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20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Facebook says up to 10m people saw ads bought by Russian agency

Facebook on Monday estimated that as many as 10 million people saw the political advertisements that were purchased by a shadowy Russian internet agency and ran on its platform.<p>The company made the announcement after turning over 3,000 ads to congressional investigators examining Russian …

Social Media

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man's Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had never seen anything like it.<p>In fact, there have been only a handful of such extreme cases of …

Medicine

Look at the mysterious ‘dragon booger’ found in Vancouver's Lost Lagoon

Pond gunk has never been so fascinating.<p>“Dragon boogers” go by many names. “Moss animals,” for one, and “bryozoans,” for another. They’re also known as “ectoprocta,” meaning “anus outside.” If you’re unfamiliar with the phylogeny of aquatic invertebrates, it might seem unnecessary to distinguish …

Nature

Facebook Shut Down An Artificial Intelligence Program That Developed Its Own Language

Facebook might have accidentally gotten a little closer to answering Phillip K. Dick’s 1968 question of whether androids dream of electric sheep. The social media giant just shut down an artificial intelligence program after it developed its own language and researchers were left trying to figure …

Artificial Intelligence

Become a UX designer in an afternoon—a quick guide for new designers.

Research — Analyse—Design—Test<p>Make it count, everything you say and do from now on will be based on this research.<p>2. Analyse<p>This is the fun part …

UX Design

Polynomial -C

The world bodypainting festival 2017 – in pictures

In the small town of Klagenfurt, Austria, artists from around the world have gathered to take part in the 20th world bodypainting festival and competition. It runs from 28-30 July and also includes fashion shows, music events and food and lifestyle markets

Bands

If These Specs Are Real, the Nikon D850 Will Be the Last Camera You'll Ever Need [Rumor]

Nikon let us down softly with a barely a glimmer of information Tuesday as it announced development of the D850, but gave little additional …

Cameras

UPDATED: How to Edit the Milky Way in Lightroom or Photoshop

Take your boring Milky Way photo and use post processing to bring it to life in Lightroom or Photoshop's ACR. Learn the 5 key points of Milky Way …

Lightroom

Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one

Biochar from recycled waste may both enhance crop growth and save health costs by helping clear the air of pollutants, according to Rice University …

Pollution

Sunscreen made from DNA would last forever

Earth's yellow sun is the source of its power.<p>A DNA-based sunscreen that not only stops harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, but also becomes more protective the longer you expose it to UV rays? That’s the dazzling premise behind a recent study published in the journal <i>Science Reports</i>.<p>While sunscreen …

Binghamton University

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This | Inc.com

Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. Doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles isn't going to hurt. …

The Brain

You can grow new brain cells. Here's how | Sandrine Thuret

This Founder Shares Why In Order To Learn Fast, You Need to Fail Fast

Hutch's Bea Fischel-Bock says you shouldn't be afraid to put something that seems unfinished into your customers hands. You never know what you'll discover.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions</i> …

Work-life Balance

Two Canadian men found guilty of polygamy in first test of 127-year-old law

Two men, including one who has 25 wives and 146 children, were convicted of polygamy on Monday in a landmark ruling that upheld Canada's longstanding ban on the practice.<p>Winston Blackmore and James Marion Oler, who has five wives, face up to five years in prison after being found guilty in the …

Fake street signs mocking 'easily startled' police pop up in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of "easily startled" officers.<p>The Star Tribune reports one sign was spotted in Minneapolis and another in St. Paul over the …

Law Enforcement

Flint Castle sculpture 'insulting' to Wales as it represents 'subjugation' of the country, critics claim

For almost 800 years Flint Castle has been a reminder of Edward I's campaign to crush Welsh independence.<p>And it seems the memory still rankles among locals. For plans by an English firm for an iron ring sculpture outside the castle have caused uproar, with some saying it is reminiscent of Edward's …

United Kingdom

Spanish deal to tackle gender-based violence

<b>Spain's political parties are celebrating a "historic" €1bn (£895m; $1.2bn) five-year programme to tackle gender-based violence.</b><p>The measures include providing victims of abuse with six months' unconditional unemployment benefit to give them a new start, and outlawing imprisoned abusers from being …

Europe
Public Health

Arrested Russian's wife denies U.S. charge he is global hacking mastermind

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The wife of an alleged Russian hacker facing extradition from Spain to the United States has told Reuters he is being held in solitary confinement and that he denies the accusation that he masterminded one of the world's biggest spam networks.<p>Peter Levashov was …

U.S. Department of Justice

Ask Ethan: How Close Are We To A Theory Of Everything?

Since well before Einstein, it was the dream of those who study the Universe to find a single equation to govern as many phenomena as possible. Rather than have a separate law for each and every physical property the Universe has, we could unify these laws into a single, overarching framework. All …

Physics

How having lots of orgasms can save a man’s life

Prostate health can be a pretty awkward subject, so prepare to blush at this new research from Harvard University.<p>Scientists say frequent …

Photography

Celebrating Our Imperfections Through Portraiture

Portrait photographer, Ciro Galluccio’s thesis project “Defected” was inspired by his childhood memories and dreams. Galluccio used photography and …

How to create striking colours in-camera with DIY light painting tubes

As well as often producing fantastic images, light painting is great fun. While you might have an idea in mind, you never <i>really</i> know what you’re …

Light Painting

Major Black Hole Discovery Shines New Light on How the Universe Formed

For the first time, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy 750 million light-years from Earth.<p>Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) have made an incredible discovery that could help us better understand not just black holes, but also …

Universe

Artificial Intelligence can now use a person's image and audio to create fake videos - Firstpost

<b>London</b>: Oxford scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can create fake videos of a person by using their still image and …

Trump’s First Day in Saudi Arabia: Pictures

Trump Softens Tone on Islam but Calls for Purge of ‘Foot Soldiers of Evil’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump on Sunday pivoted away from his strident assessment of Islam as a religion of hatred as he sought to redefine American leadership in the Middle East and rally the Muslim world to join him in a renewed campaign against extremism.<p>Addressing dozens of leaders …

Donald Trump