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Can we turn the Whitechapel fatberg into biodiesel?

The human-waste bomb recently found clogging up a London sewer has an unlikely admirer – a Scottish renewable energy company<p>For a 130-tonne mass of grease, bound as hard as concrete by thousands of tampons, wipes and used tissues, the Whitechapel fatberg is in surprisingly high demand.<p>Last week, …

Trump reversed regulations to protect infrastructure against flooding just days before Hurricane Harvey

The Obama-era rules, which had not yet gone into effect, would have required the federal government to take into account the risk of flooding and sea-level rise as a result of climate change when constructing new infrastructure and rebuilding after disasters.<p>Experts are predicting that Harvey — the …

Barack Obama

This Quantum Theory Says Time Can Flow Backwards

Quantum physics throws all the rules of classical physics out the window. In the quantum world, particles can pass through solid walls, be in two …

Quantum Mechanics

He Spent Almost 20 Years Funding The Racist Right. It Finally Paid Off.

William Regnery II, a man who inherited millions but struggled in business, tried for 15 years to ignite a racist political movement — and failed. Then an unforeseen phenomenon named Donald Trump gave legitimacy to what Regnery had seeded long before: the alt-right. Now, the press-shy white …

Drinking More Coffee Is Associated With a Longer Life, New Studies Show

Load us up!<p>There's something truly magical about a cup of coffee. A steaming cup in the morning can help you face the day, a sweating glass of iced …

‘We are in great peril’: Former PM Kim Campbell takes on Trump

Kim Campbell is one former Canadian prime minister who is not mincing words about her dislike – and distrust – of U.S. President Donald Trump.<p>While her Progressive Conservative predecessor in office, Brian Mulroney, is working with the Trudeau government to help navigate negotiations with the …

Moth Eyes May Inspire Major Advance in Smartphone Design

Inspired by the nanostructures on moth eyes, engineers and materials scientists have been developing anti-reflection films with a wide variety of applications.<p>(Inside Science) — Moths' eyes sport nanoscale structures on their surfaces that minimize light reflection. This feature helps the insects …

Nanotech

Unbreakable: China doubles down on quantum internet

China has set a new distance record for photon entanglement, the foundation for a communications network secured by the code to end all codes.<p>June …

MIT Just Unveiled A Technique to Mass Produce Quantum Computers

Commercial Quantum Computing<p>Quantum computing is, if you are not already familiar, simply put, a type of computation that uses qubits to encode data …

Supreme Court ruling gives green light for hardware modders

You now can refill your toner without fear of being sued.<p>Americans can use and resell products they've purchased without fear of running afoul of patent violations.<p>That's according to a US Supreme Court opinion handed down on Tuesday (see the PDF here). The nation's highest court reversed an …

For women left behind in Senegal, the exodus to Europe brings rewards, risk and regret

African migrants often depend on women and families to make their journeys possible – and as more die in the sea crossings, many question whether sending breadwinners to Europe is worth risking their lives. Laura Dean sees how Senegalese women are grappling with hard choices<p>Walking along the dirt …

Refugees

Woz: Tesla, not Apple, will have the next tech moonshot

Commentary: Apple co-founder says he's betting on Tesla to be at the forefront of the next big thing. He says Elon Musk creates products to please himself.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When it comes to the next great tech breakthroughs, …

Cold War nuclear weapons warped Earth's magnetosphere - revealing what the true fallout could be if World War 3 broke out

NASA have released chilling details about how Cold War nuke tests affected our planet.<p>Several nuclear tests were carried out by the US and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 60s.<p>But it’s only now that scientists are realising what the true fallout was.<p>The military exercises replicated the same …

North Korea

Want to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids? Try to Keep Them Off These Two Social Networks

A U.K. mental health group's study shows there are real dangers in social media.<p>Is spending lots of time on social media good or bad for your mental health? Mostly bad, according to a comprehensive new study by the Royal Society for Public Health in the U.K. The Society looked into many different …

Social Media

Scientists Have Reversed Age-Related Blindness by Deliberately Infecting Eyes With a Virus

Symptoms almost completely disappeared.<p>A small and preliminary clinical trial has found that injecting a common cold-like virus into the eyes of …

Medicine

Sioux

The designation “Sioux” is used to describe many different tribes who are divided into three linguistic divisions: Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota. While …

James Comey’s Conspicuous Independence

How the fired F.B.I. director’s greatest asset proved his undoing.<p>On Tuesday, when Donald Trump abruptly dismissed the F.B.I. director, James Comey, his Administration insisted that he was merely following the recommendation of his Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, the two most senior …

Government

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The Untold Story Behind an Iconic Marilyn Monroe Moment

A New York Times profile unveils never-before-seen footage of the blonde star filming The Seven Year Itch—caught on-camera by a New York passerby.<p>It's an image everyone has seen: Marilyn Monroe flirtatiously posing over a subway grate, her white dress fluttering in the air. Filmed on a late summer …

Vancouver Sun ePaper

High-Resolution Photos Fool Fingerprint, Iris Readers

VANCOUVER — Most biometric forms of authentication, including fingerprints, facial recognition and iris scans, can be defeated using high-resolution …

Information Systems

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Greece's Anarchists Are Taking Better Care of Refugees Than the Government

Greece has been at the crossroads of irregular immigration for more than a decade, especially since the influx of refugees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 2000s.<p><b>This story appears in the March issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE</b> <b>to subscribe.</b><p>On July 7, I received a message on …

Golden Dawn

Sandy Hook to Trump: 'Help us stop conspiracy theorists'

<b>It was one of the worst school shootings in American history, but some people insist that the Sandy Hook massacre never happened. They post YouTube videos and spread rumours online, and their false theories have been repeated by a media mogul conspiracy theorist who has been linked to Donald Trump.</b> …

Internet

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There Is a Secret Apartment at the Top of the Eiffel Tower

When Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower, he included a private apartment for himself at the top.<p>Gustave Eiffel was “the object of general envy” among Parisians during his lifetime, and it wasn’t for designing one of the most famous monuments of all time. Rather, it was due to the fact that he …

France