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How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)

Interstellar,Film,Culture,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Hinduism,Religion,World news,Steve Jobs,Technology,Christopher Nolan<p>From Interstellar to Batman and Star Wars the venerable religion has been the driving philosophy behind many hit movies. Why?<p>Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and …

White officer kills black man near Ferguson; shooting called justified

The mayor of this St. Louis suburb near Ferguson, Mo., appealed for calm Wednesday, saying a white police officer appeared to have been justified when he shot to death a black 18-year-old who had pointed a gun. The shooting quickly escalated into a confrontation in which police came under physical …

Warriors Player Describes The Trait That Makes Stephen Curry So Good

A big part of their success this season has been the continued development of their backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.<p>In a Q&A with ESPN's Ethan Strauss, Klay Thompson described he and Curry's partnership as "the best backcourt in the league." Later, as the conversation drifted towards …

Bears Safety Chris Conte: It's Worth Dying '10 To 15 Years Early' To Play In NFL

After a lingering back injury kept Bears safety Chris Conte off the field during Monday night's game, the 25-year-old NFL player told Chicago's WBBM-AM 780 he thinks playing in the NFL is worth sacrificing his health for -- even if it significantly shortens his life.<p>"I'd rather have the experience …

Congress Secretly Voted Themselves a Cromnibus Luxury Car Perk

Over the weekend, the Cromnibus budget deal passed the Senate by a 56-40 margin after narrow approval by the House. The outcome is a win for big corporations and wealthy campaign donors, and a huge letdown for 99 percent of Americans, who once again have been shafted by back room negotiations and …

Social Enterprise Optoro Raises $50M In Round Led By Kleiner Perkins

Optoro, a social enterprise aimed at the up-and-coming field of reverse logistics, just raised $50 million in a venture capital round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with participation from Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management and others. The Kleiner Perkins financing is coming from …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

The Levee Breaks: Democrats Rage Against Obama Over Wall Street Giveaway

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) landed a new Senate leadership position, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and President Barack Obama risked a fight with her over government subsidies for risky Wall Street derivatives …

Super Bowl winner Darren Sharper indicted on rape charges

The former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper and two other men were indicted Friday on multiple rape allegations in New Orleans – adding to a list of charges and allegations the ex-player faces in several states.<p>Sharper, 39, was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of aggravated rape …

Obama Justice Department Was Involved In IRS Targeting, Lerner Emails Reveal

Sadly, the 18 month investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups isn’t over, and it may be worse than anyone thought. A federal judge has broken loose more emails that the DOJ had surely hoped would never surface. The picture it reveals isn’t pretty. The documents prove that Lois …

The gene of genetically modified foods can be transferred into human blood/DNA researchers say

In a recent study published by Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers have discovered compelling evidence that the DNA of genetically modified …

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not a surprise, but what has wrong-footed researchers is the makeup of the water, which is nothing like that …

Parents don't owe their kids a college education

It's hard for parents to win these days. First they're criticized for being helicopter parents who won't let go of their children once their offspring reach adulthood. Now, at least in New Jersey, they can't let go: They're on the hook to pay for their children's college education.<p>The …

Obama confronts Bush legacy with report's release

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the long-delayed release of a scathing Senate report on harsh CIA interrogations underscores the degree …

The 5 Traits in Addition to Talent You Need to Watch for When Building Your Team

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most startups launch as solo businesses or with a very small staff. The environment is family-like, with employees who know each other well and understand what makes their fellow team members tick. When companies take off and …

Employment

The NYPD Cop Who Put Eric Garner In A Chokehold Has A History Of Allegedly Violating Black Men's Rights

Daniel Pantaleo, a 29-year-old officer for the New York Police Department, put 43-year-old Eric Garner, a black man, in a chokehold on Staten Island when Garner tried to resist arrest. Garner, who was unarmed, told police he wasn't doing anything wrong and wouldn't let them touch him.<p>The NYPD faced …

Here are my rules for avoiding burnout while building a business

For those entrepreneurs, CEOs, and executives who do not have bosses, it can be difficult to schedule and grow a business, especially if you can pick your schedule every day.<p>2013 was a busy year for me. I was working on STR, Mingle, C&M Group, and still trying to have a life with my friends and …

Diets: is there any science behind the latest fad regimes?

5:2<p><b>The promise</b><p>Eat normally most of the time, except two days a week when you slash your calorie intake to about a quarter of recommended amounts. So on those days women eat 500 calories and men 600, never on consecutive days.<p>Assuming that you normally consume the recommended daily calories, just …

Feds Find Shocking, Systemic Brutality, Incompetence In Cleveland Police Department

WASHINGTON -- In recent years, Cleveland police officers have punched a 13-year-old boy who was in handcuffs for shoplifting and shot at an unarmed kidnapping victim who was wearing only his underwear, according to disturbing allegations released Thursday by the Justice Department. The agency's …

China defends Confucius Institute after new doubts in U.S. | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China defended its government-funded Confucius Institute programs on Friday after new questions were raised in the United States about their transparency and effect on academic freedom.<p>China says its Confucius Institutes around the world are established by universities …

US court: Chimpanzees have no human rights

In the first case of its kind, a New York appeals court has rejected an animal rights advocate's attempt to extend "legal personhood" to chimpanzees, saying the primates are incapable of bearing the responsibilities that come with having legal rights.<p>A five-judge panel of the Albany court on …

‘They chopped all their heads off’

<i>(WARNING: Some references and images in the following report are extremely graphic. Use extreme caution.)</i><p>An Anglican priest known as the “vicar of …

Recovered IRS Emails Can't Be Revealed Because Of Privacy...That Was Already Breached

For over 18 months, we’ve been wondering about those ‘lost’ IRS emails. Would they surface and if so, what they would show? Targeting? Profanity? Nothing? It was a whole year into the Congressional investigation before the IRS <i>first</i> said they were ‘lost,’ a bizarrely belated “oh by the way….”<p>Think …

Anonymous hacks Ku Klux Klan Twitter

Hacktivist group Anonymous has taken over the official Ku Klux Klan Twitter account, and threatened to leak the details of those behind it<p>Hacking group Anonymous took over the official Ku Klux Klan Twitter account, describing the group as <b>America's</b> home grown terrorist group.<p>Anonymous has also …

Evernote And The 100 Year Business Plan: Why Users Love It And Funders Hated It

At 100 millions users and counting, Evernote is the top note-taking application in the world. The company enjoys a revenue curve that any software company would love—a “smile curve” where users are more likely to upgrade to a paid version the longer they use it. But it wasn’t always so rosy. When …

Smoking cannabis every day ‘shrinks brain but increases its connectivity’

Regular cannabis use shrinks the brain but increases the complexity of its wiring, a study has found.<p>To some extent the loss of brain volume is balanced by larger numbers of connections between neurons, scientists discovered.<p>But they warn that those who take the drug for too long are likely to …

Busy signal

Telecommunications behemoths throw a wrench into the plans of Internet phone providers — and you’ll be the one stuck with the bill.<p>Jake Tapper<p>June 14, 2000 6:01pm (UTC)<p>Even though most of us are still in the dark about using our PowerBooks to call grandma, that may soon change. When the House voted …

Cowboys have 'genuine concern' with Dez Bryant, according to report

Dez Bryant's off-the-field issues have the Dallas Cowboys scared to give the wide receiver a big contract.<p>Dez Bryant is scheduled to reach free agency after the 2014 season, but the Dallas Cowboys are hesitant to give the wide receiver the huge contract that his play would usually dictate. Instead, …