Brett Besecky

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Google to Buy Satellite Service Skybox for $500 Million to Improve Maps

Google has agreed to acquire Skybox Imaging, a satellite imaging service, for $500 million in cash, the companies announced on Tuesday.<p>“Their …

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How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches despite bad weather

After months of delays, SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off today carrying cargo bound for the International Space Station.<p>The Dragon capsule inside …

Obama to Dems: Defend my law

President Barack Obama has laid out the blueprint he thinks his party should follow on Obamacare as the midterms approach: “forcefully defend and be proud” of the law — and then move on, hitting Republicans for Washington dysfunction and inaction on the economy.<p>The question now is whether Democrats …

Fake Morning-After Pills Found In Peru May Hint At Bigger Problem

A survey of emergency contraceptives in Lima, Peru, turned up worrying results: More than a quarter were either counterfeit or defective.<p>Some of the morning-after pills tested contained too little of the active ingredient, or none at all. Other pills contained another drug altogether, researchers …

Venezuela’s Agony: Weak President, Strong Generals, Riots and Cocaine

In the dark before dawn one night last February, Colonel Googlis Martín Caballero was driving a white Ford Explorer through the Venezuelan …