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Attorney General Jeff Sessions: If you want more death, 'listen to the ACLU, Antifa, Black Lives Matter'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions blamed a number of activist groups on Wednesday for a rise in violent crime in Chicago, saying that "if you want more …

Black Lives Matter

‘Seed’ is an ambitious, massively multiplayer city builder

From a distance, <i>Seed</i> looks like any other settlement-building game. Tiny villagers shuffle around a colorful, low-poly map, collecting wood, wheat and other important resources. At any time, you can zoom in, check the stats of individual people and cash in items for houses and other important …

Superbugs might meet their match in oxygen weaponized by light

For the better part of a century, antibiotics have been instrumental in our treatment of infections, but unfortunately their time may be coming to an …

Reprogramming retina cells found to reverse blindness in mice

In future, the Three Blind Mice might be able to avoid running into the farmer's wife, if new research out of the National Eye Institute (NEI) pans …

A brief introduction to imaginary numbers

Just because imaginary numbers don’t exist, it doesn’t mean they are completely useless.<p>In 16th century Venice, formulae for solving equations were …

Traces of the Fukushima Meltdown Can Be Found in California Wines

Researchers found increased levels of radioactive particles in wines made after Japan's Fukushima meltdown.<p>In 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan suffered a meltdown, releasing nuclear radiation into the surrounding area and into the ocean. While that disaster happened seven …

At this Chinese school, Big Brother was watching students — and charting every smile or frown

At first, it just seemed cool.<p>When facial recognition cameras were installed at a century-old high school here in eastern China, students got in and out of campus, picked up lunch, borrowed books and even bought drinks from a vending machine just by peering into the cameras.<p>No more worrying about …

Black Dolls Found in Nooses at San Francisco Construction Site, Workers Say

Three African-American construction workers said this week that they were targeted by racial slurs and death threats, including black dolls hanging from nooses in the bathroom, while working on the site of a San Francisco high-rise.<p>The workers, Craig Ogans, Douglas Russell and Don’ta Laury, filed …

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts.

Explainer<p>As the Trump Administration calls for a new military branch, get the plan's pros and cons and learn the rules governing off-world soldiers.<p>In a speech at the Pentagon on Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced more details for a Space Force: a proposed sixth branch of the U.S. …

Space Force

How can you tell if a video is a deepfake? Just look at the eyes

Blink twice if you are a fake. Sophisticated fake videos created by artificial intelligence are getting better and better, so tools to identify the …

The government that’s banning its citizens from Facebook for a month

By Hamza Shaban<p>Hamza Shaban<p>Technology reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>An entire nation plans to undergo a government-mandated Facebook ban.<p>The government of Papua New Guinea announced Tuesday that it will block the social network for a month to allow researchers to identify fake accounts and users who post …

Papua New Guinea

Here's why a Cambridge Analytica employee says recruiters are trying to hire all the engineers from the scandal-plagued firm

A former Cambridge Analytica engineer says he's received more than 30 job inquiries from recruiters and executives at big data companies in the weeks since the scandal-plagued data firm announced it was shutting down and filing for bankruptcy.<p>The employee, who requested anonymity because legal …

Hillary Clinton Wants To Be Facebook's Next CEO

Hillary Clinton has a new career path in mind and it is miles away from the world of politics.<p>On Friday, Clinton stopped by Harvard to receive the …

Hillary Clinton

There's an even more hurtful version of ghosting, and it's probably happened to you

There’s nothing worse than being ghosted by a potential partner — that is, having someone totally stop responding to you and seemingly vanish into …

Relationships

This Is the Only Time It's Okay to Hook Up With an Ex

And when it's definitely not a good idea—ever.<p>It’s hard to quit anything cold turkey, and that includes an ex you had a long-term relationship with. …

Relationships

You might still be single because of something called the 'paradox of choice' — here's what it means

HBO<p><b>Dating apps mean we are given nearly endless choices of who we can date.</b>• <b><br>While this should make connections easier, it also makes us more</b> …

What Dating Older Men Taught Me About Power and Desire

Twenty-seven-year-old Amy Anderson says her 50-year-old boyfriend makes a better lover because he's more sexually liberated. But not all older boyfriends are created equal, she warns.<p><i>My First Time is a column and podcast series exploring sexuality, gender, and kink with the wide-eyed curiosity of a</i> …

Machine learning is helping computers spot arguments online before they happen

‘Hey there. It looks like you’re trying to rile someone up for no good reason?’<p>It’s probably happened to you. You’re having a chat with someone online (on social media, via email, in Slack) when things take a nasty turn. The conversation starts out civil, but before you know it, you’re trading …

Trump signs resolution killing rule intended to prevent racial bias in auto lending

WASHINGTON – Auto dealers will once again be allowed to mark up the interest rates on auto loans to sell their cars — a practice critics say is racially discriminatory — after President Trump signed a bill striking down a rule discouraging the practice.<p>The Obama administration adopted the rule in …

Donald Trump

Steve Bannon Tried to Suppress Black Vote: Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

Christopher Wylie, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower and a former employee of the firm, told Congress Wednesday that the company ran voter …

Donald Trump

Uber Unveils the Flying Taxi It Wants to Rule the Skies

If you trust the folks with their eyes tilted upward and their hands waving in the air, flying taxis could be a traffic panacea, leveraging the third …

Civil rights groups sue HUD over fair housing rule

The National Fair Housing Alliance is suing the Department of Housing and Urban Development for suspending an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule.<p>The complaint alleges that HUD in January unlawfully halted a federal requirement that state and local governments crack down on segregated housing …

Civil Rights

This company is creating a product with 'Superman vision' that can 'see' through solid objects

The typical reaction Raviv Melamed gets when he tells people about the product he's working on is one of shock.<p>"People are amazed by it," Melamed told Business Insider. "They think it's science fiction."<p>Melamed's Israel-based company, Vayyar, is creating a device that he describes as having …

California expected to mandate solar panels for new homes

California is expected next week to mandate that most newly constructed homes include solar panels starting in 2020.<p>The California Energy Commission will vote on the new solar energy standard Wednesday, Southern California News Group reported.<p>“California is about to take a quantum leap in energy …

Solar Power

The portable home theater projector the size of a soda can is back down to its lowest price

There are a bunch of different portable projectors you can use to beam a nice big picture from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and plenty of …

Facebook ready to take on Tinder with new dating app feature

Facebook wants to help people change their relationship status.<p>Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature for the social network on Tuesday focused on dating, taking a jab at dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.<p>"Today, we are announcing a new set of features, coming soon, around dating," Zuckerberg …

Facebook is building a virtual memory palace out of your photos

Facebook's F8 Conference started today and has been dreaming big about the future of augmented reality and virtual reality, but one of the most fascinating plans has to do with memories. Or, Facebook's interpretation of them.<p>A several-stage plan to create 3D spaces and experiences from personal …

Real Couples Get Candid About Their Sometimes-Sexless Marriages

Sexless marriages are often shrouded in secrecy and shame, but many long-term couples will experience a sexual dry spell at some point in their …

The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was …