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The New York Times Proves It Hates Religious Americans With This Obituary

On Wednesday, The New York Times ran an obituary of Thomas Monson, the 90-year-old president of the Mormon church. Here’s what they tweeted:<p>Thomas …

Mark Zuckerberg Decides Suing Hundreds of Native Hawaiians Might Be a Bad Idea

The 32-year-old billionaire has had a change of heart.<p>Facebook C.E.O. <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> seems to have had a change of heart when it comes to his 700-acre plot of beachfront land on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Last week, the <i>Honolulu Star-Advertiser</i> reported that Zuckerberg had filed a set of lawsuits …

$9 billion payment startup Stripe lands Google veteran to lead UK business

Iain McDougall has worked for Google in both Australia and the UK, most recently holding the position of head of sales for Google Cloud in the UK and Ireland. Prior to joining the search giant he worked at IBM and began his career at Cisco.<p>Stripe builds payments processing tools pitched at …

The Founder: A Game About The Dark Side Of Silicon Valley

“The only way to win is not play,” says designer Francis Tseng.<p>The year is 2001.<p>You’ve just started a company and are working out of your apartment with a few employees and your cofounder. You’re hoping to disrupt an industry–any industry–with your social network and advertising service. But as you …

The future of American jobs lies with the tech industry

When Donald Trump won the election, many in Silicon Valley were flummoxed: “How could a bigoted billionaire with no government experience and a twitchy Twitter trigger finger win the U.S. presidential election?” they asked themselves.<p>Liberal outlets have tried to make sense of the massive divide …

Snap IPO will help turn Los Angeles into a hotbed for start-ups, said mayor

With Snap expected to go public as early as the end of March, the start-up scene in Los Angeles is getting more attention, and Mayor Eric Garcetti …

Climate Change Effect: Global Warming Could Increase Toxic Mercury In Plankton

The ill-effects of mercury are now much better known than in times past, but the danger of a large number of people being affected by mercury …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

10 Success lessons from Ed Catmull – “Pixar Founder, Disney Legend” for entrepreneurs

Share31<p>Tweet<p>Share43<p>+1<p>Shares 74<p>Ed Catmull is arguably one of the most talented creative geniuses alive today. He co-founded Pixar (along with Steve …

Apple pulls New York Times apps in China after government request | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has removed the New York Times Co’s (NYT.N) English- and Chinese-language news apps from its iTunes store in China following a request from the local authorities, the companies said separately on Thursday.<p>The apps, which the newspaper said were removed on Dec. …

Apps

Turks Turn Down U.S. Military Help in Syria, Accept Russian Aid Instead

Two defense officials say that Russia has conducted "several" airstrikes in support of the Turkish military fighting in Al Bab, Syria.<p>And, while the Turks have accepted air power help from the Russians, they continue to decline military help from the U.S.<p>The Turks are fighting to expel ISIS from al …

Emko's Circular Hideaway Desk and Storage Cabinet

The Pill is an all round success<p>When it comes to space efficiency, it doesn't make much sense to choose a circle as the shape of a cabinet or a …

A lush curtain of greenery provides privacy for this sprawling home in Vietnam

A curtain of lush greenery flows along the main hallway of this gorgeous residence in Vietnam. MIA Design Studio designed the Drawer House for a …

NASA Is Actually Going to Visit That Insane Metallic World

There’s nothing quite like Psyche anywhere else in our solar system—a small asteroid belt object made entirely of iron-nickel metal. Which is why …

Messaging app Telegram adds unsend feature

Disappearing messages don’t impress security professionals, given how flimsy a privacy protection they offer, but despite an inherently fickle form the feature keeps recurring on comms platforms.<p>The latest to add what it calls an “unsend” feature is mobile messaging platform Telegram — which is now …

Cool New Stuff at CES 2017: Pictures

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4 things you can do to cheer up, according to neuroscience

For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to …

Neurology

Facebook adds automatic subtitling for Page videos

Facebook pulled the world back into the silent film era with its muted, auto-play videos, but its latest tool could make it easier to repurpose traditional clips. Facebook has launched a free, automatic video captioning tool to all US English Facebook Pages. TechCrunch and some other Pages only …

Honey Butter Fried Chicken Joins New National Anti-Discriminatory Sanctuary Restaurant Group

<b>Honey Butter Fried Chicken</b> is the only Chicago restaurant part of a new national group of eateries banding together to create safe havens for immigrants, Muslims and LGBTQ communities—all of which make up much of the industry’s labor force. Honey Butter’s Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski anticipate …

Here’s How to Improve Your Cityscapes by Using Photoshop to Replace a Boring Sky (VIDEO)

Yesterday we showed you how to improve landscape photos suffering from blown out clouds, but what if your image has a boring sky with no clouds at …

This Han Solo Fan Film Is the Next Best Thing While Waiting For the New Star Wars Spinoff

We heard yesterday that we might have to wait a little longer to see the young Han Solo <i>Star Wars Story</i> movie. While you’re waiting, why not check out …

Fan Films

This Is The Best Exercise For Women's Bodies, According To Doctors

We all have our go-to exercise that actually makes us enjoy (or at least tolerate) breaking a sweat. Spinning, dancing, kickboxing, and hiking are …

Exercise

How to Combine Flash and Ambient Light for Better Outdoor Portraits

Moving from using only natural light to flash photography is a big step for an outdoor photographer, but before you ditch ambient light entirely, …

Jury finds alleged Chicago Hobos gang leaders guilty of a racketeering conspiracy

Federal jurors at the biggest gang trial in recent Chicago history Wednesday convicted the core leadership of the Hobos, who prosecutors billed as an "all-star team" of the type of ruthless gangs police largely blame for an alarming spike in homicides in 2016.<p>The nation's third largest city logged …

Crime

How Many American Politicians Are Truly Religious?

This new survey is illuminating.<p><i>(Optional Video Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p>The Pew Research Center on Religion and Public Life has produced a study that either indicates a profound theological dissonance between the American people and the people whom they elect as their representatives in …

Toyota’s Concept-i is a vehicle designed to learn about its driver

Toyota revealed the Concept-i at CES on Wednesday, a new concept vehicle that the company built with its Newport Beach CALTY design research group, with tech supplied by the carmaker’s SF-based innovation hub. I spoke to CALTY Project Design Manager William Chergosky about the process of creating …

This Is the Best Diet in America

For the seventh year in a row, the DASH diet has been named the United States’ best diet overall by <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> in its annual rankings. …

US-led coalition doubles number of advisers in Iraq to 450

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has doubled the size of its adviser corps, reflecting the intensified effort to help Iraqi …

The Hunt For Alien Megastructures Is On

Last year, a single star found fame. It consistently made headlines and even appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert." The star (often referred to as Tabby’s star) is located 1,200 light-years away toward the constellation Cygnus and has been inexplicably …