'Bitchy Resting Face' syndrome affects women in parody video
A new YouTube parody introduces us to a unique syndrome called "Bitchy Resting Face" or "Resting Bitchface" syndrome that affects women whose normal resting facial expression looks mean, angry or sad, even when they are actually sweet-natured.
RethinkDB 1.6 gets regex and array functions
The ability to search and index using regular expressions and work with arrays and sets has been added to the open source scalable JSON database. There is also a new function for analytics and shared-key authentication
Fetuses practice communicating distress using facial expressions
So babies can communicate pain and distress soon after birth, new research has discovered they rehearse wrinkling their noses, raising eyebrows and moving their lips and cheeks in the womb.
Renewed perils for free expression in Turkey
In November 2012 the deteriorating conditions for reporting news led to a delegation of writers meeting in Istanbul. Now, as widely reported, the media's coverage of so far peaceful protests is now at a crisis.
U.N. Realizes Internet Surveillance Chills Free Speech
An anonymous reader writes "The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that the United Nations has finally come to the realization that there is a direct relationship between government surveillance online and citizens' freedom of expression. The report (PDF) says, 'The right to privacy is often understood as an essential requirement for the realization of the right to freedom of expression. Undue interference with individuals' privacy can both directly and indirectly limit the free development and exchange of ideas. An infringement upon one right can be both the cause and consequence of an infringement upon the other.' The EFF adds, 'La Rue's landmark report could not come at a better time. The explosion of online expression we've seen in the past decade is now being followed by an explosion of communications surveillance. For many, the Internet and mobile telephony are no longer platforms where private communication is shielded from governments knowing when, where, and with whom a communication ...