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A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

New study debunks myths claiming renewables can't be integrated into electric grid.<p>The ongoing debate around whether it’s feasible to have an …

Renewable Energy

Rohingya Insurgents Massacred Hindu Civilians in Myanmar, Amnesty International Reports

Last August, nearly 100 Hindu villagers were massacred, their bodies found buried in mass graves in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Rakhine state. For …

Amnesty International

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

Executioners in Ohio Spent More Than an Hour Trying to Kill an Ailing Death Row Inmate Before Giving Up

Officials with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction abruptly called off—and subsequently rescheduled—the execution of Alva Campbell …

Death Row

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …

The Latest: Trump vows support for Calif. wildfire victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT):<p>3:30 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump says the federal government will be there for …

Donald Trump

Put Humans at the Center of AI - MIT Technology Review

As the director of Stanford’s AI Lab and now as a chief scientist of Google Cloud, Fei-Fei Li is helping to spur the AI revolution. But it’s a …

Artificial Intelligence

Photo Archive Lets You Download 4,300 High-Res Photographs of the Historic Normandy Invasion

In the mid-20th century, theorists like Roland Barthes and Pierre Bourdieu exploded naive notions of photography as “a perfectly realistic and …

Bake Scrambled Eggs in Mason Jars for a Portable Breakfast All Week

Welcome back to Sunday Sustenance, the weekly column of simple, delicious meals for the laziest of weekdays. Sunday seems to be the day most of us …

Breakfast

'The type of propaganda you'd see in North Korea': CNN commentator quits to present Trump News

Donald Trump has been accused of creating propaganda that masquerades as news by publishing his new "real news" channel, which airs on his Facebook page.<p>It appears to be part of his war on what he calls the "Fake News Media" - fed up of the news on mainstream channels, he's decided to make his …

Donald Trump

5 Ways to Make Money Working as a Photographer this Month

If making money working as a photographer is new to you, you might feel intimidated, even terrified. It's easy to imagine yourself failing miserably …

Facebook Shut Down An Artificial Intelligence Program That Developed Its Own Language

Facebook might have accidentally gotten a little closer to answering Phillip K. Dick’s 1968 question of whether androids dream of electric sheep. The social media giant just shut down an artificial intelligence program after it developed its own language and researchers were left trying to figure …

Monster Black Holes Spotted Orbiting Each Other for 1st Time Ever

For the first time ever, scientists have directly spotted a pair of supermassive black holes orbiting each other, a new study suggests.<p>This orbital …

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Just Shattered What We Knew About Jupiter

The gas giant is getting really weird.<p>Just when we thought we had Jupiter all figured out, NASA's Juno spacecraft reveals new results that challenge …