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Was a Fake Syrian Refugee a Real Right-Wing Terrorist?

A German lieutenant has been arrested for pretending to be a Syrian refugee. That he had a cache of guns and explosives has set off alarm …

A VPN will not save you from government surveillance

Privacy is a multi-faced topic, and so to protect it, you need to take more than a single precaution.<p>Late on Friday afternoon, the Commissioner of …

Ditch Facebook And Make Yourself Smarter With These 10 Hottest Learning Sites

The average person spends nearly two hours every day on social media.1<p>Think about it, what will we achieve when we spend these two hours on something …

Social Media

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Are About to Change the World

The future is coming faster than you think. You need to prepare.<p>Any fool on the street can tell you that technology is changing at a whiplash-inducing pace. What's much more difficult to predict is which technologies specifically are about to hit big. Manage to divine that information before the …

Is Singapore’s “miracle” health care system the answer for America?

The Singapore model shows how liberal and conservative ideas can fuse.<p>When liberals talk about their health care utopia, they have scores of examples to choose from. Some name France’s high-performing multi-payer system (No. 1 on the World Health Organization’s rankings, in case you haven’t heard). …

Kurzweil: By 2030, Nanobots Will Flow Throughout Our Bodies

Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering, is a well-known futurist who seems to have a penchant for accurate predictions. Most recently, he has …

Heliosphere, Our Sun's Sphere Of Influence, Is Not Shaped Like A Comet

The heliosphere, despite the “sphere” in its name, has long been picturized with a comet-like tail trailing behind the sun. Analysis of new …

How to Grow Your Own Food Even If You Live In a Tiny Apartment

We asked the urban gardening pros.<p><i>This story is part of our Guide to Modern Homesteading. Read the other stories in the series here.</i><p>The first time I had my own garden, it wasn’t really my own.<p>I was in college in Southern California, and my friend and I tended to a small plot on a communal farm as …

Gardening

Space Junk is Getting Out of Control

Humans are so disgusting that it’s not enough to create literal mountains of landfills on Earth, we have to go and trash our own orbit, too. The …

New Commercial Crew Vehicles Could Serve As Space Station 'Lifeboats'

New commercial crew spacecraft for the International Space Station will be able to do more than just carry astronauts to the orbiting lab: They will …

New Silk Road Or New Great Game? India Developing New Sri Lanka Port To Combat China

As regional powers like China, Russia, Japan, and India vie for political and economic position throughout the eastern realms of Eurasia, many of the less powerful countries caught in the middle are employing what could be called a ‘multi-vector strategy’ as they engage openly with multiple suitors …

Sri Lanka

Time-lapse photos show just how quickly the world's glaciers are disappearing

An elegy for ice<p>The rapid melting of Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier is tangible. When I visited in 2013, our guide punctuated every few steps by saying, "Ten years ago the glacier would have started here .... five years ago the glacier would have started here." Each step in which our feet were …

WikiLeaks publishes more secret CIA tools after the US threatens criminal charges

The latest release is a 31-page user guide for a CIA device called "Weeping Angel" that was posted online on Friday, CBS News reported. The tool was able to turn Samsung televisions into surveillance tools — by way of activating the television's built-in microphone to record audio.<p>The tool was …

Surveillance

LeGrow modular planters are like Legos for indoor gardening

Complete with LED lights and USB ports<p>Like Legos for plant enthusiasts, LeGrow is a modular, tech-forward indoor garden system designed so that each pot can be stacked and attached to other pots like toy bricks.<p>The modular pieces are assembled to create self-sustaining ecosystems, perfect for city …

The US Geological Survey may have found the largest untapped natural-gas deposit in the country

The agency reported that two formations in the Gulf Coast Basin may contain as much as 304.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas plus 1.9 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, making the area the largest untapped continuous gas deposit in the country.<p>The two formations—Haynesville and Bossier—also …

Size Comparison: Sony a9 vs a7R II, Canon 5D Mark IV, and 1DX Mark II

One of the biggest selling points of Sony’s mirrorless full-frame cameras is how much smaller and lighter they are than comparable DSLRs, but does …

7 things you need to know about aquaponics, a tiny ecosystem you can build at home

You’ve probably heard the buzzwords and seen a few articles, but the question remains: what exactly is aquaponics? And perhaps just as significantly, …

How do I set my Camera's Exposure?

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SEO Is Dead. No, Really

As an SEO professional focused on the healthcare industry, I regularly come across articles declaring that “SEO is Dead!” For the most part, these …

This New Browser Plug-in Lets You Access Millions of Scientific Papers For Free

100% legal.<p>If you're of the mindset that knowledge should be freely accessible to as many humans as possible, paywalls for academic journals can be …

Worried About Low Testosterone? The Answer May Be Your Diet

With all of the testosterone creams, pills, patches, and injections, you may be wondering if you should be doing something to boost your …

Scientists ponder the possibility of quantum consciousness

As AI improves, the mystery of consciousness interests more programmers and physicists.<p>Karla Lant explains:<p>This is probably in part because of the …

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

We just hit 410 ppm of CO2. Welcome to a whole new world.

This is not normal: We’re on track to witness a climate unseen in 50 million years by mid-century.<p>In pre-industrial times, the concentration of …

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Autonomous driving is here, and it’s going to change everything

Welcome to the hands-free world.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published on</i> <i>Medium</i><i>.</i><p><i>A couple weeks ago, I spoke to a working group of economists and climate change experts in Norway about what’s happening right now in autonomous driving — how fast it’s likely to go mainstream, the effects it</i> …

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at the end …

Motivation