Michael Karavolos

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White House morale tanks amid Helsinki fallout

Staffers are considering accelerating their departures in the wake of the president's equivocations on Russian meddling in the 2016 election.<p>President Donald Trump’s disastrous performance since his news conference alongside Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has sent West Wing morale to its lowest …

Donald Trump

Now We All Know What Putin Has on Trump

After a summit that left most Americans stunned—but maybe not surprised—the truth is​ now​ obvious: Trump is doing Putin’s bidding. And the reasons why are clear. GQ’s Julia Ioffe on Putin’s monumental win and the lasting result of Trump’s Helsinki debacle​.​ The kompromat is out of the bag.<p><b>It's</b> …

Donald Trump

Trump’s line on hiring foreign workers gets a little more awkward

To hear Donald Trump tell it, curtailing illegal immigration to the United States isn’t enough. The president has also argued that the country has to …

Donald Trump

Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much anymore. On …

Neuroscience

Donald Trump Made Deal With Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, And It May Have Been About Russia: Reports

New questions are being raised about private talks between Donald Trump and retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that may have resulted in …

Donald Trump

Trump's FCC wants to force consumers to pay $225 to review complaints against telecoms

When Trump’s FCC chair Ajit Pai crawled from under a portable toilet in a big telecom parking lot, he had one thing in mind—to destroy any and all …

Privacy

Dijkstra's algorithm in python: algorithms for beginners

<i>Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky on Unsplash</i><p>Dijkstra's algorithm can find for you the shortest path between two nodes on a graph. It's a must-know for …

Algorithms

Tesla Solar Roof: Elon Musk Shares Incredible Stats From California

Amanda Tobler has seen strong usage from her roof.<p>The sun is shining in California, and Tesla’s initial batch of solar roof installations are soaking …

Tesla

The "Big Bang" of Alzheimer’s: Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of the disease

Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to …

Dementia

White House doesn’t deny report Trump made secret deal with Kennedy over retirement, replacement

It's not supposed to work like this.<p>During an CNN interview on Tuesday morning, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah did not deny an NBC …

Donald Trump

How healthy are bananas? What ripeness has to do with nutrition

Ripe or unripe or somewhere in the middle? However you decide to eat your banana, experts say there are nutritional differences for all three.<p>After a …

Nutrition

Details emerge on Justice Department meeting with reporters on Manafort

Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are crying foul over a meeting Justice Department prosecutors held with four Associated Press reporters last year as news organizations and the FBI bore down on the longtime lobbyist and political consultant.<p>Manafort’s defense has argued for …

Donald Trump

Learn How to Code and Deploy Machine Learning Models on Spark Structured Streaming

<b>This post is a token of appreciation for the amazing open source community of Data Science, to which I owe a lot of what I have learned.</b><p>For last few …

Machine Learning

Go deeper: The industries that are hiring, and the ones that aren't

Although 213,000 U.S. jobs were added in June, some industries are struggling to keep up with job availability more than others, according to the …

Pew Research Center

The Court Case that Enabled Today's Toxic Internet

There once was a legendary troll, and from its hideout beneath an overpass of the information superhighway, it prodded into existence the internet we …

Internet

Topos Utilizes A.I. to Understand Cities and Map Micro-Neighborhoods

We can learn so much more about our environment.<p>Artificial intelligence can change the way we think about cities: Startup company Topos is doing just …

Artificial Intelligence

50 Essential Apps for RVers

AllTrails<p>About<p>AllTrails provides an array of information about nearby trails to hike, run, walk your dog and explore new terrain. Search trails based …

Apps

Count the lies: A judge correctly calls out White House chicanery on census citizenship question

Most of us have to settle for vocalizing outrage or bewilderment at the parade of lies and pretexts emanating from a White House determined to rule …

The White House

Eating Nuts Every Day Could Make Sperm Stronger

A new study showed that 60 grams of nuts everyday could boost your sperm count and overall sperm health.<p>Nuts are touted for as a heart-healthy snack, but scientists have discovered an unexpected benefit of including them in your diet: healthier sperm.<p>According to a new clinical trial, guys who ate …

Nutrition

How to Inventory Your Home for an Insurance Adjuster

Q. Do I need to inventory every item I own in the event of a house fire?<p>A. The more detail about your belongings that you can relay to an insurance …

iOS Apps

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

How Facebook Checks Facts and Polices Hate Speech

Chris Cox has long been the chief product officer for Facebook. He has also recently been promoted to run product at WhatsApp, Messenger, and …

Social Media

Voters were targeted by disinformation online in 2016. How screwed are we this year?

Data for Democracy’s Renée DiResta talks about the magnitude of the disinformation problem — and what can be done about it — on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>Before November 2016, most people weren’t thinking about disinformation on social media. Now we’re talking about it a lot — but disinfo …

Social Media

This brain “blackout” is the reason you get migraines

Researchers have identified the electrical activity specific to the start of migraines and demonstrated a way to stop it in animal experiments.<p>“Seizures and migraines are two very different states of the brain,” says Steven J. Schiff, professor of engineering in the departments of neurosurgery, …

Neuroscience

Bacteria-packed solar cell soaks up the Sun even behind clouds

Microscopic organisms were some of the first things to tap into the Sun for energy, so it follows to use them to make better solar cells. Now, …

Clean Energy

AT&T Jacks Up TV Prices Post Merger After Claiming That Wouldn’t Happen

AT&T once again highlights how megamerger promises tend to be entirely hollow<p>The ink’s barely dry on AT&T’s $86 billion acquisition of Time Warner. But the company is already jacking up prices for its streaming TV customers, something AT&T repeatedly stated wouldn’t happen during the company’s …

Telecoms

5 of Our Favorite Open Source Visualization Tools

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the collection and application of data is more important than ever for businesses looking to continue to …

Data Visualization

Introduction of TensorFlow with Python

Machine learning is the most popular part of our technology world. TensorFlow is also a popular open source and it is a framework of deep learning. …

Deep Learning

Trump makes NATO nightmare a reality

President Trump's harsh blast at NATO during a rally last night in Helena, Mont., was Europeans’ worst nightmare come to life, Western diplomatic …

Geopolitics

APNewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.<p>In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. …

U.S. Army