David Kuperhand

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The Saudi Crown Prince Thinks He Can Transform the Middle East. Should We Believe Him?

There may not even be a name for what the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has been doing in the U.S. for three weeks, but he has been doing a lot of it. …

Human Rights

Recovering a More Complex Story of the Christian West

As I was finishing Nick Spencer’s <i>The Evolution of the West</i>, I happened to be in the same room with my mother on a Sunday afternoon. We’ve often …

Human Rights

What It Means That Trump Is Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON — Now that President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change on Thursday, here’s what you need to know about the international effort and how the decision could impact the environment.<p><b>What is the Paris Agreement?</b><p>The Paris Agreement is a deal reached …

Climate

Ohio Sues Big Pharma, Blaming Drug Makers for Causing Opioid Epidemic

The state of Ohio launched a legal left hook Wednesday with a lawsuit aimed directly at Big Pharma and five of the biggest prescription painkiller manufacturers.<p>The state’s lawsuit accuses the firms — Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Allergan, Purdue Pharma, Endo and Cephalon — of “borrowing a page from …

Pharma

Investigation Turns to Kushner’s Motives in Meeting With a Putin Ally

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, was looking for a direct line to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia — a search that in mid-December found him in a room with a Russian banker whose financial institution was deeply intertwined with Russian intelligence, …

Russia

Apple launches free courses for the next generation of app coders

Apple has unveiled a free curriculum designed to teach high school and community college students app coding skills. The Swift language course has already been adopted by six US community college systems that will distribute it to half a million students this fall. While it's generous on Apple's …

The Intricacies of Quantum Mechanics Explained in 5 Minutes Using Ducks

Exurb1a has created a new amusing video where he takes a <i>quack</i> at explaining the intricacies of quantum mechanics in 5 minutes using ducks.<p>What a …

Quantum Mechanics

We don’t understand how AI make most decisions, so now algorithms are explaining themselves

Self-awareness, or the ability to understand and explain oneself, is one of the largest divides between artificial and human intelligence. While we may not fully understand ourselves, we can offer up a rationale for our decisions in most cases. On the other hand, AI algorithms are usually only …

Artificial Intelligence

Man v rat: could the long war soon be over?

Rats spread disease, decimate crops and very occasionally eat people alive. For centuries, we have struggled to find an effective way of controlling their numbers. Until now …<p>First, the myths. There are no “super rats”. Apart from a specific subtropical breed, they do not get much bigger than 20 …

Environmental Health
Middle East

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Nanotech

Ridesharing offers a cut-price ticket to Europe, but not many Britons use it

We know all about Airbnb for a cheap place to stay, but show little interest in sharing car space – which lowers the price of getting there<p>When he was a student in Toulouse, François Delattre found his regular train trip to Paris frustratingly slow, so he turned to paying drivers to “rent” a seat …

Carsharing

That wasn't a Mayan lost city, just another example of the culture of hype

It was a good story while it lasted: A 15-year-old boy discovered a lost city by theorizing that a modern star map would correlate with ancient Mayan settlements. It seemed to fit the common understanding of the Maya as peaceful stargazers, centuries ahead of their time in astronomical observation …

Archaeology

Apple Patents Lightning Compatible Wired-Wireless Headphone System

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple patent today that describes a hybrid analog/digital stereo headphone system capable of switching seamlessly between wired and wireless audio modes (via <i>AppleInsider</i>).<p>The patent for "Audio class-compliant charging accessories for wireless …

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

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