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Video: Payet scores unreal long-distance volley

Technique, degree of difficulty and execution were all critical in Dimitri Payet‘s strike on Sunday for Olympique Marseille, and the France …

West Ham United

Artist Dain Yoon's illusions challenges notions of self

South Korean artist Dain Yoon creates stunning illusions using makeup. She began by painting other people, then graduated to painting herself. She says her art reflects on the nature of self.

Painting

'She's a monster': Laura Ingraham's gay brother lashes out in interview

OUT News<p>Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham is no stranger to public castigation, but the source of the latest attack on the Fox News host hits close to home.<p>In a interview with the Daily Beast, Curtis Ingraham, the cable star’s brother, lashed out at his famous sibling and her controversial …

Laura Ingraham

State Department Spent $52,000 on Motorized Curtains for Nikki Haley's Apartment

The U.S. State Department’s budget has been slashed drastically under President Trump. But that hasn’t stopped some high-level people in government …

Nikki Haley

Lawyer: Police seized pot to smear Botham Jean after he was shot in his own apartment

A Dallas police affidavit released Thursday says officials found marijuana in a man's apartment where he was allegedly shot by an off-duty police officer, but a lawyer for the victim's family says the search shows that police are attempting to discredit him.<p>Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has …

Harding University

HP launches Metal Jet 3D printing technology for mass production

Desktop Metal might have set the ball rolling back in 2017, but it seems HP is getting very serious about 3D metal printing at industrial volumes and …

GKN

McRaven resigned from Pentagon board days after criticizing Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Retired Adm. William "Bill" McRaven resigned from the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board last month, just days after issuing a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, the Pentagon confirmed …

Security

The Captive State Trailer Reveals a Totalitarian World Run by Aliens

Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.<p>Films like <i>War of the Worlds</i> and <i>Independence Day</i> …

Geek

A pod of beluga whales adopted a lost narwhal, and it's too wholesome

A narwhal has been adopted by a pod of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River, according to CBC, and please be warned, the wholesomeness of this …

Beluga Whales

Why is programming language Julia growing so fast and where is it going next?

Professor Alan Edelman, co-creator of the Julia programming language, on why the language is so popular and what's coming next.<p>At the turn of the …

Machine Learning

‘Master/Slave’ Terminology Was Removed from Python Programming Language

The terminology has been a point of contention in the tech community for nearly two decades and now it was just removed from one of the most popular programming languages in the world.<p>If you’re not immersed in the world of software or electronics engineering, you might find yourself surprised at …

Red Hat

Russia Shows Us What Happens to ‘Enemies of the People’: Bloodied Heads, Murdered Reporters, Poisoned Dissidents

It all happened in a flash: Photojournalist Alexandra Polukeeva lost consciousness as she was covering an opposition rally in St. Petersburg, …

Journalism

Google is discontinuing Inbox

Now that Gmail has many of the features, the app isn't as necessary.<p>Google launched Inbox in 2014 as a sort of incubator for new approaches to email, but it hasn't been quite so novel in the wake of steady Gmail upgrades, including April's big redesign. Appropriately, the company is sunsetting …

Gmail

This Algorithm Makes Its Own Video Games

The program watches hours of humans playing classic video games and "learns" their key features in order to generate new games.<p>A computer at the Georgia Institute of Technology is generating reams of text that would look like gibberish to most people. To Matthew Guzdial, a PhD student at GIT’s …

Super Mario

Europe just voted to wreck the internet, spying on everything and censoring vast swathes of our communications

Lobbyists for "creators" threw their lot in with the giant entertainment companies and the newspaper proprietors and managed to pass the new EU …

Photojournalism

Eric Trump said something super anti-Semitic on Fox News and nobody even blinked

Is anyone else very tired?<p>Eric Trump appeared on <i>Fox and Friends</i> to praise his dad's response to Hurricane Florence (which hasn't even made landfall …

Eric Trump

Trump Administration Transferred $9.8 Million From FEMA To ICE

This summer, the Trump administration transferred nearly $10 million away from the agency that responds to disasters and emergencies, redirecting it toward one of President Trump's top priorities — the deportation of undocumented residents of the U.S.<p>The funds transfer is prompting the Federal …

Homeland Security

Trump Has a Weird Hatred for Braille, Apparently

He once reportedly told an architect "no blind people are going to live" in Trump Tower.<p>Among the many things Donald Trump seems to hate (wind turbines, Hillary Clinton, the "Fake News Media," Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson), he harbors a few bitter grudges for no discernible reason. …

Donald Trump

Baltimore police officers carry toy guns to plant on people they shoot

Corrupt Baltimore police officers have a way to shoot anyone they want with impunity: they carry toy guns to plant on their victims.<p>From …

Guns

Software engineering fetishes

There are a few concepts/principles in software engineering that are over-emphasised and prioritised without enough <i>actual thinking</i>.<p>Teams will …

Software Development

When Aldous Huxley, Dying of Cancer, Left This World Tripping on LSD, Experiencing “the Most Serene, the Most Beautiful Death” (1963)

The “spiritual adepts” of Tibet’s modern period, writes Huston Smith in his comprehensive introduction to the <i>Bardo Thodol</i>, or “The Tibetan Book of …

Psychedelic Drugs

Serena Williams: Cartoonist denies US Open depiction is racist

<b>An Australian cartoonist has defended his depiction of Serena Williams at the US Open, after the image went viral and was criticised as racist and sexist.</b><p>Mark Knight's newspaper cartoon showed Williams jumping above a broken racquet next to a baby's dummy. Critics said it used racist …

Nick Kyrgios

Trump spends 9/11 tweeting the latest Fox conspiracy theory, and stumbles upon the truth

It’s 9/11, so Donald Trump obviously started the morning by tweeting a blow-by-blow of the Lou Dobbs program he recorded the night before. More and …

Donald Trump

Former White House aide Omarosa releases tape of Trump discussing Clinton and Russia

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former contestant on "The Apprentice" who became a White House aide, released a new secret recording on Monday in which President Donald Trump can be heard discussing Hillary Clinton and the Russia investigation.<p>Manigault Newman said the audio recording, which was …

Donald Trump

Who Knew Blockchain Could Make Government This Easy? This Italian CIO, That’s Who.

The Italian province of South Tyrol is best known for its alpine mountains and ski resorts. With the highest concentration of Michelin-starred …

Blockchain

HP's New 3-D Printers Build Items Not of Plastic but of Steel

When you think about 3-D printing, chances are you think of little plastic doodads created by desktop devices like those made by MakerBot. Computing …

3D

Experimental cancer vaccine combo has 100% success rate in mice

A promising new cancer vaccine has shown the ability to ward off, and stop the return, of aggressive cancer cells.<p>By adding a molecule called Diprovocim to a vaccine, researchers report being able to draw cancer-fighting cells to tumor sites in mice. It works in conjunction with other …

Immune System

Seth Meyers Rips Kellyanne Conway for Trying to Criminalize Op-Ed Author

“One of the weirdest aspects of having Donald Trump as president is that every few months or so people working at the highest levels of government …

Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia Has Arrested a Man After an 'Offensive Video' Showed Him Sharing Breakfast With a Woman

In a 30-second video that went viral in Saudi Arabia, a hotel worker invites his viewers to “join us” in breakfast as he shares a meal with a veiled …

Mohammed bin Salman