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The Incredible Eccentricities of 20 Great Writers

Truly great artists will do whatever it takes to find their muse.<p>1. John Cheever<p>The short story guru was like everyone else: He woke up, put on a …

One code to rule them all: How big data could help the 1 percent and hurt the little guy

Computer algorithms could run business, law enforcement and more. But what happens when they get it wrong?<p>Visual artist Adam J. Manley says December is his favorite month. But this year's holiday season proved bumpy. On Dec. 21, moments after Manley uploaded a video titled "Winter Solstice" to …

Chart of the day: America's health care system is killing you

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>You'd probably live three or four years longer if you lived in France or Germany.

Student Expelled for Casting a Spell

An Oklahoma high school suspended a<p>15-year-old student after accusing her of casting a magic spell<p>that caused a teacher to become sick, lawyers for …

(Almost) No One Is Reading Your Tweets

Do you like to post things on Twitter? That’s cool.As long you’re cool with the idea that almost no one will read what you type.That’s the gist of a …

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Google's drive into robotics should concern us all

The company's expansion into robotics was developed in tandem with the US military. Where will its power play stop?<p>You may not have noticed it, but over the past year Google has bought eight robotics companies. Its most recent acquisition is an outfit called Boston Dynamics, which makes the nearest …

NSA and Corporate Cooperation Revealed - Shadowproof

CommunityFDL Main Blog<p>30 Dec 2013<p>The NSA is able to divert computer equipment being delivered to you via major carriers in order to install malware …

Here's how data thieves have captured our lives on the internet

It's not just governments. Companies such as Google and Facebook spy on us too. We have clicked through to their 'free' digital services at the cost of sacrificing our privacy. So how do we get out?<p>Whatever else 2013 will be remembered for, it will be known as the year in which a courageous …

Xark!

A few years ago, back when I was devoting much of my energy to developing semantic journalism products that seriously interested absolutely no one in …

For Extreme Weather, 2013 Was an Unextreme Year

Weather has been dominating the news cycle the past several days, as much of the U.S. has suffered through record-breaking cold. But while it might …

The Nightmare of Flu-Induced Narcolepsy

What a difference a month makes.<p>Before the start of December, the annual flu season was expected to be normal with an average number of people suffering and a low rate of hospitalizations and deaths. Yet in the last week, that picture has changed completely as flu has spiked in certain regions of …

Narcolepsy

How Hawaii's Big Island Became GMO-Free

One council member's educated decision to vote against the ban makes an excellent primer on the science of genetically modified foods.<p>So what exactly is the science on the safety of GMOs? There are a lot of pro- and anti-GMO claims to filter through. <i>The New York Times</i> published a great spoonful of …

CES 2014: Myris Is A Personal Iris Scanner You'll Actually Want [Video]

Eye identification for the rest of us.<p>Iris identification is great for its accuracy, but the gadgets to make it happen can be expensive or unwieldy--and usually not great for personal use. Enter EyeLock and its myris, a cheap, beautiful, simple gadget for iris ID'ing.<p>The myris connects to your …

CES

Another Reason To Get A Flu Shot

I woke up Christmas Eve with a mild cough. By nightfall, I was so congested I couldn’t breathe out of my nose and over the next few days I melted into a sneezing, tissue-consuming lump of sadness. It wasn’t until a full week later, however, that the real problems began.<p>I have asthma, which I was …

Public Health

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Scientists With Sense Of Humor Explore Dangers Of Laughter

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.<p>Over the holidays, the <i>British Medical Journal</i> publishes a special edition, in which they "are pleased to consider all kinds of articles." All kinds, indeed. In this "narrative synthesis," the researchers attempt to answer the question "is laughter …

Rise Of The Insect Drones

Nature spent millions of years perfecting flapping-wing flight. Now engineers can reproduce it with machines.<p>Five years ago, Richard Guiler and Tom Vaneck were sitting at a bar a few blocks from their office, trying to take their minds off work. For nearly a year, the two engineers had been …

University of Washington

Water May Be Flowing On Mars Right Now

Curiosity has uncovered ancient, once-wet lakebeds, but there might be some active streams, too.<p>The intrepid Mars rover Curiosity has already confirmed that water once flowed on Mars, but that it's long since dried up. Still, that doesn't mean there's not flowing water now, too.<p>NASA data has long …

Geoscience

Get Ready For The Robot Smog

A professor of robotics discusses the "robot smog" that could pollute cities of the future.<p>Ah, the good old days when your microwave stayed put where you left it. Introducing autonomous robots into everyday life is not going to be a smooth leap into a more-convenient future—it will be loud, …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

Drones

Germany to repatriate gold from US, France

This year the Bundesbank got back about 37 tons of gold from the US and France. The total value of the returned gold is estimated at 1.1 billion …

Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War Is a Joke

If you've ever been arrested on a drug charge, if you've ever spent even a day in jail for having a stem of marijuana in your pocket or "drug …

Corruption

Rep. Mike Rogers Goes On National TV To Lie About NSA Programs And Snowden

Number 1 NSA fan (and, laughingly, the guy supposedly in charge of oversight), Rep. Mike Rogers went on George Stephanopoulos' show this weekend to …

If Snowden Returned to US For Trial, All Whistleblower Evidence Would Likely Be Inadmissible

There seems to be a new talking point from government officials since a federal judge ruled NSA surveillance is likely unconstitutional last week: if …

DOGECOIN: How A Thing That Started As A Joke Became The Hottest Digital Currency In The World

This is the most 2013 thing of the year.<p>An Australian brand and marketing specialist and a programmer in Portland, Ore. who have never actually met have successfully combined the year's two greatest phenomena: Bitcoin, and doge. The result: Dogecoin. And people are actually using it.<p>If you're not …

Cryptocurrency

Even our grunts could be monetised by Facebook

As Mark Twain observed: "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." And that was a long time before the web. Which brings us to a meme that was propagating last week though social media. Its essence was an assertion that Facebook monitored – and stored – not …

An Age of Information for them, but what about us?

“An amendment to the constitutions of all nations and Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Proposed by Adbusters. (Image used …

Bone from human-like hand is 1.4 million years old - Futurity

The discovery of an ancient hand bone suggests early humans had the dexterity to use tools more than half a million years earlier than previously …

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