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<i>“We are not stuff that abides, but patterns that perpetuate themselves. A pattern is a message.”</i><p>From the father of cybernetics, a visionary 1950 classic that influenced generations of thinkers, creators, and entrepreneurs as wide-ranging as beloved author Kurt Vonnegut, anthropologist Mary …

Madres de los "falsos positivos de Soacha" cansadas de la lentitud de la justicia

Las madres de los llamados ‘falsos positivos de Soacha’ <b>ya están cansadas de la lentitud con la que avanza el proceso penal en contra de 21 militares</b> …

Is Bedtime Snacking Bad?

Certain foods late at night may actually be a good idea.<p>The Binge Bulge<p>Eating after 8 p.m. may increase the risk of obesity, according to a 2011 study at Northwestern University. A five-year study on weight changes in college students which Dr. Hoerr is working on also suggests that eating late …

Sleep

Lowfat Milk May Not Be As Healthy As We Thought, Says Harvard Expert

Got milk? Well, you might not really need it, according to the current issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Pediatrics. Reduced-fat milk is high in sugar and may be contributing to the obesity epidemic, argues Harvard professor of pediatrics David Ludwig, MD.<p>One cup of …

Hearst Magazines

Paris Review - E. M. Forster, The Art of Fiction No. 1

Interviewed by P. N. Furbank & F. J. H. Haskell<p>Issue 1, Spring 1953<p>“That is not all of Arctic Summer—there is almost half as much of it again—but that’s all I want to read because now it goes off, or at least I think so, and I do not want my voice to go out into the air while my heart is sinking. …

Good Writing vs. Talented Writing

The secrets of good writing have been debated again and again and again. But “good writing” might, after all, be the wrong ideal to aim for. In <b>About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews</b> (<i>public library</i>), celebrated author and literary critic <b>Samuel Delany</b> — who, for a fascinating …

PRI

Edward Snowden reportedly remains in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport where he's been since June 23rd.<p>The 30-year-old former National Security Agency contractor is wanted by US officials on espionage charges for revealing the secret US electronic surveillance program Prism.<p>Snowden …

Hearst Magazines

PRI

We've heard the phrase, "meta data" a lot lately, ever since Edward Snowden began leaking information about the NSA's global data-snooping programs. Meta data isn't just what you said on your phone.<p>It's who you called… when and where.<p>It's like a road map of your life.<p>Germany's Green Party …

US admits contact with other countries over potential Snowden flights – as it happened

8.50pm BST<p>Summary<p>We're ending our live coverage of the diplomatic crisis over the Morales flight. Our latest news story has just been published and …

Cheating Wives Closing Infidelity Gap

Cheating wives are closing the infidelity gap, with the number of women who admit to having extramarital affairs rising 40 percent in 20 years — and …

Innovative Journalism Projects from 2012 That Will Shape 2013

Click here to read the entire series<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p><i>This post was written by Ryan Graff of the Knight News Innovation Lab and originally appeared on the</i> …

US Student Andrew Pochter Killed During Violent Clashes in Egypt

An American college student was killed in Alexandria, Egypt, during violent clashes between government supporters and opponents, family members and …

The Social Climber: Feds Face Quandary on Pot Laws

Ed Andrieski/AP Photo<p><b>Feds Face Pot Law Quandary: Smoke Up or Just Say No?</b><p>When it comes to marijuana, the country has gone from "just say no" to …

The Story Behind the Brazil Protest’s Shocking Pepper-Spray Photo [Updated]

One of the more startling photos from the ongoing protests in Brazil is the above image of a woman being bombarded in the face by pepper spray at …

Deadly attacks hit Iraqi-Turkmen rally

Two suicide bombers have attacked a tent packed with protesters in northern Iraq, killing at least eight people and wounding 51 others, officials say.<p>A protest by members of a group of ethnic minority Iraqi-Turkmen was taking place at the time of the bombing.<p>The attackers struck at around mid-day …

Drafts. Where Text Starts.

Drafts lets you turn text into action – it’s a quick notebook, handy editor, and writing automation tool, all in one.<p>DRAFTS 4 USER? Find Out What's …

Apps

‘Trust me. There are thousands of apps that haven’t been written yet.’ – MacStories

Kevin Hoctor of No Thirst Software, commenting on the idea that all marketable software has already been written:<p>I wrote some advice in an interview with App Camp For Girls recently, “Find something in your life that is broken and write software to fix it.” The best software is personal. It’s …

Black Pixel Launches NetNewsWire 4.0 Public Beta, A Local RSS Replacement for Google Reader – MacStories

NetNewsWire, one of the first RSS readers originally developed by Brent Simmons and later acquired by Black Pixel in 2011, has made a reappearance before Google Reader shuts down on July 1st.<p>NetNewsWire 4.0 is the result of nearly two years of work, modernizing an app which was introduced in 2002 …

Skitch 2.6: Effortless Annotations – MacStories

Today, Evernote has announced a few new ways to interact with Skitch, an app that makes it easy to visually communicate ideas with text, shapes, and sketches. The latest set of updates are focused on improving annotations — how easy they are to make and how fast to get to them.<p>Starting an …

Apple Looking into MacBook Air Wi-Fi Complaints, Issuing Replacements

Following complaints from a number of new Macbook Air owners concerned about Wi-Fi performance issues, <i>9to5Mac</i> reports that Apple is investigating the problem.<p>In the United States, Apple Geniuses and Advisors should capture MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) and MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013) …

The War of the Closes

It pains me when I hear people say that our sites are unfriendly, or that we chase new users away. But it’s a hard problem, because <b>our highest</b> …

Human Brain Treats Phantom Limbs as Real

Years after they lose an arm or leg, amputees’ brains still carry an image of the missing limb that can be exactly the same as the image of the real …

Not a good day for the Nook » Nieman Journalism Lab

Peter Kafka notes that Barnes & Noble is stopping manufacturing of its Nook tablets, outsourcing that task to others and focusing on lower-end eInk e-readers. Nook sales are tanking (revenue down 34 percent from the year-ago quarter); it doesn’t look good for the Kindle competitor.<p>Say this for …