Ian Harris

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Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort

All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input when simpler or more appropriate controls would work better. Here's several …

Cops Destroy Cameras, Says Video Was 'Illegal' Because 'No One Told Us We Were Being Recorded'

Earlier in the Summer, police raided a perfectly legal, medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, California. The video of the incident quickly went …

I learned something surprising after binge-watching 7 iconic artificial intelligence movies

I've seen a few movies about artificial intelligence (AI), like the "Terminator" and "The Matrix," for example, but I hadn't seen "2001: A Space Odyssey," considered by many I've spoken with as the pinnacle of sci-fi. (Marvin Minsky — one of the pioneers of AI — was even an adviser to the movie's …

The Latest on Ferguson: Crowd at protest diminishing

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest in the events marking a year since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local):<p>1 …

Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

The name Hiroshima is so tied to the atomic bomb that it's hard to imagine there were other possible targets.<p>But in early 1945, the U.S. was still months away from building its first bomb and certainly didn't know what to hit.<p>"Should it be a city? Should it be a military installation? Should you be …

Hiroshima

A handbook of logical fallacies

As students return to school in the coming months, freshmen the world over will open their Philosophy 101 textbooks and make the first steps to …

New study suggests a nearly unavoidable phenomenon could be sabotaging your diet

Using brain scans, researchers found that circuits in the brain associated with reward are amped up and those linked to self-control are dialed down in participants under stress. The more stressed people felt themselves to be, the stronger the effect.<p>"We find that stress increases reward signaling …

Self Control

Satellite 1 million miles away captures moon passing over Earth

A new satellite keeping tabs on Earth from space captured an incredible animation of the moon passing across the face of the sunlit side of the …

Space

‘Doctor Who' Star Christopher Eccleston Finally Reveals He Left After Just One Series Because Of ‘Clashes With Show Bosses'

Christopher Eccleston has finally revealed the reason behind his decision to quit ‘Doctor Who’.<p><b>READ MORE:</b><p>BBC Fails To Properly Announce Some BIG …

From the archive, 22 July 1918: Ex-tsar Nicholas II executed

<b>Ex-Tsar shot - local Soviet decision</b><br>It is now announced by the Bolshevik Government that the ex-Tsar has been shot by the order of the Ural Regional Council, who state that they decided upon that course owing to the threat of the Czecho-Slovaks against the capital of the Red Ural, and their …

The Rich Kids of the Cartel: Mexico drugs lord El Chapo's blinged-up children show off their fabulous wealth with flash cars, guns, Paris Hilton selfies, and pet lions

Mexican drugs lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's pampered children have taken to Twitter to boast of their fabulous wealth and lavish lifestyles - all …

Mindfulness is a capitalist grift: How faux enlightenment maintains our status quo

<b>Steve Jobs, Satya Nadalla (AP/Paul Sakuma/Brendan McDermid/rnl, Kaveryn Kiryl via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The meditative practice favored by America’s titans of industry bears no relation to its anti-materialist origins<p>Kali Holloway<p>July 15, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>I …

New Horizons probe sends revealing new images of Pluto's surface

Remarkable new images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are drastically rewriting scientists' understanding of Pluto and its large moon Charon and bolstering the case for the exploration of a host of other small worlds that lie at the shadowy edge of the solar system.<p>The images, beamed to Earth …

Solar System

War with Iran is the Only Alternative to An Iran P5+1 Nuclear Deal, US Congressman | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Washington, DC – Congress must “come to grips” with the reality that failing to seal an Iran nuclear deal would mean war, according to the top</i> …

Police begin murder investigation after north London shooting

Police have begun a murder investigation after a man was killed and a woman critically injured in a double shooting on a busy London high street.<p>The man was named locally as Erdogan Guzel, a 42-year-old father-of-two, while an unnamed woman was also caught up in the attack in Wood Green on …