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‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Google employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a letter protesting the company’s involvement in a Pentagon program that uses artificial intelligence to interpret video imagery and could be used to improve the targeting of drone strikes.<p>The letter, …

Artificial Intelligence

This Bizarre Underground Flower Just Popped Up for the First Time in 151 Years

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Two Chinese firms can 3D print an electric car in three days, sell it for $10K

Shanghai-based 3D printing materials company Polymaker and X Electrical Vehicle Limited (XEV) recently launched a small car that breaks traditional …

I gave up masturbation for a year - BBC Three

Writer wishes to remain anonymous 24 March 2018<p><i>This article contains adult themes</i><p>My record is 13 months without masturbating. It wasn’t always easy to stick to, but honestly, my life was never better.<p>It’s amazing how much good it does me to not masturbate. I’ve quit for weeks, sometimes months, …

Relationships

Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …

Let’s stop pretending Facebook cares

The really great thing to come out of the Cambridge Analytica scandal is that Facebook will now start doing that thing we were previously assured at every turn they were doing all along. And all it took was everyone finding out about the harvesting and sale of everyone's data to right-wing zealots …

Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

<b>A brief history of Stephen Hawking</b><p>Stephen Hawking spent his scientific life exploring some of the deepest questions a human caught in the Einsteinian opera of space and time could ask.<p>Although Einstein himself never really accepted it, his general theory of relativity predicted that if enough mass …

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Employment

Jupiter’s moon Europa may host life

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may host life in an ocean of liquid water hidden under its 10 kilometre-deep ice crust, scientists say.<p>Researchers from the …

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there's a clear winner

President Donald Trump has emphasized military might during his first year in office, but the US is not the only country seeking to expand its battlefield capacities. Between 2012 and 2016, more weapons were delivered than during any five-year period since 1990.<p>Arms sales indicate who is beefing up …

Military

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Galaxies

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Support for regulation of cryptocurrencies is growing in the US.</b> Congress members, both Republicans and Democrats, are calling for action to address the risks posed by virtual currencies to investors and the financial system.<p><b>2. An Alphabet subsidiary, Verily, is using artificial intelligence</b> …

ILMxLab Wants to Turn Movies Like ‘Star Wars’ Into Portals for Virtual Worlds

Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab wants to turn “Star Wars” and other movies into portals for destinations that can be visited with virtual and augmented reality …

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Half the world's species failing to cope with global warming as Earth races towards its sixth mass extinction

Nearly half the species on the planet are failing to cope with global warming the world has already experienced, according to an alarming new study …

The scientific explanation for why humans are so convinced that aliens look like octopuses

In the recently released film <i>Arrival</i>, Amy Adams plays a linguist charged with figuring out how to communicate with aliens who have landed on Earth. Visually, the aliens—called heptapods—are a testament to masterful movie magic: Everything from their subtle, fluid movements to the dense atmosphere …

Biology

One of The Rarest Crystals on Earth Has Been Found in a Russian Meteorite

Holy crap.<p>Physicists have uncovered an ultra-rare quasicrystal in a piece of Russian meteorite, and it’s only the third time ever that we’ve seen one …

NASA has shared its massive GIF archive with Pinterest and GIPHY

NASA's been making a concerted effort over the past year to share its enormous archive of images and video with the internet. Last October, the agency teamed up with Flickr to feature thousands of Apollo era mission pictures. Thursday, NASA once again opened its vault -- this time to unload …

These Dinosaur Feathers Trapped in Amber Are Ridiculously Cool

Scientists have discovered a dinosaur tail with its feathers still intact trapped inside a piece of amber. It’s absolutely incredible.<p>These aren’t …

India Could Leapfrog Advanced Countries By Adopting A Circular Economy

Alternatively, emerging economies could take on more “circular” approaches, where goods are designed to be recycled, “reverse logistics” networks …

Sustainability

Google Earth VR is the godlike virtual reality experience we've been waiting for

Never have I uttered the phrase "holy f—k" so many times in one virtual reality session. That's how amazing the new Google Earth VR is when you …

Virgin America sneakers feature Wi-Fi and working video display

With about 15 percent more style points than Steph Curry's infamous hospital shoes and all the swag of an earthbound astronaut, a new, on-of-a-kind …

5 Things You Need to Know About the Warming Arctic

The rate at which Arctic sea ice is shrinking due to climate change continues to make headlines as scientists monitor and predict what is "becoming a …

China Plans to Launch Manned Spacecraft Shenzhou-11 on Monday

China is preparing to launch a manned spacecraft on Monday, marking a crucial step toward the country’s ambition to build and operate its first space …

How to Find Your New Zodiac Sign After NASA's Recalculations

Not that it actually affects your personality or your future.<p>The Babylonians were lazy: When they came up with the zodiac signs, they left one out on …

Can killer robots save ocean ecosystems?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Few predators can match the devastating impact of the lionfish.<p>Since arriving in US waters in the 1980s, these fearsome creatures have left a trail of destruction along the Atlantic Coast, from Rhode Island to Venezuela.<p>Lionfish can reduce a flourishing coral reef to barren wasteland in a …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. A bombing in New York City that injured 29 people over the weekend does not appear to be linked to international terror groups</b> . Investigators have yet to determine a motivation for the explosion.<p><b>2. The bomb that exploded in New York City was</b> <b>made with a pressure cooker, flip phone, and Christmas</b> …

It Took 1700 Hours to Map a Fly’s Brain

Mapping a fruit fly’s neuronal network for the first time was an incredibly labor intensive task, but the result was a major step forward for neuroscience.<p>A team of researchers from Tokai University in Japan recently produced the first 3D model of a fruit fly's neuronal network. The team's work is …

Photo Essay on 15 Most Beautiful and Scenic Bridges in Europe

Bridges are built to span physical obstacles for the purpose of providing passage, But their is some sort of meaning or Romance in their existence …

Could the Higgs boson have been discovered by accident?

A theorist says no. I say yes. See what you think.<p>We have a tendency to oversimplify complicated issues. Sometimes this gives useful clarity, but more frequently it gives a distorted impression of what I am stubborn enough to call <i>the truth</i>. Clarity can be seductive, but is disastrously misleading …