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Exclusive: House Science Committee members say President Trump’s lack of science advisers leaves us vulnerable to disaster

The Office of Science and Technology Policy exists to provide the President with objective scientific advisement.<p>The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy doesn’t have a director nor an official mandate, and it hasn’t had one since President Donald Trump took office. The President …

14 documentaries on Netflix that are scarier than fiction

When you think of scary movies, images of monsters and unstoppable killers come to mind. But documentaries can also tell some horrific stories, …

Staten Island

The End Of Capitalism Is Already Starting–If You Know Where To Look

One of America’s foremost Marxist economists has never felt so optimistic in his 50-year career.<p>These days, Richard Wolff is feeling pretty glad he stuck around teaching this long. Now in his 70s and lecturing at the New School University and having become, over the course of his nearly …

Wall Street

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Transform Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

2-ingredient Flatbread Recipe by Tasty

• In a bowl mix together yogurt and 1 cup flour (125 g) until it forms a smooth dough.<br>• Transfer dough to a floured surface. Divide into four equal parts.<br>• Roll out each section of dough to about 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter using plenty of flour to prevent sticking or tearing.<br>• Cook the bread in a dry hot …

Earth - There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

Throughout history, humans have existed side-by-side with bacteria and viruses. From the bubonic plague to smallpox, we have evolved to resist them, and in response they have developed new ways of infecting us.<p>We have had antibiotics for almost a century, ever since Alexander Fleming discovered …

Biology

Four big reasons why deniers started believing in climate change

It began, like many things on Reddit, with a simple question: “Former climate change deniers, what changed your mind?” More than 600 posts later, AskReddit was able to not only offer insights into that question, but also shed some light on why people initially rejected the consensus view held by …

Climate Change

Stress Kills! 5 Ways to Keep Your Stress Levels Low.

The ability to manage stress is what sets apart successful entrepreneurs from not-so-successful ones. Just ask Bill Gates and Richard Branson.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve been known to skip a few meals, dump four shots of espresso into one cup and even drink a …

Bill Gates

Elon Musk's masterplan for humanity's future is beyond your wildest sci-fi dreams

Elon Musk is about to become a CEO of another company. Yes, the guy who's already the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX will take on lead duty at a new company …

Singularity

Learn about type by drawing it.If you are a newcomer to type and...

Learn about type by drawing it.If you are a newcomer to type and have a creative streak then the <b>How to Draw Type and Influence People</b>, activity book …

Typography

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

Artificial Intelligence

A New Device Could Utterly Transform How We Produce Energy

Renewable Energy Technologies<p>Much of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels — for now. More people are becoming aware of the damaging …

Clean Energy

Elon Musk: 100 Tesla Gigafactories Could Power the Entire World

The Gigafactory<p>The Tesla Gigafactory produces lithium ion batteries, supporting the Tesla vehicles and providing low-cost batteries using alternative …

Tesla

NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we might be doomed

A mysterious crack has been spreading across a giant Greenland glacier, and it's raising concerns that part of the floating ice shelf could splinter …

24 Things You Need to Let Go to Be Truly Happy | Inc.com

If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing activity. To make sure you're moving in the direction …

Happiness

How to plan a better tomato crop this season

Tomatoes are the divas of the vegetable patch — luscious, celebrated and notoriously hard to please. If it’s too chilly, they’ll sulk. If it’s too hot, they’ll throw a tantrum, scattering their blossoms and refusing to perform.<p>Gardeners everywhere know that planting tomatoes prematurely in spring …

Gardening

We all thought having more data was better. We were wrong.

“Little data” is not exactly a sexy, attention-grabbing topic. But is more and bigger data really better?<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>For years, the mantra in the world of …

Big Data

Hold the Cream: How to Make Real-Deal Roman Fettuccine Alfredo

Growing up in Brooklyn, my family would sometimes go to Marco Polo restaurant, where my sister would invariably order the fettuccine Alfredo and I invariably would not. There was almost no food that I found to be too rich, but that platter of cheese-loaded, cream-soaked pasta crossed the line. I …

These Are 10 Cybersecurity Myths That Must Be Busted

Cybersecurity was huge in 2016. From ransomware to weaponized Internet of Things (IoT) devices to foreign hacking of elections – last year saw it all. But many of these threats aren’t new and will never really go away. Over the last 25 years, one of the most valuable things I’ve learned in …

Cybersecurity

3 ways AI will change project management for the better

If you’ve read any tech media recently, then you’re probably hearing a lot about artificial intelligence (AI). Some people herald it as the promise of the future, while others are skeptical — even fearful — of its impacts on society, culture, and our workplaces.<p>As it turns out, the buzz around AI …

Artificial intelligence is now trying to make sense out of the mess that is Congress

Governing is hard. Predicting what the, ahem, disjointed members of Congress are going to do on any given day is even harder.<p>So why not give your …

Are You a Lazy Workaholic? | Inc.com

A lazy workaholic works a lot, but without thinking. They're in constant reactive mode, instead of proactively charting the course for their day. They let years fly by, responding to anyone and everyone shouting "jump." They focus only on what someone else expects of them. They don't bother to …

Time Management

Scientists Create Graphene-Based Sieve That Removes Salt From Seawater

It is estimated that over 660 million people in the world still do not have access to clean and safe drinking water — a number that is only expected …

Within the Next Decade, You Could Be Living in a Post-Smartphone World

The Way of the Beeper<p>One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, the way beepers and fax machines …

75 U.S. mayors won’t enforce climate policy rollback

Cities pledge to double down on climate action in response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump<p>In an executive order signed yesterday, President Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes to the way the country regulates energy production and emissions, including rolling back most …

Butterbeer Ice Cream Is Here To Freak Out ‘Harry Potter’ Fans

Sold at only the best dives frequented by Harry Potter, Butterbeer finally made its way to muggles everywhere when Universal Studios imported the delicious brew to the expansive theme park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. By now, thousands if not millions of people have had their upper lip …

Motion Design and Illustration: Loopy by MUTI

Loopy is a graphic design and motion design project created and shared by MUTI on their Behance profile. This project caught my attention because it …