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School forced to cancel classes as nearby church holds AR-15 worship ceremony

Gun fans forced an elementary school to close as they renewed their wedding vows bearing AR-15 assault rifles while wearing crowns made out of …

Guns

Fast treatment vital in anorexia therapy as it substantially improves patient outcome

Eating disorders in young people are on the up. A British Medical Journal report says the ­frequency of eating disorders rose from 32 per 1,000 to 37 …

Mental Health

New TV Ad Demands Trump Drop His Ban On Transgender Troops

The president might see it on Fox News.<p>The Human Rights Campaign and other LGBTQ advocacy groups are launching a television ad campaign across the nation Friday demanding that “impulsive president” Donald Trump drop his attempt to ban transgender service members in the military.<p>The 30-second spot …

The Bloody History of Bible Translators

LET ME BEGIN with my own heresy. I recently published a book called <i>Poets of the Bible: From Solomon’s Song of Songs to John’s Revelation</i>. There are …

Theology

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

EU referendum: The claims that won it for Brexit, fact checked

The UK opted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 after a campaign mired by scaremongering and the misuse of statistics.<p>Polls suggested a close race to the end, and Brexit ended up clinching victory with 51.9 per cent of the vote.<p>With conflicting facts thrown around by all sides in the campaign, <i>The</i> …

Machine Learning with Python Course and E-Book Bundle | TechSpot Store

<b>Deep Learning with TensorFlow</b><p>Discover One of the Newest & Most Useful Tools for Deep Learning<p>Deep learning is the intersection of statistics, …

Key concepts from George Orwell’s “1984” might explain why it’s Amazon’s best-selling book in the age of Trump

In the book <i>1984</i>, the job of protagonist Winston Smith is to replace historical truths with new, state-approved “facts.” This week in the US, in what appears to be an eerie reflection of today’s political climate of “post-truth” and “alternative facts,” the dystopian novel has shot to the number-one …

“SuperTeacherTools” Is An Excellent Site For ELL Beginners To Create & Play Games

I’ve been doing a series of posts this week about tools my English Language Beginners have been using to create online content. This process has …

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a …

How to ace every exam you ever take

Mocks are over and the Easter holidays are on the horizon, which means the number of parents fretting over their children’s revision schedules – and whether they’ll get the grades they need – is growing apace. For many, a place at Oxbridge is the desired reward for that hard work. It might seem …

Education

Meta’s New AR Glasses Let You Touch The Virtual World

The $949 headset, which is shipping now, lets you interact with digital objects without the need for physical controllers.<p>It takes automakers many years to go from design concept to showroom-ready cars, and by the time designers see their new vehicles in the flesh, it’s often too late to make any …

This guy combined an iPhone and an HTC Vive to make a virtual camera (sort of like the ones used for Avatar and Inside Out)

When a movie is more CG than it is real — think movies like Avatar or any of Pixar’s stuff, where all or nearly all of the environment is rendered — a new challenge appears: the camera.<p>Getting a fake camera (like the one in a rendering program) to move and behave like a real camera (like the one …

Turn your bath into an dreamy revitalizing ritual with these 5 key items

File under “W+G trivia”: The first Roman and Greek bathhouses—where sacred ritual baths became a thing—were so large, they included lecture halls and …

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Latin America

Economists need to get into the real world, says Bank of England chief economist

Economists are too detached from the real world and have failed to learn from the financial crisis, insisting on using mathematical models which do not reflect reality, according to the Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane.<p>The public has lost faith in economists since the credit crunch, …

Economics

Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function

Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.<p>We've already heard how medical marijuana can help people with everything from PTSD to creativity. Now there's even more evidence from Harvard-Tuft researchers in study indicating that cannabis helps our cognitive performance, i.e. the way we acquire …

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon Books editors read thousands of pages before settling on their ranking, which includes a number of memoirs as well as books from debut authors.<p>"The main challenge for us was that there were a number of great books to choose from," Amazon Books editor Chris Schluep told Business Insider. "In …

Books

The normalization of Donald Trump began in “1984”: How George Orwell’s Newspeak has infected the news media

The mainstream media has been complicit in a dangerous rebranding of Trump, his associates and their views<p>The poet Maya Angelou wisely observed, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”<p>In keeping with his fascist and authoritarian beliefs, during the 2016 presidential …

Scholars Delve Deeper Into The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

In 1941, science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov stated "The Three Laws of Robotics," in his short story "Runaround."<p>Law One: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.<p>Law Two: A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's How Microsoft Is Bringing Virtual Reality to Windows 10

You can now add Microsoft to the list of technology companies wanting to make big money in virtual reality.<p>The technology giant said today it would …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as newer …

Short and spectacular - 21 great novels under 200 pages long

12 September 2017<p>As rewarding as an immersive 600+ page epic can be, sometimes it’s the more compact stories that hit the hardest.<p>Creating memorable …

6 Essential Things Every Coffee-Loving Runner Should Do

Help the environment stay healthy by keeping your cup of joe planet-friendly.

4 Reasons to Eat Watermelon Seeds

Watermelon seeds are nutrient dense and are very low in calories. When roasted, they are crispy and can be a great healthy snack. Usually, when we think about watermelon benefits, the seeds probably do not come to mind. The point is, watermelon seeds can be an amazing snack when they are dried and …

The Powerful and Beautiful Meaning of the Lotus Flower

Anybody who has ever seen a lotus flower growing and emerging from a dirty pond can't help but see the beauty and deeper meaning that this exquisite …