Erik Garfias

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5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …

In North Korea, hackers are the new elite

North Korea, a country well known for economic problems, poverty, starvation, lofty nuclear goals and a scathing hatred of the United States, is also a land where social class often dictates a person's position in life.<p>The idea of "songbun" describes a person's social value depending on family …

North Korea

Family fears reprisals just days after sisters are hailed heroes for fighting off abusers

They are unlikely heroines, sitting in the barely furnished front room of their modest house down a narrow alley in a village in northern India. Slim-shouldered, almost frail, but outspoken and unafraid, even if they now say they fear for their lives.<p>Aarti and Pooja Kumar, 22 and 19 years old, …

North Korean Diplomat Denies His Country Hacked Sony

A North Korean diplomat denied his country was responsible for a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures, putting him in contrast with another official …

North Korea

Apple in Full Support of Naming Alabama Anti-Discrimination Bill After Tim Cook

Alabama Representative Patricia Todd is introducing a new anti-discrimination bill that will share a name with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Called the Tim Cook Economic Development Act, the forthcoming bill aims to put an end to work-place discrimination based on sexual orientation.<p>Todd was inspired to name …

Uber is now more valuable than at least 72% of the Fortune 500

Uber, the popular on-demand transportation company, is now worth $40 billion thanks to a new funding round totaling $1.2 billion. Setting aside the …

Spotify is offering 3 months of Premium for $0.99

If you've been on the fence about trying Spotify Premium, here's your chance to test out the service for three months for half the price of a cup of …

Encrypted messaging service Wickr, formerly mobile-only, now available on desktops

Self-destructing messaging is coming to the desktop today in a new update from the ephemeral messaging app Wickr.<p>“We’re trying to become the pole-position app. We think you need desktop in order to do that,” said Nico Sell, founder of Wickr. The new desktop application means that Wickr users can …

Eating meat is worse for the environment than driving to work

Next time you brag about biking to work instead of driving for the sake of the environment, take a good look inside your lunch box.<p>According to a new report released by the London-based think tank Chatham House, livestock production accounts for more direct greenhouse gas emissions overall than all …

Sustainability

Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

A 'supermouse' which is four times smarter than normal mice has been created by scientists by an injection of human brain cells<p>The cells from a human foetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human.<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical …