Jim Cannan

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AN OCEAN OF HOPE

Marine biologist Sylvia Earle, a Rolex Testimonee since 1982, has been a pioneer of ocean exploration for more than four decades. Her mission has always been to explore, study and protect the planet's oceans. Now, with her initiative Mission Blue, she is igniting public support to safeguard marine …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

Are We About To See A Black Hole?

If there is one thing science is good for, it's going to extremes.<p>A lot of science's history is just one story after another of people figuring out how to do something that, just a few years before, was thought to be impossible.<p>The impossible was heavy on my mind last Wednesday as I found out just …

Albert Einstein

How to Fall Asleep So You're Not a Wreck

Counting sheep isn't cutting it.<p>In the future, we might be able to program a good night’s sleep, thanks to cutting edge technology. Maybe everyone …

Sleep

'Anti-fascist' protesters clash with Paris police in riot after Marine Le Pen French presidential success

Police clashed with left-wing demonstrators in Paris on Sunday shortly after projections from the France's presidential elections showed far-right leader Marine Le Pen had made it to a runoff vote.<p>Police moved in on the demonstrators, some of whom threw bottles and firecrackers, an AFP journalist …

Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

Machine Learning

Skywatch: Brilliant Venus makes way for Mercury

True to March’s reputation, the brightness of <b>Venus</b> roars like a lion in the evening sky, but the planet takes its leave later in the month. It returns late in March to reside in morning heavens. You cannot miss the dazzling Venus in the evening’s west now, after sunset, seen at -4.8 magnitude, …

9 Unique dining rooms that you'll find tasty

It sometimes feels as though separate dining rooms are a thing of the past, with so many people seeking to combine their eating and cooking spaces …

Donald Trump Thumps Fiduciary Rule: Here's What You Need To Know

President Donald Trump is expected to put a halt to a Labor Department regulation that would require advisors on retirement accounts to act as fiduciaries. The fiduciary rule would require advisors to act in the best interest of their clients. Currently, advisors need only recommend investments …

Investing

The future of front-end development is design

Should we make our kids learn to code? This question was posed to me at a recent dinner party. As one of the only people in our social circle who has worked in and around software development for an entire career, I get this type of question often. My immediate response was a resounding yes, and I …

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company's map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

5 innovative uses for your smartphone's camera

There are so many great uses for your smartphone’s camera other than taking selfies and family photos. Before you unplug any cables in and around your television, for example, snap a few pictures of all the audio and video gear’s connections. And the next time you rent a car, take a photo of it …

Gravity space mission passes big test

<b>The mission to demonstrate technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space has been a stunning success.</b><p>The Lisa Pathfinder satellite was sent into orbit to test elements of the laser measurement system that would be used on a future observatory.<p>Performance objectives were exceeded on the …

Find Innovation Where You Least Expect It

On the evening of April 14, 1912, the <i>RMS Titanic</i> collided with an iceberg in the north Atlantic and sunk two hours and 40 minutes later. Of its 2,200 passengers and crew, only 705 survived, plucked out of 16 lifeboats by the <i>Carpathia.</i> Imagine how many more might have lived if crew members had …

#OpIsis, born in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders, stepped up following Paris attacks<p>The online collective Anonymous “is at war” with the Islamic State following the attacks in Paris, in a continuation of its “#OpISIS” campaign.<p>One major Anonymous twitter account, @GroupAnon, announced …

Paris Attacks

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

Yahoo!

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Online Life

Chips, Dips and Tips: 5 Potential Problems With New Credit Cards

This is the day when credit cards are supposed to change forever, thanks to a small embedded computer chip that will make many transactions more secure. But Thursday’s “deadline” for merchants to support the new EMV technology — or face the consequences if fraud occurs — is really a soft target, …

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

A Russian hacker just admitted his role in the largest known data breach the US ever prosecuted

According to prosecutors, 34-year-old Vladimir Drinkman admitted to participating in a "worldwide hacking and data breach scheme that targeted major corporate networks, compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers" that "resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses."<p>Drinkman was …

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

World Trade Center

Earth, Moon, Venus, and Jupiter Lined Up in a Row, as Seen From the ISS

On July 19th, after NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s 114th day on the International Space Station, Kelly pointed his camera out a window and captured …

Astronomy

Interview: Beautifully Haunting Scenes Full of Mysterious Visual Tales

There is a mystery that begs to be solved within Andrea Peipe's visual tales. Shooting in the German landscapes around Munich, the photographer fills her audience with emotive pieces that evoke a deep sense of wanderlust and offer a connection to nature through the use of vast fields and forests as …

Guy Throws Basketball Off of Dam to Demonstrate Crazy Effect of Backspin

Also, some maniacs tried to make ships and airplanes work on this principle<p>Last month these guys spent a day doing what most of us do in summer: …