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HAARP Project May Be Involved In Catastrophies Like Japans Earthquake & Tsunami - CNN iReport

Are We in a HAARP "Earthquake War"?<p>Even More interesting than the lights that have appeared over the Japanese and Chili earthquakes (sorry no images yet) is the apparent strategic locations of these quakes. An unconfirmed report states that the Russians also know about this "earthquake …

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DARPA's Amazing Reconfigurable Wheel Tracks Go From Wheel To Track In Two Seconds Flat

The experimental technology looks to solve one of the biggest conundrums of mechanized warfare.<p>Youtube Screencap<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

Carnegie Mellon University

Why our brains see the world as ‘us’ versus ‘them’—and what to do about it

Our brains are wired to build walls, but we do our best work when we knock them down.<p>Anti-immigrant policies, race-related demonstrations, Title IX disputes, affirmative action court cases, same-sex marriage litigation.<p>These issues are continually in the headlines. But even thoughtful articles on …

Psychology

Former top spy James Clapper explains how Russia swung the election to Trump

“It stretches credulity to conclude that Russian activity didn’t swing voter decisions.”<p>James Clapper served as the director of national intelligence from 2010 to 2017, and before that worked as a career intelligence officer under both Republican and Democratic administrations.<p>So when Clapper …

The Mossad ran a fake diving resort for tourists in Sudan. This is the incredible story behind it

Subscribers are entitled, at any time, to inform Haaretz-IHT of their desire to cancel their subscription by leaving a clear telephone message on …

Bill Gates is raising his children according to a 1970s ‘Love and Logic’ formula — here are his top tips for grooming successful kids

Bill Gates doesn't pretend he lives in an egalitarian household. When it comes to parenting his three children, the billionaire Microsoft mogul readily admits his wife Melinda has done more than her share of the work raising the kids.<p>"My wife does 80%," Gates told a crowd of Harvard students on …

Teachable raises $4M to create a tool to turn any online class into a true business

Online coursework is exploding across all kinds of verticals and fields of expertise — but those courses inevitably end up on platforms like Udemy, and for Ankur Nagpal, that’s really not a way to build a true business.<p>That’s why Nagpal started Teachable, a platform for experts that want to create …

Education Technology

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Turns Out Coffee Acts on Your Brain Like Cannabis, But in Reverse

Dope.<p>A new study on the consumption of coffee has revealed the world's most common recreational drug affects our metabolism far more deeply than we …

Scientists Finally Know Why Tattoo Ink Lasts Even Though Skin Regenerates

No wonder they're so hard to get rid of.<p>If the skin regenerates itself every couple of weeks, then why do tattoos last for <i>years</i>? Sure, we know that …

Immune System

Oculus vs. Vive vs. Lenovo vs. Pico: a standalone VR headset comparison

Standalone headsets represent an enormous leap forward for VR technology, with companies like Google, Facebook and HTC early to market.<p>An all-in-one VR headset, or standalone, puts everything in the headband needed to convince you that you’re in another world. It is a single integrated piece of …

Kratom is hailed as a natural pain remedy, assailed as an addictive killer. The U.S. wants to treat it like heroin.

Andrew Turner’s years in the military left him suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, back pain and the effects of an injury that mangled his hand. “I was a broken toy,” he said. Tossed aside. Barely able to get off the couch.<p>Then he started using an herbal supplement that he says …

Trump's Palestine deal is a real estate transaction

The US is pursuing a plan to push Palestinians into northern Sinai and transfer part of the West Bank to Israel.<p>As President Donald Trump continues to bluster and tweet his way through a chaotic presidency, the Middle East is simmering dangerously close to a boiling point. Wars in Yemen and Syria …

Middle East

New nanofoam catalyst generates hydrogen from water quickly and cheaply

Renewable energy could be used to split water to obtain hydrogen – but methods to accomplish this are usually prohibitively expensive, need too much …

Clean Energy

Atheists are more intelligent than religious people, finds study

Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.<p>With the number of people with a religious belief on the rise – …

Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code

Google today announced the alpha launch of AutoML Vision, a new service that helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recognition models. While Google plans to expand this custom ML model builder under the AutoML brand to other areas, the …

Machine Learning

Computers are getting better than humans at reading

The robots are coming, and they can read.<p>Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba (BABA) and Microsoft (MSFT) have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test.<p>"This is the first time that a machine has outperformed humans on such a test," Alibaba said in a statement …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside the classified Israeli report on the Iran protests

I published today on Israel's Channel 10 News the details of a classified foreign ministry report about the Iran protests which was sent to the …

VIDEO: For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It's Been

Psychedelic drugs are getting a makeover, with scientists exploring their potential in treating debilitating conditions like cluster headaches, addiction or anxiety, with promising results.<p>That's despite the fact that very few researchers are legally allowed to study psychedelics, largely because …

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Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

The U.S. Will Invade West Africa in 2023 After an Attack in New York — According to Pentagon War Game

When the Pentagon peers into its crystal ball, the images reflected back are bleak.<p>On May 23, 2023, in one imagining from the U.S. military, …

War

Russian ambassador to Sudan reportedly found dead in swimming pool

The Russian ambassador to Sudan was reportedly found dead in his swimming pool Wednesday, becoming Russia's fourth envoy to die in the last eight months while overseas.<p>The New York Times reported that Mirgayas Shirinsky died at his residence in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital city. The Sudan Foreign …

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

University of Washington

Companies want VR programmers three times more than they did before

A recent Upwork study revealed a 300 percent uptick in hiring for those with skills related to VR over the last year. VR programmers were clearly in higher demand than previously, leading the list of nine other skills showing massive growth on the platform.<p>The study highlights the following …

The Amazing Ways Companies Use Virtual Reality For Business Success

Virtual Reality hit the mainstream recently with the arrival of affordable, consumer-friendly headsets. Already businesses are keenly embracing the opportunities created by this amazing technology. That isn’t surprising, given the possibilities it creates for freeing our minds from the physical …

Virtual Reality

These Swedish Nazis Trained In Russia Before Bombing A Center For Asylum Seekers

When two Swedish Nazis thought their group’s leaders had gone soft, they went to train with Russian paramilitaries, before returning home to carry out an attack. Their case shows how nationalist extremism across Europe is being transformed by the conflict in Ukraine.<p>GOTHENBURG, Sweden — By the time …

„Sledovat trendy z NYC mi nepřijde jako nejlepší cesta,“ říká finalistka Chalupeckého Valocká

„Beru jako úspěch, že se moje práce líbila komisi, ale je také spousta dobrých umělců, kteří ve finále nejsou, spíš to odpovídá tendencím, která …

Will big data change how you use social media?

Anyone who is confused by this term should simply look at the name for an answer. Big data is exactly what it sounds like: massive volumes of data.<p>Businesses are concerned with big data because it requires new methods of interaction. Every part of the process including collecting, storing, and …

UK heart disease deaths fall by over 20% since indoor smoking ban

Smokers aged 35 and above are less likely to die from heart attacks since indoor venues went smoke-free 10 years ago<p>Deaths from heart disease and strokes caused by smoking have fallen dramatically since lighting up in pubs, restaurants and other enclosed public places in England was banned 10 years …