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Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

Computer Brain Surgery Simulation Is Genuinely Gelatinous

Better tools for surgeons in training<p>When you look at a diagram or model of the brain, everything looks to be in its place. Long-term memories are stored in the prefrontal cortex, the cerebellum takes care of balance, the parietal lobe integrates sensory information. But when neurosurgeons slice …

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

Singularity

June 2015

Diversity

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Online Life

What Gay Marriage Advocates Aren't Telling You

You know all those same-sex marriage advocates who keep saying that marriage equality is not going to have any impact on "traditional" marriage? The …

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Anthropology

Britain is on the brink of a perilous vote for 'three-person in vitro fertilization'

Britain is about to become the only country in the world to explicitly allow the inheritable genetic modification of humans. With a vote Feb. 3 in the House of Commons, the country has paved the way for "three-person in vitro fertilization," which combines genetic material from two women and a …

Protests, vigils follow shooting near Ferguson

Protests flared into early Thursday in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot a black man who brandished a gun at a gas station on Tuesday night.<p>A group of protesters marched onto Interstate 170 in the city of Berkeley, Missouri, around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, blocking traffic …

Law Enforcement

The Death Of The Password Starts Today (Maybe)

Your voice (or fingerprint or iris) is your passport to the online world<p>Passwords are a pain. They're incredibly important for the security of our data, and yet they're hard to remember and keep track of. Plus, it seems like we constantly have to change them as the result of some new hack or …

Major study reveals staggering levels of online ad fraud

Advertisers globally are expected to lose $6.3-billion (U.S.) in 2015, paying for ads that no humans actually see. That is because 11 per cent of banner ads online and a full 23 per cent of video ads were viewed by fraudulent sources such as "bots" and not by real consumers, according to a new …

Proof rewatched – an enormously compelling character study

Proof’s opening credits are interchanged with a series of photographs. They depict the sky, trees, a park bench, flowers, a dog. Many are off-angle and imperfectly framed. We learn why when we discover who took them.<p>The premise of Jocelyn Moorhouse’s 1991 classic Proof, about a blind photographer …

Alberta's Wildrose party backtracks on equal rights statement

Alberta's Wildrose party members have backtracked on a definitive statement on equal rights for all — one year after they passed it overwhelmingly to remove the stain of being anti-gay bigots.<p>Party members voted 148-109 against adopting as policy a statement approved last year that affirmed the …

The Imitation Game review – an engrossing and poignant thriller

“Are you paying attention?” breathes Benedict Cumberbatch’s Alan Turing in the opening moments of this handsomely engrossing and poignantly melancholic thriller from Norwegian director Morten Tyldum. There’s little chance of doing anything else as Tyldum, who directed the tonally divergent</i> …

Tommy Lee Jones – ‘I don’t think there’s a woman who hasn’t been objectified or trivialised because of her gender’

Tommy Lee Jones strides into the room and is, for a moment, unrecognisable. The hair is neatly combed and he wears a grey pinstriped suit with a blue shirt and tie, black socks, black brogues and distinct air of civility. He could be an accountant. Or, even more heretically, an English gentleman.<p>He …

Why I’m Not Really Here For Emma Watson’s U.N. Feminism Speech

<i>by Mia McKenzie</i><p>Actor Emma Watson, of Harry Potter movie fame, is a new Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women and she spoke at the UN on Saturday to launch …

Yikes! This cloud on Saturn's moon Titan is made of icy poison

A strange cloud that NASA's Cassini spacecraft spotted on Saturn's moon Titan two years ago appears to be made of icy hydrogen cyanide, a poison that on Earth has been used to kill everything from rats to whales.<p>The toxic cloud, described in the journal Nature, defies expectations for where and how …

Scientist Gives Himself Fecal Transplant To Try A Hunter-Gatherer's Microbiome

Why a field researcher from America has exposed his colon to the gut microbiome of a tribesman from Tanzania<p>It's not often we encounter a story that begins with a line like this:<p>“AS THE SUN set over Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, nearly thirty minutes had passed since I had inserted a turkey baster into …

Feds Bust Maker Of Smartphone "Stalker App"

It is the first indictment of its kind. "One down, and 400 to go," says anti-cyberstalking expert<p>On Monday, the Department of Justice announced the indictment of the manufacturer of the smart phone surveillance app StealthGenie on Monday -- the first such indictment -- but many other so-called …

How feminist biology is challenging science's gender biases

Is the science of biology sexist? Last week, in a co-written article for the journal Nature, the director of the US National Institute of Health (NIH) publicly admonished scientists for testing drugs and theories on male lab rats, tissues and cells, while excluding females for fear their hormone …

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group of companies who possibly know even more. They’re called data brokers, and their business is collecting and selling personal data—typically without your knowledge or consent—that are used to verify …

Mobile Devices

Say no to killer battlefield robots, campaign urges Ottawa

Canada is being urged to lead a new international effort to ban so-called "killer robots" – the new generation of deadly high-tech equipment that can select and fire on targets without human help.<p>The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is pushing for a new international treaty to ban such weapons from …

GAYTWOGETHER

<b></b><p><b></b><p><b>( Continued From Yesterday )</b><p><i>"One of the most common complaints I receive from single gay men about the dating scene is their frustration and pain of</i> …

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Uganda says planning tougher law limiting gay sex, foreign NGOs | Reuters

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda has drafted a new law that would bar non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from promoting homosexuality, tightening rules further after anti-gay legislation in February was widely condemned as draconian.<p>The draft, now being studied by the cabinet before being introduced …

How gay Americans can best help gay Africans.

It’s a pretty good time to be gay in North America and Europe. We’re marrying, raising children, and integrating into our communities in ways that …