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Slackbot may soon be a lot more helpful than Siri

Slackbot, the handy (but also annoying) assistant buried within communications platform Slack, may soon be a lot more useful. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield says Slackbot may one day be more useful than Siri.<p>“Apple spent billions of dollars on Siri and worked on …

Wall Street

Sprint's new program ensures you always have the latest iPhone

Sprint announced the start of its new iPhone Forever program on Monday, allowing customers to upgrade to the latest iPhone whenever they want.<p>The …

Two victims of Charleston massacre mourned as battle rages over flag | Reuters

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina took a small step toward healing the wounds of last week’s massacre at a historic black church in Charleston as mourners gathered for the funerals of two of the nine victims.<p>Thursday’s services for Ethel Lance, 70, and Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, …

South Carolina

How Highly Sensitive People Interact With The World Differently

Highly sensitive people have been labeled a lot of ways in the past, like fragile, over-emotional and intense. But there's more to a highly sensitive person than just excess crying and a whole ton of feelings.<p>Those with an empathetic personality are actually biologically wired to behave the way …

Apocalypse Neuro: Why Our Brains Don't Process the Gravest Threats to Humanity

The human brain simply may not be wired to process slow-moving crises like climate change.<p>Our brains are incredible little mushboxes; they are unfathomably complex, powerful organs that grant us motor skills, logic, and abstract thought. Brains have bequeathed unto we humans just about every …

5 Surprising Ways To Help Your Memory

A recent study alleviated fears that statins—taken by 1 in 4 adults over the age of 40—cause memory loss. But how do you strengthen recall in …

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries

Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control<p>Luis Parada’s office is just four blocks from the White House, in the heart of K Street, Washington’s …

El Salvador

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

Controversial Texas abortion law upheld by federal appeals court

A federal appeals panel has decided to uphold nearly all of the provisions of a Texas law that will force the closure of most of the state's abortion clinics, according to an opinion published on Tuesday.<p>The ruling, which effectively affirmed the 2013 passage of House Bill 2, will force the closure …

Miley Cyrus

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Pinterest Unveils New 'Action Buttons'

The social networking site revealed the plan for its long-awaited revenue-generating feature.<p>Pinterest, the visual social network where users "pin" images or links to virtual boards, only recently began offering advertising on the site.<p>Its slow approach to revenue generation hasn't deterred …

Congress passes USA Freedom Act, the NSA 'reform' bill. What does it mean for your privacy?

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower whose actions led to calls to reform the agency's post-9/11 domestic surveillance activities.<p>Today the Senate …

The shocking news about government secrecy that should have every American worried

Government agencies are increasingly ignoring and circumventing the very laws meant to hold them accountable<p>Philip Eil<p>June 2, 2015 4:30pm (UTC)<p>The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding hearings this week called “Ensuring Transparency through the Freedom of Information …

Surveillance

The GOP’s perfect crime: Why they won’t get the blame for sabotaging Obamacare

<b>Ted Cruz, John Roberts (APJoe Skipper/Andrew Harnik/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Mainstream pundits need to stop kidding themselves — Republicans won’t suffer if the Supreme Court kills Obamacare<p>Elias Isquith<p>June 2, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>If they've learned nothing else from the Obama era, close observers of …

Republicans

Robert Reich: Texas officials are a disaster in their own right

The former secretary of labor on the glaring hypocrisy of the Lone Star state’s request for emergency relief funds<p>As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested – and President Obama has granted – federal help.<p>I don’t begrudge …

Extreme Weather

Right-wing sheriffs vs. state park Democrats: What your job tells us about how you vote — and why

If you’re a talk show host, you probably lean to the right more than the comedians who perform on your show<p>If you design a house, you are likely to be a Democrat; if you build it, you are probably a Republican. If you swagger around town in a big hat and a badge, you’re probably a Republican; if …

UC Berkeley

Elizabeth Warren won’t be president. But the Senate may not be her final destination.

Even the Draft Warren folks now accept it: Warren won’t run. But she may have a new job come 2017 anyway<p>Several months ago, supporters of an Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy detected some glimmers of hope in their bid to convince the Massachusetts senator and liberal favorite to take her …

Scott Brown

Source: Man fatally shot by officers in Boston was under terror investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man who waved a large military knife at officers and is believed to have been radicalized by ISIS was shot and killed by police in Boston on Tuesday, according to officials.<p>The suspect, identified as Usaama Rahim, 26, was under 24-hour surveillance by anti-terrorism authorities, said FBI …

Justice

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The World’s Hardest Country for Women

Even without the threat of Boko Haram, the girls of northern Nigeria lead grim lives and face brutal challenges.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — At age 14, Amina …

Africa

Charter Communications Announces Deal To Buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications reaches $56.7 billion deal with Time Warner Cable. It makes this another bite at the apple for John Malone to create a cable colossus.<p>Charter Communications announced Tuesday that it has reached a deal with Time Warner Cable, a month after a takeover attempt by Comcast failed …

Time Warner

How the eyes betray your thoughts

Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.<p>It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does …

The Brain