Benito Serafini

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How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Fake News

The Wild West of children's entertainment

An explosion of new digital options for kids' entertainment has pulled children's attention away from live TV to instant, on-demand programming, …

Social Media

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Language

Late bloomers: 10 classic books with terrible initial reviews

Just because books are lauded today, doesn't mean they weren't, in their own time, received with anger, fear, and disdain. Some of the most valuable …

Literature

What EU’s record fine will mean for Google | Financial Times

The EU has fined Google a record €4.3bn for imposing anti-competitive terms on companies using the Android mobile operating system, the second time …

Do copo ao prato

Foto:Tim Sulov/Shutterstock A cerveja é uma das bebidas favoritas dos brasileiros e, assim como o vinho, ela pode ir do copo ao prato e render …

A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns

Five years ago, 25-year-old radical libertarian Cody Wilson stood on a remote central Texas gun range and pulled the trigger on the world’s first …

Guns

Want a Bike Fit for the Tour de France? It Will Cost You About $12,000

The Tour de France is not just the biggest cycling race of the year—it’s also the biggest stage for sponsors and manufacturers to officially unveil …

The Legend of Nintendo

For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in …

Japanese employee fined for taking 3 minutes out of work to order lunch

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Japanese city official has been docked half a day's pay for repeatedly leaving his desk for a few minutes, sparking a heated debate on social media over the severity of the punishment.<p>The 64-year-old man, who has not been identified, is employed by the waterworks bureau in Kobe, according …

The facts about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border

By Salvador Rizzo<p>Reporter<p><i>“I hate the children being taken away. The Democrats have to change their law. That’s their law.”</i> <b><br>— President Trump, in remarks to reporters at the White House, June 15</b><p><i>“We have the worst immigration laws in the entire world. Nobody has such sad, such bad and, actually, in</i> …

Immigration

Quotes from Anthony Bourdain on life and travel: I'm going to 'die in the saddle'

Outspoken host of <i>Parts Unknown</i> Anthony Bourdain has died, his employer announced Friday. Bourdain was known for his love of travel, food — and his colorful commentary.<p>"His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique …

Parts Unknown

Who Codes for America

On March 15, a new ad campaign appeared on the trains and platforms of San Francisco’s BART system. “U.S. TECH WORKERS!” the ads exhorted in stark …

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

<i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how schools can</i> …

College & University

A dangerous cyberattack on a petrochemical plant could be the first of many

You probably didn’t hear about it at the time, but in August 2017, there was an attack on a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia. It was meant to …

The fight to save European dialects in Brazil

THE two dozen old men playing cards in the parish hall in Serafina Corrêa, a small town in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, seem …

Ciência derruba outra modinha hipster: mesas verticais - Meio Bit

Postado por Carlos Cardoso, 13 semanas atrás, em Biologia, Destaques, Engenharia<p>Eu gostaria de dizer que é exclusividade dos hipsters e millennials …

A Triumphant First Launch for Elon Musk's Giant Rocket

SpaceX’s 27-engine Falcon Heavy successfully blasted off from Florida with a cherry-red Tesla convertible in tow.<p><i>Updated on February 6 at 7:29 p.m. ET</i><p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Seven years ago, the Falcon Heavy was a model rocket, sitting on a table in a conference room in Washington, D.C., in front of …

Space Exploration

Leave The Office On Time and Don’t Take Your Work Home

These two lessons are true for every person who wants a long, happy, and satisfying career.<p>But it’s very hard to put that advice into practice. It …

Polícia de Taiwan dá pendrive com vírus como prêmio em desafio de segurança

Já pensou em participar de um desafio de perguntas e respostas sobre segurança digital e ganhar como prêmio um pendrive infectado com vírus? Pois é, …

Cybersecurity Today Is Treated Like Accounting Before Enron

Last week, we learned that researchers had discovered two major flaws in microprocessors of nearly all the world’s computers. The revelation came on the heels of a distressing series of major hacks: In 2017, Yahoo revealed that all of its three billion accounts were compromised, WannaCry ransomware …

Cybersecurity

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

A Equação do Sucesso

Michael Mauboussin, estrategista de ações do Credit Suisse, diz em seu livro “A equação do sucesso”: “Há uma maneira rápida e fácil de te...

Distopia real: China se prepara para implantar sistema de ranking social até 2020 - Meio Bit

Postado por Ronaldo Gogoni, 26 semanas atrás, em Artigo, Destaques, Internet, Mundo Estranho, Web 2.0<p>Quando o governo chinês anunciou em 2014 um …

Mastercard BR deixa dados privados de clientes expostos para criminosos

A Mastercard é uma das maiores bandeiras quando falamos em cartão de crédito. Por isso, ela também possui um programa de pontos chamado Surpreenda …

Net Neutrality Repeal: What Could Happen and How It Could Affect You

For you and me, the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality rules can be boiled down to two questions: What might happen? And whom do you trust?<p>Here’s our guide for internet users looking for answers.<p><b>The Backdrop</b><p>The net neutrality rules were passed in 2015 during the Obama …

Net Neutrality

Latin America’s voteathon

IN THE annals of Latin American democracy, Marcelo Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction magnate, will occupy a place of unique infamy. From Mexico to …

‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Coming to Amazon

Middle Earth is coming to TV.<p>Amazon announced on Monday that it has retained the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” for television for its Prime streaming service. The multi-season adaptation will feature “new story lines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Fellowship of the …

Governo de SP está minerando criptomoedas no seu computador sem você saber

O Portal Cidadão.SP, do governo de São Paulo, foi pego hoje (9) minerando criptomoedas no computador de visitantes, de acordo com o desenvolvedor da …

The uncertain future of handwriting

Computers and tablets are changing how we write – will the ability and need to wield a pen die out altogether?<p>We're told that writing is dying. Typing on keyboards and screens dominates written communication today. Even scribbling a signature has become rarer due to the prevalence of chip-and-pin …

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