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Warmer waters from climate change causing fish to shrink in size, finds study

Fish could shrink in size dramatically as ocean temperatures rise because of climate change, according to a new study.<p>When the water gets warmer, …

Amazon’s new algorithm designs clothing by analyzing a bunch of pictures

Sir, your AI fashion designer is here<p>Amazon has developed an algorithm that can design clothing by analyzing a bunch of images to copy the style and then apply it to new items generated from scratch, reports <i>MIT</i><i>.</i> Amazon is focussing heavily on fashion, and has previously said it’s looking to become …

Algorithms

British Mail Introduces Delightful Electric Mail Trucks

Nine electric vans will be driving around London starting immediately.<p>The United Kingdom's Royal Mail is starting to test out electric vans. The British mail service will be driving nine fully-electric commercial trucks of varying sizes with ranges of up to 100 miles.<p>The trucks will be driving in …

SpaceX is planning to do something really cool today

<b>UPDATE: Aug. 14, 2017, 1:36 p.m. EDT</b> The launch and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket was successful. Read our post and watch the video of the …

Treating Cancer With Alternative Medicine More Than Doubles Your Risk of Dying

Alternative medicine that works is called medicine.<p>Choosing alternative medicine to treat curable cancer instead of conventional cancer treatments …

London's Big Ben Goes Silent on August 21, 2017

Big Ben will soon be seen, but not heard.<p>The iconic London landmark will toll for the final time before its four-year restoration—weighing in at £29 …

Big Ben

How to kill groupthink in your company

Ralph Nader once said: “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” The problem is, this is easier said than done.<p>Effective leaders inspire teams to collaborate in decision-making. This means choosing the best courses of action and integrating the ideas from your …

North Korea calls off Guam threat

North Korean state media reports that Kim Jong Un is backing off from his threat to launch missiles at Guam, a U.S. territory, per the WSJ. He …

North Korea

The Next Moon Landing Is Near—Thanks to These Pioneering Engineers

Researchers and entrepreneurs pursue a question for the ages: Can someone make money venturing into the great beyond?<p><b>The youthful Indian engineers took their seats,</b> a bit nervously, in a makeshift conference room inside a cavernous former car-battery warehouse in Bangalore. Arrayed in front of them …

European regulators are about to kill the digital media industry

In Europe, a different but still pernicious assault on free media is also under way. And while it may be harder to see - no news outlets are being seized by force - if left unchecked its long-term impact is harmful to democracy and economic prosperity.<p>Buried in pages of amendments to the European …

Digital Advertising

10 Inventions That Shaped The Workplace

From cubicles to comfy chairs, these innovations had a lasting impact on office life.<p>1. Otis Elevator, 1857<p>The Otis Elevator Company installed the first public version of its newfangled invention inside New York department store E.V. Haughwout, which helped convince people it was safe to use.<p><b>The</b> …

Inventions

Smurfs set for eviction from Spain's famous bright blue village of Júzcar

Visitors have been flocking to the Spanish village of Júzcar since 2011, as its houses are painted blue and it’s known as the home of The Smurfs. Sadly, the colourful village will no longer be able to lay claim to that fictional colony of small, blue anthropomorphous creatures who live in …

Andalusia

Tesla’s ‘tiny house’ hits the road in Australia to show off solar power potential

Tesla has a new way to demonstrate the possibilities of its home solar products to potential customers – using a ‘tiny house’ on wheels, which it can tow on a rolling tour with a Tesla Model X. The Tesla Tiny House made its official debut in Australia (via Electrek), where it will welcome visitors …

Tesla

Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard

A new learning strategy could be the end grades as we know it. But the individualized learning could make this revolutionary way to teach better for students.<p>From New York to Vermont, and from Illinois to Idaho, a new kind of education standard is taking root. It's called mastery-based learning, …

Drug Smuggling Biggest Threat Along Canadian Border, DHS Says

The biggest threat to the U.S.-Canada border continues to be drug smuggling with criminal gangs employing low-flying airplanes to avoid detection, …

Immigration

New Orleans flooding: What we know Sunday | NOLA.com

Powerful rain storms sat over much of New Orleans and parts of Jefferson Parish Saturday (Aug. 5), swamping the region with up to 10 inches of rain …

Weather

Loyola program opens college doors for vulnerable students

Loyola University Chicago was Blanca Rodriguez's dream school.<p>The Jesuit institution's $42,000 tuition was out of the question for her family, but Rodriguez will soon be a graduate of a Loyola school anyway thanks to a program for low-income students designed to get them halfway to a bachelor's …

College & University

Why British schools are turning to Chinese textbooks to raise math scores

Starting in January, teachers in England will have the option of using “Real Shanghai Mathematics,” a series of 36 textbooks translated directly from …

Textbooks

The Dalí Museum

This museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of Salvador Dalí’s art outside of Spain. The three-story building is located on a beautiful bayside site along St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront. The dramatic envelope balances the exhibition and protection of the priceless …

Salvador Dalí

UK government sets out tougher guidelines to protect smart cars from hackers

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government issued new guidelines on Sunday requiring manufacturers of internet-connected vehicles to put in place tougher cyber protections to ensure they are better shielded against hackers.<p>The government said it was concerned that smart vehicles, which allow drivers …

Cybersecurity

On 72nd Anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Attack, Appeals of 'Never Again'

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the 72nd anniversary Sunday of the world's first atomic bomb attack has gained urgency as North Korea accelerates work on its nuclear weapons program, showing its growing prowess with increasingly frequent missile launches.<p>When the U.S. …

North Korea

These restaurants are all about vegetables — just don’t call them “vegetarian”

Despite our modern obsession with all things health, the most popular vegetables in the United States are still potatoes and tomatoes — better …

McDonald's

​I​s your child gifted? Their drawings of stick figures could tell you

Next time your child proudly presents you with their scribble of a stick figure with crazy hair, it might be worth a closer look: if their drawing includes certain features, you could have a genius on your hands. According to a new study of human figures drawn by children aged seven to nine, there …

Drawing

A Survey of 1,502 College Students Revealed the 1 Skill They Wish Their Parents Had Taught Them | Inc.com

Parents, teachers, and coaches dedicate their days to preparing kids for the challenges of life after high school. They devote countless hours to ensuring kids can score high and perform well in today's cutting-edge world.<p>But there's one set of valuable skills adults aren't teaching kids--emotional …

College & University

The electric jolt that roused Big Oil

Identifying a tipping point is not always easy. But when one of the world’s most powerful oil bosses says he is in the market for an electric car, there can be little doubt.<p>Ben van Beurden, the Royal Dutch Shell boss, last week delivered the clearest indication yet that the burgeoning electric …

The Dutch are building bike lanes from used toilet paper.

When it comes to crazy, world-saving initiatives, the Netherlands just can’t stop won’t stop.<p>Here’s how the two-year pilot project works, as reported …

You Probably Don't Want To Know About Haiti's Sewage Problems

The rain began on Good Friday. It fell into the roofless ruins of Port-au-Prince's Catholic cathedral. It swirled through stalls in the market downtown. In the hills above Haiti's capital, the rain ran off the clay roof tiles of upscale homes.<p>No matter where the rain fell, it was all destined for …

Environmental Health

Selective primary schools? What a terrible idea for children

Experience shows that access to selective schools becomes less about being gifted and talented and more about being wealthy and tutored<p>Lucy Clark is Guardian Australia’s features editor and the author of Beautiful Failures: How the Quest for Success is Harming Our Kids<p>Of all the accepted wisdoms …

Education

12 mesmerizing places to view the super-rare solar eclipse

Mother Nature has a pretty spectacular summer celebration planned: On August 21 it will be the first total solar eclipse that’s visible in the US …

South Carolina

Why Hiking Is the Perfect Mind-Body Workout

At first, walking and hiking may sound like two words for the same form of exercise. The footwear and scenery may vary, but the lower-body mechanics …

University of Michigan