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Netflix's new video approach looks better, uses less data

The last time we noted Netflix extensively discussing how it stores video for the best streaming performance, its HD quality maxed out at 720p, surround sound was still a pipe dream and tablets weren't a thing yet. A <i>Variety</i> report explains that after extensive testing it's going through and …

President Obama 'Bans the Box' to Help Formerly Incarcerated Get Jobs

President Obama continues to push for the reform of laws that hinder the re-entry of prisoners into the real world. The Huffington Post reports that on Monday he will announce a series of measures designed to reduce obstacles facing former prisoners reintegrating into society, including an …

Non-violence

New 'lithium-air' batteries could be 10x more powerful, 5x cheaper

The days of electric vehicles that can only travel 80 to 100 miles per charge are numbered. That is, if a study from University of Cambridge is …

The “Cool Pope” honeymoon is over: Meeting with Kim Davis could be a tipping point for American progressives

Sensible little Fiat aside, he’s still the leader of one of the world’s most sexually conservative institutions<p>Imagine if a rumor started to spread that Kim Davis – the Kentucky clerk disdained by many liberals for her very noisy opposition to gay marriage – had met with Jon Stewart, or Elizabeth …

Christianity

How to Install Fiberglass Insulation the Smart Way

Fiberglass insulation is simple to install, but it's not foolproof. Understanding how it works will help you avoid the very avoidable mistakes that could render all of your hot, sweaty, miserable work useless.<p>Installing fiberglass insulation in an attic may be a basic job, but the material itself …

NFL Report Cards: Team-by-Team Grades for Week 1

Week 1 grades are the best grades: not the most accurate or enlightening, but easily the most fun. There's no baggage except what carried over from last year (which is often a lot, but never mind). Half the NFL is undefeated, the other half is in crisis mode, and even the weakest team can hang its …

Football (U.S.)

BBC launches Doctor Who Game Maker to help teach principles of game design

The BBC has launched a new Doctor Who Game Maker tool, letting fans of the perennially popular show create and share their own games featuring the time-travelling doctor.<p>For the uninitiated, Doctor Who is a British science fiction series first produced by the BBC in 1963, and has emerged as one of …

ScholarshipOwl uses big data, machine learning to fix the convoluted scholarship application process

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: ScholarshipOwl<p>Earlier this year, a bipartisan bill was put forward in Congress to fix one of the biggest impediments …

College & University

What 2016 means for the Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court isn't usually a hot topic in the early days of a presidential campaign.<p>But the 2016 election will be different.<p>By the time the next president strides into the Oval Office, three of the Court's nine justices will be in their 80s. The stakes are high as the …

Government

Solar panels just broke another record in the U.S.

The market to install solar panels on the roofs of homes in the U.S. set another record in the second quarter of this year, indicating a shift in the …

Solar Power

The 10 Golden Rules of Family Meal Planning

Planning meals for your family is both an art -- you’re constantly invoking your creativity to produce masterpieces -- and a science -- each meal is an experiment filled with steps, calculations, and guesswork about what will happen when it reaches the table. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you're …

Cooking

Few Options To Remove Kentucky Clerk From Office

There are few options, under Kentucky law, for addressing an official who doesn't want to do their job.<p>WASHINGTON — On Thursday morning, Kentucky's Rowan County clerk Kim Davis could be held in contempt of court for continuing to refuse to issue marriage licenses.<p>Many supporters of marriage …

Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the latest tax data -- and they're putting those dollars to good use.<p>In Colorado, after about a year and a half of legal recreational marijuana sales, the …

GSK sells cancer and multiple sclerosis drug to Novartis in $1bn deal

Novartis has acquired all the remaining rights to GSK's Ofatumumab drug to develop treatments for MS and other auto-immune conditions<p>Swiss drugs maker Novartis has bought the rights to a medication that could treat multiple sclerosis from British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in a deal worth …

Facebook canceled a student's internship after he highlighted a massive privacy issue

In May, computer science and mathematics student Aran Khanna built Marauder's Map. It was a browser plugin that made use of the fact that people who use the Facebook Messenger share their location with everyone they message with by default.<p>Upon installing the plugin, users could use it to precisely …

Privacy

The Xbox One's new NFL app is a superfan's dream

Da Bears<p>It's very nearly football season here in the US, and that means Microsoft is ready to release a new and updated version of its NFL app for the Xbox One. Like last year's version, the NFL app provides a wealth of information for fans, including video clips, fantasy stats, and real-time feeds …

Fantasy Football

Stop Putting a Stigma on Uncircumcised Cock

I'm uncircumcised -- or as some of you may call it: "rolling up the sleeves of a sweater," "getting the turtle out of the shell," or, "breakin' a sweat to get to the head." Okay, I made that last one up and I know, it's terrible, but I'm owning up to it! Just like I'm owning up to being uncut. I …

New Jersey

9 Books That Grab You From Page One

<i>Orignally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Books That Grab You From Page One<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Books

Here's More Proof Earth Is in Its 6th Mass Extinction

Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.<p>Over the last century, …

Bernie Sanders' big spending plans would radically change the US

In fact, it took a certain amount of audacity for Sanders, an avowed socialist, to even enter the race.<p>However, Bernie Sanders is nothing if not audacious, as his myriad policy proposals show.<p>Sanders is working hard to pull the Clinton campaign to the left with proposals, most of which involve …

Middle-class

Apple Music offers a peek into the future of Apple Inc, and its stark contrast to Google and Microsoft

Editorial<p>Just in its first few days, the launch of Apple Music has demonstrated that Apple can competently execute outside of its core hardware …

The Types Of Friends Everyone Should Get Rid Of In Midlife

By the time we reach our 50s and 60s, we find our lives filled with an eclectic collection of friends and acquaintances. Some of us still stay in touch with people we knew as children. Most of us have at least a few high school or college buddies. We have work friends and social acquaintances, …

Happiness

This Bricklaying Robot Can Build A House In Two Days

Replacing ancient human art with mechanical precision<p>An engineer in Perth wants to mechanize one of humanity’s oldest jobs. His robot is named “Hadrian,” after the Roman Emperor who built a wall in Northern Britain, and it can lay 1,000 bricks an hour. With a building plan programmed in, it …

Robotics

Prison Born

What becomes of the babies of incarcerated mothers? Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates for moms and better outcomes for their kids.<p>Alyssa mayer was four months pregnant the day a police officer showed up at her motel room in Kingston, New York. It was …

Crime

5 Mistakes That Might Be Preventing You From Losing Weight

If you've been trying to lose weight, you've probably started to eat less, exercise more, choose "diet" foods, avoid fat, or eat breakfast. Maybe you've done all this and you're still not happy with what you see in the mirror. Or you've had short-term results, but the weight keeps coming back and …

Nutrition

Frisco teen to be tried as adult in killing of parents

A Frisco teenager accused of killing his parents was certified Thursday to stand trial as an adult, a district judge ruled, citing the potential …

Texas

Here are 13 tech jobs that pay at least $130,000 across the country

But most salary lists of the best-paying tech jobs use average salaries.<p>Fact is, wages are higher in places like San Francisco, New York, and Boston than they are most of the rest of the country, which skews the data a bit.<p>Tech recruiting specialist Mondo recently published a report on the highest …

San Francisco

The 45 Hidden iOS 9 Features Apple Didn't Tell You About

Here’s a list of all hidden iOS 9 features for iPhone, iPad that Apple didn’t talk about at WWDC 2015.<p>iOS 9 is a goldmine when it comes to features. …

Penis transplant patient to become a father

Doctor behind world’s first successful operation of its kind announces man’s partner is pregnant less than a year after surgery<p>A South African man who had the world’s first successful penis transplant is to become a father less than a year after the breakthrough surgery.<p>Prof André van der Merwe, …

South Africa