Tech Tent: Uber at a crossroads


Stream or download the latest Tech Tent podcast Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website Listen live every Friday at 15:00 GMT on the BBC World Service On the Tech Tent podcast this week, we explore the stunning resignation of Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick. We also hear why Indian IT workers are suffering mass lay-offs – and we ...

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The Key to a Happy Life Lies in Finding Meaning


The pursuit of happiness has long been an integral part of the American Dream, but we’ve been going about that pursuit in all the wrong ways. Prominent Jewish psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, Viktor Frankl, once wrote that “Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’” According to a recent ...

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What’s on the bite


With the water temperature cooling down Anglers have been funding some consistent bites on topwater and trolling over the past weeks. Anglers have been finding some good success and the hot spots around our FAD’s and along our coastlines where the waters are looking pretty clear with some fiesty strikes. With anglers working the poppers, stick baits, live baits and ...

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Trump Administration Rejects U.N. Call for Abortions


Saying “Abortion is not family planning,” the United States rejected part of a United Nations resolution designed to help female victims of violence around the world. The one point of contention is the portion of the resolution calling on countries to provide abortions to women who’ve been abused and to give information about abortions.  The U.S. objection to the abortion ...

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Bayview Boom Teaches Teens How to Build Their Own Boombox


This post was originally published as part of a series on the Burning Man Journal for National Week of Making profiling civically minded makers in and around the Burning Man community. Feature photo by Hanah Letran John Weiss has transformed his life-long passion for tinkering into a project that teaches at-risk teens how to make their own boomboxes. Tagged as the “engineering ...

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After Daughter’s Death, Dad Bikes 2,000 Miles To Hear Her Heartbeat One Last Time


This dad couldn’t contain his emotions when he heard his daughter’s heartbeat for the first time in six months. That’s because 21-year-old Loumonth Jack Jr. was first diagnosed with a rare heart defect in January, and he was only given ten days to live unless he underwent a heart transplant. In the very same week, Abbey Connor was found unconscious at the ...

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12 Numbers behind… Chicken


There is no cuisine in the world that excludes the use of chicken, an all-purpose meat that lends itself to a wide range of dishes, with something to suit everyone. It would be a pity however to take it for granted: here are some curious facts and figures not to be missed. 1 year and an approximate weight of 1.5 Kg ...

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Apple chip dispute proves too great a stretch of Imagination


Karaoke. Botox. Speakerphones. None of these could really be deemed the 20th century’s greatest invention. So it is hard to feel sorry for Daisuke Inoue, Dr Jean Carruthers and Walter L Shaw — who each missed out on millions by failing to patent their respective ideas. Smartphones, tablets, connected TVs. All of these, however, could claim to be the greatest ...

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Frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults

More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Oxford. Researchers found that people who engaged in more regular sexual activity scored higher on tests that measured their verbal fluency and their ability to visually perceive objects and the spaces between them. The study, published ...

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Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations


President Trump tweeted on June 22 that he doesn’t possess — and didn’t record — tapes of his private conversations with former FBI director James B. Comey. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) President Trump said Thursday that he does not have “tapes” of his private conversations with then-FBI Director James B. Comey, finally ending a mystery of his own creation that ...

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