Frederick Rustler

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Brazilian Schools Are Ideological Battlefields

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is on the verge of being thrown out of office. A rolling corruption scandal has roiled the country, and the entire …

Brazil

Hottest job? Data scientists say they're still mostly digital 'janitors'

Data scientists are considered to have the hottest job right now, but a new study suggests they're little more than "digital janitors" who spend most …

7 Dead Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Run Like New

You change your car’s oil every 5,000 miles. You go to the doctor for a physical once a year. Every six months you get your teeth cleaned. And every …

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of …

Posters

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Particles

Lost In Translation: IoT Adoption In Southeast Asia In 2015

We spent a large part of the year in the cities of Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur speaking to local enterprises about this (too) broad and (too) overused term: the Internet of Things (IoT).<p>We discovered very quickly that, although IoT seems to be very much overly/wrongly used in the …

10 Ways Geoengineering Could Save the World

The climate is changing. It was bound to happen, whether humans intervened or not. The Earth has gone through so many climate changes over its 4.5 …

What Would a Futuristic Low-Carbon Tech World Actually Look Like?

Let’s face it, if we’re going to save the planet from ourselves, we’re going to have to develop cleaner technologies. Here’s what the future has in …

Tiny wireless sensor never needs a battery

The internet of things is a nice idea, but there's one big catch: you have to power all those smart devices, which is no mean feat when some of them might not even have room for a battery. Dutch researchers think they have a solution, though. They've built an extra-small (2 square millimeters) …

Internet of Things

The best science books of 2015

Going feet first into evolutionary theory, the race to crack the genetic code and a memorable journey around the coast of Britain<p><b>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>Gavin Francis has a remarkable pedigree as a medical writer. He …

Engineers Combine Biological Energy-Harvesting with Electronic Circuits

The future promises bomb-sniffing dogs on a chip and so much more.<p>Engineers at Columbia University have, for the first time, successfully plugged an electronic circuit into a biological energy-harvesting system constructed only from raw molecular materials. The advance, described Monday in Nature …

Brazil's only slave memoir to be published in Portuguese for first time

Four million Africans were brought to Brazil as slaves but only Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua wrote down his story – in English as a free man in Canada<p>Waking after a night’s heavy drinking at the court of a strange king, Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua found his companions gone and his hands tied.<p>It was the …

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices—which are increasingly embedded in broader systems—is radically reshaping companies and competition.<p>Smart thermostats control a growing array of home devices, transmitting data about their use back to manufacturers. Intelligent, …

IBM Will Acquire The Weather Company’s Digital Business

IBM announced this morning it’s acquiring The Weather Company, the parent company to the The Weather Channel, as well as the company’s B2B, mobile and web properties. The deal is being valued at more than $2 billion, according to a report from The Wall St. Journal. The companies are not disclosing …

Rio de Janeiro: 'It's a deep injustice that gun violence is tolerated'

Photograph: Gustavo Oliveira/Demotix/Corbis<p>A soldier is pictured during a police operation to regain control of the Favela do Lins.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/27/1438005766482/b6155078-7c18-47d5-9a01-7d5e2077fbca-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Gustavo …

Hemingway's 10 Best Quotes

In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.<p>In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.