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Nonsense paper written by iOS autocomplete accepted for conference

New Zealand professor asked to present his work at US event on nuclear physics despite it containing gibberish all through the copy<p>A nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics written only by iOS autocomplete has been accepted for a scientific conference.<p>Christoph Bartneck, an associate …

Physics

Fasting Gives Us Longer Life, But It Goes Against Everything We Think of as Healthy

New health revolution or dangerous nonsense?<p>For his breakfast on 11 July 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread …

How Quantum Computing Will Change Your Life

The Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics kicked off a new season of live-streamed public lectures featuring quantum information expert Michele …

The inflation monster is stirring

<b>Ronald Reagan once said inflation was as "frightening as an armed robber".</b><p>The marauding criminal ate into savings, eroded incomes and increased the cost of everything from the weekly shop to filling up the car.<p>It made a widow of the prudent.<p>For years inflation and unemployment were the twin enemies …

Economics

Hollande: Republic must create 'Islam of France' to respond to terror threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> French President Francois Hollande called for the creation of "an Islam of France" and the removal of foreign-trained extremist imams in a key speech Thursday on the challenges radical Islam poses to democracy.<p>Addressing the debate surrounding Islam following a summer of terror attacks and …

Belgian teacher creates Pokémon Go style game for hunting books

Inspired by the success of Pokémon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands of players in weeks.<p>While with Pokémon Go, players use a mobile device's GPS and camera to track virtual …

Former BBC head Mark Thompson on Trump, Orwell and what's gone wrong with political language

<i>A former head of the BBC launches a timely attack on the hellish state of political language</i><p>This is a book about lies. Lies in truth’s clothing. It is a book about language, specifically the language of politics, at the heart of which stands a word that denotes wilful duplicity.<p>In a world of …

A Quantum Computing-Dominated World Is Coming In Less Than 10 Years, Says CEO Of Acronis

A seminal moment in the quantum technology field just happened: Google's team of scientists have simulated a hydrogen molecule from its quantum computers, a breakthrough that suggests it could “simulate even larger chemical systems,” writes one of Google Quantum’s engineers, Ryan Rabbush. The …

Finally, disturbing news you can do something about.

Given the hysteria of recent news, it can be hard to tune your ear to the lower frequency stories happening below the din. The trouble is, that’s …

3 Healthcare Stocks to Hold Forever

Are you looking for a healthcare stock that you'll never have to sell? Here are three companies for you to consider.<p>Warren Buffett knows a thing or …

Investing

5 Books to Read This Summer

Here in Seattle, summer is a gift you earn by gutting out nine months of rain and gloom. The skies are clear, there’s hardly any humidity, and the …

Review: Diane Schoemperlen’s This is Not My Life will resonate with anyone who’s ever found themselves in love with the ‘wrong person’

Toward the end of 2005, in the hopes of curing some recent heartbreak and a bout of writer's block, Diane Schoemperlen took on a volunteer position at Vinnie's free hot-meal program. After reluctantly accepting an invitation from a friend to peel potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner, she found the …

My 10 Favorite Books: Bill Gates

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in</i> <i>the series is Bill Gates, who shares his list exclusively with T.</i> <i>(Through May 22, One Grand is hosting a pop-up shop at</i> …

Sideways author: 'I was ready to shoot myself – then I found pinot noir'

His riotous story of two buddies on a wine-and-women odyssey intoxicated the world. As Sideways hits the stage, Rex Pickett recalls how he went from debt-ridden divorcee to the toast of Hollywood<p>In 1998, my life was in the proverbial Dixie dumpster. I was living in Santa Monica in a rent-controlled …

Santa Monica

Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries – Book Review

<b>Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries</b><b>. Angela McRobbie. Polity. 2015.</b><p>In <i>Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture …

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Stand by for another euro crisis

<b>The European Union is staggering in the ring, like a bloodied boxer, taking punch after punch, staying just about upright, not because of improbable belief in victory but through the unacceptability of the alternative.</b><p>Just as the migration crisis eases, Berlin and Paris brace themselves for another …

Europe

'Hystopia' Imagines an America Where JFK Lived and the Vietnam War Never Ended

Jonathan Lethem spoke with the brilliant short story writer David Means about his outlandish first novel, alternate reality, war, and trauma.<p>Katherine Anne Porter published her first collection of short stories in 1930, and her first novel wasn't published until 1965, 35 years later. David Means, …

10 Impressive Instagram Profiles To Follow

Technology has paved the way for a new level of interaction unheard of and unseen in its breadth and reach. Today, through the ever-prevailing availability of connected devices, we’re able to share on an unprecedented level, reaching people across all corners of the earth.<p>One such platform for …

Johann Hari: 'The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety – it's connection'

Shame is spread everywhere except where it's deserved – on the people who have been imposing this war for 101 years<p>Across the world, we are all trying to deal with the same pain, afraid for the people we love in the same way<p>When you write a book, it’s like writing a message in a bottle and tossing …

Mexico City

19 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Literally Do Anywhere

Who needs the gym?<p>Sure, there are days when you want to grab some 10-pounders and bang out a solid strength session—or even get your CrossFit on. But then there are times when you’ve got nothing but your sports bra, six-feet of space, and a burning desire to sweat like nobody’s business.<p>That’s …

This Old iMac: Speed Up Your Mac By Installing OS X On An External SSD

It’s been quiet on the This Old iMac front lately, because I don’t have much more I can do with the tools at my disposal. I’ve sped up Photos and gotten rid of a lot of the dead weight that was weighing down my hard drive. And my 2011 iMac is better! But it’s still not performing like a 2015 iMac.<p>I …

‘Rich Dad’ author says the 2016 market collapse he foresaw in 2002 is coming

Fourteen years ago, the author of a series of popular personal-finance books predicted that 2016 would bring about the worst market crash in history, …

Stock Markets

7 Actionable Mobile App Optimization Techniques

<i>“There’s only one true way to win a customer– treat them like they’re the only one.”</i>If there’s any mobile app optimization strategy worth talking …

Apps

Bangkok’s best street food: a guide to dishes and districts

Bangkok holidays,Food and drink,Thailand holidays,Asia,Travel,Thai food and drink,Food & drink,Street food<p>Food blogger Chawadee Nualkhair tracks down the Thai capital’s best street food cooks in five neighbourhoods – and joins devoted regulars for superb satay, noodles, chicken rice and more<p>The …

Thailand

Why You Need to Move to Footwear’s ‘Silicon Valley’

Portland, Oregon, is a thriving hub for the athletic footwear industry, with a vibrant ecosystem of big brands, start-ups, contractors, headhunters …

Here’s how to bring your old laptop back to life

• On your newer computer, go to Neverware’s site and download the software onto a USB stick with 8 GB of space. Neverware says this might take up to 20 minutes, so be prepared.<br>• Head to the Google Chrome web store and download the Chromebook Recovery Utility. Open the program, click the gear icon, …

Chrome Web Store

Tokyo Thrift: that time Marc Newson designed a phone

It’s called the Talby, named after a character in John Carpenter’s 1974 movie <i>Dark Star</i>. It was built by Sanyo and released in 2004 by Japanese carrier KDDI, and it’s one of the most striking phones you’ll ever see.<p>The candybar-style Talby’s silver front panel gives the impression of having been …

People who don't spend 5 hours a week online learning will make themselves obsolete, says AT&T CEO

Faced with competition from not just from Verizon and Sprint, but also Google and Amazon, the telecommunications giant is working aggressively to make sure its employees catch up and get ahead of the changing technology of the times.<p>Its CEO and Chairman, Randall Stephenson, isn't afraid to mince …

Employment