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Cuba's new president vows to defend legacy of Castro revolution

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasized the need to modernize the island's economy.<p>A stalwart of the ruling Communist …

Cuba

Bankrupt iHeartMedia Owes Artists $16.4 Million. The Company’s Top Execs Are Getting $15.5 Million In Bonuses This Year.

Don’t worry, top iHeartMedia executives. While your company has yet to pay out hard-working artists, you’ll get your (unmerited) massive bonuses. …

Bankruptcy

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Theology

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Alfa Romeo

7 ways to transform your Netflix account into a movie lover’s dream

Think you've perfected art of watching Netflix? Not so fast...<p>Sure, you may have found the coziest blanket to cuddle with on the couch <i>and</i> finally …

Televisions

New research sheds light on Neanderthals' distinctive features

Study appears to rule out theory that Neanderthals’ facial shape was adapted for a powerful bite<p>With their prominent noses, protruding faces and swept-back cheekbones, Neanderthals were nothing if not striking. Now researchers say they have unpicked why our big-browed cousins had such distinctive …

Anthropology

Spotify On Track To Transform The Music Industry... Again

Spotify benefits from a high switching cost moat that helps make them the industry leader in streaming music.<p>Reducing their dependency on record …

Warner Music

Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge<p>A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction …

Geography

CDs and vinyl are outselling digital music downloads

Digital music downloads began to outsell physical media since 2012. It took four more years for digital music revenue to surpass those from physical media as well. Then streaming happened, and last year generated more money in the US than all the other formats. Now, digital downloads are coming in …

RIAA

This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …

Physics

Movies Anywhere includes your FandangoNOW flicks

Movies Anywhere has strengthened its position as the go-to movie library platform by welcoming FandangoNOW into the fold. This means that Movies Anywhere users can now access the films they've purchased via iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play and of course FandangoNOW, from one central …

Spotify just hired 160 million people to work for free

Spotify’s music data—its collection of back-end organizing details such as rights, track names, aliases, tags, and external links—is an unabashed mess. Just look at the dozens of legal battles the company has had to weather because of faults in its metadata organization. In some cases, rights are …

Finally, a Search Engine for Music Lovers

AUSTIN, TX — My fellow music lovers, we're finally getting a search engine dedicated to our obsession. Yes, you can learn about Chance The Rapper on …

bending truth [cc]

Richard Dawkins

<b>Richard Dawkins</b><br>Science in the Soul<p>A heavily respected scientist, author, and public intellectual, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has been a …

SXSW 2018: Ethereum Co-Founder Wants to Put the Music Industry On the Blockchain

He wants the middlemen out.<p>On Friday, the annual South by Southwest festival kicked off with and Ethereum co-founder, Jospeh Lubin, took the first …

Blockchain

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

Linux

Coursera teams with 5 universities to expand its full masters and bachelors degree programs

With traditional university programs getting more expensive and competitive, we’re seeing a boom in the number of alternative programs that are taking advantage of the internet and more flexible teaching and learning formats to fill the gap in the market.<p>The latest development comes from Coursera. …

Online Education

Leading public figures unite against religious discrimination in schools

Religious leaders, parliamentarians, education experts, and public figures sign open letter calling on Education Secretary to keep faith school …

Investing
Investing

This $17 Box Lets You Plug in a Phone, Laptop, or Even a TV in Your Car

<i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found a must-have accessory for anyone who travels or commutes to work and needs to keep all of their devices charged at all …

Gear & Gadgets

Chef Enrique Olvera redefines Mexican food

There's little doubt that Enrique Olvera is the world's best-known chef from Mexico. His restaurant, Pujol, has consistently landed on San …

From weird to practical, 18 small travel essentials you’ll actually want to pack

Ultimately, what you pack for a trip is up to you. But there are a few accessories that could make the journey a bit easier. Here are 18 items that …

Shopping

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If the Earth is spinning, why can’t I feel it?

Asking for a friend...<p>Congratulations: you’re currently spinning at about 1,000 miles an hour without even trying! That’s how fast the Earth has to turn to make a complete rotation every day. So why can’t you feel it? Your stomach goes all topsy-turvy when you spin around on a merry-go-round, and …

5 of the Most Disruptive Stocks in Healthcare

These innovative companies hope to change healthcare for the better.<p>Investing in companies that are revolutionizing healthcare can be …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Personal Finance

Investor Who Made 450% on One Bet Says the Next Is ‘No Brainer’

After winning big on Chinese liquor and insurance, OFI Asset Management is betting environmental stocks offer the greatest potential for returns -- …

Stock Markets