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Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

Photos Released of Bush Administration After 9/11 Attacks: Pictures

Terrorism

Johnny Oduya won't re-sign with Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks will be losing another key player from their recent Stanley Cup team, as Johnny Oduya has reportedly informed the team he will …

Associated Press News

Robot learns skills through trial and error, like you do

As a rule, robots have to learn through explicit instruction, whether it's through new programming, watching videos or holding their hands. UC Berkeley's BRETT (Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks) isn't nearly that dependent, however. The machine uses neural network-based deep …

Science's Path from Myth to Multiverse

<i>From Quanta Magazine (find original story here).</i><p>We can think of the history of physics as an attempt to unify the world around us: Gradually, over …

Physics

If Tesla's new solar power batteries are as good as its cars, they could be a game changer

If you’re one of the millions of people around the world who’ve put solar panels on your roof, you're never happy about cloudy weather. No sun means no power.<p>That in itself is old news, and a problem plenty of people are working on. But now a big name is trying to come up with a way to crack the …

Clean Energy

Elon Musk Battery Singularity – 1000 Gigabattery factories for Grid Storage and car domination

Home<p>Uncategorized<p>Elon Musk Battery Singularity – 1000 Gigabattery factories for Grid Storage and car domination<p>Pin It<p>JB Strauble is the CTO of Tesla …

This video camera is powered by light

No, you haven't stumbled across an internet video from 1997 -- that's the output of one of the cleverest cameras you'll see in a while. Columbia University researchers have developed a self-powered camera whose pixels both record light and turn it into electricity. The trick is the use of …

Cuando Hillary empezó a ser Hillary

En Wellesley, la universidad donde dio sus primeros pasos en la política, la candidata demócrata es una figura venerada: una líder para los libros de …

US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on Islamic State de facto capital Raqqa

America ups its stakes in the propaganda war against Isil with graphic cartoons<p>The <b>United States</b> has upped the stakes in its propaganda battle with the <b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant</b> (Isil), dropping 60,000 leaflets over Raqqa, the jihadists "capital" in <b>Syria</b>, designed to convince its members …

Malware Can Steal Data From Non-Networked Computers, Via Heat

"Hot or not?" comes to computer security<p>Back in 1999, Neal Stephenson's novel <i>Cryptonomicon</i> introduced me to the idea of Van Eck phreaking—intercepting the weak electromagnetic radiation from a computer monitor to recreate what the person is seeing on the screen. Now security researchers have come …

6 traits successful entrepreneurs share

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a writer at The Idea Village in New Orleans, I've interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, ranging from new founders of fledgling companies to seasoned leaders who have launched several successful businesses.<p>On occasion, I walk out of an interview believing that entrepreneur will change the …

Entrepreneurship

Warp in Space-Time Swallows Pulsar

Astronomers have watched a pulsar some 25,000 light-years from Earth slip from view, swallowed by a warp in the fabric of spacetime. This wacky …

Big-name players not traded at deadline could change places in off-season

A deadline isn't really a deadline when there's time to spare.<p>For the Toronto Maple Leafs that meant no rush to trade captain Dion Phaneuf or star winger Phil Kessel and for the Carolina Hurricanes no hurry to trade Eric or Jordan Staal or Cam Ward by 3 p.m. Monday. Rookie Carolina general manager …

ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq

Iraqi antiquities officials are calling on the Obama administration to save Nineveh and other sites around jihadist-occupied Mosul. But are drone …

Microsoft's Deep Learning Project Outperforms Humans In Image Recognition

Technology is blanketed in dishonesty. Computer phones are smart, software automations become intelligence, and coerced financialization becomes sharing. Because of the deceptive language surrounding these instruments it’s difficult to talk about how they’re used, and at what cost. Instead we’re …

Machine Learning

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

UMass-Amherst prohibits Iranian national students from taking engineering and science courses

In what it claims to be an attempt to begin complying with a more than two-year-old US law, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst has said that it will no longer allow Iranian citizens to enroll in many of its science and engineering programs. The school says that the policy is "unfortunate," but …

If programming languages were countries, which country would each language represent?

<b>These are some of the families of the programming languages:</b><p><b>FORTRAN</b> was born in 1957 adopted in the <b>United Stated</b> at IBM by a small team led by John …

Programming

'Bomb Out': Another Blizzard Likely for Boston and Northeast

Oh, Boston. Your wicked winter is about to get even worse, as if that's possible.<p>"We've got a big-time winter storm coming up for the Northeast — again. That includes Boston," said Ari Sarsalari, a forecaster for The Weather Channel. "I know that's tough to believe."<p>The National Weather Service on …

How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning

Mastering English requires abilities that most children don’t develop until they're pre-teens.<p>Johnny in Topeka can’t read, but Janne in Helsinki is effortlessly finishing his storybooks. Such a disparity may be expected by now, but the reason might come as a surprise: It probably has much less to …

Terrorism’s new boogeyman: Charles Krauthammer and the toxic myth of the “lone wolf”

While pundits wring their hands over nonexistent threats, our civil liberties are slowly eroding to nothing<p>The shadow of a new threat seems to be darkening the national security landscape: the lone-wolf terrorist.<p>“The lone wolf is the new nightmare,” wrote <i>Washington Post</i> columnist Charles …

Eve the robot scientist discovers new drug candidate for malaria

Meet Eve: she's darn smart, can make the process of finding new drugs a lot faster and cheaper -- and she costs around $1 million. That's because Eve is a robotic scientist developed by researchers from the Universities of Aberystwyth and Cambridge, the same team who created her predecessor (you …

The Oldest Stars Are a Lot Younger Than We Thought

Astronomers say the very first stars in the universe burst into existence more than 100 million years later than they previously thought.<p>A few hundred million years after the Big Bang, the light from some of the very first stars and galaxies lit up the universe and ended a period known as the "dark …

Universe