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No One Understands The Scariest, Most Dangerous Part Of A Self-Driving Car: Us

The most dangerous moment in a self-driving car involves no immediate or obvious peril. It is not when, say, the computer must avoid a vehicle swerving into its lane or navigate some other recognizable hazard of the road -- a patch of ice, or a clueless pedestrian stepping into traffic. It is when …

Sprint offering free iPhone 5c to new customers that switch from another carrier

Sprint is making an aggressive play to attract new iPhone users. When Apple's latest handsets launch September 20th, the carrier will cut $100 from the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s for new customers porting a number over from one of its rivals. The $100 off deal applies to any phone in the carrier's …

Privacy breach or public safety? Teens’ Facebook posts monitored by school district

A screenshot from the homepage of the Glendale Unified School District website.<p>GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California school district is trying to stop cyberbullying and a host of other teenage ills by monitoring the public posts students make on social media outlets in a program that has …

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Area Man Attempts to Cross the Atlantic Using Nothing but Helium Balloons

A real-life Up, aided by weather-tracking software and documented on Facebook<p>Meet Jonathan Trappe. Trappe is an IT manager by career; by calling, however, he is an adventurer. And a flight enthusiast. And one of the few people in the world who can fairly be called a "cluster balloon …

Inside the mind of NSA chief Gen Keith Alexander

A lavish Star Trek room he had built as part of his 'Information Dominance Center' is endlessly revealing<p><b>(updated below; Update II [w/correction])</b><p>It has been previously reported that the mentality of NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander is captured by his motto "Collect it All". It's a get-everything …

The Message Voyager 1 Carries for Alien Civilizations

The "Golden Record" aboard the interstellar spacecraft is a time capsule of humanity, sent from 1977 to the distant future.<p>The year was 1977. Jimmy Carter was president. Rod Stewart topped the <i>Billboard</i> chart with "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)." The economy was recovering from recession. …

Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help

Under the Affordable Care Act, more insurance plans are expected to start covering the cost of obesity treatments, including counseling on diet and exercise as well as medications and surgery. These are treatments that most insurance companies don't cover now.<p>The move is a response to the …

India Delhi gang rape lawyer faces 'misconduct' hearing

<b>The post-trial comments of a defence lawyer in the Delhi gang rape case amount to "professional misconduct", Delhi Bar Council vice-chairman Rakesh Sherawat has told the BBC.</b><p>Mr Sherawat said AP Singh "could lose his licence for life if found guilty".<p>Mr Singh caused shock saying he would have …

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Terrible Candidates, Awful Campaign Take Virginia From Bellwether to Sideshow

The gov­ernor’s race in the con­sum­mate swing state of Vir­gin­ia is in­creas­ingly look­ing like a fluke rather than a bell­weth­er with na­tion­al …

Joe Biden: Gay marriage “the issue of our day”

Biden delivered his remarks in Iowa, in what could be the “unofficial kickoff of his third presidential campaign”<p>Addressing an audience at an Iowa fundraiser on Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden called gay marriage "the issue of our day."<p>“A lot of people criticized me for speaking out, not long ago, …

50 Indian children ill after swallowing hepatitis B vaccine instead of polio

More than 50 children became violently ill after they were given hepatitis B vaccine to swallow instead of polio drops at a school clinic.<p>According to senior health officials, 57 of 114 children under five began vomiting after they were given the wrong medicine by nurses under a nationwide drive to …

A Scarier Bird Flu: CDC Chief Warns of Looming H7N9 Threat

An uncontainable virus, killer measles, and the plague top the list of the CDC’s worries. By Eliza Shapiro.<p>Be afraid. Be very afraid.<p>While the U.S. …

Yemen Child Marriage Law: Human Rights Minister Wants To Set Minimum Age At 18

Following reports that an 8-year-old girl in Yemen was killed after having intercourse with her 40-year-old husband, the nation's human rights minister is looking to pass a law banning child marriage.<p>Hooria Mashhoor asked Yemen's parliament to pass a law outlawing the practice, BBC reported. She …

Uzbekistan: Children 'refused textbooks unless they buy newspapers'

<b>Children in some schools in Uzbekistan are denied textbooks if they don't subscribe to state-run newspapers, a report claims.</b><p>Pupils are reportedly told to buy titles such as The Village Pravda and The Oriental Pravda, the government's official organ. The newspapers' names hark back to the Soviet …

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