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Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith review – the octopus as intelligent alien

A scuba-diving philosopher of science explores the wonder of cephalopods, smart and playful creatures who live outside the brain-body divide<p>‘Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs / Upon the slimy sea.” Coleridge’s lines evoke those Precambrian depths where sensate life first stirred, and which …

The dark psychology of dehumanization, explained

As anti-Muslim rhetoric increases under Trump, more Americans are seeing Muslims as less than human.<p>You can think of human psychology as a series of overlapping mental programs. One program identifies faces as individuals we recognize. Another is working memory, which allows us to make quick …

8 predictions for the world in 2030

<i>For more information, watch sessions on the Global Economic Outlook, the Global Science Outlook and The Future of Consumption from our Annual Meeting</i> …

From Selma to Montgomery: 5 Things You May Not Know About 'Bloody Sunday'

Thousands of people in Alabama crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma into Montgomery on Sunday to recreate a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement on its 52nd anniversary.<p>On March 7, 1965, images of police beating and throwing tear gas at 600 marchers flashed across television screens …

EU should avoid duplicating Nato, says Michael Fallon

UK defence secretary urges against recreating structures as ministers due to agree on Brussels military command centre<p>The EU must not undermine Nato by recreating its military structures, the UK defence secretary will tell European leaders.<p>As the bloc aims to deepen its defence cooperation, EU …

With economy up, crime down, why are the Dutch discontented?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The economy is up, unemployment is down and some Dutch prisons are so empty the government has been renting out cells.<p>So why do polls indicate that the Netherlands' ruling parties are set to suffer big losses before a March 15 national election, while the party of …

In Move Recalling Nazi-Era Policies, Trump to Create Office to Track Crimes Committed by Immigrants

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Well, let’s go to Donald Trump calling for this new government agency for victims of crime by immigrants.<p><b>PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:</b> And we …

IBM's quantum cloud computer goes commercial

Company plans a bigger, better system aimed at creating a market for the still-immature technology.<p>Hoping that if you build it, they will come, IBM …

Newsmax CEO: Trump vows he'll be 'proven right' on wiretaps

The CEO of Newsmax Media, known for having a relationship with President Trump, wrote on Sunday that Trump insists he will be proven right regarding …

Donald Trump

Facebook to trial 'dislike' button for first time in Messenger app overhaul

Facebook is trialling a “dislike” button for the first time, in response to high demand from users.<p>The feature has been rolled out to a small number …

Stop comparing Donald Trump to Hitler – he has more in common with another erratic German leader

Many have noted similarities between Donald Trump’s political rise and that of the right wing in 1930s Europe. Yet recent events, such as the travel …

A prediction: The world's most powerful economies in 2030

PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world's largest professional-services firms, just released its predictions for the most powerful economies in the …

Japan Gets Schooled

Dismay rippled through Japanese society over the summer after the venerated University of Tokyo lost its number one ranking, falling to number seven, …

7 Menstrual Apps That’ll Make Tracking Your Period a Breeze

Let’s be honest: Getting a surprise visit from Aunt Flow is the *absolute* worst. But even though we know that tracking our cycle is essential, we’re more than a little fed up with manually crunching the numbers in our paper planner to determine when we have to stock up on tampons and cranberry …

Hackers drawn to energy sector's lack of sensors, controls

HOUSTON (AP) — Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated …

An algorithm that predicts relationship status with 86 per cent accuracy has decided President Trump is single

President Donald Trump’s erratic Twitter habits led a sophisticated computer algorithm to conclude that he lives “like a bachelor”.<p>The artificial …

Why Raspberry Pi is the future of computing devices

On the strength of it new $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W, it's hard not to look at the Pi and see the technology industry's next wave.<p>One of the most useful …

Smart condoms: like Fitbit for sex – and you can even share your stats

Ever wondered how many calories you’re burning in the bedroom? The i.Con condom, which keeps track of your sex stats, could be the answer

Condoms

For True Cyber Security, Using a USB Firewall Is Essential

While trojans and email phishing still feature prominently in hacker toolkits, getting into a system IRL is one of the most effective methods a truly …

Retired general: Russia and China’s military are gaining on us

The US military’s ability to deliver “shock and awe” on the battlefield is being overtaken by the rapidly revamping Russian and Chinese forces, the …

How the rest of the world could shape Trump’s foreign policy

Governments around the world are fixated on the apparent struggle in Washington over President Trump’s foreign policy: Will the ethno-nationalism of Stephen K. Bannon dominate, or the traditional muscular conservatism of Vice President Pence? Evidence for each side could easily be found in Trump’s …

Thanks, Obama! Trump’s weekend of crisis begins with bizarre allegations, ends in stunned silence

<b>Donald Trump, Barack Obama (AP/Reuters/Rick Wilking/Yuri Gripas/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>UPDATED: White House in crisis: James Comey turns on Trump; GOP silent in the wake of wild wiretap allegations<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>March 6, 2017 7:05am (UTC)<p>This story has been updated to reflect recent …

Donald Trump

From Washington to Mar-a-Lago, controversy follows Trump

The Washington Post's Robert Costa walks us through his latest reports of President Trump leaving the White House in a fury over Jeff Sessions …

The Latest: Dems seek details of communications about Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's claim that then-President Barack Obama had Trump's telephones tapped during last year's …

Donald Trump

AP FACT CHECK: Trump considers 20 million people 'very few'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor's health care law covers "very few people" as he minimized the impact of …

Health Care

Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns F.B.I. ‘Leakers’

WASHINGTON — President Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media on Friday, escalating his attacks on journalists as “the enemy of the people” and berating members of his own F.B.I. as “leakers” who he said were putting the nation at risk.<p>In a speech to the Conservative …

Trump's popularity at CPAC gathering, which he shunned a year ago, shows how he's conquered conservatives

A year ago, Donald Trump skipped the nation's preeminent conference of conservatives, underscoring the friction between the populist candidate and many of the warring factions in his party during a heated presidential primary season.<p>Friday, Trump returned to the Conservative Political Action …

Republicans

Hundreds of scientists urge Trump to withdraw from U.N. climate-change agency

More than 300 scientists have urged President Trump to withdraw from the U.N.’s climate change agency, warning that its push to curtail carbon …