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Hard Lessons At the Olympics, Like The Metric System

As the Olympics have shown, participation in sports at this high level can teach discipline, perseverance and teamwork. But can the Olympics teach U.S. athletes to think in meters and kilos instead of feet and pounds?
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A New Species Discovered ... On Flickr

Could crowd-sourced photo sharing be the future of taxonomy? Cybertaxonomy?
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Encoding Geopolitics: Virus Infects Banks In Lebanon

A common cybercriminal tactic appears to have been adopted by a nation-state for classic espionage purposes. The Kaspersky Lab in Moscow says the Gauss virus is targeting several large banks in Lebanon. Though the nation-state behind the virus hasn't been identified, analysts say it may be part of a U.S. effort.
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Storytelling In The Digital Age

Many new technologies shorten our attention spans. But New York Times technology reporter Matt Richtel says e-books are breathing life into an old genre: short stories.

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FTC Finalizes Privacy Settlement With Facebook

Among other things, Facebook agreed to periodic audits on how it handles the privacy of its users.
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Yes, There's Probably A Medical App For That

What can count calories, perform triage and make appointments, all at once? Medical apps are transforming the way patients and doctors understand health and monitor it.
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5 Ways To Avoid Being Hacked

Many of us take a fatalistic approach when it comes to online security — if you don't share much, you must be safe, right? With the proliferation of social networking sites, it's getting easier for the malicious to hack into our lives. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your data security.

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