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One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

How a company founded by ex-spies uses AI to fight hackers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every year cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent -- and it's predicted they'll cost the world $8 trillion by 2022.<p>But a company founded by mathematicians and ex-spies is trying to change the way organizations protect themselves from hackers.<p>British cyber security firm …

CNN

Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Recently, the British IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston was sitting on a train traveling from London, England, to Manchester, when he found himself …

Self-help

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don't realize about life for teenagers today

Courtesy of A&E<p>On A&E’s documentary series “Undercover High,” seven adults posed as students for a semester in a Kansas high school.<br>• Some had only …

Social Media

Nigel the Bird Found Dead Next to the Concrete Partner He Tried to Woo For Years

Twenty years ago, conservationists in New Zealand placed 80 fake gannet birds on Mana Island in an attempt to attract some real-life gannets. But …

Birds

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His 3-Step Formula for Success--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Bezos is at it again, this time announcing his intention to shake up the American healthcare industry. His strategy for doing so teaches some valuable lessons.<p>Shockwaves were sent through the healthcare industry yesterday when three corporate powerhouses, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan …

Jeff Bezos

Tesla Powerwalls will power 50 homes in a community, ‘it’s like putting around $50,000 in your pocket’, says contractor

Home builders are starting to see the advantage of incorporating solar and energy storage products directly as part of their offerings.<p>One home builder in Australia decided to make solar arrays and Tesla Powerwalls standard in 50 “knockdown rebuild homes” and claims that ‘it’s like putting around …

South Australia

How To: Scan for More Vulnerabilities Faster Using Nmap Scripts

Nmap is possibly the most widely used security scanner of its kind, in part because of its appearances in films such as <i>The Matrix Reloaded</i> and <i>Live</i> …

Linux

The Phone Call That Changed the Way I Choose My Passwords, Forever

This phone call forced me to reevaluate my online security strategy. Here are four important factors to help keep your passwords secure.<p>This past summer, I was at an amusement park with my family, when I received a call from an unlisted number. The call was from the fraud prevention department of …

Hacking Tools List for Hackers & Security Professionals

Penetration testing & Hacking Tools Tools are more often used by security industries to test the vulnerabilities in network and applications. Here …

14 Times "Shrek" Really Pushed The Envelope On Being PG

Spoiler: Robin Hood was skeezier than you thought.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Animation

The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Revisited — Krebs on Security

A few years back, when I was a reporter at <i>The Washington Post</i>, I put together a chart listing the various ways that miscreants can monetize hacked …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home

More than 400 people shared their top work-from-home tips. Here are some of the best.<p>We've heard this advice over and over again--from everyone from Richard Branson, to a Stanford professor, to--well, everyone. If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked …

88% of employees have no clue about their organization's IT security policies

A lack of awareness about company security rules could open enterprises and SMBs up to cyberthreats like ransomware, according to Kaspersky …

We just saw the 'computer of the future,' and it's one of the best gadgets at CES this year

Razer has a history of bold experimentation. At last year's CES tech industry trade show in Las Vegas, Razer showed off an outlandish three-screen gaming laptop concept that was a bit too crazy to end up in consumers' hands.<p>This year, however, Razer's concept product is somewhat tame, but in a good …

Consumer Tech

How Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson Run Efficient Meetings

Insight from the best business brains to make your meetings more productive.<p>Trying to run a business is all-consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things - staff, suppliers, finance, production - the list goes on. But, above all, its meetings that seem to take up so much precious time, …

Meltdown-Spectre: Four things every Windows admin needs to do now

When a major security incident occurs, there's a natural tendency to overreact. My advice: Don't panic. Instead, use these four guidelines to build a …

Understanding the performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on Windows Systems

Last week the technology industry and many of our customers learned of new vulnerabilities in the hardware chips that power phones, PCs and servers. …

Information Security

12 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are becoming more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always …

Science

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics

Fighter pilot chases UFO, urges world leaders to take the threat of aliens seriously

An American pilot who claims to have chased an alien aircraft has warned world leaders to take UFO sightings seriously.<p>Retired US Navy pilot commander David Fravor spoke out in support of ex US government intelligence officer Luis Elizondo, who last week revealed he ran a real life "X Files" UFO …

Stephen Hawking

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

Man attempts to slide down tube escalator, instantly regrets life choices

It may have looked cool in <i>Skyfall</i>, but in real life sliding down a London tube escalator is far, far less glamorous.<p>This was perfectly demonstrated …

How To Betray Your Wife, Destroy Her Self-Worth, And Implode Your Marriage In One Easy Step

I wrote an article last week about a husband’s great need, and right, to be respected by his wife. The article went fairly viral, so I was inundated …

Relationships

Student spared jail for massive cyber attacks on Amazon, Vodafone and BBC

<b>A student who carried out a string of high-profile cyber attacks on the websites of multinational firms has been spared jail.</b><p>Jack Chappell, 19, of …

Why the author of 'The 4-Hour Body' doesn't eat for 72 hours at a time

With the publication of "The 4-Hour Body" in 2010, Tim Ferriss embraced his role as a self-proclaimed "human guinea pig."<p>He took a long-held interest in athletic training and nutrition and put it through the lens of his hit book "The 4-Hour Workweek," experimenting with different workout regimens …

Tim Ferriss

Complete Penetration Testing Tool List for Security Professionals

Penetration testing is the practice of launching authorized, simulated attacks against computer systems and their physical infrastructure to expose …

New OWASP Top 10 List Includes Three New Web Vulns

But dropping cross-site request forgeries from list is a mistake, some analysts say.<p>After months of review, the Open Web Application Security Project …

Information Security

This trick will kill nasty bacteria lurking in your kitchen sponge in 1 minute flat

In case you didn’t already know, your kitchen sponge is teeming with bacteria. Gross, right? Since your sponge is usually warm and damp, it creates …

Public Health