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Microsoft Researchers Predict What's Coming in AI for the Next Decade

Seventeen Microsoft researchers—all of whom happen to be women this year—have made their calls for what will be hot in the burgeoning realm of …

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization

US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills

Study paves way for personnel such as drone operators to have electrical pulses sent into their brains to improve effectiveness in high pressure situations<p>US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance …

The Brain

Your Summer Reading List

Ten fascinating beach books, just in time for Memorial Day.<p>Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching. If you are anything like me, you are probably looking forward to delving into several new and recent book releases that could make for pleasant beach reading.<p>This is the perfect time of year to take …

Books

Why Middle Eastern Leaders Are Talking to Putin, Not Obama

Russia’s less dominant militarily but more willing to act, and that has changed the dynamics in the region.<p>The United States has significantly more military capability in the Middle East today than Russia—America has 35,000 troops and hundreds of aircraft; the Russians roughly 2,000 troops and, …

Geopolitics

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked …

Neuroscience

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

Data Visualization

What Do the 'Panama Papers' Mean for Vladimir Putin?

The massive anonymous leak of financial documents on Sunday has left political experts contemplating what it could mean for Russia ahead of elections this year.<p>A team of journalists from around the world published what they called the "Panama papers" on Sunday —more than 11.5 million encrypted …

Russia

Japanese Mathematician Claims to Have Solved a Notorious Maths Problem, But Nobody Understands It

Now what?<p><i>This article was written by Kevin Knudson from the University of Florida, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>What happens when …

Reality check for tech workers: They may not strike it rich

Tech workers are warning each other about the dangers of working at Silicon Valley's hottest companies.<p>There are now 140 so-called unicorns, privately-held companies valued at $1 billion or more. If those valuations crash, it's the employees who would likely lose out -- not the executives or …

Venture Capital

Google Begins Testing Password-Free Logins

Google confirmed this morning it’s now testing a new way to sign into your Google account without having to type in a password. Instead, those who have been invited to try this new method of logging in authenticate by responding to a notification sent to their smartphone. The idea is similar to …

An example of why government backdoor access is terrible

As the US and UK governments seek to get backdoor access to encrypted phones, computers and other devices pushes forward, we just got the best example of why to avoid them altogether.<p>This week, Juniper discovered that <i>someone</i> had added malicious code within its firewall devices running ScreenOS that …

Information Security

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Anthropology

Children too trusting of Google and YouTube, unable to identify paid ads, says UK govt report

A report by the UK’s telecoms and Internet watchdog Ofcom says that children are too trusting of what they find on the web, a surprisingly high percentage of them taking search results on trust, and unable to identify paid ads.<p>One in five online 12-15s (19%) believe information returned by a search …

Internet

Why don't we just throw all our garbage into volcanoes?

Because it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll<p>Great question. Glad you asked. While volcanoes might seem like the ideal natural incinerator for our massive amounts of garbage, there are a few obstacles between us and a magical geological trash chute to the center of the …

Volcanoes

How a Radical 1960s Architect Inspired NASA's Next Great Space Robot

NASA’s bizarre Super Ball Bot is unlike any robot ever built–it uses a net of wires and rods to move, and could someday explore harsh exoplanets. It …

Yin and Yang of Serotonin Neurons in Mood Regulation

<b>More nuanced view of brainstem neurons could lead to better drugs for depression and anxiety.</b><p>Low levels of serotonin in the brain are known to play a …

Neuroscience

How do you revive a dying species?

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is only one male northern white rhino left in the world. His name is Sudan, he's 42-years old -- practically geriatric in rhino terms. His sperm count is low and his hind legs are weak -- meaning he's in no position to mate.<p>The recent death of Nola -- a female northern white rhino in …

Endangered Species

First genetically modified salmon cleared to enter human food chain

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) in the US has approved production of the first gentically modified animal which will enter the food chain before 2018<p>The first genetically modified animal will enter the human food chain within two years after GM salmon was cleared for production in the US, …

Agriculture

2 reasons the Paris attacks were especially alarming

It's unclear where and how they were planned, whether they were executed with the orders or coordination of terrorist leadership based outside of France, and why certain targets were selected.<p>Although ISIS has claimed responsibility for the carnage, both ISIS and Al Qaeda attempted to connect …

Terrorism

FCC to build an open source video platform for ASL users

The FCC is developing a video access platform that will allow American Sign Language (ASL) users to communicate with businesses and government agencies more easily, Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on Thursday. With it, users will be able to make video calls as well as send text and audio to the …

Boy, nine, fitted with first prosthetic hand that can change grip with gestures

Josh Cathcart can now eat with cutlery and pull up his trousers for the first time thanks to i-limb quantum, a special child-sized hand<p>A nine-year-old boy, born with his right arm missing from the elbow, can build Lego, eat with a knife and fork and pull up his trousers for the first time thanks to …

Bionics

Google integrates Twitter into its desktop search results

Google and Twitter are getting a little friendlier; you can now view tweet feeds from various accounts and hashtags right from Google.com on the desktop.<p>You can search something like “The Next Web Twitter” and Google will pull up a feed of our latest tweets. Alternatively, type in a hashtag and …

Apps

NVIDIA is testing online game sharing for GeForce Experience

You know that awesome PlayStation 4 feature that lets you digitally "pass" your controller to a friend over the internet? Soon you'll be able do that on a PC, too. The next big update to NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software includes something called GameStream Co-op -- a feature that pipes your …

Cassini: Dione delights in new images of Saturn's icy moon

Talk about a parting shot!<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft ends its mission in late 2017, but not before it took one more look at Saturn’s moon Dione -- and sent back some stunning close-ups.<p>Dione's pockmarked surface looks magnificent as it hovers above the planet's signature rings in an image taken Aug. …

Anti-Houthi fighters 'seize Zinjibar city in Yemen'

Fighters backed by the Arab military coalition have reportedly seized the key city of Zinjibar in southern Yemen, dealing another major blow to the dominant Houthi rebel group.<p>The capital city of Abyan province on the Arabian Sea had been a major focus of forces battling the Houthis. It is the …

Middle East

Wastewater from Colorado Mine Reaches New Mexico

FARMINGTON, N.M. — A yellow sludge spilling from a shuttered gold mine into a southwestern Colorado river has reached northern New Mexico, a state official said Saturday.<p>The plume arrived in the city of Aztec on Friday night and Farmington on Saturday morning, San Juan County Emergency Management …

Pollution