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Nation Dec 06Digitally departed: A guide to avoid being haunted by an online afterlife
When someone dies, he or she inevitably leaves behind a digital footprint composed of social media profiles, e-mail accounts, photos and other documents that may otherwise hang in an online limbo. How can we tie up these loose ends before…
Nation Aug 23Report: More than 1,000 U.S. companies targeted by cyber attacks
The Department of Homeland Security says that more than 1,000 U.S. businesses have fallen victim to hacker malware that steals financial and personal information from customers after they swipe their credit cards.
World Aug 17Kurdish forces move to retake parts of Mosul Dam
With the aid of U.S. airstrikes, on Sunday, Kurdish forces were able to regain partial control of the Mosul Dam which Islamic State extremists captured nearly two weeks ago.
Nation Aug 17Bumming rides, hitchhiking robot completes Canadian journey
A hitchhiking robot completed a 3,700-mile journey across Canada Sunday, capping off a research project that explores the relationship between robots and humans.
Nation Aug 17Holder orders second autopsy of Michael Brown
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered the Department of Justice Sunday to oversee a second autopsy of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot by police officer, Darren Wilson, on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.
Nation Aug 16Curfew imposed in Ferguson, Mo., after protests escalate overnight
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri and is imposing a curfew between midnight and 5 a.m. to respond to continued unrest in the St. Louis suburb.
Science Aug 10Study: More coffee may prevent your ears from ringing
Drinking coffee may prevent tinnitus, or chronic ringing of the ears, according to new research from Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston. Doctors previously thought that people with tinnitus should give up drinking coffee, in fear that caffeine may increase…
World Aug 09Malaysia Airlines to be bought out by government
The Malaysian government announced its plans to take financial control over Malaysia Airlines on Friday, in an effort to reinvigorate a company that had been struggling even before it faced two major crises--the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine and…
World Aug 09British police raid pub in search of Holy Grail relic
Twelve British police officers raided a pub in the rural England this week, in pursuit of a missing wooden cup that some believe to be The Holy Grail.
Nation Aug 03Following ‘Rim Fire,’ what should be done with the trees left behind?
A year after a California wildfire known as the “Rim Fire” burnt through over 250,000 acres of Sierra Nevada forests, environmentalists and loggers are debating what to do with the blackened woodland it left behind. The timber industry believes…