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Russians Seize More Crimean Facilities, Demand Ukrainians Surrender

Russian forces seized two more Ukrainian facilities in Crimea today as others surrounded Ukrainian military bases, demanding their surrender.<p>In …

China Is Launching the Most Impressive Water Pipeline Project Ever

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>BEIJING—On a Saturday morning in late August, about a dozen university students, professors, and …

In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer

WASHINGTON--The<p>Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, delivered the opening invocation in theU.S. Senateon Thursday, praying "to Buddha and all" and suggesting that purity of thought will guide humanity's actions.<p>In his saffron robe, the Dalai Lama climbed the few steps to the Senate …

“I dare you to go to a lesbian bar”: How this gay conservative defends keeping discrimination legal

“I have many, many black friends…I just don’t think government should use its power to do things.”<p>As CPAC attendees readied to hear Ted Cruz, Salon spoke with Canadian Tory Roy Eappen - a nine-time CPAC participant and donor to the gay conservative group GOProud - about why he opposes laws banning …

Putin rattles Western nerves with military drills near Ukrainian border

President Vladimir Putin rattled Russian sabres and Western nerves Wednesday, putting troops on high alert and ordering war games near Ukraine's border even as U.S. and European leaders sought to defuse tensions.<p>President Barack Obama quickly responded with a warning that "outside actors" should …

Dem Sen. Manchin calls on federal regulators to ban Bitcoin

Sen. Joe Manchin is urging federal regulators to ban Bitcoin amid turmoil surrounding the virtual currency.<p>Manchin, D-W.Va., said in a press release that he has sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and other officials urging them to bar the use of Bitcoin …

Beijing smog alert turns 'orange' as air pollution soars

<b>Beijingers have been warned to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid outdoor air pollution that has reached hazardous levels.</b><p>Particulate readings soared 15 times above the daily maximum recommended by the World Health Organization.<p>In response, city authorities have started using Beijing's new …

Pollution

SanDisk Packs 128GB Into A MicroSD Card

My fellow nerds, our long horrendous nightmare is over. We will soon no longer have to slum with 64GB microSD cards. SanDisk will soon start selling 128GB Ultra microSDXC cards — a capacity double that of today’s cards.<p>Today, at Mobile World Congress, SanDisk announced the tiny card that packs a …

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.<p>“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Android News

The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

The First Bitcoin ATMs Are About To Start Popping Up Across Canada

According to reports from CBC, Mitchell Demeter, co-founder of Vancouver bitcoin trading company Bitcoiniacs and part-owner of Robocoin, has invested in five such machines to be placed across Canada.<p>Bitcoin is an emerging digital currency that isn't controlled by any authority such as a central …

Bitcoin

12-year-old boy admits to hacking government sites for Anonymous

A 12-year-old boy in Montreal has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous, reports the <i>Toronto Sun</i>. The attacks were not politically motivated, however; the boy testified that he traded information to members of Anonymous …

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.<p>So here's a question that may seem too simple: Why?<p>If you ask a psychologist, he or she may tell you …

Legendary General James Mattis Just Gave One Of The Best Talks On Middle East Policy We've Ever Seen

The four-star general, who recently retired after leading U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for Iraq and Afghanistan (among others), spoke at length with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Syria, Iran, Israel, and Egypt.<p>He offered commentary on U.S. foreign and military policy, what is happening in the …

Middle East

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

The World's Best Business Schools

The wrong school could be a critical waste of time and money.<p>For our fourth annual survey of the World's Best Business Schools, we asked hundreds of American professionals with experience hiring MBAs to determine the best business school in the world.<p>They came back with a loud and clear answer:</b> …

College & University

11 disturbing things Snowden has taught us (so far)

Falling behind on the increasingly byzantine NSA scandal? We’ve got you covered<p><b>1) Can you hear me now?</b><p>The Guardian reported on June 6 that, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the Obama administration enabled the National Security Agency to collect caller information from Verizon …

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high …