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What’s Cortana for Window Phone? Microsoft’s mashup of Siri and Google Now

If you haven’t heard of Cortana yet, you probably will soon. Besides being a helpful computer interface in the Microsoft(s msft) <i>Halo</i> video-game …

A Tiny Step Toward Statehood for Puerto Rico

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Puerto Rico is closer than it has ever been to becoming the 51st American state — which is to say, …

The scary thing about Puerto Rico’s population: It’s leaving the island for good

Times are tough in Puerto Rico. The financial crisis has left the island buried in $70 billion in debt, and it’s on the verge of seeing its bonds downgraded to junk.<p>It’s people are also leaving the island at a near record rate. The mass exodus seen in the 2000s is the worst since almost half a …

Puerto Rico

HIV cure dealt a setback

The search-and-destroy mission against the HIV virus just got much more complicated.<p>New research suggests that HIV's genetic program is far more abundant in certain dormant T-cells of infected patients and is potentially more capable of unleashing its deadly instructions than previously thought.<p>The …

Immunotherapy

Turkey Revealed Israeli Spy Ring To Iran: Report

JERUSALEM, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Turkey deliberately blew the cover of an Israeli spy ring working inside Iran in early 2012 and dealt a significant blow to Israeli intelligence gathering, according to a report in the Washington Post on Thursday.<p>Officials in Ankara, speaking on condition they not be …

Snowden's email provider Lavabit fought government surveillance with ultra-tiny font

Earlier this summer, a few weeks after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaked documents on the agency's surveillance practices were published, the encrypted email service provider he used, called Lavabit, shut itself down. At that time, Lavabit's founder Ladar Levison said he was shuttering …

Iranian cyber warfare commander shot dead in suspected assassination

The head of Iran’s cyber warfare programme has been shot dead, triggering further accusations that outside powers are carrying out targeted assassinations of key figures in the country’s security apparatus.<p>Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander of the Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead in a …

Shutdown to enter fourth day as work in Congress slows

The federal government shutdown will enter its fourth day on Friday after Congress moved no further toward resolving its fiscal showdown and President Barack Obama ratcheted up pressure on Republicans.<p>A flurry of legislative activity at the beginning of this week tempered by the end of Thursday, …

Are Blacks Names ‘Weird,’ or Are You Just Racist?

A Reddit thread has ignited a new debate over unconventional black names.<p>Reddit isn’t just a clearinghouse for interviews, animal pictures, and crazy …

Obama Called the Woman Who Prevented a School Shooting

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama called Antoinette Tuff on Thursday to thank her for preventing a massacre at a …

Mustache elicits Taliban death threats

<b>"I can leave my family, I can leave Pakistan, but I can never cut my mustache again," said Afridi [EPA]</b><p>Even being kidnapped and exiled by militants hasn’t scared Malik Afridi into shaving his impressive bristles<p>Liz Fields<p>August 16, 2013 9:55pm (UTC)<p>This may be the mustache that launched a thousand …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

Rocky Mountains

Fears Over Al Qaeda 'Breast Implant Bomb' Causing Long Lines At London's Heathrow Airport

Body scanners can detect items that people are carrying with them, but they aren't able to catch devices that are inside of the body.<p>Heathrow Airport is reportedly concerned about women suicide bombers who conceal explosive materials inside breast implants.<p>Explosives specialists told The Mirror …

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Zoo In China Swaps Dog For Lion, Hopes No One Notices

Visitors to a zoo in China got a rude surprise when the lion started barking.<p>Turns out it was no lion, but just a Tibetan mastiff, a large, hairy breed of dog — which, for what it's worth, more closely resembles the king of the jungle than does perhaps any other domestic canine.<p>Apparently, …

Romanian Princess Ran a Cockfighting Ring in Oregon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Irina Walker, Princess of Romania, is allegedly a fan and facilitator of cockfighting. Walker and …