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German intelligence employee arrested for spying for US

A German citizen has been arrested on suspicion of being a double agent and spying for the United States.<p>The 31-year-old man, who is understood to work for Germany’s own BND intelligence service, is accused of spying on a German parliamentary inquiry into revelations made by former U.S. …

I broke the Army’s rules and won a medal in Iraq—for coding

In 2005, my National Guard unit was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. My MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) in the Army was 92A, which is basically a logistics and supplies specialist. My job was to order parts for mechanics, pick them up, return old parts, manage HAZMAT, …

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John Roberts, abysmal failure: How his court was disgraced by corporations and theocrats

The Supreme Court’s chief justice once vowed to save the reputation of the court. Here’s why he’s failed, big-time<p>It wasn’t quite March 6, 1857, or Dec. 12, 2000, but make no mistake: June 30, 2014, was not a good day for the U.S. Supreme Court. Not simply because it saw the court once again unveil …

People Have Been Sending Angry Tweets To A Supreme Court Blog All Day — And Its Comebacks Are Hilarious

So, as the nation digests the court's decision over the Hobby Lobby case, SCOTUSblog has been receiving a steady stream of Twitter rants.<p>The rage is thanks to a ruling today by the court on a provision of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The high court said that so-called closely held …

10 cars you won’t see on sale after 2015

The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but where are the Pontiac Firebird, Plymouth Barracuda, or AMC Javelin? Long-lived …

This Site Shows Who Is Hacking Whom Right Now — And The US Is Getting Hammered

U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyberattacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers.<p>In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyberattacks.<p>The Norse map does not …

Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of

“It is a sufficiently advanced form of paper as to be indistinguishable from magic.”<p>Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, is telling me about the central principle of Material Design. It’s the unifying metaphor behind Google’s new design direction, providing a unified set of physics …

Car Buyers Beware, Cheapest And Most Expensive States For Unexpected Fees

Some states are a bargain, but consumers in some states can expect to pay an extra couple of thousand dollars for costs you might not think of when you shop for a car – state and local sales tax, registration fee and so-called “doc fees,” short for dealer documentation fees.<p>Consumers should budget …

Why Russia Won't Catch Up in the Space Race

It’s a hard fact of exploratory history that angry people don’t achieve much in space. You have to be patient when you design your rockets, …