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The Computer Science Degree Replacer just got a lot less expensive

I’ve got a friend in Seattle who went to college for 4 years to get a computer science degree.<p>When he got out, he was surprised to find that the local job market was already swarming with his peers from high school. Instead of going into formal education, they had gotten their chops by diving …

Computer Science

Top Cheatsheets and Reference Guides for JavaScript

JavaScript is at the forefront of powering UI across the web. It provides us with a means to create interactive features that range from slick …

Declining Complexity in CSS

At the end of last week, I posted this picture to Twitter and Facebook, and on Twitter it kind of took off. On the left: the 2nd and 3rd editions of …

What Do Developers Need to Know to Develop Web Apps?

To gather insights on the state of web application development today, we spoke with 12 executives who are familiar with the current state of the …

How to build a Progressive Web App

Mobile now accounts for over half the web's traffic, and web applications enable users to do things in the browser that rival native apps, but …

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

One in five American children live with hunger

The United States has one of the worst rates of child hunger among high-income countries. A recent UNICEF analysis puts it in perspective: About 20% …

Income Inequality

We Need to Talk About Madness: A Reading List

When I was 15, a teacher I was very close with killed himself over winter break. I found out about it in an AOL chatroom the night before school …

Mental Health

Trans, Teen and Homeless: America's Most Vulnerable Population

One summer evening, in New York's West Village, Justice and Sophie peer into passing cars, searching out men who might offer a bed for the night and …

Harvey Weinstein, Milo Yiannopoulos, and the era of unleashing

Why Harvey Weinstein can fall and Donald Trump and Breitbart can rise at the same time.<p>Law professor Cass Sunstein recently posted a draft of a new paper he’s working on. It’s called “Unleashed,” and it begins with a story. In the late 1980s, when Sunstein was a visiting professor at Columbia Law …

How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics

YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets. A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives. A local news story about two veterans brutally mugged on a freezing winter night.<p>All of these were recorded, posted or written by Americans. …

Social Media

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which he compares to heroin, and imposed limits on his use of Facebook. But even that wasn’t enough. In August, the 34-year-old tech executive took a more radical step to restrict his use of …

Bernie Sanders

After 50, Women Struggle to Find a Foothold at Work

Time out for family can carry a stigma; study finds evidence of discrimination<p>Anne Zacharias was nearly 50 years old when she retired from her job as a regional vice president with a national marketing company. She stopped working to be with her children more after years of long hours and frequent …

Discrimination

'Katrina brain': The invisible long-term toll of megastorms

Long after a big hurricane blows through, its effects hammer the mental-health system.<p>NEW ORLEANS — Brandi Wagner thought she had survived Hurricane Katrina. She hung tough while the storm’s 125-mph winds pummeled her home, and powered through two months of sleeping in a sweltering camper outside …

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Journalism

A 6-Step Method for Not Losing Your Sh*t During an Argument

Staying levelheaded during an argument requires outsmarting your limbic system, the emotional center of the brain. It's not easy, but it can be done …

Emotional Intelligence

Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Stop You From Reading This Because The Algorithms Have Already Won

And the machines are running the asylum.<p>There’s a decent chance that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will see this story. It's relevant to his interests and nominally about him and the media and advertising industries his company has managed to upend and dominate. So the odds that it will appear in …

Swiping Boredom Away May Be Killing Your Creativity (According to Science) | Inc.com

I was hosting a dinner the other night for neighbors, and the subject of boredom came up during our conversation. One of my guests, an engineer and an entrepreneur, mentioned he has trouble sleeping because he can't shut off his constant stream of thoughts at night. Another guest, a psychologist, …

Trump's cybersecurity advisors resign en masse

Another Trump panel has taken a hit after eight out of 28 of its members resigned en masse. Members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which advises Homeland Security on matters of cybersecurity, have dropped out of the panel due to several reasons. In the resignation letter …

The White House

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles - MIT Technology Review

Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex than collision avoidance and navigation …

How Women Got Crowded Out of the Computing Revolution

Blame messy history for the gender imbalance bedeviling Silicon Valley.<p>Why aren’t there more female software developers in Silicon Valley? James Damore, the Google engineer fired for criticizing the company's diversity program, believes that it’s all about “innate dispositional differences” that …

Silicon Valley

Trump's lawyer to file complaint against Comey over memos

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's legal team, in the wake of damning testimony from James Comey,plans to file a complaint against the former FBI director with the Justice Department Inspector General and the Senate judiciary committee early next week, two sources with knowledge of the …

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer

WASHINGTON — American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the …

Here's How Little Exercise You Need to Boost Your Mood

It’s no secret that exercise can produce powerful mood-boosting endorphins. But do you really need to break a sweat to reap those benefits? A new …

‘Anne of Green Gables’ gets a gritty Netflix adaptation

When auditioning to become the next Anne of Green Gables, Amybeth McNulty was asked to forget the script.<p>“I had to talk to some flowers, talk to some …

Prince Edward Island

This simple daily habit will raise your IQ by 23 percent, according to neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

Making great science fiction TV is a challenge. The Expanse proves it can be done.

Science fiction has a unique set of obstacles in adapting to the small screen.<p>For fans of serious science fiction, there aren’t too many options on TV these days. Despite this age of peak TV and the glut of original programming that has yielded some extremely populargenre series, including <i>Game of</i> …

Science Fiction