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Kurdish, Iraqi forces work together to retake vital resource

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Signs of a hard-fought battle were all around vital dam; American airstrikes clearly paved the way for victory

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With poaching rampant, future grim for African elephants

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Booming trade in Asia is fueling slaughter of African elephants and could lead to extinction of the species

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James Foley, American journalist

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

James Foley, an American journalist, disappeared while covering the civil war in Syria in 2012 and was apparently killed by Islamic militants in August 2014.

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Sigourney Weaver Passes On The Female Expendables Spin-Off

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ripley says no thank you.
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Seeking Respect From Police, Times Square Mascots Form Alliance

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The cartoon characters populating Times Square have formed a group, seeking respect from police officers who seem, to them, to be against them.





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Shooting Accounts Differ as Holder Schedules Visit

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Witnesses to the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts, as a county grand jury prepared to hear evidence in the case.





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Mario Kart Can Reduce Stress

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Luigi might look perpetually pissed-off in Mario Kart 8 but the player controlling him isn’t. A new study suggests that video games can play an effective role in reducing stress.
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ISIS claims to have beheaded U.S. journalist

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Militant group releases video apparently showing execution of James Foley and threatens to kill another U.S. journalist

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What Is Fluid Dynamics?

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fluid dynamics is the study of the movement of liquids and gases. Fluid dynamics applies to many fields, including astronomy, biology, engineering and geology.
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This 16-Year-Old Wants To Make Email More Secure Than Ever

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the next two weeks, Abe Storey is aiming to launch his latest startup, an email product called Lock Up Mail.

He’s on a self-imposed time crunch, because after that, he’s starting his junior year of high school.

“In its most simple form, locked Up Mail is two things. One, it’s super secure email. The other is a new authentication system,” Storey told Business Insider.

The San Francisco-based 16-year-old explained how both will work.

When you sign up for Locked Up Mail, you do so with a username and password, just like Gmail, Yahoo, or any other email service. Then Locked Up Mail sends you a QR code image, which Storey says will self delete after 10 minutes. That’s the difference between Locked Up Mail and the others: You need that QR code to get into your email account.

He says he initially thought about trying to be an add-on for Gmail, where Locked Up Mail would easily supply a long, hard-to-crack password for your Gmail account. The problem, he said, is though your password would be harder for a computer to crack, with only one form of authentication, it’s still just as easy to steal.

Storey says Locked Up Mail will allow users to choose how often they need to scan their QR code with their phone or computer camera. He suggested putting the service on a timer — as in every 4 hours — or requiring it every time you log out. He knows users won’t want to do it all the time, but also knows it will make for maximum email security.

You can sign up for the viral waiting list here.

He says though he can program, it’s not his strenghts. Instead, he likes to focus on growing his ideas and developing products. To do that, he’s formed solid teams.

In 2013 he entered a Santa Barbara startup weekend with a teacher, and their “Uber for moving” idea, called Next Mover, won the competition, along with $55,000 for funding. Being from San Francisco, Storey was a little too far away and a little too busy to take on Next Mover full time.

His second project, retentiontab.com, he made with his current Locked Up Mail partner, Kevin Davies, a programmer from New Zealand. That project wasfor online retailers to stop shoppers from getting distracted with Facebook and other sites. He said he abandoned that one because it seemed too spammy.

With launch around the corner, Storey certainly isn’t thinking about quitting his newest venture, but he is thinking about what’s next. It could be bigger than email.

“Email is a starting place for us. We’re going to play it by ear,” Storey said. “Ideally I think it’d be really interesting for banks.”

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This 16-Year-Old Wants To Make Email More Secure Than Ever

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the next two weeks, Abe Storey is aiming to launch his latest startup, an email product called Lock Up Mail.

He’s on a self-imposed time crunch, because after that, he’s starting his junior year of high school.

“In its most simple form, locked Up Mail is two things. One, it’s super secure email. The other is a new authentication system,” Storey told Business Insider.

The San Francisco-based 16-year-old explained how both will work.

When you sign up for Locked Up Mail, you do so with a username and password, just like Gmail, Yahoo, or any other email service. Then Locked Up Mail sends you a QR code image, which Storey says will self delete after 10 minutes. That’s the difference between Locked Up Mail and the others: You need that QR code to get into your email account.

He says he initially thought about trying to be an add-on for Gmail, where Locked Up Mail would easily supply a long, hard-to-crack password for your Gmail account. The problem, he said, is though your password would be harder for a computer to crack, with only one form of authentication, it’s still just as easy to steal.

Storey says Locked Up Mail will allow users to choose how often they need to scan their QR code with their phone or computer camera. He suggested putting the service on a timer — as in every 4 hours — or requiring it every time you log out. He knows users won’t want to do it all the time, but also knows it will make for maximum email security.

You can sign up for the viral waiting list here.

He says though he can program, it’s not his strenghts. Instead, he likes to focus on growing his ideas and developing products. To do that, he’s formed solid teams.

In 2013 he entered a Santa Barbara startup weekend with a teacher, and their “Uber for moving” idea, called Next Mover, won the competition, along with $55,000 for funding. Being from San Francisco, Storey was a little too far away and a little too busy to take on Next Mover full time.

His second project, retentiontab.com, he made with his current Locked Up Mail partner, Kevin Davies, a programmer from New Zealand. That project wasfor online retailers to stop shoppers from getting distracted with Facebook and other sites. He said he abandoned that one because it seemed too spammy.

With launch around the corner, Storey certainly isn’t thinking about quitting his newest venture, but he is thinking about what’s next. It could be bigger than email.

“Email is a starting place for us. We’re going to play it by ear,” Storey said. “Ideally I think it’d be really interesting for banks.”

SEE ALSO:A 16-year-old Google science fair finalist wants to help people with disabilities communicate with their breath

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German Leader Emerges as Key Figure in Ukraine Talks

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is emerging more and more as a pivotal leader on the Ukraine conflict as she dances delicately between opposing forces.





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ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of James Foley

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The terrorist group said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.





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The terrorist group said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.





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Ten Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Cancer Diagnosis

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

If diagnosed with cancer, these questions can help you “prepare for battle.”
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Notre Dame Is Rocked by Charges of Academic Cheating

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Notre Dame, a top college football program known for academic rigor, changed its media day plans at the last minute as it wrestles with allegations that players cheated on class work.


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Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Response Break Cease-Fire

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, breaking a cease-fire, drawing Israeli retaliation and prompting Israel to recall its delegation from talks aimed at ending the latest conflict.





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Why Uber Just Hired Obama’s Campaign Guru

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Getting any startup off the ground is difficult, but things are particularly dicey when governments across the globe are working to make your app illegal. Such is the challenge facing Uber. Each time it spreads to a new city, it faces a new front in its politically charged battle to undermine local taxi monopolies in […]





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Rick Perry, Fighting Charges, Hires High-Profile Legal Team in Texas

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gov. Rick Perry, who is facing a felony indictment, appeared at the Travis County Courthouse to be photographed and fingerprinted.





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Get a Death Grip! Why Snakes Don’t Slip When Climbing Trees

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some snakes seem to be little scaredy-cats, as research finds when climbing trees, they hold on for dear life, using a much greater force than is needed to grip tree trunks. The finding suggests snakes prefer to play it safe than conserve energy.
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