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The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

ISIS's main Syria-Turkey supply route cut

Arab-Kurdish fighters backed by the United States on Friday cut the Islamic State (ISIS) group's main supply route between Syria and Turkey in a …

President meets Bernie Sanders at White House, then releases video declaring: ‘I cannot wait to get out there and campaign for Hillary’<p>Barack Obama launched a coordinated push to unify Democrats against Donald Trump on Thursday, formally endorsing Hillary Clinton for the first time after a …

Government

Honey, we lost the president!: Samuel L. Jackson as POTUS wandering the wilderness is just one reason you shouldn’t skip the delightfully ludicrous “Big Game”

Jackson and a Finnish teen make a genial comedy duo in a low-budget blend of “Air Force One” and “E.T.”<p>So there’s a movie called “Big Game” in which Samuel L. Jackson plays the president of the United States, paired up with a plucky teenage boy in the forests of Finland after Air Force One is shot …

Sony streams 'The Interview' online and makes Hollywood history

A bit of Hollywood history unfolded on Wednesday. And it might be a glimpse into the future.<p>The controversial Sony Pictures comedy "The Interview" was released on YouTube, Google Play, the Microsoft Xbox video game console, and a special Web site.<p>The movie, which started streaming online around 1 …

Hidden code of two great composers deciphered

The propriety of projecting a composer's personal life onto how we hear and perform the music goes through fads. Half a century ago, the Bay Area was home to Apollonian musicologists who prized structural analysis and dismissed biography as gossip.<p>We live now in an era where symphonies are valued …

RealClearPolitics - Opinion, News, Analysis, Video and Polls

An unscientific sampling of voters on primary election day in California finds a lot of apathy, Times columnist Steve Lopez writes. Several... Read …

Democratic Party

Axelrod: This Isn't A Wave Election; UPDATE: Changes Mind

BRIAN WILLIAMS: The country is clearly hungry. It's hard to manifest that. you're voting for a local and state election. if you want to send a …

7 Scientific Solutions for Annoying Little Problems

<i>Image via Wonderhowto.com</i><p><b>by Elizabeth Maine</b><p>Scientists are working to alleviate those maddening, irritating, altogether obnoxious things that can make …