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The holiday village run by spies

<b>Arous was an idyllic holiday resort in the Sudanese desert, on the banks of the Red Sea. But this glamorous destination was a base for Israeli agents with a secret mission.</b><p>"Arous on the Red Sea, a wonderful world apart," the glossy brochure says, pronouncing it "the diving and desert recreation …

Israel

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

The Senate just voted to kill a policy warning auto lenders about discrimination against minority borrowers

The Senate on Wednesday voted to kill a five-year-old Obama administration policy warning auto lenders not to discriminate against minority borrowers.<p>The legislation, which passed 51 to 47 largely along party lines, is the latest Republican rebuke of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Chemical Arms Experts Blocked From Site of Syria Attack

LONDON — Chemical arms inspectors were blocked on Monday from the site of what is suspected of having been a poison attack by Syria’s military near Damascus, raising Western suspicions that Syria and its Russian ally were scrubbing the stricken area of evidence.<p>Who was responsible for the blocking, …

Middle East

The 70 must-see lines in James Comey's ABC interview

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday night, James Comey told his side of the story.<p>The former -- and fired -- FBI director sat down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos Sunday night to talk about his deep concerns about President Donald Trump and to recount a number of now-famous/infamous episodes between the two men. …

Donald Trump

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t …

Entrepreneurship

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.<p>The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth's climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they …

Climate Change

Microsoft now offers AI courses as a skill for your CV

Here’s something every tech company agrees on: the world needs more AI engineers. Microsoft is the latest firm to try to answer this demand, and this week, it launched a new course on its tech accreditation scheme (known as the Microsoft Professional Program) dedicated to artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Shedding new light on the (real) Black Panthers

<b>Most people watching the new Black Panther movie know little about the radical political party with the same name as the film's hero, beyond its reputation for militancy. But the photos of Stephen Shames reveal a far more humane side.</b><p>Both the opening and final scenes of the Black Panther movie are …

Black History

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done – 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

Leadership

Mysterious 'MuslimCrypt' App Helps Jihadists Send Covert Messages

ISIS has long taken full advantage of secure communication tools, and utilized mainstream communication platforms in unexpected ways. Extremist …

Middle East

IT expert reveals the extent of the data Google has has on you

Dylan Curran, based in Waterford, Ireland, downloaded his Facebook and Google data archives. Google's was 5.5gb, almost ten times the size of …

Serena Williams

In the murky world of D.C. marijuana law, pop-up markets thrive

At the XO Lounge in downtown Washington one January night, people who paid a $10 cover charge were greeted with samples of caramel popcorn, brownies and crisped-rice treats — all infused with marijuana.<p>Customers could browse three floors with tables featuring all manner of cannabis: edible candies, …

Cannabis

The CLOUD Act and Google: How it affects your data

The CLOUD Act — <b>C</b>larifying <b>L</b>awful <b>O</b>verseas <b>U</b>se of <b>D</b>ata — is a set of regulations handling how data stored in one country can be accessed by an entity in a …

Privacy

5 rules for a better marriage, according to a Japanese 'aisaika'

<i>Editor's Note: For more on the many different ways humans negotiate romance and relationships, watch "Christiane Amanpour: Sex and Love Around the World"</i> <i>Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> <i>"Go home early."</i><p>That's the first nugget of wisdom 58-year-old Kiyo Yamana will give to anyone wondering how he and …

Relationships

What does the poisoning of a former spy say about modern espionage?

THE British prime minister, Theresa May, said on March 12th that either the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter was “a direct act by …

We studied thousands of anonymous posts about the Parkland attack — and found a conspiracy in the making

Forty-seven minutes after news broke of a high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the posters on the anonymous chat board 8chan had devised a plan to bend the public narrative to their own designs: “Start looking for [Jewish] numerology and crisis actors.”<p>The voices from this dark corner of the …

Internet

AI Scientists Via Their 'Aging Clock' May Have Discovered How To Rewind Our Biological Clocks

“I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking.”~Jane Lynch<p>Well laughing it off may have worked for Comedian Jane Lynch, but for most of us, our biological clocks are not just ticking. They’re pounding.<p>Every single one of us is on the clock. And we are comprised …

Machine Learning

Scientists just got a step closer to treating incurable diseases using a revolutionary gene-editing tool

In people with Huntington's disease, the nerve cells of the brain start to break down over time.<p>The disease is fatal, often within 10 to 30 years, and as of now, there is no cure.<p>But Huntington's disease is caused by a single genetic mutation— it's triggered by an inherited gene, making it …

Genetics

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

3 Techniques From Pixar To Develop Your Creative Thinking | Inc.com

Heading up an employer brand agency I see myself as a creative being, but who actually knows when inspiration will strike? More often than not, it won't be during the time I've set aside for creative work, but will instead be when I'm already trying to do three other things. We've all been there, …

Creativity
Global Warming

Evolution of Language: Brain Pathways for Communication Are More Ancient Than Humans

New research has identified the brain systems involved in language learning and discovered that these systems pre-date the human species. The …

One of the most energetic phenomena in the universe is heading towards Earth

Blazars produce vast, hyper-fast jets of intense radiation.<p>Quasars are one of the most extreme and energetic phenomena in the known universe. …

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space

Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the …

Microsoft and Google prepare for big leaps in quantum computing

The hype that has been building around quantum computing, a potentially revolutionary technology that has been a dream of physicists and computer …

Quantum Computing

These Innovative Startups Take Education to the Next Level

Gamified learning, apps that let you study on your phone, blockchain-based edtech companies, personalized learning, teaching robots… the list goes on.<p>…