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Apple's Swift programming language soars in popularity

Just months after the first ever app created by it, the Swift programming language from Apple has leapt up the rankings of the technologies to watch from 68th place to 22nd<p>The programming language created by Apple for developers to make iOS and OS X apps with has made an “unprecedented” jump up the …

Apple

Report: Boehner's bartender planned to poison him

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> John Boehner's former bartender once made plans to slip poison into the House speaker's drink, or shoot him and drive away, authorities say.<p>Among the reasons driving the alleged assassination plot: Michael Hoyt heard voices that told him Boehner was evil. He thought the Ohio …

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

Benjamin Netanyahu ridiculed over appearance at Paris solidarity march

Israeli leader criticised for urging French Jews to emigrate to Israel following last week's deadly attack on kosher store<p>Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a storm of criticism because of his "embarrassing" behaviour at Sunday's mass solidarity march in Paris and his calls for French Jews to emigrate to …

Israel

Baby-Faced Celebrities Are More Popular When the Economy's Strong

During turbulent times, there's a preference for more-mature features.<p>When the Great Recession produced a new age of hopelessness, artists responded with attempts to process it. Anne Enright's <i>The Forgotten Waltz</i> and Donal Ryan's <i>The Spinning Heart</i> were just two of the many ruminative novels spawned …

Great Depression

Digitally Rendered 3D Abstract Paintings Look Like Miniature Worlds

Libya-based creative Mahmoud Jouini uses digital software to render colorful, three-dimensional abstract paintings that look like miniature worlds. Although the images look like snapshots of elaborate, sprawling dioramas that were physically constructed, each piece was actually created entirely on …

Texting Is In Decline

WhatsApp revealed last week that it had more than 700 million monthly users, putting the messaging app in first place among its competitors, including Facebook Messenger and WeChat.<p>But there's also proof that WhatsApp is replacing texting. Thirty billion messages are sent over WhatsApp each day — …

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