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Israeli Air Force Chief: We’re First to Use F-35s in Combat

Major General Amikam Norkin, commander of the Israeli Air Force, on Tuesday revealed that the IDF is the first military force ever to have deployed …

Military

Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

Defence pamphlet shows how population can prepare in event of attack and contribute to country’s ‘total defence’<p>The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to …

Europe

Five Things To Tackle Before Jumping Into AI

It seems like every day there is a new article or story about artificial intelligence (AI). AI is going to take over all of the jobs. AI is going to do all of the repetitive, menial tasks carried out by admins on a daily basis. AI is going to rise up and take over. AI is not going to take over but …

Artificial Intelligence

Think Twice Before Throwing Out Your Avocado Pits

Growing up in California, long before they became trendy, I ate avocados regularly. And long before avocado toast was a thing, my friend who was in …

Plants

Divided US Supreme Court Rules for Businesses Over Workers

The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important …

Obama Administration

NASA’s planet-hunting satellite sends back its first image — and it’s amazing

NASA’s new planet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), was launched on April 18. After getting accustomed to its new …

James Webb Space Telescope

This app hacked the iPhone’s dual camera system, and you’ve never seen anything like it

Apple wasn’t the first smartphone maker to switch to a dual-lens camera setup on the back of its handsets. Of course once Apple did it, plenty of …

Mobile Photography

15 Years Ago, the Military Tried to Record Whole Human Lives. It Ended Badly

Before Facebook, the military tried to make an all knowing 'cyberdiary' called LifeLog.<p>In mid-2003, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched an ambitious program aimed at recording essentially all of a person's movements and conversations and everything they listened to, watched, …

Social Media

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Medical Research

A Rare Virus Without a Cure Has Emerged in India And Is Killing People

It has the potential to cause a deadly pandemic.<p>At least nine people in southern India have died in cases linked to an outbreak of the rare and …

Disease

‘Play, don’t show’: How VR storytelling compares to movies

After working on triple-A blockbuster games, virtual reality experiences, blockbuster VFX films, digital TV, and feature animation, I wanted to share what I’ve learnt along the way. In particular three elements I think great stories all have and tools to use in your stories. With that though, …

Virtual Reality

Ultra-Low Power Lattice sensAI Leads Mass Market Enablement of Artificial Intelligence in Edge Devices

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) today unveiled Lattice sensAI™ – a complete technology stack combining …

Internet of Things

'Everybody Is Listening': Tech Expert Explains Why Trump's Reported Unsecured Phone Use Is So Dangerous

Trump spent the entire campaign attacking Hillary Clinton for her unsecured emails. But his behavior doesn't look much better.A new report published …

Donald Trump

Do it now! Protect your router from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Wi-Fi

When coding is Life.

YouTube

'We give access to a lost world': Assassin's Creed's new life as a virtual museum

What happens when you remove the fighting from a video game and turn it into an ancient world to explore? The creators of Assassin’s Creed Origins found out<p>Even if you’re not particularly interested in video games, you’ll probably have heard of Assassin’s Creed. They’re a series of historically …

Assassin's Creed

Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.

Google has far more data about us than Facebook. Yet unlike Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking empire, which has been under fire for improperly leaking user data, Google has sidestepped controversy.<p>You may wonder: Why is that? After all, we turn to Google for not only our internet searches but …

Apps

Sprint launches its own unlimited plan for seniors

Baby boomers and their parents can love smartphones just as much as millenials and post-millenials do. T-Mobile recognized that and launched a special plan with unlimited data for subscribers 55-years-old and above last year. Now, Sprint has followed suit: the carrier has announced a very similar …

Mobile

Top 10 JavaScript errors from 1000+ projects (and how to avoid them)

By Jason Skowronski @ RollbarTo give back to our community of developers, we looked at our database of thousands of projects and found the top 10 …

JavaScript

Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?

<b>Q. Is it possible to remove plaques in your aorta or reduce their size through changes in diet or lifestyle?</b><p><b>A.</b> Yes, lifestyle changes, including diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise, can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques. They can also help to stabilize them so that …

World War II

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Biology

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

Microbiology

The Explosion Geologists Feared From Hawaii's Volcano Has Just Happened

Ash shot up in the sky higher than Everest.<p>Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano erupted explosively early Thursday, tossing boulders hundreds of feet and sending …

Geology

Schizophrenia as whole-body disorder – the 100-year-old idea only now being proven

A study from researchers at King's College London is suggesting that schizophrenia is not just a disorder of the mind but is also associated with …

The Brain

I Made a News Scraper with 100 Lines of Python.

Everyday I take subway to my office, where my cellphone has no signal at all. But medium app won’t let me read stories offline, so I decided to make …

Python Programming

Ash Cloud And 'Ballistic Blocks' Shot From Kilauea's Crater, USGS Says

<b>Updated at 4:25 p.m. ET</b><p>Just after 4 a.m. local time Thursday an explosion within Kilauea's Halemaumau crater on the island of Hawaii produced a volcanic cloud reaching as high as 30,000 feet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey .<p>The National Weather Service issued an ashfall advisory for the …

Geology

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

Jeff Bezos

Machine Learning vs Artificial Intelligence – Understanding New Business Technologies

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been the stuff of science fiction for decades, yet technology is finally bringing intelligent computer systems to …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Self-improvement

The Coolest Blockchain Startups at NYC's Consensus

Thousands of crypto entrepreneurs and technologists descended upon the city for NYC Blockchain Week. Here are the up-and-coming companies that stood out.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p><i>By Rob Marvin</i><p>New York's first-ever Blockchain Week (May 11-17) features scores of conferences, events, and …

Blockchain