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U.S. Intel Agencies Preparing Dossier to Prove Russian Hacks

President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to deliver to him a dossier of the evidence that the Russian government used cyber attacks and other means to intervene in the 2016 election, possibly with the idea of making more information public, a senior intelligence official told …

Donald Trump

Groundbreaking new seawater battery could replace expensive lithium batteries

Open your smartphone and you’ll probably find a lithium-ion battery inside. They’re rechargeable, which is great – but they’re difficult to dispose …

The Best Way to Make Every Kind of Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you’re going to treat yourself to homemade chocolate chip cookies, they’d better be damn good. But trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe can …

Dessert

Wrap Anything in Cloth Easily with Japanese "Furoshiki" Folding Techniques

Instead of struggling with wrapping paper this holiday season, get yourself some cloth. The Japanese Furoshiki technique can wrap anything easily and …

How a virus from a lake in Connecticut may have saved a man's life

It's home to fish like bluegill and alewife, along with smaller organisms like water fleas, algae, and bacteria. There are viruses in Dodge Pond, too, most of which infect its bacteria.<p>And one of Dodge Pond's viruses, known as OMKO1, has now earned it a place in medical history.<p>Earlier this year, …

Medicine

German intelligence agency: Russia is trying to destabilize the state with propaganda and cyberattacks

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency says Russia is trying to destabilize German society and the state with propaganda campaigns and cyberattacks.<p>The blunt warning from Germany's BfV agency comes less than a year before the country is expected to hold a general election.<p>Agency chief …

Russia

If this keeps up, Trump won't have to do anything to punish China's economy

Gross reserves decreased $69.1 billion, the largest drop in 10 months, falling to $3.05 trillion in November, the People's Bank of China said on Wednesday. That's down from a peak of $4 trillion in 2014.<p>Meanwhile, net reserves — gross reserves less foreign debt — have fallen to a jaw-dropping $1.7 …

China

Why people believe Trump's lies, fake news, and conspiracy theories

The number is more like 800, Jones told the Washington Post. Trump angrily responded to Jones on Twitter, attacking his union work, but did not deny that he had exaggerated the number.<p>This is just one more on a long list of fibs Trump has told over the past few years.<p>Donald Trump has said that …

Critical Thinking

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Do you speak the language of Data Analytics?

business environment. Businesses have woken up to the fact there is value in their data, and as a result the humble data scientist is in high …

The Camera In Your Pocket: How To Take Better Photos With Your iPhone

What you’ll discover in this 92 page eBook<p>In this 92 page eBook you’ll learn how to master three basic steps for better iPhone photography:<p>How light, …

Nitrogen pollution: the forgotten element of climate change

While carbon pollution gets all the headlines for its role in climate change, nitrogen pollution is arguably a more challenging problem. Somehow we …

If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

When a robotic probe finally lands on a watery world like Jupiter's moon Europa, what do scientists have to see to definitively say whether the place has any life?<p>That's the question retired astronaut John Grunsfeld posed to some colleagues at NASA when he was in charge of the agency's science …

Paranormal

How do you throw the book at an algorithm?

Policing the internet in the face of big data is proving to be an almost insurmountable problem<p>W hen, in the mid-1990s, the world wide web transformed the internet from a geek playground into a global marketplace, I once had an image of seeing two elderly gentlemen dancing delightedly in that part …

Machine Learning

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Here's what every symbol on top of your iPhone means

iPhone

HIV 'game-changer' now on NHS

<b>A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the NHS in England.</b><p>The health service lost a court battle in the summer after arguing responsibility for paying for it should fall to local authorities not the NHS.<p>Now at least 10,000 people will …

Public Health England

String People: John Schwarz

John Schwarz recalls the long history of string theory<p>John Schwarz was just a young PhD fresh out of UC Berkeley, back in the days of draft-card …

The best way to motivate your kids, according to a behavioral economist

In other ways, kids are just mini-adults. Motivation is a key example of this similarity: The things that encourage us to perform better at work are the same things that encourage them to do well in school and beyond.<p>That's according to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics …

Behavioral Economics

From wintry Lithuania, NATO sends Russia a signal of resolve | Reuters

PABRADE, Lithuania (Reuters) - Troops from 11 NATO countries including the United States rehearsed battle skills in a snowy Lithuanian forest on Friday, and the leader of the Baltic state voiced confidence that U.S. commitment to Europe’s defense would survive the election of Donald Trump as …

Russia

Russia repels cyber attack on financial systems: FSB

After months of foreign hacking accusations, Russia has now said its own financial system was targeted by a cyber attack. The breach allegedly …

Cyber-attacks

A Man's Prostate Cancer Has Disappeared With an Experimental Treatment

This is promising.<p>A man with advanced prostate cancer has seen the disease disappear, after doctors blasted his tumour with huge amounts of …

Cancer

Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'

<b>Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson's disease.</b><p>Their animal experiments, published in the journal Cell, suggest the brain disorder may be caused by bacteria living in the gut.<p>The findings could eventually lead to new ways of treating the disease, such as …

Medical Research

How Assad Staged al Qaeda Bombings

The Syrian regime’s collusion with the terrorists it says it is fighting goes back a decade, and it wasn’t above killing its own people to make a …

The reality behind Russia's fake news

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 2016 presidential race was rife with disinformation, none more blatant than fake news -- hoaxes, half-truths, outright lies -- that flashed through the internet at warp speed.<p>Take, for example, "Pizzagate," a made-up story of a pedophilia ring supposedly being run out of a Washington, …

Fake News

Everything you need to know about spices

As someone who accidentally added a tablespoon of nutmeg to a batch of mac & cheese instead of ¼ teaspoon, I truly appreciate the power of spices. The power to ruin.<p>Or add mouth-numbing spice, or sure, beautiful depth of flavor and overall deliciousness. I've never thought much about them when I'm …

Spices

If you're left-handed, this is how your brain might work differently

Aside from the fact that I was robbed of the opportunity to use colorful gel pens as a tween (it was rough, guys, let me tell you), I absolutely love …

The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda

In late October, I received an e-mail from “The PropOrNot Team,” which described itself as a “newly-formed independent team of computer scientists, statisticians, national security professionals, journalists and political activists, dedicated to identifying propaganda—particularly Russian …