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Mark Zuckerberg says technology could be a solution for America's broken school system

In a letter posted to Facebook on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg reflected on what he and wife Priscilla Chan have learned about philanthropy in 2017. One of his biggest takeaways was that improving education will be among the biggest challenges that the next generation faces.<p>Zuckerberg thinks he has a …

Trump Judicial Nominee Can't Answer Basic Questions About The Law In Disastrous Hearing

Matthew Spencer Petersen admits to "the challenge that would be ahead of me."<p>One of President Donald Trump’s nominees to a lifetime seat on a U.S. district court struggled to answer basic questions about law during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.<p>Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) asked a panel …

5 Books Elon Musk Thinks Everyone Should Read

SpaceX founder Elon Musk reminds us of Marvin from The <i>Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy</i>. In addition to being a perpetually miserable robot from outer …

Homeless man saw smoke coming from an apartment — then heard children scream

It was late-morning Friday when Anival Angulo rounded the corner onto East Mesquite Avenue, a quiet back street in Las Vegas, and noticed smoke rising from the squat beige apartment at the far end of the block.<p>As he got closer, he saw the dark haze billowing out of the doors. Then he heard children …

Former skinhead seeks redemption by covering hateful tattoos

How Hollywood techniques and VR are changing the field of neuroscience

We’re all familiar with the CGI used in big-budget Hollywood movies. When used properly, this technology can help bring even the most fantastical of …

Virtual Reality

The Government Just Stomped on Science—Right When We Needed It Most

It's a kick in the face for not just graduate students. But more importantly, it pushes the state of science research irreparably back.<p>Emily …

How to Form a New Habit (in 5 Easy Steps) | Inc.com

Chances are, this has happened to you: You make a resolution with the best of intentions to break a bad habit or start a good one--maybe for the new year or your birthday or some other special occasion. And within days or weeks, you're right back where you started, old ways still firmly in place …

Procrastination

AI searches for new inspiration

Deep learning — the AI technique that allowed a computer to beat a world-champion Go player — has become very good at recognizing patterns in images …

Artificial Intelligence

Citing The Bible, The EPA Just Changed Its Rules For Science Advisers

Referencing the Book of Joshua, EPA head Scott Pruitt announced sweeping changes to the agency's science advisory boards, opening the door to more input from the business world.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday afternoon sweeping changes to who can advise the agency on its …

'I want to quit': Fox News employees say their network's Russia coverage was 'an embarrassment'

Some employees at Fox News were left embarrassed and humiliated by their network's coverage of the latest revelations in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling, according to conversations CNN had with several individuals placed throughout the network.<p>"I'm …

Donald Trump

J.K. Rowling expertly slams President Trump’s rant about Hillary Clinton in a single tweet

The acclaimed author proves her chops in lengthy novels and in 140 characters or less; beware Trump<p>One of the skills evidently required to becoming one of the most inventive writers ever is succinctness. It's something J. K. Rowling demonstrates every time she does a 140-character takedown on …

Trump wants subsidies for coal companies, not health insurers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Here are two headlines from recent weeks that don't share a specific link, but tell you a lot about what's going with the federal government right now.<p>Trump will end health care cost-sharing subsidies -- CNN Politics, October 13<br>• Subsidy plan for coal and nuclear plants 'will cost …

Health Care

The Montana Company With The Puerto Rico Energy Deal Is Fighting On Twitter With San Juan's Mayor

This is getting even weirder.<p>BuzzFeed News reporters visited the company's Whitefish, Montana, headquarters, finding a small cabin in a forested area.<p>The company has ties to Trump's interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, a native of Whitefish and an acquaintance of Whitefish Energy CEO Andy Techmanski. …

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

When it comes to brain training, some workouts seem to work better than others.<p>A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective method also changed brain activity in a part of …

The Brain

Here’s what Rick Perry would have recommended if he’d listened to his own grid study

How to actually make the grid more resilient.<p>The Trump administration absolutely united around one goal: supporting the US coal industry.<p>Back in April, Energy Secretary Rick Perry commissioned a study on the resilience and reliability of the US power grid, with a special focus on whether …

This is why sister of US soldier killed in Iraq War branded Donald Trump a "fat, f***ing liar"

The sister of a US soldier killed in the Iraq War has branded Donald Trump a "fat, f***ing liar" over his claims that past presidents haven't made …

Donald Trump

Corporate TV Drops the Ball on Climate Change

Legendary independent journalist I.F. “Izzy” Stone often cautioned, “All governments lie.” But even Izzy would have been dizzy with the deluge of …

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

Dentistry

To fix income inequality, we need more than UBI—we need Universal Basic Assets

”Open a newspaper—or, more likely, click on a Facebook article on your phone—and there will be a story telling you that income inequality is at the root of America’s problems: 0.1% of the US population is worth almost as much as the bottom 90%; CEO-to-worker pay ratios have increased thousand-fold …

Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage

Federal officials privately admit there is a massive shortage of meals in Puerto Rico three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.<p>Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) say that the government and its partners are only providing 200,000 meals a day to meet the needs …

Caribbean

Jimmy Kimmel and Donald Trump Jr. Battled It Out on Twitter

The First Son has gone tweet to tweet with a late night host.<p>Donald Trump Jr. engaged in a brief but fiery Twitter back-and-forth with the Jimmy …

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

Vintage Photos Reveal What America Looked Like Before Pollution Was Regulated

We've come a long way.<p>The Trump administration plans to try to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight …

Square Enix shows off its vision for the future of comics with virtual reality

And you can try it at NYCC<p>After a demonstration of the Oculus Dev Kit 1 in 2013, game developer and comic publisher Square Enix started work on a research project dubbed “Project Hikari.” The project was an attempt to adapt comics into virtual reality, by not just making something that look like it …

Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated

As the story goes, on June 22, 1969, the chemical-filled Cuyahoga River in Cleveland burst into flames, possibly ignited by a spark from a passing train.<p>That had happened at least dozen times before on the Cuyahoga. Additional fires were known to blaze up on rivers in Detroit, Baltimore, Buffalo, …

Top 10 Exceptional But Terrifying Developments Of Artificial Intelligence

Top 10 Exceptional But Terrifying Developments of Artificial Intelligence Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk have something in like manner, …

New Mexico’s anti-science education standards made ‘behind closed doors’

<i>This</i> <i>story</i> <i>was originally published by</i> <i>Mot</i><i>her Jones</i> <i>and is reproduced here as part of the</i> <i>Climate Desk</i> c<i>ollaboration.</i><p>New Mexico’s top education official …

New Mexico

Canada to Pay Millions in Indigenous Lawsuit Over Forced Adoptions

OTTAWA — For decades, Canadian social workers forcibly separated indigenous children from their families, putting them up for adoption by nonnative families in Canada and around the world.<p>On Friday, the Canadian government took a step to make amends for that adoption program, which began in the …

Ballet Rotoscope, Animated Geometric Lines Illustrate the Graceful Movements of a Ballet Dancer

“Ballet Rotoscope” is a short experimental film by Masahiko Sato and EUPHRATES that very cleverly uses the foundations of rotoscoping to illustrate …