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Indian women won't be safe until society changes, says gang-rape victim's father

On the anniversary of the Delhi gang-rape and murder which shamed India, the victim's father says nothing has changed and his family is still searching for justice<p>Women in India will never be safe until society changes its attitudes, the father of the Delhi gang-rape victim said on the anniversary …

Facebook gets ready to take on TV in battle for ad dollars

After having carved out a big chunk of the mobile advertising market, Facebook is now preparing to go after the really big dollars: TV advertising.<p>It’s doing so with a slide deck, obtained by TechCrunch, that points out all the advantages Facebook has over TV (and it aims a few under-the-table …

Pepsi Used A Secret Weapon To Steal Buffalo Wild Wings from Coca-Cola

Pepsi used its snack business, which includes Doritos, to gain a competitive advantage against Coca-Cola, reports Stephanie Strom at The New York Times.<p>"That means items on the restaurant menus might someday include a Dorito-crusted wing," Strom writes.<p>Other Pepsi snacks could also make an …

Why Nobody Wants to Shop at the Mall Anymore

The pattern established over Black Friday weekend has continued: While sales at brick-and-mortar stores have slumped, e-retail sales keep on …

The BioAg Alliance: Monsanto And Novozymes Team Up On Agricultural Biologicals

The economic power of the microbial world never ceases to amaze me. As I spent most of my career as a natural products pharmacologist, readers here are quite familiar with the microbial world as a source of pharmaceuticals.<p>While penicillin is perhaps the best-known historic example of a drug …

In 2014, Every Business Will Be Disrupted By Open Technology

The most salient aspect of technology is its power to disrupt. The important innovations are the ones that change our world so profoundly that the previous order becomes not only untenable, but unthinkable.<p>Yet the true impact begins not with invention, but adoption. That’s when the second and …

Men's ability to 'overwork' widens wage gap - Futurity

Employers are paying more per hour to workers—and men in particular—who are willing and able to put in exceptionally long workweeks.

Week in Photos: December 14, 2013

Lens<p>From the Mandela memorial to snow blanketing Jerusalem and a police-protester face-off in Kiev, a look at the most striking images from the past …

Earth, Wind and Fire: The Extreme Weather of 2013

A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., May 20, 201<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sue Ogrocki—AP

Khloe Kardashian Files For Divorce From Lamar Odom (UPDATE)

Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from estranged husband Lamar Odom after four years of marriage, TMZ reports.<p>The reality star filed divorce papers Friday (Dec. 13) to split from Odom.<p>"It was a recent decision," a source close to the couple told People magazine. "She's been holding out hope …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

It's official: Georges St-Pierre vacating UFC welterweight title

After weeks of speculation and a few days of true uncertainty, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre today made it official: He’s vacating his …

Snowstorm brings Jerusalem to a grinding halt

A snowstorm of rare intensity has blanketed Jerusalem and parts of the occupied West Bank, choking off the city and stranding hundreds of vehicles on impassable roads.<p>Israeli authorities on Friday said at least 50 centimetres of snow had fallen since the previous day, and forecasters predicted the …

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Obama's 'You Can Keep It' Promise Is 'Lie Of The Year'

President Obama's oft-repeated promise that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it" is 2013's "lie of the year," according to the fact checkers at the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>' nonpartisan PolitiFact project.<p>PolitiFact says that:<p>"Boiling down the complicated health care law to a soundbite proved …

Obamacare: One punt after another

Why do Republicans even bother trying to delay Obamacare? President Barack Obama’s doing it all by himself.<p>On Thursday, the Obama administration gave customers permission to pay their premiums as late as Dec. 31 for coverage that starts Jan. 1, and officially gave customers an extra week — until …

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US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea

Incident which saw USS Cowpens have to take evasive action arose with the US ship operating near China's only aircraft carrier at a time of heightened tensions in the region<p>A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last …

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