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Mississippi prisons prove dangerous to staff, inmates

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi taxpayers spend more to keep people in prison than on economic development, disaster relief, drug enforcement, hospitals, hospital schools and the state's entire judicial system combined.<p>So what exactly are taxpayers getting for $389 million in taxes? A system where …

America Needs a Federal Robotics Agency

<i>This piece originally appeared on Brookings</i>.<p>The U.S. Department of Transportation had a problem: Toyota customers were alleging that their vehicle …

FAA

UN Official Urges World Governments To Take 'Bold Action' On Killer Robots

The United Nations has started a four day meeting of government officials and experts to discuss the advent of autonomous killer robots and whether nations should commit to new international laws on their development.<p>In opening remarks at the talks, acting director-general of the United Nations …

This Is What Actually Predicts Success

People who catch a break off the bat are setting themselves up for good fortune, according to a new study that suggests initial success breeds future …

National Academy of Sciences

Graduate Student Creates a Nanowire Just Three Atoms Wide Using an Electron Beam

What’s the diameter of an atom, precisely? How do you describe something you can’t see with a light microscope? Is the term “diameter” even the right …

Nanotech

30-Second Tech Trick: Delete Accounts You Don't Use Anymore

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Money

How Temperature Affects Work Productivity

Economists turn to human physiology for new insights.<p>It's always interesting when knowledge from different disciplines collides. For instance, a pair of economists -- Geoffrey Heal of Columbia and Jisung Park of Harvard -- turn to the human physiology literature to explore links between climate and …

Climate Change

How Plants Secretly Talk to Each Other

Up in the northern Sierra Nevada, the ecologist Richard Karban is trying to learn an alien language. The sagebrush plants that dot these slopes speak …

Toxic waste 'major global threat'

<b>More than 200 million people around the world are at risk of exposure to toxic waste, a report has concluded.</b><p>The authors say the large number of people at risk places toxic waste in a similar league to public health threats such as malaria and tuberculosis.<p>The study from the Blacksmith Institute …

5 Ingredients for a Traditional Thanksgiving

<i>Today, Edward Behr, author of 50 Foods: The Essentials of Good Taste, shares the five ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner: the five ingredients that truly excel this time of year..</i><p><b>Raw Oysters, before you sit down.</b> I prefer oysters from cold waters -- but, whatever you like, the …

New brain scanning technique can visualize your imagination - ExtremeTech

By on August 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>This week a team of Dutch …

Silk Road 2.0 statement promises 'a brand new era for hidden services'

A new statement claiming to be from the founder of Silk Road 2.0 arrived on both Silk Road forums and Pastebin today, detailing the new Tor-powered security procedures that owners say will keep users entirely anonymous. "This overhaul marks the dawn of a brand new era for hidden services," the …

Coke's New Ice Bottle Keeps Drinks Cool and Melts Away With No Waste

Coca Cola just launched a new bottle that’s as cool as ice. The soda megabrand is offering Coke to its Colombian market, served in a chilled bottle …

Found: The First Mechanical Gear in a Living Creature

U.K. scientists find the first biological gears on a jumping insect half the size of a fire ant.<p><b>With two diminutive legs locked into a leap-ready position</b>, the tiny jumper bends its body taut like an archer drawing a bow. At the top of its legs, a minuscule pair of gears engage—their strange, …

How to Create 5 Makeshift Survival Lights When Power is Out and You're in a Pinch | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>It’s impossible to be perfectly prepared for an imperfect …

Food52

Inside Flipboard / October 14, 2013<p>How you eat is how you live. That’s the “cooking manifesto” of Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, creators of …