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Intellectuals for Trump

A rogue group of conservative thinkers tries to build a governing ideology around a President-elect who disdains ideology.<p>The most cogent argument for electing Donald Trump was made not by Trump, or by his campaign, but by a writer who, unlike Trump, betrayed no eagerness to attach his name to his …

Political Science

Supreme Court to weigh securities class action timing question | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to resolve a legal dispute over whether certain securities class action lawsuits can be barred because they were filed too late.<p>A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos …

U.S. Supreme Court

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Track Down

Cleaning out Charity Hospital will begin Tuesday | NOLA.com

A contractor will begin the 180-day process of cleaning out Charity Hospital on Tuesday (Jan. 9), marking the final step LSU Health Sciences Center …

Creative Team Focuses on How the Suicide Squad Is a More Realistic Justice League

Task Force X launches into DC Rebirth.<p>The Suicide Squad movie his later this week, so today DC Comics released Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1, which is a …

Comic Books

Film review: Is Suicide Squad really that bad?

DC Comics needs a hit after the critically reviled Batman v Superman. Unfortunately, this supervillain extravaganza isn’t it, writes critic Caryn James.<p>“What happens if the next Superman is a terrorist?” That’s the rhetorical question intelligence agent Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) poses to persuade …

Almost all great science fiction and fantasy comes back to this simple idea

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox<p>Almost all science fiction and fantasy stories are, at their core, about the economics of scarcity and abundance.<p>That's …

Science Fiction

Obama says fighting Islamic State is his 'No. 1 priority'

A day after terrorists' bombs ripped through Brussels, President<p>Barack Obamadeclared that fighting the Islamic State was his “No. 1 priority” and pledged that the United States would pursue the jihadist group until it is destroyed.<p>"I've got a lot of things on my plate, but my top priority is to …

Two Comets Just Made Historic Near-Earth Flybys: See Images and Video

A pair of comets zoomed past Earth over the past few days, and their historic one-two flyby punch was caught on video.<p>A telescope in Chile operated …

Don’t deal with it

CONVENTIONAL candidates for the American presidency signal how they might deal with the world in three main ways. First, they are expected to issue …

The Case for Trump Over Clinton Is a Loser

Donald Trump says he'll be a dynamite general election candidate, winning reliably Democratic states like New York and Pennsylvania and capturing …

Government

Rent the Runway Wants You to Spend $1700 a Year On Clothes You Don't Get to Keep

On Wednesday, Rent the Runway launched Unlimited, a new subscription service that allows members to rent clothing for everyday wear.<p>Formerly a dress …

Jeb Bush Endorses Ted Cruz, but Donald Trump Marches On

After spending much of Tuesday on television—where he bemoaned the state of Europe (Brussels, in particular), called for the legalization of torture, and pledged to eliminate the visa-waiver program that allows residents of certain foreign countries to visit the United States without going through …

The Politics of Space Exploration

Human kind is poised on the launch pad of the most exciting, transformational age of space exploration since the orbiting of Sputnik started it all, back in 1957. Despite the forces that are unleashing a race to the stars unlike any we have seen, the subject of space exploration and utilization has …

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This real-life cyborg has an antenna implanted into his skull

<b>Subscribe to BI: Tech on YouTube</b><p>Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind and sees the world in grayscale. But even though Neil can't <i>see</i> color doesn't mean he can't <i>sense</i> it. That's because Neil Harbisson is a <b>cyborg</b> who can <i>hear</i> color.<p>In 2004, Neil convinced a doctor to implant into his …

From the Human Brain to the Global Brain - h+ Media

Introduction<p>Human intelligence (i.e., the ability to consistently solve problems successfully) has evolved through the need to adapt to changing …

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

Software That Turns Your Lego Masterpiece Into a Digital Building

It’s the frustration of many a designer: You grow up sketching and making with your hands, only to find yourself 20 years later spending the day in …

Microsoft Software Recognizes Images Better Than Humans Do

And it’s a foundational step in the next wave of interaction.<p>It’s not the most gorgeous photography you’ve ever seen. ImageNet features 1.2 million pictures of mundane items–a photocopier shoved in the corner of an office, a bowl of oatmeal on a table, a pile of logs, a giant sign shaped like an …

Strapping on Microsoft's Holographic Headset for a Quick Trip to Mars

Microsoft's HoloLens visor and Mars imagery make for an otherworldly experience.<p>Preparing for my trip to Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, I expected cold, rain and coffee in abundance.<p>I hadn’t expected a side trip to Mars.<p>Microsoft offered journalists this otherworldly experience Wednesday as it …

X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls

Researchers in Europe have managed to read from an ancient scroll buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. The feat is all the more remarkable because the scroll was never opened.<p>The Vesuvius eruption famously destroyed Pompeii. But it also devastated the nearby town of Herculaneum. A villa …

Archaeology

Yahoo Reorganizes Ad Product Team, Says Memo to Staff

Marissa Mayer is reorganizing management at Yahoo as part of her effort to jumpstart the company’s stagnant advertising business.

Advertising

A Potato's Ambitions

(Image: <b>Devin Bosco Le</b>)<p>Don't be judgmental, little spud. There are lots of ways that you can contribute to the world. Your dad's way makes just as …