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Multiple People Shot Dead While Watching Televised Football Match in South Sudan

Multiple people have reportedly been shot dead in South Sudan as they watched an English Premier League game on television.<p>Per BBC, it’s suggested at least 11 people have been killed as a result of the attack, which happened in Gure, a suburb of the town of Juba, and 16 more were injured. According …

South Sudan

Everything we know about the new Nintendo Switch

A hybrid console coming next year<p>The Nintendo Switch — known before its announcement as the NX — is one of the weirdest and most interesting pieces of major gaming hardware we’ve seen for a while. It’s a modular device that can be used as a portable console or placed in a dock for living room …

Gaming

Colleges Have No Right to Limit Students' Free Speech

In grade school, I learned that debate is defined as “a discussion between people in which they express different opinions about something.”<p>Such open …

Rights & Freedoms

Scientists plan to create 'Asgardia' nation state in space

<b>A group of scientists is launching what they say will be a new pacifist nation-state in space.</b><p>Asgardia "will become a place in orbit which is truly 'no man's land'," its website says.<p>The new "nation" aims to launch its first satellite late next year and hopes to one day be recognised by the UN.<p>But …

European Space Agency
Street Photography

I'm an Anti-Putin Russian and Clinton Makes Me Nervous

The Democratic candidate is too ideological to deal effectively with an opportunist like Putin. (Trump is worse.)<p>Whoever wins the U.S. presidential election will have a hard time dealing with Russia: The relationship between the two countries is in tatters. Donald Trump obviously doesn’t have any …

Russia

The Women Who Rule Mexico City

The inner-city barrios have had female leaders for decades.<p>In the media, Mexico City’s most important people often appear to be male politicians and businessmen. But on the city’s crowded streets, it’s women who run things.<p>There are no public numbers on the leadership of the myriad street vendor …

A Brexit bolthole? For €100 you can become an e-resident of an EU country you've never visited

Estonia claims the Panama Papers and British vote to leave the EU have boosted its recruitment drive for digital residents<p>There’s a short application form, a €100 (£84) fee, and with a few clicks of a button you could be a digital resident of a country you’ve never set foot in.<p>Estonia’s e-residency …

Europe

Ramayana

The <i>Ramayana</i> is an ancient Indian epic, composed some time in the 5th century BCE, about the exile and then return of Rama, prince of Ayodhya. It was …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Princeton University

Your Personality Predicts Your Taste in Music, Science Says

Scientists can now guess the content of your playlists by the results of a personality test.<p>According to the popular imagination, there's definitely a correlation between the kind of music a person likes and their personality. Emo kids aren't the most cheerful. Punk fans are, how should we say, low …

Psychology

Air Force orders investigation into Bible on officer’s desk

The U.S. Air Force has removed a Bible from an officer’s desk while it carries out an investigation into the propriety of the religious display.<p>The …

U.S. Air Force

'I climbed Mount Everest to learn the challenging truth of virtual reality'

I’m standing at the summit of Mount Everest, the tallest peak on the planet. The flag I’m holding is flapping wildly in the stern breeze as I trudge …

Virtual Reality

10 Must-Read Books For All Programmers

The road from newbie to professional developer can be long and bumpy. Here are 10 books (plus a few more) that can help guide you on the journey to …

Business Technology

The way you're revising may let you down in exams – and here's why

Even the most dedicated study plan can be undone by a failure to understand how human memory works. Only when you’re aware of the trap set for us by overconfidence, can you most effectively deploy the study skills you already know about.<p>As a psychologist who studies learning and memory, I know …

Personal Organizing

No, The Robots Do Not Create The Same Number Of Jobs They Destroy

Various people seem to get something of the wrong end of the stick over what happens when the robots come to steal all our jobs. It simply is not true that when we automate a process then the automation itself produces as many jobs as we’ve just destroyed through the process of automation. It just …

Employment

How a Hacker Found The Personal Information of All Mexican Voters

A security researcher found a Mexican voter registration database of more than 100 gigabytes on Shodan.<p>In the morning of April 14, Chris Vickery, a security researcher, was browsing Shodan, a search engine for internet-connected devices and servers, when he noticed an unusually large database of …

Security

New solar farm being built in Chihuahua

The second largest solar power plant in Mexico is being built just south of the U.S.-Mexico border with expectations that it will eventually provide …

Renewable Energy

Al Gore is hugely optimistic when it comes to one thing about climate change

Al Gore is still as impressive on climate change as ever. And the stats and examples he fluently quotes when speaking on the subject aren’t getting any easier to take.<p>Back in 2006, the slideshow Gore created to convince resistant politicians, companies, and individuals of the threat of man-made …

Climate

The Future Of Big Data Is Bigger Than You Can Possibly Imagine

What happens when everything you do is collected as data? It’s either really helpful or really scary (or both).<p>Imagine a world without government, schools, a legal system, law enforcement, or companies. It’s a world unlike the one we currently live in–but based on the evolution of technology and …

The Sober Psychedelic World of Archan Nair | High Art

He uses meditation and yoga instead of LSD or shrooms, but the effect is the same.<p>Archan Nair gets about ten messages a day from fans asking him what kinds of drugs he takes. Sometimes people even ask if they can buy acid or shrooms off him. He usually replies, “Sorry dude, I’m not into …

Psychedelia

10 etiquette mistakes no one should ever make at a dinner party

Which — we think — is a shame, since it's so vitally important to all involved. After all, no one wants to make a fool of themselves.<p>Dinner parties also aren't just social occasions, as a boss or client may hold one unexpectedly and request your attendance on short notice.<p>Don't panic — it's a lot …

Self-help

Sony created headphones that are worn on your neck instead of your ears

Sony's Future Lab has unveiled the first of many concept prototypes that it wants your feedback on. At the South by Southwest interactive conference this week, the company touted its first project — called "N" — a hands-free headphone that may remind you of LG's Tone Infinim Wireless headset, the …

Consumer Tech

The UN is failing. Is it heading the way of the League of Nations?

The organisation was set up to mediate state-to-state crises. But, from Isis to Boko Haram, global conflicts have changed and it’s no longer fit for purpose<p>As good a place as any to witness the slow decline of the post-second world war global “order” is the UN security council – if they would let …

UN Security Council

15 Simple Brain Hacks to Learn a New Language Fast

Have you ever given up on learning a new language?Maybe you studied Spanish at school, and as much as you wanted to become fluent you just couldn’t …

Language Learning

This is what a Donald Trump presidency would actually look like

If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: Donald J. Trump doesn’t just have fans, he has voters—and there are a lot of them. In the wake of his commanding victory in the New Hampshire primary, it’s time to take Trump a little more seriously than when he was just the antihero of a reality TV show (the …

Economics

This cut of every black actor who’s won an Oscar highlights the Academy’s problems

For 88 years, the Academy Awards have doled out awards to various people for their achievements in film. Yet out of those 88 years, only 66 black …

The Oscars

AI’s Biggest Danger Is So Subtle, You Might Not Even Notice It

What happens when artificial intelligence that helps us make decisions is so commonplace, we become dependent on it?<p>The rise of artificial intelligence has been met with reactionary fears of robots taking over. We’ve all seen the movies. What’s left out of this conversation is a more practical …

Artificial Intelligence

Star Wars: The Old Republic deserves a second chance

BioWare's MMO has received some major upgrades in recent months<p>My love affair with <i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i> was strong but short-lived. When it launched in late 2011, I thought this was it: the replacement for <i>World of Warcraft</i> that I'd been waiting for.<p><i>The Old Republic</i> had the social gameplay and …

Why are we looking on helplessly as markets crash all over the world?

The imminent collapse of the Chinese Ponzi-scheme economy shows that we need to bring control to the international economy<p>There has always been a tension at the heart of capitalism. Although it is the best wealth-creating mechanism we’ve made, it can’t be left to its own devices. Its …

Economics