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Guilt, history and “Ender’s Game”

The new movie version of Orson Scott Card’s fable about sci-fi genocide offers surprising historical insight<p>We seem greatly preoccupied with issues of historical guilt and historical reckoning these days, issues that lie at the heart of Orson Scott Card’s tangled science-fiction masterwork “Ender’s …

7 Smart New Window Technologies

With the latest technologies, the windows in your house can offer more than a pretty view. Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean them yourself.<p><b>1. Save the Birds</b><br>Every year, millions of birds fly into glass windows. This patterned coating — visible to birds but not humans — prevents that. All …

In Alabama, not a whole lot of love for Obamacare

A refrain heard across the USA: If a state doesn't have a robust and competitive insurance market, health care consumers ultimately pay the price and lose the insurance they once had.<p>MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The letters landed in early October, canceling health plans for thousands of BlueCross BlueShield …

Government Inches Closer to Shutdown

The federal government inched closer to its first shutdown in nearly two decades, with House Republicans taking a hard line today and pushing for a …

The States Where Women Make the Most (and Least) Compared to Men

The wage gap is a complicated issue, but here's a simple chart showing where it's most severe.<p>At some point or another, you've heard the stat that American women earn just 77 cents for every dollar men make. But what about state to state? Is it as bad in New York as, say, Ohio or Wyoming? In a new …

NSA employee spied on nine women without detection, internal file shows

A National Security Agency employee was able to secretly intercept the phone calls of nine foreign women for six years without ever being detected by his managers, the agency's internal watchdog has revealed.<p>The unauthorised abuse of the NSA's surveillance tools only came to light after one of the …

CyanogenMod 10.1.3 arrives with remote find and wipe capabilities

Good news is now at hand for CyanogenMod fans who like a bit of stability in their lives, because the general release builds of CyanogenMod 10.1.3 are now hitting server mirrors. As a nice bonus, support for CM Account is baked into this release (previously available only in the 10.2 nightlies), …

European researchers want to send snake robots to Mars

Can snake-like robots do a better job exploring Mars than the wheeled rovers humans have previously sent to the red planet? That's the working theory of researchers at the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), who believe that such a bot could help tackle the primary challenge …

Top Afghan Female Police Officer Slain

A respected female police officer in southern Afghanistan died Monday after being shot by two gunmen on a motorbike. The killers escaped.<p>Al Jazeera reported that Sub-Inspector Negara was buying grass for her lambs on Sunday when she was shot in the neck. Negara, who like many Afghans uses only one …

Nicaragua files new claim against Colombia over San Andres

<b>Nicaragua has launched legal action against Colombia in the International Court of Justice, claiming potentially oil-rich areas in the Caribbean.</b><p>Last year the court in The Hague ruled that a group of small islands belonged to Colombia, but expanded disputed maritime limits in favour of Nicaragua.<p>In …

Yemen Child Marriage Law: Human Rights Minister Wants To Set Minimum Age At 18

Following reports that an 8-year-old girl in Yemen was killed after having intercourse with her 40-year-old husband, the nation's human rights minister is looking to pass a law banning child marriage.<p>Hooria Mashhoor asked Yemen's parliament to pass a law outlawing the practice, BBC reported. She …

Mo. lawmakers fail to override veto of gun bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri measure attempting to nullify some federal gun control laws fell a single vote short of enactment Wednesday as the leaders of the state's Republican-led Senate joined with Democrats to prevent a veto override.<p>Senators voted 22-12 for the veto override, coming up …

Right-wing parties win Norway election

Norway's Labour Party has conceded defeat in the nation's general election, as the Conservative Party and its right-wing allies swept to power after an eight-year hiatus.<p>Jens Stoltenberg, the incumbent Labour Party prime minister, conceded defeat late on Monday, while his challenger, Conservative …

Afghanistan policewomen numbers need to rise sharply, says Oxfam

Only 1% of Afghanistan's police officers are female, and if the country does not dramatically increase the number of women in the service it will struggle to end crimes such as domestic abuse, forced marriage and "honour" killings, a new report from Oxfam has found.<p>There is only one female police …

In The Arab World, Unrest Is Coupled With Unemployment

The Syria conflict was initially part of a wave of uprisings in 2011 known as the Arab Spring, which began in part as a cry for political freedom and more economic opportunity. Fast-forward to today, when unemployment in some of these countries is among the highest in the world.<p>"They are …

A Newly Discovered 'Failure' by Vincent Van Gogh

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After two years of research, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has confirmed that <i>Sunset at Montmajour</i> …

Russia calls on Syria to hand over chemical weapons

Russia opened up a possible diplomatic solution to the Syrian chemical weapons crisis on Monday with a pledge to persuade the Assad regime to hand over its chemical arsenal to international supervision to be destroyed.<p>Russia's new initiative was announced by its foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, …

Analysts warn of risk from extremists in Syria

AMMAN — Concerns that U.S. military intervention in Syria would prop up extremist groups affiliated with al-Qaeda were scoffed at Thursday by leaders of Syria's opponents to dictator Bashar Assad, though analysts warn Islamic extremists are growing.<p>"The American strikes are not to destroy the …

One-way Mars trip attracts 165,000 would-be astronauts … and counting

The Dutch-based Mars One venture says more than 165,000 people around the world have voiced interest in a one-way trip to the Red Planet — and there's still more than a week left for more would-be astronauts to join in.<p>"The response to the first round of the astronaut selection program has been …

Apple's Plan to Change How You Watch TV Forever

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Years of halting negotiations with cable companies haven’t gotten Apple much closer to its grand …

PRI

A group of young boys wearing tight, crocheted caps rock back and forth as they recite verses from the Quran. Their voices–some loud, some hushed–resound through the domed mosque in a cacophony of swirling melodies.<p>Recent reports have pointed to Pakistan's Islamic, religious schools like this one …

Inside the New Nixon Watergate Tapes

The last of Tricky Dick’s secret tapes are out, and they’re not very flattering.<p>There should be no more shock when it comes to Richard Nixon, but, …

The World's Most Precise Clock Could Prove Einstein Wrong

What a makes a good clock? Andrew Ludlow, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, says one of the most important criteria is stability.<p>"If you could imagine a grandfather clock and see the pendulum swinging back and forth, ideally that pendulum would swing back and forth …

How Will Bradley Manning Be Treated in Prison as a Woman?

The former Army private, now known as Chelsea, is starting a 35-year sentence at an encouraging time for transgender inmates.<p>Less than 24 hours after being sentenced to 35 years in prison, Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted for leaking classified documents, made an unexpected announcement …

With 'Ingress,' the world is Google's game board

Your Android smartphone becomes your entry into a new dimension of video games with 'Ingress,' a sci-fi game that is played in the real world, in real-time, around the globe.<p>Want a glimpse into the future of video games? Tap into <i>Ingress</i>.<p>The real-world augmented reality game was launched quietly in …

Filipino farmers destroy GM crops designed to alleviate malnutrition

A group of 400 protestors has stormed a field filled with test crops of vitamin A-delivering Golden Rice in the Philippines, in protest at the …

Here's How Much It Costs the Feds to Lock Up 219,000 People

And why saving even a little bit of money on jailing criminals could go a long way.<p>Today, Attorney General Eric Holder is set to announce a batch of reforms aimed at thinning out our overcrowded federal prisons by easing up on drug prosecutions. Among other steps, the <i>Washington Post</i> reports that …