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5 phones that promised to be iPhone killers 5 phones that promised to be iPhone killersIt’s fair to say that almost every smartphone manufacturer wants to bring out an iPhone killer, but so far none have succeeded. Samsung sells more phones than Apple overall, but even its biggest flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S7 don’t generate quite the same level of hype.Attaining the iPhone’s cult-like status seems unreachable for most brands. Simply
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2016 Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses “Bigamy” in architecture, at least according to the Copenhagen-based Bjarke Ingels Group, means the combination of diametrically opposed parts.
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Quality Linkage: Sound Design, Fishing With Fire, and The Future of Archaeology Welcome to this week’s edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links. Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax. (Editor’s Note: This week’s edition is a bit shorter than usual, due to the circumstances of traveling and being unable to sift through as many articles/tweets/videos as I normally would. Nex
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London mayor shows support for creative industries with appointment of deputy Brexit crisis: London mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed a deputy dedicated to culture and creative industries, as his office continues its push to protect London businesses from the fallout of the EU referendum. (more…)
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How a germ catches a virus Bacteriophages — short phages — represent a group of small viruses that infect bacteria and are able to alter or destroy them. That is why their name can be translated as bacteria-eater. In order to infect a bacterium, a phage has to first recognize structures on the bacterial cell wall and adhere to it. Scientists have now investigated the mechanism of recognition. They focused their studies on
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Restoring saltmarshes, a cost-effective strategy to counteract the rise in sea level Saltmarshes cushion the energy of the waves and act as natural barriers against high-energy climate phenomena. In only 10 years it is possible to regenerate some of these coastal wetlands on the eastern Cantabrian coast.
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Facebook’s Photo Backup is Going Away, Here Are 10 Alternatives Losing your photos when you drop a phone is terrifying; it’s one of the reasons the Facebook app offers to back up images as you take them. But now it’s not going to do that anymore. From 7th July, the app will no longer offer to upload photos in the background. You will continue to have access to every image you’ve uploaded to the social network, but only if you install Facebook’s Moments app. No
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j. mayer h. designs one of the five museum garage’s façades in miami the concept of various architects working on different segments of one building envelope is an exciting innovative design strategy to explore collaboration, adjacencies and cross-referencing. The post j. mayer h. designs one of the five museum garage’s façades in miami appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Mozilla releases first Nightly build of Servo, its next-generation browser engine As promised, Mozilla has released the first Nightly build of Servo, its new browser engine. This is the first tech demo of Servo, which Jack Moffitt, Servo project lead at Mozilla, described to us in March as “a next-generation browser engine focused on performance and robustness.” Packages for macOS and Linux are available to download from here: Servo Developer Preview Downloads. Mozilla promise
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The Weekend Agenda Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
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Hillary Clinton writes farewell message to The Toast, the internet’s best place for women In May, Nicole Cliffe and Mallory Ortberg announced that today would be the end of The Toast. In its three years the site was known as a haven for women online — the comments section was the nicest on the whole web; the writing was smart, funny, and kind; and everyone got paid for their words. It was a favorite of virtually every person who works at this website. Today, presumptive Democratic pre
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Does Playing Loud Music Kill Your Battery Faster? Image: Bryan MenegusOf all the things your smartphone can do, playing music is one of the least demanding. Listening to a song puts very little strain on the CPU, doesn’t require GPS, and often doesn’t require wi-fi (so long as the music files are stored on your phone). Simple physics says that listening to louder music should use up battery faster, but I still wanted to know exactly how much.I’m
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Russia, Turkey back at negotiating table after 7-month crisis over downed jet Russia and Turkey have begun discussions to restore ties following more than six months of political discord, with the foreign ministers of the two countries meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Grim testimony of brutalized refugees fleeing through Libya Horrifying testimony given by refugees who were subjected to rape, violence and exploitation while fleeing Libya has been published by the UK wing of NGO, Amnesty International. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Istanbul Ataturk Airport attackers planned to massacre scores of hostages – report The terrorists behind the Istanbul Ataturk Airport attack that killed 44 people plotted to take scores more hostage and massacre them, but the police intervened to prevent their plans, Turkish media claim. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Critics warn of ‘another tragedy’ as Japan re-embraces nuclear power The decision by Japan’s Environment Ministry to allow the re-use of contaminated soil from the Fukushima disaster has come under fire amid a broader debate on nuclear power, with critics saying Tokyo needs to remember the devastating lessons of the past. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Best cheap in-ear headphones to replace your stock earbuds By Lauren Dragan This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read the full article here. If we wanted to buy in-ear headphones to replace the earbuds that came with our phone for around the same price, we’d get the AKG Y20U. After researching hundreds of headphones in this price range, seriously considering 244, and testing 108 (68 in the last two
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Thornton Corrects Fed in the Wall Street Journal Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BankingThornton Corrects Fed in the Wall Street Journal 0 Views Today the Wall Street Journal published a letter to the editor written by Mark Thornton on the Fed’s basic misunderstanding of “natural” interest rates. Dr. Thornton writes:Federal Reserve officials are right to suggest that the so-called “natural” rate i
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Help Publish The Mises Reader A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssHelp Publish The Mises Reader 0 Views Ludwig von Mises is not an easy figure to get your arms around. His writings total tens of thousands of pages. A newcomer to Mises could be lost in this vast body of work. That’s why the Institute is publishing The Mises Reader.Mises put the ideals of liberty, property, and peace before his professional prestige, his career, his
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Facebook’s Filter Bubble Is Getting Worse Hi there. If you’re reading this piece, consider yourself lucky. Don’t take it for granted. Especially if you’re like the 62 percent of American adults who get their news from social media, as a recent Pew Research poll showed, and you usually find our posts on Facebook.Facebook announced earlier this week that it will change the algorithm used to decide what every single user sees on their timeli
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This mouse has an accelerometer, gyroscope, 50 buttons, and an OLED display to make you the ultimate gamer The Z mouse will bring you to another dimension, mannnn. But not actually. What it’ll do is let you use your mouse in unconventional ways. Like: Swiftpoint You can tilt it to different angles to control when you crouch or lean during a game without having to hold down a key. Or: Swiftpoint You can pivot the mouse so you can run forward while also turning to the side. And finally: Swiftpoi
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New tool to measure homeland security risks in US Researchers have validated a new risk assessment tool that can be used by the Department of Homeland Security to help evaluate decisions and priorities in natural disasters, terrorist events, and major accidents.
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Gene mutation ‘hotspots’ linked to better breast cancer outcomes Using a database of human tumor genomic data, researchers discovered that mutation hotspots known as kataegis are a positive marker in breast cancer — patients with kataegis have less invasive tumors and better prognoses. The study also suggests kataegis status could help doctors determine treatment options that might work best for patients with the mutation pattern.
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Park Service uses ‘CSI’ tactics in response to bear attacks In what amounts to an innocence project for bears, National Park Service rangers are turning to modern forensic technology, including DNA evidence, to make sure they don’t kill the wrong bear when a human is attacked in the mountains.
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Pyridine based antitumor compounds acting at the colchicine site Tubulin inhibitors are amongst the most successful anti-cancer, anti-parasitic and herbicidal agents. Their vascular disrupting activity has recently attracted research focus as it elicits anti-cancer …
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Black Arch Protos-M Modular Holsters submitted by Everyday Carry “No matter how you like to tote your EDC gun, Black Arch Holsters’ new Protos-M line has you covered. With one gun-specific shell and three hybrid backs, you’re good to go whether you want to go inside the waistband, outside or appendix carry…” (via TheTruthAboutGuns)Read More
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HP’s Laptop and Desktop 4th of July Sale HP’s Laptop and Desktop 4th of July Sale Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site One thing nice about HP’s 4th of July sale this year is that there’s only one coupon code (LIBERTY16) to worry about in the whole sale. It’s the complete opposite of their 4th sales in the past where multiple coupons were to used depending on whether if the product was a laptop, desktop, and what price point it was
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Leather Wrapped Woods Candles Beautifully packaged and presented candles for people who aren’t a fan of too perfumed candles. These leather wrapped candles are more on the masculine side with scents like: WOODS (Patchouli & Cedarwood) BONFIRE (Tobacco & Vanilla) CABIN (Sandalwood & Lavender) and CAMP (Eucalyptus & Thyme). Buy it here The post Leather Wrapped Woods Candles appeared first on HolyCool.net.
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Today’s Best Deals: Puma Shoes, Delta Showerhead, Prime Pantry Puma shoes, a popular shower head, and free Prime Pantry shipping lead off Friday’s best deals.http://deals.kinja.com/todays-best-li…Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more, and don’t forget to sign up
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Impossibly pleasant retired pilot makes magical automatic breakfast machine A 69-year-old retired airplane pilot named Peter Browne has created the most lovable mechanical contraption this side of Short Circuit. Built with pal Mervyn Huggett, who I have to imagine was birthed whole cloth for an abandoned J.K. Rowling novel, the machine prepares the three core parts of a morning meal: the protein (an egg), the grain (toast), and the beverage (tea, naturally). According to
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Sadiq Khan names Justine Simons deputy mayor for culture Top figures from the cultural world applauded the appointment of Justine Simons, 45, by Mayor Sadiq Khan, who handed her responsibility for firms working in film, music, video games, crafts and publishing. She said: “My lifelong belief is that creativity can transform lives and places. “Culture is part of London’s DNA. It’s a big reason so many of us choose to visit and live here, it generates bil
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New technology helps ID aggressive early breast cancer Researchers have developed a new technology that can identify aggressive forms of ductal carcinoma in situ, or stage 0 breast cancer, from non-aggressive varieties.
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US needs greater preparation for next severe public health threats, panel finds An Independent Panel formed to review the US Department of Health and Human Service’s response to Ebola calls for increased coordination both within HHS and across all involved federal agencies and strengthened coordination and collaboration with state and local governments and their private-sector partners.
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Lab-Grown Leather Gets A Boost From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News No cows required Brooklyn startup Modern Meadow just wrangled $40 million in financing to fabricate leather. No cows required.
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Do insects have consciousness? New research that actually makes a lot of sense is as exciting as it is startling.
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5 Tiny Houses We Loved This Week: From the Solar-Powered to the Father-Son Project And Snapchat stars in a tiny home? Another week, another fresh crop of tiny house news. Here, we catch you up on the standout projects you should know. What’s not to love about a good-looking tiny house that can go off-grid with solar power? This nomadic solar tiny house comes in at 210-square-foot and employs 6 solar panels on the roof. Bonus points for awesome art and very useful projector s
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New farming strategies can help prevent soil runoff while maintaining high crop yields Scientists found that the most effective tactic to prevent soil runoff yet maintain high crop yields is to utilize Conservation Reserve Program land strategically to create buffers between the trees and crops depending on the size of the trees.
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Hubble images are first glimpse of Jupiter’s current massive aurora From the Pillars of Creation to the Bubble Nebula and on to the sweeping Sombrero Galaxy, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given us vivid glimpses of the universe. But the telescope isn’t only far-sighted — it can capture beautiful images within our neighborhood as well. This week, just days before NASA’s Juno spacecraft makes its historic dive into Jovian orbit, Hubble astronomers have rel
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The redesigned C3 hatchback propels Paris-based Citroen into the tech game Citroën has introduced the brand new C3, a city car that’s roughly the size of a Ford Fiesta. The Paris-based carmaker has made headlines with futuristic mechanical innovations over the past few decades, but its car have recently lacked even relatively basic tech features. The C3 is out to change that, and it stands out as one of the most modern and connected cars that Citroën has ever built. The
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SALT Self-Defense Gun SALT is the first self defense platform to combine the safe, non-lethal protection of a pepper spray with the long-range protection of a traditional firearm, but without the drawbacks of either. Shaped like a traditional handgun, SALT shoots rounds filled with a powdered pepper spray and tear gas combination that creates a chemical cloud upon impact, incapacitating anyone in the vicinity. So while
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Gessato Life in Progress Concrete Clock The French-made Gessato Life in Progress Concrete Clock sports a stunning minimalistic industrial design to add the most tasteful of time-telling touches to any office, studio or contemporary home space. Crafted from concrete and powered by a Seiko quartz movement, the attractive, angular finish means it can be used as a desk or wall-mounted clock.
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Today’s Best Deals: Puma Shoes, Delta Showerhead, Prime Pantry Puma shoes, a popular shower head, and free Prime Pantry shipping lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more…
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This Mind-Bending Trick Is Actually Two Illusions in One What sorcery is at work here? Careful, this trick—er, illusion has a second, surprising twist in it.Read more…
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This Week’s Sale Quick Picks Diemme Garda Slip Ons $295.00 $189.00 at End Clothing Mollusk Raglan Crew Sweatshirts $65.00 $45.50 at East Dane Engineered Garments Blue Chambray Work Shirt $180.00 $126.99 at Need Supply Southern Field Industries Waxed Canvas SF Backpack $277.00 $193.90 at East Dane Gitman Vintage Overdyed Oxford Shirt $185.00 $119.00 at End Clothing Reigning Champ Varsity Jacket… The post This Week’s Sale Qu
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9 Examples of How Smartphones Are Eavesdropping on You More and more people are becoming concerned that their smartphone microphones are being used for more than just calls. We recently investigated this phenomenon and discovered that it’s possible for apps to use voice data, detected via a device microphone, and display related content on your phone. The problem is, we didn’t quite appreciate the extent of it. Comments on our previous article reveal
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What does the sperm whale say? When a team of researchers began listening in on seven sperm whales in the waters off the Azores, they discovered that the whales’ characteristic tapping sounds serve as a form of individual communication. But what are they actually saying? read more
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The Week in iPhone Cases: Get into the summer groove with Griffin’s refreshing new accessory New iPhone cases of the weekThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings us Griffin’s new Key Lime Pie design, which looks like… well, you can probably guess. Plus, a few new see-through picks, metallic finishes, and much more. Read on!BelkinThe Grip Candy Sheer (iPhone SE; $25 MSRP, $10 on Amazon) is a translucent shell case, available in a number of two-tone color combinations. This compact
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How Juno Broke The Distance Record For Solar-Powered Spacecraft Space NASA’s mission to Jupiter is brought to you by: the Sun, from 700 million miles away NASA’s Juno spacecraft has blown through the ribbon at the end of the robot race, breaking the record for farthest distance traveled using solar power. The spacecraft is…
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No, the Earth’s jet streams are not spinning out of control Winds in the 250mb level of the atmosphere, as seen on June 29. (credit: earth.nullschool.net/modified by Ars) There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about the Earth’s climate, from rising seas to droughts and intense heat waves. But amidst these concerns there is the potential for hyperbole, and we saw some of that flare up during the last few days, when two protagonists put forward the
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Slashdot Asks: What’s Your Preferred Note-Taking App? Earlier this week, popular note-taking app Evernote announced major changes to its service. The company announced that free users on the app will now only be able to sync across two devices. The company also raised the prices of its paid tiers by 40%. This move, as you can imagine, has resulted in Evernote facing a backlash from many of its users. To give some perspective, Evernote paid plans ($36
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These Are the Colors You’re Looking For, According to Leading Paint Brand Pantone and Benjamin Moore may each announce a Color of the Year with great fanfare, but paints-and-coatings giant Sherwin-Williams is all about entire palettes with its annual color forecast. Last month, the company unveiled the 2017 Colormix forecast, a presentation of four curated palettes that, Sherwin-Williams declares, indicate in which direction the global-trend winds are blowing. For 2017
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Why I Don’t Use a Baby Monitor Image: NestLike any person scared shitless about the prospect of keeping a fragile new human alive, as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started googling the important questions. Among them: “What is the best baby monitor?”And now that my spawn has survived for 1.5 years, I am confident when I say the right baby monitor is this one: No baby monitor at all. Not a video one, not an audio one, not
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Greyhours’ Essential timepieces arrive at Dezeen Watch Store Dezeen Watch Store: the Essential watch by Hong Kong brand Greyhours is a “sober” timepiece designed to be worn every day. (more…)
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Ach naw: Remains of Loch Ness monster found along shoreline (PHOTOS) I cannae believe it! The Loch Ness monster’s remains were discovered by a dog walker this week, but much like the legendary creature itself, the find was not all what it seemed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Man who must give police 24hrs’ notice before having sex plans hunger strike A British man who must give police 24 hours’ notice before he has sex plans to go on hunger strike to protest against the order. Read Full Article at RT.com
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10 Facebook Messenger Secrets You Need to Know Facebook Messenger has roughly 900 million users, which is enough bodies to fill three Americas. So, chances are good that you’ve used the app at some point, even if it means checking that weird hidden folder every once in a while to see what kind of awful spam strangers or bots have sent you.If you use it for more than that, however, you may be interested to know there’s a lot more you can do bes
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Gut bacteria spotted eating brain chemicals for the first time The discovery of gut bacteria that need the calming chemical GABA to survive could explain why bacteria seem to influence our mood
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New method provides better information on gene expression Scientists have devised a new high-resolution method for studying which genes are active in a tissue. The method can be used on all types of tissue and is valuable to both preclinical research and cancer diagnostics.
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Teenagers on a work experience ‘discover’ new planet A group of teenagers on work experience at Keele University in Staffordshire, UK, may have discovered a new planet.
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Learn much you can, from Yoda’s spoken and subtitled discourse The structural oddity of the speech pattern of the Star Wars character Master Yoda is probably one of the most instantly recognizable of all TV and film characters, even to those unfamiliar with the Star Wars series of films themselves. But how well does this speech ‘oddity’ translate into the accompanying sub-titles, and can we learn about how the structure of language can add weight to the perce
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Physicists find missing link between glass formation and crystallization Glasses are neither fluids nor crystals. They are amorphous solids and one of the big puzzles in condensed matter physics. For decades, the question of how glass forms has been a matter of controversy. Is it because some regions freeze their thermal motion? Or is it because there are particles or clusters which do not fit to form a crystal? At least for the model system of hard spheres, researcher
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Meet Anonymous Without the Masks in this VICELAND Documentary You know its name. You’ve heard its voice. And, so to speak, you’ve seen its face. The hacking group Anonymous has become a household name in the world of hacking and cybersecurity. The group’s symbols—a headless man in a suit, and the iconic Guy Fawkes’ mask from V for Vendetta—have been ubiquitous in newscasts and articles over the years. But before the headline-grabbing trolling and hacking ope
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Brush Your Teeth, Save the Planet: Goodwell Co. Who knew keeping your teeth clean could make the earth so dirty? Apparently, Patrick Goodwell and Aaron Feiger, co-founders of… The post Brush Your Teeth, Save the Planet: Goodwell Co. appeared first on The Manual.
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Every Scent You Make – Police Icon Gold Like all good companies with a hit on their hands, Police keeps the momentum going strong by releasing the newest edition to their signature Icon men’s fragrance line. Icon Gold is being promoted as a step up in every department, delivering a powerful aroma in an unmistakable gold bottle shaped like an eagle sculpted by Picasso himself. The new fragrance […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Editor’s pick: Get the best deals and voucher codes when you shop online with Pricehawk Get the cheapest deals and best voucher codesThe best deals on tech and gamesFinding the best prices when you’re shopping online can be a real hassle, with deals and voucher codes for the same product changing by the minute.Pricehawk for Chrome, from the creators of TechRadar, PCGamer.com and T3.com, is a free browser extension that searches its database for shopping links in the webpage you’re vi
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Forfeiture Resurrected The Department of Justice has restored a program that allows it to partner with local law enforcement agencies, seize money and property from raids, and then redistribute the assets back to those police departments. This program, known as “equitable sharing,” incentivizes “policing for profit” by pushing cops to focus on enforcing laws that give them the opportunity to seize a
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Chalk Talk The sudden appearance of “Trump 2016” chalk messages all over Emory University’s campus caused alarm among easily offended students. Some described the scribblings as racial intimidation, others as deliberate violence. Emory’s president even felt compelled to issue a statement in support of students who feared for their own safety. Off campus, media observers wondered what all the fuss
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Go Fish “Rights-based fishery management” reforms would boost the annual global catch by 16 million metric tons over current levels, according to a March report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That essentially means giving property rights to fishers or fishing communities, thus creating an incentive to protect and grow fish populations rather than plundering them from an
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Radical Tot? A 4-year-old boy who mispronounced the word cucumber as cooker bomb so freaked out his nursery school teachers that they recommended him for a de-radicalization program. This happened in Great Britain, where educators have been instructed to report any and all “extremist” behavior to the authorities; evidently they couldn’t keep a stiff upper lip when faced with the horror of a preschoo
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Medical Cronyism In 36 states and the District of Columbia, health care providers must obtain what’s known as a “certificate of need” (CON) in order to open up new facilities. Ostensibly, these certificates are intended to ensure that patients have sufficient access to providers and services, especially in less populated parts of the country. In practice, they mean that providers hoping to enter a new m
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Free to Fight For nearly two decades, the state of New York has banned professional mixed martial arts (MMA) events, even as the sport has skyrocketed in popularity. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the premier MMA event production and promotion company, logged more than $500 million in revenue in 2014, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Though politicians have frequently maligned the sport for its b
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Brickbats A Loudon County, Virginia, school bus ferried students to and from various locations for two days with explosive material in its engine compartment. The CIA had accidentally left the material in the bus after using it for a training exercise. When University of North Dakota professor Heidi Czerwiec saw members of the school’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program conducting a previously a
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35 Years Ago “The common thread running through all the economic success stories of the postwar era is a heavy reliance on the private sector and a government which cut taxes and allowed free markets to operate.” —Bruce Bartlett, “Supply-Side Success Stories” “The [Federal Trade Commission]’s behavior is not that difficult to understand, of course. Despite what many people think, bure
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Academic Hackers Last year the FBI gave computer-security academics an interesting lesson. When researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute were poking around at the popular anonymity software Tor, they found vulnerabilities that allowed them to identify some Tor users who didn’t want to be identified. At least one of them, Brian Farrell, was involved with a website known as “Silk Road 2.
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The $15 Mistake On the same day in April, the governors of both California and New York approved minimum wage hikes. Once they’ve fully kicked in, both states’ rates will be more than double the current national level. By the end of 2022, all California businesses with 26 or more employees will be required to pay their workers an hourly rate of at least $15. The first bump goes into effect on January 1, pushing
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Sued for Smoking A class-action lawsuit in California alleges that all movies featuring tobacco use should be rated R or higher. Plaintiff Timothy Forsyth argues that tobacco use in films increases the likelihood that young audience members will start smoking. Hollywood, Forsyth claims, has known this since at least 2003. Cinematic smoking allows tobacco companies to circumvent prohibitions against broadcast adve
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Profs Push Back The Office for Civil Rights (OCR)—the little-known federal agency most responsible for the current crackdown on free expression and due process on college campuses—has gained a powerful critic: the American Association of University Professors. OCR is responsible for ensuring that universities are compliant with Title IX, the federal law guaranteeing gender equality in higher education. But in re
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Level Up The stereotype of of gamers as isolated, socially awkward losers hiding out in their parents’ basements is wrong, according to a March study in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Using psychological and game-playing data from more than 3,000 European kids between the ages of 6 and 11, a team of psychologists led by Viviane Kovess-Masfety of Paris Descartes University repo
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Never Mind! After the deadly attacks in San Bernardino, California, authorities discovered that an iPhone used by one of the terrorists, Syed Farook, was protected by a passcode that the FBI couldn’t bypass without the phone’s security protections deleting the phone’s contents. Turning to the courts, the bureau tried to force Apple to create code that would allow the government to crack the iPhone’s security
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Bill Clinton: Tough on Crime, Easy on Himself Bill Clinton wants you to know three things about the 1994 crime bill: He is proud of it, he is sorry about it, and it wasn’t his fault. In any case, he says, his wife had nothing to do with it. The former president’s position on the 22-year-old Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act is newly relevant now that Hillary Clinton, who enthusiastically supported the bill as first lady, is runni
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Contributors “I’m a fifth-generation New Yorker and I care a lot about the city,” says Reason TV Producer Jim Epstein. “I like covering local issues.” But Epstein, 39, is frustrated by government interventions that make “it harder and harder for people who aren’t rich to live here.” The $15 minimum wage passed in April, for instance, will eliminate jobs in one of the few industri
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Organized Opposition In the February 1998 issue of reason, Richard Seder documented the rise of America’s powerful national teachers unions. The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association had grown to a combined 3 million members, making public school teachers the most unionized group in the country. Unfortunately, the price of this power was lower public school quality and less long-term
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Free To Be Funny on Campus Greg Lukianoff is the president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an organization that opposes speech codes and other forms of censorship on college campuses. He’s also an executive producer of Can We Take a Joke?, a feature-length documentary that premiered at the DOC NYC film festival last November. In March, Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie talked with Lukianoff ab
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To the Moon A vibrating piano score, moody lighting, and a generalized feeling of unease are pretty standard in a J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) production. But they sit oddly against the subject matter of his new nine-part documentary series, Moon Shot, on the companies participating in the Google Lunar X Prize competition. The series, which is available on YouTube, profiles companies with names like Part-Ti
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Black Panther Politics The biggest development in Black Panther #1, the newly relaunched series featuring Marvel Comics’ first black superhero, wasn’t anything inside the issue, but the name on the cover: Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer and blogger for The Atlantic who recently won a MacArthur “genius grant.” Coates is a devout fan of superhero comics: Even before landing the Black Panther gig, he could often be f
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Concealed Carry Apps The Google Play Store and the Apple App Store are filled with apps—CCW, Concealed Carry Weapon Laws, USA Carry, USA Firearm Training, Legal Heat, and others—that lay out the details of concealed and open carry laws in all 50 states. Sometimes their information is written by attorneys, so gun-owning smartphone users can avoid potentially needing to hire an attorney. Some, such as USA Carry, also o
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Unholy Moses BLDZR: The Gospel According to Moses is a new well-intentioned but overly simplistic off-off-Broadway rock musical in the tradition of Rent. It dramatizes the rise and fall of New York “power broker” Robert Moses, who for decades was the nation’s most influential unelected official. Moses reshaped New York (state and city) by building beaches, parks, and highways. But he destroyed many
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Amending America Attempts to amend the U.S. Constitution have a success rate of just 0.2 percent, according to a new temporary exhibit at the National Archives. Over 11,000 changes have been proposed over the last 225 years, but the criteria to actually alter our founding document have only been met 27 times. “Amending America” showcases not just the procedural requirements as outlined in Article V but
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Quotes “Our big cities, even New York, could comfortably hold quite a few more families than they do. The reason they don’t is that rules and regulations block construction.” —liberal economist Paul Krugman, in a column for The New York Times, April 4 “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” —Sen. Jeff Sessions (R–Ala.), at a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing, Apri
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Did Orange County Put an Innocent Man on Death Row? C.J. Ford Jr. is a private investigator. He runs a one-man shop in a sparsely furnished office in the same Orange County, California, church where he serves as an usher during Saturday night services. By day he works on behalf of people who can’t afford to pay for help—those most likely to be overwhelmed by the legal system. One such client is Kenneth Clair, who has spent more than 30 years in pr
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Secretive National Security Letters Can Help FBI More Easily Snoop on Journalists Right around the same time in 2013 Edward Snowden was working to leak information about the federal government’s mass domestic surveillance of Americans, the Associated Press discovered that the Department of Justice had secretly collected months of phone call records of a pack of its reporters, all likely in an attempt to find the source of a leak about a foiled terrorist plot in Yemen. It’s imp
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The ultimate solar-powered Ecomo pod home for off-grid living in South Africa Pietro Russo has been perfecting the art of off-grid life for several years now, and we are thrilled to finally present his personal home in one of South Africa’s most delicate landscapes. Russo and his wife spend several months walking their land in the Klein Karoo to determine how to position their prefabricated Ecomo home to optimize every possible view without causing undue harm to the unique
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Marantz thinks big with its latest full-size A/V receiver, the SR5011 Earlier this year, Marantz unveiled its sleek and slim NR1607 A/V receiver, which packed 50 watts into a package just a hair over 4 inches tall. While that model was aimed at consumers who would likely see the receiver sitting under their TV, Marantz’s latest addition to its 2016 lineup is aimed more at hardcore home theater enthusiasts. On Thursday, the company announced the new SR5011 network A/
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‘Pacific Rim 2’ gets an official release date and possibly a new cast member After languishing in development limbo for quite a while, the Pacific Rim sequel appears to chugging along again, with Universal Pictures announcing an official release date for the still-untitled film, and a subsequent, unofficial report indicating that the movie might also have a new cast member. According to the studio, the Pacific Rim sequel will arrive in theaters February 23, 2018, with prod
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ESPN is now in the business of binge-able content thanks to O.J. Simpson It’s hard to binge ESPN. Those four-hour marathons of SportsCenter at 3 a.m. are more insomnia fodder than engaging viewing material. A live sporting event loses its appeal outside of highlights and the final score once it is no longer live. So how does a company known for covering live events adapt to a binge TV culture where any time can be primetime? That’s where O.J. Made in America comes in.
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Microsoft squanders browser dominance in record time An estimated 33 million users deserted Microsoft’s browsers last month, pushing the Redmond, Wash. company’s browser strategy ever closer to the edge of irrelevancy, according to analytics data published today. Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge combined to account for 36.7% of the global user share — a stand-in for the number of desktop and notebook PC owners who ran those browsers — in June, a
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The Colin Furze Door Bell System Unless you’re a dog, there’s not too much to get excited about when it comes to door bells. But leave it to madman Colin Furze to figure out a way to build a door bell system bonkers enough to get his attention even when he’s working on one of his jet engine projects. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: DIY Iceman BlasterHomemade HoverbikeThe Thermite LauncherThermite KettleXmas Spinner
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Zika virus research at Biosecurity Research Institute aims to control, fight mosquitoes Kansas State University is helping the fight against Zika virus through mosquito research. read more
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Israel and Palestinians: Powers warn of ‘perpetual conflict’ World powers warn of “perpetual occupation and conflict” between Israel and Palestinian unless both sides take positive action.
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First hints of the new Google Assistant appear in update to the Google app beta The beta version of the Google app is usually the first to spill the goods on upcoming features. That’s what appears to be the case in version 6.1, as we finally catch a glimpse of how the new Google Assistant may work when it comes time to take over as your new best friend.In a dig into the APK, Android Police found several code strings that reference the assistant being ready to help when summ
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Exploring Breast Cancer Cells In Virtual Reality Could Help Fight The Disease Health Just don’t forget to dodge incoming particles A team at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, designed a VR simulation to explore cancer cells.
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Bomb-Sniffing Locusts, A Robot Salamander, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week Science Plus the new selfie drone Our 10 favorite images from this week in science and tech.
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This Illusion of the Year finalist will blow your mind – CNET Is it round? It is square? A seemingly miraculous Illusion of the Year finalist plays with your brain and leaves you befuddled.
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The cheapest convertible in America is technically a Mercedes-Benz – Roadshow The Smart ForTwo Cabriolet will be the cheapest top-down fun you can have in the US, with a starting price well below $20,000.
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9to5Toys Last Call: Tweetbot 4 iOS/Mac $5, 6000mAh Power Bank $6, Laptop Backpacks from $25, more Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: Short Lightning cables are more useful than you’d think, here are the best MFi options The Assassin’s Creed action-RPG for iOS just got its very first price dr
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Desperate FB campaign to avoid Brexit draws thousands to London protest Over 40,000 people are planning to march through London this Saturday hoping to pressure politicians to keep Britain in the European Union. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Record 2,900 migrants die on the way to Europe in 2016 – report Almost 2,900 migrants have died while crossing the Mediterranean to Europe this year, making the first half of 2016 the deadliest on record, according to the latest report from the International Organization for Migration. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NYPD to review beard ban after Muslim officer sues The New York Police Department is reviewing its policy banning beards after a Muslim officer filed a lawsuit over his suspension. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putin: Russia to respond if Finland joins NATO Russia will respond accordingly if neighboring Finland joins NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. However, he added that Moscow will try to begin a dialogue with NATO despite its expansion towards Russia’s borders. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Anaylsis of traffic stops and outcomes in Vermont shows racial disparities A new study analyzing traffic stops in Vermont shows that black and Hispanic drivers are pulled over, searched and arrested far more often than whites, yet white drivers are more likely to be carrying illegal contraband.
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Enterprise mobility: BYOD, EMM, and new security approaches Today’s enterprise employees increasingly expect to be productive wherever they may be, on whatever device they choose, which raises multiple management and security issues for IT departments.
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Intel tunes its mega-chip for machine learning Intel wants to take on Google’s Tensor Processing Unit and Nvidia’s GPUs in machine learning computing with improvements to its Xeon Phi mega-chips. The company will add new features to Xeon Phi to tune it for machine learning, said Nidhi Chappell, director of machine learning at Intel. Machine learning, a trendy technology, allows software to be trained to do tasks like image recognition or da
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Brilliant 10-year-old roboticist is youngest ever recipient of the Paris Innovation Fellowship UPDATE July 1, 2016, 2:45 p.m. EST: Kat Bolognan just reached out to Mashable and provided more information on this story that we added in. While most fifth graders are naturally focused on straight chillin’, one is already on track to change the world. Ten-year-old roboticist Eva is the youngest person to receive Five by Five’s Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship. SEE ALSO: Young comedian makes ‘
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Decoding the complete genome of the Mediterranean’s most emblematic tree—the olive The olive was one of the first trees to be domesticated in the history of mankind, probably some 6,000 years ago. A Mediterranean emblem par excellence, it is of vital importance to the Spanish and other regional economies (Italy, Greece and Portugal). In fact, Spain is the leading producer of olive oil in the world. Every year, nearly three million tons of oil are produced, for local consumption
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Researcher pursues new applications for ‘hot’ electrons Three years after his discovery of porous gold nanoparticles—gold nanoparticles that offer a larger surface area because of their porous nature—a University of Houston researcher is continuing to explore the science and potential applications.
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Women’s connections in extreme networks A team of researchers at the University of Miami who examined the role of women in extreme networks or organizations, such as terrorist groups dispelled the common assumption that women are lured into these dangerous environments solely to offer support while men are recruited and tend to be the key players. Instead, the researchers found, women are better connected within the network, essentially
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Basic Kinematics There is an interesting thing in teaching of Classical Mechanics. Several theorems which presented below form a core part of kinematics for all Russian textbooks in Classical Mechanics (excluding Classical Mechanics for physicists)  but European and USA textbooks contain this material just partly and from time to time. Perhaps I just do not know enough […]
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Mozilla Releases First Build of Servo, Its Next-Generation Browser Engine An anonymous reader writes: As promised, Mozilla has released the first Nightly build of Servo, its new browser engine. This is the first tech demo of Servo, which Jack Moffitt, Servo project lead at Mozilla, described to us a few months ago as “a next-generation browser engine focused on performance and robustness.” Packages for macOS and Linux are available to download from here: Servo
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Silicon Valley’s favorite fixer: Bradley Tusk  Tusk made his bones in Silicon Valley through advising Uber, which paid him in equity for his services while still a Series A company, dramatically boosting Tusk’s net worth (he says he hasn’t sold any), and in the process, creating a model for his newest firm, Tusk Ventures. Right now, Tusk Ventures, founded less than a year ago, has a dozen clients. Most of the 30 staffers who… Read More
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What Design Can Do announces winners of Refugee Challenge Proposals for a travelling kitchen and a website that enables refugees to sell their own photographs are included in the five winning projects of the first What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge. (more…)
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Interests : Everyday Superhero Tote Bag Pack your bag & hit the road. How much would you pay for a tote bag that calls you an Everyday Superhero? $9.99? $14.99? But wait… there’s more! No, actually, there isn’t. Except for the fact that it’s FREE with $25 purchase. $14.99
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Tools : Thunder Knife 5-in-1 Survival Knife Arrive alive. This is a great little knife for everyday. With an LED light and a firestarter, it’s perfect for camping, and with a seatbelt cutter and glass breaker, it’s great for emergencies, too. We think it should earn a spot in your EDC. $15.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : SprayGround Shark Pack Backpacks We’re gonna need a bigger bag We have three different sizes and four different shark-themed designs to choose from. Sprayground makes each one of these in limited runs and never produces that combination again, so if you dig one of these, you’d better jump on it. $39.99 – $69.99
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Facebook Will Soon Let Users Control How Posts Are Translated Technology With a feature that’s been tested in Pages before Facebook Gives Multilingual Users More Control Over Translated Posts…
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Gran Turismo maker calls PlayStation 3 development a “nightmare” Gran Turismo 5’s creator says creating in-game imagery like this on the PS3 was a “nightmare.” If you were reading Ars about a decade ago, you may remember our extensive coverage of the baffling architecture behind the PlayStation 3’s unique Cell processor. Many developers reportedly encountered difficulties trying to program for it effectively. If you haven’t read all that, let Ars
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Breathing in a Cure: Inhalable Ibuprofen on the Horizon Ibuprofen: You can buy it at any drug store, and it will help with that stabbing headache or sprained ankle. One of the ways it does so is by reducing inflammation, and it is this property that may also help patients with cystic fibrosis.
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Plaques And Tangles: A Skyscraper Designed For People With Alzheimer Or Dementia Editor’s Choice 2016 Skyscraper Competition Jillian Blakey United States Disintegration of the brain in our increasingly aging population is addressed relentlessly in medical research but largely neglected in environmental experiment.  Our lifespan has been elongated due to a growing body of knowledge in health and medicine, and still a third of seniors will live with Alzheimer’s or another demen
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Virtual reality training ramps up for the 2016 NFL season  Football is a downright violent sport. If players aren’t injured in the games themselves, there’s a chance that they could be hurt in practice. It happens all the time. While there’s no substitute for actual football practice, there is a technology enjoying rapid growth in the NFL and it involves taking contact-free virtual reps: virtual reality training. Read More
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ISS docking test with Progress spacecraft successful A Progress cargo spacecraft undocked and then redocked with the International Space Station early Friday. The 30-minute flight was designed to test an improved manual docking system on the station that would be used as a backup should the normal automated docking system malfunction. NASA and Roscosmos said the brief flight was a success, although a Russian industry source reported the Progress spa
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July’s Money Challenge: Upgrade and Save Last month we challenged you to haggle everything, and some of you saved hundreds. We’re impressed. This month, we have a guest. Jim Wang of Wallet Hacks joins us, and we challenge you to use his “Upgrade and Save” strategy. We’ve told you about this strategy before, but we’ll let Wang explain how it works:Upgrade & Save is simple. Sometimes you save more by upgrading something instead of cutt
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How is technology changing the way we house hunt? Gone are the days when house hunting meant circling ads in the morning paper or walking through sought-after neighborhoods.
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Black, Hispanic drivers stopped most often, white drivers most likely to have contraband A new study analyzing traffic stops in Vermont shows that black and Hispanic drivers are pulled over, searched and arrested far more often than whites, yet white drivers are more likely to be carrying illegal contraband. read more
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4 Easy and Effective Ways to Compress Large Audio Files Whether you’re a podcast producer, a musician, or a DJ who creates music mixes, compressing audio files to reduce their size is an essential skill. It can also be helpful for the average person who enjoys listening to music or podcasts because smaller files mean less memory used on your device. One of the main factors that influences an audio file’s size is bitrate. Put simply, bitrate is the amou
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Celebrating America This Weekend? Wear These Brands Let your wardrobe reflect the holiday. …Read More »
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This luxurious wooden 3D printer can print with four different materials at once French additive manufacturing startup Pollen has unveiled its gorgeous new Pam 3D printer, which takes the unusual approach of printing using pellets instead of traditional filament spools as raw materials. “We’ve been in R&D stealth mode for five years,” CEO Cédric Michel tells Digital Trends. “It was difficult to spend so long not talking about it to anyone. It’s a great moment for us to fin
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An Endorsement for the Groom Watch Buying a groom-to-be a new watch is a great new wedding tradition. And if you’re not sure what to get, consider one of these. …Read More »
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The American Motorcycle Jacket You Need to Know Keeping industry alive in Fall River, Massachusetts. …Read More »
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7 Motorcycle Helmets, at Every Price Point A motorcycle helmet should be your first moto-gear buy; hopefully, you’ll never truly put it to use. …Read More »
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The 10 Best Videos You Missed This Week A trailer-filled week, including new films featuring Tom Hanks, Terrence Malick, Bryan Cranston and Miles Teller. Oh, and a new Star Trek Beyond trailer. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: July 1, 2016 How to save on an Xbox One, a performance wool shirt and a set of travel guides. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 1, 2016 A wrinkle-free carry-on, china your mother will hate, a party bucket and much more. …Read More »
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Use Apache Spark? This tool can help you tap machine learning Finding insight in oceans of data is one of enterprises’ most pressing challenges, and increasingly AI is being brought in to help. Now, a new tool for Apache Spark aims to put machine learning within closer reach.Announced on Friday, Sparkling Water 2.0 is a major new update from H2O.ai that’s designed to make it easier for companies using Spark to bring machine-learning algorithms into their a
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US construction spending falls for second month in a row According to a report from Reuters, construction spending fell in American for the second month in a row, following a steep 2% drop in April. April’s drop was the largest since January 2011. The US Commerce Department states that May construction spending dropped 0.8%. The drop indicates that “the growth outlook is still mixed as the effects of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union b
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Most Popular This Week Most read reviews this week: The Best Gear for Small Apartments, The Best Air Conditioner, and The Best Sheets. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
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Inner Vision for the Weekend of July 1, 2016 In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision master 30 different ways to tie a tie, learn how to redirect a wandering mind back onto the path of focus, and discover how to make the deliciously crispy-crunchy “sizzling cake”, bánh xèo.
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Innocent Isis: Facebook demands proof of ID from terror group namesakes The latest in a long line of people named Isis is having trouble with Facebook. Bristol (UK) woman Isis Thomas has found she’s persona non grata with the social giant. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Individual mycobacteria respond differently to antibiotics based on growth and timing Tuberculosis is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world, infecting almost 10 million people each year. Treating the disease can be challenging and requires a combination of multiple antibiotics delivered over several months. This is due, in part, to variations in antibiotic tolerance among subpopulations of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.
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JVC’s first Apple CarPlay receiver is now available If you own an older vehicle and have been looking to try out Apple’s CarPlay, JVC may have a solution for you. The company has released the KW-V820BT, its aftermarket receiver featuring CarPlay. The receiver, which costs $600, features a 6.8-inch resistive touchscreen, Bluetooth audio, and standalone Spotify and Pandora apps, alongside Apple’s OS. CarPlay will give you the usual slate of iOS apps
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UN agrees to adopt expanded resolution on online speech rights  A vote today by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has agreed to affirm an expanded resolution on online rights. Russia and China had tabled several amendments to the text but these were rejected by the sponsor countries who argued they were an attempt to dilute its focus. Read More
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First evidence that synaesthesia gives colour to sign language People with synaesthesia can associate colours and tastes with written words. Now, for the first time, we’ve discovered this can also happen for sign language
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Facebook-Dependent Content Farms Will Finally Die Facebook has made the drastic and controversial announcement that it will value content from friends over content generated by pages of media outlets and brands. Truthfully, it’s only controversial if you are a publisher of content meant to invade the feeds of regular people. Facebook has essentially announced that facilitating the monetization of externally monetized content is no longer importan
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Are we giving up on cardiac arrest patients too soon? A new study suggests physicians need to give comatose cardiac arrest survivors adequate time before predicting outcomes. The multicenter study showed the time it takes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to regain consciousness varies widely and is longer than many had thought. Thousands of lives each year across the country could be saved by simply giving cardiac arrest victims more time
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Key difference in immune cells may explain children’s increased susceptibility to illness Schools are commonly known as breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria, but this may not necessarily be linked to hygiene. New research in mice shows that because their immune systems do not operate at the same efficiency as adults, children may not only be more likely to contract a viral infection, but they also take to longer clear it.
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Unsilencing silenced genes by CRISPR/Cas9 Scientists have developed a new technique to unleash silenced genes and change cell fates using CRISPR/Cas9.
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Here Are 8 Awesome Canadian Scientists Science Happy Canada Day 8 Canadian Scientists for Canada Day…
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Review: Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Kingston’s Cloud series of headsets have always been strong performers, bringing gamers rich audio quality at a great price. The HyperX Cloud Revolver, the company’s third iteration of its rock-solid Cloud series headphone line, builds on the legacy of stellar audio quality but decidedly eschews a reasonable sticker price to match its more premium feel. For reference, the Cloud Revolver comes in a
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10 Cookout-Ready Homes to Swoon Over Right Now Yes please! Nothing says a warm-weather holiday weekend like a fabulous backyard cookout, and none-too-surprisingly, some homes were just made for this tradition. With common ingredients of alluring patios and decks, vast lawns and courtyards, this diverse collection of homes has the outdoor entertaining game down pat.
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Sonia Sotomayor Stands Up for the Fourth Amendment Justice Sonia Sotomayor is fast becoming the Supreme Court’s biggest defender of the Fourth Amendment. After examining her record over the past few SCOTUS terms, including the term that just concluded this week, it’s clear that Sotomayor has emerged as a consistent and outspoken voice in favor of broad Fourth Amendment rights. Here’s a brief look at some of Sotomayor’s most notable actions in rec
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More Obstacles to Prosecuting Police Misconduct Revealed in Police Union Contracts Black Lives Matter’s Campaign Zero project has released a new analysis and interactive data visualization project based on information obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests into the police union contracts of 81 of the U.S.’ 100 largest cities, as well as the “police bill of rights” enumerated in the 14 states where such laws exist. The authors of the report wrote,
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Tesla-SolarCity merger could be fraught with danger — and big potential On the surface, a merger between Tesla Motors and SolarCity looks like a winner: They have a similar customer base, use each other’s manufacturing facilities and technologies — and of course, there’s the family ties.Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is also the co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, which is run by fellow co-founder and CEO Lyndon Rive and his brother, CTO Peter Rive — both of th
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Cook dinner (and dessert) in a dishwasher – CNET Before cleaning those dirty dishes, wrap up everything from chicken to apple pie and cook it in the dishwasher. The Threadbanger YouTube channel shows you how.
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Sony is resurrecting its robots for a full financial recovery Sony is back in the robotics race. The consumer company gave us AIBO, one of the most popular “entertainment” robotic dogs, in the late ’90s. But due to heavy losses and a corporate restructure in 2006, the canine bot and all related AI efforts were scaled back. Now a decade later, as the company powers through its financial troubles, it is renewing its commitment to consumer robots and
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Sovaro Luxury Coolers If you’re in the market for a cooler that will blow every other Stanley, Igloo, Coleman and Yeti out of the water, look no further than Sovaro Luxury Coolers. Lined with cork that’s hand-harvested from the bark of a Portuguese Oak, the cooler uses its natural insulating properties (cork can resist up to 1,000 degrees) to […]
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These cars are now banned from Paris city limits to help curb air pollution Paris officials have just enacted a law that makes it illegal for passenger cars manufactured before 1997 to enter the city limits. The controversial measure is billed as a way to slash air pollution in the French capital. All Parisian motorists need to put a sticker (officially called an air quality certificate) on their car’s windshield that denotes which set of emissions regulations their engin
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7 Gorgeous Houses that Showcase American Design From the traditional to the eccentric To celebrate our fair country’s 240th birthday, we’ve rounded up seven U.S. homes that showcase the diversity of American design. From a traditional brick house to a sleek mountain retreat, these houses show that anything goes when it comes to dreaming up your ideal home. 1. Blue Lake Retreat in Marble Falls, Texas Photo by Andrew Pogue via Designboom Bu
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M-5000 Envirofit Rocket Stove A meticulously engineered stove that is ideal for cooking up meals for friends and family.
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Diamond Atelier’s DA#6 is poster-worthy perfection Yup, our jaws are on the floor too.Photo: Diamond AtelierMunich’s Diamond Atelier just unveiled their new DA#6 and it’s got to be one of the prettiest cafe racers we’ve seen this year. Based on a BMW R100R from the ’90s, the bike delivers classic lines with a slightly lifted tank and rear frame that makes it look like it’s ready to attack. As you can see, the designers tidied up the styling with d
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Impossible vanishing stars could be signs of advanced alien life Finding extraterrestrial civilisations with technology far beyond our own could be as simple as catching stars or galaxies in a disappearing act
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Nintendo executive unsure about the future of virtual reality Virtual reality is all the rage these days with several major players having announced or already released VR gear this year. One industry pioneer, however, isn’t sold on the concept just yet.
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FBI investigating unidentified drones over S. Carolina nuclear site Federal law enforcement has begun a probe into reports of drones flying over the US Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Nuclear waste is treated at the site, and nuclear weapons materials are stored and processed there. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Glass floor’ persists in UK research Scientists from low-income backgrounds face barrier to entry, but no pay discrimination.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20197
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Electronic tablets speed stroke care during patient transport, study finds The approach was just as accurate as a bedside assessment by a neurologist, which could allow for better transport decisions by the EMS team and potentially faster treatment of the patient once at the hospital.
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Gelatin instead of the gym to grow stronger muscles Scientists have devised a way to develop bigger, stronger muscle fibers. But instead of popping up on the bicep of a bodybuilder, these muscles grow on a tiny scaffold or ‘chip’ molded from a type of water-logged gel made from gelatin.
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Forget the frontlines, the real battle is fought online It seems every day there is a fresh news story detailing the events of an online security breach
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Woolsey Agent Desk Its name is inspired by a secret agent who’s found slightly more often in the field than at his desk. But that doesn’t mean the Woolsey Agent Desk is any less deserving of the moniker. Made of American Black Walnut surface atop a steel powder coated frame, this handsome workstation is equipped with Blum soft close drawers with leather lined bottoms, a lockable middle drawer for your computer, tabl
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Scientists Are Planting False Experiences Into Peoples’ Brains, Inception-Style Health Neurofeedback trained people to see what wasn’t there In the future, we might be able to go to a doctor and have new memories or experiences incepted into our brains.
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Remy—Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (Civil Liberties Edition): New at Reason Remy channels his inner Toby Keith to send terrorists a message. Watch above or click the link below for lyrics, links, downloadable versions and more. View this article.
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Is Technological Progress Unstoppable? The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape Our Future, by Kevin Kelly, Viking, 328 pages, $28. Arguably the internet came into existence thirty years ago, when the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1986 connected five university-based computer centers. The NSFnet could initially transfer information at the rate of 56 kilobits per second (kbps). My current fiber o
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The Inevitable Trends of Tech Progress: A review of Kevin Kelly’s new book What technological wonders will the next 30 years bring? Answering that question is the task that Wired senior maverick and co-founding editor Kevin Kelly sets himself in his new book The Inevitable. In his visionary What Technology Wants, Kelly previously argued that technology is becoming in some sense autonomous, and that autonomous technology, or the “technium” in his terminology, &
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New Baltimore Use of Force Policy Doesn’t Really Work Without ‘Reasonable’ Officers The Baltimore Police Department unveiled a new use of force policy, crafted, the department said, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, the NAACP of Baltimore, and local attorneys, both prosecutors and public defenders. The new document represents the first major revision of the use of force policy since 2003. Among the more important changes, all types of the use of fo
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Knocki turns your tables and walls into smart device controllers  By most standards, Knocki has had a home run Kickstarter campaign, blowing way past its $35,000 target with more than $1.1 million committed. But it sounds like CEO Jake Boshernitzan is still hoping for more support in the campaign’s final hours (it’s scheduled to end at 3am Eastern on Saturday). After all, he said that Knocki deliberately set the campaign target on the low… Read More
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The Most Insane Competitive Eating Records The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is like the Super Bowl of competitive eating. But just like with the NFL, there are other matchups that matter that don’t receive the same fanfare as the big game. Competitors battle over plates of wings, Twinkies, burgers, and all-out T.G.I. Friday’s sampler platters. So, before you watch Joey Chestnut and […]
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Sidewalk Labs’ smart city kiosks go way beyond free WiFi The details of an ambitious plan from Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs to create entire “smart neighborhoods” just got a little clearer. According to Sidewalk Labs’ pitch deck, which was obtained by Recode this week, the plan goes far beyond those free WiFi kiosks that are already on the streets of New York City. The kiosks will monitor everything from bike and pedestrian traffic to
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Refresh Your Wiper Blades For $22 Per Pair, Courtesy of Amazon Two Bosch Insight Wiper Blades, $22. Add two to cart (must be shipped by Amazon) to see the discount.Summer isn’t kind to your wiper blades, so if you’ve been struggling to see the road through streaks on your windshield, Amazon’s offering up a pair of Bosch Insight Blades for just $22 right now. Just pick the two you need, add them to your cart, and the discount should appear automatically. The d
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The Foods You Can Bring Through Airport Security Not long ago, a guy in front of me in the airport security line was surprised he couldn’t bring a container of soup on the plane. That might seem obvious to most travelers, but in case the TSA’s food rules are unclear, Consumerist breaks it down.Most of us know you can’t bring liquids larger than 3.4 oz through security, but a few others that are similarly prohibited include: yogurt, jam, oils, je
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Improve Your PowerPoint Presentation with Excel Data Visualizations Ready to present your findings? Find out how to visualize your data using Excel and PowerPoint. We’ve all sat through boring PowerPoint presentations at one point or another, and they’re no fun. You can use countless ways to liven things up and something as simple as a chart made with Excel can go a long way. Here’s everything you need to know about creating a data visualization in Excel and expor
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SanDisk’s high-performance MicroSD cards are built for your 4K video library On Thursday, SanDisk unveiled two new high-capacity MicroSDXC cards. The 256GB Extreme card is the fastest in its class, offering read speeds up to 100MB/sec and write speeds up to 90MB/sec. A new Premium Edition Ultra series card was also announced with the same capacity and a slightly lower read speed of 95MB/sec. (No word on the Ultra card’s write speed.) In a press release on the company’s web
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The wait is nearly over: Panasonic’s 4K Blu-ray player gets a US release date At CES in January, three companies introduced 4K Ultra UD Blu-ray players: Panasonic, Samsung, and Philips. The latter two companies’ players have been released in the U.S. while Panasonic’s model is currently being sold in Europe, and exactly when the Panasonic offering would arrive in the U.S. remained a mystery until today. On Friday, Panasonic finally announced U.S. pricing and availability fo
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A host of common chemicals endanger child brain development In a new report, dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates are calling for renewed attention to the growing evidence that many common and widely available chemicals endanger neurodevelopment in fetuses and children of all ages.
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Baby Foot Human Molting Peel I don’t know what medieval witch magic Baby Foot puts in their Exfoliant Foot Peel to produce the skin-molting effects you see before you but, even though it would make perfect sense here, I promise you it’s not snake oil. Have a look at the ingredient list yourself. My girlfriend says two near the top, lactic acid and glycolic acid, usually show up in her face peels, but…damn. If her face peele
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Study: climate change warming Asian waters, altering monsoon Each year as temperatures rise across India, farmers look to the sky and pray for rain.
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The discovery of a totally new kind of ‘mark’ in human cell nucleus A Japanese research group verified the presence of a protein modification that is a unique mark in human cell nucleus. This protein modification, Histone H4 lysine 20 acetylation (H4K20ac), was only discovered in plant cells and its existence in mammalian cells has been indirectly proven. Their study suggests that H4K20ac is associated with gene repression. This new discovery of H4K20ac may lead t
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Colorado Teardrop Summit Trailer A rugged off-road camper built for 4×4 vehicles and extended backcountry stays.
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Graphic videos spark calls for greater oversight of French slaughterhouses Animal rights groups have called for tighter monitoring and control of France’s fresh meat industry, after two disturbing videos emerged on Wednesday showing the mistreatment of animals in slaughterhouses.
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Quartet calls for end to Israeli settlement construction Israel should stop building settlements, denying Palestinian development and designating land for exclusive Israeli use that Palestinians seek for a future state, the Middle East peace “Quartet” said Friday in an eagerly awaited report.
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Gravitational lens zooms in on why some quasars have the radio turned down Mini-jets of material ejected from a central supermassive black hole appear to be the culprits behind faint radio wave emissions in ‘radio-quiet’ quasars. A study of gravitationally-lensed images of four radio-quiet quasars has revealed the structure of these distant galaxies in unprecedented detail. This has enabled astronomers to trace the radio emissions to a very small region at the heart of t
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In the blink of a cosmic eye: Chance microlensing events probe galactic cores Some galaxies pump out vast amounts of energy from a very small volume of space, typically not much bigger than our own solar system. The cores of these galaxies, so called Active Galactic Nuclei or AGNs, are often hundreds of millions or even billions of light years away, so are difficult to study in any detail. Natural gravitational ‘microlenses’ can provide a way to probe these objects, and now
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The relentless dynamism of the adult brain Scientists were able to make real-time observations over a period of several months that reveal how new adult-born neurons are formed and evolve in the olfactory bulb of mice. They made the surprising discovery that there is constant structural plasticity in the connections established by these new neurons with the circuits into which they are recruited.
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Chicago woman claims police attacked, searched her for being Muslim A Muslim woman is accusing Chicago police of racial profiling after she was tackled by officers when she was running to catch a train home. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Guccifer 2.0 reveals Clinton expenses, clues on identity & slams presidential hopefuls Releasing a new batch of documents from the Democratic National Committee, hacker Guccifer 2.0 mocked allegations he works for the Kremlin, praised Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning and dismissed all the US presidential contenders. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Woman Arrested for Plot to Kill Stephen Hawking An American woman was arrested this week for flooding Stephen Hawking’s email with death threats, then stalking him at an astronomy festival in the Canary Islands.Read more…
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ListenUp: of Montreal: It’s Different For Girls In a colorful, joyous dance party music video, of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes explains (as best a man can) how “It’s Different For Girls.” The lead single from the band’s upcoming album Innocence Reaches is delightfully playful, but still on point…… Continue Reading…
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The CIA Tried to Recruit Women With These ‘Empowering’ Posters One of the CIA recruitment posters, retrieved by a FOI request from Runa SandvikEven the CIA needs a recruitment strategy. The infamous US intelligence agency has released a cache of posters designed to convince women to apply for jobs, in response to a Freedom of Information request by security researcher Runa Sandvik.“Your individuality makes America stronger,” one poster starts. “Strengthened b
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Cop who drew gun on man filming him says man deserved it In May, we told you of a lawsuit involving a Rohnert Park, California, cop who looked ready to fire his handgun at a man who was filming him. Last year’s standoff happened right outside the resident’s house. Claiming civil rights violations, the alleged victim sued (PDF) the officer and police department that is located about an hour north of San Francisco. The police department and officer, Da
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Jupiter ‘MRI’ to Reveal Solar System Secrets NASA will celebrate July 4th by firing the rockets of its Juno mission spacecraft, sending the probe into Jupiter’s orbit 534 million miles from Earth. NASA-funded researcher and current UofL dynamic meteorology professor Tim Dowling, says the mission will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to reveal answers to questions that have puzzled astronomers for more than 400 years.
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Consensus Statement: Environmental Toxins Hurt Brain Development, Action Needed An unprecedented alliance of leading scientists, medical experts, and children’s health advocates argue that today’s scientific evidence supports a link between exposures to toxic chemicals in air, food, and everyday products and children’s risks for neurodevelopmental disorders. The alliance, known as Project TENDR, which stands for “Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks,” i
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Iowa State Researchers Describe Copper-Induced Misfolding of Prion Proteins Iowa State University researchers have described with single-molecule precision how copper ions cause prion proteins to misfold and seed the misfolding and clumping of nearby prion proteins. The findings are published in Science Advances.
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Facebook may be considering taking humans out of Trending Topics Facebook’s Trending Topics has been a major source of controversy in recent months because of allegations that some of its editors had been downplaying conservative news outlets. The revelation that humans were involved in selecting what subjects and media outlets showed up in the section caught some by surprise. Those who watch Facebook closely knew that there was a human element to the system,
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Bye, Britain: Companies look to make their own Brexit after the vote to leave LONDON — A week after the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, things don’t seem quite as bad as they first looked. Global stock markets have rebounded after they fell off a cliff after the shocking results emerged. Even the FTSE 100 has bounced back after two days of record losses, hitting its highest level since August. The pound stabilised after hitting a 31-year low against the dollar.  SEE
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Staples, the home of school supplies, just trolled Kris Jenner If you’re keeping track of the best tweets of 2016, get out your notepad and jot this one down near the top. Staples Canada, delivered a piping hot burn to Kris Jenner, the one and only matron of the Kardashian establishment.  SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian displays how to respond to sexy Kim Kardashian photos Jenner promoted the latest addition to her Kris Jenner Signature Collection, her line of jewe
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Despite High Tech Unisuits, US Rowing Team Will Still Be at Risk in Rio Health Pollution levels are too high for even the best technology to combat Textile engineers are trying to help the 2016 Summer Olympic athletes prepare themselves to find themselves in some pretty disgusting places.
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Autolens analysis steps up for Euclid’s 100,000 strong gravitational lens challenge Euclid satellite, due for launch in 2020, will set astronomers a huge challenge: to analyze one hundred thousand strong gravitational lenses. The gravitational deflection of light from distant astronomical sources by massive galaxies (strong lenses) along the light path can create multiple images of the source that are not just visually stunning, but are also valuable tools for probing our Univers
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A Productivity Revolution in China would enable an economy with about twice the growth over the current investment growth model China faces an important choice: whether to continue with its old model and raise the risk of a hard landing for the economy, or to shift gears. A new McKinsey Global Institute report, China’s choice: Capturing the $5 trillion productivity opportunity, finds that a new approach centered on productivity could generate 36 trillion renminbi ($5.6 trillion) of additional GDP by 2030, compared with con
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Spotify update violated Apple’s developer guidelines (credit: Spotify) Yesterday, streaming music service Spotify went public with complaints that Apple had recently rejected an update to the company’s iOS app. The company’s lawyers alleged that blocking the update “raises serious concerns under both US and EU competition law” and “[diminishes] the competitiveness of Spotify on iOS and as a rival to Apple Music.” But Spotify 
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Ten Top Images on Archinect’s “Wood” Pinterest Board In case you haven’t checked out Archinect’s Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles.(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)Today’s top images (in no particular order) are from the board Wood.↑ Vineyard House in London, UK by Aros
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Blame and bitterness The BBC’s Yolande Knell looks at Jewish settlements in the West Bank, one of the most disputed topics in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
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A Productivity Revolution in China would enable an economy with about twice the growth over the current investment growth model China faces an important choice: whether to continue with its old model and raise the risk of a hard landing for the economy, or to shift gears. A new McKinsey Global Institute report, China’s choice: Capturing the $5 trillion productivity opportunity, finds that a new approach centered on productivity could generate 36 trillion renminbi ($5.6 trillion) of additional GDP by 2030, compared with con
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Gene amplification — the fast track to infection Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden are first to discover that bacteria can multiply disease-inducing genes which are needed to rapidly cause infection. The results were published in Science on June 30, 2016. read more
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Seaweeds get sick too when they’re stressed A variety of normally harmless bacteria can cause bleaching disease in seaweeds when the seaweeds become stressed by high water temperatures, UNSW Australia researchers have discovered. read more
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$20 Android Smartphone, Drone Deals, and Smart Home Discounts If you’re looking for a smartphone, this is the time to buy! You can get an Android phone for $20 today only! Super Cheap Android Phones Motorola Moto E Android Prepaid Phone ($19.99, 33% Off) Motorola Moto E Android Prepaid Phone with Triple Minutes (Tracfone) Android 4.4 (KitKat) OSPrice: $19.99 Buy Now at Amazon.com You really aren’t going to find a solid Android phone for this price very often
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Microsoft details rollout plan for Xbox Play Anywhere launch Microsoft laid out a detailed plan for introducing Xbox Play Anywhere, its new cross-play initiative for the Xbox One and Windows 10. This included a list of upcoming games that will support it, and what users will need to take advantage of it. Announced at Microsoft’s E3 2016 keynote, Xbox Play Anywhere gives players digital access to participating games on both Xbox One and Windows 10, offers cl
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Augmented-reality headsets could help helicopter rescue pilots fly in dense fog Could augmented reality headsets help helicopter rescue pilots to fly more safely in extreme weather conditions — including heavy fog — in which they have poor visibility? That’s the question set out by a group of researchers at Germany’s Technical University of Munich (TUM). Their answer? An overwhelming yes. Carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Helicopter Technology, the project us
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Alton Brown Seasons Steak With A Power Drill Entertainment Grill, baby, grill Alton Brown shows viewers, without uttering a single word, how to supercharge their pepper grinders.
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Researchers Discover Carbon Nanobrush that Helps Improve Functionality of Different Devices The invention of the carbon nanobrush, which is a new nano carbon material, was announced by NEC Corporation on June 30, 2016. Carbon nanobrush is a fibrous aggregate of carbon nanohorns that are…
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Lady Liberty Takes Center Stage on This Stunning Poster for Escape From New York As the Fourth of July approaches, you’d be hard pressed to think of a more patriotic symbol than the Statue of Liberty. And that’s why this new poster for John Carpenter’s Escape from New York is so good. It takes everything we love about America and subverts it. Just like the movie itself.Read more…
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Trending Gear: June 2016 submitted by Bernard Capulong Every day, readers like you proudly share their daily carries on the site. Not only is looking through their pockets this way super interesting, but it’s also a great way to find really cool gear you never even knew existed (yet somehow, suddenly need…).When you hover over an item you like and click on it in these photos, you’re also letting other EDCers know you find
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Jaws Honest Trailer Screen Junkies is more flattering than usual as it recalls Steven Spielberg’s 1975 breakthrough classic, an amazing, memorable low-budget thriller that laid the groundwork for some of the best and worst genres of movies to follow. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Sadako vs. Kayako… in BaseballIf Toy Story was a ThrillerHonest Trailer: The MartianHonest Minions TrailerInvaders
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MoviePass tests new prices, aims to reach a $20 plan MoviePass, the subscription service that lets you see one theatrical film every 24 hours, has come under fire after testing out new pricing options with some customers, which are significantly more expensive and restrictive than existing plans. The complaints also come on the heels of this week’s announcement of a new CEO: Mitch Lowe, a Netflix co-founder who later moved over to RedBox. While the
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News: RIBA reveals 2016 House of the Year longlist It’s award season at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Not long after the announcement of the RIBA National Award winners, RIBA is also one step further in their House of the Year competition. Most recently, the Institute revealed 20 houses in this year’s longlist. Known as the Manser Medal until last year, the RIBA House of the Year Award still carries the same purpose of distinguishing
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Event: London Art Week Event Date: Jul 1, 2016 – Jul 8, 2016; Event City: London, GB London Art Week is a wonderful gallery-based celebration of pre-contemporary art, taking over Mayfair and St. James’s this week.“Presenting a wide array of art from antiquity to the 20th century, including a number of rediscoveries and works rarely, if ever, seen in public, highlights this year include exhibitions dedicated to a wide ra
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Event: 2nd International Symposium on Ecological Wisdom Event Date: Nov 17, 2016 – Nov 20, 2016; Event City: Austin, TX, US The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin will host the 2nd International Symposium on Ecological Wisdom, November 17- 20, 2016. A collaboration between UT Austin, Tongji University (Shanghai), East China Normal University, (Shanghai), and the International Society for Ecological Wisdom, the conference brings
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Survey of 15,000 women and men reveals scale of infertility One in eight women and one in ten men have experienced infertility, yet nearly half of them have not sought medical help, according to a study of more than 15,000 women and men in Britain.
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Humans are not the only ones who produce halogenated organic pollutants Organohalogens like perchloroethene and trichloroethene are prominent groundwater pollutants due to their industrial use as dry cleaning and degreasing agents and their widespread release into the environment. Volatile organohalogens like chloromethane strongly influence atmospheric chemistry and thereby Earth’s climate by causing ozone depletion when released into the atmosphere. For a long time
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China cracks down on mobile games with new approval requirement China’s ever-present grip on the Internet and everything related to it just got a little tighter. In an effort to crackdown on popular media, mobile game developers must get their games pre-approved by the Chinese government before launching them in the nation. The rule went into effect today, though it was first announced in early June. To avoid running afoul … Continue reading
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TraxPack Luggage – stop fighting your suitcase when you travel Over the last month or so I’ve been traveling non-stop all over Japan, and have had to take luggage of varying size with me wherever I go. On planes, trains, and automobiles, hefting them up and down stairs, trying to maneuver a two-wheeled, one-direction-rolling carry-on bag through a crowd of people with grace and dignity, which very rarely happens. Needless to say, I figured out what aspects o
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Hyperloop One co-founder and CTO Brogan BamBrogan steps down  Hyperloop One co-founder and CTO Brogan BamBrogan is out at the company and former SVP of engineering Josh Geigel will be taking over BamBrogan’s role as CTO. The move, though abrupt, may have been a long time coming. The company has been shifting Bambrogan away from public comment for months and switched him to the CTO role, appointing former Cisco exec Rob Lloyd as CEO in… Read More
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Satana ransomware encrypts user files and master boot record Attackers are developing an aggressive new ransomware program for Windows machines that encrypts user files as well as the computer’s master boot record (MBR), leaving devices unable to load the OS.The program is dubbed Satana — meaning “Satan” in Italian and Romanian — and, according to researchers from security firm Malwarebytes, it is functional but still under development.Satana
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Low-current, highly integrable spintronics device developed Scientists have developed a device capable of controlling magnetism at a lower current level than conventional spintronics devices. The new device was fabricated by combining a solid electrolyte with a magnetic material, and enabling insertion/removal of ions into/from the magnetic material through application of voltage.
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Peer pressure, false claims lead many women to remove pubic hair, study finds We live in a brave new world, ladies.  A woman is on the brink of capturing a major party’s presidential nomination for the first time in history and the Supreme Court just definitively ruled to protect abortion rights.  SEE ALSO: Serena Williams takes down hecklers for all of womankind Yet, if it seems that gender equality is within our collective grasp, consider the surprising results from a JA
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This YouTube Channel Is Full of Free, Public Domain Movies to Stream If you’re looking for something interesting to watch, YouTube channel Public Domain Full Movies is full of, well, what its name implies. Classic films like A Trip to the Moon and Behind Green Lights to fun flicks like Gammera The Invincible are all here to stream, completely free, to any device.There are films like the original 1968 Night of the Living Dead all the way up to 1975’s Grave of the Va
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Today’s archidose #911 Here are some photos of the new building of the Kunstmuseum Basel (2016) in Basel, Switzerland, by Christ & Gantenbein. (Photos: Frank Dinger)These photos are primarily interior, so visit World-Architects for more information on the animated Light Frieze that wraps the building’s brick exterior.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poo
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Software faults raise questions about the validity of brain studies (credit: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center) It’s not an exaggeration to say that functional MRI has revolutionized the field of neuroscience. Neuroscientists use MRI machines to pick up changes in blood flow that occur when different areas of the brain become more or less active. This allows them to noninvasively figure out which areas of the brain get used when performing different
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In hot water: Climate change is affecting North American fish Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America — including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live, according to four new studies published today in a special issue of Fisheries magazine. read more
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Plastic shopping bags in France are now history A ban on plastic bags distributed at cashiers in French shops came into force Friday, as the country makes the environmentally-friendly shift to recyclable and reusable biodegradable bags.
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IS group claims responsibility for attack on Bangladesh restaurant Gunmen attacked a restaurant in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Friday night, taking hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces, authorities said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Legal Weed and Adult Camp: All the News You Missed This Week Every Friday youll get a roundup of the week’s most popular must-read stories from around the internet, courtesy of mastermind Dave Pell. The post Legal Weed and Adult Camp: All the News You Missed This Week appeared first on WIRED.
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Word. Notebooks Firework Series Watch your fingers note takers, list makers and constant doodlers because Word. has a new Fireworks Series of pocket notebooks that will absolutely blow you away. The collection includes five different notebooks that have each been decked out with work from one insanely talented artist. Each style comes in a three pack of Made in the USA […]
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Inside the Harsh Lives of Wild Carnivores: New at Reason Based on the approximately 1.2 zillion bugs-and-bunnies-avengers with Twitter and Facebook accounts who wanted to disembowel and eat a Minnesota hunter last year for killing Zimbabwe’s saintly Cecil the Lion last year, I’m guessing an eight-week documentary revealing that the animal kingdom is in large part composed of creatures who are neither pacifists nor vegans is going to come as a shocking
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June 2016 Was 2nd Warmest June in Satellite Record: Global Temperature Trend Update Although global temperatures fell rapidly from May to June as the El Niño Pacific Ocean warming event fades, June 2016 was nonetheless the second warmest June in the satellite temperature record, according to the press release from the University of Alabama Huntsville. June 2016 trailed June 1998 by 0.23 C, according to Dr. John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at UAH. Compare
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Hollywood Insiders Meet to Talk About Gun Violence Prevention, Influence of NRA Everytown, a political anti-gun group, participated in a summit of Hollywood creatives on the lot of Fox studios, led by Modern Family co-creator and showrunner Steve Levitan, on the topic of “gun violence prevention,” as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Also in attendance were Fox TV CEO Gary Newman and 20th Century Fox TV creative affairs president Jonathan Davis. Levitan, who said
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Second careers are an issue now and not just for those who might live to a hundred or more London Business School professor of management practice Lynda Gratton, argues that the trajectory of our lives—professionally and personally—remains trapped in a mind-set that applied when life spans were much shorter Gratton draws on her new book, The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, to explain why lives are moving from two stages to three and what that means not only for
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Trump protests turn violent in Denver, 3 arrested In what has become a typical Trump rally brouhaha, a protest against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in Denver, Colorado grew violent, with pushing and shoving. At least three people were arrested. Read Full Article at RT.com
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West 8 creates artificial hills on New York’s Governors Island Landscape architecture firm West 8 has added rolling hills with playgrounds and art installations across Governors Island in New York harbour (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Crazy Illusion Somehow Transforms Rectangles Into Circles in the Mirror What in the sorcerous hells is this? Kokichi Sugihara’s ‘Rectangles and Circles’ illusion is a mind-bending visual trip that turns squares into circles and circles into squares right in front of your face. Different shapes are placed at a mirror and what you see in front of you is totally different from what you see in the mirror. It’s like the mirror is actually a portal to another dimension w
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Incase Limited Edition Sport Field Bag Incase’s Limited Edition Sport Field Bag accompanies you straight from work to the field without having to swap or lug around two bags. Made of durable 840 dobby nylon, the pack is sleek and shaped to fit a basketball or soccer ball in a dedicated (and ventilated) compartment as well as clothing, shoes, and miscellaneous gear in a large main compartment that zips open with a large flap for full ac
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The First Day of the Somme A A Tags War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryHome | Feed | Blog.rssThe First Day of the Somme 0 Views 07/01/2016A hundred years ago, British units (alongside a smaller French force) attacked the Germans on an eleven-mile wide front in Picardy, straddling the Somme River. The attack was the attempt to break through on the Western Front, and in accordance with emerging artillery doctrine and pr
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Paul Gottfried on Fascism Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssPaul Gottfried on FascismPolitical Theory 0 Views Fascism: The Career of a Concept. By Paul E. Gottfried.  Northern Illinois University Press, 2016. Vii + 226 pages.Paul Gottfried’s immensely erudite survey of interpretations of fascism puts one in mind of Ludwig von Mises.  Although Gottfried does not discuss Mises, readers of his excellent book will again and
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The Mysterious Lives of Whale Sharks Are Now Revealed in Near-Real-Time Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are the ocean’s vagabonds, roaming far and wide, and often for reasons inexplicable to humans. To make matters even more complex, despite their massive size—fully grown adults are around the length of a school bus—these gentle giants have a frustrating habit (for the scientists who study them) of simply disappearing.There’s a whole lot that marine biologists still do
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Coming Soon: Gut Bacteria That Actually Cure conditions like obesity and diseases like liver disease, and cancer There’s very little evidence that probiotic supplements do any good. The probiotics promise has built a $34 billion market as of last year, according to a new report from BCC Research, $6 billion of which was in supplements. The biggest share of the probiotics market was in food and beverages, at $24.8 billion.Seres Therapeutics, a microbiome-based biopharmaceutical company in Cambridge, Mass., is
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Multi-material 3D printer aimed squarely at professionals 3D printers capable of churning out multi-material, multi-colored objects in a single print run can take up quite a bit of office space, and can also cost a small fortune. Take the Objet500 Connex3 from Stratasys, for example. It’s about the size of a chest freezer and you could buy three second gen Panamera’s for the same price. French startup Pollen has introduced a capable-looking, high reso
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Amazon’s latest Alexa update means you won’t have to lift a finger on Prime Day Aren’t you sick and tired of clicking on the things you want to buy online? It’s bad enough that we have to type in the URL to our favorite online store, after all. When is tech going to catch up and make sure we exhaust zero calories while shopping online?Thank the AI geniuses at Amazon for what they’ve bestowed upon us next: ordering things online with just your voice. Amazon has issued another
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Rock star collaboration to deliver BMW fully-autonomous vehicle Only a few days after BMW Group unveiled its VISION NEXT100 trio of concept cars – for Mini, BMW and Rolls-Royce – it’s taking a bold step in the direction of fully-autonomous vehicles. Intel and Mobileye will collaborate with BMW for an autonomous production vehicle ready for sale by 2021.The new car, called the iNEXT, will be the next step in BMW’s driver assistive technologies. While the goal i
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Bald eagles making strong recovery in Virginia Virginia’s bald eagle population is thriving at levels not likely seen since before the United States was a country, one of the nation’s top eagle experts said Friday.
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Revamped NYC rooftop is brought to life with tinted resin panels Evan C. Lai Landscape Design (ECLLD) was asked to design an eco-friendly rooftop of a gritty east village townhouse in New York City. The client, who is of Scandinavian descent, was looking for a refined garden that did not compromise functionality. The whole
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The Uncrate x Woolsey Land Cruiser is Crafted Better than Most Furniture Sean Woolsey is a man who obsesses over quality and takes pride in his work, which happens to be built-to-last timber furniture. You may have seen us feature his high end Ping-Pong table. Woolsey has gone for something different and partnered with his mates at Uncrate to create the limited edition Uncrate x Woolsey Land Cruiser skateboard. The Land Cruiser […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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The Xikar Windproof Lighter will burn brightly on the windiest mountain top You find yourself trekking to the great outdoors, where bugs, weather, and grass that is just tall enough to touch your ankle can affect you. Let’s just hypothesize, for fun, that you are in need of a small flame to deal with a task that calls for fire, such as a loose thread, campfire, or lighting up a smoke. Should the winds ever be against you, a normal lighter is not going to do so well as th
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Investigators: US lab worker in Colorado faked test results A worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years, possibly tainting research on toxic metals in the Everglades, uranium near the Grand Canyon and coal in Afghanistan, investigators say.
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Is it too late to get water bottle flips into the 2016 Olympics? Flipping water bottles is the best sport in the world, and that is a fact. Back in May, a high schooler blew minds with his talent show flip. Before that, a kid proved that long range and short range bottle flips were very different beasts, and he was a master of both. Now, the trend officially has competitors in Australia, with this compilation by the How Ridiculous channel. So what do you s
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Trash by the numbers: Startling statistics about US garbage Americans do everything with gusto, including generating waste.
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These solar road panels could turn our world into Tron Solar Roadways believes the road ahead should be paved with solar panels. The Idaho startup makes hexagonal solar panels that it’s trying to get installed on U.S. roads. The goal is to generate enough energy to power homes and businesses, and the panels can even light up to display programmable road markings. It’s a lofty idea but the company has gained some early support. Solar Roadways ha
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No Technology — Not Even Tesla’s Autopilot — Can Be Completely Safe When I read the headlines Friday about the fatal crash of a Tesla vehicle while in self-driving mode, I immediately thought about Three Mile Island.It’s not that Tesla’s autopilot mode is the vehicular equivalent of a nuclear meltdown.As the company would very much like you to note, self-driving cars are doing better, statistically speaking, than human drivers. Tesla says autopilot was used for 13
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How long until Amazon conquers downtown Seattle? When its spheres and three surrounding towers are completed, [Amazon] will have 10 million square feet of office space in Seattle, more than 15 percent of the city’s inventory, on a campus that occupies more than 10 square blocks. That will provide space for Amazon to more than double in size, to 50,000 Seattle workers in the next decade…The spheres, designed by architecture firm NBBJ, are Amazo
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UN rights council condemns the disruption of internet access The United Nations Human Rights Council has had enough of state-sponsored attempts to restrict internet access and punish people who use the internet as a space for free expression. The council on Friday passed a resolution that reaffirms and expands its previous stances upholding internet rights across the globe, noting, “The same rights that people have offline must also be protected online
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Facebook tests multilingual composer for individuals Earlier this year, Facebook rolled out a feature for Pages that allows users to share a message in multiple languages, making them more friendly to a larger, more diverse customer base. Starting today, Facebook is testing that same multi-language story feature for individual Facebook users, giving them the same status tool that’ll eliminate the need to publish multiple versions of … Continue readi
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Canada, USA and Mexico promise butterfly highway Is this the thin edge of a much bigger wedge?
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UMD Researchers Demonstrate Effectiveness of New Lidar Technology in Forest Mapping COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A team of scientists from the University of Maryland and Sigma Space Corporation has shown that 3D forest structure and topography can be measured rapidly, efficiently and accurately over large areas, using an innovative laser technology called single photon lidar (SPL).
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Technique From Biology Helps Explain the Evolution of the American Car UCLA-led team of researchers has taken a unique approach to explain the way in which technologies evolve in modern society. Borrowing a technique that biologists might use to study the evolution of plants or animals, the scientists plotted the “births” and “deaths” of every American-made car and truck model from 1896 to 2014.
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Five Frizz Fighting Grooming Creams Fix your bad hair days with a good grooming cream. The post Five Frizz Fighting Grooming Creams appeared first on The Manual.
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4th of July Grilling Tips From Chef Aarón Sánchez Get your 4th of July grilling right. The post 4th of July Grilling Tips From Chef Aarón Sánchez appeared first on The Manual.
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Peace Pie: A Different Take on the Ice Cream Sandwich What could take the out-dated version of the ice cream sandwich to the next level? Put a layer of pie… The post Peace Pie: A Different Take on the Ice Cream Sandwich appeared first on The Manual.
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Das Keyboard 5Q with cloud notification API smashes Kickstarter goal Das Keyboard is one of the companies that popularized the modern mechanical keyboard for mainstream computer users, and now it’s taking to Kickstarter in hopes of being at the forefront of another shift. […]
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Your Favorite Camera Bag Is Peak Design’s Everyday Messenger Peak Design’s Everyday Messenger Bag shot past the competition to take the title of your favorite camera bag.https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Design-Ev…https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Design-Ev…https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Design-Ev…https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Design-Ev…http://co-op.kinja.com/these-are-your…The Everyday Messenger is available in two different colors, and two different sizes, but y
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The Readyman Hostage Escape Survival Credit Card will hopefully never be useful The world is a pretty dangerous place right now. We want our danger to be in fantasy and video games, not just outside our door, and it’s not fun to think that leaving home, or not leaving home could put you in a precarious situation. If you haven’t heard, elementary schools are even doing lock down drills of what to do if a bad person comes in the school. While it’s said there are moments where
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You Can Now Collar Your Kid To Save Them From Drowning The smell of coconut sunblock is in the air, daiquiris are being consumed in record numbers, and dudes on the subway have all forgone their sleeves to show us their poorly groomed armpit hair. Summer is here!Which means it’s time for a pool party.Unfortunately, pool parties can lead to pool drownings. You could hire a hot lifeguard to watch over all your cherubic little angels, or you could buy th
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Join the 3D Printing Community For Just $273 Monoprice Maker Select 3D Printer, $2733D printing is one of the more constructive hobbies you can learn, and with today’s deal, it’s also shockingly affordable.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-sta…Amazon is currently selling Monoprice’s Maker Select entry-level 3D printer for $273, or $77 less than Monoprice itself. Its 8″x8″x7″ build area is plenty large for this price, it inclu
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This new Calyos PC is as powerful as a sonic boom — and as quiet as a whisper Looking for a powerful, quiet workstation that will offer the best performance for creating 3D content and handling huge CAD files? Calyos has a new solution built with the PC gamer in mind so that they can load up the hottest titles like Doom and Ashes of the Singularity in high resolution when it’s time to play. It’s simply called the Calyos Fanless PC / Workstation, and as the name suggests, th
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Watch Adam Savage and J. Kenji López-Alt Test Steak Searing Methods Searing a steak is a delicate process and you have tons of different methods to choose from. To see which ways are best, Tested’s Adam Savage teamed up with Serious Eats’ J. Kenji López-Alt to test a variety of methods. There are a lot of things that go into searing a steak, including drying it out first, temperature, and how you treat the steak to start. As far as searing methods go, Adam Savage
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Expo Village 2015 The project of Mario Cucinella Architects includes the construction of three of the seven residential towers inside the Expo Village, designed by Euromilano, within the redevelop of the Masterplan Cascina Merlata in Milan. The three buildings are located in the area north of the Masterplan and they will be used as Expo Village in a first phase, then to be converted into apartments of social housi
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Kick Backs: 12 Best Backyard Games Summer is here, so it’s time to bust out games for the beach, backyard, and park.
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Cybersecurity forecast: Heavy smug When you think of rockstar hackers and infosec pundits, I’m sure it’s easy to imagine people who are humble, kind and patient, and never look down on anyone who would reuse a password. OK, maybe infosec types aren’t known for doing benevolence all that well when they need to communicate with those not in the know about computer security. And when they do, they seem to prefer to do it from a stage
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Thousands of Iranians stage anti-Israel rallies to mark ‘Al-Quds Day’ (VIDEO, PHOTOS) Demonstrations have taken place across Iran to mark Al-Quds Day, the country’s annual event to show solidarity with Palestinians. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How-To: Show the size of folders in the Finder on Mac [Video] The Finder’s list view is my favorite way to view the folders and files within the macOS Finder, because it provides a wealth of information via columns that can be sorted on. One thing that you won’t find when using the Finder’s default list view is the cumulative size of the Folders contained within. But there’s an easy way to view the sizes of Folders directly within the Finder; watch our vide
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Security Researcher Gets Threats Over Amazon Review Kate Conger, reporting for TechCrunch:Amazon retailers sometimes go to extreme lengths to guarantee good reviews, as security developer Matthew Garrett recently discovered when he wrote a one-star review of an internet-connected electric socket. When Garrett politely pointed out that the socket in question was woefully insecure, he received emails from the manufacturer claiming that the review wou
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Polaroid Camera Toilet Paper Holder Amateur photographers, nostalgic Baby Boomers, lovers of the vintage, what better way to pay tribute to the pioneering Polaroid camera than a Polaroll for your tootsie rolls? The retro toilet paper holder even comes with a starter roll of full-color TP that the camera spits out so you can shake it like a wipe it with a Polaroid picture. The Polaroll had 2 small wall anchors for installation and, o
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Deadmau5 shows Ars the bonkers VR dreams living inside his giant mouse head Virtual reality may be blowing up in tech circles, but mainstream pop culture has mostly kept an arm’s-length distance from the movement. What’s more, if you’ve seen a well-known celebrity in VR, that pretty much always means you’ve seen them in a 360-degree video—the kind that employs fixed video footage and therefore locks viewers into a single place as opposed to fully explorable virtual worl
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Privacy Please! Innovative Ideas for Comfortable Modern Offices Open-plan offices are supposed to encourage interaction and collaboration, boosting morale through transparency. In an extreme example, Facebook’s new 430,000-square-foot headquarters has no interior walls at all despite housing an incredible 2,800 employees who sit at minimalist slab desks with no drawers or cabinets to speak of, let alone dividers separating one worker from the caco
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How Using an Ultrawide Monitor Boosted My Productivity (and Can Boost Yours) I moved a few weeks ago, so I had to break down and re-set up my workspace. When I did, I replaced my dual-display setup with a new 34″ ultrawide LG curved display. It’s had its quirks, but now I’m not sure I could ever go back. Here’s why, and why it’s worked so well for me.http://lifehacker.com/ultrawide-vs-d…The last time we discussed ultrawide monitors, the promise of one display on you
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Faraday Future enters into Formula E racing Faraday Future announced an alliance with Formula E’s Dragon Racing. Starting in the third season, taking place in 2016 to 2017, Faraday Future (FF) will be the official technical partner and title sponsor for the Formula E team. “Formula E has placed a significant emphasis on electric performance and connectivity, which makes it a great fit for Faraday Future,” said FF Global Chief Bran
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BlackBerry’s next phones may be its last gasp with Android BlackBerry is back at bat with Android, with reports that the phone maker is making three new – and possibly last – smartphones over the course of this year and next.Unlike the Blackberry Priv – the company’s first Android-powered handset – the upcoming Google operating system-powered phones could offer a wider range of prices for the wallet-conscious, as noted by Phandroid.While the handsets have
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Review: Amazon Tap Amazon TapIt’s hard to write a review of the Amazon Tap, the portable version of last year’s Amazon Echo Bluetooth speaker, without sounding like somewhat of a hypocrite. Last year, I asked for an internal battery and a way to bring the speaker to a friend’s house or the beach without carting along a power cable. (I even complained that the cable, which was six feet long, was too short.) On top of
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The future of web design How to design websites for the latest technology
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Silent Circle: “The reports of [our] death have been greatly exaggerated.” This past Tuesday I wrote about the lawsuit pending against Silent Circle, manufacture of the super-secret Blackphone. The suit, filed by estranged partner Geeksphone, alleges that the company is on the verge of bankruptcy and is unable to meet its financial committments. I asked: Is Blackphone about to go dark?” Now I have an answer, straight from the horse’s mouth: No.  Vic Hyder, Chief Str
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Opinion: Unpacking Apple, Beats Music and a possible Tidal acquisition Yesterday the WSJ reported that sources indicate Apple is in ongoing exploratory talks to buy Jay Z’s Tidal music subscription business while carefully noting sources say talks may not lead to a deal. While Apple reportedly talking to Jay Z’s Tidal does not equal Apple actually buying Tidal (yet), the idea of Apple buying Tidal anytime soon and within two years of spending $3 billion on Beats in
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13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week  This week, Airbnb sued the city of San Francisco, details about a fatal Tesla autopilot crash came to light, and Facebook changed the News Feed again. Here are the top tech stories of the week. Read More
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Francis Kéré Creates Installation from Brightly Colored Thread for First U.S. Retrospective © Tim Tiebout. Courtesy of PMA Currently on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, Award-winning African architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has created Colorscape, a installation made from steel and brightly-colored fiber, to accompany his first solo show in the United States. The exhibition is titled The Architecture of Francis Kéré: Building with Community, and features of a retrospe
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Some Companies Are Moving toward A “Zero-Email” Office Email takes up a lot of our time and often results in little real work getting done at the end of the work day. Many enterprises are finding the less it’s used, the less time gets wasted. Productivity goes up and stress goes down.Read More
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What Drugs the Kids Are Using and Why An expansive new study makes clear the extent of the problem and the importance of parents in avoiding teen drug use.Read More
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Deals: Insane 55″ 4K Smart TV only $430 in Best Buy 4th of July sale Deals: Insane 55″ 4K Smart TV only $430 in Best Buy 4th of July sale Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site On Monday, Best Buy began running a 4th of July sale, but it’s only really kicked into gear today. Now on the docket are a wave of hot HDTV deals. Chief among the discounts is a 55-inch Westinghouse 4K Smart TV for only $429.99 – yes, a 4K Smart TV in new condition under $500. That blows
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Civilware’s Pointer Knife is a blade for the purist A solid and compact all-arounder for everyday use.Photo: CivilwareCivilware’s Pointer is the kind of knife that any purist would appreciate. It keeps things minimal while providing maximum output with a corrosion-resistant AEB-L blade that is more than adequate for your everyday duties. Available in three colors, the handle is made from a combo of G10, titanium, and heat-treated 416 stainless stee
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Cool Tiny House On Wheels With Bedrooms For Four Meet the Pequod, this is a tiny house on wheels that was built for a family of four currently residing in Indiana, USA. At 26′ long, this house weighs 11,500 dry and maxes out at 8′-6″ wide and 13′-6″ tall. The wavy shape of the roof is a function of maximizing heights in the lofts, lowering ceiling heights elsewhere, and aiming for a “whimsical” design aesthetic. While pure and simple in theory,
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Live Desktop Adds Animated Themes to Your Mac’s Desktop Mac: If you’re bored of that useless, still image for your desktop wallpaper, Live Desktop is a Mac app that gives you a selection of animated themes to choose from. Once the app’s loaded up, you can choose from a variety of desktops, all of which you can see in action in the video above. Stylistically they’re not going to appeal to everyone, and sadly, you can’t add in your own videos now. Still,
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The Problem with Rationalia, Income Inequality Studies Is a Lucrative Field, Hating on Trump: P.M. Links Who should be Donald Trump’s vice president? Bernie Sanders, says Fareed Zakaria. “As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. And, sometimes, demonic possession.” Aspen Ideas Festival tackles campus free speech: views from Greg Lukianoff, Stephen Carter, and Michael Roth. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s idea for a country called “Rationalia” is pretty flawed. Why Republicans who end
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alta motors’ electric motorbikes are solely designed for weaving through city traffic powered by a 14,000 RPM motor and a 5.8 kWh battery, ‘redshift’ bikes are faster and more rideable than their gas counterparts The post alta motors’ electric motorbikes are solely designed for weaving through city traffic appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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College Humor bit about Facebook’s ‘Algorithm Mafia’ is surprisingly accurate Is it life imitating art, or art imitating life? I can’t ever be sure, but one thing is for certain: what was once satire is now becoming eerily accurate representations of real-world occurrences. Silicon Valley, for example, was once just HBO’s way of poking fun at the tech world, but some now believe it might be the most accurate portrayal of the community ever aired. It’s not just television ei
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Fujifilm X-T2 leak details full roster of specs A new leak has surfaced purporting to know the specs of Fujifilm’s upcoming X-T2 camera. Among other things, the model is said to feature 4K video recording at 30fps and 24.3-megapixels, as well as support for RAW shooting and time lapses. The camera has been the subject of a few leaks in recent weeks; back in late April, for example, … Continue reading
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Could Nest’s next product be a hyper-connected baby crib? Will there come a time when virtually every household object has connectivity features? It’s certainly looking that way. Nest, the company known for devices such as its smart thermostat, is proposing a hyper-connected baby crib.
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Sprint customers now can get 60 days of Amazon Prime for free Prime Day from Amazon is fast approaching, and if you’re looking to cash in by spending some of your hard-earned cash on this online shopping bonanza, you may want to consider switching to Sprint. The mobile service provider recently announced, “Sprint customers who purchase Amazon Prime as a $10.99 monthly add-on to their bill get access to full Prime membership — TV shows, movies, music, e-books
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Google is buying energy from two wind farms that haven’t even been built yet Google’s future is looking … gusty. In the tech giant’s latest demonstration of its dedication to renewable energy, Google has purchased the future output from two wind-power farms, located in Norway and Sweden, which together will ultimately provide energy for the firm’s European data centers. Yes, we’re speaking in the future tense because those wind farms haven’t even been built yet. When Norwa
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Breedlove’s war: Emails show ex-NATO general plotting US conflict with Russia Hacked private emails of the US general formerly in charge of NATO reveal a campaign to pressure the White House into escalating the conflict with Russia over Ukraine, involving several influential players in Washington. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Colorado County adopts NIST community resilience guidelines The Boulder County Collaborative, a partnership of Boulder County, Colorado, communities formed in response to the catastrophic floods that struck the region in September 2013, has used the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) “Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems” to develop and adopt its own resilience design performance standard
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NASA rejects plan to send Dawn to another asteroid WASHINGTON — A senior review of NASA’s planetary science missions has concluded the Dawn spacecraft should remain in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres rather than venture to another asteroid as project officials proposed. NASA announced July 1 the outcome of a review of extended planetary science missions, including the approval of plans to send New Horizons past a distant Kuiper Belt object and
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NRAO Media Tip Sheet, July 2016: Science, Engineering, and Technology Milestones Citizen Scientists’ Discovery Points to Unknown Galaxy Cluster; Astronomers ‘Saddle Up’ Next-Generation MUSTANG-2 Radio Camera; ALMA Uses ‘Double Vision’ to Study Galaxy’s Gaseous Ingredients; GBT Radar Image of Moon in New Smithsonian Exhibit
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Personal projects are key to dream job, says Facebook’s creative ‘rebel’ Standing out from the crowd in today’s digital economy isn’t easy, but the key might be pursuing personal projects more than polishing CVs, according to a senior member of Facebook’s creative team.
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Google pays its taxes, senior Europe executive insists Google pays taxes in every country where it has a presence, the multinational tech giant’s Europe vice president Carlo d’Asaro Biondo said Friday as the company faces a raft of fiscal probes across the continent
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Ultralight backpack has stronger-than-steel frame For avid backpackers, the search for a lightweight pack that is both comfortable and able to carry a hefty load seems to be never-ending. Gear maker and retailer Kuiu believes it’s come up with a solution, with its redesigned Ultra and Icon lightweight backpacking systems that can handle up to 150 lb (68 kg)… Continue Reading Ultralight backpack has stronger-than-steel frame Category: Outdo
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HP Rolls Out Device-as-a-Service for PCs, Printers HP says it plans to provide companies with personal computers and other devices as part of a service. Corporate customers of HP’s new initiative dubbed “device-as-a-service” will be able to pay a fixed monthly fee per employee for devices, eliminating the need to pay the retail cost upfront for hardware. From a report on eWeek:The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company unveiled a DaaS (device-a
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Alibaba announces new system to track and remove fake goods If you’ve ever shopped at Alibaba, you know to tread carefully: the online marketplace has long had a problem with merchants peddling counterfeit goods. It’s given the site a bad reputation, creating tension between Alibaba and major brands. Today, the company announced a new program designed to smooth things out and help companies identify and remove fake products from Alibaba’s marketplace. Alib
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Teen girl who texted friend to commit suicide must stand trial Michelle Carter at a court hearing in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, last year. (credit: WPRI12) Massachusetts’ top court ruled Friday that a teenager may stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in connection to text messages she sent urging her friend to commit suicide. In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court said a local grand jury had enough probable cause to indict Michel
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The tech that could have prevented Tesla’s Autopilot crash is coming in 2018 – Roadshow For now, you’ll probably want to keep your hands on the wheel.
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Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by new supplement Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new study suggests. read more
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Governor Jerry Brown Signs Six, Vetoes Five Gun-Right Restricting Bills A raft of bills intended to restrict Californians’ rights to possess or exchange their weapons went to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk this week, and today he signed six and vetoed five of them. Via a press release from the pro-Second Amendment Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), with descriptions that reflect their perspective, a list of the six signed and four of the five vetoed. (The last one on the vet
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Facebook’s Messenger platform now has quick replies, video support and more Facebook’s Messenger platform has absolutely taken off, now boasting a hefty 11,000 bots only three months after launching support for them. To build on that momentum, the company is launching a slew of new tools that should help developers increase user engagement and offer better bots. The update is called Messenger Platform 1.1, and includes support for dynamic buttons for quick user replies, l
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Crumbling roads take me home: New Jersey declares state of emergency over infrastructure After counting the potholes on the New Jersey Turnpike, Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency over the condition of the Garden State’s roads. He ordered officials to shut down all current work after lawmakers failed to reach a funding deal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Disabled woman undergoing brain tumor treatment sues after bloody TSA beating at Memphis airport A young woman with several physical handicaps was bloodied by TSA agents and arrested at the Memphis International Airport when she became confused and anxious upon extra security screening. She has now sued over the incident. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Literal Urban Art – Love Your City Print Series Raising dollars (and exceeding its goal) on Kickstarter is a project that becomes more captivating the more time you spend with it. The name is Love Your City and it involves a virtuosic Dallas-based artist named Stacey Haynes. Stacey creates incredible maps that use a bold, stark colour profile and insane amounts of detail to highlight just how vast and […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Hydaway Bottle With most water bottles, once the water is gone, you’re stuck toting around a bulky empty. With Hydaway bottles, you can squish it flat and put in your pocket, pack, or desk drawer. The collapsible design is made with food-grade silicone & plastic, so it is BPA-free, taste & odor free, and dishwasher safe. For purchase information, Click Here
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Dessert hummus wants to challenge everything you know about the chickpea Give milk a break and try dipping your cookies in hummus. While the combination of cookies and hummus would normally sound pretty unappetizing, Delighted By has taken chick peas to a whole new level by creating an intriguing line of dessert hummus. SEE ALSO: Sushi donuts food trend sprinkles the Internet with culinary delight On the Delighted By website, founder Makenzie Marzluff describes this d
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The 2017 Crisis Over in Chapter 6 of The ATOM, I provide a list of factors that are accumulating into the origins of the next major financial crisis, which is not years away, but merely months.  The factors are : 1) Insufficient, narrowly-concentrated central bank easing. 2) Fundamental ceiling of home prices, as explained in the chapter. 3) US National Debt crossing 100% of GDP, with total interest payments high
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Phones are for conversation: Why bots will replace apps GUEST: In just eight years, the smartphone has changed how people interact with the world and with businesses, from customer service to commerce to content and beyond. And more change is coming. Every company that has a mobile app or call center is going to have to interact with customers through myriad channels. Today, those channels are primarily via social media, but that trend obscures the big
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Walmart Pay rolls out to hundreds of stores across the U.S. Walmart Pay, following a limited launch earlier this year, has gone live in about 600 stores across 14 states, including Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Oregon, and more. With Walmart Pay, customers at supported stores can use their phone and the Walmart app to pay for their goods at the register in the same way one would use Samsung … Continue reading
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Escobedo Soliz weaves colourful ropes across MoMA PS1 courtyard Mexican studio Escobedo Soliz has installed a web of brightly hued rope at the MoMA PS1 gallery in Queens, New York. (more…)
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Florida declares algae emergency Ordinarily, businesses in South Florida would be preparing for a swarm of tourists this holiday weekend. This year, they’re worried the only living thing on their beaches come the Fourth of July might be some putrid blue-green algae. The algae, which the Washington Post compared to “thick, furry mold,” “chunky guacamole,” or a “festering, infected sore,” has been coa
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Rising ocean acid levels skew predator/prey relationship The rising tide (no pun intended) of acid in the Earth’s oceans could cause a major disruption in the delicate balance of its ecosystem. A new study suggests that changes in the ocean’s acidic levels due to atmospheric carbon dioxide could also change the predator-prey relationship of ocean life by tipping the scales in favor of the predator. .. Continue Reading Rising ocean acid levels skew pr
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How Government Ruins 4th of July Travel Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentHow Government Ruins 4th of July Travel 0 Views At its best, Independence Day is a celebration of American secession and a testament to individual liberty. At its worst, Independence Day is still a day where government offices are closed, American grills are lit and the evening sky is full of fireworks, which is still pretty good (at least in my s
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Facebook will automatically translate posts into different languages Facebook on Friday began testing a translation tool that will automatically let posts be displayed in languages users prefer.
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Beating the summer heat at US iceberg exhibit The National Building Museum’s new exhibit features a “glacial ice field” – giant sculptures representing icebergs, as an alternative to Washington DC’s summer heat.
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US air and drone strikes ‘killed up to 116 civilians’ US drone and air strikes killed between 64 and 116 civilians outside war zones between 2009 and 2015, the White House says.
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Speedrunning-for-charity event Summer Games Done Quick kicks off this weekend As we head into the three-day weekend, there will be plenty of time for food, drinks and fireworks. If you find yourself with some down time between activities and need something to keep you entertained, look no further than Summer Games Done Quick.
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Frontier Teams With AT&T To Block Google Fiber Access To Utility Poles An anonymous reader writes from a report via Ars Technica: Frontier submitted a court filing last week supporting ATT’s efforts to sue local governments in Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky to stop a new ordinance designed to give Google Fiber and similar companies access to utility poles. They’re concerned the ordinances will spread to other states. Frontier’s filing said, “the issue
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Build Your Own Virtual Pet Cube Virtual pets might be 20 years out of style, but if you’re looking for a miniature desktop friend, Adafruit has a guide to build a little emoting creature you can call your own.To be build this, you’ll need about $40 worth of parts, including a small LED Matrix and Adafruit’s Pro Trinket board. The whole thing’s packed into a 3D printed case, but it’s small enough you should be able to have it pri
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Brexit and Science: 7 Days Later Reassurance, rage and racism all feature a week after the vote — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Juno’s Journey Will End with a Death Plunge NASA’s Juno mission will arrive at Jupiter on the Fourth of July, after traveling some 1.7 billion miles through the solar system, and prepare to insert itself into orbit around the gas giant. If everything goes smoothly, it will orbit the planet pole-to-pole 37 times, gathering data on Jupiter’s composition, magnetic field, core, poles and much more. And then, with its mission over, it will point
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Citizen Science: Empowering a Robust National Effort On June 7, 2016, the American Chemical Society Science & the Congress Project, co-organized a Capitol Hill briefing about Citizen Science, with the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University. Honorary Co-Hosts Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE). <a href=”https://vimeo.com/album/4011873″>Check out the talks</a> by moderator Jamie
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US-led coalition airstrike kills 2 ISIS ‘senior military commanders’ – Pentagon Islamic State’s “deputy minister of war” and a military commander were killed in an airstrike in Mosul on June 25, a Pentagon official said Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trauma Induces More Alcohol Craving than Stress among Veterans with PTSD and Co-occurring Alcohol Dependence Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence (AD) are two of the most common and debilitating disorders diagnosed among American military veterans. AD and PTSD often occur together, and this co-occurrence has a worse prognosis than either disorder alone. Alcohol craving is related to relapse, but the relationship between PTSD symptoms, craving, and relapse is not well understood. T
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Colbert/Jackson: Big Questions “Do you have any regrets?” “Oh absolutely. Wait! I wish I’d said ‘no.’” The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert and Samuel “Samuel L. Jackson” L. Jackson ponder some of life’s biggest questions. Props to the writers for that capital joke. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Colbert/Duchovny: Blanket FortColbert, Key & Peele TD Celebrations 2The Amazing(ly Uncooperative) Acro-CatsHow Not to
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david moreno juxtaposes steel rods to create a series of micro-atmospheres the unique motives generated are constantly repeated in an addictive, disturbing and poetic way at the same time. The post david moreno juxtaposes steel rods to create a series of micro-atmospheres appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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BMW partners with Intel to get autonomous cars on the road by 2021 BMW has already said it wants to get autonomous cars on the road by 2021, but the automaker doesn’t have all the technological know-how to make that a reality. To get there, BMW today announced a partnership with Intel and computer vision / sensing company Mobileye to build a platform that’ll help the company meet its goals. But what the three companies are working on won’t just benefit BWM — it
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Tesla and Mobileye disagree on lack of emergency braking in deadly Autopilot crash Tesla has begun to share some information from its investigation of the May crash involving a Model S with Autopilot active. In its blog post yesterday, the company said that the Autopilot system failed to differentiate the white side of a tractor trailer that was crossing in front of the vehicle from the bright sky behind it. “Tesla’s autopilot system was designed in-house and uses a fusion
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Stem cells from cattle, placentas, and fat are used in clinics across the US (credit: Abraxas3d) Topping the list of predatory business schemes, direct-to-consumer clinics peddling unproven stem cell therapies may be right up there with payday loans and Shkreli-esque drug pricing. Such clinics can tout dangerous, often exorbitantly priced “treatments.” They frequently target the vulnerable and desperate, including terminal cancer patients, parents of autistic children,
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Xbox One background music arrives August 2 In January, a tweet suggested that we’d see background music support arrive for the Xbox One this summer, and now we finally have a date: it’ll arrive on August 2 with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, according to Microsoft. The Anniversary Update will bring changes to both the Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10; in addition to … Continue reading
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Watch the Construction of the Panama Canal Expansion in This Timelapse The timelapse gets a little hectic and sometimes you don’t know what the hell is going on (unless you’re well-versed in canal building), but it’s just crazy to see a strip of land get carved out and then built out with concrete. Like, we just really gashed the Earth and filled it up with water.The Panama Canal expansion doubled the capacity of the canal and added a new lane. You can see it get bui
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How to protect your family from mosquitoes without using harsh chemicals Protecting Your Family From Mosquitoes Without Using Harsh Chemicals Summer is coming, and with it comes barbeques and other outdoor activities that we can enjoy in the warm weather. Unfortunately, the warming weather also brings mosquitoes and the diseases that they carry. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mosquitoes are the most prevalent carrier of insect borne diseases, carryin
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Exploiting machine learning in cybersecurity  While more and more jobs are being forfeited to robots and artificial intelligence, is it conceivable to convey to machines a responsibility as complicated as cybersecurity? The topic is being hotly debated by security professionals, with strong arguments on both ends of the spectrum. In the meantime, tech firms and security vendors are looking for ways to add this hot technology to their… Read M
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Hands-On With Apple’s Redesigned Maps App in iOS 10 Apple’s Maps app received a major overhaul in iOS 10, introducing a new look and some impressive new features. Design wise, Maps looks a lot different, with easier to access controls and destination suggestions that are front and center. As seen in the video below, when you open the Maps app, you’ll immediately see a search window and an overview of your current location. Swiping upwards from th
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Google adds WebVR and VR Shell to Chrome on Android Google is working to make its Chrome browser VR-ready on Android. As noted by Road to VR, the latest alpha and beta releases introduce two important components to enable this feature: a WebVR setting which enables enhanced VR device compatibility with VR websites built against WebVR standards, and a ‘VR…
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Low-cost 3D-printed thermos could help diagnose Zika virus by testing saliva Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a rapid, low-cost genetic test for the Zika virus that could cost as little as $2 to manufacture and doesn’t require any electricity or technical know-how to use. The size of a regular soda can, the test simply requires potential patients to provide a saliva sample. A removable slide/cassette inside the thermos changes color to reveal whet
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Popular mixed-media app PicsArt gets a speed and performance upgrade PicsArt has mixed photos and art for over 300 million downloads, but now the app is mixing in even faster performance with its latest update. According to its developers, PicsArt boasts a greater selection of editing tools than any other app of its kind. Along with the usual filters, it offers a unique remix option that allows users to mix in clip art or add freehand drawings, which explains nicel
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Apple Is Suing A Man That Teaches People To Repair Their MacBooks New submitter alzoron writes: After the failure of New York’s Fair Repair Act, independent third-party unauthorized Apple repair shops seem to be under attack. Louis Rossmann, owner of Rossman Repair Group, INC has uploaded a somewhat vague video alluding to his Youtube site, where he posts videos about repairing out of warranty repairs, possibly being shut down. Several sources (Reddit, Mac Kung
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Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer re-elected to board, but shareholders voice disapproval This week Yahoo held its annual shareholders meeting and, while the event appeared to be sparsely attended, there was much to talk about, such as the company’s sale. But in addition to that, several items were put up for a vote, including re-electing its board of directors. Normally that would seem rather straightforward, but shareholders clearly sent a message to chief executive Marissa Mayer: Th
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Marrakesh Treaty will limit copyright, easing book access for blind and print-disabled worldwide  It’s difficult enough already for the visually impaired to read the books and publications sighted people take for granted, but it’s downright impossible when the content isn’t even available in accessible formats. Fortunately, a global agreement aimed at alleviating the problem passed a major milestone today and may take effect before the end of the year. Read More
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Riva Rivamare Speedboat Inspired by the design of sports cars, the Riva Rivamare Speedboat carries the tradition of Italian speed to the water. Measuring 39 feet long and 11.6 feet at its widest,…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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BotBeat: This week’s top bot stories VentureBeat’s Bots Channel tracks all the important and interesting news related to the exploding field of bots and messaging. And each week we select the top stories and present them in in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat staff, guest articles from leading figures in the bots community, and a good number of posts from a wide variety of outlets. You can s
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Where Are Fireworks Legal? No doubt you’re wanting to plan a fireworks display this weekend to honor the most amazing country in North America and its awesome political leaders. Here’s where you can celebrate Happy Canada Day the way it was meant to be celebrated!Each year the American Pyrotechnics Association helps us navigate, state-by-state, where residents are allowed to purchase fireworks. Only three states completely
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Islamic State group: Two senior leaders ‘killed in US-led air strike’ Two senior military leaders of so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed by a US-led coalition air strike in Iraq, the Pentagon says.
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Between the Streams: Tarzan whimpers, BFG stands tall, Tetris goes Hollywood RSS | iTunes | Stitcher DT’s entertainment show, Between the Streams, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and (of course) dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was. (You can also add us via RSS, iTunes, or Stitcher at the links above to take BtS on the road!) A couple of “big” movie openings are happening over tod
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Verizon will give you up to $300 for your clunker of a phone if you open a new line Got a phone that is starting to show its age? As long as it is in good working order, Verizon will happily take it off your hands. On Friday, the carrier kicked off a promotion that has existing and new subscribers eligible to receive up to $300 credit for dumping their old handset for a shinier model. The pool of eligible customers is quite broad. You need not be a new customer — current subscrib
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Gene Editing could destroy latent viruses in the human body like herpes Almost all of us carry one form or another of herpes virus, and the consequences can be far worse than the occasional cold sore. Herpes viruses also cause shingles and can be implicated in blindness, birth defects and even cancer – and as yet, we can’t rid ourselves of them.One of our best ways to combat herpes viruses is by blocking the enzyme they need to copy their DNA so that they can replicat
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Google talks up its self-driving cars’ cyclist-detection algorithms  Today might be conspicuous in the annals of autonomous vehicles for a more serious reason, but another month is over and Google has issued its self-driving car report for June. In it are some interesting details about the system’s ability to detect and avoid cyclists. Read More
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What Happens When a 850 Horsepower Truck Races a 10,000 Horsepower Car Well, you know exactly what’s going to happen. When a car has 10 times the horsepower of a truck, the truck is going to get smoked. The question is how bad will the torching be? Hilariously bad. The trophy truck was given a six-second head start and still got beat, because the Funny Car is just too ridiculously powerful. It’s obviously not even fair (and fairness isn’t the point), but it’s just aw
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Study: marijuana reduces plaque, inflammation related to Alzheimer’s The THC and some other compounds found in marijuana have been found effective in treating many ailments, and past studies have found signs that it may be helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s disease, as well. Research has indicated that marijuana reduces inflammation in the brain which may contribute to dementia and Alzheimer’s, and a recent study found that it also helps … Continue reading
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Microsoft Will Be Largest Infrastructure As A Service Vendor By 2019, Says Morgan Stanley Survey An anonymous reader writes from a report via GeekWire: According to Morgan Stanley’s 2016 CIO Survey of 100 CIOs (75 CIOs based in the U.S., and 25 based in Europe), Microsoft’s Azure will overtake Amazon Web Services (AWS) by 2019 to become the largest Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). The survey finds that roughly 31 percent of the CIOs will be using Azure for
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The Best Strategy for Surviving a Grenade Blast, Backed by Science Hopefully you never have to worry about a grenade going off near you, but it’s good to know what to do just in case. This video explains how a grenade works, and how you can lower your chances of being injured if one explodes nearby.In this video, youtubers Mark Rober and TheBackyardScientist offer some potentially life-saving advice when it comes to the typical frag grenade. As they explain above
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Microsoft rumored to be building a Surface PC for your living room Surface 3 in its docking station. (credit: Microsoft) Yesterday, DigiTimes reported that Microsoft is building a new member of the Surface family: an all-in-one PC designed for the living room. The technology newspaper cites “industry sources,” and today Daniel Rubino at Windows Central wrote that his own reliable source told him the same thing. The new system is supposed to contai
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‘Austria will stay in EU if Turkey stays out’ – presidential candidate Hofer to RT There will be no need for a referendum on EU membership in Austria if the European Union decides not to let Turkey become a member, Norbert Hofer, the head of Austria’s eurosceptic Freedom Party (FPO) told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Man nearly lynched after threatening mosque-goers with bomb – Turkish media A man was almost beaten to death by an angry mob at Sabanci Mosque in southern Turkey after he threatened to detonate a bomb. Police were only able to rescue him from the crowd after firing into the air. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Why I photograph the children of war’ As AP’s Chief Photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Muhammed Muheisen has focused on children caught up in conflict.
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Cultural Revolution propaganda posters encouraged patriotism and hygiene 1971″Speed Up Agriculture Using Modern Machinery.”Image: David Pollack/Corbis via Getty ImagesLasting roughly from 1966 to 1976, the Cultural Revolution was a period of enormous societal upheaval in China, as Communist Party leader Mao Zedong sought to restore ideological purity and a revolutionary spirit to the country.The decade was marked by purges and power struggles at the upper ech
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Thawing out Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet led to frosty relations, but an apology has brought about a dizzyingly swift thaw, writes Sarah Rainsford.
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Invoxia’s Voice Bridge puts your landline in your pocket  If you’ve ever wished you could roll out a five-mile extension cable for your home phone so you can get your calls when you’re out and about, Invoxia’s new Voice Bridge may be the solution to your globetrotting woes. It’s a virtual phone that connects your landline to your Wi-Fi, making it available via an app. Read More
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A changed America America is in the middle of its most volatile presidential election season in half a century, and the Midwestern state of Ohio is set to be a key decider in the race. Michael Goldfarb returns to the state he first reported on two decades ago to see how much has changed.
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You Might Never Need Another Root Canal With This New Kind of Filling There’s lots of fun things you could be doing this weekend, barring unexpected misfortune—like needing an emergency root canal. It’s arguably the most dreaded dental procedure, but if a promising new type of filling pans out, no one need ever suffer through this often-painful process again.Read more…
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Are you on the list? Google Fiber is going to these cities next There’s no such thing as too soon or too fast in certain aspects of life — getting a raise, recovering from a hangover, and internet speed would all qualify. As for the last of those, we all pretty much want the fastest connection we can get, and Google Fiber, Google’s fiber-optic network first tested in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, is in expansion mode, according to the Google F
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Using Citizen Science to Track Sevengill Sharks Guest post by Mike Bear The San Diego-based non-profit Ocean  Sanctuaries was founded in 2014 to create and provide support for marine citizen science projects. The Sevengill Shark Identification Project was one of its first citizen science projects, begun in 2010 in response to anecdotal evidence that divers were seeing increasing numbers Sevengill sharks off the coast of San Diego. This made the
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Transparently Beautiful Furniture and Glassware from Glas Italia ‘BoxinBox’ is a series of striking glass storage solutions from Glas Italia, created and designed in collaboration with globally-renowned furniture and product designer, Philippe Starck It almost seems a shame to put anything in it! Glas Italia’s creations, often in collaboration with famous designers,  are contemporary yet classically opulent and timeless. Glas Italia (as the name t
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Adam Savage thinks NASA should get working on a backup plan for Earth Lee Hutchinson Oh hey, look, it’s Adam Savage. 19 more images in gallery When we met Adam Savage on a Friday evening, the Mythbusters co-host was jazzed after spending much of the day at Johnson Space Center, where he got to hang out with engineers and technicians in the robotics and advanced space suit labs. Savage was visiting Houston to promote his new exhibit—The Explosive Ex
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Legislation around doping abuse must be tightened – Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that legislation around doping abuse needs to be tightened, as well as more investigations based on facts. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Senate ditches BlackBerry, offers iPhone SE and Galaxy S6 instead Blackberry, despite its best efforts to stay alive, has failed to keep up with its iOS and Android competition, and its days as a ubiquitous brand in the political world has largely reached its end. According to a notice sent out to Senate staffers, including the system administrators, administrative managers, and chief clerks, BlackBerry phones and support will be available … Continue reading
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Competitions: Reinventing Home Kitchen – Design Contest 2016 Registration Deadline: Jul 28, 2016; Submission Deadline Jul 28, 2016 Initiated by Mia Cucina (Kitchens by Towngas) and jointly organized with archiparti, “Reinventing Home Kitchen – Design Contest 2016” is open for entry now. This Contest aims to encourage innovative and outstanding designs of kitchens from talented professionals (such as interior and kitchen designers, architects, builders, and
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The Recession Generation Unconference: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Time BIL Conference and EarthSharing.org to Host ”The Recession Generation Unconference: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times.”On Saturday, July 9, 2016 BIL Conference and Earthsharing.org are hosting an event in Oakland, “The Recession Generation: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times.” The event aims to help the millennial generation navigate the uncertainties
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In Search of vanishing stars and galaxies A team of astronomers say that the next search for advanced extraterrestrial civilizations should look for stars – or even galaxies – that have vanished without a trace, as anything so unexplainable could only be due to life far more intelligent than us.Beatriz Villarroel at Uppsala University in Sweden says this crazy idea has been gnawing at her since her first year of graduate studies. Now she
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The Smell of Success – Ably Unbelievably Odor & Stain Repellant Natural Apparel Most wearable brands advertise their products as combining form and function, but few can live up to the claim as sufficiently as Kickstarter-backed Ably. The essence behind Ably is preciously simple: they make 100% premium cotton shirts that can last for literally weeks before your man-sweat and body odour begin to stink them up. That’s right, good sir, your days […]Visit Man of Many for the full
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Action-packed commercial is the first ad to be shot entirely in IMAX Imax has built its business on superhero blockbusters, frenetic action movies and visually stunning epics.  So naturally, the film-format proprietor wants to capture the same visceral thrill people get from seeing those movies on the big screen in its latest advertising campaign. SEE ALSO: Microsoft had no hand in making this tearjerking viral Xbox commercial The campaign is kicking off with a mi
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29 Ideas To Use All 4 Bahtroom Border Tile Types Border tiles are the mosaic tiles that are used to accentuate bathroom décor. There are different types of borders, they can continue the décor of your bathroom or contrast with it to create an eye-catchy detail. Let’s have a look how you can rock such borders. Wall Border Tiles You can make a cool border on the wall: choose some long and narrow tiles that continue the color of your walls but are
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German job site reports spike in British visitors after Brexit vote A Berlin-based jobhunting website has reported “hundreds of thousands” more views from the UK following the referendum. As Britain is coming in terms with the outcome of the vote, latest poll indicates 5 percent of Leave voters already had a change of mind. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Panasonic’s $699 UHD Blu-ray player arrives in September If you thought Ultra HD Blu-ray players were already pretty expensive, Panasonic would like to have a word. Whereas Samsung’s player and the recently released unit from Philips aim for a mainstream crowd with $400 price tags, Panasonic is targeting audiophiles and folks with slightly deeper pockets. The DMP-UB900 costs $699 and features a few wild specs like twin HDMI outputs for separating audio
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9 Amusement Parks That Will Absolutely Ruin Your Summer Vacation Most amusement parks like Disney and Six Flags pride themselves on being family friendly attractions. These parks do not.Read More
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Injectable biomaterial could be used to manipulate organ behavior Ideally, injectable or implantable medical devices should not only be small and electrically functional, they should be soft, like the body tissues with which they interact. Scientists set out to see if they could design a material with all three of those properties.
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Googly-Eyed Rock Pool Float Why toss around a boring old beach ball in the pool when you can toss around a cute giant boulder.Click Here For Complete Details
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Copper-induced misfolding of prion proteins Researchers have described with single-molecule precision how copper ions cause prion proteins to misfold and seed the misfolding and clumping of nearby prion proteins.
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New biomaterial developed for injectable neuronal control In the campy 1966 science fiction movie “Fantastic Voyage,” scientists miniaturize a submarine with themselves inside and travel through the body of a colleague to break up a potentially fatal blood clot. Right. Micro-humans aside, imagine the inflammation that metal sub would cause. read more
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Scientists use light to nuke cancer cells in mice In the great fight against cancer, scientists look for solutions that are both effective and less ravaging than current treatments like chemotherapy. One experimental concept, optogenetics, uses light to reduce or eliminate cancer cells. Researchers at UT San Antonio have devised a method using this school of treatment to attack inoperable or hard-to-reach tumors, which could give options to patie
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, July 4-11 The longer days of summer are here in sunny-as-ever SoCal. Planning for another week ahead in the City of Angels and wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the area? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be mi
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: New York City, July 4-July 11 There’s plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer. Planning for another week ahead in the Big Apple? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed. Check back regularly at the start
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Tesla must learn from its past and make the Model 3 easy to build ANALYSIS: To date, Tesla Motors has never met one of its own deadlines for launching a new car. The Roadster, Model S, and Model X were all delayed for a variety of reasons. With its upcoming $35,000, 215-mile Model 3 sedan, though, Tesla can’t afford to be late. The company already has almost 400,000 reservations for the new electric car, and must ramp up production quickly in order to meet the a
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E. coli: The ideal transport for next-gen vaccines? Most people recoil at the thought of ingesting E. coli. But what if the headline-grabbing bacteria could be used to fight disease? read more
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Suicide rates by job highest in farming, fishing and forestry — CDC Noticing that suicide rates had jumped over 21 percent within a dozen years, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study, finding that suicide rates were highest among workers who were isolated or “precariously employed.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Florida declares state of emergency over ‘guacamole-thick’ algae Renowned for its turquoise-colored waters, Florida declared a state of emergency as a blue-green algae outbreak caused miles of waterways and beaches to be swamped in a toxic soup that caused skin rashes and drew concern for the fate of marine animals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A spectacular survey of the distant universe An image of a small section (0.4 percent) of the Ultra-Deep Survey field. Most of the objects in the image are very distant galaxies, observed as they were more than 9 billion years ago. In the full image, 250,000 galaxies have been detected over an area of sky four times the size of the full moon. (credit: Omar Almaini, University of Nottingham) Astronomers at The University of Nottingham have re
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The Week in Review: July 2, 2016 A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyStrategyPolitical TheoryThe Week in Review: July 2, 2016 0 Views Happy Independence Day weekend from everyone at the Mises Institute. It’s fitting that in the week leading up to our American celebration of secession that we have been able to applaud Britain for their own separation from a legislative body that Angel Merkel was forced to admit is a
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FLOATWING® – Floating House Life and Leisure A romantic gateway for two or a mobile house in the middle of a lake for the entire family or a group of friends, whether you choose to use the floating home as a base camp for numerous outdoor activities such as sailing, paddling, waterskiing or fishing or simply to relax, you’re guaranteed a great living experience.
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France’s new terrorist database goes live in effort to prevent future attacks France has launched a new national database to keep track of convicted terrorists after passing a law last year. The system, available to police and state officials, will be storing the names of the offenders and their crimes for 20 years. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Deals of the Week: June 27 – July 1 How to save on a week’s worth of new gear. …Read More »
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5 Apps to Make Creative Facebook Cover Photos & Profile Pictures Since it is the biggest social network in the world, Facebook has become your point of introduction to people on the Internet. No matter what you chose for your photo privacy settings on Facebook, the profile pic and cover are visible to everyone. Naturally, your profile picture and your cover photo matter a great deal. These need to represent who you are or what you’re all about, maybe at a given
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This Week in Gear: June 27 – July 1 A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear. …Read More »
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Teawith kettle by Keren Hu is designed for the living room Graduate shows 2016: Royal College of Art graduate Keren Hu has created a smaller, quieter and faster kettle that’s designed specifically for use outside of the kitchen (+ slideshow).  (more…)
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Austrian town bans women in ‘burqinis’ from swimming in public pool Wearing “burqinis,” a modest piece of swimwear used by some Muslim women, to a public pool has now become illegal in the Lower Austrian town of Hainfeld. The local council has adopted stricter dress code that was introduced by the far-right Freedom Party (FP). Read Full Article at RT.com
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texturae debuts with three nature-influenced wallpaper collections the collections were created in collaboration with leading designers including: chiara andreatti, elena salmistraro, alessandro zambelli. The post texturae debuts with three nature-influenced wallpaper collections appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The 10 biggest European tech stories this week This week, Tech.eu tracked 16 technology M&A transactions and 44 funding deals (totaling €103 million, about $115 milllion) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) Brexit continued to dominate the news cycle this week. There seems to be a consensus around the idea that Brexit will have a significant impact on the European an
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We might not see Xiaomi go public until 2025 With valuations of $68 billion and $46 billion, respectively, Uber and Xiaomi are the two most-valuable startups in the world at the moment, which means there’s a lot of anticipation surrounding their IPOs. Unfortunately, both companies have refused to give us anything more than an extremely vague indication of when they intend to go public. The closest thing we have to an official date is a state
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Bangladesh siege: Twenty killed at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka Twenty people, most of them foreigners, are killed during an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a cafe in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, the army says.
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Greek fears over Brexit impact Greek exporters and tourist destinations say they are worried that the UK leaving the EU will hit their profits.
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Report: Static electricity caused Hawaii lab explosion A laboratory explosion at the University of Hawaii that resulted in a researcher losing her arm was likely caused by static electricity, according to an independent investigation.
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Essential tech projects for the weekend The weekend is here and we’ve got a fresh selection of projects for you to try over the weekend. By putting aside a bit of time and following our guides, you can reinvigorate the gadgets and gizmos in your house.From finding the perfect domain name, backing up your iPhone, improving your photography and a whole lot more, these projects will help you get the most from your favourite technology.Sear
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New Horizons receives mission extension to Kuiper Belt, Dawn to remain at Ceres Following its historic first-ever flyby of Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons mission has received the green light to fly onward to an object deeper in the Kuiper Belt, known as 2014 MU69. The spacecraft’s planned rendezvous with the ancient object – considered one of the early building blocks of the solar system—is Jan. 1, 2019.
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How Bangladesh cafe siege unfolded Bangladeshi troops have cleared a cafe in the capital Dhaka where suspected Islamist gunmen killed 20 hostages.
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French parliament votes to criminalize denial of Armenian genocide, offenders face year in jail Denying the Armenian genocide will soon be a crime in France, as the French parliament has passed an amendment criminalizing the denial of all crimes against humanity. Those flouting the law could face a $50,000 fine and up to a year in prison. Read Full Article at RT.com
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10 ISIS-funding timber dealers detained in central Russia, suicide belt & weapons seized – report A group of radical Islamists running a cover-up timber business and suspected of financing the operations of Islamic State extremists in Syria have been detained in Russia’s city of Vologda, north of Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sanders supporters sue DNC & Debbie Wasserman Schultz for rigging the system Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are in fight back mode after their candidate was unable to pass his opponent Hillary Clinton during the primary, by suing Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS) for fraud and negligence. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Serbia cafe killing: Gunman shoots wife and four others, injuring 20 A gunman kills five people and injures at least 20 others when he opens fire with an automatic weapon in a cafe in northern Serbia.
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10 essential free business apps, tools and services for SMBs and startups Introduction Running a small business can be stressful, as you try to deal with all the competing demands on your time. That’s quite normal – it’s difficult when you have to do almost everything yourself – but fortunately there are plenty of free apps and services which can make your life easier.Do you need to get more organised, for instance? Keep important information in one place? Manage projec
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In depth: Airships are back. And this time they use graphene Airships are back. And this time they use grapheneOver three million people travel by air every day, but do the 10,000 aircraft in the skies as you read this represent a ‘golden age’ for aviation? Surely that belongs to the period between the two world wars when airships – the world’s first passenger airlines – cruised around the skies conducting both luxury tours and scheduled services. That was
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Get served by this tennis-instructing drone If tennis is your game and you’re looking for help that a ball-spitting machine can’t provide, luxury gym chain Virgin Active has your back. They’ve built a drone to drop your racquet’s prey from above so you can work on your awful smash without any witnesses. Jokes aside, any effort to integrate UAVs with training expands the frontier of technology and sports. The tennis drone hangs the ball via
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Bangladesh crossroads As at least 20 people are killed in a siege at a cafe in Dhaka, instability in Bangladesh risks reversing years of progress
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Russian aircraft carrier to take part in Syria operation by October – source Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, is preparing to head to Syria to serve as a platform for carrying out airstrikes on jihadists, a military diplomatic source told TASS. It will remain in the Mediterranean until at least January 2017. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Three Rules For Holding Virtual Meetings That People Don’t Hate Scrap your conference call dial-in number. You won’t be needing it anymore.Companies today operate across multiple time zones as a matter of course. And recent years have seen a boom in collaborative technologies to help them do that. But you may not know it based on the way many companies still conduct meetings. Conducting high-quality virtual conversations still isn’t second nature for many of u
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weston williamson+partners’ vertical zoo draws upon a post-apocalyptic theme the concept is based on creating a conservation refuge which would protect the animal kingdom from man’s excesses. The post weston williamson+partners’ vertical zoo draws upon a post-apocalyptic theme appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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With masses of hazardous space junk orbiting Earth, Japan offers a solution While the star-filled night sky is truly a sight to behold, much closer to Earth things get a bit messy. Old orbiters, pieces of disused rockets, and countless fragments from past space-based collisions are all orbiting Earth, presenting unwelcome dangers for those aboard the International Space Station (ISS), as well as future space missions. On top of that, there’s also the risk of costly crashe
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Ensure Safety at Your High-Rise Rooftops To comply with Australian safety standards, it is important to use high-quality walkways on high-rise rooftops to keep workers secure. The post Ensure Safety at Your High-Rise Rooftops appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Video: FRANCE 24 speaks to French farmers in crisis France is the EU’s largest agricultural producer, but its farmers are faced with administrative constraints, falling sales prices and debt. Many are pushed into depression and some to the point of suicide; officially, 200 take their own lives each year.
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Libya government forces seize key sector of IS group stronghold Libyan pro-unity government forces said they seized a key central district of the Islamic State jihadist group’s coastal bastion of Sirte on Friday.
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Fraher Architects adds glass-roofed extension to terraced house in London Fraher Architects has added a simple extension with a sloping glass roof to an early 19th-century house in London, creating a bright new dining area that opens onto a garden patio (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Spooky clouds over CERN spark ‘portal to other dimensions’ theory A doorway to “other dimensions” has been opened by the CERN Large Hadron Collider, according to someone with too much time on their hands and an active imagination. For the rest of us, it’s one of the most epic cloud formations you’ll see in your life. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Takeaway: Potential Implications Brexit May Have on Food The United Kingdom’s vote to withdraw from the European Union will have an impact the things it eats — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Good, the Bad and the Weirdest “Internet of Things” Things Why haven’t all of our objects gone wireless? Because nobody’s buying this stuff — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Space Photos of the Week: Super Star Clusters … So Hot RN Space photos of the week, June 26—July 2, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Super Star Clusters … So Hot RN appeared first on WIRED.
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Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Is a Bad Idea Other Cities Will Copy Earlier this month, Philadelphia adopted a penny-and-a-half-per-ounce soda tax. The revenue from the tax will be used in large part to expand pre-kindergarten opportunities—a potentially dubious pursuit. A critic might note that spending tens of millions of dollars to expand pre-K in a city where even the most optimistic reports show city schools already fail to educate children and are routinely
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App Controlled Automatic Pet Feeder Ensure your furry friend gets fed even if you’re not home by using this app controlled automatic pet feeder. It’s large enough to fit up to 7 pounds of dry food and allows you to program scheduled feedings and perform remote feedings with your smartphone. Check it out $149.00
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Evolution Bookends Keep your ever-growing collection of mind-expanding literature organized in a nerdy fashion using these evolution bookends. Each bookend is crafted from a single piece of steel and made to look like an ape and Homo Sapiens to reflect our species’ evolution. Check it out $45.50
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The Stealth Modular Kitchen This stealth modular kitchen is the perfect way to make the most of the limited space in any home. The innovative design of this stealthy kitchen allows you to hide a complete high-end modern kitchen behind elegant wooden panels. Check it out  
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The skinny on super-slim laptops – CNET Full-power processors and high-res screens hit a new generation of laptops just 10mm to 13mm thick.
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Will Other Cities Mimic Philadelphia’s Terrible Soda Tax? New at Reason Earlier this month, Philadelphia adopted a penny-and-a-half-per-ounce soda tax. The revenue from the tax will be used in large part to expand pre-kindergarten opportunities—a potentially dubious pursuit. A critic might note that spending tens of millions of dollars to expand pre-K in a city where even the most optimistic reports show city schools already fail to educate children and are routinely
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Happy 4th: Here’s Some Vintage Capitalism Propaganda for You In 1949, some folks started to worry that maybe Americans didn’t realize how good they had it. So the Ad Council—the fine people who later brought us slogans like “friends don’t let friends drive drunk” and delivered Smokey Bear to our living rooms—decided to launch a massive campaign to sell American-style capitalism back to the Americans living under it. Members of the Ad Council (mos
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Turkish aid ship sails to Gaza after talks with Israel ‘largely lift’ blockade The Lady Leyla, a humanitarian aid ship loaded with 11,000 tons of food, toys, and other supplies, has left Turkey’s largest port, Mersin, for Gaza. The sea blockade of the Palestinian strip has been “largely lifted” by a Turkish-Israeli peace agreement. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moths in Cities Don’t Flock to Bright Lights Some urbanite moths have evolved to avoid lamps—but is the adaptation beneficial? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Unique Handcrafted Shadow Lamp submitted by /u/BozoHimSelf [link] [comments]
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Chatbots are not as A.I.-driven as you might think (yet) GUEST: Consumer interests have changed, and they will keep changing. Social media switched the balance of power away from company-controlled communication and into the consumer camp — not just in-the-moment, but precisely at their moment, on their devices, on the channels they choose. But with the advent of messaging and the recent injection of A.I. into messaging platforms in the form of chatbots
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A Wild 4th of July – Camping Like A Patriot Every year, Americans gather to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, beer, burgers, and bunting aplenty. It is righteous… The post A Wild 4th of July – Camping Like A Patriot appeared first on The Manual.
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Reactive EL Wired Gaming Mouse Game & rave, rave & game, dude. Like the electrical storm of a USB power adapter we saw a few weeks ago, the Reactor Gaming Mouse pairs the performance of contemporary tech with the eyeball allure of stuff that glows. Check out this GIF of it in action. The Reactor uses an electroluminescent (EL) cable to illuminate both itself and its connected, cracked-pattern mouse in your choice of Tit
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Johnson’s used, never-used water cannon to be sold off by new London mayor Three water cannon bought by London’s former mayor, Boris Johnson, are to be sold off by the incumbent, Sadiq Kahn, who says he will use the money raised from selling the crowd control vehicles to fund services for youths in the capital. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Myanmar mob burns down mosque A mob burns down a mosque in northern Myanmar in the second attack of its kind in just over a week.
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Oliver’s Science Lab “Tornados dance. That’s how they destroy stuff.” Redditor notcodyshafer says his 5-year-old son Oliver dreamed of having his own science show “ever since he learned to talk.” So Oliver has been building towards this for half of his life. Keep ’em coming kid. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: The Universe in 4 MinutesCasually Explained: Evolution Tier ListCould You Outrun a Far
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A brief history of cryptocurrency drama, or, what could possibly DAO wrong?  It makes SILICON VALLEY look like C-SPAN–and yet it’s a documentary. Yes, it’s Cryptocurrency!, the show! You already know it’s been the hit of the last half-decade in extreme-nerd, get-rich-quick, and/or libertarian-conspiracist circles. But the story so far may seem incredibly… well… cryptic. So if you’re just tuning in, here’s a timeline to catch you… Read More
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Philips Indoor Grill Get that great barbecue taste no matter the weather with the Philips Indoor Grill. Providing a smokeless cooking experience, this grill sits right on your countertop so your family can enjoy all your favorite foods cooked to perfection. Using advanced infrared heating technology, the Indoor Grill produces up to 80% less smoke than a traditional grill and can heat up in as little as one minute. The
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ILIFE X5 – Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner ILIFE X5 Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is an essential household cleaning machine. With Intelligent Anti-collision System Sensor, it can intelligently prevent the collision and protects furniture from damage. Strong Suction can help you save more energy and time. Powerful intelligent cleaning, multi cleaning modes for your free choice. Large coverage size can be up to 180 square centimeters, a good
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Uitto – The Biocomposite Skateboard The Uitto Biocomposite Skateboard is a fun-loving, eco-friendly cruiser. It is forgiving and smooth to ride , while still enabling tricks and rougher riding. Biocomposites bring the traditional wooden board into this day and age. Without sacrificing build integrity or quality, biocomposite boards are highly ecological, being fully recyclable and non-toxic. They also weather the elements, wear and
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Frogcase Anti-Gravity iPhone 6 Case Go totally and completely hands-free with the Frogcase Anti-Gravity iPhone 6 Case. This cleverly designed case has a special backing that allows it to stick to a variety of smooth and non-porous surfaces including windows, marble, mirrors, car dashboards, acrylic, glossy tiles, and more. The Frogcase achieves this all with the polycarbonate case without the use of adhesives and it won’t leave any
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BOB – A Home For Your Glasses And Devices The humble glasses case has just been re-invented. When we purchase our beloved specs or shades we are normally given the case as a freebee. It has one function- it protects our glasses. BOB is a glasses case that delivers more, it is a case for your glasses, a place for your devices, and a catch all for your bits and bobs. BOB opens up to allow you to display your tablet and phone while also stor
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240 years of US energy use (credit: US EIA) With the 4th of July weekend about to begin, the US Energy Information Administration decided to look back to our nation’s founding. So it plotted the country’s energy use starting from 1776. Most of the result isn’t a surprise: biomass had a long run before fossil fuels took over and stayed on top. But recent years have seen the biggest change since nuclear was added to the m
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ICYMI: Lung cancer detector and smart tape measure Today on In Case You Missed It: A new device is being tested to detect lung cancer by having patients breathe into it. A new tape measure that syncs to a mobile app can calculate distances by simply running it over an item, or using a laser to calculate height. We are super interested in this AI-written show from PBS, and VR fans might be interested in the news out of the Olympics. As always, pl
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Q by Aston Martin Build the Ultimate Open-Top Vantage Roadster Calling all car lovers! Q by Aston Martin custom-made a one-off roadster that’s being touted as the luxury automaker’s most extreme roadster to date. This bespoke beauty was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and may never be heard from again until its owner needs to liquidate his assets or just wants to show off. The new Vantage G12 […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Remain voters look to London’s Sadiq Khan in wake of Brexit Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is enjoying a popularity boost in the wake of Britain’s referendum on leaving the EU. Seen as a unifying figure among a political class left fractured by the Brexit vote, Kahn’s star is on the rise.
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8 best games of 2016 (so far) It’s the halfway point of 2016, a perfect time to take stock of the best entertainment offerings of the half-year. Check out our picks for the best games of the year below — and since “The top 16 of 2016” is exactly 50% premature, we chose the Top 8. Our picks for best music, TV episodes, beauty trends and more will be coming throughout the weekend. 1. Doom Available on: PC, PlayStatio
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Saturday’s Best Deals: Modem/Router Combo, Mizuno Running Shoes, Kamado Cooker A Yeti Rambler lookalike, Mizuno running shoes, and Anker’s very best Lightning cable lead off Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more.Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable, $14By now,
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Why Did The Stars Wars and Star Trek Worlds Turn Out So Differently? HughPickens.com writes: In the Star Trek world there is virtual reality, personal replicators, powerful weapons, and, it seems, a very high standard of living for most of humanity, while in Star Wars there is widespread slavery, lots of people seem to live at subsistence, and eventually much of the galaxy falls under the Jedi Reign of Terror. Why the difference? Tyler Cowen writes about some of th
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13 hostages rescued after raid ends standoff in Bangladesh restaurant  Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant to end a hostage-taking by heavily armed militants early Saturday, killing six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners. The military said 20 hostages were killed during the 10-hour standoff, and a survivor’s father said the attackers spared people who could recite verses from the Quran. The attack marks an escalation i
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FBI to grill Hillary Clinton over classified email scandal as early as Saturday – reports It’s the moment millions of Americans have been waiting for. Hillary Clinton will be interrogated as part of an FBI investigation into her use of a private email server for classified information, possibly as early as Saturday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Spyndi Chair Designer Mindaugas Zillions was inspired by the human backbone to create a customizable chair made of interlocking birch plywood elements. The Spyndi kit has both long and short pieces that you can put together in minutes to make a variety of chairs. Hat Tip Link Price: $1100+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Harland Miller DeckchairsGregory Besson Skull ArmchairBel & Bel Scooter Chai
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‘Babes of Liberty’ Want to Break the Internet, Too Their message is simple: Vote Libertarian. Inspired by the trending “Trump Girls” who “broke the internet” this week, a bevy of liberty-minded women have been snapping and sharing selfies that support peace, freedom, and the Libertarian Party presidential ticket. These “babes of liberty”—that’s the name you can find them under on Twitter and Instagram—join a growing
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‘There is power in our voices’: Abortion rights activists gain momentum after Supreme Court ruling On Monday morning Kierra Johnson stood before the Supreme Court. The summer sun reflected off the white marble steps. She’d already begun to sweat, and it was only 7:30 a.m.  Johnson, executive director of the nonprofit organization Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE), had gathered there with several staff members to learn the fate of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the most pi
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4 products Microsoft should build with LinkedIn GUEST: Last week, Microsoft stunned the tech world with the largest ever software acquisition – the purchase of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. While early news coverage has addressed plans to keep LinkedIn independent, there’s been little discussion about what exactly the two companies will do together. As someone who’s entrenched in the LinkedIn and Microsoft ecosystems, I thought I’d share four exc
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Entropy Explains How Life Can Come From Randomness Scientists are scouring the universe for evidence of extraterrestrial life, but have you ever wondered how life began on Earth? Let physicist David Kaplan explain in the latest installment of Quanta’s “In Theory” video series. Hint: it’s all because of increasing entropy. Read more…
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Age-Discrimination Suit Against Google Seeks Class Action For Engineers An anonymous reader quotes the Daily Mail: A potential class action lawsuit that claims Google discriminated against people over 40 is one step closer to becoming a reality. A motion for conditional certification of collective action status was filed in a San Jose federal court Wednesday, which could open up a suit to anyone over 40 who feels they had been discriminated against by the tech company
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Obama administration breaks secrecy on US drone strikes The Obama administration has publicly revealed a report on US drone strike activities against suspected terrorists in Pakistan, Yemen and other places where the US is not engaged in active, on–the-ground warfare.
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Video: How Does Air Pollution Affect Health? Harvard University’s Douglas Dockert discusses the impacts of air pollution on human health and the environment — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters hit streets of London More than 50,000 people were estimated to march through London Saturday in hope of pressuring politicians to keep Britain in the European Union. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Dangerous super bacteria found in Rio waters before Summer Olympics   Two new academic studies shared with Reuters news show that scientists have found drug-resistant “super bacteria” off the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, some of which will be hosting Olympic events in August. These deadly microbes, normally only found in hospital settings, have been turning up in the waters near some of the city’s most popular tourist destinations. Though city officials ar
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Australia election: PM Malcolm Turnbull ‘confident’ of poll win Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull says he is confident he can form a government, but election results are still too close to call
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 2nd) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem Kate Crawford | The New York Times “Like all technologies before it, artificial intelligence will reflect the values of its creators. So inclusivity matters—from who designs it to who sits on the company boards and which ethical perspectives are included. Otherwise, we risk constructing machine intelligence that mirrors a na
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Top 10 Places to Download or Stream Movies For Free, Legally It’s easy to find movies to download or stream, but if you’re flying straight and narrow or want to support and watch films that are free, public domain, or whose creators want them free and openly shared, here are some great sites to bookmark—and visit when you want something new to watch.10. VimeoVimeo is most certainly second seat to YouTube when it comes to size and popularity, but it’s still
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15 things that make 2016 America actually awesome Don’t let anyone running for President fool you – America is great. Sure, it can be fun to make fun of the U.S. and its flaws. But this weekend is the 4th of July, and it feels more fitting to celebrate the things that do make America chill. SEE ALSO: 6 apps to distract and amuse yourself while you’re stuck in traffic this weekend Here’s proof that the land of the free is still dope. 1. J.K. Rowl
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Russian warplanes will fly over Baltic with transponders on, if NATO does the same All Russian military aircraft could begin flying their missions over the Baltic Sea with their identification transponders switched on as part of a package of trust-building measures with NATO, Russia’s defense minister said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Armed fighters demanding warlord’s release block Kiev court Armed members of a Ukrainian volunteer battalion back from fighting the self-proclaimed republics in the country’s east are blocking a court in the capital Kiev where a former commander is standing trial for kidnapping and organizing a mob. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Skydivers fall to their deaths in Olympic rings performance in Brazil The tragedy occurred on Wednesday when a group of 28 people attempted to form the famous five rings associated with the Olympics. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Over 1,100 Arab citizens of Israel killed since 2000 – official The mayor of an Israeli-Arab town has stated that 1,165 Arab Israeli citizens have been murdered since 2000. Crime in the Arab sector has hit an all-time high, but Israeli law enforcement has failed to address the issue, experts told the local parliament. Read Full Article at RT.com
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One Laptop Per Child debuts new, larger Infinity:One model You don’t hear about the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative much anymore, but with its partner One Education, it made waves with its cheap, simple, and rugged XO laptop designed for children in poorer countries. Now the Australia-based One Education is back with a new, larger laptop: the Infinity:One. It’s scheduled to start shipping in August, and along with … Continue reading
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Expect to See New Data From the Kuiper Belt in 2019 In 2015, NASA’s New Horizons mission made history when it captured the first detailed images of Pluto at the far edges of our solar system. Now, it’s set to go even further after the NASA mission received an official green light to extend its mission into 2019.Read more…
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Spain Runs Out of Workers With Almost 5 Million Unemployed An anonymous reader shares a Bloomberg report:Spanish headhunter Samuel Pimentel just can’t find the candidates. After a frustrating search for specialist consultants for a client, he’s given up and is casting his net elsewhere. “We were looking for people for two months,” Pimentel, a partner at Ackermann Beaumont Group for Spain and Latin America, said in a telephone interview. “We
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Cancer Survivor Receives Jaw Thanks to New 3D Printing Technique Shirley Anderson of Indiana was in great need of a prosthesis.Doctors found a cancerous lump on his tongue in the 1998 and shortly after, he began radiation treatments. He underwent a radium implant to help him replace some of his lower jaw, but it didn’t work. So he turned to prosthetics.Dr. Travis Bellicchi, a maxillofacial prosthodontics resident at Indiana University, made the man a traditiona
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Six technologies changing the future of food By Cat DiStasio Food production, processing and transportation account for a tremendous amount of greenhouse gas emissions, and enormous amounts of food are wasted each year in some parts of the world while other regions suffer from shortages. Fortunately, agricultural engineers and scientists are working hard to increase food production, create cleaner agricultural processes and develop greener p
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How the Morphing Cylinders of the ‘Illusion of the Year’ Work Like most people sharing this around today, the Neural Correlate Society’s “Illusion of the Year” blew my mind a bit the first few times I watched it. But, even then, I got the sense that this is probably pretty simple and the illusion probably has to do with the actual real geometry of the shape, which doesn’t appear to resolve to a proper circle and also doesn’t seem to have the shadow
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CaseLogic Larimer Rucksack submitted by Adam Molina When pockets aren’t enough, it’s good to have a trusty backpack that can keep your belongings secure while you’re on the move. The Rucksack Backpack from Case Logic is an urban pack made for the modern EDCer with dedicated pockets for your laptop, tablet, and smaller essentials.Whether you’re looking to use it for EDC or a quick weekend getaway, this backpack has you cover
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Sharp has made yet another awesome phone with negligible bezels Here’s an important public service announcement: Sharp has released a new Android phone that looks rather awesome. The Aquos mini SH-M03 is the latest mini version of the bezel-hating Sharp Aquos that made its way to Sprint a couple of years ago. As such, it has negligible bezels on three sides, which allows it to fit a regular iPhone’s screen size into a device only slightly taller than the iPho
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US woman gets suspended sentence for death threats to Stephen Hawking A stalker received a 4 month suspended sentence and was slapped with a restraining order for bombarding renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking with dozens of death threats when he arrived in Tenerife, Spain for the Starmus science festival. Read Full Article at RT.com
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1st time in 81yrs: Muslim call to prayer heard from inside Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia A muezzin has performed an Islamic call to prayer for the first time in 81 years in one of Istanbul’s iconic monuments, Hagia Sophia, famous for its grandiose dome. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How Hillary Clinton’s policies become tweets In a panel talk last month with senior members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, domestic policy advisor Sara Solow and chief digital officer Teddy Goff offered a glimpse inside how the campaign grapples with Twitter — and the genesis of “Delete your account.” Here’s an excerpt from the discussion [emphasis ours], held at the headquarters of tech education startup General Assembly in New York an
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Three US companies expected to dominate the Internet of Things As the Internet of Things (IoT) picks up speed on the course of the next decade, much of the work will be on infrastructure. Wired and wireless networks and systems that monitor huge loads of incoming data from all the connected “things” are essential for real-world IoT applications. Three U.S. companies sit in prime positions to create the IoT backbone, according to a Business Insider report. Cis
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Weekend Workshop: Turn a pile of cardboard into a backyard geodesic dome Need something to keep you busy this weekend? Look no further. The Weekend Workshop is our weekly column where we showcase a badass DIY project that you can complete with minimal skills and expertise. We’ve dug through all the online tutorials on the web, and gone the extra mile to pinpoint projects that are equal parts easy, affordable, and fun. So put on your work pants, grab your tool belt, and
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Parkinson disease found to have different cellular cause and partially cured Parkinsons in fruit flies Scientists believe they have discovered that Parkinson’s disease is caused in a different way than previously thought and also a possible new way of treating the severely debilitating condition.It was believed Parkinson’s occurs when mitochondria – which supply power to cells – malfunctioned, causing brain cells that produce the key hormone dopamine to die.But Leicester University researchers foun
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Hillary Clinton questioned by FBI on emails US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton questioned by FBI over emails while secretary of state, her campaign says
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Benjamin John Hall’s Laboratory 12 shoes can detect radiation and record conversations London designer Benjamin John Hall has created a collection of shoes that double as spy gadgets (+slideshow).  (more…)
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Vast Peat Fires Threaten Health and Boost Global Warming Largest blazes on earth smolder for months in Canada and Indonesia — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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County sheriff quietly expands drone fleet to 6, flown dozens of times (credit: Alameda County Sheriff’s Office) Earlier this week in San Leandro, California, law enforcement officers closed in on a house that they believed was being used as an illegal casino. But before deputies from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office could secure the residence, one of the suspects bolted and started hopping fences. Luckily for the cops, the ACSO had a secret weapon: a drone. A
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Queen calls for calm but never mentions Brexit in opening Scottish Parliamentary session Queen Elizabeth II avoided making any direct comments on last week’s historic Brexit vote as she opened a new session of the Scottish Parliament, but stressed the importance of staying “calm and collected” in a “complex and demanding” world. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Huawei MateBook vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 The Huawei MateBook is part sizzle, part lukewarm – a slim and sexy 2-in-1 that has a few work-related inconveniences. How does it match up next to its obvious muse? Let’s compare the features and specs of the MateBook and Microsoft Surface Pro 4… Continue Reading Huawei MateBook vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Category: Mobile Technology Tags: Product Comparison 2-in-1 Microsoft Surface Wi
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This is 2016’s best travel photograph, says National Geographic A horseback rider charging from the morning mist is the star of this year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year selection. The stunning image, titled “Winter Horseman,” was taken by Hong Kong photographer Anthony Lau on a recent trip to Mongolia. After an early hike, Lau and his friends were heading back to their hotel when they spotted a group of riders.  “I knew I
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Aaron Swartz Ebook’s DRM Has Been Cracked Slashdot reader jenningsthecat writes: From Hackaday comes news that the collected writings of Aaron Swartz, released as a watermarked eBook by publishing company Verso Books, has had its watermarking scheme cracked by The Institute for Biblio-Immunology, who also published a guide for removing the BooXtream watermarks. The writings of Aaron Swartz, with DRM applied? Oh, the irony. Still, at least
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NFL players “illegally drugged” with painkillers to start legal action against former teams NFL teams could be set for a legal face-off with more than 1,500 former football players after a California judge gave the green light for a case regarding the misuse of painkillers to proceed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Current American, Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapon timelines see initial deployments from 2020-2025 US Air Force Chief Scientist Greg Zacharias said based upon the current trajectory, the US Air Force will likely have some initial hypersonic weapons ready by sometime in the 2020s. In the 2030s, the air force could have a hypersonic drone or ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) vehicle. “I don’t yet know if this is envisioned to be survivable or returnable. It may be one way,” Zachari
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From Better Brainstorms To Staying Focused: June’s Top Leadership Stories June’s top stories may help you sharpen your focus, show you how to brainstorm better, and get you noticed by job recruiters.This month, we learned how Googlers brainstorm, what researchers are doing to improve our memory and focus, and a few things job recruiters no longer care that much about.Read Full Story
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Healthy Demand for All Building Types Signaled in Architecture Billings Index via AIA Steady levels of demand in commercial and retail sectors and a strong multi-family housing market has seen the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) rise to it’s highest point in nearly a year. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the May ABI score was 53.1, up sharply from the mark of 50.6 in the previous month. This score reflects an increase in design services (any score
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Literary Hub’s Book Marks Is Like Rotten Tomatoes for Books Book Marks is a new web site that gathers book reviews from critics and readers alike for you to browse all in one place.Books Marks was launched by Literary Hub, a site that’s dedicated to a mix of book news, excerpts, and original content and interviews. Book Marks aims to help book lovers discover new titles and foster lively conversations and communities around these books, kind of like what G
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China wants to be a Maritime Superpower with a big and modern Navy, coast guard and merchant fleets Remarks made by senior leaders since 2012 make it clear that the long-term goal is for China to be a leader across all aspects of maritime power; having some of these capabilities means that China has some maritime power but that it is “incomplete.” Research strongly suggests that China will achieve the goal of being the leading maritime power in all areas except its navy, by 2030.China defines ma
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Art of science: Russian geeks make chemistry cool by turning themselves into elements (PHOTOS) A team of enthusiastic Russian scientists came up with an idea on how to make chemistry awesome and racy by transforming themselves into the most well-known chemical substances to prove just how groovy lab work can actually be. Read Full Article at RT.com
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iOS users outspend Android users by two and a half times on in-app purchases Accountants love numbers, and apparently so do app developers who want to maximize in-app purchases. Developers that want to earn even more should target iOS users, as recent studies show that iOS users outspend Android users by two and a half times on a monthly basis. The theory behind the numbers on that particular statistic suggests that iOS users are less price-sensitive and are more able or w
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Five Amazing Facts About NASA’s Mission to Jupiter After five years and 445 million miles, NASA’s Juno mission arrives in orbit around Jupiter on Monday to begin an unprecedented scientific study of the behemoth planet that shaped our solar system.Read more…
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A federal CISO may be the shot in the arm that private sector cybersecurity needs GUEST: President Obama is expected to appoint the U.S. government’s first-ever federal CISO soon. It’s a long overdue, but welcome, move that means we’ll finally see Washington take real action on cybersecurity. But, in a lot of respects, it feels like too little, too late. Over the last several years, we’ve seen cyberattacks and digital threats explode in volume and impact. Hackers used to be bas
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Mammals were almost destroyed with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago Watch out! (credit: Donald E. Davis,) You’ve heard the story about how an astroid smashed into the Gulf of Mexico roughly 65 million years ago, lighting fires on the ground and sending sun-blocking debris high into the atmosphere. In the millennia that followed, harsh environmental conditions wiped out over 75 percent of species on the planet. Most dinosaurs met their demise, and mammals rose
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Artist reveals context of famous landmarks in ‘wrong way’ photo series Plenty of photographers have snapped shots of the Mona Lisa. But does anyone know the painting across the hall? Artist Oliver Curtis is challenging the typical tourist shot with his photo series Volte-face, featuring the scenes on the other side of historical landmarks.  For each photo, Curtis turns his camera in the opposite direction of tourists’ cameras. This often exposes the landmark’s conte
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Bottom 99% has best income year in 17 years – but top 1% did twice as well, study finds In 2015, the bottom 99 percent of income earners in the US had the best real income growth in 17 years, at 3.3 percent over 2014 levels, according to a new analysis. But the top 1 percent saw a 7.7 percent increase in the same time period. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jailed bankers, gender equality & majestic fjords: Reasons to love Iceland Love for heroic Euro 2016 underdogs Iceland has exploded across social media like the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, but what else can the Nordic nation be proud of, other than their recent football exploits? Read Full Article at RT.com
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Would God Create a World Full of Other Competing Gods? The conflict between faiths is one good reason to doubt God’s existence.Read More
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Smart bike helmet boosts cycling safety with turn signals, brake lights, and GPS Whether you use a bike to commute, exercise, or to enjoy the passing scenery, safety is always an important factor. Bicycle helmets have come a long way to become lighter and stronger than ever before. However, there is always room for improvement, and as more products become “smarter” in the name of safety, helmets are also catching up. Last week, Brooklyness Inc. launched the Classon smart bike
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Kyburz eRod An all-electric track day car, the Swiss-made eRod packs a 200hp equivalent electric motor and 258 lb-ft. of torque, while weighing in at just 1433 lb. When equipped with the available 39 kWh battery pack, range is 136 mi. We’d love to see these come stateside. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Olli Self-driving Bus2017 BMW i3Tesla Model 3Morgan EV3 ConceptOnWheel Electric Bic
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Toyota Has A Patent For A Rear-Engined Flying Car With A Shapeshifting Body And Yet The Bastards Are Still Building Camrys Sure, we give Toyota a lot of crap for building wildly successful, reliable and boring appliance-cars, but somewhere deep in their organization is a loon with a dream of building insane flying cars. I’m pretty sure this is the case, because this is not the first flying-car patent to come from Toyota’s secretive Kook Division.http://jalopnik.com/toyota-files-f…We even know at least one of the nam
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Towards a cure for herpesviruses: Targeting infection with CRISPR/Cas9 Most adults carry multiple herpesviruses. Following the initial acute infection, these viruses establish life-long infections in their hosts and cause cold sores, keratitis, genital herpes, shingles, infectious mononucleosis, and other diseases. A new study suggests that attacking herpesvirus DNA with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology can suppress virus replication and, in some cases, lead to
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Similarities found in bee and mammal social organization New research shows similarities in the social organization of bees and mammals, and provides insight into the genetics of social behavior for other animals. These findings use sociogenomics — a field that explores the relationship between social behavior and the genome — to show strong similarities in socially genetic circuits common in honey bees and mammals.
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The Weekender Inflatable Paddle Board If you lack the grace or indeed stability of seasoned paddle boarders, The Weekender Inflatable Paddle Board will do it’s best to give you both. A simple yet very difficult exercise, paddle boarding is all the rage these days and when done right makes you looker cooler than Jesus himself when he walks on water. The Weekender Inflatable Paddle Board […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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PSA: Practice Fireworks Safety This 4th of July We all love a good fireworks show, but don’t forget: fireworks are just as dangerous as they are pretty. And here’s a friendly PSA to remember over the holiday weekend.The announcement comes from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In the video, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (who lost part of his hand in a firework accident) discusses just how dangerous fireworks can be.
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The Fellow Duo coffee maker takes a crack at the French press — with a twist I have a French press that I never use, because that darn mesh filter is a royal pain to clean. The $99 Fellow Duo aims to get rid of that hassle with its conical filter and a glass carafe that’s reminiscent of a Chemex. The Duo is five times the price of my all-plastic French press but is made up of glass, silicone, and stainless steel. Though there are eight parts to the Duo, you can put it all
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Trump deletes Star of David tweet after angry response – CNET The Twitter feed of the presumptive Republican nominee for president prompted criticism Saturday after it featured a collage showing Hillary Clinton, a pile of money and the Jewish symbol.
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Patagonia says synthetic fibers (including their own) are polluting the oceans   Patagonia’s synthetic fleeces are clogging up the oceans, poisoning the food chain and filling up landfills – and Patagonia is leading the charge to change things. Researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara found that polyester and nylon jackets, shed as many as 250,000 synthetic fibers every time you wash. And aywhere between 8 to 35 percent of this shedding ends up in waterway
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sweep & selfie simultaneously with human haus’ multi-purpose broom the everyday nuisance of sweeping just got better, the broom pairs a mobile mount and free-standing base to drastically increase time spent on simple tasks. The post sweep & selfie simultaneously with human haus’ multi-purpose broom appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The lion herding sheep in Russia’s Dagestan This lion’s role on a farm in northern Russia will surprise you.
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Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard dies Former French Socialist prime minister Michel Rocard, hailed as a “visionary statesman”, died Saturday aged 85 his son Francis told AFP.
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Sarkozy ready to run in 2017 presidential election primaries Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed his intention of stepping down from being the head of the conservative party in order to run in presidential election primaries.
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Bangladeshi PM: ‘How can a normal human being do this?’ The Bangladeshi prime minister pleads with Islamic extremists to stop killing in the name of religion.
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FBI talks to Hillary Clinton about her private email server It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton broke rules with her private email server. However, the FBI still wants to know whether or not she played fast and loose with classified messages… and it just got a first-hand account of events. Clinton’s staff have confirmed that the presidential candidate voluntarily submitted to a 3.5-hour FBI interview over her email use on July 2nd. Her team isn’t detaili
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Pixar Doesn’t Have Any More Sequels Planned After 2019 An image from the short, Toy Story that Time Forgot.With a film like Finding Dory in theaters, it’s hard to argue against Pixar and their sequels. The movie is a delight and it’s doing gangbusters. Several more sequels are coming in the next few years: Cars 3, Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2.After that though, the president of Pixar Jim Morris revealed there are no more sequels in development. “Ever
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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Mattress I just finished a 8-mile hike that had 1,000′ of elevation gain per mile on the way up. And now all I want to do is curl up on the couch and bask in my man stink for a while, but my girlfriend says if I touch my body to anything in her condo besides the shower she’s going to smash my Xbox and burn my Garbage Pail Kids collection, aka the entirety of my retirement savings. And also never cooking me
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Roast the Perfect Marshmallow With This Handy Graphic Roasting a marshmallow over a fire is a volatile task. If you’re not careful, you can burn it to a crisp, or get an undercooked center with a charred shell. This graphic will walk you through the perfect roasting technique.The chart, from The Art of Manliness, shows how to slowly cook the marshmallow so that it gets cooked all the way through. You can then find a “hot box” that will toast the oute
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Was the US health industry under a concerted attack, and we missed it in the noise? GUEST: News first hit media outlets on Monday, June 27, 2016 that a U.S. healthcare database had been breached and half a million patient records had been stolen and posted for sale on the Dark Web. Later reports suggested even more records had been stolen when the hacker advertised another 9.3 million
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