Alexander Karam

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This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

Wool

The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Productivity

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Cancer

Thanks, Boston Dynamics! We are doomed.

I’m sorry to inform you, but it appears the end is nigh.<p>Boston Dynamics, the robotics company now owned by SoftBank (and once deemed too creepy for Google to keep its hands on), released a new video today (Feb. 12) of its latest four-legged creation.<p>The video shows the latest iteration of its Spot …

Robotics

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

A Man Allegedly Raped A Teen While She Was Dying From An Overdose And Sent Pictures To His Friends

Police say the 19-year-old Washington state man later used the dead teen's thumb to unlock her phone and post on her Snapchat to make it appear as if she had run away.<p>A 19-year-old Washington state man raped a teenager as she was dying from a drug overdose, took photos of her unconscious body and …

Crime

These Chinese facial recognition glasses are a dystopian nightmare come true

Chinese officials recently showed off the latest tool in their already impressive surveillance arsenal: facial recognition eyeglasses. Each set is equipped with bleeding edge optics and advanced facial recognition algorithms capable of pinpointing a single fugitive in even the most crowded of …

Surveillance

I’m a law professor, and I teach my students how to destroy American democracy

In my classes on authoritarian regimes, I used to lecture my students on how modern authoritarians have abandoned the openly repressive tactics of their predecessors. Today’s authoritarians frequently come to power by democratic elections and then erode democracy through seemingly legitimate means. …

Political Science

Could Dark Matter Spawn 'Shadow Life'?

The vast majority of mass in our universe is invisible, and for a while, physicists have been trying really hard to understand what this elusive …

Dark Matter

Massive crayfish that didn't exist 25 years ago are capable of cloning themselves — and it's terrifying scientists

A crayfish that is capable of cloning itself is taking over Europe — and scientists are taking note.<p>The marbled crayfish has a mutation that allows it to clone itself, reports Carl Zimmer at The New York Times. Zimmer profiled scientists studying the all-female species known for its massive size, …

Biology

New Study: Marijuana Smoke Exposure Not Linked To Poor Lung Health

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• Pinterest<br>• LinkedIn<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• E-mail<br>• Reddit<br>• Love This<p>COLORADO: Long-term exposure to cannabis smoke is not associated with significant …

Medicine

Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn't clear Trump in probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation, Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Sunday. They expressed hope that special counsel Robert Mueller's work would continue without …

Donald Trump

Scientists have discovered two simple psychological differences that make you liberal or conservative

Political battles in the US are often portrayed as a clash between "bleeding heart" liberals and "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" conservatives.<p>Voters who favor opposing parties see various issues differently, but does that mean liberals and conservatives actually process the world through …

Psychology

6 New Cryptocurrencies That Should Be On Your Radar

New cryptocurrencies offer great opportunities, albeit with great risk, as they promise to revolutionize various aspects of the human experience.<p>Today, there are, of course, several major cryptocurrencies that are widely traded, as well less many less-well-known (AKA alt-) cryptos that have been …

Blockchain

Vermont's Republican Governor Just Signed Legal Pot Into Law and Made U.S. History

Vermont’s Republican governor signed legal marijuana into law Monday, in the country’s historic first legalization via state legislature rather than …

Cannabis

Amazon Just Made a Huge Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Shopping

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your Amazon account.<p>It's called Amazon Go, and …

Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.

I’m apparently the victim of sexual assault. And if you’re a sexually active woman in the 21st century, chances are that you are, too.<p>That is what I learned from the “exposé” of Aziz Ansari published this weekend by the feminist website Babe — arguably the worst thing that has happened to the …

Aziz Ansari

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilence<p>In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally …

China is heading toward a debt crisis that will throw into question everything we think we know about its economy

China's worrisome build-up of corporate and household debt is well-documented, but fears of a financial crisis have receded sharply from the turbulent days of 2015 and 2016, when the country's stock market crashed on fears that an epic two-decade growth streak might come to an abrupt halt.<p>Since …

Economics

Violent crime and murder drop massively in American states which have legalised weed

Anti-weed activists have always maintained drugs are linked to psychosis, violence, and robberies committed by slavering, helpless addicts.<p>But in …

Cannabis

Alert About Missile Bound for Hawaii Was Sent in Error, Officials Say

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency confirmed on Saturday that there was no ballistic missile headed toward the state, minutes after an emergency alert was sent to cellphones urging people to seek immediate shelter.<p>The episode came at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea, which has …

North Korea

‘Transgender’ sex robots are coming to a bedroom near you

“Transgender” sex robots could be a new and exotic way to spice things up in your bedroom.<p>The Sun has learned that the Californian startup …

Large ‘Tesla ships’ all-electric container barges are launching this autumn

The Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges dubbed the ‘Tesla ships‘. The company announced that the vessels will be ready by this autumn and will be inaugurated by sailing the Wilhelmina canal in the Netherlands.<p>The 100 million-euro project supported by a €7m subsidy …

Members of Haitian community react to Trump's comments

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from "shithole countries" after senators discussed revamping rules affecting those from Africa and Haiti, according to people briefed on the conversation. Members of the Haitian community react to Trump's …

Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio announces bid for Senate

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who was spared a possible jail sentence when President Donald Trump pardoned him for disobeying a judge, announced Tuesday that he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake.<p>The 85-year-old longtime lawman said …

How Telegram's Cryptocurrency Could Become the Next Ripple or Ethereum

The messaging app has a bold agenda.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Bitcoin, Blockchain, Money, Privacy & Ripple<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent …

The extraordinary life of Nikola Tesla, a virgin inventor who spoke 8 languages

Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts:<p>Spoke eight languages<br>• Produced the first motor that ran on AC current<br>• Developed the underlying technology for wireless communication over long distances<br>• Held …

Oprah for president in 2020? Here’s everything you need to know.

It all got brought back up again, at first, because of a joke.<p>Golden Globes host Seth Meyers stood before Oprah Winfrey, who was set to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award Sunday night and was sitting in the very front of the room. As Meyers opened the awards show, he mentioned his 2011 White House …

Golden Globes

Surgeon Unemployment Rate Reaches 75 Percent; Million-Dollar Med Degrees 'Not Worth Paper They're Printed On'

Insights from the future: automated diagnosis, treatment, and surgeries will result in mass medical unemployment. Oh ... and medical care will be free (as in beer, not speech).<p><i>This is the first chapter of Insights from the Future. This is a book I'm writing about technology, innovation, and people</i> …

This Cryptocurrency Inventor Has Suddenly Become One of the World's Richest Men

Meet Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen.<p>Cryptocurrency has a new king. His name is Chris Larsen, and he’s the co-founder and former CEO of Ripple, which …