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Learn What to Expect From Norway's Rich Culture and Traditions

From Viking Origins to Modern Jante Law<p>Much of the culture of Norway can be traced back to the Vikings, a group of Scandinavian seafaring pirates, …

What 1,147 Men Really Think About #MeToo

Get a group of women together—over dinner, drinks, or direct message—and #MeToo eventually comes up. But broach the movement with the men in your life? We’re betting you’ll hear crickets. It’s understandable—we're in a brave new era without a rule book. It’s hard for men to know exactly what to …

Thermodynamics

<b>Thermodynamics</b> is a branch of physics which deals with the energy and work of a system. It was born in the 19th century as scientists were first …

Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.<p>That’s …

China

Russia's clash with the west isn't about ideology — it's about geography

At his dacha, standing before a map of the newly expanded Soviet Union shortly after Germany's surrender in May 1945, Josef Stalin nodded with approval.<p>The vast buffer he'd carved out of Soviet-occupied Eastern Europe would now protect his empire against future Napoleons and Hitlers. Stalin then …

Thailand decorates Myanmar's army chief amid Rohingya crisis

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand awarded Myanmar’s army chief a royal decoration on Friday amid allegations of crimes by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims that have prompted international condemnation.<p>Myanmar military commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attends a military …

Human Rights

The Secrets of Neutrinos, One of the Strangest Particles in the Known Universe

by Brian Koberlein August 26, 2017 Hard Science 13532<p><i>Brian Koberlein is bringing the story of science to the world. His Kickstarter project — a</i> …

Physics

9 things the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can do that the iPhone can't

And it can do a lot of things the iPhone can't.<p>Here's a look at some Galaxy Note 8 features you won't find in the iPhone.

Two ex-Googlers are using AI to guarantee interviews for tech job seekers

Two former Googlers are guaranteeing workers in the tech industry that they get interviews with their dreamer employers thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>The past year or so has seen AI deployed to tackle a broad range of issues, and with their startup Leap.ai, ex-Google engineers Richard Liu and …

Employment

How to spot fake news (and teach kids to be media-savvy)

<b>(YouTube/NBC News)</b><p>Clickbait, hyper-partisan opinion, and completely false information are running wild across the internet.<p>Sierra Filucci<p>June 25, 2017 9:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onCommon Sense Media.<p>This just in! Breaking news! You don't want to miss THIS!<p>If you get your news …

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

Scientists develop tech to create Wi-Fi holograms

Soon Wi-Fi could do more than connect you to the internet.<p>Scientists at the Technical University of Munich have developed a holographic imaging process that uses the radiation of a Wi-Fi transmitter to generate three-dimensional images of the surrounding environment, down to centimeter-scale …

Wi-Fi

235 apps attempt to secretly track users with ultrasonic audio

Ultrasonic beacons (previously, previously) let advertisers build an idea of when and where you use your devices: the sound plays in an ad on one …

Apps

LinkedIn is no longer the future of recruiting, according to a former LinkedIn executive

LinkedIn, Monster.com, and other job websites have revolutionized the way that companies look for new hires. But they’ve also made it easier for those companies to sort candidates based on factors like where they went to school and which companies they’ve worked at in the past—which can narrow the …

Employment

A San Francisco startup is 3D-printing entire houses in just one day

If you’re looking to move but can’t find the house of your dreams, you may be able to just print out what you’re after in the near future.<p>A San Francisco-based 3D-printing startup, Apis Cor, has come up with an exceedingly affordable solution for building new houses. It can 3D-print concrete walls …

San Francisco

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …

NASA Released Its Software for Free. Here's What You Need to Download.

Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff?<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, and everything is available for free download, without any royalty …

Software

Inside the Rise of the “Breitbart of the Left”

David Brock, the conservative apostate turned liberal agitator, lays out his plans for the future of the Internet for progressives. “We’re going to go after spineless Democrats who want to make nice with Trump.”<p>Shortly after the election, as it dawned on the left that Breitbart was a true media …

NASA 'mixtape' highlights best of 2016 space research

NASA's new "mixtape" is light on music, but heavy on groundbreaking scientific research.<p>The organization's Goddard Space Flight Center just dropped …

A Massive Poster of Earth’s Spacecraft and Missions, So Far

By our count, there are 113 spacecraft in this image. It’s a catalogue of all of the vehicles launched into space so far, from the U.S.S.R’s Luna 2 …

Wandered.space helps you explore the cool spots all around you

Wandered.space is a service for those moments when you want to explore the area around you, but don’t know where to go.<p>It was created this weekend at TechCrunch’s Disrupt London hackathon by a team of three coworkers from Seattle-based Azuqua. One of them, Skyler Hartle, told me that they were …

Disrupt NY

Disrupting the world of science publishing

Every scientist wants his or her paper to appear in Cell, Nature or Science. In today’s scientific world, being associated with such publications is synonymous with prestige and excellence, opening doors to top positions and coveted awards.<p>Nonetheless, these journals are typically known to have an …

Science

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a …

Kids

Social Security has a divorce-remarry loophole

<b>Q: I was married almost 13 years to my previous husband. He claimed Social Security when he turned 62 and then passed away seven months later in 2012. Shortly after that, I remarried. If I divorce my husband when I am 59, claim my late husband's Social Security at 60 and then remarry my husband</b> …

Dog sacrifices life to save infant in fire

An 8-month-old infant is in serious condition after a house fire in Baltimore. The family dog died protecting her with his body.

Turner Broadcasting

Five Hand Gestures to Make You a Better Public Speaker

Your body language, including your hand gestures, can help drive your message home and encourage empathy, especially when you’re giving an important …

Public Speaking

Lost cities #6: how Thonis-Heracleion resurfaced after 1,000 years under water

Ancient Egypt’s gateway to the Mediterranean – submerged and buried under layers of sand – is an eerie reminder of how vulnerable cities are to nature’s forces<p>He stood for centuries at the very edge of ancient Egypt, gazing down imperiously upon the trading ships as they blew in from the …

Archaeology

Norway Proves That Treating Prison Inmates As Human Beings Actually Works

"Treat people like dirt, and they will be dirt. Treat them like human beings, and they will act like human beings."<p>BASTOY ISLAND, Norway ― “Prison?” I asked the two deckhands, after a train carried me to the ferry.<p>“Yes,” said one of the men, rubbing his hands together for warmth. He looked me up …