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The History of Obesity Revisited

(Photo: davidd)<p>We’ve blogged before about the obesity epidemic, and whether or not it is a recent phenomenon; <b>John Komlos</b> and <b>Marek Brabec</b> have argued …

Why Yellen should be the next Fed chair

2013-07-23T23:31:21.000Z<p>By: Cardiff Garcia<p>Larry Summers has his haters, and Tuesday’s report from Ezra Klein that Summers is now the frontrunner to …

TrueCar Positions Itself As Alternative To Bringing “A Dude” Car Shopping

No dudes required.<p>There’s a whole lot of buzz today over an ad for TrueCar.com and it’s not the good kind: The March video spot, just now catching …

What’s next for injured Redskins quarterback RG III?

<i>Adapted from the author’s upcoming book, “RG3: The Promise,” from Blue Rider Press.</i><p><b>Early in the morning on</b> January 9, 2013, three days after the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks that ended the Washington Redskins’ season, Robert Griffin III sent a message to his Twitter followers: “Thank you …

Europe labels Hezbollah a terrorist organization: Why did it take so long?

For nearly 30 years, my friend Bobby Varga has wondered how anyone could consider the Lebanese Hezbollah movement as anything but a bunch of …

In defense of Weiner (kinda)

He allegedly engaged in extramarital sexting even after the scandal that forced his resignation. Does it matter?<p>One thought came to mind when I heard the news that former congressman Anthony Weiner had once again sexted with a woman other than his wife: Why does it matter? Of course, it probably …

Why Detroit Won't Have a Second Act

“I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives, but there was certainly to be a second act to New York's boom days,” F. Scott …

Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort — ProPublica

<i>July 12: This post has been updated.</i><p>The U.S. Army has conceded a significant loss of records documenting battlefield action and other operations in …

Anthony Weiner and Wife Talk Newest Lewd Photo Controversy

Clashes Between Morsi Opponents, Supporters Kill 11 In Cairo

Tuesday was another bloody day in Cairo: Clashes between the supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi left 11 dead, according to the country's Health Ministry, and a blast at a security building northeast of Cairo wounded at least 12 policemen.<p>From Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel filed …

R.I.P., Maxwell’s

Maxwell’s, the Hoboken bar, restaurant, and music club that was a cynosure of the New Jersey music scene for decades, will close its doors at the end of this month. In the establishment’s long history, it helped launch the careers of several seminal bands, triggered the Hoboken renaissance of the …

'Bates Motel': Michael Vartan Joins Season 2 As Love Interest For Vera Farmiga's Norma

Michael Vartan will join "Bates Motel" in Season 2 as a love interest for Vera Farmiga's Norma Bates, according to TVLine.<p>The "Alias" star will recur in Season 2 as George, "a recently divorced charmer" who was described in the casting sides as potentially being "The One" for Norma.<p>Farmiga recently …

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NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits more lewd photos

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/997000/997277_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524786606_a53b987b90db0a59b5b10a6f2c12e33a<p><b>New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has admitted sending explicit messages to a woman, two years after he left Congress over a similar affair.</b><p>An …

Government

Are the Suburbs Where the American Dream Goes to Die?

New research shows upward mobility is higher in denser cities<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Rumors of the American Dream's demise have been greatly exaggerated -- at least in parts of America.<p>That's the message of a new study that looks at the connection between geography and social mobility in the United …

Bulgarian MPs freed after protest blockade

Anti-riot police broke up a protesters' blockade of Bulgaria's parliament and escorted out over 100 ministers, politicians and journalists who had been trapped inside for more more than eight hours.<p>Policeman with shields pushed away the anti-government protesters on Wednesday and formed a tight …

Star Wars vs. Game of Thrones Subreddit Is Awesome

It's so obvious/amazing, it's hard to believe no one had thought of it before, particularly in the world of memes, where every major media property …

Moto X software leak details more Droid-like features

Today, Verizon and Motorola revealed three new Droids, but there was also an elephant in the room. The Moto X, Google's new flagship handset, had already been pegged to come with several of the same intriguing features that Verizon announced for its heavily branded and subsidized smartphones. While …

Apple’s Growth Rocket Has Hit A Wall. What Will Get It Started Again?

Apple’s stunning growth over the past decade has been one of the biggest stories in all of tech. Even as the company released new product after new product, and grew larger and larger, its growth rate continued to <i>accelerate</i>, far surpassing its competitors.<p>For the past ten years, Apple has posted …

What's on Edward Snowden's laptop?

When Edward Snowden entered Hong Kong after leaking classified NSA surveillance documents, the story goes that he held four laptops in his …

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Computer Science

Dronestagram Lets You See Awesome Pictures from a Drone's Perspective

Here's your great time waster website for the day: Dronestagram. Exactly like how it sounds, it's a website that shows you pictures taken by drones …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini returns to the FCC with AT&T-capable LTE

When the Galaxy S4 Mini reached the FCC last month, we thought that might be the last we'd see of it in the US; the Galaxy S III Mini never officially reached the country, after all. The GS4 Mini is back for another round, however, and it's now toting AT&T-native support for both LTE (on the 700MHz …

Could this hypervelocity coil launch ships into space?

It looks like an enormous mosquito coil, but the Slingatron is designed to be a cheaper way to put bulk cargo into orbit.<p>If you read the endorsements from NASA scientists on Derek Tidman's book, his idea may seem a tad less wacky than at first blush.<p>He thinks a massive, gyrating coil can speed up …

China Mobile really has Apple over the barrel

Apple reported revenue and earnings numbers that were solid and its iPhone sales volume that was actually 4 million to 5 million units above Wall …

Hey kids! Learn to be “cyber smart” from the NSA’s youth page!

Word searches, code games, and tips on how to behave online while surveilled.<p>The National Security Agency wants your kids to know that it's cool to …

Is Ibrahim Balic Behind the Apple Dev Center Hack? Maybe Not.

Ibrahim Balic’s Twitter image<p>Is Ibrahim Balic behind the hack that drove Apple to take its Developer Center offline for a few days and completely …

Security