Ryan Jessup

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Inside Project Ara, Google's Lego-like plan to disrupt the smartphone

Rafa Camargo is playing ping-pong. Thirty minutes ago, he placed the world's most interesting smartphone into his jacket pocket. Now that jacket and its precious contents are lying on the floor. Right under my nose.<p>Camargo is the lead engineer on Project Ara, Google's attempt to build a smartphone …

Mobile Technology

A tale of two Obamas: The unapolegetic defender of trans Americans & the man who scolds Black Lives Matter

The president has been uncompromising in defense of the LGBT community. So why does he tell others to compromise?<p>President Obama's recent commencement address to the students at Howard University got a fair amount of attention for the words it contained about activism in 2016. Pundits like Frank …

James Madison was an artist, and the Constitution should be read like poetry

America’s foundational text bears closer relation to a piece of music than a legal document. An expert explains<p><i>May 1 is Law Day, a day set aside to honor the role law, justice, and equality play in improving American society. To mark the occasion, the National Book Review interviewed Burt Neuborne,</i> …

House unanimously passes Email Privacy Act, requiring warrants for obtaining emails

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 699, the Email Privacy Act, sending it on to the Senate and from there, hopefully anyhow, to the President. The yeas were swift and unanimous.<p>The bill, which was introduced in the House early last year and quickly found bipartisan support, updates …

Only Voter Suppression Can Stop Bernie Sanders

<i>The most popular politician in the country is up against all three facets of the American political power structure, and he's already defeated two of them.</i><p>After weeks of inspiration and joy, there was anger and sadness this past week in the Bernie Sanders movement. After historic rallies throughout …

Chris Brown Suicide Rant Has Consequences

Controversial R&B star Chris Brown was the number one trending topic on Twitter early on Wednesday after posting a series of tweets on the subject of suicide in the aftermath of 20-year-old singer Kehlani Parrish’s alleged recent attempt on her own life.<p>Although Brown never mentioned Parrish by …

Sex of a baby? Ancient virus makes the call

The sex of human and all mammalian babies may be determined by a simple modification of a virus that insinuated itself into the mammalian genome as …

Researchers move one step closer to sustainable hydrogen production

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Splitting water into its hydrogen and oxygen parts may sound like science fiction, but it's the end goal of chemists and chemical …

How Vermont could change the marijuana legalization game

Over the past four years, marijuana legalization has come to the United States at a relatively fast pace, thanks to overwhelming support for it among young adults. But up until now, change has mostly come from the voters -- sometimes in spite of lawmakers' wishes.<p>That balance could be shifting …

Oculus Rift review: Virtual reality is always almost here

Virtual Reality is<p>Always almost here<p>For a long time, the hopes and dreams of many virtual reality fans could be summed up with two words: Oculus Rift. Helped by the rise of cheap smartphone displays, Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey took a technology that most people considered a retro curiosity and …

Let's Get Men Talking About Suicide

<i>This article may contain triggers -- please read with caution.</i><p>Male suicide is one of the greatest problems of our time and yet one of the least talked about topics. What many don't realize is that suicide is the <b>leading</b> cause of death in men under 45 in the U.K., the second leading among male 15-24 …

16 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed at Work

Your boss isn't the only culprit.<p>There's not a human on the planet who's immune to stress. It's a natural reaction designed to help you face dangerous, threatening situations by stepping up to the plate — or running like hell.<p>In the short term, this is highly effective: Your body releases a bunch …

Faking happiness on social media helped me cope with depression

My life looks pretty good on Facebook. If you browsed through my feed, you might see a photo of me drinking wine by my husband in a hot tub, surrounded by a foot of snow. Then there are more blatant self-congratulations: <i>Check out this NPR piece that was filmed during my last mushroom-collecting</i> …

Social Media

The 6 Physical Features Men Can't Resist, According to Science

Science is not wrong.<p>Science is at it again.<p>According to Business Insider, a new study says men were designed to look for key physical attributes in women. The study claims these features make women attractive because they are associated with good health and fertility, making them subconsciously, …

American capitalism has failed us: We’re overworked, underemployed and more powerless than ever before

Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all thriving under democratic socialism. Why is it so difficult for us to embrace?<p>[<i>This is a joint</i> TomDispatch<i>/</i>Nation <i>article and appears in print in slightly shortened form in the new issue of the</i> Nation <i>magazine</i>.]<p>Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting …

Megyn Kelly is no better than Fox News: Her racist question about Muslims puts her on par with GOP candidates

Megyn Kelly has a reputation as Fox’s “good” journalist, but her racist questions at the debate show otherwise<p>Thursday night's Republican debate on Fox News was a cornucopia of politicians saying vile and untrue things. Keeping up with what these fools who think they deserve a seat in the White …

Has Trump Killed the GOP?

12 political gurus discuss the most pressing question of 2016.<p>Nothing like Donald Trump has ever hit a major American political party: A blow-dried celebrity gleefully smashing one modern Republican certainty after the other. As he defies his own party on tax orthodoxy, on healthcare and on bending …

"Computer Thoughts" Projected onto a Giant Dome via Neural Network

Step into the mind of a machine in VOID's newest 3D dome mapping performance piece, 'Bio-Inspire.'<p>Red, white and, black fractal patterns flutter across the screen. A slide show of abstract webs and networks of connected organisms visualize artificial neuron connections and the growth and gradual …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Breakthroughs

Why 'Rise of the Robots' was named the most important business book of the year

If we use the word "robot" as shorthand for a wide variety of machines and programs fueled by artificial intelligence, then we are in the early stages of a robot revolution.<p>One of the most vocal proponents of a need to address these changes in the workforce before they get out of control is Bay …

They really want a theocracy: The GOP candidates who want to make you bow to their lord

GOP wants Christianity as our official religion. Middle East’s on fire. Theocrats are marching and must be stopped<p>If the number of those professing no loyalty to make-believe celestial despots (thankfully) continues to grow, faith derangement syndrome is advancing to its final stage among those …

Researchers create blackest material ever made

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at King Abdulla University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia has made the blackest material ever created by …

Barack Obama just gave the most important racial justice speech of his presidency. Here’s why

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Over the weekend, the president gave an unprecedented speech addressing the plight of black women<p>Brittney Cooper<p>September 23, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>On Saturday, President Obama gave an unprecedented speech focused exclusively on the social plight of Black women and girls at the …

Everyone has a 'microbial cloud'

<b>Everyone is surrounded by a unique "cloud" of millions of their own bacteria, according to scientists at the University of Oregon in the US.</b><p>Walk through someone else's cloud, and it will "rain" bacteria on your skin and be breathed into your lungs.<p>The study on 11 people, published in the journal …

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

The Army is making robot arm braces to help soldiers shoot with deadly accuracy

Many Hollywood movies portray Americans as favouring a "just keep shooting" heavy-handed style of marksmanship, where the volume of guns and ammunition is proportionally effective in getting the job done.<p>Practice does make perfect, but now the US Army wants to be able to train new recruits to pick …

Understanding The Avoidant Personality: 6 Ways to Cope

Have you ever had a relationship with someone who appeared loving and interested in the relationship, only to later pull away when things got too …

Selfies

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …