Wall Street Journal:Sources: Google takes stake in Symphony, valuing messaging startup at $650M — Google Takes Stake in Messaging Startup Symphony Communication Services — New fundraising round values Symphony at
Michael Yamartino / Pinterest for Business:Pinterest brings Buyable Pins to Bigcommerce, Magento, and IBM Commerce, turns on the feature for more merchants on Shopify and Demandware — New merchants and
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:Winklevoss twins Gemini bitcoin exchange gets NY regulator approval, starts trading Oct. 8 — Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Approved for Launch in New York — Gemini, the much-anticipated
As we have mentioned a time or two, Texas’s dreadful standards for teaching U.S. history have resulted in some awful nonsense, like suggesting that Moses gave us the Constitution, not to mention some serious distortions in the treatment of slavery …
Smartphone users can do very little to stop security services getting total control over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said.The former intelligence contractor told the BBCs Panorama that UK intelligence agency GCHQ had the power to hack into
Washington D.C., Oct. 5, 2015 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that New York-based pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to settle charges that its joint venture in China made cash payments and provided other benefits to healt …
It’s nothing new. Almost every time there is a school shooting, someone tries to make the tragic and horrific attack less about the victims and more about an alleged war on Christians. After the Columbine shooting, for example, Cassie Bernall became a   …
Republican lawmakers are pretty good about offering up thoughts and prayers - Christian of course - for the victims of mass shootings. In quick response to the latest atrocity, Outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner tweeted:Prayers for the victims,
President Obama’s determination to turn America into just another one of the United Nations’ 193 members sends a clear message to Israel: You’re on your own. And nowhere was that more obvious than at last week’s UN General Assembly in
Coming to a wallet near you: new credit and debit chip cards. They’re part of a nationwide shift by major card issuers to offer added security against fraud. The new cards look like your old cards with one exception: they
I used to see Hummers in my back yard year round and always had feeders out but 3 years ago they disappeared. We dont know if it was because of Aerial Mosquito Control Spraying or what but there were none
Edward Snowden tells the BBC’s Panorama that the UK intelligence agency GCHQ can hack into phones without their owners’ knowledge. The former intelligence contractor reveals the existence of GCHQ’s ‘Smurf Suite’, a collection of secret intercept capa …
Many people have wondered, and even lamented, about the iPhone snooze setting, which doles out extra bits of sleep in nine-minute intervals.Whats up with nine minutes? Why not 10? Or even five, for that matter?It turns out, this was Apples way of paying
One day in the fall of 2013, Colleen Ritzer asked one of her 9th-grade algebra students to stay after school. Hours later, the body of the popular, 24-year-old teacher was found in nearby woods, partly covered by leaves.
To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. The concept of highly relativistic electrons confined to blobs that are moving out with modestly relativistic speeds is
The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who arrived within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said. Investigators had previously said
Across Roseburg, Oregon, the first Sunday services are being held since a 26-year old gunman shot and killed nine people and injured ten others at Umpqua Community College on October 1. Roseburg, a town of 21,000 in southern Oregon, is
CHAMBERSBURG >> An Amberson man is set to have a preliminary hearing Tuesday on allegations that he drove a motorcyclist off the road. According to court documents, Bechtel was involved in a fight with his neighbor and the motorcyclist prior
Is this profiling and is there anything wrong with this profiling ? What is a bigger risk to society - lack of more gun control laws or people looking away, being politically correct, when spotting conduct that is really odd?
Signals can hold weak or strong references to callbacks, allowing for automatic disconnection if a reference to a callback is not maintained, or conversely to persist one-off object that was used to schedule it, so multiple signals can be attached
Former teen idol David Cassidy has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired tag after a crash in Florida last month. The Sun Sentinel quotes police as saying that the 65-year-old Cassidy sideswiped
A heavily armed gunman who shot to death an English professor and eight others in an Oregon community college classroom was identified on Friday as a student in the class who previously had been turned away from a private firearms
CHAMBERSBURG >> A Fayetteville woman is charged as an accomplice to a beating that left a man needing 17 staples in his head. Mary Jane Hinton, 43, is charged with robbery, theft, aggravated assault and simple assault along with three
To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. CiteULike organises scholarly papers or literature and provides bibliographic for universities and higher education establishments.
Michael Stisi appears in court in Jersey City today, Oct. 1, 2015, on charges he injured two ShopRite employees during a robbery of the Bayonne supermarket. JERSEY CITY -- A 46-year-old man with 14 prior arrests has been charged with
EarthView is a dynamic desktop wallpaper and screen saver application, which displays beautiful views of the earth with daylight and night shadows. It produces colorful, high quality, high resolution images for every screen resolution, even beyond 2560x1600.
A 60-year-old woman just admitted to keeping her 93-year-old mothers dead body for more than a year just to collect her Social Security checks! Mary Kersting plead guilty in an Upstate New York court on Tuesday after Police say she
Rest in Power, Grace Lee Boggs. Grace Lee Boggs has died at 100. Especially among activists on the left, Boggs was a legendary figure. Author of 5 books including 2014s The Next American Revolution, and the subject of the film
Keeping up the trend of 2015 not living up to our high expectations, Pepsi-Cola, will be selling Pepsi Perfect starting on October 21st, 2015, but only in a limited edition batch of 6,500 bottles. (However, if you plan on cosplaying
John Trevillian has spent the last 25 years transforming an ex-council house near Stansted into a historic fantasy. Everyone thinks Im independently wealthy or that Ive got a degree in interior design. But all I had was these stories in
We have long asked whether we are alone in the universe. But clearly we are not alone on earth. The evolution of intelligence, of empathy and complex societies, is surely more likely than we have hitherto considered.
A Twilight World of Ultimate Smoothness is a limited-run, six-episode, serialized podcast (primarily conceived by David Wilcox and co-written with Johanna Hyman, but with a number of producers actors, and co-writers) chronicling the decline and fall of radio veteran Greg
Multinational agreement reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty. Representatives of a dozen nations agreed on the TPP, a wide-ranging trade agreement for the Pacific region, excluding China. Years of discussion and months of intensive negotiating led to this consensus. Opposition
The efficacy of antidepressant medication has been shown empirically to be overestimated due to publication bias The efficacy of psychological interventions for depression has been overestimated in the published literature, just as it has been for pharmacotherapy. Both are efficacious
One of my biggest pet peeves in art is the lazily-desaturated DSLR video. Black & White In Color is my personal response to treating black and white as an editing afterthought.Visual artist Julianna Thomas reminds us that some things really
Stubborn goat arrested after refusing to leave a Saskatchewan restaurant: RCMP said that employees initially asked the goat to leave and tried to walk him outside, but the rebellious animal turned around and sauntered back through the restaurants automatic doors.
Henning Mankell, Dean of Scandinavian Noir Writers, Dies at 67 Henning Mankell, the Swedish novelist and playwright best known for police procedurals that were translated into a score of languages and sold by the millions throughout the world, died Monday
Sophie Gamand has created a photographic series of pit bulls wearing flower crowns to challenge the common association of pit bulls with violence. Inspired by Rococo and Baroque traditions of portraiture, the photographs reveal another side to these often-maligned dogs.
Mary Beard: why ancient Rome matters to the modern world. Failure in Iraq, debates about freedom, expenses scandals, sex advice ... the Romans seem versions of ourselves. But then theres the slavery and the babies on rubbish heaps. We need
Do It For Mom! (And Denmark). Denmarks birth rate is stlll languishing, so the Danish government has expanded their original program. Parents can send their adult children on vacation to, uh, make grandchildren.Danish Blue, previously on MetaFilter.
On the Nature of Things Humanity Was Not Meant to Know: Cosma Shalizi considers Lucretius De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) as a real-life Necronomicon, a book full of things humanity was not meant to know.