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Meet The Millennial CEO Who Isn't Glued To Her Phone: Kate Unsworth Of Vinaya

27-year-old Kate Unsworth is the Founder and CEO of the London-based company Vinaya, a research and design house aiming to explore the relationship between humans and technology. Vinaya has introduced their first product, Altruis, a collection of mindful wearable technology in the form of smart …

If elected, Bernie Sanders wouldn’t be America’s first socialist president

Following the first Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13, YouGov published a new poll which surveyed Americans of three political persuasions (Democratic, Republican, and independent) on whether they favored capitalism over socialism, or vice versa.<p>The results:<p>Following its publication, some …

Middle-class

Neil deGrasse Tyson lets the science deniers have it: “The beginning of the end of an informed democracy”

<b>(AP/Dennis Van Tine)</b><p>In a Salon exclusive, the renowned astrophysicist discusses his show “StarTalk” and the state of science in America<p>Sean Illing<p>October 20, 2015 6:35pm (UTC)<p>If Americans agree about one thing, it’s that their favorite astrophysicist is Neil deGrasse Tyson. A ubiquitous presence on …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The Universe Never Expands Faster Than the Speed of Light

Breaking my radio silence here to get a little nitpick off my chest: the claim that during inflation, the universe “expanded faster than the speed of …

Universe

Port Arthur Massacre: The Shooting Spree That Changed Australia's Gun Laws

<i>Thursday marks 20 years since Australia experienced its worst massacre. The Port Arthur rampage prompted a severe crackdown on firearms that saw more than 640,000 weapons turned in to authorities. In July 2015, NBC News took a look at the mass shooting and the landmark laws it sparked.</i><p>The question …

Google's new Brotli compression algorithm is 26 percent better than existing solutions

Google is introducing a new compression algorithm named Brotli, which it says can reduce file sizes up to 26 percent over existing solutions.<p>The increased density is achieved by “a 2nd order context modeling, re-use of entropy codes, larger memory window of past data and joint distribution …

Codes

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language

Consumer Reports: The Tesla Model S P85D is so good it 'defies the laws of physics'

It generated a raw score of 103 on a scale that only goes up to 100.<p>The high-performance Tesla's incredible showing actually forced Consumer Reports to reset its scoring system with P85D as the new benchmark.<p>Actually, these shouldn't be all that surprising.<p>After all, the car the P85D bumped from …

Tesla

Hawaii’s Governor Dumps Oil and Gas in Favor of 100 Percent Renewables

At the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit held in Honolulu, Hawaii, this week, Governor David Ige dropped a bombshell. His administration will …

NASA explains why 'everything we have ever accomplished leads to this moment in time'

If you've ever wondered what drives someone to look up at the sky — or out across the sea — and say: "I want to be out there," NASA's got an answer for you.<p>"It is a drive inside each and every one of us, a drive to wonder, to push the boundaries, and to explore," a NASA video explains. It's just …

Cool Stuff

Ignore the Fear Mongering on Social Security, Which is 80 Years Old Today and Still Healthy

<b>President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security law on August 15, 1935. Senator Robert Wagner of New York (in the dark suit), the bill's chief sponsor, is to the FDR's left. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, a key architect of the law, is standing behind the president.</b><p>Alf Landon, the …

Scientists Say Climate Change Has Reached the ‘Point of No Return’ – 5 Things You Can Do Today

Rolling Stone recently released a sobering article on the state of the planet in regards to climate change. It would appear that quite a few signs …

Google Restructures Itself To Form 'Alphabet,' A New Supercompany

Also, Sundar Pichai is the new CEO of Google<p>Google, the company that owns YouTube, Android and Chrome, is reorganizing.<p>Instead of the massive supercompany called Google, it will be a massive supercompany called Alphabet, with Google still being its largest subsidiary. According to a blog post by …

Silicon Valley

Bernie Sanders 'Stunned' By Large Crowds Showing Up For Him

When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage at Drake University in Des Moines Friday night, he got a standing ovation. The auditorium holds 700 people and it was packed, including the balcony.<p>The Democratic presidential candidate is doing something on the campaign trail even he didn't expect — …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

Bernie Sanders Slams The Media For Their Biased Presidential Campaign Coverage

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called out the media for their biased coverage of presidential campaigns, and refusal to inform the American people during …