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Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

Why Do White People Feel Discriminated Against? I Asked Them.

Look, I know it’s hard to feel like you really know white people after doing a few interviews. But here’s what I found out from them.<p>I have to be …

The foolproof way you can stop ID fraud

Former GCHQ worker Jamie Jamieson has put a ‘notice of correction’ on his credit file requiring a thumbprint for all credit applications<p>Identity theft has reached epidemic levels, but a retired GCHQ worker has taken matters into his own hands, literally, with what he claims is a foolproof way of …

Identity Theft

Setting Out to Shoot Boudoir as a Male Photographer

There are countless photographers out in the world who are producing truly exceptional work in the field of boudoir. Local to me in Utah, the field …

Social Media

Build a portable computer on a USB stick

It's a PC that you can carry anywhere.<p>Linux, the free and open-source operating system, has fewer desktop users than Windows and macOS. But it's also far more flexible. In fact, you can install many of its versions (Linux comes in several different flavors, called distributions or distros) on a USB …

Raspberry Pi

IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

Archives

U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court

Davino Watson told the immigration officers that he was a U.S. citizen. He told jail officials that he was a U.S. citizen. He told a judge. He repeated it again and again.<p>There is no right to a court-appointed attorney in immigration court. Watson, who was 23 and didn't have a high school diploma …

Immigration

Wedding Photographer Wins $1.08M in Defamation Suit Against Couple

Wedding photographer Andrea Polito has been awarded $1.08 million by a jury in her defamation lawsuit against a couple who launched a public campaign …

Wedding Photography

8 things smart people never reveal about themselves at work

At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can …

Self-improvement

Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears

The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking federal policy in consequential ways.<p>Imagine, if you will, that there is a shadow government.<p>The actual government, the administration of Donald Trump, is coming off the worst week of …

Donald Trump

Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office

Business and the economy<p>Given all that Donald Trump promised the business world during his bombastic campaign, it’s tempting to dismiss the president’s first six months with a “meh”. It would also be myopic.<p>While protesters are worried about the future, the president has so far failed to pass his …

Donald Trump

Learn the Science of Deep Focus and Hyperfocal Distance

Hyperfocal distance is a tool often used by certain genres of photography to render an entire scene in focus. It allows you to capture the foreground …

Landscape Photography

Why newspapers want to band together to take on Facebook and Google

Newspapers have long considered Facebook and Google their frenemies.<p>On the one hand, they rely on both to distribute their words and ads to a mass …

Caribbean
Caribbean

How computing will change amid challenges to Moore’s Law

Mark Papermaster Contributor<p>Mark Papermaster is the chief technology officer and senior vice president of technology at AMD.<p>We are in the midst of a true inflection point in computing, and the very way we interface with technology daily is changing.<p>The rapid inclusion of embedded sensors and …

Machine Learning

Microsoft and Rambus set their sights on cryogenic computing

Developing the “memory systems of the future”

Quantum Computing

The internet in rich countries will be unrecognizable from the rest of the world’s in five years

The internet is being reshaped by private networks owned by the world’s tech giants: firms like Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Google. The majority of internet traffic already flows over such private networks, called content delivery networks (CDNs), but that proportion is set to increase to over …

Telecoms

Scientists are testing a “vaccine” against climate change denial

“Inoculating” people against misinformation may give scientific facts a shot at survival.<p>In the battle between facts and fake news, facts are at a disadvantage. Researchers have found that facts alone rarely dislodge misperceptions, and in some cases even strengthen mistaken beliefs.<p>That’s just as …

Critical Thinking

Why Climate Skeptics Are Wrong

At some point in the history of all scientific theories, only a minority of scientists—or even just one—supported them, before evidence accumulated …

Climate Change

How to explain anything to anyone, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson just wants to get back to his lab at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York. “My possibly delusional goal is to one day give all this up and go back to the lab in a way that no one notices,” he says.<p>That day will come, though, only when there’s a …

Framing

Trump's proposed STEM budget cuts a grave mistake

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the 1950s, the late physicist Charles Townes was told he was wasting his time inventing lasers (a kind of powerful light source explained by a theory Albert Einstein published a century ago).<p>Ponder this every time you fire up your computer hard drive, or when a loved one receives …

Stem Cells
Public Relations

How a journalism class is teaching middle schoolers to fight fake news

Research last year out of Stanford University revealed that students – from middle schoolers to undergraduates – are easily duped by false …

Health care journalists need to cover the AHCA from the ground up

<b>LAST WEEK</b>, Vox’s Congressional reporter Jeff Stein posted photos of the front pages of the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, <i>The Washington Post</i>, <i>The New York Times</i> …

EPA just gave notice to dozens of scientific advisory board members that their time is up

The Environmental Protection Agency has given notice to dozens of scientists that they will not be renewed in their roles in advising the agency, continuing a scientific shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the …

Michigan State University
Science

50 vegetarian recipes to make your Meatless Monday so delicious

1 /50: Black bean-quinoa wrap<p>1/50 :Black bean-quinoa wrap<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>This vegetarian delight is stuffed with quinoa, black beans and corn.<p>2 /50: …

Healthy Eating

14 Meatless Pizza Recipes That Prove You’re Not Missing a Thing

Meatless Mondays can be a great way to set yourself up for healthy eating all week, and you don’t have to subsist on raw vegan dishes and buddha bowls to do it. Pizza — that perennial comfort food — can help ease the transition to a more veggie-centric diet, and is sure to become a regular part of …

Cooking