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I Side With the 'Bad Guys' on Encryption

Law-enforcement agents want the power to break into secure devices. Why should we trust them?<p>One of the more intriguing pearls in FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week was his disclosure that the Bureau has been unable to penetrate the encryption on …

Privacy

Mets’ Noah Syndergaard Out Indefinitely With Torn Muscle in Torso

ATLANTA — The Mets’ roster received another significant blow on Monday, one that renewed questions about the club’s handling of injuries, when the team announced that Noah Syndergaard, the hard-throwing ace, would be out indefinitely with a partial tear of his right latissimus muscle.<p>Mets General …

A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved

Ever since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, evolution has been the grand unifying theory of biology. Yet one of our most …

IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe

IBM wants to bring machine learning to its traditional mainframe customers, and eventually to any technology with large data stores hidden behind a company firewall in what IBM calls a “private cloud.”<p>Yes mainframes, those ginormous computing machines from an earlier age, are still running inside …

Here's What That Diamond Patch on Your Backpack Is Really Used For

As much as you'd like to think you know everything about the gear you own, chances are you don't. Even the most familiar object—say, a backpack—can …

The marijuana industry's first $1 billion 'unicorn' is a Canadian company you've probably never heard of

In a once abandoned Hershey chocolate factory in the small town of Smiths Falls, Ontario, the largest legal marijuana producer in the world grows, trims, processes, packages, and ships weed across the Great White North.<p>Canopy Growth is a cannabis holding company that now supplies the drug to nearly …

11 Trends That Will Impact Web Development in 2017

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Get up to speed on weed: This book outlines both the history and future of marijuana

<b>FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, Nikki Lastreto trims "little buds" from last season's harvest at her home near Laytonville, Calif. San Jose joined other cities on Nov. 1, 2016, by banning pot shops ahead of Tuesday’s vote on whether to legalize the drug in California. (AP</b> …

Cannabis

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

Donald Trump

Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour …

Mind vs Brain: How can you be smarter than your own brain

The way the brain works is something. Though it does all the thinking, it has no knowledge about its own neurons, which means that your brain doesn’t …

Airbus Wants to Test Its Flying Car Prototype This Year

The aviation giant wants the autonomous flying taxis to work like ride-share services.<p>Airbus Group announced today that it plans to test an autonomous airborne taxi prototype for one passenger by the end of 2017, according to a report from<i>Reuters.</i> The aviation giant sees flying taxis as the next …

Flying Car

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

X-37B craft launched from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday, its fourth long orbital flight in five years – but many details of the trip are being kept secret<p>A mysterious robotic space plane launched its secretive mission for the US air force on Wednesday, its fourth long orbital flight in five years.<p>The …

Space Exploration

Ontology & Linked Data

Ontology - Linked Data<p><b>What is Linked Data?</b><br>The Web enables us to link related documents. Similarly it enables us to link related data. The term Linked …

Hacker snatches 900GB of data from pay-for-hire phone-hacking firm

In an unusual episode of bullies turned into victims, an anonymous hacker has breached a popular pay-for-hire mobile hacking agency known for selling surveillance and data extraction solutions to intelligence and law enforcement organs.<p>Motherboard reports the vigilante attacker has lifted 900GB of …

Nintendo Switch releases on March 3 for $300

We finally know when we can buy a Nintendo Switch, and how much we’ll have to pay for it.<p>Nintendo revealed during a streaming event today that the home console/portable hybrid will release on March 3 for $300. This fulfills the Japanese company’s promise of a March 2017 launch. The Switch will be …

Mystery Hackers Blow Up Secret NSA Hacking Tools in ‘Final F--k You’

A gang of elite hackers, believed by many to be Russian, say they’re quitting—just as Donald Trump gets ready to enter the Oval Office.<p>A mysterious …

7 Ways to Work Smarter and Improve Your Luck in Business | Inc.com

Don't you wish you could be as lucky as Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, who always seem to be in the right place at the right time for their business ideas to thrive?<p>After many years of working in large companies as well as small, and watching the people that succeed, I'm convinced that luck has very …

Self-improvement

Why Power Women Are Micro-Dosing LSD at Work

It's a different type of career high.<p>Karen Smith has a lot on her mind. The 32-year-old lives in Chicago, where, after working for tech startups abroad for 10 years, she moved last year with her husband to attend a graduate program in data science. On top of her academic studies, Smith works 10 to …

Medicine

7 Websites Every Psychologist Should Bookmark

The life of a psychologist is filled with research studies, academic journals, online sources, and books. Catching up on all the latest psychology …

American Airlines Plane Engine Flung Debris in Rare, Risky Failure

Investigators were scouring Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Saturday after an engine caught fire on an American Airlines plane attempting …

Report: Pentagon should scrap $40 billion aircraft carrier program

<b>(CNN) —</b> With an aging air fleet and a shrinking Navy working overtime around the globe, US military officials say the world's most powerful fighting force is at an "inflection point" and needs a serious makeover if it wants to maintain that status now and into the future.<p>But to balance the …

These Bronze Age Humans Were History's Biggest Weed Dealers

The finest dank the Caucasus had to offer.<p>About 5,000 years ago, a mysterious tribe poured into Europe and Asia from the steppes of modern-day Russia and Ukraine. With them, they brought valuable knowledge of metalworking, horseback riding, and technology such as the wheel.<p>But historians believe …

North Korea 'fires short-range missiles'

<b>North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea's military has said.</b><p>It said the missiles, launched off the east coast, flew some 500km (310 miles) and fell into the water.<p>Shortly after the launch, Pyongyang announced it "nullifies" all inter-Korean cooperative …

MIT Tool Gives the Cost of Installing Solar Panels on Any Roof in Your City

How good is your roof for solar power?<p>The world, it seems, is falling in love with solar energy. Recent years have seen the increasing adoption of solar power around the world as an alternative energy source for everything from individual homes to the entire energy grid, with the United States' …

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10 Strange And Intriguing Conspiracy Theories About Crimes

Some crimes are so lurid, sensational, and downright weird that conspiracy theories about them are bound to flourish. The crimes featured here were …

PGP Encryption - A beginner's guide

Last updated on January 2nd, 2018 at 12:00 am<p>Let’s start with the basics: so what is encryption? <b>Encryption is used to ensure that certain information</b> …