Scott Buckley

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Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

The World Health Organization will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill

<b>(CNN) —</b> The World Health Organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill.<p>The United Nations health agency announced Monday in its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) catalog that "gender incongruence" -- the organization's term for people whose gender identity …

Mental Health

Zoetrope effect could render Hyperloop tubes transparent to riders

An optical illusion popular in the 19th century could make trips on the Hyperloop appear to take place in a transparent tube. Regularly spaced, narrow windows wouldn’t offer much of a view individually, but if dozens of them pass by every second an effect would be created like that of a zoetrope, …

Chinese hackers stole undersea warfare data from US Navy contractor

Hackers associated with the Chinese government have broken into a US Navy contractor's systems and stolen data about undersea warfare. According to <i>The Washington Post</i>, these include secret plans to create a new anti-ship missile usable on US submarines by 2020.<p>The contractor had been working for …

Guatemala volcano: at least 62 killed and 300 injured after Fuego erupts

Fuego spewed a five-mile stream of lava, burying dozens of communities and raining smoke and ash on other regions<p>At least 62 people, including three children, have been killed and nearly 300 injured in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than four decades, officials …

Natural Disasters

University of Toronto researchers develop AI that can defeat facial recognition systems

Facial recognition systems are controversial, to say the least. Amazon made headlines last week over supplying law enforcement agencies with face-scanning tech. Schools in China are using facial recognition cameras to monitor students. And studies show that some facial recognition algorithms have …

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

Congress just approved a bill to dismantle parts of the Dodd-Frank banking rule

The House voted late on Tuesday to pass a bill that will change significant aspects of Dodd-Frank, the banking reform bill introduced after loose lending and risky maneuvers by financial institutions led to the country's worst recession since the Great Depression.<p>Since it passed in 2010, the …

AT&T CEO: We made 'big mistake' hiring Cohen, chief lobbyist out

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) on Friday ousted its top lobbyist, and the No. 2 wireless carrier's chief executive said it was a "big mistake" to hire Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, for advice on working with the Trump administration.<p>AT&T paid Essential Consultants LLC, a …

Donald Trump

Mindfulness may have been over-hyped

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for millennia – and today is a billion-dollar business. But how much does the practice really change our health?<p>In late 1971, US Navy veteran Stephen Islas returned from Vietnam, but the war continued to rage in his head. “I came very close to committing …

Mindfulness

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Mental Health

How the music industry overlooked R. Kelly’s alleged abuse of young women - The Washington Post

R. Kelly was in trouble again, and it was really bad this time. It was 2002, and police were investigating a sex tape that appeared to show the R&B superstar with a 14-year-old girl. Of all the scandals that had stirred around Kelly in his decade of fame, this one felt especially dire.<p>But Kelly …

R. Kelly

Sheryl Sandberg on #MeToo: Men need to do more than stop sexually harassing women

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said today more needs to be done to address the concerns of the #metoo movement than not sexually harassing women.<p>“We need a world where women don’t get sexually harassed, full stop, period, but what’s important: That’s not enough, not enough,” she said onstage at the …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Neuroscience

The Trump White House has been plagued by rumors of illicit romances — and now Hope Hicks is at the center

As the US has reckoned with the line between romance and harassment in the workplace, Donald Trump's campaign and White House have been plagued by reports of relationships between staffers.<p>Most recently, reports emerged last week that the White House communications director, Hope Hicks, was dating …

CNN ACCUSES Fox News of misleading report on Obama text between Strzok and Page

CNN’s Oliver Darcy is accusing Fox News and other right-wing outlets of misleading the public on a strange text between Strzok and Page indicating …

'We have a Napoleon in the making': Lawmakers rain on Trump's military-parade idea

Some lawmakers are shooting down the idea of a grand military parade that President Donald Trump reportedly proposed to US military officials last month.<p>"I was stunned by it to be quite honest," Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday. "I mean, we have a …

Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers

Chinese railway police are using facial-recognition sunglasses to catch suspects at train stations in Zhengzhou, the capital of central Henan province.<p>The eyewear, which looks similar to the original Google Glass, was unveiled earlier this year and has already helped identify seven alleged …

Microsoft tees up Windows 10 support of Progressive Web Apps

Microsoft will be ready to support PWAs in the Microsoft Store as of Windows 10 Redstone 4. Here's its game plan.<p><i>Video: You draw, we code. Microsoft</i> …

Mueller Zeros In on Story Put Together About Trump Tower Meeting

WASHINGTON — Aboard Air Force One on a flight home from Europe last July, President Trump and his advisers raced to cobble together a news release about a mysterious meeting at Trump Tower the previous summer between Russians and top Trump campaign officials. Rather than acknowledge the meeting’s …

Donald Trump

New Jersey Embraces an Idea It Once Rejected: Make Utilities Pay to Emit Carbon

WASHINGTON — Even as the Trump administration dismantles climate policies at the federal level, a growing number of Democratic state governors are considering taxing or pricing carbon dioxide emissions within their own borders to tackle global warming.<p>New Jersey took a major step in that direction …

Facebook is banning all ads promoting cryptocurrencies — including bitcoin and ICOs

It’s an “intentionally broad” policy aimed at stopping scammers.<p>Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people from advertising what the company is calling “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or …

Internet

Sens. Cotton and Perdue are outed for lying on Trump's behalf

There is no honor among anti-immigrant advocates and liars, I suppose. After dutifully lying on behalf of the president regarding his abhorrent language (“shithole countries”), Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) were outed by the White House. The Post reports:<p>Three White House …

Donald Trump

US ambassador to Panama says he cannot serve Trump

<b>The US ambassador to Panama has quit because he says he is no longer able to serve under President Donald Trump.</b><p>John Feeley, a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, said he was "honour-bound" to resign.<p>The US Department of State, which oversees American diplomats, learned of his resignation in late …

More than 10 writers remove their names from controversial letter in Steven Galloway case

More than 10 writers have removed their names from a controversial letter that called for due process for author Steven Galloway, including acclaimed Canadian novelists Madeleine Thien, Rawi Hage and Lisa Moore. The removal of the names follows a difficult year during which Canadian writers faced …

Vantablack Is the Blackest Material Ever Made

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Black Holes

A New Map of the “Darknet” Suggests Your Local Drug Pusher Now Works Online - MIT Technology Review

In October 2013, the FBI shut down the Silk Road, a website on the so-called darknet that had become notorious for selling illegal drugs and other …

Darknet

Bannon's brutal ouster from Trump and Breitbart circles should frighten Americans

Conservative institutions have embraced Bannon's political slaughter not for his past sins but because he criticized the president. That's chilling.<p>Steve Bannon — the loathed architect of President Trump’s alt-right hate machine, Breitbart lies, racism, misogyny and Twitter thug troll factory — is …

Carrier Employees, Soon to Be Laid Off, Feel Betrayed by Donald Trump

Last night, at Sully’s Bar & Grill, which sits across the street from the Carrier Corporation’s furnace plant, on the west side of Indianapolis, and serves as the de-facto company bar, two of Carrier’s soon-to-be-laid-off longtime employees had a drink and talked about how they got there. Today, …

Trump loyalists rush to defend the indefensible — and get left holding the bag

For some Americans, nothing President Trump says or does would prompt them to withdraw their support. Trump has been aware of this for a while; his infamous “I could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue” comment was an acknowledgment of that reality. In part, this is a function of the …