Dave Alexopoulos

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Secrets of Scriptoria

The medieval scriptorium was not necessarily the ordered hive of activity we have come to imagine<p>The commonly accepted idea of a medieval scriptorium …

Why Paulinho Is Under Most Pressure for Brazil Following Draw vs. Mexico

Brazil's 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday was far from the Selecao's best performance of the second Scolari era. For long periods of the tie Brazil lacked intensity, they were limited as an attacking threat and seemingly devoid of creativity.<p>The tone for the game was set by Scolari's cautious …

Slingshot: Facebook officially launches Snapchat rival

Facebook's new ephemeral messaging app Slingshot requires users to respond to messages before they have opened them<p>Facebook has officially launched its new photo- and video-messaging app Slingshot in the US, after accidentally releasing it on the app store earlier than planned last week.<p>Like …

What's next for Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah?

The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah could be compared to a large group of trappers quietly snaring rare and dangerous prey.<p>For days, Army Delta Force commandos, the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies lay in wait for one of the alleged masterminds behind the deadly September 11, 2012, attack on the …

The Seven Signs You're in a Cult

A former member of a tight-knit college prayer group describes his community's disintegration—and how one of itsmembers ended up dead.<p>November 2, 2012, was a beautiful Friday in Kansas City—clear and cool and sunny. I had spent the afternoon reading in the library at an unaccredited college …

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book – review

Those were the days! We can tell our grandchildren about that glorious time when high culture used to matter, and the CIA and the KGB fought cold wars about it. But in the era of the worldwide web, who can take seriously the idea of smuggling books through the iron curtain? It seems so far away – …

Young Chinese-Canadians move to Hong Kong for job opportunities: survey

Chinese-Canadian young adults working in Hong Kong left Canada for better economic opportunities, but consider themselves Canadian first and plan on returning, according to a new sociological survey.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Chinese University of Hong Kong found that …

Iraq asks United States for air support to counter rebels

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraq has asked the United States for air support in countering Sunni rebels, the top U.S. general said on Wednesday, after the militants seized major cities in a lightning advance that has routed the Shi’ite-led government’s army.<p>However, General Martin Dempsey, the …

Votez pour miss Coupe du Monde

Oui, les femmes aiment le football, la preuve en images avec ce diaporama mettant en valeur les supportrices du monde entier lors de la première …

Apple releases a cheaper iMac using a MacBook Air processor and RAM

On Tuesday night, the online Apple(s appl) Store went down for several hours, and when it returned, there was a new iMac model for sale. Described by …

Washington Redskins' Trademark Registrations Cancelled

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has revoked the trademark of the NFL's Washington Redskins, after ruling in a case brought by five Native Americans who say the name disparages them. While the decision could have wide repercussions, it does not require the team to change its name. It is also …

Kim Jong-un gets angry at weather forecasters for getting their predictions wrong http://ind.pn/1iqBu2a

The Tinkerbell Fairyfly, also known as Tinkerbella nana, is one of the Top 10 New Species of 2014. Photograph by Jennifer Read. To see the full list of species, visit science.time.com.