Michael Zavarella

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Writing Friendlier Clojure

I love the Clojure language, but I don't think there's any use pretending that the combination of expressiveness, power, and repl-driven development …

Threading

How to Read Clojure Code Like an Expert

As you get better with Clojure, it becomes easier to read. Why not jump ahead of the learning curve and read like an expert? Focus on the first …

Clojure

Spider venom holds promise of chronic-pain relief

Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from what doctors call "chronic pain".<p>They cannot take anasthetics like morphine because, in the long term, their bodies would develop a tolerance to them. In high-doses, pain-relief drugs can have debilitating side-effects.<p>But as Al Jazeera's …

Pain

Jurors get first look at video of Colorado theatre shooter asking police if any children were hurt

Jurors in the Colorado theatre shooting trial got their first look at a video recording of gunman James Holmes asking detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"<p>The video, played in court Monday, shows detectives interviewing a dazed-sounding Holmes at police headquarters about two …

Video released of migrants diving into Mediterranean to save themselves

Amateur footage captured from passing commercial vessel shows migrants desperately trying to avoid same fate as 46 feared drowned on Monday<p>Dramatic footage has emerged of migrants diving into the Mediterranean in an attempt to save themselves from the same waters that killed at least 46 on Monday …

Aegean Sea

The U.S. and Somalia: From 'Black Hawk Down' to John Kerry's visit

<b>(CNN) —</b> John Kerry arrived in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. secretary of state ever to visit the east African nation.<p>During his time there, Kerry is scheduled to meet with a range of Somali leaders, including President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.<p>Kerry's visit is …

Africa

Amnesty: Syrian City of Aleppo Suffers 'Horrendous War Crimes'

Civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are subjected to war crimes and "unbearable suffering" on a daily basis at the hands of both government and rebel forces, Amnesty International said.<p>While residents have suffered "horrendous war crimes and other abuses" from both sides, government forces were …

Middle East