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Google's DeepMind AI Now Has a Memory

Mimicking The Human Brain<p>Since 2014, DeepMind has been playing Atari video games. Initially, its machine learning systems could learn to win games …

Fusion Gets Closer as Scientists Discover Plasma’s Secret

99% of the universe is believed to be comprised of plasma, a hot ionized gas made up equally of positively charged ions and negatively charged …

Physics

21 Whiskey Cocktails That Are Made for Winter

Beekeeping

Boom unveils XB-1 supersonic passenger plane prototype

In news that brings hope to those who still look wistfully back to the glory days of Concorde, aviation startup Boom Technology today announced its …

Oregon bakery shop accused of racism over Oreo cupcake named 'Mr. President'

A black-owned Oregon bakery is being accused of racism after selling an Oreo cupcake the named “Mr. President.”<p>The Oregonian reported Monday that outraged customers have been blasting the bakery on Yelp criticizing Fat Cupcake for its “Mr. President” treat. The cupcake is described as an Oreo …

Dessert

Researchers Propose New Unifying PTSD Theory

In a Perspective article published in the journal <i>Neuron</i>, two professors at the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School present a new theory of …

Neuroscience

Cop killed at 'simple family disturbance' in California was new mum just off maternity leave

One of the officers had just returned to work after maternity leave.<p>A new mother who had recently returned from maternity leave was one of the two …

Mom calls out her daughter for oversleeping in this letter that's taken over the internet

The sound of an alarm going off is the <i>actual</i> worst, am I right? So when the changing of seasons means the air is chilled, it’s still too dark to do …

Surviving the Internet's Troll Apocalypse | Social Networking

Social media has sharpened humans' age-old appetite for public shaming, providing a stage and unlimited seating for a seemingly unending stream of …

China says countering Dalai Lama is top ethnic priority in Tibet | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will make countering the Dalai Lama’s influence the “highest priority” in its work on ethnic affairs in Tibet, the region’s Communist Party boss has said, vowing to uproot the monk’s “separatist and subversive” activities.<p>Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama …

Hinduism

Leading US exorcists explain huge increase in demand for the Rite – and priests to carry them out

In the US, over the past 10 years, the number of official priest exorcists has more than quadrupled from 12 to 50.<p>But for two of America’s most active exorcists – Father Gary Thomas, whose training in Rome was chronicled in Matt Baglio's book <i>The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist</i>, and Father …

Hinduism

How to Search the Deep Web

Search engines such as Google index well over a trillion pages on the World Wide Web[1], but there is information on the web that common search …

Indonesia Wants to Ban Grindr and Dozens of Other Gay-Networking Apps

Indonesia is planning to ban gay-networking apps, in the latest demonstration of the country’s growing intolerance toward the LGBT community.<p>A …

Philippines president ordered murders and killed official, claims hitman

Spokesman for Rodrigo Duterte rejects accusations of extrajudicial killings – which include feeding man to crocodile<p>The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, ordered members of a death squad to kill criminals and opponents and even personally “finished off” a justice department employee with a …

Asia

Lorry driver jailed for killing police officer moments after checking mobile phone

A lorry driver who killed an off-duty police officer by crashing into oncoming traffic moments after opening a text message on his phone has been jailed for six years.<p>Danny Warby’s 13.6 tonne HGV ploughed into traffic in Cambridgeshire in June 2014, killing Detective Constable Sharon Garrett.<p>Warby, …

Facebook and Israel to work to monitor posts that incite violence

Facebook delegation is in Israel as the government pushes legislative steps to force social networks to rein in content that officials say incites violence<p>The Israeli government and Facebook have agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network, a senior …

Israel

How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet

<b>They’re turning the web into a cesspool of aggression and violence. What watching them is doing to the rest of us may be even worse</b><p>This story is not …

Internet

South Korea holds emergency security session over North Korea ballistic missile launch

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe condemns North Korea's 'reckless and unforgivable' act.<p>South Korea held a top-level emergency security meeting after North …

In death, a Kashmir rebel becomes what India has long feared

SHAAR-I-SHALLI, India (AP) — Go to the villages of south Kashmir and they'll tell you stories about Burhan Wani, the militant commander shot by security forces as he tried to escape through the back door of an isolated hideout.<p>They say Wani would slip out of the forests sometimes just to visit, a …

Syria war: Turkey strikes ISIL targets in Jarablus

Turkish fighter jets have struck ISIL targets in the northern Syrian border town of Jarablus, according to Turkish news media.<p>Wednesday's operation is a part of a joint campaign by Turkish special forces and the US-led coalition to clear fighters belonging to ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and …

Middle East

The US Air Force wants to detonate plasma bombs in the sky

The U.S. Air Force's "go big or go home" solution to improve their long-distance calls? Supercharge the atmosphere by detonating aerial plasma bombs attached to tiny satellites, reports New Scientist.<p>The Air Force is asking for help in developing plasma bombs, which would be delivered to the …

Best Nigerian Blog

The following day, Ayo came back to the house so early and went straight to his room where he met his wife and son sleeping. Ayo: Adaobi! Adaobi! He …

Bow Down to the Lobster God

A Plymouth fisherman snagged two rare blue lobsters<p>Feast your eyes on this, ladies and gentleman, because what you're about to see is a once-in-a-lifetime sight: a blue lobster.<p>According to Boston.com, the odds of catching a blue lobster are about one in two million, which makes Plymouth lobsterman …

Pokémon Gone: Indonesia to ban catching 'em all at schools

Earlier in July, Indonesia was among the first countries to impose restrictions on playing Pokémon Go when it ordered police and military personnel to abstain from catching ’em all while on duty.<p>Now the Indonesian government is also considering banning Pokémon Go at schools, claiming the smash-hit …

Pokémon

Brexit could herald end to British fruit and veg sales, producers warn

British fruit and vegetables would all but vanish from shops if Brexit means the foreign workers who pick virtually all the home-grown produce are no longer able to come to the UK, according to some of the country’s biggest producers.<p>They warn that the nation’s food security would be damaged and …

United Kingdom

Russia Claims It's Building a Nuclear Space Bomber Capable of Striking Any Country in the World

War Zone Expansion: Outer Space<p>Through news site Sputnik, Russia says they are building a robotic mini-shuttle, much like a smaller, …

Snoop Dogg rules out ever eating a hot dog again after seeing how they are made

Snoop Dogg has insisted he will not be eating hot dogs again after witnessing how they are made.<p>Appearing on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i>, the 44-year-old …

Osama Bin Laden's son vows to avenge al-Qaida leader's death

The son of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online.<p>Hamza bin Laden’s message is taken as a sign that the ageing leadership of al-Qaida is trying to find a way of reviving its fortunes …

Terrorism