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'They throw you into a hole': celebrated Turkish novelist reveals detention ordeal

Asli Erdoğan bursts into tears as she describes spending 132 days in an Istanbul prison on account of her links to pro-Kurdish newspaper<p>Asli Erdoğan, one of Turkey’s most celebrated novelists, was released from jail Thursday, looking exhausted after 132 days of pre-trial detention, declaring that …

Neo-Nazis targeted me on the internet — here’s how I dealt with it

<i>Warning: This article contains disturbing language.</i><p>I make educational YouTube videos for children, and I've become a target of neo-Nazis.<p>On June 23, 2016, someone posted my LGBTQ+ YouTube video for kids to a Neo-Nazi online publication. The headline read, "Sick Dyke Creates Educational Program to …

Social Media

Why Beaten Down Shares of GoPro Jumped 13% Today

Beaten down shares of active camera maker GoPro, which have lost more than three-quarters of their value over the past year, got a rumor-assisted …

Facebook just took away the last reason to watch TV

She opened the Facebook app on her phone and broadcast the aftermath of the shooting using the new Facebook Live feature. (<i>Warning: content is graphic</i>.) Anybody who tuned in was able to watch the graphic image of Castile bleeding.<p>The next day, protests against police violence erupted around the …

Facebook

Barack Obama condemns 'deranged' gunman, says US won't return to Sixties-era race riots

• Who is Micah Johnson?<br>• Who were the victims?<br>• Dramatic audio of police scanner during shooting<br>• Tim Stanley: A democracy as racist as America will never be at peace<br>• Dallas police shooting: As it happened July 8th<br>• Protests continue across the US<p>President Obama issued a call for unity on Saturday, insisting …

Law Enforcement

How the Best Leaders Truly Connect With Their Employees

Here are eight ways to be real with your staff.<p>Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things.<p>The simple truth is that leadership (and …

ISIS just got their hands on more US weapons

The Islamic State beat back an assault on Wednesday by US-backed Syrian rebels who tried to retake a critical border crossing with Iraq.<p>It wasn't just a rare battlefield win for the militants: it also allowed them to get their hands on crates of American ammunition, US mortars, a Toyota Hilux …

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Cancer

Meet Zenbo, the Asus robot that costs no more than a smartphone

Voice-controlled companion, whose touchscreen face shows its emotions, can entertain kids and control the lights<p>The Taiwanese electronics manufacture Asus has unveiled a home robot called Zenbo that can talk, control your home and provide assistance when needed – all for the cost of a top-end …

Robotics

A minimalist shares 2 ways to form habits effortlessly

But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the habit gets disrupted.<p>How can we form habits without all the struggle?<p>I'm going to share two strategies that I've found to be priceless:<p>They're so painless you will barely feel them. And your life …

Minimalism

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.<p>If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that …

Smart doorbell owners saw video from other houses thanks to a weird bug

Creeping on total strangers in 1080p<p>Sometimes the wheels can just come off this whole internet of things... thing. When cameras are talking to the cloud, there's room for them to make mistakes, and these devices are filming pieces of your private life so that can be a little worrisome. …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

A team of astronomers found 3 Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away

That search took a cool turn this week … literally. A team of astronomers announced they have found not one but <i>three</i> Earth-size planets orbiting a red dwarf, a tiny and cool star just 40 light-years away!<p>This is very interesting for many reasons: This is the lowest mass full-fledged star ever seen …

Universe

Hubble Unveils Deepest View Of The Universe Ever

To see farther out into the Universe than ever before, you must gather the greatest amount of light possible.<p>The way to do that is:<p>go to space,<br>• with the largest telescope you can,<br>• and observe a clear patch of sky for as long as you can.<p>In 1995, Hubble imaged a dark region of space with few stars and …

Universe

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

9 easy ways to simplify your life

But a recent Quora threat called "How can I make my life simpler?" suggested that life doesn't always have to be as complicated as we make it.<p>Several users provided helpful suggestions on ways to streamline our day-to-day lives. Here are nine of our favorite ideas for how you can make every day a …

Quora

5 Habits to Steal From Warren Buffett

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>When the Oracle of Omaha talks, people make pilgrimages. In fact, thousands of Berkshire Hathaway …

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Entrepreneurs on How They Handle Stress to Stay Focused on Success

In this second column of a series, five more entrepreneurs chime in on how they manage daily stress and what they think is the biggest misconception about entrepreneurship.<p>Ah, that emotional roller-coaster that is entrepreneurship--when you ask the question on "how do you manage it"- even the …

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness

Stop making excuses for why you cannot get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen, here are 12 easy ways to overcome your laziness so you can reach your goals.<p>Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work …

Apple responds to FBI iPhone hack

Following the withdrawal of a court order for Apple to help crack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone after the FBI said it had managed to unlock it on its own, the company has issued a statement, which reads as follows:<p>From the beginning, we objected to the FBI’s demand that Apple build a backdoor …

Cracked Apple iPhone By F.B.I. Puts Spotlight On Apple Security

Apple’s battle with the F.B.I. over unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters has ended after the government said on Monday that …

Chinese businessman admits conspiring to hack US military contractors

Su Bin emailed details of Boeing’s C-17 military transport aircraft to China and helped others decide which companies to target, court documents say<p>A businessman from China pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to hack into the computer networks of major US defense contractors including Boeing …

Elon Musk’s Wild Hyperloop Idea Is One Step Closer To Reality

Hyperloop Technologies’ futuristic high-speed transportation system is one step closer to becoming reality.<p>The company applied this week for nearly …

Why it's so impressive that Fermat's Last Theorem has been solved

When Andrew Wiles received the £500,000 Abel Prize for mathematics last week, there was a general sense of “At last!” in the mathematical community.<p>After all, Professor Wiles had already won almost every other prize for his 1995 proof of Fermat’s last theorem, the most notorious problem in the …

The software behind Futurama is going open source

Toonz creates software you’ve probably never heard of but you’ve likely seen countless TV shows and movies made using its products.<p>The company’s main product is a piece of enterprise animation software that helps with scanning and cleanup of drawings, editing, animation and compositing.<p>Toonz was …

Animation

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Artificial Intelligence

The robots Japan enlisted to clean up Fukushima have been destroyed from radiation exposure

Five years after their deployment to the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown, the remote-controlled robots have "died" a mechanical death. Truly, there's no such thing as immortality.<p>The remote-controlled automatons were intended to swim through cooling pools to collect and …

Robots

Repeating fast radio bursts found coming from outside our galaxy

Multiple short bursts of radio waves have been found coming from a single location far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy, Cornell astronomers have discovered. It's the first time researchers have found these enigmatic "fast radio bursts" to repeat, indicating that the waves are coming from a powerful …