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We Need Computers with Empathy

An emerging trend in artificial intelligence is to get computers to detect how we're feeling and respond accordingly. They might even help us develop more compassion for one another.

How to Spend $1,900 on Gene Tests Without Learning a Thing

Science and marketing clash in the jungle' of direct-to-consumer DNA apps.

Jacinda Adern, 37, set to be next prime minister of New Zealand


What Motivates IT Leaders to Become Strategic?

IT leaders are constantly being told they must become more strategic.' We want to understand the real challenges CIOs face when they try to meet that challenge.

Hotel del Coronado: San Diego’s luxury landmark for 129 years

Since its opening in 1888, the hotel has been a San Diego landmark, its silhouette rising from the coastline like a sandcastle reaching for the sky.        

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: The world's most photographed event

An estimated 600 hot air balloons attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.        

Vienna has a coffee culture of its own

Vienna's coffee culture is so distinct it has a UNESCO designation. Immerse yourself in local flavor at these coffeehouses and chocolate shops.        

Halloween thrills at theme parks around the USA

Six Flags Magic Mountain turns out the lights on many of its coasters, while other parks dial up the scares with mazes.        

Review this! Travelers fed up with solicitations

The unwelcome overtures are usually delivered in a rapid-fire succession of emails after your trip, but increasingly also in person.        

Five must-see small towns in Arizona

These towns feature scenic beauty, easy access and welcoming main street businesses.        

Find beautiful fall colors in these public lands

From national parks to wildlife refuges, these public lands are perfect for leaf peeping.        

'WASTED! The Story of Food Waste' premieres On Demand

Anthony Bourdain's documentary about food waste debuts in select theaters and On Demand today.        

Classic Masonic temple transformed into new L.A. art museum

The temple on Wilshire Boulevard is now home to the Marciano Art Foundation, featuring more than 1,500 works of art.        

Nine classic weekend getaways that are better in fall

Here are nine destinations across the U.S. that you can visit on a modest budget.        

National Park Service: 10 hidden gems that deserve a visit

The big parks get all the attention, but don't miss these underappreciated spots.        

Which theme park is the most terrifying at Halloween?

Six Flags Magic Mountain celebrates 25 years of Fright Fest        

These Caribbean islands are open for business

Make your getaway to these slices of paradise        

Vote now: Best miles-and-points programs

Which hotels, credit cards and airlines earn your loyalty?        

La foudre a frappé le littoral

Toutes les communes du littoral, d'Iracoubo à Roura, ont été privées d'électricité hier...

Trois moteurs retrouvés sur les dix-huit volés

Quatre des six personnes suspectées d'avoir participé au vol à main armée à la base nautique militaire de...

Doublement de la RN1 : une concertation publique en janvier

Le projet de 2X2-voies entre Balata et la Carapa avance à petits pas. Une concertation publique aura lieu en janvier pour un début...

Belle clĂ´ture de Piano Pianos

Le festival de piano s'est terminé en beauté hier soir sur la jetée du vieux port à Cayenne. Le Français,...

Les sociétés Saint-Maurice attaquent le ministère du Budget

Le ministère du Budget a retiré l'agrément fiscal qui avait été accordé aux sociétés...

Des ambassadeurs contre le harcèlement scolaire

Une quarantaine d'élèves de six collèges et lycées de Cayenne ont suivi, hier, une formation sur le thème du...

Des KO Ă  la belle Ă©toile

Dans le cadre de sa fête patronale, la ville de Cayenne a organisé mercredi soir, avec le concours de Guyane Ring, un gala de boxe...

Coupure d'électricité généralisée entre Cayenne et Kourou

Cet après-midi, une coupure d'électricité géante a touché Cayenne, Remire-Montjoly, Matoury, Kourou et...

Vol de moteurs à l'armée : quatre mis en examen

Le procureur de la République Eric Vaillant a organisé, ce matin une conférence de presse au sujet du vol à main...

Le tribunal révolutionne l'accueil des justiciables

L'accueil des justiciables du tribunal de grande instance de Cayenne, avenue De-Gaulle, change de lieu Ă  partir de demain... mais reste...

Azerbaijan: Suffocation of NGOs Raises Questions About Donor Strategy

Copyright show: No The Azerbaijani government has forced the local chapter of the global corruption watchdog Transparency International to scale back its activities in the South Caucasus nation.

AR specialist Leap Motion opens new design research studio

Leap Motion's new office will be lead by virtual and augmented reality filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda, who has also been made VP of design and global creative director.  ...

Moody's Cuts Sirius' Credit Rating Amid Fears That Proposed Forsythe Buy Will Be Financial Strain

"Although the rating agency views the acquisition of Forsythe as strategically sound … execution risks and costs of integrating Forsythe will further strain the company's credit metrics," Moody's wrote in a rating action.

'Love Never Dies' proves to be a worthy sequel to 'Phantom of the Opera' in Baltimore preview performances

No crashing chandelier. No need for one. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies,' the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera,' offers its own distinctive attractions, visual and musical. Judging by opening night of a preview week at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, the work is going to have little...

Harvey Weinstein to take leave of absence after bombshell New York Times sex harassment report

Harvey Weinstein, the larger-than-life Hollywood executive and Oscar-winner, is taking a leave of absence from his own company after an explosive expose revealing decades of sexual harassment against women, from employees to actress Ashley Judd, was published in The New York Times Thursday. The...

Maritime Magic featuring over 80 top restaurants to be held Friday

The 31st annual Maritime Magic event will be an opportunity for foodies to sample from more than 80 of the region's top restaurants and caterers.Friday's event, which regularly attracts about 3,000 guests, will be a chance to try food from Baltimore's ever-growing food scene.Popular restaurants...

'This Is Us' recap: Mother-daughter tensions

On the latest episode of This Is Us,' the focus was on what is arguably the show's most fractured couple: mother Rebecca and daughter Kate. But by the end of the hour, there are reasons to be hopeful. Hey, there's no relationship so fractured that a little Stevie Nicks won't help, right? Now ...

JD's Smokehouse finds a better fit in return to Canton

In 2014, when JD's Smokehouse closed after a 13-year run, Canton lost one of the first and few bars on O'Donnell Square to boast an expansive list of craft-beer drafts.The reason for the closure was to focus on launching its Bel Air location, but owner Paul Friedenberg couldn't shake the feeling...

Construction begins on restaurant next to Ritz Cabaret Gentlemen's Club in Fells Point

Construction has begun on a potential restaurant next to the Ritz Cabaret Gentlemen's Club in Fells Point. A one-story wooden frame has been raised on the once-vacant lot at 500-502 S. Broadway, at the corner of Eastern Avenue. The city initially issued a building permit in 2015 for a two-story...

Towson University professor Leslie Harrison shortlisted for the 2017 National Book Award in Poetry

Towson University professor Leslie Harrison came one step closer on Wednesday to winning one of the most coveted annual literary awards in the U.S. — the 2017 National Book Award for poetry. Harrison's The Book of Endings' is one of five titles to make the shortlist, the organization announced...

The Nevermore Haunt opens for a second season


Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates blazes singular intellectual path in 'We Were Eight Years in Power'

Early in We Were Eight Years in Power,' Ta-Nehisi Coates' third book, he writes, here is a notion out there that black people enjoy the Sisyphean struggle against racism. In fact, most of us live for the day when we can struggle against anything else.'However, as he explains throughout these...

Free tacos and cheap margaritas and beer to celebrate National Taco Day on Wednesday

It's National Taco Day on Oct. 4, so let's taco about freebies and deals. Munch and slurp free and cheap tacos, margaritas and Mexican beer to celebrate the crunchy holiday on Wednesday at participating locations.  No coupons are necessary.  Applebee's:Swill $1 margaritas at participating ...

B Bistro closes with plans to reopen as new concept

B — a Bolton Hill Bistro has closed its doors with plans to rebrand and reopen with a new concept. The restaurant at 1501 Bolton St. closed in late September, but it's unclear when its doors will open again. B is temporarily closed while we reorganize to develop a new concept for our valued ...

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company updates 'Caesar,' changes some genders

Every era, it seems, is right and ripe for revisiting Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.' That's especially so whenever debates rage about the role and limits of government, or when there's frequent talk of conspiracies and disputes over facts. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company offers an opportunity to...

Uzbekistan: Tashkent Revamp Tests Official Pledge on Public Dialogue

Copyright show: No Try surfing in landlocked Uzbekistan? Or maybe check out the dolphinarium in Tashkent, a city 2,000 kilometers away from the nearest ocean? Why not?

Armenia: Activists Cry Censorship as Government Shuts Down Stalinism Exhibit

Copyright show: No The Armenian government has shut down a museum exhibition devoted to the Stalin-era purges, prompting accusations of censorship and reviving political debates over Armenia's Soviet legacy.

Uzbekistan: The Tashkent Spring Experiences a Frost

Copyright show: No EurasiaNet Commentary Speaking at the UN General Assembly in mid-September, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev outlined a democratic vision for Uzbekistan. Just over a year since Mirziyoyev replaced the late strongman Islam Karimov, such a vision naturally generated skepticism. ...