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Katherine Grainger goes from 'dark days' to GB's most decorated female Olympian

<b>For a woman with a doctorate in homicide sentencing, Katherine Grainger's route to a fifth Olympic medal has comprised enough plot twists, acrimony and despair to make a decent crime thriller.</b><p>The 40-year-old Scot, alongside double sculls partner Vicky Thornley, now has a fourth silver to add to the …

United Kingdom

23 Foreign Horror Movies That’ll Scare The Shit Out of You

These movies don’t fuck around.<p><i>WARNING: Some images/themes in this post are highly disturbing. Continue at your own discretion.</i><p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Google's new trans-Pacific cable is ready for service

The undersea fiber optic cable system, which lands in Oregon in the U.S. and has two landing points in Japan, delivers 60 Tbps of bandwidth across …

Google Fiber

6 effective leadership styles we can learn from 'Game of Thrones'

In the real world, leaders come in many forms. The same is true in HBO's "Game of Thrones." Every major player has had their own style of doing things, from the Usurper to the Young Wolf to the Blackfish to the Queen of Thorns.<p>However, in his book Primal Leadership, Dan Goleman (along with …

TV Series

The 30 Most WTF Moments From 5 Years Of Game Of Thrones

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has a history of eliciting rather strong reactions from viewers. From its premiere in 2011 to last year's season five finale, this …

Apple vs. FBI: What Was Obama Thinking at SXSW?

There's nothing terribly surprising about the conclusion Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford reached in an essay posted this week on Medium's …

Privacy

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Artificial Intelligence

Defendant wants D.A.'s office kicked off O.C. case, citing witness intimidation

Attorneys for a man accused in a Lake Forest assault have asked that the Orange County district attorney's office be thrown off the case, citing "a pattern of intimidation" against defense witnesses — most recently when one of the district attorney's investigators bloodied an attorney in a …

Canada's new prime minister just named the most diverse cabinet in history — here are some members

Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, was sworn into office on Wednesday.<p>At the ceremony he revealed his 30 cabinet ministers — 15 of whom are women.<p>Not counting Trudeau, the 31st member, that means 50% of Canada's privy council is female.<p>Trudeau also renamed the Ministry of Citizenship and …

Canada

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Universe