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Master JavaScript with this essential coding bundle

Behind the web that you see, there are gears turning and keeping everything running. One of the most important things running behind the scenes is …

Scientists believe they have discovered the fifth force of nature

Scientists think they have found a fifth force of nature. No, Star Wars fans, not that force.<p>Researchers at University of California, Irvine have found theoretical evidence that supports the existence of a fifth force of nature.<p>The California researchers built their discovery based on experiments …

Physics

NASA launches a free public archive of its recent research results

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about all of NASA’s extraordinary research, you’re going to love this. The space agency has launched PubSpace, a new portal that lets you sift through its research results easily.<p>The searchable archive is a trove of science journal articles borne out of …

Adding multiplayer to a huge video game takes longer than a week

This shouldn’t have to be said, but we talked to developers about it anyway<p>Making video games is hard. Making online multiplayer games is even harder. This is a fact of life that’s obvious to developers, but sadly is often lost on players and some members of the press.<p>This tweet went a bit viral …

Game Development

The secret to Tinder success lies in GIFs

According to new data from Tinder, if you’re not using a GIF or an emoji in your messaging with potential dates, you may as well put up a giant sign …

GIF Animations

How Adobe uses machine learning to drive marketing success

Earlier this year, Adobe took the wraps off its new Adobe Marketing Cloud, touting new data science capabilities like Adobe Analytics' Segment IQ, …

Companies Can’t Legally Void the Warranty for Jailbreaking or Rooting Your Phone

Federal warranty law protects your right to run third-party software on your electronics.<p>After I published an article about how electronics manufacturers including Microsoft and Sony illegally void the warranties of consumers who open their devices, I got a flood of emails from people wondering …

Open Mind: Microsoft's Visual Studio-like suite for machine learning

Microsoft looks to be building a Visual Studio-like tool suite for machine learning called Open Mind Studio.<p>Microsoft has been on a bundling binge as …

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Can't Pass a Basic Test of Financial Literacy

Quick: If you take out a $1000 loan that has a 20% rate, how much will you owe a year in interest?<p>Answer: $200. But if you got that wrong, you’re not …

Demographics

TV highlights: BBC America’s ‘The Hunt’ examines the strategies of predators and prey

<b>Angel From Hell</b> (CBS at 8 p.m.) CBS canceled this Jane Lynch comedy back in February, but the network briefly resurrects it Saturday night with back-to-back episodes that never aired.<p><b>The American West</b> (AMC at 10) This week’s installment recalls the Battle of the Little Bighorn and outlaw Jesse …

This hilarious video about the 'Algorithm Mafia' is exactly what Facebook wants to avoid

A new video by College Humor hilariously compares the social network's algorithm to the Mafia, showing three bowler-hatted goons bullying a poor user into looking at all sorts of posts that she doesn't want to see.<p>The video is especially topical because the woman keeps asking to see pictures of her …

Social Media

Report: Static electricity caused Hawaii lab explosion

HONOLULU (AP) — A laboratory explosion at the University of Hawaii that resulted in a researcher losing her arm was likely caused by static …

Fatal Tesla crash exposes lack of regulation over autopilot technology

The fatal crash of a Tesla electric car using an autopilot feature still in beta testing -- and never reviewed by regulators -- highlighted what some say is a gaping pothole on the road to self-driving vehicles: the lack of federal rules.<p>Automakers do not need to get the technology approved by the …

Tesla

The craziest patent claim yet: $10B for child-like ‘iPhone’ sketches from 1992

Just when I thought that patent trolls couldn’t get any crazier in their claims against Apple, a Florida man has proven me wrong. The <i>Telegraph</i> reports that Thomas Ross is claiming a cool $10B for what he claims is infringement of a patent application he made back in 1992.<p>As if it weren’t enough …

China tells search engines to ID paid results after man died

BEIJING (AP) — China issued new regulations on Saturday demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally …

Students are demanding the facts about coding bootcamps

Darrell Silver Contributor<p>Darrell Silver is the co-founder and CEO of Thinkful.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>An insider’s take on the future of coding bootcamps<br>• Government Is Disrupting Coding Bootcamps<p>It’s been a remarkable rise so far, but for coding bootcamps to become mainstream they must prove …

Higher Education

Tesla signs $9 billion agreement to build factory in China, report says

Tesla Motors has reportedly signed a non-binding agreement with Chinese government-owned company Jinqiao Group to construct a Tesla production plant …

Alan Greenspan Calls Brexit 'the Tip of the Iceberg,' Says Euro is Failing

Former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Friday that the U.K. voting to leave the European Union "is just the tip of the iceberg."<p>Britons voted by 51.9 percent to quit the 28-country union, shocking markets that had priced in a win for "remain."<p>"There's a …

Economics

After Brexit, what? U.S. secessionists hankering for 'Texit'

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Emboldened by Brexit, U.S. secessionists in Texas are keen to adopt the campaign tactics used to sway the British vote for leaving the European Union and are demanding “Texit” comes next.<p>Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at a campaign rally for U.S. Republican presidential …

Ballot Measures

Brexit Chaos Caused the World’s Richest People to Lose $99 Billion in One Day

As much of the world braces for belt-tightening, the 10 richest men are already feeling a pinch.<p>The United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union on Thursday, and news of the so-called Brexit rippled across worldwide stocks as markets opened on Friday.<p>Investor insecurity first struck at Japan’s …

The Earth's magnetic field is weakening ten times faster than expected

New satellite data from the European Space Agency has revealed some puzzling findings: the Earth’s magnetic field appears to be weakening much faster …

Is Google’s Biotech Division the Next Theranos?

A new report describes Verily’s signature biotechnology as more science-fiction than reality.<p>The bad news for Alphabet’s subsidiaries continues to get worse. Last week, <b>Tony Fadell</b>, the C.E.O. of smart-home appliance company Nest, which Google bought for $3.2 billion in 2014, stepped down amid …

The Ultimate Adult's Guide to Snapchat

Before I begin, apologies are in order. To the 310 million monthly active Snapchat users, many of whom are in their teens and early 20s: Sorry, but …

Social Media

This one WhatsApp feature can make or break relationships

LONDON — Staring down at my phone's screen, I can feel the panic rising inside of me as my finger hovers over the bright green app. My heart's …

Relationships

Chinese Tesla competitor planning $106,000 EV roadster, report says

If this Chinese roadster is the future of EV sports cars, sign me up.<p>Chinese electric vehicle startup Qiantu Motor is planning to compete with Tesla …

Hawaiian Plate Lunch Goes Mobile in Seattle

Mainlanders, meet the Hawaiian plate lunch. Starting tomorrow, <b>HoloHolo Food Truck</b> will serve owner <b>Hoku Kim</b>'s take on the meals of his youth, which involve a main entree, two scoops of rice, and macaroni salad. Look for the truck regularly at the Ballard Mini-Pod (54th and 17th), with other …

A new molecular toolkit for the de-novo design of bioactive agents - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Nature provides mankind with a wide variety of valuable bioactive agents ranging from vitamins over vital fatty acids to cancer inhibiting …

Google made an iPhone app that turns Live Photos into amazing GIFs

The app will also try to smooth out your shaky shots<p>My entire picture library is inside Google Photos, which for a long time made Apple's Live Photos feature on my iPhone 6S Plus rather useless. Google didn't support the format until March, so if I wanted to preserve them before then, it required …

U.S.: Chinese jet makes 'unsafe' intercept of Air Force plane

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft flying Tuesday in international airspace over the East China Sea was intercepted in an "unsafe manner" by a Chinese J-10 fighter jet, several defense officials tell CNN.<p>The Chinese jet was never closer than 100 feet to the U.S. aircraft, but …

Military

FireEye Caught Sneaky Malware Targeting Siemens Industrial Systems

Here’s a worrisome observation: Hackers are learning to design malicious software that goes after critical infrastructure and evades capture.<p>Computer …