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Longtime Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has died

"Nintendo Co. Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015, due to a bile duct growth," the statement said.<p>Iwata had surgery last year to remove the growth and had resumed working after a brief period of recovery.<p>Iwata began his career as a freelance …

Retrogaming

Google's AI is warming up for world domination by killing inbox spam

News about artificial intelligence currently tends to fall into two main camps. In the first, we have technologists and computer experts getting genuinely worried about the future threat of out-of-control AI. And in the second, we have the novel but ultimately modest uses the technology is actually …

Artificial Intelligence

NYSE Explains Why It Went Down Wednesday

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Stock Markets

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Mindfulness

Grateful Dead end long, strange trip in Chicago

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> "You know our love will not fade away."<p>The chants and claps from Buddy Holly's classic song, one of the last the Grateful Dead say they will ever play with one another, echoed through the Soldier Field tunnels as a nation of Deadheads sang goodbye.<p>The Grateful Dead have always been …

Rock Music

Northern Lights surge as huge solar storm reaches Earth.

I've never seen this before- red #aurora. Spectacular! #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/j2DVejt974<p>— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) June 22, 2015<p>Thanks to …

Northern Lights

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> Multiple fatalities have been reported in a shooting Wednesday night at a church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.<p><b>2.</b> Greeks are withdrawing money from their bank accounts at an unprecedented rate as the risk of a Greek default looms.<p><b>3.</b> Several Canadian government websites, including the …

Alexander Hamilton

All 50 US states fail to meet global police use of force standards, report finds

Amnesty International report describes ‘shocking lack of fundamental respect for the sanctity of human life’ as nine states have no laws to deal with police force<p>Every state in the US fails to comply with international standards on the lethal use of force by law enforcement officers, according to a …

Law Enforcement

A Human Placenta, the Size of a Computer Chip

The “placenta-on-a-chip” could help scientists understand the notoriously mysterious organ.<p>One of the weirdest things about placentas, if you have to choose just one, is how very little we know about them. For an organ that is so essential to human life—it is the dark, pancake-shaped blob of blood …

Pregnancy

#ProfilesWeLove: How to Present Yourself on Flipboard

You’ve got the basics down. An awesome profile avatar, concise description and magazines with stunning covers. What could you possibly improve? There are more ways you can take your profile a step further.<p>Branding isn’t just for companies, but it can be a great way to market yourself. You don’t …

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are …

Simulate a Beautiful Nuclear War Right in Your Browser

The end of the world has never looked so good<p>Nuclear war is generally not very pretty, except for maybe in <i>War Games</i> and that <i>War Games</i>-inspired game Defcon. Now you can add this wonderful, minimal, enthralling simulation from Simon Swain to the list. Block out a good 15 minutes, because you're about …

War Games

Facebook Now Supports GIFs on Desktop and Mobile

They say all good things must come to an end, but in this case, the fun has just begun.<p>According to multiple reports-including Mashable-Facebook now …

GIF Animations

Clear out an HDMI port for Intel’s $149 Compute Stick

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel is trying to cram its chips into every possible product, ranging from …

A Brief History of Spacefarers—How We Imagine Our Astronauts

By Margaret Lazarus Dean May 19, 2015<p>On History<p><i>How America imagines its astronauts.</i><p>The Mercury Seven, 1960.<p>One of the things that makes the job title <i>astronaut</i> different from other jobs is that it existed in the collective imagination for centuries before it was ever actually anyone’s occupation. In …

Pacific Ocean

The Chinese army just informed everyone that the internet means war

The memo is called "Cybersovereignty Symbolizes National Sovereignty."<p>"The internet has become the main battlefront for struggle in the ideological area," it said.<p>"With the existence of the network, the ideological front has been completely thrown open ... National security has become an important …

Communist Party

Mysterious space plane blasts off for secretive US air force mission

X-37B craft launched from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday, its fourth long orbital flight in five years – but many details of the trip are being kept secret<p>A mysterious robotic space plane launched its secretive mission for the US air force on Wednesday, its fourth long orbital flight in five years.<p>The …

Space Exploration

Osama Bin Laden’s eclectic and paranoid collection of books

The US has declassified and released a collection of the documents that Navy SEALs recovered during the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that ended in the Al Qaeda leader’s death. The declassified letters, books, articles, and technical documents certainly a suggest a …

Osama Bin Laden

Rediscovered Interview With Nikola Tesla Reveals His Unrealised Master Plans

An interview with the celebrated scientist Nikola Tesla which was conducted in 1899 has surfaced and gives readers today a unique insight into the …

Samsung acknowledges a major Galaxy S6 problem, unofficially promises a fix

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge may be Samsung’s best smartphones yet, and they’re certainly some of the best Android handsets you can purchase …

Phones

The Roots of Baltimore’s Riot

U.S.<p>Search<p>BizarreCricket Players Caught Tampering With the Ball. Welcome to 'Sandpapergate.'<p>Television<i>The Americans</i> Becomes a Tragedy in Season …

Customer Service

George Clinton: Doctor Atomic

The godfather of funk — a musical force for more than five decades — comes clean<p>George Clinton, whenever he's not on the road, likes to spend at …

The Stacks: The Deadpan Genius of Buster Keaton

He never cracked a smile on screen, but Keaton’s silent films are as funny as anything Hollywood ever made. Also melancholy, profound, and … but …

Aftershocks rattle Nepal after worst quake in decades

Nepal is scrambling to save thousands of people who remain buried under rubble following its worst earthquake in decades, as dozens of aftershocks continue to rumble around the quake's epicentre near the nation's capital.<p>On Saturday the Nepalese government declared a state of emergency after a …

Natural Disasters

Search for Ancient Teotihuacan King’s Tomb Takes Mercurial Twist

Archaeology

YouTube turns 10: The video site that went viral

YouTube is the Web's de facto home for video. But 10 years ago, online video was anybody's game. As it celebrates a decade offering us everything from new celebrities to cat videos, YouTube has become a premier destination for content. Here's how it got there.<p>Ten years ago today, a startup called …

Internet

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

U.S. Dept. of State

Meet The Weather Underground’s Bomb Guru

In an excerpt from his new book about 60s-era radicalism Vanity Fair special correspondent Bryan Burrough delves into the disastrous Village townhouse explosion caused by the Weather Underground, and introduces the man who became the group’s “bomb guru” in its wake.<p>Ever since 9/11, the threat of …

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