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The Deep State Is a Figment of Steve Bannon’s Imagination

Here’s the real truth about America’s national security bureaucrats.<p>Here’s a handy rule for assessing the credibility of what you’re reading about national security in the Trump era: If somebody uses the term “Deep State,” you can be pretty sure they have no idea what they’re talking about.<p>The …

Donald Trump

I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.<p>In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the best of what …

Pornhub malware is spreading on the internet like an STD

Better be careful where your lust takes you tonight as hackers have found a new way to infect users. It appears the internet is currently flush with rogue Pornhub apps designed to lock you out your device and hold your smartphone hostage.<p>Researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET have discovered a …

Apps

Google releases TensorFlow 1.0 with new machine learning tools

At Google’s inaugural TensorFlow Dev Summit in Mountain View, California, today, Google announced the release of version 1.0 of its TensorFlow open source framework for deep learning, a trendy type of artificial intelligence. Google says the release is now production-ready by way of its application …

Machine Learning

Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?

A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is.<p>Leaving my school building the other day, I had an unexpected realization: Perhaps a computer was a more effective teacher than I currently was. The …

The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using an iPhone

Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include …

Information Systems

It’s Putin’s World

How the Russian president became the ideological hero of nationalists everywhere<p>In 2012, Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency after a four-year, constitutionally imposed hiatus. It wasn’t the smoothest of transitions. To his surprise, in the run-up to his inauguration, protesters filled the …

British lawmakers give go-ahead for Theresa May to trigger Brexit talks

LONDON — Britain’s House of Commons voted decisively Wednesday to authorize Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger the start of the country’s exit from the European Union.<p>The outcome of the vote was never in doubt, even as lawmakers spent a second consecutive day arguing the merits of a departure …

The incompetence displayed by Trump's immigration orders will be terrifying in a crisis

Worse than a crime, it’s a mistake.<p>For liberals alarmed by Donald Trump’s election, there is something heartening about the revelation that the new president has no idea what he's doing. His rollout of new travel restrictions aimed at offering a constitutionally, economically, and diplomatically …

Three Russian cyber arrests, one suspicious death, and a new twist in the US election hack

In the eerie world of international espionage, nothing of late has topped the official US accusation that Russian president Vladimir Putin plotted to put US president Donald Trump in power. Now, the tale has become even more salacious with the reported arrest of three Russian cyber experts, one of …

Russia

Want to understand what Trump and Bannon are up to? Look to the Russian Revolution of 1917

The key to a successful insurrection, Vladimir Lenin wrote three days before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, was the seizure of the telephone and telegraph. Every Soviet child, including myself, learned this dictum in the fourth grade.<p>In the 21st century, I never thought I’d have reason to …

Political Science

Angela Merkel’s take on how to make a country great (again)

In 2013, German Chancellor<p>Angela Merkelfractured her hip while skiing in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Doctors ordered her to rest. Feeling bored, she picked up “The Transformation of the World,” a 1,500-page tome by the German historian Jürgen Osterhammel. It argued that the most successful 19th …

3 reasons this Samsung Galaxy S8 exclusive isn't necessarily a slam dunk

Being the first out with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chip is a real win. But there are plenty of ifs, ands and buts.<p>Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 will launch with something that competing phones won't have: the latest Qualcomm powerhouse chip inside.<p>Samsung's foundry made the chip, which is likely …

Phones

Forget Resolutions. Try These 7 Ways To Design Your Life

If you’re busy making New Year’s resolutions, stop. Instead, try designing your year.<p>Planning your future, even in the form of something as seemingly simple as New Year’s resolutions, is what designers call a wicked problem.<p><i>6 Surefire Ways To Improve Your Financial Life In 2017</i><p>Wicked problems have …

Prototyping

We need a Dump Trump foreign policy – otherwise the UK faces catastrophe

The US president wants Britain to take sides and destroy decades of diplomatic and economic goodwill. Don’t expect Theresa May to make the right choice<p>When I saw the closeup of Donald Trump’s weak orange hand pressed into Theresa May’s cold, white one, I understood what Britain has become. Not so …

Geopolitics

New Study Shows How Human Intelligence May be a Product of a Basic Algorithm

There is a theory that suggests human thoughts and functionality result from a basic algorithm N=2^i–1. Artificial neural network operate similarly …

Artificial Intelligence

The Law That Could Allow Trump To Shut Down The US Internet

In a pair of recent essays, Timothy Edgar, the academic director of law and policy at Brown University‘s Executive Master in Cybersecurity program, has outlined the legal basis for how a President Donald Trump could potentially shut down the U.S. internet in response to a national security …

Donald Trump

7 reasons you should never date a German girl

1. You will get fat.<p>Croissants, rolls or bread with cheese and sausage, jam or Nutella for breakfast, bread as a side for lunch or in the form of …

Dialects

Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast Helps Your Brain, Says Miraculous New Study

This is your brain. This is your brain on ice cream.<p>If that bowl of oatmeal is looking downright depressing, there's another breakfast option to …

Irish worker discovers ancient manuscript that links Irish church to Egypt

The conservator called the finding miraculous: “We never before had to deal with a manuscript recovered from a bog."<p>In 2006 an Irish worker …

House lawmakers passed the biggest health reform bill since the Affordable Care Act

After three years of wrangling, the House on Wednesday passed a $6.3 billion bill that would dramatically overhaul the way drugs are approved in the United States.<p>The 21st Century Cures Act is a bipartisan effort that’s been in the works since April 2014. The idea behind the bill is that the Food …

Classic German baking recipes revealed in new cookbook

From breads to pastries, traditional baking recipes are finally put on paper in Luisa Weiss's new cookbook, "Classic German Baking." She tells DW …

Paul Ryan Is Terrified

Introducing your check-and-balance on President Trump.<p>Speaker Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny starver from the state of Wisconsin and unsuccessful aspirant to a national office soon to be held by Mike Freaking Pence, seems to be growing impatient with this pestilential delay in his plans to …

Paul Ryan Readies to Work With ‘Enemy’ Steve Bannon

Although the former head of Breitbart News has spent years hitting hard against the Republican speaker, Ryan says he’s ready to work with Bannon and …

Edward Snowden Warns Government Spying Could Grow Under Donald Trump

Edward Snowden has warned that President-elect Donald Trump could reverse the U.S. government’s pledges to limit domestic surveillance, which could …

Paul Ryan has Medicare in the crosshairs: Ryan’s been gunning to kill the program for years — and he senses his moment

Using the proposed repeal of Obamacare as bogus cover, Ryan is making a move to gut the immensely popular Medicare<p>A week ago at this time, pundits were speculating that Paul Ryan had so alienated the right wing with his tepid support for soon-to-be-presidential-loser Donald Trump that he might not …

China: iPhone Sales Will 'Suffer' If Trump Pursues Trade War

Donald Trump made big promises on the campaign trail, and on his 60 Minutes interview on Sunday he gave a little insight into what was happening with some of them. But his campaign vow to declare China a currency manipulator, and slap a 45% tariff on its imports, were still an open question.<p>Less …

China

Supermoon – in pictures

Skygazers are heading to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches to witness the largest supermoon since 1948. Astronomy enthusiasts can see Earth’s satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset – weather permitting<p>• Share your pictures of the supermoon

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Researchers Use Brain Implant to Make Paralyzed Monkeys Walk

Getting these simians to walk was anything but monkey business.<p>Between 255,000-600,000 Americans can't walk because of paraplegia, or leg paralysis usually linked to spinal damage. But Tomislav Milekovic, a researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and …