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Wray threatened to resign after Sessions pressured him to fire FBI deputy director: report

FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to resign after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSessions: 'We should be …

Government

Trump slaps tariffs on imported washing machines, solar panel technology

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: …

Robert Lighthizer

Comey tweets MLK quote about people standing up for what they believe

Former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon …

Government

As robots replace Indian techies, online education strikes gold

Under siege by robots and hampered by outdated skills in an environment of drastic change, India's tech workers and tech giants are increasingly …

India

Element.AI opens London outpost with focus on ‘AI for good’

Element.AI — which last year raised $102 million from the likes of Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia and more to build an incubator-meets-consultancy to work with multiple businesses as they launch new services and systems based on artificial intelligence — is entering the next phase of its growth this week.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

"Something Is Very Wrong With The Global Economy": Richest 1% Made 82% Of Global Wealth In 2017

It is appropriate that as the world's richest and most popular and influential celebrities, thought leaders, economists, pundits and politicians sit …

Equality

Billionaires Stuck: Davos Disrupted By Massive Snowfall, Avalanche Alerts

It's ironic that for a World Economic Forum conference which lists global warming - only in the more politically acceptable phrasing of "<i>Extreme</i> …

Weather

Las Vegas Update: Irregularities Cause Story Behind Massacre To Stink To High Heaven

<b>Months ago, I called for scrutiny amid a constantly-revolving news cycle concerning the Las Vegas massacre that occurred last October.</b><p><i>The victims of</i> …

Mandalay Bay

FBI Agents Discussed "Secret Society" Within DOJ And FBI Working To Undermine Trump

Congressional investigators learned from a new batch of text messages between anti-Trump FBI investigators that a "<b>secret society</b> of folks" within …

Government

Paul Craig Roberts Slams The NSA: "It's A Blackmail Agency"

<b>The main function of the National Security Administration is to collect the dirt on members of the house and senate, the staffs, principal</b> …

Mike Conaway

Retired Green Beret Warns "The Public's Attention Is Being Diverted From What Is Really Happening"

<b>The Russian surveillance vessel the Viktor Leonov was reportedly leaving the Caribbean over the weekend bound toward the U.S. East Coast.</b> Florida …

North Korea

Trace Mayer: Bitcoin "Is A Geopolitical Weapon... Can Become Reserve Asset"

<b>Early bitcoin investor makes the case for reserve currency status</b><p>After the spectacular run-up in bitcoin in 2017, there are many people who claim to …

Bitcoin

ATTKISSON: Was Lynch coordinating with Comey in the Clinton investigation?

On July 1, 2016, as the Lynch announcement became public, Page texted Strzok:<p><i>Page: And yeah, it’s a real profile in couragw [sic], since she knows no</i> …

Christopher Wray

Govt. of Canada Uses Ethereum Blockchain For Transparency in Funding

Canada is a country which has often set high standards – be it human rights or be it government issues. The country is now taking government …

Bitcoin

AI-powered robot finds common soap ingredient may combat malaria

Around half of the world's population is at risk of contracting malaria and it causes around half a million deaths each year. However, the parasites that cause malaria are becoming more resistant to the drugs we currently use to combat them, meaning the global malaria risk stands to increase if we …

Medicine

Intel tells customers to stop using its faulty Spectre patch

Intel has <i>another</i> Spectre patch in the works, after users reported that its last fix led to random rebooting issues. Consequently, the company is now recommending that its customers stop deploying that original patch, and instead start testing out the new and improved version. Navin Shenoy, …

Laptops

Stanford scientists invent AI that can predict death with up to 90% accuracy

Humans today live a lot longer than they used to. That’s great news, but as modern medical advances are giving patients second chances at living …

Machine Learning

If we start deliberately cooling the Earth, we may not be able to stop

Geoengineering isn’t a silver bullet<p>Blasting aerosols into the sky to reverse climate change seems like an exciting proposition, but it may be too dangerous to attempt: If we try and then suddenly halt this form of geoengineering, it could cause more damage than climate change itself, according to …

Climate Change

Linus Torvalds declares Intel fix for Meltdown/Spectre ‘complete and utter garbage’

The always outspoken Linus Torvalds, best known for his continuing work on the innermost code of Linux systems, has harsh words to say and accusations to level against Intel. His evaluation of Intel’s latest proposed fix for the Meltdown/Spectre issue: “the patches are COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE.” …

Linus Torvalds

US Coast Guard Adds Cruise Missiles To Ice-Breakers As Battle For The Arctic Begins

The United States <b>Coast Guard is preparing to equip icebreaker vessels operating in the Arctic region with high-tech cruise missiles for the first …

Military

Destroying The "Capitalism Has Failed" Narrative

<b>Today, more than at any time previously, Westerners are justifying a move toward collectivist thinking with the phrase, “Capitalism has failed.”</b><p>In …

Fascism

Morality algorithm lets machines cooperate and compromise better than humans

Over the past year, it's become pretty clear that machines can now beat us in many straightforward zero-sum games. A new study from an international …

Artificial Intelligence

Canadian Billionaire Couple Was Murdered, Private Investigators Say

The family of Barry and Honey Sherman were right to doubt that their parents would've taken their lives in what police initially suspected to be a …

Crime

Solar-powered agriculture pays dividends

Even as the average farmer struggles to cope with the ever-increasing cost of inputs on the one hand and the un-remunerative price for their produce, …

Agriculture

Scientists breeding super nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

File: The HarvestPlus organisation aims to reach 100 million people with biofortified crops by 2020. Photo: AFP<p>An incredible 155 million children …

Agriculture

UN arm partners with lawmakers to put spotlight on food security, agri

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has teamed up with 10 legislators to put up a "parliamentary alliance" that will focus on …

Agriculture

Silicon Valley wrestles with religion. Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

Leviticus has swept into Silicon Valley.<p>For thousands of years, meat has come exclusively from sentient animals. And for a sizable portion of humanity, how to raise and slaughter those animals has been a central component in religious-dieting doctrine. But religious scholars are now being …

Agriculture

Lab Meat Takeover in 2021? That's the Latest Prediction

Where's the beef?<p>Filed Under Environment & Startups<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>A cruelty-free meat …

Agriculture

How our food system will be pushed to the limit in 2018

Mahni Ghorashi, a co-founder of Clear Labs, said this will be "a watershed year" for the industry as new technologies, processes and regulatory …

Agriculture

Harvesting Farmers

GrowNYC teaches students—largely from immigrant populations—how to make a living in agriculture.<p>Thanks to the locavore movement, we’re used to food with origin stories: that venison tartare once ran free in a forest in Katonah. But what about the farmers? They started out somewhere, too. On a …

Farming