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Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most

Here's everything you need to know about the technology powering the bitcoin cryptocurrency today and, soon, a myriad of services that will change your life.<p><i>This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives.</i><p>These days, we're …

Blockchain

How Virtual Reality Affects Actual Reality

The technology helps quarterbacks learn plays, first responders recover from PTSD, and everyone get a grip on climate change.<p>Since tech wizard Jaron Lanier made virtual reality popular in the 1990s, many claims have been made about its transformative power. Most of these have proved to be hype and …

My DIY Solar Power Setup – Free Energy for Life

It is pretty well known at this point that Mr. Money Mustache is enamored with solar power. Besides the obvious Sci-Fi coolness of it (Electricity, …

Solar Power

How You Can Have A Fulfilling Career – 10 Scientific Steps

<b>Is your job not really doing it for you?</b> Doesn’t have everything you need to feel satisfied, challenged and proud?<p>Or are you job-hunting but the …

From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level

An elevated level of climate change would lock in irreversible sea-level rises affecting hundreds of millions of people, Guardian data analysis shows<p>Hundreds of millions of urban dwellers around the world face their cities being inundated by rising seawaters if latest UN warnings that the world is …

Climate Change

My sudden synesthesia: how I went blind and started hearing colors

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took just 72 hours for me to lose my sight entirely. Just before my blindness hit, I had been laid up with an unknown virus that had left me suffering severe headaches and sweats. My body's immune system had gone haywire, responding to the virus by attacking my own nerves, causing loss …

University of London

How gerrymandering keeps Congress from passing gun control laws

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two of the most complex issues in American politics -- gun control and gerrymandering -- are colliding this week in Washington.<p>The Sunday night shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and hundreds more injured has restarted a debate over whether Congress should impose stricter …

Guns

The Smartphone’s Future: It’s All About the Camera

SAN FRANCISCO — We all know the drill. For the last decade, smartphones have gotten thinner and faster and thinner and faster and, well, you get the picture.<p>But it’s too soon to write off our smartphones as boring. The gadgets are still evolving with new technologies. And for a clue as to what the …

Augmented Reality

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

The Philosopher King

It was one of San Francisco’s famously cool summer days and a victorious moment for the 79-year-old governor, one that would not have had the same …

Xi Jinping

Meet the people behind a growing NFL boycott

‘Being black is bigger than watching football’<p>Before the regulars started to flood the pub and libations were passed around, a man stood behind the bar and stared at CNN. By 7 p.m. on this August night he was in a media-created daze. To him, he was alone. Just Kenny Johnson and the tube.<p>Johnson, …

Human Rights

She Doesn’t Regret Torturing Women for ISIS

A teenage girl from rural Syria dreamed of becoming a doctor, but the war and the so-called Islamic State made her something very different, and very …

Here’s how a Tesla Model S holds up almost 5 years later

I have been driving my Signature 2012 Tesla Model S P85 for the past 3 months now. After my initial impression of the vehicle and Tesla’s certified pre-owned process, I’m now ready to go a little more in-depth about how an original Model S holds up almost 5 years later.<p>Let’s get right into it.<p><b>The</b> …

Tesla Model S

How Did Pop Music Get So Slow?

Downtempo tracks like "Despacito" and "I'm the One" are dominating the charts. Top producers and songwriters discuss what's behind pop's big tempo dip<p>…

Father and son fight for a country which doesn't allow them to vote

<b>Mangilao, Guam (CNN) —</b> In the first years after the September 11 terror attacks, administrators at Guam's A.B. Won Pat International Airport put up memorial banners to honor members of the military from the island and neighboring US territories who died in Washington's war on terror.<p>The names have …

North Korea

The first social media suicide

In May of last year, a teenager in a dreary suburb of Paris live-streamed her own suicide – and acquired a morbid kind of digital celebrity. By Rana Dasgupta<p>‘I’ve seen people die,” Océane said, during one of the online broadcasts she made just before her end. “Frankly that’s not what shocks you. A …

Reality TV

Is America Finally Ready for the Bidet?

You can make the case for bidets in a few different ways.<p>First, there's the ecological argument: As in, if Americans use bidets instead of all that …

Home Improvement

There’s 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions

Tom EngelhardtHint: It’s not North Korea, Russia, or Iran.The post There’s 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions appeared first on …

Geopolitics

It’s Not Hysterical to Recognize the Threat Trump Poses

Katha PollittDemocracy, such as it is, really is in danger.The post It’s Not Hysterical to Recognize the Threat Trump Poses appeared first on The …

Donald Trump

The Chilling Effects of Openly Displayed Firearms

Charlottesville marks a new era of even bolder assertion of the right to threaten violence for political purposes.<p>It could have been so much worse.<p>Like ISIS attackers in Europe, the Charlottesville murderer used a car as his assault weapon. But Charlottesville this past weekend was crammed with …

Guns

Leon Russell’s final studio album On A Distant Shore set for release

Hear lead single "Love This Way"<p><b>Leon Russell</b>‘s final studio album will be posthumously released later this year.<p>Russell completed <b>On A Distant Shore</b> …

Brian Eno

Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City

Before a single raindrop fell, Alan Leidner knew the waters could rise and throw the city into darkness. On this point, the maps were as clear as a …

Maps

The future of fake news: don't believe everything you read, see or hear

A new breed of video and audio manipulation tools allow for the creation of realistic looking news footage, like the now infamous fake Obama speech<p>In an age of Photoshop, filters and social media, many of us are used to seeing manipulated pictures – subjects become slimmer and smoother or, in the …

Social Media

100 Must-Read, Best Books On Writing And The Writer's Life

If you’re a working or aspiring writer, you already likely know about the classic best books on writing–King’s <i>On Writing,</i> Strunk and White’s <i>Elements</i> …

Writing

Security experts warn of account risks after Verizon customer data leak

Thought your email, social media, and bank accounts were safe with two-factor authentication? Think again — your phone account will likely be the …

Information Systems

A Study On Color

My road to becoming a graphic designer was almost flirtatious in nature. I wanted to become an artist to send a message, and graphic design allowed …

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained

Yes, the placebo effect is all in your mind. And it’s real.<p>Over the last several years, doctors noticed a mystifying trend: Fewer and fewer new pain drugs were getting through double-blind placebo control trials, the gold standard for testing a drug’s effectiveness.<p>In these trials, neither doctors …

Placebos

Kremlin Ballet Performs in the Metro: Pictures

FIFA