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'I want to be the first wheelchair user in space'

In his own words, Eddie Ndopu is “unapologetically brilliant, black, queer and disabled”.<p>He has spinal muscular atrophy and his prognosis at birth was that he wouldn't survive beyond five years old. He's now 27.<p>Eddie recently became the first African with a disability to graduate from Oxford …

South Africa

You’ve probably been hiring the wrong kind of data scientist

Not everyone who can talk about “entropy loss” has the engineering skills to back it up. And not every hiring manager knows the difference between clickers and coders.<p>Companies are having a notoriously hard time hiring data scientists, and it’s partly a self-created problem. Employers badly in need …

Machine Learning

French Muslim student Maryam Pougetoux hits back over headscarf claims

<b>A French student union leader who has been accused by ministers of using her headscarf for political gain has hit back, calling the claims "pathetic".</b><p>France's interior minister has personally criticised Maryam Pougetoux, who is Muslim, for being interviewed while wearing her headscarf.<p>"It's my …

France

JSON APIs Are Just Web Applications

A common misconception, especially amongst new developers, is that learning to create an API is vastly different from learning to build an a web …

JavaScript

TutorialCachingStory

A Story of Caching<p><i>ed note: this is an overview of basic memcached use case, and how memcached clients work</i><p>Two plucky adventurers, Programmer and …

Databases

Kaitlin Bennett: Why she wore an assault-style rifle at graduation

<b>A woman who slung an assault-style rifle across her shoulder for her graduation photos has sparked a fierce debate over personal freedom, student protests and white privilege.</b><p>Kaitlin Bennett graduated from Kent State University with a degree in biology. The following day, the 22-year-old returned …

Guns

Only 8.5% of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Traders Are Female

<b>A new demographic analysis of people trading in cryptocurrencies has brought up some intriguing results such as that only very few are female, most</b> …

Cryptocurrency

9-year-old Instagram star Lil Tay’s ‘flexing’ got her mom fired — that’s only the beginning of her reign of terror

If you think this is a wake-up call for the preteen calling herself “the youngest flexer of the century,” you haven’t been paying attention<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single, foul-mouthed young girl in possession of riches must be in want of viral fame.<p>At (allegedly) nine years …

Social Media

Young Chinese are sick of working long hours

A familiar 12-hour, six-day-a-week working schedule in China powered by unpaid overtime is under threat – ambitious millennials have had enough.<p>Glitzy nightlife, museums, live concerts – Shanghai promises everything that attracts young professionals to an expensive city. But Li Zhepeng, a …

China

Potential new cure found for baldness

<b>A potential new cure for baldness has been discovered using a drug originally intended to treat osteoporosis.</b><p>Enhanced hair growth is a side-effect of a different drug, cyclosporine A, used to treat autoimmune diseases.<p>And researchers found it also inhibited a protein, SFRP1, that blocks a molecular …

hair loss

Hacker Kevin Mitnick shows how to bypass 2FA

A new exploit allows hackers to spoof two-factor authentication requests by sending a user to a fake login page and then stealing the username, password, and session cookie.<p>KnowBe4 Chief Hacking Officer Kevin Mitnick showed the hack in a public video. By convincing a victim to visit a …

Security

The young Turks rejecting Islam

<b>"This is the only thing left that connects me to Islam," says Merve, showing me her bright red headscarf.</b><p>Merve teaches religion to elementary school children in Turkey. She used to be a radical believer of Islam.<p>"Until recently, I would not even shake hands with men," she tells me in an Istanbul …

Religion

Exclusive: Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet

The conversation seems mundane. At least, at first.<p>In a building called the Partnerplex on Google's sprawling campus in Mountain View, California, I've been invited to hear a 51-second phone recording of someone making a dinner reservation.<p>Person 1: <i>Good evening.</i><br>Person 2: <i>Hello?</i><br>Person 1: <i>Hello.</i><br>Person …

James Martin

Developing Console Applications with Bash

<i>Bring the power of the Linux command line into your application development process.</i><p>As a novice software developer, the one thing I look for when …

Linux

Setting Up A Penetration Testing Lab

If you don’t have access to a live test environment or cannot find systems to run penetration tests against, you will to need to learn how to set up …

Linux

24 Lessons I Learned from Interviewing Over 45 Cryptocurrency Projects in Two Months

Like most of the people who got into the blockchain space in 2017 we all had to wade through a sea of BS, incomplete information, and a whole lot of …

Cryptocurrency

How to Start Building Desktop Apps with Electron and React

Imagine you could build desktop apps only with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This is possible and easy with library called Electron. This tutorial will …

JavaScript

SQL Injection 101: Database & SQL Basics Every Hacker Needs to Know

The key to becoming a competent white hat is knowing how the technology that you are trying to exploit actually works. SQL injection is one of the …

Databases

Golf course that called the police on black women loses business, faces call for state investigation

In the days after white golf course owners called the police on five African American women they said were not playing fast enough, a Pennsylvania state senator has called for an investigation into the incident and the club is losing local business.<p>On April 21, the women were told by owners and …

African-American News

Scientists Get Their First Look at the Enzyme That Could Help Battle Aging

The enzyme holds clues to a possible cure for aging or potential cancer therapies.<p>Nothing in your body lasts forever. Every single cell in your body will die eventually, and eventually you’ll run out of replacements. When that happens, various parts of your body will stop working correctly, and at …

UC Berkeley

'I’m not having children because I want to save the planet'

What's the best thing you can do to help save the environment? For Anna, a cycling instructor and writer living in Bath, it's to have fewer children. She has chosen not to have any at all.<p>Video journalist: Kayleen Devlin. Stop motion: Emma Lynch.

Stop Motion

To hell with aging: Watch this YouTube video about a dragon

Popular Youtuber CGP Grey today released an adaptation of Nick Bostrom’s <i>The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant,</i> a short story that parables the world’s lack of effort to fight aging and death with science. It’s an amazing animation that shines new light on an incredible story that seems outright prescient …

Leslie Jamison: ‘The failure felt awful. Why was life such a barren tundra if I wasn’t drinking?’

The American writer Leslie Jamison is the bestselling author of the acclaimed essay collection <i>The Empathy Exams</i> (2014). She grew up in Los Angeles, read English at Harvard, studied for her MFA in creative writing at the Iowa Workshop, and has a PhD from Yale, where her thesis looked at addiction …

Books

Conchita Wurst reveals HIV diagnosis

<b>Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst says she is HIV positive, and has been receiving regular treatment for "several years".</b><p>The 29-year-old star said she had intended to keep the information private, but an ex-boyfriend had "threatened to go public".<p>"I will not give anyone the right to frighten me and …

Webcam based image processing in Jupyter notebooks

Realtime processing of live image feed from webcam. Useful for testing image filters, video recordings, realtime video manipulation using Python.

Deep Learning

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

Build a Chat App with Sentiment Analysis Using Amazon Machine Learning API

Brought to you by <b>PubNub</b><p>Technology companies cannot get through 2018 without somehow incorporating chat into their platform. Whether it be a medium …

Why I switched to Vim from Visual Studio Code

I started using Vim as my main editor around six months ago and I can say it has been a worthwhile experience because it has pushed me to think in a …

YouTube shooting: Three shot at California HQ, female suspect dead

<b>A woman shot and wounded three people at YouTube's headquarters in Northern California before killing herself, police say.</b><p>Police have named the suspect as Nasim Aghdam, 39, and say they are still investigating a motive.<p>They say there is no evidence yet that she knew the victims, a 36-year-old man …

Report: Kazakhstan's Central Bank Wants to Ban Cryptocurrencies

The National Bank of Kazakhstan wants to ban cryptocurrency trading and mining in the European nation, its chairman said.<p>Speaking to Sputnik News, …