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The Apple guys at IBM are smiling. Here's why. (Update with video)

[I’m reposting this piece from Oct. 16 to include the video that JAMF put up today on YouTube. Coincidentally, MacRumors reported today that IBM …

We are lifelong Zionists. Here’s why we’ve chosen to boycott Israel.

<i>Steven Levitsky is a professor of government at Harvard University. Glen Weyl is an assistant professor of economics and law at the University of Chicago.</i><p>We are lifelong Zionists. Like other progressive Jews, our support for Israel has been founded on two convictions: first, that a state was …

Israel

No F*cking Way. Elon Musk Is Innovating a Whole New Kind of Transport?

Musk shows no signs of letting his brilliant madness die.<br>Read More

High-speed Rail

Stephen Colbert to Hillary Clinton: I didn’t like you very much on my old show

“It was mutual,” the Democratic frontrunner tells Colbert<p>Hillary Clinton sat down with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night to talk about a bizarre range of topics, from the TV shows that she and the former president binge-watch to banks that are Too Big To Fail.<p>Apparently the former First Couple finally …

Government

Hot Dogs Contain Human DNA, Veggie Dogs Contain Meat: Study

The study findings are hard to swallow.<p>If you're a hot dog lover, you may have beef with a study that finds certain varieties of hot dogs contain human DNA.<p>The study also concludes that 10 percent of veggie dog brands tested contained meat.<p>Researchers for Clear Labs, a company that sets standards …

Sausages

Bernie Sanders is in big trouble: You don’t have to be a neoliberal shill to see the cold, hard facts

The senator from Vermont is running a tremendously important, issues-based campaign. It’s also a losing one<p>Bernie Sanders’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination is in serious trouble.<p>Yes, I know we still have almost three months to go before voting gets underway. Yes, I’m aware that all …

Enjoy These 10 Videos of Cute Animals Snoozing in Honor of World Sleep Day

Today, March 13, is World Sleep Day. Organized by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, it’s an annual event that’s both a celebration of sleep …

World Leaders Rock Elegant Man Buns

World hairpiece, at last.<p>Committing to a fashion trend can be a tricky thing. It seemed the instant you convinced your mom to buy you a pair of Steve Madden platform sneakers, the world moved on to Skechers.<p>Fortunately, one of today's biggest trends can be snipped off in a moment's notice or even …

Hairstyling

First Watch: The Album Leaf, 'New Soul'

Jimmy LaValle's dream pop project The Album Leaf is back with a new video and its first new music since 2010's <i>A Chorus Of Storytellers</i>. The video, for the song "New Soul," is grand and cosmic, but also strangely intimate, with a seemingly simple narrative about a primitive family and how they …

Music

This is Netanyahu’s horror: “An open unleashing of raw racism that has always been a part of Israeli society”

If the Holocaust taught us anything, it is not to remain silent as a government directs hatred at an entire people<p>Last month, I wandered the former ghettos of Warsaw and Bialystok and visited the haunting memorials of Treblinka, all places where my family members lived their last moments. I …

Israel

Bill O’Reilly’s lapdog Jesse Watters complains about being kicked off campus after he started randomly hitting on undergraduates

Watters was so oblivious to his own creepy behavior he included it as “damning” evidence in his piece<p>On "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday evening, host Bill O'Reilly indulged his vile correspondent's desire to go to a university and mock -- and hit on -- undergraduates.<p>The ostensible reasoning behind …

Barack Obama

12 Things a Massage Therapist Knows About You After an Hour

Give them 60 minutes, and they'll have your body decoded.<p>by Allison McCarthy, for Rodale's Organic Life<p>PHOTOGRAPH BY J.A. BRACCHI/GETTY<p>Sure, we expect massage therapists to ease muscle tension and help us work through injuries. But that hour on the table reveals a lot more than just the stress …

Yoga

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“Crack cocaine for the Pentagon”: Meet the secret slush fund that’s getting hawks high

While the right cuts tons of basic services, here’s the secret slush fund the military doesn’t want you to discover<p>As budget votes get going this week, keep an eye on the three most magical letters in Washington: OCO. In an era where so many politicians harp on “removing the burden of debt from our …

Military

Meet the Fluffiest Cubs In Chicago

After growing in size and strength, Lincoln Park Zoo’s first-ever Red Panda cubs Clark, a male, and Addison, a female, are now in their outdoor …

Giant Pandas

MTV EMAs 2015's 8 Best and Worst Moments

Too much Bieber, not enough Duran Duran and just the right amount of Ellie Goulding<p>8<p>By<p>The MTV European Music Awards are basically the weird European …

News Media

Paul Ryan hedges on conditions, agrees to run for Speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said, firmly and repeatedly, that he did not want to be Speaker of the House. Offered multiple opportunity, the Wisconsin …

GOP-Led House Science Committee Launches Benghazi-Like Witch Hunt Against Climate Scientists

Republicans may be licking their wounds after running full speed into the Benghazi committee trainwreck, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be wasting …

Fiction isn't far off from reality in Margaret Atwood's latest dystopic novel

Margaret Atwood's latest novel is set some time in our post-apocalyptic future. But, it turns out, that future might not be that far off.<p>"The Heart Goes Last" tells the story of couple Stan and Charmaine who give up their freedom for security in the planned community of Consilience — subjects of …

Modern wood clad cabin in Spain harvests water & sun

Proper solar orientation of a building on a site has been one of the core practices of passive solar design for decades. But as a number of green …

Floating Solar Home is Completely Off-the-Grid, Generates Year's Worth of Energy in 6-Months

How about a modular floating home that's completely off-the-grid? Look no further than Floatwing. Designed by Portugal-based firm Friday, this live …

5 Ridiculous Right-Wing Moments This Week: Ben Carson's Latest Delusion

<b>1. Don’t worry, President Ben Carson would only crack down on liberal speech on college campuses.</b><p>Ben Carson, who now leads the polls in Iowa …

Former British Prime Minister Says This Is What’s Partially to Blame for the Islamic State

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was partly responsible for the emergence of the Islamic State militant group in the Middle East. But he insisted that toppling dictator Saddam Hussein had been the right thing to do.<p>Blair told CNN that …

Middle East

Another Challenge To Health Care Law Reaching Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, and …

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11 Benghazi takeaways: One for each hour

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Benghazi committee took its best swings at Hillary Clinton in a day-long hearing Thursday -- but the former secretary of state remained mostly calm throughout the hearing, save for a few animated moments in which she struggled to mask her contempt for her Republican …

Government

Paul Ryan Is a Hypocrite, Charlatan, and Right-Wing Extremist

Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker of the House but he wants a coronation, not a contested election. Toward that end, he's orchestrating a campaign that makes him appear to be a bridge-builder between the so-called "establishment" and "Tea Party" wings of the Republican Party -- the only guy who can …

And Now for Some Good News About Climate Change

Small things like energy efficient lightbulbs and big ones—like solar panels and light rail transportation—are making a difference.<p>There are now only 39 days to go until the world’s nations convene in Paris for the United NationsClimate Summit. Six years ago, talks in Copenhagen ended in chaos. Is …

7 tiny solar-powered homes

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Want to see the state of the art in solar-powered architecture? Then head to the Solar Decathlon in Southern California where the US Department of Energy challenges students from around the world to create the most efficient solar-powered house. These tiny, high-tech homes are …