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Accused hackers make millions off insider trading info

The US district attorney charged three Chinese citizens for hacking two law firms and making more than $4 million from the information they allegedly stole.<p>The three men, identified as Iat Hong, Bo Zheng and Chin Hung, are accused of targeting law firms that specialized in mergers and acquisitions …

James Martin

These brothers built a mine-sweeping drone

To clear land mines without casualties<p>Brothers Massoud and Mahmud Hassani grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan, knowing that one wrong step could end their lives. “When we walked to school, we had a special path to follow—otherwise we would end up in a minefield,” Massoud says. Mines are cheap to …

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Dutch medical centre investigates suspected IVF sperm mix-up involving 26 women

A Dutch medical institution announced an investigation on Tuesday after discovering that up to 26 women may have been fertilised by the wrong sperm cells at its IVF treatment laboratory.<p>A "procedural error" between mid-April 2015 and mid-November 2016 during the in vitro fertilisation was to blame, …

Fired Interns, Heartfelt Apologies and More: The Year's Best Stories of Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is a person's ability to use knowledge about emotions to inform and guide behavior. This practical ability can help you can help you reach your goals and be more persuasive. In short, it allows emotion to work for you instead of against you.<p>In 2015, we saw a number of …

Emotional Intelligence

California victims of eugenics-based sterilization programs deserve reparations, researchers say

California should pay reparations to victims of its eugenics-based sterilization programs, which took away the reproductive abilities of about 20,000 people in the first half of the 20th century, researchers said in a new study.<p>In particular, Mexican immigrants were disproportionately affected by …

[Rumor Debunk] Dark Souls' Miyazaki and Berserk's Miura NOT collaborating

Yesterday, a reddit user claimed they “…visited FromSoftware while studying drawing abroad in Japan. I met Miyazaki as well as the editor of Berserk, …

Nintendo Opens Up New Front In War On Fans: ROM Mods

Let it never be forgotten that Nintendo hates you, Nintendo fans. The gaming giant has a long and decorated history both of anti-consumer practices, …

Interview ‘Haikyuu!!’s BoYa Liang

<i>A BIG THANKS TO MY FRIEND, XIN, WITHOUT WHOM THIS INTERVIEW WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE!</i><p>Perhaps one of the most superbly animated shows of the Fall …

Anime

The UN Just Gave Scientists the Green Light to Mess With Natural Selection

Of all the potentially apocalyptic technologies scientists have come up with in recent years, the gene drive is easily one of the most terrifying. A …

Genetics

Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

People with dyslexia have difficulty reading letters and words; it’s a learning disability that has nothing to do with their intelligence. Until …

The Brain

Are you an employee or an independent contractor? And why it matters

The nature of work is changing with serious long lasting consequences for both employers and workers.A March 2016 study published by Princeton …

We've Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods

(Photo: Unsplash)<p><i>Editor’s note from AlterNet: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used</i> …

Agriculture

She Turned 2 Simple Ingredients Into a Cure For Cancer, Then the Government Shut Her Down

Dr. Johanna Budwig was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine six times, meaning that we should treat her work with respect. During her career …

House approves sprawling bill that would expand medical research

The House overwhelmingly backed broad legislation Tuesday to increase federal support for medical research, advancing a long-anticipated bill that is expected to clear the<p>Senatesoon and getPresident Obama’s signature.<p>The $6.3-billion bill — known as the 21st Century Cures Act — attracted strong …

The FBI Just Got Disturbing New Hacking Powers

At midnight, the U.S. government quietly gained expansive new surveillance abilities after a last-ditch effort to stop changes to the federal code of …

Surveillance

Leah Remini Revealed Some Insane Scientology Stories on Her Reddit AMA

"If you can think for yourself, if you have truly accomplished what Scientology says you have accomplished, you should be able to speak freely on any subject."<p><i>King of Queens</i> actress Leah Remini famously left the Church of Scientology in 2013. Since then, she's spoken out about her story in a …

To Every Cancer Patient I Ever Took Care Of: I’m Sorry. I Didn’t Get It.

I didn’t get how much you hung on to every word I said to you.<p>Dear every cancer patient I ever took care of, I’m sorry. I didn’t get it.<p>This thought has been weighing heavy on my heart since my diagnosis. I’ve worked in oncology nearly my entire adult life. I started rooming and scheduling …

The non-western books that every student should read

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, …

Education

If Animals Have Rights, Should Robots?

We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?<p>Harambe, a gorilla, was described as “smart,” “curious,” “courageous,” “magnificent.” But it wasn’t until last spring that Harambe became famous, too. On May 28th, a human boy, also curious and …

New York State

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that ‘socialized medicine’ is terrific

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, two days after my 54th birthday, I came very close to dying. I was sitting in an armchair in my Paris apartment, reading a newspaper, when I became dizzy. The next thing I knew, my heart was beating violently. When the paramedics arrived, it was racing at 240 beats per …

Could US agents be tried for war crimes in Afghanistan?

The ICC is looking into possible war crimes committed by US forces in Afghanistan. There are doubts about whether any CIA agents will ever be …

Human Rights

China Has Launched the First-Ever CRISPR Gene-Editing Trial in Humans

In a landmark for genomic research, a team of Chinese scientists has injected cells modified with the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing …

Pest control: Wicked weeds may be agricultural angels

Farmers looking to reduce reliance on pesticides, herbicides and other pest management tools may want to heed the advice of Cornell agricultural …

Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops

LONDON — The controversy over genetically modified crops has long focused on largely unsubstantiated fears that they are unsafe to eat.<p>But an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada …

Agriculture

Oregon militia standoff trial: shock and anger after Bundys found not guilty

The surprise verdict over the armed occupation has left many concerned that it will encourage other militias to take action against the government<p>Jarvis Kennedy watched two stories unfold on the news on Thursday night: the surprise acquittal in Oregon of seven members of the armed militia that …

Oregon

Coding 101: Getting Started as an Adult

<b>Technology continues to play a greater role in everyday life, but those who weren’t exposed to computers or programming languages in school are</b> …

Bacteria get dangerously weird in space

In 2006, Cheryl Nickerson sent a culture of salmonella bacteria for a ride on the space shuttle Atlantis. Eleven days later, she watched anxiously from the Kennedy Space Center in the dead of night as her bacteria returned safely.<p>Nickerson, a microbiologist at Arizona State University, and her team …

Biology