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Strava tweaks map settings that inadvertently displayed military sites

Fitness tracking app Strava is making some tweaks to its worldwide heatmap product that inadvertently displayed the location of sensitive military sites.<p>Strava said on Tuesday that only registered Strava users will be able to see street-level data of Strava activities, like running and biking.<p>Roads …

A Mind-Bending Translation of the New Testament

David Bentley Hart’s text recaptures the awkward, multivoiced power of the original.<p>In the beginning was … well, what? A clap of the divine hands and a poetic shock wave? Or an itchy node of nothingness inconceivably scratching itself into somethingness? In the beginning was the Word, says the …

New Testament

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

Books

Is Donald Trump Ending American Democracy?

Disagreement between Republicans and Democrats on the Trump administration’s tax policy is a given. But President Donald Trump’s attacks on the …

Fourteen Security Council Members Denounce U.S. Stance on Jerusalem

UNITED NATIONS—Fourteen of the 15 members of United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned President Donald Trump’s decision this week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying it was in violation of U.N. resolutions and international law.<p>The Council held an emergency meeting on …

Israel

The biggest excuses narcissists spin to keep you hooked — and why this makes them dangerous

Breaking up with a narcissist can be very difficult. If they aren't finished with you yet, they will plead you to stay. If you are trauma bonded to them, then their begging and false promises may well work.<p>It takes a great deal of strength to walk away because narcissists are such highly-skilled …

Nvidia just released the most insanely powerful graphics processor ever made

Nvidia just announced the Titan V, the most powerful graphics processing unit (GPU) of all time.<p>This isn't the type of graphics card your gamer …

Research suggests there are five types of anxiety and depression

Ah, anxiety and depression – the magical, miserable combo.<p>When you’ve got anxiety and depression, your thoughts and emotions can play out in all …

A Gem of a Meteor Shower! How to See the Geminids Next Week

Running short on holiday cash? Tired of commuting in a '03 Saturn Ion? Desperately want your favorite NFL team to get on track? Look skyward on …

To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

Those Jews and evangelical Christians who say an undivided Jerusalem should be the eternal capital of Israel have a ready answer for anyone who questions that claim: The Bible says so.<p>The most often-cited text is 2 Chronicles 6:5-6, wherein King Solomon quotes God as saying, "Since the day that I …

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Obama is right: US democracy is fragile

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former President Barack Obama was right to speak out Thursday at the Economic Club of Chicago to warn Americans about the fragility of our democracy. Signs abound that our freedoms are under siege, not only from foreign enemies such as Vladimir Putin but also from forces inside our country, …

Political Science

We're learning more about what the Trump team knew when — and the evidence is damning

The circumstantial evidence suggesting that the Trump campaign collaborated with the Kremlin to get now-President Donald Trump elected continues to mount.<p>But even if it turns out that there was no direct "collusion" to shape the 2016 election, what we have learned so far — including most recently …

Latest Research: Banking And Insurance To Double Spending On Blockchain

Recently surveyed senior executives in the banking and insurance industries plan to more than double their investments in blockchain technology by 2019. The SAP Digital Transformation Executive Study, conducted in collaboration with Oxford Economics, is based on feedback from over 3,000 senior …

Blockchain

Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'

Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with recycled bluish-white paint. They recycle their rainwater, compost their food waste and carefully separate the paper and plastic they toss out. But recently, after loading up their Prius and …

Sustainability

4 Revolutions Made Possible by the Blockchain Economy

These 4 revolutions could only be made possible by the ever expanding blockchain economy. After 2018, business as we know it will forever be changed (and hopefully for the better).<p>Blockchain has quickly become a polarizing figurehead for a new generation of optimistic innovators. And though much of …

Blockchain

Is Trump's base fraying?

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the campaign trail, Donald Trump famously described his core supporters as impervious to outside influence -- even when it when it came to his own troubling or divisive behavior.<p>"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody," he said at a 2016 rally in Iowa, "and I …

Donald Trump

The teenager inventor who could change the way the world fights climate change

Greenwich, Connecticut<p>Ethan Novek speaks fast and insists on giving you every detail, even in response to simple questions. It can be overwhelming. But it’s worth sticking with him. Novek started winning science fairs in middle school and was awarded his first patent at 16. Now, at 18, he has his …

Carbon Dioxide

Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?

SAN FRANCISCO — Bitcoin has been in a bull market like few the world has ever seen.<p>At the beginning of the year, the price of a Bitcoin was below $1,000. It hit $5,000 in October, then doubled by late November. And on Thursday, less than two weeks later, the price of a single Bitcoin rose above …

Cryptocurrency

The G.O.P. Is Rotting

A lot of good, honorable Republicans used to believe there was a safe middle ground. You didn’t have to tie yourself hip to hip with Donald Trump, but you didn’t have to go all the way to the other extreme and commit political suicide like the dissident Jeff Flake, either. You could sort of float …

Roy Moore

Meet the man behind the most important tool in data science

Wes McKinney hates the idea of researchers wasting their time. “Scientists unnecessarily dealing with the drudgery of simple data manipulation tasks makes me feel terrible,” he says.<p>Perhaps more than any other person, McKinney has helped fix that problem. McKinney is the developer of “Pandas”, one …

Data Science

Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare are scary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Confirming the warnings and worst fears of progressives, House Speaker Paul Ryan made it plain this week: the ultimate aim of Republican lawmakers -- and their number one priority in January -- is to shrink the Medicare program that provides health insurance to the elderly and …

Trumpocalypse: The End Game

You can see where this is headed, the once bright and shiny democracy going down the drain before the holidays are out. The Russians, the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his agents, desperate men flipped and singing to save their souls — all may soon be gone, by President Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Does Dark Matter Exist? Bold New Study Offers Alternative Model

Dark matter is the elusive, invisible substance that appears to make up more than 80 percent of the total mass in the universe — far more than …

Ford will now build electric cars in Mexico

Ford will build its next generation all-electric car in Mexico, rather than at the plant in Michigan where it promised to build it.<p>The automaker announced in January that it would invest $700 million and create 700 jobs at a plant in Flat Rock, Michigan to build EV's, and that it would scrap plans …

Trump Administration

Democrats favor impeaching Trump. So why did Democratic lawmakers oppose it?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> We're still a long, long way from starting to even kinda, sorta think about impeachment.<p>Exhibit A: Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas forced a vote on the House floor to table a plan to impeach Trump on Wednesday. The vote to sideline the impeachment resolution passed with flying …

Tom Steyer

With Franken's resignation, the Senate landscape shifts again

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the calendar nears 2018, the battle for control of the Senate is shifting in all sorts of unexpected ways -- changes driven primarily by bad behavior but also a national political environment heavily colored by President Donald Trump's widespread unpopularity.<p>Consider this series of …

Republicans

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Artificial Intelligence

The Closing of the Republican Mind

The tax debate offers a clear measure of how deeply insular the GOP has become. It’s now governing solely of, by, and for Red America.<p>When Ronald Reagan passed his historic tax cut in 1981, he won support from 25 Democrats in the Senate and 113 in the House.<p>When George W. Bush passed his sweeping …

Trump, Show Us the Receipts if Summer Zervos Is Lying

If Zervos had not remembered the lone sandwich Trump ordered, he might now be using the receipt to contest her account.<p>A room service receipt for a …