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CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Computer Science

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The list of potential Yahoo buyers is already being drawn up.</b> Verizon Wireless, News Corp., and Time Inc. are all reportedly candidates.<p><b>2. Steve Ballmer says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's big initiative won't work.</b> Nadella is pushing the Windows Store app market that will let apps run across all …

Mark Zuckerberg

Earth Is Surrounded by Strings of Dark Matter

New computations from NASA suggest that long strings of mysterious dark matter form around planets like Earth.<p>The solar system is hairy? Thanks to …

Dark Matter

Network of artificial neurons learns to use language

A network of artificial neurons has learned how to use language.<p>Researchers from the universities of Sassari and Plymouth found that their cognitive …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Italian Food

EPA Accidentally Spills 1 Million Gallons Of Toxic Waste

Into a pristine Colorado river, while investigating mine pollution<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Federal environmental officials confirmed Friday night the presence of …

An alternative 13 best books about science?

What books do you think people should read to understand science - not just its content, but also its history and place in society?<p>Yesterday the Nobel Prize-winner Steven Weinberg offered Guardian readers his 13 best science books for the general reader. It garnered plenty of comments, on the post …

Books

Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …

Computer Hardware

Data retention bill 'far too intrusive', says new Press Council chair David Weisbrot

Legislation threatens individuals’ rights and freedoms and would ‘crush’ investigative journalism, professor says as he vows to fight for press freedom<p>The new chair of the Australian Press Council, Professor David Weisbrot, has condemned the Abbott government’s data retention bill as “far too …

Surveillance

North Korea accuses US of developing Ebola virus

Editorial in the Pyongyang Times fuels conspiracy theory that Washington is using deadly disease to maintain power over developing world<p>An editorial in the Pyongyang Times on Monday claims that the US may have developed the <b>Ebola</b> virus and intentionally allowed it to spread throughout West Africa …

Disease

Early build of Android 5.0 AOSP ROM available for Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300)

Once upon a time, the Galaxy S3 was the epitome of smartphone tech. It had masterful specs, a brilliant screen, and <i>features</i> up the wazoo. Though 2012 seems like just yesterday, time has not been kind to the pebble-shaped product. Samsung has sullied the S3’s place in the annals of Android history …

Android News

'Ebola is man-made', and other crazy conspiracy theories

Is Obama behind the Ebola outbreak? Are planes poisoning us? Is Lady Gaga part of an evil Illuminati plot? The five conspiracy theories you won't believe people believe<p><b>The best conspiracy theories are</b> like enchanting mazes of logic whose thresholds, once crossed, are hard to return from. As …

New guidelines for women urge early attention to stroke

Long before a woman hits middle age, she and her doctor should be thinking about her risk of stroke and taking steps to reduce it, according to the first set of stroke guidelines aimed at women.<p>The overall stroke risk for women is higher than it is for men, in part because women live longer. But …

Meteor shower from Comet ISON?

The chance of meteors from Comet ISON is remote, but we might see something. Info here about when to watch and what to expect to see.<p>One of the …

Astronomy

World's first bitcoin storage vault opens in London

A “deep cold storage” service for bitcoins underwritten by Lloyds of London and offering protection from hackers and accidental loss has launched in the UK<p>A “deep cold storage” service for bitcoins which promises to protect against hackers or accidental loss has launched in London.<p><b>Elliptic Vault</b> …

Microsoft's Twitter account: Don't use our e-mail

In an apparent hacking of the Microsoft News Twitter account, a tweet emerges saying the company sells customer data to the government. The Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility.<p>Sometimes, irony adorns Twitter like the sugar on a doughnut.<p>On Saturday morning, however, the Microsoft News …

E-Mail

How to Disable Facebook Facial Recognition

Facebook recently released a new feature that will automatically recognize your face in pictures uploaded to Facebook. The feature uses facial …

Developers can eventually use Ingress to make their own games

Alternate reality game Ingress opens up to the public tomorrow, and sometime in the future it may open to other developers who want to make their own games using the platform.<p>When the game opens to all Android users who want to play anyone can download the app and join the quest to control the …

Pokémon

You Built What?!: A Tesla Coil Gun That Produces Foot-Long Sparks

Modeled after a Nerf gun--but with 200,000 volts under the hood<p>While browsing a bookstore near his home in Seattle last year, Rob Flickenger came across a graphic novel titled <i>The Five Fists of Science</i>. The story portrays inventor Nikola Tesla as a crime fighter who battles his enemies with a pair …

Forget Prozac, Psychobiotics Are the Future of Psychiatry

For millennia, the human race has sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Originally, the sources for these psychoactive substances were the various fruits and flowers, including the Areca tree (betel nut), the poppy …

Whiz-kid , 13, teaches technology class to MIT graduates

In less than three years, 13-year-old Quin Etnyre learned to programme electronics, created his own company, and began teaching MIT graduates in his spare time.<p>Fuelled by a love of electronics and education, Quin developed starter kits to help children dive into the world of electronic …

Education Policy

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