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Hacking a Brand New Mac Remotely, Right Out of the Box

Apple's supply chain is one of the most closely monitored and analyzed in the world, both because of the control the company exerts and keen interest …

MacBook

Fool’s gold: what fish oil is doing to our health and the planet

The omega-3 industry is in a twist. Again. Last week, Cochrane, an organisation that compiles and evaluates medical research for the general public, released a meta-analysis – a study of studies – to determine whether or not omega-3 pills, one of the world’s most popular dietary supplements, …

Southern Ocean

Be Very Afraid: United Airlines Loosens Onboard Photo Policy

Take it from the guy who was thrown off a plane for taking a picture of his seat…there is going to be stiff flight attendant resistance to United’s …

United Airlines

A College Apparently Tried To Reject A Student Because Of China's "Social Credit System"

People in China are criticizing the college, saying that it was unfairly punishing a high school student over his father's actions.<p>A prestigious college in Beijing that reportedly tried to bar a student because his father was on a government blacklist is causing huge controversy in China.<p>According …

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

Doing good data science

<i>Data scientists, data engineers, AI and ML developers, and other data professionals need to live ethical values, not just talk about them.</i> The hard …

ALL POSSIBLE RESPONSES TO "THEY SHOULD GET IN LINE AND DO IT THE RIGHT WAY, THE WAY MY FAMILY…

ALL POSSIBLE RESPONSES TO “THEY SHOULD GET IN LINE AND DO IT THE RIGHT WAY, THE WAY MY FAMILY DID,” WITH CITATIONS (ALSO JOKES)<p>Hello, it’s your …

The Lizard King: Illegal Wildlife Trade's Poster Boy

An undercover investigation into the man at the heart of illegal wildlife trading. Is the Lizard King back in business?<p>The illegal trade in wildlife is thought to be worth at least $19bn a year, a sum rivalled only by the black markets in drugs, counterfeit goods and people.<p>But while drugs and …

Rate My Professors ditches its chili pepper "hotness" quotient

RIP, chili pepper.RateMyProfessors.com confirmed last week that it is doing away with its most controversial teaching “quality” metric -- “hotness,” …

The War on Admissions Testing

What’s behind the move to drop ACT and SAT scores for college entry?<p>The “test optional” movement has won its most high-profile convert in the University of Chicago, which announced last month that applicants to the school would no longer need to submit ACT or SAT scores.<p>The University of Chicago …

College & University

At the Border

Here’s What I Saw at the Border<p>This past Sunday morning, I flew to McAllen, Texas to find out what’s really happening to immigrant families ripped …

In Name of Free Speech, States Crack Down on Campus Protests

When the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin wanted to address the issue of free speech on campus last fall, it adopted a three-strikes policy that is the strictest of its kind: Any student found to have disrupted the free expression of others is expelled after a third infraction.<p>The …

Do Americans Know How Much Trouble They’re In? – Eudaimonia and Co

A President who invokes absolute authority to…pardon himself. An ambassador to Germany who declares he wants to…topple the German government. …

A unifying “race-class narrative”: Blueprint for progressive victory?

<b>(Getty/Natalie Behring)</b><p>Progressive strategists find a way to break the divide: Focus on the “strategic racism” used to keep us apart<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>June 10, 2018 4:00pm (UTC)<p>On the same day California’s primary election produced decidedly mixed results last week — encouraging for Democrats, less so …

Read Ari'el Stachel's full Tony acceptance speech

“Both my parents are here tonight. I have avoided so many events with them because for so many years of my life I pretended I was not a Middle Eastern person. And after 9/11 it was very, very difficult for me and so I concealed and I missed so many special events with them. And they're looking at …

Los Angeles

Amazon Blasted Over China Echo Factory Conditions

A watchdog group is calling on Amazon.com Inc. to improve conditions for factory workers in China who make Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers, …

Analysis: Reporter labeled 'co-conspirator' by DOJ

A Fox News reporter is caught in the middle of what is sarcastically being called 'a conspiracy to commit journalism.'<p>Not only did the Justice Department label James Rosen a "co-conspirator" for soliciting information from a State Department contractor for a story, but Fox News is now reporting …

NPPC ACEs

Join us: Ending a public health crisis hidden in plain sight<p>With 34.8 million children across socioeconomic lines affected by adverse childhood …

Facebook

Thanks To AI, A 3rd Person Is Arrested Following A Pop Superstar's Concert

As people continue to feed more and more of their interior selves — our likes, dislikes, wants, needs, social cartographies — into digital networks that harvest and parse that information into profiles used to make money, a new frontier of monitoring that hones in on our physical features is …

Michael Jackson

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

KidGuard is a phone app that markets itself as a tool for keeping tabs on children. But it has also promoted its surveillance for other purposes and run blog posts with headlines like “How to Read Deleted Texts on Your Lover’s Phone.”<p>A similar app, mSpy, offered advice to a woman on secretly …

Apps

In Japan It’s Now #WithYou, Not #MeToo—But Sexual Harassment Is Still a Venerated Tradition

One in three women say they’ve been sexually harassed under the rising sun. But whether on the job, in politics, or in the sumo ring, Japanese women …

Things to Know When Talking About Race and Genetics

On May 5th, 2014, I shared the platform in a webinar debate with Nicholas Wade (former NYTimes Science Writer) about his new book “<i>A Troublesome</i> …

Cornell Student Delivers Thesis In Underwear After Professor Questions Her Outfit

A group of students defended the professor, writing that she was "noting the importance of professionalism."<p>Cornell University student Letitia Chai stripped down to her underwear while delivering a presentation this week after a professor reportedly told her that her shorts were “too short” just …

Chai

The Justice Department Deleted Language About Press Freedom And Racial Gerrymandering From Its Internal Manual

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ordered a review of the US Attorneys’ Manual, which features high-level policy statements as well as practical guidance to prosecutors on how to do their jobs.<p><b>Since the fall</b>, the US Department of Justice has been overhauling its manual for federal …

Essential California: Racism at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's <b>Wednesday, April 25,</b> and here's what's happening across California:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>Being a black student was already a lonely affair at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.</b> The university has the smallest percentage of minority students in the …

Los Angeles

Black And Gray ... And Brown: A Tattoo Style's Chicano Roots

Tattoos are no longer taboo. According to a Harris poll, about half of American Millennials say they have at least one, and so do a third of Gen Xers. Once you have one, data show, you'll get more.<p>Today, an increasingly popular style of tattoo art is called black and gray. Black and gray used to be …

An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

In April 1968, the United States was grieving. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a white nationalist. Cities burned with riots.<p>Across the Atlantic, Britain was debating the Race Relations Act, which made it illegal to deny a person employment, housing or public services based …

Wolverhampton

How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

Mark Hertsgaard, Mark DowieThe disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.The post How Big Wireless Made Us Think …

Public Health