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The Intelligent-Design Theory That Inspired Darwin

Creationism and evolution may be bitter rivals today. But they share a common ancestor.<p>Earlier this week, young-earth creationist Ken Ham and “Science Guy” Bill Nye engaged in a well-publicized debate at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. It was generally been framed as a contest between science and …

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country blighted by so-called "honour" killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse.<p>The small but significant change to …

CNN’s Jake Tapper Says What Americans Wish All Journalists Could Understand

During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday, CNN’s Jake Tapper said the words almost all Americans have been dying to hear from anyone in media: “I choose to make it my job to not automatically believe what the U.S. government says.”<p>(Jake Tapper)<p>The journalism-related …

Russians Fear A Sochi Legacy Of 'Black Widows,' Not Gold Medals

Two weeks before the Winter Olympics, Russian security forces are reportedly searching for potential suicide bombers, at least one of whom may already be in the host city of Sochi.<p>The suspects are thought to be linked to Islamist militants who are fighting to throw off Russian control and create a …

How Scared Should You Be of a Cyberwar?

Everything you need to know about the future of warfare.<p>Multiple justices of the U.S. Supreme Court—the people who will ultimately decide where the law stands on cyber-military issues—do not even use computers. P.W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and …

Cybersecurity

Would NSA surveillance have stopped 9/11 plot?

The Obama administration has framed its defense of the controversial bulk collection of all American phone records as necessary to prevent a future 9/11.<p>During a House Intelligence Committee hearing on June 18, NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander said, "Let me start by saying that I would much rather …

NSA Engineers Are 'Not As Good' As Valley Engineers, Former NSA Employee Says

That was a question recently posed on Quora and the answers were interesting.<p>For instance, one engineer that answered the question was interviewed at Facebook and the NSA before founding a his own space tech company.<p>He writes:<p>"I was recruited by the NSA and received an offer without a challenging …

Why Has Republican Belief in Evolution Declined So Much?

There's been a drop of more than 10 points—to just 43 percent—in the last four years.<p>In November, Mischa Fisher took to this space to criticize the notion that Republicans are the anti-science party. Plenty of Democrats hold views that contradict empirically established facts, and Republican …

Most Iranian lawmakers back nuclear speedup if U.S. adds sanctions

TEHRAN — More than two-thirds of the Iranian parliament has signed on to a bill that would accelerate Iran’s<p>nuclear programifCongressadopts new sanctions legislation, official news agencies said.<p>The bill would direct Iran's nuclear agency to enrich uranium to 60%, close to the 90% needed for the …