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Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world’s first real universal translator

Universal translators are a common trope in science fiction. In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy</i>, they come in the form of the babelfish, a tiny crustacean you jam in your ear. In <i>Farscape</i>, they are bacteria injected into your body. In <i>Star Trek</i>, they take a less squishy form as a wand or tiny …

Google's driverless car: no steering wheel, two seats, 25mph

Google has demonstrated its own driverless car, a design that does away with all conventional controls including the steering wheel, and says it will build 100 of the vehicles for testing with the eventual aim of "bringing this technology to the world safely".<p>The company had for several years been …

Supreme Court shuts out anti-Bush protesters

The Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously rejected a lawsuit brought by anti-Bush protesters who claimed the Secret Service violated the First Amendment in 2004 by moving them away from President George W. Bush while allowing pro-Bush demonstrators to remain closer to him.<p>The case stemming from …

The headband that measures boredom

Researchers at Tufts University near Boston have developed a brain sensor that can tell when you're bored, stressed or mentally overloaded. So how does it work?<p>Fitted as a headband, the device uses light to measure the wearer's level of mental exertion - when the brain is working harder, blood flow …

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Michelle Obama Bites Back at Critics of Her Healthy School Lunch Standards

If Michelle Obama had it her way, House Republicans would currently be in detention.<p>In one of the most overtly political speeches during her tenure …

Authorities call off search for three missing men after Colorado landslide

Authorities braced for the possibility of another landslide in a remote part of western Colorado as they surveyed a massive debris field Tuesday amid dangerously unstable conditions that led them to call off the search for three ranchers missing there.<p>Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said the search …

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: ‘I Was Trained as a Spy’

Edward Snowden, in an exclusive interview with "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, is fighting back against critics who dismissed him as a low-level hacker — saying he was “trained as a spy” and offered technical expertise to high levels of government.<p>Snowden defended his expertise in portions of …

North Dakota tornado prompts safety discussion

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — No sirens or local alert system warned an RV park housing workers in North Dakota's oil patch about a Memorial Day tornado …

Pope Francis Says He Might Retire

In little-noticed remarks aboard the papal plane this week, the pontiff said he wouldn’t rule out following Pope Benedict XVI’s path.<p>Pope Francis …

Brazil's indigenous, police clash in protest

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Indigenous protesters in traditional headdress clashed with police in Brazil's capital Tuesday, resulting in one officer …

Six elderly people in China kill themselves 'before burial ban'

Six elderly people in China are said to have killed themselves to ensure they died before new regulations banning coffin burials come into force, a newspaper has reported.<p>China has a tradition dating back thousands of years of ancestor worship, which usually requires families to bury their …

Delta Wants To Put You On A Flight With An Inspirational Business Leader

The airline and social network are combining digital and physical connections to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_-1LPRMD_4<p>The serendipitous meeting on a flight is the stuff of urban legend. We’ve all met someone who has a story about a marriage, business …

Courts challenge Native American land rights | US & Canada

<b>Narragansett Indian Reservation, United States -</b> On an unmarked country road in New England, a faded sign welcomes visitors to the Narragansett Indian Wetuomuck Community Village. But what lies ahead is more akin to a graveyard. Instead of the community promised by the sign, 12 empty homes sit in a …

Chinese Officials in Xinjiang Hold Rally to Mass Sentence Criminals

BEIJING - Local officials in China's western Xinjiang region held a public rally for the mass sentencing of criminals on Tuesday, handing out judgments for 55 people and at least three death sentences for crimes such as "violent terrorism," state media said.<p>The public sentencing, reminiscent of …

Focus on Isla Vista killer is criticized

As he left UC Santa Barbara's memorial for victims of last week's rampage Tuesday evening, Matt Moore fumed about the attention being lavished on the man who caused the violence.<p>Elliot Rodger, 22, left behind videos and writings that vividly describe his life, his anger and his plan to kill people …

US tells its nationals to leave Libya

The US State Department has recommended that Americans leave Libya immediately in its latest travel warning amid worsening unrest in the North African country.<p>The department said on Tuesday that the security situation in Libya "remains unpredictable and unstable", with crime levels high in many …

The Socially Acceptable Sin

Most Christians today like to say that all sins are “equal” in the eyes of God, that there is no scale of less or worse sins, that a white lie or a …

Americans Are Influenced by Jesus and Satan

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of The Christian Post or its editors.<p>It really isn't politically …

Theology

Greg Laurie's Harvest Crusades Scheduled for Orange County, Calif.; Philadelphia

Plans for Southern California pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie to bring his large-scale Harvest Crusade events back to Orange County, Calif., for …

Why it matters that Jews are standing on the Temple Mount

Jews are increasingly staking a claim to the Muslim-controlled Temple Mount, testing the Israeli government's resolve to avoid conflict by protecting …

Think you know the Reagan and Bush era? Think again.

Political events in the era of Presidents Reagan and Bush senior have great relevance to today, from budget cuts ('sequestration') to President …

Survivor of Communist Cuba Delivers Impassioned 2nd Amendment Defense: ‘A Dictatorial Regime Will Destroy the Country’

(Photo: YouTube/Daylight Disinfectant)<p>A man who escaped communist Cuba gave an impassioned defense of the rights of his adopted country Friday, saying “only [his] death” will stop him from speaking out about freedom and the Second Amendment, which he says are one in the same.<p>Testifying in Salem, …

Inside the CIA's Secret Polish Torture Site

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new report by <i>The Washington Post</i> digs deep into one of the CIA's most important "black sites," a …

Village 'justice' in West Bengal: 'This is our way. We don't go to the police'

If there are clues to explain what happened, they lie behind the open door of the third hut on the left at the entrance to the poor, remote village of Subalpur.<p>It was here that a 20-year-old single woman was found in the company of a married man from another village on Monday afternoon. Dragged out …

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