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Climate change revealed this U.S. military secret

Toxic chemicals from hidden military bases now risk leaking.<p>At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the Greenland ice sheet hosted a number of clandestine U.S. Army bases whose job it was to get an estimated 600 medium-range ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads ready for deployment. The …

Nunavut

17 WTF Items From Donald Trump's Budget

He gave the rich a tax cut – and now the president's budget takes aim at the poor<p>Donald Trump has unveiled his budget for next year – a document no …

Donald Trump

Python 3 Quick Tip: The easy way to deal with file paths on Windows, Mac and Linux

One of programming’s little annoyances is that Microsoft Windows uses a backslash character between folder names while almost every other computer …

Python Programming

Power(Shell) to the people

Earlier this year, PowerShell Core became generally available under an Open Source (MIT) license. PowerShell is hardly a new technology. <br>read more

Linux

The Best Python Books for All Skill Levels

Just about every year is a good year to be investing in Python learning, whether you are a beginner or an expert. Employment opportunities are …

Python Programming

RDPY - Remote Desktop Protocol in Twisted Python

RDPY is a pure Python implementation of the Microsoft RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) protocol (client and server side). RDPY is built over the event …

Python Programming

DigitalOcean eBook: How To Code in Python

<b>Download the Complete eBook!</b> <i>How To Code in Python</i> eBook in <b>EPUB format</b><i>How To Code in Python</i> eBook in <b>PDF format</b><br>IntroductionDigitalOcean’s <i>How To Code in</i> …

Python Programming

Web Scraping Tutorial with Python: Tips and Tricks

This post is intended for people who are interested to know about the common design patterns, pitfalls and rules related to the web scraping.

Python Programming

San Francisco to dismiss all marijuana convictions dating back to 1975 as California redefines attitude to cannabis

District Attorney George Gascon has said that San Francisco will immediately dismiss all marijuana misdemeanour convictions dating to 1975 and will …

Cannabis

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Aerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought<p>Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and …

Archaeology

How America Has Changed During Trump's First Year In Office, By The Numbers

Over President Trump's first year in office, the U.S. underwent some changes that he would probably cheer. The economy continued strengthening (including, yes, the stock market, as the president likes to emphasize) and the number of people apprehended while trying to enter the country illegally …

Health Care

Your Tweets Could Show If You Need Help for Bipolar Disorder - MIT Technology Review

Bipolar disorder causes periods of severe depression punctuated by periods of elevated mood or mania. People with the condition behave in extreme …

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Colorado

Intel Processor Bug Leaves All Current Chips Vulnerable And Its Fix Saps Performance [Updated]

If an Intel processor from the last decade is powering your desktop, laptop or other PC, or perhaps servers in your data center, chances are you’re going to have to deal with a new vulnerability and hardware-level chip bug that is currently out in the wild. As Brandon Hill at HotHardware reports, …

Information Security

How to Use Blockchain: 10 Use Cases

Forward-thinking enterprises are investigating innovative uses for this distributed ledger technology.<p>1 of 11<p>Many experts predict that blockchain …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

Report: All Intel Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw

There’s small screwups and big screwups. Here is tremendously huge screwup: Virtually all Intel processors produced in the last decade have a major …

The Criminal Underworld Is Dropping Bitcoin for Another Currency

Bitcoin is losing its luster with some of its earliest and most avid fans -- criminals -- giving rise to a new breed of virtual currency.<p>Privacy …

Cryptocurrency

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Energy

Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand What’s Happening in Iran

The president’s tweets about the recent protests are misleading and dangerous to protesters.<p>The protests that have rattled Iran this weekend are in many ways an echo of the near past. In the summer of 2009, millions of Iranians took to the streets to protest the reelection of President Mahmoud …

South Asia

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Mechanics

Computer latency: 1977-2017

I’ve had this nagging feeling that the computers I use today feel slower than the computers I used as a kid. As a rule, I don’t trust this kind of …

Computer Science

Zip archive made by Python zipfile module not correct format

I'm trying to use the zipfile module in python 3 to create a bzip archive of some files. However, the resulting archive is not a bzip archive, just a …

How the Loapi Android malware nearly blew up a smartphone

The 'jack-of-all-trades' Trojan can also serve endless ads and launch DDoS attacks.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big …

Satori botnet: Hacker 'Nexus Zeta' found exploiting a Huawei zero-day flaw to spread Mirai variant

The unknown vulnerability affecting home routers was quickly patched by Huawei.<p>A hacker going by the pseudonym Nexus Zeta was found exploiting a …

Information Security

Apple confirmed a longtime conspiracy theory — and gave regular customers a big reason to distrust it

Apple has long inspired an almost religious devotion among customers and tech aficionados — but it just seriously undermined its fans' faith and loyalty.<p>The company on Wednesday acknowledged what some people have long suspected: that it has been secretly stifling the performance of older …

Mobile Technology

11 most read Deep Learning Articles from Analytics Vidhya in 2017

Log in or Register to save this content for later.<p>Introduction<p>This is that time of year, when you reflect on the year gone by. 2017 has been a year …

Century-old belief about nerve cells disproved at Israeli University

New research into the origin of degenerative diseases could result.<p>An active neuron (illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)<p>Bar-Ilan University …

Neuroscience

Trump Nominee’s Humiliation Puts Spotlight On White House Counsel Don McGahn

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) knew exactly what he was doing when he publicly undressed Matthew Petersen.<p>It was a simple question with a slightly …