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'Sceptical environmentalist' Bjorn Lomborg on climate change - podcast

We take a closer look at some of Lomborg's arguments on fracking, emissions and green energy Continue reading...

Astronomer calls scientists ‘boys with toys,’ #girlswithtoys proves him wrong

The toys of science are for everyone<p>NPR ran an interview with astronomer and Cal Tech professor Shrinivas Kulkarni yesterday, and overall it's relatively mild. But less than two minutes in, Kulkarni manages to say something dumb: "Many scientists, I think, secretly are what I call 'boys with …

9 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Social Listening Tool

There are so many tools and platforms out there, so it can be tough to figure out where to start. These are the questions to ask before you purchase.<p>It's hard enough to keep up with the latest social media platforms. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. LinkedIn. Vine. Snapchat. Meerkat. Periscope.<p>If you …

50 CSS and JavaScript Tools, Frameworks and Libraries from 2015

Keeping up with the new releases in web design is not easy. There are new tools, libraries and frameworks seemingly released every other day. The …

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Less is More: 3 Ways to Prioritize Your Work for the Day

We all have a tendency to keep adding to our to-do lists; we often hear a voice that says, “Do more,” as if doing more equates to the value of work …

Tiny MicroTug robots pull almost 2000 times their own weight

When it comes to finding new ways of getting around, robotics experts turn to nature for inspiration time and time again. Many robots walk like …

Why the Leader of ISIS Sounds Like a Republican Presidential Candidate

One of the hot issues in the 2016 presidential election is how to deal with terror and slaughter in the name of Islam. President Obama and Hillary …

Richard Dawkins doesn’t “give a damn”: The big mistake he’s making about religion

<b>(AP/Fiona Hanson)</b><p>Dawkins and his fellow New Atheists were on the warpath in recent days over the subject of believers<p>Sean Illing<p>May 16, 2015 1:29pm (UTC)<p>In a recent essay for Salon (“New Atheism’s Fatal Arrogance”), I encouraged atheists to think more broadly about the function of religion than do …

These bladeless wind turbines shake to generate electricity

Farms dotted with the gigantic spinning blades of wind turbines have become a standard sight on long-distance road trips, but what if there was another way to capture energy from the wind? A startup out of Spain is working on that very idea. The company's called Vortex Bladeless, and its turbines …

Multi-Height Grid Layout - Coding

May 9, 2015 Comments (0) Views: 3762 Coding<p>Here’s a grid layout that is compatible with multi-height content along with a content filter. Coded by …

Former MySpace CEO explains why Facebook was able to dominate social media despite coming second

We asked the veteran tech guru to look back and answer a big historical question: Why was Facebook able to dominate social media despite coming after the wildly successful MySpace?<p>According to him, it was simple.<p>"The real problem was that the world had been trained by MySpace that social networking …

New Atheism’s fatal arrogance: The glaring intellectual laziness of Bill Maher & Richard Dawkins

<b>(HBO/Janet Van Ham/Reuters/Chris Keane/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>For all their eloquence, New Atheists show little interest in understanding how believers really think or feel<p>Sean Illing<p>May 9, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Atheism has a storied history in the West. From the irreverent Voltaire to the iconoclastic …

College Students Pelt A Robot With Dodgeballs For Science!

If you want to do something a robot can’t, all you need to do is take a walk. Bipedal locomotion is more of a controlled fall than anything else, and robots don’t like falling. They also don’t like getting hammered by dodgeballs, but science is cruel.<p>According to Popular Science, Oregon State …

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'You are a target': Muslim extremists terrorize Egypt's Coptic Christians

Christians in Egypt are facing a new wave of persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists, and human rights groups fear the situation could be on the brink of exploding.<p>While the attacks on Egypt's Christian community are not on the scale of persecution faced by their brethren in Syria and Iraq, …

Interfaith Group Forms Symbolic 'Peace Ring' Around Cincinnati Islamic Center

The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati witnessed the power of interfaith solidarity on Sunday, when a little over 100 Muslims, Christians and Jews gathered to form a symbolic “peace ring” around the mosque’s entrance.<p>The group was inspired by a similar peace ring that was formed around a …

Google launches all-out assault on mobile advertising, cross-device conversion, and in-store ROI

Just weeks after the much-hyped “mobilegeddon” search engine shift designed to promote mobile-friendly websites, Google launched an all-out assault on the mobile advertising ecosystem today.<p>The provider of the now-venerable AdWords self-serve advertising platform announced new interactive ad …

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Google is experimenting with Dart to create faster, smoother Android apps

A group of Google developers is working on Sky, a Dart-based “experimental, high-performance UI framework for mobile apps.”<p>The majority of Android apps are written in Java, but Sky makes use of Dart, an open-source web programming language developed and promoted by Google. The goal of Sky is to …

List of jQuery menus

jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library …

Facebook launches desktop video app ads to drive game installs

Get ready for game ads in Facebook videos.<p>The world’s largest social network is announcing the rollout of desktop video ads today. This will enable developers to attract more of its users to desktop Facebook games, further driving installs and engagement. The move shows the company’s commitment to …

Why is my computation so much faster in C# than Python

Below is a simple piece of process coded in C# and Python respectively (for those of you curious about the process, it's the solution for Problem No. …

Layout Secret Weapon #1

Right now, Flexbox is arguably THE hot new thing for layout building. Flexbox’s almost miraculous abilities to adapt to the available space has left …

How to Learn Coding Online ? ~ 13+ Excellent Programming Resources

Learning “<b>How to Code ?</b>” had to be simpler but unfortunately it isn’t so. When newbie coders start to learn coding from scratch, the complex codes …

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China Is Building a Great Wall of Trees to Fight Climate Change

The country is building a belt of trees that will stretch 2,800 miles in an attempt to stop the advance of the Gobi desert.<p>China is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, but it is also engaged in a massive tree-planting program that has helped to offset tropical deforestation, and suck …

NASA: "There Might Be Civilizations Existing in Cold Dark Space Beyond Galaxies" (Weekend Feature)

The work shows, reported by Nature, shows how little astronomers know about intergalactic space, and how it contributes to the energy budget of the …

Wealthier children have bigger brains, study finds

Brain scans offer new dimension to the so-called “achievement gap”<p>Richer pupils achieve higher academic grades because their brains are different, according to research.<p>Past research has shown pupils from low-income backgrounds fared worse than those from wealthier families.<p>Brain scans have now …

EU’s green energy debacle shows the futility of climate change policies

<i>Ontario will follow the EU at its peril — power rates will soar while industries depart</i><p>As the Ontario government announces new unilateral climate …

The Critics of Islam Were Right: An Apology to So-Called Islamophobes

via The Critics of Islam Were Right: An Apology to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Sam Harris, Bill Maher and Other So-Called Islamophobes. h/t Iron Burka<p>By Mike …

A frontend JavaScript framework to pair with Node.js

Node has changed the way we write applications at &yet. Not just <i>sort of</i> changed, in fact, if it didn’t sound so cliché I would use “revolutionized” …