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How to Kill Democracy in Four Easy Steps: Lessons on the Gestapo at 85

Eighty-five years ago the Nazi terror machine began operations. It met little resistance. And that’s the lesson that should really worry us now.<p>The …

Best Exercises to Get Rid of Man Boobs

"Man boobs" can be one of two things: an enlargement of breast tissue due to hormone changes that result in gynecomastia—a condition that occurs most …

What you need to know about electric-car namesake Nikola Tesla

This month marks the 75th year since the death of famed inventor and and electrical innovator Nikola Tesla, a man whose life is as interesting as his …

Tesla

No, Mark Zuckerberg didn’t buy a giant yacht

<i>Update:</i> A spokesperson for Mark Zuckerberg offered a pretty flat-out denial of reports saying that the Facebook founder had purchased a $150 million ultra-luxury super yacht in Monaco this past September, “The reports related to Mark purchasing a yacht are completely inaccurate as he did not …

Microsoft has a master plan to change the world with a new line of super-thin, super-light PCs with cell service

When Microsoft released a new version of the Surface Pro with an LTE cellular modem late last year, it seemed like a routine, if much-anticipated, upgrade to Microsoft's flagship PC.<p>But at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year, Microsoft executives tell me that …

Batteries

Michael Wolff Did What Every Other White House Reporter Is Too Cowardly to Do

Why is Fire & Fury having such an impact? Drew Magary writes it’s because Wolff was willing to throw decorum away and torch his access—and more journalists should do the same.<p>I’m gonna begin this post with the same disclaimer that needs to come with every post about Michael Wolff, which is that …

Newly Unveiled 16th-Century Map Shows a World Filled with Centaurs and Unicorns

A rare, 60-page map of the world illustrated during the Renaissance era is finally on display as its creator intended: with its vibrant pages …

“ISIS 3.0”: How Silicon Valley Gave Rise to the Next Generation of Terror

The digital battlefield is the least understood component of our ever-changing, 16-year war on terror—and, perhaps, the most dangerous.<p>In a video that has now been deleted from YouTube, a camera pans across a desert skyline before alighting upon a young man in the familiar regalia of the modern …

Sid Meier's Civilization VI for iPad Review

It's been a year of big surprises on small devices. I was already impressed when Bethesda showed us that you could put something as graphically …

How Close Are We Really to Achieving Nuclear Fusion?

Credit: Pixabay<p>Nuclear fusion has been the practical Holy Grail for clean, sustainable power for decades. Based on the same process that powers the …

There Might Be a Universe Inside Every Black Hole

Most experts agree that the universe started as an infinitely hot and dense point called a singularity. Wait a minute. Isn't that what people call …

Black Holes

Neil deGrasse Tyson called out flat-earthers — here's what would happen if the Earth were actually flat

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently called out flat-earthers in one tweet:<p>It's not just lunar eclipses that would look different if Earth were actually flat. Sports, plants, and even the oceans would be radically different. With help from Caleb Scharf — author of "The Zoomable Universe" and director of …

Flat Earth Society

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet You Must See

Alien visions right here on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are …

World's Deepest-Living Fish Found Five Miles Beneath the Sea Surface

The oceans’s deepest point is <i>Challenger Deep,</i> a chasm <i></i>almost 11000 meters (36,200 feet) below the surface. Few fish species can stand this dark, …

When It Comes to Dog vs Cat Brains, It Looks Like There's a Clear Winner

Controversial.<p>Ever since humanity split into dog and cat people, we've been arguing over which one of our beloved companions is a smarter …

macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

<i>Update #2: An official fix is now available; no restart required.</i><p><i>Update: An Apple spokesperson has issued the following statement, saying an update is in the works:</i><p><i>“We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to</i> …

Tesla owners are mining bitcoins with free power from charging stations, but most are mined with coal

<b>Bitcoin mining uses so much power that it may well turn into an environmental disaster.</b><p>We recently noted that mining bitcoins uses a lot of …

Apple offices raided in South Korea ahead of iPhone X launch in Samsung’s home market

South Korean authorities have reportedly raided Apple’s offices in Seoul, South Korea, just ahead of the iPhone X launch in the country.<p>The iPhone X goes on sale in South Korea and a dozen more countries tomorrow …<p>London’s <i>Metro</i> reports that the timing of the raid is likely to lead to suspicions in …

South Korea

Scammers Are Targeting Business Ads On Google (And This Week's Other Small Business Tech News)

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 — Scammers are targeting business ads on Google</b><p>Beware of scammers who change contact information on Google ads to target people looking for businesses—which is happening more and …

Longitude

Lines of Longitude Are Great Circles East and West of the Prime Meridian<p>Longitude is the angular distance of any point on Earth measured east or west …

North Pole

First gene-editing attempted in human body to cure disease

Doctors have edited a patient's genes in a world-first attempt to alter DNA from within the human body.<p>Medics in California administered the experimental intravenous treatment, which provides the body with instructions to change DNA, on Brian Madeux, who suffers from Hunter's syndrome.<p>People with …

Elon Musk Will 'Blow Your Mind Clear Out of Your Skull' With Tesla Semi Truck

Move over drivers, there's a new big rig hitting the highways.<p>After delaying its late-October semi truck announcement, Tesla Inc (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk …

SpaceX Might Launch the U.S. Government's Secret 'Zuma' Satellite Friday Evening

SpaceX’s sort-of-top-secret Zuma mission for the U.S. government—which presumably has nothing to do with the South African president of the same …

Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane

The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change - carbon dioxide …

How to watch the Leonid Meteor Shower 2017 TONIGHT for the best views in the UK

The Leonid Meteor Shower occurs annually around the middle of November and will give observers the chance to see up to 15 meteors streak across the …

Canon finally made a retro mirrorless camera... flash drive

Canon may be the leader in DSLRs, but it’s dearly behind Sony and Fuji when it comes to small, portable, and exciting mirrorless cameras. For years, all we’ve wanted is for Canon to mine its heritage for a cool, retro design and offer a compact alternative to its immense DSLRs. It seems the day has …

Fun playing with Drones while Elon announces a new freaking-fast roadster

Tonight I attended the Flying Robot Film Festival where we saw a ton of short movies all done, at least in part, with drones. More info on this film …

Film Festivals

Canadians Root For An Underdog Health Policy Idea From The U.S.

Ask people in Canada what they make of U.S. health care, and the answer typically falls between bewilderment and outrage.<p>Canada, after all, prides itself on a health system that guarantees government insurance for everyone. And many Canadians find it baffling that there's anybody in the United …

How to watch the Leonid meteor shower this weekend

The astronomical event has a legendary reputation<p>Reschedule your Friday night plans because 17th November marks the annual Leonid meteor shower. You …