Jake Baker

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This Is How Easily Our Cities Could Become High-Density Solar Power Plants

Solar energy has a dark side. Those gargantuan plants that sprawl out like deconstructed disco balls sacrifice valuable open space and put wildlife, …

The Buddha taught that there can be no Lasting Happiness until this Belief is Given Up.

<i>We are honored to exclusively share with you, our dear readers, excerpts from Frank Berliner’s new book, which you can purchase here if so inspired.</i> …

NSA waits until Christmas Eve to reveal a decade's worth of its mistakes

The National Security Agency went all out on a Christmas gift this year: a decade's worth of declassified documents on the unauthorized surveillance …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde<p>Auroras over the 10-metre telescope and Bicep (background imaging of cosmic extragalactic polarisation) at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The 10-metre South Pole Telescope and Bicep both collect data on cosmic microwave background radiation and black …

Sony was bad. Worse is coming.

The North Korean hack of Sony Pictures that unleashed proprietary information, leaked embarrassing emails and brought the multi-billion dollar company's operations to its knees was unprecedented. But cyber security and intelligence experts warn that this is only the beginning.<p>A CNN review of cyber …

Kepler Just Discovered a New Super-Earth, Against All Odds

In May 2013, NASA's exoplanet-seeking spacecraft, Kepler, seemed doomed. Two of four wheels that stabilized its telescope had malfunctioned—and NASA …

In Lake Worth (FL), An Atheist’s Invocation Offered Thanks to Allah, Zeus, Satan, Buddha, and Thor

December 5, 2014 by Hemant Mehta<p>Earlier this week, atheist activist <b>Preston Smith</b> delivered the invocation at the Lake Worth (Florida) City Commission …

Here Are The 20 Essential PSOne Classics To Play In Honor Of Playstation’s 20th Birthday

Believe it or not, the original Playstation, and thus Sony’s entire Playstation line, turned the big two-oh this week. In other news, yes, you are very old.<p>Want to check out/re-experience some vintage Playstation games, but don’t want to mess with old finicky hardware? Well, over the past few years …

Fox News’ racial confusion: What Charles Barkley and Ben Carson could teach Megyn Kelly

<b>Charles Barkley, Megyn Kelly, Ben Carson (AP/Elise Amendola/Alex Kroke/Reuters/Mike Theiler/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Fox’s Megyn Kelly says something can’t be racist if a person of color believes it. Here’s the lesson she’s missing<p>Elias Isquith<p>December 4, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>During a characteristically …

What Women Want: Female Psychology 101

<b>NOTE:</b> What you’re about to read is how basic brain development and chemistry relates to core differences between masculine and feminine people. Not, …

Making Rules For Rules: How The Pursuit Of Artificially Intelligent Design Is Changing Videogame Development

“All players believe in intelligent design,” Eskil Steenberg tells me. Steenberg is the designer behind the sprawling MMO Love, one of the first in a wave of recent games attempting to repopularize the idea of procedurally generated worlds first released in 2010. “I was a single person making a …

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The U.S. government thinks China could take down the power grid

China and "probably one or two other" countries have the capacity to shut down the nation's power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday.<p>Admiral Michael Rogers, who also serves the dual role as head …

Male Founders Of San Francisco Biotech Startups Promise To Make Vaginas Smell Like Ripe Peaches

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two men at a San Francisco biotech startup are on a quest to deliver “personal empowerment” for women in the form of …

Why the Heyday of Credit Card Fraud Is Almost Over

In 1960, an IBM engineer named Forrest Parry was developing a new type of ID card for the CIA when he had an epiphany: Why not make each card a tiny …

TGS 2014: Final Fantasy XV 'Episode Duscae' Demo Included When Type-0 Releases in 2015

Still no word on FFXV's release timing.<p>Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 17, 2015 in North America and March …