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Intel AI helped create a music video

AI is increasingly finding its way into music videos, and not necessarily in obvious ways. Intel has revealed that the promo clip for Chinese pop star Chris Lee's "Rainy Day, But We Are Together" is the first music video to lean on its AI technology. Director Timothy Saccenti and Intel's producers …

Music Videos

Peshmerga: Baghdad to pay heavy price for declaring war

The Kurdish Peshmerga command has said the Iraqi government will pay a "heavy price" for its military campaign in Kirkuk, which it described as "a declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan".<p>The warning by the Peshmerga General Command (PGC) on Monday came as Iraqi federal forces, backed by …

Study Finds Intelligent Men Are "Less Likely to Want to Be Unfaithful"

Smart people are more likely to be forgetful, tend to be rebellious in their younger years, and—apparently—are less likely to cheat in relationships, …

Psychology

Hundreds of Turkish officials seek asylum in Germany: report

Some 600 senior-ranked Turkish officials have sought asylum in Germany since last year’s coup attempt in Turkey, according to a Berlin newspaper. The …

Why Russia Won't Help More on North Korea

Weakening sanctions against the Kim regime is one way Putin shows he won’t cave to international pressure.<p>The communiques out of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations were exultant on Monday. They lauded the unanimous passage in the Security Council of the “strongest sanctions ever imposed” on …

North Korea

“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”

In recent days, I’ve spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods.<p>At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a …

China's New J-20 Fighter Jets Outclass Regional Rivals

China just started using its Chengdu J-20 fighter jets, a military official announced last week via state-run Xinhua News Agency. The long-range stealth fighters are evidently China’s best in their class. They should help the People’s Liberation Army air force with long-range interception or …

Aviation

Trump review leans toward proposing mini-nuke

It would be a major reversal from the Obama administration, which sought to limit reliance on nuclear arms.<p>The Trump administration is considering proposing smaller, more tactical nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than traditional thermonuclear bombs — a move that would give military …

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

A New Cancer Treatment Could Be More Effective Than Chemotherapy

Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD)<p>Scientists have discovered a new process to kill cancer cells, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), …

Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers<p>At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest side …

Mathematics

Google and Walmart are joining forces to take on Amazon

Google and Walmart are teaming up to take on Amazon's Prime shipping service.<p>Starting in September, Google's commerce platform, Google Express, will count America's largest retailer among its list of vendors, the company announced Wednesday.<p>Customers will be able to place orders with Walmart at …

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

???<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type of …

A startup backed by Bill Gates that's building an early cancer detection test just pulled off a big deal

Grail and Cirina are combining, the companies announced Wednesday. Terms of the merger weren't given.<p>Cirina was cofounded by Dennis Lo, a professor of chemical pathology, who is known for his work on noninvasive prenatal testing. The test uses a sample of blood to screen for cell-free DNA that can …

'Autonomous weapons': Tech leaders warn UN of killer robots

With significant advances in robotics and AI, technology leaders have called for safeguards to avoid "destabilizing effects." They warned that "once …

What the Intel Leaks Are Telling Us About North Korea’s Nukes

Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons and missile programs have passed the point of no return. That makes Trump’s threats of preventative war a fantasy.<p>In recent weeks, a deluge of leaks has sprung out from the U.S. intelligence community concerning North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. …

A startling lawsuit against CVS could blow up what you thought you knew about drug prices

That's what a new lawsuit filed against CVS is alleging. The suit claims that the pharmacy agrees with pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs — the middlemen of the industry that manage the list of what drugs an insurer will and will not pay for — to sell certain drugs at a higher price if a customer …

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know

The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with more details about the origins of the draft report.</i>]<p><i>The New York Times</i> published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night, and the picture it …

These 5 Drugs Could Be Worth $45 Billion -- and They're Not Even on the Market Yet

Biogen, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, AbbVie, and Celgene could have huge winners on their hands in the near future.<p>$45 billion for five experimental …

Timeline Of Trump And Russia In Mid-2016: A Series Of Coincidences Or Something More?

The video appeared on YouTube on March 4, three days after the bonanza of primaries and caucuses known as Super Tuesday. New York billionaire Donald Trump had dominated the contests, cementing his improbable rise to Republican front-runner. And a Russian man named Alexander Dugin was providing his …

Donald Trump

The Large Hadron Collider Detected a Beautiful New Particle

It's a big one too.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has once again done what it does best – smash bits of matter together and find new particles in the …

3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 5%

These stocks pay safe dividends that are significantly above the market average.<p>The average dividend stock on the S&P 500 pays a little over 2%, …

Physicists Just Found One of The Forces Holding The World Together Can Also Push It Apart

No, seriously, we really will need to update the textbooks on this one.<p>A type of force that makes molecules briefly stick to one another has been …

Ford creates a new dedicated Robotics and AI Research team

Ford’s recent executive shuffle was bound to lead to reorganization throughout the company, but the addition of a new Robotics and AI Research team operating under Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering department seems like it was inevitable either way, given the industry’s trajectory.<p>Ford’s VP …

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Forget FANG; Buy BAT: Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent

Do the three biggest players in China’s tech market belong in your portfolio?<p><i>This article was originally published on June 17, 2017, and updated on</i> …

Better Buy: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. vs. NVIDIA Corporation

These two companies are locked in a graphics processor battle -- but NVIDIA continues to prevail.<p><b>NVIDIA</b> (NASDAQ:NVDA) and <b>Advanced Micro Devices</b> …

Exclusive: US deploys long-range artillery system to southern Syria for first time

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US military has moved its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from Jordan into southern Syria for the first time, positioning it near the US-Coalition training base at At Tanf, three US defense officials confirmed to CNN Tuesday.<p>HIMARS, a truck-mounted system which can fire …

Middle East

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.<p>The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might …

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