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Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.<p>For five years, China had the world’s fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, …

Artificial Intelligence

How Professional Video Gamers Train for a World Championship

Competitive videogaming is a $1.5 billion industry—with resources to match. A team of top female gamers used the tricks and trainers of an NBA franchise to win the biggest competition of their careers<p>The Philadelphia 76ers’ practice facility is one of the largest and most expensive in the NBA—an …

Miami Heat

Pulitzer-winning reporter David Cay Johnston: “The evidence suggests Trump is a traitor”

<b>David Cay Johnston; Donald Trump (Simon & Schuster/Bonk Johnston/AP)</b><p>Investigative reporter who has covered Trump for 30 years dares to imagine impeachment — and President Nancy Pelosi<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 23, 2018 9:00am (UTC)<p>The saga of President Donald Trump consists of several parallel and …

Donald Trump

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

This Museum Dedicated to Dachshunds Just Opened in Germany (Video)

The world can be a pretty polarizing place, but if there’s one thing we can all universally agree on it’s that dachshunds — yes, weiner dogs — are …

This over-the-top gaming PC is an engineering marvel

The Maingear F131 runs cool and looks cool<p>When I first saw the Maingear F131 with my own eyes, I knew it was unlike any gaming desktop I had ever built or seen on display. This particular configuration I’ve been using costs nearly $8,000, which is well out of the price range of most PC gamers, but …

How to Kill Democracy in Four Easy Steps: Lessons on the Gestapo at 85

Eighty-five years ago the Nazi terror machine began operations. It met little resistance. And that’s the lesson that should really worry us now.<p>The …

How to (painlessly) reinvent yourself when life demands it

In these fast-paced times, it seems like change is the only constant we have. Some people accept change gracefully, while others hold on kicking and …

Facebook data misuse scandal affects “substantially” more than 50M, claims Wylie

Chris Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee turned whistleblower whose revelations about Facebook data being misused for political campaigning has wiped billions off the share value of the company in recent days and led to the FTC opening a fresh investigation, has suggested the scale of …

Cambridge Analytica

Life Inside S.C.L., Cambridge Analytica’s Parent Company

Since last week, when stories ran in the <i>Observer</i>, the <i>Times</i>, and on Britain’s Channel 4 News about Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, the S.C.L. Group, the organizations have been portrayed as possessing frightening ability and power. According to a whistle-blower, Christopher Wylie, who …

Thomas Piketty says Bernie Sanders’ electoral strategy is the way to beat back the right

<b>(Getty/Nicholas Kamm)</b><p>New paper explores how both parties were captured by the “elite,” leaving a politically rudderless underclass<p>Keith A. Spencer<p>March 27, 2018 8:58am (UTC)<p>In a new paper, French political economist Thomas Piketty, author of the bestselling 2013 book "Capital in the Twenty-First …

How To Disable Facebook’s Data Collection Setting, Including Phone Call & Text Logs

On Mar. 25, Facebook acknowledged that as part of their data collection process for Android users, those who downloaded Messenger on their phones and …

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

“Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.”<br>I was staring at a serious …

I Did Intermittent Fasting For 1 Month and This Is What Happened

After six months of CrossFit, five days a week, my transformation wasn't as dramatic or amazing as I had hoped. I didn't get insanely ripped as planned — I still had extra weight around my stomach that I was hoping to ditch. So I was on a quest to find a way to keep up with the workouts I loved …

China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.<p>A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have tested a hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,600 miles per hour, according a paper published (PDF) in the Chinese journal</i> …

Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump

And he didn’t keep talking about the WikiLeaks emails stolen by Russia because he thought voters didn’t care.<p>WASHINGTON ― As John Bentley waited in line to see President Barack Obama campaign for Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 election, he worried that he’d been unable to persuade his …

Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

Our democracy is in serious danger.<p>President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.<p>That is, either Trump’s real …

Donald Trump

Virtual Reality Finally Sold Big at Sundance: Here’s What It Means for the Future of the Marketplace

In a year of slow sales for traditional movies, VR came out on top. So what happens now?<p>While everyone was busy complaining about slow sales at the …

The World’s Smallest Cat is Impossibly Adorable

Earlier this month, BBC debuted its new documentary series, <i>Big Cats</i>, which follows several different cat species from all across the globe. But the …

Bruce Lee Used This Ancient Philosophy to Break Through His Limits (and Find Remarkable Success)

By avoiding these three habits, you will be choosing to live a life without limits. Bruce Lee would be proud.<p>"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus. And you must not …

21-year-old fitness buff's death from flu shows risks, need for vaccination

The young and seemingly healthy Pennsylvania bodybuilder, who did not get a flu shot, came down with symptoms shortly before Christmas.<p>The flu-related death of a 21-year-old fitness buff from Pennsylvania is a chilling reminder that the virus can kill anyone.<p>Kyler Baughman had a runny nose and a …

Public Health

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain

How to get the best out of exercise

Conflicting theories on how to maximise exercise would stretch anyone to the limit. As New Year fitness plans begin in earnest, here’s a scientific response to some frequently asked questions<p>You might think it wise to fuel up before a long run or cycle, but the latest research suggests you might be …

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

If your New Year ambition is to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off and you can't really face getting out in the cold, then we may have just the solution.<p>Combining the ease of a workout DVD with absolutely zero cost (all you need is an internet connection!), the video …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

4 U.S. tech hubs to watch in 2018

The two questions I get asked most frequently when I tell people that I report on tech startups across Middle America are: Which startups outside of Silicon Valley are getting the most traction? And which cities are home to the most interesting tech activity?<p>I find that it’s typically easier to …

Startups

The right way to google your symptoms

• Before you google anything health-related, evaluate your state of mind. Write down the thoughts that are going through your head. If your thoughts are panicked and catastrophic, walk away from the computer for a few minutes and re-evaluate.<br>• Understand your own motivations for doing the search. If …

Health Information

The biggest space missions and rocket launches we'll see in 2018

There’s a lot going on<p>Next year is already overflowing with exciting missions to space. NASA is launching a new lander to Mars, as well as a spacecraft that will get closer to the Sun than ever before. And two of NASA’s vehicles already in space will finally arrive at their intended targets: one …