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Both Of Lionel Messi's Feet Must Be Made Of Glue

Let's ignore the video of Lionel Messi's second goal today for a minute, and just stare at the picture above. That's the world's best left foot …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThe Trap of “Abortion Reversal” Ruth Graham A newly touted procedure might let women halt the effects of the abortion pill. It’s sparking …

Don’t be fooled by Facebook’s latest newsfeed update: It’s still the one in control

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Arka38<p>In the never-ending quest to build a newsfeed beloved by both users and advertisers, Facebook …

Hey America, you’re not as important as you think (at least on the internet)

The problem with online advertising isn’t just that it’s ugly, intrusive, and unwelcome (paywall). It’s also that nobody has ever really known whether it works. (It probably doesn’t.)<p>A new study by GlobalWebIndex, a market research firm, indicates that this problem is getting worse: As more people …

Digital Advertising

Alibaba’s gender diversity puts Silicon Valley to shame

Even before Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s IPO in New York later this year, it can clearly be counted as one of the country’s, if not the world’s, most-successful tech start-ups. It’s worth noting that the company’s fast-growth history includes something most of its Silicon Valley rivals …

Silicon Valley

Study validates the quantum properties of D-Wave’s computer

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>A new study might help confirm that D-Wave Systems’ quantum computer chip might actually be what it claims to be. Conducted at …

How China added $1 trillion to its economy by fudging data

China’s economy could be $1 trillion smaller than it says.<p>Christopher Balding, a professor at Peking University, lays out the case in a new working paper that finds some very strange patterns in China’s official statistics, which have long been viewed with skepticism. He believes the government …

House Prices

Gigaom | New FiveThirtyEight.com, to be owned outright by ESPN, is still months from launch

Advertisement<p>ESPN (s DIS) has officially acquired Nate Silver’s popular political blog FiveThirtyEight.com. But the new site — an ambitious …

Gigaom | Despite lawsuit, Boundless takes on publishers with $19.99 interactive open-source textbook

Advertisement<p>For more than a year, Boston-based Boundless has been mired in a lawsuit with some of the textbook world’s biggest giants. But that …

8 Best Free Tools for Internet Security

If you're one of those Internet users helping to make "password" the most popular online password for the umpteenth year in a row, you desperately …

Yahoo details Tumblr’s valuation and David Karp’s $81 million retention package

Tumblr owes three-quarters of its value to how cool it is.<p>The blogging startup sold to Yahoo in May for nearly a billion dollars, a staggering price even by the standards of the overheated American tech market. In a regulatory filing out today, Yahoo detailed how it arrived at that $990 million …

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Mozilla Decision Harms More Than Just Advertisers

If technology ideologues don’t start heeding the warnings of the businesses that pay for the Internet’s incredible diversity, consumers worldwide …

Today in the American War in Yemen: Three More Drone Strikes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Early Thursday evening, reports emerged of a series of drone strikes on targets in Yemen that …

30,000 California Prisoners Are Refusing Meals

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over 30,000 California prisoners started refusing meals on Monday morning in what might become the …

HPV cancers a mystery in men

So far, there's not really any data on how the HPV vaccine affects rates of HPV infection in men, or rates of oropharyngeal cancer. That's both …

After 1,100 garment factory deaths, Bangladeshi clothing exports went up

The deadly disaster that claimed over 1,100 lives in April hasn’t dented the growth of Bangladesh’s garment exports industry. Data out today show that exports for the fiscal year ended in June were up 11% on the year before, and garment exports, which account for 80% of overall exports, increased …

Exports

A well in the Gulf of Mexico is leaking oil due to a “loss of control.” Here’s what that means

The US coast guard confirmed today that a well in the Gulf of Mexico is leaking light oil and natural gas. The oil has reportedly formed a sheen about four miles long and three-quarters of a mile wide on the surface of the Gulf. Five workers on the well platform, Ship Shoal Block 225 Platform B, …

Coast Guard

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Central Nervous System

Apple’s web-based office software will force Google and Microsoft to up their game

Software developers who have early access to Apple’s competitor for office software programs like Google Drive and Microsoft Office are tripping over themselves to sing its praises.<p>Apple’s solution, named (awkwardly) iWork for iCloud, was built with one goal in mind, apparently: to make a web-based …

Software

Gigaom | Time Warner Cable to launch app for Xbox 360

Advertisement<p>Time Warner Cable (s TWC) subscribers will soon be able to watch TV straight from their Xbox 360 (s MSFT), TWC and Microsoft announced …

Gigaom | Watch out, Emmys: House of Cards and Arrested Development are bringing Netflix to the party

Advertisement<p>Here in Los Angeles, thanks to the fading of entertainment trade magazines like <i>Variety</i>, the “For Your Consideration” ads for series and …

Gigaom | A Kickstarter tip for journalists from ProPublica: Crowdfunding is a lot of work

Advertisement<p>Although it is still far from being a mainstream approach to financing journalism, more media companies are experimenting with …

New Music: Mount Kimbie, Laura Mvula, Jagwar Ma, More

This week on <i>All Songs Considered</i>, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer up a musical sampler of many styles from around the world. There's an upbeat, atmospheric cut with amazing harmonies from the magnetic Laura Mvula, a voice you'll hear a lot more of this year; Firehorse's blazing combination …

Apple’s tax bill is a window into the global post-industrial economy, and all its problems

The testimony by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, on his company’s tax-avoiding habits has elicited mixed reactions. Some thought the company was being nailed to the cross; others thought the hearing added up to an Apple love-fest. But on the whole, the hearing wasn’t really about Apple’s tax shenanigans, …

Economics

Who Should Be the New Voice of 'This Is NPR'?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Your favorite public broadcasting network, NPR, is looking for someone to record their "this... is …

Computer Love

Looking back at Star Trek: The Next Generation on its 25th anniversary<p>We had orange carpet in our living room in Oklahoma where, on regular …

Star Trek

Gigaom | Financial Times joins Flipboard, says it’s a better deal than Apple

Advertisement<p>The <i>Financial Times</i> is now making its content available through Flipboard, the popular reading platform that lets users draw on their …

One of the nastiest fights in Big Oil just got nastier

<i>This story has been updated with a statement from Patton Boggs.</i><p>One of the world’s largest, longest and nastiest courtroom battles was escalated today by Chevron, which sued Patton Boggs, the powerhouse law firm, for alleged fraud and malicious prosecution in an Ecuadoran pollution case.<p>The suit …

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