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North Korea sentences Virginia student to 15 years hard labor

North Korea's highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presented him to media and he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.<p>Otto Warmbier, 21, a University of Virginia …

North Korea

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX<p>"You are here to help humanity become a spacefaring species."<p>So said the opening line of a brochure for a workshop that took place in August 2014. It was a meeting of some of the greatest scientists and …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Cannibalism and British royal family...

Interesting piece of article found on USAHITMAN.<br>I have reposted the content below.<br>Judge for yourself.<br>--<p>Queen Elizabeth II Confirmed Cannibal<p>Known as …

Female soldier found shot dead next to baby after making panicked calls

UPDATE August 8, 2017:<p>Dolores Delgado, age 32, of San Antonio, Texas, pleaded guilty in federal court for interstate travel to commit domestic …

Crime

My Year in San Francisco’s $2 Million Secret Society Startup

The rise and fall of Latitude, an exclusive, for-profit underground society started by a wealthy backer, is a fable for modern Silicon Valley.<p>"Can you keep a secret?"<p>I blinked. I didn't know Justin very well. I did know that he was a very affable bearded man, and we both lived in the Bay Area. At …

Based Organization Collecting Video Games For Military Personnel

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There are dozens of non-profit organizations in Pittsburgh that help and support military personnel and veterans.<p>One group is …

200 Swedes Storm Occupied Stockholm Train Station, Beat Migrant Children

Sweden is losing its patience with refugees.<p>In the wake of the sexual assaults allegedly perpetrated by men of “Arab origin” in Cologne, Germany on …

KKK, counterprotesters clash in California; 5 hurt and 13 arrested

<b>(CNN) —</b> Violence broke out Saturday when Ku Klux Klan demonstrators and counterprotesters fought in Anaheim, California, leaving five people injured and 13 people arrested, authorities said.<p>Anaheim police spokesman Sgt. Daron Wyatt said the KKK planned a "walking protest" at Pearson Park. The …

Nuke chief: running out of time to begin updating nukes

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — In describing how little room the Pentagon has to extend the life of its decades-old nuclear forces, the top …

New research unveils graphene 'moth eyes' to power future smart technologies

New ultra-thin, patterned graphene sheets will be essential in designing future technologies such as 'smart wallpaper' and internet-of-things …

It’s official: Japan’s population is dramatically shrinking

It's finally happened. After years, if not decades, of warnings about Japan's aging population and its low birth rate, the day is here. Japan's official census shows that the country's population has shrunk.<p>And not by an inconsiderable amount either: The 2010 census showed a population of …

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably looks a lot like the tests Boston Dynamics puts its Atlas robot through.<p>While it may look like pure jerk-ery, researchers are putting their humanoid robot …

Robotics

Artificial Intelligence Is Here To Change Your Life

The revolution began before you even realized it.<p>Take a second to think about the smartphone in your pocket. When you were born, the idea of such a small, powerful computer was a sci-fi dream -- and now these devices are everywhere, transforming personal health, relationships and business …

'AI can solve world's biggest problems' - Google Brain engineer

Artificial intelligence will eventually solve some of the world's biggest problems -- but it'll take some smart humans to get it there.<p>Quoc Le, a software engineer at Google Brain, is one such human.<p>Google Brain focuses on "deep learning," a part of artificial intelligence. Think of it as a …

Artificial Intelligence

McAfee shifts presidential run, unveils cybersecurity plan

John McAfee, the antivirus software pioneer and onetime international fugitive who is running for US president, said Friday he was shifting his …

Anti-Virus Software

Your Fears About The Coming Robot Revolution Might Be Overblown

People worry they'll steal our jobs, but there's still hope for the future.<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The robots are coming! The robots are coming! But maybe that's OK.<p>Rob High, IBM's chief technology officer for Watson, on Saturday urged an audience of industry elites, academics and press to consider how …

Over 18,300 Apply to Become NASA Astronauts, Smashing Record

More than 18,300 people have applied for 14 or fewer spots in NASA's next astronaut class, shattering the 1978 record of 8,000 applicants.<p>(In 1978, …

The Internet of Things Is About to Completely Change Life at Home | Inc.com

Has the time for the Internet of Things finally arrived?<p>Loosely stated, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a network of objects that are embedded with software, sensors, and electronics. These special electronics allow devices, vehicles, buildings, etc. to collect and exchange data, and …

Internet of Things

Russian Neuroscientist Challenges Academic Capitalist Monopoly, Illegally Publishes Over 47 Million Research Papers

Alexandra Elbakyan, a neuroscientist from Kazakhstan, was writing her thesis on biometric scanning for consumer electronics, but couldn’t “afford” to …

World's First Smog Purifier Has Potential To Reduce Pollution

Smog is no stranger to city dwellers, we accept that it’s there and think nothing of it. In reality, smog contains soot particles and sulphur dioxide …

This Ice Ball Cocktail Is the Coolest Thing

Even though all cocktails should be simple, I’ll excuse a little flair for this awesome ice ball cocktail because it’s just too much fun. An ice cube …

Your drone army awaits: The Ultra-Stealth Nano Drone is now just $19.99

Unlimited high-flying fun awaits in the <b>Ultra-Stealth Nano Drone</b> – the world’s smallest quadcopter, and your new favorite flying toy.<p>This tiny quadcopter is small enough to rest on the tip of your finger, and can easily maneuver through small spaces with acrobatic finesse – and with eight frequency …

Scans Of King Tut's Tomb Show '90 Percent' Chance Of Secret Rooms

Radar reveals 'an entrance to something' in the walls of the burial chamber.<p>King Tut is hiding something.<p>Radar scans of Tutankhamun's burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings appear to have confirmed a new theory that there are other chambers -- and possibly another tomb -- hidden behind the walls.<p>…

Companies Can Now Officially Own Resources They Mine From Asteroids

President Obama signed the Space Act of 2015 over Thanksgiving<p>On Wednesday, as most Americans were stuck in holiday traffic or prepping their Thanksgiving feasts, President Obama signed the Space Act of 2015.<p>The bill is designed to encourage the fledgling private space industry. Among other things, …

Why Memory and Mimicry Are The Next Big Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence

For the last five years the effort to teach computers to think more like humans, to learn how to recognize speech and images on their own has been …

Hackers threaten to bring down Xbox and PlayStation networks on Christmas

A new hacker group is threatening to take down the PlayStationNetwork and Xbox Live, just in time for people to open their new video games on Christmas.<p>The "Phantom Squad" has been tweeting about its plans for several weeks.<p>The hackers have already claimed responsibility for other outages on the …

Guy Keeps Console on for 20 Years to Keep Gamesave Alive

Gamesaves are important, but how far would you go to ensure yours remains intact?<p>One Japanese gamer left his Super Famicom (known as the SNES in the US) powered on for <i>twenty years</i> to make sure he didn't lose his save for Umihara Kawase, a platforming game released back in 1994.<p>The ultra-dedicated …