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SEC Finally Approves Rule On CEO Pay

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday approved a rule requiring companies to the reveal the discrepancy between what their top executive gets paid and what their ordinary workers take home.<p>The CEO pay rule comes more than five years after Congress ordered the agency to …

Dogs

The Republicans’ Food Stamp Fraud: It’s Not About Austerity

Slashing food stamps isn’t about austerity. It’s about punishing the poorest among us. By Michael Tomasky.<p>What’s the single worst thing the Obama-era …

7 signs America has regressed — to the 19th century

Workers aren’t unionized, and some pols are now advocating child labor. It’s like the U.S. has gone back in time<p>Of course they shut the Federal government down. Tea Party Republicans long for the days when there were no government authorities to enforce laws and restrain the power of unchecked …

GOP congressman on shutdown: “It’s getting better for us”

Rep. Raúl Labrador says the politics of the government shutdown are turning in the GOP’s favor<p>While the polls may show Americans are opposed to the government shutdown — and that they blame Republicans for its occurrence — at least one Republican congressman is insisting that the politics of the …

Hill prediction: Headed for shutdown

House and Senate leadership aides in both parties are increasingly convinced the federal government will close for the first time in more than 17 years on Tuesday morning.<p>There is still time to avoid such a climactic stalemate, the aides acknowledged. But unless there is a dramatic change in …

Wall Street Is Starting to Worry About a Potential Government Shutdown

Fairly blasé until now about the prospect of a shutdown and default, Wall Street is waking up. By Daniel Gross.<p>It’s starting to get real. In four …

Human genome sequencing: the real ethical dilemmas

While many of the dystopian predictions of human genome sequencing have proved alarmist, there are some real questions to be addressed. Science alone cannot provide the answers<p>Good science fiction always tries to be thought-provoking about the present, not just the future. Rarely has this been …

Why Apple And Google Can't Sync Right—And Don't Care If You Suffer

There’s a mobile ecosystem battle raging, with Apple and Google racing to build end-to-end mobile monopolies. According to VisionMobile, “The triumph of iOS and Android is a testament to the superiority of ecosystems economics over legacy business models.” Sadly, this triumph has a casualty, and …

Time-lapse Photography: Full Tutorial on Each Step of the Process

With so many timelapse videos floating around the internet recently, you may be looking to create your own timelapse. Well look no further than …

Time-lapse Photography

Basic Skin Smoothing in Photoshop

I’ve always said that the best Photoshop is the Photoshop you never even notice. I encourage my students to get it right in the camera, because my …

Street Photography

5 Important Tone Mapping Tips That Will Improve Your HDR

Tone mapping is at the heart of what most people consider to be HDR photography. Although we have a wonderful array of tone mapping software at our …

The Glory Of The Capital, Empty

<b>Because, as it once</b> was said, Washington is actually a swamp that traded malaria for politics and got the worst of the deal, the month of August is when the city goes to the dogs and the tourists. Congress flees to the hinterlands. The president goes off to the golf course, which is on Martha's …

Clarence Thomas

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

There’s nothing about abortion in the Bible

But that hasn’t stopped the religious right from invoking the good book in its war on women’s rights<p>Republican officeholders are bending all their efforts... to ban abortion. In the last few weeks and months, we've seen a blizzard of anti-choice legislation in Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, North …

8 reasons our economy is more dysfunctional than ever

Self-sacrifice, fear and lowered expectations are the new normal in post-recession America<p>There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, despite all the cheerleading from the White House and economists that the country is in a slow but steady …

Police May Know Exactly Where You Were Last Tuesday

License plate scanners are the dark horse of the surveillance world. They've been around for a decade, but people rarely notice. They don't look much different from closed circuit cameras, perched over busy intersections. Or they're just another device mounted on a passing police car.<p>But they …

Cheers! Two Valley Product Pros Debut Homebrew, a Seed-Stage Venture Firm.

Hunter Walk (left) and Satya Patel of Homebrew<p>“Bottoms up!”<p>It’s a familiar adage to drinkers. And lately it’s likely the celebratory phrase of choice …

Venture Capital

American universities reeling from daily assaults by Chinese hackers

A culture of sharing ideas is being challenged by increasing security risks<p>When Bill Mellon, an associate dean at the University of Wisconsin, set out to update the school's security system, he was blown away by the incredible number of cyberattacks being directed at his campus each day. "We get …

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

Why Are Some People So Smart? The Answer Could Spawn a Generation of Superbabies

• Author: John Bohannon. John Bohannon Science<br>• Date of Publication: 07.16.13. 07.16.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Zhao Bowen is late for a …

How algorithms rule the world

On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests over a three-hour period that it ran out of vehicles to transport …

Alan Turing

Here's What Happens If You Don't Sign Up For Obamacare

But the vast majority of uninsured Americans — the very people the Affordable Care Act is meant to help — still have no idea whether they'll need to enroll or not.<p>According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of uninsured Americans say they haven't decided whether or not they'll buy health …

Health Care

Top Medicare Prescribers Rake In Speaking Fees From Drugmakers

When the blood pressure drug Bystolic hit the market in 2008, it faced a crowded field of cheap generics.<p>So its maker, Forest Laboratories, launched a promotional assault on the group in the best position to determine Bystolic's success: those in control of prescription pads. It flooded the offices …

U.S. Companies Lobbying Furiously To Save Corporate Tax Loopholes: Study

Corporate America worked hard to build massive loopholes into the tax code for itself, and by golly it is working just as hard to keep them.<p>U.S. companies, along with their lobbyists and trade groups, are treating Washington, D.C., like a big, swampy strip club, showering it with cash in an effort …

If PRISM Is Real, Why Are All These Tech Companies Denying Participation?

PRISM is real. Even the U.S. government now acknowledges its existence. The question that remains unanswered, though, is how involved Google, Apple, Yahoo, AOL, Paltalk and Facebook were. These companies are all named as “providers” on the original slides, including the dates the NSA started …