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The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Blockchain

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

Skin Care

Yes, Trump can be removed from the US presidency. Here’s how

The bar is set so low for Donald Trump that every day he doesn’t trigger a nuclear confrontation with a distant adversary is seen as a bonus. Today was one such day, as Trump signalled that he would not, after all, tear up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, as many – including his closest lieutenants …

Donald Trump

Trump’s latest attack on Obamacare violates his oath to uphold Constitution

<b>(Getty/Alex Wong)</b><p>Trump is now crossing the lines set by conservatives for removal from office<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>October 13, 2017 3:32pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>President Trump’s executive order Thursday to sabotage the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — is crossing a new …

How to lower your bills: Tips from the FBI’s top hostage negotiator

Ever feel like the cable company or your phone service provider is charging too much? Ever feel helpless to do much about it? You’re not crazy.<p>When …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …

A Democrat Is Proposing A Constitutional Amendment To Ban Presidents From Pardoning Themselves

No president has ever tried to pardon himself. What if Trump does? A Texas Democrat is proposing a constitutional amendment that would make it certain that the issue never comes up again.<p>On Thursday morning, Rep. Al Green will propose a constitutional amendment that would explicitly bar the …

Donald Trump

Trump announces that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military

President Trump announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, an abrupt reversal of an Obama administration decision to allow them to serve openly and a potential end to the careers of thousands of active-duty troops.<p>The decision …

LGBTQI

House Decisively Passes Sanctions Bill Curbing Trump's Power

WASHINGTON — Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.<p>Lawmakers passed the …

North Korea

Trump's deeply worrisome New York Times interview reveals a lawless president

<b>Washington:</b> US President Donald Trump's extended, rambling new interview with <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> provides perhaps the clearest picture yet of his …

This Man’s Immune System Got a Cancer-killing Update - Facts So Romantic

<i>William Ludwig was almost dead when he became Patient Number One in a radical new cancer treatment, one that’s just won the endorsement of F.D.A.</i> …

Immune System

Natural cannabinoids from omega-3 fatty acids combat inflammation

Scientists have discovered a new group of molecules produced in the body that have anti-inflammatory properties similar to those of marijuana. These …

Notaries Are Starting To Put Down The Stamp And Pick Up A Webcam

Every year, hundreds of millions of documents are notarized in the United States: wills, mortgages, citizenship forms, handgun applications. And since the founding of this nation, notarizations have been done pretty much the same way: in person.<p>Now, new technology and new laws are making it …

Blockchain

H.L. Hunley: More clues uncovered in Civil War submarine | CNN Travel

War

Comey: White House lied about me, FBI

Former FBI director James B. Comey on Thursday used a dramatic appearance before a national audience to sharply criticize the character of the president, accusing Trump of firing him over the Russia investigation and then misleading the public about the reasons for the dismissal.<p>Trump and his team, …

Donald Trump

Scientists warn thawing soil could suddenly unleash deadly pathogens unseen in centuries

Humans have fought viruses for centuries. We struck a temporary winning blow with the discovery of penicillin, but now we’re watching bacteria …

Global Warming

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A Special Election In Kansas Could Signal 'Big League' Problems For GOP, Trump

A special election in Kansas on Tuesday has Republicans sounding worried about an enthusiasm gap in the Trump era.<p>Trump himself was apparently worried enough that he cut a robo call for Republican state party Treasurer Ron Estes.<p>"On Tuesday, Republican Ron Estes needs your vote — and needs it …

Government

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

Pain

17 Healthy *Bar* Recipes You NEED in Your Bag of Tricks

Is there any food hack more genius than BARS? The one-batch wonders save your day in so many ways. Cereal bars take the rush out of your mornings. Portable cookie ones make it easy to bring treats to the office. Tasty dessert versions crush your late-night cravings. Now that you’ve Hit Refresh, …

This unknown startup is launching a $130 VR headset this fall

MergeVR, a new virtual reality startup out of San Antonio, is launching $130 VR goggles this fall that will work with both Android and Apple …

Honda’s N-TRUCK/N-CAMP Has Us Jonesing For a Tiny Recreational Rig

We love miniature things. We love things we can’t have. Given the bent of this publication, you’d be excused for thinking that our current obsession is a 1/3-scale Ferrari FXX K with a functional KERS system built from a coffee can, some rebar, and a wall wart. But it is not. Our current …

Ferguson police explore 'less lethal' gun attachment

Under fire for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager last year, the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri is currently testing a "less lethal" option for its sidearms.<p>It consists of a small ball-like device that is clipped on at the end of a gun. When fired, the bullet embeds itself into the …

Justice

CEO Tech Talk: Ford Expects Fully Autonomous Cars In 5 Years

With Ford’s recent decision to expand its presence in Palo Alto, Calif., – from 20 today to 125 researchers, engineers and scientists by year’s end – the 111-year-old car company will have one of the biggest automotive research center in Silicon Valley.<p>A region that is already home to the world’s …

Silicon Valley

10 Winning Recipes for the Big Game

<b>1. Texas Beef Chili</b><p>With fork-tender chunks of beef enveloped in a deep, spicy and smoky sauce, Texas beef chili is essentially a chili-flavored beef stew. It's a world apart from the typical ground beef chili made with beans and tomatoes. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Grilled Chicken Wings with Seasoned Buffalo</b> …

GOOGLE CHAIRMAN: ‘The Internet Will Disappear’

"I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear," Schmidt replied.<p>"There will be so many IP addresses … so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won't even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you …

AK-47s: Soon to be made in USA

An American gun company has found a way around the anti-Russia sanctions that have banned imports of the Kalashnikov assault rifle: Make them here, in the U.S.A.<p>The U.S.-made gun will have same name as the original: AK-47, arguably the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world.<p>The gun will be made …

Sanctions

U.S. Trust

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Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

Shutter Speed