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Download Linux Voice issue 9

Issue 9 of Linux Voice is now nine months old, so we’re releasing it under the Creative Commons BY-SA license. You can share and modify all content …

Linux

London's sky pool will let the super-rich swim through the air

Developers in London are building what they claim is the world's first "sky pool" — a 25-meter-long swimming pool suspended 10 stories in the air between two blocks of luxury flats. The transparent pool at Embassy Gardens will be three meters deep with a water depth of 1.2 meters, and will be …

Mormons reveal Seer Stone for first time

Members of the religion believe the egg-shaped stone was used by the Utah-based faith's founder, Joseph Smith, to write the Book of Mormon<p>The Mormon Church released photographs on Tuesday of a so-called "seer stone" that members believe was used by the Utah-based faith's founder, Joseph Smith, to …

Advantage short-game gurus: Chambers Bay is already right on the edge

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- The almost-eight-year-old U.S. Open venue is right on the edge. And that's precisely where the USGA wants Chambers Bay.<p>On a glorious practice round Sunday pushing 80 degrees, the place exuded the shine you'd see on a Sunday…after 72 holes of U.S. Open golf. Just a few …

Golf

'I thought I was dying,' Avril Lavigne says of Lyme disease fight

<b>(CNN) —</b> When singer Avril Lavigne went missing from the music scene, there was tons of speculation. Was she pregnant? In rehab? Going through a split from her husband, Nickelback front man Chad Kroeger?<p>Focus on the mystery intensified in December after a fan Twitter account posted a direct message …

Was Tiger Woods better when he was playing for African Americans?

One writer thinks Tiger Woods was better when he had a cause to play for. Here's an interesting look back at the early years of Tiger Woods.<p>Michael …

Microsoft Is Phasing Out Internet Explorer

Clippy will soon get a roommate in Microsoft heaven or hell, depending on your perspective. This week, Microsoft announced that it will phase out Internet Explorer, its much-maligned Web browser, beginning with Windows 10.<p>The news came at the Microsoft Convergence conference this week, where …

Why has Putin gone missing?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vladimir Putin is not a self-effacing man. That's why when the Russian president suddenly disappeared from view people took notice. When Russian officials tried to trick the public by passing off old photos as new appearances, speculation about Putin's whereabouts went viral.<p>Hashtags such …

Russia

Jupiter's moon Ganymede has a salty ocean with more water than Earth

A salty ocean is lurking beneath the surface of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found.<p>The ocean on …

Ex-NSA director: China has hacked 'every major corporation' in U.S.

The Chinese government -- seeking to steal valuable secrets -- has hacked into the computers at every major American company, according to the nation's former spy director.<p>Mike McConnell, who served as director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush, made the comments during a …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

ISIS capital in Syria is 'like a big prison,' activist says

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not hard to get into Raqqa. The problem, one prominent activist tells CNN, is getting out.<p>Abu Ibrahim al-Raqqawi's voice is calm and measured as he describes life inside the city ISIS claims as the capital of its so-called caliphate. But the horrors he details are harrowing.<p>Airstrikes. …

Raqqa

Pancake takes lead in first round at Bahamas LPGA Classic - Golf, LPGA Tour, PGA Tour - CBSSports.com

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Brooke Pancake shot a 6-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the suspended first round of the Bahamas LPGA …

GOP Elite Puts Its Foot Down

For 2016, only the strongest candidates need apply.<p>Shots have been fired. The GOP herd is beginning to be culled. In less than a week, the establishment hounded Mitt Romney out, and the conservative movement wrote Sarah Palin out. The message from Republican insiders is clear: We cannot let our …

Rory McIlroy leads by four heading to final round in Dubai

Rory McIlroy is not letting off the gas pedal in Dubai, and he's four up on Morten Orum Madsen heading to Sunday's final round.<p>If you're looking for …

A 3-Star General Explains 'Why We Lost' In Iraq, Afghanistan

"I am a United States Army General, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism."<p>Those are the frank opening words of a new book by retired Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger, <i>Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars</i>. Bolger continues:<p>"It's like Alcoholics Anonymous. Step one is …

Fitness Friday: Firm up your backside

If you don't have strong glutes (that's the butt, in case you didn't know), you're not only cheating yourself of a power source in the golf swing, you're inviting back pain, said Golf Digest fitness advisor Randy Myers (@randymyers_). "If your glutes go into atrophy, the back has to do the work to …

The ending of the PGA Championship was not pretty

Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson were not thrilled about the way the PGA Championship and neither was anyone else.<p><b>PGA Championship: Leaderboard |</b> …

To change attitudes, don't argue — agree, extremely

What if the best way to change minds isn't to tell people why they're wrong, but to tell them why they're right? Scientists tried this recently and discovered that agreeing with people can be a surprisingly powerful way to shake up strongly held beliefs.<p>Researchers found that showing people extreme …

Women recruited to protect Baghdad - CNN Video

Iraq parliament delayed for five weeks, general killed near Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamist militants claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in Baghdad, and there were signs the deadlock paralysing Iraq’s parliament might finally be loosening in the face of the threat from the “Islamic State” that has seized much of the country.<p>A military vehicle …

Huge femur in Argentina could be that of biggest dinosaur yet

BUENOS AIRES — Scientists have uncovered huge bones in Argentina that could be from the largest dinosaur yet found, a kind of titanosaur that munched …

Visited @BridgeSchoolMA to see 5,808-foot paper chain that set the school's record. That's over a mile! http://t.co/Re9iA5DgZC

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Janet Yellen wants you to get a raise

"In some ways, the job market is tougher now than in any recession."<p>Those are the words of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who said Monday that the central bank's goal "is to help Main Street, not Wall Street." And she hopes to do that primarily by boosting the job market.<p>Yellen's comments are …

Suburbia's Carbon Footprint Is Four Times The Size Of Urban Residents', Study Finds

How you contribute to global warming depends a lot on where you live.<p>Congrats, city-dwellers! Your carbon footprint is just half the size of the national average. But… too bad, all the suburbs surrounding your city cancel out the effects of your greener lifestyle. At worst, households in the …

Carbon Emissions

Supercomputer Takes 40 Minutes To Create Super-Detailed Model Of 1 Second Of Brain Activity

The human brain won't be surpassed by computers any time soon.<p>Futurists have long talked about the day when computers become as powerful and versatile as the human brain. A recent simulation shows that day is not exactly imminent. In one of the most accurate simulations of the human brain to date, …

The Brain

These Backpacks For Cow Farts Reduce Climate Change And Generate Power

Bovine farts are powerful enough to power your refrigerator. The trick, which this gear nicely solves, is capturing the gas that is passed.<p>Argentine researchers are using special backpacks made for cows to capture cow belches and turn them into power while fighting climate change.<p>The cows are each …

Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

Ireland