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A government campaign urged Italians to have more babies immediately. It didn’t go well.

Like many other European Union countries, Italy is facing a dramatic demographic change, with increasingly fewer children being born. So the Health Ministry recently launched an ad campaign to remind people of Sept. 22 being "fertility day."<p>"Beauty has no age limit. Fertility does," read one of the …

The added cost of eating red meat — a quicker death, scientists say

Chew on this: New research offers more evidence that vegetarians not only live better, but also longer.<p>A group of scientists led by Mingyang Song at the Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed data from two major studies involving more than 150,000 participants to determine whether people who …

General Hospital

Lenovo Urges Customers To Uninstall This Dangerous Application

Lenovo (lnvgy) has admitted that its preloaded Accelerator Application software makes customers vulnerable to attack, and has urgently advised them …

Fewer Than 500 of 163,000 Migrants Find Jobs In Sweden

Sweden’s state-funded broadcaster has revealed that of 163,000 migrants who came to Sweden, less than 500 have found jobs.<p>Sweden saw a record 163,000 …

Online Life

“Too sick to work” migrant gets to bring three wives, 20 children to Denmark

“The approval will see the Danish taxpayer fork out 214,128 Danish Kroners (£21,883) in child support for the family each year.” Then there is the …

Headache for Brussels as Slovakian leader declares 'no place' for Islam

Islam has “no place” in Slovakia, the country's prime minister has declared, weeks before he is due to take over the rotating presidency of the EU.<p>Slovakia is a fierce opponent of the European Commission’s plans to enforce migrant quotas, and is taking legal action to halt the scheme. As such, …

Photoshop will finally fill in the empty gaps when you straighten an image

If you’ve ever tried to straighten an image in Photoshop, you’ve probably come across this problem – you start rotating the image, and then are left with unsightly white gaps at the corners. According to Adobe, that will soon no longer be an issue.<p>Previously, you could either crop the image to cut …

Blaze Poll: Would You Have a Rice-Sized Chip Implanted to Avoid Carrying a Wallet, Credit Cards and Keys?

It’s called “bio-hacking,” implanting tiny microchips into the human body. Minnesota’s Tim Shank already has four of the very small chips inside his body.<p>Image source: WCCO-TV<p>“This will make it possible for me to not carry a wallet, credit card or keys,” Shank told WCCO-TV as he demonstrated how …

No Burqa, No Problem: New Gym for Muslim Women Set to Open in Wales

Wales will soon have its first gym designed especially for Muslim women.<p>Haya Fitness, opening later this summer in Cardiff, Wales, is the venture of one businessman who sought a way to offer a different fitness environment to Muslim women.<p>Image via Facebook/Haya Fitness<p>Mohammed Alamgir, director of …

AI now fits onto a USB stick

Facebook's director of artificial intelligence, Yann LeCun.Twitter/Yann Lecun<p>A Silicon Valley chip designer has launched a USB stick with a supercomputer onboard.<p>Movidius, based in San Mateo, California, has essentially put a deep learning chip inside a USB drive. Deep learning involves "training" …

Slash Taxes, Abolish The European Union, And Ban Minarets: New Policies Of Germany's Anti Mass Migration Party

After a weekend party congress mired by left-wing attacks which saw hundreds arrested, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has voted to adopt …

Europe

Malawi's albinos at risk of 'total extinction,' U.N. warns

<b>(CNN) —</b> Malawi's albinos are at risk of "total extinction" amid escalating attacks against them for their body parts, the United Nations warned.<p>Albinism is a genetic condition that leads to little or no pigment in the eyes, skin and hair. The southern African nation has about 10,000 albinos, …

Africa

Belgium Issues Iodine Pills to All Citizens in Nuclear Emergency Plan

Belgium is to issue iodine tablets to its entire population as part of a revised nuclear emergency plan, a measure unveiled just months after it emerged that ISIS-linked bombers spied on a top scientist and hoped to build a "dirty bomb.”<p>A dose of iodine, which helps to limit the effects of …

College’s ‘Unofficial Survival Guide’ Lists ‘Hatred of White people’ as ‘Legitimate Response to Oppression’

Last summer, a team of students at Scripps College, a liberal arts women’s college in Claremont, California, spent around 500 hours putting together a 217-page “Unofficial Scripps College Survival Guide,” according to a description on the school’s website. The guidebook was created to help new …

Sling TV is making a box to stream free local TV channels

More than any technical challenge, the big problem for streaming services like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue today is licensing local broadcast networks. Because of that, Sling TV only offers ABC as part of a special package and Fox with its new multi-stream plan, while PS Vue only has broadcast …

The cure for man boobs

With his shaved head, lean torso, and broad shoulders, Kevin Larrabee, C.S.C.S., looks like a lot of fitness professionals. At his job at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning in Boston, the 30-year-old fits right in with the crowd.<p>But back when he was a teenager, Larrabee stood out for the wrong …

Lytro’s 755 megapixel Cinema light field camera is going to kill the green screen

Lytro is taking its rich, volumetric 3D camera capture technology into the world of TV and film.<p>The company’s light field solution is a truly beautiful technology that may eventually be in every camera we snap a shot or video with. The tech essentially uses data on all of the available light in a …

Augmented Reality

Arizona college imposes fee to fund scholarship for illegal immigrants

A private college in Arizona is charging students a fee to fund a scholarship for illegal immigrants, a controversial move supporters say gives a hand to those who need it but anti-illegal immigration advocates call irresponsible.<p>Prescott College is tacking a $30 annual fee onto its $28,000 annual …

Hit Broadway show celebrates diversity by excluding whites

Imagine that you are an out-of-work performer – looking for a job.<p>You discover an advertisement for “Hamilton” – the hottest show on Broadway. The producers are searching for cast members for nationwide productions.<p>You can sing. You can act. You can dance. You’re a triple threat.<p>But there’s just …

Rakuten Writes Down $340M In Assets, Shutters Marketplaces In Southeast Asia

Japan-headquartered e-commerce firm Rakuten has written down $340 million from a range of businesses, including its Kobo e-reader division and France-based e-commerce site PriceMinister, and announced plans to close a number of global operations as part of a new strategic focus.<p>Rakuten announced …

New Orleans can take down Rebel monuments -- if someone agrees to do it

A judge ruled Tuesday that New Orleans can move forward with plans to take down its storied Confederate monuments, but the job is big, and won't be easy.<p>The City Council voted last month to take down public statues honoring Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.G.T Beauregard and a white militia group, …

‘Dear White America’: Black Professor’s Open Letter Asks Readers to ‘Admit’ to the ‘Racist Poison That Is Inside of You’

In an open letter to white Americans, Emory University professor of philosophy George Yancy asked readers to deeply consider “the ways in which you perpetuate a racist society, the ways in which you are racist.”<p>Yancy called his letter “Dear White America” — published in the New York Times on …

Dutch far-right leader Wilders tells Turks: 'You will never join EU' | Reuters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders, the most popular politician in the Netherlands, has told Turks “you are not welcome here” in a video that takes aim at Turkey’s hopes of joining the European Union.<p>Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders attends a …

Islamic State schools ban math, music, philosophy, history, French and geography as incompatible with Islam

They are following in the illustrious footsteps of the caliph Umar, who is supposed to have said when ordering the ancient, fabled library of …

Anonymous plans to reveal names of about 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

The ‘hacktivist’ collective wrote that the identities of white supremacist group members will be revealed next month on anniversary of their anti-Klan operation<p>The “hacktivist” collective Anonymous have vowed to release the names of “about 1,000” Ku Klux Klan members as part of an ongoing operation …

Ku Klux Klan

Anonymous intends to unveil names of up to 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

The so-called “hacktivist” group Anonymous announced on Wednesday its intentions to name up to 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan.<p>In a press release, Anonymous says it is right for the group to unveil the hoods behind the Ku Klux Klan. Anonymous said it has been watching the group for so long and …