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HP’s First Black Professional In Computers Explains Why Tech Lacks Racial Diversity

Especially, when it comes to African-American workers, the employment numbers are quite dismal: Apple and eBay are 7% black, while Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter are all roughly 2% black.<p>There may be a lot of reasons for this, but Ken Coleman, special advisor of Andreessen Horowitz, …

Silicon Valley

Digging Massive Tunnels Deep Under London

Workers are tunneling out a whole new Underground<p>London's Crossrail is a railway system -- currently the largest construction project in Europe -- that will run partially underground, and is designed to create a faster link between the center of London and its outlying areas. Trains will start …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Prince William wrote to Jacintha Saldanha’s family after nurse’s suicide

Husband Ben Barboza reveals duke’s handwritten note and says he cannot forgive the Australian DJs who made hoax call<p>The Duke of Cambridge wrote to the family of a nurse at a hospital that treated his wife after the nurse’s “unbelievably sad” death following a radio prank call.<p>The family of Jacintha …

The Insane New Technology Harnessing The Ultimate Green Energy Source: The Human Body

Forget about your smartphone or your Google Glass: The most sophisticated piece of machinery that any of us tote around on a regular basis is the human body. But despite their valiant attempts — we will always have a soft spot for our mood rings and our hypercolor shirts — scientists haven’t <i>always</i> …

One Of The Hottest Video Games Has Some Hilarious Glitches

The latest game in Ubisoft's flagship "Assassin's Creed" series, "Assassin's Creed Unity," was released this week. And so far, it's been anything but smooth sailing.<p>Right away players reported a bunch of glitches which almost made the game unplayable.<p>The worst part is that a lot of these errors …

Spoilers

Supercell tornado in Nebraska: GIF

“Supercell tornado at West Point Nebraska.” via Reddit.

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …

China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …