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Sean Hannity is a 'welfare queen'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sean Hannity is a welfare queen.<p>The controversial performance artist, host of the eponymous unreality TV show, has been revealed by The Guardian as a beneficiary of a federal mortgage guarantee program.<p>The Guardian found that Hannity owns millions of dollars of real estate through more than …

Donald Trump

Hemp Can Fight Cancer Too, Reveal Scientists in New Cannabis Study

Not all marijuana-derived drugs need to get you high.<p>With one and a half million new cases diagnosed each year, scientists are on a continuous hunt …

Cannabis

Did Michael Flynn Jr. just reveal something very, very important about the Russia investigation?

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Monday morning, Michael Flynn Jr., the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, tweeted something very, well ... interesting.<p>"American Patriot @GenFlynn did not lie to Pence (or anyone else in the admin) about his perfectly legal and appropriate conversations w …

Donald Trump

For The First Time, Here Are Jerry Garcia's Earliest Known Recorded Performances

Picture this: an 18-year-old Jerry Garcia strumming at a birthday party ― before the Grateful Dead, before fame, before the “Deadheads” came to be.<p>That’s what can be heard on “Trouble in Mind” and “All My Trials” ― two previously unreleased recordings believed to be Garcia’s earliest known recorded …

Jerry Garcia

Cells Talk and Help One Another via Tiny Tube Networks

Long-overlooked “tunneling nanotubes” and other bridges between cells act as conduits for sharing RNA, proteins or even whole organelles.<p>When the …

Biology

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

Mel Brooks: ‘I’ve Never Been a Fan of Political Correctness’

The Oscar-winning filmmaker looks back on half a century of show business, gives his thoughts on the Trump administration, and reveals the “best …

Living Rooms

Anthony Bourdain’s Journey Deep into the Heart of Trump Country: ‘I Was Utterly Disarmed’

The ‘Parts Unknown’ host discusses his upcoming West Virginia episode, why he won’t be filming in Russia and Turkey anymore, and how Trump is going …

Donald Trump

Rocking out at the European Stone Stacking Championships

Philip Wachmann from Austria competes in the European Stone Stacking Championships 2018 in Dunbar, Scotland on April 22, 2018. The competition is spread over two days. Andy Buchanan, AFP/Getty Images<p>Marco Montesini of Spain competes in the European Stone Stacking Championships 2018 in Dunbar, …

Sculpture

Bruce Conner, America Is Waiting, 1981

Bruce Conner, <i>America Is Waiting</i> (1981), set to music from David Byrne and Brian Eno's collaborative album of the same year, <i>My Life In The Bush Of</i> …

Brian Eno

A New Book on Leonardo da Vinci Studies All of His Paintings and Sketches Photos

Leonardo Da Vinci was the original Renaissance man: an artist, inventor, architect, and engineer whose discoveries are still relevant today and whose artwork has become beyond iconic. A new book, Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings (Taschen, $40) catalogues and studies the master’s paintings …

Art

13 Repair Tricks From Our Grandfathers That Are Still Relevant Today

Before the days of the Internet, we turned to our inventive grandfathers for fix-it help since they could easily and quickly solve just about any …

DIY

High-end audio extravaganza rocks Chicago

Audiophile

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.<p>Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos …

Machine Learning

Geniuses Are Lazy — and You Should Be Too

What do you do when you are facing a tough problem? Get a cup of coffee, buckle down and prepare for a long night? Break out the library books, or an …

Machine Learning

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

Immune System

Cliques of Neurons Bound into Cavities Provide a Missing Link between Structure and Function

1. Introduction<p>How the structure of a network determines its function is not well understood. For neural networks specifically, we lack a unifying …

The leaked Comey memos just blew up in Trump's face

Opinion: The Plum Line<p>Probes into Russia, Trump campaign<p>The past 12 hours brought two very big revelations involving former FBI director James Comey, President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation, and they must be looked at side by side to fully grasp their collective importance.<p>Comey's memos …

Donald Trump

Flashback: LSD Creator Albert Hofmann Drops Acid for the First Time

The Swiss chemist created LSD in 1936 – but it wasn't until 1943 that he first dosed himself and went on a magical bicycle ride<p>Bicycle Day is …

Lsd

Daring Fireball

Paul P. Murphy, Kaya Yurieff, and Gianluca Mezzofiore, reporting for CNN:<p>Ads from over 300 companies and organizations — including tech giants, major …

John Gruber

Exclusive: YouTube ran ads from hundreds of brands on extremist channels

Ads from over 300 companies and organizations -- including tech giants, major retailers, newspapers and government agencies -- ran on YouTube channels promoting white nationalists, Nazis, pedophilia, conspiracy theories and North Korean propaganda, a CNN investigation has found.<p>Companies such as …

Internet

Theorists Draw Closer to Perfect Coloring

A theorem for coloring a large class of “perfect” mathematical networks could ease the way for a long-sought general coloring proof.<p>Four years ago, …

Mathematics

The trust gap: Android’s persistent update problem

In these trying times it’s nice that we can still rely on certain constants, such as gravity, the almost unbearable hotness of Idris Elba and the …

Idris Elba

Artist Visualizes How People With Synesthesia Experience the World

Imagine you could visualize sounds as color and texture, or perhaps hear colors, feel sounds, and taste shapes. This is how people with synesthesia experience the world. It is a neurological condition where the brain processes stimulation in a way that allows the person to experience several senses …

Art

New Graphene Discovery Could Finally Punch the Gas Pedal, Drive Faster CPUs - ExtremeTech

By on April 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Few substances have excited the …

Engineering

Human Mini-Brains Implanted Into Mice Didn't Just Survive, They Integrated

But the mice didn't seem any smarter than usual.<p>The future of personalized medicine will very likely involve human “spare parts” to replace …

Bioengineering

Threads in the Tapestry of Physics – Sheldon Lee Glashow – Inference

<i>This is the first in a series of essays. Subsequent installments will address waves and particles, relativity, nuclear physics, and the Standard</i> …

Physics

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Trump Enraged After Finding Out He Stood Up to Putin

We always hurt the ones we love.<p>Nothing distinguishes <b>Donald Trump</b> from the Trump administration like <b>Vladimir Putin,</b> toward whom Trump remains inexplicably solicitous despite his advisers’ insistence that Russia is a grave national-security threat. The most generous interpretation of this …

Donald Trump

AI has created some creepy but kind of beautiful nude art

Nude portraiture at its best is personal, intimate, and confronting –sensuous Klimt, the fascinating cubism of Duchamp, Tom Wesselmann’s explicit, technicolour American nude, the impactful black beauty of Mickalene Thomas. As artificial intelligence has had a crack at just about everything else – …

Artificial Intelligence