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Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Wallpaper Weekends: Gold iPhone Wallpapers

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple Watch. …

Forget Ethereum: Here Are 8 Intriguing Cryptocurrencies You Should Follow

Source: Getty Images<p>of<p>Look beyond bitcoin and Ethereum<p>In 2017, virtual currencies simply couldn’t be stopped. When the year began, the combined market cap of every cryptocurrency was just shy of $18 billion. But by year’s end, cryptocurrencies were worth a combined $613 billion. That’s a gain of …

Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers

Chinese railway police are using facial-recognition sunglasses to catch suspects at train stations in Zhengzhou, the capital of central Henan province.<p>The eyewear, which looks similar to the original Google Glass, was unveiled earlier this year and has already helped identify seven alleged …

Human Rights

Price Analysis, Jan. 19: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, IOTA, Litecoin, NEM, Cardano

<i>The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of authors/contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every</i> …

Cryptocurrency

China has been killing CIA informants – now the FBI has caught the mole responsible

According to a Department of Justice release Tuesday, the FBI has captured a mole that they believe had been revealing top secret identities of CIA informants to the Chinese.<p>The New York Times reports that China began killing informants to the CIA in 2012 in what is considered one of the …

U.S. Department of Justice

People Keep Seeing the Mothman in Chicago

What's the deal?<p>It was a normal summer night for John Amitrano, working a Friday shift as security for Chicago's popular Logan Square hangout The Owl—but when we went outside, he saw something odd. "I saw a plane flying, but also something moving really awkwardly under it," he told VICE. "It didn't …

Paranormal

Huge, mysterious object flying past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists say

A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said.<p>Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object …

Flat-Earther's Plan to Launch Himself in Homemade Rocket Just Hit a Problem

"None of us are getting out of this world alive."<p>A California man who planned to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 metres) high Saturday in a homemade …

The iPhone X may be expensive, but you’ll regret cheaping out with an iPhone 8

At Apple’s latest event this September, the company unveiled the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus in all their so-called glory. Tim Cook stood proudly …

Mobile Technology

Hands Down, These Are the Best Documentaries of All Time

Just as we watch romantic period dramas to feed a nostalgic wonder, feel-good comedies for a much-needed laugh, indie flicks to delight our eyes, and …

China's Online Reading Craze Is So Big It's Challenging Amazon's Kindle

To Yuwei Pan, a regular fix of Chinese novels on her smartphone makes her daily commute a pleasure. But these aren’t just normal stories. Chinese e-books are often serialized; readers wait for the latest chapters of a story, much like viewers catch up with the newest episodes of <i>Game of Thrones.</i><p>They …

Hong Kong

A South African startup is using bitcoin to turn digital pirates against each other

The scholarly environs of the New Media research lab at Stellenbosch University in South Africa gave rise to a diabolically clever plan to deal with video piracy in 2015: Lure pirates with bitcoin to find out the source of the contraband material.<p>That project has become the basis for a startup …

Peer-to-peer

Astaga! Baru Saja Dikebumikan, Makam Jupe Sudah Digunakan untuk Syuting Acara Ini

<b>TRIBUNSTYLE.COM</b> - <i>"Keterlaluan ya? ada ijin dulu gak sih?? parah bgt yaa.." tulis netizen dengan akun @dewianggraini15.</i><p>Komentar netizen ini dituliskan …

Guy Turns His Zelda: Breath of the Wild Photos Into A Book

You can take a lot of nice photos in <i>Breath of the Wild</i>, but really, what can you <i>do</i> with them? Share them with friends, I guess, but they don’t really …

Breath of the Wild

Do You Have a $4,000 Travel Photo Sitting on Your Hard Drive?

Have you ever wondered what your travel photos are worth? Most people take travel photos for themselves to remember the experience or share on social …

Photography

These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” | Backchannel

<b>On November 5, 2013,</b> a rocket launched toward Mars. It was India’s first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan, and a terrific gamble. Only 40 percent …

Secrets and lies of a master spy: The agent who fooled the British, Russians, Italians, Japanese and the Nazis during WW2

In 1943, Peter Fleming, brother of Bond creator Ian, recruited a promising-looking Indian intelligence officer and code-named him Silver. His new recruit was a master of deception who worked for all the Axis powers as well as for the Soviets and the British - and fooled them all. Meet the only …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation.<p>“There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality,” he said at …

Singularity

The woman who is allergic to water

Rachel’s rare condition means that a bath is agony; even her own tears will scorch her face. How can the human body reject life’s most basic necessity?<p>Rachel wakes up – and drinks a kind of poison that feels like a glass of stinging nettles. As it slips downs her throat, she can feel it blistering …

Swimming Pools

The iPhone 7 Looks Great, But You Probably Shouldn’t Buy It

Apple has unveiled incremental design changes in iPhone 7. Wait for whatever comes next.<p>Apple has unveiled the iPhone 7, starting at $649, on presale September 9 for a September 16 release. Most of the rumors were correct. The 3.5mm audio jack is gone, but other than that, there’s little difference …

Mobile Technology

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How Alex Gibney Made the Most Chilling Documentary Film of the Year

Earlier this summer, Alex Gibney released <i>Zero Days,</i> a documentary about cyberwar.<p>The prolific filmmaker who brought you <i>Going Clear</i> (on Scientology),</i> …

Obama Administration

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual “soul”? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as …

Trump's Spokesperson Said Obama Took Us into Afghanistan. Wait, What?

Today in surrogate stupidity.<p>If you're a spokesperson for Donald Trump, you need to do some Olympic-level gymnastics with the truth just to get through the day. But also like Olympic gymnasts, sometimes you fall. That is what we witnessed this morning on CNN when Trump surrogate and conservative …

Donald Trump

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My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-Day Hunt for Food in a Starving Land

The diary of a desperate mother trying to put food on the kitchen table.<p>By Fabiola Zerpa | July 18, 2016<p>Photographs by Bloomberg<p><i>Editor’s note: The</i> …

Online

Evidence Ancient Aliens Planned Humanity

Alien Civilizations Probably Existed Before Humans

According to new calculations by astronomers<p>What are the odds that the universe is home to advanced alien civilizations? Astronomer Frank Drake came up with an equation to help scientists ponder those odds back in 1961. Most of the variables of the equation are as yet unsolved, but by turning the …

At least a trillion alien civilizations have 'almost certainly existed' in the universe

On Sunday, his convictions about the existence of extraterrestrial life got a boost — this time from an article in the New York Times by astrophysicist Adam Frank, which is provactively titled "Yes, There Have Been Aliens."<p>Frank's research suggests (emphasis his own) that "unless the probability …

Exoplanets