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The reality of VR/AR growth
 “VR will be big, AR will be bigger and take longer.” What sounded revolutionary when we first said it two years ago has become accepted wisdom. But now the market has actually launched, and we’ve got 12 months of real-world performance and major tech players’ strategies emerging. And that’s changed…
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Unreleased footage from Fast & Furious 8.
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They probably think everyones laughing at them, but when I see overweight people at the gym, I compliment them in my head.
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Friend’s dad took a pic of this little guy poking his head out – Tea estate in Assam, India
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Henry Rollins performing at a Black Flag reunion show (1983)
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Philippines will offer free birth control to 6 million women.
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TIL African continent is being split into two due to the birth of a new ocean. In 2005, an 8 meter wide and 60km long stretch of the earth opened up over a period of just ten days.
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“Why won’t you give me any? :c”
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Reddit’s most uplifting user helped raise nearly $160,000 for victim of Facebook Live attack
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Floyd Mayweather: “We offered Conor McGregor $15 million to take the fight”
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Good Boy is house broken
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[IMAGE] Everyone have got their own clock.
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Putin-Trump Kiss mural by Mindaugas Bonanu located in Lithuania
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Microsoft’s New Privacy Dashboard Lets You Delete Personal Data
If you use an Xbox, Windows 10 other Microsoft products, the company is collecting data on you. But there’s now a dashboard that provides more transparency and control over your histories and personal information.
Ars Technica
Tesla hires MacBook Air designer for senior engineering role
Enlarge (credit: Tesla) Tesla has been on quite the talent search of late. Last year it hired Peter Hochholdinger from Audi to oversee Model 3 production. It also hired Anders Bell—previously of Volvo—to take charge of designing interiors. On Tuesday, we learned that Apple programmer Chris Lattner…
AMD suggests Ryzen will launch before GDC ends in March
AMD’s Ryzen will launch during GDC 2017, according to a set of notes for an AMD presentation at the upcoming Game Developer Conference (GDC). This little tidbit, which was discovered by several websites, gives Ryzen a more narrow launch window than AMD’s vague “Q1 2017” statements.
Next Big Future
US Aircraft carrier has more launcher problems and another 7 month and $500 million delay for the F35 stealth fighter
1. The US Navy is having difficulties with its latest aircraft carrier’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launching System (EMALS) – the same system which the UK mooted fitting to its new Queen Elizabeth-class carriers.The US Department of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOTE) revealed yesterday, in its end-of-year…
Comcast Remains America’s Most-Hated Company, Survey Finds
What may come as no surprise to cable TV or internet subscribers, Comcast remains among the least-liked companies in American history, according to a new survey from 24/7 Wall Street. From DSL Reports: [The survey] combines data from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, JD Power and Associates and…
NYT > Business Day
Christopher Byron, Financial Writer and Author of ‘Martha Inc.,’ Dies at 72
Long before movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street” were popular fare, Mr. Byron was revealing the seamy underside of business in books about Martha Stewart and Time Inc.
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A Financial Mystery Emerges. Its Name? Steven T. Mnuchin Inc.
The Treasury nominee revealed plans to divest himself of much of his vast interests, but he intends to keep control of his little-known namesake firm.
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How Blackmail Works in Russia
In January 1999, Prosecutor General Yury Skuratov was summoned to the Kremlin by then-President Boris Yeltsin’s chief of staff, who showed him a videotape of “a man who looked like” Skuratov frolicking in bed with two prostitutes. Then he asked Skuratov to resign, even though the prosecutor was in the…
New MacBook Pros stop Apple’s skid in worldwide PC shipments
Apple’s new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven’t provided the significant boost the company was looking for. The company’s Mac shipments totaled 5.3 million units during the fourth quarter of 2016, a decline of just 0.9 percent compared to…
Google’s AI is writing a lot of emails
Google’s AI is writing a significant number of emails sent by users of its Inbox app. The company’s Smart Reply feature, which automatically generates email responses based on the contents of an incoming message, is now responsible for 10 percent of the mobile responses sent using the Inbox app. SEE…
Your Browser’s Autofill Data Can Be Phished, Here’s How to Stay Safe
The autofill systems in browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera, as well as plugins like LastPass, can be easily tricked into giving away your information on web pages. Here’s how you can keep your personal information secure.Viljami Kuosmanen, a Finnish web developer and hacker, recently discovered…
The Concourse Republicans Have No Good Reason Not To Impeach Donald Trump | The Slot A Rundown of Do
The Concourse Republicans Have No Good Reason Not To Impeach Donald Trump | The Slot A Rundown of Donald Trump’s Incredibly Messy First Press Conference as President-Elect | Gizmodo 4Chan Claim About Inventing Trump Pissgate Report Is Complete Bullshit [Update] | The Concourse This Is Why You Don’t Kiss…
Marcus Aurelius’s Thoughts On Motivating Yourself to Get Out of Bed
We all have mornings where we want nothing more than to stay in our beds, warm and comfortable, all day. If you’re having a morning like that, stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius suggests you look to your true nature as a human being.We are animals, living things that are a part of nature, no matter how…
Remains of the Day: AT&T Increases the Price of Grandfathered Unlimited Plans
If you’ve been holding on to your old unlimited data plan with AT&T, you’ll soon be paying a little more. They’re increasing the price $5 to $40 per month, starting in March 2017. That and more in today’s news.The old unlimited AT&T plans, which also had a $5 price hike last year, are not really…
Mix Rolled and Steel Cut Oats for the Perfect Bowl of Oatmeal
Depending on how the oats you use were processed, your oatmeal can come out either too chewy or too mushy. For the perfect texture, combine rolled and steel cut oats together.Read more…
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Lebanon says rubbish dump birds may pose danger to planes
Birds are flocking to a rubbish tip near the Lebanese capital’s international airport.
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How a computer sees history after “reading” 35 million news stories
So far, humans have relied on the written word to record what we know as history. When artificial intelligence researchers ran billions of those words from decades of news coverage through an automated analysis, however, even more patterns and insights were revealed. .. Continue Reading How… RSS
Science says it is actually totally OK if your New Year’s resolution to work out daily only lasted 3 days [Interesting]
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I can barely keep the same ‘writing voice’ across my university essays and reports, yet Wikipedia, edited by millions, reads like it was written by one person.
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Prefab Houseboat That’s as Comfortable to Live in as Any House
The UK-based company Bluefield Houseboats was established with the goal of making houseboats that are as comfortable to live in as any nice house or apartment. They also design these houseboats with sustainability in mind, so the boats are prefabricated, feature an energy-efficient design, and are…
Mercedes teases its F1-inspired Project One Hypercar
1,000-hp of racing-grade fury.Looks like the hypercar category is about to get a whole lot more interesting as Mercedes and its performance division AMG is throwing its hat in the ring with the upcoming Project One. While the company hasn’t revealed much about the car, the image does hint at a design…
U.S. intelligence chiefs will brief Congress a day after Trump compares them to Nazis
A few hours after President-elect Donald Trump repeated his accusation that the American intelligence community was using tactics from “Nazi Germany” to undermine his legitimacy, leaders of the NSA, CIA, FBI, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence finalized meetings to brief both houses…
Gadget Review
Best Robot Vacuum and Mop
Best Robot Vacuum and Mop Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Different types of floors demand different cleaning applications, which is why we looked for the best robot vacuum and mop for 2017. Which bot vacs can handle both dry and wet tasks? Put down the mop and bucket, and read on in our…
Digital Trends
3D-scanned ‘trillennium man’ predicts what evolution has in store for us
Most of us have had the experience of being in a museum and seeing skeletons or models of prehistoric humans and trying to make sense in our minds of how they became the sophisticated homo sapiens we are today. A recent project from the U.K.’s University of Oxford tries to bring that concept to life…
Digital Trends
Google now requires OEMs to leave Android’s notification bundling features alone
Google is tightening its grip on original equipment manufacturers that use Android on their phones. The company has released a new version of the Compatibility Definition Document for Android, changing one minor thing that could have a major impact on device makers. So what changed? Well, often manufacturers…
The Next Web
‘Grand Theft Auto’ is now a legit tool to train self-driving cars
Until recently, if you wanted to learn to develop complex artificial intelligence for a self-driving car, you had to work for a company like Google or Tesla, or skate by on theoretical knowledge from courses and textbooks. OpenAI filled some of the void last year. Launching with over 1,000 flash games,… RSS
It turns out that when the media tells you constantly that washing your hair too much causes problems, people stop washing their hair enough, which causes problems [Obvious]
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Three thousand Obamas
Rob Pruitt has painted a single image for every day of Obama’s time in office. That’s nearly three thousand paintings.
BBC News – World
Shunning the mainstream
Marine Le Pen is appealing to the French mainstream, but what policies define her as far right?
Ars Technica
Drone crashed into Seattle’s Space Needle on New Year’s Eve
DJI Inspire 1 drone crashes into Seattle’s Space Needle (forward to 2-minute mark for collision) (video link) Video footage confirms that a drone aircraft flew directly at and crashed into the Space Needle’s utmost viewing platform on New Year’s Eve. The craft, which was subsequently recovered…
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Chilly end of world sign predicted by ‘Italian Nostradamus’ sighted in southern Italy (PHOTOS)
Snow falling on the usually sun-baked beaches of southern Italy may be the first sign that the end of days is nigh – at least, according to the prophecy from philosopher Matteo Tafuri, which is starting to come to life nearly 500 years after his death. Read Full Article at
Vote for your favorite chatbot of 2016
GUEST: The Year of the Chatbot is now over. More than 900 chatbots were built for Facebook Messenger, Slack, Skype, Kik, Telegram, and other platforms in 2016. Now it’s time to vote for the best bots available chatbots. We are holding our first ChatBottle Awards in conjunction with VentureBeat. Vote…
How AI can help you find a date
GUEST: Dating is a source of stress in people’s lives on par with changing jobs and holiday travel. But humans crave connection, and so every night restaurants fill their tables for two with hopeful singles. What exactly is this thing we call “dating”? Let’s get all sciencey and break it down into constituent…
How Ellen Pao wants to build a more inclusive Silicon Valley
If you haven’t heard about the Ellen Pao trial, then you’re probably living in a remote silo somewhere in Antarctica. Her sex discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers went viral in 2015 when the court ruled in the firm’s favor. Since then, Pao has been a fervent…
Ars Technica
Activision hands out comical punishment to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare exploiters
Enlarge (credit: Infinity Ward) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer mode has an extensive range of weapons and skins to acquire through purchasing Supply Drops. As is typical for this kind of game, you can either grind out these items through playing the game—one rare Supply Drop costs…
FCC: AT&T, Verizon mobile programs violate open web rules – CNET
Regulators say AT&T’s DirecTV Now and Verizon’s FreeBee program, which let you stream video without it counting as data, violate net neutrality.
BBC News – World
The rise and rise of e-sports in Latin America
Why traditional sports businesses see there is big money to be made in electronic sport.
Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader Update Silently Installs Chrome Extension
An anonymous reader writes: The latest Adobe Acrobat Reader security update (15.023.20053), besides delivering security updates, also secretly installs the Adobe Acrobat extension in the user’s Chrome browser. There is no mention of this “special package” on Acrobat’s changelog, and surprise-surprise,…
Digg Top Stories
There’s A New Trailer For The Most Russian Movie Possible And It Still Looks Awesome
“Guardians” looks like pretty standard “government recruits a group of superheroes to fight a supervillain” fare, except for the bear-headed, machine-gun toting superhero and the quips about borscht.
Digg Top Stories
Someone Is Trying To Take Down Drudge Report — And It’s A Mystery Who’s Behind It
The Drudge Report is under attack.
Omega Speedy Tuesday Limited Edition Watch
The brand pays tribute to their loyal online community.
Small Transparent Speaker By People People
Innovative designers have totally re-thought the speaker.
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Neanderthals Were People, Too
New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?
Digg Top Stories
Indie Rock Isn’t Dead
Music publications and Reddit threads have been eulogizing the death of indie rock for what feels like an eternity — and while the previous generation is losing steam, new, more diverse artists are pushing the genre forward.
Trump’s Plan to Avoid Conflicts of Interest Won’t Avoid a Thing
Lawyers and ethicists say from transparency to debts, the plan Trump revealed today solves nothing. Oh, and blind trusts actually have to be blind. The post Trump’s Plan to Avoid Conflicts of Interest Won’t Avoid a Thing appeared first on WIRED.
If Trump Wants a ‘Hacking Defense’ Strategy, He Should Just Use Obama’s
President-elect Trump could learn a lot about the cyber from his predecessor. The post If Trump Wants a ‘Hacking Defense’ Strategy, He Should Just Use Obama’s appeared first on WIRED. Full Feed
If You Want To Find Freedom in Trump’s America, Read This Book! (Reason Podcast)
“You probably have a sense—vague as it may be—that the weirdness of American life, and the intractability of its predicaments, large and small, are intimately, inexorably bound up with the craziness of everyday life. It’s entirely possible that the motto on our coinage, IN GOD WE TRUST, still captures…
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The Atlantic Daily: Passing the Presidential Mic
What We’re FollowingTrump Takes Questions: The president-elect this morning held his first press conference in six months, in which he announced a new plan to address his conflicts of interest and then conceded for the first time that Russia was likely involved in cyberattacks on the U.S. He also dodged…
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Mexicans Are Blaming “Neoliberalism” for Socialism’s Failures
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyMexicans Are Blaming “Neoliberalism” for Socialism’s Failures Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory 0 Views Protests have erupted in Mexico in response to rising gasoline prices, which many believe will lead to higher prices in general….
National park staff are luring wildlife-destroying feral cats with KFC
What’s the difference between obscenely hungover people and feral cats? The unwavering appetite for fried food, of course. Apparently, Kentucky Fried Chicken happens to be the secret ingredient in helping control the feral feline population, which poses a constant risk to over 100 native species in…
Zero Hedge
Dead Giveaway The 35 Page Dossier Was A Hoax? The British Don’t Use “Confidential,” They use “Official”
The identity of the British intelligence officer responsible for preparing and delivering the now infamous 35 page hoax has been revealed as Christopher Steele, courtesy of the Wall St. Journal. If you want to dig into his profile, click here. As people piece together this rapidly unfolding quagmire…
Zero Hedge
To “Prevent Public Panic”, Beijing Orders Banks To Keep Capital Controls Secret
China is so concerned about the ongoing surge in capital outflows that its forex regulator, SAFE, has taken the unprecedented step of ordering banks to keep its instructions about curbing capital outflows secret and also to ensure that research analysts do not publish any negative views about the yuan…
A 3-on-3 league for retired NBA stars co-founded by Ice Cube? Yes, please!
There’s really no appropriate reaction here other than something along the lines of: Wait, are you serious because, umm, hell yes?!?! You’ll want to be sitting down for this, basketball fans. Ice Cube and veteran entertainment honcho Jeff Kwatinetz have cofounded a half-court 3-on-3 basketball league…
Digital Trends
Simaudio Moon 888 mono amplifiers: Our first take
Simaudio’s $120,000 Moon 888 amplifier shouldn’t be chastised for its opulence, but celebrated for its sheer technological audacity. When I first heard about Simaudio’s new Moon 888 mono amplifier at CES 2017, which begs an outlandish price tag of nearly $120,000 per pair, I was near dumbfounded. How…
A Scandal at Koreas Retirement Giant
Japan, Australia Rank Among Most Expensive Places for Sinful Habits
The Awesomer
Lamont Landers: Funk Medley
LinkLamont Landers and his bandmates Bowen Robertson, Jaraven Moe Hill, and Kevin Canada turn in an awesome medley of Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly and the Family Stone, and a dash of funky love makin’ tossed in for good measure. Want some mo? Try on some Bill Withers. More Awesome Stuff: Kawehi: Time…
BongYangJe House / Architecture Studio YEIN
© Jongseok Byeon Architects: Architecture Studio YEIN Location: Gujeong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea Architect In Charge: Yesun Choi Design Team: Myungsun Lee, Hanhee Park, Jeongmee Kim Area: 1254.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs:…
This airline is offering $70 flights to Europe
A European trip for a couple hundred bucks doesn’t sound real. But one budget airline is pushing the impossible and offering flights from the West Coast to certain cities in Europe for under $100. There’s some fine print, but it’s actually not too restricting if you’re itching for a Scandinavian vacation….
Fifth Third Bank now supports Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet
U.S. company Fifth Third Bank (53rd) has announced support for Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet, bringing the total number of mobile payment platforms it supports up to five. Customers with a Fifth Third Bank account can use, in addition to the two above, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and MasterPass to make…
Recent Windows 10 update broke multi-monitor gaming
If you’re a PC gamer that enjoys a bit of multi-monitor action, you might have run into several issues over the last couple of days. This isn’t an issue with your hardware or drivers; a recent Windows 10 update has broken multi-monitor gaming in some situations.
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Tattoos, doobies & you: Uncle Sam’s Air Force loosens recruiting restrictions
The US Air Force is updating its rules about tattoos, marijuana use and medical histories to gain new recruits barred from joining the service by its previous policies. Currently, one in 10 potential airmen have tattoos that disqualify them. Read Full Article at
Next Big Future
AI could be hugely impactful on jobs but we can compare to past innovations and era
Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Chinese Internet search giant Baidu and co-inventor of the Google Brain, believes there are other, more immediate risks concerning AI that aren’t getting enough attention. “I think that the conversation is distracting governments and society from the real ethical issues…
BBC News – World
Austria to ask EU for right to hire locals ahead of other EU workers
The Austrian chancellor says east European states are “exporting their joblessness” to his country.
Our first 1,000 videos in 30 seconds
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Man of Many
Adidas 3D Runner Triple Black
The Adidas 3D Runners are the market’s first 3D printed shoes. Before you get too excited, these aren’t a shoe that you have to download and print on your own 3D printer, at home. That would be awesome, if expensive, and kind of a hassle- with assembly and such. No, Adidas is printing these shoes themselves…
Apple on track to hit $1 trillion in total revenue from iOS by the middle of this year
Last year, some analysts made the unlikely claim that Alphabet or Amazon might beat Apple to be the first trillion-dollar company. Asymco’s Horace Dediu, however, is out today with a new report predicting that Apple will cross the $1 trillion mark this year in terms of revenue generated by iOS, pushing…
RT – Daily news
‘It’s not how hacking works’: Anonymous activist deconstructs ODNI report on ‘Russia hackers’
A member of the hacktivist network Anonymous has debunked the assertion that US intelligence report on Russia’s alleged hacking of the DNC proves a particular party’s guilt, explaining that such claims show a lack of understanding of how hackers operate. Read Full Article at
Japan Turns to Asias Fountain of Youth as Abe Seeks Trade Ties
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MIT’s 3D graphene material has the world’s best strength to weight ratio
this pink material, a sponge-like configuration with a density of just 5 percent, yields the strength 10 times that of steel. The post MIT’s 3D graphene material has the world’s best strength to weight ratio appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The New Yorker
Trump Takes On the Press but Not His Conflicts
At ten past eleven on Wednesday morning, Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and some other flunkies of Donald Trump emerged from an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower. Packed into a smallish space that had been turned into a makeshift room were about two hundred reporters, a few dozen supporters…
Buggy Domain Validation Forces GoDaddy To Revoke SSL Certificates
msm1267 quotes a report from Threatpost: GoDaddy has revoked, and begun the process of re-issuing, new SSL certificates for more than 6,000 customers after a bug was discovered in the registrar’s domain validation process. The bug was introduced July 29 and impacted fewer than two percent of the certificates…
Digital Trends
Cooler Master rolls out $1,000 power supply for the hottest-running CPUs
The power supply unit may not be the most glamorous component, but it can mean the difference between a power efficient and cool computer, and a pile of fried components. That’s why it is wise to spend a little more and buy from reputable brands — Cooler Master, for example. The steadfast hardware manufacturer…
Zero Hedge
2017: The Year When The World Economy Starts Coming Apart
Submitted by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog, Some people would argue that 2016 was the year that the world economy started to come apart, with the passage of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Whether or not the “coming apart” process started in 2016, in my opinion we are going to see… RSS
Remember the couple who advertised for a nanny to join them on a trip around the world to assist them with their three kids? Well … 19,000 applicants later [Followup]
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FBI allegedly paid Geek Squad for evidence
Last May, the defense in a child pornography trial alleged that the FBI used a member of electronics retailer Best Buy’s tech support team, Geek Squad, to peer into the accused’s computer on the hunt for evidence of child pornography. Since then, the…
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High Schooler Isaiah Banks Shatters Backboard on Breakaway Dunk
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What do you call 100 rabbits walking backwards?
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Swiss town denies passport to Dutch vegan because she is ‘too annoying’
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How to keep yourself safe in a world of creepy websites filled with personal data
In an era dominated by tales of embarrassing and politically devastating email hacks, the need to protect yourself online is all the more real. From phone numbers and addresses to the names of your parents and relatives, your personal information is sitting on a number of websites, for anyone to peruse…
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National salt reduction strategy is cost-effective ‘best buy’ for 183 countries worldwide
A new global study projects that a government-supported intervention to reduce national salt consumption by 10 percent over 10 years would be a highly cost-effective ‘best buy’ for preventing cardiovascular disease across 183 countries worldwide. Government-supported policy projected to be a highly cost-effective… RSS
Portland buried under foot of snow, causing mass chaos as highways, offices, craft breweries and ironic old-timey barbershops shut down [Scary]
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In Day 2, Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General Hearings Turn To Civil Rights
Former colleagues defended the Alabama senator, but activists pushed back. “We cannot count on him to support … efforts toward bringing justice to the justice system,” Sen. Cory Booker said.(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
BBC News – World
Driving to Greece’s snowed-in migrant camps
The BBC’s Howard Johnson made a video diary of his journey to migrant camps in northern Greece.
Latest news
Public sector union says Centrelink system lacks integrity
The Community and Public Sector Union has said the Centrelink debt recovery system has left the Australian public with a ‘bad taste in their mouth’, in response to the Coalition continuing to claim the system is ‘working well’.
Latest news
NSW government to ‘considerably’ extend GovDC datacentres
The state government has signed with Metronode to add considerable capacity to its two GovDC datacentres.
Forbes – Markets
The Best And Worst Countries For Business 2017
Forbes – Markets
Is McDonald’s A Victim Of South China Sea Disputes?
McDonald’shas no claims in the South China Sea. It hasn’t taken any sides in the dispute between China and its neighbors either. People walk past a McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Beijing on January 9, 2017.(FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images) Still, the South China Sea disputes may have hadsomething to…
RT – Daily news
Record floods hit West Coast, Californians evacuate by the thousands (PHOTOS/VIDEO)
California has been hit by seven days of major rain storms, causing flooding all over the state and prompting evacuations. More heavy rain is forecasted for the Golden State in the coming days. Read Full Article at
China Issues Plans for State Investments, Speeding Up Disposals
Central Bank Cites Threat to Life as India Cash Mystery Deepens RSS
Firefighters called to Nestle plant; concerned neighbors show up with graham crackers & marshmallows [Obvious]
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The Next Web
Facebook could be working on a project that reads brain waves to communicate thoughts
During a Q&A session, Mark Zuckerberg once said: One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you’d like. Spotted by Business Insider,…
JetBlue now has free Wi-Fi on all flights
Need a reason to fly with JetBlue? How about free in-flight Wi-Fi? JetBlue announced Wednesday it has completed the expansion of Fly-Fi, its free in-flight Wi-Fi service, making it the only airline to offer wireless internet to customers at no additional cost. Fly-Fi is now available on all 227 of…
Zero Hedge
Chicago Mayor Emanuel Pushes Moody’s To Rescind Junk Rating Ahead Of $1.2 Billion New Issue
One week before Chicago is set to sale $1.2 billion in new debt, it has been revealed that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been putting pressure on Moody’s, the only rating agency to have a junk-rating on the city’s general obligation debt, to rescind their rating.  According to a letter Emanuel sent to the CEO…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Cycling computer lacks the kitchen sink, but has just about everything else
If you’re really the cycling-gadget type, then it’s possible that your bike could have a computer, headlight, camera and phone all mounted on the handlebars. Sound a little cluttered? Well, that’s why British startup Vudu7 created the V – it combines all of those things and a lot more in one…
Bloomberg Business
How to Pull Clean Water From Thin Air
Jan.11 — Hector Pino invented FreshWater, a machine that can pull moisture out of the air, filter it and turn it into pure drinking water with the press of a button.
Digital Trends
Logitech’s G203 Prodigy gaming mouse offers great performance at a low cost
If you’re a serious PC gamer, then you probably pay more attention than most people to your mouse’s responsiveness. How well it keeps up with your frantic movements and how customizable it is to meet your specific gaming habits are key factors in determining what makes or breaks a mouse in terms of your…
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Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity
More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a ‘western diet’ — foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats — is a major cause of this epidemic. New research now…
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Most valuable colleagues: What the NBA can teach us about worker productivity
Some employees could have a halo effect on their peers, according to new research. An individual’s decisions regarding whether to smoke, how much to eat and whether to attend college can all be influenced by peer choices. In the same way, workplace productivity can spill over from one employee to another. RSS
Nothing to panic about, just a huge hole that has opened up on the surface of the Sun and is blasting Earth with solar winds [Scary]
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Mexicans flood across the border for cheap gas, wave at the flood of Americans going the other way for cheap medicine [Weird]
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Using autofill in your browser? You may be vulnerable to phishing attacks
Autofill turns a whole lot of tedious typing into a breezy single-click affair, but the simplicity may come at a cost.Viljami Kuosmanen, a Finnish web developer, has discovered that when filling out information on Google’s Chrome or Apple’s Safari and Opera web browsers, autofill may provide the website… – Top Stories
Government ethics chief blasts Trump’s business plan as ‘meaningless’
The government’s top ethics monitor sharply criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to avoid conflicts of interest with his business holdings Wednesday, calling the measures “wholly inadequate.”
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Nigeria Snubs Taiwan as China Pledges $40 Billion Investment
Nigeria ordered Taiwan to move its trade mission from the capital ,Abuja, to the commercial hub, Lagos, following a visit by the Chinese foreign minister during which his government pledged to invest $40 billion into infrastructure in Africa’s most populous country.
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Ed Sheeran – Fresh Prince of Bel-Air [Acoustic] (Cover)
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TIL that a 2015 study found that people posting duck face pictures are more likely to be associated with neuroticism and emotional instability.
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The entire cast of ‘Arrested Development’ will return for Season 5
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Implantable Cardiac Devices Could Be Vulnerable To Hackers, FDA Warns
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Monday that pacemakers, defibrillators and other devices manufactured by St. Jude Medical, a medical device company based in Minnesota, could have put patients’ lives at risk, as hackers could remotely access the devices and change the heart rate, administer…
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Hospital probed after Russian woman in plaster cast forced to crawl stairs for X-ray (VIDEO)
Authorities in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan have launched a probe into a hospital after a video has emerged online showing one of the patients with a broken leg crawling down the stairs after having her leg X-rayed. Read Full Article at
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Report recommends new framework for estimating the social cost of carbon
To estimate the social cost of carbon dioxide for use in regulatory impact analyses, the federal government should use a new framework that would strengthen the scientific basis, provide greater transparency, and improve characterization of the uncertainties of the estimates, suggests a new report.
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Should biomedical graduate schools ignore the GRE?
The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), which is required for admission to graduate and doctorate programs across the country, is not the best indicator for predicting a student’s success while pursuing a doctorate in the experimental life sciences. And from that research, investigators recommend devaluing -…
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Researchers develop novel treatment to prevent graft-versus-host-disease
Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) is the leading cause of non-relapse associated death in patients who receive stem cell transplants. In a new study, researchers show that a novel treatment can effectively inhibit the development of GVHD in mice and maintain the infection- and tumor-fighting capabilities…
These ski resorts are closed because there’s just too much snow
Turns out you can have too much of a good thing. The Lake Tahoe area on the California-Nevada border has been dumped with snow — perfect for the middle of prime skiing and snowboarding season.  SEE ALSO: Barrage of winter storms dump dangerous rain and snow on West Coast But the storm affecting the…
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Why better choices depend on ‘libertarian paternalism’
Nudging people toward better behavior through policy can be effective, but can face resistance if people feel their autonomy is threatened.
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Cost, technology issues are barriers to real-time cancer patient symptom reporting
In a perspective article, a researcher addresses the need for – and the barriers preventing – electronic reporting of patients’ symptoms between visits.
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Sketching out magnetism with electricity
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers drew magnetic squares in a nonmagnetic material with an electrified pen and then “read” this magnetic doodle with X-rays.
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Chanos Fears Trump’s “Unmet Expectations”, Warns Investors To “Rethink Almost Everything In Your Life”
Submitted by Lynn Paramore via The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Milwaukee-born short-seller Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner of New York-based Kynikos Associates, teaches University of Wisconsin and Yale business students about corporate fraud. During his life and career, he has witnessed…
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If you don’t teach your kids, others will.
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ELI5: Why was a VW exec arrested while no bankers faced jail for the housing crisis?
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This Swiss watch would power, and be powered by, a heartbeat
 Swiss researchers have given a literal twist to the proverbial ticker, designing a clock-like device that could help power pacemakers by harvesting energy from the heart itself — just like an automatic watch harvests movement from the motion of the wrist. Read More
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The Female-To-Male Ratio Of America, By State And County
Every state, every county, two sexes, one map.
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They Called Her Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
The mysterious case of the first female US District Attorney, and the morbid murder investigation that put her on the map.
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In The US, Parenting Now Costs $233K Per Child
The average cost of raising a child in the US – up to age 17 – is up 3 percent from 2014, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
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Female White Supremacists in America — How Woman Racists Live
And why their numbers are growing.
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Trust issues: Users more gullible when they customize their technology
Cheery robots may give people the creeps and serious robots may actually ease anxiety depending on how users perceive the robot’s role in their lives, according to an international team of researchers.
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Strep spreads by harnessing immune defenses of those infected
The bacteria that cause most cases of pneumonia worldwide secrete a toxin that helps them jump from one body to the next — with help from the hosts’ immune defenses.
Vladimir Putin was the 800-pound gorilla in Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing
As expected, the confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, has generated the most heat of that for any nominee in the incoming US president’s cabinet. But while the hostility in Tillerson’s hearing today (Jan. 11) was as palpable as predicted, senators only…
Donald Trump says it’s impossible for the president to have a conflict of interest
In his first press conference since he won the 2016 US presidential election two months ago, Donald Trump declared himself free of all conflicts of interest. But he didn’t say that he’s putting his business in a blind trust, or otherwise divesting to keep his business interests separate from the presidency….
The World Cup is expanding in 2026, but China’s soccer fans still think their team has no chance
At the 2002 World Cup, China’s national soccer team suffered three straight losses at the group stage, giving up nine goals without scoring one of their own. That embarrassing performance is a cherished memory for many fans. It remains the only time their squad has reached the group stage (where the…
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Release of water shakes Pacific plate at depth
A team of seismologists analyzing the data from 671 earthquakes that occurred between 30 and 280 miles beneath the Earth’s surface in the Pacific Plate as it descended into the Tonga Trench were surprised to find a zone of intense earthquake activity in the downgoing slab. The pattern of the activity…
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How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke
Heightened activity in the amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress — is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study that provides new insights into the possible mechanism by which stress can lead to cardiovascular disease in humans.
Digital Trends
Keep your coffee at the perfect temperature with MiiR’s simple, effective tumbler
Nothing is worse on a Monday than a cold cup of coffee. You went through the effort of brewing a fresh cup as you rushed out to your car, but the drink is already too cold before your first sip. Nobody likes lukewarm coffee. To alleviate the problem, MiiR has announced its latest tumbler. It’s a simple…
Digital Trends
Ski or climb in 1 pair of boots with Arc’teryx’s hybrid, carbon fiber Procline
Typically when a brand says it can offer a “two-in-one” hybrid-style product, users are wary, especially for activities where certain technical aspects cannot be sacrificed. But what if the product isn’t a hybrid with compromises, but actually the first of its kind? For climbers, by climbers Arc’teryx,…
Ford adds diesel power to the 2018 F-150
More tech. More torque.Ford’s best selling workhorse isn’t simply getting a refresh for the new model year, the company is making the truck their most capable and smartest F-150 yet. Diesel diehards will appreciate the addition of a 3.0-liter Power Stroke with 10-speed transmission, the first diesel…
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New target for taming Ebola
A team of scientists has identified a mechanism that appears to represent one way that host cells have evolved to outsmart infection by Ebola and other viruses.
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Deciphering the beetle exoskeleton with nanomechanics
Engineers have employed a creative way to identify the geometry and material properties of the fibers that comprise a beetle’s exoskeleton. This work could ultimately uncover information that could guide the design and manufacturing of new and improved artificial materials through bio-mimicry.
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Pressures from grazers hastens ecosystem collapse from drought
Ecosystem collapse from extreme drought can be significantly hastened by pressures placed on drought-weakened vegetation by grazers and fungal pathogens, a new study finds. The study’s experimental evidence shows that the natural enemies of plants play a major role in lowering resilience to drought and…
Amazon fined $1 million for misrepresenting savings to customers in Canada
Amazon has agreed to pay a Canadian regulator $1 million to cap a two-year investigation into claims that the site misled customers about how much money they were saving. The case concerned a sales tactic in which Amazon compared its own price on a given item to a higher “list price” to suggest a bargain…. RSS
Source of the Trump dossier identified as ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, not to be confused with porn star Chris Steele [PSA]
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The Patterns That Come Out When Bubbles Freeze Are So Cool
My advice in surviving winter? Move somewhere warm. Can’t do that? Then just stay inside for three months. Can’t do that? Then… wait, why can’t you do that? Friend’s birthday? Forget about it. Dinner? Order in. Life? Experience it through videos on the Internet. Like this one by ZALUSKart, where bubbles…
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twisted columns sustain this red brick family home by d6thD design studio
twisting pillars and traditional flourishes accent this family home outside navsari, india. The post twisted columns sustain this red brick family home by d6thD design studio appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
U.K. Bankers Make Fresh Appeal to May for Special Brexit Deal
Data Suggests Brexit Failed to Knock Tech Investment in U.K.
Carney Signals Stronger BOE Forecasts as Brexit Risks Recede
Trump Concerns Have Hedge Fund Investor Lifting China Allocation
The Sierra 10 Desktop
Reader Alec submitted this desktop that brings a little bit of Windows 10 into macOS, but only the good parts. Mission Control gets a lovely unified look, and there’s an app launcher at the bottom that functions like a taskbar. Here’s how it’s all set up.If you didn’t know better, you’d think that Alec’s…
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Bacterial protein structure could aid development of new antibiotics
Bacterial cells have an added layer of protection, called the cell wall, that animal cells don’t. Assembling this tough armor entails multiple steps, some of which are targeted by antibiotics like penicillin and vancomycin. Now researchers have provided the first close-up glimpse of a protein, called…
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Wormlight- The Hero of everyones childhood
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‘Trump is right’: Bernie Sanders hopes to make drug pricing deal with president-elect
President-elect Donald Trump and former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) don’t always see eye to eye, but the democratic socialist is praising Trump’s recent comments on the pharmaceutical industry in hopes of achieving reform. Read Full Article at
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Nukes, climate change, Russia: Tillerson says ready to oppose Trump on key policies
Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state signaled Wednesday he is prepared to diverge from the US president-elect on numerous key issues, notably nuclear non-proliferation, climate change and Russia, which he branded a “danger.” – Top Stories
The Wall Street Journal: Wells Fargo questioned over surge in overdraft income
A group of Democratic senators asked Wells Fargo’s chief executive for more details about the bank’s recent boost in income from overdraft charges and whether it is related to its sales-practices scandal, according to a letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
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Hong Kong’s No. 2 Official Quits, Becomes Favorite for Top Post
Hong Kong’s No. 2 official, Carrie Lam, announced plans to seek the chief executive’s post, a move buoyed by perceptions she’s the person China prefers to lead a city wracked by political turmoil. World News
Venezuela Arrests Opposition Lawmaker
The arrest of Gilber Caro of the Popular Will party was one of the first actions by an anticoup command unit led by Vice President Tareck El Aissami.
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Diet helps shed pounds, release toxins and reduce oxidative stress
Research by exercise scientists has found that a balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet that includes intermittent fasting not only achieves long-term weight loss, but also helps release toxins in the form of PCBs from the body fat stores, in addition to enhancing heart health and reducing oxidative…
FCC Commissioner Vows to Ignore Staff’s ‘Serious Concerns’ About Net Neutrality and AT&T
This week, the FCC finally completed its investigation of so-called “zero-rating” schemes, finding that AT&T is likely violating net neutrality rules by charging outside video providers more for free streaming. Nevertheless, the carrier is unlikely to face punitive action—the man poised to become…
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Russia Deploys S-400 Missile Regiment Near Moscow On Combat Duty
While the stated reason behind its deployment has not been disclosed, Russia has put on duty a surface-to-air missile regiment equipped with the brand-new S-400 air defense system, Russia’s most advanced, in Moscow’s suburbs on combat alert. “The SAM combat squads of the Moscow Region aerospace forces…
ABC, Home of Black-ish, Says Diversity Includes Trump Backers
SpaceX Details Its Plans For Landing Three Falcon Heavy Boosters At Once
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: As part of the process to gain federal approval for the simultaneous landing of its Falcon Heavy rocket boosters in Florida, SpaceX has prepared an environmental assessment of the construction of two additional landing pads alongside its existing… RSS
Krispy Kreme Japan unveils “Sweet America” range of doughnuts dressed up with M&M’s, Oreos, and Hershey’s chocolates. Not all on the same doughnut, as Americans typically prefer [Murica]
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Here’s how regulation crowdfunding performed in 2016
GUEST: In May, the third and final part of the 2012 JOBS Act, Regulation Crowdfunding, went into effect and 2016 ended with much promise for entrepreneurs seeking funding and our government seeking jobs. Regulation Crowdfunding allows any American startup or small business to raise up to $1 million…
Google has slashed its speech recognition word error rate by more than 30% since 2012
Speaking at the AI Frontiers Conference in Santa Clara, California today, Google senior fellow Jeff Dean provided an update on the accuracy of the company’s speech recognition software. Google’s word error rate — how frequently Google transcribes a word incorrectly — has fallen by more than 30 percent,…
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Pesticide alternative helps plants protect themselves from disease
Though it’s not as widely publicized as the effects of climate change, crop diseases are one of the biggest threats to food security. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, roughly 20-40 percent of the world’s crops are lost to pests and diseases each year….
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Marco Rubio Doesn’t Let Rex Tillerson Off Easy
There were many issues to cover during the confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson, the former C.E.O. of ExxonMobil who is the President-elect’s nominee for Secretary of State, all of them containing the potential for fireworks: climate change; Tillerson’s financial entanglements; the rise of anti-democratic…
Save on Magazine Subscriptions, USB Power Outlets, and More [US]
Want USB ports in your wall? Need to mount a TV? Want something to read? Amazon has deals for you! US Deals 4 Amp High Speed Dual USB Charger Outlet Receptacle ($16.49, 18% Off) TOPGREENER TU2154A 4 Amp High Speed Dual USB Charger Outlet 15A TR Receptacle | Screwless Wall Plates, White TOPGREENER TU2154A…
How to Hook Up a Game Controller to Your iPad or iPhone
Around half of all apps on the App Store are games. While a great deal of these have been designed with one-handed touch gameplay in mind, many are not. You’ll need a proper, physical controller to really make the most of games like iOS-optimized Grand Theft Auto releases. Game controller support has…
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American Home Sale Failures Suddenly Double In Q4 2016 – Signed, Sealed, No Deal
A stunning new analysis from Trulia suggests that rising interest rates in 4Q 2016 may actually be having the desired effect of cooling home sales, despite the best efforts of Obama to keep the party rolling at the expense of American taxpayers.  Looking at homes that go from “pending” status back to…
Trevor Noah Has a Lot to Say
Trevor Noah of The Daily Show, is the author of a new book, Born a Crime.Photo Credit: Brad Barket Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Trevor Noah Has a Lot to Say” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.) The Daily…
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Rex Tillerson To Congress: I Am A Realist
Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson expressed his vision for a realist foreign policy as the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations grilled him for 9 hours on topics including Russia, the efficacy of sanctions, Iran and human rights.
Monkeys mourning the ‘death’ of a robot monkey will hit you right in the feels
Spy In The Wild is a new nature documentary shot almost entirely with hidden cameras disguised as robotic animals. Cool, huh? But in an advance clip released by the BBC, that central gimmick backfires in the most heartbreaking way, when one of the primate robots is accidentally dropped and “killed”…
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FBI Reportedly Sought FISA Court Warrant To Spy On Trump Campaign Officials
Submitted by Jason Ditz via, A new report released today features both the FBI seeking to launch a surveillance operation against an active US presidential campaign, and the ultra-rare case of the FISA courts actually turning down an FBI request to conduct surveillance against somebody….
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Resurgence of iOS continues on back of iPhone 7: Kantar
Apple’s regular end-of-year bounce in market share is going much better than it was 12 months ago, Kantar has said.
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LPT: When starting a new hobby, activity, or job even, search “things I wish I knew before I started [x].” This can get you a ton helpful tips to boost you when starting off.
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Populating a lake with fish from a plane
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If only nature could provide some packaging for oranges so that we didn’t have to waste plastic.
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Climate Cycles Could Have Carved Canyons on Mars
Researchers think Mars may have experienced a series of climate cycles, which etched the planet’s surface with river valleys and lake basins. Julia Rosen reports.  — Read more on
Tony Rosato, The Cartoon Voice Of Luigi, Dead At 62
Canadian actor and comedian Tony Rosato, who provided the voice for Luigi in the animated series The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, has died at the age of 62 of a suspected heart attack, the Toronto Sun reports.Read more…
Charger player reacts to team’s move to LA with pure emoji poetry
It looks like the San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, and one of the team’s players has mixed emotions about it.  On Wednesday, “league sources” told ESPN that the Chargers would announce the move as early as Thursday.  SEE ALSO: The most dad-ass dad sneaker of all time just became even more…
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U.S. Intelligence Chief Tells Trump He’s Dismayed by Leaks
U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he has told Donald Trump that the leak of a classified report that details unsubstantiated claims that Russia has compiled damaging information on the president-elect probably didn’t come from U.S. spy agencies.
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2016 Chicago Homicides Even Higher Than Originally Reported
2016 was a record breaking year for the city of Chicago, unfortunately just not in any positive ways.  Throughout 2016 we noted several grim milestones that plagued the Windy City: the deadliest month in 23 years, the deadliest day in 13 years, 4,300 people shot…the list goes on and on.  And, as we…
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Chuck Todd Excoriates Buzzfeed’s Editor in Chief: ‘YOU PUBLISHED FAKE NEWS’
Democrat shill, Chuck Todd, cannibalized the liberal media tonight by ripping into the Editor in Chief of Buzzfeed, Ben Smith, for publishing a 35 page dossier of laughable content, such as germaphobe Trump having Russian hookers urinate on him, or an irate Donald yelling at Ivanka to respond to her…
Digital Trends
Facebook Instant Articles are starting to resemble Snapchat Discover channels
Facebook isn’t shy about its plans to court media companies in order to bring more news and Live Video content to its service. One of its features aimed at publishers is Instant Articles: Fast-loading mobile pages that can be viewed within Facebook. On Wednesday, the company announced its latest initiative…
Digital Trends
On the next…’Arrested Development,’ season five deal is just weeks away
As Netflix and the cast of Arrested Development discuss salary demands, executive producer Brian Grazer believes a production deal will close within the coming weeks. Due to the popularity of the actors and actresses on the show, it’s been difficult for Netflix to create a production schedule that would… Full Feed
Runaway Deficits Forever
Upon becoming House speaker in 1995, Newt Gingrich decided it was crucial to adopt a plan to eliminate the federal deficit. In a meeting of House Republicans, Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich balked: “Where is it in stone that we have to balance the budget in seven years?” Gingrich had a quick…
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How Globalists Predict Your Behavior
Submitted by Brandon Smith via, The globalists seem to have an overarching obsession with data collection. As we have seen with revelations from multiple government whistle-blowers, the establishment spends most of its time, energy and manpower collecting information not just on known…
Ars Technica
Verizon boosts top FiOS speeds to 750Mbps, has multi-gigabit in works
Enlarge (credit: Matthew Stevens) Verizon will start offering a 750Mbps Internet package for $150 a month in parts of its FiOS fiber-to-the-home territory, the company announced today. “FiOS Instant Internet” with symmetrical upload and download speeds of 750Mbps will launch Saturday “to nearly… RSS
Theme of Farktography Contest No. 610: “Nighty Night 2 “. Details and rules in first post. LGT next week’s theme [Farktography]
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Orangutan gives pregnant woman’s belly a kiss
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Trump Organization handover plan slammed by ethics chief
Passing control of his empire to his sons will not remove conflicts of interest, he is told.
DailyTech Main News Feed
3 Ryzen Compatible Motherboards
AMD’s Ryzen CPUs have the power and efficiency inherent in the new “Zen” x86 core. Here are three motherboards designed to house the powerful AMD Ryzen processor.
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OPPO R9 – The Smartphone with Excellent Camera and Long Battery Life
Here is a smartphone that gives you what a lot people are looking for in a handheld, a good camera and long battery life. This iPhone like alike also has other features worth considering.
U.S. Ethics Official: Trump’s Divestiture Is Hard, Pricey And Essential
Every modern president has taken the tough steps to avoid conflicts of interest, setting an example for the entire executive branch, and the world, says the head of the Office of Government Ethics.(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)
Saudi Exchange CEO Is in Full Pursuit of Emerging-Market Prize
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Spectacular cloud photographed over Australia
A plane passenger captures a spectacular weather formation in the skies above Australia.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Bone membrane inspires fabric with smart stress-strain properties
Periosteum is a membrane of soft tissue that covers the outer surface of most bones in the body. Consisting of a complex combination of collagen, elastin and other structural proteins, it is an incredibly resilient material that gives bones extra strength under high impacts. Now, for the first…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
French hospitals overwhelmed by flu epidemic
Paris (AFP) Jan 11, 2017 French hospitals are being stretched to their limits by a major flu epidemic sweeping the country, France’s health authorities warn. Thousands of mostly elderly people have been admitted due to a winter outbreak of a virulent strain of the virus known as H3N2. Health…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Rain slackens across Thailand’s flood-hit south
Surat Thani, Thailand (AFP) Jan 11, 2017 Heavy rain responsible for floods across southern Thailand eased Wednesday, leaving residents to pick through damaged homes and ruined fields wrought by the 10-day deluge. Record downpours have submerged vast swathes of Thailand’s agricultural south since…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Chimpanzees seek out genetically different mates
Raleigh, N.C. (UPI) Jan 11, 2017 When chimps seek out a mate, they look for a chimpanzee with a very different genetic makeup. Genetic opposites attract, according to researchers at Duke University. Biologists tracked the mating behavior of chimpanzees living in Gombe National Park in Tanzania…
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Draining huge African peatland a threat to climate
Paris (AFP) Jan 11, 2017 A swampy forest in central Africa the size of England covers previously unknown carbon stocks equivalent to three years’ worth of global CO2 emissions, scientists revealed Wednesday. Draining these peatlands for agriculture, or reduced rainfall due to climate change,…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New lease of life for Jakarta’s once-filthy rivers
Jakarta (AFP) Jan 12, 2017 A group of children gathered on the banks of the Ciliwung river in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, staring into the water and casting nets to try to catch fish. Such a scene would have been unthinkable several years ago on the major river, which used to be heavily polluted…
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Five Malian soldiers killed by landmine
Bamako (AFP) Jan 11, 2017 Five Malian soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit a landmine in the centre of the country on Wednesday, military sources told AFP. The explosion occurred between the central Segou and Mopti regions. “We have lost five men. Their vehicle set off a mine. They…
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Nepal sacks quake reconstruction chief
Kathmandu (AFP) Jan 11, 2017 Nepal on Wednesday sacked the chief of its earthquake reconstruction body, a move seen by critics as politically motivated and likely to further delay rebuilding following the April 2015 disaster. Sushil Gyewali was appointed head of the National Reconstruction Authority…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Beaches packed as Sydney swelters through heatwave
Sydney (AFP) Jan 11, 2017 Sydney sweltered through scorching temperatures topping 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) on Wednesday, with beaches packed, bushfire warnings issued and people urged to stay hydrated. Some towns in the northwest of New South Wales state could reach a sizzling 47 degrees on…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
On climate, top diplomat nominee says US must stay engaged
Washington (AFP) Jan 11, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state said Wednesday he wants the United States to keep “a seat at the table” regarding global warming, despite Trump’s pledge to abandon the Paris climate deal. At his Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Father of Russian environmental movement dies
Moscow (AFP) Jan 11, 2017 Leading Russian ecological campaigner Alexei Yablokov, the founder of Greenpeace Russia and one of the pioneers of the post-Soviet environmental movement, has died at 83, the Russian Academy of Sciences said Wednesday. Yablokov, who studied marine zoology in the Soviet…
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Radar reveals meltwater’s year-round life under Greenland ice
New York NY (SPX) Jan 10, 2017 When summer temperatures rise in Greenland and the melt season begins, water pools on the surface, and sometimes disappears down holes in the ice. That water may eventually reach bedrock, creating a slipperier, faster slide for glaciers. But where does it go once it…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Pretty in pink: Some algae like it cold
Cincinnati OH (SPX) Jan 11, 2017 It may look pretty, but the swaths of delicately-colored, pretty “precipitation” may lead to an increase in glacial melting, according to interdisciplinary research at the University of Cincinnati. Pink snow, or “watermelon snow” as it is sometimes called is…
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Well, he ain’t wrong you know…
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Affordable Water in the US: A Burgeoning Crisis
If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new research by a Michigan State University scholar. – Nanotechnology News Feed
FemtoTools’ New Nanoindenter Offers Complete Solution for Comprehensive Analysis of Microstructures
The FT-MTA03 Micromechanical Testing and Assembly System is a highly versatile testing instrument for the accurate quantification of mechanical properties and dimensions/geometry in the micro- and…
Delhi’s historic commercial centre has become the hottest spot for a pub-crawl, and everyone’s invited
Connaught Place (CP) isn’t what it used to be. Over the years, New Delhi’s busy commercial hub has been home to a handful of banks, airlines, upmarket restaurants, and cinema halls, besides India’s largest life insurer, the Life Insurance Corporation of India. Today, however, it is home to the city’s…
Financial Times
Brazil’s central bank moves to kick-start economy
Interest rate cut of 75bp comes as unemployment is growing and the recovery slows
The curious case of 4.5 million Jan Dhan accounts that were closed during the demonetisation chaos
The Narendra Modi government’s flagship financial inclusion scheme—the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)—has always been about big numbers. On Aug. 28, 2014, the first day of the scheme’s roll out, some 15 million bank accounts were reportedly opened. A year later, the number of accounts swelled…
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Russian Defense Ministry discusses aircraft modernization plans
Moscow (UPI) Jan 10, 2017 Russian defense officials discussed modernization efforts for the country’s Tu-160 bomber and several spacecraft during a recent teleconference. The meeting was held by Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu alongside other military leaders. Attendants…
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AAI Corporation selected for unmanned aircraft ISR services
Washington (UPI) Jan 10, 2017 The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded AAI Corporation with a $475 million contract for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft system services. Under the contract, the company will be tasked with supporting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities…
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China to set up gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet
Lhasa Tibet (XNA) Jan 10, 2017 China is working to set up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet Autonomous Region to detect the faintest echoes resonating from the universe, which may reveal more about the Big Bang. Construction has started for the first telescope,…
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Textron continues logistical support for tactical drones
Hunt Valley, Md. (UPI) Jan 10, 2017 The U.S. military is to receive continued contractor logistical support for Shadow tactical unmanned aerial systems from Textron Systems Support Solutions. The contract from the U.S. Army is worth $206 million and covers the period from November through 2018….
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NASA Study Finds a Connection Between Wildfires and Drought
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 11, 2017 For centuries drought has come and gone across northern sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, water shortages have been most severe in the Sahel-a band of semi-arid land situated just south of the Sahara Desert and stretching coast-to-coast across the continent, from…
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Insitu contracted for additional Blackjack aircraft
Washington (UPI) Jan 10, 2017 Insitu has received a $70 million contract modification to deliver six additional Lot I RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Navy. The order includes three Blackjack systems for the Navy and three more for the U.S. Marine Corps. Each system is comprised…
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China launches commercial rocket mission Kuaizhou-1A
Jiuquan (XNA) Jan 10, 2017 The rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) has sent three satellites into space in its first commercial mission on Monday. The rocket, carrying the satellite JL-1 and two CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1, blasted off from northwestern China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at around…
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Photons Struggle to Escape Distant Galaxies
London, UK (SPX) Jan 11, 2017 Astronomers led by David Sobral and Jorryt Matthee, of the Universities of Lancaster in the UK and Leiden in the Netherlands, respectively, have discovered giant halos around early Milky Way type galaxies, made of photons (elementary particles of light) that have struggled…
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UK-Led Hydrogen Fuel Project Promises to Provide Ultra-Clean Air in China
Liverpool, UK (SPX) Jan 11, 2017 A UK company has been selected to lead a collaborative project that promises to result in significant carbon reduction and ultra-low air quality emissions for thousands of vehicles in China within the next 10 years. Liverpool based ULEMCo, arguably the UK’s most experienced…
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Pentagon’s Mystery Space Plane Stays in Orbit for 600 Days
Moscow (Sputnik) Jan 11, 2017 The X-37B space plane, a mysterious unmanned craft belonging to the US Air Force, is closing in on a program record for time spent in orbit, after spending 600 days in space. The orbital test vehicle (OTV) was launched in May 2015, from Cape Canaveral in Florida, detaching…
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U.S. Air Force prepares SBIRS satellite for launch
Cape Canaveral, Fla. (UPI) Jan 10, 2017 The U.S. Air Force has encapsulated its Space Based Infrared System satellite in preparation for the craft’s planned launch. The satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, is scheduled to be launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Jan. 19. The…
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No charges for California cop who fatally shot man holding e-cigarette device
The San Diego County police officer who fatally shot a distressed black man who was “acting erratically” and holding a vape pen that police mistook for weapon will not be charged with a crime, the county district attorney has announced. Read Full Article at
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Washington seems on brink of ‘civil war’ as elites fuel anti-Trump hostility – former German MP
The US establishment is working hard to make it impossible for Donald Trump to ditch the warmongering policies previous administrations pursued, and to deliver on his pledge to mend relations with Russia, former CDU defense spokesman Willy Wimmer told RT. Read Full Article at
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Cyprus talks to take international turn amid hope for deal
British, Greek and Turkish foreign ministers will discuss security issues as hopes grow for a deal.
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U.S. to Launch WTO Complaint Against China for Aluminum Subsidies: WSJ
The Obama administration is expected to launch on Thursday a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization against China over subsidies Beijing provides to the country’s aluminum industry, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
NYT > Business Day
South Korea Approves VW Recall of Tiguan Vehicles
South Korea approved Volkswagen’s plan to fix 27,000 sports utility vehicles to ensure they comply with emissions standard.
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FBI withdrew national security letter after Cloudflare lawsuit
Cloudflare, served with a national security letter at the beginning of 2013, managed to get the FBI to withdraw its request but has been under a gag order preventing it from speaking about the matter since. Politics And Policy
As Crisis That Vexed Obama Fades, Trump Will Benefit
Barack Obama steps down as the recovery from the financial crisis that ushered him into office is largely complete, Greg Ip writes, which could leave Donald Trump to preside over the longest expansion since World War II. Politics And Policy
Detroit Suburb to Change Elections, Following Lawsuit Alleging Voting Rights Violations
A Detroit suburb said it is changing its election system in the wake of a lawsuit filed this week by the federal government claiming black voters there face unfair odds of electing officials to city office. Politics And Policy
Trump Finds Controversy, Attacks It—and Moves On
Tackling questions on Russia Wednesday, the president-elect used the combination of frontal attacks and deft sidesteps that worked well for him during his campaign. Politics And Policy
Booker Testifies Against Colleague Sessions
In an unusual break with U.S. Senate decorum, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said Sen. Jeff Sessions’s record suggested the Republican wouldn’t aggressively pursue voting or civil-rights cases as attorney general. Asia Home
PC Market Declines For Fifth Straight Year
Worldwide personal computer shipments receded again in the final quarter of 2016, a pair of data trackers said Wednesday, dragging the year to a fifth consecutive annual decline. Asia Home
Xi to Stress China’s ‘Responsible’ Global Role in Davos
Beijing aims to seize the mantle of being a free-trade supporter and multilateral player as U.S. seems to turn inward following Donald Trump’s election. Asia Home
Computer Chips Evolve to Keep Up With Deep Learning
Innovation is flourishing in the semiconductor industry, at startups as well as at companies like IBM, whose TrueNorth chip is patterned after the human brain. Asia Home
Bird Flu-Plagued South Korea to Buy Eggs From U.S.
The Asian country is buying large quantities of fresh U.S. eggs for the first time, after an outbreak of avian influenza left about one-third of South Korea’s egg-laying hens dead. Asia Home
Unlimited Data? No Overage Fees? Making Sense of Smartphone Plan Madness
T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have better deals than ever before, but only if we pay attention to the details, writes Joanna Stern. Asia Home
Toyota CEO Met U.S. Vice President-Elect in Washington
Akio Toyoda met with Mike Pence, following criticism from Donald Trump about the company’s Mexican production facilities. Asia Home
Ex-U.K. Intelligence Officer Prepared Dossier on Trump
Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer now working for a private security-and-investigations firm, produced the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia. Asia Home
In China, Insurers Sell Risky Products to Fund Risky Investments
Foresea Life Insurance and other insurers are tapping massive amounts of cash raised from sales of newfangled investments to take big stakes in other Chinese companies and to fund international expansion. Asia Home
The Next Big Thing in Smartphones? The Software
Nearly a decade after taking off, the smartphone is at a turning point as hardware advances become incremental and sales stall. But, booming development of software and services on phones offers hope. Asia Home
Tillerson Suggests Tough Line on Russia, But Won’t Commit on Sanctions
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said the U.S. needs to aggressively confront Russian President Vladimir Putin while also negotiating with his government, but refused to commit to maintaining or significantly ratcheting up sanctions on the country. Asia Home
Brexitology: Divining Britain’s Plan to Leave the EU
In the absence of a detailed blueprint, investors and analysts are paying close attention to the public comments of Prime Minister Theresa May and her team. A perceived shift—or even a lack of one—can send markets spiraling.
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From Russia to Mexico, Trump press conference sets social media ablaze
In his first news conference since the Nov. 8 election, President-elect Donald Trump set social media ablaze on Wednesday with remarks including harsh criticism of the press and a defense of his goal to improve ties with Russia.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Breath-taking courtyard hidden inside recently renovated colonial home in Merida
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Most of the coral in Japan’s largest coral reef are dead, and the rest are dying
Japan has reported an alarming rate of death in its largest coral reef.  The environment ministry says that 70 percent of the coral at Sekiseishoko, off Okinawa, is dead. SEE ALSO: Biggest die-off of corals ever recorded on Great Barrier Reef 91.4 percent of the coral in the largest reef in the Northern…
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Coming Out of Electroshock Therapy
Janalynne Rogers shares her experience with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), often called “shock treatment”—but it’s far less crude and risky than you might think: Note: The kind editors at The Atlantic gave me the option of posting this anonymously. I’ve decided to use my full name because there is…
Aversions Crown Premieres New Song & Music Video “Prismatic Abyss” From Upcoming New Album “Xenocide”
Aversions Crown premieres a new song and music video entitled “Prismatic Abyss”, taken from the upcoming new album “Xenocide”, which will arrive in stores January 20th through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Check out now “Prismatic Abyss” below. Read More/Discuss on Metal
EU rejects U.S. explanation of scanning Yahoo email for intelligence gathering
(Reuters) – The United States has not satisfied the European Union’s concerns about Yahoo’s  scanning of all customers’ incoming emails for U.S. intelligence purposes, the bloc’s justice chief told Reuters in an interview. The European Commission, the EU executive, asked the United States in November…
‘Arrested Development’ season 5 is almost a thing – CNET
All the actors of the beloved show, now a Netflix Original, have agreed to return, its executive producer said.
NYT > Business Day
Samsung Chief Questioned by Prosecutors in South Korea Political Scandal
Special South Korean prosecutors questioned the head of top conglomerate Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] on suspicion of bribery on Thursday in an influence-peddling scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment.
Next Big Future
Eric Schmit – Predictions For The Coming Decade
Eric talks about 7 big moonshots1. Replacing beef with plants and synthetic food productionCows have a lot of methane.Synthetic food production2. 3D printing and factory produced buildings.It takes 18 months or longer to build a house. Better built buildings and make them 100% recyclable3. Virtual reality…
Why Reports of Death of FM Radio Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Brooklyn Home Sales Soar as Buyers Flee Hyped Manhattan Prices
Mutiny Within Debuts New Song “Silent Weapons” From Upcoming New Album “Origins”
Mutiny Within debuts the third track taken from the upcoming new album “Origins”, called “Silent Weapons”. The new album will be out in stores February 10th. The track features a guest turn from Per Nilsson of Scar Symmetry. Check out now “Silent Weapons” below. Read More/Discuss on Metal
Chao Coasting To Confirmation As Trump’s Transportation Secretary
Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was President George W. Bush’s labor secretary and served in top transportation jobs in the first Bush and Reagan administrations.(Image credit: Zach Gibson/AP)
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TIL elephants can tell the difference between human languages and know which languages belong to people with a history of hurting elephants.
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London’s first black police officer, PC Norwell Roberts, on duty in 1968.
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Born Of Osiris Premieres New Song “Glorious Day” From Upcoming Debut EP Re-Release “The New Reign”
Born Of Osiris premieres a new song titled “Glorious Day”, taken from the upcoming re-recorded debut EP “The New Reign”, which will be out in stores on February 24th through Sumerian Records. The re-release has been given the new title of “The Eternal Reign” and is described as also being “re-envisioned”….
Intervals Premieres New Video For “Libra” With Footage From Tour With Animals As Leaders
Canadian technical progressive metal act Intervals premieres a new music video for “Libra”. The clip is a collection of footage captured by Randy Edwards, taken across Europe and North America on the band’s tour with Animals As Leaders. Check out now “Libra” below. Read More/Discuss on Metal…
Shaarimoth Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Temple of the Adversarial Fire”
Røyken, Norway based blackened death metal outfit Shaarimoth debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Temple of the Adversarial Fire”, which will be out in stores through W.T.C. Productions this Friday, January 13th. Check out now “Temple of the Adversarial Fire”…
Next Big Future
Google’s Geoffrey Hinton Explains How Neural Networks Really Work and Deep Learning
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AI, jobs and inequality
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Brain Pickings
John Cheever on the Pain of Loneliness and How It Feeds the Beauty and Creative Restlessness of Youth
“A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey’s gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.” “If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness…
NVIDIA SHIELD Portable 2 spotted at FCC
While NVIDIA did make a big splash at CES 2017 by completely embracing Google Assistant in its SHIELD Android TV box, there was one resounding thread that begged to be heard: give us a new SHIELD Portable. The gamepad cum tablet form factor, the original bearer of the “SHIELD” brand, has not seen a refresh…
Chinese high school devises ‘marks bank’ for failing students to borrow from to raise grades
Failing your exams? An international high school in China has introduced a scheme allowing students to “borrow” marks to top up grades. The “marks bank” — devised by parents in the banking industry — is being implemented as a trial in the Nanjing Number One Secondary School in eastern China, reports…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Spiral Staircase and Fun Accent Wall Steal the Show at Collector’s Apartment
Every home needs a stunning feature or two to set it apart visually and give it a personality of its own. At times this comes from the architectural design of the residence and its silhouette and on other occasions it is style and décor that do the trick. Nestled in a hip and energetic neighborhood of…
Digital Trends
Self-driving buses are now shuttling folks around downtown Las Vegas
Visitors to Vegas scuttling between the city’s many attractions can now hop inside an autonomous shuttle bus to take them to their next stop. It’s touted as the “first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle ever to be deployed on a public roadway in the U.S.,” a claim that appears to overlook…
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Vietnamese Street Artists Handcrafting Sticky Sweet Mochi Creations
If you love minions or if you hate minions, now you can finally eat those suckers.
Plague Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New EP “Silenced by Death”
Swedish death metal outfit Plague premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new EP “Silenced by Death”, which will arrive in stores through Stygian Black Hand next Monday, January 16th. Check out now “Silenced by Death” in its entirety below. Silenced by Death by Plague…
Use Google Calendar to Track Your New Year’s Resolution Progress
Google recently announced a new update to its goals feature in Google Calendar, and it’s just in time for those of you tackling your new year’s resolutions. Introduced in April, Google Calendar’s Goals feature makes it easy to keep track of your goals progress. The feature works best if you’re a regular…
Thursday Deals: Learn Something New For 2017 [UK]
For many, New Year’s resolutions revolve around self improvement. One area that may have particularly stoked your motivation for 2017 is to learn something new. With that in mind, here’s some of the best Deals to kickstart your ambition. Raspberry Pi 3 [4% Off] [CA] Raspberry Pi 3 Raspberry Pi 3 Raspberry…
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Japan rescues 26 North Koreans from sinking ship
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zoom injects fluidity + materiality into apartment in são paulo
focusing on the idea of continuity, the studio has installed a floor-to-ceiling rebar shelf system that dialogues with the surrounding context. The post zoom injects fluidity + materiality into apartment in são paulo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A Digital Fact-Checker Fights Fake News
European Broadcasters Hook Up in Web Push as Viewers Move Online
Tesco Sales Growth Surges to Five-Year High as Revival Continues
Zero Hedge
The Cost Of Being An American Tourist
Good news for globe-trotting Americans: most countries around the world are free or very cheap to get in to. But, as this map from shows, some countries do charge through the nose for a visa. And it’s not the ones you would expect. Source: First, let’s get a persistent myth…
Wayne Brady Joins ‘Hamilton’ Cast As Aaron Burr (VIDEO)
Wayne Brady joins the cast of “Hamilton” in Chicago next week, but he wants everyone in his life to know … don’t expect ticket hookups. The new Aaron Burr told us he’s getting hit up by almost everyone in his life because tickets are so hard… Markets
Chinese Labor Peace Hardly Guarantees Placid Markets
Beijing is focused on the labor market first, which is showing signs of improvement. That leaves it to pursue other problems.
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Migratory Patterns of Fresh Princes poster
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The Indian cities you should move to if you don’t want to live with deadly air pollution
India is in the midst of a public health crisis. New Delhi grabs all the headlines with its visible air pollution, but citizens in most other cities are also suffering. These cities, too, are battling levels of particulate matter (PM) well above the safe limits prescribed by the World Health Organisation…
Rex Tillerson’s stance on the South China Sea could play into Beijing’s hands
It’s safe to assume that Beijing has not been happy with US actions in the South China Sea in recent years. Chinese leaders have used words like “illegal” and “provocative” to describe US freedom-of-navigation operations in the contested Spratly archipelago. With international law and norms against them,…
Instagram’s shameless Snapchat knockoff is doing marvelously well
There’s no shame in copying if it works. Yesterday (Jan. 11) Instagram announced that Instagram Stories, a feature it launched in August 2016 that was a blatant copy of Snapchat, has accumulated 150 million daily active users. That’s exactly how many users Snapchat had as of June 2016. That in turn…
In India’s biggest wildlife haul, 6,000 turtles were seized en route to southeast Asia
India has reported its largest-ever wildlife haul. On Jan. 11, the police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) recovered over 6,000 freshwater turtles from poachers who planned to smuggle them to southeast Asia. The rescued reptiles weigh 4.4 tonnes in all and were found stuffed in 140…
Researchers finally figure out how to make artificial spider web – CNET
Humans: 1, spiders: 0.
Use This Interactive Map to Hear Accents From Around the World
There are many websites that exist just to stoke your curiosity. Localingual is one of them. Land on the website and a colorful world map takes up your screen. There is no mention of what exactly this map is for, but let your mouse travel around the map and ratchet up your speakers. Travel to any country…
This Tactical Flashlight Promises 5 Different Lighting Modes, Brightness Up To 2000 Lumens
A good flashlight can mean the difference between a good time and a night straight out of hell. Whether it’s a survival situation or just something which … Read More
Bill & Hillary Clinton Hit the Town in NYC (VIDEO)
Bill and Hillary Clinton are clearly not satisfied with Donald Trump, but it’s a good bet they were more than satisfied with the best fish in NYC. The former Prez and the former Prez candidate dined at Milos in Midtown, with good pals Ted Danson…
Discover Magazine
The Battle for Access
Should government-funded research sit behind a paywall?
Discover Magazine
Go, Go AlphaGo
Google DeepMind researchers conquer the ‘”white whale” of artificial intelligence.
Discover Magazine
Drug Couriers for Brain Injuries
A small protein could lead to a cure for traumatic brain injuries. Full Feed
Brickbat: We’re Here to Help Ourselves
Former Dayton, Ohio, police officer Ryan Meno has pleaded guilty to stealing prescription pain medicine from a home that he went to to respond to a possible break-in. He faces up to 30 months in prison.
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Factotum Melton Wool Hooded Parka
I’m a big fan of this Japanese-made Melton Wool Hooded Parka from Factotum. Not just because the extra thick Italian melton wool coat is quilt-lined from hood to hem, or because it has two flannel hand-warming pockets, a concealed button placket, and leather locker loop in the back. For me, it’s all…
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It used to be a luxury to have items from far away lands, now it’s a luxury to have anything that is made locally
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Cool Tools
Multi-Bit Screwdriver/Nut Driver
I have used this tool for decades at home and more importantly on my boat. The boat has many different types of fasteners and hose clamps which need constant attention. The multi-bits and nut drivers allows me to do much of the work without resorting to another tool. The major change in behavior is that…
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Turkey PM boosts Cyprus peace deal hopes in Geneva
The surprise arrival of Turkey’s PM at talks on reunifying Cyprus hints a deal could be possible. What’s News US
Stocks, Dollar Fall on Lack of Clarity on Trump Stimulus
Pharmaceutical shares and bond yields fell Thursday while the dollar continued to weaken as investors world-wide digested comments President-elect Donald Trump made at his news conference. World News
Don’t Bet Against the Eurozone Just Yet
Among investors and policy makers, all the talk is of political risks and how these might reignite the eurozone debt crisis, but the evidence of 2016 suggests otherwise, Simon Nixon writes. World News
Ban Ki-moon Returns to South Korea in Bid to Lead
The former U.N. chief is returning to his native South Korea, but despite leading the polls for months he now faces an uphill effort to succeed the nation’s recently impeached president.
Where to Catch a Final Ride on Americas Queen of the Skies
OPEC Boss Says Producers Will Decide in May If More Oil Cuts Needed – latest science and technology news stories
Incentive pay schemes can affect employee well-being
Incentive-related pay schemes can stress rather than motivate employees, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA). – latest science and technology news stories
360-degree replays at Super Bowl a taste of what’s next
Have you ever wanted to know what Tom Brady sees as he stares down a pass rush, scans the field for an open receiver … or brushes his teeth in the morning? – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists uncover novel properties of key signalling molecule in cell division
A signalling factor called ECT2 is essential for cytokinesis – the physical process of cell division – to happen correctly.
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Space Shuttle in the act of launching, made out of Legos, by Olive Seon
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Health Equity Study Compares Segregation, Low Birth Weight in Chicago and Toronto
A new study reveals that low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities did not have greater rates of low birth weight. Researchers from the Center for Community…
RT – Daily news
6 million Filipinas to get free birth control from govt
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that contraceptives be handed out for free to 6 million women who can’t afford them, aiming to fight poverty in the country. Read Full Article at
Google is rolling out AMP Lite for people on low-RAM devices and slow networks
Google today said that it has started to show an even tinier version of websites for certain people browsing the internet on mobile devices. The new AMP Lite page format includes compressed images and image data, among other things, so that articles and other websites will load even more quickly and…
RT – Daily news
Morning glory: Incredible rare wave clouds as seen from above (PHOTO)
A stunning rare cloud formation, also known as the ‘morning glory’ cloud, has been captured on film by an airline passenger traveling across Australia. Read Full Article at RSS
Not content with just poking the Panda, Rex Tillerson decides to steal its food and poop in its cage; Says China should be blocked from accessing the very islands it’s preparing to go to war over [Asinine]
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Turk Central Bank Said to Tighten Liquidity to Prop Up Lira
China Credit Expansion Exceeds Estimates as Loan Demand Rises
This Indian city wants its roads fully watched by CCTV and drones
Road safety is a big issue in India. And one city is going all out to make it better. Kolkata, the nerve-center of eastern India, is setting up CCTV cameras every 200-300 meters on its most important roads, the Times of India reported.  SEE ALSO: Bangalore’s ‘Night of Shame’: Mass molestation in India’s…
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The Tricky Psychology of Holding Government Accountable
In a democracy, elected officials are accountable to the public they govern. Exactly how that accountability works is complicated, with checks and balances, partisanship, the media, and good old-fashioned bureaucracy all playing roles. Of late, another wrinkle has emerged: The president-elect, Donald… – latest science and technology news stories
Russia’s Vavilov institute, guardian of world’s lost plants
Stacked high beneath vaulted ceilings in a tsarist-era building, cabinets store the seeds of thousands of plant varieties, many long gone from their original areas of habitat or cultivation. – latest science and technology news stories
New lease of life for Jakarta’s once-filthy rivers
A group of children gathered on the banks of the Ciliwung river in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, staring into the water and casting nets to try to catch fish. – latest science and technology news stories
China turns to robots as workers age
Flat, orange robots glide under stationary cars and ferry them to empty Chinese parking bays, using space more efficiently and, their creators say, reducing driver stress.
See How Many Calories Your Body Burns Naturally Every Day
Losing weight requires a lot of hard work and lifestyle changes. Thankfully, in the digital age, a lot of the menial calculations are made easier with the help of useful apps and websites. We’ve discussed the best Android apps for tracking calories in the food you eat everyday, which let you keep up…
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Samsung and LG could launch foldable phones later this year
We might soon be able to buy actual foldable phones after years of looking at one concept after another. According to The Korea Herald, Samsung and LG are planning to launch bendable phones later this year. Samsung reportedly began working on a phone… – Top Stories
Jeff Reeves’s Strength in Numbers: These 3 stocks may be the only true value plays left
Each of these picks trades for a bargain price with a 4% yield.
Take Remarkably Stable Footage With Your Mobile Phone Thanks To The Steadicam Volt
Do you have shaky hands? While there are a number of issues which cause people to shake, from the frivolous to the serious, the reality of the … Read More
Scientists Use Stem Cells To Regenerate the External Layer of a Human Heart
schwit1 quotes a report from Indy100: A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have used adult skin cells to regenerate functional human heart tissue. The study, published in the journal Circulation Research, detailed that the team took adult skin cells, using…
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hypnotic, perspective-bending body art film brings painted portraits to life
artist alexa meade has collaborated with two movement artists on a short film that acts in powerful protest to gun violence. The post hypnotic, perspective-bending body art film brings painted portraits to life appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Dodge teases the return of the Demon
Just when you thought the Hellcat was powerful enough.In 2015, Dodge released the Challenger SRT Hellcat to the world, which collectively dropped the jaws of muscle car fanatics around the world with its absolutely monstrous 707-hp, 6.2L V8 Hemi. Today, Dodge is taking their flagship muscle car one step…
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What Happens to the Democratic Party After Obama?
In his bittersweet farewell address this week, President Obama made a passionate case for both his policy agenda and his civic vision of a nation strengthened by diversity. But his words won’t settle the Democrats’ difficult debate about his political legacy.Through two terms, Obama deepened the Democrats’…
Fast Company
The First-Timer’s Guide To Choosing A Standing Desk You Won’t End Up Hating
Finding the right standing desk means weighing more options than you might imagine. Grab a tape measure. Finding the right standing desk means weighing more options than you might imagine. Grab a tape measure.I’d been thinking about getting a standing desk for a long time, but…
Gas Taxes May Go Up Around The Country As States Seek To Plug Budget Holes
This year could see a wave of state tax hikes on gasoline and diesel. Oklahoma is one of about a dozen states seriously considering increases.(Image credit: Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Obesity-Linked Diagnoses On The Rise Among Kids And Teens
A new analysis of U.S. health insurance claims is worrisome, pediatricians say: More and more young people are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.(Image credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
The Next Web
Conventional design: Why it’s important and when to break it
The most common mistake for new app designers is to give in to the urge of trying to innovate every part of their app. They believe that’s the only way for their mobile app to succeed. “How can I do this in a unique way?” This question is not always necessary and may actually hurt the UX. “How about…
Camelbak Ultra 4 70 oz Running Hyration Vest Pack $56.93 [70oz Reservoir $15.93]
Camelbak Ultra 4 70 oz Running Hyration Vest Pack $56.93 [70oz Reservoir $15.93] – Top Stories
Americans still prefer paper when it comes to these products
People are holding out when it comes to handwritten notes and other paper products.
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UK’s atomic weapons workers to stage two 48hr strikes in January
Atomic weapons workers will stage two 48-hour strikes from Wednesday next week over what they claim are “broken promises” over pension cuts, Unite the Union announced. Read Full Article at
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LG G6 may have just been confirmed for MWC 2017
The LG G6 has been confirmed for a February launch suggesting it will be announced at MWC 2017 in Barcelona.A video on LG’s YouTube channel entitled “Wish list for the ideal smartphone” ends with the words “Imagine how your wishes will all come true” and then February 2017.It suggests the next flagship…
Trump Continues Attacks On The Media During News Conference
Donald Trump’s attacks on the media dominated his first news conference since being elected president. He singled out BuzzFeed and CNN for criticism.
Former White House Ethics Lawyers Parse Trump News Conference
Some of Trump’s most revealing remarks at the news conference were made about potential conflicts of interest. Steve Inskeep talks to ex-White House ethics lawyers, Richard Painter and Norman Eisen.
What We Know And Don’t Know About Trump And Russia
Donald Trump said Wednesday he thinks Russia was behind recent hacks, but later said it could have been others. He also denied allegations that Russia has a file with damaging information about him.
Cops Get A New Type Of Training: Conversation
Some police officials say their millennial-aged recruits are so used to communicating using social media that they need training in talking with people face to face.
Sen. Inhofe: Trump’s Pick For Defense Secretary Is The ‘Right One For This Time’
Rachel Martin speaks with Republican Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, who says the U.S. is threatened more than ever and Gen. James Mattis is the right pick for secretary of defense.
Sen. Jeff Merkley Voices Concerns Over Rex Tillerson’s Nomination
Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, faced hours of grilling on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon about the hearing.
Orlando Is On Edge As The Search For The Suspect In A Police Killing Continues
Authorities are searching for a man who shot and killed an Orlando police officer Monday. The suspect is still on the loose and the manhunt has rattled people living in the tourist destination. – Top Stories
Outside the Box: Weakening American democracy is putting the U.S. economy at risk
The rule of law that governs the U.S. economy is at risk and must be protected, writes Chris Edelson.
These Stores Smell Money Inside Your Brain
The World Isnt Waiting for Trump on Trade – latest science and technology news stories
B cells use mechanical forces to pull antigens from other cell surfaces
Francis Crick Institute scientists have discovered that immune cells called B cells use mechanical forces to physically pull antigens such as viruses or toxins from the surfaces of other cells. – latest science and technology news stories
Inflammatory responses in flies give insights into human diseases
Francis Crick Institute scientists have discovered that fruit flies and humans have much in common when it comes to inflammatory responses to stress or injury. Their research gives insights into human diseases and possible new treatments.
Fast Company
Tiger Woods Shares His Best Productivity And Time Management Skills
“There’s only so much time you can dedicate to certain things, but when you do, you go all out into it.”
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The Right Way To Fire Someone
Firing an employee is the worst task most managers have. Here’s how to make it slightly less painful. Firing an employee is the worst task most managers have. Here’s how to make it slightly less painful.One of the least enviable tasks managers and business owners have is firing…
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The Huawei P10 may launch early and land as early as February
We weren’t expecting to see the Huawei P10 until April, but it seems an announcement at least will be happening over a month earlier than that on February 26.That date comes from an invitation for a press event sent to TechRadar by Huawei itself, so it’s certain that Huawei will be unveiling something… – Top Stories
The Moneyologist: My mother married again 6 months after my father died — can I stop her from inheriting his home?
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Does the world really need a modern elevator that can go 40 miles per hour? [Unlikely]
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Steadicam unveils a handheld camera stabilizer for your smartphone
Hand held and body mounted camera stabilizers revolutionized the film industry years ago with the ability to isolate the operator’s movement, allowing for a smooth shot, even when the camera moves over an irregular surface. Now, as cameras in smartphones continue to get better the technology is making…
Uber dives into content for the first time with Manchester United partnership
Uber is partnering with Manchester United to give football fans across the world exclusive behind-the-scenes content to recreate the experience at Old Trafford stadium.  SEE ALSO: UberPool is trying to speed up your shared rides With 569 million fans in over 30 countries, Manchester United is one of…
Fast Company
How Universal Basic Income Could Rescue The Freelance Economy
Paying everyone a small amount each month no matter what could make a big difference for freelancers and entrepreneurs. Paying everyone a small amount each month no matter what could make a big difference for freelancers and entrepreneurs.On January 1 Finland became the first country…
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A guide to France’s left-wing primary debates
A total of seven candidates from France’s main left-wing parties will take part on Thursday in the first of four televised primary debates that could make or break the ruling Socialist Party.
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Alleged mastermind of Ivorian resort attack arrested, says RFI
The alleged mastermind of a deadly March 2016 attack on an Ivory Coast resort has been arrested in neighbouring Mali in a joint operation coordinated by French special forces, according to Ivorian sources.
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Syrian regime announces deal to restore Damascus water
Syria’s government has reached a deal for the army to enter a rebel-held area near Damascus and restore the capital’s water supply, the provincial governor said Wednesday. – latest science and technology news stories
Taiwan microchip giant to boost US jobs: company
Microchip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) says it will create more jobs in the United States as the firm posted record profits.
BBC News – World
Rex Tillerson: What Trump’s top diplomat really believes
What did Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of State say about Russia and climate change?
The Next Web
Samsung might unveil a foldable phone that turns into a tablet this year
While reports about the upcoming Galaxy S8 have been relentlessly rolling in the past few weeks, the latest Samsung-related rumor suggests the company may be finally readying its long-speculated futuristic bendable handset for release. Citing undisclosed sources, The Korea Herald reports the mobile heavyweight could…
Google Lets You Print to Any Printer No Matter Where You Are
If your printer has ever given you nightmares, I wouldn’t blame you. Few other devices can prove so problematic as a printer, with network connectivity (or lack thereof) being one of the most frustrating issues you can come across. And that’s why you need to know about Google Cloud Print. This service…
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The Morning After: Thursday, January 12th 2017
It’s January 12th. We tried educating one of our editors about high-end audio, Verizon tries to tackle its unlimited data plan customers (again), and we tried gadget-based emotional control during a week-long tech show. Clickwheel vs. touchscreeniOS prototypes show what might have been …
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New MacBook Pro has the magic touch as Apple fights back against PC slump
Apple’s new MacBook Pro has helped shore up total sales of the company’s Macs, boosting the firm in the face of an overall PC slump which is still very much ongoing.This is according to figures on PC shipments which have emerged from two major analyst firms, Gartner and IDC; and we’ll start with the… – Top Stories
Business unusual: car insurance innovations for consumers
The car insurance world is steadily becoming smarter and more consumer-friendly. Here are some of the latest developments.
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Tigerair trouble strands hundreds of tourists in Bali
Passengers vent frustration after Tigerair cancels flights to Australia amid confusion with Indonesia.
The 22 best changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002
One build, almost a whole new OSMicrosoft releases new builds of Windows 10 for its Insider beta testers every so often—some minor, some really significant. You can call Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, released this week, a really big deal.Microsoft’s notes on the new build ran to over a dozen…
The cord-cutting gear from CES that’s most likely to find a place in our living rooms
Cord cutting is here to stay Image by ThinkstockFor a trade show that tends to favor spectacle over substance, CES was surprisingly fruitful for cord cutters this year. We saw lots of promising new streaming boxes, smart TVs, and super-charged antenna tools, all of which will make dropping cable and…
For cord cutters, 2017 will be the year of the antenna
The timing seemed appropriate last Sunday when NBC blocked all online streaming services from showing the Golden Globe Awards. The broadcaster failed to secure those rights from the producer, so unless you had cable, the only way to watch the broadcast was through an antenna.Just a few days earlier,…
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The Morning After: Thursday, January 12th 2017
It’s January 12th. We tried educating one of our editors about high-end audio, Verizon tries to tackle its unlimited data plan customers (again), and we tried gadget-based emotional control during a week-long tech show. – Top Stories
Retirees: Here’s what’s keeping you from starting a business
Retirement is a great time to start a business. But many people just can’t bring themselves to do it.
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US may lodge WTO complaint against China over aluminum exports
The US government is expected to file a formal complaint on Thursday with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China over subsidies Beijing provides to its aluminum industry. Read Full Article at
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Duma orders staff to report on all data they disclose on internet
Employees of the lower house of the Russian parliament have been ordered to submit a detailed report on all publicly accessible information they have posted on the internet. Some civil servants say the order is vague and excessive. Read Full Article at
FACT CHECK: Trump Lawyer’s Claim And Comparison to Rockefeller Is a Head Scratcher
The attorney drew a parallel to former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller’s wealth. “No one was so concerned,” she claimed. But they were, and he disclosed his assets and placed them in a blind trust.(Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)
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Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson says Trump is wrong about climate change
In a startling statement during his Wednesday confirmation hearing to become Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson publically disagreed with Donald Trump’s positions on climate change. While the President-Elect has stated he wants to withdraw from the Paris agreement, and has characterized climate change…
BBC News – World
Shah Rukh Khan: ‘I travel in the trunk of my car sometimes’
Bollywood’s Shah Rukh Khan spoke to Haroon Rashid about unusual ways he avoids being mobbed by fans.
BBC News – World
How wholesalers are trying to spot the next big smart toy
Hundreds of toys have gone on display in Hong Kong, with wholesalers trying to spot what will be the next hit.
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Body of British chef killed fighting ISIS in Syria recovered from battlefield
The body of British chef Ryan Lock, who joined the Kurdish militias to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), has been recovered, according to reports. Read Full Article at
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Its the Drug Industrys Turn to Tremble Before Trump
Muddled Brexit Threatens Londons Future, Mayor to Warn May
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In Rocky Hearing, Rex Tillerson Tries to Separate From Trump
The former chief executive of Exxon Mobil found himself on the defensive over his reluctance to declare that some dictators were violators of human rights.
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Nvidia ‘can’t rule out’ future Amazon Alexa support for Shield
Nvidia wants its new Nvidia Shield Android TV gaming box to be the center of your living room – and your smart home, too. It’s being lined-up as a premium Google Assistant experience, controlling smart home devices with a voice-activated controller and including Samsung’s “SmartThings” tech.But, if CES…
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Five big mysteries about CRISPR’s origins
Where did it come from? How do organisms use it without self-destructing? And what else can it do?Nature 541 280 doi: 10.1038/541280a
Metal Storm news
Sainted Sinners – Debut Album On The Way
In the 80’s, German metal veterans <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=291&bandname=Accept>Accept</a> chose vocalist David Reece after Udo Dirkschneider left and they recorded one album together, <i>Eat The Heat</i>. Now David Reece has launched a new band, <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=9821&bandname=Sainted+Sinners>Sainted…
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Michael Schenker – New DVD Trailer Online
German guitar legend Michael Schenker just shared a new trailer from the upcoming DVD. <i>Michael Schenker Fest Tokyo</i>, a stunning new live recording and filmed concert to be released by inakustik on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and digital on Friday, March 24th, 2017. Below you can watch the trailer…
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Born Of Osiris – Debut New Song, Announce New Release
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=4725&bandname=Born+Of+Osiris>Born Of Osiris</a> have some news for their fans! The band has announced the follow-up to their latest record, <i>Soul Sphere</i>. The “new” opus is titled <i>The Eternal Reign</i> and will hit stores…
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Obituary – Announce New Self-Titled Album
Florida death metal legends <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=110&bandname=Obituary>Obituary</a> return with their self-titled, 10th studio album this year! Picking up where 2014’s <i>Inked In Blood</i> left off, the group show no signs of slowing down. Recorded at their home…
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Epica – Launch ‘Beyond The Matrix’ Video
A new <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=208&bandname=Epica>Epica</a> video has arrived! As they kick off their European tour with <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=2630&bandname=Powerwolf>Powerwolf</a> and <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=9306&bandname=Beyond+The+Black>Beyond… RSS
Calgary Police union boss, who recently complained that officers charged with criminal offences were being named publicly has been…Go on, take a guess [Ironic]
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‘Is This What The West Is Really Like?’ How It Felt To Leave China For Britain
Desperate to find somewhere she could live and work as she wished, Xiaolu Guo moved from Beijing to London in 2002. But from the weather to the language and the people, nothing was as she expected.
A single city in China built more skyscrapers last year than the US and Australia combined
China’s skyscraper craze reached another new high last year. In 2016 the world saw the completion of 128 skyscrapers, up from 114 in 2015, according to the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (it defines a skyscraper as being higher than 200 m, or 656 ft). Of those, 84 came from China,…
Efforts to keep foreigners out of Europe are working: Germany saw a 69% drop in migrants last year
Efforts to keep unwanted foreigners out of Europe are working. After a record influx in 2015, Germany and Sweden saw dramatic drops in migrant arrivals last year. Just 280,000 migrants arrived in Germany in 2016—a 69% reduction from the 890,000 arrivals in 2015. The number of asylum seekers in Sweden…
Fifty years frozen: The world’s first cryonically preserved human’s disturbing journey to immortality
“Yes, Mr. Bedford is here.” That’s what Marji Klima, executive assistant at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, told me over email this week. She was referring to Dr. James Hiram Bedford, a former University of California-Berkeley psychology professor who died of renal cancer…
Fund managers who come from poor backgrounds are better investors than rich ones
The next time you are choosing which fund to invest in, make sure the manager was not born into privilege. A recently published study (pdf) found that investment fund managers from poor backgrounds deliver better returns than those born rich. Of the hundreds of managers the researchers studied, those…
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Microsoft set to rule the world of collaborative chat apps
According to new research from Spiceworks, which took in the opinions of some 450 IT professionals in North America and EMEA regarding collaborative chat apps, Microsoft will do very well with its incoming Teams product (built along the lines of Slack), and the firm is set to become kingpin when it comes…
The consumer drone market is starting to look a lot like the early smartphone market
Ten years ago this week, Apple released a compact, rounded rectangle that changed how billions around the world interact and share information. Before the iPhone, and for a while afterwards, smartphones were generally clunky, complicated devices that tried to mimic the experience of using a computer…
Forbes – Markets
Here’s Why 2017 Could Be The Best Year In Wall Street History
With banks widely expected to report strengthening fourth quarter earnings, there’s a credible case 2017 will be the most profitable year in Wall Street’s history.
Forbes – Markets
World’s 25 Biggest Banks In 2016
Asteroid missions face delays and restructuring
WASHINGTON — NASA is delaying contracts and other awards planned for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) early this year by a few months, citing uncertainty about the agency’s budget. The news about the revised ARM schedule, discussed Jan. 11 at a meeting of NASA’s Small Bodies Assessment Group (SBAG)…
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Am I the only one who thinks “little person” is far more demeaning than “midget”
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Comcast Remains America’s Most-Hated Company
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So much snow in Portland they had to close the zoo. A worker skied in to check on the animals and to film this.
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How to quickly check that your home IoT devices are secure
Don’t let your smart clock expose you to hackers. A web app from BullGuard can help. all content
This time it’s different
Robert P Crease claims the traditional model of scientific authority is defunct
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Cafe siege
On 1 July 2016, five armed Islamist militants stormed a Dhaka restaurant. Emerging from the debris are stories of immense courage.
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Direct targeting: Civilians make up almost half of Mosul casualties, says UN
Almost 50 percent of those killed in the offensive to recapture Iraq’s second biggest city, Mosul, have been civilians, UN officials said, blaming direct targeting by combatants for the losses. Read Full Article at
8 Wooden Lattice Façades Weaving Together People and Place
Great architecture encourages exchange. As the medium through which we experience our surroundings, buildings can frame, enclose or screen our connection to a context and each other. Built to accommodate varied levels of privacy, the boundaries of architecture dramatically define how we see ourselves…
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Apple Set to Earn $1 Trillion in Revenue From iOS Ecosystem By Middle of 2017
Apple’s iOS ecosystem is on course to generate over $1 trillion in revenues for the company by the middle of this year, according to Asymco analyst Horace Dediu. Dediu’s prediction is based on several factors, starting with an expectation that Apple will have sold at least 1.2 billion iPhones in its…
7 Novels Every Architect Should Read
Great architects are like great writers. Our abilities to observe the world around us down to the tiniest details, and then make the most remarkable connections, have in time given humanity great stories and experiences – whether through imagined or real spaces. As Charles Eames put it, “Eventually… RSS
Looks like the US and Iran have more in common than we thought [Sad]
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South Sudan rejects new peacekeeping troops even as citizens continue to flee
South Sudan has rejected the deployment of a further 4,000 United Nation (UN) peacekeepers, insisting that the situation in the country is improving. The new troops were to have strengthened the 13,500-strong UN team already in place. “The government of South Sudan has the ability to provide security…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: Pizza ATMs are Coming
Back in August, French company Pauline debuted its pizza ATM in the United States, and now it’s set to roll out across the country. The self-serve slice machine stores dough, then when a user chooses their order, adds toppings, cooks it and dispenses…… Continue…
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inverted trusses inserted inside historic dry-goods store in taiwan
a free-standing structure made of japanese cypress has been constructed inside this grocery store which also serves as the owner’s home. The post inverted trusses inserted inside historic dry-goods store in taiwan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The Mathematics of Evolution: Q&A With Biologist Marcus Feldman
Feldman creates mathematical models that reveal how cultural traditions can affect the evolution of a species. — Read more on
How to Pick the Right Veterinarian for Your Pet
Not to long ago, my cat started throwing up a lot. After expensive tests and X-rays, it turned out she just had a minor thyroid condition. The tests weren’t a bad idea, but they did make me second guess my relationship with my vet. If you’re looking for a new vet or just curious if your current one is…
South African Rand Heads for Best Yearly Start Since 2008: Chart
Android Wear 2.0 is coming in early February
An email sent out to Android Wear developers has revealed that Android Wear 2.0, a major upgrade to the platform announced at Google I/O back in May 2016, will be released in early February 2017. Previously the update was expected to launch in “early 2017”.
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Why middleware to manage robots will have to come to a home near you
The march of the home helper robots is underway. You just know this is going to result in a management headache for the amateur IT person.
RT – Daily news
Govt accused of ‘criminal neglect’ over smog that killed 300 people in 10 days
A deadly smog that covered Britain killed 300 people in 10 days, and put another 1,600 in hospital, according to a new report. Read Full Article at
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Full moon maturity: True age of Earth’s satellite finally revealed
The moon has been hiding its age, according to scientists who revealed Earth’s natural satellite is 4.51 billion years old, making it up to 140 million years older than previously estimated. Read Full Article at
Man of Many
Samsung’s Powerbot VR7000 Robot Vacuum is Smarter Than Ever
Science fiction would have you believe robots will eventually wipe out the human race. This may come to pass, but until then, robots can do all those jobs that we don’t want to, such as vacuuming. Samsung has unveiled the Powerbot VR7000 Robot Vacuum equipped with features such as powerful suction and…
New Scientist – Online news
UK urged to push ahead with world-first tidal lagoon power plant
An independent review commissioned by the UK government is expected to back the mega-scheme to harness energy from tides
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A photo my grandfather took looking south over Manhattan and the Hudson River towards the end of World War 2.
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Newton’s Cradle with LEDs and light sensors.
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If this post reaches 1000 upvotes we will relocate our solar energy company to Europe. Come chat with us at our 24/7 livestream and ask us questions about how we’re fighting back against climate change.
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This ‘Black Harry Potter’ rap is going viral because, well, just watch it
In the six+ years since the final Harry Potter film was released, there’s been no shortage of songs, parodies and skits made about J.K. Rowling’s magical franchise. But there’s been nothing quite like this. SEE ALSO: This ‘Harry Potter’ and Taylor Swift mashup is wand-wavingly magical “Black…
DARPA wants to create secure data-sharing tech
DARPA is kicking off a project to create a new way to enable U.S. troops working in remote areas around the world to securely send and receive sensitive information on their devices.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the research arm of the Department of Defense, said it’s working on a project…
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ramón esteve estudio combines marble and copper inside bouet restaurant in valencia
the defining feature of the interior are the hanging lamps which take the form an abstract bird silhouette guiding the viewer in and around the space. The post ramón esteve estudio combines marble and copper inside bouet restaurant in valencia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
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Amazon is confusing Londoners by changing the name of Westminster Tube
Last December, Amazon launched a new data center in London to support its extremely profitable cloud service business. You probably don’t care and almost certainly didn’t notice, and so to remedy this situation, Amazon has decided to confuse London’s commuters. The company has temporarily fiddled with…
New Scientist – Online news
Largest ever shark was doomed by its taste for dwarf whales
The 16-metre-long megalodon may have fed on small marine mammals, and when they went extinct, so did the sharks
Eleven Products That Promise to Turn Back the Clock on Your Skin
Pot Industry Exhales (a Little) After Trumps Attorney General Pick Testifies
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Australians search for island’s runaway quokka
Police appeal for help to find “Steve the quokka” after recycling centre sighting.
Alphabet says balloons beat drones for internet delivery
Alphabet has shut down its Titan unit that was exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for the delivery of internet services.The Google parent is instead focusing on its balloons-based Project Loon to deliver the internet to remote areas.[To comment on this story, visit Computerworld’s Facebook…
Trump’s plans to move U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem brings fresh tension to the region
Will Donald Trump move America’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? It’s a question weighing on the minds of officials in Israel, Palestine, and the wider Middle East. An Israeli television report on Tuesday further stoked speculation when it cited Trump transition sources and Israeli officials suggesting…
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The Mind of an Octopus
Eight smart limbs plus a big brain add up to a weird and wondrous kind of intelligence  — Read more on
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Why aren’t more co-working spaces offering childcare — and a list that do
It’s a great idea in theory, but in practice, there are hurdles. Plus, a short list of co-working spaces around the world that offer childcare.
Anger on Twitter over plans to build a tunnel under Stonehenge
A road tunnel is going to be built under Stonehenge, one of the best-known prehistoric monuments in Europe, under a controversial project just finalised by the government.   SEE ALSO: Obama names 2 new national monuments before Trump takes office Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the plan will…
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Grab A Family-Friendly Meal At Your Neighborhood Los Pollos Hermanos
It appears that “Better Call Saul” is resurrecting a “Breaking Bad” fan favorite.
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Ethics Chief Slams Trump’s Divesture Plan
The director of the US Office of Government Ethics has criticized Donald Trump’s plan to hand control of his business empire to his sons before his inauguration on 20 January.
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You Could Live Here Alone Forever
The world surrounding my father’s Montana homestead could disappear tomorrow, and he would make out just fine. I went to see him to find out how he does it — and why. WSJD
L3 Technologies to Pay $1.6 Million to Settle SEC Accounting Complaint
Defense contractor L3 Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle accusations of improper accounting that allowed some executives to meet incentive bonus targets, according to U.S. regulators.
RT – Daily news
Porn censorship & age checks breach human rights, says UN official
Online checks controlling whether children are accessing pornographic sites have been defined as a breach of human rights by a United Nations (UN) official. Read Full Article at
Master Feed : The Atlantic
Trump Manhandles the Media
NEW YORK—Donald Trump’s first press conference as president-elect was still hours away, but the scene at Trump Tower was already turning hostile.Hundreds of journalists had crammed into the too-small atrium Wednesday morning, and many were grumpily jockeying for position and power-outlet access. Coiffed…
Bloomberg Politics
Mattis Vows to Embrace Allies, Diplomacy as Trump Defense Chief
Retired General James Mattis will reaffirm U.S. support for its historic alliances and diplomacy if confirmed as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of defense, a message aimed at assuaging concerns the country could step back from its leadership role in the world. World News
Belgium Charges Two Suspected Terror Accomplices
Belgian authorities charged two alleged accomplices of the Islamic State cell that struck Paris and Brussels with having provided one of the suicide bombers with fake papers.
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I beat GTA IV without dying, getting busted, or failing a mission.
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Zero Hedge
Senate Takes First Step To Repeal Obamacare With 51-48 Vote
Early on Thursday morning, in a 51-48 vote, the Senate took the first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, when it voted to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program. Republicans needed a simple majority to clear the repeal rules,…
Multifuels Acquires Gas Pipeline System in Central Texas
PRESS RELEASE: HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 12, 2017– Multifuels Midstream Group, LLC (“Multifuels”), a portfolio company of Warren Equity Partners, recently purchased 124 miles of high pressure gas pipeline in Central Texas from a large publicly traded Master Limited Partnership…
6 ways Amazon is trying to win friends and influence governments in Europe
ANALYSIS: Like many large U.S. tech companies, Amazon is facing its share of investigations in Europe. The global giant has found itself in the crosshairs of European Commission regulators over issues like taxes, ecommerce competition, and ebook distribution deals. Amazon is making its case directly…
ElliQ is a robotic companion that helps the elderly remain active and engaged
Robots for dispatching medical goods. Robots for delivering food. Robots for transporting people. Robots for managing warehouse logistics. Robots are no longer confined to science fiction — they’re infiltrating every facet of our lives. One area, in particular, that is increasingly receiving the attentions… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Berkeley Lab Experiments Highlight Most Active Areas of Reactions on Nanoscale Particles
A research team working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel confirmed with a unique infrared… – Top Stories
Need to Know: The chart that says another global equity bull market is just about to kick off
The prospect of Dow 20,000 may look like kids play if we are at the start of another big global equity bull market as this chart shows. – Top Stories
Project Syndicate: Trump’s defective industrial policy won’t help America
Donald Trump’s bullying and intimidating style of industrial policy is deeply corrosive of democratic norms, writes Dani Rodrik.
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New King of Rwanda former Pepsi salesman who lives in Manchester council house
A Manchester council house tenant has been declared the new king of Rwanda by the country’s defunct Royal Court, which has been in exile in the US for more than 50 years. Read Full Article at
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Megyn Kelly, the Glittering Aberration
Three days into the new year, Megyn Kelly announced that she was moving from Fox News to NBC. There had been open speculation for some time about what would happen after her contract with Fox expired, as her star rose in tandem with increasingly high-profile clashes with Republican figures. Her testimony…
Adobe shows concept video of voice-based photo editing on an iPad
Adobe has released a concept video showing how voice-based photo editing might work on an iPad. The video shows a user selecting voice control, cropping a photo to a square, flipping the image horizontally and posting to Facebook. more…Filed under: Apple
Army Is Ouattaras Achilles Heel as Ivory Coast Economy Roars
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Mark Twains personal library opens to aspiring writers
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Ease Back Into WIRED Book Club With the Hugo-Winning Novella Binti
Welcome (back) to WIRED Book Club! We know you’ve resolved to read more in the new year, so let us help. The post Ease Back Into WIRED Book Club With the Hugo-Winning Novella Binti appeared first on WIRED.
The Next Big Crime Podcast Is Coming From Inside the Jail
Antwan Williams, Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor produce Radiotopia’s latest podcast. Two of them are in prison. The post The Next Big Crime Podcast Is Coming From Inside the Jail appeared first on WIRED.
3 Key Questions Senators Should Ask Ben Carson, Trump’s HUD Pick
Ben Carson has said little about what he may do at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. His confirmation hearing today could provide insight. The post 3 Key Questions Senators Should Ask Ben Carson, Trump’s HUD Pick appeared first on WIRED.
Think Exercise Is Hard? Try Training Like a Nike Super-Athlete
Our writer is using the same training regime, apparel, and expertise as three elite Nike athletes. The post Think Exercise Is Hard? Try Training Like a Nike Super-Athlete appeared first on WIRED.
James Mattis Defense Secretary Hearings: 4 Questions Senators Must Ask
The Mattis hearings shouldn’t end until he answers these crucial questions. The post James Mattis Defense Secretary Hearings: 4 Questions Senators Must Ask appeared first on WIRED.
To Understand PTSD, Send Scientists to War
A combat veteran says mental trauma is more complicated than we think. To reduce psychological casualties, we need research on the battlefield. The post To Understand PTSD, Send Scientists to War appeared first on WIRED.
Inside Bangladesh’s Polluted, Billion-Dollar Leather Industry
Hazaribagh, Bangladesh is one of the most toxic places on earth. The post Inside Bangladesh’s Polluted, Billion-Dollar Leather Industry appeared first on WIRED.
Mike Pompeo’s CIA Director Hearing: 3 Questions Congress Must Ask
Tensions between the incoming administration and the intelligence community mean it’s more important than ever that the Senate asks tough questions. The post Mike Pompeo’s CIA Director Hearing: 3 Questions Congress Must Ask appeared first on WIRED.
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Today’s News: Jan. 12, 2017
—The U.S. Senate voted 51-48 on a measure that would make it easier to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.—James Mattis, the retired Marine Corps general who is President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for defense secretary, will appear before a Senate…
Five Terraces and a Garden
A golf course is limited by empty plots for detached houses and scattered trees of various types and heights. At the ground level an immense lawn is only interrupted by sandboxes and low vegetation arrangements. Above it, between the foliage of the treetops, we discover the distant views of the…
Forbes – Markets
This Stock Has A 5.60% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book
Anthem Inc (NYSE: ANTX) has been named as a Top 25 dividend stock, according the most recent Dividend Channel ”DividendRank” report. The report noted that among the coverage universe, ANTX shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong profitability metrics. For example, the recent ANTX…
Forbes – Markets
Tesco, Sainsbury’s And Morrisons Have All Beaten Christmas Sales Forecasts. Time To Buy Back In?
Tesco is the latest British grocer to pump out perky sales figures in recent days. Is the worst finally over for Britain’s supermarkets?
Make YouTube Even Better With These 15 Amazing Tools
Do you want to add lyrics to music videos? Get YouTube to play in a pop-out window? Print a video storyboard? Mix together some of your favorite songs? There are third-party tools that’ll allow you to do all that and more. Are you ready to supercharge your YouTube experience? Here are 15 of the best…
6 Online Music Streaming Services With NO Restrictions
Finding a completely unlimited music listening experience can be a real challenge. Google Play Music, Pandora, and SoundCloud are free but ad-supported. Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited will cost you a monthly or annual subscription fee. The free version of Spotify not only includes ads,…
Noontec Zoro II Wireless Headphones Review and Giveaway
If Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 is any indication, then wireless headphones are going to be increasingly important over the coming years. Headphones have felt the effects of Moore’s law – becoming cheaper, and better at the same time. Australian headphone manufacturer…
Financial Times
Bricks-and-mortar shops enjoy renaissance in China
Narrowing online-offline price gap brings new lease of life to physical stores
Financial Times
How China rules the waves
FT investigation: Beijing has spent billions expanding its ports network and building shipping fleets to establish itself as a maritime power
Bloomberg Politics
Le Pen Spotted at Trump Tower During Unannounced New York Visit
French National Front leader Marine Le Pen was spotted at Trump Tower during an unannounced visit to New York less than four months before France’s presidential election. – latest science and technology news stories
New method allows for quick, precise measurement of quantum states
Nuclear spin tomography is an application in medicine. The patient absorbs and re-emits electromagnetic radiation in all directions, which is detected and reconstructed as 3-D images or 2-D slice images. In a fundamental science laboratory, quantum state tomography is the process of completely characterizing… – latest science and technology news stories
Biosensor to detect tumors at early stages
Before a malignant tumor develops, the immune system tries to fight against its altered proteins by producing certain cancer antibodies. A biosensor developed by scientists from the Complutense University of Madrid is able to detect these defensive units in serum samples of patients with colorectal and… – latest science and technology news stories
Project focusing on heavy-duty trucks is part of national effort to reduce vehicle fuel consumption
Purdue University is leading part of a national effort to reduce vehicle fuel consumption by 20 percent through automated systems that interconnect cars and trucks and the transportation infrastructure using sensors and online cloud technology. – latest science and technology news stories
How managers’ beliefs about firm performance guide priorities
A new study from the University of Vaasa explores managers’ perceptions on firm performance. According to the study, managers approach firm performance differently. Some managing directors may emphasize partnership with customers, while others might emphasize fine tuning in production. Various factors… – latest science and technology news stories
Expert discusses the role public understanding of science played in this election and may play in the future
In the 2016 election, serious debate about science issues and policy was conspicuous by its absence. But does that mean that science communication as a whole has failed? – latest science and technology news stories
Research shows $15 California minimum wage has big impact on pay, none on jobs
For the first time, economists at the University of California, Berkeley have measured the likely pay and job impacts of California’s scheduled statewide $15 minimum wage increase by 2023. – latest science and technology news stories
Promising graphene catalyst obtained from sticky rice
Recently, researchers from Tsinghua University, Queen Mary University of London, and Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, have reported a promising graphene catalyst obtained from sticky rice, and revealed the critical importance of topological defects both experimentally and theoretically.
Do funny recruiting hacks work? Let’s ask a guy who tried
 Do recruiting “hacks” work? Can you get a big company’s attention through wacky (or not so wacky) antics? One man, John Washam, tried and his story is, at the very least, interesting. Washam wrote about his quest to work for Google on his blog, Googley As Heck. He posted his educational milestones on…
Luxury and Performance Are Perfectly Blended Together In The New Frauscher 1414 Demon Yacht
Luxury. Performance. Power. These are three qualities that the Frauscher 1414 Demon Yacht evokes upon first glance. At over 46 feet long and with enough space for … Read More
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A Song About Birds
 | Link(PG-13: Language) The Van Vuuren Bros. present a little song about our fine-feathered friends, most of whom they really like, except maybe one. If you thought pigeons were rats with wings, wait until you meet a flock of Ibises down under. More Awesome Stuff: The Toothpaste Song: LivePot BrowniesLWT:…
The Next Web
Dutch journalists hack local politicians’ Twitter accounts to expose weak security
If 2016 showed anything, it’s that almost everyone is vulnerable to hacking. The past year saw a couple of the largest database leaks in history, leaks that spilled out sensitive info from hundreds of millions of accounts – and since most internet users use  one password for multiple accounts, this obviously…
How-To Geek
How to Tell Which Graphics Chip Your MacBook Is Using (and Switch It)
Apple’s top end MacBook Pros come with two graphics chips: an integrated Intel Iris Pro chip and a discrete graphics card with more power. That way, you can use the integrated chip when you need better battery life, and the more powerful graphics card when you’re editing video or playing games.Click…
This German House Sheds Excess to Provide Peace and Clarity
© Reimund Braun Designed by Düsseldorf-based interior architecture practice Falkenberg Innenarchitektur, House Rheder II is designed as a serene retreat, shedding inessential features and integrating itself within the natural landscape. Framing views of the idyllic greenery of East Westfalia…
New FCC Report Says AT&T and Verizon Zero-Rating Violates Net Neutrality
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Just a week and a half before he is set to leave office, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has issued a new report stating that the zero-rated video services offered by ATT and Verizon may violate the FCC’s Open Internet Order. Assembled by the FCC’s Wireless… US Business
Delta’s Profit Slides
Delta Air Lines reported sliding profit in the latest quarter amid rising labor costs, but the company said it expects an important industry metric to turn positive in the current quarter.
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Russia reduces military presence in Syria, Su-25 transfer to Khmeimim is planned rotation – MoD
The Russian Defense Ministry has said that it is continuing to scale down its military presence in Syria, with the recent transfer of four Su-25 aircraft to Khmeimim airbase part of a planned troop rotation. Read Full Article at
You can volunteer for a shift at Barack Obama’s dream retirement business in Hawaii
Next to a Bed Bath & Beyond at the Ward Center mall in Honolulu, a curious pop-up shop that sells only one thing opened Jan. 11. Medium White Tee is an artist-led tribute to outgoing US President Barack Obama. Artist-writer Emily Spivack got the idea for store after reading a New York Times article…
To hide the dismal reality of flying, airlines are trying virtual reality on passengers
Unless you are swimming in frequent-flyer miles or money, there is little to love these days about commercial air travel. Seats have gotten smaller, legroom is scarce, and at least one airline this year will restrict overhead bin access for some fare classes. But better entertainment options could distract…
Map: Obama established more national monuments than any other president
In his final public address as the US president on Tuesday, Barack Obama ticked off a number of accomplishments from his eight years in office. Obamacare, the Iran nuclear deal, and the death of Osama Bin Laden were among them. But one unsung aspect of Obama’s legacy is the millions of acres of protected…
Eight million Americans are affected by a pay gap that no one talks about
The gender pay gap and the racial pay gap have been well documented, but there’s another inequality in the labor market often overlooked: the sexuality pay gap. In a seminal study published in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review in 1995, M.V. Lee Badgett, professor of economics at the University…
China and Taiwan are renewing their diplomatic rivalry in Africa, starting with Nigeria
Nigeria has ordered Taiwan to move its unofficial embassy, a trade mission, out of the capital of Abuja, another sign that an unofficial diplomatic truce between China and Taiwan has ended after eight years. Nigeria said that Taiwan, which Beijing maintains is a renegade province of China, would stop…
Forget what you’ve heard: Turmeric seems to have zero medicinal properties
Turmeric has done the full circle: from ancient remedy to hipster Western drink. Even today, Indians readily apply it on fresh wounds, chicken-pox scabs, and insect bites. Medical professionals prescribe it for urological diseases, worm infections, and even cancer. Such has been the hype that the yellow-golden…
Fifteen hours of testimony didn’t get Americans any closer to figuring out whether Jeff Sessions is a bastion of integrity or a racist
Is Alabama senator Jeff Sessions fit to be US attorney general? The very unsatisfying answer for those who endured the more than 15 hours of congressional testimony spread over two days this week is: It depends on who you ask. Throughout Sessions’ confirmation hearing, conducted on Jan. 10 and Jan…. World News
Japan’s Abe Shores Up Friendship With Philippines
During a state visit to the Philippines, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aimed to do the best thing he could in the face of the shifting balance of power in Southeast Asia: be a better friend than China.
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Peter Thiel Explains Why Hedge Funds Changed Their Mind About Trump, Says “Age Of Apple Is Over”
Donald Trump’s sole Silicone Valley supporter, Peter Thiel, has been notoriously media shy (recall he personally funded the destruction of Gawker for “outing” him), so when the NYT’s Maureen Dowd posted an extensive interview with the Paypal cofounder and first Facebook investor, many were were curious…
Zero Hedge
Blame The Press If Trump Didn’t Discuss His Economic Agenda
From Richard Breslow, former FX trader and fund manager who writes for Bloomberg Everyone Left Presser Saying the Other Guy Lost There are many ways to look at most issues. What we like to call nuance. In today’s world, sadly, there’s only thumbs-up or thumbs-down. It’s like living in the Roman Colosseum….
Zero Hedge
After Internal Investigation, Trump Says He Caught U.S. Intelligence Sources Leaking Info
In Donald Trump’s first press conference since winning the election, the President-elect suggested that by process of elimination, elements within US intelligence – and not a mole amongst his team, had been identified as the source of leaks surrounding his CIA intelligence briefings – implying they may…
Lock down your Mac with system and networking monitoring tools
Any malware powerful enough to overcome the defenses that Apple built to resist incursions may also be powerful enough to hide its traces. That’s not quite an axiom of security, but it’s generally true. If an attacker of any sort creates software designed to attack your system quietly, it typically…
Trumps CIA Nominee Seeks to Reassure Senate Hell Be Objective
India Inflation Eases More Than Estimated Before Modis Budget Full Feed
Is Jeff Sessions Ready to Ban Internet Gambling by DOJ Fiat?
During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Jeff Sessions promised that as attorney general he would “revisit” a 2011 Justice Department memo that interpreted the Wire Act of 1961 as applying only to sports betting, which opened the door to state-regulated online gambling. The implication was that…
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[EU] The Dragonborn has finally died. Unfortunately, he’s sold his soul to ALL the Daedric Princes.
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Market Extra: How Brexit is holding back London’s IPO market
The IPO market in London has lost ground, and high-profile U.K. startup Ve Interactive indicated this week that it won’t try to go public locally, but instead aim for an initial public offering in the U.S.
BBC News – World
Targeting Soros
Hungary’s centre-right government is criticised for attacking non-government organisations.
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The Hermit Who Inadvertently Shaped Climate-Change Science
It was a year into his life alone in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains when Billy Barr began his recordings. It started as a curiosity, a task to busy his mind during the winter. By no means, Barr told me, having skied down from his cabin to use the nearest phone, did he set out to make a vital database for…
LG G6 features teased by LG itself
What would be your ideal smartphone? If you were to ask a hundred people, you’re bound to get half as much different answers. And yet LG seems to have whittled that down to just five. Well, at least that implies that the G6, or whatever LG will call the smartphone it will announced at MWC next month,…
RT – Daily news
Trump meets with Monsanto & Bayer chiefs over $66bn merger
The CEOs of Monsanto Co and Bayer AG met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday to seek his approval over their planned $66 billion merger. Read Full Article at
The Leica Store Berlin celebrates 10 years with one of the rarest Monochroms out there
Limited to 10 worldwide.Whether you’re a camera enthusiast or a Leica diehard, it’s hard not to uncontrollably drool over each and every limited edition. The latest one to hit the market is a special edition Monochrom Typ 246 that has been created to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Leica Store…
The Wirecutter
Dear Wirecutter: What’s a Good Car Entertainment Setup for Kids?
Q: I am looking for the best entertainment option for two or three kids to watch movies during road trips. I wish I had a picture of what we used back in the day. It was a 13-inch TV/VCR combo on a milk crate. The speakers were in the back of the TV so the volume had to be turned way up for everyone…
Why Trump Doesn’t Tweet About Automation
Since winning the U.S. presidency in November, Donald Trump has tweeted frequently about job loss. He’s railed against corporations that plan to move jobs to Mexico or China. He’s taken credit for persuading companies, including Ford and Carrier Corporation, for keeping jobs at home. He’s been unalterably…
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Asus’ power-packed ROG GR8 II is the smallest VR-ready PC ever made
Asus has revealed its new ROG GR8 II compact gaming PC which the company claims is the world’s smallest VR-ready machine.Described as a console-sized machine with full desktop power, the 4-liter rig comes equipped with up to a Core i7-7700 Kaby Lake processor, backed with up to 32GB of DDR4 system memory… RSS
Teen will face trespassing charge for getting locked up in jail [Ironic]
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Fixed-wing drone learns to land like a bird
We’ve all seen how birds touch down on a ledge. They swoop in, tilt up, and then open their wings wide at the last moment, flaring out like a parachutist to drop at almost zero speed onto the desired spot. It all seems very natural and easy for a bird. But for any sort of aircraft, especially…
Discover Magazine
Study concludes that conservative politicians are more physically attractive.
It’s been known for a while that people (or at least men) tend to vote for more attractive political candidates. Not only that, but a previous study found that Republicans and Democrats can be differentiated from their faces. Well, this study brings those results together, reporting that conservative… World News
U.S. Forces Acted in Self-Defense in Afghan Battle, Probe Finds
Residents of the village in Kunduz province had said American forces were responsible for the deaths of 33 civilians in fighting with Taliban militants in November. – latest science and technology news stories
Noise pollution from fracking may harm human health
Fracking creates noise at levels high enough to harm the health of people living nearby, according to the first peer-reviewed study to analyze the potential public health impacts of ambient noise related to fracking.
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Gadget Earth
Wandering the halls of CES 2017 recently with video director William Joel, we were not only struck by how many different “breeds” of gadgets there are in the world, but also by just how many of those gadgets — particularly the robots and drones — seem to have unique personalities all their own. The wire… – latest science and technology news stories
Varied predictions for soil organic matter as climate changes
The hottest months. The snowiest winters. Catastrophic floods and droughts. – latest science and technology news stories
When ice and snow melt away into streams and groundwater, road salt goes with it
At the edge of Behrend Fields, where a footpath leads back to a one-acre parking lot, Pam Silver bends down and scoops a handful of snow into a small plastic cup. – latest science and technology news stories
Changing urban population density will impact future building energy use, according to researchers
Changing population densities in urban areas across the globe could have major implications for building energy use and sustainability in the decades to come, according to a new study published by a team of international researchers that includes two Iowa State University scientists. – latest science and technology news stories
Oceanographer dropping robotic floats on voyage to Antarctica
A University of Washington oceanographer is chief scientist on a voyage in the waters around Antarctica as part of a major effort to monitor the Southern Ocean. – latest science and technology news stories
Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein’s role
Nucleosomes are tightly packed bunches of DNA and protein which, when linked together as chromatin, form each of the 46 chromosomes found in human cells. – latest science and technology news stories
Annual index reveals biggest movers in climate change adaptation
The latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows governance is a major factor for countries improving preparedness for climate change. The annual ND-GAIN Country Index ranks 181 countries on vulnerability to extreme climate events such as droughts, superstorms…
Prince William opens up about losing his mother almost 20 years ago
Prince William is notoriously reserved about his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997 when he was just 15. SEE ALSO: People pay emotional tributes to Princess Diana 19 years after her death But during a visit to a charity in Stratford, London, he opened up about grieving to a 9-year-old…
Pulling Clean Water From Thin Air
Freeze Hits Balkan Electricity Markets as Greece Halts Exports
Five VW Executives Safe From U.S. Extradition in Home Country WSJD
Live Video Grows as Platform to Broadcast Violence
The widely shared live video of an assault against a teenager held hostage by four young adults last week shows how far social media has become entwined in the world of violent crime.
Curve adds instant cashback to mobile wallet and all-your-cards-in-one app
 London fintech startup Curve has always talked a good game when it comes to the bigger picture. That is, helping to converge disparate financial services into a single platform to help you manage your money better. Read More
Digg Top Stories
‘Frog Fractions 2’ And The Difficult Art Of Mystery Making
How do you follow up a game like ‘Frog Fractions’? That’s the question its creator Jim Crawford had promised an answer to for two years.
Digg Top Stories
The Greatest Businesswoman You’ve Never Heard Of
Martha Matilda Harper pioneered retail franchising and created the American hair salon industry.
Digg Top Stories
All Celebrity Wine Might As Well Be Called ‘Who Cares What This Tastes Like’
Matt Bellassai has made a profession out of chugging wine. The social media personality gained fame as the character behind BuzzFeed’s 2015 video series “Whine About It,” in which Bellassai drinks an entire bottle of wine on camera while ranting in the BuzzFeed office.
Digg Top Stories
There’s More Than One Way To Build A Universe Suitable For Life
Before there is life, there must be structure. We take it for granted that the laws of physics allow for the formation of such structures, but that needn’t have been the case. But is our universe to support life, or is it just one of many possible configurations? – Top Stories
The Fed: Fed’s Harker backs three interest-rate hikes this year
The economy has started 2017 on a good foot and three rate hikes are likely to be appropriate, said Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker on Thursday.
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New DoE guidelines stand for scientific integrity over politics
At a time when scientific facts are frequently disputed for political reasons, the Department of Energy is updating its policy to ensure the “protection of scientific integrity.” That quote comes from a Medium post by US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz that lays out why we need accurate, unbiased science…
Zero Hedge
American Troops “Roll Into Poland” In Largest Deployment Since The Cold War
“American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia.” That’s how the AP begins its report on the first deployment of US soldiers into the central European country, previewed…
Zero Hedge
Over 100,000 More Americans Are On Jobless Benefits Now Than Before Trump’s Election
Continuing jobless claims are up over 100,000 since Donald Trump’s election victory and stand at 4-month highs.     This is the biggest percentage rise in claims since May 2009, all happening as small business optimism, consumer confidence, and stocks soar to cyclical highs. …
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Fedora, Manjaro, and Ubuntu MATE on the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3
After being disappointed by my tests with SuSE Linux, I’m hoping for more satisfying results with other distributions.
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This fake security email tries to make your PC part of a botnet
Victims of this cyberattack can have online activities monitored, data stolen, and their machine hijacked to carry out DDoS attacks.
HDMI 2.1: What you need to know – CNET
A new version of HDMI is coming soon, and there are some big changes — including support for resolutions up to 10K as well as a new cable. Here’s the skinny on fatter AV bandwidth. US Business
U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Modestly to Start Year
The number of Americans who applied for first-time unemployment benefits rose last week from near a four-decade low, but the figure remains at a level indicating steady job creation. – Top Stories
Permabear Edwards: ‘Waste of time’ to save Italian banks
Italy is in the midst of a serious banking crisis, but the government is wasting both time and money trying to save the country’s struggling lenders, says Société Générale’s top-rated global strategist Albert Edwards.
Unique Tower House Adapted For Twin Children
Tower House is a renovation and extension to a weatherboard home in Alphington, Victoria, Australia. Andrew Maynard Architects restored the original house, where there are two kids’ rooms, a bathroom and living spaces. A studio, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining occupy the new part of the house….
Shine Your Shoes In One Minute For a Quick Polish
Ideally, we’d have time to keep dress shoes shined all the time. However, sometimes you’ve gotta get to an important meeting in hurry. This video shows how to shine your shoes in one minute.As the video explains, a deep polish is ideal, but you can sometimes do a quick one-minute polish to get your shoes…
The Awesomer
Fender American Professional Guitars
Price: $1399-$1599  | Buy | LinkFender presents a massive new series of guitars designed for working musicians. The extensive collection features new Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jazzmasters, Jazz Basses, along with two new models – the Jazzmaster and Jaguar. In all, there are 16 models in 11 colors….
How to Make Any Video Play Perfectly on Your Smartphone
Playing videos on a phone or tablet can be frustratingly and difficult, but there are a few tools and apps around to ease the pain. Here’s how to make sure your videos always play smoothly and as intended on your mobile devices.Read more…
RT – Daily news
Robot kill switches & legal status: MEPs endorse AI proposal
A European Parliament committee has voted in favor of a draft report that proposes granting legal status to robots, categorizing them as “electronic persons”. Read Full Article at
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U.S. Energy Agency Toughens Protections for Scientists
Revised scientific-integrity policy gives researchers more leeway to speak to the press and publish their findings — Read more on
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Topological defects make metal-free nanocarbon promising for zinc-air batteries
The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is the core process – but also the bottleneck – for the cathode reaction of energy-conversion devices like certain types of fuel cells and metal-air batteries. Nanocarbon materials are very promising alternatives for the noble metal catalysts, especially platinum,…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Developing a new generation of cortical implants for speech neural prostheses applications
BrainCom project proposes a radically new electrocorticography technology taking advantage of unique mechanical and electrical properties of novel nanomaterials such as graphene, 2D materials and organic semiconductors. Music
Ed Sheeran Details New Album ‘Divide’
Ed Sheeran unveiled details of his forthcoming album, Divide, which the singer has stylized with an obelus, ÷. The album news follows on the heels of “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill,” two new songs he revealed last week.÷ will be available March 3rd, with pre-orders beginning Friday, January 13th…
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Foster + Partners break ground on Polands tallest tower
Construction has begun on Varso Tower, a skyscraper designed by Foster + Partners that will be the tallest tower in Poland once complete. International real estate developer HB Reavis is leading the construction of the flagship development, which will comprise three buildings, the tallest of which will…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
INTERVIEW: Dorothy Neagle of the Good Food Jobs “gastro-job” search tool
In 2004, friends Dorothy Neagle and Taylor Cocalis Suazez created Good Food Jobs, an innovative “gastro-job” search tool, with the compelling tagline “satisfying the hunger for meaningful work.”  Ranging from agriculture to education, the site offers a highly personalized support system to both employers…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Stanford scientist develop a blood-separating centrifuge out of paper
If you were a kid before the age of smartphones, you probably played with a whirligig at least once. The design for this simple toy, which will spin twine threaded through a button at rapid speeds with only a gentle pull, inspired Stanford University researchers to create a cheap and effective medical…
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: January 12, 2017
A new collection by Fender, a ‘60s-inspired chronograph, carbon steel cookware and much more. …Read More »
Breitling builds a special watch for the fastest car in the Bentley lineup
The new Continental Supersports gets its own timepiece.Breitling is complementing the most powerful Bentley ever with an equally powerful watch. The new Supersports B55 features a titanium case that surrounds a dial done up in carbon fiber, but look even closer and you’ll notice there’s a whole lot more…
FX Cartel Traders Face Tough U.S. Track Record on Extradition
Applications for U.S. Jobless Benefits Rise Less Than Forecast RSS
Unless you’re Troy McClure, there is no reason to install a 10,000 gallon aquarium in your living room [Weird]
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Suspenders™ is a delicately scaled, modular system of interconnected elements and suspended LED luminaires. Dramatically powerful in its message of utility and simplicity, Suspenders can be configured as individual lighting sculptures or as a tiered web of infinite scope and variety.
U.S. and Australian hostages beg Trump to help free them from Taliban
Two professors kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan five months ago have appeared in a video for the first time since their capture, pleading with President-elect Donald Trump to do whatever it takes to negotiate their release, adding that if nothing happens, “we will be killed.” Here’s what we know:…
Impractical concept imagines a next-generation Mac Pro with interchangeable components
A German visual designer has come up with a concept for a next-generation Mac Pro that sees the trashcan design extended into a larger oval shape, sitting somewhere between the original and new Mac Pro in size. Those arguing that Apple needs to offer both older and newer ports would have no complaints…
New Scientist – Online news
Army of 350,000 Star Wars bots found lurking on Twitter
Star Wars Twitter botnet may span more than 350,000 accounts – and no one knows why it exists
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TIL 70% of elite distance running races have been won by Kenyans from the Kalenjin community, who make up just 0.06% of the world’s population.
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Hi /r/movies, I’m Betsy Brandt. You probably know me as Marie from Breaking Bad or more currently from Life in Pieces. My new movie CLAIRE IN MOTION comes out this Friday the 13th! AMA!
Betsy Brandt here to talk about my new psychological thriller CLAIRE IN MOTION which opens in theaters and On Demand tomorrow January 13th! I am currently starring in the CBS family comedy “Life in Pieces” alongside Colin Hanks, Dianne Weist and James Brolin. You may remember me as ‘Marie Schrader’ on…
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A New Zealand man and his six-year old daughter missing at sea for more than a month have landed in Australia after sailing their small, damaged yacht across the treacherous 2,000 km (1,241.7 miles) Tasman Sea.
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TIFU by sitting on a sauna stove/heater
This wasn’t today, it was probably 3 years ago. I was living in North Sweden at the time with family (Originally Australian). Saunas are extremely popular there and they are everywhere. Most of the apartment blocks in town had like a communal hall that you could hire for parties/gatherings/bbqs etc….
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Engineers Have Created Biocompatible Microrobots That Can be Implanted Into the Human Body
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Science AMA Series: Hi, we are NOAA scientists Amy Uhrin and Carlie Herring. We’re here to talk about microplastics in our ocean and Great Lakes–what they are, where they come from, and what you can do to help. Ask Us Anything!
Hi, we are NOAA scientists Amy Uhrin and Carlie Herring and we work to understand and reduce the impacts of trash and other marine debris on our ocean and Great Lakes. Have you been hearing about microplastics in the ocean and wondering what are microplastics? Where do they come from? What’s the big…
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Why T-Mobile’s All-In Pricing Strategy Could Pay Off
Last week, T-Mobile U.S. , the third largest U.S. wireless carrier, announced that it would eliminate all additional fees and taxes on its T-Mobile One unlimited data plans. The move will be beneficial to customers of the One plan, as they will pay less for wireless services. For instance, T-Mobile […] – latest science and technology news stories
Going inside to get a more efficient catalyst
New research shows that the phases that nano-structured materials go through to become an efficient catalyst are as good as gold. – latest science and technology news stories
Trump’s facial characteristics may predict leadership style
The research is part of an extensive literature review which examines a diverse range of fields including endocrinology, genetics, psychology and psychiatry to assess the current state of leadership research and to identify what individual factors determine leadership success. – latest science and technology news stories
Stalagmites in dry corridor suggest Amazonia maintained forests during the last ice age
(—An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests that Amazonia did not revert to savannah during the last ice age and instead remained forested. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers describe how they retrieved stalagmite samples from a cave in…
Upgraded to macOS Sierra? Stay Away From These 2 Features
On the whole, macOS Sierra is a solid update. While new features like Siri are useful from time to time, one of Sierra’s spotlight features is storage management. macOS is making storage optimization easier, but in the process also playing a risky game with your data. It’s the Desktop and Documents Sync…
Airtel launches India’s first payments bank
India’s ongoing, audacious project to bring banking and financial services to much of its population hit a major milestone today; the country’s first payments bank is now live.  Airtel, India’s largest telecom network, with over 260 million subscribers, today announced the launch of Airtel Payments…
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Retrobit Super Retro Boy Game Boy
Throw it back to your childhood and play your favorite games with the Retrobit Super Retro Boy Game Boy. Looking just like the real thing, this device even works with your classic games. In the back is a classic port where you can slide in all of your old cartridges. The Super Retro Boy features four…
AI-fueled Synqq app update lets you use your voice to add notes and calendar entries
 If there is one thing we learned last week at CES, it’s that the power of voice is coming soon to a device near you — even your fridge. Synqq released an update in the iOS App Store this week, that brings voice and artificial intelligence to its calendar and notes app. What’s more, the app works with…
Amazon Just Got Slapped With a $1 Million Fine For Misleading Pricing
Some deals are too good to be true. And, for Amazon, they will cost the company. From a report on Recode: A Canadian enforcement agency announced today that Amazon Canada will pay a $1 million fine for what could be construed as misleading pricing practices. The investigation centered on the practice…
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Even ‘Silicon Valley’ Characters Are Getting Funko Pops
Funko leaves no fandom stone unturned. Now you’ll be able to own Pop versions of Richard, Erlich, Dinesh, Gilfoyle, and Jared thanks from Silicon Valley. You can currently pre-order the Pops for $10.99 and they’re estimated for a March release. Check out more pics below. Send your tips…
Kalø Tower Visitor Access / MAP Architects
© David A. Garcia Architects: MAP Architects Location: 8410 Rønde, Denmark Other Participants: Mast Studio, Vision+Engineers Area: 38.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: David A. Garcia, Bjørn… – Top Stories
NewsWatch: 5 quotes that tell you everything you need to know about forecasting
Billionaire investor Howard Marks is berating forecasters after they failed to predict Donald Trump’s election victory and the U.K.’s Brexit vote. His latest memo offers five key quotes on the predictions business.
Nintendo to accept limited Switch pre-orders at its New York store Friday
Nintendo on Wednesday afternoon revealed on Twitter that it will begin accepting pre-orders for what it called a “limited supply” of Nintendo Switch game systems on Friday, January 13.
Popular Mechanics
Build your own acoustic tractor beam
Interested in building your very own acoustic tractor beam? Well, if you can use a soldering iron with some skill, you might just be able to. The post Build your own acoustic tractor beam appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics
Acoustic tractor beam moves items using sound
After building the first single-sided acoustic tractor beam that can trap and pull an object using sound, Asier Marzo has created a 3-D printed version. The post Acoustic tractor beam moves items using sound appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics
Modified Google Home speakers in conversation
The latest hot thing on the Internet right now are two modified Google Home speakers engaging in (sometimes heated) conversation. The post Modified Google Home speakers in conversation appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
How-To Geek
How to Change the Icon for a Certain File Type in Windows
In the Windows XP days, changing the icon for a specific file type—such as TXT or PNG—was easy. But since Windows 7, you’ve actually had to do some Registry hacking to make it happen. Here’s a great little freeware utility that makes it much faster and easier.Click Here to Continue Reading Markets
Richemont’s Sparkling Christmas Opens Buying Opportunity
The shares are already well above last year’s lows, but should still appeal to long-term investors.
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Self-tracking headsets are 2017’s big VR trend — but they might leave your head spinning
I’ve gotten used to VR headsets becoming constantly lighter, more powerful, and easier to use, as companies tried to turn a piece of sci-fi tech into a viable product. Several of these shifts have happened at Las Vegas’ annual CES trade show, offering hints of what we’ll see in the coming year. But at…
Brian Eno: Reflection review: A chance to experience Eno’s music as he intended it
Brian Eno invented ambient music, starting with his 1975 album Discreet Music. Its 30-minute title track was “generative music.” Eno acted as a clockmaker, creating phrases and melodies that were then played through equalizers, echo units, and tape machines, to create a work that had no fixed direction,… Full Feed
A.M. Links: Schumer to Vote Against Sessions, Senate Begins Obamacare Repeal, Trump Tweets About Clapper
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said today that he will vote against Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general. “President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning about his private conversation with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in a statement that contradicts the…
Swiss Meat Smuggling Foiled in $1 Million Frontier Scourge Case
The Gadget Flow
Other Half of the Apple Food Conserver
Stop wasting valuable food with the Other Half of the Apple Food Conserver. Giving you tools to get all the bits of an apple you need, this device hangs on to what would be food scraps. You can shave off the skin, slice, and more to get what you need from an apple. The remaining parts remain in the receptacle…
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Louis Smartphone Analogic Speaker
Enjoy rich audio with the Louis Smartphone Analogic Speaker. Using no electrical components, this classic system produces stunning audio from your device. In addition to being compatible with any smartphone, the speaker has a trumpet design. This allows the audio to go from your small smartphone speaker…
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Digitsole Automatic Smart Shoes
Walk like a superhero with these Digitsole Smart Shoes. They are interactive, heated, shock-absorber shoes you can use whenever you are on the go. In fact, the shoes come with automatic tightening. Additionally, the smart technology allows you to set a pre-determined temperature. The app turns off as…
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Box Appetit Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Hydrate in effortless style with the Box Appetit Stainless Steel Water Bottle by Black + Blum. As a part of the utilitarian range, this bottle exudes minimalism. Everything from the size and shape was well-thought to make it perfect for on the go use. Holding 13.5 fluid ounces, the Box Appetit Water…
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Star Wars R2-D2 Bowls
Get your geek on starting at breakfast with the Star Wars R2-D2 Bowls. Perfect for anything from cereal to soup, these bowls look just like your favorite droid. Officially licensed, this is the latest ThinkGeek creation for Star Wars fans. Each of the R2-D2 Bowls features sturdy and durable melamine….
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Aubergine Inflatable Pillow
Top up on your sleep from anywhere with the Aubergine Inflatable Pillow. Requiring just a simple puff of air, this pillow expands and plumps to the perfect firmness. Using the Bernoulli effect, it really takes just one puff of air. This science is that the surrounding air actually multiplies the volume…
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ONEmicro 5.1 Wireless Surround Sound System
Introducing the ONEmicro Wireless Surround Sound System. The latest from ONEaudio, this audiophile-grade system is truly wireless for the ultimate customization all with HiFi sound. The ONEwoofer features a twin 6.5-inch driver design with a sealed enclosure. Even with its compact size, it’s powerful,…
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Fret Zeppelin LED Guitar Display
Learning the strings just got easy with the Fret Zeppelin LED Guitar Display. Effortlessly attaching to your guitar, this device lights up to show you where to place your fingers. Whether you’re a total newbie or you know your way around the axe, this device will improve your ability. The full spectrum…
BBC News – World
Opposition MPs clash in Turkey parliament
MPs from the ruling AK Party clashed with Republican’s People Party members when an MP tried to film a voting session.
BBC News – World
Trump claims intelligence chief James Clapper denounced dossier
Donald Trump says the Director of National Intelligence rejected the “false and fictitious” report.
Library Extension Finds Books At Your Local Library While You Shop On Amazon
Chrome: Amazon may be convenient, but nothing beats free. So, when you’re shopping for books on the site, Library Extension will find those same books at your local library. You can even drive to pick them up faster than Amazon can ship them.The extension allows you to pick your favorite local libraries…
Focus on These Four Factors to Make the Most of a Vacation
Ask five people what their idea of an awesome vacation is and you might get five different answers. Everyone understands the main point, which is to recharge and recover from the stresses of everyday life, but what you focus on when you take vacation could impact its overall restorative effect. There…
Zero Hedge
Import Prices Rise At Fastest Rate In Almost 4 Years As Energy Costs Soar
With survey after survey warning of stagflationary impulses – stagnant growth and higher input prices – today’s US import prices will do nothing to assuage those fears as the year-over-year rise of 1.8% is the hottest since March 2012. This confirmed the end of the 27 month deflationary cycle.  …
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Soros Lost $1 Billion Following Trump Election
While Carl Icahn infamously made a killing following the “surprise” Trump election, another prominent hedge fund manager was not nearly as lucky. According to the WSJ, “George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally spurred by Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election.”…
Don’t want a robot to steal your job? Be creative
If we don’t want machines to take over our jobs, we’re going to have to get creative. Literally. Cheap computing power and rapidly advancing AI mean that machines already outperform us on tasks that involve retaining, processing, and repeating rule-based information. Traditional schooling, however,…
The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent
Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon…
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Does it fart? There’s now a database—and a hashtag—for that
Enlarge / GREAT BRITAIN – JUNE 16: Cows feeding in a cattle pen, Dorset, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) (credit: Getty | Tim Graham) There are loads of interesting things to ask about the vast array of species that share this planet with us. But, needless to say, the most pressing…
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Jumping without a harness.
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Out from the cheese pits, pen and digital, 8.5″ x 11″
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The Coen Brothers Are Finally Ready to Tackle TV
Joel and Ethan Coen, best known for having one of the most impressive film resumes in Hollywood, are finally headed to TV with their first-ever miniseries. Additionally, that series might circle back around […]
PopTech Blog
Project update: Antigone in Ferguson travels to Baltimore
Can an ancient Greek tragedy written 2500 years ago help unravel social challenges confronting us today? We believe it can. Launched with a series of performances in Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri, then showcased at PopTech 2016, Antigone in Ferguson explores the potential of artistic endeavor to heal…
Fast Company
Music’s Weird Cassette-Tape Revival Is Paying Off
It turns out there’s a place for archaic physical media of questionable audio fidelity—even in the Spotify era. It turns out there’s a place for archaic physical media of questionable audio fidelity—even in the Spotify era.For Andy Molholt, there’s something oddly special about…
Miami Heat Jet Slides on Runway … Everyone Safe
The Miami Heat team jet slid on the runway in a Milwaukee airport after landing Wednesday night due to heavy snow … but fear not, no one was hurt. It all went down around 9:20 PM at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport. The jet was…
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Signal Boost
Demand for secret messaging apps is rising as Trump takes office Two weeks after the US presidential election, Reverend Rebecca Bryan stepped up to her pulpit in the Boston suburb of Brookline and looked out on her congregation. The liberal Unitarian Universalists at First Parish were already gearing…
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Vincent Callebaut envisions Belgiums industrial zone as an amazing energy-generating community
Designer Vincent Callebaut presents an amazing green facelift to the century-old warehouses at Belgium’s former industrial site Tour & Taxis in his latest designs for a mixed-use eco-neighborhood. His masterplan transforms the 40-hectare post-industrial site into a sustainable community draped in…
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Repealing Obamacare Will Seriously Disrupt How Doctors Work
Not all of the news coming out about President-elect Donald Trump is of life or death importance. But for individuals with serious illnesses, and the people treating them, what he decides to do with Obamacare really is a matter of survival.One of Trump’s biggest campaign promises was to repeal and replace…
Karhoo rides again: Nissan/Renault buys failed on-demand ride startup
 It looks like one of the more notable stalls in the world of on-demand rides is going to get another change to see if it can drive ahead. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Karhoo — a failed on-demand offering that aggregated drivers and ride options from hundreds of existing fleets of car services…
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Telegram updates desktop app with new look
In the midst of (yet another) security scare, Telegram has updated its desktop app. The new app (version 1.0) features a thorough redesign, bringing the experience more in line with Google’s Material Design aesthetic, complete with animations and support for themes. Version 1.0 also supports deleting… RSS
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Physics News
New method allows for quick, precise measurement of quantum states
Nuclear spin tomography is an application in medicine. The patient absorbs and re-emits electromagnetic radiation in all directions, which is detected and reconstructed as 3-D images or 2-D …
Physics News
Study uses an electric field to create magnetic properties in nonmagnetic material
In a proof-of-concept study published in Nature Physics, researchers drew magnetic squares in a nonmagnetic material with an electrified pen and then “read” this magnetic doodle with X-rays.
Physics News
A new type of monitoring provides information about the life of bacteria in microdroplets
In the future, it will be possible to carry out tests of new drugs on bacteria much more efficiently using microfluidic devices, in which each of the thousands of droplets moving through the …
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New technology enables 5-D imaging in live animals and humans
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French left mulls universal basic income ahead of primaries
The idea of giving French citizens a universal basic income has become a central issue ahead of the left wing primaries to choose a candidate for this year’s presidential election. The primaries take place on January 22 and 29.
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French court bails former Kosovo PM accused of war crimes
A French court on Thursday ordered the release on bail of former prime minister of Kosovo and ex-rebel leader Ramush Haradinaj, who was arrested in early January on suspicion of war crimes.
Of course Michelle Obama is great at Catchphrase
In extremely unsurprising news, Michelle Obama — who is already good at practicing law, dancing to “Uptown Funk,” making turnip puns and being the First Lady — is also good at Catchphrase. Let’s be real, Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld. She was always going to win this round. And Jimmy Fallon… – Top Stories
Beat the System: Trump Stunt? That ‘profit’ promise underscore just how fuzzy the term is
Brett Arends explains the many ways profit can be defined and why that promise to donate “all profits from foreign government payments made to his hotels to the United States Treasury” doesn’t mean much.
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HTC’s U Ultra is a compendium of bad ideas
Today HTC announced the first major smartphone launch of 2017, the HTC U Ultra, and that new device represents a unique combination of failed and misguided ideas from years past. Instead of learning from the mistakes of others, the Taiwanese company has seemingly decided to compile them all into one… – latest science and technology news stories
‘Hot Jupiter’ detected around nearby variable star
(—Astronomers have detected a new “hot Jupiter” exoplanet orbiting a nearby T Tauri star known as TAP 26. The newly detected alien world, designated TAP 26 b, is about 66 percent more massive than Jupiter and is orbiting its parent star approximately every 10 days. The findings were presented… – latest science and technology news stories
Simulations suggest Planet Nine may have been a rogue
(—Space researchers James Vesper and Paul Mason with New Mexico State University have given a presentation at this year’s American Astronomical Science meeting outlining the results of simulations they have been running to learn more about Planet Nine—a planet that many in the space science…
Naughty kitty rearranges the laws of physics in a live-action game trailer
TFW you’re just trying to write your graduate thesis on Isaac Newton but your annoying cat keeps rearranging the laws of gravity around you. This live-action Japanese trailer for Gravity Rush 2 doesn’t bother to show off much gameplay. Instead, it brings the game’s gravity-shifting action into…
What Happens When Algorithms Design a Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie
Herzog and De Meuron’s new philharmonic in Hamburg, Germany is an impressive feat of technology. The post What Happens When Algorithms Design a Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie appeared first on WIRED.
The Awesomer
Yet Another 10 Bets You’ll Win
LinkQuirkology catalogs another two handfuls of bets you can be reasonably certain you’ll win, bilking your friends out of their hard earned cash, and quickly turning them into enemies. Probably better to bet them a beer instead of money. More Awesome Stuff: Magnetic HourglassRick and Morty’s Must-know… Full Feed
Cancer Moonshot Misses the Mark (New at Reason)
President Barack Obama memorably declared in his final State of the Union address last year that Vice President Joe Biden would lead a presidential Cancer Moonshot Task Force, with the stated goal of making “a decade’s worth of progress in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer in just 5 years.”…
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The Perfectly Normal Ways Trump Can Enrich Himself as President
Along with the many unprecedented problems they create, Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest, as with so many other things, illustrate in striking fashion an existing flaw in American democracy. The problem is corruption: the potential for elected officials to take actions that benefit themselves, their…
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Senate Confirmation Hearings: Day 3
The third day of Senate confirmation hearings is under way.Representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. His hearing comes as the president-elect continues to lob criticism at the U.S. intelligence community, most recently…
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How Blackmail Works In Russia
The art of kompromat, a practice that seems to have migrated across the Atlantic.
Digg Top Stories
How Many Calories Are In A Banana?
Compared to other fruit, bananas are calorically dense, at 121 calories for a large banana.
Digg Top Stories
Can Designers Save Us From Our Apathy Towards Privacy?
The loss of security and privacy online may seem inevitable, but smart design can help the public help themselves.
Digital Trends
Dodge is preparing a muscle car that’s faster and more powerful than the Hellcat
Dodge has announced a new version of the Challenger muscle car that will be even more extreme than the vaunted Hellcat. Named Demon, the company’s next hot rod will make its official debut in April at the New York Auto Show. The Fiat-owned brand explains the upcoming model will raise the bar in terms…
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Duma speaker calls for PACE reform to protect nations from losing voting rights
State Duma chairman Vyacheslav Volodin has met with PACE chief Pedro Agramunt to urge him to make the body more democratic by protecting national delegations from infringements on their rights, including the right to vote. Read Full Article at
Mark Wahlberg’s Rooting for the Chiefs?? Yeah. (VIDEO)
New England Patriots superfan Mark Wahlberg says he’ll be cheering on Alex Smith and the rest of the KC Chiefs this weekend … and why?  We’re guessing he thinks they’re an easier path to the Super Bowl than the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Of…
Perfect Classical Music Mashup Merges 52 Famous Songs Into One Amazing Track
In this brilliant mashup of classical music, Grant Woolard manages to turn 52 masterpieces from 31 famous composers into a single track that anyone, even those who claim to hate classical music, will end up playing on repeat for days to come. Read more…
Brazil Set for Bond-Sale Surge After Petrobrass $4 Billion Haul
Black Sea Freeze Hitting Major Ports Spurs Grain-Crunch Concern – Nanotechnology News Feed
Understanding Beetle Exoskeleton Could Lead to New and Improved Artificial Materials
What can a beetle tell us about good design principles? Quite a lot, actually. Many insects and crustaceans possess hard, armor-like exoskeletons that, in theory, should weigh the creatures down….
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When Your Self-Driving Car Wants to Be Your Friend Too
Who knew Knight Rider would be so prescient? — Read more on
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Alphabet (Google) Confirms Shutting Down Its Internet Drone Project
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has confirmed that it shut down and closed its internet drone project Titan, three years after it bought the business. What was seen as a somewhat promising project to bring the internet to rural areas all around the world through solar powered drones and hot air balloons…
Mobile Magazine
Facebook is Doing Research to Read Brainwaves and Allows People to Send their Thoughts to Others
Telekinesis and telepathy are staples of sci-fi films in the past. Soon, however, this all could be the stuff of reality as sci-fi takes a back seat to real research and testing. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook and their research on mind gadgets may soon allow humans to read each other’s thoughts or communicate… – Top Stories
Economic Report: U.S. import prices rise at fastest pace since 2012
The cost of imported goods rose at the end of 2016 at the fastest pace in four years, largely because of higher oil prices whose recent rise has added to some upward pressure on inflation.
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ICYMI: A medical breakthrough inspired by a kids toy
Today on In Case You Missed It: Stanford bioengineers created a centrifuge to separate blood and detect disease, all based on whirligigs from childhood. They estimate the blood cell device would cost only 20 cents a piece to make, and since it’s human-powered, could be used all over off-the-grid…
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“Deeply Concerned” Schumer To Vote Against Sessions, Fears For “Immigrant, Gay, Disabled, & Young” Americans
In a tweet-tempest this morning, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has confirmed he opposes Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as attorney general. The Attorney General has a sacred obligation to enforce our laws & uphold the constitution. — Chuck…
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Marine Le Pen In New York For Unexpected Visit, May Meet Trump
The leader of the French National Front Marine Le Pen, who according to a recent poll, has regained the lead in the first round vote of this year’s French presidential election as the momentum of her main challenger Fillon has fizzled, is in New York on an unannounced visit less than four months before…
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Live Stream: Russia, Iran and International Alliances To Take Center Stage At Mattis Confirmation Hearing
With two days of grueling confirmation hearings in the books, it’s time for Retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense, to field some questions.  In his prepared remarks, Mattis is expected to emphasize the importance of international alliances and bringing “business…
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Trump Blasts CNN’s “FAKE NEWS”, Says “Credibility Will Soon Be Gone!”
One day after totally shutting down CNN’s Jim Acosta at his first press conference as President-elect, Trump continues to hammer CNN tweeting that they’re “in a total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS because their ratings are tanking since election and their credibility will soon be gone!” .@CNN is in…
2017 Could Be the Year California’s Drought Comes to an End
2017 Could Be the Year California’s Drought Comes to an End
Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s Intel Core i5-4460S Quad-Core Desktop (8GB/1TB) $384.99
Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s Intel Core i5-4460S Quad-Core Desktop (8GB/1TB) $384.99
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Here are the home improvements with the best payoff
They’re not what you might expect We love stunning renovations and exquisite remodels as much as anyone, but even Chip and Joanna would know that money put into a reno isn’t a 1:1 investment in your home’s future price tag. Every year, researchers with Remodeling magazine study the most popular home…
What it’s like to leave Canada and fight ISIS
On a freezing, cloudless January morning, a woman stood in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa and handed out small photos of Nazzareno Tassone from a Ziploc bag. It was a headshot of him, wearing camouflage fatigues against a bright yellow background with a red star that said YPG — the…
Forbes – Markets
Gold Is Cheap, Just Look At These Charts
Relative to stocks, gold is once again nearly as cheap as it has ever been the last couple decades.
Forbes – Markets
How To Make 12% Annually … Forever
Shutterstock “Efficient market” proponents are wrong – you can bank returns of 10%, 12% or more from stocks regularly. But you need to ignore common Wall Street “wisdom” and follow a simple 3-step formula that I’ll outline for you in a moment. Most individual investors don’t make anything close to 10%…
Forbes – Markets
Wall Street Cheers McDonald’s Sale Deal In China
Sales deal in China seen boosting multiple and margins.
Forbes – Markets
Travelers Companies Becomes #6 Most Shorted Dow Stock, Replacing Chevron
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 12/30/2016 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average by “days to cover.” There are a number of ways to look […]
Forbes – Markets
The New #9 Most Shorted Dow Component: Intel
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 12/30/2016 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average by “days to cover.” There are a number of ways to look […]
Forbes – Markets
DuPont Becomes #12 Most Shorted Dow Stock, Replacing Wal-Mart Stores
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 12/30/2016 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average by “days to cover.” There are a number of ways to look […]
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8K TV: Everything you need to know about the futuristic resolution
Like it or not, 8K is coming. Yes, we know you’re just getting used to 4K – perhaps you’re even wondering whether the new level of detail is too much – but 8K images, TVs and perhaps even VR headsets are now only a few years away. We know this because of the bevy of 8K TVs exhibited at CES 2017 in Las…
RT – Daily news
US raid on Afghan homes saw 33 civilians killed, probe confirms
Thirty-three civilians were killed and 27 wounded as US troops fired on Afghan homes during a shootout with the Taliban in the northern Kunduz province in November, the US military in Afghanistan has confirmed following an investigation. Read Full Article at
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Deals of Note: January 12, 2017
How to save on Bogs rain boots, an Anker battery and a portable coffee maker. …Read More » Full Feed
Prepare for Runaway Deficits: New at Reason
Upon becoming House speaker in 1995, Newt Gingrich decided it was crucial to adopt a plan to eliminate the federal deficit. In a meeting of House Republicans, Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich balked: “Where is it in stone that we have to balance the budget in seven years?” Gingrich had a quick…
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UK Asks Journalists to Not Name Ex-Agent Allegedly Behind Trump Report
One name is suddenly on everyone’s lips. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal revealed who is allegedly behind the salacious and unverified report of compromising material related to President-elect Donald Trump: Christopher Steele.But the UK government has issued a so-called D-Notice to members of… RSS
Bigfoot photographed in Irish forest, although experts say it’s probably just a ghost of a passenger killed in a plane crash there [Weird]
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Exxon must turn over decades of climate change research
A court in Massachusetts has ruled that Exxon Mobil must reveal how much it knew about our looming environmental apocalypse. The oil giant is under investigation by the state’s attorney general, Maura Healey, who is looking at claims that the company mislead investors about climate change. The court…
Trump and Beyond: The Developers and Investors Who Own America
With a developer assuming the presidency, real estate is arguably more political, and more important, than ever.
Razer Blade Pro Review
Where the original Razer Blade was an exercise in compromise, the new Razer Blade Pro is about seeing how much power can be stuffed inside of a 17 inch wide, 11 inch deep, .88 inch tall aluminum housing. Thanks to engineering know-how, recent advances in graphics technology and Razer’s willingness…
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Baboon vocalizations contain five vowel-like sounds comparable to those of human speech
An acoustical analysis of the grunts, barks, wahoos, copulation calls, and yaks from baboons shows that, like people who use several vowels during speech, these nonhuman primates make five distinct vowel-like sounds.
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US energy agency strengthens protections for scientists
Revised scientific-integrity policy gives researchers more leeway to speak to the press and publish their findings.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21290
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Russian economy to grow steadily in next 5 years, but has capacity for more – IMF
Russia will see average GDP growth of 1.5 percent in the next five years, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director David Lipton. However, he told the Gaidar Economic Forum in Moscow the country should strive for faster growth. Read Full Article at
The Nomatic Travel Bag: Stuffed with 20 Handy Features
Traveling can be quite a performance. Airlines charge for luggage, so there’s the challenge…
Details Of New Album “Wayfarer” Issued By Void Cruiser, New Single Streaming
Finnish cosmonauts Void Cruiser revealed the cover artwork and first single from the new album “Wayfarer.” The song “I Didn’t Lie But I Know Now That I Should Have” is available for streaming in the player below. The band says: “This single track release is a taste from the upcoming album ‘Wayfarer.’… – latest science and technology news stories
Struggling families need more help to save, says academic think-tank
Three-fifths of low and middle income households are currently unable to save money, while for people already saving, the ratio between spending and saving is dramatically falling, researchers say. – latest science and technology news stories
3-D printing could transform future membrane technology
Researchers at the University of Bath suggest developments in 3-D printing techniques could open the door to the advancement of membrane capabilities. – latest science and technology news stories
Research to make crops more resilient to changing weather
Scientists at the University of Bath are part of a new five-year project to save brassica vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and kale. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers turn to ‘citizen scientists’ for help identifying gravitational waves
The term “crowdsourcing” has only been in existence for the last decade, but instances of crowdsourcing – in which stakeholders enlist the general public to provide needed services – date back hundreds of years. – latest science and technology news stories
Stripping away an infection’s armour
A Massey professor of microbiology has identified a protein that could help fight serious infections in elderly, cancer, HIV and cystic fibrosis patients. – latest science and technology news stories
One radiator to heat a whole floor
Saving energy from building highly insulated homes—often called passive homes or zero-emissions homes—makes sense for the climate and for the homeowner’s pocketbook. But what happens if your efficient home is a little too efficient, and parts are too warm? – latest science and technology news stories
Viruses in the genome important for our brain
Over millions of years, retroviruses have been incorporated into human DNA, where they today make up almost 10 per cent of the total genome. A research group at Lund University in Sweden has now discovered a mechanism through which these retroviruses may have an impact on gene expression. This means… – latest science and technology news stories
Simple fats and amino acids to explain how life began
A research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has explored how the chemical molecules that could have given rise to life were assembled. – latest science and technology news stories
A new method for converting wastewater nutrients into fertiliser
Researchers of Aalto University have developed a new, energy-efficient method for capturing nitrogen and phosphorus from different liquid waste fractions. In laboratory studies, with the help of the method, it is possible to separate 99 percent of the nitrogen and 90-99% of phosphorus in wastewater and… – latest science and technology news stories
Cyberterrorism could get personal, researchers suggest
Cyber terrorism is a controversial term. In considering terrorism, the popular image is of hijacked aeroplanes, buildings and lives destroyed by bombs, multiple shootings and other large-scale life-threatening incidents. It would be easy to marginalise cyberterrorism as nothing more important as a bit… – latest science and technology news stories
Venus rules the dusk skies at greatest elongation
“What’s that bright light in the sky?” The planet Venus never fails to impress, and indeed makes even seasoned observers look twice at its unexpected brilliance. The third brightest natural object in the sky, Venus now rules the dusk, a fine sight for wintertime evening commuters. Venus reaches greatest…
Ryanair Rows Back From Its Brexit Gloom With New London Services
You need to watch the ‘black-ish’ episode about Trump’s election
Not for the first time, ABC’s black-ish asked the difficult and direct political question on everyone’s minds. “At the end of the day, no one wants to be on the losing side of an upset, but what happens when the winners and the losers are supposed to be on the same team?” In Season 3 episode 12, black-ish…
NATO Still Enormously Helpful to U.S. Security, Mattis Says
Betaworks’ Voicecamp is looking to give voice-powered startups $125K each
 Betaworks startup studio is today announcing the second in its line of accelerator camps in the form of voicecamp. And no, this won’t make you a better chorus member. Earlier this year, betaworks launched botcamp as a way to better understand and fuel growth of the chatbot space. With today’s announcement,…
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Opera Neon: Could this be the future of the desktop browser?
Opera has released a concept browser called Neon to showcase what it believes the desktop browser will be in five years’ time.
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IBM bets on the blockchain to keep your medical data safe
Big Blue believes the secure transfer of medical information can be achieved through technology associated with Bitcoin.
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Spectacular LEGO Space Shuttle Blasts Off
Just look at this space shuttle LEGO build by OliveSeon. But wait—let’s take a look at it in all it’s glory… Spectacular. Head on over to OliveSeon’s Flickr page for more pics. See Also: This Incredible LEGO Space Shuttle Build Has It All (via Reddit) Send your tips to….
FCC chief accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality—but it probably doesn’t matter
AT&T and Verizon are probably violating the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules by allowing third-parties to pay for subscribers’ data usage.That’s the determination FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler provided in a letter to several U.S. Senators on Wednesday, along with a report on the…
Today’s Best Deals: Sous-Vide, Home Gym, Powerful Vacuum, and More
The step-up model of your favorite vacuum, Marcy home gym equipment, and Anova’s uber-popular sous-vide circulator lead off Thursday’s best deals. Read more…
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‘Lego City Undercover’ is coming to Nintendo Switch, among other platforms
Dedicated detective and Lego mini-figure Chase McCain starred in one of the earliest exclusives for the Wii U, Lego City Undercover, and he will be making his way to Nintendo’s latest console to take down baddies and collect plenty of plastic bits. The game is coming to the Nintendo Switch this spring…
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Adobe has created a voice-controlled version of Lightroom
If CES showed us anything this year, it’s that virtual assistants are the future of human-device interaction. Apple, Google, Amazon, and others have already implemented virtual assistants into devices and it appears Adobe will soon be doing the same. Adobe’s research team has shared a new video showing…
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Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. These apps normally cost money…
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Casio Pro Trek Smart GPS Watch
The Casio Smart Outdoor Watch was a great first release from the brand. The Casio PRO TREK WSD-F20 is even better. The Android Wear 2.0 boasts a 1.32″ 320×300 pixel display with a capacitive touchscreen that’s capable of serving up a full-color map with GPS location, compass, barometer, altimeter, day/date…
Peter Thiel talks about Apple’s demise, politics, and Silicon Valley sex lives in NYT interview
During Donald Trump’s presidential run, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel was one of the Republican’s few supporters from the tech world, donating $1.25 million to the President-elect’s campaign. Now, the Facebook board member has spoken to The New York Times’ Maureen Dows about a subjects such as the Muslim…
Dude Wipes
Sure to be the butt of some jokes but the biodegradable Dude Wipes are no laughing matter. The all-natural, sustainable crack cleansers, created by scientists, sport no nasty chemicals and can be flushed anywhere. Well, anywhere you’re supposed to flush. The company also supports military and cancer…
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Sharing of data to combat infectious disease outbreaks
To protect people against potentially deadly infectious disease outbreaks, it is critical that scientists and governments rapidly share information about the pathogens that cause them. A new shows how it is possible to encourage the greater international sharing of such data, despite numerous challenges… US Business
McDonald’s Looks to Sell Part of Stake in Japan Business
McDonald’s is inviting bids for a significant stake in its Japan unit, days after it reached a deal to sell its China and Hong Kong franchises. US Business
WSJ Survey: Economists Split on Timing of Fed’s Next Rate Move
Economists expect the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates three times this year but can’t agree on when those increases will come. Music
Review: Flaming Lips Make a Miley-Assisted Rock Opera on ‘Oczy Mlody’
The Flaming Lips have always fancied themselves the psychedelic-rock heirs to Pink Floyd’s saucerfuls of secrets and the Beatles’ kaleidoscope eyes; and they’ve spent the last three decades summoning freaky visions and setting them to outsized orchestral-rock jams. Their latest outing, a schlocky rock…
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Greece jobless rate eases to 23%, still highest in eurozone
Greek unemployment dropped slightly for the second consecutive month, according to data released by the national statistics agency ELSTAT on Thursday. The jobless rate fell to 23 percent in October from 23.1 percent a month earlier. Read Full Article at
Video Feedbackteria
If you point a video camera at a projection of the video camera’s output — and if the conditions are just so — you get some interesting patterns that look almost biological. It’s fascinating that video feedback strongly resembles the patterns on brain coral. There must be an underlying emergent process…
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Hollande hails France’s engagement in major foreign policy speech
President François Hollande stressed France’s active engagement on the international stage, particularly in Syria and the rest of the Arab world, in a key foreign policy speech delivered in Paris Thursday.
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Trump’s Plan to Cut Drug Imports Could Raise Prices, Not Lower Them
Much of the surge in pharmaceuticals brought in from outside the U.S. comes from generics, which are generally cheaper than branded medicines.
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Mediator: As Trump Berates News Media, a New Strategy Is Needed to Cover Him
Donald Trump is a master manipulator, and the news media has found itself at the edge of a cliff. It needs better footing, fast.
An obituary for fake news
The term “fake news”—which originally referred to articles with fictional content, but which was later used to describe literally anything online that you disagree with—died on Wednesday at a press conference in New York City. The cause of death, according to observers, was a mixture of overexposure,…
Psychology shows that in dark political times, there’s an essential thing we must do to cultivate hope
In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, it’s easy to feel hopeless about the future of the US. But according to psychological research, that’s a dangerous emotion to indulge in times like these. After all, fighting for positive change is hard. It requires sustained effort and a willingness to fail along…
Globalization needs to be all or nothing
Much of the criticism leveled against globalization today is related to the idea that it enriches the few, while leaving many people behind. Such a sweeping indictment, proffered by those advocating the wholesale abandonment of globalization, puts the very existence of an international agenda at risk….
There are only 7,100 wild cheetah left in the world
Our recent report on global cheetah decline provides alarming reading. Using the best available information, we estimate that there are only about 7,100 wild cheetah left in the world. The species is now restricted to less than 10% of its historical distribution, and survives in just 33 populations,…
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‘Populist leaders’ encourage rights abuses, Human Rights Watch says
Human Rights Watch says the US and Europe are seeing ‘populist leaders’ erode basic human rights.
In Majority Catholic Philippines, Duterte Orders Better Access To Birth Control
A law in the Philippines mandates universal access to contraception, but the Supreme Court and the Catholic Church have fought its implementation. President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing back.(Image credit: Manman Dejeto/AFP/Getty Images)
How a Good Mentor Can Save You Time
Having a mentor is a good way to push your career forward, but at their core mentorships aren’t just about making connections, they can actually save you a lot of time and mistakes if you take the time to learn from them.Read more…
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Biological warfare, virus style
Enlarge / Viruses latch on to a cell, setting off a competition for a successful infection. (credit: Graham Beards/Wikimedia Commons) Darwin’s theory of evolution was formulated based on the competition he saw among animals and plants. But his insights turned out to apply with organisms he couldn’t…
What Cancer Researchers Can Learn from Direct-to-Consumer Companies
Organizations striving to find new ways to attack cancer have much to learn from direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies. Specifically, they can profit from DTC firms’ expertise in persuading their customers to provide and share their data. This is something many cancer patients don’t do because they are…
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US establishes a federal committee on automation
Someday, self-driving vehicles could rule the roads, what with several tech titans, ride-hailing companies and automakers developing their own. To prepare for the era of autonomous vehicles, the United States’ transportation department has established a federal committee on automation. The committee,…
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The Revolt of Working Parents
“There is no way you can be a good mother while achieving what I aspire.”“Let’s face it. It’s a man’s world. The woman always stays home with the child.”“It’s hard to do this job with two kids.”These are just a few phrases working mothers reported hearing from their supervisors when discussing promotions…
Report: EU unhappy with US response to Yahoo email scanning scandal
 The European Union is not happy with the explanation provided by the US government for why its domestic spy agencies co-opted Yahoo to scan all emails of users of its webmail service during a six month period in 2015, Reuters is reporting. Read More Full Feed
Judge William Pryor, ‘No Friend of Criminal Defendants,’ Is Said to Top Trump’s SCOTUS Short-List
Yesterday President-elect Donald Trump said he plans to announce his Supreme Court pick sometime shortly after taking the oath of office. “I’ll be making the decision on who we will put up … that will be probably within two weeks of the 20th,” Trump said. The president-elect also reiterated his promise…
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Insta360 Nano iPhone VR Camera
Price: $199  | Buy | LinkWant to shoot 360° videos right on your iPhone? This handy gadget adds a pair of 210°, high resolution fisheye cameras and an app which can stitch them into a surround image in real time for sharing and streaming. It also works as a standalone VR camera. More Awesome Stuff:…
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DM Apartment by Francesc Rifé Studio
DM Apartment is a minimal space located in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Francesc Rifé Studio. The identity of this apartment was conditioned from the beginning by its shape: a square plant with a façade completely open to the outside. Its design is divided into two main areas. The opaque…
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Baker: Wooden Tables with Gentle Curves
Designers Nicholas Karlovasitis and Sarah Gibson created a pair of wooden tables for DesignByThem that aim to welcome everyone. The Baker Table features soft curved corners and sides that create a more substantial tabletop, which is then paired with cylindrical legs. If the Baker Table isn’t…
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China’s ‘war on pollution’ leads to 720 arrests, $63.6mn in fines
China detained 720 people and imposed fines totaling $63.6 million last year as part of its ‘war on pollution,’ according to state media. The arrests and fines took place following random inspections and public tip-offs. Read Full Article at
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Sergey Korolev: Space exploration’s No. 1 constructor & total enigma
He constructed the rocket that performed the world’s first manned space flight and was at the forefront of space exploration. Yet his name was kept secret for his entire life, only being referred to as “the chief designer.” Here we tell you more about Sergey Korolev – brilliant Soviet academic and hidden…
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Trump’s Pick for Secretary of State Backs Paris Climate Accord
But Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee, tells senators that efforts to predict climate change are ‘very limited’ — Read more on
European Tour Dates Announced By MaidaVale
MaidaVale is announcing a new European tour with dates in France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden. The band that just received its first Manifest nomination in Sweden for Best hard rock/metal album 2016 and continuing a breakthrough year with an extended European tour! Confirmed dates and venues…
New Vocalist Announced By War Agenda, New Video “Axis Of Evil” Available
German thrashers War Agenda announced a new vocalist after frontman Marsel left the quintet at the end of 2016. The new singer is known as “Moustafa Troll,” and with him the band will start again in 2017. Currently, War Agenda is writing new material for a sophomore full length album. At the same…
New Song “She Can’t Go Home” Streaming From Unruly Child
Hard Rock veterans Unruly Child are streaming the new song “She Can’t Go Home.” The song appears on the highly anticipated new studio release “Can’t Go Home,” due out via Frontiers Music Srl on February 24th. Unruly Child features Marcie Free (vocalist – King Kobra, Signal), Bruce Gowdy (guitarist…
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Trump nominees for State, Defence and CIA grilled by Senate
Donald Trump’s picks for spy chief and defence secretary say Russia poses a major threat.
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Trump claims intelligence chief denounced ‘false’ dossier
Donald Trump says spy boss Clapper told him that claims Russia held compromising material were “false”.
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30 billion tons of stored carbon discovered in Congo peatland
At 3.7 million square kilometers, the Congo Basin contains some of the planet’s largest tropical rainforests and vast wetlands powered by the region’s high rainfall and powerful Congo River. Buried within this awe-inspiring wilderness are the Cuvette Centrale peatlands, recently discovered and mapped…
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Wileyfox’s Swift 2 X is its priciest smartphone yet at £219
After launching a trio of forgettable devices over the summer, Wileyfox rebounded late last year with a follow-up to the great value Swift. A couple of follow-ups, in fact: the Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus. But both of these are 5-inch handsets, and were always destined to be joined by a sibling made for…
Boom shows off its XB-1 supersonic demonstration passenger airliner
 If you’re old enough to remember the Concorde, then startup Boom‘s plans to bring supersonic flight back to commercial passenger air travel is huge. Now Boom is one step closer, as it reveals the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, a 1/3-scale prototype of its Boom supersonic passenger aircraft, which will…
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Housing secretary nominee Ben Carson: what you need to know
Confirmation hearings start today The former neurosurgeon, a one-time rival or the Republican presidential nomination—who became a favorite of Christian conservatives due to his inspiring tale of overcoming poverty—will start confirmation hearings today to become the secretary of Department of Housing… – Top Stories
Most Americans are one medical emergency away from financial disaster
As income stagnates, people are struggling to put money aside.
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Gen. James Mattis testifies at Senate confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense (WATCH LIVE)
The Senate Armed Services Committee is hearing the testimony of retired Marine General James Mattis, picked by President-elect Donald Trump to take over the Department of Defense. Read Full Article at
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Press freedoms clampdown? UK govt urged to bin Section 40 proposals
The government is coming under mounting pressure to drop proposals that would force newspapers to pay the costs of people who sue them, after Scottish ministers said they would refuse to bring in a similar law north of the border. Read Full Article at
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25 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases ‘Tears in Heaven’
Eric Clapton turned to the healing power of music at one of his darkest personal moments. Continue reading…
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Online TV goes backwards
It’s a new year and Ctrl-Walt-Delete is back! On the first episode of 2017, Walt and Nilay reminisce on the origin and legacy of the iPhone, which was introduced 10 years ago this week. Also, Walt’s latest column tackles TV streaming, which is starting to look more and more like cable subscriptions….
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes history with groundbreaking sales
It appears that in order to make groundbreaking sales, one should have a clone, or double according to “holiday” rockers Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO). We’re not stating this is a bad thing either, just a smart business transaction. For those that barely listen to TSO aside from the holiday season,…
The Explainer: Blue Ocean Strategy
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Scientists launch project to tackle global ‘clean cold’ challenge
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have launched a major research project to investigate how ‘clean cold’ could help to achieve almost all of the United Nations’ (UN) global Sustainable Development Goals. – latest science and technology news stories
Producing a better wheat crop to feed the world—single to multiple wheat genomics
Entering a ‘wheat pan-genomics’ era from single to multiple wheat DNA references, the Earlham Institute (EI) aims to diversify one of the world’s most complex genomes to improve yield quality and increase wider production of this critical food crop. – latest science and technology news stories
Does your smartphone make you less likely to trust others?
Imagine you are visiting a new city and get lost on your way to that famous must-see museum. In times of yore – actually just about 10 years ago – you might have had to consult a friendly local to direct you. Today, with all the friendly locals still very much around you on the street, you might find… – latest science and technology news stories
Modeling magma to find copper
Copper is an essential element of our society with main uses in the field of electricity and electronics. About 70% of the copper comes from deposits formed several million years ago during events of magma degassing within the Earth’s crust just above subduction zones. Despite similar ore forming processes,… – latest science and technology news stories
Affordable water in the US: A burgeoning crisis
If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new research by a Michigan State University scholar. – latest science and technology news stories
Laboratory perfects metal powders for manufacturing
Iver Anderson and Emma White, metallurgists at Ames Laboratory, like to show off samples of metal powders encapsulated in custom-made hourglasses to visitors. Dull gray, the powders are barely remarkable in and of themselves, let alone in comparison to each other. – latest science and technology news stories
Training computers to differentiate between people with the same name
All individuals are unique but millions of people share names. How to distinguish—or as it is technically known, disambiguate—people with common names and determine which John Smith or Maria Garcia or Wei Zhang or Omar Ali is a specific John Smith, Maria Garcia, Wei Zhang or Omar Ali—or even someone… – latest science and technology news stories
Finally, an explanation for the “alien megastructure?”
Back in October of 2015, astronomers shook the world when they reported how the Kepler mission had noticed a strange and sudden drop in brightness coming from KIC 8462852 (aka. Tabby’s Star). This was followed by additional studies that showed how the star appeared to be consistently dimming over time…. – latest science and technology news stories
Dengue and Zika virus family uses an unexpected approach to hijack human cell machinery
A group of researchers in Germany have discovered that flaviviruses—a family that includes Dengue, Zika and West Nile viruses—use an unexpected mechanism to hijack the cell’s machinery to replicate themselves compared to many other RNA viruses. The findings, published this week in mBio, an open-access… – latest science and technology news stories
Conservation practices may leave African indigenous populations behind
Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to Nathan Clay, Ph.D. candidate in geography, Penn State. – latest science and technology news stories
India was by no means as isolated as we thought
India gradually drifted away from Africa and Madagascar towards the north and collided with the Eurasian plate. Scientists assumed for a long time that the subcontinent was largely isolated during its long journey through the ocean and unique species of plants and animals were therefore able to develop…
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Microsoft?s latest Surface accessory is this Bluetooth-enabled keyboard built to follow the natural resting position of your hands. The sleek Surface Ergonomic Keyboard will free you from wrist and hand strain thanks to the subtle changes to the keytop geometry, split space bar and its naturally arched…
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Especially after the launch of the Microsoft Surface Studio, there?s been a lot of buzz lately about Apple?s gap in the market for pro artists. Astropad Studio is the ultimate tool for creative professionals, it turns your iPad Pro into a completely customizable graphics tablet. Many working artists…
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The Cerro Pelon Ranch is a mind-blowing property owned by fashion designer Tom Ford, it was recently put on the market, with a reported asking price of $75 million. Designed by architect Tadao Ando, the rare and significant property is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has approximately 20,600 acres,…
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The Pulse Camera Remote is a new smart device that enables you to get a great deal of control on your DSLR camera from your smartphone through the mandatory app that goes with it. Using Bluetooth, you simply have to set the small gadget atop your camera?s hot shoe, connect it with the micro USB cable…
Meet the robonauts: NASA’s humanoid robots
Picture this: Astronauts floating in weightlessness sip cups of coffee while staring out the windows of the International Space Station. They’re looking at a vaguely human-like figure as it scuttles around the outside of the station, suitless in the vacuum of space.  The humanoid robot is spacewalking…
Exceptionally Rare Photograph of Lincoln’s First Inauguration Will Go on Display Today
Today, Bowdoin College is set to show off an incredibly rare acquisition—a vintage photograph of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration from 1861. The image, one of only three known to exist, shows a large crowd gathered outside the east side of the US Capitol to attend Lincoln’s swearing-in ceremony. Read…
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The Amazon Prime Store Card Is a Credit Card for Prime Members
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you already enjoy free two-day shipping, a gaggle of free movies and shows, Kindle books, and a lot more. Now, with the launch of the Amazon Prime Store Card, you can save even more. The new credit card, which is aimed at Prime members, offers 5% back on Amazon […]
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Could Cancer Drugs Treat Autism?
Five years ago, on Charlie Ryan’s second birthday, a big lump mysteriously formed on the side of his abdomen. At the emergency room his parents took him to, doctors suggested the lump was a hernia caused by some unknown trauma, and referred the family to a surgeon. The surgeon told them it was a benign…
It’s Absolutely Worth $5 To Keep Your Tacos Organized
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New Easter egg makes the Tesla Model S P100D quicker than a McLaren P1
Tesla Motors’ latest over-the-air software update includes an Easter egg that makes the P100D variants of the Model S and the Model X even faster. Announced late last year by company boss Elon Musk, the update adds a new driving mode named Ludicrous+ that unlocks about 33 extra horsepower. As a result,…
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Google is rolling out a new version of AMP optimized for low-memory devices
Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, is sort of like Redbull for webpages: it optimizes and streamlines articles, galleries, and comment sections in the interest of pulling them up as quickly as, say, your phone’s Facebook app. But as well it does in achieving that goal right now, Google thinks…
Apple’s Single Sign-on feature for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV adds new TV provider
Apple has added an additional TV provider to its list of partners supporting its Single Sign-on feature for iOS 10 and tvOS 10. Cable ONE joins ten other providers that let customers authenticate once through the Settings app to access content in paid video apps. more…Filed under: Apple
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Michelle Obama Gets Emotional With Jimmy Fallon On ‘The Tonight Show’
Barack Obama’s wife went on “The Tonight Show” last night to reminisce on old times and make a few more memories with her old friend Jimmy Fallon. It was adorable.
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Chickens Are Actually Pretty Smart
Chickens have a reputation for being profoundly dumb, but in fact they are remarkably intelligent and may even be empathic.
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Living In Andy Cohen’s America
No one understands our new era of reality-TV populism better than the man who turned “The Real Housewives” into an empire.
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Resistance To The Antibiotic Of Last Resort Is Silently Spreading
For certain infections, the only drug left is colistin. But just over a year after they were discovered in China, bacteria that can fend off colistin are being found all across the world.
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‘Don’t be fooled by good-looking liberals’: Jane Fonda trashes Trudeau over pipelines
Despite a rousing speech at the Paris climate talks in 2015, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has “betrayed” every one of the commitments he made, according to actor and activist Jane Fonda. Read Full Article at
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French court orders release of ex-Kosovo PM as Serbia demands extradition over ‘war crimes’
A French court has ordered the release of ex-Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, who was recently detained on an international warrant from Serbia. Belgrade has officially requested Haradinaj’s extradition from France for alleged war crimes. Read Full Article at US Business
Mnuchin Has Stake in Fund That Would Gain From Fannie Mae Revival
Steven Mnuchin, nominated to be the next Treasury secretary, stands to benefit personally from a revival of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—a policy he backs—though he has pledged to quit the positions soon after his confirmation.
Twitter will livestream Trump’s inauguration with six hours of coverage
Donald Trump’s favorite platform will broadcast his inauguration.  Twitter announced Thursday a partnership with PBS NewsHour to livestream special coverage of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.  SEE ALSO: An A-list celeb has finally offered to perform at Trump’s inauguration The live broadcast will include… Music
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Plans Career-Spanning Box Set With Rarities LP
“Weird Al” Yankovic will reissue his entire gut-busting catalog – from his self-titled 1983 debut to 2014’s Mandatory Fun – as part of a massive box set titled Squeeze Box. In addition to the parody musician’s 14 studio albums, Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic boasts Medium Rarities,…
Brazil’s largest cocaine cartels are waging a bloody war in the country’s prisons
São Paulo, Brazil — A war between Brazil’s two largest criminal organizations has erupted. And it’s done so in the country’s prisons. Two riots last week instigated by Comando Vermelho (CV) and Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) were the two deadliest prison riots ever recorded in Brazil, and they were…
Your Free Credit Score Might Not Be What You Think It Is
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t just have one credit score. You have a number of them and, chances are, they all vary a bit. Your Generic FICO score is the most popular among these, but it’s not typically the score you get with those “free credit score” offers.Read more…
FollowAnalytics launches AI-powered Mobile Optimization Suite to solve marketing’s generalization problem
EXCLUSIVE: Marketers are used to the concept of split-testing possible content and communication changes to determine a winning combination. The problem with a standard A/B split test is that it can still leave many of your customers with a sub-optimal experience because you’re assuming that all of your…
Microsoft and 343 Industries vet joins Twitch
Twitch has attracted a Microsoft veteran. The streaming site announced today that it has hired Matt McCloskey as its new vice president of commerce. McCloskey previously worked at Microsoft, recently as the chief operating officer 343 Industries, which works on the Halo series. He will be responsible…
Eonite debuts a new kind of low-cost sensor for virtual reality
Silicon Valley computer vision startup Eonite is revealing its low-cost, accurate, and low-power solution for inside-out positional head tracking for virtual reality and augmented reality headsets. That’s a big deal, because VR and AR headsets will be much better once when they have this kind of tracking,…
Uber touts ‘first global sports partnership’ as it teams up with soccer giant Manchester United
Uber has entered what’s being touted as a “first partnership of its kind” with U.K. soccer behemoth Manchester United, a deal that will usher in a number of initiatives for fans domestically and in dozens of countries around the world. Fans attending games at the club’s Old Trafford stadium will have…
Leading Cosmetic Group Amorepacific Subsidiary Innisfree Collaborates with POSPi and Bank of China to Bring Exceptional Shopping Experience by Deploying Mobile POS
PRESS RELEASE: SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 12, 2017– An innovative check out method completely different from the traditional one, which was first seen at Apple Retail Store, is now being applied at Innisfree outlets – using Mobile POS to offer a personalized and more engaged… – Top Stories
Market Snapshot: Dow on track for worst decline since October
U.S. stocks drifted lower Thursday as investors appeared disappointed by a lack of policy detail in President-elect Donald Trump’s first formal news conference on Wednesday.
Zero Hedge
Beijing Not Amused After Tillerson Says US Will Block Chinese Access To South China Sea Islands
While Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing as Trump’s Secretary of State was for the most part uneventful, several hours into his back and forth with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tillerson compared China’s actions to those of Russia in Crimea, saying a failure to respond had allowed it to… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Compact Lasers Used to Recreate Conditions Prevalent Inside Stars
The energy density contained in the center of a star is said to be greater than what is imaginable. Compared with the one atmosphere of pressure humans live with on Earth’s surface, the…
Facebook Pages can now “go live” from the desktop, add live contributors and more
 Facebook Live, the social network’s live video streaming platform, received a series of updates this week, the most notable being the ability for broadcasters to “go live” from their desktop and laptop computers. Video creators will be able to stream from their web browser directly to their Facebook…
Why It’s Impossible to Predict When That Giant Antarctic Ice Sheet Will Split
Melting ice is a master’s class in fluid dynamics. The post Why It’s Impossible to Predict When That Giant Antarctic Ice Sheet Will Split appeared first on WIRED.
Mobile Magazine
NASA’s Quest to Bring Back the X-Plane Experimental Program
NASA’s X-Planes were the most creative experimental aircraft to be created. Decades were spent researching and testing these pioneering aircraft that were used to test out sciences like breaking the sound barrier and flying at high altitudes. NASA now plans to bring back that program, with a few goals…
43% off Microsoft Wireless Desktop 900 Keyboard and Mouse Bundle – Deal Alert
The Wireless Desktop 900 keyboard from Microsoft has quiet-touch keys and customizable buttons for access to the Windows features you use most. The full-size ambidextrous mouse provides comfortable, precise navigation. The Wireless Desktop 900 also includes Advanced Encryption Standard to help protect…
Apple plans to create original TV shows like ‘Westworld’ in 2017 – CNET
To help boost Apple Music and to offset slowing device sales, Apple is reportedly making a push into Hollywood for original TV shows and potentially movies.
AT&T CEO visits Trump Tower to discuss Time Warner deal – CNET
AT&T execs are meeting with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the company’s $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner.
Scientific American Content: Global
Wind and Solar Growth Outpace Gas
More than half of electricity generation capacity added to the U.S. grid in 2016 came from renewable resources — Read more on
‘The Daily Show’ parodies ‘Goldfinger’ in perfect response to Trump allegations
Someone had to do it. Trevor Noah and The Daily Show gifted us all with a perfect parody about the rumors perpetrated by the now-infamous dossier containing unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s ties to Russia — and more specifically, the man’s penchant for golden showers. Playing…
Opinion: Does Apple need to make an Amazon Echo/Google Home speaker, or just make Siri better?
There has been speculation that Apple may be planning to build its own home speaker device to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home, with some expressing the view that Apple is already late to the party. But does Apple need to compete in this space, when it arguably already has its own version…
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TIL the scientific adviser to the 2014 film Interstellar spent two weeks talking Christopher Nolan out of having a character travelling faster than the speed of light, as it defies the laws of physics
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Amazing hockey play
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Rabbit made of clock parts
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LPT: If you are lost in the wilderness, start 3 campfires in a triangle shape. Pilots and first responders are trained to recognize 3 plumes of smoke as a distress signal.
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Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Palletes Transformed Into Functional, Nerdy Wall Decor
Repurposing pallets into functional objects for the home has been trendy for a while now, but we really love what Kone Mei has been doing. Kone is transforming them into wall decorations that incorporate fun/useful items like wireless chargers and lamps. Check out more examples below. …
House of Marley Positive Vibration On-Ear Headphones w/ Mic $11.99
House of Marley Positive Vibration On-Ear Headphones w/ Mic $11.99
Forbes – Markets
Apple: A Buy At Current Levels Or A Buy At Higher Prices?
Do you buy or add Apple here or do you buy or add it higher? US Business
Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Meet to Discuss F-35
Lockheed Martin executives met with Pentagon officials to thrash out terms for the next multibillion-dollar batch of 90 F-35 combat jets. US Business
Arizona Plans to Sue Blood-Testing Company Theranos
The Arizona Attorney General is planning to sue blood-testing company Theranos, alleging that it defrauded consumers in the state, according to a state bidding document. US Business
AT&T Chief Meets With President-Elect Trump
Randall Stephenson, the chairman and chief executive of AT&T Inc., visited Trump Tower to meet with an incoming president who has expressed concerns about the company’s proposed purchase of Time Warner Inc.
Metal Injection
Stream BLACK ANVIL’s Quite Blackened New Album As Was
Let’s get blackened and a little weird. The post Stream BLACK ANVIL’s Quite Blackened New Album As Was appeared first on Metal Injection.
RT – Daily news
Ex-Microsoft staff suing ‘for PTSD’ over graphic child sex imagery
Two former Microsoft employees are suing the company for severe psychological distress they claim to have endured in their role monitoring disturbing footage of child sex abuse, murder and bestiality as part of Microsoft’s Online Safety Team. Read Full Article at
Bloomberg Politics
Merkel Says Brexit Will Force EU to Confront Corporate Tax Rates
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.K.’s divorce from the European Union will be a catalyst for the bloc to confront the thorny issue of corporate tax rates as it renews a push for a common agenda.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists sort through bilayer graphene
A team of scientists spent two years studying and organizing all of the most significant experimental and theoretical findings in the field of bilayer graphene. As a result, they published a review citing roughly 450 scientific papers on bilayer graphene and related subjects.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Ultra-fast, ultra-sensitive platinum selenide gas sensors
Researchers have demonstrated ultrafast and highly sensitive gas sensors using platinum selenide. This material – a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) – has promising potential in different areas of nanoelectronics, including optoelectonics as well as sensing.
The Verge – All Posts
PC shipments have now declined for 5 years in a row
The PC industry has been declining for years, but it just hit a big milestone. PC shipments have now declined for 5 years in a row, with between 260 and 270 million machines shipped during 2016 according to Gartner and IDC. Both firms’ estimates vary due to how they count convertibles and other form…
Ultimate Classic Rock
Ace Frehley Addresses Kiss Reunion Speculation: ‘2017 Seems Like a Ripe Year’
Ace Frehley talks about the chances of reuniting with Kiss in 2017, calling it a “ripe year” Continue reading…
NYC’s Citi Bikes piloting Blaze’s biking safety projection lights
 Hardware Battlefield competitor Blaze is continuing to score deals that see big deployments of its tech across large urban fleets, this time with New York’s Citi Bikes. The new U.S. partnership (via Engadget) follows an arrangement with London’s Santander bike share program, which saw all 11,500 of…