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Women and young people are hurt the most by internet surveillance — and it's getting worse

This is not just an American concern. States around the world are increasingly policing internet activities. Online surveillance is now common among governments and companies alike.<p>Recently, for instance, my colleagues at the Citizen Lab, located at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global …

Surveillance

New Hampshire teachers are testing out new ways to measure learning

JUNE 27, 2017 CONCORD AND ROCHESTER, N.H.—Just outside Concord High School, a delivery truck has spilled its chemical supplies.<p>The students' mission: Investigate the properties of the spill and develop a detailed plan to clean it up safely.<p>Teenagers wearing safety goggles squat down, sucking up …

Education

Collaboration Isn't New, But It Doesn't Mean You're Doing It Right

Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to …

Teaching

Inspired by Nature: Scientists Find Groundbreaking Solution for Solar Storage

One of the most common pitfalls of solar energy is storing it. On sunny days there is typically an excess of energy, which is lost if not captured. …

Clean Energy

15 Profound Quotes That Give Inner Peace to Cope With Tough Times

Finding inner peace is the one of the most important goals for most people on Earth, even though it can be quite difficult.<p>However, we are all …

This is The Most Beautiful Waterfall in America You've Never Heard of

The Grand Canyon is one of Southwest America's greatest icons and natural wonders. Welcoming over 4.5 million visitors a year, it's surprising how …

Why Do We Die?

It is tempting to set up religion against science in any discussion of life, death, and purpose. But religion and science are different kinds of …

Biology

Trump and Mussolini: The same, only different? Eleven key lessons from historical fascism

Italian fascism provides a better model for our moment than Nazi Germany — and the comparison is not encouraging<p>Fascism is a religion. The 20th century will be known in history as the century of fascism.<br>— Benito Mussolini<p>I’d like to draw some comparisons and contrasts between our present situation …

Political Science

13 surefire ways to tap into your creativity

Here in L.A., many a "creative" crafts vision boards, recites affirmations and generally begs and barters with the gods for inspiration and stick-to-itiveness — as still-undone projects nag at the do-it-tomorrow soul. Rather than letting your genius ideas languish another year, another decade, …

Watch Fox News' Chris Wallace Call Out Reince Priebus on Trump's War With the Press

President Donald Trump has made no secret of his war with the press, and he’s beginning to face some fierce opposition—even from the outlets he …

Donald Trump

This company's productivity soared after replacing 90% of employees with robots

It's hard to argue against automation when statistics are clearly illustrating its potential. The latest evidence comes out of a Chinese factory in Dongguan City.<p>The factory recently replaced 90 percent of its human workforce with machines, and it led to a staggering 250 percent increase in …

The Future

3 Mountains Taller Than Everest

<b>by James Hunt</b><p>At almost 30,000 feet, Mount Everest may seem like it's as tall and as high a mountain as has ever existed. But the title of Tallest …

Mauna Kea

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Climb a boulder in Joshua Tree

Jan. 26, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• Deserts<p><b>Why:</b> These rocks are stars.<p><b>What:</b> Joshua Tree National Park is famed for its namesake succulents, which raise their arms like beseeching biblical figures. But its granite is just as special. The park's Hidden Valley and Wonderland of Rocks draw climbers, …

The 49 best movies under 90 minutes long — and where to watch them

After all, you're a busy person, with many responsibilities! Maybe you've only got a short window, or maybe you're just trying to sneak in one more movie in a late-night marathon.<p><b>Whatever your motivation, here are a few dozen (relatively) brief films worth your limited time.</b>

Google Play

How to Feed 9 Billion People by 2050 | WIRED

To feed the 9 billion humans who’ll be living on Earth in 35 years, we’re going to have to double the amount of food available. That would be a …

Robots will eliminate 6% of all US jobs by 2021, report says

Employees in fields such as customer service and transportation face a ‘disruptive tidal wave’ of automation in the not-too-distant future<p>By 2021, robots will have eliminated 6% of all jobs in the US, starting with customer service representatives and eventually truck and taxi drivers. That’s just …

Customer Service

Egloo launches brilliant electricity-free heater that warms your home for just pennies a day

Last year, wrote about the Egloo, a brilliant little heater that uses a simple concept to heat your home for just pennies a day - without …

Here are 10 new ways other countries are solving real problems — and kicking America's ass

The Presidential candidates have been sounding off for almost two years now, pointing out (or in many cases manufacturing) all of America’s problems, …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

A girl's view of the 17 sustainable development goals - in pictures

‘If you don’t know where to start with the SDGs, start with women and girls everything else will fall into place,’ said UN Women head Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka recently. These photographs of women and girls all over the world illustrate each of the 17 SDGs. The exhibition was part of last year’s …

Sustainability

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Bots