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Brexit is terrifying — and no, not because of the economics

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is one of those rare events that should chill you to your core, as it has already chilled me to mine.<p>Why? Because it calls into question the best thing humanity has created in its political history: the post–World War II global order.<p>"What’s terrifying …

Trayser: bike review | Martin Love

A futuristic electric bicycle for which you can 3D print your own spares<p>It looks like a cross between a Meccano set and an Ikea lampshade, but the Trayser is, in fact, the latest e-bike from New Zealand firm ETT. It is certainly eye-catching, but all the design flourishes also conceal a remarkably …

3D Printing

A grim warning against America’s overuse of sanctions

Economic sanctions have become the “silver bullet” of American foreign policy over the past decade, because they’re cheaper and more effective in compelling adversaries than traditional military power. But Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns of a “risk of overuse” that could neuter the sanctions …

IS trains 400 fighters to attack Europe in wave of bloodshed

PARIS (AP) — The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror …

After 24 Hours, Man At Top Of 80-Foot Sequoia Tree Climbs Down

No one knows who he is, or what may have driven him to the uppermost branches of an 80-foot Sequoia tree in downtown Seattle, but the man who scaled the landmark yesterday, captivating Seattle, was met with cheers and applause as he climbed down on Wednesday.<p>The man had repeatedly rebuffed police …

The Third Rail: Transit, Race and Inequality in Baltimore

The Baltimore riot of April 27, 2015, started with a shutdown of public transportation. When students got out of Frederick Douglass High and other …

Urban Design

Halo 5's Next Free Update Gets First Images, Details

343 Industries has shared the first details about Halo 5's Ghosts of Meridian expansion, which is coming out in early April. While 343 will pull back the curtain in full later, for now, we've learned it will come with new weapons, weapon skins, helmets, armor, assassinations, emblems, vehicles, and …

PIN problems: our smartphones aren't as safe as we think

Smartphones are fast becoming a digital wallet with access to every part of our lives. From bank details and mortgages to private correspondence and …

Information Systems

Israel’s desert city of Beersheba is turning into a cybertech oasis

Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion famously said that the future of Israel lies in the Negev, a desert located in southern Israel. Ben Gurion’s prophetic words ring true today as Beersheba, Israel’s southern capital, is morphing into a tech oasis.<p>The military’s massive relocation of …

Cyber-attacks

Need A Useless Robot? Simone Giertz Is The Queen

Simone Giertz makes robots.<p>And while they're technically adept — they <i>do</i> work — they don't actually work very well.<p>Giertz has found fame online via her useless robots, including one that's been viewed more than a million times online.<p>But it's not just the fame she's going for. She tells NPR she …

Google has refused government demands to take down a gay music video in Kenya

Kenya’s attempt to stop people from watching a music video celebrating gay couples is backfiring. Three weeks after trying to ban a local rap artist’s remake of <i>Same Love</i>, by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Google Kenya has refused to pull the video from YouTube, where it has now been viewed over 140,000 …

Music Videos

SOS: Puerto Rico Is Losing Doctors, Leaving Patients Stranded

Puerto Rico is losing people. Due to a decade-long recession, more than 50,000 residents leave the U.S. territory each year--most for jobs and new lives on the mainland. This issue is especially affecting healthcare, where it's estimated that at least one doctor leaves Puerto Rico every day.<p>The …

'Dump Across America': A Street Art Project Devoted To Taking Down Trump

According to Hanksy, it's time to Dump Trump.<p>If you're familiar with the work of street art prankster Hansky, you know he's a sucker for a good pun. So when Donald Trump announced his presidential run, and exhibited such poop-like attributes, Hanksy couldn't help but make the connection, depicting …

Doctors Warn Brazilian Women: ‘Don’t Get Pregnant’

An outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil comes with a strange warning: Don’t get pregnant.<p>An outbreak of Zika virus, a relatively new mosquito-transmitted …

What Happens When Low-Wage Workers Are Given a Stake in Their Own Company?

HEB, a Texas grocery chain, is divvying up 15 percent of the company's stock among 55,000 of its employees.<p>As the economist Dean Baker has noted, companies don’t share—they don’t pay people or treat them well—without expecting anything in exchange.<p>HEB, a family-owned grocery-store chain and one of …

Conflict hard to ignore as stabbings reach Israeli heartland

We choose to be anxious, stressed, afraid: “We set ourselves the goal of trying to avoid things that are utterly out of our control”

<b>(Obak via Shutterstock)</b><p>Salon speaks to a psychologist about stress, parenting, and ways to deal with both<p>Scott Timberg<p>November 4, 2015 10:07pm (UTC)<p>As if we weren’t already feeling stressed out enough – today is National Stress Awareness Day – a new report by the Pew Research Center just came out, …

Self-help

Drones vs. Robots: The Battle For Our Delivery Future Is On

Amazon is banking on flying drones to be the delivery system of the future, but the founders of Skype have a more earthbound idea.<p>Since Amazon first talked about its plan to one day deliver packages by drone, the world has been captivated with that vision of the future. But a new company started by …

Robotics

I never realized how dumb our cities are until I saw what a smart one looks like.

With the population growing and most of it happening in cities, these Canadian journalists wanted to take a closer look at whether our sprawling …

Keep bike funding in the transportation bill

Congress is now considering three amendments to the transportation bill that would cut two major sources of bike project funding, the Recreational …

Horrors of one-child policy leave deep scars in Chinese society

His wife was seven months pregnant with their second child when the group of people barged into his home and took her away. He followed them to the local hospital, where - against medical advice and despite his pleadings - they jammed a needle into her belly.<p>"They grabbed my wife's body like they …