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5 Messages Bernie Sanders Is Sending In His First Campaign Ad

The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Sunday that it will begin airing its first campaign ads on television in Iowa and New Hampshire starting Tuesday.<p>Sanders' campaign is spending $2 million to air the ads, the same amount that the campaign of former Secretary of State …

Fiorina 'misspoke' on 92% jobs claim

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina admitted Sunday that she "misspoke" during Wednesday's Republican debate when she said that 92% of the jobs lost during President Barack Obama's first term were held by women.<p>Fiorina: Obama, Clinton economic policies hurt women<p>"Well, in this particular case the fact …

Government

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Methane-producing microbes blamed for biggest ever mass extinction

Climate-changing microbes may have caused the biggest mass extinction in history 252m years ago, scientists believe.<p>Volcanic eruptions had previously been blamed for the sudden loss of 90% of all species on Earth at the end of the Permian era. But new research suggests volcanoes only played a bit …

Afghanistan prepares for elections - in pictures

Afghans head to the polls on 5 April in the third elections since the fall of the Taliban. Amid fears of widespread fraud, people queue up to register to vote while candidates carry out final rallies

Study Says Online Gamers Aren't Loners Who Lock Themselves In Their Basements Anymore

A new study finds that the typical 2014 gamer doesn’t fit the old, reductive stereotypes.<p>“Gamers aren’t the antisocial basement-dwellers we see in …

Psychology

The Apple vs. Samsung Patent War Continues, but the Stakes Are Lower

Apple is once again trying to extract some cash from Samsung’s Android phone business in a new patent infringement trial, which kicks off today.<p>Many …

Android Phones

Putin trapped by history

Whatever happens in Ukraine over the next few months and years, the crisis has reminded me that there are really two kinds of rulers around the world: those who think about the past and those who think about the future. And if it weren’t abundantly clear already, it is now – Vladimir Putin is in …

Pictures of the Week 3.28.14

Sensational butterflies - in pictures

Visitors take a look around the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' butterfly house. The temporary attraction features hundreds of free-flying rare butterflies and runs from 3 April until 14 September 2014

An ancient virus may be the reason human stem cells can transform

The embryonic stem cells responsible for producing every other type of cell in the human body gained their power from an ancient virus that copied itself into our DNA millions of years ago, according to new research. <i>National Geographic</i> reports that the discovery could lead to more effective …

NASA astronomer finds first Earth-sized planet in habitable zone

The search for a new Earth outside the solar system seems to be nearing its end. NASA's Ames Research Center astronomer Thomas Barclay has found a …

Egypt Anti-Sisi hashtag sweeps Twitter

<b>A hashtag insulting presidential candidate Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been circulating widely on social media in Egypt.</b><p>The hashtag, which translates as "vote for the pimp", has been tweeted hundreds of thousands of times.<p>Mr Sisi deposed Egypt's Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, last July, after …

Why American dental insurance is so unspeakably awful

Chances are you’ve paid more in premiums than you’ll get back if you need serious work done. Where did we go wrong?<p>Terrance Heath<p>March 30, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Wendell Potter writes in a series of posts about the poor state of dental coverage, that millions …

Kickstarter backers get nothing from Oculus sale

Venture capital firms Spark Capital and Matrix Partners made a 2,000 percent return on their early investments in Oculus VR Inc., the virtual-reality company acquired last week by Facebook for $2.3 billion. It's a potent reminder of how profitable a timely bet on a startup can be. Nine thousand …

NSA reportedly targeted as many as 122 world leaders for surveillance

New leaked NSA documents published in <i>Der Spiegel</i> and <i>The Intercept</i> appear to reveal more details about how that agency targeted a list of world leaders that is larger than previously thought. The documents, leaked to the publications by Edward Snowden, contain a list of 11 world leaders that have …

Obama Administration Seeks To Ease Approvals For Antibiotics

Every day in hospitals all over America, thousands of patients die of infections that <i>used</i> to be curable. But the antibiotics used to treat them aren't working anymore.<p>It's called drug resistance, and it's largely a consequence of antibiotics overuse. The more germs are exposed to antibiotics, the …

Piers Morgan needs a lesson on how to win US friends and influence people | Arwa Mahdawi

Americans, it seems, don't take kindly to a self-important Brit telling them how to run their country. Who knew?<p>"One day you're the cock of the walk, the next a feather duster" reads Piers Morgan's bio on Twitter. Well, it appears that acting like a cock has finally rendered Morgan the feather …

New report: Britain spied on G-20 delegates in 2009

Britain's electronic intelligence agency monitored delegates' phones and tried to capture their passwords during an economic summit held there in 2009, the Guardian newspaper reported Sunday.<p>The targets included British allies such as Turkey and South Africa, the newspaper reported. The Guardian …

UK and France claim Syrian attack victims have tested positive for sarin

The British and French governments have said that medical samples smuggled out of Syria have tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, and added …

Americans have mixed feelings about wearable tech

Wearable technologies such as Google Glass — a tiny computer with a head mount — are still in their infancy, but already Americans have a love-hate relationship with them.<p>Some 82% of wearable technology users believe these devices have enhanced their lives, but with privacy concerns mounting, …

Obama To Confront Chinese President On Hacking Of US Networks

Recent official and commercial reports and studies alleging flagrant and sometimes state-sponsored theft of US military and commercial secrets have put cyber security at the top of the agenda of the talks on Friday and Saturday.<p>"We believe that all nations need to abide by international norms and …

U.S. ITC issues limited import ban on AT&T models of Apple's older iPhones, iPads after Samsung patent win

The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a limited exclusion and cease & desist order for the AT&T versions of Apple’s iPhone and iPad, reports Reuters, Bloomberg and others. <b>Updates below</b>.<p>It’s important to note that this is a<p>preliminaryfinal ruling and the ban must be overridden by the …

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Google+ isn't a social network; it's The Matrix

Pretty much everyone (myself included) has been reading Google+ wrongly. Because it bears many superficial resemblances to social networks such as …

APOD: Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur (2013 Jun 04) Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130604.html Explanation: Few astronomical sights excite the imagination like the nearby stellar nursery known as the Orion Nebula. The Nebula's glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud. Many of the filamentary structures visible in the above image are actually shock waves - fronts where fast moving material encounters slow moving gas. The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye just below and to the left of the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion. The above image shows the nebula in three colors specifically emitted by hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur gas. The whole Orion Nebula cloud complex, which includes the Horsehead Nebula, will slowly disperse over the next 100,000 years. http://www.atlasastronomia.com/astrofotografia/cesar/cesar.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130604 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0604