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Call the Russian Embassy. Press 3 for ‘election interference.’

Don't say Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't have a sense of humor.<p>For April Fools' Day, the Russian Foreign Ministry put out an “official joke” — a video of a proposed voice-mail message for its embassy answering machines. In the clip, recorded in Russian and English, an automated recording …

Russia

WikiLeaks says the CIA can use your TV to spy on you. But there's good news

If these documents are genuine, then they prove that encryption still offers broad protection. That’s one reason to download Signal and similar apps now<p>The latest release from WikiLeaks detailing how the CIA has allegedly stockpiled a plethora of tools to hack a variety of everyday devices – from …

Surveillance

Netanyahu backs calls for convicted Israeli soldier to be pardoned

Israeli PM says manslaughter verdict handed to Sgt Elor Azaria for killing a Palestinian attacker is ‘painful for all of us’<p>The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has joined calls for an Israeli soldier to be pardoned after being convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a severely …

Israel

4 Quotes From Isaac Asimov on Science and the Dangers of Ignorance

Happy birthday to Isaac Asimov! The prolific writer was born this day in 1920. The author of the <i>Foundation</i> series, the <i>Robot</i> series, and so much more, …

'Alt-right' groups will 'revolt' if Trump shuns white supremacy, leaders say

Prominent members of the American far right predict that waning influence on the president-elect could trigger discord and vengeance within the movement<p>Donald Trump will disappoint and disillusion his far-right supporters by eschewing white supremacy, according to some of the movement’s own …

Donald Trump

During World War I enemies stopped fighting and celebrated Christmas together

In the midst of war, soldiers laid down their arms to sing Christmas carols, play soccer, and barter with the cigarettes and sweets they'd received in care packages from the nations they served.<p>The event would later be treated in numerous films, documentaries, and books — although often with …

World History

Engineering's stark racial inequalities revealed by report

Being black or minority ethnic bigger barrier to employment than any other factor finds Royal Academy of Engineering<p>Black engineering graduates are less likely to find jobs than white students with lower second or third class degrees, according to a report that reveals stark inequalities within the …

Education

808: the beat that changed music

Chronicling the incredible story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine: a small but powerful piece of technology that changed the course of music history forever.<p>You might not know what a Roland TR-808 is, but you sure as hell know what it sounds like. Hard, aggressive and with an internal, inimitable …

China's Hebei plans $100 billion investment in clean sectors in 2017 | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The heavily polluted northern Chinese province of Hebei will invest as much as 700 billion yuan ($100.82 billion/82.03 billion pounds) on new projects next year as part of its efforts to “upgrade” its heavy industrial economy, the local government said on Saturday.<p>Trucks are …

Environmentalism

Black Mom Calls Police After White Man Chokes Her 7-Year-Old, Police Arrest Her Instead

Yet another video of racism in the police force<p>A video that has come out of a white police officer arresting a black mother and her two daughters …

Fort Worth

The Mexican Cartels’ Christmas Slaughter

Extraordinary violence has become perfectly ordinary in Mexico, and it takes no break for the holidays.<p>TIJUANA, Mexico—On Wednesday, two murdered men …

The United States just made Middle East peace harder

<i>Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and was a deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush administration; Michael Singh is the Lane-Swig senior fellow and managing director at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and</i> …

Israel

6 More Mysterious Radio Signals Have Been Detected Coming From Outside Our Galaxy

They're all coming from the one place.<p>Back in March, scientists detected 10 powerful bursts of radio signals coming from the same location in space. …

10 Festive Holiday Cocktails

Playing bartender has never been easier. You can whip up a batch of these spirited drinks in two shakes.<p>1. Pomegranate Martinis<p>This pretty red-hued …

Eggnog

President Obama signs defense bill that could spur new space-based arms race

President Obamahas signed legislation that, by striking a single word from longstanding U.S. nuclear defense policy, could heighten tensions with Russia and China and launch the country on an expensive effort to build space-based defense systems.<p>The<p>National Defense Authorization Act, a year-end …

China Claims It Has Done the "Impossible" with EmDrive

The EmDrive — an “impossible” propulsion technology due to the fact that it defies the laws of physics — has been in something of technological …

Space Travel

Furniture Design History: Why Do Wingback Chairs Have Wings?

Form follows freezing<p>If form follows function, then to the modern-day observer, the design of wingback chairs does not appear to make sense. Why add …

Meta’s New AR Glasses Let You Touch The Virtual World

The $949 headset, which is shipping now, lets you interact with digital objects without the need for physical controllers.<p>It takes automakers many years to go from design concept to showroom-ready cars, and by the time designers see their new vehicles in the flesh, it’s often too late to make any …

Augmented Reality

Las Vegas Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached with the …

Renewable Energy
Economics

Ancient Sumerian Writings Reveal the Earth was Ruled by Eight Immortal Kings for 241,200 Years

More than a dozen copies of a mysterious text referred to as the Sumerian King Lists have been uncovered over the years by archaeologists in regions …

Ancient History

Trump is just the latest obstacle on the zigzagging course of racial progress

Studying the American civil war and civil rights movement, it’s clear there’s no racial nirvana ahead. Instead there may be an era of sustained political violence<p>At the end of the American civil war, before Reconstruction could plant its feet solidly in the south, white people in the region fought …

Rights & Freedoms

Leak reveals Rex Tillerson was director of Bahamas-based US-Russian oil firm

Documents from tax haven will raise more questions over suitability of Donald Trump’s pick for US secretary of state<p>Rex Tillerson, the businessman nominated by Donald Trump to be the next US secretary of state, was the long-time director of a US-Russian oil firm based in the tax haven of the …

Rex Tillerson

The Panama Papers: what's been revealed so far?

The unprecedented leak of 11.5m files is causing upheaval across the globe. Here is what has been revealed by the Guardian<p>David Cameron admits he profited from father’s offshore fund<p>The leak of 11.5m files from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca continues to create upheaval around the world. …

Corruption

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

Google’s head of diversity is leaving the company

Google’s head of diversity, Nancy Lee, is retiring from Google after several years of leading the company’s global diversity and inclusion team, TechCrunch has learned.<p>Lee, who originally joined Google’s legal team back in 2006, has been working on diversity at Google for the last few years. She …

HBCUs

Bank insiders are selling stock like there's no tomorrow

The Big Bullish signal with a capital B - for those who believe in this kind of religion - was that the Dow Jones Transportation Average jumped to a new high on Wednesday for the first time since 2014, and that it rose again on Thursday to another record, even as the Dow also hit new records. The …

Markets

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking get a tiny ship to Alpha Centauri

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking and Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner with the monumental task of getting a tiny probe to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. Project Starshot aims to propel a lightweight silicon "StarChip" to one-fifth the speed of light by hitting it with lasers …