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He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

Two more golds for Phelps, Hosszu and Ledecky march on | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Michael Phelps won two gold medals on Tuesday, avenging his 200 meters butterfly defeat from the London Olympics and then anchoring the U.S. 4x200 freestyle team to victory on a night of high drama and emotion in the pool.<p>Michael Phelps competes in the 200m butterfly. …

'VR Lens Lab' Puts Your Prescription into Samsung Gear VR

Bespectacled Gear VR owners know the drill: smash into the headset for as long as your temples and poor nose can stand, and hope that you’re not …

4 Employees Who Are Secretly Toxic | Inc.com

My recent post, "Don't Fire Difficult Employees," pointed out that sometimes the most obviously difficult employees--like drama queens and nonconformists--just need some management attention to fulfill their potential.<p>There are, however, four types of employee who truly drain productivity, not …

7 Management Strategies From Some Of History's Greatest Generals

"The moral is to the physical as three is to one," Napoleon once said.<p>"He meant that his troops' fighting spirit was crucial in the outcome of the battle. With motivated soldiers he could beat an army three times the size of his own," writes Robert Greene in his book "The 33 Strategies of …

RPT: Satellite Data Shows No Global Warming For More Than 17 Years

Recent satellite data shows that there has been no global warming for more than 17 years.<p>According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for March …

Taking a Toll: Administration wants to let states charge on interstate highways

Ever driven down I-95 in Maryland, or the New Jersey Turnpike, and parted ways with $10, $20 in tolls?<p>If the Obama administration has its way, highways across the country could someday be that way.<p>In a major shift for how governments fund transportation projects, the administration wants to let …

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

You are cordially invited to congratulate Paperless Post on its new $25M funding round

Whoever said manners and courtesy were dead, clearly didn’t know about Paperless Post and its little invitations and cards empire.<p>Tonight, the company confirmed that it has raised $25 million in a third round of institutional funding. August Capital led the round, and some existing investors also …

Made for a Marathon: The Science of Long Distance Running

What drives people to run a marathon? Join Hayley Birch as she tackles 26.2 miles, aided by science.<p>We moved into our flat over a year ago. Not a …

Marathons

Fountain Of Youth? Scientists Regenerate Damaged Organ In A Mammal For First Time Ever

As we get older, as do our cells. They divide, split, and become increasingly unreliable, making it harder to accomplish rudimentary tasks, like repairing wear and tear to the body. It’s why regenerative medicine–which promotes healing by dialing back your biological clock–is one of today’s more …

Why Every Professional Should Have A Website And How To Set One Up

Instead of pulling up a random photo or mention, a personal website features everything you want them to see in one place.<p>Professionals of any level and in any industry can benefit from having their own site, and if you set it up right and maintain it, you can get it to the top of the search …

How do you catch a meteorite?

Getting your hands on a bit of space rock is simpler than you may think. Earth Unplugged tells you how to find bits of rock in your back garden.<p>It is thought that there are around 10-50 meteorite dropping events every day. If this is true then each square kilometre on Earth should encounter a …

Scientists Grow First Functioning Human Lungs - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | February 17, 2014 3:09 pm<p>Researchers in Texas grew adult lungs (right) starting with “scaffolding” (left) that’s left behind from …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with dead phone batteries. This idea actually isn't too farfetched.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is focused on getting funding for a power generating shoe insert that lets users charge …

Clean Energy

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Growing food in population centres would increase yields, cut transport costs and overcome limited land area<p>Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in …

Top 10 Legal Mistakes By Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

<i>“To a start-up, cash is like the jet fuel on a plane–something you don’t want to run out of at the wrong time.” — Andrew W. Buffmire, Attorney at Law</i><p>Once in awhile the attorneys do know best. This week I interviewed Andrew Buffmire, attorney for Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s Salt Lake office. The …