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Firefighter’s Wife Criticized for Breastfeeding in His Uniform

The photographer who snapped a widely shared picture of a woman breastfeeding her son while wearing her husband’s firefighter uniform said critics of …

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

Of Course Internet Trolls Instantly Made Microsoft's Twitter Robot Racist and Sexist

What a time to be alive.<p>Less than 24 hours after its launch, Microsoft has taken Tay, its artificial intelligence chatbot, offline. The program, which was meant to study how 18-to-24 year olds speak on the web, appeared on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, and it sent over 96,000 Tweets …

Microsoft's Chat Bot Was Fun for Awhile, Until it Turned into a Racist

Microsoft’s latest experiment in real-time machine learning, an AI-driven chat-bot called Tay, quickly turned to the dark side on Wednesday after the …

Twitter May Have Just Doomed Humanity by Trolling an Artificial Intelligence Bot | VICE News

Some bright bulb at Microsoft Research had the clever idea of turning a machine learning program loose on Twitter yesterday to learn how humans interact with each other. Humans, predictably, interacted terribly.<p>Within 24 hours, the Twitter bot @TayandYou had turned spectacularly ugly in the way …

Scientists Build A Live, No-Frills Cell That Could Have A Big Future

Scientists announced Thursday that they have built a single-celled organism that has just 473 genes — likely close to the minimum number of genes necessary to sustain its life. The development, they say, could eventually lead to new manufacturing methods.<p>Around 1995, a few top geneticists set out …

Mad Scientists Created Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Behold syn3.0, a synthetic bacterial genome that’s smaller than anything found in nature. Biologists hope it will further our understanding of the …

Genetics

Abraham Lincoln Warned Us About Donald Trump

Watching the rise of Donald Trump brings to mind the story of Francis J. McIntosh’s demise.<p>McIntosh was a Mississippi River boatman who disembarked, one morning in the spring of 1836, at the port of St. Louis. He had a rendezvous planned with a chambermaid there, but he didn’t make it far before he …

Argentina celebrates second satellite launch, technology milestone | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - With the launch of its second telecommunications satellite made in Argentina on Wednesday, President Cristina Fernandez celebrated the country’s technology milestone and wants the South American nation to manufacture eight more over the next 20 years.<p>Launched from French …

The Stupidity of 'Asylum Critics' Will Lead Germany Into Disaster

Read on HuffPost Deutschland<p>There are moments in which you might watch stupidity directly lead to damage.<p>Like right now, in this moment.<p>When you listen to leading Union politicians debate today, you might think Germany is doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. The politicians are obviously not …

Bill Gates: Meeting poverty goals 'won't be easy'

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have spoken to the BBC's James Robbins about their hopes for beating poverty and malnutrition and improving childhood health.<p>"We have to stay vigilant and the governments will act on these things the voters care about,'' said Mr Gates.<p>''Over time …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

What If Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Deal Is All About Oil?

Republicans jumped the shark last week in apoplectic frenzy after President Obama secured enough support in the Senate to ensure Congress will not block U.S. participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), popularly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal.<p>Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) …

Guatemalans Show Latin America How to Do a Revolution

EspañolGuatemala has experienced a unique turn of events over the last few weeks, which foreigners will likely seek to replicate elsewhere. Following …

Sex As a Latina

I recently watched an episode of <i>Last Week Tonight With John Oliver</i> in which he discusses the lack of proper sexual education in the States. In the episode, he shows a clip of Pam Stenzel, an abstinence-only educator who discusses how women are sexual temptresses who men should run from. While Pam …

Ten Creepy Images of the Shrunken Heads of Ecuador

Headhunting is a practice that has been carried out by numerous cultures throughout the world. For instance, during the Qin dynasty in ancient China, …

Portraits of Refugees and the Few Things They Fled Home With

Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing their war torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, bringing very few possessions …

Middle East

8 reasons why you should book your next trip to Bolivia

Because I wanted to find out for myself firsthand, I - thankfully - made sure I did.<p>Now, Bolivia is one of my favorite travel destinations on the planet.<p>Here's why:<p>Where else can you bike the world's most dangerous road, explore the planet's largest forest and hike the Earth's longest continental …

Lawyers For Kim Davis Vow To Appeal Contempt Order

The Rowan County clerk is expected to remain incarcerated for at least a week.<p>After a legal showdown Thursday that resulted in her incarceration for civil contempt, Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has made headlines for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is …

Why some German universities will educate refugees for free

While affordable tuition for undocumented immigrants is a remote prospect in some parts of the United States, about 60 German universities are pushing forward a radical strategy: They are offering refugees the chance to attend courses as guest students, without charging any tuition fees. In fact, …

ISIS and the Curse of the Iraq War

I’ve been reading up recently on the ancient history of Iraq and Syria, a region that is often referred to, not for nothing, as the cradle of civilization. Here is where rapid population growth, urbanization, the specialization of labor, manufacturing, written language, money, mathematics, and …

Corruption Charges Turn Guatemala Upside Down

Otto Pérez Molina, who resigned as the President of Guatemala on Wednesday, spent Thursday morning in a Guatemala City courtroom, where the Public Ministry formally charged him with “being part of a criminal organization, with the purpose of defrauding the state.” From the courtroom, he was …

Watch People Answer a Burning Question: Is Obama a Muslim?

These are the amazing answers Jimmy Kimmel got on the street.<p>A man with a microphone walks up to you on the street and asks: "Is President Barack Obama a Muslim?" How do you respond? According to one new poll, 54 percent of Republicans say, "Yes." If you're Lisa in the red, white, and blue shirt …

Smuggling refugees into Europe is a new growth industry

A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>BRUSSELS — Amid the biggest …

Asylum Seekers

People You Shouldn't Try to Rob: Female MMA Fighters

This isn't the first time it's happened,<p>either.<p>People really need to stop trying to attack MMA fighter Monique Bastos. On Tuesday night, two men attempted to jump the strawweight fighter and rob her phone. Bad idea, guys. Here's what happened next:<p>"I realized they were not armed. When they tried to …

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Temple of Baal Shamin was one of the wonders of Palmyra.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/2/1441216330081/d9d919e9-b36d-4335-b23d-33454036ed70-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Temple of Baal Shamin was one of the wonders of …

Middle East

Did This Drone Just Catch A Fish?

Drone, drone on the farm<p>Derek Klingenberg makes viral videos. His “What Does The Fox Say?” parody, “What Does The Farmer Say?” has over six million views, and his earnest “Serenading the cattle with my trombone (Lorde - Royals)” from last year currently has over nine million views. Yesterday, …

Drones