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Robots will rule us all: The future of American policing is the stuff of dystopian science fiction

Departments nationwide are adopting wild new technologies capable of destroying what’s left of our personal privacy<p>Can’t you see the writing on the touchscreen? A techno-utopia is upon us. We’ve gone from smartphones at the turn of the twenty-first century to smart fridges and smart cars. The …

Surveillance

3 critical communication mistakes great leaders don't make

If you look at any workplace issue, at the root you see a communication problem, which affects workplace relationships.<p>Leaders rely on critical communication skills to resolve conflict, increase effectiveness, initiate difficult conversations, and keep everyone focused on the end result.<p>Leaders …

Communication Skills

Before Investing In A Startup, Study Their 4 M's

I was recently asked to judge a startup competition. As I was filling in the questionnaire which evaluated the startups, I noticed that the questions being asked revolved around four topics all starting with the letter M: market, model, management and momentum. I thought that was a simple and …

Startups

10 Things Great Leaders Do

"<i>Great leaders don't succeed because they are great. They succeed because they bring out greatness in others.</i>" - Jon Gordon<br>There is no shortage of …

Leadership

Exclusive: Democratic Party slams GOP candidates on climate change | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Democratic Party released a video on Sunday slamming Republican presidential hopefuls for their opposition to action on climate change, suggesting the views clash with the reality of rising sea levels and shifting weather patterns.<p>A combination photo shows U.S. Republican …

Government

Complex Intelligence

A friend who works with Artificial Intelligence told me: “It is possible that there are highly context dependent and complex things about humans, but …

Nigeria government's audit removes nearly 24,000 non-existent workers

<b>The Nigerian government has removed nearly 24,000 workers from its payroll after an audit revealed they did not exist, the Finance Ministry has said.</b><p>The move has enabled a monthly saving of around $11,5m (£8m).<p>The audit is part of an anti-corruption campaign by President Muhammadu Buhari, who took …

Africa

Analysis: Iran, ISIS Likely to Unite for WWIII

Israeli military analysts are now beginning to prepare top officials, who are in turn beginning to prepare the nation, for what eventually may become …

Why does God have rules regarding sex? Pastor Chip Ingram provides the answer

Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, knows that following rules can be difficult, but he reminds Christians that …

Christianity

Despite Weathering Sanction Storm, Russia's 'Dutch Disease' Gets Worse

Russia has weathered sanctions and low oil prices better than most people imagined. The country is not going bankrupt. It’s too-big-to-fail banks have been thrown a lifeline by a fairly rich Russian Central Bank. And a totally free-floating ruble has been glued to oil. Oil goes up, the ruble goes …

Natural Gas

Only Yesterday is an intensely relatable blast from Studio Ghibli's past

25 years after its original debut, the lesser-known feature is still timeless<p><i>Only Yesterday</i> couldn't be more appropriately named. The intimate, spare drama from Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli first premiered in Japan in 1991, and in the 25 years since has somehow never seen an American release …

Anime

Amelia Earhart's plane discovered ... in old movie

The plane Amelia Earhart was flying when she disappeared over the Pacific has been discovered … in a 1936 Clark Gable film. Discovery News reports that researchers with the International Group of Historic Aircraft Recovery spotted Earhart's Lockheed Electra—given away by the registration number on …

Colorful Glasses That Look Like Planets In the Solar System, Plus the Sun and Pluto

Think Geek has created a fantastic set of glassware with each glass in the set representing an astronomical object in the solar system, including the …

Astronomy

Black Tie Dress Code: How To Make A Statement

<i>The following article has been sponsored by Joe Black</i><p>You’ve been told that weddings are expensive. You’ve heard horror stories from harried grooms …

Liberal fascists strike against Trump supporters in Berkeley

William O'Keefe:<p>...<br>Power for the USA a website by Donn Dears has recently published a piece that concluded on the basis of data from the Project …

Astronomical milestones of 2015

The New Horizons mission to Pluto might get all the attention, but 2015 had plenty of other amazing space mission firsts — and lasts, as scientists …

Astronomy

China's Pivot To Latin America: Beijing's Growing Security Presence In America's Backyard

China’s extremely ambitious efforts under Xi Jinping to extend its reach around the globe and to put its economic clout to work aggressively pursuing its strategic goals have had considerable impact on Latin America. As I’ve written previously, the nature of Chinese economic engagement with Latin …

China

Martyrs? Desperate? Crazy? Palestinians struggle to define Palestinians who attack Israelis

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Israelis are clear. They call it “terrorism.” Yet after five months of near-daily violence against Israelis, Palestinian society struggles with how to describe the wave of knife, gun and vehicular attacks targeting Israeli soldiers and civilians.<p>Is it an “uprising” or …

Israel

The 6 Best Off-Road Trailers of 2018

<i>Last Updated January, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>There was once a time when exploring the great outdoors on wheels …

US military: Robot wars

[ad_1]<p>More money must go to technology to confront China and Russia, say some people in the Pentagon<p>When historians come to write about technological …

Here are Albert Einstein's hand-written equations that first predicted an entirely new way to study the universe

Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916.<p>Here's his original hand-written logic (on left), which the genius later converted into a typed manuscript (on right):<p>This remarkably preserved piece of history is kept at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Albert …

Gravitational Waves

The Enemy of My Enemy: Russia and the Kurds Reshape the Syrian Civil War

Kurdish YPG Militia in Kobani<p>Syria's Kurds are on a roll. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a loose coalition consisting primarily of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), and an assortment of Sunni Arab, Turkmen, Yazidi and Assyrian ethnic militias are steadily expanding west of the …

Middle East

Why American Students Are Flocking to Germany — and Staying

BONN, Germany — How do you say "sign me up" in German?<p>The number of Americans studying in Germany has risen sharply, recent figures show, driven in part by the low cost of higher education compared to the United States.<p>More than 10,000 U.S. students are presently enrolled in the country’s higher …

College & University

‘We respect Islam and gay people’ … The gay teacher transforming a Muslim school

Primary teacher Andrew Moffat left his job after a backlash over his sexuality. Now he’s bringing his message of equality to a 99% Muslim primary in Birmingham<p>It took one complaint from a parent “as a Christian” to undo all Andrew Moffat’s work teaching children respect for people of different …

LGBTQI

12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books have had a significant impact on their success, and they have shared their must-read lists with me. Enjoy!<p>Karen Hough, founder and CEO, …

Books

The 3 Biggest Lies You Were Told at Saturday's Republican Debate

It was not a good night for the truth.<p>Saturday night's Republican primary debate, the ninth in a seemingly never-ending series, got heated at times, which made for decent entertainment. But during the bickering, candidates told some whopping lies. We rounded up three of our favorites.<p><b>Stunned into</b> …

Government

Animation: The Black Hole Collision That Created Today's Gravitational Wave Announcement

A dance of destruction<p>Einstein was right. A hundred years ago, he predicted that really big objects in space can create ripples in the fabric of space-time. Today, scientists announced that these gravitational waves have been detected directly for the first time.<p>The confirmation came from the Laser …

Black Holes

From Sarajevo to Syria: Where is the world's moral compass?

<b>Munich, Germany (CNN) —</b> In my office I keep a map. It's a bit battered now but it is a reminder of the futility and waste of war.<p>The mountains, the towns, the rivers and roads of Bosnia lie in flat relief today, but there was a time when they stood tall like towering giants pressing in on my every …

Middle East