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China Challenges Nvidia's Hold on Artificial Intelligence Chips

In July, China’s government issued a sweeping new strategy with a striking aim: draw level with the US in artificial intelligence technology within …

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.<p>Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.<p>Time is important, too — while some effects are …

Are cats solid or liquid? 13 of the best winners of the Ig Nobel prize

This satirical awards ceremony has celebrated unusual contributions to science for 27 years.<p>Every year, the Ig Nobel Prize Committee hands out ten …

The Latest: Florida, N. Carolina report storm-related deaths

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):<p>5:30 p.m.<p>Authorities say a carbon monoxide poisoning victim is the first death from …

Rainfall

Chick-fil-A is rolling out 'family-style meals' with mac and cheese and baked beans — and KFC should be terrified

The new meals start at $30 and include one entree, two sides, and eight mini rolls to serve four people. If rolled out nationwide, they would be a direct threat to KFC's popular "bucket" meals, also meant for large groups.<p>Chick-fil-A's meals are meant to draw more customers during dinner, the least …

Skillet Sesame Chicken

When you're craving Chinese food, you don't have to order takeout. Sesame chicken is easy to make and it's just as quick as having it delivered—only …

Senate Health Bill in Peril as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured

WASHINGTON — The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was edging toward collapse on Monday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said it would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026.<p>Two Republicans, Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Rand …

How to Turn People Off, Make Them Dislike You, and Expand Your Enemy List

Being dismissive is an easy way to make people hate you. But how do you overcome the problem?<p>My wife told me once that I was being dismissive.<p>I didn't really understand what she meant.<p>"Dismissive of you right now or dismissive in general?" I'd asked with a confused look.<p>"Dismissive in general," …

Psychology

For Sale: Puerto Rico

Territory seeks private companies to run ports, airports, ferries, and more; utilities could be next<p>Puerto Rico has no cash and can’t borrow money anymore. So it is looking to sell itself off in parts.<p>The troubled U.S. territory is preparing to seek bids in coming months from private companies …

Puerto Rico

CIA malware codenames are freaking amazing.

America’s Central Intelligence Agency has a bit of a bad reputation. That’s possibly because they’re digital voyeurs; high-tech Peeping Toms that almost certainly have footage of you laying a steaming cable, shot through the telephoto lens of a Predator drone.<p>But in this article, I want to shine a …

Genius

Microsoft issues urgent Windows XP updates to block US spy tools

Microsoft has backtracked on its decision to stop providing security updates for Windows XP and issued an urgent patch to prevent spying attacks.<p>The company urged customers running the 2001 software and everything later to update their software to prevent state-sponsored hacks such as the WannaCry …

Canada launches visa program for hiring specialized foreign talent

Canadian technology companies are greeting a new federal blueprint for hiring foreign talent with open arms – and cautious optimism.<p>The Canadian government's global skills visa program – part of its Global Skills Strategy – officially opens for business June 12. The $7.8-million, 24-month pilot …

4 Reasons Why Puerto Rico's 'Bankruptcy' Process Matters to U.S. Residents

How Puerto Rico grapples with its staggering debt is in the hands of a federal judge who will oversee a form of bankruptcy proceeding for the U.S. territory. Puerto Rico owes more than $74 billion dollars to both island and U.S. based creditors and over $40 billion in pension liabilities.<p>But Puerto …

NASA to create colorful artificial clouds with rocket launch

East Coast residents in the United States will have the chance to catch a colorful sky in the early hours of Sunday morning as NASA launches a sounding rocket that will create artificial red and blue clouds.<p>The clouds may be visible along the Atlantic Coast stretching from North Carolina up to New …

Cosmology

Trump praises Duterte for 'unbelievable job' cracking down on drugs in the Philippines

President Donald Trump congratulated his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, during a phone call last month for doing “an unbelievable job on the drug problem” in the Philippines, where the government has sanctioned the extrajudicial killing of suspects.<p>A transcript of the April 29 conversation …

Nephew Of Colonel Sanders Revealed The Secret Ingredients Of KFC's Fried Chicken

<i>By: Evan Jankens</i> <br>@kingofthekc<p>Whether it’s original or extra crispy, KFC is phenomenal. There are things in this world we may never know like how many …

Recipes

Watch an AI teach itself to drive in 'GTA V' on Twitch

While automakers are still negotiating with local and state governments to let autonomous cars test drive on open streets, one programmer has found a more accessible proving ground to teach AI how to be a motorist: Grand Theft Auto V. It's not the first time folks have used the game to train their …

Grand Theft Auto

North Korea launches missile after US demands world pressure Pyongyang

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea launched a missile Friday in a show of defiance after the US convened an international meeting to call for greater sustained pressure on the isolated country.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on the world community Friday to drastically increase pressure on North Korea, …

President Trump Called Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' Again

President Donald Trump once again referred to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” this time before a crowd at a convention for …

Psychiatrist: Netflix should remove '13 Reasons Why' immediately

<i>Editor's note: This story discusses suicide. If you are looking for help, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.</i><p>As parents and teachers express concern over the new Netflix suicide show “13 Reasons Why," a prominent adolescent psychiatrist is calling on the company …

Mental Health

Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion

Amazon’s Alexa is going to sound more human. The company announced this week the addition of a new set of speaking skills for the virtual assistant, which will allow her to do things like whisper, take a breath to pause for emphasis, adjust the rate, pitch and volume of her speech, and more. She’ll …

Spicer: White House has 'not tried to push' House on health care

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that Trump administration officials “have not tried to push” House Republicans to reach a deal on their revised health care bill, despite reports that they have been doing just that.<p>“I think we feel very good,” Spicer told Reuters, asked how the …