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Portraits of Uighurs, China's Embattled Muslim Minority

Photographer Eleanor Moseman shows the daily lives of a people native the Xinjiang region, whom the country's majority population tends to treat with suspicion.

The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Retailers? Turning Into Datacenters

At least, that's one thing Sears is trying out.<p>Sears! Once the catalog king, then an eminent brick-and-mortar retailer, and now, perhaps, a real-estate holding company that leases out space for computers that power the cloud.<p>Data Center Knowledge reported today that Sears had created a new unit -- …

Review: Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails

If Christopher Coyne's new book, <i>Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails</i> needed a subtitle, I'd be willing to offer up <i>"We Meant Well, Too."</i><p>Coyne's book puts into formal terms what I wrote about more snarkily in my own book, <i>We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and</i> …

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3 Myths About Changing the World

<i>Wendy Kopp delivered the following address to Boston University's class of 2013 on Sunday, May 19.</i><p>Thank you President Brown, members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, friends, parents, and most importantly, graduates of Boston University's Class of 2013!<p>I'm Wendy Kopp, I'm the person responsible …

Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

Kodak employed 140,000 people. Instagram, 13. A digital visionary says the Web kills jobs, wealth — even democracy<p>Jaron Lanier is a computer science pioneer who has grown gradually disenchanted with the online world since his early days popularizing the idea of virtual reality. “Lanier is often …

Video Of Happy Animals Captures Pets Enjoying Life

Animals just know how to let loose and have a good time. Chasing balls. Running places. Hanging on doors.<p>The short film "Savor Every Moment" aims to "capture what we love about our pets," writes filmmaker Keith Hopkin on his website.<p>Hopkin, who also released an adorable video of puppies chewing on …