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The GDPR Is Just the Latest Example of Europe's Caution on Privacy Rights. That Outlook Has a Disturbing History

As email inboxes around the world are flooded with updated privacy policy notifications, the European Union’s new privacy law, the General Data …

Privacy

Exclusive: U.S. bill would force tech companies to disclose foreign software probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. tech companies would be forced to disclose if they allowed American adversaries, like Russia and China, to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military under proposed legislation, Senate staff told Reuters on Thursday.<p>The bill, approved by the Senate …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

The Brain

CK-12 and Google Classroom - great resources that are better together

Assign CK-12 Content Direct to Google Classroom Did you know you can assign content from CK-12 directly to Google Classroom ? CK-12 has some amazing …

Education Technology

Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

Psychology

We don’t need nearly as much protein as we consume

Many of us consciously eat a high-protein diet, with protein-rich products readily available, but how much protein do we really need? And does it actually help us lose weight?<p>In the early 20th Century, Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent a collective five years eating just meat. This meant …

Nutrition

I saw Patrick White as another dead white male. But his writing changed my world

It is 2015 and I am on a panel at the Cheltenham literature festival in England alongside two other Australian writers, Bill Granger and Kathy Lette. The theme of our conversation is Australia itself, our culture and our writing, and, as so often happens when antipodeans try to make sense of “down …

Literature

The top 10 stories that shaped the world

The writers, critics and academics voted these as the most influential and enduring works of fiction. Here they explain why.

Literature

WhiteSmoke uses artificial intelligence to correct your writing errors

popsci shop<p>Produce perfect grammar, style, spelling, and punctuation<p>When you spend all day writing emails and reports, it’s easy to make typos. Unfortunately, it only takes one misplaced letter to cause serious embarrassment. WhiteSmoke is a top-rated app that uses intelligent algorithms to spot …

Artificial Intelligence

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

If you're the smartest person in the room, you're probably not a good leader

I learned that there’s something wrong with feeling like the smartest person in the room from a man with a third-grade education—from my grandfather Luther, who along with my father founded the Dollar General Corporation, which I headed for 37-1/2 years.<p>It’s with more than a touch of shame that I …

Leadership

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture

Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow …

Genetic Engineering

7 Gmail tips every emailer should know

Want to quietly opt out of an email chain or take back that pathetic note to your ex? Gmail can help.<p>Google overhauled Gmail with a new look and a host of new features including Smart Compose, and you can get the new Gmail right now. While the new additions are appreciated, Gmail has a number of …

Apps

How a Pioneer of Machine Learning Became One of Its Sharpest Critics

Judea Pearl helped artificial intelligence gain a strong grasp on probability, but laments that it still can't compute cause and effect.<p>Artificial intelligence owes a lot of its smarts to Judea Pearl. In the 1980s he led efforts that allowed machines to reason probabilistically. Now he’s one of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Just 21 Completely Genius Life Hacks From R/LifeProTips

When buying bedsheets, look for striped ones. It will make it much easier to find the long and short sides.<p>The tips span everything from home & garden and travel to workplaces and food & drink. Here are some of the best life hacks on there that'll make you say "How did I not think to do that?!"<p>"I …

Lifehacks

Julian Barnes on William Trevor's final stories – a master of the short form

William Trevor is one major writer about whose life I know only odd scraps; yet this feels appropriate. I know that he was of southern Irish Protestant stock; that his real name was Trevor Cox; that he worked in the same advertising agency as the poet Peter Porter; that he took holidays on …

Literature

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

Amish Mennonites

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

Self-help

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

10 Ways to Hack Your Cooking with Chemistry

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in less than 10 minutes? Listen to our brand new daily podcast here.</i><p>Cooking is chemistry. There's no way around …

Food

Researchers Uncover Gut Bacteria's Potential Role In Multiple Sclerosis

A new study by researchers at Harvard University Medical School, published today in <i>Nature</i>, has uncovered new pathways mediating inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), involving molecules produced by gut bacteria breaking down food, which could lead to new treatment options for patients.<p>In MS, the …

Medical Research

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Silicon Valley

'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces The 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

Author Michael Pollan had always been curious about psychoactive plants, but his interest skyrocketed when he heard about a research study in which people with terminal cancer were given a psychedelic called psilocybin — the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms" — to help them deal with their …

Time Travel

How to get the most space in your cloud storage—without paying to upgrade

Free up some spare room.<p>Cloud storage services have given us an easy, hardware-free way to back up and transfer files. Some of them even give you a little space for free. However, the key word is "little." Once you start uploading files and folders, that free storage fills up fast.<p>Before you go …

Operating Systems

Baby Talk: Decoding The Secret Language Of Babies

Bababababa, dadadadada, ahgagaga. Got that?<p>Babies are speaking to us all the time, but most of us have no clue what they're saying. To us non-babies, it all sounds like charming, mysterious, gobbleydegook. To researchers, though, babbling is knowable, predictable, and best of all, teachable. This …

Parenting

Hospitals can save billions by improving operational efficiencies; Qventus just raised millions to help

There’s about $140 billion lost every year in the U.S. healthcare system thanks to inefficient management of basic internal operations, according to a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association.<p>While there are many factors that contribute to the woeful state of healthcare in the …

Health Care

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

I tried a science-backed eating plan tied to a better memory and longer life — and never felt like I was 'dieting'

You could say I've been around the diet block. I've been vegan, restricted my eating to an 8-hour window as part of an intermittent fast, and given ketogenic and vegetarian meal plans a spin — all in an attempt to give myself more energy, feel healthier, and power through the various activities I …

Healthy Eating