Ron M

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Boston Dynamics Says It Can Build 1,000 Robot Dogs a Year By Mid-2019

Boston Dynamics is preparing to build its terrifying army of robot dogs, according to a Saturday report in Inverse that the company has set a target …

Robotics

Liberal Blind Spots Are Hiding the Truth About ‘Trump Country’

WICHITA, Kan. — Is the white working class an angry, backward monolith — some 90 million white Americans without college degrees, all standing around in factories and fields thumping their dirty hands with baseball bats? You might think so after two years of media fixation on this version of the …

Race & Ethnicity

Philosopher of The Month: Maurice Merleau-Ponty [slideshow]

This July, the OUP Philosophy team honors Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-61) as their Philosopher of the Month. Merleau-Ponty was a French …

Art

Philo vs AT&T Watch TV: Which is Right for You?

AT&T recently launched their Watch TV streaming service, and it was quickly compared to Philo. The two services are close in price and offer many of …

Smart TV

Why This Simple Jazz Transcription Hack Will Change Your Playing • Jazz Advice

It’s just past one in the morning. I’m standing on the sidewalk in lower Manhattan as garbage trucks rumble by and panhandlers hustle for loose …

Electric Guitar

Why should I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google?

<b>#1 — Google tracks you. We don’t.</b><p>You share your most intimate secrets with your search engine without even thinking: medical, financial and personal …

Here’s How You Can Use Android But Ditch Google

Advertisement<p>Over the past several weeks, I made a big change to the way I use my Android phone. I decided to go Google-free.<p>This guide is available …

Genome editing and human reproduction

In September 2016 the Council began an inquiry into ethical issues raised by genome editing as an emerging biomedical technology that could influence …

Genetics

iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a permanent part of students' daily lives. Kids up to 8 years old spent almost an hour a day on mobile devices, Common Sense Media reported last year.<p>And the amount of time kids spend with screens only increases as they get older. On average, 13- to …

Education Technology

This Bold Plan to Fight Opioid Overdoses Could Save Lives — But Some Conservatives Think It's 'Immoral'

That's what the Dutch do, and it's working.With Ohio beset by a massive public health around opioid use and overdoses—more than 4,000 Ohioans died of …

Morality

Facebook Domination vs. Self-Determination

We're months removed from the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the public outrage of #DeleteFacebook, and new information continues to surface about …

Social Media

Microsoft is putting Slack on notice

Microsoft announced that it’s launching a free version of its Teams software today, July 12.<p>The company first introduced Teams last year as its answer to the communication tool Slack that has swept workplaces across the US, and raised reams of cash in its short history. Slack currently has around 8 …

Software

How WhatsApp Leads Mobs to Murder in India

False rumors of child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp in India, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April

India

The Crisis Facing America

The country can no longer afford to wait to ascertain why President Trump has subordinated himself to Putin—it must deal with the fact that he has.<p>We still do not know what hold Vladimir Putin has upon President Trump, but the whole world has now witnessed the power of its grip.<p>Russia helped Donald …

Donald Trump

A poster from the students of the University of Sevilla. Glad someone remembers. https://t.co/lQocZFbczg

Leading voting machine company admits it lied, reveals that its voting machines ship backdoored, with pre-installed remote access software

Election Systems and Software is America's leading voting machine vendor, a category notorious for buggy, insecure software and rampant manufacturer …

Voting

ProtonVPN

Noam Chomsky calmly explains why Trump and allies are a threat to organized human life

"Today's Republican Party is the most dangerous organization in human history," intones Noam Chomsky as methodically describes "a level of …

Noam Chomsky

Here Are 5 Ways Trump — And the Republicans Who Control Both Houses of Congress — Are Much Worse Than Nixon

Although Nixon was considered an arch-conservative in his day and was detested by many liberals and progressives of the 1960s and 1970s, his …

Social Security

Philosophers object to Claremont Graduate decision to close its philosophy department and terminate two tenured professors

Claremont Graduate University closed its philosophy department and laid off the program’s two main tenured professors this summer, just a year after …

Higher Education

Senator Warner Implies that Trump Just Committed an Impeachable Offense in Helsinki

Share<p>Tweet<p>Reddit<p>Share<p>+1<p>1K Shares<p>Today’s press conference in Helsinki, Finland between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has …

Donald Trump

'Conscious Choice to Defend a Tyrant': John McCain Issues Furious Response to 'Disgraceful' Trump-Putin Conference

Sen. John McCain of Arizona has, at times, been unafraid to break ranks with President Trump when he felt it was appropriate—McCain’s vote against …

Donald Trump

Hear the First Recorded Blues Song by an African American Singer: Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues” (1920)

Historian John Hope Franklin once described the decades from the end of slavery through the advent of Jim Crow as “The Long Dark Night" because of …

Black History

Science and Philosophy Offer More for Grief than Religion

In a recent New York Times column, Stephen T. Asma claims that religion can help people to deal with grief much better than science can. His case for …

Edvard Munch

Expletive syntax: I will marry the crap out of you, Sean Spencer

The quote is from the American tv show <i>Psych</i> — illustrating a construction I’ve (recently) called Vexoo (<b>V</b> <b>Ex</b>pletive <i>out-of</i> <b>O</b>bject), an emphatic …

Language

How to Legally Download and Install Windows 7 OEM

Some people—for whatever reason—are still using Windows 7. If you own a computer running Windows 7 and would like to start afresh with a clean …

Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame

<b>Enactivism is one of the central themes in current philosophy of cognitive science, and Shaun Gallagher is among the leading proponents of the</b> …

Consciousness

The Delian Mode (Kara Blake, 2009)

4 anni fa16.1K views<p>"A documentary on Delia Derbyshire who created the theme song for “Doctor Who”. Musical pioneer Delia Derbyshire didn’t just …

‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.<p>Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University, remembers asking an undergraduate seminar recently, “How many of you are waiting to find your passion?”<p>“Almost all of them raised their hand and got …

Psychology

Five things every Nova Launcher user should try

Nova Launcher is one of the most popular third-party home screens in the Android ecosystem. If you’ve never tried it, the enthusiasm for it probably seems rather odd. What can possibly be so good about increasing the number of rows or columns on your home screen or installing icon packs, lots of …

Apps