Chris Patton

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Web Developer, Blogger and Technology Enthusiast

I'm a <b>web developer</b>.<p>I'm a <b>blogger</b>.<p>I'm a <b>technology ethusiast</b>.<p>Okay...<p>I'm really just a bit of a nerd.<p>I live in the <b>UK</b>.<p>I spend most of my time doing new …

Cavaliers vs. Hawks 2016 results: Cleveland sweeps Atlanta to advance to Eastern Conference Finals

Kevin Love caught fire as the Cavaliers fought to a 100-99 win to complete the 4-0 series sweep.<p>LeBron James is heading to the Eastern Conference Finals for the sixth consecutive year after the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-99 to complete a 4-0 sweep in the second round playoff …

Paris attacks: Why is 1939 invoked in Syrian refugee debate?

<b>The recent controversy over resettling Syrian refugees on US soil has some critics drawing comparisons to the plight of Jews fleeing the Nazi Holocaust during World War 2.</b><p>Following last week's Paris attacks, numerous Republican presidential candidates have called on the Obama administration to …

World War II

A New History of America Asks: Has All the Progress of the Past 100 Years Come Undone?

Not too long ago, you could write a general history of the United States in the previous century as a story of ever-increasing wealth, power, and …

Civil Rights

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

Largest Company by Revenue in Each State 2015

The Largest Company by Revenue in Each State 2015 map was created by Broadview Networks by using Hoover’s, a D&B Company's data. Even though there …

Rhode Island

How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Inside the 31-year-old's fight to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and grow it by another $125 billion.<p>You'd have to look really hard not to see Steve Jobs in Elizabeth Holmes. Both Holmes and Jobs were loners as kids. As a teenager, Jobs discovered Plato; Holmes favored Roman emperor-philosopher …

Paralyzed Man Becomes First To ‘Feel’ With Sophisticated Hand Prosthetic

It's the closest we have come to a naturally functioning hand<p>A 28-year-old man, paralyzed due to a spinal injury, was able to feel a physical sensation thanks to a hand prosthetic attached to his brain, DARPA announced on Friday. Though neuroprosthetics have become very advanced in recent years, …

Prosthetics

The Lost, True Story Of The CIA’s Greatest Basketball Coach

How did a 1972 exhibition basketball game between Russia and Uganda become a crucible for Cold War tensions at the dawn of Idi Amin's brutal regime? Ask the former CIA agent who tried to hit the Soviets where it would hurt them the most: on the court.<p><b>From the stands,</b> Jay Mullen didn’t like what he …

Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Why "efficiency" and "productivity" really mean more profits for corporations and …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Link About It: This Week's Picks

Capturing the Aurora Borealis is nothing new for nature photographers, but it’s possible nobody else has seen anything close to what astrophotographer Göran Strand did one night in Sweden. In a video called “Flaming Aurora,” Strand was able to catch the Northern Lights as they pulsated with neon …

Northern Lights

Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

Comcast’s latest epic blunder: Calling a 63-year-old woman ‘super b*tch’ on her bill

The Comcast customer who got called an “a**hole” on her monthly bill can rejoice — she’s got company. Chicago’s <i>WGN TV</i> reports that 63-year-old Mary …