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20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

This Picture of Earth From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional

Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA’s Cassini mission …

NASA's 12 most far-out futuristic space projects

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Forget the Apple Watch — this mechanical $65,000 square watch is stunning

This square watch is no Apple Watch. It's a Bell & Ross BR X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor. A $65,000 limited-edition watch with a minimalistic design that focuses attention on the movement.<p>The self-winding movement is made up of 257 pieces. There are sapphire faceplates on the front and back. Only 99 …

A New Direction for Artificial Intelligence? - MIT Technology Review

Ilya Sutskever, director of OpenAI, on stage at EmTech Digital on March 27, 2017.<p>Ilya Sutskever, director of OpenAI, an independent research group, …

Liquid energy storage system gets the "MOST" out of the Sun

Solar power is potentially the greatest single energy source outside of controlled nuclear fusion, but the Sun is literally a fair weather source …

The Mysterious Origin of Our Galaxy’s Gold

After long believing that exploding stars forged the coveted metal, researchers are now divided over which extraordinary cosmic event is truly responsible.<p>Across history and folklore, the question of where Earth’s gold came from—and maybe how to get more of it—has invited fantastical explanation. …

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those …

Hey, White Working Class, Donald Trump Is Already Screwing You Over

The Carrier deal was a sham. Ivanka’s moving her shoe production out of China—and into Ethiopia. Wake up, people. You’ve been played.<p>Dear …

Donald Trump

Van Jones: Only a 'Love Army' Will Conquer Trump

Van Jones has had some quotable moments in his side gig with CNN recently – telling former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski he was "being a …

Donald Trump

Can you be a feminist and vote for Donald Trump? Yes, you can

A man who uses misogynistic language and has been accused of sexual assault is soon to become the 45th president of the United States of America. For feminists desperate to see the country’s first female president, the result was devastating: how could someone with such disregard for women’s rights …

Feminism

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

Report: Cities passing more laws making homelessness a crime

HONOLULU (AP) — Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public and panhandling, despite federal efforts to …

Homelessness

Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

All over the internet, women are starting to organize to win the next election

Now some Clinton supporters, particularly women, are getting restless and asking themselves: What can we do now?<p>The answer for many: Let's organize to win the next election — and get more women involved in politics.<p>For instance, a friend of mine posted to her Facebook page:<p>"When Obama was elected …

How Hillary Clinton lost

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton just couldn't hold onto the Obama coalition. And that proved to be a large part of her undoing.<p>African-American, Latino and younger voters failed to show up at the polls in sufficient numbers Tuesday to propel Clinton into the White House.<p>Clinton conceded the race after 2 …

Government

Leaked NASA Paper Shows The 'Impossible' EM Drive Really Does Work

Did we just achieve fuel-less propulsion?<p>The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the …

White Americans have a very long history of getting violent when minorities exercise their right to vote

The 2016 American presidential campaign has renewed concerns about the specter of violence in American electoral politics. The campaign has been marked by tense—and occasionally violent—altercations between supporters and critics of Republican nominee Donald Trump.<p>Trump encouraged his supporters to …

Rights & Freedoms

This Blue Alien Planet Is Not At All Earth-Like

The alien planet HD 189733b is a beautiful blue dot in a sea of inky blackness, just like Earth. But that's where the similarities between the two …

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Books

How to Do Machine Learning in a Week

This curated post is by Per Harald Borgen, Developer, Xeneta AS<p>Getting into machine learning (ml) can seem like an unachievable task from the …

Machine Learning

Rise, sisters, rise. Defeat Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton is not perfect, and we must push her. But if Trump is elected, permission is given to degrade, deny, diminish and destroy us and our rights<p>Dear women of America and men who love women,<p>All week I have received emails, texts and calls from my sisters around the world. They were as …

Feminism

Man hacks Alexa into singing fish robot, terror ensues

Perhaps technology has finally gone too far<p>A developer named Brian Kane has hacked his Alexa to speak through the avatar of a wall-mounted Big Mouth Billy Bass. It’s not clear exactly how he did it, but it’s probably related to the Alexa API — opened in April just after the release of the Dot — …

I thought I was just scared of Trump – but it's his America I fear

With the presidential election less than a week away, my once-composed optimism has given way to panic. Sheer, stomach-churning panic. You see, up until now I had done a somewhat decent job of not allowing myself to imagine the unimaginable: Donald Trump winning. But as election day looms closer, …

Donald Trump

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Exactitudes is our kind of culture. In 1994, photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek started compiling and documenting bizarre, often unidentified subcultures. Here they share a brand new work and talk about style tribes now and then.<p>Ari and Ellie were initially inspired by "the …

America’s Biggest Private Prison Company Let Inmates Kill Each Other, Lawsuit Claims

Drug-running guards for the Corrections Corporation of America allegedly let gangs build weapons and line up before Oklahoma’s deadliest prison …

Crime

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I Illustrated Mental Illness And Disorders For Inktober

Every year thousands of artists get involved with Inktober, where for 31 days of October, you ink a drawing for each day.<p>I decided to go off the …

Mental Health

This Is What Millennials' Bedrooms Look Like Around The World

Take an eye-opening journey around the globe to see where millennials rest their heads.<p>After photographing the rooms of over 1,200 young people, John has compiled his favorites into an upcoming book titled <i>My Room: Portrait of a Generation</i>, due out this winter.<p>John told BuzzFeed: "The world is …

Rio De Janeiro

The Tide of Hate Directed Against Jewish Journalists

A new report finds that anti-Semitic death threats have increased significantly during this election cycle.<p>The numbers are simultaneously horrifying and clinical: Between August 2015 and July 2016, at least 800 journalists received some 19,000 anti-Semitic tweets, sent by 1,600 users. The …