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Ex-NSA head on Kushner: “Ignorance, Chaos, Hubris”

Former head of the National Security Agency (NSA) Michael Hayden on Saturday said White House adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared …

8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

Despite our best intentions, conversations can frequently veer into difficult territory, producing frustration, resentment, and wasted time and effort. Take David, one of my coaching clients. Recently appointed to a business school leadership role, he was eager to advance his strategic agenda. …

How to Improve Your Sales Skills, Even If You’re Not a Salesperson

At some point in your career, even if you’re not a salesperson, you’re going to have to sell something — whether it’s your idea, your team, or yourself. So how can you improve your sales skills, especially if you don’t pitch people often? What should you focus on first? And what should you do if …

NASA Pictures From Space Show How Powerful Its Cameras Are

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Karthik Venkatesh.</i><p>Crappy? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!<p>You have no idea kid!<p>This is the image of New York …

China 'dismantled' CIA spying operations and killed sources – report

Newspaper cites 10 current and former officials in report of serious intelligence breach caused either by a mole or hacking of covert communication system<p>The Chinese government “systematically dismantled” CIA spying operations in the country starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a …

Spying

Don’t Spend Your Life Making Up Your Mind

“Huntington Hartford, who inherited a fortune from the A. & P. grocery business and lost most of it chas­ing his dreams as an entrepreneur, arts patron, and man of leisure, died Monday at his home in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas,” reported <i>The New York Times</i> in 2008. “He inherited an estimated $90 …

Microsoft Comes out Swinging at NSA Over WannaCry Hack Attack

The massive malware attack that paralyzed an estimated 300,000 computers — and counting — is putting the spotlight on whether governments should be hoarding these zero day computer exploits.<p>The crippling attack has wreaked havoc on some hospitals, transport systems, phone companies and assembly …

Cybersecurity

Tesla is going to ‘kill’ the auto industry with Elon Musk’s way of thinking about manufacturing, says SpaceX CTO

Tesla was for a long time a “product company” – meaning that it focused on creating great products first. It has been quite successful at it with vehicles, like the Model S, winning almost all car awards out there. But CEO Elon Musk has recently shifted the automaker’s focus to manufacturing – …

Canada Unveils 'Dinosaur Mummy' Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact

“We don’t just have a skeleton. We have a dinosaur as it would have been.”<p>After more than 110 million years encased in stone, an impeccably preserved, dragon-like dinosaur has been unveiled by paleontologists in Canada and it’s unlike anything they’ve seen before.<p>The remains of an armor-plated …

Symantec says CIA tools found across 16 countries

LONDON (AP) — The CIA's cyberespionage toolkit made public by WikiLeaks has been linked to 40 spying operations in 16 countries, an early public …

Trump officials tell Russia to drop its support for Syria’s Assad

Officials in the Trump administration on Sunday demanded that Russia stop supporting the Syrian government or face a further deterioration in its relations with the United States.<p>Signaling the focus of talks that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to have in Moscow this week, officials said …

Russia

See the Historic Maps Declassified by the CIA

A new gallery provides a rare look inside the 75-year history of the agency’s mapping unit.<p>Shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush and several advisors gathered at Camp David to weigh the country’s options. On the table in front of them, as you can see in the …

National Security

How Lincoln returned from the brink of death and put Ford back on the luxury map

Galhotra runs Lincoln, Ford's luxury brand. Since roughly 2013, the brand has been attempting to stage a comeback, with billions in funding from the mothership in Dearborn, Michigan.<p>Born in India, Galhotra — who has a degree in engineering from the University of Michigan — came to Ford in 1988 and …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

Can Mercedes out-design the SLS?<p>After the SLS ended production for the 2015 model year, Mercedes lost one of the most beautiful cars it has ever made. Fortunately, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT and GT C roadsters will arrive on our shores next fall, complete with fresh new bodywork and a twin-turbo V-8 …

MARK CUBAN: Here's why an objective observer might find Donald Trump's supporters 'deplorable'

Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban sounded off Monday on the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton's recent "basket of deplorables" remark.<p>In an email exchange with Politico, Cuban said "an objective observer" might agree with Clinton's sentiment about some of Donald Trump's supporters.<p>"Not …

Outraged by the Hillary Clinton email scandal? George W Bush's White House 'lost' 22 million emails

For 18 months, Republican strategists, political pundits, reporters and Americans who follow them have been pursuing Hillary Clinton's personal email …

Government

See the Giant Crack That Could Collapse Part of an Antarctic Ice Shelf

A large crack in an Antarctic ice shelf has grown by 13 miles in the past six months, threatening to detach an area of ice larger than …

Trump's New DC Hotel Opens, at Over $500 per Night

While the grand opening is scheduled for late October, today the luxury Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. is scheduled to begin checking in its first guests as part of a low key ‘soft’ opening.<p>The hotel has a prestigious address on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House and the National …

CIA Director John Brennan warns of Russian hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan warned on Sunday that Russia has "exceptionally capable and sophisticated" computer capabilities and that …

Ted Cruz rips 'rich spoiled athletes' after latest round of NFL protests

The Texas Republican quoted a tweet from ex-NBA star and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose: "Salute to all @NFL players & teams that peacefully did protests for change. #standfornothingfallforanything."<p>"Here's a peaceful protest: never buy another shoe, shirt, or jersey of rich spoiled athletes who …

What's Faster, an Ultralight Plane or a Porsche?

Can a Zivko Edge 540 beat a Porsche 918 supercar?<p>Who you got: Plane or car? German motoring TV show "Grip" has filmed the ultimate speed test pairing an ultra high performance stunt plane against the super-fast Porsche 918 Spyder.<p>Even if German isn't your native language, the film is worth the …

Internal Combustion Engine

National Security Agency unveils classified dating app: ‘StripR’

FORT MEADE, Md. —The National Security Agency has announced their latest tech innovation, a dating app which runs on classified networks named …

Tesla Says It's Improving Autopilot by Boosting Radar

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car company is making major improvements to the Autopilot system used by its vehicles, which will dramatically reduce the number and severity of crashes in which they are involved.<p>Sunday's news comes in the wake of a May crash involving a Tesla Model S that was …

Climate change is ruining some of the best aspects of Los Angeles

The combination of cool winters and warm summers sets it apart from almost every other city in the nation.<p>But rising temperatures are already putting the city at risk.<p>A new study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal say they expect sea levels to rise …

Airline staff reveal why window shades must be kept open during takeoff and landing

Lifting the shades on the windows during take-off and landing might seem like a trivial ask to many aeroplane passengers. Some travellers believe …

Hudson River

Pluto's Moon Charon Is Bursting at The Seams, Astronomers Find

Moons can get stretch marks, too.<p>Charon, one of Pluto's moons, is known primarily for its odd landscape full of valleys and ridges that make it look …

'My party has gone bats--- crazy': GOP lawmakers are freaked out about Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fear and loathing is striking congressional Republicans faced with the distinct possibility of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee.<p>"My party has gone batshit crazy," says South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who called Trump a "nut job" and maintains that the billionaire …

This 90-Year-Old Woman With Cancer Chose to Travel America Instead of Getting Chemotherapy

It's not the years in your life, but the life in your years.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Ninety-year-old Norma may have cancer, but she's no …

How autonomous vehicles will transform economies

<i>Barrie Kirk is e</i><i>xecutive director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence.</i><p>Three separate but linked technologies will soon change our lives and our cities as much as the introduction of the car changed the 20th century.<p>Autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, and electric vehicles …