flbd45qb61ugdpp

21 Flips | 3 Magazines | 2 Likes | @flbd45qb61ugdpp | Keep up with flbd45qb61ugdpp on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “flbd45qb61ugdpp”

Correspondents group criticizes comedian Michelle Wolf for remarks at annual dinner

The head of the White House Correspondents' Association criticized comedian Michelle Wolf on Sunday night after a day of blistering reaction to Wolf's jokes at the group's annual dinner.<p>Margaret Talev, senior White House correspondent for Bloomberg News and president of the correspondents' …

Donald Trump

Teaching grammar does not improve children's writing ability, research finds

The way that grammar is taught in schools reveals “a significant and persistent mismatch” between government policy and academic evidence showing …

Education

Another Effort To Get Rid Of The 'Johnson Amendment' Fails

A provision in the U.S tax code that bars churches and charities from engaging in political campaigns remains intact, more than a year after President Trump pledged to "get rid of and totally destroy" it.<p>Under the Johnson Amendment, named for its 1954 legislative sponsor, then-Sen. Lyndon B. …

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …

President Trump and Sessions disagree on president's criticism of FBI

WASHINGTON — Nearly two weeks after declaring that the FBI's reputation was in "tatters," President Trump kept up his stinging criticism of the agency Friday in advance of his appearance at the bureau's national training center.<p>"It's a shame what's happened with the FBI," Trump said before …

Donald Trump

America is facing an epistemic crisis

What if Mueller proves his case and it doesn’t matter?<p>Over at the Gothamist, Jake Offenhartz has an astounding and richly symbolic story about the latest bit of “fake news” burped up by the alt-right.<p>At Columbia University on Monday, alt-right self-promoter Mike Cernovich gave a speech to College …

Russia-Trump: Who's who in the drama to end all dramas?

<b>It's more gripping than any box set we can get our hands on right now.</b><p>The investigations into Russian interference in the US election, and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin, continue to deliver daily developments and drama worthy of anything seen in House of Cards.<p>Thirty-two …

Donald Trump

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

It opens a new book, which is where computers teach humans how to play Go better than they used to Tom Mitchell, computer scientist, Carnegie Mellon University<p>It can only work on problems that can be simulated in a computer, making tasks such as driving out of the question<p>Google’s artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.<p>On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been …

Donald Trump

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Social Media

Michele Bachmann Offers Her Thoughts On Donald Trump Being A 'Man Of Faith'

And one supporter at the Values Voter Summit says Jesus would have tweeted like Trump.<p>At the annual Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington this weekend, former congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who serves on Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board, said in an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress …

Donald Trump

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

Parents Who Pay to Be Watched

Shep was 13 when he started stealing from his parents. It began not long after he and his siblings moved with their parents to a suburb north of New …

Researchers Have Discovered the Mechanism for Memory Retrieval

Where Memories Form<p>New research suggests that the subiculum, a part of the hippocampus that is rarely studied, is central to the memory retrieval …

Neuroscience