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Pictures of the Week 10.1.15

World Records

led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border

U.S.-led airstrikes have struck<p>Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, thePentagonsaid Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction.<p>The strikes appeared to be the first time that the U.S.-led campaign …

Middle East

William McRaven: The man who hunted bin Laden (Opinion) - CNN.com

SEALs pioneered underwater warfare tactics, and are the only special forces personnel who are capable of advanced aquatic fighting tactics.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p><i>Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at the New America Foundation and the author of "Manhunt: The</i> …

An Insider's Guide To "Hearing Architecture" With Sound Artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon

A look inside at the artist's newest exhibition "It Only Happens All The Time."<p>One of the most compelling aspects of Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon’s installations is actually inherent to their make-up: even though replicable, they can’t be experienced the same way twice. Unlike physical art, which can …

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Education

Amateurs and Aficionados Alike: Vote for the Architizer A+ Awards!

<i>Villa Kogelhof</i><p>Are you opinionated about architecture? For once the world wants to hear about it: vote for your top picks in the Architizer A+ Awards! …

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Feinstein's CIA Outrage Splits Senate

The Senate was a chamber divided in reaction to Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein's diatribe against the CIA for allegedly hacking into Senate computers.<p>A no-nonsense Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, took to the Senate floor Tuesday to speak at length and publicly for the first …

Google Hit With Lawsuit Over Children's In-App Purchases

Google may be following in Apple's footsteps down the path to legal trouble due to in-app purchases made by children.<p>Representatives from four law …

Gogo Teases An App That Could Let Travelers Text And Make Calls During Flights

I did a lot of cool things at SXSWi 2014, but one of the coolest things I got to do was go for a trip in a private jet and test out some cool new technology from Gogo. As you probably know, Gogo powers wireless Internet for a number of airlines in the U.S. But now it’s extending that technology to …

Amazon said to be adding a music-streaming service

Amazon Prime subscribers could get more than video streaming and free shipping, word has it the e-commerce giant is looking to launch a music service much like Apple's iTunes Radio.<p>Amazon is said to be looking to create its own version of Apple's popular iTunes Radio. According to The Wall Street …

eCommerce

Money Transfer Startup WorldRemit Collects Its First Investment, $40M From Accel

WorldRemit, a London-based startup that is tackling the antiquated consumer money wiring/remittance market with an easy and traceable online solution, has collected some money of its own: a $40 million investment from Accel Partners, the storied VC that has backed big consumer plays like Supercell …