Dominic Miller

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Getting EUV Ready for 2020

Fixes to chemistry and design needed to extend lithography cost savings, according to Imec analysis Image: Imec Extreme-ultraviolet lithography looks …

Salesforce.com Makes a Transformative Move for the Future

The company is gearing up to invade more of the enterprise software industry.<p><b>Salesforce.com</b> (NYSE:CRM), best known for its cloud-based relationship …

MuleSoft

The Americanization of an Ancient Faith

The 2,000-year-old Coptic Church is trying something new: spreading its message across the United States—and the rest of the world.<p>One day in the fall of 2010, Father Anthony Messeh, then a priest at the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Fairfax, Virginia, sat down with a list of names. There were …

Christianity

The Deeply Underdeveloped Worldview of John Bolton

A careful review of his bibliography reveals a narrow, privileged understanding of global affairs.<p>Survey the history of American national-security advisors going back to the position’s creation in the mid-twentieth century, and two things about John Bolton stand out. The first is his militancy: his …

Political Science

A man in the UK has contracted the first case of untreatable 'super-gonorrhoea' after an encounter with a woman in south-east Asia

The first case of untreatable super-gonorrhoea has been reported in the UK.<p>A man contracted the sexually transmitted disease, believed to be the first case in the world to resist antibiotic treatment, after "sexual contact" with a woman in Southeast Asia.<p>The man's case was described in a report …

South-east Asia

Kim Deal: 'Misogyny is the backbone of the music industry'

The Breeders’ singer and guitarist talks rehab, Pixies and caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s<p>Kim Deal, 56, sings and plays rhythm guitar with the Breeders, formed in 1989 as a side project with Throwing Muses’ Tanya Donelly. The band’s lineup has changed over the years, but now features the …

What the Koch Brothers Want Students to Learn About Slavery

As the late historian Lerone Bennett Jr. wrote: “It had never happened before, and it has never happened since, in America.” During Reconstruction, …

Southern States

The Genocide the U.S. Didn’t See Coming

Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it?<p><b>Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh</b>—The Moynarghona refugee camp, a claustrophobic, chaotic mass of bamboo and tarpaulin shacks, slumps over …

Asia

The Rise of Antihumanism

The Enlightenment project postulated rationality as the highest normative principle, and humanity (not limited to <i>Homo-sapiens</i> but inclusive of all …

A beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency mining

<i>In a world full of different modern technologies such as smart devices, smart vehicles, robots, etc. we are facing the modern technology trend for</i> …

How to see race

Race is a shapeshifting adversary: what seems self-evident takes training to see, and twists under political pressure<i>By Gregory Smithsimon</i>Read at Aeon

Joanna Skelt obituary

My friend Joanna Skelt, who has died of cancer aged 49, explored writing as an expression of conflict and identity. As Birmingham’s poet laureate in 2013-14, she found inspiration in the city’s diversity and restless energy.<p>She brought the electric excitement of the Blackpool illuminations to a …

Writing

A Couple Spend $3K to Turn an Old RV Into a Cozy Home For Five

A family of five live comfortably and stylishly in a freshly renovated 180-square-foot camper.<p>When Ashley and Dino Petrone sold their five-bedroom house to purchase land for a future dream home they hoped to build in Ventura, California, fitting their family of five into a tiny mobile home wasn’t …

Ceramics

Supreme Court affirms Google Books scans of copyrighted works are fair use

A Supreme Court order issued today closes the book on (or perhaps merely ends this chapter of) more than a decade of legal warfare between Google and the Authors Guild over the legality of the former’s scanning without permission of millions of copyrighted books. And the final word is: it’s fair …

Next stop for Microsoft: $1 trillion?

Don't count out Microsoft in the race to $1 trillion.<p>Apple (AAPL), the most valuable company in America, is already valued at about $850 billion. Amazon (AMZN) and the parent company of Google are each above $700 billion.<p>So is Microsoft (MSFT). And analysts at Morgan Stanley say the company could …

Morgan Stanley

Self-help guru accused of branding women is charged with sex trafficking

An American self-help guru accused of presiding over a secretive society of female sex slaves branded with his initials has been arrested in Mexico after fleeing from New York state.<p>Keith Raniere, 57, co-founder of the group called Nxivm, was returned to Texas on Monday, according to prosecutors, …

New York State

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize …

U.S. Pushes China on Cars and Finance in Tariff Talks

The Trump administration is urging China to lower tariffs on cars and open its market to U.S. financial services as part of talks to resolve a rise …

You can actually learn to be wise, and it can help you feel less lonely

Most people were either stunned or amused when British prime minister Theresa May appointed a Minister of Loneliness a few months ago, acknowledging that, “for far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.” Yet, this should not have come as a surprise or a joke. In study after …

Psychology

Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrency world is a chip that designers create for the specific purpose of mining a single currency. Early Bitcoin …

Atlanta Working 'Around The Clock' To Fight Off Ransomware Attack

Officials in Atlanta say the city's computer systems are not yet fully operational after a ransomware attack hit the city last week and locked some city data behind a wall of encryption.<p>Tasnim Shamma of member station WABE in Atlanta tells our Newscast unit that cybersecurity experts are working …

Personal Information

Newsweek Couldn’t Pay Its Rent on Time and Faced Eviction

The crumbling media empire owed its landlord more than $300,000, according to court documents, and faced legal action over it. The company, however, …

A large study has found excessive alcohol consumption is strongly associated with developing early-onset dementia

If you have a habit of drinking to drown your sorrows, be careful not to overindulge.<p>A new study — the largest of its kind — has found that heavy alcohol use could increase one's risk for all types of dementia, and especially for the early-onset of dementia before 65 years of age.<p>The report …

Dementia

The Elder Statesman of Latin American Literature — and a Writer of Our Moment

<b>‘S</b>hall we sit outside?” Mario Vargas Llosa asked me, gesturing through the library’s floor-to-ceiling windows at the brilliant September afternoon. The only Peruvian ever to have won a Nobel Prize, Vargas Llosa now lives in an eight-bedroom mansion on the fringes of Madrid, in the neighborhood …

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

Employee Engagement

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

Fake News

Are we hostage to the stock market?

By Robert J. Samuelson<p>Columnist<p>The stock market is going gangbusters — but whether this reflects the economy's underlying strength or runaway speculation is a question that stumps many experts. Hence, the need for this column: a primer on the red-hot stock market. Will it sustain the economy or …

This Is Not the Israel Trip Mike Pence Had Planned

The U.S. vice president promised peace in the country’s newly recognized capital, but his itinerary showed that a deal is far beyond reach.<p>JERUSALEM—Mike Pence was greeted in Israel’s center of government on Monday in the way of a dear friend. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu beamed as he stood …

Israel

Racism is creeping back into mainstream science – we have to stop it | Angela Saini

‘Scientific’ eugenics is on the rise, and grabbing a foothold in respected journals. The claim that these theories are a credible part of a general discussion should worry us all<p>In the fallout from Toby Young’s resignation from the Office for Students this month, it emerged that University College …

University College London