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The True Story of Refugees in an American High School

Helen Thorpe | <i>The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom</i> | November 2017 | 14 minutes (3,444 words)On the first day …

High School

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

Facebook made an app just for video creators

In its latest attempt to woo video creators away from YouTube, Facebook has released an app just for them. It’s called Facebook Creator, and it includes a bunch of tools for streaming video, updating Stories, and message people across several of Facebook’s platforms.<p>Facebook has long had an app for …

Apps

How One Woman's Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her

The first time the police arrived on her doorstep, in March of 2015, Courtney Allen was elated.<p>She rushed to the door alongside her dogs, a pair of …

Crime

Your house is a gigantic bug habitat, and there’s nothing you can do about it

Michelle Trautwein hates to break it to you, but your home belongs to the bugs.<p>They're in your basement and your attic. They're scuttling along floorboards and windowsills. They've turned your kitchen cabinets into complex ecosystems — complete with scavengers and parasites, predators and prey. And …

Insects

A new book examines German influence on modern day graphic design

From Bauhaus to dark era of propaganda<p><i>Pioneers of German Graphic Design</i> is a weighty 400-page tome by Jens Müller, on how art, minimalism, and commerce spawned a new form of visual communication. The book, published by Callisto, is the definitive text on how German designers influenced and shaped …

Graphic Design

What My Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Me About AI’s Future

My artificially intelligent friend is called Pardesoteric. It’s the same name I use for my Twitter and Instagram accounts, a portmanteau of my last …

Book Excerpt: How technology is enabling a new era of ‘deep listening,’ and why you should pay attention

[<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Aaron Painter is a vice president and general manager at Microsoft, based in Beijing. This excerpt is from his new book, <i>LOYAL: A</i> …

Give Me Future is a powerful doc about Cuban youth culture disguised as an EDM concert

And it’s finally coming to Apple Music on November 17th<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review originally appeared in conjunction with</i> Give Me Future<i>’s premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. It is</i> …

Sundance

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' sends a blistering message on the nature of grief, revenge, violence and despair

It's not the titular "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" that cause a monumental fuss in that imaginary small town, it's what's unexpectedly written on them.<p>Blank for years, hugging a bend in the road like lonely sentinels doggedly doing their duty, they send a blistering message in …