Aaron Standefer

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Serving Time Should Not Mean ‘Prison Slavery’

Since Aug. 21, prisoners across the United States have been on one of the largest prison strikes the nation has seen in years. They have several demands, but at the top is the end of the forced labor the state coerces out of them. Up to 800,000 prisoners a day are put out for work without their …

Black History

Nvidia's slightly terrifying Metropolis platform paves the way for smarter cities

Nvidia has a vision for the city of the future, and it takes the always-on surveillance we're becoming accustomed to and pushes it to whole new …

Machine Learning

Google built an app that takes perfect nighttime photos — but you can't use it

Google has come up with a way to make your nighttime photos look less grainy and, frankly, substandard — but unfortunately it's just an experiment for now.<p>Florian Kainz, a researcher on Google's virtual reality software Daydream, was challenged by his colleagues to produce as good a nighttime photo …

Dear BioWare: Stop making open-world games

It’s time to get back to what it does best<p>Dear BioWare: We need to have a talk.<p>You've been doing a really good job of listening to people, as the latest <i>Andromeda</i> patch proves. But instead of minor complaints like "dear god, that face is hideous" or "this character is written poorly," this one's …

Guide: How to Farm Dragon Parts in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Imagine, dragons

Joe Biden: ‘Do I regret not being president? Yes.’

By Avi Selk<p>Avi Selk<p>Reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A year and a half after giving up a 45-year-old dream to become president, Joe Biden told an audience on Friday that he could have beaten Donald Trump, had the death of his child not intervened.<p>The former vice president began the evening in typical Biden …

Joe Biden

A Snow Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Comet Are Set to Appear on the Same Day

You won't want to miss this incredibly rare stargazing opportunity.<p>Stargazers are in for a treat later this week, as three celestial events are set to take place on the same day. A full Snow Moon, a lunar eclipse and a passing comet should all be visible from Earth on the evening of Friday, …

Donald Trump should not be allowed to speak in UK parliament, says Speaker

Donald Trump is unfit to address MPs, according to the Speaker of the House of Commons, who said that he would refuse to invite the US president to speak at Westminster because of parliament’s long held opposition “to racism and to sexism”.<p>John Bercow warned that the opportunity to speak in the …

Donald Trump

Life at Brazilian prison where 'the state has lost control'

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — For nearly two years, guards didn't dare enter the cell blocks at the Alcacuz prison in northeastern Brazil. And with good …

Republicans Begin to Break With President Trump

For the first time in his presidency, Donald Trump is facing significant criticism from Republican officials and conservative groups who are rattled …

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …