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Fish-powered vegetables: Backyard aquaponics make a splash in suburban Canberra

In a suburban backyard in Canberra's north, Gurkan Yeniceri is growing a produce-rich garden with the help of freshwater fish.<p>He has joined forces …

Aquaponics

Snow day longreads: Curl up with these 15 rich stories

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the longreads are so delightful.<p>If you're spending this weekend indoors thanks to the massive East Coast …

Report: 3D Printing to generate $4.3 billion in the auto industry by 2025

By Jeff Sanford<p><b>Toronto, Ontario -- January 19, 2016 --</b> The subject of 3D printing has been a hot one over the last couple years. The new technology …

These singing sisters are wildly popular in Yemen. And they’re Israeli Jews.

TEL AVIV — With their ebony hair and Yemeni accented Arabic, singing sisters Tair, Liron and Tagel Haim would probably not seem out of place on the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.<p>But the sisters, collectively known as A-Wa, or “yes” in Arabic slang, are descendants of Yemeni Jews who immigrated …

Israel

What this one lawsuit could mean for your student loans

Defaulting on your student loans can haunt you for the rest of your life, making it difficult to secure credit for other purchases and in some cases …

This Awesome Professor Taught A Whole Class While Holding A Student’s Crying Baby

Meet Dr. Sydney Engelberg, a professor at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. He went viral thanks to a picture of him doing something that comes very naturally to him, according to his daughter: holding a baby.<p>Why did a teacher bring a baby to class? Turns out this isn’t Dr. Engelberg’s baby, but …

Learning a language? Sleep on it and you'll get the grammar

In 2006, former US president George Bush supported his embattled defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld with the words: “But I’m the decider, and I decide …

IBM starts testing AI software that mimics the human brain

We haven't talked about Numenta since an HP exec left to join the company in 2011, because, well, it's been keeping a pretty low-profile existence. Now, a big name tech corp is reigniting interest in the company and its artificial intelligence software. According to <i>MIT's Technology Review</i>, IBM has …

I was an American sniper, and Chris Kyle’s war was not my war

Don’t make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I should know. I lived it<p>I spent nights in Iraq lying prone and looking through a 12-power sniper scope. You only see a limited view between the reticles. That’s why it’s necessary to keep both eyes open. This …

Watch Obama Quiet Republicans With Ad-Libbed Burn in State of the Union

The president wasn't going to just stand there quietly while his opponents applauded his departure.<p>One of the most memorable moments in President</b> …

Can Virtual Body Swapping Help Fight Racial Prejudice?

Brain hacking and optical illusions can increase your empathy for other races<p>In the wake of massive #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, the ugly implications of racism in the United States have come to the foreground. Prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious, exists on a much wider scale than most …

Virtual Reality

White Man Shoots Black Police Chief Four Times and Walks Free

The white man who shot Sentinel, Oklahoma's black police chief three times in the chest and once in the arm on Thursday morning was released after …

How This Teen Turned Her High School Internship Into A Game Design Career

Paulina Raguimov never expected to get paid to make video games when she walked into her high school’s career fair at 16.<p>She played them, sure. But when she walked up to the JumpStart booth to chat about the internships they had available, she had absolutely no experience with making games. “I …

US police shoot dead black teenager near Ferguson

Black American teenager shot dead by US police in St Louis suburb near where Michael Brown was killed, sparking renewed protests and violence<p>An 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police at a petrol station late on Tuesday in a St Louis suburb near where unarmed teen Michael Brown was …

Law Enforcement

Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More

<i>How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish</i><i>, French</i><i>, English</i><i>, Mandarin</i><i>, Italian</i><i>, Russian</i> <i>and</i> …

Language Learning

5 Very Smart People Who Think Artificial Intelligence Could Bring the Apocalypse

On the list of doomsday scenarios that could wipe out the human race, super-smart killer robots rate pretty high in the public consciousness. And in …

Game reviewer received rape threats from boys, contacted their mothers

An Australian game reviewer got sick and tired of young boys trolling her and threatening to rape her, so she did what any self-respecting adult …

Photographic Evidence Released In Ferguson Case

After he announced the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the trove of evidence -- including documents, transcripts and photos -- that was presented …

Ferguson Grand Jury Evidence Reveals Mistakes, Holes In Investigation

Soon after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, law enforcement’s handling of the case was already being criticized as callous and sloppy. Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, looked on in horror as police officials failed to cover and later to remove Brown’s …

A Japanese Construction Company Is Planning A $25 Billion Underwater Colony That Spirals Into The Ocean Floor

Blue sky thinkers say about 5,000 people could live and work in a modern-day Atlantis, a sphere 500 meters (1,500 feet) in diameter that houses hotels, residential spaces, and commercial complexes.<p>The vast globe would float at the surface of the sea but could be submerged in bad weather, down the …

Hammond mayor reinstates 2 cops who used Taser during traffic stop

Saying the FBI has "cleared" them, Hammond's mayor has returned two police officers to regular duty two months after they were accused of using excessive force during a traffic stop, smashing a window and using a Taser on a passenger.<p>But Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said he hopes to continue a …

Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally …

These programming skills will earn you the most money

<i>This post has been corrected</i><p>If you want to provoke an argument among computer programmers, ask them to pick their favorite coding language or framework. But even more contentious in an environment where engineers literally have agents, is which is the most lucrative.<p>Quora threads on the subject …

Programming

The 2014 Oxford Word Of The Year Is (Drumroll Please)

Vape. <i>*Womp womp*</i> The Oxford Dictionary (not to be confused with Merriam-Webster, who will release their own disappointing word of the year soon) …

Bernie Sanders schools Stephen Colbert: “Hopefully we frighten the billionaire class”

Colbert on whether Sen. Sanders will run for president: “I only have 15 more shows, if you want the ‘Colbert Bump'”<p>On Monday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared on "The Colbert Report," to loud cheers and applause. Colbert, in conservative blowhard character, teases the senator for being the only …

Ferguson Video Claims To Show Darren Wilson Threatening Mike Arman

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was allegedly caught on a video threatening Mike Arman. The 2013 video, which recently surfaced during the …