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By Christopher Becker | These are some news articles I felt relevant.

C.J., the German Shorthaired Pointer, Is Best in Show: Pictures

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All the times Apple's CEO has sworn to defend your iPhone privacy from the U.S. government

Apple CEOs really want to defend your privacy — whether you've asked them to be your protectors or not.<p>On Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook published a …

How to Become a Highly Paid Freelancer While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

It might sound hard, but it's definitely possible--especially if you take the right steps.<p>Want to dip your toes in the entrepreneurial waters by freelancing while keeping your full-time job? You're not alone--countless other people do too.<p>But how?<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an …

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How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

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Pentagon: North Korean special forces 'highly trained, well-equipped'

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What Happened When a NASA Astronaut Got Harassed on Twitter

Documents obtained using the Freedom of Information Act show the extreme lengths law enforcement went to to protect an astronaut from Twitter harassment.<p>Time and time again, those who have been harassed on Twitter have pleaded for the social media network and law enforcement to take threats against …

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

The scientific world is still reeling over the first ever detection of ripples in the fabric of space-time, called gravitational waves.<p>Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't …

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Einstein's weirdest prediction is true, and will soon radically transform our understanding of the universe

NASA<p>Have no doubt: Gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time, are real and undulating across the universe at incredible speed — …

16 billionaires who inherited their fortunes

We recently released our list of the 50 richest people on earth based on data from Wealth-X, which conducts research on the super-wealthy. Many of the billionaires on the list came from humble beginnings and built huge empires from next to nothing.<p>Others were born into money.<p>To find the wealthiest …

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Use This Secret Code to Help You Improve Your iPhone Signal

Who knew.<p>A secret iPhone hack has emerged that makes seeking out solid signal easier by showing you how good your connection is in a number rather than an antiquated bar chart system. It's surprisingly simple; you just need to enter a secret code to pull up your iPhone's Field Mode tool.<p>The code …

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Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

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Paul Kantner: A Life in Pictures

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Grim news for bears, tigers under proposed new wildlife law in China

BEIJING — Bears, tigers, pangolins and a range of other endangered animals are facing bleaker prospects than ever.<p>A draft amendment to China’s wildlife protection law has infuriated conservationists by confirming that it is legal to breed endangered species in captivity for commercial use and for …

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Here are the 14 Netflix original movies coming out in 2016 and what you need to know about them

Fourteen Netflix original films, produced or purchased by the company, have been announced. The first to be released is a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which will hit the service on February 26.<p>Other films set for a 2016 release include the Brad Pitt-starring "War Machine" and Ricky …

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

Here's a quick and fun way to enrich your business knowledge: streaming documentaries on Netflix.<p>The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great innovators like Steve …

Mars Needs Colonists Who Eat Meat And Sleep Late

Just waking up now? You could qualify<p>If you're a die-hard morning person, don't start packing your bags for Mars just yet. A recent study suggests that people who prefer to sleep in and stay up late may be better suited for Mars.<p>Our bodies have internal clocks that tell us how long a day is, and …

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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.<p>This week's gallery features officers standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during the March for …

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These Are the 25 Most Amazing Hotels Across the World

According to TripAdvisor and their many reviews, that is.<p>Let's be honest, your hotel selection can make or break a vacation. Pick a spot with sub-par service, inedible food, an atmosphere that leaves much to be desired, or a lumpy bed and suddenly that's all you can talk about. Because how can you …

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

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Hyperloop Transportation is about to break ground on its first test track

The race to be the first to test the supersonic transportation system is heating up<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the two Los Angeles-based startups working to make the supersonic transportation system a reality, announced today that it had filed permits in Kings County, California …

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Justin Bieber’s Hair Is Worse Than Justin Bieber

It has been worn like a helmet. It’s been arrested. It’s been quiffed and teased. It’s been bleached. It’s been short, and it’s been long. And over …

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A 10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do

Despite the huge impact executives can have on their organizations, failure rates remain high. Prescriptions for what to do continue to fall short. So we wondered: If we closely studied the executives who succeed in top jobs once appointed, could we identify distinguishing features that set them …