Entertainment

The Surreal Life of an Obama Impersonator

(National Journal) – Louis Ortiz watches MSNBC constantly. He’s always voted Democratic. And when he’s walking down the street, he’s often overwhelmed by the attention he gets. Ortiz lives his life as President Obama. But unlike the president, he doesn’t have a team of advisers Read More

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Technology

Microsoft Launches Wearable Fitness Device for $199

  (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp launched a device called “Microsoft Band” that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world’s largest software company’s debut into the wearable technology market. The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, Microsoft said Read More

Health

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

  (New York Times) – The gray matter of the nucleus accumbens, the walnut-shaped pleasure center of the brain, was glowing like a flame, showing a notable increase in density. “It could mean that there’s some sort of drug learning taking place,” speculated Jodi Gilman, Read More

National

Black People, White Government

(Al-Jazeera America) – In the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after the Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson, there has been a focus on racial disparities in representation. A recent study found that while people of color Read More

World

White Zambian Named Acting President

NOEL SICHALWE, Associated Press CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia’s vice president Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country’s acting president on Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South Read More