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Intel Curie opens vents in Chromat's sports bra to keep you cool

Experimental clothing studio Chromat unveiled its Spring/Summer 2016 collection over the weekend, and it includes a 3D-printed dress that expands as your adrenaline rises, plus a cool new sports bra. That's <i>literally</i> cool. Both garments are powered by Intel Curie, a tiny, low-power base for …

Here’s what one year in space does to your body

Want to know how much poop an astronaut produces while spending a year on the International Space Station? It's somewhere around 180 pounds.<p>That fun fact is brought to you by NASA, which just released an infographic breaking down all the numbers surrounding astronaut Scott Kelly's one-year stay on …

Space Science

The case for redistributing wealth in America is losing support from 2 demographics

Data has shown that the gap in income between the rich and poor has been increasing and the US is one of the worst developed countries in regards to economic inequality.<p>Politicians, protestors, and the media have increasingly become fixated on these themes of the wealth gap.<p>Despite the increased …

Income Inequality

Bernie Sanders’ Peak Progressive Dreamboat Moment Came At Liberty University

The independent Vermont senator told 12,000 evangelicals what morality is.<p>LYNCHBURG, Virginia — For about an hour Monday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders did the thing his die-hard fans say he can do: Jump on any political third rail you can think of, speak his truth without equivocation, and stand his …

After years of cuts, school districts face teacher shortages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a new school year began at the Sierra Sands Unified District 150 miles north of Los Angeles in August, students in four classes were greeted by a substitute.<p>The small district's human resources department had worked aggressively through the summer to attract new teachers. …

Education

Bernie Sanders 'stunned' over polls

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders said new polls that show him drawing even with front-runner Hillary Clinton in key primary states are stunning.<p>"You want me to tell you the truth?" he asked to CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview Thursday when asked about his strong showing.<p>"Yes, I'm stunned," …

Middle-class

Box Slips After Earnings Beat

Quick hit here, friends. After Box, a cloud storage and file sharing shop, reported better-than-expected earnings yesterday, its shares suffered despite a generally positive session for domestic equities.<p>This is slightly surprising, given that Box enjoyed a healthy multi-point bump in its share …

Markets

Decision in Microsoft case could set dangerous global precedent, experts say

A verdict against the company could be troubling, legal experts warn, as governments consider whether they can require tech firms to reveal private data<p>The US government takes on Microsoft in a Manhattan court on Wednesday morning – and if the verdict goes badly for the software giant, the decision …

Privacy

ReBoard Is An iOS Keyboard With Third-Party App Shortcuts

Since Apple finally opened up the system-wide keyboard to third-party developers, back in iOS 8, there has been a flood of alternative keyboard apps — from established Android keyboard brands like Swype and SwiftKey, to newcomers hoping their glitzy GIF/emoji keyboards will make an impact. And …

Apps

Final Fantasy VII Now Available For iPad

Final Fantasy VII arrived earlier this week, and early reviews on the App Store are calling it a pretty good port. The game first debuted in 1997 and sucked up hundreds of hours of my childhood, and it’s mind boggling to think that it’s now playable on a 9.7″ tablet instead of a dedicated …

Final Fantasy

Busting the myth that the Civil War was about "states' rights"

Confederate Flag wavers claim the the Civil War was all about "states' rights," not slavery. But in this video Colonel Ty Seidule, head of the …

Black History

Bernie Sanders: The Vox Conversation

Elizabeth Warren: New Chat System Lets Banks Avoid Regulation With 'A Wink And A Nod'

A new chat system being backed by a number of banks offers an end run around stricter compliance and government oversight, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told financial regulators in a letter Monday.<p>The software, called Symphony, was developed by a consortium of banks and is intended to be a …

The Arts

Progressive Groups Go On The Offensive Against A Fed Interest Rate Hike

Progressive groups are launching a national campaign this week to pressure the Federal Reserve not to raise interest rates until wages begin growing more significantly. And they are getting some help from popular liberal economist Robert Reich.<p>The groups, led by the Center for Popular Democracy’s …

Federal Reserve

Bernie Sanders Delivers Long Riff About Why He’s Not An Unserious Candidate

“When I began this race people said, ‘Well, Sanders is quaint. Look at his hair. And he doesn’t dress particularly well.’”<p>OAKLAND, Calif. — Bernie Sanders understands the haters. And he thinks he’s got them beat.<p>In a long, third-person narrative at the headquarters of the National Nurses United …

Middle-class

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac (Boot Camp)

John Oliver is totally flabbergasted by American sex education: “That is some incredible misinformation!”

<b>(HBO)</b><p>Oliver resolves to make an educational video of his own starring Laverne Cox, Kumail Nanjiani and more<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>August 10, 2015 7:11pm (UTC)<p>On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver addressed America's sex education problem, a system he aptly described as being a "weird patchwork."<p>Sex …

John Oliver

Is Bernie Sanders 'Socialist?' Are'"Socialist' Ideas Unpopular?

You might have heard that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is running for President in the Democratic primary. The term "socialist" is thrown around regularly about Senator Sanders, often as an ad hominem, and there are numerous questions to unpack with regard to this topic:<p>1. What is socialism?<p>2. Is …

Middle-class

Hillary's $350 billion plan to kill college debt

'No family and no student should have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college or university.'<p>Hillary Clinton on Monday rolled out a sweeping higher education plan — a $350 billion proposal that would help millions pay for college and reduce interest rates for people with student loans.<p>The …

College & University

New study could explain why your dog gets so excited to see you

But new research shows this facial focus isn't limited to primates; man's best friend is wired to recognize faces, too. Dogs have long been known to show a behavioral response to faces, but a recent study discovered that dogs have a specific spot in their brains that reacts to faces.<p>In the study …

Pets

An Israeli security bigwig built Windows like 'Microsoft should be doing'

There's reason to believe him. In addition to his startup, he's also the CTO of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Israel. And he's the chief security officer of Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University.<p>The founders then realized it had commercial applications in preventing …

Cybersecurity

Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday found that Texas’ strict voter identification law violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, in a victory for civil rights groups who had challenged the law.<p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit did not make a determination as to whether …

Right To Vote

You still use a landline? FCC voting on new phone rules

The copper network behind landline phones, a communications mainstay for more than a century, is going away, as cable and fiber-optics lines come along with faster Internet speeds.<p>But the alternatives have drawbacks, including an inability to withstand power outages. The federal government is …

The Official GOP Debate Drinking Game Rules

Drive responsibly, 'Murica<p>On Thursday, August 6th, in Cleveland, <i>Fox</i> is hosting the first of many debates between candidates for the Republican Party …

Almost Every Major Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Challenging or Defeating Clinton and Republicans. Here's Why

American politics is never static. Similar to the value system of certain presidential candidates, it's in a never-ending state of constant evolution. For this reason, "Dewey Defeats Truman," "We still seek no wider war," and "They hate our freedoms" are time capsules of American history seen …

Middle-class

Here's where over 90% of the extra heat from global warming is going and the billions of dollars it's costing us

Scientists estimate that as much as 90% of it is heading straight into our oceans, and that has major consequences not only for marine wildlife but for the world's economy.<p>The average surface temperature around the world has increased by roughly 1.08 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 40 years, but …

Climate Change

That's a risk, alright.

Brits Tried To Guess The Cost Of American Healthcare And Got Really Confused

Turns out trying to guess healthcare prices is a good way to make British people super confused and a little bit sweary.<p>I decided to find out by asking my British colleagues at BuzzFeed UK to guess what different health procedures would cost them if they were in the US. I then revealed the answer …

New Jersey

The music you like says a lot about how your brain processes information

But as uncharacteristic as it is for me to delve into that genre, it makes sense for the way I react to the world around me, according to a recent study published in PLOS ONE.<p>In the study, researchers found that the types of music you like are linked to the way you process information.<p>The study was …

Psychology