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Ebola death toll rises; emergency in Liberia

The husband of an American woman infected with Ebola imagines he should be beside himself with worry but instead finds comfort in God's grace.<p>His wife, Nancy Writebol, is one of two patients being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.<p>She arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday, just days after …

Israeli forces shoot dead convicted US killer who had seized gun and shot 3 prison guards

Israeli special forces raided a prison in central Israel Sunday, killing a notorious prisoner who was serving time for a gruesome murder carried out in the United States.<p>Police identified the inmate as Samuel Sheinbein, an American who fled to Israel after murdering and dismembering another man in …

Venezuela: chaos and thuggery take the place of the pretty revolution

Hugo Chávez's dream world has become a nightmare of shot-down protesters, jailed oppositionists, economic meltdown and a brutal war waged against a defiant middle class<p>Hugo Chávez used to call it <i>la revolución bonita</i> (the pretty revolution), but the world looked at Venezuela last week and saw only …

Missed connections: Limbo in high tech's culture clash

The term "Google bus" has come to symbolize very real tensions between tech companies and the communities they call home. Here's a look below the surface.<p>On a recent Friday afternoon, Tammy Vaitai stood at a dais at the Bayview Shipyard in San Francisco. Unless you've walked into the youth-run Old …

The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program

The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate …

Sony Looks To The Past To Move Forward

The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like the Sony of yesterday. For every memorable blockbuster, there’s an infamous flub: The late embrace of …

Fallacies

In order to understand what a fallacy is, one must understand what an argument is. Very briefly, an argument consists of one or more premises and one …

Wolfram|Alpha: Making the world’s knowledge computable

Wolfram|Alpha brings expert-level knowledge and capabilities to the broadest possible range of people—spanning all professions and education levels.

A Call For Help

A Call For Help¶Dylan is a multi-paradigm functional and object-oriented programming language. It is dynamic while providing a programming model …

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China's WeChat Focuses on US-Based Users

WeChat, the popular messaging app that claimed Facebook’s mantle in China, is sharpening its focus on the US market, after quietly launching a campaign to reward users for recruiting their friends.<p>The Wall Street Journal first spotted the scheme that rewards users who connect their Google account …

Google hires creator of Aether encrypted social network

Burak Nehbit, the 23-year-old author of the well-liked Aether content-sharing network, has accepted a job with Google. After revealing the news on Twitter over the weekend, Nehbit told <i>The Verge</i> that he still very much intends to keep Aether development going, noting that he managed to keep it out …

Aether aims to be a Reddit for the privacy-conscious

Anonymity on the web was once a natural and easily secured condition for its browsers, but recent trends have tended to undermine it. From Google demanding a G+ account to comment on YouTube videos to the NSA snooping on everything and everyone, keeping oneself to oneself has grown increasingly …

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4K is for programmers

Also read the follow-up for more thoughts on computing with a 4k television.At our office, we just equipped all of the programmers' workstations with …

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Stop Basing Pay on Performance Reviews

If your company is like most, it tries to drive high performance by dangling money in front of employees’ noses. To implement this concept, you sit down with your direct reports every once in a while, assess them on their performance, and give them ratings, which help determine their bonuses or …

Pictures of the Week: January 3 – January 10

Jan. 7, 2014. Men hold up a baby who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Ba<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Bassam …

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Martha Stewart Shops CES

For many of us, CES is a massive conference filled with the world’s most innovative technology. To Martha Stewart, the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show represents a day of gadget shopping.<p>So what is Martha on the market for?<p>The lifestyle guru and DIYer had a few specific products in mind …

China asserts control over vast sea area, angering neighbors, U.S.

Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines and the United States have criticized China for imposing new access rules for the vast South China Sea, saying Beijing's demand that foreign vessels get approval to enter the disputed maritime area is provocative and potentially destabilizing.<p>But Chinese Foreign …

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GitHub buys Easel, picking up tech to design sites without coding

GitHub has built itself up into a popular service for housing all the code developers write, and now the company has fixed its gaze on web development where no code is involved at all. It just acquired a startup called Easel, which provides web-based software for designing websites, according to a …

How Scared Should You Be of a Cyberwar?

Everything you need to know about the future of warfare.<p>Multiple justices of the U.S. Supreme Court—the people who will ultimately decide where the law stands on cyber-military issues—do not even use computers. P.W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and …

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For a More Flexible Workforce, Hire Self-Aware People

Companies frequently complain that it’s tough to find the right people. If, amidst high unemployment, this seems counterintuitive, consider the deep trends driving the mismatch: technology and globalization have transformed what it takes to succeed in business. A new generation of professionals …

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Why the world needs women entrepreneurs

Women’s empowerment will be front and centre in 2014 as more companies, communities and countries invest in women’s entrepreneurship. Increasingly, …

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