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Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.<p>The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the …

News (U.S.)

Inside R. Kelly’s ‘Sex Cult’

<i>Rolling Stone</i> has published an extraordinary account of life in R. Kelly’s “sex cult,” based on an extensive interview with Kitti Jones, a radio …

R. Kelly

Robots could destabilise world through war and unemployment, says UN

United Nations opens new centre in Netherlands to monitor artificial intelligence and predict possible threats<p>The UN has warned that robots could destabilise the world ahead of the opening of a headquarters in The Hague to monitor developments in artificial intelligence.<p>From the risk of mass …

Artificial Intelligence

20 best seafood recipes: part 3

Seafood,Food & drink,Fish,Italian food and drink,Middle Eastern food and drink,British food and drink,Life and style<p>Observer Food Monthly’s favourite fish and shellfish dishes, including spaghetti with lobster, fish pie and seafood pancake

Food (UK)

How do you pronounce 'meme'?

<b>Reality television star Gemma Collins has been roundly mocked online for mispronouncing the word "meme" - a term commonly used to describe a viral piece of internet culture. Where did she go wrong?</b><p>"Thank you for all the memes you've done for me this week," she told her fans in a video posted on …

I bought a Costco vacation — here's why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

"You can buy a vacation through Costco?" I was asked at least a dozen times in recent months.<p>My answer: Yes, and it's incredible.<p>I became aware of Costco's travel deals last May when a friend suggested checking out the warehouse store's website while planning an upcoming vacation.<p>I was amazed by …

Is it Possible to Stimulate Deep Inside Our Brains Without Implanting Hardware?

For decades, scientists have dreamed of how electricity might be used to change the human brain. By altering its firing patterns using currents, …

The Brain

New research on the biology behind over-thinking shows how it makes us less creative

According to new research, one reason for experiencing this is biological.<p>Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths University of London have discovered that using a targeted electric current to suppress a particular region of the brain can help break us out of these states of …

The Brain

The Doctor Who Delivered the World's First 'Three-Person' Baby

When reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang introduced a new in vitro fertilization technique at a medical conference in China in 1997, the audience …

University of Cambridge

'Winged Serpent' Fossil Found in 5-Million-Year-Old Sinkhole

Inside a 5-million-year-old sinkhole in Tennessee, at a spot dubbed Gray Fossil Site, scientists have unearthed the fossilized remains of an ancient …

A Teenager Just Built The World's Lightest Satellite - And NASA's Launching It

What a legend.<p>An Indian teenager has won an international competition to build a functioning satellite, and not only has he produced what is …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Some call it 'stealthing,' others call it sexual assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some people call it "stealthing" -- a practice where men secretly remove or damage condoms without their partners' knowledge. Others call it sexual assault.<p>But giving it an official name could be a major support for survivors of sexual assault, many of whom face an uphill battle in the …

Mike Judge, the Bard of Suck

<b>A</b>s we took a seat in the back of the Commissary, a restaurant on the Sony Pictures Studios lot, Mike Judge pointed out a man seated two booths away. It was Tom Rothman, the chairman of Sony Pictures and former head of Fox’s film division, where he oversaw the rocky release of Judge’s 2006 film, …

Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn't been in the White House for 100 days, yet he's already reversed himself on many of his key campaign promises.<p>In several interviews this week, the president has forged new positions on topics ranging from NATO to Chinese currency manipulation. They …

This fan hack lets you play as Yoshi in Sonic 2, and it’s shockingly good

Yesterday a Twitter user by the name of Ktr4ks posted a video of what appears to be a hacked version of <i>Sonic The Hedgehog 2</i> starring Yoshi, …

Retrogaming

Persona 5’s impossibly cool sense of style helps set it apart

Looks aren’t everything, but they count for a lot<p>Even before you start playing, <i>Persona 5</i> makes sure you know that it is <i>just so effortlessly cool</i>. A jazzy tune kicks off the opening credit sequence, where the names of directors and artists appear as street signs and graffiti on billboards. A top …

Persona (Video Game)

The Reckoning: Why the Movie Business Is in Big Trouble

Anyone in the movie business who tells you they’re not scared stiff about the future is probably lying.<p>There’s ample reason to be fearful. It’s been …

April Fool's Day: How Chaucer, calendar confusion and Hilaria led to pranks and fake news

April Fool's Day is around the corner, coinciding with this Easter Sunday this year. It is a tradition in Western societies to take part in pranks and trickery on April 1 every year, taken as an opportunity by many to inflict some quick humour into an otherwise ordinary day.<p>But how did the day …

A Comprehensive Guide to the Ghost in the Shell Controversy

The first live-action, English-language adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> hits theaters this week. But even before …

Review: 'Ghost in the Shell' revamp is in need of a better upgrade

Despite the beautiful eye-popping world it creates, the sci-fi film <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> is a defective mess with lifeless characters, missed chances for thematic exploration and a minefield of political incorrectness.<p>Directed by Rupert Sanders (<i>Snow White and the Huntsman</i>), this <i>Ghost</i> (*½ out of four; …

This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i>Try 6 seconds.From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

Slot Machines

The Dirty Dozen

On Wednesday, the Environmental Working Group released its latest "Dirty Dozen" list. The list reveals the fruits and vegetables that have the …

20 years later, Biggie Smalls’ murder remains rap’s great mystery

After 20 years, the Mafia-style murder of Biggie Smalls remains one of the most baffling mysteries in rap history.<p>The Brooklyn-born hip-hop legend …

Los Angeles

Really hot stuff: AR and VR spending to double in 2017

Strap on a headset and you'll fuel a growing piece of the economy.<p>Worldwide spending on virtual reality and its cousin augmented reality could reach $13.9 billion in 2017, nearly half of that driven by consumers, according to a new forecast by market researcher IDC. That outlay, on AR and VR …

Newly found sunken continents suggests the mythical continent of Lemuria was REAL

<b>Scientists have discovered at least TWO sunken continents on Earth. The discovery of these continents has changed the way we look at Earth’s history,</b> …

Earth Science

Twitter quickly made a glorious meme out of that massive Oscars mess

What <i>La La Land</i> producer Jordan Horowitz lost in a Best Picture Academy Award, he gained in memes.<p>Just as the <i>La La Land</i> producers began thanking …

La La Land

In super-skinny Japan, Naomi Watanabe is chubby and proud

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Naomi Watanabe is huge in Japan. She’s got almost 6 million followers on Instagram, she’s a regular on television shows and magazine covers, she has her own fashion line, and a Japanese railway company even created a “Naomi train” last …

Los Angeles

10 Chick-fil-A Copycat Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings, Even on Sundays

Why is it that Chick-fil-A cravings seem to hit the hardest on Sundays, the only day the fast-food chain is closed? These copycat recipes allow you to get your fix any time, any day. From the classic Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich to the nuggets and more, every Chick-fil-A obsessive will surely …

Chick-fil-A

The dazzling firefall of Yosemite has returned

The rare and stunningly beautiful phenomenon only occurs during a two-week window in February.<p>While winter in Yosemite National Park offers a …