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Virgin Galactic’s space programme moves forward as SpaceShipTwo carries out first successful glide test

Virgin Galactic’s space tourism project has taken a step forward when its new SpaceShipTwo carried out a successful first glide flight in the Mojave desert.<p>VSS Unity separated from its parent carrier aircraft WhiteKnightTwo and completed the free flight in 10 minutes, SpaceNews reported.<p>This is the …

Muhammad Ali's Anti-War Stand Was Civil Disobedience

<b>Muhammad Ali’s Anti-War Stand Was Civil Disobedience, Not Draft Dodging by Tom Mullen, Foundation For Economic Education</b><p><i>The Great Athlete Refused to</i> …

Thoreau on How to Use Civil Disobedience to Advance Justice

“Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.”<p><i>“Truth always rests with the minority,”</i> the great Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard wrote in his diary in 1846 as he contemplated the individual vs. the crowd and why we conform, <i>“because the minority is</i> …

A Proud History Of Civil Disobedience

<b>Called “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced,” 55 years ago today, who was released from Parchman Penitentiary?</b> …

Civil Disobedience Will Always Be Necessary to Counter Unjust Laws

61 min The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing …

Activism

Australian Lawyers And Scholars Encourage Civil Disobedience In This Year's Census

The 2016 Australian Census will not be anonymous, and a lot of people aren't happy about that. A group of Australian privacy advocates, including a …

Privacy

You’ve decided to boycott the census. Now what?

You only have limited options if you want to protect your privacy from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. But you have an ethical right to do …

Privacy

Christian Leaders Promote Civil Disobedience Against Laws Allowing Abortion and “Sexual Perversion”

September 27, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>According to the “Declaration of Dependence upon God and His Holy Bible,” a group of Religious Right leaders want …

Why Public Places are the Key to Transforming our Communities

<i>The following is a guest post by Linda Rutherford, Vice President of Communication and Outreach for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines - our new</i> …

Is Social Security Going Broke?

Your fear is probably overblown.<p>How worried should you be over Social Security’s future? According to the most recent Annual Report of the Board of …

Retirement

WikiLeaks released a cache of malware in its latest email dump

In its rush to let information be free, WikiLeaks has released over 80 different malware variants while publishing its latest collection of emails from Turkey's ruling AKP political party. In a Github post, security expert Vesselin Bontchev has laid out many of the instances of malicious links, …

WikiLeaks promises to release hacked NSA cyberweapons

An alleged hack of the NSA-linked group, code-named Equation Group, is now being backed by WikiLeaks, who claim to already have the full copy of NSA …

WikiLeaks Or Wicked Leaks?

If you were informed by a physician that your partner was terminal with very little time left and asked you whether s/he should tell the patient the "bad truth or a good lie," what would you say? This ethical dilemma challenges our cherished belief in transparency and truth telling. It also raises …

Julian Assange

Wikileaks Published Dozens of Malware Links in Email Dump

WikiLeaks published more than 80 variants of malware in the second email dump from Turkey’s ruling political party (AKP), according to anti-virus …

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Government

Tesla owner says Autopilot prevented pedestrian accident

Motorist reports the car came 'inches' from pedestrian but hit brakes in time.<p>One New York owner of a Tesla electric vehicle says his car's Autopilot system prevented him from hitting a pedestrian in Washington, D.C., and may have saved that pedestrian's life, according to an e-mail Tesla Motors …

Tesla

Marvel showcases its next wave of Netflix heroes from Luke Cage and Iron Fist to Daredevil season 3

With San Diego Comic Con now in full swing, Marvel has unveiled the next phase for its superhero TV properties produced with Netflix. Starting with a …

Comics

Libraries Opening Paths to Knowledge: The Data Literacy case

I’m attending the LIBER Conference 2016 on June 29 – Juli 1st in Helsinki, Finland, with a Poster Presentation together with data literacy partner in …

Media and information literacy is a tool that enables life

Media and Information Literacy (MIL) also received strong recognition by the government of Latvia, with <b>Ms Inara Murniece</b>, Speaker of the Parliament …

Information literacy and health literacy | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

A challenge for librarians?<p><b>In Norway there is little mention of health information in the public libraries’ strategy plans and there is little</b> …

Critical Information Literacy for First-Generation College Students

Last week, I re-read James Elmborg’s seminal article “Critical Information Literacy: Implications for Instructional Practice” as part of a homework …

Pedagogy

The 5 Essentials of On-Page Search Engine Optimization

When it comes to SEO, always modify and iterate.<p><i>Kristopher B. Jones is the founder and former President and CEO of Pepperjam (sold to eBay), managing partner of KBJ Capital, and the founder and CEO of LSEO.com and APPEK Mobile Apps.</i><p>Google does not rank websites. It ranks web pages.<p>"On-Page" search …

SEO

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Snowden: 'I never thought I'd be saved' after NSA leaks

Speaking via an internet feed at San Diego Comic-Con, the former intelligence contractor talks about the aftermath of his bombshell disclosures on US government surveillance.<p>When Edward Snowden leaked highly classified secrets about government spying in 2013, the undertaking took meticulous …

Surveillance

5 free apps that can boost your creativity

In itself, no app can make you creative. But sometimes it can help to give you that nudge you need to release your inner creativity.<p>We’ve all …

Creativity

China seeks top-10 automation ranking by 2020: robot industry group | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - China is aiming for a top-10 ranking in automation for its industries by 2020 by putting more robots in its factories, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) said.<p>Robots covered in plastic sheets are seen at a plant of Kuka Robotics in Shanghai, China August 13, 2014. …

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