Lizzie

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The launch of ultrafast mobile broadband discussed at Mobile World Congress will require a shift in how businesses think<p>It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for …

Innovation

26 Tweets That Catholics Will Find Sinfully Funny

Thank God for these tweets.

Here's Why Young Women Aren't Voting for Hillary Clinton

The former secretary of state has a shot at becoming the first woman in the White House. But young women say that's not their priority — and are going for Bernie Sanders instead.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders is a 74-year-old presidential candidate who's attracting a ton of support from people in their 20s, …

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

With his company DeepMind, Londoner Demis Hassabis is leading Google’s project to build software more powerful than the human brain. But what will this mean for the future of humankind?<p>Demis Hassabis has a modest demeanour and an unassuming countenance, but he is deadly serious when he tells me he …

Artificial Intelligence

29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading

And you thought your reading list was long already...

Shed no tears for Antonin Scalia: Let us not praise the man who gave us Citizens United and Bush v Gore

Scalia let the innocent die, trampled our basic rights, gutted democracy and gave us George W. Bush. Good riddance<p>Antonin Scalia was one of the most profoundly dishonest men in the history of American public life. He made Richard Nixon seem almost quaint by comparison. But that's not the impression …

These Quotes From Carl Sagan Will Make You Feel at One With The Cosmos

Awe-inspiring stuff.<p>We live in a grand Universe, full of mystery, beauty, and the potential for life. Yet we rarely stop to marvel at our place in …

Gravitational waves: Reward for five decades of teamwork

<b>An international team of scientists has made the first-ever direct detection of gravitational waves.</b><p>This historic discovery not only confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity in its centenary year, but marks the birth of a whole new way to study the …

Sanders calls racial inequality in incarceration rates is “one of the greatest tragedies of our time”

Whites and blacks “do marijuana” at the same rate, but blacks jailed at a much higher one<p>When the debate turned to queries by undecided Facebook voters, the questions became slightly more interesting, addressing first the problem of African-American male incarceration rates in Wisconsin and America.<p>…

The Urgent Need for Silicon Valley to Lead a Smart and Civil Conversation on Inequality

There are very few issues that Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clinton all agree on. One of them is the growing problem of inequality in income and wealth. From the extreme left to the extreme right, everyone is angry about the one percent who have the majority of the wealth. …

Bernie Sanders' New Ad Will Make You Question What Sort of America You Want to Live in

One built on division,<p>or one built on unity.<p>Aside from the usual critiques—"It's too expensive! You can't get that through Congress!"—one of the more popular lines among the Bernie Sanders naysayers is that his rhetoric is too narrow. Is the scope of his message wide enough, they ask, to take him …

There’s a graphic novel about the Selma marches, new YA fiction from the genre’s latest star and classic James Baldwin for those craving knowledge and escapism<p>As the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination approaches (21 February), this collection of essays, FBI files, newspaper articles and …

Black History

Breakthrough: Scientists detect gravitational waves, just as Einstein predicted 100 years ago

More than a billion years ago, in a galaxy far away, two black holes surrendered to one another's inexorable attraction and collided with such force that it disturbed the very fabric of the universe.<p>On Thursday, scientists announced to the world that they had detected the ripple-like gravitational …

Issa Rae’s Fruit: the podcast exploring hypermasculinity and sexuality

“I don’t want to tell you my name yet – or maybe ever,” begins Fruit, a brand new podcast from the mind of Issa Rae. It explores questions of race, gender, identity, and sexuality through the story of a black football star who is questioning his sexuality. It sounds like it could be ripped from the …

Gameplay

Your Next Condom Could Be Made Of Grass

As strong as latex and as thin as a human hair<p>Despite efforts to make it something people actually want to use, the condom hasn’t changed much in the past few decades. Now researchers in Australia have discovered a compound derived from wild grasses that can make latex condoms significantly thinner …

WATCH: New Bernie Sanders Ad Will Make You Feel Warm and Intersectional

Fresh off a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders have released a new campaign …

This Millennial Might Be the New Einstein

One of the things the brilliant minds at MIT do — besides ponder the nature of the universe and build sci-fi gizmos, of course — is notarize aircraft …

A Democratic Socialist Just Won The New Hampshire Primary

Bernie Sanders' big victory over Hillary Clinton couldn't have been predicted six months ago.<p>CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire’s Democratic primary voters confirmed Tuesday that they do, in fact, want a self-described democratic socialist as their party’s presidential nominee.<p>Bernie Sanders, the …

Bernie Sanders an extremist? Only in America

<i>Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former New Democratic Party national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power & Politics<i>.</i><p>Only in America would Bernie Sanders be regarded as an extremist – more precisely, as the extreme left-wing equivalent of Trump and Cruz. So Bernie ( as he's …

This 500-Year-Old Book Revolutionized How We See Cities

The very first atlas of cities shows us how little has changed about our collective obsession with cityscapes.<p>Probably more than any other physical phenomenon, cities are a reflection of the incredible complexity of the modern world. And in the mid-1500s, as modern cities began to burgeon …

Do Not Save the Ferocious, Save the Tender

It was dark all the time, and so it was dark when the ship’s captain crept into the corner where his young daughter was asleep. It was dark when he …

Nature

Compassionate Conservatism Roars Back: John Kasich Surprises In New Hampshire

Will it matter going forward?<p>MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Compassionate conservatism is back.<p>Running on a message of civility, empathy and moral purpose in a race dominated by fear and race-baiting, Ohio Gov. John Kasich surged to a second-place finish Tuesday night in New Hampshire, becoming the latest in …

Watch comedian Chelsea Peretti tear Silicon Valley a new one

The annual TechCrunch awards continue to be a masochistic affair<p>For the past few years, <i>TechCrunch’s</i> Crunchies Awards — the closest thing Silicon Valley has to the Oscars — has done away with Silicon Valley insiders as emcees and replaced them with comedians, in search of a little extra star power …

Leaked documents show Amazon is making a big play to bypass UPS and FedEx

On Tuesday, Bloomberg described internal documents from 2013 that laid out Amazon's plan to build up a global delivery network.<p>The project, internally called Dragon Boat, is intended to launch a new business called Global Supply Chain by Amazon as soon as this year, and would compete directly with …

9 timeless lessons from the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius

Marcus has remained relevant for 1,800 years largely due to his writings collected as "Meditations," which President Bill Clinton has said is one of his favorite books.<p>"Meditations" is closer to a diary than a philosophical treatise. Marcus wrote its 12 books sometime during the tumultuous last …

Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be hacked or collected<p>If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, …

Surveillance

Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar, economist says

Median income would soar by more than $22,000. Nearly 26 million jobs would be created. The unemployment rate would fall to 3.8%.<p>Those are just a few of the things that would happen if Bernie Sanders became president and his ambitious economic program were put into effect, according to an analysis …