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The conviction of a computer scientist who searched “insider trading” should concern us all

Why a computer scientist whose search history showed he was committing insider trading should make us all concerned about our internet …

Privacy

New report explains how AT&T and Verizon profit from DSL internet customers twice

Living with slow home internet is a punishment that courts would likely rule cruel and unusual, assuming the victims ever get a consistent enough …

Net Neutrality

Naked cyclist caught by speed camera in Germany

The man wore only shoes as he rode faster than the speed limit for cars towards downtown Kiel on a Saturday night. Police have not been able to …

Cycling

Web Scraping with a Headless Browser: A Puppeteer Tutorial

In this article, Toptal Freelance JavaScript Developer Nick Chikovani shows how easy it is to perform web scraping using a headless browser. …

Web Development

3 Foods You Probably Eat That Are Dangerous For Your Brain According To Science

Seven years ago, Max Lugavere was sitting at the dinner table when he asked his mother to pass the salt. The simple request should have take a fraction of a second, but it took his mother three or four. Those were the first signs that something was wrong. Within a few months, he and his brother …

Nutrition

NYT: US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States threatened nations in an effort to blunt a World Health Assembly resolution supporting breastfeeding this spring, The New York Times reported Sunday.<p>The US delegation worked hard, but largely unsuccessfully, to water down a resolution recognizing the importance …

Breast Feeding

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

Court rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US

Kim Dotcom, who has been in the news so often that it's hard to believe his company MegaUpload was shut down way back in 2012, is running out of lives. A New Zealand appeals court has ruled that he can be extradited to the US to face criminal copyright infringement charges. Dotcom's lawyer Ira …

Father of the Internet Vint Cerf: IPv4 was never the ‘production version’

Back in the ’70s, researchers in the US Defence Department’s internetworking program needed to decide how much address space computers on “this …

The US Stopped Other Countries from Legalizing Weed for Generations

Not anymore.<p>With its decision to legalize weed starting on October 17, Canada has effectively signed a death warrant for pot prohibition worldwide.<p>The United States has long been the world’s drug cop, but now that it has abandoned the beat by allowing nine states to legalize weed, international …

US considering troop withdrawal from Germany, report says

EU officials are reportedly trying to figure out if a US evaluation of the impact of moving troops from Germany is a negotiating ploy ahead of a NATO …

Britain is no longer a 'tier one' military power

Theresa May this week asked Britain's defence secretary to justify the UK's role as a "tier one" military power, causing dismay in the Ministry of Defence. Underlying the statement is a realisation that the UK can no longer economically compete with top powers, defence experts told Business Insider.<p>…

Great Britain

A communal bar of soap will not make you sick

<b>Science has shown over and over again that bar soap does not transmit infection. It is a powerful, plastic-free, and cheap disease-fighting …

People Find Creepy Warehouse Full Of Bags — And Can't Believe What's Inside

There were nearly 7,000 of them 💔<p>Four years ago, when officials in Vietnam entered a warehouse they suspected was being used by a wildlife tracker, …

Who cares about BPA? Canned beer is more popular than ever

<b>Nobody should be drinking canned beer. Period. But it is particularly bad for young women..</b><p>Remember Bisphenol A? A few years ago everyone was getting …

Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain

Creator of a breakthrough compression algorithm fights to keep it patent-free.<p>When Jarek Duda invented an important new compression technique called …

Nvidia’s ‘infinite resolution’ patent could change gaming forever

In a patent filing released on Thursday, June 7, Nvidia describes a technology that could fundamentally alter the way games look, feel, and perform. …

Nvidia Is So Dominant in High-End Gaming, It Can Wait to Launch New Chips

It's good to be Nvidia (NVDA) right now.<p>Though more than two years have passed since Nvidia launched the first GeForce gaming GPUs based on its …

Moving Animals to Safe Havens Can Unexpectedly Doom Them

Endangered creatures that are relocated to islands for protection can quickly lose their fear of predators.<p>Despite everything that had been done to save them, the quolls were still dying. And this time, it wasn’t for the expected reason.<p>Quolls are small Australian mammals that superficially …

Amphibians

This is the first 7nm GPU, equipped with 32GB of memory

Targeting deep learning applications first, but eventually coming to gaming rigs as well<p>Like any good nerd, AMD likes numbers. After outgunning Intel’s 28-core CPU announcement with its own 32-core Threadripper, AMD this morning also took a major step forward by demonstrating the world’s first 7nm …

Machine Learning

EU starts retaliation against Donald Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs

The European Union is pressing ahead with countermeasures in response to Donald Trump’s decision to impose trade tariffs on steel and aluminium.<p>The EU is opening a case at the World Trade Organisation, after the US imposition of a 25% duty on European steel and a 10% duty on European aluminium came …

Walmart Offers Employees College For $1 A Day

College for $1 a day?<p>If it sounds too good to be true, it’s not.<p>Walmart, the largest private sector employer in the U.S., announced a new plan yesterday to pay for college for its 1.4 million employees.<p>Here’s how it works and what you need to know.<p><b>Walmart College Plan</b><p>Walmart will offer all …

College & University

New research reveals one of the bad things about a higher minimum wage

Ever since there have been economists, there have been debates between economists about the impact of a minimum wage (pdf). Few research topics feature so many twists and turns. Many economists once presumed that higher wage floors would decrease employment; after all, if you make something more …

Poland offers US up to $2B for permanent military base

Poland wants a permanent U.S. military presence — and is willing to pony up as much as $2 billion to get it, according to a defense ministry proposal …

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.<p>His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, …

Health Care

German police fine parents at airport for taking children out of school early

Police at a German airport have fined parents for going on vacation before the official start of school holidays. School attendance is compulsory in …

Don't Tell Anyone, But We Just Had Two Years Of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

<b>Inconvenient Science:</b> NASA data show that global temperatures <i>dropped</i> sharply over the past two years. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't …

AMD integrates Ryzen PRO and Radeon Vega graphics in next-generation APUs

AMD unveils seven new Ryzen PRO APUs, three for mobile space and four for the desktop, for the commercial users.<p>AMD continues with its Ryzen momentum …

Mexico admits German and Polish cyclists were murdered

A special prosecutor now says two cyclists from Germany and Poland who went missing in Mexico were murdered. Authorities had earlier claimed they had …

Cops Can Find the Location of Any Phone in the Country in Seconds, and a Senator Wants to Know Why

Here are the letters Senator Ron Wyden sent to mobile carriers and the FCC demanding answers and action on the recently highlighted law enforcement service to easily track phones across the country.<p>On Thursday, the <i>New York Times</i> published a blockbuster piece revealing how US law enforcement have …