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It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

'Altered Carbon’ is more than just a 'Blade Runner’ ripoff

<i>Altered Carbon</i> is the very definition of a guilty pleasure. The show, adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from Richard Morgan's novel, isn't exactly well written. And, like most Netflix joints, it goes on for way too long. But it's gorgeous, it's filled with charismatic actors and its cyberpunk aesthetic …

Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

Medicine

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

Science Fiction

Drive Me Insane!

7 books that taught me how to code

As you might read in my recent post - coding without Google - I've started learning to program mostly from books. In the beginning, I read them from …

Books

This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

While traditionally it has been the task of front-end developers to transform the work of designers from raw graphical user interface mockups to actual source code, this trend might soon be a thing of the past – courtesy of artificial intelligence.<p>Copenhagen-based startup UIzard Technologies has …

23 Irresistibly Weird Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist

"I decided to order this book because my cat was out of control; promiscuous, a gun nut, and using the internet unsafely..."

Pokemon Go player walked into stranger's house

<b>A man walked into a stranger's house while hunting for monsters playing Pokemon Go, police have said.</b><p>He entered a property in Norwich and, when questioned, told officers it was because he was using the gaming app.<p>It was among 19 Pokemon incidents recorded by Norfolk police in July and August. …

Pokémon

NASA Releases 3 Million Beautiful Images Of Earth For Public Use - Here Are Our Favorites

One of the many awesome things about NASA is the amount of free and open-access content it uploads for everybody to enjoy. Keeping in this spirit, …

J.K. Rowling explains, repeatedly, why Harry Potter named his son after Snape

LONDON — It's a question some Harry Potter fans have pondered over ever since <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</i> apparated its way onto our book …

Solar System's most distant object hints at hidden planet

Astronomers have found the most distant object ever observed in the Solar System. The lump of rock is 15.5bn km from the Sun, three times further …

New ‘stealth dark matter’ theory may explain mystery of the universe’s missing mass

This 3D map illustrates the large-scale distribution of dark matter, reconstructed from measurements of weak gravitational lensing by using the …

Dark Matter

The amount of space junk around Earth has hit a 'critical density' — and it could jeopardize our space missions

<b>"We're at what we call a 'critical density' — where there are enough large objects in space that they will collide with one another and create small debris faster than it can be removed,"</b> Kessler recently told Marketplace.<p>For nearly 20 years, Kessler (who was retired until very recently) lead …

Space Exploration

Emmys 2015 predictions: Our bets on who wins

<i>The 2015 Emmys take place on Sunday for Los Angeles, and EW’s television experts Lynette Rice and James Hibberd are here to make predictions. Ahead,</i> …

Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Computer Chess Beyond Brute Force

To International Master status<p>Chess is often seen as the ultimate mental challenge: 32 pieces on an 8-by-8 board, and nearly limitless possible moves. There are chess engines that calculate millions of moves per second, but the traditional approach is to “brute force” the match. Brute forcing is a …

Missing part of the brain may play vital role in how people understand the world

Neuroscience

Here's the disturbing impact that space has on the human body and mind

The mission saw a cosmonaut clock up more days in space than any other human being, the launch of the most audacious twin study in the history of science, and astronauts eating lettuce grown in space for the first time.<p>The crew have taught us plenty about how to survive beyond our own planet - …

Space Science

A Black Hole Is Hiding In A Bright Cluster Of Stars

A beautiful bright cluster of stars might be hiding a dark secret.<p>The globular cluster 47 Tuc is bright enough to be seen without a telescope, if you’re lucky enough to live in the Southern Hemisphere in a place with dark skies. It’s a collection of hundreds of thousands of stars that orbits the …

Universe

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

University of Oxford
Animal Crossing

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Aliens Helped Stop The Third World War Says Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has made the astonishing claim that it was aliens, not diplomacy, which prevented the Cold War from descending …

Paranormal

Baby Names 2015: 20 Vintage Baby Names Ready For A Comeback

Parents will do everything they can to find the perfect name for their newborn, and now delving into the past is becoming even more popular.<p>Since …

Parenting

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Horror

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Universe

Voyager’s Golden Record For Aliens Now Available On SoundCloud

Because aliens like podcasts too<p>When the twin Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977, they carried with them two Golden Records encoded with the sounds of Earth. As the spacecraft flew past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and out to the edge of interstellar space, the Golden Records were intended to …

Utah Teen Discovers He's Allergic to Food: 'I Remember What it Tastes Like, That Will Have to Be Enough'

On the worst days, when he is craving a piece of his mom’s homemade lasagna or a big slice of German chocolate birthday cake, Alex Visker, 19, …