Friday, February 20, 2015


FUTURISM UPDATE (February 21, 2015) - Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn 

FORBES:   Why Information Security Is Everybody's Business Now    http://www.forbes.com/sites/sungardas/2015/02/05/why-information-security-is-everybodys-business-now/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  Physics Week in Review (Valentine’s Edition): February 14, 2015   http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/2015/02/14/physics-week-in-review-february-14-2015/?WT.mc_id=SA_Facebook

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:    How to Choose the Form of an Infographic: It’s All about Context    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sa-visual/2015/02/10/how-to-choose-the-form-of-an-infographic-its-all-about-context/?WT.mc_id=SA_Facebook

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:   Has there been an erosion of trust in politics since the global economy crashed in 2008? http://wef.ch/1z1XoEy

CNET:  Facebook launches social network for security pros.  Facebook's new ThreatExchange will allow corporate security professionals to share cybersecurity information and better protect themselves from hackers.   http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/facebook-launches-social-network-for-sharing-security-threat-info/?utm_content=bufferba298&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

THE ECONOMIST:  Unless Syriza changes course, Greece is inexorably heading out of the euro http://econ.st/1FOxfdn

HUFFINGTON POST:   Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks http://huff.to/1yHrBUt

 NBCNEWS: After the Higgs, LHC Rounds Up the Unusual Suspects in Particle Physics https://lnkd.in/eRDHmyh

TIME:   The New Age of Much Older Age     http://time.com/3706694/the-new-age-of-much-older-age/

THE ECONOMIST:  A lot of old satellites will need replacing in the next few years: http://econ.trib.al/JnGOIca

FORBES:  Leaked FAA Document Provides Glimpse Into Drone Regulations   http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcneal/2015/02/14/the-faa-may-get-drones-right-after-all-9-insights-into-forthcoming-regulations/

HERITAGE FOUNDATION:  Use of military force against ISIS should only happen after there is an understanding of the threat posed by ISIS http://bit.ly/1vvKvNM

COMPUTERWORLD:  Black Girls Code founder looks to expand skills outreach, challenges CIOs to help the cause: http://bit.ly/1ISFxGa

FAST COMPANY:  These African dolls are outselling Barbie in Nigeria http://f-st.co/Li4ohOd

 MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Human Face Recognition Found In Neural Network Based On Monkey Brains https://lnkd.in/eBc-eZ8

INDIAN EXPRESS:  World’s first robot-staffed hotel to open in Japan    http://indianexpress.com/article/world/asia/worlds-first-robot-staffed-hotel-to-open-in-japan/

STANFORD UNIVERSITY:  Integrating spirituality, ethical commitments & daily work life leads to more successful businesses. –Rev. McLennan http://stanford.io/1MavDPA

GIZMODO:  ow Pan Am became king of international travel, and how it lost it all: http://gizmo.do/4Iss3Cy

SCIENCE NEWS:     Quantum guessing game uses the future to predict the past      https://www.sciencenews.org/article/quantum-guessing-game-uses-future-predict-past

BLOOMBERG:    Enter India, Exit China.  India’s growth rate is suddenly rivaling, even outpacing, China’s. Can it sustain the momentum?    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-12/india-s-economy-surges-yet-politics-remain-obstacle?utm_medium=company+page&utm_campaign=Preannouncement&utm_source=BLP+Linkedin&utm_content=Economy%2Fpolicy&utm_term

MEDICAL XPRESS:  Human neural stem cells restore cognitive functions impaired by chemotherapy      medicalxpress.com/news/2015-02-human-neural-stem-cells-cognitive.html

CNN MONEY:   Alan Greenspan: The euro is doomed   http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/09/news/economy/alan-greenspan-greece-will-leave-euro/?sr=fbmoney021515euro0300story

COMPUTERWORLD: NASA rides artificial intelligence to the moon and Mars. Analysts say enterprises have a lot to learn from the way NASA uses A.I. https://lnkd.in/ejwAFJh

CNBC:   $30 oil could be worse than you think, says this CEO » http://cnb.cx/1uR1Bur

LINKEDIN: The State of the Future (February 16, 2015 Update!) https://lnkd.in/e8pphxH

BBC NEWS:   Could driverless cars own themselves? http://bbc.in/1FQfmuB

FORBES: The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines https://lnkd.in/esNbX_c

ENGADGET:    Google's got a robot dog that stalks indoors, haunts dreams    http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/10/boston-dynamics-spot-kick-the-dog/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Oil Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections. Life thrives even deep in the Earth and scientists are beginning to suspect extensive connections among those underground environments. https://lnkd.in/epmEayw

STANFORD UNIVERSITY:  Awe makes people feel more time affluent because they are more focused on the present moment http://stanford.io/13ifULO

BUSINESS INSIDER:  Japan's recession is over http://read.bi/1DVRtCN

PHYS-ORG:  Cold-blooded #animals grow bigger in the warm on land, but smaller in warm water http://phy.so/343235851

THE ECONOMIST:  Why US hydrocarbon exports are booming http://econ.st/1D3AqQ9

BUSINESS INSIDER:  Star Silicon Valley entrepreneur: Here's why bitcoin will be bigger than the internet http://read.bi/1ChL4xd

GIGAOM:  Why deep learning is at least inspired by biology, if not the brain      https://gigaom.com/2015/02/14/why-deep-learning-is-at-least-inspired-by-biology-if-not-the-brain/

THE VERGE:  The FAA just took a huge step towards legalizing commercial drone flights. The agency's outlook on this new breed of aircraft is much less conservative than expected    http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/15/8040647/faa-small-uav-drone-rules-regulations

PBS-ORG:     Powerful and Efficient ‘Neuromorphic’ Chip Works Like a Brain    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/tech/new-ibm-chip-functions-like-brain-revolutionary/

BIGTHINK:   Automation, Creative Destruction, and Your Job in Technology's Crosshairs    http://bigthink.com/think-tank/andy-mcafee-computer-jobs

FORBES:  Server And Protect: Predictive Policing Firm PredPol Promises To Map Crime Before It Happens    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ellenhuet/2015/02/11/predpol-predictive-policing/

THE DAILY CURRANT:   Elon Musk Replaced By Robot As CEO Of Tesla Motors   http://dailycurrant.com/2015/02/05/elon-musk-replaced-by-robot-as-ceo-of-tesla-motors/

WIRED:   The Hot Yet Little-Known Trend That’ll Supercharge AI    http://www.wired.com/2015/02/hot-yet-little-known-trend-thatll-supercharge-ai/

NEW YORK TIMES:   Studying Oversize Brain Cells for Links to Exceptional Memory    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/13/science/studying-oversize-brain-cells-for-links-to-exceptional-memory.html?_r=1

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:   Catching Alzheimer’s before Memory Slips    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/catching-alzheimer-s-before-memory-slips/

Microsoft Achieves Substantial Beyond-Human-Level Deep Learning Advance    http://www.33rdsquare.com/2015/02/microsoft-achieves-substantial-beyond.html

WORLD BANK:  Is citizen engagement critical for development? http://wrld.bg/IXUgs

THE GUARDIAN:    Students used to take drugs to get high. Now they take them to get higher grades. The use of so-called ‘smart drugs’, bought on the internet, to boost mental performance is rife in British universities. So can we all benefit from ‘having an edge’, or is it just a form of cheating that should be banned?    https://lnkd.in/eC5AF4H

THE ECONOMIST:  China is now seen as the lender of last resort for countries that are ignored by the West http://econ.st/1vI9Ycv

FRANCE 24:    Arab League to meet on Yemen Wednesday http://f24.my/1v2cdXz

FORBES:    In 2010, Google invested $1M into Shweeb, which is developing a pedal-powered monorail: http://onforb.es/1CrgcdN

INC: Do you have a stunning product? Submit it for our 2015 Best in Class Design Awards! Details here: http://bit.ly/1EmtqdV

THE VERGE:  Scientists have found a way to see through opaque material using light http://theverge.com/e/7805638

THE ECONOMIST:    How does technology evolve? Artefacts, as well as organisms, can do so by natural selection http://econ.st/1DIMOUL

FAST COMPANY: How to design a happier life http://f-st.co/4glKOIb

CNN NEWS: Scanadu: The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here https://lnkd.in/eVbWEqV

THE ECONOMIST:   Language is not constant. Change in language is—and anxiety about change is constant too http://econ.trib.al/ui7RV05

THE ECONOMIST:  Several studies suggest that when immigrants arrive, crime goes down, schools improve and shops open up http://econ.trib.al/HTAkhnT

TED TALKS:   "Equations and symbols aren't just things. They're a voice that speaks out about the incredible richness of nature." http://t.ted.com/LhUpvZS

THE VERGE:   Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities http://theverge.com/e/7797732

THE ECONOMIST:  Teaching economics: perhaps it is time for mainstream theory to catch up with its students http://econ.trib.al/NuAlsWR

FRANCE 24:  Scientists seek international authority on climate geoengineering http://f24.my/1CxWq2E

FORBES:   Google Cabs And Uber Bots Will Challenge Jobs 'Below The API    http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2015/02/04/google-cabs-and-uber-bots-will-challenge-jobs-below-the-api/

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:   Iran, With Love.  Iran, With Love    http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/143090/pedestrian/iran-with-love

THE OIL PRICE IS GOING TO GO EVEN LOWER. THE GUARDIAN: Germany moves to legalise fracking. Four-year moratorium on shale drills set to be overturned as country initiates process to allow regulated hydraulic fracturing for shale gas https://lnkd.in/eqQeJhV

FORBES:   Big Data Analytics, Mobile Technologies And Robotics Defining The Future Of Digital Factories   http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2015/02/15/big-data-analytics-mobile-technologies-and-robotics-defining-the-future-of-digital-factories/

THE ECONOMIST:  Which business school has the most useful alumni? http://econ.st/1FOxFQO

INC:   MIT researchers use data to uncover the science of Silicon Valley success http://bit.ly/1zSN2Hh

FORBES:   Why solar powered data centers are a big deal: http://onforb.es/1EcPckG

THE ECONOMIST:   Britain has slipped from fourth to sixth in the global defence spending league since 2012 http://econ.st/1zBlIs4

THE ECONOMIST:  In the United States, German-Americans constitute the largest single ethnic group http://econ.trib.al/sgTBKOr

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Human Traffickers Caught on Hidden Internet. A new set of search tools called Memex, developed by DARPA, peers into the “deep Web” to reveal illegal activity https://lnkd.in/ez7j6m5

THE KOREA TIMES:   Internet of Things will enhance industrial efficiency      http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2015/02/123_173671.html

THE KOREA TIMES:    China, Japan investment in S. Korea top record last year     http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2015/02/488_173696.html

THE GUARDIAN: Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists https://lnkd.in/e_dP_mP

FORBES: Big Data Analytics, Mobile Technologies And Robotics Defining The Future Of Digital Factories https://lnkd.in/ekMBjtw

TECHCRUNCH: How Big Data Will Transform Our Economy And Our Lives In 2015 https://lnkd.in/e7Pampq

FORTUNE: Bonjour! Commuting in France on Toyota’s electric motorbike https://lnkd.in/eJcNe3k

COMPUTERWORLD:  xpedia to buy Orbitz for $1.6 billion    http://www.computerworld.com/article/2883129/expedia-to-buy-orbitz-for-16-billion.html

BBC NEWS:   Satellites track snail disease risk http://bbc.in/1DX64xY

REUTERS:  Hyundai Motor to enter commercial vehicle market in U.S., Europe http://reut.rs/1FR51i3

POPULAR SCIENCE:   Europa is one of the best candidates for finding alien life-here’s how NASA plans to get there http://pops.ci/cpHmCY

THE ECONOMIST:  Delhi is now the most polluted city on the planet http://econ.trib.al/sR6j91w

FAST COMPANY:  A new wearable zaps your brain to help you focus—or relax http://f-st.co/rxnlzT9

TECHCRUNCH:   Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M http://tcrn.ch/1AHdMLp

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG:   India's economy is entering an exciting new phase. I'm very bull-ish on India's future. http://mikebloom.bg/175uHeQ

THE ECONOMIST:  Cheaper oil is shifting economic growth within Canada, and political power could shift with it http://econ.st/1El5JCQ

STRATFOR:   The world that Merkel faces today is startlingly different. The EU is in a deep crisis. http://social.stratfor.com/hmd

CNN:  Are we ready for the next global epidemic? Experts say it's not a question of if, but when: http://cnn.it/1EA3PhE

THE ECONOMIST:  The Greek-German debate about moral rights of debtors and creditors dates back to Aristotle and beyond http://econ.trib.al/Utb53af

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  Cryptographers may be the solution to avoiding satellite collisions. http://ow.ly/J6mOH

WORLD BANK:  Natural disasters can roll back dev gains & exacerbate inequality: 2 reasons we're scaling up resilience #DRR: http://wrld.bg/ISFJs

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:   Why business leaders should think like scientists    http://wef.ch/1DInYlG

THE GUARDIAN:  Australia and Indonesia by the numbers: how do they compare? http://trib.al/jdLQzMx

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Infosys acquires Israeli tech group Panaya http://on.ft.com/1DX2eF4

RAND CORPORATION:  "Addressing discrepancies in teacher quality goes far beyond identifying good & bad #teachers." http://on.rand.org/IYcRz

DIGG TECH:   This Wireless Explosives Detector Is The Size Of A Postage Stamp http://di.gg/1DX1rE1

THE ECONOMIST:  The Greek-German debate about moral rights of debtors and creditors dates back to Aristotle and beyond http://econ.trib.al/Utb53af

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Indonesia sees $710m trade surplus http://on.ft.com/1DX048f

 BLOOMBERG: Japan Gets Ready to Fight. Abe wants to unshackle Japan from its postwar pacifism https://lnkd.in/e7RVNnN

CNN MONEY: Coming soon: A change in who gets overtime pay. The Obama administration is expected to move forward soon on its plan to provide overtime pay protections to low-salaried managers who don't qualify for them. https://lnkd.in/e4Hhf4i

JAPAN TIMES:    Questions of self-defense     http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/02/15/editorials/questions-self-defense/#.VOGJ-i5WH3g

PHYS-ORG: Tomorrow's technology will lead to sweeping changes in society https://lnkd.in/ejr5ZXX

THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Epidemic of Facelessness https://lnkd.in/eTtkhH9

FINANCIAL TIMES:    Biology and robotics come together http://on.ft.com/1DYPQUP

ARS TECHNICA: Computer algorithm can accurately identify Jackson Pollock paintings. Even other artists who attempted to mimic his style couldn't pull it off. https://lnkd.in/eaYDfWj

MIT NEWS: Explaining what voters try to hide. New paper shows how “conjoint analysis” can tackle hard political issues. https://lnkd.in/e9yxVde

POPULAR MECHANICS: DARPA's Prosthetics Can Now Grip, Climb, and Grasp Slippery Objects https://lnkd.in/eXHw-_7

INQUISITR: Japanese Scientists Build Artificial Brain Cerebellum In The Laboratory https://lnkd.in/eg3FT8B

THE ECONOMIST:  Higher debt is not automatically a problem. But like any feel-good drug, debt can be addictive http://econ.st/17gR5l2

TIME:   Amazon says FAA proposals won't ground drone delivery plans http://ti.me/17i1YTK

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Euro slides as Greek talks break up in Brussels http://on.ft.com/19oLj2G

FINANCIAL TIMES:   Eurozone's Greek talks collapse early http://on.ft.com/17HYnj4

TECHNION:     NANO Gets Personal with Cancer Treatments - Technion Israel     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrS_0cYm7iE&feature=youtu.be

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:    3 predictions for the future of jobs     https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/01/3-predictions-for-the-future-of-jobs/

TECH INSIDER:     Artificial Intelligence and the Law of Accelerating Returns     http://www.techinsider.com.au/2015/02/artificial-intelligence-law-accelerating-returns/

HUMANITY PLUS:  Biology is Technology — DARPA is Back in the Game With A Big Vision and It Is H+   http://hplusmagazine.com/2015/02/15/biology-technology-darpa-back-game-big-vision-h/

SAS:  The Internet of Things is not just for consumers   http://blogs.sas.com/content/corneroffice/2015/02/03/the-internet-of-things-is-not-just-for-consumers/

LINKEDIN: 1,000 Technological Years Injected Into 100 Years. Are You Ready? https://lnkd.in/eeQ2VmQ

LOCKHEED MARTIN: Skunk Works has always been #onestepahead. How they do what they do: http://lmt.co/1AIM01e

British Company Has Plans to Manufacture Big Structures in Space   http://www.21stcentech.com/british-company-plans-manufacture-big-structures-space/

THE ECONOMIST:   A richer university makes for a far more aggressive investor: hefty sums on risky ventures http://econ.st/1FTesxn

LINKEDIN: The State of the Future (February 17, 2015 Update!) https://lnkd.in/eMptVmY

BUSINESS INSIDER:     HUGE SPY PROGRAM EXPOSED: NSA has hidden software in hard drives around the world       http://www.businessinsider.com/r-russian-researchers-expose-breakthrough-us-spying-program-2015-2?utm_content=bufferc0d4b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

CANCER RESEARCH:    Stem Cell Transplantation Reverses Chemotherapy-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction   http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/75/4/676

Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells       http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3662/gold_nanotubes_launch_a_three-pronged_attack_on_cancer_cells

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:       Just click print: World’s first drivable 3D-printed car goes from computer to road in just 44 hours     http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/world-3d-printed-drivable-car-takes-44-hours-article-1.1940011

TED:      Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides' ingenious answer is a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost.      http://www.ted.com/talks/george_whitesides_a_lab_the_size_of_a_postage_stamp

Apple will buy Tesla for $75b in 18 months (prediction)  http://calacanis.com/2015/02/14/apple-will-buy-tesla-for-75b-in-18-months/?utm_content=buffer3598c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

GIZMAG:     Harvard team successfully reverses the aging process in mice     http://www.gizmag.com/telomerase-aging-harvard-reverse-process-telomeres/17107/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:      Five Common Myths about the Brain. Some widely held ideas about the way children learn can lead educators and parents to adopt faulty teaching principles     http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/five-common-myths-about-the-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_Facebook

3-D PRINT-COM:   SOLS Unveils ADAPTIV, 3D Printed Robotic Adaptable High-tops    http://3dprint.com/44772/sols-adaptiv-3d-print/

SAS:     The Internet of Things is not just for consumers    http://blogs.sas.com/content/corneroffice/2015/02/03/the-internet-of-things-is-not-just-for-consumers/

POPULAR SCIENCE: Amateur Astronomers Discovered A 120-Mile-Tall Plume Coming Off Mars. Almost nothing like it has ever been observed on the red planet before https://lnkd.in/em6SSX8

SALON-COM: Noam Chomsky: America paved the way for ISIS. The famed linguist and philosopher on the conflict in Iraq, Israel and the myriad dangers of U.S. foreign policy https://lnkd.in/e-ZdvXK

THE ECONOMIST:   Many satellites launched for important purposes are still limping along in need of retirement http://econ.trib.al/DgSwhlO

LIVE SCIENCE:   The brains of criminals are not like yours. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/2hqz1

DISCOVERY NEWS:   How Far Do Mars Rovers Travel Before They Die? http://dne.ws/173DMVf

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  Why has #globaltrade slowed down? http://wef.ch/1BWPh9n

THE TIMES OF LONDON:  Alzheimer’s could be stopped by ‘statin’ pill http://thetim.es/17Jw57K

REUTERS:   Asian supply lines hit by West Coast ports dispute http://reut.rs/1DZXFJS

FORBES:  Contrary to popular belief, leadership isn’t always a natural-born trait: http://onforb.es/1zLAVeY

FORTUNE MAGAZINE:  China has a new taxi app monopolist - and it isn't Uber http://for.tn/17IgS6N

HERITAGE FOUNDATION:   13 Charts Measuring Economic Freedom Around the Globe - http://herit.ag/1vMAhhO

THE GUARDIAN:  Unemployed will have to do community work under Tories, says Cameron http://bit.ly/1L6h3XR

STANFORD UNIVERSITY:   How data analysis can help lower patients’ risk of hospital readmission http://stanford.io/1tSkw6y

NEW YORKER:   The Shape of Things to Come. How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.   http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/23/shape-things-come

BUSINESS INSIDER:     Alibaba founder Jack Ma was rejected from 30 jobs, including KFC, before becoming China's richest man     http://www.businessinsider.com/alibaba-founder-jack-ma-on-rejection-2015-2

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW:  Nano-Manufacturing Makes Steel 10 Times Stronger.  A new way to produce metals could have wide-ranging effects.    http://www.technologyreview.com/news/534796/nano-manufacturing-makes-steel-10-times-stronger/

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW:  The Face Detection Algorithm Set To Revolutionize Image Search.  The ability to spot faces from any angle, and even when partially occluded, has always been a uniquely human capability. Not any more.     http://www.technologyreview.com/view/535201/the-face-detection-algorithm-set-to-revolutionize-image-search/

MIT NEWS:  Taking technology from the lab to the patient.  Daniel Anderson wants to bring advances in drug delivery and biomaterials to the clinic.    http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/profile-daniel-anderson-0217

LINKEDIN: The State of the Future (February 18, 2015 Update!) https://lnkd.in/enu3upp

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  Fecal transplants could up the risk of obesity onset, if the samples come from an obese donor. http://ow.ly/J9gQq

TECHCRUNCH: Elemental Path Debuts The First Toys Powered By IBM Watson https://lnkd.in/eYq9R6q

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  Innovative technique replaces approximately 10 percent of the liver with healthy cells from a deceased donor. http://ow.ly/JcuV0

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  A burgeoning technology known as visible light communication could someday carry wireless data in the same light that illuminates a room using “smart lighting.” http://ow.ly/JcsQM

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Party on. Really. Study finds that group social activity prevents cognitive decline more than even one-on-one interactions.  http://ow.ly/JaoMP

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: New report evaluates the impacts of coal pollution on our respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems. http://ow.ly/JctF4

INC-COM:  7 Habits of The World's Richest People    http://www.inc.com/jayson-demers/7-habits-of-the-world-s-richest-people.html?cid=sf01002

STATEMENT BY SENATORS JOHN McCAIN AND LINDSEY GRAHAM ON DEVELOPMENTS IN UKRAINE   http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=f04d4b6e-a0f8-48ed-bacc-5b8a6f8ee1a1

FASTCO DESIGN:   Why Samsung Design Stinks. Blame Steve Jobs Syndrome.  http://www.fastcodesign.com/3042408/why-samsung-design-stinks?utm_source=facebook

PHYS-ORG: Artificial proteins could bring the next biological revolution – starting with MRI. Scientists and engineers have looked to nature for their inspiration for centuries. The field of biomimetics uses ideas from nature to solve complex human challenges.  https://lnkd.in/efCU27X

CNN MONEY:  Super-sneaky malware found in companies worldwide. A shadowy hacking group has infected computers at companies, universities and governments worldwide with the sneakiest malware ever.   http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/17/technology/security/malware-nsa/index.html?sr=fbmoney021715malware0320story

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL: ionic Leaf. Researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel https://lnkd.in/eU3AqEA

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Seven genes for X-linked intellectual disability. Genetic analysis discovers new mutations on the X chromosome https://lnkd.in/eXwis66

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  A new paper lists 10 situations when it could be justified for a doctor to "Google" patients. http://ow.ly/J6t3F

CNN MONEY:  Jony Ive is the British designer behind 1.5 billion Apple products. And he really loves the F word. http://cnnmon.ie/1FoaQ9c

COSMOS UP-COM: New Crazy Theory: The Universe has ‘No End and No Beginning - See more at: https://lnkd.in/eyzhPvs

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Biodefense Aims to Simulate Human Bodies by Linking Mini "Organs on Chips". 3-D systems could mimic human physiology and allow for ethical tests of the impact of potential biological, chemical and radiological warfare agents https://lnkd.in/evyg_6i

BUSINESS INSIDER: Why Steve Jobs was such a jerk to employees https://lnkd.in/eNwFqVN

BUSINESS INSIDER: Google is going to end mobile wireless data charges for millions of new customers Read more: https://lnkd.in/eW4Vjue

CNN:  Why does ISIS keep making enemies?
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/16/opinion/bergen-isis-enemies/

CBS NEW YORK:  U.S. Rep., Terror Expert Shocked At State Dept. Claim That Jobs Program Can Stop ISIS

Obama Administration Ripped Over Spokesperson's Comments On Chris Matthews  http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/02/17/u-s-rep-terror-expert-shocked-at-state-dept-claim-that-jobs-program-can-stop-isis/

THE NEW YORK TIMES:  U.S. Intensifies Effort to Blunt ISIS’ Message   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/world/middleeast/us-intensifies-effort-to-blunt-isis-message.html?_r=0

FOREIGN AFFAIRS MAGAZINE:
Ready for War With ISIS?
Foreign Affairs' Brain Trust Weighs In
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142676/ready-for-war-with-isis

CNN:  ISIS atrocity in Libya demonstrates its growing reach in North Africa   http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/16/africa/isis-libya-north-africa/

THE ATLANTIC:   On the Impossibility of Fighting ISIS    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/02/on-the-impossibility-of-fighting-isis/385530/

FOREIGN POLICY MAGAZINE:   The coming fall of the house of ISIS    http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/01/14/the-coming-fall-of-the-house-of-isis/

THE INDEPENDENT:  Isis: Paranoid but determined, Islamic State is ready for a fight to the death in Mosul     http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-paranoid-but-determined-islamic-state-is-ready-for-a-fightto-the-death-in-mosul-10052377.html

THE GUARDIAN:  What will it take to stop Isis using rape as a weapon of war?    http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/17/disarm-isis-rape-weapon-war

DER SPIEGEL: Digital Jihad: Inside Islamic State's Savvy PR War. Islamic State's methods may be medieval, but the group's propaganda is second to none. The Islamists target their professionally produced videos at specific audiences -- sometimes to spread a specific message, sometimes merely to terrify. https://lnkd.in/efzh6WD

THE GLOBE AND MAIL:  To fight ISIS effectively, we need insight into just what it is     http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/to-fight-isis-effectively-we-need-insight-into-just-what-it-is/article23036515/

FORBES:  The ISIS Opportunity--Apocalypse Or Accord?   http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2015/02/17/the-isis-opportunity-apocalypse-or-accord/

CNN:  Kurdish peshmerga fighters battle ISIS in Sinjar   http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/02/16/pkg-black-kurds-battle-isis-sinjar.cnn

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  ISIS and Obama’s Summit. The Copts and Kurds know the threat is more than ‘violent extremism.’  http://www.wsj.com/articles/isis-and-obamas-summit-1424132931

THE NEW YORK TIMES:  Egypt Launches Airstrike in Libya Against ISIS Branch    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/world/middleeast/isis-egypt-libya-airstrikes.html

THE GUARDIAN:   A Libyan front in the war on Isis may not be all it seems    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/16/libyan-front-war-isis-murder-21-egyptian-christians-middle-east

LINKEDIN: The State of the Future (February 19, 2015 Update!) https://lnkd.in/eh8jqhz

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW:  BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES FOR 2015!  http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2015/

COMPUTERWORLD: Microsoft adds machine learning as an Azure service. Microsoft's new Azure service aims to take the pain out of managing large machine learning systems https://lnkd.in/eVadNM6

LINKEDIN: What To Study To Conquer The Business Analytics and the Big Data Galaxy? https://lnkd.in/e68TfRN

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: The oldest stars in the universe formed more than 100 million years later than previously believed. http://ow.ly/JeqL1

THE ECONOMIST:   Why Ireland and Portugal are refusing to cut Greece any slack http://econ.st/1G4bgz7

BBC NEWS:  VIDEO: Is another financial crisis looming? http://bbc.in/1G5qioj

BLOOMBERG:   Did the Fed just enter the currency wars? http://bloom.bg/1zoQINk

MASHABLE:  Yahoo prowls for mobile developers http://on.mash.to/17sUltF

MIT:   Can @MIT_CSAIL's robot garden make coding more accessible? http://mitne.ws/1DrXaJD  #STEMeducation

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC:   70,000 years ago an alien star flew through the outer reaches of the solar system: http://on.natgeo.com/1zoYN4u

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Weekend Read: [CREATIVE SCHUMPETERIAN] Disruption Is Not About Slaying Giants but about Serving New Customers https://lnkd.in/eqMnsjE

FINANCIAL TIMES:  China’s richest man loads up on debt to fuel growth of world's most valuable solar company http://on.ft.com/1CIZgC5

THE ECONOMIST:  Downturns in the euro area and Britain seem like hiccups in comparison to Greece's recession http://econ.st/19shY7j

STRATFOR:  Japan and most European countries have severe cultural problems integrating immigrants. http://social.stratfor.com/hIY

WASHINGTON POST:  Clintons raised nearly $2 billion for foundation since 2001, Post analysis shows http://wapo.st/19zgIPL

GIGAOM:  Google open sources a MapReduce framework for C/C++ http://bit.ly/1G3STdv

CNN MONEY:  How to protect your retirement from being "robbed" by the gov't http://cnnmon.ie/1DDgz9a

FAST COMPANY:  Corporate wellness is broken—and work is to blame: http://f-st.co/MGFVbVq

FORTUNE MAGAZINE: "[The market's] saying, ‘Gentlemen, we do not have a home for this oil today. Can you please take it off my hands?’?” http://for.tn/1zoAjZ4

BUSINESS INSIDER:  It sounds like Samsung's next Galaxy phone will be incredible fast http://buff.ly/1CJm6ai

DARPA:  Passcode provides a look inside @DARPA's plan to use virtual reality to visualize cyberoperations http://ow.ly/Ji2rf

ACCENTURE:  Expanding #gas market in Greater China presents opportunities for new products/services. http://bddy.me/1CKRchA

MORE ROBOTS ARE COMMING SOONEST.  THE TIMES OF LONDON:  Population crisis: Japan can’t even pay people to live in its dying village http://thetim.es/1LeXLQ5

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Alibaba and Tencent battle over Chinese new year ‘red envelopes’ http://on.ft.com/19xdtsb

ENGADGET:  See Russia's Tesla Tower through the eyes of a drone http://engt.co/1LeXc91

MAYO CLINIC ON WOMEN WELNESS:  Healthy #bodyimage conversations after #CindyCrawford photo.  http://mayocl.in/1MyQfky

MEDICAL XPRESS:  Development of personalized cellular therapy for brain cancer  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-02-personalized-cellular-therapy-brain-cancer.html

MIT NEWS:  Can an LED-filled “robot garden” make coding more accessible?  CSAIL’s 100-plus blooming, crawling, swimming bots teach basic programming concepts.  http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/can-led-robot-garden-make-coding-more-accessible-0218

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Coding ‘Boot Camp’ Opens High-Tech Doors. Free software-building class puts some poor youth on a potentially lucrative career path   http://www.wsj.com/articles/coding-boot-camp-opens-high-tech-doors-1424304763

THE ECONOMIST:  A shift toward global transparency is making life all the more difficult for the tax-shy rich http://econ.st/17rOC7y

NEW YORK TIMES: Machine Learning: Microsoft Has Suddenly Gotten Serious With Mobile http://nyti.ms/1JpX88P

LINKEDIN: The Positive Technological Rupture Of The Very Fabric Of Human History https://lnkd.in/eWy-Grm

NEW SCIENTIST:  Tweak that epigenome! Nature/nurture debate gets overhaul with map of how life impacts genes http://ow.ly/JisUx

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  Map of Second Genetic Code, the "Epigenome," Is Unveiled. Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular "switches" that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells, an accomplishment that reveals the complexity of genetic information and the challenges of interpreting it.   https://lnkd.in/e66AMeg

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Internet of DNA. A global network of millions of genomes could be medicine’s next great advance. https://lnkd.in/ejBuVUN

CNET:  Scientists propose 'cortical modem' implant to give you Terminator vision  http://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-propose-cortical-modem-implant-to-give-you-terminator-vision/

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Supercharged Photosynthesis. Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people. https://lnkd.in/eGm42iZ

LOCKHEED MARTIN:  35% of #cyber pros guess that they're not a cyber threat target. New survey: http://lmt.co/

LIVE SCIENCE TECH:  The Large Hadron Collider is back and and it could solve some problems of the Big Bang. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/2i60d

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  What kind of financial shocks caused the Great Recession? http://wef.ch/1w0hrDZ

LOCKHEED MARTIN: Seven(ty-one) Easy Pieces: What does it take to build a Littoral Combat Ship? http://lmt.co/1AWNXaw  #LCS

STRATFOR:  Map shows approximate locations of US Carrier Strike Groups, Amphibious Ready Groups Feb 19 http://social.stratfor.com/yYO

FOREIGN POLICY:  Japan’s foreign minister writes on how his country will fight Islamist terrorism in the Middle East. http://atfp.co/1z3DRyI

BUSINESS INSIDER:  South Africa among the worst countries to retire in http://j.mp/1w2paBp  via BusinessTechSA

INC-COM:  5 Healthcare Trends You Could Cash In On http://bit.ly/1AWX9vi

CIO:  NSA, UK's GCHQ reportedly hacked encryption of SIM card maker http://trib.al/FpMjmSW

ACCENTURE DIGITAL:  The Outcome Economy: #digital devices "on the edge" power a new business model http://bddy.me/1LgSFTv

The incredible true tale of "the queen of neuroscience" and her Nobel Prize.  http://huff.to/1z456cs

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  Why we need to lose labels in the #climate debate http://wef.ch/1w0MVK5

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  How to determine whether someone is coachable http://s.hbr.org/1DwcUv7

RSA CONFERENCE:  Equation super cyberspies target Macs with #malware, too: http://spr.ly/60110P7l

PHYS-ORG:  Ovulation shares both cellular and genetic features between #fruitflies and #mice http://phy.so/343583608

REUTERS HEALTH:  179 patients notified of possible exposure to "superbug" at UCLA Medical Center: http://reut.rs/1G96UXn

ISS NATIONAL LAB:  DYK: Studying worms in space can help us better understand how to counteract foodborne illness http://1.usa.gov/1vjRVsR

BBC NEWS:  Nasdaq tech shares at 15-year high http://bbc.in/1EaXBXZ

DAIL MAIL ONLINE:  Nasa races to fix dangerous spacesuit problem ahead of crucial upcoming spacewalks http://dailym.ai/1G9jJ4a

Walmart's CEO voted for Arkansas minimum wage hike http://huff.to/181HkZx

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Forget Buckyballs, Here Comes Volleyballene. Take 20 scandium atoms, 60 carbon atoms, arrange in a volleyball-shape and, voila! https://lnkd.in/eHDEV_j

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Clever Vehicles. The way we go online in our cars makes no sense. https://lnkd.in/eTWPnjx

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Liquid Biopsy. Fast DNA-sequencing machines are leading to simple blood tests for cancer. https://lnkd.in/eWt2Y72

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Car-to-Car Communication. A simple wireless technology promises to make driving much safer. https://lnkd.in/eHAQMDv

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Brain Organoids. A new method for growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders. https://lnkd.in/eDnbBG3

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Is Bitcoin Stalling? Despite a big increase in the number of merchants accepting Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency doesn’t have much momentum in retail transactions. https://lnkd.in/eSSMXcT

 ACCENTURE:  Technology Vision 2015: Stretching Your Boundaries in the Digital Era   http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-technology-vision-2015.aspx?c=tech_techvisn15_30000011&n=smc_0115

THE ECONOMIST:  Unless Syriza changes course, Greece is inexorably heading out of the euro http://econ.st/1vkjJxd

CNET:  Apple reportedly aiming to launch electric car by 2020 http://cnet.co/1CQ4fB2

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Alan Greenspan: Opec has ceded to the US its power over oil price http://on.ft.com/1G91onJ

CNN:  Cholesterol in food is no longer considered a "nutrient of concern," a report says. http://cnn.it/182vf6f  @cnnhealth

INC-COM: If You Want More Startups in Your City, Attract More 1 Percenters and College Grads  http://bit.ly/1Eb4CrE

Intelligence agencies slack off when it comes to their own oversight http://huff.to/1z4DC6C

INTEL EDUCATION:  Empower & inspire young women to become innovators, creators & designers. http://bit.ly/1Dt50CZ

HERITAGE FOUNDATION:  More States Push Back Against http://herit.ag/1EunAHW

RAND CORPORATION:  #Technology helped US, 4% of world's population, get 39% its wealth. Now it needs an R&D #strategy. http://on.rand.org/JlMw3

TELEGRAPGH NEWS:  Government accused of 'sleep-walking' into Ukraine crisis http://tgr.ph/1CQ6AvL

IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY:  VIDEO: Technical Achievement Award Recipients discuss careers, research/contributions to computing science/eng http://bit.ly/1ApOJLd

DW:  Has the Franco-German motor stopped sputtering? http://bit.ly/1vLVF11

BBC HEALTH NEWS:  Resistant-malaria 'enormous threat' http://bbc.in/182uqKO

THE ECONOMIST:  Why two little piggies aren't happy with the third, Greece http://econ.st/1vkjy4R

ENGADGET:  How to build a high-end, overclocked PC (as written by an "idiot," @stevetdent) http://engt.co/1829yTO

FORBES:  SungardASVoice: 10 ways employees compromise their company's cyber security http://onforb.es/17vVrFg  @SungardAS

REUTERS:  Union rejects contract offer from oil cos in U.S. refinery strike http://reut.rs/1Ebr1Ff

BBC: Evolution 'favours big sea beasts' http://bbc.in/1vLUZZq

FAST COMPANY:  Why building something useful for others is the best marketing there is http://f-st.co/dwYW0V7

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  3 ways the technological revolution is unlike any other in history, by Prof. Klaus Schwab http://wef.ch/1Fy9I2W

BLOOMBERG:  StubHub is being squeezed by rivals -- and its parent. http://bloom.bg/1LgbG6H

STRATFOR:  In terms of defense, China is rapidly establishing itself as a credible military power in the Asia-Pacific region. http://social.stratfor.com/m1R

INTEL:  A race for the lead in the #wearables market http://usat.ly/1A9agJ6

PWCL  Your customer=your partner? Over 40% of CEOs are collaborating with customers. More stats in our survey http://pwc.to/ceocust

GIZMODO:  Falconers in Abu Dhabi train their raptors with drones http://gizmo.do/KWgno3m

INTEL:  As you can see in this video, Intel's wireless docking solution makes workplace mobility a little less awkward: http://intel.ly/1Bhq6Dm

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Google's Wallet challenge: it exerts less control over the phones that use its Android OS than Apple does over iPhone http://on.wsj.com/1AOnQE3

BLOOMBERG:  Why oil's pain is Walmart's gain http://bloom.bg/1DF5Lr2

CNBC:  Warren Buffett's Berkshire secretly bought this stock » http://cnb.cx/17fwRbF

SYMANTEC:  WHITE PAPER? #NetBackup vs EMC benchmark comparison http://symc.ly/17nBe5m

MIT SLOAN:  Learn more about our Leading Change in Complex Organizations course. http://ow.ly/JlDbG

HERITAGE FOUNDATION:  Congress Is About to Impose Another Unfunded Mandate On Doctors - http://herit.ag/1BrVz60

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  Which are the top cities for real estate investment? http://wef.ch/1ydCOfk

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW:  How to start a passion project without quitting your day job http://s.hbr.org/1Eac86m

THE TIMES OF LONDON:  World's biggest laptop maker ‘installed eavesdropping software’ on its machines http://thetim.es/1DFloig  (Reuters)

CISCO:  What are the top 3 #mobile trends that can affect your business? Learn in our #VNI Mobile Forecast: http://cs.co/60170z1R

THE VERGE:  Bill Gates believes that Africa will be able to feed itself in 15 years. Here's how: http://theverge.com/e/7820204

FOREIGN POLICY:  Iran’s Shiite militias are running amok in Iraq. http://atfp.co/1Ab7tze

DAILY MAIL ONLINE:  Facebook is building virtual reality apps that will let you share 'entire experiences' with friends http://dailym.ai/1CQ0Oud

THE ECONOMIST:  Obamacare's challengers before the Supreme Court will probably lose; here's why http://econ.st/1zRVSAf  @stevenmazie

BBC NEWS: China's corruption probe bites deep http://bbc.in/1Ebvnwg

FORTUNE MAGAZINE:  How secure is the Middle East? http://for.tn/1DFjePD

IEEE SPECTRUM:  CogniToys Leverages Watson's Brain to Befriend, Teach Your Kids http://ow.ly/2UU8C0

INC-COM: Marissa Mayer hints that Yahoo might get into mobile messaging. @jeffbercovici http://bit.ly/1Eb6Mrn

AMERICAN MANGEMENT:  How to Bring in new customers on the cheap. (by @MindaZetlin) #Marketing #Management |  http://ow.ly/J1YzN

STRATFOR:  Kiev knows how dependent it is and has made moving away from relying on Russian natural gas a top priority. http://social.stratfor.com/80M

BBC NEWS:  Call for action on wildlife crime http://bbc.in/1G9RPFh

FRANCE 24: Los Angeles hospital alert after 'superbug' outbreak http://f24.my/1CQex4d

 NAUTILUS: Moore’s Law Is About to Get Weird. Never mind tablet computers. Wait till you see bubbles and slime mold. https://lnkd.in/drqz-TC

 LINKEDIN: The State of the Future (February 20, 2015 Update!) https://lnkd.in/dJd432r

 SCIENTIFIC AMERICA:  The Artful Amoeba. What on Earth Made These Perfect Fossil Rings?  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/2015/02/18/what-on-earth-made-these-perfect-fossil-rings/

LINKEDIN:   RESILIENCE READY https://lnkd.in/dufuRys

HERITAGE INFORMATION:  The Government Gave Close to 1 Million http://herit.ag/16Q2TnY  Customers the Wrong Tax Information http://herit.ag/1Eyxzfl

HERITAGE FOUNDATION:  Economic Freedom Can Alleviate Energy Poverty - http://herit.ag/1EyxmJ2

SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY:  World’s Data Could Fit on a Teaspoon-Sized DNA Hard Drive and Survive Up to 2 Million Years | Singularity HUB via … http://bit.ly/1BvKEIv

STANFORD UNIVERSITY: How power changes people http://stanford.io/1sVoYfY

BLOOMBERG:  Should Apple's electric car plans worry Tesla? http://bloom.bg/1BvFQ5O

MASHABLE:  Unusual snowfall pounds Middle East, leaving refugees at risk. http://on.mash.to/1888YnF

BBC:  Black hole's blast stunts stars http://bbc.in/1AUx15O

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Tested: one-tapp apps to simplify the things we do on our smartphones http://on.ft.com/17ACO2Z

NASA:  Visualization and Quantification of Rotor Tip Vortices in Helicopter Flows http://1.usa.gov/1F4G8ys

ENGINEERING-COM:  Japanese engineers use 100 supercomputing nodes to figure out the fluid dynamics that make wind instruments work. http://ow.ly/Jk601

HARVARD BUSINESS:  There are over 250 startup founders from classes 2008-2014. They've raised $2.5 billion in capital for 90+ companies http://hbs.me/1887UA2

CNBC:  This country will surpass the U.S. to become the world's largest retail market: http://cnb.cx/170kKz2

FAST COMPANY:  This animated typographic architecture is a design nerd's dream: http://f-st.co/x5UWJYd

CIO:  Wearables Evolving to Combine Fashion and Function http://www.cio.com/article/2886328/wearable-technology/wearables-evolving-to-combine-fashion-and-function.html

ACCENTURE DIGITAL:  What should be in your #digital toolbox? #Hardware, for starters. Learn why in Accenture #TechVision2015 Trend 2. http://bddy.me/1MFtZFF

THE ECONOMIST:  Fannie and Freddie aren't a nice couple who live in the suburbs http://econ.st/1vPomKH

MAYO CLINIC:  More than 250 recipes to satisfy your heart-healthy lifestyle: http://mayocl.in/1z5lKZp

AMD:  We think the future of device interconnectivity will go beyond #IoT to surround computing.  http://ow.ly/JcHsA

FORBES:  This startup is using machine learning to review long legal documents: http://onforb.es/1AYhwIJ

GIGAOM:  NSA, GCHQ reportedly stole mobiel network encryption keys http://bit.ly/1vlSXV3

ACCENTURE:  Technology Vision 2015: Stretching Your Boundaries in the Digital Era

The effects of global warming vary by region. Cities and communities must plan accordingly  http://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/solutions/global-warming-solutions-prepare-impacts#.VOeWwi6zknd

REUTERS:  The World Health Organization approves a 15-minute Ebola test, in today's Reuters FYI: http://reut.rs/19L9Lvi

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR:  When it comes to evolution, bigger really is better http://trib.al/qiDLOKw

BROOKINGS:  There is more common ground between the religious & global education communities than first meets the eye: http://brook.gs/1A5RJxB
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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  Book Review: Junk DNA http://bit.ly/188jR8N

DISCOVER MAGAZINE:  The concept of infinity is beautiful, but it's ruining physics: http://bit.ly/1DBuAWp

REUTERS:  Italian privacy watchdog says to conduct inspections at Google U.S. offices http://reut.rs/1GcLEjv

FORBES:  What FDA approval of 23andMe means for the future of genomics in medicine: http://onforb.es/1LkblzK

THE GUARDIAN:  Government to rush through guidelines to stop police snooping on journalists http://trib.al/q2whYMJ

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC:  Embracing stone age couple unearthed at one of largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe: http://on.natgeo.com/1zTTuJj

YALE UNIVERSITY:  Study shows sunlight continues to damage skin in the dark http://bit.ly/1Ad95sb

CDC EMERGENCY:  CDC's CHEMPACK program ensures the U.S. is prepared for the possibility a chemical attack http://go.usa.gov/33ASQ

FINANCIAL TIMES:  Front page of the Financial Times US for Saturday, February 21

BLOOMBERG:  The Dow Jones has hit a record high http://bloom.bg/1EeeHUR

FINANCIAL TIMES:  beyondbrics:  Guest post: Indonesia’s intractable digital deficit http://on.ft.com/1EdZRh6

REUTERS:  Apple hiring big brains in car battery space http://reut.rs/1GcRGAK

FOREIGN POLICY:  Centcom details plans for retaking Islamic State-held Mosul. @K8brannen & @SeanDNaylor report. http://atfp.co/1Dy9o3B

BLOOMBERG:  Legal weed may be coming to a state near you http://bloom.bg/1DBsJkv

INC-COM:  Innovation Lessons from Minolta's Game-Changing Camera @IlanMochari http://bit.ly/1GcoJoH

RAND CORPORATION:  US didn't defeat #Taliban after 13 yrs in #Afghanistan. So it may be unrealistic to expect #Pakistan to http://wapo.st/1vkjjXG

BREAKING DEFENSE: The Biggest Thing Since Silicon: Raytheon’s Gallium Nitride Breakthrough https://lnkd.in/e8j28F5

MIT NEWS: Fibers made by transforming materials. New approach could enable low-cost silicon devices in fibers that could be made into fabrics. https://lnkd.in/euTnSXz

MIT NEWS:  Epigenomics of Alzheimer’s disease progression. Study of epigenomic modifications reveals immune basis of Alzheimer's disease.   https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/epigenomics-alzheimers-disease-0218

MIT NEWS: Taking technology from the lab to the patient. Daniel Anderson wants to bring advances in drug delivery and biomaterials to the clinic. https://lnkd.in/ekVvUdB

RAND CORPORATION:  Improving antipsychotic drug adherence among #schizophrenia patients could save states net annual $3.28B http://hlth.rand.org/IE5r8

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Venture capitalist Bill Gurley says "FOMO" is driving up startup valuations: http://on.wsj.com/1vP2i2J

FORBES:  As connected cars become more prevalent, entirely new business models open up: http://onforb.es/1AYGh7t

THE ECONOMIST: Arctic ice is melting fast, and the sea is duly awakening. This is good, bad, and unstoppable http://econ.st/1vlK6mp

TIMES SCIENCE:  Philosopher helps teach morality to driverless cars http://thetim.es/1LkuMbH

GIGAOM:  Don't let AT&T mislead you about its $29 "privacy fee" http://bit.ly/17AXhER

BUSINESS INSIDER:  cuts Russia to 'junk' http://read.bi/1vPQehz

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON:  As #machines spin off more #bigdata, #industrial #manufacturing companies can use #analytics to generate more revenue http://bit.ly/1EQqVkg

IEEE: Mind and Machine: The Future of Thinking: How we are made to interact with machines  http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/wsf20150219

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN:  Electronic Medicine Fights Disease
Stimulation of the nervous system could replace drugs for inflammatory and autoimmune conditions   http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/electronic-medicine-fights-disease/

SLATE:  42 Percent of Americans Are Wrong About Drones   http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/02/reuters_ipsos_poll_shows_42_percent_of_americans_support_private_drone_ban.html

POPULAR SCIENCE:  DARPA WANTS TO MAKE COMPUTER NETWORKS LOOK MORE LIKE SCI-FI GRAPHIC NOVELS. AN INTUITIVE, VISUAL INTERFACE COULD MAKE CYBERSECURITY WAY LESS BORING  http://www.popsci.com/see-graphic-novel-esque-designs-darpa-using-inspiration?dom=fb&src=SOC

NEW YORK TIMES:  Astro Teller, Google’s ‘Captain of Moonshots,’ on Making Profits at Google X  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/16/googles-captain-of-moonshots-on-making-profits-at-google-x/?_r=0

IEEE SPECTRUM:  Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/facebook-ai-director-yann-lecun-on-deep-learning

BLOOMBERG:  A quarter of the U.S. may soon live where weed is legal http://bloom.bg/1F3fJ40

TECHCRUNCH:  Apple said to be planning OS X-like public beta seed program for iOS, too http://tcrn.ch/1EdsNFS

POPULAR MECHANICS:  The world's largest airship may soon fly once more. Here's why http://popme.ch/60110X3R

AMERICAN MANAGEMENT:  The Secret to Great B2B Content. (via @MarketingProfs) #Marketing #Management | http://ow.ly/Jd40f

PHYS-ORG:  Squid recode their genetic make-up on-the-fly to adjust to their surroundings  http://phys.org/news/2015-02-squid-recode-genetic-make-up-on-the-fly.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Florida has plenty of sunshine, but ranks 13th in installed solar capacity, at 229 megawatts. http://on.wsj.com/1vm9OY0

FRANCE 24:  'Exponential rise' in Syria war crimes: UN probe http://f24.my/19MLGEa

TECHCRUNCH:  The Net Neutrality Quiet Period http://tcrn.ch/1w7bzZA

UC BERKELEY:  Soft-spoken ‘planet warrior’ @TomSteyer says ‘big mo’ beats big money http://bit.ly/19LIrgg

LINKEDIN:  @Cisco CEO John Chambers http://linkd.in/1zUqYY6

TECHCRUNCHER:  RapidMiner, provides what it describes as “code-free” analytics tools http://tcrn.ch/1EdQBJQ

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  The home screen is the new home page  http://wef.ch/1M900FZ

THE DIPLOMAT:  Is There a Silver Lining to China’s South China Sea Land Reclamation? http://bit.ly/1w43ZPo

THE ECONOMIST:  Two colossal scientific mysteries collide: did dark matter do away with the dinosaurs? http://econ.st/1DB6Z87

THE ECONOMIST:  Why it is time for the mainstream theory of economics to catch up with its students http://econ.st/17AvhRK

BBC NEWS:  The rise of Australia's visual effects industry http://bbc.in/1EeFVKU

TED:  How to bring your mind into the present moment and let go of stressful thoughts: http://t.ted.com/L83y0pG

STANFORD UNIVERSITY:  Foster staff longevity by arranging for workers to switch roles with one another http://stanford.io/1nYgySK

REUTERS:  Exclusive: U.S. health officials push for stricter 'superbug' defense http://reut.rs/1Gdo867

NEW YORK TIMES:  Technophoria: Bringing Big Data to the Fight Against Benefits Fraud http://nyti.ms/1EeHA3b

POPULAR MECHANICS:  They're Building a 4,400-Mile Railway from Moscow to Beijing http://bit.ly/1FEQzwl

WIRED:  This video doorbell lets you use your phone to see who's there. Our review: http://wrd.cm/1JuSnL7

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC:  Hunting for alien life on Europa: http://on.natgeo.com/1zUroO7

INTEL:  Software upgrades will soon be streamed as vehicles are parked overnight. http://intel.ly/1Astk5A

Brazil may be turning a corner and embracing free trade; watch the new video here: http://cs.is/1Asf2jR

DISCOVERY NEWS:  How We Know So Much About Planets That Are Super Far Away: http://dne.ws/17jYeBC

CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT:  #Putin the Improviser | http://on.wsj.com/1DHLSQ8

STRATFOR:  Water stress is a limitation that Mexico will be forced to overcome to reach its full economic potential. http://social.stratfor.com/ieX

THE ECONOMIST:  Why fight so hard for a slice of another country’s rust-belt? What Russia is up to in Ukraine http://econ.st/1Ad6azH

CNN MONEY:  Why Goldman Sachs' CEO cares so much about Greece staying into the eurozone http://cnnmon.ie/17BBj4w

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Canada Unveils an Oil-Train Safety Tax http://on.wsj.com/1vQFOhK

THE ECONOMIST:  Have the wheels come off Rolls-Royce? http://econ.st/1LjHXJX

CATO INSTITUTE:  Mega drought in the Pacific Southwest? @CatoCSS's @CatoMichaels comments: http://j.mp/1AbkCbE

HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Mysterious link between galaxy and black hole http://hvrd.me/JlLOE

DELOITTE:  Learn about the role of the data broker and how data is used at Deloitte’ http://deloi.tt/1vIkG2G

LOS ANGELES TIMES:  Feds slam Japanese maker of faulty airbags http://lat.ms/1CXJnYF

MARKET WATCH:  Crude-oil prices are dropping, but inventories are soaring. Here's why: http://on.mktw.net/1CUuDd7

NBC NEWS:  New killer virus found in Kansas http://nbcnews.to/1z5WuCn

HERITAGE FOUNDATION:  @Walmart Is Giving Raises. How That Shows the Market Works - via Mitchell Tu http://herit.ag/1EyNrOM

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR:  800,000 customers of Obamacare website got wrong tax data, administration says http://trib.al/4V6YhgB

LIVE SCIENCE:  Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment http://dlvr.it/8fnn8c

CNBC:  How Saudi Arabia can withstand the shale oil boom » http://cnb.cx/1EdE9dh

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR:  Want to be a millionaire by age 30? It can happen: http://entm.ag/SqYKWT

ENGADGET:  The Big Picture: Astronauts pilot a jetpack in virtual reality http://engt.co/1GdeJva

CATO INSTITUTE:  How are small banks faring under Dodd-Frank?  http://j.mp/1zrFojs

BBC NEWS:  Warnings issued for wintry weekend http://bbc.in/1EeKfdh

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