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A counterintelligence expert says there are 4 types of people — and you can't earn someone's trust without knowing theirs

At some point during his career with the FBI, Robin Dreeke abandoned the "golden rule" — the old adage that you should treat others as you would like to be treated.<p>He replaced it with another guideline, this one from author and speaker Tony Alessandra, called the "platinum rule": Treat others as …

Counterintelligence

Here's how military dolphins are used to protect US nukes and spot enemy mines

The US Navy Marine Mammal Program at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) started in 1960, when the Navy began studying Notty, a female Pacific white-sided dolphin.<p>Researchers soon found that dolphins had excellent sonar. The mammals went on to guard an Army ammunition pier in …

Military

How I Built a Serverless Function Without Knowing It, I Think*

It’s the weekend after a week full of exams. I’m exhausted and am just waiting to graduate high school. But, like any other developer I feel the urge …

Useful JS functions you aren't using

Suppose you had a list of students in a classroom, and you want to know how many are girls. You might write something like this:<p>That's a fine, …

The US is adjusting its airstrike procedures after killing nearly 200 civilians in Mosul

Army Col. Joseph Scrocca told reporters the US has video of ISIS forcing civilians into a building, and killing a civilian who resisted. ISIS then stationed fighters on the building in an effort to get the US backed Iraqi Security Forces to call in a US airstrike on the position.<p>The suspicion came …

Middle East

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders

In September, reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang and his team at the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City captured the world's attention when they announced the birth of a child to a mother carrying a fatal genetic defect.<p>Using a technique called mitochondrial replacement therapy, the …

Genetics

The Benefits and Risks of Human Performance Modification for the US Military

GSSR Military & Defense, The Forum, US National Security Comments Off on The Benefits and Risks of Human Performance Modification for the US</i> …

Everything you need to know about the NSA hack (but were afraid to Google)

In what Edward Snowden deems “not unprecedented,” hackers calling themselves the Shadow Brokers have collected NSA-created malware from a staging server run by the <br>Equation Group, an internal hacking team. The Shadow Brokers published two chunks of data, one “open” chunk and another encrypted file …

National Security Agency (NSA)

If You Want To See The Future Of Healthcare, Watch The Cable Industry And What Happened To Newspapers

<i>Written with Craig Lack, Broker Whisperer for independent health care consultants</i><p>The great unbundling is coming to the cable industry and already happened to the newspaper industry. For decades the cable providers transformed the television industry, first as a substitute, and then ultimately as …

Health Care

Better Interface Design: Logins, Menus, Toggles And Other Fancy Modules

CodePen has become the playground for developers. The sandbox where you can build whatever your imagination fancies. Practical things, experimental …

Web Design

25 Content Marketing Tips Every Marketer Needs To Know

Content marketing has become a big part of consumer engagement and attracting the attention of the right audience online. That means that a lot more companies are doing it, and it’s getting harder to stand out amid the sea of audio, video, images, documents, blogs, and more.<p>To make matters worse, …

20 Powerful Ways to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business

Try one, try them all -- because they all work.<p>Where your business is concerned, how do you use Twitter? Do you listen? Do you create connections? Do you sell?<p>(I do none of those things. Mostly I just tweet links to new posts. I know, shame on me.)<p>But someone that does know a lot about using …

Social Media

Creep yourself out by searching YouTube for your address

YouTube doesn’t have an official way to search by address, but a YouTube experiment on GitHub lets you type in a street name and it’ll dig up every video shot in that area.<p>The results can be a little creepy or just plain weird, as Reddit found out. People have found clips like this guy losing a …

News Industry

Is the brand love affair with Snapchat sustainable?

The buzz surrounding Snapchat for brands is definitely at a high decibel level. And just like other new social apps, there are lots of tutorials and …

3 Fail-Proof Strategies for Creating Viral Content in 2016

<i>Image source: photodune</i><p>Admit it. We've all invested hours into crafting the perfect catchy title and compelling hook for a blog post on a trending topic and thought, "This is it! I'm finally going viral! Internet, here I come!" The inevitable result: our content gets a handful of shares and …

Infographics

5 Questions That Will Kickstart Your Social Media Plan — SitePoint

No matter what type of business activity you’re engaged in, social media is crucial if you want to stay ahead of the competition and generate more …

How Social Psychology and Social Media Marketing Can Skyrocket Your Business

© freshidea / Dollar Photo Club<p>Getting real results from you social media marketing campaigns will not just happen by chance; nor is it just common …

Marketing

Star Wars: how future world conflicts will be decided in space

The next world conflict will begin in space with superpowers or terrorists blasting communications and spy satellites out of orbit, defence experts predict<p>Future conflicts will be fought in space as rival nations compete to plunge each other into a 'technological Dark Ages' by destroying …

Navy to Release 30-Year Combat Power Plan; Focus On Offensive Lethality, Force-Level Integration

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the …

The presidential turkey pardon is one of America's most misremembered traditions

WASHINGTON — The annual presidential turkey pardon has become a staple of the holiday season here in Washington D.C.<p>For each of the last 25 years, …

'Light field' camera maker Lytro announces professional VR video rig

Camera maker Lytro drew our attention three years ago with what it called "light field" photography. Instead of focusing at a specific depth, its camera would capture everything in range of its finder, so you could do things like pick a focus <i>after</i> taking the picture. It was a fascinating …

Niantic Labs Raises $20 Million to Turn the World Into an Augmented Reality Playground

Just a few weeks after being spun out of Google as part of that company’s Alphabet reorganization, augmented reality startup Niantic Labs has raised …

Google is buying a messaging startup

Jibe's technology is focused on a new version of SMS text messaging that is better able to handle features such as group chat, video chat and high-resolution photos.<p>The new messaging standard is called RCS, or Rich Communications Services, and Google said in a blog post on Wednesday that the deal …

Messaging

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge

Listening to these podcasts will make you smarter, tougher, and more business savvy.<p>Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are …

7 ways to create attractive user interfaces

There's no denying that visuals are important to interaction design, but exactly how important may surprise you.<p>While visual representation is often …

UI Design

LAPD & Chicago bought "Stingrays on steroids" with asset-forfeiture & DHS money

The military surveillance devices known as "Dirtboxes" have been in secret operation for more than a decade, tracking citizens' locations and …

5G network speed defined as 20 Gbps by the ITU

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has agreed on the preliminary definitions for the future 5G standard for mobile networking. A conference in San Diego to decide on the future of the standard was held from June 10th to 18th, where a 12 member delegation sat to draw up the …

Winter Olympics

The best computer-science and engineering schools on the west coast

In a recent survey we conducted for our ranking of the best computer science and engineering schools, over 400 Business Insider readers rated dozens of computer science and engineering programs around the country. Even more, the No. 2 and No. 3 spots are both held by schools in California.<p>We …

Online Education