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Special Forces Commandos Train Like This To Get Insane Strength & Stamina

Special Forces Selection is the toughest testing platform in the Military – a twelve-month process that 85 percent of candidates fail. It’s designed …

Special Forces

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Energy

It looks like most Central American migrant families entering the US have no idea that their children could be taken from them

The Trump administration has described the "zero-tolerance" policy of separating families who arrive at the border together as a deterrent to prevent people from attempting to either seek asylum or immigrate illegally from Central America.<p>But lawyers, advocates, and families who have been separated …

Low dopamine may indicate early Alzheimer's

A new study reports a newly discovered link between the loss of dopamine-firing cells in the brain and the brain's ability to form new memories. It …

War With Iran Won’t Be Iraq All Over Again. It’ll Be Much Worse.

With John Bolton joining the White House as President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, risk of the U.S. going to war with Iran has increased to levels not seen since Dick Cheney was vice president.<p>Bolton and Cheney were both architects of the Iraq war, a war that Bolton publicly stands …

Middle East

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Doomed

But things are likely to get much, much worse before they—eventually—get better.<p>The protests sweeping Iran belie the once popular notion that the spirit of the Green Revolution that nearly toppled the Islamic Republic in 2009 has been extinguished. It is possible that an Islamist regime with little …

South Asia

For sale: The most expensive house on Earth, in pictures

Western Allies Diverge Further Over Iran, With Europe Offering Finance As US Launches New Travel Ban

European banks have begun a fresh wave of investment in Iran, just as Washington launches another attempt at restricting links between the US and Iran.<p>Over the past week, banks in Austria, Denmark and France have announced investment deals with Iran worth a collective €2bn ($2.4bn), while in …

South Asia

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic

Enough bandwidth to stream 71 million HD videos at the same time<p>Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per …

The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges<p>In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent …

Innovation

Google and Microsoft Can Use AI to Extract Many More Ad Dollars from Our Clicks

When Google and Microsoft boast of their deep investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, they highlight flashy ideas like …

Top web dev shares what he's learnt from being self-taught

Singapore-based freelance web designer and developer Zell Liew shares everything he's learned about frontend development on his blog, so that others …

Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language

Business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau today announced that it has acquired ClearGraph, a service that lets you query and visualize large amounts of business date through natural language queries (think “this week’s transactions over $500”). Tableau expects to integrate this technology …

Startups

Responsive UIs in React Native

Recently, I published a premium starter kit for RN named React Native DO. Like many React Native apps on the market today, it was designed to work …

JavaScript

11 Amazing Feats the Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Just Made Possible

In 2017, CRISPR has brought unparalleled advancements in genetic engineering.<p>The CRISPR//Cas9 gene editing tool has quickly earned a reputation as a revolutionary technology, and its merits support the clout. This year has, in fact, seen so many CRISPR-related breakthroughs that it’s worthwhile to …

Genetics

Brains With Alzheimer's Have More Bacteria Than Healthy Ones, Says New Study

Evidence is mounting.<p>New research shows bacteria that break through the brain's defences and infected neurons could play a role in the onset of …

Dementia

Russia has developed a cyberweapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research

Hackers allied with the Russian government have devised a cyberweapon that has the potential to be the most disruptive yet against electric systems that Americans depend on for daily life, according to U.S. researchers.<p>The malware, which researchers have dubbed CrashOverride, is known to have …

Cybersecurity

Syria's SDF rebels capture parts of ISIL-held Raqqa

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured several strategic neighbourhoods just outside of ISIL's de facto capital in Raqqa province, the group said in a press release.<p>The SDF made gains outside Raqqa city, where Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIL) fighters are currently …

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

Neuroscience isn't on many elementary school lesson plans. But this spring, a second grade class at Fairmont Neighborhood School in the South Bronx is plunging in.<p>Sarah Wechsler, an instructional coach with wide eyes and a marathoner's energy, asks the students to think about the development and …

Education

Pakistan, in a First, Sentences Man to Death Over Blasphemy on Social Media

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An antiterrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a Shiite man to death for committing blasphemy in posts on social media. The man, Taimoor Raza, 30, was found guilty of making derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, his wives and others on Facebook and WhatsApp.<p>Mr. Raza …

The Arab Epics of 1967

CAIRO — To write a good story, an epic, a historical tale, you need armies, each fighting under its flag and serving its king. You need revenge and tidy endings. You need castles and walls and old stones. For romantic moments, you need beautiful landscapes. You don’t need awkward moments, silly …

Build software like Lego with this smart new developer tool

The cardinal rule in programming is “<i>Don’t repeat yourself</i>,” or DRY. It says that developers should only implement a particular functionality within a project once. Doing otherwise is bad, because it introduces technical debt and potential inconsistencies.<p>But it only really applies within the scope …

A New Technology Could Provide 40% of the World's Energy Needs, and It's Carbon-Neutral

Harnessing Salt Concentrations<p>Estuaries are ecosystems constantly in flux — brackish bodies of water where fresh and ocean water meet and mix. These …

Penn State

World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson's And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

This is happening.<p>In a world first, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are planning to inject stem cells derived from human embryos into the …

Stem Cells

Scientists Say Controlling A.I. Will Be Impossible for 3 Reasons

Holding artificial intelligence accountable for its actions is easier said than done, predicts a team of British researchers.<p>In a paper published …

Artificial Intelligence

Startling maps show every terrorist attack worldwide over the last 20 years

With fears of attacks around the world at a high, Carnegie Mellon researchers teamed up with Robert Muggah, a global security expert and director of the think tank Igarapé Institute, to visualize terror risks from a bird's-eye view.<p>Together, they created Earth TimeLapse, an interactive platform …

Wild boars maul Isil fighters to death in Iraq

Wild boars mauled three Islamic State (Isil) fighters to death near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to Kurdish fighters.<p>The jihadists’ bodies were found badly mangled by refugees fleeing through farmland as they tried to get away from Isil territory in al-Rashad, southwest of the city.<p>Isil …

The Complete Beginners' Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Ten years ago, if you mentioned the term “artificial intelligence” in a boardroom there’s a good chance you would have been laughed at. For most people it would bring to mind sentient, sci-fi machines such as 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL or Star Trek’s Data.<p>Today it is one of the hottest buzzwords …

Artificial Intelligence

2 Choke Points That Threaten Oil Trade Between The Persian Gulf And East Asia

The flow of international trade has always been subject to geopolitical risk and conflicts. At all stages of the supply chain, trade inherently faces challenges posed by the geopolitical realities along a given route.<p>Some routes are more perilous and harder to navigate than others. One such trade …