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Prominent Gay Rights Lawyer Dies After Setting Himself On Fire In New York Park

A prominent lawyer who spent years fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people set himself on fire Saturday.<p>David S. Buckel's charred remains were found in a New York park, <i>The New York Times</i> reported. In a letter Buckel emailed to the publication and other media outlets …

LGBTQI

Simple advice for being productive—and not freaking out when you aren't

Why are we so obsessed with productivity? It’s a question Sam Altman is well-fit to answer. The 32-year-old Stanford dropout is president of Y Combinator, arguably the most successful startup incubator in the world. Altman is also the co-chairman, along with Elon Musk, of OpenAi, a nonprofit …

Time Management

Goldman Sachs Analysts Question Whether Curing Patients Is Good for Business

Recent advancements in science and medicine have put cures within reach for diseases that have long plagued humankind.<p>In a recent report, though, …

Genetics

This is what the new Gmail will look like

Yesterday, Google confirmed a major redesign for Gmail was on the way. We’d seen drafts of a redesign dating back nearly a year ago and heard some descriptions of the new look, but after yesterday’s news, several sources shared images of the new design itself – including some new features.<p>Other …

Apps

essay | A way to find out if an artificial intelligence has become self-aware | Kurzweil

image: by artist Gerd Altmann<p>story author: Susan Schneider, PhD <br>story author: Edwin Turner, PhD <br>story date: August 1, 2017<p>Every moment of your waking …

Consciousness

Apple facilities now use 100 percent clean energy

Apple is patting itself on the back for hitting its goal of 100 percent clean energy. All of the tech company's facilities around the world are …

Renewable Energy

12 Poor Decisions You Are Probably Making Every Day

The wrong decision could put a damper in your productivity.<p><b>From email to social media to online dating, we make decisions every day without thinking about it.</b>• <b><br>But many of the choices you arrive at this way aren't so wise, like staring at a computer all day or refusing to let your partner's slightly</b> …

Time Management

Investor groups call for Mark Zuckerberg to resign

Does Facebook need a new chairman of the board?<p>A powerful activist investor group called for Mark Zuckerberg to step down in a statement today, citing new admissions of irresponsibility in the CEO’s planned testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.<p>“Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony …

Mark Zuckerberg

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX BFR tool (and it's huge)

SpaceX's CEO feeds the hype for a new rocket with a photo showing a gigantic tool that will be used as a mold to create the spaceship's body.<p>The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is a large, powerful rocket system, but the company's upcoming BFR (which stands for either Big Falcon Rocket or Big F****ing Rocket) …

Space Travel

These seafaring robots will search for life across the solar system

Submarines and rovers will go for a dive on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn<p>We recognize Earth as the blue planet, but it’s not the only ocean world in our neighborhood. Oceans may be concealed beneath thick crusts of ice on moons orbiting Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, and on the dwarf planets Pluto …

Astronomy

Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert

Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth.<p>Etched into the high desert of southern Peru more than a millennium ago, the enigmatic Nasca lines continue to capture our imagination. More than a thousand of …

Archaeology

Speed Up Your Internet And Boost Your Privacy With This Simple Change

Cloudflare is a company that knows a thing or two about preventing unwanted intrusions. They’re one of the Internet’s most-trusted providers of protection against DDoS attacks. Normally Cloudflare protects the whole website. Now Cloudflare wants to help protect your privacy.<p>In the wake of the …

Privacy

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

Information Security

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

Rivals Intel and AMD Got Together and Made Something Beautiful for Gamers

After Intel’s very bad last few months and AMD’s very good last few months, <b></b>it seemed awfully confusing that the two rival CPU makers would team up …

Tomb Raider

Why 300,000 Volkswagens Are Being Stored In These Massive Auto Boneyards

As part of the settlement after it got caught cheating on its emissions tests, Volkswagen has bought back about 350,000 of its U.S. diesel vehicles. The automaker so far has spent more than $7.4 billion on the cars, according to court filings seen by Reuters.<p>Where does VW put all those cars? …

Southern California

Scottish wildcat nicknamed the 'beast' may be largest ever seen

An "enormous" wildcat that could be the largest specimen recorded anywhere in the world has been caught on camera in Aberdeenshire.<p>It was recorded by a camera trap in Clashindarroch Forest and is estimated to measure 4ft from nose to tail, making it around one foot larger than an average Scottish …

Wildlife

With 'Siren,' Unreal Engine blurs the line between CGI and reality

Epic Games has been obsessed with real-time motion capture for years, but the company is now trying to take its experiments with the technology one step further. Enter "Siren," a digital personality that it created alongside a few prominent firms in the gaming industry: Vicon, Cubic Motion, …

Epic Games

Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planet

There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago. But, as EO Wilson has argued, they can all survive – in cities<p>Discussing cities is like talking about the knots in a net: they’re crucial, but they’re only one part of the larger story of the net and what it’s supposed to do. It makes little sense …

Urbanization

A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

SXSW

Ask These Questions to Ace the Job Interview

Too many candidates leave it up to the interviewer to judge their ability. Savvy candidates know how to turn the odds in their favor by asking a few pointed questions.<p>Once you get an interview, the chance you'll be assessed properly is remote. You can improve your odds 5-10X by asking …

Employment

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

U.S. Has Been Secretly Watching Russia's Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missiles Crash and Burn

Successful or not, if Russia is test flying these weapons, this means it has been repeatedly crashing nuclear reactors into the ground or the …

Get a complete web development education for less than $5 per e-book

Who would you rather hire: a guy to build your new website and another guy to build the hardware infrastructure to run your new site? Or one guy who can do both jobs?<p>Hence…the explosion of the full stack developer. With the knowledge to handle both user interface and back-end implementation, you’re …

Archaeologists Find Something Truly Bizarre in an Isolated Medieval Graveyard

Those are not human bones.<p>A three-week archaeological dig in the English Channel took a bizarre, inexplicable turn, after researchers chanced upon a …

This Woman Fused With Her Twin In Utero And Has The DNA Of Two People

Chimerism is a rare genetic condition where an individual has two sets of DNA.<p>Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets of DNA: her own, …

The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Science Fiction

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

Nokia’s banana phone from The Matrix is back

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone<p>Back in 1999, Keanu Reeves was famous for playing Neo in <i>The Matrix</i>, and not for looking sad on a bench. Nokia was also the “world’s leading mobile phone supplier” back then, and it used this popularity to feature its Nokia 8110 “banana phone” in <i>The</i> …

Mobile Technology

Data science notebooks get real: JupyterLab releases to users

Jupyter notebooks break out of their "show and tell" role into something more suitable to data engineers. Can JupyterLab turn notebooks into an …

Python Programming