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In Online Dating, ‘Sextortion’ and Scams

DATING websites and apps typically see a surge in activity this time of year as people who felt lonely over the holidays try to follow through on New Year’s resolutions to find someone special with whom to share their life, or maybe just someone agreeable to share their bed on a cold winter’s night.<p>…

Intel is suing this Chinese company because it's found a way around 4K copyright protection

There is no way to stop determined pirates, but Warner Bros. and Intel are having a go with the filing of a lawsuit against China’s LegendSky, makers of the HDFury 4K that can quickly rip off online videos.<p>While it’s clear why Warner Bros would be pissed, you might wonder why Intel has waded …

China

22 MBA programs where graduates earn more than $110,000 right out of school

Business Insider recently released its sixth annual list of the best business schools in the world, and this year graduates' starting salaries were a crucial component of our ranking. Among the top-50 schools, there were 22 programs where students went on to earn an average base salary — before any …

Business School

In less than a year, Microsoft fixed its Windows disaster — but its greatest challenge is still ahead

Sure, Satya Nadella won some cautious optimism in his first year as CEO with bold moves like releasing Microsoft Office for iPad and Android, embracing Linux, and buying Mojang and its smash-hit game "Minecraft" for $2.5 billion.<p>But Microsoft is best known for its Windows operating system. And …

Windows 10

He Became an Atheist Who Lost All Faith in God. Then, This Absolutely Shook Him to His Core.

When he was in college, Willie Morris suddenly found himself spiritually adrift and disconnected from the Catholic faith that he was raised with. Suddenly an atheist, Morris no longer appealed to God — until he eventually encountered something that profoundly changed him.<p>Ironically, Morris, the …

Speaking Freely of Guns

I am about to speak freely of guns, because I can. When I do, many of you will no doubt be inclined to mutter "amen," quietly to yourselves. Others of you will no doubt feel compelled to throw up all over me, as you have done under similar circumstances before. I expect to hear preferentially from …

Gun Control

'Nobody is ever going to tell you': 3 theories regarding who killed 'The King of Cocaine' Pablo Escobar

On December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar, the wealthiest drug kingpin the world has ever seen, attempted to flee from a hideout in his home base of Medellín, Colombia, by scrambling across a neighboring rooftop.<p>Instead, he was cut down by gunfire, and the resulting image has been seared into the public …

Police officers' names still secret 3 years after shooting

RIDGEWAY, S.C. (AP) — It's been nearly three years since Gregory McDaniel was shot twice, losing a kidney, during a police drug raid on a South …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Here's how the real high-rolling VIPs gamble

James Bond. Tuxedo on. Martini in hand. In sun-drenched Monte Carlo. Poker. Maybe Blackjack. Chips worth a couple hundred thousand.<p>But the casino world's real top dogs don't quite fit this Sybaritic archetype.<p>"Globally, high-roller play is heavily skewed toward the Asian gaming markets and is …

A New Human Species

A team of experts discovered the fossils of 15 individuals in a cave in South Africa. These fossils have been determined to be of a previously unknown hominin species, which has been named <i>Homo naledi</i>.

How Carly Fiorina Confounded Donald Trump

SIMI VALLEY, California — She savaged his business record. She dismissed him as an entertainer. She undermined him with the most withering one-liner of the night.<p>But perhaps the most notable achievement in Carly Fiorina's dispatching of Donald Trump during Wednesday's Republican presidential debate …

Government

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Tracking down the man who served as the top assassin of Pablo Escobar’s infamous Medellín Cartel sounds like an equal parts terrifying and hopeless …

Social Media

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

A bound man beheaded in front of a video camera, a chained prisoner burned to death in a cage, the sickening images sent out all over the media.<p>These …

Social Media

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

Why Is It So Hard to Track Police Killings?

Two newspapers succeed where the federal government has failed, and new legislation seems unlikely to solve the problem.<p>The recent spate of highly publicized killings of black men by police officers has driven many people to wonder how common such police violence is. Incredibly, no one knows—not …

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

U.S. news<p>Last month, authorities in Dallas noticed an uptick in violence that threatened to spoil the city's decade-long drop in crime.<p>Police Chief David Brown, an architect of the historic decline, responded by redeploying more officers into high-crime areas, noting that there was still plenty of …

Justice

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Neuroscience

“Injected Ads” Are An Annoying Security Risk Affecting Millions Of Internet Users

These Google search results may look normal at first glance, but if you look closely, you’ll see that these ads are being “injected” into the page by …

Chrome Web Store

Progressives Miss the Point of Baltimore

The Baltimore riots could be the beginning of a new black history in urban America. Too bad all so many people can see is “thugs.”<p>The supposedly …

Society

How people succeed in high pressure jobs without working 80-hour weeks

In the US, it’s a common expectation that workers be committed to their job above all else. It’s called the “ideal worker image,”and whether they admit it or not, companies reward people who embrace it. Boston University professor Erin Reid conducted in-depth interviews with employees about that …

Scientists are skeptical about the secret blood test that has made Elizabeth Holmes a billionaire

An innovation that accomplishes those three things has the potential to disrupt an industry. But such innovations are rare.<p>Theranos, a company founded by Stanford sophomore Elizabeth Holmes in the fall of 2003 (she dropped out a few months later) has generated a lot of buzz for developing a …

2 arrested, accused of manslaughter in Mediterranean migrant boat capsizing

<b>Catania, Italy (CNN) —</b> The captain of a ship full of migrants that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea has been arrested on suspicion of "reckless shipwreck, multiple manslaughter (and) abetting clandestine immigration" for his role in a disaster that left hundreds dead, an Italian prosecutor's …

Coast Guard

How the Boston Marathon Bombing Hurt Tsarnaev's Homeland

Sgt. Sean Murphy—Massachusetts State Police<p>Sgt. Sean Murphy—Massachusetts State Police<p>Sgt. Sean Murphy—Massachusetts State Police<p>Sgt. Sean …