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Akira and the traumatic spectre of nuclear war

On 6 August, 1945, a nuclear bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, instantly wiping out 40,000 human lives. Three days later, a second …

Mutations

17 Ultimate Data Science Projects To Boost Your Knowledge and Skills ( can be accessed freely)

Introduction<p>Data science projects offer you a promising way to kick-start your analytics career. Not only you get to learn data science by applying, …

Data Science

Become a Full Stack Coder with 28 Hours of Instruction on HTML, JavaScript, MySQL & More

access<p>lifetime<p>content<p>28 Hours<p>enrolled<p>1,564<p>Description<br>• Instructor<br>• Specs<p>Want to be a full-fledged, employable coder? Dive into this comprehensive course …

Web Development

5 free e-books for machine learning mastery

There are few subjects in computing as fascinating, or intimidating, as machine learning. Let's face it -- mastering machine learning isn't something …

Machine Learning

Global warming threatens to release nuclear waste from Cold War base in Greenland

Nuclear waste buried underneath the ice in Greenland in a Cold War-era bunker is at risk of being exposed, scientists fear, due to global warming.<p>Radioactive coolant, thousands of gallons of sewage and diesel fuel, and tons of PCBs – a chemical coolant, banned in 1979 - were abandoned at the US …

Free Polygon Backgrounds and Textures

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Polygon backgrounds are pretty famous among web designers. Most of the polygon environments are …

The beginner's guide to quantum computing

If you find quantum computing difficult to get your head around, you're not alone - so do some of the brightest minds in the business. Despite its …

“It’s unacceptable to give religious privilege only to those who believe in the supernatural”: The Satanic Temple challenges the religious right

Smart political theater or real religion? Satanic Temple’s leader on the group’s challenge to religious privilege<p>A small sect called the Satanic Temple has been giving the religious right fits by insisting that religious freedoms granted to Christians should apply to Satanists too. Is the group …

Religion

The 5 Biggest Problems With 'Fallout 4'

<i>Fallout 4</i> is finally out, and gamers everywhere are putting the rest of their lives on hold while they race through its sprawling campaign, exploring the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Bethesda’s Boston and searching for loot.<p>So far, the reviews have been pretty much universally stellar, with only a …

Love Stories

A Swiss email firm gives the green light for hackers to hold the Web to ransom

Today, Swiss secure email firm Protonmail paid hackers nearly $6,000 to stop them crippling its sites, reports the BBC.<p>The site, which provides a free Web based encrypted email service was sent a threatening message demanding 15 Bitcoins in exchange for holding off on a distributed denial of …

As the wind grows cold in Silicon Valley, the cloud giants are doing just fine, thanks

All of them beat expectations. Crushed them, actually. And all of their stock prices rose pretty dramatically. Each was up more than 10% after hours, and the final tally at the end of trading the next day was Google/Alphabet +7.7%, Amazon +6.23, and Microsoft up a whopping 10.08%.<p>Not …

Silicon Valley

CITE: The $1 billion city with no residents - CNN Style

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Cookies

The 5 countries with the most top-ranked colleges for computer science

American universities dominated US News' global ranking, with 181 schools making the overall list of 750. For their computer science ranking, US News looked at 250 universities.<p>"These subject-specific rankings — which are not of academic majors, departments or specific schools at universities, such …

Computer Science

Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorists Taken Down By Buzz Aldrin And Professor Brian Cox

Monday saw the 46th anniversary of the first lunar landings so inevitably the conspiracy loons were out in force.<p>Thankfully we have the ever-so …

Buzz Aldrin

Frontend to Backend: Tips & Tools for Learning Web Development

UI design is a relatively straightforward skillset compared to development. If you know how to make textures and style typography then you can do it …

Web Design

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review: Almost Prince Charming; betrayed by a processor

When we reviewed the Yoga 2 tablet a while back, we only had good things to day. For the most part, that’s true about the Yoga 3 Pro as well. As far …

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-in-1 (2nd Gen) review: Optional Pro keyboard required

When we looked at the first generation of Lenovo's 11.6-inch ThinkPad Helix convertible ultrabook in late 2013 we were impressed. There were few …

MicroSD

Microsoft Turns Your Windows 10 Phone Into Full-Fledged Desktop PC With Continuum

Microsoft is bringing togetherness to the forefront with Windows 10. Microsoft promoted unity with the universal apps, which allows developers to …

Ubuntu phone that works as a desktop PC coming in 2015

First quantum computer operating system developed by Cambridge researchers

The first operating system for a quantum computer has been developed by researchers in Cambridge, signalling a significant step towards creating a …

Will classics or computer science close the skills gap?

<i>Since Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt warned Britain in 2011 that it was “just throwing away its great computing heritage” by focusing on</i> …

Computer Science

Anders Kaseorg's answer to Why do array indexes start with 0 (zero) in many programming languages?

Array indices should start at 0. This is not just an efficiency hack for ancient computers, or a reflection of the underlying memory model, or some …

Databases

That NASA Warp Drive? Yeah, It's Still Poppycock

A week ago, in a far-off corner of the Internet, a little website called NASAspaceflight.com published a story about a futuristic propulsion drive …

Five Reasons Why Silicon Valley Won't Partner With The Pentagon

Last week, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Silicon Valley in pursuit of closer ties with America’s premier center of technological innovation. Carter told executives at Facebook and other tech companies that the Pentagon wants to fashion a partnership enabling the military to leverage …

Silicon Valley

Python as a First Programming Language for Everyone

Dr. Toby Donaldson<br>Assistant Professor<br>Simon Fraser University <br>tjd@sfu.ca<p>Abstract<p>In this paper, the Python programming language is introduced, and …

Tour a working Pac-Man cabinet built inside Minecraft

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Minecraft</i> has cut a large swath through the gaming landscape over the past few years, but perhaps its largest effect is the democratization of digital creation. If you can move a mouse and punch a keyboard you can create, and everyone seems …

Destiny - Destiny: Thorn vs. Last Word - Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

Which is the best pistol in Destiny? The Thorn or The Last Word? Our Destiny experts discuss.

Watch Star Citizen shoot up a bunch of defenseless spaceships

<i>Star Citizen</i> turned a spacefighter into a charcoal briquette on YouTube to show you it's serious about the depth — and persistence — of its damage model. Hang out under hostile laserbeams too long and your vessel will look like someone fried hashbrowns on it.<p>It's not just the blistering or the …

Review: Nvidia's GTX 960 is a Good, Not Great 1080p GPU

So far, Nvidia's impressively power-efficient Maxwell architecture has been quite the potent performer. The GTX 980 is still the fastest single-GPU money can buy, while the cheaper GTX 970 remains fantastic value for money, even if Nvidia's recent PR failings have given its reputation something of …