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Hygiene, Honeypots, Espionage: 3 Approaches To Defying Hackers

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:12

The hack of insurer Anthem is one in a string of costly cyberattacks worldwide. In Silicon Valley and beyond, startups are taking very different approaches to helping companies outsmart the attackers.

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Just 55 Miles From ISIS Control, American Expats Carry On Life As Usual

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

The city of Erbil is not far from the front lines of a war, but for Americans living in this part of northern Iraq, the conflict may feel a world away.

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Hackers Pull Off Massive Cyber Bank Heist, Stealing As Much As $1B

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Audie Cornish speaks with reporter Mike Riley, who covers cybersecurity for Bloomberg Businessweek, about how hackers have infiltrated over 100 banks worldwide over the past two years.

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Egypt Urges The World To Back Its Retaliation To ISIS Killings

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Egypt is conducting airstrikes on positions held by the self-declared Islamic State in Libya, in response to a video apparently showing the militants' beheading of Egyptians on the Libyan coast.

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Quiz Time! Take A Guess At These Presidential Tech Firsts

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

On Presidents Day, we consider some presidential firsts when it comes to new technologies. Play along: Who was the first president to have a telephone? How about the first to ride on a steamboat?

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Science Standards Draw Climate Change Debate Back Into Wyo. Classrooms

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

So far, 13 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, but elsewhere these standards are causing controversy because of what they say about climate change. In Wyoming, reports Aaron Schrank, it's a particularly touchy issue.

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As Pakistan Turns Courts Over To Military, Some Fear Revival Of Army's Power

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Pakistan is returning to an old and dreaded practice: the formation of secret military courts to try people accused of threatening the county's security.

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Hopes Soar As Drone Enthusiasts Greet New Rule Proposal

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Drone enthusiasts are generally pleased with the long-awaited regulations proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday. They had feared the government would make them go to flight school.

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Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.

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Female Libido Pill Fires Up Debate About Women And Sex

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Is the FDA being sexist, or appropriately cautious in requiring stringent evidence that the latest pill works and is safe? Women's advocacy groups aren't sure.

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Talks Collapse, As Greece Rejects E.U. Bailout Deal

Mon, 2015-02-16 11:42

Four hours after they started, both parties walked out of the talks and reiterated their hard lines. Now, Greece's membership in the currency bloc is in question.

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Report: Using Malware, Hackers Steal Millions From Banks

Mon, 2015-02-16 10:37

According to a security company, hackers kept tabs on bank employees, transferred funds and then sent commands to ATMs to dispense cash at pre-determined times.

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Presidents Day Deal: Pass Our Quiz, Win Nothing

Mon, 2015-02-16 09:14

They've all helped create our nation, but do you know who they are?

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Winter Storm Brings Rain, Ice, Snow Across Country's Midsection

Mon, 2015-02-16 07:11

After the storm rakes its way across the South and Mid-Atlantic, it will likely take aim at New England, which has already experienced a record-setting winter.

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Retaliating For Killings, Egypt Launches Air Strikes Against ISIS In Libya

Mon, 2015-02-16 04:58

On Sunday, the Islamic State released a video that purported to show the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been kidnapped last week. Libya joined Egypt in the attacks.

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As Rules Get Sorted Out, Drones May Transform Agriculture Industry

Mon, 2015-02-16 01:31

At farm shows across the country, drones have become as ubiquitous as tractors. Drone flights are mostly banned in the U.S., but on Sunday the FAA released long-awaited draft rules.

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Not A Group House, Not A Commune: Europe Experiments With Co-Housing

Mon, 2015-02-16 00:16

From urban high-density housing to rural communal living, Europeans are using the principle of co-housing — in which neighbors share space and resources, depending on their needs.

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Fitting In On Campus: Challenges For First-Generation Students

Sun, 2015-02-15 23:46

When students are the first in their family to go to college, they often feel out of place. Many say they need more help from their schools.

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Satisfied Patients Now Make Hospitals Richer, But Is That Fair?

Sun, 2015-02-15 23:44

The Affordable Care Act made sure that hospitals scoring well on patient satisfaction surveys are paid more by Medicare. But some say that gives small, boutique hospitals an unfair edge.

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Beyond BPA: Court Battle Reveals A Shift In Debate Over Plastic Safety

Sun, 2015-02-15 23:42

In 2007, a plastic called Tritan became a hit in part because it was free of the chemical BPA. Then a competitor began suggesting Tritan products contained other chemicals that act like estrogen.

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