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As Trump's racist regime takes power, FBI reports a surge in hate crimes against Muslims and others

The FBI today reported that hate attacks on Muslims in America are surging, as “a wave of racially charged assaults, graffiti attacks and other …

China just let its currency hit lows not seen since the financial crisis

China's currency keeps sinking against the dollar.<p>Since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election last week, Beijing has allowed the yuan to tumble. The fall continued Tuesday, with one dollar buying around 6.86 yuan, the weakest the Chinese currency has been since the dark days of the global …

'Islamic State' reportedly training terrorists to enter Europe as asylum seekers

Germany's spy agency has warned that the "Islamic State" (IS) is infiltrating refugee groups to get into Europe. Officials and analysts are now …

UK prison officers walk off job to protest growing violence

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court has ordered thousands of prison officers to end a walkout over rising violence behind bars.<p>Members of the Prison …

Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday

CHICAGO (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white …

Pentagon seeks cyberweapons strong enough to deter attacks

The nation that brought the world the mushroom cloud is now hard at work on a new project: coming up with cyberweapons so strong that their very existence would deter foreign governments from attacking U.S. databases and crucial computer systems.<p>The idea is to try to adapt a military concept that …

How We’ll Live on Mars

The latest on efforts to create a self-sustaining colony on Mars—a process that may begin as early as 2027. Interplanetary species, here we come!<p>In …

The age of American exceptionalism is long over

Endless warfare. Extrajudicial killings. Broken infrastructure. They all add up to a superpower in steep decline<p>The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries. It’s been a sensible, repeatedly validated framework for thinking about the …

Mark Zuckerberg's vision of the future is full of artificial intelligence, telepathy, and virtual reality

They may seem far-fetched now but some of the Facebook CEO's deas are shared by futurists and scientists alike.<p>Scientists at Facebook and elsewhere are working toward a future where artificial intelligence (AI), telepathy, and virtual reality are commonplace. In fact, some of that technology is …

Islamic State may threaten Russia's Caucasus

<b>The head of Russia's Security Council has identified Islamic State (IS) as the greatest threat to world peace and security, and it seems the danger could be getting closer to home.</b><p>The militant Islamist group has proclaimed the establishment of a wilayaat, or province, in Russia's mainly-Muslim …

It is Time to Temper Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence

It is Time to Temper Our Artificial Intelligence Hysteria<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with …

How do we justify the horrible things we’ve done?

<i>Gerald Caplan is an African scholar, former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power and Politics<i>.</i><p>How do humans justify the terrible deeds we commit? This question perplexed the Globe's Konrad Yakabuski in his column last week on slavery in the United States and the murder in …

Samsung's Tizen may launch on more smartphones this year

Samsung plans to launch "several" Tizen smartphones by the end of this year across a wide range of prices, according to a new report.<p>Samsung's self-made Tizen operating system has more hardware destinations, according to a Reuters report.<p>Samsung plans to launch Tizen on "several" new devices this …

One in Three Americans Own Guns; Culture a Factor, Study Finds

A new study aimed at figuring out who owns gun in the United States and why suggests that about a third of Americans have at least one.<p>Most are white males over the age of 55, and a “gun culture” is closely linked with ownership, the team at Columbia University reports.<p>The study, published in the …

The deep racial division in American churches

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in the United States was 11:00 on Sunday morning.<p>That remains just as true a half century later. Though some integration has come to the schools, the military and the workplace, white and black Americans still mostly worship apart.<p>The …

Charleston Church Shooting

Understanding The Aftermath Of SpaceX’s Failed Falcon Launch

Emily Calandrelli Contributor<p>Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A brief history of SpaceX<br>• SpaceX’s Next Steps Toward Rocket Reusability<p>On Sunday morning, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket broke apart nearly 30 miles above Cape Canaveral …

5G Vs 4G: Will 5G Technology Bring New Dimensions To Wireless?

<b>Building technology that will connect billions of people and things to the internet, and to one another, without wires.</b><p>While much of the world is …

Internet of Things

Burned Black Churches May Be ‘Violent Backlash’ After Charleston Shooting

One after another, black churches have burned down across the South in the wake of Charleston. Some have been ruled arson—but are they hate …

A Chinese artificial intelligence program just beat humans in an IQ test

Science just took us a small step closer to HAL 9000.<p>A new artificial intelligence (AI) program designed by Chinese researchers has beat humans on a verbal IQ test.<p>Scoring well on the verbal section of the intelligence test has traditionally been a tall order for computers, since words have …

Kim Jong-un planning Moscow visit in May

Kim Jong-un has accepted an invitation to visit Moscow this May, making a rare trip out of North Korea, according to Russian officials.<p>It will be his …

North Korea

Street Artist Paints Three-Dimensional Portals on the Side of Buildings

In his characteristic style, artist 1010's new murals are brightening city streets with wavy bands of color and gradients that make viewers feel like they're seeing through walls. The anonymous, Germany-based graffiti artist has rolled out new masterpieces in the last year– including a gallery show …

The Computer Simulation That Almost Started World War III

Remember the 1983 movie <i>WarGames</i>? The film is about a computer “game” with the potential to start thermonuclear war. But strangely this scenario is …

War

At least 16 die in Haiti Carnival accident

A raucous Mardi Gras parade that packed the streets with thousands of revelers in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince ended in tragedy Tuesday when a high-voltage wire hit a float. At least 16 people died in the ensuing panic.<p>Prime Minister Evans Paul, who declared national days of mourning …

Chapel Hill shooting suspect indicted

<b>(CNN) —</b> A grand jury has indicted the man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.<p>Craig Hicks, 46, was indicted on three counts of first-degree murder, according to the Durham County Clerk's office. He was also charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied …

Crime

U.S. army to provide equipment, intelligence to fight Boko Haram | Reuters

N’DJAMENA (Reuters) - The United States military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist them in the fight against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the commander of U.S. Special Forces operations in Africa said.<p>West African military commanders have long …

Civil liberties violations of 2014: civil forfeiture, grand juries, religion, abortion, voting rights.

The world may not actually be falling apart—but it feels like America is. From police brutality and botched executions to voter suppression and …

US eases oil export ban in shot at Opec as crude price slumps

American move to allow more oil exports will escalate price war with Opec and potentially force crude oil even lower in 2015<p>President Barack Obama has fired a shot at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) in the war to control global oil markets by quietly sanctioning the easing …

Lizard Squad loses its anonymity to computer security journalist Brian Krebs

The waves made by the hack on Sony Pictures hadn’t time to calm before another major attack occurred, this time directed at the Xbox Live and …

Sony Pictures

Security firm disputes the FBI’s claim that North Korea hacked Sony

Just when we thought this whole Sony hacking thing had been wrapped up in a big, seasonally appropriate, record-setting bow, an independent security …