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Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt calls attack where baby was cut from woman's womb a 'curse of God'

DENVER - A Colorado State Representative with a history of outspoken evangelical views is making waves with a scripture-based argument that attempts …


Understanding Weak References

Posted by enicholas on May 4, 2006 at 5:06 PM PDT

Some time ago I was interviewing candidates for a Senior Java Engineer position. Among the many …


Facebook’s ComponentKit Is A New Framework For Building iOS App Interfaces

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced the launch of ComponentKit, a new Objective-C library the company built to improve the performance of its iOS app. As Facebook notes, ComponentKit uses a functional and declarative approach to building user interfaces that focuses on one-way …


FBI and ATF spent $2.1 million on 23 drones that don’t work

A new report prepared by the United States Department of Justice’s internal watchdog has revealed that two major federal law enforcement agencies …


Introducing React Native: Building Apps with JavaScript

React Native: Build native iOS applications with JavaScript.A few months ago Facebook announced React Native, a framework that lets you build native …


Watch Dan DiDio Explain DC Comics’ CONVERGENCE

Ever since DC Comics announced its mammoth two-month comic book event, Convergence, everyone has been wondering what could be in store for the DC …




Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith

Only 40% from middle class who start college earn bachelor's degree

Here's a little-known, scary stat: More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor's degree within six to eight …

College & University

Guess What's Destroying the Middle Class?

Perhaps the biggest question in American political economy right now is why middle-class wages have been falling. There are three main hypotheses. Roughly, these are: Robots, unions and China.

The robots theory gets by far the most play in the news media, since it’s by far the scariest -- if …


Genetically Modified Yeast Could Boost Health Benefits Of Wine And Reduce Hangovers

Technology Photo credit: Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley/ ShutterstockAs if the human population needed an excuse to drink more booze: Scientists have …



Jennifer Lawrence Confirms 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Will Be Her Last X-Men Movie

The upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie certainly has a star-studded cast. The ensemble lineup of A-list actors features James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender …

Jennifer Lawrence


The list of new mutant additions for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film from Fox keeps growing, as director Bryan Singer announced via his Instagram …

Why Go’s design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

Over the course of the past few months I’ve been using Go to implement a proof of concept program in my spare time. This was done in part to learn Go …

Programming Languages

Akhil Mittal's Blog: Is multi-threading really worth it?

Is multi-threading really worth it?

"Premature optimization is the root of all evil" - Donald E. Knuth

This article is in no way against the usage of …

Aetheria Circumducitur- A Steampunk High Voltage Lamp

Hi,this is my first Instructable here on this Site. I hope you like my Constructions and Objects. Now, here is my " Aetheria Circumducitur". A high …


How To: Ghastly Green Fire, At Home! (And Why It Burns Green...)

Hello, today I am going to demonstrate how to make some awesome, vividly Green colored flames, using some ingredients you can find at your local …


Light-emitting fabrics could reinvent your '90s wardrobe

Researchers who must be Saved by the Bell fans have developed clothing fibers that could turn you into a walking neon sign. Rather than OLED or LCD tech, the team exploited polymer light-emitting electrochemical cells (PLECs) that are rugged enough to be used in fabrics. They created a …


Xbox One snags Epix streaming app

Epix is now on Xbox One. That sounds simple enough, but now try saying it five times in a row, as fast as you can. Yeah, that's what we thought. It might be difficult to say, but it's definitely true: Epix, the movie and TV streaming app from Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM and Viacom, is out today on …


Super-precise artificial hand uses smart wires as muscles

As a rule, bionic hands are clunky contraptions made of motors, pneumatics and other machinery that just can't be as elegant as the real thing. Germany's Saarland University might just change that, however. Its researchers have developed an artificial hand that uses smart nitinol (nickel titanium) …


Riding in Mercedes' luxurious, self-driving car of the future

A four-wheeled vision of gleaming silver glides toward me, shining brightly under the warm California sun. The vehicle looks otherworldly against the empty backdrop of the former naval base in Alameda, a site perhaps more famous for Mythbusters stunts than automobile demonstrations. This, however, …


Your Xbox One is ready to teach you a new language

Wish your Xbox One could teach you more vocabulary than just "noob" or "get rekt?" It can now. Rosetta Stone has announced an Xbox One app that will teach you English or Spanish through simulated travel experiences. It also has phrase books, study advice, and cultural tips to keep you in locals' …


Federal law enforcement is wasting a lot of money on drones

The US' national law enforcement has been using drones to help nab crooks for almost nine years, but it's still making plenty of rookie mistakes. The Department of Justice's Inspector General has published an audit that shows its agencies not only making poor uses of drones, but wasting a ton of …

Law Enforcement

Monsanto seeks retraction of WHO report linking herbicide to cancer

Monsanto Co, maker of the world’s most widely-used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.

The company said on Tuesday that the report, issued on Friday by the World Health Organization’s International …


True Comic Book Value puts buying and selling power in your pocket

When you are selling a comic book, you want to get the most you possibly can out of it. When youre buying a used comic, you want to spend as little …

Comic Books

Welcome to F8 2015

Stream Schedule

All times are in PDT

March 25
• March 26

Welcome to F8

9:30 AM

30 minutes

Opening Keynote

10:00 AM

1 hour

Watch On Demand

Live from the F8 …


GOP moves forward on budget plans, eyes bill to repeal ObamaCare

WASHINGTON – House and Senate Republicans steamed ahead Tuesday toward likely approval of balanced budget outlines, essential early steps along a path to send President Barack Obama legislation to wipe out his five-year-old health care law and eliminate deficits within a decade.

Obama is all but …

Republican Party

Swarming Raspberry Pi - Part 1

Here’s the first in a series of building a robust docker swarm of raspberry pi hosts. This installment goes through installing the Pi(s), modifiying …


Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor is Serving Major Dome in BATMAN V SUPERMAN Photo

Step right up, folks, and take a look: at the shiniest and nerdiest skull you’ve ever seen! No, that’s not Mark Zuckerberg trying out a …

Princeton Study Declares U.S. government an Oligarchy

A new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has found that the United States’ government more closely resembles an Oligarchy or a …