Anita Darling

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China is building a vast civilian surveillance network — here are 10 ways it could be feeding its creepy 'social credit system'

China is setting up a vast surveillance system that tracks every single one of its 1.4 billion citizens — from using facial recognition to name and shame jaywalkers, to forcing people to download apps that can access all the photos on their smartphones.<p>The growth of China's surveillance technology …

Social Media

Stench Leads to Home Crawling With Stolen Tortoises—10,000 of Them

A gruesome discovery by authorities in Madagascar highlights a grave threat to a highly endangered species of tortoise.<p>Soary Randrianjafizanaka set out with police, colleagues, and others earlier this month to investigate a rancid smell coming from a two-story house in Toliara, a town on the …

All of the World's Yeast Probably Originated in China

Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.<p>When scientists in France set out to sequence 1,000 yeast genomes, they looked at strains from all the places you might expect: beer, bread, wine.<p>But also: sewage, termite mounds, tree …

Biology

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Black teen who wanted directions shot at by white man

DETROIT (AP) — A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy.<p>Jeffery Zeigler, a retired …

Crime

China to ban citizens with bad 'social credit' from some forms of travel

Proof that life imitates art — or at least <i>Black Mirror</i> on Netflix — China will soon be imposing strict penalties for those with low “scores” on its so-called “social credit” system. Starting May 1, Chinese citizens with low scores will be unable to travel via plane or train for up to a year, …

Adidas has sold 1 million pairs of sneakers made from ocean trash — and reveals a new normal in footwear

Adidas' sustainable footwear initiative is growing legs.<p>The company revealed in March that it has made and sold more than one million pairs of its shoes made from ocean plastic. These shoes use a yarn developed by Parley that turns the ocean plastic into a polymer that can be used to construct …

Shoes

Not so fresh: why Jamie Oliver’s restaurants lost their bite

The chef’s chains are facing a crisis on the high street. Where did it all go wrong?<p>Jools Oliver, wife of the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, set social media abuzz in December when she posted pictures of the couple’s £9m home. The seven-bedroom, Grade II-listed property in London’s rarefied Hampstead …

Jamie Oliver

Apple employees keep running into walls at its new spaceship campus

An architectural marvel, perhaps no building sums up the company it contains better than Apple’s “spaceship” campus. The impressive structure houses some 13,000 employees, each contained within barely there walls overflowing with giant panes of glass — some standing as high as 45- feet. The inner …

Employment

Free At Last: After 50 Years, Jane Goodall’s Family Has Finally Raised The Ransom Money To Buy Her Back From The Apes

If you’re a fan of Jane Goodall, we’ve got some absolutely incredible news for you! The behavioral scientist may have started her career in the …

24 Best Spots in the Caribbean

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>These islands have something for everyone. Discover your perfect place to hike, dive, or worship the sun.<p>The Caribbean is no stranger to storms, and the region has become adept at bouncing back. While popular destinations such as St. Martin, Antigua and Barbuda, the U.S. and …

Alzheimer's Plaques Erased in Mice—What's Next?

The remarkable results suggest a route for future medications, but a great deal of work remains.<p>Now more than ever, Alzheimer's disease poses an enormous burden. The neurodegenerative disease afflicts more than five million Americans, robbing them of their memories and placing strain and heartache …

This photo shows what 28 years of sun damage does to your face

This shocking picture of a truck driver - and the damage prolonged exposure to the sun did to the left side of his face - will make you never want to …

Tax Reform's Housing Impact is Largely About Location

Home buyers – and owners – in California, New York, and New Jersey likely will be more impacted by passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act than many …

New Orleans Is Spending Millions to Remove Tons of Mardi Gras Beads From Storm Drains

Overdue efforts to clear New Orleans’ clogged storm drains have yielded literal tons of abandoned Mardi Gras beads.<p>The city allotted $7 million to …

New York’s attorney general is investigating a company that sells fake followers on social media

The investigation comes after a New York Times exposé<p>Following an extensive report published yesterday by <i>The New York Times</i> about the industry that provides fake followers to social media users, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman announced that he has opened an investigation into the …

Social Media

Three decades after the Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe’s lessons will finally be taught

Three decades after the Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe's lessons will finally be taught. International Space Station astronauts will carry on …

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

Medical Technology

'I was really bad' too: Will Ferrell reprises George W Bush role to slam Trump during hilarious SNL opener

Will Ferrell returned to “Saturday Night Live” as George W. Bush, where he reminded viewers just how bad he had been as president.<p>The veteran cast …

George W. Bush

Money story: Life after debt

Shares 13<p><b>This guest post from Marissa — a local woman I learned about last November — is part of the “money stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly.</b> Some …

Massive Cryptocurrency Heist Spurs Call for More Regulation

At 2:57 a.m. on Friday morning in Tokyo, someone hacked into the digital wallet of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and pulled off one …

Got a Side Gig? Here's a New Tax Break for You

The pass-through deduction can be a huge tax break if you have income from a side gig or small business.<p>The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act …

New Patch Can Heal Heart Muscle After Heart Attack

A patch that reinforces the heart after a heart attack seemed to work well in a recent clinical trial involving pigs. How will it work in humans?<p>A …

3.5 Billion-Year-Old Fossils Challenge Ideas About Earth’s Start

In the arid, sun-soaked northwest corner of Australia, along the Tropic of Capricorn, the oldest face of Earth is exposed to the sky. Drive through …

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

Teacher awakes to find semi-naked woman armed with knives standing over his bed

When Richard Hill woke to find a beautiful, semi-clad woman standing over the bed, the maths teacher thought he was dreaming.<p>“She was stunning,” …

No Passport or Ticket: How a Woman Evaded Airport Security and Flew to London

With neither a ticket nor a passport, Marilyn Hartman slipped into Chicago O’Hare International Airport last week, sneaked onto a British Airways flight and traveled to London, where she was apprehended by customs officials, the Chicago Police Department said in a news release.<p>How did she do it? By …

Good Call: Dr. Seuss’ Estate Just Discovered—And Promptly Destroyed—A Letter Where The Author Reveals Which Race The Grinch Was Meant To Be

Dr. Seuss fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. The beloved children’s author’s estate just discovered—and promptly destroyed—a letter in …