Jonathan Kvitky

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Julian Assange Went After a Former Ally. It Backfired Epically.

WikiLeaks’ founder tried to retaliate against hacktivist hero Barrett Brown and prompted a crack-up at a whistleblower protection group, losing an …

Julian Assange

Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge of the plan …

Immigration

Armed Trump Supporters March on Portland, Beating Up Opponents and Calling for Hillary Clinton’s Arrest

Led by a fringe Republican candidate, hundreds of far-right militants swarmed into Portland, Oregon to fight ‘evil leftists.’ Cops seemed more …

Rights & Freedoms

'This idiot judge?': Salty Manafort trial chief cracks wise and cracks down

U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III has a ‘wicked sense of humor.’<p>As the second day of Paul Manafort’s criminal trial wound on, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III sounded less like a federal jurist than an exasperated high school teacher.<p>“Lawyers on both sides need to rein in their …

Donald Trump

Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Propaganda Campaign Is Metastasizing

President Trump is never more at home than when watching cable news with his Twitter app fired up. Sunday was no exception. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., …

Donald Trump

Introducing the First Natural Language to SQL API

Talk to your data!<p>What if, instead of running complex SQL scripts, you could simply ask your database a question? What were my sales yesterday? What …

Databases

Two democratic socialists rally voters in deep-red Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) — The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district.<p>"We know that people …

Middle-class

White House: Trump will consider letting Russia question investor, former ambassador

President Donald Trump will consider allowing Russian investigators to question U.S.-born investor Bill Browder, former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and others after President Vladimir Putin floated the idea, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.<p>“He said it …

Donald Trump

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games - MIT Technology Review

With all the excitement over neural networks and deep-learning techniques, it’s easy to imagine that the world of computer science consists of little …

Deep Learning

Trump Supreme Court pick: I would 'put the nail' in ruling upholding independent counsel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Judge Brett Kavanaugh two years ago expressed his desire to overturn a three-decade-old Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of an independent counsel, a comment bound to get renewed scrutiny in his confirmation proceedings to sit on the high court.<p>Speaking to a conservative …

U.S. Department of Justice

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

Trump’s Personal Driver for 25 Years Sues for Unpaid Overtime

Donald Trump’s personal driver for more than 25 years says the billionaire real estate developer didn’t pay him overtime and raised his salary only …

Donald Trump

Synthetic Diamonds Lead Princeton Team to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Natural diamonds didn't work, so they made their own from scratch.<p>Storing quantum bits of information, or qubits, is a lot harder than storing …

Quantum Computing

AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.<p>The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment …

Military

The 13 Types Of Data

Data is a thorny subject. For a start, we’re not sure how we are supposed to refer to it, that is – data is the plural of datum. Strictly speaking we should talk about data that ‘are’ not ‘is’ available to support a theory etc. The Guardian newspaper discussed the debate here and appeared to …

Big Data

How to Make Trump’s Tax Returns Public

On June 14, the New York State attorney general, Barbara Underwood, filed a civil complaint against President Trump and his three oldest children, accusing them of “persistently illegal conduct” in using the Donald J. Trump Foundation as “little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or …

Trump goes to war with corporate America

The president’s widening trade war is pushing longtime GOP allies to the front lines of a fight against the Trump administration.<p>President Donald Trump is now at full-scale war over trade policy with some of the Republican Party’s staunchest allies in big business, including executives at iconic …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: A leaked Trump bill to blow up the WTO

Axios has obtained a leaked draft of a Trump administration bill — ordered by the president himself — that would declare America’s abandonment of …

Donald Trump

Trump's ex-lawyer fires what could be a warning shot

NEW YORK (AP) — After once boasting he would "take a bullet" for Donald Trump, the president's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen fired a possible warning shot toward the White House, saying he now puts "family and country first."<p>In his first interview since federal agents raided his …

Cheating Husbands Reveal Why Gonorrhea Is Different for Men and Women

Fortunately, no homes were wrecked in the making of this study.<p>In the age-old battle of humans versus gonorrhea, we’re losing. Since 2009, rates of …

Sen. Lindsey Graham whacks Trump over attacks on John McCain

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's frequent jabs at Sen. John McCain on the campaign trail have angered fellow Senate Republicans -- particularly McCain's closest friend, Sen. Lindsey Graham.<p>"I don't think it's appropriate," Graham told CNN on Thursday. "I think it doesn't help the President."<p>He …

Lindsey Graham

Interstellar Comet ‘Oumuamua Has a Built-In 'Propulsion' System

Remember that cigar-shaped interstellar object that whizzed through our Solar System last year? It was pretty weird, right? Well, new research shows …

Female Nipples Call Long-Standing Evolutionary Biology Theory Into Question

Variations in nipple size are perplexing scientists.<p>Evolutionary biologists think a lot about nipples, but they also find them perplexing. Why are …

Wi-Fi security is starting to get its biggest upgrade in over a decade

WPA3 certification starts today<p>Wi-Fi devices have been using the same security protocol for over a decade. But today, that’ll begin to change: the Wi-Fi Alliance, which oversees adoption of the Wi-Fi standard, is beginning to certify products that support WPA3, the successor to the WPA2 security …

This insane golden chamber contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and is helping scientists detect dying stars

Hidden 1,000 metres under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain's dream.<p>Super-Kamiokande (or "Super-K" as it's sometimes referred to) is a neutrino detector. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles which travel through space and pass through solid matter as though it were …

Physics

Google’s Machine Learning (AI) Crash Course

Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, as it’s better known as, is something that has garnered my interest over recent years. I even used the …

Scientists have captured the elusive cell that can regenerate an entire flatworm

Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have captured the one cell that is capable of regenerating an entire organism. For over a …

Gene therapy reverses rat's paralysis

<b>Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards the goal of giving paralysed people control of their hands again.</b><p>The team at King's College London used gene therapy to repair damage in the spinal cord of rats.<p>The animals could then pick up and eat sugar cubes with their front paws.<p>It is …

3D Printing And Stretchable Skin Gel Could Change How We Heal Wounds

Sticky gels, 3D printed tissues and lab-grown skin could change the way deep cuts and burns are treated.<p>Forget bandages. Researchers have developed a …