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Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina law banning sex offenders from social media

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that a North Carolina law prohibiting sex offenders from using social media was unconstitutional.<p>“A fundamental principle of the First Amendment is that all persons have access to places where they can speak and listen, and then, after …

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges can seem insurmountable, but what separates the successful, or …

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

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Filed Under Physics<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Get ready to have your mind …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA scientist warns Earth is due for ‘extinction-level’ event

A NASA scientist is warning that Earth is due for an “extinction-level” event like a comet or asteroid strike — and claims there won’t be anything we …

Kent State University course examines Hillary Clinton campaign, sexism

Kent State University is turning Hillary Clinton's life into a lesson with a new class focused on the Democrat who lost her presidential bid this past week.<p>The course, titled "Hillary Clinton Case Study: Perspectives on Gender and Power," is being taught by the director of the school's women's …

Hillary Clinton

Here's Why Facebook's Trending Algorithm Keeps Promoting Fake News

The Trending product has repeatedly promoted false news, and experts say it may get worse as the company scales Trending internationally.<p>Facebook has placed a high-stakes — and, experts say, unwise — bet that an algorithm can play the lead role in stanching the flood of misinformation the powerful …

Brandon Lee: The Story of His Accidental Killer on 'The Crow' Set

Michael Massee died Wednesday at the age of 61<p>Michael Massee, who died Wednesday at the age of 61, is unfairly known as the man who killed Brandon …

Construction

Barack Obama to Lead U.S. Delegation to Funeral for Shimon Peres

President Barack Obama will lead a U.S. delegation to attend the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, the White House said Wednesday.<p>The president will leave for Israel Thursday and will return to Washington, D.C., on Friday.<p>Peres, called one of the founding fathers of the state of …

Israel

Keanu Reeves Is Dressed To Kill In The First Poster For ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’

If you still haven’t seen <i>John Wick</i>, what the heck is wrong with you? The 2014 hitman rampage thriller was a breakout hit for stuntmen-turned-directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, as it earned $86 million worldwide and received a ton of praise from critics. Most notably, my colleague Brian …

Construction

Jellyfish stops a boy's heart for 2 minutes

What started as a typical, relaxing vacation for a Russian family became a living nightmare when their 2-year-old son was stung by a box jellyfish.<p>The child's heart stopped, and rescuers had to act fast to keep him alive.<p>The boy, who was not named, was on the beach at Koh Sumui Island in southern …

AOL

What You Need To Know About The New Federal Rules For Driverless Cars

Plus, a new acronym<p>Yesterday, the President of the United States did something unusual. In an op-ed published in the <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,</i> Barack Obama explicitly made the case for putting people inside of robots and moving them around. That is, he argued in favor of driverless cars, which is a …

Autonomous Vehicle

Amazon Faces Questions Over How It Lists Prices

Amazon came under fire Monday after <i>ProPublica</i> reported that the e-commerce giant more prominently displays its own products and those of merchants …

Microsoft told to compensate customers for Windows 10 breaking computers

Microsoft has been urged to pay compensation to customers that have suffered computer malfunctions when upgrading to its new software Windows 10.<p>Since the company released the software last year it has been plagued by complaints, with customers claiming their computers upgraded without their …

Facebook ads still slipping past Adblock Plus via stripped-down code

The Adblock Plus crowdsourced hacker militia can’t keep up with Facebook’s disciplined army of engineers.<p>When Facebook first announced it would circumvent ad blocking software, Adblock Plus (ABP) built a workaround in two days, boasting that “We promised that the open source community would have a …

This portable laundry bag will keep weary travelers feeling fresh

Campers and travelers will agree that dirty laundry seriously weighs down your trip. Runs to the laundromat are out of the way and costly, and stain …

Camping

Parents Charged After 7-Year-Old Son Found Allegedly Trying to Sell His Stuffed Animal for Food

Tammy and Michael Bethel of Ohio have been charged with five counts each of child endangerment, after their 7-year-old son was found outside a local …

Crime

Shooting of three men in Virginia captured by Facebook Live camera

(Reuters) - Three Virginia men were wounded by a hail of gunfire in a shooting recorded on Facebook Live video, police said on Wednesday, another example of the phenomenon of violence being streamed online.<p>The men were shot shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Norfolk, about 150 miles (240 km) south …

Alphabet Inc.
Marvel Universe

Roscoe Brown Jr. dies at 94; longtime educator was a Tuskegee Airman

Roscoe Brown Jr., who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and was a longtime New York City educator, has died.<p>Brown died Saturday at a hospital in the Bronx after breaking his hip in a recent fall, his granddaughter Lisa Bodine said. He was 94.<p>In 2007, Brown and five other …

Black History

Google talks up its self-driving cars’ cyclist-detection algorithms

Today might be conspicuous in the annals of autonomous vehicles for a more serious reason, but another month is over and Google has issued its self-driving car report for June. In it are some interesting details about the system’s ability to detect and avoid cyclists.<p>“Cyclists are fast and agile — …

This hilarious video about the 'Algorithm Mafia' is exactly what Facebook wants to avoid

A new video by College Humor hilariously compares the social network's algorithm to the Mafia, showing three bowler-hatted goons bullying a poor user into looking at all sorts of posts that she doesn't want to see.<p>The video is especially topical because the woman keeps asking to see pictures of her …

Algorithms

Researchers have devised a treatment called MEND to reverse Alzheimer’s in Early-stage patients.

The human toll is evident. Patients knowing they are going to progressively lose their minds, functionality, and their very lives, must somehow learn …

Dementia

Don’t End a Meeting Without Doing These 3 Things

When a sports team finishes a game, they usually don’t gather up their gear and immediately leave the court, rink, field or locker room. The players and coaches take a few minutes for a post-game meeting – a ritual that’s just as important as the pre-game warm-up.<p>In our view, participants in …