Ant Per

313 Flips | 1 Magazine | 12 Likes | @AntPer | Keep up with Ant Per on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ant Per”

Teens are ditching Facebook for YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, study confirms

In case you had any doubts, teenagers are using social media. A lot.<p>According to a Pew Research Center study out Thursday, 45 percent of US youths, ages 13 to 17, say they're online almost constantly. Compare that with the 26 percent of adults from a Pew study in March who said the same.<p>Oh, and …

Social Media

Why Are We So Fascinated by Cults?

In March, I sent an announcement around to friends and colleagues: watch out for my new novel, <i>Buddhism for Western Children</i>. It’s a spiraling story of a powerful, manipulative guru versus a boy who must escape to recover his will, I wrote, and it profiles Western lust for Eastern spiritual mystique …

University of Iowa

Study Puts Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Near 5,000

<b>Updated 12:43 p.m. ET</b><p>Perhaps 5,000 people died in Puerto Rico in 2017 for reasons related to September's Hurricane Maria, according to a study that dismisses the official death toll of 64 as "a substantial underestimate."<p>A research team led by scientists at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public …

Puerto Rico

This High-End, German-Engineered Bluetooth Speaker System is 55% Off

Sometimes it’s nice to actually listen to whatever your entertainment is out in the open rather than with headphones. You just need speakers that …

Bluetooth

SQL Is The Data Management Language You Need to Learn

Learning SQL could be one of the most beneficial career decisions you make, whether you're in a technical or non-technical role. SQL is a language …

Databases

Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.<p>A hacker has broken into the servers of Securus, a company that allows law enforcement to easily track nearly any phone across the …

Privacy

Trump’s Lawyer Went to the Worst Law School in America

Michael Cohen’s alma mater has long been a punchline in the legal world.<p>The roster of the school’s graduates includes federal and state judges, two members of Congress and several high-profile courtroom lawyers and business leaders.<p>But whatever the accomplishments of its most distinguished alumni, …

College & University

As Trump crackdown continues, more undocumented immigrants are choosing to 'self-deport'

CLOSE<p>Rojina Akter, an undocumented mother of three, has an upcoming check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Newark. She fears that she …

Pharma giants are looking to ketamine for clues to the next blockbuster depression drug — and science says they're onto something big

When Armin Szegedi was working as a psychiatrist in Berlin, he felt as if he were running a lengthy experiment on his depressed patients.<p>After prescribing them an antidepressant, he'd wait up to a month to hear if the drugs were working, Szegedi, who's now a vice president of clinical development …

In Hunt For Golden State Killer, Investigators Uploaded His DNA To Genealogy Site

As they sought a breakthrough in the cold case of the man known as the Golden State Killer and the East Area Rapist, law enforcement officers pursued new avenues to find a DNA match. The man's last known crime was in 1986, when forensic use of DNA technology was just beginning.<p>On Tuesday, …

Oregon had Minnesota child abuse report before investigating Hart family

<b>(CNN) —</b> They presented as the ultimate Oregon hippie moms. But peel back the homeschooling, organic food and music festivals, and Jennifer and Sarah Hart appeared to embrace a twisted philosophy on child rearing, according to two tipsters' accounts to authorities in 2013.<p>That philosophy was on …

Crime

Abbas: 1944 – 2018

Jean Gaumy Abbas photographed by Jean Gaumy. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos<p>Magnum photographer Abbas has died in Paris on Wednesday April 25, 2018, at …

Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced.<p>The court's 5-4 decision — in an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices — …

Immigration

US imposes sanctions against Russian oligarchs and government officials

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration is unleashing additional sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin along with 12 companies they own or control.<p>The measures announced by the Treasury Department on Friday were also aimed at 17 senior Russian …

Russia

Exclusive: Mueller's team questioning Russian oligarchs

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has taken the unusual step of questioning Russian oligarchs who traveled into the US, stopping at least one and searching his electronic devices when his private jet landed at a New York area airport, according to multiple sources familiar …

Donald Trump

Trail to Austin bombing suspect combined high-tech and old-fashioned techniques

Three weeks of terror in central Texas ended before dawn Wednesday in a ditch at the side of an interstate outside Austin, with an explosion that killed a young man suspected in a string of deadly bombings across the state capital.<p>That final blast, triggered as police closed in on Mark Anthony …

Texas

Dating app Happn wants to become the Pokémon Go of love

<i>This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. The series is a lead-up to Tech5, the annual competition that we organize in partnership with Adyen to celebrate Europe’s fastest growing tech companies.</i> …

Profit

Why a millionaire poker player quit gambling to become an intern at a tech startup in London

If you were to choose which hobby to pursue to get into technology startups, chances are gambling wouldn't be your first choice. But Ludovic "Ludo" Lacay made a career as a professional poker player, became a millionaire in the process, and then used his poker skills to join a London startup as an …

The White House Blames Russia for NotPetya, the 'Most Costly Cyberattack In History'

It's been nearly eight months since the malware known as NotPetya tore through the internet, rippling out from Ukraine to paralyze companies and …

Cybersecurity

The Trippy, High-Speed World of Drone Racing

There is no slacker component to the new generation of talented young pilots who like to fool around with quadcopters.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In a canyon in the Rocky Mountain Front above Fort Collins, Colorado, a young man …

Your colleagues are probably sharing a secret Google doc right now

If it hasn’t happened to you already, expect it any day now: Quietly, you’ll receive a link to an anonymous Google Doc or Google Sheet. As you click through, you’ll find colleagues at your company—or in your industry more widely—are sharing information that social norms, or liability concerns, have …

It's not concussions that cause CTE. It's repeated hits, a study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday.<p>The Alzheimer's-like disease has been most commonly associated with former professional football players, but has also been detected in …

Kinesiology

Controversial Study Says Women Find Men Attractive Based on One Body Part

No, not that one.<p>If there’s one good thing 2017 will be remembered for, it’ll be the long-overdue upheavals in the dynamics between men and women. …

Psychology

He Perfected a Password-Hacking Tool—Then the Russians Came Calling

Five years ago, Benjamin Delpy walked into his room at the President Hotel in Moscow, and found a man dressed in a dark suit with his hands on …

Information Security

Fed to take historic leap into the unknown

The Federal Reserve is set to take a leap into the unknown this week by beginning to run-off some of the roughly $3.7 trillion of bonds and mortgage …

Bitcoin just passed $4,000

What a day for Bitcoin.<p>24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first time.<p>Check out the …

Google engineer's anti-diversity manifesto sparks outrage

Google employees are reacting with outrage to a manifesto written by a senior engineer that criticizes the company's efforts to improve workforce diversity and its "left leaning" bias.<p>The 10-page treatise, titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," argues that women are underrepresented in tech …

Danielle Brown

Off-lease used cars are flooding market, pushing prices down

DETROIT (AP) — In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases …

52 genes associated with intelligence discovered

Anytime discussion of a genetic basis behind intelligence comes up we immediately enter a minefield of social and ethical controversies. What …

Patreon doubles in a year to 1M paying patrons and 50K creators

Patreon’s novel idea of fans just directly paying the artists they love is having its hockey stick moment. Patreon tells TechCrunch that in a year, it’s doubled the number of monthly active paying patrons to 1 million, and the number of active creators to 50,000. It’s now on track to pay out $150 …