Tamara Schoon

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Rebuilding Crumbling America Shouldn't Wait

If Washington were a rational place, a major measure to rebuild roads, bridges, ports and airports would be a slam-dunk.<p>Few doubt the need. The U.S. …

Economics

Watch a robot play the violin better than you can

Wish you hadn't been so quick to give up violin practice as a kid? You may never get to turn back the clock, but retired engineer Seth Goldstein is showing that there's still hope of reliving those musical ambitions through technology. He recently showed off Ro-Bow, a kinetic sculpture that uses …

Violin

Human DNA gives mice bigger brains

The human genetic code is very similar to the genetic code of our closest living relative -- the chimpanzee -- sharing around 95 percent. Of all the differences, however, one is particularly interesting: the human brain is a lot bigger than the brain of a chimp. The brain of a chimp weighs, on …

Genetics

Kids, Allergies And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes

Could using a dishwashing machine increase the chances your child will develop allergies? That's what some provocative new research suggests — but don't tear out your machine just yet.<p>The study involved 1,029 Swedish children (ages 7 or 8) and found that those whose parents said they mostly wash …

Apple will spend $1.93 billion in Europe on its greenest data centers yet

Apple plans to open two new data centers in Europe, its biggest European project to date. Located in Ireland and Denmark, the twin data centers will power the company’s online services including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for local customers.<p>As with Apple’s eco-friendly …

LG announces four new midrange smartphones

Much of the recent focus may be on LG’s new G Flex 2 and upcoming G4 smartphones, but that hasn’t stopped the company releasing four other new smartphones ahead of the Mobile World Congress. The new handsets are called the Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy.<p>The smartphones vary in size and specifications, …

Facebook’s privacy policy breaches European law, report finds

A report commissioned by the Belgian privacy commission has found that Facebook is acting in violation of European law, despite updating its privacy policy.<p>Seven things we learned from Facebook's latest financial results<p>Read more<p>Conducted by the Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT at the …

Privacy

Obama pushes protections for retirement accounts

President Obamasays he wants greater protections for retirement investing.<p>He unveiled broad strokes of a proposal Monday that would hold financial advisers handling individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and 401(k)s to a higher standard than they currently are.<p>The change means financial advisers …

Retirement

Fortune.com

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NYC’s Outlaw Racer Goes Free

Adam Tang was a stockbroker by day, underground road racer at night, and his video of the fastest lap of Manhattan went viral—until the police came …

Crime

Superbug cases reported in North Carolina; 1 dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> The same superbug that contributed to two deaths in Los Angeles has been reported in North Carolina, where one person has died, a spokesman told CNN.<p>Eighteen people have contracted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, so far this year, said Kevin McCarthy, spokesman with the …

Ukraine's Maidan Protests Anniversary Met With Bombs, Fresh Fighting

Violence erupted in eastern Ukraine’s largest city on Sunday, as thousands across the country commemorated the anniversary of the popular uprising …

Is ISIS's Social-Media Power Exaggerated?

The group is famously active on Twitter and has attracted thousands of foreign fighters. But to what extent is one related to the other?<p>“Terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIL deliberately target their propaganda in the hopes of reaching and brainwashing young Muslims, especially those who may be …

Social Media

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Oscars 2015: Winners

Winners from the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22

Grading The Best & Worst Moments Of The 2015 Oscars

It took Richard Linklater 12 years to make "Boyhood," and it felt like it took 13 to get through the Oscar ceremony that snubbed his movie. We made it out alive by the skin of Neil Patrick Harris' lame jokes. Snark aside, a handful of Oscar moments did distract from the epic length of Sunday's …

Google opens applications for Project Ara developer boards, judges your technical expertise

Now is your chance, if you are a proven dev and have a magnificent project in mind, to snap up a Project Ara developer board. Google is taking applications now over on the Project Ara website. The developer boards in question are designed to facilitate the development of Ara modules and are subject …