Elizabeth Crichlow

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Living in Space Changes Your DNA, NASA Finds

NASA's twin study found that living in space affects your DNA, but what exactly that means is undetermined.<p>Two years ago, NASA began a unique experiment to determine what happens to the human body when it's exposed to the zero-gravity environment of space for a long period of time. To do this, they …

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at …

Astronomy
North Korea
North Korea

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots

Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war<p>Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Point of Entry

A practical guide to fetch(), reduce() and formatting data from an external API

Note that each object contains a key, agency, whose value is the name of the city agency that has a job available.<p>Therefore, if we can somehow keep …

JavaScript

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on U.S.-Mexico border

President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark.<p>Trump …

Republicans

JavaScript: Learn Regular Expressions for Beginners

Preface<p>Hey! I’m Brandon. I created codeburst.io and I write JavaScript tutorials and articles to help beginners better understand the inner workings …

JavaScript

America's Dangerous Amnesia About World Order

The relative peace of the last eight decades has been the exception, not the rule.<p>In an unsettled time, with an unsettling president, many Americans are unsure of their conception of the world and their country’s role in it. What should the United States be doing – if anything – to shape the global …

Geopolitics

Study Reveals That a Strange Force Is Affecting the Quantum World

Force in a Vacuum<p>The world of nanoparticles can be very different from the world we see. For starters, it’s already unique in terms of mass — these …

Quantum Mechanics

‘We’re running with scissors’: Why some experts worry about VR dangers

Virtual gaslighting, augmented torture<p>What if virtual reality wasn’t just a new way to play games or watch movies? What if the technology wasn’t just creating new methods of communication, of medical treatment, of military training?<p>What if virtual reality was used in the pursuit of mayhem?<p>Much has …

Virtual Reality

My giant JavaScript Basics course is now live on YouTube. And it’s 100% free.

My JavaScript Basics course is now live on freeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel.<p>The great thing about this course is that it also aligns with the Basic …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Programming

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

Python Programming

5 Vital Lessons Scientists Learn That Can Better Everyone's Life

Scientific breakthroughs may be rare, but they never take place in an intellectual vacuum. Newton’s recognition that he was standing on the shoulders of giants has never been more true than it is today, where the titans of the past have laid the foundations for our vantage point today. Yet the …

Physics

FBI: Trump campaign, Russia ties investigated, no wiretap evidence found

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey said for the first time Monday that the bureau is investigating whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow while Russia was interfering in the presidential election.<p>Comey also delivered an implicit rebuke to President Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

10 Genius Travel Hacks You Need to Know Before Next Flight... From the Ultimate Insider

Prepare to elevate your experience.<p>After having traveled hundreds of thousands of miles in my life, it’s safe to say that I’ve developed some …

Bravo TV

Donald Trump fuels diplomatic row with Britain after apology from US officials over GCHQ wiretapping claims

Donald Trump remained unrepentant amid a diplomatic row with Britain on Friday, hours after US officials made a formal apology for accusing GCHQ of helping Barack Obama spy on the then presidential candidate.<p>Sean Spicer, the president's press secretary, repeated a claim on Thursday evening – …

Mounting claims of civilian deaths after U.S. targets al-Qaeda in Syria

The United States said it carried out an airstrike against al-Qaeda but denies that it deliberately targeted a mosque.<p>The Pentagon said an attack killed scores of al-Qaeda militants, but local residents said a mosque crowded with civilians was hit.<p>BEIRUT — U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles and …

Middle East

We looked at the new national security adviser’s writings. Turns out he’s the anti-Bannon.

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, is a celebrated warrior — in one famous Gulf War battle, the unit he commanded destroyed 28 Iraqi tanks without suffering a single casualty. He’s also, perhaps surprisingly, a celebrated scholar, too. He received a PhD …

National Security

Ask Ethan: Is There A Center Of The Universe?

Our Universe began from a Big Bang, but that doesn’t mean we picture it correctly. Most of us think of it as an explosion: where everything started out hot and dense all at once, then expanded and cooled as the different fragments sped away from one another. But as tempting as that picture is, it …

Telescopes

A Search Engine for Programming Language Syntax Is a Pretty Good Idea

Coding very often means Googling.<p>The current search engine for programming language syntax is Google. Knowing how to search for information is a key skill in knowing how to program at all. You can know all of the algorithms and a half-dozen programming languages inside-out, but you will nonetheless …

Stack Overflow

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …

Boone, NC Passes Historic Resolution: Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Clean Energy

With an incoming presidential administration seemingly hostile towards action on climate change, local solutions are now more important than ever. …

North Carolina

Why Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all desperately need you to know that the robots are coming

Instead, the biggest companies in tech, especially Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, spent their 2016 hyping up something a little more abstract: their ongoing quests to build a so-called "general artificial intelligence," and all the extra smarts they're adding to the product while they're …

Artificial Intelligence

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

Pedagogy