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Scientists confirm Uranus smells like farts

It's official: Uranus smells like farts.<p>This is a real conclusion that real scientists came to. The planet, often the butt of jokes, has an …

Astronomy

Yes, Native Americans Were the Victims of Genocide

Burial of the dead after the massacre of Wounded Knee, 1891. (Photo: Northwestern Photo Co.)<p><i>This paper, written under the title, "U.S.</i> …

Native Americans

How To Grow A Hundred Pounds Of Potatoes In A Barrel

<b>Health benefits of potatoes</b><p>Potatoes are edible plant tubers first cultivated in the Andes region of South America.Many studies have suggested that …

Gardening

How project-based learning and blockchain can improve the professional development industry

When we think about professional development in our careers today we consider one of two things. The first option is going back to school to pursue …

Pedagogy

FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project

Three years ago, database geeks were disappointed to learn that FoundationDB and its unique database product had been acquired by Apple. That all …

Databases

Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

Raspberry Pi

Scientists stumbled upon a plastic-eating bacterium—then accidentally made it stronger

Hungry, hungry enzymes.<p>The natural world is rapidly becoming a giant pile of plastic waste. There are literally six—<i>six!</i>—ungodly large garbage patches swelling in the ocean. Even areas as far removed from us as the Arctic are not safe. We’re slowly suffocating a lot of natural ecologies with our …

Pollution

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based Personas

How To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based PersonasHow To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based PersonasTim Noetzel …

UX Design

​Microsoft releases its first Linux product

For the first time, Microsoft has released its own Linux kernel in a new Linux-based product: Azure Sphere.<p>read this<p>After testing the waters for …

Linux

Why are Objects not Iterable in JavaScript?

Why are objects not iterable by default?<p><b>I see questions all the time related to iterating objects, the common solution being to iterate over an</b> …

JavaScript

New worldwide solar projects leave fossil fuels in the dust

Donald Trump and Republican energy officials might think they’re talking a good game with proposed boosts in offshore drilling, coal industry jobs, …

Renewable Energy

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Parenting

200,000 Cisco Network Switches Reportedly Hacked

sponsored by<p>What Remediation Steps Should Be Taken? Geetha Nandikotkur (AsiaSecEditor) • April 9, 2018<p>Over 200,000 Cisco network switches worldwide …

Information Security

A Second Grader's Answer to a Homework Question About the Police Is Truly Eye-Opening

Children are oftentimes far more observant and profound than we may assume. The latest proof comes in the form of a second grade student's answer to a simple homework question about the police. His eye-opening answer — which touches on the reality for some black adolescents growing up in today's …

New Jersey

Trump's Rush to Confirm Comey's Accusations

The White House teased an elaborate plan to push back on the former FBI director’s book. Instead, the president took to Twitter to validate its central characterizations.<p>As the release of James Comey’s book neared, Republican operatives in Washington began spreading the word: They had a plan to …

Donald Trump

What Meditating for 100 Days Straight Taught Me About Self-Development

If you do the same, it'll change your life.<p>Self-development isn't as easy as you'd think. And it's certainly more difficult than you'd hope.<p>Our modern culture teaches us that self-development is only one purchase away. We're brainwashed into thinking that we can purchase emotional development in …

Meditation

Stdlib roadmap: JavaScript will finally get a standard library

Known for its lack of a large standard library, JavaScript is set to gain a much more functional and larger standard library, under a third-party …

JavaScript

Humanity could be waste-free if we lived in a Circular Economy — here's how it would work

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Teresa Domenech:</b> Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to really own a car, own a house, or own a phone. What if we just use what we need in the way we need it and then when we no longer need it or when we need something else we just change it easily.<p>Hello, my name …

Sustainability

Two Years of Functional Programming in JavaScript: Lessons Learned

The article is not about learning FP principles or JavaScript FP libraries. There are numerous of good articles on this topic out there. The article …

Programming

Trump Loudly Insists That He Is Incompetent

Either the Department of Justice is correct that he surrounded himself with lawbreakers, or the people he chose to run the federal justice system are incompetents and rogues.<p>Donald Trump’s supporters insist that the public shouldn’t lose faith in the president as Robert Mueller and the Department …

Donald Trump

A Google computer scientist says his new lip-reading technology has terrifying implications for fake news

In an era of fake news, we can still rely on our own eyes to spot the truth, right? Wrong.<p>Computer scientist Supasorn Suwajanakorn, now a research resident at Google Brain, has created a new kind of lip-reading technology that can make a fake video of just about anyone that looks and sounds almost …

Fake News

How to destroy the NRA's talking points in 5 easy steps

The next time you hear someone repeating pro-gun NRA propaganda, respond with these five points:<p><b>1. Gun laws save lives.</b> Consider the federal assault …

Common Sense

The One Simple Thing That Finally Got My Kids to Stop Fighting

Remember when you thought your kids would be best friends, sharing toys and learning from each other in harmony every day of their lives? If so, I …

Parenting

The idea that everyone should have a job is so common we forget to question it

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that “We must create full employment or we must create [basic, guaranteed] incomes.” More than 40 years later, we talk a lot about the last half of that statement: Technology entrepreneurs like Y Combinator’s Sam Altman and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes have …

Great Depression

Leap Motion's headset has hand tracking and could be the future of AR

Leap Motion has been working on Project North Star, an open source augmented reality hardware and UX design project centered on interaction. The …

Augmented Reality

The Stars of Westworld Make 25-Minute Long 'Spoiler' Video Just to Troll Fans

Last night during a Reddit AMA, <i>Westworld</i> co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan made a bold statement: in an attempt to stop spoilers from ruining fans …

TV Series

Google and Netflix team up on Kayenta, an open-source project for automated deployment monitoring

A new open-source project from Google and Netflix aims to help other companies that want to modernize their application deployment practices but …

Microservices