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Kathleen Miles
Kathleen Miles is the senior editor of The WorldPost, the
international news site of The Huffington Post and the Berggruen
. She joined The Huffington Post in 2011, as an editor of
HuffPost LA. She can be reached through Twitter, Facebook (links
above) or

Before HuffPost, she worked at the NPR affiliate KPCC, writing and
producing national news stories. She has also worked as a district
representative for U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff; field investigator
for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board; and political action
coordinator for the Iron Workers International.

She earned her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied
International Political Economy, with an emphasis on Middle
Eastern Studies. She earned her M.A. from Loyola Marymount,
while simultaneously teaching full-time with Teach for America
in South L.A.

Entries by Kathleen Miles

Est-il possible de créer un cerveau artificiel?

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2015 | 12:29 PM

brain artificial

Le Dr Miguel Nicolelis n’est pas du genre à affirmer que quelque chose est impossible. Après tout, l’exosquelette directement relié au cerveau qu’il a mis au point a permis à un paraplégique de donner le coup d’envoi de...

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Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

(7) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 10:09 AM

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.

“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. We’re going to be better at expressing loving sentiment,” Kurzweil said...

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Iraqi FM Wants More Airstrikes Against ISIS, Supports Russia’s Role In Syria

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 6:03 PM

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Friday that he would like more U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq.

“The frequency of the air force campaign goes up and down, and I hope that it will get higher frequency in the future,” al-Jaafari said during a...

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Can We Create An Artificial Brain?

(1) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 3:23 PM

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is not the kind of person you’d expect to say that something is impossible. After all, he developed a brain-connected exoskeleton that enabled a paraplegic man to deliver the opening kick at the World Cup last year. He used brain implants to give rats 

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Weekend Roundup: Politics Is the Art of the Possible

(4) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 8:06 PM

In 1867, then Prime Minister of Prussia Otto von Bismarck (who, with parallels today, maintained German hegemony over Europe) famously said that politics is the art of the possible. If you don't have to deal with a political opponent, you can dream up the perfect policy. But when...

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We Need The Liberal Arts More Than Ever In Today's Digital World, Fareed Zakaria Says

(149) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 10:49 AM

A liberal arts education is the best preparation for many careers, especially in the U.S., given today's global technology-driven economy, CNN host Fareed Zakaria says.

"The future of a country like the U.S. rests on our ability to master how technology interacts with how humans live, work and play,"...

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Robot Maker Says He's Designed A Pocket Robot That Could Replace Your Smartphone

(33) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 11:30 AM

LONDON -- A Japanese robot maker says he's designed a personal robot that could be the "next smartphone."

“You will put him in your pocket and talk to him like your own Jiminy Cricket,” Tomotaka Takahashi, CEO of robot design company Robo Garage and research associate professor at...

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요르단 라니아 왕비 "IS에서 I를 빼자. 그들은 전혀 이슬람적이지 않다"

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 11:00 PM

요르단의 라니아 왕비는 자칭 IS(Islamic State)라고 부르는 조직에는 이슬람적인 면이 전혀 없다고 말한다.

그녀는 지난 3월 5일 허핑턴포스트가 개최한 '직업의 미래' 컨퍼런스에 참석 중이었다. 허핑턴포스트 창립자인 편집인 아리아나 허핑턴과의 대화 중 라니아 왕비가 "IS에서 I를 제거하면 좋겠다. 왜냐면 그들은 전혀 이슬람적이지 못하기 때문이다."라고 말하자 객석에서 박수가 터져나왔다.

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Königin Rania: "Lassen Sie uns das erste ,I' aus ISIS wegnehmen. Es gibt nichts Islamisches daran"

(2) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 11:34 AM

Königin Rania von Jordanien sagt, dass es nichts Islamisches an dem selbsternannten Islamischen Staat (ISIS) gibt. „Ich würde das erste ,I' in ISIS wegnehmen, denn es gibt nichts Islamisches daran,“ sagte sie im Gespräch mit HuffPost-Gründerin Arianna Huffington im Rahmen der „WorldPost Future of...

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Rania de Jordania: "A 'ISIS' hay que quitarle la 'i'. De islámico no tienen nada"

(6) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 11:10 AM

El islamismo no tiene nada que ver con ISIS -el autoproclamado Estado Islámico-, según la reina Rania de Jordania. Sus palabras provocaron el aplauso del público en una charla con la fundadora de The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, en la que afirmó que le “quitaría” la primera ‘I’ a ISIS....

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Future Of Work: Three Ways We Can Create Jobs From The Bottom Up

(13) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 9:19 AM

LONDON -- Andrew McAfee, director of MIT’s Center for Digital Business, argued Thursday that technological advances of the last few decades have significantly contributed to global stagnation of wages and lack of significant job growth.

McAfee, co-author of The Second Machine Age, was speaking at The...

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Queen Rania: Let's Drop The First 'I' In ISIS. There's Nothing Islamic About Them

(582) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 7:16 AM

LONDON -- Queen Rania of Jordan said Thursday evening that there is nothing Islamic about the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.

She was speaking with Huffington Post Editor-In-Chief Arianna Huffington as a part of The WorldPost Future of Work Conference. “I would love to drop...

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Egyptian President Sisi: Muslims Need To Reform Their Religious Discourse

(100) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 10:45 AM

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said Thursday that Muslims need to adapt their religious discourse to the present and eliminate elements of their rhetoric that could foster violence.

“Islam is a tolerant religion, but this wasn’t always clear to the rest of the world during the last 20 or 30...

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Why Mark Zuckerberg's First Book Club Choice Makes Total Sense

(8) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 11:02 AM

It is not surprising that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chose Moisés Naím’s The End of Power as the first book in his new -- and possibly the world’s largest -- book club.

Naím, former editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine and a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie...

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You'd Be Surprised What Chinese College Students Think Of America These Days

(337) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 4:03 PM

XI'AN, China -- China continues to open up to the West economically, and there are signs that U.S.-China relations could be improving. But a series of recent conversations with Chinese college students revealed that many in China remain both intensely patriotic and skeptical of the United...

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These Photos Capture A Dwindling Chinese Village With Only One Baby

(5) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 2:22 PM

DA PING, China -- Tucked away high in the mountains of northwestern China is Da Ping, a village of about 20 residents, many of them elderly. There used to be more people here, but the children of the current residents moved away to find work in the city, and their...

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McCain Will Push For Ground Troops In Iraq, Syria If GOP Wins The Senate

(221) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 3:42 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- If Republicans gain the Senate majority in November, President Barack Obama could face pressure from Congress to send ground troops into Iraq and Syria.

"Frankly, I know of no military expert who believes we are going to defeat ISIS with this present strategy," Sen. John...

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Congressional Hearing On Ebola Was 'Shameful,' Janet Napolitano Says

(367) Comments | Posted October 19, 2014 | 4:43 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Janet Napolitano on Saturday lambasted Congress for politicizing concerns about the Ebola virus, and drew parallels to the response to 2009's H1N1 flu pandemic, which she oversaw as Homeland Security Secretary.

Napolitano criticized a recent Congressional hearing on Ebola featuring Dr. Tom Frieden,...

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Indian Prime Minister Modi: America, Don't Repeat Your Iraq Mistake In Afghanistan

(53) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 5:27 PM

NEW YORK -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday that the U.S. should not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan as quickly as it did from Iraq, where extremist group Islamic State, or ISIS, has since gained territory.

“We requested to America, regarding the defense withdrawal subject -- please do...

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