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The “Black Mirror” scenarios that are leading some experts to call for more secrecy on AI - MIT Technology Review

AI could reboot industries and make the economy more productive; it’s already infusing many of the products we use daily. But a new report by more …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Our 11 Best Spaghetti Recipes That Go Way Beyond Spaghetti And Meatballs

Spaghetti will always be one of the best Italian noodles and it's a staple for any pasta-lover's pantry. Although we can all appreciate a classic …

Italian Food

17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris.<p>Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search was …

Mozambique

Driven From Island Homes by Storms, Dialysis Patients Can Do Little but Wait

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Juanita Edwards’s children, grandchildren and pets are waiting for her back home on St. Croix. The island air would be salty and familiar: Before the monster storms of 2017, she had never left the Caribbean.<p>But if she went home now, she would quickly die.<p>Ms. Edwards, 84, requires …

Caribbean

What To Do in a Nuclear Attack

Not that it’s going to happen, but because it could.<p>We’ve seen what North Korea can do, and even though it hasn’t been in the news lately, the experts we consulted say that terrorists are still trying to get dirty bombs into the country. The threat of a nuclear attack on the United States is higher …

Nuclear Energy

FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered.

The mission for the Federal Emergency Management Agency was clear: Hurricane Maria had torn through Puerto Rico, and hungry people needed food. Thirty million meals needed to be delivered as soon as possible.<p>For this huge task, FEMA tapped Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta entrepreneur with no experience …

Caribbean

Super Bowl anti-terrorism documents left on plane

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security documents critiquing the response to a simulated anthrax attack on Super Bowl Sunday were marked "For Official Use Only" and "important for national security."<p>Recipients of the draft "after-action" reports were told to keep them locked up after business …

Surveillance

Oklahoma explosion: Trump wants to eliminate the agency probing oil rig deaths

A federal safety agency investigating an Oklahoma oil rig explosion is on President Trump's chopping block.<p>The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is probing last week's deadly blaze in Quinton, Oklahoma, about 100 miles south of Tulsa. Five workers died in the explosion.<p>The agency …

CNN

FEMA To End Food And Water Aid For Puerto Rico

In the days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, residents of some of the hardest hit rural areas found themselves stranded — cut off from more populated areas by mudslides, crumbled roads and bridges, and toppled trees and power lines. In those early days, the only food and water many of …

Caribbean

A major coastal city is running out of water faster than anyone predicted — and people are terrified about 'Day Zero'

Cape Town is on track to turn off the faucets earlier than anyone predicted.<p>The coastal city, one of Africa's most popular tourist destinations, is grappling with the worst drought conditions it has faced in over a century. City dams are now 27.2% full. When they reach 13.5% capacity, the city says …

University of Cape Town

This Flu Season Is the Worst in Nearly a Decade

This year’s flu season is now more intense than any since the 2009 swine flu pandemic and still getting worse, federal health officials said on Friday.<p>Nationally, the number of people falling ill with flu is increasing. More worrying, the hospitalization rate — a predictor of the death rate — has …

Public Health

In less than 3 months, a major international city will likely run out of water

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Cape Town, South Africa, they're calling it "Day Zero" -- the day when the taps run dry.<p>City officials had recently said that day would come on April 22. They have since moved up the date to April 12.<p>Cape Town is South Africa's second-largest city and a top international tourist draw. …

CNN

4 months after Maria, 450K residents of Puerto Rico still without power

It's been more than four months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and nearly half a million customers are still without power, the Army …

Caribbean

Your phone is like a spy in your pocket

Consider everything your smartphone has done for you today. Counted your steps? Deposited a check? Transcribed notes? Navigated you somewhere …

Apps

It’s Not Just Freezing Classrooms in Baltimore. America’s Schools Are Physically Falling Apart.

This week, as the “bomb cyclone” ravaged cities along the East Coast, schools across the northeastern and southern United States were forced to shut …

Education

Mark Kelly: This year has been an unequivocal disaster for the future of the planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2001, I flew my first flight into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. Roughly a decade later, I commanded that same space shuttle on its final flight. That trip was my fourth journey -- and at least for now, my final one -- from this planet into space.<p>To see our planet as this majestic …

Clean Power Plan

Forget Ebola. Man-made viruses are coming to kill us all

Ranjan Crasta | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:32 IST<p>TWEET THIS<p>Stephen Hawking isn't wrong, genetically engineered viruses are terrifying and could …

North Korea Begins Tests to Load Anthrax Onto ICBMs, Report Says

North Korea has begun tests to load anthrax onto intercontinental ballistic missiles, Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported Tuesday, citing an …

North Korea

Report slams local, US hurricane response in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Housing is urgently needed for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who lack power and a regular source of safe water nearly three months after Hurricane Maria damaged their homes, Refugees International says in a report.<p>The nonprofit group visited the U.S. territory in …

Russia could cut off internet to Nato countries, British military chief warns

Air Chief Marshall Peach says Russian ships have been spotted close to Atlantic cables that carry communications between Europe and the US<p>Russia could pose a major threat to the UK and other Nato nations by cutting underwater cables essential for international commerce and the internet, the chief …

How to Choose the Best Apps for Your Kids

Remember when you taught your parents how to use email? These days, it may be your second grader teaching you the latest mobile app — while you wonder if it’s one they should even use.<p>Today’s parents are savvier with mobile technology than those a generation ago, but even so-called “digital native” …

Our 46 Best Christmas Side Dish Recipes Because Your Roast Shouldn't Get All The Glory

Let your side dishes take center stage<p>So you've chosen your perfect holiday roast. Now what? Don't let your roast outshine your sides. Instead, let …

Builders Said Their Homes Were Out of a Flood Zone. Then Harvey Came.

THE WOODLANDS, Tex. — Leslie Martinez heard the floodwaters before she saw them. They rushed across the lawn, seeped around the doors and into the house. It was 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 28, three days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Her young daughter was asleep in her arms. Ms. Martinez’s first …

Extreme Weather

Why FEMA is making a big mistake in Puerto Rico

The agency is proposing one mega-contract for delivering relief to the island. Here's a better way.<p>In the weeks after Hurricane Maria left much of Puerto Rico without electricity in the worst power outage in U.S. history, island officials made a hasty decision to award a $300 million contract to …

Caribbean

Data shows hurricane deaths in Puerto Rico could be over 1,000

Puerto Rican officials say only 62 people died from the storm. Researchers estimate more than 1,000 people did.<p>More than two months after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico and devastated the island — knocking out its power grid and leaving millions without potable water — the official death …

The mysterious return of scarlet fever

The infection used to be a leading killer of children — and it's making a comeback.<p>Scarlet fever, a leading killer of children in the 19th and early 20th centuries, is suddenly making a comeback in many parts of the world, and no one knows why.<p>The bacterial infection brings on a red, sandpapery …

Why Blockchains Are Poised to End the Password Era - MIT Technology Review

The massive password heists keeping coming, and one thing is certain: the way we prove our identities online is in need of a major upgrade. A growing …

Russia practiced electronic warfare on its own troops during a massive military exercise this year

Russia held large-scale military exercises with troops from Belarus earlier this year, during which Moscow claimed more than 12,000 soldiers took part in a variety of drills in both countries.<p>The Zapad 2017 exercises fell short of many of the sinister elements observers thought they might include, …

Military