Andy Ciordia

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Like if You Want the Truth to Win

How to deal with our Facebook problem<p>Anyone who watched the Congressional hearings last week knows that <b>Silicon Valley</b> is being castigated for helping</b> …

The U.S. could have avoided Puerto Rico’s water crisis

The numbers associated with the current situation in Puerto Rico, one month after Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. territory, are baffling.<p>More than …

Just How Unpopular, How Wrong on the Facts, How Misguided Is the FCC Proposal to Rollback Network Neutrality and Broadband Privacy?

As the U.S. Senate debates the re-nomination of the head of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, it is worth reflecting on just how …

EVE Online starts putting players to work finding exoplanets

EVE Online has finally launched the Project Discovery mini-game it announced earlier this year, and you know what that means? You can now defend all the hours you spend in the game by telling your mom or SO that you're helping the scientific community find exoplanets. EVE has uploaded real …

Planets

Star Citizen was rebuilt in Amazon’s Lumberyard, and it only took a few days

As a relatively fresh-faced-fish in an ocean of established names, Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine has its work cut out for it. When faced with the …

Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding

We all know the importance of code. It's the backbone of computing, the internet and so much else we come into contact with on a daily basis. But learning to code is still a tricky and poorly defined pursuit. I've booted up Codecademy a few times, only to try a couple of courses and realise I have …

Watch the Human Brain Come to Life in This Stunning Piece of Art

Sometimes neuroscientist Greg Dunn finds his field tedious. Working at a lab bench can make you forget how beautifully ornate the human brain is, he …

Central Nervous System

"It Has to Be Personal" Says 'God of War' Creative Director Cory Barlog

Set hundreds of years after the apocalyptic conclusion of <i>God of War 3</i> where the son of Zeus finally wreaked his revenge on his father and destroyed …

This tool exposes browsing habits on Capitol Hill

A new browser tool will now allow citizens to monitor the online activities of federal government employees, including elected officials.<p>Created by …

Privacy

Ajit Varadaraj Pai - Former Verizon lawyer.

We can't legally say we know exactly, but most of the arguments against Net Neutrality revolve around money. For example, the ISPs claim a "free …

‘Destiny 2’ Non-Dedicated Servers May Be The Reason For No 60 FPS On PS4 Pro

<i>Destiny 2</i> won’t support 60 frame-per-second gameplay on consoles, and experts at Digital Foundry suggest the game’s non-dedicated servers may be a …

Lorde explains the experience of having synaesthesia

She explains 'translating the colours in her head'<p>Lorde has discussed her experiences of having synaesthesia, and how it has inspired her new album …

John Oliver is urging internet users to defend net neutrality

Oliver seems to have already overwhelmed the FCC’s servers.<p>The net neutrality debate has returned — and so has HBO’s John Oliver.<p>Later this month, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under Republican Chairman Ajit Pai will kick off a process to scrap the open internet protections imposed by …

Net Neutrality

Can zapping your neck help you quickly learn a foreign language?

Someday it may be possible for a soldier to stick a tiny electrode behind her ear in order to learn a foreign language more quickly.<p>That’s the goal …

Al Franken Explodes And Rips FCC Chairman's Plan To End Net Neutrality

After FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a speech that he wants to reverse net neutrality rules and end open and free Internet, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) …

seriously, the guy has a point

I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s …

Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

The Brain

Scientists: 'Learning Styles' Like Auditory, Visual, And Kinesthetic Are Bunk

While nearly 90 percent of Americans think people have unique learning styles — the best known are labeled auditory, visual, and kinesthetic — …

770,000 Tubes of Spit Help Map America's Great Migrations

America is not the great melting pot that poets like Ralph Waldo Emerson once extolled. At least, that’s not the story that DNA tells, according to …

Information Avoidance: How People Select Their Own Reality

<i>By Shilo Rea</i>We live in an unprecedented "age of information," but we use very little of it. Dieters prefer not to look at the calories in their tasty …

AMA Request: Jeff Kaplan

4.6k<p>Posted by<p>u/AuTiMechanic<p>1 year ago<p>News & Discussion | Blizzard Response<p>I think this is something we would all like to see! Here are a few sample …

Congress is Trying to Roll Back Internet Privacy Protections As You Read This

<b>Call congress now!</b>Back in 2014 over 3 million Internet users told the U.S. government loudly and clearly: we value our online security, we value our …

Trump’s Net Neutrality-Hating FCC Chair Is Already Gutting Public-Interest Regulations

Donald Trump, who has never been shy about demanding that the media do his bidding, now has the power to shape the rules that define the future of …

Telecoms

This Is How Your Hyperpartisan Political News Gets Made

BuzzFeed News traced a group of liberal and conservative websites back to the same company. "The product they're pitching is outrage," said one liberal writer.

NASA just released a crazy amount of software you can use for free

The agency has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which includes code for everything from drones, to data and image processing, to health and medicine, to propulsion, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. All software is completely free and without any royalty or copyright fees. Announcing the software release …

Innovation Economy

Artificial Intelligence is Going to Destroy Fake News

But A.I. can also cause the volume of fake news to explode.<p>With the rise of email came the rise of spam filling inboxes. Email has become …

Machine Learning

Pixar opens a free Khan Academy course on storytelling

Pixar is offering a free course through Khan Academy that can help you find the kind of stories you want to tell -- and help you tell them better. The "Art of Storytelling" is the latest installment in a series of free courses from the studio called "Pixar in a Box." It discusses ways to build …

Alpha Footage for MMORPG 'Ashes of Creation' is Stunning

Ashes of Creation Looks Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking<p>You’d be forgiven for not knowing about upcoming MMORPG <i>Ashes of Creation</i> from …

MMOGs

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…<p>I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the …

Donald Trump