jeezster

2,816 Added | 16 Magazines | 13 Likes | 30 Following | 360 Followers | @jeezster | Keep up with jeezster on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “jeezster”

Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create a better world. By Yanis Varoufakis<p>For a manifesto to succeed, it must speak to our hearts like a poem while infecting the mind with …

Downton Abbey

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Cancer

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

Bitcoin is eating Quebec - MIT Technology Review

At first glance, nothing looks particularly cutting-edge about this aging industrial park in Saint-­Hyacinthe, Quebec, about 60 miles east of …

Bitcoin

This battery advance could make electric vehicles far cheaper - MIT Technology Review

For the last seven years, a startup based in Alameda, California, has quietly worked on a novel anode material that promises to significantly boost …

Clean Energy

Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

Online Education

The Threat Within NATO

An alliance built on democratic ideals is seeing the rise of strongmen in its midst.<p>Speaking days before an election most observers thought him sure to win, a long-serving Eurasian strongman railed against human rights, malevolent western powers, and rapacious “international speculators.” If …

Geopolitics

The American pursuit of domination: From Barbary wars to Iraq

Since its inception, the United States has engaged in an international struggle for power, often in a hawkish manner.<p>In April of 1776, just prior to declaring independence, Congress opened all American ports for trade with any part of the world not under British rule. Americans were eager to spread …

Geopolitics

How Chromebooks became the go-to laptops for security experts

Chrome OS has provided one of the most robust cases of “usable security” available. Here’s the design philosophy from Google that led to that.<p>When the team behind Google's Chrome OS software and Chromebooks set out to reinvent the laptop, it quickly zeroed in on security as an area where it could …

Consumer Tech

Hacking Windows 10: How to Break into Somebody's Computer Without a Password (Exploiting the System)

After a hacker has configured Metasploit on a remote private server, created a resource script for automation, and created a simple payload, he or …

Cybersecurity

One in ten people who have never used cocaine have traces on fingertips

Cocaine is now so prevalent in society that one in 10 people who have never used the drug have traces on their hands, a new study has shown.<p>Researchers at the University Surrey tested the fingerprints of 50 drug free volunteers and 15 drug users who had taken cocaine or heroin in the past 24 …

University of Oxford

Researchers demonstrate existence of new form of electronic matter

Researchers have produced a “human scale” demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators that was recently predicted …

10 Essential Altered Tunings Every Guitarist Should Know

If you’re searching for fresh sounds and new ideas, one of the best things you can do is to play in an altered tuning—as so many adventurous, …

The Top 10 GNU/Linux Distros for Privacy & Security

GNU/Linux is awesome! Most of its distros are free and open-source and the fun thing about it is the plethora of versions out there – especially if …

Canada among three countries in world most at risk of banking crisis, BIS warns

China, Canada and Hong Kong are among the economies most at risk of a banking crisis, according to early-warning indicators compiled by the Bank for …

If Energy Becomes Free in the Future, How Will That Affect Our Lives?

Technology is making the cost of many things trend towards zero. Things we used to have to pay a lot for are now cheap or even free—think about how …

Emerging Technology

Is this the end of the rock guitar?

What the decline of Gibson and Fender tells us about music<p>It’s rare that the internal tribulations of one firm provoke hand-wringing about the health …

Guitar

‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

Months after losing his wife, the 95-year-old comic book legend is surrounded by charlatans and mountebanks.<p>You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to …

Physicists Found a Trick to Solve an ‘Impossible’ Puzzle of Gravity

The experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet physicist named Matvei Bronstein, just 28 himself, made the first detailed study of the problem of reconciling the …

Quantum Mechanics

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Researchers say it’s a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage<p>Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale …

Clean Energy

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Nuclear Energy

The Last Barrier To Ultra-Miniaturized Electronics Is Broken, Thanks To A New Type Of Inductor

In the race for ever-improving technology, there are two related technical capabilities that drive our world forward: speed and size. These are related, as the smaller a device is, the less distance the electrical signal driving your device has to travel. As we’ve been able to cut silicon thinner, …

Nanotech

New synthetic polymer kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs from the inside out

A research team composed of scientists from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of the Agency for Science, Technology and …

Intense nor'easter may demolish coastal flood records, knock out power to millions

The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are in for a wild ride during the next few days as a nor'easter rapidly intensifies off the East Coast of the U.S. The …

Quantum Mechanics, Explained In Five Minutes

Quantum mechanics deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, incorporating the concepts of …

Quantum Mechanics

World's first human-sheep hybrids pave way for diabetes cure and mass organ transplants

Human-sheep hybrids have been created by scientists for the first time, opening the door to organs being grown inside the farmyard animals for use in transplants or to cure diabetes.<p>A team at Stanford University successfully grew embryos inside a surrogate for three weeks which had both sheep and …

George Church: "Genome sequencing is like the internet back in the late 1980s."

The pioneering geneticist on why he wants us to earn money by sharing our genomic data, his plans to resurrect the woolly mammoth and how narcolepsy helps him generate ideas<p>• How can I make money from my DNA?<p><b>A new genetic testing company called</b> <b>Nebula Genomics</b> <b>wants to help people profit from their</b> …

Genetics

New DNA nanorobots successfully target and kill off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more — in an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.<p>These DNA nanorobots do so by seeking out and injecting cancerous tumors with drugs …

Cancer

11 Foods That Cause Excessive Mucus In The Body And 14 Foods That Eliminate It!

Mucus plays an important role in our body but its excessive production is a sign that our immune system is struggling and it can cause us a lot of …

Vladimir Putin has no idea what he's doing in the Middle East

SOCHI, Russia — The Russian government billed the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, which it held last week in the Black Sea city of Sochi, as a watershed moment in the Syrian conflict. The summit was designed to convene the Syrian government, opposition, and Kurdish parties under one roof for the …

Middle East