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OpenClassrooms raises another $60 million

French startup OpenClassrooms is raising $60 million from General Atlantic, with existing investors Citizen Capital, Alven and Bpifrance also participating.<p>OpenClassrooms is the most popular massive open online course platform in France. But the startup has evolved beyond on-demand courses to …

Computer Science

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

Long lost art of first major global war discovered in Kent

The long-lost art of the world’s first major global war has been rediscovered inside a historic manor house complex in the Kent countryside.<p>Eighteen …

World History

This AI-Controlled Roach Breeding Site Is a Nightmare Factory

In the city of Xichang, located in the southwestern Sichuan province, there is a massive, artificial intelligence-powered roach breeding farm that is …

The Party of Ike

Eisenhower—embodying prudence, diligence, and broad-mindedness—offers conservatives in the age of Trump a different model of leadership.<p>I stood, not long ago, on a chilly, damp, and windy Korean hill at the edge of the Demilitarized Zone. With 40 of my students and half-a-dozen faculty we were …

18 Decadent Vegan Dessert Recipes

No matter how much we eat for dinner, there’s always room for a sweet treat. While most desserts are made from butter and eggs, plenty of vegan …

Dessert

Newington Ax Throwing Venue Looks For Approval To Serve Alcohol

Kick back, throw an ax and … have a beer in Newington?Weeks after the town plan and zoning commission approved Merle McKenzie’s plan to open an ax …

Xiaomi launches Black Shark to compete with Razer Phone

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched its new Black Shark gaming phone to take on Razer. The handset is one of the cheapest phones now …

How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown

As Microsoft refocuses to chase enterprise cloud opportunities, Google has an opportunity to lead the productivity software market. It has taken a …

Software

The Decline and Fall of History

Restaurant owner's 'disturbing' response to vegan protesters

A Toronto restaurant owner has delivered a "brutal" and "disturbing" response to a group of vegan protesters who opposed the shop's contentious meat …

Restaurants

Meghan McCain - Comparing Facebook data use by Obama, Cambridge Analytica

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Comparing Facebook data use by Obama, Cambridge Analytica<br>As news reports surfaced of Cambridge Analytica and the …

Cambridge Analytica

For Many Facebook Users, a ‘Last Straw’ That Led Them to Quit

Debates over privacy have plagued Facebook for years.<p>But the news that Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm that worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, was able to gain access to private data through the social network has sparked an unusually strong reaction among its users.<p>The hashtag …

Social Media

Rex Murphy: The prime moment Jordan Peterson’s ‘gotcha’ was heard around the world

Why it seems like ages ago, when the University of Toronto leaped into the now infamous Pronoun Wars with a couple of minatory letters to Prof. …

Jordan Peterson

Billionaire explorer discovers sunken US WWII aircraft carrier

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Wreckage from the USS Lexington -- a US aircraft carrier sunk by the Japanese during World War II -- has been discovered 500 miles off the Australian coast by a team of explorers led by billionaire Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday.<p>One of the first US …

Military

Get ready for an explosion of smartphone innovation

Is the smartphone industry stagnant?The answer is a resounding “Sort of.”The trouble is that most of the smartphone innovation these days doesn’t …

Innovation

Secret docs describe attempt by New Zealand teen to assassinate the Queen

<b>(CNN) —</b> A New Zealand teenager attempted to shoot Queen Elizabeth II during a royal trip to Dunedin on October 14, 1981, newly declassified documents confirm.<p>Christopher John Lewis, 17, shot at the Queen's motorcade from a toilet cubicle on the fifth floor of a building overlooking the royal …

New Zealand

An anti-Marxist, pro-free speech YouTuber is gaining a following in China

Of all the conservative commentators to rise to prominence after Trump’s election, few are more polarizing than Jordan B. Peterson, a Canadian …

Global Economic Freedom Up Slightly

As Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, and Friedrich Hayek have stressed, freedom of exchange and market coordination provide the fuel for economic …

Economics

Man blows himself up while throwing grenade over US Embassy wall in Montenegro

Shares 2K<p>The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro has released a statement about an “active security situation” after an assailant attempted to …

The Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Re-Cut to the Beastie Boys Has No Right to Be This Great

Earlier this month, we got our long-awaited first trailer for the Han Solo <i>Star Wars</i> spinoff film, and it was actually pretty fine. Not the disaster …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

Toto's "Africa" Hit Number 1 Exactly 35 Years Ago, May It Live Forever

It's gonna take a lot to drag us away from the most influential soft rock classic of all time, which topped Billboard on February 5, 1983.<p>Immortality is the one true goal of art and of humanity; to create something that will outlast one's physical and mental existence. Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro …

Watch: Rose McGowan Gets Into Screaming Match With Transgender Heckler, Has an Absolute Meltdown

Rose McGowan has been speaking out on sexual misconduct in Hollywood for several years. In a series of tweets in 2016, she blew the lid off an open …

Transwomen

Suspended – Medium

DNA analysis reveals a woman buried in a Viking warrior grave—and proves the naysayers wrong

The question of whether women fought alongside men in Viking battles, and perhaps even planned attacks and led warriors, has led to much debate, with …

Archaeology

Man sues boss who wouldn’t let him declare himself pregnant and take maternity leave

<b>A 36-year-old man from Southend On Sea in Essex has successfully sued his employer who refused to let him declare himself pregnant and take up to 12</b> …

Pregnancy

Defenders of free speech have a new prophet

After “swatting” death in Kansas, 25-year-old arrested in Los Angeles

Arrest made after man dies in Kansas “swatting.”<p>The alleged "swatter" behind Thursday's police killing of a Wichita, Kansas, man has been …

Crime

Snapchat Threatens Employees With Jail as Facebook Lets It Starve

A starkly threatening internal memo to Snapchat employees was leaked to Cheddar early Friday, painting a desperate picture of the struggling young …