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Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Management

The Only Pressure Facebook Understands Is From Its Megaplatform Rivals

On Sunday, dedicated conspiracy theorists with iPhones searching for podcasts from the right-wing radio host Alex Jones and his media empire Infowars …

Internet

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Worms frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years have come back to life and are eating

Scientists have made a discovery that is quite mind-blowing. Roundworms found in the permafrost in two areas of Siberia have come back to life in …

Biology

There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

Universe

Black Panther Co-Founder Elbert “Big Man” Howard Dies at 80

Elbert Howard, a civil rights activist who was among the six original founders of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, has died. He was 80 years …

Black History

The US Again Has the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

Plenty of people around the world got new gadgets Friday, but one in Eastern Tennessee stands out. Summit, a new supercomputer unveiled at Oak Ridge …

Machine Learning

'It hits you very quickly': Canada brews first cannabis beer

Scientists in a small Ontario laboratory are testing enzymes and experimenting with fermentation. Their techniques are not new, but their focus is a first. They are developing what is being described as the world’s first beer brewed from cannabis.<p>Most cannabis beers on the market are brewed from …

Cannabis

The mystery of Russia’s missing wealth shows how Putin retains his power

Russia is a nuclear power. But an economic power it is not. Last year, the country’s GDP totaled around $1.6 trillion, less than that of the state of Texas. Nor is its wealth growing: Russia’s GDP in 2017 was smaller than it was in 2013, adjusting for price changes.<p>And yet there’s no question of …

Russia

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump about 'mother of all wars'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying "war with Iran is the mother of all wars", but did not rule out peace between the two countries.<p>Iran faces increased U.S. pressure and looming …

South Asia

How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine

“We need to forget about this so we can heal,” said an elderly white woman, as she left my lecture on the history of enslaved cooks and their …

Black History

Researchers prove the arrow of time is irrelevant to quantum computers

An international team of scientists recently published groundbreaking research indicating quantum computers aren’t handicapped by a classical view of time. Grab a cup of coffee, we’ll explain.<p>The researchers set out to determine if quantum computers could be used to overcome one of classical …

Quantum Physics

The Miami Dolphins acted on the NFL’s anthem policy. The league was unprepared for the backlash.

The NFL is putting its anthem policy on hold after leaked documents prompt criticism.<p>When the NFL announced in May that it would require all players on the field to stand during the national anthem or potentially face team fines, the league soughtto finally end backlash to the kneeling protests …

Donald Trump

Notes of nuclear? Fukushima radioactivity found in California wine

Radioactive levels are increasing in wine from California's Napa Valley, thanks to the radioactive cloud that drifted from the Fukushima disaster in …

Four Ways to Visualize the Fretboard

Having a visual sense of the fretboard can help you navigate its entire length as well instantly articulate melodies and phrases when inspiration …

Pieter Hugo's best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

The guys ​always ​had scratch marks everywhere from the baboons – they were always getting into fights with them<p>I first learned about Nigeria’s “hyena men” in 2005, thanks to a picture that had gone viral. The caption said they were debt collectors in Lagos. I knew I had to find them. The country …

Charlie Brown

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Travel Agent

Confession: I love planning a vacation almost as much as I enjoy actually being on vacation. From scouting out the best hotel deals to reading up on …

Apps

DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK <i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future.</i> <b>Follow along here</b> <i>.</i><p>When CRISPR was first revealed to the …

All AWESOME Linux Applications and Tools

Hello, <b>F.O.S.S</b> lovers!<p>Welcome to our list of awesome Linux applications and tools.<p>Below are listed the coolest software available for your Linux …

My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

My parents’ home, in Umujieze, Nigeria, stands on a hilly plot that has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Traditionally, the Igbo people bury their dead among the living, and the ideal resting place for a man and his wives is on the premises of their home. My grandfather Erasmus, …

Black History

2018 Honda Gold Wing Gallery

Photo gallery of the 2018 Honda Gold Wing, Honda’s high tech flagship motorcycle in Pearl Stallion Brown. Details of the Hossack suspension and …

Facebook removed the US Declaration of Independence for violating “hate speech” standards

The Vindicator, a local newspaper in Liberty, Texas, decided to post the US Declaration of Independence on Facebook in small chunks in the days leading up to the July 4 holiday, which celebrates adopting the historical document in 1776. Facebook’s content moderation system took issue with part of …

Internet

How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight

The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge.<p>In recent years, data …

Samba

The Military Reinvented the Wheel, They're Triangles Now

A new wheel that Carnegie Mellon scientists developed for DARPA adapts to its environment.<p>Twenty inch rims are cool, but 20 inch rims that shapeshift to conquer any environment are next level. Magic wheels that look like a Transformer doing its thing are a new innovation from the Pentagon’s Defense …

The Simulation Hypothesis — Why Quantum Physics, AI, and Eastern Mystics Agree We Are In A Video Game

An MIT trained computer scientist and Silicon Valley video game designer gives 10 reasons for the “Simulation Hypothesis”: that our reality is a …

The AirSelfie 2 Wants to Be Your Personal Paparazzo

The second-generation flying pocket camera offers improved video quality and sleek industrial design. But it's not a drone, even though it has …

How To: Use Charles Proxy to View the Data Your Mobile Apps Send & Receive

If you're using a mobile device, it's a pretty safe bet that your apps are sending lots of information back and forth from their servers. To make …

Jim Crow Laws - Facts Summary

BLACK CODES<p>The roots of Jim Crow laws began as early as 1865, immediately following the ratification of the 13th Amendment freeing four million …

How to Free Up Hard Disk Space on Windows 10

Windows 10 provides a few dedicated tools for freeing up disk space, like Storage Sense, and the April 2018 Update beefs up this feature with a few …

DJI Mavic Pro II Coming July 18

The highly anticipated (at least by me) DJI Mavic Pro II will be announced in New York City on July 18, 2018.<p><b>DJI Mavic Pro II Rumored …