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Republicans’ private terror: Why they despise the modern American state — and embrace fanaticism

That letter to Iran said more about the GOP than Tom Cotton and company ever intended. Here’s their demented logic<p>As I write this, more than a week has passed since 47 Republican senators decided the leaders of Iran needed an American civics class. Their March 9 letter moved from the relatively …

What Weed Means for the Future of Sustainable Healthcare

Is it finally high time to take "cannabinopathic" medicine seriously?<p>Image: Shutterstock<p>Ever since Colorado's first recreational marijuana stores opened for business on January 1, the media has been largely fixated on the vast fortunes to be made legally selling that once illicit herb. Turns out, a …

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Big Fish Games partners with Coinbase to accept Bitcoin payments for games

Big Fish Games is partnering with Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase to allow gamers to buy their games and in-game virtual items using the increasingly popular Bitcoin digital currency. The move is part of a larger effort to get around transaction fees and support a global digital currency.<p>Zynga …

NSA nominee backs protection for companies in any cyber law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command said on Tuesday liability protection for corporations that share information with intelligence agencies is crucial in any new U.S. cybersecurity legislation.<p>“My sense is it’s a …

Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready?

Face it: We’ve gotten too used to our familiar search results. The simple lists, the basic titles, the easy tags and categories; they’ve all been with us since the dawn of the search engine age. 2013 saw a few changes in search engine results page (SERP) format, but for the most part, our SERPs …

Jumpstarter launches “next-gen hosting platform”, promising sub-second server spin-up

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Sweden’s Jumpstarter, which I last covered for its $1.7 million funding last September, has now properly launched.<p>The …

Japan's response to Mt. Gox Bitcoin mess: Taxes, report says

The country will outline its plans to manage the crypto-currency later this week, and could limit banks' handling of it.<p>Japan has plans to step in now that the Mt. Gox mess has affected Bitcoin owners all over the world, a new report claims.<p>The Japanese government by the end of this week will …

Don't Worry, They Say, 100-Foot Asteroid Will Miss Us Today

Don't say you weren't warned.<p>But also don't worry, the experts say.<p>As we wrote last month when an asteroid measuring about 900 feet long passed near enough to Earth to generate headlines about a "close encounter," more rocks are always headed our way.<p>And as the schedule of what's known to be …

D.C. Will Decriminalize Pot Possession as Long as Congress Doesn't Interfere

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Tuesday night, Washington, D.C.'s city council approved a bill to decriminalize possession of …

Could century-old theft explain mystery of gold coins?

Chief Clerk Walter Dimmick was convicted of stealing six bags of gold coins -- worth $30,000 -- from the U.S. Mint in San Francisco in 1901.<p>More than 100 years later, a California couple unearthed a secret stash of coins, with a combined face value of about $28,000. Most were minted in San …

Clinton compares Putin's Ukraine moves to Hitler, later recalibrates

<b>(CNN)</b> - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought on Wednesday to explain her remarks comparing Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Ukraine to Adolf Hitler's European aggression ahead of World War II.<p>The former secretary of state told an audience in Los Angeles that her comments on …

What Putin Fears Will Happen in Ukraine

As the threat of mil­it­ary con­flict builds in East­ern Europe, Ukraine has asked NATO for help.<p>Spe­cific­ally, Ukraine wants the mil­it­ary …

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Can This 'Off-Ramp' Solve The Crisis In Ukraine?

U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday night discussed an "off-ramp" for Russian President Vladimir Putin as a possible solution to the Ukrainian crisis.<p>However, the suggestion has been publicly rebuked by Russia, and it's unclear if the proposal has a realistic …

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Another Bitcoin Site Gets Completely Wiped Out by Thieves

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Flexcoin, a relatively small Bitcoin bank, announced early Tuesday morning that it's shutting its …

Interview: John McCain On Ukraine, Syria, Barack Obama, Chris Christie

Tapping a black sharpie on his right hand, John McCain sat in his Senate offices on the second floor of the Russell Senate Office Building, prime …

Meteorite hits moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded - video

Astronomers capture the moment a Meteorite hits the moon on 11 September 2013 with so much force that a bright flash can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. The 400kg (63st) meteorite, travelling at 40,000 mph, punches a fresh crater on the moon's surface around 40 metres wide in what is thought …