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Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.<p>For years now, that’s been a hugely popular …

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Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Study confirms monkeys can do math

Scientists have long suspected that monkeys are capable of mental arithmetics and a new study is helping them prove it. A research team led by neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone trained three rhesus macaques to identify symbols representing the numbers zero to 25. They then taught the test …

Obama Pushes for Equal Pay in Federal Workforce

WASHINGTON — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents' tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control.<p>Obama will sign an …

Propaganda, lies and the New York Times: Everything you really need to know about Ukraine

The media keeps buying the American spin on what’s happening in Ukraine. Let’s cut through the fog<p>You need a machete these days to whack through the thicket of misinformation, disinformation, spin, propaganda and straight-out lying that daily envelopes the Ukraine crisis like kudzu on an Alabama …

On Web’s 25th birthday, its inventor asks for a present – a Net Bill of Rights

The World Wide Web is 25 years old today. It’s time, says its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, for the Internet to have an online “global constitution – a bill of rights.”<p>His memo to create the WWW was filed on this day in 1989. (You can extend your birthday wishes at #web25 or through the birthday …

The Ukraine crisis shines a light on the UK's lax attitudes to foreign money

So western countries could impose "far-reaching" economic sanctions on Russia if no diplomatic solution is reached between Russia and Ukraine? They might consider scaling down their purchases of Russian energy – though not right now, obviously. There could also be visa freezes and travel bans, …

Israel's Secret Honor Killings

Inside Israel’s Bedouin communities, the practice of killing women who stain the family’s “honor” is experiencing a dark revival.<p>The Bedouins in …

Crisis in Crimea: A Guide to Major Players

The crisis in Ukraine, which began as a dispute over whether the country should accept financial help from Europe or Russia, spiraled into the ouster of a president and then the Russian invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.<p>Russia insists it’s only protecting Russian speakers in Ukraine. …

Missing Malaysian jet may have disintegrated in mid-air: source | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam (Reuters) - Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board suspect it may have disintegrated in mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday, as Vietnam reported a possible sighting of wreckage from the …

House passes bill to let you unlock your phone, but there’s a catch

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that says consumers have the right to unlock their mobile device for use …

Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill, defying the West | Reuters

ENTEBBE, Uganda (Reuters) - Uganda’s president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a U.S. warning that it will complicate relations.<p>Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for the opening …

Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Measure Into Law

Ugandan President Yoweri Musaveni signed a controversial bill Monday that makes gay sex punishable by terms of up to life in prison, and accused Western groups of "coming into our schools and recruiting young children into homosexuality and lesbianism."<p>NPR's Gregory Warner reported on the story for …

Arizona Republicans urge governor to veto anti-gay bill

Three Republican Arizona state senators who voted for a bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gay people sent a letter to governor Jan Brewer on Monday urging her to veto the legislation.<p>The letter came as more prominent Republicans pressed the GOP …

28 Days of Fame: The Strange, True Story of 'Flappy Bird'

In just a few weeks, the mobile app <i>Flappy Bird</i> became a global phenomenon. It was a simple game, but frustrating and endless. Sharing many …

The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

Oh, So That's What Goes Into A McDonald's Chicken McNugget

A fried, battered coating can hide a multitude of sins. (Everything tastes yummy when deep-fried, amiright?) So it's not surprising, really, that allegations of "mystery meat" have dogged McDonald's famous chicken McNuggets on and off for years.<p>Now, the company is taking a viral approach to …

'Heini' Himmler: When Nazis Play Cute

<b>(Correction appended January 28, 2014)</b><p>Let’s be honest, there’s something about Nazis that makes them impossible to ignore. Those boots, those …

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Pope Francis 'Shocked' By Gay Adoption Bill: Report

Pope Francis reportedly was "shocked" by a bill that would allow gay couples to adopt children in Malta.<p>Maltese Bishop Charles Scicluna told the Times Of Malta that he spoke with Pope Francis about the bill and the pope encouraged him to speak out against it.<p>The Holy See's reaction may come as a …

De Blasio sworn in as New York mayor, succeeding Bloomberg | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill de Blasio was formally inaugurated as New York City’s 109th mayor on Wednesday at a City Hall ceremony where he promised to take “dead aim” at closing the affordability gap he has decried as New York’s tale of two cities.<p>Former U.S. President Bill Clinton administered the …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Student dies and wakes up in the morgue—what happens next, it was mistake

A computer programming student was undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, when she died, experienced the afterlife, then returned to her body—in the …

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Conan besieged by YouTube commenters in audience

Imagine if people spoke in real life the way they would in a YouTube comment. A comedy bit from Conan O'Brien does just that.<p>On his late-night talk show on Wednesday, Conan was talking about Google's decision to ban anonymous YouTube comments, forcing people to use their real screen names. Many …

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