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Free Tools Students Can Use to Produce Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

Education Technology

Police Obtain Warrants To Find Out Which Google Users Were Present At Crime Scenes

Police in North Carolina are securing search warrants to access Google's data on who was at, or near, the scene of the crime.<p>In Raleigh, North …

Surveillance

Could I rewire my brain to lose my worrier mentality? | Toronto Star

A skew to one way or the other is known as a cognitive bias — in other words, an assumption we don’t know we are making. The direction and strength …

Putin ordered plane to be downed in 2014

<b>Russia's President Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, he says in a new film.</b><p>In the two-hour film, posted online, Mr Putin says he was told a plane from Ukraine to Turkey had been …

Russia

Trump’s Secretary of State pick is ‘the number 1 all time recipient of KOCH Industries $$$’

Mike Pompeo is, of course, a climate science denier and opponent of the Paris climate deal.<p>President Donald Trump has officially fired Secretary of …

Hubble Just Found a "Relic Galaxy," and It's Absolutely Stunning

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a strange kind of galaxy surprisingly close to home.<p>A new study published Monday in <i>Nature</i> reports that …

Comcast 'blocks' an encrypted email service: Yet another reminder why net neutrality matters

Now imagine your favorite websites getting blocked by your internet provider in the name of net neutrality.<p>For about twelve hours earlier this month, …

New 3D-printed house can be built in less than a day for just $4,000

One billion people on Earth lack access to adequate housing — but that could change if ICON and New Story are successful. They’ve found a way to …

3D Printing

I Didn’t Find My Passion Until I Was 50 Years Old

“Follow your passion” is advice we hear so often, it almost seems like a cliché. It sounds fabulous, except for one thing: What if you don’t have a …

The next big bad bet might be lurking on Wall Street — and we just got a glimpse of it

Investors banking on market calm just got burned on a bet many didn’t entirely understand they were making.<p>On December 14, 2006, Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns reported huge earnings, helping push major US indexes toward record numbers. Fewer than two years later, both investment banks collapsed …

26 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Work

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Shopping

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

Bill Gates

Today's Market Is Anything But Normal

<b>In this issue, we aim to develop a compass… to help us figure out where we are and where we are going.</b><p>On Planet Earth, we can find our direction by …

The Nunes Memo Lands With a Dud

The idea here, not accomplished, was to end the Mueller investigation on a technicality. Is that really the most inspiring response Team Trump can …

Survivors recall attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai, 305 dead

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — They arrived in five SUVs, took positions across from the mosque's door and windows, and just as the imam was about to deliver …

Extremism

The 9 most cringe-worthy moments in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ history

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to HBO Sunday after more than six years off the air. A lot has changed in the world since we left Larry (and Leon) in Paris, but it’s a pretty safe bet that the new season of “Curb” will have plenty of awkwardness. In preparation, we put together a list of the …

Jerry Seinfeld

33 Fundamentals Every JavaScript Developer Should Know

You’ve learned <b>React</b>, mastered <b>npm install</b>, and can find your way around <b>webpack.config.js.</b> You can do just about anything as long as there’s a module …

JavaScript

Timeline Of Trump And Russia In Mid-2016: A Series Of Coincidences Or Something More?

The video appeared on YouTube on March 4, three days after the bonanza of primaries and caucuses known as Super Tuesday. New York billionaire Donald Trump had dominated the contests, cementing his improbable rise to Republican front-runner. And a Russian man named Alexander Dugin was providing his …

Donald Trump

Scientists Generate Quantum Entanglement in Space For the First Time — NOVA Next | PBS

By entangling particles on a satellite and shooting them down to Earth, China may have just set the tone for a global “quantum space race.”<p>In a new …

Quantum Mechanics

Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

They'll read your business plan but it's you they invest in.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People often ask me what kind of personality traits successful entrepreneurs possess? I've always maintained a mental list, based on my observations over years of meeting with …

The Art Of Cherry-Picking Polls

Lots of people in politics cherry-pick favorable polls. President Trump is no exception. On Friday, Trump tweeted about a poll from Rasmussen Reports …

The US just sold $500 million of arms to Saudi Arabia, keeping the Middle East’s nastiest conflicts inflamed

A game-changing event happened this past Tuesday, and it wasn’t attorney general Jeff Sessions testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee.<p>While Sessions was getting grilled, other senators were debating the wisdom of selling a roughly $500 million package of air-to-ground, GPS-guided …

Middle East

Google open-sources object detection tech that powers Nest Cam, Image Search, and Street View

Google handed a new set of intelligent object detection capabilities over to the open source community as part of continued development of its TensorFlow framework.<p>The TensorFlow Object Detection API gives data scientists and developers access to the same tech that Google uses for its own systems, …

Machine Learning

A Facebook AI Unexpectedly Created Its Own Unique Language

The Future of Language<p>A recent Facebook report on the way chatbots converse with each other has given the world a glimpse into the future of language.<p>…

Warren Buffett says index funds make the best retirement sense 'practically all the time'

If you're looking for a simple plan to build your retirement savings, one of the world's most successful stock market investors has some clear advice.<p>…

Investing

9 Habits for Eliminating Negativity From Your Life | Inc.com

<i>How can I avoid negativity? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela-Canovic, Productivity Hacker, Writer, and Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, on Quora:</b><p>By adopting a positive mindset …

Happiness

12 Steps to Abstinence? Not for Everyone

When we think of alcoholism, we think of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): the rituals, the sponsors, the celebrity interventions, the “I am an alcoholic” …

Mental Disorders

DEUTSCHE BANK: 'Globalization is under siege'

Josh Feinman, Deutsche Asset Managment's global chief economist, says in a recent note to clients that anti-globalization sentiment has "unleashed a political backlash, an anti-establishment revolt— "a politics of rage" —that has contributed to the UK vote to leave the EU, the U.S. election of …

Donald Trump’s goon squad: As president, Trump will maintain private security force to crack down on protest

Breaking with all precedent, Trump will apparently retain his private squad of loyal ex-cops in the White House<p>On Monday Politico reported the startling fact that in addition to relying on his Secret Service protection, Donald Trump employs his own private security and intelligence service and …

Donald Trump

Stephen Hawking: Automation and AI is going to decimate middle class jobs

In a column in The Guardian, the world-famous physicist wrote that "the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative …

The Future