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Trump-FBI feud over classified memo erupts into open conflict

The long-simmering feud between President Trump and the Justice Department erupted into open conflict Wednesday when the FBI publicly challenged the president’s expected release of a contentious and classified memo related to the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.<p>In a rare unsigned …

Donald Trump

Experimental AR projection system lets surgeons see ‘through’ a patient’s skin

Imagine if surgeons or other clinicians were able to more easily see their patients’ internal anatomy without having to cut into them. That’s the …

Augmented Reality

New 3D-Printed "Smart Gel" is Big Step Toward Artificial Organs

It's 70 percent water, just like the human body.<p>Filed Under Biology, Engineering & Robots<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

3D Printing

Orcas can imitate human speech, research reveals

Killer whales able to copy words such as ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’ as well as sounds from other orcas, study shows<p>High-pitched, eerie and yet distinct, the sound of a voice calling the name “Amy” is unmistakable. But this isn’t a human cry – it’s the voice of a killer whale called Wikie.<p>New research …

Air Pollution

In an Israeli Cave, Scientists Discover Jawbone of Earliest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Anthropology

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaint (and Why Everyone Does It)

People want to protect the freedom they feel entitled to, and it creates a recipe for customer service disaster.<p>Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer …

Self-help

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills

Here are six defining traits that keep surfacing over and over again in leadership best-sellers.<p>What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great …

Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.<p>The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered …

Electric Vehicles

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

Want Kids Who Can Stand up to What Life Throws at Them? Follow This Simple Advice

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Parenting

Here's The Most Effective Way to Lose Weight With Minimal Effort, According to Science

You don't need to slave away on the treadmill.<p>So you want to lose a few kilograms. You've heard the mantra: "Eat right. Work out."<p>But when it comes …

‘It Can’t Be True.’ Inside the Semiconductor Industry’s Meltdown

It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the …

Amazon.com Inc

Jeff Bezos: Ask Yourself 1 Question to Make Truly Important Decisions (and Avoid Lifelong Regrets)

The Amazon founder asked himself one question before he quit a good job and started an Internet bookstore.<p>Regret is a funny thing.<p>When we think about something major we want to do -- start a business, change careers, move, etc. -- we think about how much we'll regret making that decision if it …

A Beginner’s Guide to Data Engineering — Part I

Data Engineering: The Close Cousin of Data Science<p>Motivation<p>The more experienced I become as a data scientist, the more convinced I am that data …

Four ways to specify dates using Excel data validation

Excel's data validation feature is more versatile than you might think. Learn how to use literal values, input values, list values, and even formulas …

How Actual Smart People Talk About Themselves

Hint: not by discussing IQ<p>I’ve never met or interviewed Donald Trump, though like most of the world I feel amply exposed to his outlooks and styles of expression. So I can’t say whether, in person, he somehow conveys the edge, the sparkle, the ability to connect, the layers of meaning that we …

Muhammad Ali

Cloud computing: Google's new GPU service offers cut-price machine learning

New service a good fit for large-scale machine learning and other distributed batch workloads, says Google.<p>Google has introduced a new option for …

‘IoT will play big role in data-driven economy’

In fast-emerging data-driven economy, Internet of Things (IoT) will play a crucial role, Bhavani Shankar, executive manager of Electronics System …

How to Become a Data Scientist Without a Degree

This article will explore what it’s like to be a Data Scientist, the skillset required, and how to acquire these skills using mostly free or cheap …

Data Science

Want To Know What Your Coworkers Really Think About You? Ask These 2 Questions

A simple "presence audit" will tell you what your team thinks of you.<p>As a leader, it can be hard to get an honest pulse on what your team thinks about you.<p>On the one hand, employees (often rightfully) believe that telling you about your negative traits will impact their career. While on the other …

Something huge and hard went into Uranus and it got very messy

In the distant past, Uranus took an absolute pounding, say researchers, without even cracking a smile.<p>My isn’t Uranus full of surprises?<p>Researchers …

Rise of the robots: There won't be enough work to go around, fmr. Apple CEO says

In 10 to 15 years, robots will be able to write better computer code than even the most skilled coders today, according to former Pepsi president and Apple CEO John Sculley, a development that is representative of the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce.<p>“AI is foundational …

John Sculley

This Video Perfectly Captures Why Universal Basic Income Will Change The World

Goodbye, welfare system!

I've been coaching execs for 25 years, and the same 6 habits keep coming up in the best leaders

Over the past 25 years, I've coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg's, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T. I've been in board rooms with people fretting about decreases in market share, swirling about regulatory …

Leadership

Amazon unveils $250 AI camera and machine learning tools for businesses

Off-the-shelf artificial intelligence services to take on Google<p>Amazon wants companies to take advantage of artificial intelligence — and, more importantly, it wants to sell them the tools to do so.<p>Today, the online retailer’s business subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), unveiled a suite of new …

How to use algorithms to solve everyday problems

Faster grocery trips. Better Facebook posts. Ali Almossawi on algorithmic thinking for daily life.<p>By Kara Baskin | May 8, 2017<p>Taking a nod from …

Introduction To Neural Networks

<i>This tutorial was originally posted here on Ben's blog, GormAnalysis.</i><p>Artificial Neural Networks are all the rage. One has to wonder if the catchy …

Deep Learning

This solar hydropanel can pull 10 liters of drinking water per day out of the air

<b>SOURCE is a solar-powered and self-contained device capable of harvesting up to 10 liters of clean drinking water per day from the air.</b><p>By harvesting …

Why apples and oranges should go in the fridge, plus all the other foods you're storing wrong

New guidance has been issued this month advising consumers that apples, oranges and other fruit should be kept in the fridge to prolong shelf life.<p>The advice from waste charity WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Food and Rural Affairs has been issued in a bid to cut household …