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Can Personality Change Or Does It Stay The Same For Life? A New Study Suggests It's A Little Of Both

Does personality stay the same from birth for the rest of your life, or can it be changed? A new study tapping into 50 years of data suggests that it’s quite possibly a blend of both.<p>For decades personality was considered as unmalleable as concrete – who you were at 15 is who you’d be at 75. But …

Psychology

The Clairvoyance of the Fourteen-Year-Old Aretha Franklin

An inarticulate misery, and yet the desperate need to articulate it, is what brought the thunderous wonder of Thomas A. Dorsey’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” to the earth. In August of 1932, the musician, who had left the packed blues clubs and rent-raising parties of the South for a …

Aretha Franklin

NYU’s Free Medical-School Tuition Could Funnel More Doctors to Primary Care

The United States is on pace to have a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030—reducing med students’ debt might help fix that.<p>Medical school costs a lot of money that a lot of people don’t have. That often means students do a bit of cost-benefit analysis: Is it worth it to take on hundreds of …

College & University

The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World

<i>This week in the Russia investigations: President Trump strikes back at one of his most politically dangerous critics. Will a short-term victory have longer-term costs?</i><p>The revocation, Part 1<p>President Trump made good on his threat to revoke the security clearance held by former CIA Director John …

Donald Trump

Why Does DMT Make You Feel Like You’re Dying?

Researchers dosed 13 people with DMT to investigate the similarities between DMT trips and near death experiences in the first study of its kind.<p><b>This story is part of When the Drugs Hit, a Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today's psychedelic renaissance. Follow along</b></b> …

Consciousness

Amazon in Running to Acquire Landmark Movie Chain

Amazon.com Inc. is in the running to acquire Landmark Theaters, a move that would vault the e-commerce giant into the brick-and-mortar cinema …

Sony Pictures

Elon Musk Is the Id of Tech

A lot of people have been asking me for my take on what’s going on with Elon Musk these days. But what they’re really asking is obvious: Is he crazy?<p>Not crazy like a fox, but crazy as a loon.<p>In the past few months, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX has: ear-boxed analysts on an earnings call; made …

Silicon Valley

Omarosa releases secret tape of Lara Trump offering her $15K-a-month campaign job

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality TV star who became a top White House aide to President Donald Trump, on Thursday released exclusively to MSNBC a secret tape of campaign official Lara Trump offering her a $15,000-a-month job after she was fired from the administration.<p>The tape — which, …

Donald Trump

Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

<b>Updated at 10:04 a.m. ET</b><p>More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump's ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according to a tally by The Boston Globe.<p>The project was …

Journalism

Cisco's Outlook Signals Confidence in Product Overhaul

Cisco Systems Inc. gave a bullish forecast for the current quarter, signaling confidence that an overhaul of its computer-networking products will …

Mounting Reports Point to a Huge Autumn for Apple

Photo Source: 9to5Mac<p>It won’t be long now. An Apple Event to announce a new iPhone lineup and potentially several other devices is less than a month away. The fact that there are three new phones coming is really old news. Like 10 months old, at this point. The rumor mill never sleeps, right? The …

Apple

Google Voice w/ new Contacts tab, tweaked navigation rolling out to Android via server-side update

Earlier this week, a revamped Google Voice that featured a new icon and Contacts tab began rolling out to iOS. The majority of these changes are now coming to Android via a server-side update.<p>Unlike on iOS where the new functionality was accompanied by a new version, the Android counterpart is …

Google

WEF warns: AI could lead to collapse in the global financial system

There’s little doubt that artificial intelligence will reshape the world as we know it. It’ll revolutionize the way we do business, communicate, and even raise our kids. Presumably, the benefits of AI will outweigh the bad, but a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows we might just …

Artificial Intelligence

Former Tesla employee's tweets show allegedly flawed batteries (update)

The employee Tesla is suing for theft of proprietary information has tweeted photos and other details, perhaps in an attempt to back up some of the claims he made against the automaker. Two of the photos Martin Tripp has tweeted out show what he says is a damaged* battery module used in Model 3 …

Tesla

Here’s a giant library of every political ad on Google

A few months back, after public scrutiny over the opacity of its ad program, Google promised to be more transparent about how political ads work on its platform. And today, the company launched a new website that keeps track of every political ad–letting users see which states spent the most and …

Political Advertising

Google provides data on U.S. political advertising

(Reuters) - Google has added a section to its twice-yearly transparency report to show who buys U.S. election ads on its platform and how much money is spent on political advertising, the search engine giant said on Wednesday.<p>The move follows similar steps from Twitter (TWTR.N) and Facebook (FB.O) …

Political Advertising

Hyperloop at 5: Sci-fi transport quickly becoming more sci than fi

Hyperloop has been with us for half a decade now, but it's still hard to separate the hype from the reality.<p>In the five years since Elon Musk published his open-source concept for a supersonic floating tube-train, some very real progress has been made. But promises have also been broken, and the …

High-speed Rail

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

Half of the Top 10 U.S. Colleges Are in the Same State — and Four Are Public Schools. Here's Why They Rule

Consider these schools if you're applying to colleges.<p>If MONEY’s 2018 Best Colleges rankings put you in a West Coast state of mind, there’s a reason: …

College & University

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

Omarosa: DeVos said black college students lack the ‘capacity to understand’ her agenda

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos allegedly said the students who booed her May 2017 commencement speech at a historically black college didn't have the "capacity to understand" what she wants to accomplish, according to the tell-all book by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.<p>Manigault …

Donald Trump

Germany tells Netanyahu: “No, we are actually responsible for the Holocaust”

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stirred up a storm with comments apparently downplaying Hitler’s role in the deaths of six million Jews during the Holocaust.<p>In an Oct. 20 speech to the Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Netanyahu claimed that the idea for the so-called “final solution” …

Israel

6 million Georgia voters' records exposed: 'Could have easily been compromised'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Georgia's shotgun-toting, Trump-style Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp has sought to assure voters that his state's election system is secure and that any allegations to the contrary are "fake news."<p>But Kemp, who is also the secretary of state in charge of Georgia's elections, …

Georgia (U.S. State)

State Department says Pompeo did discuss Yemen strike with Saudi prince

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did discuss the recent Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen in a Monday call with a Saudi prince, an agency official said, after a State Department readout failed to note that aspect of the conversation.<p>In a readout of Pompeo's conversation with Saudi Crown …

U.S. State Department

Omarosa just dropped a bombshell claim about Trump, Hillary Clinton's emails and WikiLeaks

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed President Trump knew about stolen Hillary Clinton emails before they were released by WikiLeaks and that she’s been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>The new claims …

Donald Trump

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Donald Trump's White House Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs) Raise Questions

For the first time we have confirmation from the administration of a fact Ruth Marcus reported earlier this year: That at least some of Donald …

Donald Trump

F.B.I. Agent Peter Strzok, Who Criticized Trump in Texts, Is Fired

WASHINGTON — Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. senior counterintelligence agent who disparaged President Trump in inflammatory text messages and helped oversee the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations, has been fired for violating bureau policies, Mr. Strzok’s lawyer said Monday.<p>Mr. Trump and his …

Donald Trump

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain.<p>Trump accused Manigault Newman, the former …

Donald Trump

Bayer Shares Plunge Following $289 Million Monsanto Cancer Verdict in California

Bayer AG (BAYRY) shares fell the most in 15 years Monday after a California jury said the group must pay $289 million in damages to a man who …

San Francisco

Dumbed-Down Security Briefings Still Too Difficult for Trump to Read

When Donald Trump was elected president, it quickly became obvious that the traditional national-security briefing a person in his position receives …

Donald Trump