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Stop Talking About Climate Change, House Republicans Tell the Pentagon and CIA | VICE News

<i>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.</i><p>The new Republican majority in Congress really, really doesn't like climate science.<p>GOP budgeters in the House of Representatives have singled out the study of climate change by the Pentagon and the …

National Security

Climate change: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre

As global warming argument moves on to politics and business, Alan Rusbridger explains the thinking behind our major series on the climate crisis<p>Journalism tends to be a rear-view mirror. We prefer to deal with what has happened, not what lies ahead. We favour what is exceptional and in full view …

Climate

Watch this cartoon to finally understand quantum computing

There are few topics more intimidating than quantum computing.<p>For one, the key principles involved — like, for instance, the idea that atoms can exist in two different states at once — are utterly bizarre. And the concept of a quantum computer is so different from the computers we use everyday that …

Scientists reveal ‘fair system’ for countries to tackle climate change

Rich nations should make biggest commitment to ensuring that temperatures are held to a 1.5C rise by 2025, says study<p>Rich nations should make the deepest emission cuts and provide most money if countries are to share fairly the responsibility of preventing catastrophic climate change, says a major …

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Your iPhone Can Finally Make Free, Encrypted Calls

If you're making a phone call with your iPhone, you used to have two options: Accept the notion that any wiretapper, hacker or spook can listen in on …

The Men Who Made Us Spend

BBC documentary exploring the historical origin of planned obsolescence.<br>How products that are essential to our modern lifestyles are made to …

Slashdot

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

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Avoiding “Sagan Syndrome.” Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed to Biologists about ET.

A new paper using data from NASA’s Kepler telescope came out recently, estimating that 22% of Sun-like stars harbor Earth-sized planets. This is a …

The Dark Side Of Facebook, Where People Lie, Steal, And Make Millions

"Bro."<p>The message had been sent by someone who wasn't his friend on the social network, someone using the alias "Anthony.*" It was a name Fyk had come to know and dread.<p>Minutes later, the traffic on his website, FunnierPics.net, nosedived. Google Analytics showed the number of active readers drop …

Social Media

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The Drybrush Master

Square Turned Dollars Into Data. Now It'll Turn That Data Into Gold

If you want to build a sports stadium that generates lots of money not just for the team, but also for local businesses in the surrounding area, …

Supply chained: Apple's sapphire production will be hard to copy

Apple opened the door to machined-aluminum electronics, will it do the same for sapphire glass?<p>Though abundant in nature and everyday items like soda cans, aluminum didn’t figure prominently in modern electronics until just a few years ago. Then Steve Jobs discovered an appreciation for the metal, …

Abbott spurning Indonesia's invite confirms relationship troubles

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s decision not to accept Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s invitation to meet at the Open …

The Internet and democracy in global perspective : voters, candidates, parties, and social movements

Title: The Internet and democracy in global perspective : voters, candidates, parties, and social movements<p>Date: 2014<p>Publisher: Springer<p>Citation: …

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Future, From Virtual Reality to Anonymity

No one ever accused Mark Zuckerberg of standing pat.<p>The Facebook social network has expanded to over 1.2 billion people across the globe, and the …

Hope, cynicism and Jokowi in a Jakarta slum - New Mandala

In Jakarta’s politically-hardened, waterlogged slums, Jokowi is an exciting new figure of hope. Photo by author.<p>From 2010, I conducted 12 months of …

Coffee With an Anarchist: Memes and Motives Behind Blocking Google Buses

"For me, of course, the solution eventually is ending capitalism. But what are some things we can do in between?"<p>After stopping a Google bus while dressed as a clown earlier that week — and before teaching queer/trans yoga at CounterPulse that night — Erin McElroy sat down at Cafe La Boheme in San …

Innoveracy: Misunderstanding Innovation

Illiteracy is the inability to read and write. Though the percent of sufferers has halved in the last 35 years, currently 15% of the world has this …