Harris Atsalakis

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PluralSight Buys Digital-Tutors For $45 Million To Add Media Software Training

PluralSight, a purveyor of online training tools for software professionals, is expected to announce the acquisition of creative software training services company Digital-Tutors in a $45 million deal.<p>With the Digital-Tutors purchase, PluralSight adds a suite of 1,500 courses focused on media and …

Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

An unusual government moratorium aimed at controversial research with high-risk viruses has halted important public health research, scientists told an advisory committee to the federal government on Wednesday.<p>This is potentially the worst time for this type of pause to occur. - Matthew Frieman, …

To the moon and back: Lunar mission tests China's space program

Up, up and away. Way away -- to the moon, in fact.<p>China launched an experimental spacecraft early Friday that is scheduled to orbit the moon before returning to Earth, a first for the country's ambitious space program and considered a precursor to a planned mission to the moon.<p>The unmanned …

Rosetta mission: Philae comet probe could unlock secrets of the universe

Craft named after Egyptian obelisk will land on comet and collect samples that could give clues to origins of the galaxy<p>Next month, if all goes to plan, a 10-year journey through space will culminate in a landing craft called Philae touching down on a comet as part of the Rosetta mission and, …

Information Age: the (cake) computer that changed our world

It wasn’t IBM that pioneered the first business computer, but the British teashop chain Lyons. This is the third in our series on the major inventions that shaped the information age<p>Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World at the Science Museum, London, opens on Saturday 25 October<p>Two …

Brain games exploit anxieties about memory loss for profit – scientists

Companies marketing “brain games” that are meant to slow or reverse age-related memory decline and enhance other cognitive functions are exploiting customers by making “exaggerated and misleading claims” that are not based on sound scientific evidence, according to an open letter signed by 73 …

The okapi’s skull. But where is its body?

<b>Name: Powell-Cotton’s okapi<br>Species: Okapia johnstoni<br>Dates: ?-1906<br>Claim to fame: Without body<br>Where now: Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park</b><p>The forest was not quite as he’d imagined it.<p>In contrast to “the dismal miasmic place of my imagination, where unhealthy mists and perpetual twilight reigned …

Xbox Music ditches free desktop streaming on December 1st

If you're hooked on Xbox Music's free desktop-based listening, you're going to have make some backup plans very shortly. Microsoft has announced that it's dropping the no-cost web and Windows streaming option as of December 1st; after that, you'll have to pay for a Music Pass if you want …

Noriega’s Call of Duty lawsuit an ‘outrageous offense’ to basic protections, Giuliani says

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, now defending Activision Blizzard in Manuel Noriega’s <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops II</i> lawsuit, called the legal …

Giuliani on the Call of Duty lawsuit: 'Noriega does not own history'

On Thursday, Rudy Giuliani, the ex-mayor of New York city, went to the Californian supreme court to defend the hit video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II against the imprisoned Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. Many readers may need a few moments to take all that in.<p>At the hearing, Guiliani …

This Destiny fusion rifle is real … and it came from a 3D printer

Paying fan service to your favorite game has gotten a whole lot easier thanks to 3D printing technology.<p>London-based designer Elliot Viles has just created a model of a fusion rifle from Bungie’s blockbuster first-person shooter, Destiny. If you’ve got access to a 3D printer, you can make one of …