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The Year Nixon Fell Apart

The year was 1970, and the paranoid, stressed president starting drinking, stealing away from the White House and, eventually, going after his enemies.<p>We know what happened in the spring of 1972: Five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters, were caught and arrested, and …

Richard Nixon

Did Facebook Just Kickstart the Real Infowar?

To combat the spread of fake information, Facebook is stifling intentional fake-news writers while sparking a fight with people who view such a move …

Internet

The GOP just despises science: No, really — why would Trump, Rubio and Cruz rather live in a sizzling hellscape than face reality?

Don’t take our word for it. You might listen to the world’s most distinguished scientists and intellectuals, though<p>The Republicans are pushing human civilization toward a global catastrophe.<p>This is the unavoidable conclusion of a recent announcement made by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ …

Our love affair with purebred dogs has created genetically inferior animals

With the beginning of the new year comes an unfortunate annual tradition. Each year, families purchase purebred dogs as short-sighted holiday gifts—many of which wind up in animal shelters in the first weeks of January.<p>Our predilection for purebred dogs is troubling for a number of reasons. For one …

Pets

How Apple stays on top of the tech world

For a long time, Microsoft held Windows up as the center of its universe, ruthlessly killing any project that might decrease people's reliance on its cash cow operating system.<p>In the short term, Microsoft enjoyed a solid decade and a half of massive success and became to a lot of people synonymous …

Bill Gates

From Fortran to Swift: The world's most important programming languages

The flaws affect all chipmakers, contrary to earlier reports and claims<p>All perfectly legal and above board, insists CEO of the company behind the …

What your favorite programming language says about you

Programming languages create fierce tribes around themselves, with developers often getting into "religious wars" over the pros and cons of each.<p>Here's what your favorite programming language says about you, courtesy of the internet.

Wikimedia

Ask HN: Is C/C++ really faster than Python?

I have seen many people saying they choose C/C++ over Python during programming challenges because the performance of Python is lesser compared to …

Algorithms

What I learned by reading Businessweek's incredible 38,000-word article on code

I read the whole thing online this afternoon, and it's remarkable. I could see it being taught in journalism classes years from now, like Gay Talese's "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" or John Hersey's "Hiroshima."<p>It takes something both very important and hard to understand, and makes it understandable …

Steve Ballmer

Catalonia to say adéu to long working days

Region will be first in Spain to bring working hours into line with the rest of Europe, ending long days and late-night dinners<p>Catalonia is aiming to become the first region in Spain to bring its working hours into line with the rest of Europe, spelling the end for long working days and late-night …

Why Babies Love (And Learn From) Magic Tricks

To survive, we humans need to be able to do a handful of things: breathe, of course. And drink and eat. Those are obvious.<p>We're going to focus now on a less obvious — but no less vital — human function: learning. Because new research out today in the journal <i>Science</i> sheds light on the very building …

Johns Hopkins University

When men are afraid to pee: The bizarre, scientific reason why urinals cause stage fright

You’re shoulder to shoulder with a stranger at a urinal and nothing happens. Welcome to the phenomenon of “gaps”<p><i>They are weightless, colorless, and odorless … something you rarely recognize, and don’t give a second thought about when you do. And yet they structure your life, your relationships,</i> …

Subscriptions are enjoying a new prominence as a revenue engine for digital content and apps

<b>Subscriptions are enjoying a new prominence as a revenue model for digital content and apps.</b> Internet companies are exploiting the opportunity to boost ARPU (average revenue per user), thanks to recurring payments from a subscriber base.<p><b>In this new and exclusive report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b> we look …

Advertising

5 Reasons Why Barcelona's Lionel Messi Will Not Play for Any Other European Club

Lionel Messi and Barcelona have been inseparable for the last 14 years, ever since the Argentine joined the club as a shy 13-year-old.<p>Alongside the likes of Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas, Messi grew from boy to man at the club of his life.<p>It's unlikely that he would have the same sort of …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tried To Give Steve Jobs His Liver—But Jobs Refused

In the forthcoming book Becoming Steve Jobs, we learn just how close Tim Cook and Steve Jobs really were. Here, an exclusive excerpt:<p>In January 2009, Steve Jobs was sick, gaunt, frail—unable to get out of bed thanks to a painful condition called ascites, a gastroenterological side effect of cancer …

Science, sex and the truth about God and politics

Research shows that less religion means better societal health. Try telling that to conservative Christians<p>Choosing what to think is a right that dominant men prefer to keep to themselves. Thus one of the most effective means of keeping a populace empowered and protecting it from falling victim to …

Chelsea vs. PSG was an exhibition of everything that is wrong with football

Forget the result. What happened between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in that modern-day Battle of Stamford Bridge was an affront to football. …

What To Expect From The Apple Watch—The Good, The Bad And The Unknown

On Monday, all eyes are going to be on the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where Apple is set to reveal more about its long-awaited Apple Watch. We’re expecting the Cupertino company to tell us everything we need to know about its smartwatch, including how much each model will …

Smartwatches

My atheist search for God: We’re debating science and religion all wrong

I’m not interested in believing in God. My God has to exist, like matter and gravity. Here’s what I found<p>For most of my life, a God that was “real” seemed a contradiction in terms. Every idea of God I had ever encountered seemed either physically impossible or so vague as to be empty. I was an …

This was the thing that made Steve Jobs so great

One of the few men who could call himself Steve Jobs' boss, former Apple CEO John Sculley, talks about why in his new book, "Moonshot."<p>"Steve was not an engineer — he just saw different things that people were working on and connected the dots between them," Sculley wrote in his new book, notes the …

John Sculley

What is HTTP/2 and is it going to speed up the web?

Biggest change to how the web works since 1999 should make browsing on desktop and mobile faster<p>The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.<p>Hypertext Transfer Protocol is …

Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology 'threaten civilisation'

Technologies join nuclear war, ecological catastrophe, super-volcanoes and asteroid impacts in Global Challenges Foundation’s risk report<p>Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology have been named alongside nuclear war, ecological catastrophe and super-volcano eruptions as “risks that threaten human …

Billion-dollar London money transfer startup TransferWise is coming to the US

Based in London, the fintech company recently raised $58 million in a Series C funding round led by Andreeesen Horowitz, with an estimated valuation of as much as $1 billion. TransferWise aims to make overseas money transfers cheaper for consumers by using an peer-to-peer system.<p>It matches up …

FinTech
UX Design

Google's bug-hunting hacker team is infuriating Microsoft and Apple

"Project Zero," which is made up of an all-star team of security researchers, has been running since July 2014. But the effort has become more of a hot button issue recently after Google revealed at least two high-profile security bugs in Microsoft's Windows, prompting an aggravated response from …

Information Security

The Genius And The Genie: The Story Of Robin Williams’ Rocky Relationship With Disney

<b>Will & A Way</b><p>Robin Williams had the ability to morph on stage in millisecond intervals with such a slicing proficiency that audience member’s heads wouldn’t just spin, they’d almost helicopter off and land at his feet; a bestowal more apt for the ripping comedian than a bouquet of roses. In 1991, …

Animation

Is 'sitting the new cancer'? What Apple CEO Tim Cook really meant

Apple Watch comments may be seen as distasteful in some quarters, but the dangers of sedentary lifestyles are more than a marketing line<p>Sitting is the new cancer? As marketing soundbites for a new gadget go, it’s one of the strangest in recent memory.<p>Yet that’s the phrase used by Apple chief …

iOS 9 Leak Reveals Apple's 'Huge' New Focus

What do you want from iOS 9? Well the chances are about 50% of you are about to have your prayers answered.<p>Fascinating news from industry pillar 9to5Mac reveals Apple’s next generation of iOS will break from its tradition in recent years of cramming in new features and functionality and instead …

iOS

Some of the NBA's biggest stars are in danger of missing the playoffs thanks to an archaic system

Once again the NBA's archaic playoff system is going to come back to haunt the league, and now the NBA's commissioner is calling for a change.<p>If the NBA season ended today, two teams (the Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat) on pace to win fewer than 36 games would make the playoffs. Even the …

Basketball

Watching People Code Could Be The Next Big Thing

Twitch made streaming video games into a hugely popular phenomenon, so what could be next big livestreaming thing? Perhaps it’s watching other people code.<p>An emerging trend appears to be live streams in which viewers can tune in to watch people code things like Minecraft servers, writing a compiler …

Livestreaming