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7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

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The Darknet: Is the Government Destroying ‘the Wild West of the Internet?’

On July 15th in Pittsburgh, David J. Hickton, a gray-haired U.S. attorney in a crisp dark suit, stepped out before an American flag to announce the …

Bacon And Sausages Do Cause Cancer, Says World Health Organisation

Processed meats are now classed as a carcinogen.<p>Dr Ian Johnson, a nutrition researcher at the Institute of Food Research, said in a briefing given to the Science Media Centre that "the classification reflects the strength of the evidence for an effect", not how big that effect is. "The effect is …

The Catholic Church's Secret Sex-Crime Files

The five co-defendants sit close enough to shake hands in the Philadelphia courtroom, but they never once acknowledge one another. Father James …

Kids With Parents In Prison Often Deal With Untreated Trauma

Millions of American kids have an incarcerated parent, which can trigger PTSD, depression, and other mental health disorders. A unique Brooklyn organization is trying to help, one family at a time.<p>Arlene Adams killed her partner with the knife she kept in bed with her.<p>Adams, then 21, had just put …

Shrinking Colorado River is a growing concern for Yuma farmers — and millions of water users

The Colorado River begins as snowmelt in the Rocky Mountains and ends 1,450 miles south in Mexico after making a final sacrifice to the United States: water for the farm fields in this powerhouse of American produce.<p>Throughout the winter, perfect heads of romaine, red-and-green lettuce, spinach and …

Sometimes, You Just Want A Button

I like making computers do stuff. I find that getting a computer to do what I want it to produces a tremendously empowering feeling. I think Python …

Google just made a move to leapfrog Microsoft and Amazon in the cloud wars

Google just made a big move that could let leapfrog Amazon Web Services as it races with Microsoft to get its cloud computing platform into big businesses.<p>Google announced that it's joined the OpenStack Foundation — the non-profit governing body that oversees OpenStack, the free cloud computing …

3 Things to Know about Online Lending

<b>1. They May Save You Time</b><p>From the ease of applying, the short response time, and the ability to integrate online with your company's online …

How Long Does My Business Need to Keep Tax Records?

<b>The Official</b><p>The IRS generally recommends keeping records that support income, deductions, or credits for three years. This is because, in most cases, …

Analytics Now Being Used to Track Judges

<b>Billy Beane, for the Prosecution</b><p>Tracking judges is nothing new; firms have been doing it for years to determine where they want to file lawsuits. …

Mind-boggling images from 25 years of the Hubble Telescope

NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope, 25 years ago this week, on April 24, 1990. The $2.5 billion project has transformed the way the public and …

Who made your clothes? A ‘Slow Fashion’ revolution rises

On April 24, 2013, a garment factory collapsed at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. The incident led to the death of 1,129 workers — a tragedy that revealed …

Here is BuzzFeed’s first pitch deck to investors in 2008

In 2008, BuzzFeed had just five employees working in an office in New York City’s Chinatown district, and its website was attracting just 700,000 unique visitors a month. Now the company has more than 900 employees, over 200 million monthly visitors, and seems poised to become the first major media …

Investing

Is PR at risk of being relegated from the comms mix by digital marketing?

With the popularity of newer communication channels undermining the role of PR, it’s up to publicists to change the perception of the profession<p>There has been a lot of articles recently on how the PR industry has a bad reputation. It pretty much comes down to the fact that no one knows what we do …

Public Relations

British Philosopher John Gray Believes Humanity's Desire for Freedom Is a Lie

We talked to him about Gnosticism, torture and the economic crisis.<p>In his new book <i>The Soul of Marionette</i>, British philosopher John Gray aims to tackle humankind's relationship with freedom. He claims that people don't want more freedom of choice, but rather less, as they can't handle doubt.<p>Gray …

Dark Horse

The story of a record-shattering, all-electric ’68 Mustang<p><b>The world’s most expensive</b> supercars can hit 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. The fastest production car in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT, does it in 2.7; Lamborghini’s 602-horsepower V-10-powered Huracán has been …

Blue Ridge Mountains

How one California farmer is battling the worst drought in 1,200 years

On a warm March afternoon, farmer Cannon Michael walks alongside wheat fields adjacent to his house in Los Banos, in California’s Central Valley. Most of these fields won’t be watered again this year.<p>“Wheat’s not a glamorous crop, but it makes a lot of bread,” Michael quips.<p>This wheat, though, …

Water

Researchers identify gatekeeper neurons that control pain and itch

New research provides direct evidence for an influential model of pain first proposed in 1965.<p>During the 1960s, neuroscientists Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall proposed an influential new theory of pain. At the time, researchers were struggling to explain the phenomenon. Some believed that specific …

Neurophilosophy

Cheese changed the course of Western civilization

This is the story you’ll often hear about how humans discovered cheese: one hot day 9,000 years ago, a nomad was on his travels, and brought along some milk in an animal stomach—a sort of proto-thermos—to have something to drink at the end of the day. When he arrived, he discovered that the rennet …

Anthropology

Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

1 / 2<p>Putin Letter to Arab Summit Triggers Strong Saudi Attack<p>By Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad<p>SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia …

U.S. Supreme Court: If You're Being GPS-Tracked, You're Being Searched

If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the …

How Putin could lose power

After more than a decade in power, Russian President Vladimir Putin is struggling through what may be his most turbulent and difficult year in office. His economy is crumbling under the global collapse in oil prices; US and European economic sanctions are punishing his inner circle and most …

Russia

Giant Alien Planet Has 4 Suns in Its Sky

1 / 2<p>An artist’s concept of the four-star system shows a gas giant orbiting its primary star (yellow), while the newfound red dwarf star (upper left) …

Fed’s Stanley Fischer Urges Vigilance on Shadow-Bank Risks

The Federal Reserve’s No. 2 official urged regulators to be vigilant in monitoring risks in the so-called shadow-banking sector.

Changes in Sovereign Debt Risk Rules Won’t Come Quickly

By<p>Paul Hannon<p>Paul Hannon<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@PaulHannon29<p>paul.hannon@wsj.com<p>A global agreement to end the long-standing treatment of all government bonds as automatically risk-free for banks will take some time, if it happens at all, the chairman of the Basel Committee on Bank …

Economy

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Did Dog-Human Alliance Drive Out the Neanderthals?

With the help of wolf dogs, early humans out-hunted—and outlasted—Neanderthals.<p>In popular culture, they're often portrayed like members of a heavy-metal band: fur clad, shaggy haired, ape-like. But in most ways they were like you and me. They used fire and made tools, lived in social groups, and …

Anthropology

The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

Let's face it, Booker T. Washington has a serious image problem. He was perhaps the most influential black man in America during the late 1800s, but is often remembered today as being subservient, a sellout even.<p>Yes, he pursued racial equality with discretion. His famous "Atlanta Compromise" speech …

The Outsider

Elizabeth Warren wants to be the most powerful Democrat in America—without running for president.<p>A <b>sk Elizabeth Warren for her first impression of</b> Hillary Clinton, and she doesn’t hesitate: She jolts forward to the edge of her seat, snaps her fingers and describes her as “quick!”<p>Clinton, of course, …