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Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Nelson Mandela: A look back

POLITICO rounds up career highlights and praise U.S. politicans had for the former South Africa president and anti-apartheid leader.<p>12/05/2013 04:50 PM EST

Japan’s new Secrets Bill Threatens To Muzzle The Press and Whistleblowers

An ominous new bill in Japan, on its way to becoming law, would give the government expanded powers to classify nearly anything as a secret and …

Zackees LED turn-signal gloves are a geeky fusion of tech, fashion, and safety

The Zackees turn-signal gloves might be the greatest gift to cyclists since the helmet.<p>A unique fusion of fashion and tech, the gloves have their own arrow-shaped strings of LEDs, which cyclists can use to signal that they’re turning. They’re the sort of thing that screams “geek,” but if they keep …

Slavery case: our beautiful girl has gone, but she is still my beloved sister

Reunited after 46 years, the woman freed from London 'slave house’ and her determined sibling<p>Forty-six years ago, Kamar Mahtum stood at the front door of the family home in Jelebu, Malaysia, and waved goodbye to her younger sister.<p>Dark-haired, beautiful Aishah, then just 22, was the shining star of …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

US Rappers Use North Korea for a Video Shoot

A pair of U.S. rappers say they have filmed a music video while on a trip to North Korea.<p>Dontray Ennis and Anthony Bobb, known as Peso and Pacman, …

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A 60-Year-Old Technology Offers A Solution To A Modern Problem

Tape is the oldest computer storage medium still in use. It was first put to work on a UNIVAC computer in 1951. But although tape sales have been falling since 2008 and dropped by 14% in 2012, according to the Santa Clara Consulting Group, tape's decline has now gone into reverse: sales grew by 1% …

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