Nate Penland

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The 'deep state' is real. But are its leaks against Trump justified?

Even the most severe critics of the US president should worry about this subtle form of anti-democratic abuse<p>America doesn’t have coups or tanks in the street. But a deep state of sorts exists here and it includes national security bureaucrats who use secretly collected information to shape or curb …

Donald Trump

Trump's SEC Proposes Obama-Era Broker Conflict Rules Rewrite

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed overhauling its conflict-of-interest rules for brokers, a move likely ensuring that …

Finance

Japanese engineer builds giant robot to realize Gundam dream

Engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from “Mobile Suit Gundam,” his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has …

Mobile Suit Gundam

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Books

One Year of ‘College’ With No Degree, But No Debt And a Job at the End

New schools tout themselves as alternatives to college in the digital age, but they lack the traditional benefits of a postsecondary education<p>As a high-school senior in Hampton, Va., Aidan Cary applied last year to prestigious universities like Dartmouth, Vanderbilt and the University of …

College & University

China says it protects religious freedom, but the Bible is disappearing from online bookstores

Just as China pledged to uphold religious freedom, China’s 70 million Christians are finding it harder to get a copy of the Holy Bible.<p>Online bookstores in China have pulled the Bible off their shelves in recent days, with searches for the Bible in Chinese on major e-commerce sites including …

China

China Insists on Control of Religion, Dimming Hope of Imminent Vatican Deal

BEIJING — China will not allow any foreign interference in religious affairs in the country, a senior official said on Tuesday, dousing expectations of an imminent deal with the Vatican over control of the Roman Catholic Church here.<p>“I think there is no religion in human society that is above the …

China

Up your game if you want to negotiate for financial aid

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If you are thinking about negotiating your university-bound child's financial aid offers, you had better start working on your pitch.<p>So many parents are calling up colleges now since the money packages hit their mailboxes this week that the strategy has lost some of its bite. As …

College & University

Democracy is dying by natural causes

Toward what, exactly, are we plunging?<p>We feel that the momentum of events is carrying us down toward something dreadful. Is it a return to fascism? Or will our future look something more like the Eastern European present — illiberal democracy? Or is technology so rapidly inflecting our lives that …

Political Science

There’s another huge threat to the Internet. And the public doesn’t seem to care.

<i>“This alert [from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation] provides information on Russian government actions targeting U.S. Government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and critical manufacturing</i> …

I was a committed atheist and then this incredible thing happened to me

My atheist father raised me on fanciful parables where the moral of the story concluded that God did not and could not exist. His strong belief in human ability and the power of positive thinking laced my childhood with quips like “What one conceives and then believes can be achieved.” No pie in …

Billy Graham

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Retirement

Best Spring Trips 2018

Fourteen destinations that will help you shake those winter blues and embrace the season of new beginnings.<p>At the end of the day, all spring travel has one goal in common: soaking up some sun after a long, dark winter. This list provides an abundance of venues for the occasion—sailboats in Sri …

Travel Photography

Sanhedrin Calls on Arabs to Take Their Role in Third Temple as Prophesized by Isaiah

The nascent <i>Sanhedrin</i>, a Biblically mandated court of 71 elders, released a letter in Hebrew, English and Arabic inviting the Arabs as the sons of …

Christianity

In find of biblical proportions, seal of Prophet Isaiah said found in Jerusalem

The hand of the Prophet Isaiah himself may have created an 8th century BCE seal impression discovered in First Temple remains near Jerusalem’s Temple …

13 Reasons to Believe Aliens Are Real

<b>In the good old days,</b> the arrival of UFOs on the front page of America’s paper of record might have seemed like a loose-thread tear right through the …

Paranormal

5 Countries Where People Live the Longest

Discover secrets for a long and satisfied life from nations that know best.<p>Travelers throughout history searched for a mythical spring with healing waters that promised everlasting life. Although a true Fountain of Youth remains to be found, people today live longer than ever.<p>Common sense says that …

Tel Aviv

Most Americans close to retirement have saved only 12% of what they need

Americans are falling behind on retirement savings, and the statistics are troubling.<p>Those between the ages of 55 and 64 who have retirement savings …

Retirement

Scientists Show How LSD Dissolves the Barrier Between You and Everyone Else

There's a reason acid trips create feeling of "oneness."<p>A distorted “sense of self” underlies certain psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia and …

Neuroscience

AI | Trading Stories & Videos

UK companies are setting the global standard for<br>the next wave of breakthroughs, particularly in technology.<p>Raising the bar for AI<p>The Chinese game of …

AI will soon write better novels than humans, according to a computer scientist

<b>Read the full transcript below:</b><p>So, what humans are great at this moment is particularly "context integration" and lending their overall understanding of the world and what's going on in making an analysis of a situation.<p>So with a machines natural language of understanding, for example, we're not …

Artificial Intelligence

China to ban citizens with bad 'social credit' from some forms of travel

Proof that life imitates art — or at least <i>Black Mirror</i> on Netflix — China will soon be imposing strict penalties for those with low “scores” on its so-called “social credit” system. Starting May 1, Chinese citizens with low scores will be unable to travel via plane or train for up to a year, …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Christianity may face extinction but music and film hint at the love of a new generation

I've heard it said that Christianity, at any given moment, is a generation from extinction.<p>We pass our beliefs to succeeding generations. That's how it works.<p>For extinction to take place in the foreseeable future our grandkids would have to repudiate the faith.<p>That would send remnants of …

Royal Burial in Ancient Canaan May Shed New Light on Biblical City

An undisturbed elite tomb discovered in ancient Armageddon is replete with gold offerings—and the promise of unlocking secrets with DNA analysis.<p>The extraordinary discovery of a magnificent and untouched 3,600-year-old burial chamber in the ancient Canaanite city-state of Megiddo has stunned …

Beijing police are using facial-recognition glasses to identify car passengers and number plates

Police on the outskirts of Beijing are using facial-recognition glasses that can identify passengers and car number plates within milliseconds.<p>The smart glasses were first tested in Beijing at a highway checkpoint last week, according to Reuters.<p>Powered by artificial intelligence, the eyewear …

Surveillance

TransWorld SNOWboarding Snowboarding videos, gear, photos, resorts and news

We’ve teamed up with Snow Park Technologies to present the results of our data-driven Park Poll, ranking the best snowboarding terrain parks across …

UK the only European nation to see its 'ultra-wealthy' population shrink last year

The UK was the only country in Europe to see its "ultra-wealthy" population shrink last year.<p>The number of ultra-wealthy individuals - those with $50M+ in net assets - rose by 10 per cent globally in 2017 according to a new report on global wealth.<p>The report, conducted by estate agency Knight …

LTE security holes could lead to fake emergency alerts

Vulnerabilities in cellular network technology definitely aren't things of the past. Researchers at Purdue and the University of Iowa have outlined exploits in LTE protocols that would let intruders conduct ten serious attacks, including spying on calls and text messages, tracking locations, …

India overtakes China as the world's fastest-growing economy

India has taken back its claim from China as the world's fastest growing economy, with its GDP rising 7.2% this quarter on the back of a robust …

India