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The Wild Technology That Will Make 5G Wireless Work

Companies such as Qualcomm are reimagining networks to let them connect just about everything–from drones to surgical instruments.<p>Wireless technology is a stone soup of acronyms, jargon, numbers, and marketing gibberish that the industry likes to boil down into terms like “4G,” the technology used …

Telecoms

Elon Musk says astronauts would have been safe in the blast

Had there been astronauts aboard the SpaceX rocket that exploded on Thursday, they would have been just fine, says CEO Elon Musk.<p>That's because the Dragon space capsule, which SpaceX plans to use for manned flights as soon as next year, has eight escape rockets built into its walls designed to lift …

Space Travel

Why Is American Political Science Blind On The Right Eye?

This Thursday thousands of (mostly) American political scientists will descend upon Philadelphia for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). A plurality, if not a majority, of those scholars works exclusively on American politics. While the rise of Donald Trump will …

Relations between US and Russia are coming out of a deep-freeze

In March 2009, shortly after the Obama administration first came into office, Hillary Clinton met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva. It was her first meeting with Lavrov since Clinton had become secretary of state.<p>Relations between Russia and the United States had been under …

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience | John Naughton

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Singularity

Why Apple Removing The Audio Jack From The iPhone Would Be A Very, Very, Very, Bad Move

It's been rumored for months now that the next iPhone will be removing the standard analog headphone jack -- the same jack that's existed on portable …

Inside the administration’s $1 billion deal to detain Central American asylum seekers

DILLEY, Tex. — As Central Americans surged across the U.S. border two years ago, the Obama administration skipped the standard public bidding process and agreed to a deal that offered generous terms to Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest prison company, to build a massive …

Immigration

Here's everything scientists know about how to avoid aging

A team of researchers published a thorough review of the science of why we age this week in the journal Cell. It ties together that still-young field's confusing, sometimes contradictory findings into a single coherent whole and offers the most complete explanation I've seen anywhere as to why …

5 Killer Camping Spots in Patagonia

In Patagonia, you don’t need a campground; here, rough camping is a way of life. The region is safe, and Argentineans and Chileans are campers …

Great Escape: 9 Luxurious, Remote Hotels Around the World

When you think of the world’s most luxurious hotels, your mind probably drifts to a meticulously appointed French suite with views of the Eiffel Tower, or a pristine, rooftop penthouse overlooking the streets of Manhattan—a jewel box in the middle of it all. And while either stay would be quite …

The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman

In 1990, Marilyn vos Savant correctly answered a probability puzzle in her column for Parade Magazine. And then, the world called her an idiot.

From Trump to Boris, I wouldn’t write The Thick of It now – politics already feels fictional enough

I now find the political landscape so alien and awful that it’s hard to match the waves of cynicism it transmits on its own.<p>Every time a stupid …

Great Britain

How to install Bash on Windows 10

With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is adding a major feature to Windows 10 for developers: Bash. This is a really nice addition to …

Russia's Latest Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Extends Arctic Dominance

MOSCOW — The Cold War may be long over, but there's still the Arctic chill.<p>Russia floated its largest and most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker last month, upping the ante in what is literally the coldest global gold rush.<p>The ice-smashing ship was Russia's sixth reactor-driven polar vessel. The …

Spicy Jerk Vegetables with Yogurt-Scallion Sauce

Spicy, fresh and satisfying, these make a spectacular vegetarian main course. <b>Slideshow:</b> Vegetarian Grilling Recipes

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

The Most Powerful Protein Shake Ingredients You're Not Using

Studies show that high-protein smoothies are highly effective at rushing nutrients to your muscles—which is why I recommend you have one of your two …

How To Ditch Your Office And Work From A National Park

Working at camp. Camping at work. Burn your desk for fuel.<p>Our national parks system turns 100 this August. If you ever needed an excuse to visit a national park—besides just being alive—this is your moment. And if you play your cards right, you might be able to do it without taking time off from …

The slow, sad, and ultimately predictable decline of 3D printing

I happen to own a 2004 model, a family car with a turbo (don't ask). Way back in December, before everyone started wondering whether 3D printing was on the deadpool, I tested out a MakerBot Replicator Mini for a few weeks. It was a heady time printing out Darth Vader replicas from Thingiverse and …

On the Reality of Race and the Abhorrence of Racism

Most people believe that race exists. They believe that Denzel Washington is an African American, that George Clooney is a Caucasian, and that George …

This Turmeric-Cauliflower “Rice” Will Have You Saying Goodbye to Grains This Summer

Chef Camille Becerra may have made a temporary home for herself at the Lower East Side’s Café Henrie, but she and her food are definitely leaving a lasting impression. During her recent months cooking there as part of a pop-up, she’s gained particular fame for her vibrant dragon bowls—a grain-based …

Pebble Time Round Kickstarter Editions Come To Pebble Time 2 Campaign

As if the Pebble 2 Kickstarter needed more help (it’s currently the third most-funded campaign in Kickstarter history), backers were greeted this morning with a surprise update. Pebble has added two special edition Pebble Time Round smartwatches to the campaign: the 20mm Polished Gold and Shining …

Wearable Tech

World's 50 best restaurants: Italy's Osteria Francescana is No 1 - but which three UK eateries make the list?

His voice shaking, Massimo Bottura, chef at Italy’s Osteria Francescana, spoke to the 800 guests at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards on Monday night. “In the end,” he said, “it’s all about hard work.”<p>And with that he launched into a plea that all of us to join him in the soup kitchen he is …

Hospitality

How to Make the Perfect First Impression, According to Science

You only get one chance for a first impression -- make sure science is on your side.<p>Positive first impressions can link you to all kinds of crazy-good friendships and securities, so the more of them you can make, the better your odds often are for achieving personal and business goals. On the …

Public Speaking

The Immutability of Math and How Almost Everything Else Will Pass

<i>TL;DR: Right now, there’s a cultural push to untie the historical link between advanced math and programming that could partially deter engineers from entering the field. But those who have a strong foundation in math will have the best jobs of the future. Let’s stop separating math from</i> …

China to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with US

Beijing risks stoking new arms race with move although military says expansion of the US missile defence has left it with no choice<p>The Chinese military is poised to send submarines armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, arguing that new US weapons systems have so …

China

A prominent developer’s critique of Apple is catalyzing anxieties about its future

Marco Arment, the former lead developer for Tumblr and creator of Instapaper, this weekend (May 21) argued in a blog post that Apple risks succumbing to the same fate as BlackBerry, which saw its business evaporate when Apple’s iPhone changed the game.<p>Arment contends that Apple is unprepared for …

Artificial Intelligence

Boeing opens its giant, billion-dollar 777X composite wing factory in Everett

Boeing is showing off the partially automated 777X Composite Wing Center it built at its campus in Everett, Wash. – the result of $1 billion in …

Aviation