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Israeli military intelligence unit drives country's hi-tech boom

Unit 8200, Israel's 'GCHQ', has spawned more technology millionaires than many business schools<p>Few people would connect the drab olive green of an Israeli army uniform with the cutting edge of fashion. And most fans of Stylit, a website where a virtual personal stylist matches clothes and …

War-torn Syria Split into Three Regions

According to the Associated Press, two and a half years into Syria's civil war, the once highly-centralized authoritarian state has effectively split into three distinct parts, each boasting its own flags, security agencies and judicial system. The regime of President Bashar Al Assad retains …

Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan 'wants execution' - lawyer

<b>A standby defence lawyer for the ex-US Army psychiatrist on trial for the 2009 killing of 13 fellow US soldiers has told a judge he thinks the defendant wants to be sentenced to death.</b><p>Lt Col Kris Poppe offered to step in to represent Maj Nidal Hasan, who is serving as his own lawyer at his …

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Android Nears 80% Market Share In Global Smartphone Shipments, As iOS And BlackBerry Share Slides, Per IDC

Android smartphone shipments grew a whopping 73.5 percent between the second quarter of 2012 and Q2 2013, according to research firm IDC’s latest numbers. 187.4 million Android-powered phones shipped in the most recent quarter, representing 79.3 percent of all smartphones shipped during the …

Decades After Henrietta Lacks' Death, Family Gets A Say On Her Cells

Morning Edition talks with NIH's Dr. Francis Collins<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The family of the late Henrietta Lacks finally got the chance to weigh in on how scientists use cells taken from her — without consent — more than 60 years ago.<p>The National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family …