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Crocodiles and humans live side-by-side in African village

Villagers in west Africa have been photographed in a series of stunning images that show a startlingly close relationship between crocodiles and humans.<p><b>Leopard savaging a crocodile caught on camera</b>• <b><br>Amazing film of a hug from a lion</b>• <b><br>Face to face with giant crocodiles at Australian tourist attraction</b><p>In …

West Africa

Proposed solution for Trump propaganda: "truth sandwich" reporting

George Lakoff, a cognitive scientist and linguist that studies propaganda, says the way the media reports on Trump's lies actually helps Trump. …

Donald Trump

Germany's crime rate lowest in 26 years

I have friends in the US seriously looking into moving to Germany. One reason - crimes rates are going down fast.<p>From Politico:<p>The new figures show a …

Crime

Octopuses, starfish, and prawns rain down on Chinese city

A mass of sea creatures rained down on the Chinese city of Qingda during a storm last week. From Mysterious Universe:<p>The phenomenon of “fish rain” or …

Storms

Public Domain Hulk explains the EU's catastrophic copyright filtering proposal

"WHAT YOU THINKING EUROPE? WANT BORING STUPID INTERNET? WANT MUSIC INDUSTRY INTERNET? WANT COPYRIGHT INTERNET? HULK SMASH CENSORSHIP. HULK SMASH …

Public Domain

Microsoft employees pissed over company's connection to ICE

Back in January, Microsoft announced that they were "proud" to support ICE. Honestly, what company wouldn't be? A U.S. federal contract, no matter …

Employment

There could be as many as 7000 tigers living in American backyards

If school shootings, the former leader of the free world's alienation of long-time allies in favor of getting cozy with dictators, or the systematic …

Coca-Cola

Senate Votes To Reinstate ZTE Ban That's Nearly Shut Down the Company

The U.S. Senate has voted to reinstate a ban on ZTE that prevents the Chinese telecom company from buying U.S. components and using U.S. software. As …

How to stealthily poison neural network chips in the supply chain

Computer boffins have devised a potential hardware-based Trojan attack on neural network models that could be used to alter system output without …

Machine Learning

The Rent's Too Damned High: 15,000 words on the ways real-estate speculation and inequality have killed NYC

Harper's has published The Death of a Once Great City, Kevin Baker's beautifully written, 15,000 word, non-comprehensive list of all the ways that …

Real Estate

Um, excuse me. Do you have clearance to patch that MRI scanner?

<b>Israel Cyber Week</b> Healthcare regulations oblige medical equipment vendors to focus on developing the next generation of technologies rather than …

Windows 10

History's most productive geniuses goofed off like crazy

In Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less (published in 2016, just out in paperback), Alex Soojung-Kim Pang painstakingly investigates the …

Genius

As thousands of children are torn from their parents, Trump's popularity rating hits an all-time high

In case you thought that kidnapping babies would awaken the moral consciences of Trump supporters, be told: Trump's approval rating hit its all-time …

Kidnapping

The secret RPG history of an enabler of America's border child kidnapping policy

When Bryant Durrell was in college, he played D&D with an amazing Dungeon Master, Eric, who was obsessed with the moral dimension of the game, …

Kidnapping

Cryptography is the Bombe: Britain's Enigma-cracker on display in new home

The UK National Museum of Computing will open its new Bombe gallery this weekend at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes after a successful crowdfunding …

Electrical Engineering

McDonald's To Test Plastic-Straw Alternatives in US Later This Year

Under pressure by environmentalists, McDonald's has announced that it will start testing alternatives to plastic straws at select locations in the …

Summer Star Party Season Is Here!

Summer star party season has begun - grab your scope or binoculars, pack a sleeping bag, and come and join the fun!The post Summer Star Party Season …

New England

This power cord uses witchcraft to light up when it gets near an outlet

I’ve been reviewing and writing about gadgets for almost 21 years now, so it’s rare to come across a product that I haven’t seen before. That’s why …

Gear & Gadgets

#IMakeApps: Meet Faith Ringgold, an 88-year old artist and game maker

This is what she told us when we caught up with her at ACA Galleries:<p><b>Why did you decide to embark into the world of technology?</b><br>The moment computers …

Sudoku

Trump says immigrants "infest" the United States

In a tweet this morning, Trump chooses the dehumanizing word "infest" to describe immigrants coming to the US. This is eerily similar to German Nazi …

United States

NVIDIA’s AI Can Create Convincing Slow Motion Videos

When done right, slow motion footage can be very dramatic and interesting to watch. Some OEMs as now billing the ability to take good slow motion …

'We need to stop this policy right now,' Zuckerberg says, urging donations to reunite immigrants families

SAN FRANCISCO – In the largest single fundraiser ever on Facebook, a Silicon Valley couple has drummed up millions of dollars from tens of thousands of people to reunite immigrant parents with their children.<p>As of Tuesday evening, more than 145,000 people had contributed $6 million to a Facebook …

Immigration

The World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan Has Died at Age 62

The world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan died Monday at the Perth Zoo in Australia. She passed away at the “grand old age” of 62, zookeepers …

Orangutans

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.<p>The U.S. Food …

Cannabis

Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

For most of her childhood, growing up in southeastern Pennsylvania,Kelly Zimmerman felt alone and anxious.<p>She despaired when her mother was depressed or working late shifts; when her parents fought nonstop; when her friends wanted to come over, and she felt too ashamed to let them see her home's …

Parenting

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Climate Change

UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use.<p>Home Secretary Sajid Javid told …

Cannabis

The last hope for elephants: Can a Chinese law help stop the slaughter in Africa?

<b>Pemba, Mozambique (CNN) —</b> It's no secret where the ivory deals take place in Pemba.<p>Despite a new blanket ban on the ivory trade in China, the closest major city to Mozambique's largest nature reserve remains a smuggling hotspot for criminal gangs.<p>In shabby three-star resorts and half-empty Chinese …

Extinction

Former immigrant shelter worker says he was told to separate hugging siblings

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Antar Davidson was ordered to separate two brothers and a sister tightly hugging each other, he realized his time as a youth care worker at an Arizona immigrant children's shelter was coming to an end.<p>"I was told that they should not be able to hug," said Davidson, "and (I) basically …

Immigration

Republicans Move to Defuse Immigration Crisis by Seeking Legislation to End Family Separations

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans moved on Tuesday to defuse an escalating political crisis over immigration, but failed to agree on how to end President Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from parents who cross illegally into the United States.<p>The Senate had one plan, and the …

Immigration