It’s now possible to have a conversation in English and Spanish on Skype without having to hire an interpreter; the Rolling Stone writer continues to research her controversial story on UVA students; meanwhile, former Sen. Mark Udall revealed a “smoking gun” regarding the CIA torture report but no one seems to have noticed. These discoveries and more below.

Microsoft’s ‘Star Trek’ Skype Translator Turns English Into Spanish Skype attempts to emulate the Universal Translator or Babel Fish, translating conversations between English and Spanish in real time.

The Guerrilla Tactics of The Racket, and How It Almost Upended Journalism In September, when it wasn’t quite autumn in New York but after the long hot summer had ended, I rode up an elevator in New York’s Flat Iron district to the offices of First Look Media to meet with the guerrilla editors of The Racket.

On Visual Web, a Photo Is Worth More Than a 1000 Words Photos, photos and more photos! Photos are the atomic unit of social platforms.

What Everyone Should Know about Statistical Correlation In 2012, the New England Journal of Medicine published a paper claiming that chocolate consumption could enhance cognitive function.

Rolling Stone Writer Contacting UVA Students As Magazine Reviews Disputed Article Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of a now-disputed Rolling Stone story on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, hasn’t spoken publicly as her explosive story has unraveled over the past two weeks.

‘The History of American Higher Education’ American higher education today looks nothing like it did a few generations ago, let alone at the founding of the country.

The ‘Wild West’ of Academic Publishing The troubled present and promising future of scholarly communication.

How Britain Tortured Nazi PoWs: The Horrifying Interrogation Methods That Belie Our Proud Boast That We Fought a Clean War The German SS officer was fighting to save himself from the gallows for a terrible war crime and might say anything to escape the noose.

Is Israel a Jewish Nation or a Hebrew Nation? And what is the difference between the Jewish community and the Jewish people? A look at the Declaration of Independence offers clear and telling distinctions.

The Torture Report’s Hidden Fiasco: How Mark Udall Revealed a Little-noticed Smoking Gun After Sen. Mark Udall lost his seat last November a number of Americans, including yours truly, tried to persuade him to release the Torture Report on his own if it looked like the Intelligence Committee was going to lose its nerve.

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