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Ep. 12: Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, House of Lies & Peaky Blinders

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

Coffee

There are so many Israeli startups in New York that an Israeli founded a startup to serve them

If Israel is a startup nation of 8 million people, its diaspora in New York seems no less keen on entrepreneurship. A year after launching Israeli Startups NYC—the firm helps Israeli tech entrepreneurs with immigration issues, business development, legal paperwork, and the like—founder Lior Vaknin …

Startups

Inside the startup that’s taking on Amazon (while swearing it’s not)

Jet.com, the ambitious startup launched by CEO Marc Lore earlier this year, is certainly attracting plenty of attention. Based on data Jet.com provided, the company’s growing fast. It’s quickly become one of the bigger players in the US e-commerce market—number 4 by gross volume, it says—behind …

eCommerce

Bad Religion’s Frontman Has a New Theory About Evolution and Coexistence

SoCal punk legend Greg Graffin has a new theory on what drives natural progression.<p>Each fall, mild-mannered Greg Graffin, a zoology PhD, lectures about evolution at Cornell University. For the rest of the year, he stirs up mosh pits as the frontman of SoCal punk legends Bad Religion. Last month, …

Archives

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. She is sick of whiny boys. And she is perfectly OK with dealing out death.<p>Anne crawled out of bed in her …

BMW M2 vs Porsche Cayman GT4

The M2 is BMW’s latest offering from its storied M Division and could possibly overtake its iconic M3 as the enthusiasts favorite BMW. Porsche has a …

Facebook Just Put All Its Free Design Tools In One Place

Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.12.15.<p>Time of Publication: 11:39 am. 11:39 am<p>Welcome to the Facebook School of …

Netflix is just too powerful for cable companies to snub — as much as they want to

James Murdoch, who heads 21st Century Fox, said politely that his thinking on the subject was "evolving" — and not in Netflix's favor.<p>But Netflix might just be too big of a powerhouse in the market for cable companies to spite, according to an analyst note from Morgan Stanley on Monday.<p>The analysts …

Televisions

UT-Austin Students Protest Open Carry Law By Strapping Dildos to Their Bags

Texas students are protesting months-old legislation that allows you to carry a gun on campus by highlighting what you can’t carry: a dildo.<p>On August …

Journalism is a childish practice: the future of news is Hot Tub Time Machine Part Two

Journalism is essentially an immature craft. The output is inevitably provisional, incomplete and less accurate, complex and objective than the …

UK Universities

Inside the Seattle Police Department’s new real-time crime center

The Seattle Police Department has a new high-tech crime center that it hopes will help officers, investigators, and analysts solve crimes more …

Policing

The stock market is a 'dangerous casino' that's disconnected from the real economy

While I think the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) establishment survey isn't worth the paper it's manipulated on, it did take a drastic turn for the worse.<p>So doing, it thereby monkey-hammered the recovery narrative of the Keynesian chorus on Wall Street and at the Fed.<p>In fact, the alleged 245,000 …

Economics

Al-Nimr sought democracy; will Saudi Arabia give him death today?

QUICK PILL<p>Death, not democracy<p>Saudi Arabia is set to behead, then crucify Ali Mohammed Al Nimr<br>• Al-Nimr was sentenced to death for pro-democracy …

Syria's Civil War Is So Destructive That We Had To Open the 'Doomsday' Seed Vault

Everybody needs seeds.<p>In 2008, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault was established on a Norwegian island in the Arctic to serve as a conservator of biodiversity and food security. In other words, they keep seeds safe in case we need them in the future. It seems that future starts now.<p>Damage to a gene …

War

Portable Wind Turbine Blows Everyone Away On Kickstarter, Raising Almost Entire Goal In A Day

Trinity is a second-generation, waterproof, portable wind turbine that will let you generate power on the go. The Kickstarter met its funding goal in …

Renewable Energy

Photographer Doug Rickard Searches for ‘Hood Fight,’ ‘Crackheads Gone Wild’, and ‘Passed Out White Girl’, Explores the Dark Side of Urban America

Doug Rickard, the founder of well-known photography websites American Suburb X and These Americans, is a California-based artist and curator …

Street Photography

Apple Car could save drivers 400 billion hours per year

Morgan Stanley analysts Adam Jonas and Katy Huberty — who regularly follow Tesla and Apple — claim an autonomous Apple Car could save drivers a collective 400 billion hours of “non-productive” time each year.<p>“What is the value of 400 billion hours a year?” they write in a note to clients. “How much …

A FEMEN Activist Explains Why She Flashed Her Tits at a Muslim Conference

We spoke to one member of the self-described "sextremist" group, who disrupted a French event on women in Islam this weekend.<p>What is the best way of fighting the inherent misogyny of religion? Activists from the pan-European feminist group FEMEN have been getting topless and angry at a range of …

Feminism

Are We So Different From ISIS?

<i>All that is left of the Abbey in Dale Abbey</i><p>When I was younger, I used to work on archaeological excavations in the Middle East. I spent 8 seasons digging in Cyprus and Israel. When I was 22, I travelled overland across Central Asia to see the giant Buddhist statues in Bamyian, Afghanistan.<p>The …

Archaeology

How Guns Got Smarter

The marketplace might finally be catching up to science fiction<p>As any science-fiction fan knows, a smart gun is designed to work only for the person authorized to use it. Since the 19th century, Smith & Wesson, Colt, and even Silicon Valley have all attempted to disrupt the now-multibillion dollar …

Guns

The nudge theory and beyond: how people can play with your mind

The first instalment of our new psychology column looks at how mental manipulation can be backed by good intentions – but when used with stealth, it is deceitful and wrong<p>A couple of decades ago, a class of psychology undergraduates played a mean trick on their lecturer. The students on the right …

Behavioral Sciences

Experts are hailing this exotic fruit that tastes like pulled pork as a 'miracle' crop, which could save millions from starvation

On the outside, this giant fruit resembles something out of the Jurassic era and emits a sweet yet putrid stench.<p>But don't be fooled: The fruit, known as a jackfruit, is being hailed as a "miracle" crop that could save millions from starvation. And the unique fruit inside of it is just the …

South-east Asia

How Big Can Entanglement Get?

Our intuition has evolved to deal with the macroscopic world: the world of things you can hold in your hand and see with your naked eyes. But many of …

Quantum Mechanics

Photos of Brooklyn Before and After the Hipsters

Brooklyn, like Oakland, was a great place to live before the hipsters took over and brought their fixies and crappy beer and artisanal donuts. Think …

Don’t Worry, Smart Machines Will Take Us With Them - Issue 28: 2050

When it comes to artificial intelligence, we may all be suffering from the fallacy of availability: thinking that creating intelligence is much …

This could be the next state to legalize marijuana

The proposals, submitted to State Attorney General Maura Healey by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and the Bay State Repeal, argue that legalizing the drug will make it easier to regulate its sale and prevent underage kids from accessing it.<p>Now, the backers must collect and file …

Cannabis

Texas Man Threatens The Lives Of Any Black People Coming To His Town

Nathan Ener of Hemphill, Texas, posted a video on calling for a deadly solution to black groups who want to come to ‘your town’. Ener, according to …

Movies