Noah Wiles

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Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Creates Tech Startup Incubator

Former Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is starting a technology business incubator, Lumi Labs, with longtime colleague Enrique Munoz …

Silicon Valley

A 28-Year-Old Humanist Is Now the First Atheist Head Chaplain in the UK’s NHS

This is a tremendous benefit for non-religious patients receiving health care.


American Atheists Answers Follow-Up Questions After the Firing of Its President

I spoke with American Atheists about a number of questions that have been raised since the firing of president David Silverman.


The Origin Story of Mars' Moons Has Taken Unexpected Turn

Mars has two large, terrible adult sons named Phobos and Deimos. They are very dopey and utterly pointless moons that look like a toddler’s rendition …


Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …


Nintendo is looking for startups to build new Switch accessories

The search for the next Labo could be on<p>Nintendo is teaming up with venture capital firm Scrum Ventures to try to find new startups and teams working on more Switch accessories, according to a report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. One of the more interesting parts of the Nintendo Switch is its modular nature, …

Citizen Science

Pasadena Transit Route 88 – Your Transportation to Inspiration! – Pasadena Transit

Starting April 7 and into summer, Pasadena Transit is launching Route 88 between the Echo Mountain/Inspiration Point Trailhead and the Gold Line …


The Morning Heresy: Jony Ive and the Borg

Jony Ive and the Borg<p><i>The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.</i><p>On our <i>Reasonable Talk</i> …

Hung Up

Perks for Pruitt staffers swell list of scandals at Trump's EPA

Rachel Maddow rounds up the latest reports on Donald Trump's scandal-plagued EPA chief Scott Pruitt, including pay raises for his friends on staff, a …

Donald Trump

Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Trailer

Star Wars Anthology Series

Listen: Tim Cook’s complete interview with Hayes and Swisher

Listen to full audio from Apple CEO Tim Cook’s exclusive interview with Chris Hayes and Kara Swisher from the “Revolution: Apple Changing the World” …


25 health 'facts' that are totally wrong

There's something about health and nutrition folk wisdom that's resistant to truth.<p>Common health "facts" include the ideas that MSG will make you sick, that a juice detox is just what you need after a week of indulgence, and that sports drinks like Gatorade are totally fine since you need the …


Brown Paper Tickets

Planetary Radio Live Featuring Emily Lakdawalla & Her New Book<p>The Athenaeum At Caltech<br>Pasadena, CA<p>Please join us for a reception in honor of our …

Thought Leadership

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

Overview<p>The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake by Steven Novella<p><b>An all-encompassing</b> …


10 Questions to Spot B.S. From Astrophysicist Carl Sagan

A useful crash course in clear-eyed skepticism for the era of fake news.<p>Baloney, bunk, B.S. Whatever you want to call it, it's probably been with us since the dawn of humanity. But these days it feels like we're living in a golden age of bull.<p>Between politicians' cries of "fake news," fact-free …

Fake News

Hyperspektiv App Produces Glitch Images

Introduction:<p>I love a good image software, but there are so many in the App Store that it is difficult to know where to begin. If you are looking for …

App Store

Snapchat's latest mistake is not showing off its own strength

Snapchat's redesign has been critiqued for being difficult to find celebrities, such as Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian. But while that may upset a …

Social Media

Apple hires Google’s former AI boss to help improve Siri

John Giannandrea is joining the iPhone maker to lead its machine learning and AI strategy efforts<p>John Giannandrea, Google’s former head of search and artificial intelligence, is joining Apple. The hire, first reported by <i>The New York Times</i>, comes one day after the executive announced he was stepping …

Artificial Intelligence

Snapchat is rolling out group video chats like Messenger and Houseparty

It’s you and your 15 closest friends.<p>Snapchat is rolling out group video chats — the same kind of group video chats that apps like Houseparty and Facebook Messenger offer.<p>The idea is to give Snapchat users more ways to use the app for their day-to-day communication. Snapchat is well known for its …


California eyes lethal force law after shootings by police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire.<p>The proposed legislation would change the current "reasonable …

Law Enforcement

‘Wild Wild Country’: A Rajneeshee Cult Insider on the Horrors the Netflix Series Left Out

Satya Franklin was a close friend of Bhagwan and Sheela, and lived at Rajneeshpuram. She writes about the many things—sterilization, disconnecting …


Misidentified Ancient Burial Ritual Sites Turn Out to Be Much More Gruesome

These sites are not where early hominins learned about death.<p>To be human is to grapple with death. Anthropologists are particularly interested in …


Season 2 Trailer from Westworld (2016-)


New 'AR' Mobile App Features 3

NASA spacecraft travel to far-off destinations in space, but a new mobile app produced by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, …


Woman Dies After Receiving This Gwyneth Paltrow-Approved Treatment

Please don't do this.<p>A 55-year-old Spanish woman has died after receiving an acupuncture treatment that uses live bee stings instead of needles. …


Opinion: What I’d like to see Apple announce at the March 27 ‘education’ event

Apple set expectations for the March 27 event with the invite: ‘creative new ideas for teachers and students’. It’s going to be themed and directed at education markets, no question.<p>But that doesn’t mean the event will be irrelevant to an average consumer outside of a school. Whilst software …

MacBook Air

A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …


How to put your iPhone or iPad into DFU mode

DFU mode is the last step on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad troubleshooting ladder.Whether you want to jailbreak, un-jailbreak, update from an …

iPod Touch