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America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide

The fall of Juicero isn’t just entertaining tech industry stupidity – it’s the sign of a country refusing to break new ground<p>If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s …

Innovation

Dylann Roof told judge he would rather die than be labeled autistic or mentally ill

Dylann Roof, the 23-year-old white supremacist who fatally shot nine members of a Charleston, S.C., Bible study class in 2015, told the judge presiding over his death penalty trial last year that he would rather die than be labeled autistic.<p>Hundreds of pages of psychiatric evaluations and court …

Best courses to learn Javascript in 2017

Javascript it by far the most popular programming language out there. We can build static websites, web applications, native mobile applications, …

JavaScript

Sandy Hook father Leonard Pozner on death threats: ‘I never imagined I’d have to fight for my child’s legacy’

Noah was the youngest victim killed in the 2012 school massacre. His parent talks about dealing with the conspiracy theorists and hoaxers who have taunted him ever since<p>Noah Pozner was reluctant to go to school that day. A mischievous little boy, who had celebrated his sixth birthday three weeks …

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Corruption

30 years of gay style: from disco chic to hipster bears

It used to be a tribal signal but as gay style has moved into the mainstream, the look has become harder to pin down. It’s forcing creatives to really push the boundaries if they want to make a statement<p>When he was studying at Central Saint Martins, London, in the late 00s, Craig Green wrote his …

LGBTQI

"Brain age" found to be a predictor of death

While your chronological age will tell you how long you've been riding around on this planet, your biological age might actually be a more important …

Machine Learning

A display of unbelievable ignorance: In a real country with a real president, Trump’s AP interview would destroy him

Our president thinks the Pentagon is a company, terrorism was a recent invention and 9/11 was a ratings coup<p>A new poll revealed that 98 percent of Donald Trump voters said they don’t regret their choice for president. It’s a number that’s simultaneously too difficult to believe and infuriating. By …

Donald Trump

This New Browser Plug-in Lets You Access Millions of Scientific Papers For Free

100% legal.<p>If you're of the mindset that knowledge should be freely accessible to as many humans as possible, paywalls for academic journals can be …

AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say<p>An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking …

Artificial Intelligence

This Russian Hacker's Wife Says He Was Arrested For Being "Linked To Trump's Win"

Pyotr Levashov, known online as Peter Severa, was detained in Spain over the weekend. His wife says it’s because of his involvement with a “computer virus” linked to the election.

Fake News

Russia could soon control a U.S. oil company

Russia is on the verge of taking control of a US oil company.<p>In a crazy twist of international events, Russia's state-owned oil company Rosneft might end up owning Citgo, a US energy company based in Houston, Texas.<p>This isn't a direct takeover. Instead, it hinges on the ability of Venezuela's …

Oil & Gas Industry

Reports of ‘concentration camps’ and torture for gay men in Russia

Gay men are being rounded up and put into ‘concentration camps’ in Chechnya, it has been claimed.<p>Around 100 men have been apprehended in the region …

Middle East

How Russia Became Assad's Biggest Backer

Russian officials have responded with outrage to Thursday’s U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian military air base, vowing to increase the Kremlin’s military backing of Syria’s President Bashar Assad, a sign of growing tensions between America and Russia.<p>Russia called the barrage of Tomahawk missiles …

Military

Hungry Somalis weigh a daughter's freedom against her siblings' lives | Reuters

DOLLOW, Somalia (Reuters) - As the village wells dried up and her livestock died in the scorched scrubland of southern Somalia, Abdir Hussein had one last chance to save her family from starvation: the beauty of her 14-year-old daughter, Zeinab.<p>Zeinab, 14, poses for a photograph beside her shelter …

Africa

Russia And Iran Warn The U.S. Against Further Military Action In Syria: ‘We Will Respond With Force’

After President Trump ordered a military strike on a Syrian military air base, Russia condemned what they called “an act of aggression.” Despite how the U.S. warned Russia prior to the attack, the Kremlin responded by saying that the U.S. strike may jeopardize future military cooperation together. …

'Sleep Martian' gene mutation linked to people who stay up late

The reason some people stay up late at night is out of this world.<p>Researchers at the Rockefeller University recently discovered a rare genetic …

Sleep
Remembrance Day

Inside the murky world of hackers for hire

Shortly after Christmas, 2011, Ruby Nealon sold the Nintendo Wii games console his mother had bought him to fund an Open University course in computer software. He was 11 and it was the start of his unconventional education as a computer prodigy, which led him to drop out of school and start a full …

Eminent Astrophysicist Issues a Dire Warning on AI and Alien Life

“Fixed to This World”<p>Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and University of Cambridge Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, believes that …

Singularity

What Did Putin Know and When Did He Know It?

Russia is deeply complicit in the Syrian tragedy. Stopping Assad requires standing up to Moscow.<p>As U.S. Tomahawk missiles soared over the Mediterranean toward Syria’s al-Shayrat airbase, speculation was already flying about how the attack would affect the thaw in U.S.-Russia relations anticipated …

Middle East

Listening to John Adams: The true conception of liberty is far larger than mean-spirited conservative ideology

As debated by Adams and Jefferson, true “liberty” has nothing to do with today’s right-wing talking points<p>The sad conditions we face at this moment in our political life as a nation summon a particularly high-spirited parable from a couple of red-blooded Americans whose minds often turned on the …

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What is happening in Syria? A timeline of the Syrian civil war and what you need to know

<b>UPDATE:</b> The U.S. on Thursday night carried out a missile strike on a government airbase in Syria, a few days after a chemical weapon attack, believed …

Here's Why Twitter is Suing the Trump Administration

Twitter is standing up for privacy and freedom of speech.<p>On April 6, Twitter filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) …

Donald Trump

All That White House Drama Might Be Sexy, But It's Beside The Point

There's a school of thought in politics that says there are key strategists who are puppet masters, pulling the strings of a president or politician. Understand them and their influence, and you understand the person in power.<p>Some of us don't subscribe 100 percent to that notion — and it's …

Donald Trump

The Russians Are Coming. Again.

Foreign meddling poses a dire threat to American democracy. Why aren’t we doing more?<p>Every day now seems to bring more startling news about Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election. Yet there’s much more to uncover, which is why it was so gratifying to see last week the Republican chairman …

House Intelligence Committee

The knives are out for Steve Bannon — as they should be

The White House chief strategist is responsible for many of the Trump administration’s biggest failures.<p>The initial spin on White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s removal from the National Security Council was that nothing was amiss. He had only been there in the first place to keep an eye on …