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François Fillon, French Presidential Candidate, Is Charged With Embezzlement

PARIS — The French center-right presidential candidate François Fillon was charged with several counts of embezzlement on Tuesday, further hobbling a campaign that he has nonetheless said he will continue.<p>Mr. Fillon becomes the first major candidate to seek the presidency under France’s Fifth …

7 of the Most Shocking Sci-Fi Movie Deaths

<i>Alien</i> | Source: Brandywine Productions<p>Nothing pulls a viewer into a story like an unexpected demise of a character, and directors have been …

Skype's live translation feature is open for anyone to use

Today Microsoft removed the sign up process required to beta test its Skype Translator app. Now if you want to use the almost real-time translation service, you can just download it without filling out a form. The service closes the communication gap between individuals speaking different languages …

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Back from jihad, Jordanians pick up their lives

MAAN, Jordan (AP) — The three young Jordanians didn't start out as extremists. They grew up in mainstream Muslim families. But they grew increasingly …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

What It Really Means to Be a Chief Innovation Officer

Increasingly, companies are creating formal innovation roles outside the R&D department. In a Cap Gemini study from 2012 of 260 organizations, 43% of respondents said they had a Chief Innovation Officer or similar, up from 33% the year before. Below the C-suite level, local leaders across the …

United Nations Calls for an End to Industrialized Farming

December 6, 2014 by Maryam Henein & filed under Food & Food Support Systems, General, GMOs, News<p>Gardener holding handful of Parisienne Carrots, which …

The Mayor Who Took Down the Mafia That Ruined Rome

They stole millions meant for basic services and refugees. How a new mayor uncovered an internal syndicate that’s been strangling the Eternal City …

The follow-up to Gone Home is a dark sci-fi adventure

Welcome to Tacoma<p>The studio behind the acclaimed <i>Gone Home</i> has just revealed its next adventure: a science fiction game called <i>Tacoma</i>. We don't know much about the game, which was unveiled tonight at The Game Awards in Las Vegas, but, just like <i>Gone Home</i>, it's a first-person experience. The game is …