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Supersized solar farms are sprouting around the world (and maybe in space, too)

Environment<p>A vast photovoltaic facility now being built in Egypt is part of a global trend.<p>In a quest to cut the cost of clean electricity, power utilities around the world are supersizing their solar farms.<p>Nowhere is that more apparent than in southern Egypt, where what will be the world’s largest …

Renewable Energy

We've decoded wheat's genome, with huge food security implications

Scientists announced today they have mapped out more than 94% of the genome of Chinese Spring bread wheat — adding that by manipulating its genetic …

Breakthroughs

ARM says its next processors will outperform Intel laptop chips

ARM-based laptops have been pretty pokey to date, but you might have a different impression of them in a year or two. The company has offered a rare peek at the performance expectations for its future processor architectures, and the figures might make Intel nervous. While ARM already believes that …

Batteries

Epic Announces Unreal Engine Online Learning Platform – Learn How to Make Games in Unreal for Free

One of the super rad things about the internet these days is it seems like regardless of what you want to learn, there’s a way you can do it, often …

Game Development

It's Capitalism's Fault That Young People Prefer Socialism

Also to blame: Democrats and liberals.<p>It might be hard to imagine, but there was a time not that long ago when capitalism looked really, really good<b>,</b> at least in America. Not just in the sense that rich people had fancy things they might have liked to show off on Instagram if it existed, but also …

Middle-class

A Study Of One Million Inventors Identified The Key To Success, And It's Not Talent

We want to believe that talent and opportunity are equally abundant. Not so according to this ground-breaking study.<p>There's a popular quote attributed to Leila Janah, "Talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not."<p>We can argue what "equally distributed" really means, but I'd submit that …

Innovation

Over 50k people have blocked Twitter's biggest advertisers over the Alex Jones debacle (and you can too)

Alex Jones can’t win these days. As the unofficial mascot of conspiracy theorists everywhere, Jones — the man who answers the question: What happens when you turn human skin inside-out and continue to wear it? — has seen his beloved InfoWars brand blocked on every major platform that isn’t a …

Alex Jones

Artificial intelligence as good as human doctors at spotting early signs of blindness

Artificial intelligence is now as good as human doctors at spotting early signs of blindness, a new collaboration between DeepMind and the NHS has shown.<p>The new a system can spot 50 eye problems including as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease with 94 per cent accuracy and …

Artificial Intelligence

Fake steaks to be exposed by invisible barcode scannable on smartphones

An “invisible barcode” which can be sprayed onto joints of meat and scanned by consumers using a smartphone will thwart future food fraud, scientists have claimed.<p>The accountancy firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) is developing an edible signature with an agent used in spices and powdered milk that …

Barcodes

From 'Fortnite' To 'Fallout 76,' Publishers Are Sick Of Google, Apple And Steam's Store Cuts

If I was to highlight one gaming industry trend in 2018, it would be how publishers are doing their best to absolutely flee from loot boxes like they’re some sort of contagious disease after going overboard with them in previous years. But if there’s a second narrative emerging, it’s that major …

Gaming Industry

Dutch car thieves ingeniously hacked their way into this BMW

It was Sunday afternoon when I installed the roof rack on my new BMW F30 320i.<p>We were about to go on a 2 week trip to France and were intending to leave next Friday.<p>During that night, my girlfriend and I were fast asleep, when at 03:45 the doorbell rang. We looked at each other dazed. I got out of …

Modus

Teeth from a Mega-Shark twice the size of a Great White found in Australia

Fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly was walking along the beach in Victoria Australia when he saw it: a glint in a boulder with quarter of a tooth exposed.<p>"I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people," explained Mullaly.<p>He had …

White Shark

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

Imperial College London

The Expensive Education of Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley

Let me first state that I actually like Mark Zuckerberg and have since the day I met him more than a dozen years ago.<p>But let me also say that he and Facebook, the huge social network that he started in college, have been working humanity’s last nerve for far too long now.<p>Every week, it’s something, …

Silicon Valley

What's going on with Donald Trump? Psychologist explains the president’s lies, reversals

Trump's lies and reversals are not due to mental illness but because he reacts to people and situations in the moment, with no thought of future or past.<p>When I saw CNN’s Jake Tapper suddenly blurt out, “What the hell is going on?” in an online video the other day, I thought I’d better speak up.<p>Like …

Donald Trump

Ex-prosecutor explains what Trump CFO Weisselberg will reveal to investigators after they offer him immunity

Sitting on a large MSNBC panel on Saturday morning, a former federal prosecutor said investigators in the Michael Cohen case moving forward in the …

Donald Trump

Trump Org 'bookkeeper' is actually a right-hand man

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes in the news, a bombshell really is a bombshell.<p>It is difficult to overestimate the importance of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization's chief financial officer, being subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury empaneled in the Michael Cohen investigation in the Southern …

Donald Trump

Trump Family Flees to Moscow

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Bringing a tumultuous chapter of American history to an abrupt conclusion, Donald J. Trump and three of his adult children fled to Moscow in the early hours of Friday morning.<p>Accompanied by Ivanka, Eric, and Don, Jr., Trump boarded a specially chartered Aeroflot …

Donald Trump

Trump admin reportedly meeting with Facebook, Google to craft web privacy rights

An online privacy protection proposal may see the light of day this fall.<p>The Trump administration is working on a proposal to protect internet users' privacy, The Washington Post reported. The Commerce Department has been meeting with representatives from Facebook , Google , AT&T , Comcast and …

Privacy

Chris Froome Tackled Off Bike by Police at Tour de France

A French officer says he mistook the four-time Tour champion for an amateur after Stage 17<p>Every Tour de France has its moments of tension and hostility, and the 2018 edition is no exception. Fan interference caused Vincenzo Nibali to crash, fracture his vertebrae, and drop out of the race after …

Road Cycling

Donald Trump Is America's Greatest President

Before voicing their exasperation over the Trump/Putin/Pence administration, all the white liberals, the people at the helm of the resistance …

Donald Trump

Swarming Bacteria Create an ‘Impossible’ Superfluid

Researchers explore a loophole that extracts useful energy from a fluid’s seemingly random motion. The secret? Sugar and asymmetry.<p>Outside of the …

Physics

The startling revelation from Pompeo hearing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Everybody knew President Donald Trump has been creating foreign policy on the fly, relying on intuition, wild guesses and personal interactions with other heads of state rather than careful, systematic strategizing. But the startling performance Wednesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo …

Foreign Policy

New Drug Wipes Out Malaria In A Single Dose — But There's One Hitch

The world now has a potent, new weapon against malaria — one that can wipe out the parasite from a person's body with a single dose.<p>But before many people around the world can use it, scientists have to overcome a big obstacle.<p>On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to cure …

Public Health

Republicans Accuse Rosenstein of Secretly Plotting to Uphold Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—House Republicans on Thursday accused the Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, of “secretly and nefariously” implementing a plot to uphold the United States Constitution.<p>In a joint press conference, Representatives Mark Meadows, of North Carolina, and Jim …

Donald Trump

The world’s first “high-tech eco village” will reinvent suburbs

ReGen village, in the Netherlands, will collect and store its own water and energy, grow its own food, and process much of its own waste. Also: no cars.<p>A half-hour commute from Amsterdam, a piece of farmland is slated to become a new kind of neighborhood. Vertical farms, along with traditional …

Sustainability

They Want Trump’s Liquor License Yanked—and They Just Might Win

Seven District of Columbia residents noticed that D.C. law says you have to be ‘of good character’ to have a liquor license. They want Trump’s taken …

Donald Trump

They thought this was Trump country. Hell no

In a dim corridor backstage, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders looked down at Kansas congressional hopeful James Thompson’s denim jeans and black boots. “Hey James,” Sanders said without cracking a smile. “Could I borrow your cowboy shoes?”<p>Thompson took just a second to recover from the razzing.<p>“I …

Middle-class

CNN reporter banned: Fox joins outcry after exclusion from White House event

A CNN reporter has been excluded by the White House from a press event after asking Donald Trump about Vladimir Putin’s postponed visit and the Michael Cohen tapes.<p>The ban on White House reporter Kaitlan Collins sparked outcry from traditional rival Fox News and the White House Correspondents …

Donald Trump

The Bleeding Edge: behind the terrifying new Netflix documentary

A terrifying new documentary carries a stark warning that a nightmare has been lurking in the medical industry for decades and it might be in your body.<p>The Bleeding Edge, which premieres on Netflix, examines the $400bn medical device industry responsible for products such as hip implants and …

Contraception