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Commuters Ditch Cars For Public Transit In Record Numbers

During the morning rush at Chicago's Union Station, commuter trains pull in, the doors open and a crush of people, newspapers and coffee cups in hand, pour off like a flood.<p>Financial analyst Nader Kouklan says he makes the trip from the suburbs to Chicago's downtown every day.<p>"It's easier and just …

Bank Of America, Monsanto, Verizon Move On To Next Round Of Worst Company Competition

After three days of Worst Company In America voting, nine big businesses lie battered and bloody on the sandpaper mat of the WCIA Dodecahedron of …

When robots take our jobs, humans will be the new 1%. Here's how to fight back

Will you be replaced by a machine? There's nearly a 50-50 chance, according to a recent study by Oxford University researchers who found that 47% of the labor market in the US alone is at risk of being mechanized out of existence. Approximately 702 jobs thus far held by humans are now threatened by …

Celebration as military transition begins in Crimea - video

Fireworks go off over the Crimean capital of Simferopol on Friday night as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing the annexation of the region. It comes after the peninsula voted in a referendum, condemned by much of the international community as unlawful, to leave Ukraine and …

MH370: Chinese satellite spots potential debris

A Chinese satellite has made a fresh sighting of potential debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 floating in the southern Indian Ocean, with ships being sent urgently to investigate.<p>The sighted object measured 22.5 metres by 13 metres, and was said to be 75 miles (120km) from …

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Netflix says it will pay “tolls” to more ISPs, not just Comcast

Video service calls for stronger net neutrality law that covers peering.<p>Netflix today said it will continue to pay "tolls" to Internet service …

Intel returns to its roots with slew of overclocker-friendly desktop CPUs

New Haswell and next-generation Broadwell parts cater to DIY enthusiasts.<p>For the last few years, Intel has focused primarily on its mobile CPUs—its …

Dust in the wind helped bring down CO2 in the past

Iron fertilization of plankton helped cool climate during glaciations.<p>Over the past three million years, the Earth has experienced rhythmic swings in …

Ancient Linux servers: The blighted slum houses of the Internet [Updated]

Mass compromise infects old Web servers running Linux versions from 2007.<p><b>Update on March 24 at 7:03 California time:</b>The Cisco blog post has been …

Was FISC judge misled by gov’t lawyers in evidence-destruction spat?

And a CA judge makes clear: Spying data must be kept to resolve activist suits.<p>In recent weeks, there have been a flurry of motions exchanged in two …

Spectacular fossil fern reveals Jurassic-era chromosomes

Fern's genome appears to have been stable for at least 180 million years.<p>A violent death has led to a remarkably lucky preservation. Researchers in …

Level 3 and Cogent ask FCC for protection against ISP “tolls”

Once rivals, transit providers take united anti-Comcast front.<p>Network operators Level 3 and Cogent Communications today urged the Federal …

Taking e-mail back, part 3: Fortifying your box against spammers

We load up OpenDKIM, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and get Sieve filtering operational.<p>It's time for part 3 of getting your e-mail server up and running! We …