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Inside the Fight Over Bitcoin’s Future

A terrific rumpus broke out in the world of Bitcoin last week, when veteran developers Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn published Bitcoin XT, a competing version of Bitcoin Core, the open-source program that generates new bitcoins, verifies all transactions, and records them on the massive distributed …

New York escapee Richard Matt killed; David Sweat still on the run

<b>Malone, New York (CNN) —</b> Richard Matt, one of two escaped murderers from an upstate New York maximum-security prison, was shot and killed by officers involved in a massive three-week manhunt, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.<p>Officers are still pursuing fugitive David Sweat but Cuomo said there was …

New York prison employee arraigned for allegedly helping killers escape

<b>(CNN) —</b> A New York prison tailor who allegedly aided a pair of convicted murderers before their brazen escape was arraigned Friday on a felony charge of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation.<p>Joyce Mitchell, who authorities said has voluntarily provided useful …

Shorty’s long reach

<b>How cocaine conquered the world</b><p>HE MAY be only little, but Joaquín “Shorty” Guzmán, who was captured in Mexico on February 22nd, is reckoned to have …

Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...<p>... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, about the width of a cigarette paper, says British stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. …

Rising Home Prices Linked To More Babies

As home prices rise, owners' fertility rates climb.<p>As housing prices rise, non-owners (e.g. renters) tend to have fewer kids. A new study found that for every $10,000 rise in house prices, the fertility rate of non-owners subsequently drops by 2.4 percent on average, in urban areas throughout the …

Housing

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

This A Cappella Cover Of Lorde's "Royals" Will Make Your Ears Happy

Nailed it.

Here's The Secret To Making Amazing Double-Strength Cold Brew Coffee With Next To No Effort

The Business Insider office recently got into cold brew coffee and the simple recipe will help you make some of the best, most aromatic and caffeinated joe you've ever tasted.<p>Never heard of cold brew coffee? It's basically what you're getting out of your office coffee contraption, only the caffeine …

Coffee

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

Japan's Great Economics Experiment Is Facing Its First Real Test

On Friday, the Nikkei share averagehad another tumultuous session, traversing a 7.1 percent range between positive and negative territory before ending up 0.9 percent.<p>The violent moves kept investors on edge after a 7.3-percent slide on Thursday, the sharpest drop for the Japanese stock market …

Economy

Google may bid for Waze navigation app, blocking Facebook's attempt to acquire its crowdsourced maps

Google Maps just got a massive overhaul, but the company might be about to throw even more money at its navigation system. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Google has approached the popular crowdsourced mapping and traffic app Waze about a potential acquisition. Facebook is also reportedly looking at Waze, of …

“Before Midnight”: After Birth

Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy, to put it in the most favorable light, is an attempt to film love through the various stages of life—its birth in youth (1995), its return in maturity (2004), its sustenance in middle age (2013). I found the first two installments unwatchable—the first one …

CEOs are Terrible at Management, Study Finds

A new study shows that CEOs are doing a lousy job when it comes to people management. The study, a joint project by the Center for Leadership Development and Research at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and The Miles Group, a consulting firm in …

An Airway Created with a 3D Printer Saved This Baby’s Life

If you think 3D printing’s overhyped with all this talk of plastic guns and strange, spider-like houses, you clearly haven’t seen this: a tiny airway …

Scientists Train People To Not Be Jerks

To be excellent to one another, just try out some Buddhist meditation.<p>If you're kind of a jerk, but at least concerned about your jerk-ness, take heart: researchers say they've shown it's possible to increase compassion in adults.<p>The University of Wisconsin-Madison actually has a whole department …

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12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World

It's hard to predict exactly what technologies and trends will transform our lives. Few understood just how powerful the Internet would be, dismantling entire industries and creating millions of jobs.<p>So what's the next big thing? Where will the jobs be, and how can companies carve out a competitive …

Innovation

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