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Extreme Inequality Creates Global Disorder

James K. GalbraithAnd it’s a problem that can only have a political solution.The post Extreme Inequality Creates Global Disorder appeared first on …

China Turns to Robotic Policing

In the 2011 CBS show <i>Person of Interest</i>, reclusive computer scientist Harold Finch builds an artificial intelligence system called “the Machine” that …

Weedkiller products more toxic than their active ingredient, tests show

After more than 40 years of widespread use, new scientific tests show formulated weedkillers have higher rates of toxicity to human cells<p>US government researchers have uncovered evidence that some popular weedkilling products, like Monsanto’s widely-used Roundup, are potentially more toxic to human …

Monsanto

What does Steve Bannon really think of Donald Trump? Senior editor Anne McElvoy asks Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury https://t.co/bh2LrZRDPd

This app tells you if your PC is vulnerable to the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws | Trusted Reviews

<b>The furore around the Meltdown and Spectre processors security flaws can be confusing, but the InSpectre app is here to help.</b><p>Developed by data …

Spectre (Security Bug)

Dubai deploys tiny robot cars to police city streets

Police in Dubai have unveiled a small autonomous car that will patrol the streets in the Gulf city.<p>The miniature vehicles, which measure up to around waist height, come just weeks after the city recruited its first robotic officer.<p>The first patrol cars are set to report for duty before the end of …

We are surrounded by tiny particles, and scientists have no idea how they are affecting us

In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing—whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention, or high-performance materials—have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials.<p>Working at the nanoscale—which can mean the near-atomic scale, with substances a …

CIA Museum's spy gadgets

A fly on the wall.CIA Museum<p>CIA operatives may not use jetpacks or laser-powered watches, but they do have a few tricks up their sleeves.<p>At the CIA Museum in Washington, DC, you can get a glimpse of the gadgets used in past spy missions.<p>The agency has declassified 600 out of some 20,000 objects …

Gear & Gadgets

It took 3 days to find the password for Juniper's devices

Following Juniper’s announcement that its ScreenOS platform contained unidentified code that it couldn’t trace, it took just three days for security researchers to reverse engineer the patch and find the backdoor.<p>According to a post on Rapid7 Community, the password was discovered by analyzing the …

Redesigning Cities For Bikes, Not Cars: 2015 In Bicycles

Around half the people in Copenhagen now bike to work. But like Amsterdam, it was once filled with traffic. There’s no special Danish or Dutch …

The Online Habits That Trigger NSA Spying

Wor­ried about the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency <b></b>mon­it­or­ing you? If you take cer­tain steps to mask your iden­tity on­line, such as us­ing the …

WiFi jamming attacks more simple and cheaper than ever - Help Net Security

A security researcher has demonstrated that jamming WiFi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee networks is not difficult to perform but, most importantly, also not …

4 Daily Exercises Every Navy SEAL (and Every Fit Guy) Should Do

It’s recommended that special ops do them. But here’s why you must add them to your routine, too<p>Military Special Forces Operators are the most insanely fit badasses on the planet.<p>Their physically and mentally-demanding training, however, makes them some of the most injured people, too, says Doug …

Your microwave dinner is making you obese: What the food industry doesn’t want you to know

New research indicates processed foods are even more harmful to our health than previously thought<p>Ari LeVaux<p>March 19, 2015 6:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Processed foods are suspected of causing a variety of heath issues. Foods high in sugar and refined carbohydrates, for …

The Charlie Hebdo hypocrites: Meet the free-expression absolutists who aren’t so absolute outside of the Muslim world

<b>Sean Hannity (Fox News)</b><p>In China, Singapore and elsewhere, would-be warriors seldom defend “our” values against equally decisive attacks<p>Jim Sleeper<p>January 10, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>So now Venus must join hands with Mars. Now that jihadis have slaughtered editors and journalists at the satirical French …

Political Science

Why the Charlie Hebdo attack goes far beyond religion and free speech

<b>An injured person is transported to an ambulance after a shooting at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP/Thibault Camus)</b><p>Debates about Islam and free speech only go so far. This was a political blow aimed at multicultural democracy<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>January …

“We dare you to stop us”: Inside Big Oil’s sinister plan to derail the anti-carbon movement

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Rather than retreating, Exxon and other companies are going on the offensive as mankind hangs in the balance<p>Michael T. Klare<p>January 10, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic …

Free markets killed capitalism: Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Amazon and the 1 percent’s sick triumph over us all

<b>(AP/Reed Saxon/Salon)</b><p>Monopoly is back: Barry Lynn on the concentration of American economic power — and how we can restore fairness<p>Thomas Frank<p>June 29, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>Barry C. Lynn is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of two important books, "End of the Line" and …