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Low-level alcohol consumption can help clean the brain

Everyone knows that drinking to excess is bad for your health (and potentially embarrassing), but a new study conducted by researchers at the …

Neuroscience

After Four Months, Much of Puerto Rico Still Dark and Damaged

Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in late September of last year, and residents are still struggling to regain their footing. Approximately 450,000 of Puerto Rico’s 1.5 million electricity customers are still without power, and those who do have electricity suffer …

Caribbean

Huge Dinosaur Found in Egypt Is First of Its Kind

The newfound species offers a rare glimpse into the final chapter of the age of dinosaurs in Africa.<p>When it comes to looks, the long-necked dinosaur <i>Mansourasaurus shaninae</i> isn’t all that remarkable. But the new species of sauropod is still turning heads among paleontologists.<p>Discovered in Egypt, …

Paleontology

Dr Pepper Snapple and Keurig Green Mountain to merge

(Reuters) - Keurig Green Mountain has struck a deal worth more than $21 billion to combine with soda maker Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc (DPS.N) to form a North American drinks company with brands like Green Mountain Coffee, 7UP, Snapple and Sunkist.<p>The latest in a five-year string of acquisitions by …

Krispy Kreme

Tesla’s Pay Deal to Keep Elon Musk: All or Nothing

For the last several years, there has been speculation about Elon Musk’s future at Tesla, and whether he would step down as chief executive in the next year or two.<p>Mr. Musk stoked that speculation as far back as five years ago when he said he wanted to stay through the introduction of the Model 3. …

Tesla

Four Books That Deserved More Attention in 2017

One of the best novels published this year was also one of the most scandalously neglected, at least in this country. I greatly admired “<b>Go, Went, Gone</b>,” by Jenny Erpenbeck (New Directions), the most prominent and serious German novelist of her generation. When Erpenbeck wins the Nobel Prize in a …

Literature

Millennials Are Screwed

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<p>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

United States

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

Didi Chuxing

Bill O’Reilly Settled New Harassment Claim, Then Fox Renewed His Contract

Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network’s top-rated host at the time, Bill O’Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the …

Education

The Only Dumbbell Lateral Raise Article You Need

All the presses in the world won't earn you big, strong, pain-free shoulders. You need lateral raises, and you need to do them the right way!<p>Lateral …

Bodybuilding

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Journalism

Canada's largest grower 'comfortable' with federal government's pot tax plan

Questions remain about how pot tax will affect black market drug sales<p>The federal government's plan for a 10 per cent "sin tax" on legalized …

Cannabis

Exclusive: Fake black activist accounts linked to Russian government

A social media campaign calling itself "Blacktivist" and linked to the Russian government used both Facebook and Twitter in an apparent attempt to amplify racial tensions during the U.S. presidential election, two sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN. The Twitter account has been handed …

Social Media

These are the 7 countries that want to cut fossil fuel-based cars

With the transportation sector contributing roughly 15 percent of man-made carbon emissions worldwide, this is a noteworthy step.<p>Listed according to when they made their decisions, here are five nations leading this clean energy revolution on wheels.

Piyush Goyal

Barack Obama has a one-question test that proves how good the world is today

At the Goalkeepers 2017 conference, held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today in New York, Obama gave a keynote address in which he shared a one-question test to demonstrate how humanity is making progress.<p>"If you had to choose one moment in history in which to be born, and you didn't …

Barack Obama

‘Narcos’ scout found shot to death while exploring filming sites in Mexico

Carlos Muñoz Portal, a location manager for the popular Netflix series “Narcos,” was reportedly fatally shot in rural Mexico last week while scouting filming sites for the show’s fourth season, according to Spanish-language news sites.<p>Muñoz’s vehicle was found amid cactuses Monday on a remote, …

Mexico

IBM and MIT look to dominate AI research with new $240 million lab

IBM and MIT recently launched a new collaborative research lab designed to propel breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence over the next …

The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election

Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice. So it was last year when Melvin Redick of Harrisburg, Pa., a friendly-looking American with a backward baseball cap and a young daughter, posted on Facebook a link to a brand-new website.<p>“These guys show hidden …

Putin: The nation that rules AI, rules the world

AI is already a huge part of the technology landscape and leading to many opportunities in mobile. Samsung is putting it to use in its Bixby voice assistant and upcoming smart speaker, Google has used it to help turn a person’s scribbles into clip art, while Huawei’s Richard Yu sees it as an avenue …

Tesla's Hyperloop 'pusher pod' sets 220MPH speed record

After dropping the idea for the Hyperloop, leaving the development to others, then getting back into the game, Elon Musk is showing a lot more interest in it. He recently held a student competition at his SpaceX headquarters, helping one team hit 201MPH on the 0.77 mile-long track. Now, Telsa …

Apple asks FCC for ‘strong, enforceable open internet protections’

In its first comment on the FCC’s proposed rollback of net neutrality rules, Apple called on the agency to keep “strong, enforceable open internet protections.”<p>“We work hard to build great products, and what consumers do with those tools is up to them — not Apple, and not broadband providers,” the …

IBM's Watson is creating US Open tennis highlight videos

When it's not busy healing America's broken criminal sentencing system, Watson is creating highlight videos of tennis matches. That's probably one of the things one could say if IBM's AI system were human. The tech titan has just launched a suite of Watson-powered AI solutions for its enterprise …

U.S. Open (Tennis)

Ford and Domino's team up for self-driving pizza deliveries

Would you walk outside of your home to collect a pizza from a driverless car?<p>Dominoes and Ford are exploring this possibility on the streets of Ann …

Moments of Hope and Inspiration Rise Above the Chaos of Harvey

Considering the scale of the destruction Hurricane Harvey has brought to Texas, individual stories of the people affected could easily be overlooked.<p>There have been desperate pleas for help, selfless displays of courage and moments of humanity amid unfathomable disaster.<p>At times heartbreaking, at …

Apple reportedly holding iPhone event on September 12th

Apple is reportedly holding an event on September 12th to launch the next iPhone, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The company is expected to release three new devices — a new flagship device (possibly called the iPhone 8), with a new edge-to-edge OLED display and 3D face scanning …

You have three days left to comment on the FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality

After four months of debate, the FCC is nearly ready to stop accepting feedback on its proposal to kill net neutrality. Final comments are due this Wednesday, August 30th, by end-of-day Eastern time.<p>Once the comment period closes, the FCC will review the feedback it received and use it as guidance …

Amazon officially owns Whole Foods and is slashing prices by as much as 43 percent

Amazon is already making changes at Whole Foods.<p>At Whole Foods, it’s Day One — of Amazon ownership.<p>The e-commerce giant celebrated the close of its Whole Foods acquisition with an Amazon Echo display inside the high-end grocery stores and price cuts on produce of as much as 43 percent.<p>Inside the …

Whole Foods

Two ex-Googlers are using AI to guarantee interviews for tech job seekers

Two former Googlers are guaranteeing workers in the tech industry that they get interviews with their dreamer employers thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>The past year or so has seen AI deployed to tackle a broad range of issues, and with their startup Leap.ai, ex-Google engineers Richard Liu and …

Artificially intelligent drones will start patrolling for sharks in Australia

Drones using artificial intelligence will be deployed off beaches in New South Wales, Australia, to detect sharks and warn swimmers.<p>The new drones …