radical Islam.” It’s because of new high school history standards.<p>American's …

Cornel West: “The state of Black America in the age of Obama has been one of desperation, confusion and capitulation”

The leading scholar indicts the president — and Black leadership and the media for not calling out his failures<p>The great irony of our time is that in the age of Obama the grand Black prophetic tradition is weak and feeble. Obama’s Black face of the American empire has made it more difficult for …

My Teenage Sweetheart Was Killed To Preserve Her Family's 'Honor'

Some sources were speculating it was an "honor killing," which Amina had chillingly predicted to me in private. Such crimes, which are tragically common in other parts of the world, typically involve the murders of female family members considered to have disgraced the family name, either by having …

Time I

MIT frat alumni president: “Drunk female guests are the gravest threat to fraternities”

It would be nice to think this demonization of women is an aberration. It’s not<p>Earlier this week, Baltimore Ravens team owner Steve Bisciotti held a press conference to address allegations that the Ravens misled the public in order to protect Ray Rice and keep him on the field. Like much of what …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity