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$2 billion startup GitHub's next mission: Turn you into a programmer

To date, GitHub has racked up 11 million registered users, over 36 million unique visitors every month, $350 million in venture funding, and a $2 billion valuation.<p>With over 21.1 million code "repositories" at last count, GitHub hosts more software source code than any other single service in the …


Spike Lee ruined my favorite NBA 2K16 game mode

Livin' Da Dream turns MyCareer into a movie, and that's not a good thing<p>I’ve spent hundreds of hours lifting nobodies to NBA stardom over the last half-decade. Tiny point guards who can jump like Spud Webb and bomb threes like Steph Curry; prototypical shooting guards, chiseled from marble and …

Anthony Davis

FIFA world rankings: Mexico, Jamaica and U.S. move up

Mexico and Jamaica, who met in last month's<p>CONCACAF Gold Cupfinal, made significant jumps in the latest FIFA world rankings while the U.S., which reached the semifinals of the tournament, moved up a modest five places to No. 29 overall.<p>Mexico, which won the Gold Cup, jumped 14 spots to 26th in the …

Sierra Leone releases its last known Ebola patient

MATENEH, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health authorities in Sierra Leone released the country's last known Ebola patient from a hospital on Monday, a milestone that allows the nation to begin a 42-day countdown to being declared free of the virus that has killed nearly 4,000 people here.<p>President Ernest Bai …


Venezuela deports almost 800 Colombians in border-region crackdown

Security forces intensify efforts in crackdown against smugglers and criminal gangs operating along border after three army officers were shot last week<p>Venezuelan security forces have deported hundreds of Colombians as part of a security offensive along the border that is ratcheting up tensions …


Ex-HP chief Carly Fiorina sets sights on Clinton as she nears presidential run

Former technology CEO says her chance of running is greater than 90% and suggests that Hillary Clinton’s ‘character is flawed’<p>Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina all but confirmed on Sunday that she would be the first – and likely only – woman to enter the race to be Republican …

Science Fiction

Florida concealed guns debate continues to divide college campuses

State senate’s higher education committee to hear arguments Monday over proposed legislation to allow concealed weapons to be carried on campus<p>On the list of recent college shootings across the US, Florida State University is particularly prominent. In 2011, sophomore Ashley Cowie was shot dead by …


Grown-Up Mac and Cheese

Two different mac and cheese dishes from Ina Garten.<p>Ina Garten takes a classic dish to a whole new level with several kinds of cheese, crispy bacon, and a touch of basil.

Sierra Leone sprinter Jimmy Thoronka released from police custody

The homeless athlete was arrested for overstaying his visa but has now been taken to Home Office accomodation<p>Jimmy Thoronka, the athlete from Sierra Leone who disappeared at the end of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last August and was then arrested in London on Friday, has been released from …


Clinton benefitted from email double-standard, says former US ambassador

Scott Gration was fired in part due to ‘lack of adherence’ over email Senate leader McConnell questions security of personal email use<p>A former ambassador to Kenya who was fired when Hillary Clinton was in charge of the State Department on Sunday accused Clinton of benefitting from a double-standard …

U.S. Dept. of State

The 17 strangest laws in America

Sites like— which rarely link to states' current statutes or may misinterpret them — only perpetuate the myths.<p>We decided to find the weirdest laws that are <i>actually</i> still on the books, and came across everything from fines for dwarf-tossing to bans on sex. Here are some of the …

New Hampshire

Samsung Will Be "Slaughtered" In 5 years

In a revealing interview with Business Insider, CEO of Cyanogen Kirt McMaster, argues that the current Samsung and Apple duopoly will be “slaughtered” in the next five years by smaller OEMs.<p>Cyanogen is partnering up with Qualcomm – one of the world’s biggest chips-makers – to ship its CyanogenMod …

Google Play

Flight Attendants Name the Best Foods on 9 Major Airlines

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>Airline food has always gotten a bad rap, but when it comes to eating in mid-air, flight attendants know what's up (AM I RIGHT?).<p>You trust them with your safety, so it only makes sense to trust them with your satiation. To find out the best mile-high dining options, we reached out to …


Police failed us, say families of girls feared to have gone to Syria

Letters home from police about fellow London pupil joining Islamic State were given direct to schoolgirls, who hid them from parents before leaving for Turkey<p>The families of three London schoolgirls feared to have travelled to Syria say the police failed to give them crucial information that could …


Lung cancer stem cell therapy to be trialled in UK

Trial will involve 56 patients with metastatic lung cancer who will undergo treatment using genetically modified bone marrow stem cells<p>British patients will be the first in the world to receive a pioneering cell therapy that scientists hope will transform the treatment of lung cancer.<p>The treatment …


Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …


Why racism is not backed by science

As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist<p>Barely a week goes by without some dispiriting tale of racism seeping into the public consciousness: the endless stream of Ukip supporters expressing some ill-conceived and unimaginative hate; football hooligans …

University College London

'American Sniper' killer Eddie Ray Routh found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole

Texas jury rejects argument that troubled former marine was insane when he shot and killed Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield<p>Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole for shooting and killing Chris Kyle, the soldier celebrated in the film American Sniper, and …


11 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets That Will Change The Way You Cook

These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.<p>These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.

Four Wesleyan students charged over drug overdoses that hospitalised 12

Arrests made after 10 students and two visitors were taken to area hospitals after showing signs of MDMA or ‘Molly’ overdose<p>Four students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut have been arrested in connection with party drug overdoses that hospitalized 12 people.<p>University officials said on Monday …

Rio De Janeiro

Photos Of School Lunches From Around The World Will Make American Kids Want To Study Abroad

More than one-third of kids in America are obese or overweight. In 2013, the National School Lunch Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools, served 5.1 billion lunches, Bloomberg reports. The quality of these lunches must somehow correlate to the …

Michelle Obama

The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

<i>By the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>These are the world's best beaches to eat, drink and play, as chosen by <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers.<p><b>10. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece</b><p><i>Courtesy Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort</i><p>If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's …


Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

Scientists name new ‘object’ SDSS J0100+2802 and say it is 12.8bn light years from Earth and was formed just 900m years after the Big Bang<p>A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists …


Bali's Must-Visit Shops, Restaurants And Hotels

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Hanging Gardens Ubud, a resort in the jungles of central Bali.</i><p>The crown jewel of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea. "Bali is my favorite place in the …

Asia Travel

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.<p>Canavero hopes to assemble a …

Case Western Reserve University

Stars Come Out for SAG Awards