Michael E Cruz

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The 12 Must-Watch Movies That Expire From Netflix in November

There's a lot happening in the world right now. Hide away from it all next month with these must-see movies.<p>The baseball playoffs are in full swing, the movie award season is ramping up, and an impending presidential election between two exceedingly polarizing candidates is also in its final days …

Documents show AT&T secretly sells customer data to law enforcement

According to company documents revealed by the Daily Beast, data from Hemisphere program is sold to police departments for $100,000 to $1m a year<p>Telecommunications giant AT&T is selling access to customer data to local law enforcement in secret, new documents released on Monday reveal.<p>The program, …

Apple ordered to pay up to €13bn after EU rules Ireland broke state aid laws

European commission says Apple got illegal help with tax breaks but CEO Tim Cook says ruling threatens investment in Europe<p>Apple has warned that future investment by multinationals in Europe could be hit after it was ordered to pay a record-breaking €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland.<p>The …

FBI Warns Of Possible State Election-System Hacks

The FBI is advising states to search their systems for specific signs of hacking.<p>The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states.<p>In a confidential "flash" alert from its cyber division, first reported …

Elections

Science Just Proved That Being Single Is Better for Your Health

No offense to Bey, but you don’t have to spend your single days doggedly hunting down a man who’ll “put a ring on it.” Being single can be kind of awesome: You don’t have to share your fave dishes (delish meals for one, comin’ right up), don’t go broke from dating and have plenty of binge-watchable …

The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut

The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut (And Why It Matters)<p>Locke Hughes<p>Gut bacteria—the trillions of microorganisms living in your digestive …

Robot Prisoners Trudge to Freedom in This Quick Hit of Scifi Eye Candy

In a dystopian future, a group of robot prisoners break free and are allowed to venture into the unknown, where they meet a strange duo who help them …

The US government says if you make less than $20 an hour, a robot is probably going to take your job

They promised us jetpacks. But if they arrive in the future, many of us may not be able to afford them.<p>Jason Furman of the US Council of Economic Advisors gave a speech last week (pdf, p. 5) highlighting the potential for automation to displace today’s jobs, even as it creates new ones. No one …

Oxford University

This scientist just changed how we think about climate change with one GIF

Ed Hawkins spends his days doing, you know, climate science. A professor at the University of Reading in the UK, he has published widely on the overturning circulation in the north Atlantic Ocean, as well as trends for sea ice in the Arctic and how to predict future temperatures, among other …

Climate Change

A popular video game now randomizes your race and gender — and many white men are furious

<i>Rust</i> is a popular first-person survival video game where you start out completely naked, left to a barren environment to build yourself tools, weapons, and a home as other players try to do the same — and potentially try to kill you and steal your stuff. It's a tense game, one in which your friends …

Brain Stimulation Enhances Creativity

<b>Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study by Georgetown …

Neuroscience

Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, offering new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions<p>Far from being silent partners that merely help to digest food, the bacteria in your gut may also be exerting subtle influences on your …

Neuroscience

A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

Hiring a lawyer for a parking-ticket appeal is not only a headache, but it can also cost more than the ticket itself. Depending on the case and the lawyer, an appeal — a legal process where you argue out of paying the fine — can cost between $400 to $900.<p>But with the help of a robot made by British …

Bots

DIY 2G/3G/4G wireless cell phone signal booster

Before begin. Where i stay is a rural area., cell phone signal reception is a nightmare. 1 bar or no service, the best i can get is 2 bar. After a …

Antenna

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors

An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.<p>The distinctive shape of the bone indicates that the species would have walked differently from humans …

Natural History Museum

WTF: Science Says This Is How Tequila Could Help You Lose Weight

Palomas, margaritas and more — it might not be the spirit you’re thinking about right now (shout out to hot toddies!), but tequila is one of the tastiest out there. Some even claim that tequila is the only upper of the alcohol fam (note: it isn’t), and that hangovers are nearly non-existent when …

Diabetes

We are surrounded by tiny particles, and scientists have no idea how they are affecting us

In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing—whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention, or high-performance materials—have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials.<p>Working at the nanoscale—which can mean the near-atomic scale, with substances a …

The Logic of the Police State

<b>People Are Waking Up to the Darkness in American Policing, and the Police Don't Like It One Bit</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>If you’ve been listening to various police agencies and their supporters, then you know what the future holds: anarchy is coming -- and it’s all the fault of activists.<p>In …

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This AI expert says that a robot economy will force us to give people unconditional free money

At least, that's what data scientist and artificial intelligence expert Jeremy Howard believes.<p>According to Howard, <b>the pool of displaced workers will just keep growing exponentially, and the solution is to level the playing field.</b><p>Howard delivered this argument in a recent panel discussion held at …

Artificial Intelligence

Obama has asked the Supreme Court to throw out a case challenging Colorado's pot legalization

In their challenge to Colorado's law, filed in December 2014, Nebraska and Oklahoma said marijuana is being smuggled across their borders and that drugs threaten the health and safety of children.<p>Nebraska and Oklahoma noted that marijuana remains illegal under federal law and said Colorado has …

Cannabis

According To DARPA, This Is What The World Will Look Like In 2045

The U.S. military’s scientific and technological wing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is essentially tasked with constructing …

Singularity

Lost Innocence (20 photos)

Lucy Nuzum is one of those photographers who was just born with a natural gift. In just a few short years, she's found a beautiful, tender and unique style that connects with almost anyone who sees her work. Her photos are filled with stories of people looking to find themselves, struggling to find …

Loneliness

Here's how much we’d all get if the UK dumped its welfare state and introduced a universal basic income scheme instead

In 2017, Finland will introduce a type of universal basic income scheme, in which most of the country's welfare state will be abolished and replaced with a single €800 (£579, $879) per month stipend, payable to all Finns, regardless of their income, tax-free.<p>Citizens of Finland will be allowed to …

Income Inequality

Can Gut Bacteria Control Mental Health?

In the Victorian era, people feared something known as “auto-intoxication.” They believed that the waste located within the colon could seep into …

Microbiology

Shoulder Smackdown Routine

You think you're a badass in the gym. You train heavy and hard, undisturbed by the commotion as your headphones blare Aerosmith and the music is …

ISIS has a remarkably simple way of calculating taxes

While most terrorist groups, like Al Qaeda, rely on donations for funding its operations, ISIS is self-sufficient.<p>One of the keys ways in which is does that is by taxation. In fact, according a fantastic in-depth report by the Financial Times, ISIS "earns at least as much from taxation, extortion …

Very recent scientific findings have added yet another dimension to the question of our place in the cosmos. For the first time in the history of science, we are able to make plausible estimates of the rate of occurrence of life in the universe. In March 2009, NASA launched a spacecraft called Kepler whose mission was to search for planets orbiting in the “habitable zone” of other stars. The habitable zone is the region in which a planet’s surface temperature is not so cold as to freeze water and not so hot as to boil it. For many reasons, biologists …

Essay — From the December 2012 issue<p>Our Place in the Universe<p>Download Pdf<p>Read Online<p>( 6 <i>of</i> 6 )<p>Very recent scientific findings have added yet another …