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Nigeria Bid to Link Mines to Idle Steel Mill Seen as Buhari Test
Feds Williams Sees Gradual Rate Hikes to Keep Economy on Track
HSBC CEO Gulliver Says Lower Bank Profitability Here to Stay RSS
Good news Millennials, you’ll still struggle to pay off your student loans even after you retire [Sad]
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Joe Rogan: keeping things simple
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BBC News – World
Flight MH370: Another search still possible, Australia says
Australia says the search for MH370 could resume one day, but only with “credible new evidence”.
Bonochhaya Experience Centre / Abin Design Studio
© Ravi Kanade Architects: Abin Design Studio Location: Santiniketan, West Bengal 731204, India Architect In Charge: Abin Design Studio Design Team: Abin Chaudhuri, Poorvi Dugar Ajmera, Angshujit Mazumder …
Here’s the difference between Chelsea Manning’s case and Edward Snowden’s
With the stunning news that a bulk of Chelsea Manning’s remaining sentence has been commuted by President Obama, there’s an obvious question in the air about that other infamous leaker of government document troves, Edward Snowden.  Mainly: Why pardon Chelsea Manning, but not Edward Snowden? SEE ALSO:…
Blockchain Technology Could Save Banks $12 Billion a Year
Mickeycaskill quotes a report from Accenture research has found Blockchain technology has the potential to reduce infrastructure costs by an average of 30 percent for eight of the world’s ten biggest banks. That equates to annual cost savings of $8-12 billion. The findings of the “Banking…
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Ron Paul Asks “Will Trump Continue The Bush-Obama ‘Big Spending’ Legacy?”
Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, This week, Congress passed a budget calling for increasing federal spending and adding $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. Most so-called “fiscal conservatives” voted for this big-spending budget because…
Gut Fish the Japanese Way With a Pair of Chopsticks
If you need to gut your fresh catch of the day, all you need is a pair of chopsticks. Warning: you will literally see a fish’s guts get yanked out of its mouth.This gutting method, demonstrated in the video above from the Morigami YouTube channel, removes fish innards and gills without forcing you to… – latest science and technology news stories
Pitching in: Biologists study development of division of labor among bees
Social bees are celebrated for their cooperative industry, but how did their innovative division of labor evolve? A starting point for examining this question may be study of their solitary cousins, say Utah State University biologists.
The Awesomer
Making Victorian Candy
LinkTallahassee, Florida confectioner Lofty Pursuits shows off some of their old-school methods for making candies, as they pull melted sugar, crank it through vintage equipment, then crack it apart to create the final forms for their sweet treats. You can buy their candies here. More Awesome Stuff:… US Business
The Best Ways to Manage a Demanding Boss
Don’t ignore—or meekly accept—the requests of demanding supervisors. Negotiate a solution. US Business
Eyeballs Are No Longer Enough for Netflix
Netflix should be able to meet subscriber targets, but investors may start demanding profits.
BBC News – World
US President Barack Obama: Nine African highlights
As President Obama’s presidency comes to an end, BBC Africa looks back at his most significant visits to the continent.
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Zoning for Public Good
Event Date: Jan 26, 2017; Event City: New York, NY, US Zoning is the fundamental tool employed by municipalities to shape land use and development in the most equitable and environmentally sound way. It provides a framework for vital municipal concerns such as affordable and inclusionary housing, infrastructure,…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Student winners envision the “Airport of the Future” in 2016 Fentress Global Challenge
Students from over 50 countries sent their best design concepts of the “Airport of the Future“ in the 2016 Fentress Global Challenge. Out of the shortlisted entries revealed last November, three student proposals won the big prizes for best “reflect[ing] bold conceptual thinking, acute sensitivity to…
President Trump Wants to Weaken the Dollar. Heres How He Can
RT – Daily news
’More important than ever’: RT starts broadcasting within UN HQ
RT has joined an exclusive list of news outlets to broadcast on the internal information network at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Read Full Article at
NYT > Business Day
Deutsche Bank and Justice Dept. Complete Deal on Mortgage Crisis
The institution will pay a penalty of $3.1 billion and provide $4.1 billion in consumer relief to homeowners, borrowers and communities.
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The Atlantic Daily: Postures and Policy
What We’re FollowingCabinet of Wonders: The week of Donald Trump’s inauguration is here, and one last member of his Cabinet—the Secretary of Agriculture—still has yet to be nominated. The delay has caused consternation among interest groups and may illustrate the challenges Trump will face while reconciling…
Digg Top Stories
The Islamic View Of The Multiverse
In their faith, Muslim cosmologists find a guide to their scientific model-building.
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Gordon Ramsay To Cook With Food Waste For London’s Lucky Few
Diners wait months for a table at Dan Barber’s New York restaurant. His coming venture in London with star chefs will cook throwaway ingredients to make a point about unnecessary food waste.
Twitter roasts MLB player for mansplaining birth control to Jessica Chastain
If you come at the Queen, you best not miss. That’s the important lesson MLB player Matt Garza learnt when he tried to “educate” actress, activist and all around boss, Jessica Chastain, on birth control. SEE ALSO: Requests for IUDs are up 900% at Planned Parenthood It all went down after Chastain…
How Would We Even Make First Contact with Aliens?
There are aliens out there (and if there aren’t any, it’s just more fun to believe that there are). But if they are out there, how do we find them? Once we find them, how do we contact them? And once we contact them, how do we actually communicate with them?Read more…
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning, taking decades off the former soldier’s sentence
A former Army intelligence analyst, Manning has been serving a 35-year sentence for leaking more than 700,000 classified government and military documents to WikiLeaks, along with some battlefield video.
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Trump isn’t the first president to distrust US intelligence
Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford all resented the CIA, but they learned to work with it when unexpected crises hit.
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Interior Secretary nominee Rep. Ryan Zinke talks climate change at confirmation hearing
In contradicting Trump, Rep. Ryan Zinke cited Glacier National Park in his home state as a prime example of the effects of climate change, noting that glaciers there have receded in his lifetime and even from one visit to the next.
NYT > Business Day
Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York City.
Verizon takes yet more evasive action as ‘thousands’ of customers refuse to give up their Note 7
 It was understandably difficult for Note 7 owners to abandon their device. After all, it was a well-received handset, save for…that one thing… Still, as Samsung has routinely reported, return rates have been high for the device. At last count, the electronics giant touted a 96 percent return rate on…
Zero Hedge
“Get Paid Fighting Against Trump” – Ads Across American Cities Reportedly Offer Money To Inauguration Agitators
President-elect Donald Trump has complained about paid activists both before and after the 2016 presidential campaign, and as The Washington Times reports, he may have a point. Job ads running in more than 20 cities offer $2,500 per month for agitators to demonstrate at this week’s presidential inauguration…
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NC lawmakers aim to stop wind farm (except it’s already been built)
They say the turbines will interfere with the Navy. But the Navy says they won’t.
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Would your neighborhood pass the “cup of sugar” test?
Do you have a sense of community when you live in the big city?
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Simple solar-powered water purification system turns sewage water into clean drinking water in India
The system will also help reduce the spread of disease in rural villages.
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Delhi bans disposable plastics
India’s capital city has taken a strong stand against plastic pollution, but now it needs to convince its residents.
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Air pollution cut 30% in 12 months on London’s Oxford Street
Electric buses, cleaner taxis and support for cycling do seem to be making a difference.
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Why is Denmark so successful at reducing food waste?
It’s all about the culture.
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Tesla Autopilot is now programmed to break the law
Speed limits? They don’t apply to us.
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Plants have primitive eyes, how much can they see?
Evidence grows that plants receive visual clues to their surroundings
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5 ways to use leftover coffee
Turn those cold dregs into something delicious.
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Werner Sobek designs refugee housing that anyone would be proud and happy to live in
Because everyone deserves a decent roof over their head.
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This electric car is the first zero-emissions vehicle to finish the Dakar Rally
The Acciona 100% EcoPowered rally car powered its way to the finish of the world’s toughest motor event without burning a drop of fuel and with no tailpipe emissions.
AT&T Shuts Down 2G Network, Ends Cellular Connectivity For Original iPhone
ATT yesterday announced that its 2G wireless network was officially shut down on January 1, 2017. Since the network is no longer active, it means that, as the Verge points out, the original first-generation iPhone (also known as the iPhone 2G) will no longer receive cellular service from ATT’s network….
What Doesn’t Kill Us
The title What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength pretty much does it for a synopsis of investigative journalist Scott Carney’s new fitness and self improvement book. The main point I’ll add is that Carney uses…
Google Assistant actions can now talk about religion, eldercare, and city services
A new batch of third-party Google Assistant actions are now available to chat with on a Google Home. New ways to speak with Google’s AI assistant focus on eldercare, prayer, and city services. One new action points you toward bus times in Singapore, another toward pool times in Seattle, and another…
Chatbots are still missing one important ingredient
GUEST: 2016 may not have been the year of the bot, as some anticipated, but early use cases for bots did emerge, as did valuable lessons for those of us who believe the future of B2C communication will be a human-automation hybrid. When Facebook Messenger first proclaimed the future of commerce was messaging…
Why 2017 is the year of data-driven AI
GUEST: There was much ado about artificial intelligence (AI) platforms in 2016. It was warranted. Major developments and offerings came out of Microsoft (Cognitive Services), Google (TensorFlow), Amazon (Rekognition, Polly, Lex), IBM (Watson), Salesforce (Einstein), and many more. AI and machine learning…
Bloomberg Politics
Five Problems That Hong Kong’s Leader Found Too Hard to Fix
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying hit out at independence advocates and called for developing city parks to cool housing prices in his fifth and final policy address.
RT – Daily news
Millions injected to help Democratic Party ‘reconnect with voters’ after 2016 loss
Democratic think tanks are throwing their weight ‒ and money ‒ at efforts to reclaim Rust Belt voters who deserted the party in 2016. The centrist Third Way will spend $20 million to study the presidential election and offer recommendations. Read Full Article at
NYT > Business Day
Land Rush in Permian Basin, Where Oil Is Stacked Like a Layer Cake
Exxon Mobil is the latest company to acquire a major parcel in the fields of West Texas and New Mexico as shale drilling promises a new bounty.
Digg Top Stories
Can This Bean Change The World?
Tepary beans are one of the most heat- and drought-tolerant crops in the world. Their incredible adaptations allow these plants to grow in extreme temperatures, intense sunlight, and with minimal water. And they might just be the sustainable future of food.
Twitter has a new feature for mourning Vine fans
As of today, Vine is dead.  We knew it was coming, as Vine’s parent company (and executioner) Twitter announced the shutdown earlier this month and detailed the standalone platform’s transition to a “paired-down” app, Vine Camera, last year.  But rather than going gently into the good night, Vine’s…
Ultimate Classic Rock
Steve Wright of the Greg Kihn Band Dies
Steve Wright, the bass player of the original Greg Kihn Band who co-wrote their biggest hits, has died of a heart attack. Continue reading…
Police: Fugitive Wanted in Officer’s Fatal Shooting Captured
Daishan Primary School / ZHOU Ling Design Studio
© HOU Bowen Architects: ZHOU Ling Design Studio Location: Nanjing, Jiangsi, China Design Studio: School of Architecture And Urban Planning, Nanjing University /Atelier Zhouling Nanjing Changjiang Metropolitan Design… all content
Flash Physics: Huge wave seen on Venus, why some galaxies die early, free-electron laser opens in China
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics all content
Squeezed light plays a quantum drum
Microscopic drum cooled below quantum limit
25-Million-Dollar Tech That Started on Kickstarter
We looked at Kickstarter to see what new ideas are exciting consumers the most. We found a couple dozen projects that asked for tens of thousands of dollars in support and raked in a million dollars or more.
Digital Trends
Sneak(er) peek: Nike store in Paris lets you test out colors in augmented reality
Taking your wild sneaker ideas from thoughts to display just got significantly easier. A Nike store in Paris recently unveiled a new device which allows customers to customize sneaker colors and see them projected on the sneaker, in real time, using augmented reality. French immersive technology company…
Digital Trends
Photowipe is a Tinder-inspired app that makes it easy to delete photos
If you’ve ever attempted to delete a large amount of photos stored on your iOS device, you might have noticed the process is far from intuitive. It’s for that reason developer App Department decided to create Photowipe, an iOS app created to simplify the process of deleting your unwanted images off your…
Zero Hedge
Suppressors – The First Battle In The New Push For Gun Rights
Submitted by Duane at Free Market Shooter blog, Donald Trump Jr. firing a suppressed rifle The first push for gun rights in the upcoming Trump administration is already shaping up, and Trump hasn’t even taken office yet. The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (HPA) was introduced a week ago today, on…
Zero Hedge
As Project Veritas Exposes “DisruptJ20” Plot To Cause Inauguration Chaos, Deplorables Out Organizer As Potential #PizzaGate Pedo
Earlier today, investigative journalist James O’Keefe of Project Veritas released his second undercover exposé of the “DC Anti-facist Coalition,” which is using hashtag #DisruptJ20 in their plot to disrupt the Inauguration and related events. After successfully infiltrating the anarchist Democrat movement,…
The Mounted Everything Workspace
Lainz’s setup is unique in a few ways, one of which that he has a pair of speakers mounted to monitor arms just above his displays. Really offers that whole surround sound feel. Beyond that though, the setup has a few more neat surprises in store. Here are some more photos.Before we dive too deep, let’s…
Bloomberg Business
Trump Inauguration Chair Says Ceremony Will Be Tribute to America
Jan.06 — Tom Barrack, founder and executive chairman at Colony Capital, previews the events planned for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, which Barrack is in charge of organizing. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.”
Bloomberg Business
New York Times CEO Weighs in on Donald Trump and Fake News
Jan.17 — Mark Thompson, chief executive officer at New York Times, discusses the paper’s relationship with President-elect Donald Trump and the blurring of facts, opinions, and fake news. Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait joins the conversation from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland…
Bloomberg Business
NYSE Chief: Trump May Bring Better Times for Public Companies
Jan.17 — NYSE President Tom Farley discusses the markets under a Trump administration and his outlook for the future for public companies and IPOs. He speaks with Erik Schatzker from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on “Bloomberg Markets.” Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube:…
Bloomberg Business
Dow Chemical CEO: 4% Growth Is Possible Under Trump
Jan.17 — Andrew Liveris, chief executive officer at Dow Chemical, explains what is needed to spark four percent growth in the U.S. economy and shares the details of talks with President-elect Donald Trump on stimulating manufacturing growth. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker from the World Economic…
RT – Daily news
‘Democracy can never mean violence:’ Former French PM slapped by sneaky youth (VIDEO)
A sneaky slap handed to former prime minister Manuel Valls who was campaigning in France’s Brittany region, has been captured on tape. It’s unclear whether the attack was politically motivated. Read Full Article at RSS
State of emergency declared in The Gambia. For those of you who don’t speak English, that’s Le Gambia [Misc]
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Trump Pick To Head Interior Department Says Climate Change Is Not A Hoax
Rep. Ryan Zinke testified that humans influence climate, although there is a debate over how much. He promised to emulate Teddy Roosevelt in managing public lands.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Caroline Kennedy Leaves Japan After Three Years as U.S. Ambassador
Next Big Future
5G wireless will be a general purpose technology like the steam engine that will boost the global economy by $3 trillion by 2035
5G cellular could have a bigger economic impact than expected, according to an IHS study sponsored by Qualcomm. The report comes at a time when carriers are racing to test 5G prototype products and standards are still in development.5G could enable as much as $12.3 trillion in goods and services in 2035…
Next Big Future
Pan-mTOR inhibitors may be superior to rapamycin for antiaging
Gerosuppression by pan-mTOR inhibitorsRapamycin slows organismal aging and delays age-related diseases, extending lifespan in numerous species. In cells, rapamycin and other rapalogs such as everolimus suppress geroconversion from quiescence to senescence. Rapamycin inhibits some, but not all, activities…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
JUISIR let’s you get juicing without the cleaning in just 90 seconds
JUISIR extracts fresh juice from fruit and vegetables through a press with about eight-tonnes of force (equal to the size of two adult elephants). The post JUISIR let’s you get juicing without the cleaning in just 90 seconds appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
CInder Block Speakers
Taking home speaker systems to a whole new level.
The Next Web
This is what happens when Trump invites all of Facebook to his inauguration
Both Donald Trump and Mike Pence would like to invite all of us to the Inaugural Welcome Concert and Swearing in Ceremony on Friday. The President- and Vice President-elect took to Facebook to extend this honor to anyone wanting to sign up to willfully receive communication from Trump via email. The…
Digital Trends
Turn up the volume with TaoTronics portable Bluetooth speakers (41% off)
With audio technology getting more and more compact, it’s never been easier to take the party with you wherever you go. The TaoTronics portable Bluetooth speaker lets you do exactly that, offering big sound in a sleek and lightweight package. Two 10-watt drivers deliver high-definition audio while the…
Watching corn pop in super slow-mo is more satisfying than you know
Everything is more interesting in slow motion. That’s not an opinion, it’s just a straight up fact. YouTubers, Warped Perception, have just proved as much with a masterpiece of elegance: Corn popping in slow-mo. On the subject of YouTube’s ongoing fascination with slow motion footage, Warped’s…
Many questions, few answers when it comes to space traffic management, experts say
WASHINGTON – With an ever growing number of countries and corporations launching satellites into orbit, there’s never been a greater need for thorough tracking of objects in space, but many questions need to be answered first, according to a panel of experts at a recent conference. “The time is now…
Gear Patrol
6 Best Soundbars to Complete Your Home Theater
The perfect sidekick for your new 4K TV. …Read More » – Top Stories
The Wall Street Journal: Commerce secretary pick Wilbur Ross to divest business ties— mostly
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Commerce Department promised to cut most — but not quite all — of his ties to the private-equity firm that made his name to avoid illegal financial conflicts in the cabinet role.
Governments suck at social media, but you deserve some blame – CNET
Officials are failing to reach citizens on social media, says a new report, and that’s fueling distrust in governments. RSS
Do you let your children watch superhero movies so that they will learn important ethical life lessons? Well, it’s not working, what they’re learning is that violence solves everything [Strange]
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Zero Hedge
NY Fed President Dudley Thinks A New Housing Bubble Is A Perfect Cure For Soft Retail Sales
In general, most people would agree that the housing collapse of 2008/2009 was a negative event in U.S. history.  A combination of misinformed regulations from Washington D.C., low interest rates, poor underwriting standards that allowed for, among other things, the idiotic “cash out” mortgage, and an…
Zero Hedge
Global Financial System Crash (Video)
By EconMatters The entire Financial System is broke, EconMatters is downgrading the entire Global Credit Rating to Junk Status since none of the Rating`s agencies are doing their job right now, as governments all around the world have coerced them into not properly rating each country`s true…
DDoS attack against eyed as a valid protest
When Donald Trump is inaugurated as the U.S. President on Friday, Juan Soberanis intends to protest the event — digitally. His San Francisco-based protest platform is calling on Americans to oppose Trump’s presidency by visiting the site and overloading it with too much traffic. In…
BBC News – World
Colo, the oldest gorilla in captivity, dies aged 60
Western lowland gorilla dies in her sleep at a zoo in the US less than a month after her birthday.
How Living Near the Starvation Point Can Extend Lifespan
Depriving ourselves of food to the point of near-starvation doesn’t sound very appealing, but it could prolong our lives and prevent the onset of age-related diseases. A combined analysis of two long-running studies shows that caloric restriction does indeed work in monkeys, hinting at its potential…
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Researchers zero-in on cholesterol’s role in cells
For the first time, by using a path-breaking optical imaging technique to pinpoint cholesterol’s location and movement within the cell membrane, chemists have made the surprising finding that cholesterol is a signaling molecule that transmits messages across the cell membrane.
Obama Pardons Famous Hotelier and Baseball Star
Among those receiving the president’s clemency are a man who reigned over top nightclubs, and another who scorched fastballs. Both had run afoul of tax laws.(Image credit: AP)
Architectural Record
Adobe launches a new Web-based conferencing platform and a fine-tuned version of Acrobat
The PDF file format continues its dominance of the portable file market with the release of an updated version of Adobe’s Acrobat, now in version 8, and the launch of a reconstituted edition of the Internet conferencing software Breeze, now called Adobe Acrobat Connect. Adobe Acrobat Connect’s user interface…
Architectural Record
On the greenhouse gas trail, one engineer aims beyond “carbon neutral”
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions trading, a market-based strategy for mitigating climate change, has been steadily growing over the past few years, and furnishing and building-product companies are among the industries adopting the practice. Image courtesy Haworth. U.S. furniture systems manufacturer Haworth…
Architectural Record
Loblolly House
Record Houses 2007: VilLA NM Ring House Brown House Casa Poli Ohana Guest House Christ Church Tower Loblolly House Maryland KieranTimberlake Associates On a wooded site on Taylors Island, Maryland, KieranTimberlake tested a new way of building with the Loblolly house Stephen Kieran, FAIA, likens his…
Crowdfunding effort might just bring back the billboard racists helped remove
A crowdfunding campaign hopes to reinstall an Australia Day billboard that was taken down after the company behind it received threats. The digital billboard featured two young girls in hijabs with an Australian flag, and advertised the local government’s upcoming Australia Day celebrations in Melbourne…
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When you order same day shipping and it’s 11:59pm
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Jerry Seinfeld Ditches Crackle for Netflix, New ‘Comedies in Cars Getting Coffee’ Coming Late 2017
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My Trump Chia Pet Only Received Sunlight From the Right Resulting in a Perfect Comb over
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Zero Hedge
56 Years Ago Today, Eisenhower Warned Americans Of “The Unwarranted Influence” Of The Deep State
In his farewell address to the nation 56 years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the American people for the first time to keep a careful eye on what he called the “military-industrial complex” that had developed in the post-World War II years. Fiscally conservative Eisenhower had been concerned… Music
Hear Fiona Apple’s Scathing Anti-Trump Chant for Women’s March
Fiona Apple unveiled a pointed and infectious anti-Trump chant, “Tiny Hands,” for the upcoming Women’s March on Washington.Apple crafted the minute-long piece with composer Michael Whalen. While the recording does feature some musical accompaniment – a piano loop, marching drums and a sample of Trump…
China Home Price Growth Slows as Further Property Curbs Imposed
Architecture Lab
This twisted carbon-eating tower is rising in the East
Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut wants his buildings to be more than your average tower block. The post This twisted carbon-eating tower is rising in the East appeared first on Architecture Lab. – Top Stories
The Wall Street Journal: McKesson settles probe over drug orders for $150 million
McKesson Corp. will pay the U.S. government $150 million to settle allegations that it failed to properly oversee shipments of drugs, including opioid painkillers, between 2008 and 2013, federal agencies said.
Julian Assange Doubles Down on Dumbass Promise to Turn Himself In
The news that President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence—with her release slated for May of this year instead of 2045—is a huge relief to many. A major exception to that is Julian Assange, who managed to trip on his own dick in a big way.Read more…
Qualcomm forced Apple into exclusive chip deal, FTC says – CNET
Lawsuit accuses the world’s biggest maker of mobile phone chips of maintaining a monopoly that extracted high royalty fees and weakened competition.
reddit: the front page of the internet
TIL while searching for drugs in NYC, Jimi Hendrix was kidnapped by”wiseguy wannabes”looking for a quick ransom. When a mobster heard about this, he quickly got them to release him by threatening to kill them. Later the mobster tracked down the kids and “gave them a beating they would never forget”
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Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Architecture, War, and the Erasure of Identity
Event Date: Mar 9, 2017; Event City: New York, NY, US Tim Slade’s film, The Destruction of Memory, based on the book by writer Robert Bevan, looks at the ongoing and intentional ‘war against culture’ through the destruction of architecture in war-torn countries around the globe. Buildings and sites that…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Competitions: 2017 Fuller Challenge Call for Proposals
Registration Deadline: Mar 31, 2017; Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2017 The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) formally announces the Call for Proposals to the 2017 Fuller Challenge. BFI invites innovators who are addressing the many crises facing humanity and the fundamental systems that support life…
RT – Daily news
’A simple thank you would suffice’: Maine Gov. LePage says John Lewis owes Abe Lincoln
In case you thought the war of words between President-elect Donald Trump and civil rights icon Representative John Lewis (D-Georgia) might die down ahead of the inauguration, outspoken and controversial Governor Paul LePage (R-Maine) has ensured that the debate rages on. Read Full Article at
Master Feed : The Atlantic
What Betsy DeVos Did (and Didn’t) Reveal About Her Education Priorities
Donald Trump advocated on the campaign trail for a $20 billion federal school-voucher program. But during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday evening, Betsy DeVos, the president-elect’s choice to lead the U.S. Education Department, said school choice should be a state decision. She framed school choice… RSS
Florida celebrates MLK Day the only way it knows how [Florida]
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Bloomberg Politics
Where Will Trump Try to Slash Spending?
On “With All Due “Respect,” the Washington Post’s Kelsey Snell, Bloomberg BNA’s Nancy Ognanovich and Bloomberg Radio’s Kathleen Hays discuss the most likely places for President-elect Donald Trump to trim federal expenditures. (Source: Bloomberg)
Worlds Worst-Performing Stock Market May Fall Further, CEO Says
RT – Daily news
‘Significant & uncontrolled’ ammonia leak forces evacuations in New Zealand
New Zealand police have ordered people to evacuate buildings as hazmat teams are responding to an ammonia leak at a property in Mount Maunganui. Read Full Article at
Zero Hedge
Liberal Preppers Are “Tired Of Being Perceived As Wusses” – Stock Up On Guns, Food As Trumpocalypse Looms
Submitted by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh via Vocativ With Trump on the horizon, the survivalist movement — long a pastime of the right — is picking up progressive converts fast. Colin Waugh bought a shotgun four weeks before November’s election. An unapologetic liberal, he was no fan of firearms. He had…
Bloomberg Politics
Debt and Deficits Under the Trump Administration
On “With All Due Respect, Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin and John Heilemann take a look at how President-elect Donald Trump’s policies will affect the national debt. (Source: Bloomberg)
The CEO of former 3D-printing darling MakerBot has resigned
MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom, who tried to pivot the company away from an unsuccessful push into consumer 3D-printing, has resigned after two years in charge, the company announced today. Just a few years ago, MakerBot was one of the highest-profile examples of the burgeoning 3D-printing market; it…
The elites who want to run Hong Kong are desperately trying to show they’re one of the people
In a city where the people are unable to elect their own leader, hopefuls for Hong Kong’s leadership spot seem to be falling over themselves to prove that they are “of the people.” Three, potentially four, candidates are in the running to be Hong Kong’s next chief executive in July, as the embattled…
Bangalore tops a new list of the world’s fastest-changing cities
To remain competitive in today’s economic landscape, cities have to keep innovating and adjusting to constantly changing circumstances. Bangalore, India’s tech hub (now officially called “Bengaluru”), appears to be willing to refashion itself to thrive. It’s now the world’s fastest-changing city, triumphing… Music
Audioslave to Reunite at Prophets of Rage’s Anti-Inaugural Ball
Audioslave will reunite at Prophets of Rage’s Anti-Inaugural Ball, set to take place January 20th at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. The hard rock outfit formed in 2002 with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell joining Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk. The group has not…
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Tiny fruit flies use cold hard logic to select mates
Fruit flies — the tiny insects that swarm our kitchens over the summer months — exhibit rational decision making when selecting mates, according to new research. Scientists observed different combinations of fruit flies mate about 2,700 times, and were surprised to discover that male flies almost always…
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Sweat bees on hot chillies: Native bees thrive in traditional farming, securing good yield
Farming doesn’t always have to be harmful to bees: Even though farmers on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan traditionally slash-and-burn forest to create small fields, this practice can be beneficial to sweat bees by creating attractive habitats. The farmers profit also since they depend on bees to pollinate…
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Imposing ‘meaningful work’ can lead to staff burnout
Strategies to boost staff performance and morale by manipulating our desire for meaningful work often achieve the opposite — damaging organizations and alienating employees — a new study suggests.
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Inception of the last ice age
A new model reconstruction shows in exceptional detail the evolution of the Eurasian ice sheet during the last ice age. This can help scientists understand how climate and ocean warming can affect the remaining ice masses on Earth.
Google with LG is getting ready to debut two new smartwatches
Laptop? Check. Tablet? Check. Smartphone? Check. What’s missing? If you’re like me, a smartwatch. Now Android is coming out with Android Wear 2.0, and a couple of new smartwatches to go along with it. So who is making the smartwatches, what features will they sport, and when will they be available?In…
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Malaria drug successfully treats 26-year-old brain cancer patient
The anti-authophagy drug chloroquine may be a unique way to resensitize some cancer patients to treatment.
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Metabolic pathway regulating key stage of embryo development revealed
Researchers showed that the mevalonate pathway is essential for embryonic development by promoting primitive streak formation, a key landmark for establishing embryo symmetry and gastrulation. The pathway induces farnesylation of lamin-B, which is implicated in inducing expression of primitive streak…
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Whether our speech is fast or slow, we say about the same
Fast talkers tend to convey less information with each word and syntactic structure than slower-paced speakers, meaning that no matter our pace, we all say just about as much in a given time, a new study finds.
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Opioids produce analgesia via immune cells
Opioids are the most powerful painkillers. Researchers have now found that the analgesic effects of opioids are not exclusively mediated by opioid receptors in the brain, but can also be mediated via the activation of receptors in immune cells.
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Why ‘platonic’ flies don’t copulate and what that could mean for humans
By studying the sexual behavior of a mutant strain of fruit fly called ‘platonic,’ researchers have found parallels between humans and flies in the neural control of copulation.
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When You Discover The ‘Door To Hell’, You Might As Well Kick Back, Relax And Watch It Do Its Thing
In the center of Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert sits an odd natural phenomenon — a natural gas crater that has been burning since 1971.
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Age-related GABA decline is associated with poor cognition
Diminishing levels of GABA, the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, may play a role in cognitive decline as we age, according to a new study. The study shows an association between higher GABA concentrations in the frontal lobe, a brain region important for complex cognitive functioning,…
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Hip fractures may have both short and long-term effects on survival in elderly individuals
A new analysis of numerous studies indicates that men and women aged 60 years and older who have experienced a hip fracture are at increased risk of dying not only in the short term after the fracture, but also a number of years later.
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Dietary supplement may carry both benefits and risks associated with statins
Red yeast rice (RYR) is contained in dietary supplements that are often used by patients with high cholesterol, and it is often proposed as an alternative therapy in those who experience side effects from statins. A new study found that it is not a good choice for statin-intolerant patients: RYR was…
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Structures dating to King Solomon discovered
New discoveries at Tel Aviv University’s Timna Valley excavation have revealed intact defensive structures and livestock pens that provide insight into the complexity of Iron Age copper production.
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New tool can help policymakers prioritize information needs for synthetic biology tech
New technologies are developed at a rapid pace, often reaching the marketplace before policymakers can determine how or whether they should be governed. Now researchers have developed a model that can be used to assess emerging synthetic biology products, well before they are ready for the market, to…
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Conditions right for complex life may have come and gone in Earth’s distant past
Conditions suitable to support complex life may have developed in Earth’s oceans — and then faded — more than a billion years before life truly took hold, a new study has found.
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Sci-fi medical clinic opens in San Francisco
San Francisco health startup Forward recently opened its first medical clinic promising a look at the doctor’s office of the future… Continue Reading Sci-fi medical clinic opens in San Francisco Category: Medical Tags: Health Medical Imaging …
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BEWATER ADPAT introduces ecopro, a 100% cork traction pad
fully developed in cork, this deck is lighter and more durable than traditional ones derived from petrochemicals. The post BEWATER ADPAT introduces ecopro, a 100% cork traction pad appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Hyundai will Embrace the Fastback Design with its New i30 Model
The Korean automaker’s plans for the i30 model range includes the hot-hatch N performance model, a five-door, wagon, and a fastback. The post Hyundai will Embrace the Fastback Design with its New i30 Model appeared first on The Manual.
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US F-16 Photographed In Mock Dogfight With Russian Su-27 Above Area 51
A curious sight was observed in the skies above Area 51 in Nevada, on November 8, the day Donald Trump was elected President, by vacationing air traffic controller Phil Drake. According to Drake, the photographs below all taken by him, show a Russian-built Su-27P fighter jet taking on a US Air Force…
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NexDock supporting Intel Compute Card initiative with new notebook dock
PCs continue to evolve, fitting the power of “real” operating systems like Windows 10 into smaller chassis and increasingly versatile form factors. Today, a PC can as easily be a tablet as a desktop, and a growing number of machines are 2-in-1s that can morph from notebooks into tablets and back again…
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Ruark Audio R4-30 music system: Our first take
The Ruark R4-30 is all class: Classy looks, a classy sound, and a high-class price While I write these words, the ultra-classy Ruark Audio R4-30 in my office is tuned to BBC Radio 3, where the French National Orchestra’s 2017 performance of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is playing; and it couldn’t…
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Antimicrobial sutures can prevent surgical site infections and save money
New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings.
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A tale of two pulsars’ tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers
Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago. In two studies, international teams of astronomers suggest that recent images from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory of two pulsars — Geminga…
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Signs of hope for endangered sea turtles
Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from their nesting sites in Japan to their feeding grounds off the coast of Mexico.
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Racial bias in a heartbeat: How signals from the heart shape snap judgements about threat
Our heartbeat can increase pre-existing racial biases when we face a potential threat, according to new research.
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Must-see-TV: Educational shows that entertain have greater impact on faithful viewers
A study of viewing audiences shows that the television programs most effective at imparting an educational message about social behaviors are the ones that keep people watching engaged and coming back for more.
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Successful antibody trial in HIV individuals
A research team has tested a new HIV neutralizing antibody, called 10-1074, in humans. The results of the trial have just been published.
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Mounting challenge to brain sex differences
A meta-analysis of human amygdala volumes reveals no significant difference between the sexes. The study strengthens the case for gender similarity in the human brain and psychological abilities.
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Scientists discover drug that increases ‘good’ fat mass and function
An FDA-approved drug has been identified that can create the elusive and beneficial brown fat. Mice treated with the drug had more brown fat, faster metabolisms, and lower body weight gain, even after being fed a high-calorie diet. The researchers say the technique, which uses cellular reprogramming,…
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Study applies game theory to genomic privacy
A new study presents an unorthodox approach to protect the privacy of genomic data, showing how optimal trade-offs between privacy risk and scientific utility can be struck as genomic data are released for research. The framework can be used to suppress just enough genomic data to persuade would-be snoops…
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Trade-offs between economic growth and deforestation
In many developing countries, economic growth and deforestation seem to go hand in hand — but the links are not well understood. In a new study, researchers use an innovative methodology to quantify the relationship.
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‘5-D protein fingerprinting’ could give insights into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s
In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid.
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Snowden never filed paperwork requesting a pardon
If you thought Obama might give Edward Snowden a similar reprieve to Chelsea Manning this week, think again. While the formed NSA-contractor turned whistleblower has explained why the president should grant him clemency, he hasn’t done anything beyon…
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Discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter — and cleaner
Researchers have made a discovery in materials science that sounds like something from the old Saturday morning cartoon Super Friends: they’ve found a way to deactivate ‘nano twins’ to improve the high-temperature properties of superalloys that are used in jet engines.
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Largest Populus SNP dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, metabolites
Researchers have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful to plant scientists as well as researchers in the fields of biofuels, materials science, and secondary plant metabolism.
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Climate change forecast: More intense deluges and downpours Down Under
Expect strong increases in rainfall during extreme precipitation events in Australia as a result of global warming making Dorothy Mackellar’s now classic view of Australia as a country of droughts and flooding rains truer than ever.
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Movin’ on up? Views on social mobility shape Americans’ faith in the status quo
How Americans view social mobility affects their willingness to defend the basic underpinnings of American society — such as social and economic policies, laws, and institutions — psychologists have found.
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Moving up the food chain can beat being on top
When it comes to predators, the biggest mouths may not take the biggest bite. According to a new study from bioscientists, some predators have their greatest ecological impacts before they reach adulthood.
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Pictures Reveal One of the Last Unexplored Places on Earth
Ex-Deutsche Bank Forex Trader in Singapore Admits Cheating Bank
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In rapid onslaught, Chinese phone makers take control of 50 percent of Indian market
Champions of yesteryear Samsung and India’s Micromax are reeling and may have to come up with something otherworldly in order to stage a comeback.
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Samsung’s Exynos chips to power Audi infotainment
Samsung Electronics will supply its Exynos processors to German auto giant Audi for the latter’s next generation cars’ infotainment systems.
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China’s Xi says willing to help resolve Ukraine crisis
BEIJING (Reuters) – China is willing to play a constructive role in seeking a political resolution to the crisis over Ukraine, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Ukrainian counterpart, adding that he considers the eastern European country a friend.
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French presidential hopeful, ex-PM Valls slapped during campaign stop
A youth reached out apparently to slap former prime minister Manuel Valls when he was on an election tour in France’s Brittany region on Tuesday and was wrestled to the ground by a security guard, a video by local media showed.
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“Common Sense” – Addressed To The Inhabitants Of 2017 America
Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, “Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.” – John Adams Thomas Paine was born in 1737 in Britain. His first thirty seven years of life were pretty much a series of failures and disappointments….
Verizon said to have ‘thousands’ of Note 7s still in use – CNET
To persuade people to stop using the recalled handset, the carrier plans to reroute all non-911 outgoing calls to its customer service reps.
5 bots to try this week: ChatterOn, MyKAI,, Music Bot, and Botpress
Many of us have friends who will ask, “How was your day?” Some of these friends may follow-up with “What’s on your mind?” A few might probe deeper: “Care to share more detail on how you feel?” But only a handful might check in daily. This type of companionship — with a promise to help you understand…
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How Police Are Incentivized To Lie
BuzzFeed reviewed 62 incidents of video footage contradicting an officer’s statement in a police report or testimony. From traffic stops to fatal force, these cases reveal how cops are incentivized to lie — and why they get away with it.
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Beach Boys to Reportedly Perform at Inaugural Ball
Unnamed sources say the Beach Boys will play the Texas State Society’s “Black Tie and Boots” inaugural ball. Continue reading…
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Trader Warns: The “Cure-Through-Greater-Inequality” Paradigm Just Snapped
Investors won’t be able to trade markets if they can’t settle on a base-case scenario, and, as Bloomberg’s Richard Breslow warns, they have to accept that some unknowns are less unknown than others. Every tweet that restates what Donald Trump has been saying consistently for many months shouldn’t come…
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A Violent Inauguration? A Call For Peace On Inauguration Day
Submitted by David Battistella  A Violent Inauguration? A Call For Peace On Inauguration Day Now that all attempts to delegitimize President Elect Trump to this point including failed recounts, the constant drum beating about popular vote victory, intimidation, bullying and desperate pleas to the Electoral…
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Best Vodafone phones in Australia: 5 we recommend
Vodafone may have been the last telco to join the 4G bandwagon, but has clearly come out the winner in terms of the availability of its 4G network, giving it a slight advantage over the competition.These days, Vodafone’s network is robust, reaching 96.9 percent of the country’s metropolitan customers…. RSS
Oklahoma State University students decide the best way to commemorate Martin Luther King day is to post pics of themselves in blackface [Asinine]
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Managers of Reddit, what is the stupidest thing an employee did that forced you to fire them?
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For a non-native speaker, making a pun demonstrates the highest understanding of language. As a native speaker, making a pun demonstrates the lowest understanding of comedy.
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At Davos, a New World Order Gets Discussed
Tuesday was an extraordinary day at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where major players in geopolitics set out their positions for a world order that is evolving before our eyes.
China’s Central Bank Pumps Out a Record $60 Billion Before Holidays
Australia Sells A$9.3 Billion of Bonds in Biggest-Ever Sale
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Event: 10 Technologies to Transform Design and Construction Over the Next 20 Years
Event Date: May 9, 2017; Event City: Philadelphia, PA, US Which technologies will soon be indispensable to design and construction? Learn at Edison Price Lighting’s 31st annual LightFair Dinner & Learn. The keynote speaker, architect and design technologist Michael Kilkelly, offers the answers: 10… World News
Antonio Tajani Elected President of European Parliament
Antonio Tajani, an Italian lawmaker and ally of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, was elected president of the European Parliament late Tuesday.
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Secret Service settles racial discrimination lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in promotion practices by the agency that protects the president….
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Chinese New Home Prices Soar by 12.4% in December — Higher by 25% in Tier One Cities
What can go wrong, after all? The Chinese government has already informed us their real estate market, which is being driven by records amount of debt, is NOT in a bubble, so relax, chill and enjoy a large overflowing bowl of wanton soup. Take Larry Hu, for example, economist from Macquarie. He posited,…
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TIL actor Kevin James was the number one spot on his high school wrestling team, until he had a season ending back injury. His friend took over his place and became WWE star Mick Foley.
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Evernote for iOS updated with interface refresh, navigation improvements, and more
Evernote today announced a major update to its iOS app that brings a variety of new organization features. Bringing the app to version 8.0, the update makes it easier to find existing notes, create new notes, add colors and styles, and more… more…Filed under: Apple
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Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt adds ex-footballer to terror list
Former national football star Mohamed Aboutrika is accused of funding the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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This 100% Ceramic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Rocks Our World
Audemars Piguet’s headlining reveal at SIHH sees an iconic design get a perpetual calendar and a full ceramic makeover. …Read More »
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A New, All Black, Mechanical Chronograph from Montblanc for Under $5,000
Not to mention a DLC-coated case and a ceramic bezel. …Read More »
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Body count: Judith Miller slammed on Twitter for saying Manning leaks killed people
Judith Miller, who through her reporting advocated invading Iraq in 2003, has been blasted on Twitter after criticizing President Barack Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence. Read Full Article at
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Commerce Pick Wilbur Ross to Divest at Least 80 Holdings
Mr. Ross, a billionaire, is likely to face questions at his confirmation hearing Wednesday about his career buying and remaking troubled companies.
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State Senate Takes Aim at Plastic Bag Fee in New York City
The G.O.P.-controlled chamber passed a bill to kill the 5-cent charge, which is scheduled to take effect in February and is backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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M1 and Huawei reach 35Gbps speeds during 5G trial
During a trial of 5G network technology, Huawei and M1 used mmWave spectrum in the 73GHz band to achieve transit speeds of 35Gbps.
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Alexa Gives Amazon a Powerful Data Advantage
Millions of people talking with Alexa could help Amazon fight off Google in the home voice assistant market. Full Feed
Offensive Trademarks Are Free Speech
In 2004 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed to register Heeb as the name of a magazine covering Jewish culture. Four years later, the PTO refused to register Heeb as the name of a clothing line conceived by the magazine’s publishers, because the term is “a highly disparaging reference to the… RSS
Good news, Kentuckians: Yours is the cheapest state for smokers [PSA]
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Best Optus phones in Australia: 5 we recommend
Optus launched its 4G rollout exclusively in the Newcastle area in 2012, but since then has expanded to every capital city and key regional hubs in Australia. The telco now lays claim to the fact that 95 percent of Australians can use its 4G network. There are plenty of reasons to be an Optus customer…
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The Old-New Politics Of Black Protest
Black Power, like many things associated with the 1960s, blossomed, burst, and broke apart into fragments of meaning and intent that to this day suggest wildly different things to different people. – latest science and technology news stories
Swamphens signal dominance through fleshy faces
What’s in a face? In addition to their plumage, Pukeko—large purple swamphens found in New Zealand—convey information about their status through their faces. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances shows that the strongest predictor of male dominance in Pukeko is the size of their frontal shield,… – latest science and technology news stories
Mitochondrial DNA shows past climate change effects on gulls
To understand the present and future, we have to start with the past. A new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances uses the mitochondrial DNA of Heermann’s Gulls to draw conclusions about how their population has expanded in the Gulf of California since the time of the glaciers—and, by extension,…
The New Yorker
The Strongman Problem, from Modi to Trump
At eight o’clock in the evening on November 8th, India Standard Time, just hours before American voters shocked the world by electing Donald Trump as their next President, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, went on television to address his country’s more than a billion citizens. At midnight,…
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Russian military conducts successful test launch of Topol-M ballistic missile
The Intercontinental ballistic missile, Topol-M, has blasted off from the Plesetsk’s rocket site soaring through almost all of the country and successfully hitting its target over the Kamchtka peninsula, Russia’s Defense Ministry has said. Read Full Article at
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The Antidote to Marxist Literary Criticism
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssMedia and CultureThe Antidote to Marxist Literary Criticism Political Theory 0 Views Literary criticism is a field that mystifies many people. Although its goal of evaluating and commenting on works of literature is straightforward enough, the theories… Asia Home
Islamic State Gains in Remote Syria Outpost
Islamic State forces cut in half the last Syrian government enclave in an oil-rich eastern province, pro-government media and opposition activists said, putting new pressure on the regime. Asia Home
Baidu’s New President to Take Over Day-to-Day Management
Baidu Chairman Robin Li will turn over day-to-day management of the company to a former Microsoft executive hired as group president so that he can focus on strategy and investments.
Verizon may be interested in purchasing Comcast or Charter
Two well placed sources have told the New York Post that wireless giant Verizon may be interested in acquiring a large cable company. As the transition from 4G to 5G approaches, Verizon may be looking for areas to pursue additional growth. According to the anonymous sources, Verizon is “weighing” the…
Indian hospitals are profiteering from the country’s cardiovascular crisis
India has a serious cardiovascular problem. Every year, over two million people in Asia’s third-largest economy die of cardiovascular problems, mostly coronary heart diseases and stroke. Nearly 30 million Indians suffer from such illnesses and over 200,000 heart surgeries take place in the country annually…. WSJD
Majority of Americans Disapprove of Trump’s Twitter Use, Poll Finds
A strong majority of Americans believe president-elect Donald Trump’s prolific use of Twitter is a bad idea, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.
This AI scheduler is perfect for people who hate arranging meetings – CNET
Singapore-based’s Evie is an AI that understands natural language and helps you with the thankless chore of setting up meetings.
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Caloric restriction increases monkey lifespan, benefits health
Can the lifespan of an animal be increased by restricting their intake of calories? The question has been the subject of study for decades, primarily through two concurrent long-term experiments using rhesus monkeys. Interestingly, these two studies came to conflicting conclusions, but by comparing…
Republicans: Reducing Manning’s sentence ‘outrageous’
Republicans say Obama’s decision to shorten Chelsea Manning’s sentence is a mistake that sets a dangerous precedent.
Benighted Premieres New Gory NSFW Music Video For “Reptilian” From Upcoming New Album “Necrobreed”
French brutal death metal/deathgrind outfit Benighted premieres a new NSFW gory music video for “Reptilian”, taken from the band’s upcoming new album “Necrobreed”, which will arrive in stores February 24th, 2017 through Season of Mist. Check out now “Reptilian” below. Read More/Discuss on Metal…
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OIC envoy calls for U.N. intervention to avoid genocide of Rohingya Muslims
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The United Nations should intervene in Myanmar’s Rakhine State to stop further escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims and avoid another genocide like in Cambodia and Rwanda, said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s special envoy to Myanmar.
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Unsolved problems hang over Hong Kong leader’s last policy address
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader on Wednesday delivered his last annual policy statement before stepping down, addressing longstanding problems including high property prices and stalled political reform though providing no substantial new measures to tackle them.
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US, Mexico, Cuba ready to sign ‘Doughnut Hole’ deal in Gulf waters
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The United States, Mexico and Cuba aim to sign an agreement determining territorial water limits before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20, three diplomatic officials familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Bloomberg Politics
Why Trump’s Tariff Threats Get Taken So Seriously: QuickTake Q&A
To make good on his promise to put America first and create 25 million new jobs over the next decade, Donald Trump’s weapon of choice is imposing (or threatening) stiff tariffs on nations he deems to have an unfair advantage over the U.S. His biggest targets are China and Mexico. Trump also threatens…
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The Unusual Tower Where Scientists Can Conduct Zero-G Experiments On Earth
Let’s say you want to test an experiment in microgravity—you could befriend an astronaut about to leave for the International Space Station OR you could jaunt over to Bremen, Germany. Politics And Policy
Former ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Sues Trump for Defamation
A former contestant on “The Apprentice” who last fall accused Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday for defamation. Politics And Policy
Rep. Zinke, Trump’s Pick for Interior, Earns Bipartisan Support
Rep. Ryan Zinke, President-elect Trump’s nominee to head the Interior Department, backed some Democratic priorities in a confirmation hearing while arguing that companies should exploit federal lands for energy production. Politics And Policy
Trump Election Gives Private Prisons a Boost
The private prison industry, which has faced tough government scrutiny, a declining inmate population and a drawdown of federal contracts, is seeing a reversal in its fortunes due to the election of Donald Trump. Politics And Policy
Businesses Push Trump to Salvage Pacific Trade Pact
Business and agricultural groups are lobbying Trump transition officials to rework and even rename a Pacific trade deal that would knit together the U.S. and Asian countries, despite Mr. Trump’s plan to scrap the agreement. Politics And Policy
‘Obamacare’ Gets Higher Marks in New Poll
Americans are starting to warm up to the Affordable Care Act amid concerns about Republicans’ efforts to dismantle it, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. Politics And Policy
More Than a Quarter of House Democrats to Skip Inauguration
The number of House Democrats planning to skip the inauguration of Republican Donald Trump surpassed 50 on Tuesday, meaning that more than a quarter of the party’s House caucus will be boycotting the swearing-in ceremony of the next president. Politics And Policy
Translating Trump to the Global Elite
Anthony Scaramucci—hedge-fund showman, conference organizer, Trump confidant—is a Davos habitué. This year, he is also the new administration’s ambassador to the global elite.
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A series of cantilevering cubes make up this French social housing complex
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Power Trip Debuts New Song “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)” From Upcoming New Album “Nightmare Logic”
Power Trip debuts a new song entitled “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)”, taken from the upcoming new album “Nightmare Logic”, which will be out in stores February 24th via Southern Lord Records. Check out now “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)” below. Explains vocalist Riley Gale: …
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FSF wants free version of Siri as Flash replacement dumped from priority list
The Free Software Foundation has said it wants a free software version of a personal assistant among its updated priority projects list.
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94-year-old earns her bachelor’s degree online with a perfect 4.0 GPA
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Only 600 Zorro Chilotes estimated left and somehow this lil lady comes to nap next to us today
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People running backwards put in reverse looks like they’re being chased by something mildly dangerous
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Bad Behavior Database Aims to Stop Rogue Traders Before They Act
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Trump’s views are ‘100% different’ to Putin’s, says Alexey Navalny
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny says Mr Trump’s attitude towards Mr Putin is “strange”.
NYT > Business Day
U.S.-Trained Official May Shape China’s Response to Trump on Trade
Liu He, the top economic adviser to President Xi Jinping, has argued for more open markets. But his agenda could be overwhelmed by fears of fallout from a trade war.
Vader “Strike Of The Empire” US-Tour With Internal Bleeding, Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices Of Ruin Etc. Announced
Poland’s death metal veterans of Vader have announced the following dates for their “Strike Of The Empire Tour” with support from Internal Bleeding, Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices Of Ruin and Micawber. Check out all dates below: Read More/Discuss on Metal
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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 243 military members in post-coup probe: Anadolu
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for 243 members of the military in 54 provinces across the country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday, in a probe following July’s failed coup.
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‘your name.’ Anime Film Opens in Theaters in U.S., Canada on April 7
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Air pollution and lack of physical activity pose competing threats to children in China
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jan 11, 2017 Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school. Health workers and policymakers…
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Fukushima ‘voluntary’ evacuees to lose housing support
Tokyo (AFP) Jan 17, 2017 Thousands of Japanese evacuees from Fukushima should keep getting free housing, supporters said Tuesday, as the local government readies to yank support offered after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Some 27,000 so-called voluntary evacuees – people who chose…
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Robert Chow: Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing firebrand
Hong Kong (AFP) Jan 17, 2017 Hong Kong is home to a host of democracy activists angering China but one rabble-rouser – a silver-haired former radio host – has been embraced by Beijing for targeting supporters of a split from the mainland. Straight-talking and a seasoned media operator, Robert…
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Bay Area methane emissions may be double what we thought
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jan 18, 2017 Emissions of methane – a potent climate-warming gas – may be roughly twice as high as officially estimated for the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of the emissions come from biological sources, such as landfills, but natural gas leakage is also an important source, according…
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Drought may add famine to Somalia’s humanitarian woes
Mogadishu (AFP) Jan 17, 2017 A serious drought has left parts of Somalia at risk of famine and 320,000 children are already severely malnourished and in need of care, the UN humanitarian agency said Tuesday. “The level of humanitarian suffering in this country triggered by projected conflict,…
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exactEarth reports initial launch for its second generation real-time constellation
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Jan 17, 2017 exactEarth Ltd. reports the successful launch of four hosted payloads for its next generation constellation, exactView RT powered by Harris. Launched aboard an Iridium NEXT satellite on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California,…
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I.Coast soldier killed as mutiny protests return
Bouake, Ivory Coast (AFP) Jan 17, 2017 A mutinous soldier was killed in Ivory Coast’s administrative capital Tuesday, as fresh trouble erupted in several cities after troops took to the streets, firing shots in the air and terrifying residents. The soldier’s death in Yamoussoukro was the first…
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SAGE III to Provide Highly Accurate Measurements of Atmospheric Gases
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 17, 2017 The International Space Station (ISS) will soon get an important tool to investigate the Earth’s upper atmosphere capable of conducting highly accurate measurements of aerosols and gaseous constituents in the stratosphere and troposphere. The Stratospheric Aerosol…
Xbox One beats PlayStation 4 and mobile gaming in December’s ad spend
GUEST: Consoles blew their mobile counterparts out of the water GamesBeat has partnered with, which measures TV advertising in real time, to bring you a monthly report on how gaming brands are spending. The results below are for the top five spending gaming industry brands in December 2016….
German Jobless Mystery Explained as Refugees Hide in Statistics
Metals Tycoon Plans to Make Electric Vehicles in India by 2020
Curse of Denial Premieres New Song & Lyrical Video “The Tower of Silence” From Upcoming New Album “The 13th Sign”
Cleveland’s Curse of Denial premieres a new song and lyrical video titled “The Tower of Silence”, taken from the upcoming new album “The 13th Sign”, which will be released on February 3rd via Redefining Darkness Records. The album’s cover artwork was created by Remy from Headsplit Design, Paris, France….
NASA Is Making New Robots That Can Control Themselves
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: NASA wants humans and robots to work together as teams. To ensure that, the space agency’s autonomous robotics group is currently developing new technology to improve how humans explore the solar system, and how robots can help. When NASA began working…
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The US Army successfully flies its hoverbike prototype
The Army has proven that the hoverbike its contractors are developing actually works during a flight demo with the Department of Defense. Dr. William Roper, director of the Strategic Capabilities Office for the Secretary of Defense, watched the large rectangular prototype quadcopter take off at the Aberdeen…
Please enjoy Russell Crowe’s perfectly zen smartphone photography
Celebrity Twitter is usually a parade of promotional tweets and ab shots, but not so for our dear, beloved Russell Crow. Russ may be a Hollywood star, but you guys, he’s got poetry in his heart. Put simply, Crowe seems to be an avid phone photographer and it’s amazing. After all, creativity is what…
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Trump Could Go Down As The Worst President… (But It Will Not Be His Fault)
Submitted by Nick Giambruno via, History books remember Herbert Hoover as one of the worst American presidents. Hoover, a Republican, was a rich and successful businessman with investments all over the world. He was also somewhat of an outsider, having never held elected office…
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rain washed away the sand except under a few rocks
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LPT: If you’re already having a terrible day, do as many things that you’ve been dreading that you can.
At a certain level of bad day, you’re unlikely to feel much worse. After you complete your tasks, you’ll feel better, or you’ll at least keep those things from ruining another day. submitted by /u/tense_or to /r/LifeProTips [link] [comments]
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Lorn – ‘Arrayed Claws’ Streaming In Its Entirety
<i>Arrayed Claws</i> is the title of black metallers <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=8977&bandname=Lorn>Lorn</a>’s new record, which you can now hear in full online. You can satisfy your curiosity before its worldwide release on February 3rd, 2017 via I, Voidhanger Records….
Wombbath Debuts New Song “Smell of Lice” From Upcoming New Split Release “Upward On A Thousand Lies”
Sweden’s death metal outfit Wombbath debuts a new song entitled “Smell of Lice”, taken from the upcoming new split release with Germany’s Obscure Infinity “Upward On A Thousand Lies”. The split was released on January 13th, 2017 on multi-colored wax through Germany’s Brutal Art Records. Check out…
Vomit Angel Premieres New Song “Time of the Moon” From Upcoming Debut Release “Sadomatic Evil”
Vomit Angel premieres a new song called “Time of the Moon”, taken from the upcoming debut mini-album “Sadomatic Evil”, which will be out in stores February 17th, 2017 via Iron Bonehead Productions. Check out now “Time of the Moon” below. Explains Necrodevil: Read More/Discuss on Metal
Trumps Italian Pal Is Enjoying a Ride on Presidential Coattails
Amazon Said to Walk Away From $1 Billion Takeover Talks
BAE Says Trump Seeking at Least 10% Cut in F-35 Fighter Costs
Bloomberg Politics
Your Guide to Dutch Elections, a Bellwether to European Populism
In normal times, nobody outside of the Netherlands takes much interest in a Dutch election. Now, a ballot on March 15 — just as the populist surge sweeps Europe and the U.S. — has raised the prospect that the Netherlands will be the next domino to fall.
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ZEV’s long-range, tilting electric three-wheelers look the goods
West Virginian company ZEV has been quietly building high quality electric scooters for more than a decade now, including the fastest and longest range electric scoots in the world. Now, ZEV’s ready to release a long range, tilting 3-wheeler based on the same platform… Continue Reading…
Digital Trends
Facebook plans to invest $3 billion in VR over the next decade
Facebook is planning to pour $3 billion into virtual reality in the next decade in an effort to improve the tech. The revelations came from the company’s head honcho himself, Mark Zuckerberg, who made the remarks while testifying in a federal court, reports The New York Times. The Facebook founder was…
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Scientists proposed a novel regional path tracking scheme for autonomous ground vehicles
Beijing, China (SPX) Jan 17, 2017 For autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs), one of the most important issues is path tracking. Conventionally, steering and velocity control are generally two typical aspects in path tracking problem. Steering control is discussed in this manuscript because it is important…
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Presumed young star turns out to be a galactic senior citizen
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jan 18, 2017 49 Lib, a relatively bright star in the southern sky, is twelve billion years old rather than just 2.3 billion. For many decades, researchers were stumped by conflicting data pertaining to this celestial body, because they had estimated it as much younger than it…
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China’s first cargo spacecraft to leave factory
Beijing (XNA) Jan 18, 2017 China’s first cargo spacecraft will leave the factory, according to the website of China’s manned space mission. A review meeting was convened last Thursday, during which officials and experts unanimously concluded that the Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft had met all…
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NASA Glenn RED Team Helps EP+R Sterilize Ambulances
Cleveland OH (SPX) Jan 18, 2017 When a small business in Kent, Ohio was looking for help to advance one of their products, it came from an unexpected source. Emergency Products and Research (EP+R) designs and manufactures emergency medical products, such as straps, backboards/spineboards and…
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Iridium-1 NEXT Launched on a Falcon 9
Bethesda MD (SPX) Jan 18, 2017 SpaceX has successfully launched 10 satellites for Iridium Communications. This was the first of several such launches in the Iridium satellite replacement program. Many are calling this program a “tech refresh” and it may be the biggest of its kind in history. …
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Probable cause and potential prevention of vision deterioration in space found
Dallas TX (SPX) Jan 18, 2017 Vision deterioration in astronauts who spend a long time in space is likely due to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure. But using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers…
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ALMA starts observing the sun
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jan 18, 2017 New images taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed otherwise invisible details of our Sun, including a new view of the dark, contorted centre of a sunspot that is nearly twice the diameter of the Earth. The…
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Successful Deep Space Maneuver for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 18, 2017 New tracking data confirms that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aced its first Deep Space Maneuver (DSM-1) on Dec. 28, 2016. The engine burn sets up the spacecraft for an Earth gravity assist this fall as it continues its two-year journey to the asteroid Bennu. The… – latest science and technology news stories
Audiobooks see boom in digital, multitasking age
Curling up with a paperback may be a forgotten luxury for many thanks to today’s busy lifestyles, but listening to a book on the go, while shopping or jogging, is fast becoming the new norm. – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change to shift global pattern of mild weather
As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, there’s one area that’s been overlooked: mild weather. But no more.
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platau refurbishes wadi penthouse in downtown beirut
a warping wooden skin and floating steel stairs dramatically reshape this two-floor apartment. The post platau refurbishes wadi penthouse in downtown beirut appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
No Ruble Tripwire Seen for Russia as Currency Strains Mount
Jardin de l’Ange / Evastomperstudio
© Davide Galli Architects: Evastomperstudio Location: 11013 Courmayeur AO, Italy Architect In Charge: Giovanni Capri Area: 600.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Davide Galli ©…
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Woe – Announce New Release, Stream Track
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=5767&bandname=Woe>Woe</a> are about to bring more quality metal with their new album. Apart from revealing all the details about <i>Hope Attrition</i>, the band has also released an audio appetizer. You can listen to “No Blood Has Honor” <a…
This Trick Will Stop Wasting Mobile Data (and Money) on Social Media Sites
Videos autoplaying in your social media feed can be annoying, costly, and sometimes you end up seeing things you just didn’t want to see. Luckily, it’s possible to disable autoplaying on the major social media networks: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Switching off autoplay in your browser will not… – latest science and technology news stories
Birds of a feather flock together to confuse potential predators
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Groningen, in The Netherlands, have created a computer game style experiment which sheds new light on the reasons why starlings flock in massive swirling groups over wintering grounds. – latest science and technology news stories
California finishes safety review of wells after blowout
A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday. – latest science and technology news stories
Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?
Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years’ worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible—and arguably most important—clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the…
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China urges U.S. not to allow Taiwan delegation to attend Trump inauguration
BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday urged the United States not to allow a Taiwanese delegation to attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
TomTom acquires Autonomos to beef up in self-driving technology
 Navigation and mapping company TomTom — which provides data to companies like Uber and Apple as well as for its own GPS systems — has made an acquisition to add more autonomous driving technology to its platform. It has acquired Autonomos, a Berlin startup that has worked in R&D consultancy for…
Next Big Future
Spacex financials show it is a big startup and the 4000 satellite internet business is the big payday
The Wall Street Journal obtained Spacex internal documents which reveal Spacex has a thin bottom line vulnerable to accidents, hopes planned satellite-internet business will finance eventual Mars missionsSpaceX lost $260 million in 2015. An explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket grounded Spacex for six months;Spacex…
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New laser surfs weird wave physics for improved efficency
A team at the University of California San Diego has developed a new type of laser that could improve a variety of technologies, making smaller and more efficient lasers for medical, computing and optical communication applications. The new laser makes use of an unusual physics phenomenon called…
Amazon Prime Video might soon be playing on trains in India
Amazon Prime is going all out to capture the online video streaming market in India.  After its high-octane launch in the country late last year that saw it tie-up with big-ticket local content creators, Amazon is now in talks with Indian Railways for distribution of its Prime Video services in luxury…
South Africa’s next president might be a woman, but that isn’t the only change we need
South Africa’s race for the presidency has begun and two of the front-runners are women. The ruling African National Congress will only choose a leader at the end of the year, and the national election will only take place in 2019, but already two women seem to have a real chance at victory: outgoing…
Finally, there’s a company with the courage to test driverless cars on Indian roads
It’s one thing trying to build driverless cars, and entirely another to make them work in Indian conditions. With unruly pedestrians, disorderly drivers, reckless autorickshaws, a variety of slow-moving carts, darting dogs, and the occasional elephant, Indian roads are really something else. But there’s…
The Chinese government finally admitted that its economic data was made up
For many who have long believed that China’s economic growth figures seemed too good—and tidy—to be true, they now have official confirmation of that skepticism. China’s economy expanded by 6.7% in the third quarter of 2016, as it did in the previous two quarters. As China is set to release fourth-quarter…
Not everyone shares the African Union’s dream of a borderless Africa
If Africa’s 1.26 billion people share a dream, beyond peace and progress on the continent, it would be the ability to move freely across its borders. The one thing a refugee traveling by foot might share with rich businessman flying first class is that both are likely to come up against, in some form…
Hottest Thing in LNG Is Producing Power as Record Glut Looms
Chief of Staff: George H.W. Bush Hospitalized in Houston
Divorce in Lebanon
The stories of five Lebanese women struggling with the complex systems of divorce within a multi-faith community.
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Elephants trample poacher to death, another poacher seriously injured
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Melania Trump’s DC/NYC Commute Might Be Shorter Than Yours
Melania Trump will get from the White House to Trump Tower faster than your average big city commuter takes to get home — and she’s doing it by plane, chopper and automobile. TMZ broke the story … Melania will stay at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Friday… – latest science and technology news stories
For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?
What if the brakes go out in a driverless car? Does it mow down a crowd of pedestrians or swerve into a concrete wall and sacrifice its passenger?
The Odyssey O-Works Microhinge Putter Promises Better Swings, Improved Golfing
Ever realize that rolling a ball with your hand is almost always much more accurate than smacking it with something? Even if you haven’t, the Odyssey O-Works … Read More
Omega Blends Together Its Most Successful Timepices In The Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday” Watch
The Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Watch has a funny name. Just what is “Speedy Tuesday”? Well, for the uninitiated it’s actually named for the Instagram community which … Read More
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UK receives positive responses from Brussels on leaving plan: Brexit minister
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis said the government had received positive responses from Brussels after Prime Minister Theresa May set out her priorities for upcoming negotiations on leaving the European Union. Full Feed
Brickbat: Don’t Touch That!
Two Washington state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would make it illegal even to touch your phone while driving. The bill would also more than double the fine for distracted driving to $350 from $124.
Discover Magazine
Regulating the Brave New World of Human Gene Editing
Ethics in a post-CRISPR-Cas9 society.
Discover Magazine
NIH Proposes Lifting ‘Chimera’ Research Ban
The move paves the way for animal-human hybrid research.
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Two Cases Could Limit or Enhance Trump’s Ability to Engage in Mass Deportations
The Supreme Court sometimes seems like Plato’s cave—a place where events of the outside world cast only faint and distorted shadows. Nonetheless, no justice of the Court since at least John Marshall has taken the bench without a lively appreciation of presidential politics. Without it, you just don’t…
A BIS Working Paper Is Casting Doubt on Unconventional Policy
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Inaugural speech is Trump’s time to rise to the moment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tradition suggests it’s time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment….
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BeeLine’s bike computer makes every ride an adventure
Cycling in a city can be stressful, especially if you’re headed somewhere that you’ve never been to before. Most people ride with a specialized cycle computer, or with a smartphone strapped to their handlebars. While useful, both devices can be a dis…
Next Big Future
Russia tests railgun by firing 7200 mph projectiles but the test projectile is 1000 times smaller than US railgun
A team of Russian scientists has successfully tested the country’s first railgun, which relies on electromagnetic forces rather than explosives or propellant. According to experts at the Institute of High Temperatures’ branch in Shatura, just outside Moscow, the railgun can fire shells at an incredibly…
Donald Trump Cuts Rock Legends to Slash Inauguration Costs
Donald Trump shut down negotiations to get a huge rock band at one of his Inaugural balls … in order to cut costs and potentially save tens of millions for charity. Inauguration sources tell us the Committee was close to landing a legendary…
Digital Trends
Drone owners warned to keep their UAVs away from Friday’s inauguration
An increase in security in Washington D.C. in recent years means drone flights in its airspace are already severely restricted. But there’s a good chance that some quadcopter enthusiasts heading to the capital this Friday intent on capturing some aerial footage of Donald Trump’s inauguration are unaware…
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Here’s Why America’s Drug War Has Been An Epic Failure
Submitted by Alice Salles via, The U.S. government’s efforts against illicit drugs have finally run their course. With over one trillion dollars wasted over the past several decades and nothing to show but failure, taxpayers are beginning to ask a simple yet pertinent question: Is it…
Cool Tools
Opening Pry Tool Repair Kit
If you can’t open it you don’t own it. I like to own my stuff, so I rely on tools to help me open those not-easy-to-open things. The last one I opened was an “instant on” food thermometer, because its internal probe contacts needed cleaning. The kit comes with a stainless steel blade and steel pry…
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China says hopes for ‘win-win’ deal between Britain, EU
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it hoped Britain and the European Union could reach a “win-win” agreement on Britain’s departure from the bloc, after Prime Minister Theresa May said it would quit the EU single market when it left.
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Two killed in clashes over land for power station in eastern India
KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two people were killed and about a dozen wounded in eastern India when villagers protesting the takeover of their land for a power station clashed with police and government officials in the latest instance of violence over land use in the country.
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EU needs independent defense, says French PM after Trump’s NATO comment
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has called for the creation of an independent European defense system, in response to Donald Trump’s recent criticism of NATO, which the US president-elect called “obsolete.” Read Full Article at
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A New Clue Has Emerged In The Mystery Of D.B. Cooper
To this day, the case remains the only unsolved skyjacking in the United States.
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ELI5: How come when you wake up your bed feels entirely more comfortable than when you initially try to go to sleep (or even throughout the night while you’re sleeping)?
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Nano Technology News
Lighting up ultrathin films
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jan 18, 2017 Based on a study of the optical properties of novel ultrathin semiconductors, researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a method for rapid and efficient characterization of these materials. Chemical compounds based on elements…
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The Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh’s term extended by parliament
MPs vote for The Gambia’s leader to stay in power for another 90 days rather than step down on Thursday.
Kuwait Wealth Fund Says U.S. Investment Hinges on Trump Policies
All-Clad MC2 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 7-Piece Cookware $198.63
All-Clad MC2 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 7-Piece Cookware $198.63
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Commerce pick say NAFTA will be early target for team Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted trade but still stings laid off workers across the Midwest, President-elect Donald… – Top Stories
Caroline Baum: Davos thinks it runs the world, but populism begs to differ
Every year the rich and powerful head to Davos to schmooze and make plans to run the world, but after the wave of populism in 2016, does Davos matter? asks Caroline Baum.
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BT launches the UK’s first mesh network for Whole Home Wi-Fi
Mesh networks are a novel way to get good Wi-Fi connectivity in buildings that suffer from “not spots”. They’re already available from several firms in the USA, but BT’s Whole Home Wi-Fi is one of the first to appear in the UK
Omron BP786 10 Bluetooth Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor $54.99
Omron BP786 10 Bluetooth Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor $54.99
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Greece sees progress on Cyprus, says Turkey should drop ‘aggressive’ talk
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday progress had been made in ending a decades-old stalemate over the division of Cyprus, but urged Turkey to drop ‘aggressive rhetoric’ to reach a deal.
Zero Hedge
Davos (According To Donald Trump)
Bloomberg’s Anne Swardson, Zoe Schneeweiss, and Andre Tartar perfectly summed up the state of play right now during their discussion of the World Economic Forum’s annual get-together: “Never before has the gap between Davos Man and the real world yawned so widely.” As the world’s top executives, financiers,…
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Nintendo Wants Players to Look at Each Other Again
A father and son stand facing one another, hands at their sides, five feet apart. Each holds a small Nintendo controller in his palm. Right now, that controller is a firearm. Later it will be a samurai sword, a ping-pong paddle, or a cow’s udder. The son looks at the large television to his left. “Don’t…
China Charts Course for Opening to More Foreign Investment
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Malaysian court revives clemency option for jailed leader Anwar
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim scored a minor legal victory on Wednesday, as a court ruled that he can proceed with his bid to challenge the rejection of his petition for a royal pardon.
URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser (100ml) $20.95
URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser (100ml) $20.95
In Battle Over Band Name, Supreme Court Considers Free Speech And Trademarks
The Patent and Trademark Office denied registration to an Asian-American rock band named The Slants; the musicians say they want to re-appropriate the term. The case hits the high court on Wednesday.(Image credit: Ariel Zambelich/NPR)
An ‘Old Friend Of China’ Prepares To Bridge Differences At A Fraught Time
Donald Trump chose Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to Beijing because of old ties with President Xi Jinping and Iowa’s history of trade with China. Branstad will have a tough job.(Image credit: Andy Wong/AP)
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Syrian government rejects Qatari, Saudi role in talks: report
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The participation of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Syria talks will be discussed once they stop backing militancy, Syria’s deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, appearing to reject their attendance at forthcoming peace talks.
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Eco-Friendly Toys That Celebrate Modern Design
Today’s post is dedicated to those who appreciate the value of a beautifully designed toy. If you’re looking for modern children’s items that are eco-friendly, there are many amazing options to consider. Plus, many of them can double as decor in your little one’s room! Today we highlight five of our…
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Obama and the Limits of ‘Fact-Based’ Foreign Policy
They were the best and the brightest. But, most of all, they believed they were right. Although the scale of disaster was considerably different, the same that was said of those who oversaw foreign policy under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson could be said of the Obama administration.These…
Cyalume SnapLight 6″ Green Glow Sticks $11.98
Cyalume SnapLight 6″ Green Glow Sticks $11.98
5 Things To Listen For At The Hearing With Trump’s HHS Nominee
Rep. Tom Price goes before a Senate panel for the first time since being picked to head Health and Human Services. Expect sharp questions about Medicare reform, drug prices and his stock portfolio.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
EPA Critic To Get Sharp Questions On Industry Ties As He Vies To Run Agency
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sparked controversy for his denial of climate science and his ties to fossil-fuel interests. Here’s what to expect in Wednesday’s confirmation hearing.(Image credit: Zach Gibson/AP)
Can Trump’s Pick For Attorney General Serve Independently From The White House?
There’s supposed to be a firewall between the Justice Department and the Oval Office, but Sessions’ vigorous support of Donald Trump’s campaign raises doubts about how independent he could be.(Image credit: Taylor Hill/WireImage)
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$25 trillion investment needed to meet future oil demand
The world needs to invest $25 trillion in new oil-producing capacity over the next 25 years to meet growing demand, Saudi Aramco’s chief executive Amin Nasser said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. Read Full Article at
Fast Company
How AI Can Help Keep Ocean Fisheries Sustainable
Cameras mounted on fishing boats combined with advanced machine learning can help better monitor legal and illegal catches, advocates say. Cameras mounted on fishing boats combined with advanced machine learning can help better monitor legal and illegal catches, advocates say.The…
Fast Company
Can Artificial Intelligence Wipe Unconscious Bias From Your Workday?
There’s a plethora of tech meant to make recruiting fairer. Joonko wants to help ordinary workers pinpoint bias throughout the workday. There’s a plethora of tech meant to make recruiting fairer. Joonko wants to help ordinary workers pinpoint bias throughout the workday.Unconscious…
Fast Company
Use This Formula To Dial Up The Soft Skills On Your Resume
Here’s a straightforward way to make sure your interpersonal and problem-solving chops shine through. Here’s a straightforward way to make sure your interpersonal and problem-solving chops shine through.First things first: Soft skills play an important role in hiring. Employers…
Fast Company
When To Risk Your Career For Ethical Reasons
Sallie Krawcheck on paying the price for following your gut, and why that’s so much harder than it sounds. Sallie Krawcheck on paying the price for following your gut, and why that’s so much harder than it sounds.This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily…
Fast Company
Sorry, But Your Brain Only Knows One Way To Multitask Effectively
Your brain can multitask really well when one of the tasks is a habit you’ve developed in that particular context. Your brain can multitask really well when one of the tasks is a habit you’ve developed in that particular context.The news that multitasking is bad isn’t even news…
Fast Company
Can Entrepreneurship Revive The Troubled PhD?
An innovative Cornell Tech postdoc program aims to keep research at its core while pushing scientists and engineers to start businesses. An innovative Cornell Tech postdoc program aims to keep research at its core while pushing scientists and engineers to start businesses.PhD students…
How to Auto-Generate a List of Installed Programs on Windows
You probably have several dozen pieces of software installed on your computer. Aside from tools you use every day like your web browser, it’s easy to forget about programs you don’t use often. This can cause problems whenever you’re resetting your computer or buying a new machine, as you won’t remember…
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Strength of hair inspires new materials for body armor
In a new study, researchers investigate why hair is incredibly strong and resistant to breaking. The findings could lead to the development of new materials for body armor and help cosmetic manufacturers create better hair care products.
New site of THALES in South of France
The project was designed for the aeronautical industry group Thales. The lake is the major component of the site. It is accompanied by a thick and large vegetable filter. It offers with its shores a green lung to the whole neighborhood.
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Google explains how it spots malicious Android apps
Android’s Verify Apps feature performs malware scans on newly downloaded applications to make sure they’re safe. But since some malicious apps can prevent the feature from working, the company had to find an alternative way to figure out if a phone stopped using Verify because you no longer use it or… – Top Stories
Jeff Reeves’s Strength in Numbers: Gold has a lot going for it this year — and it’s not only because of Trump
Concern over weak earnings and a stock market correction sets up a gold trade, writes Jeff Reeves.
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Boeing boss says presidential jet deal close after Trump meeting
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said he “made some great progress” with President-elect Donald Trump on lowering the $4 billion price tag for the new Air Force One presidential aircraft fleet and the potential sale of Boeing fighter aircraft. Read Full Article at
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How The Presidency Changed Obama
A president who transformed the country and learned the limits of the possible. – Top Stories
Gold prices could soar if Donald Trump says any one of these five things
A safe-haven effect could kick in if he tweet-storms his foreign policy once he takes office, says Nigam Arora.
Turkey deports New York Times correspondent
Rod Nordland was sent back to London from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport as he was entering Turkey, the newspaper said.
Samsung may have ‘leaked’ its Galaxy S8, and boy does it look gorgeous
There’s a couple of things we can guess about Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8, but there’s very little in terms of actual, official info.  However, Samsung’s own display-making arm, Samsung Display, may have been leaking the Galaxy S8’s looks for days now, right in front of our eyes — on…
Intel Compute Card will power NexDock’s next “thin” laptop
At CES 2017 earlier this month, Intel unveiled something new yet something also familiar, a nearly complete computer board just a little larger than a credit card. Intel wants its new Compute Card to be the dockable brain of future devices, including smart appliances. NexDock, the people behind a more…
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Indonesia can do business with ‘pragmatic’ Trump, says minister
(Reuters) – Indonesia, the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population, can do business with a “pragmatic” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, a senior minister close to President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday.
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Worlds northernmost plus-energy office could spark an energy revolution
Building the first office in Norway that produces more energy than it consumes is already a hefty goal, but real estate developer Emil Eriksrød wants to take it another step further. The young entrepreneur has a vision for inspiring the rest of the world with a plus-energy office building, the northernmost…
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Is this the future of game demos? Ubisoft offers free 3 hour trial of Watch Dogs 2
As good as game reviews can be, there’s nothing quite like getting the chance to play a game for yourself to work out whether it’s worth your money. Now Ubisoft is providing customers with a pretty convenient way of trying out its latest blockbuster, Watch Dogs 2. But this demo has an interesting twist. Rather…
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‘Clinton Cash’ Book Got Most of Its Funding From Hedge Fund Star
The nonprofit group behind the bestseller “Clinton Cash,” whose investigation of dealings by Hillary Clinton and her family furnished ammunition for Donald Trump in last year’s presidential campaign, got two-thirds of its funding from a single hedge-fund manager.
Digital Trends
This drone-photo firm just paid a massive fine over alleged illegal flights
A Chicago-based company that specializes in aerial photography using drones has agreed to pay a $200,000 penalty to settle a case brought by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which had accused it of violating aviation regulations. The figure was a significant reduction on the colossal $1.9 million…
RT – Daily news
Snowden has legal grounds to become Russian citizen – lawyer
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is legally eligible to obtain Russian citizenship, his lawyer said, after it was announced that his asylum status had been extended for 3 more years. Read Full Article at
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iratzoki lizaso’s modular heldu working tables for alki
crafted with oak and leather, the collection is set for the maison et objet 2017 january edition in paris. The post iratzoki lizaso’s modular heldu working tables for alki appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
IEA Sees Significant Gains in U.S. Shale Oil as Prices Rise
Sylvana Simons: Racism is accepted in the Netherlands
In a country that prides itself on its supposed inclusiveness, a new political party exposes racism in Dutch society.
Financial Times
Coking coal cools as China mines up output
The hottest major commodity of last year makes a stuttering start to 2017
BBC News – World
Jallikattu: Thousands protest at India bullfighting ban
Demonstrators in India’s Tamil Nadu state want a ban lifted on centuries-old bull-taming contests.
India can’t stop talking about this startup CEO’s passionate speech to employees
Leonardo DiCaprio’s iconic boss speech to employees as businessman Jordan Belfort in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ has got its own real life rendition — and people are not sure if they want such behavior from a CEO just yet.  SEE ALSO: India’s largest mobile wallet app Paytm gets regulatory nod to… – latest science and technology news stories
States argue in court for more say over endangered species
A battle over how to save endangered wolves in the Southwest moves to a federal appeals court Wednesday as judges hear arguments on whether states can block the federal government from reintroducing wildlife within their borders. – latest science and technology news stories
Firms push hydrogen as top green energy source
Over a dozen leading European and Asian firms have teamed up to promote the use of hydrogen as a clean fuel and cut the production of harmful gasses that lead to global warming. – latest science and technology news stories
Non-ambient conditions in the investigation and manufacturing of drug forms
To become a drug, a pharmacologically active compound must be prepared in a specific form. This form must be robust during manufacturing, packaging, storage and transport, and must administer the correct dose to the patient. To successfully prepare a drug form, manufacturers must often produce solid…
Evangelion roller coaster gets mobile game to make the line bearable – CNET
Universal Studios Japan makes it so the experience begins before you even step foot into the ride.
RT – Daily news
Crimeans invite Marine Le Pen to visit peninsula
A senior Crimean official has told reporters that residents of the region would welcome a visit by French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, as well as other politicians who support Crimeans’ choice of reunification with Russia. Read Full Article at – Top Stories
Why older Americans are facing a student loan crisis
We naturally think that it’s millennials who are struggling with student loan payments. Turns out, many of their parents are, too.
BBC News – World
Italy pizzeria hands out free pizzas to traffic jam
Genoese wins plaudits for giving free pizzas to drivers stuck in rush-hour gridlock.
Reuters: World News
Pakistani forces kill leader of banned sectarian militant group
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani security forces said on Wednesday they had killed the leader of the banned Sunni Muslim militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) along with three other militants accused of killing hundreds of civilians.
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The Trump Promise Tracker
All politicians make campaign promises, though few made them with the abandon, spontaneity, and flamboyance of Donald Trump. During the campaign, he would casually guarantee vast and circumstantial shifts in policy, often saying he’d do them on day one. (The Washington Post tallied up an eyepopping 282…
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Get to Know the Projects of Grafton Architects, Directors of the 2018 Venice Biennale
Yesterday, the Board of La Biennale di Venezia appointed Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects as curators of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.Farrell and McNamara established Grafton Architects in 1978. They have held the Kenzo Tange Chair at Harvard GSD and the…
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Singapore consortium to test smart mobility tech
Led by Nanyang Technological University and NXP Semiconductors, the consortium provides a testbed to develop and trial technologies such as smart traffic systems and environmental sensors.
RT – Daily news
Britain’s ‘failure to tackle tax havens’ draws ire of anti-corruption campaigners
Anti-corruption campaigners have accused the British government of falling short on its longstanding commitment to fight corruption, voicing concerns over the government’s “rejection of the need to stop the UK tax havens selling secrecy.” Read Full Article at
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The Morning After: Wednesday, January 18 2017
It’s Wednesday morning and Raspberry Pi has made a super-powered PC-on-a-stick, the state of AAA cloud gaming and a look at the Army’s prototype hoverbike. Grab your coffee. We’ll wait. The next Raspberry Pi is aimed at advanced users and manufacturers.Raspberry Pi gives its PC-on-a-stick…
The Windows 10 Creators Update’s best new features: Dynamic Lock, Game Mode, privacy tweaks, and more
A taste of what’s to comeImage by MicrosoftWindows 10 doesn’t behave like the Windows of yesteryear. Instead of a monolithic operating system replaced by a successor in a year or two, it’s more of a living, breathing entity—one that’s constantly changing with the release of massive new “named” updates….
How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet
One of the most important skills any computer user should have is the ability to use a virtual private network (VPN) to protect their privacy. A VPN is typically a paid service that keeps your web browsing secure and private over public Wi-Fi hotspots. VPNs can also get past regional restrictions for… – Top Stories
Three money numbers you need to know
Knowing certain numbers can help you understand how well you’re converting income into wealth
F-35s Grotesque Overruns Are Now Past, Says Pentagons Chief at Odds With Trump
Jordan cracks down on activists over social media posts
Eight activists, including retired army generals and teachers, charged over anti-government statements.
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
A gift to my future self
I was far from home for the first time. My host gave me a journal.
Governor orders subway train redesign, because he thought it looked like a cricket
Jakarta’s 9.6 million people will soon welcome the city’s first subway train system — but not before the trains get a design overhaul. The reason? Governors thought the train looked “too much like a cricket.” SEE ALSO: All NYC subways stations will finally have Wi-Fi and cell service The city’s acting…
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The Morning After: Wednesday, January 18 2017
It’s Wednesday morning and Raspberry Pi has made a super-powered PC-on-a-stick, the state of AAA cloud gaming and a look at the Army’s prototype hoverbike. Grab your coffee. We’ll wait.
BBC News – World
Trump and nuclear codes
What are the checks on a US president launching a strategic nuclear strike?
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Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro – China and India Only Phablet
This smartphone has a 6-inch screen which features a sweet AMOLED screen and currently you may need to go to China and India if you want one of these.
Reuters: World News
Police say 526 possible victims in UK soccer abuse scandal, 184 suspects
LONDON (Reuters) – British police investigating allegations of widespread child sex abuse at soccer clubs dating back to the 1970s said on Wednesday they had now identified 184 potential suspects and 526 victims, adding other sports had also been implicated in the scandal.
Reuters: World News
Philippines’ Duterte says won’t declare martial law, but can if wants to
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday appeared to rule out declaring martial law, but said he could do so if he wished, and anyone questioning his justification should “shut up” and stay out of his business. – Top Stories
Have no money to invest? Here are 5 easy ways to save
You can invest up to $5,500 a year in an IRA; here’s where to find the money.
Zero Hedge
World’s Largest Education Company Crashes After Dire Warning, Warns Of “Unprecedented” Business Decline
British education group, and the world’s largest education company, Pearson PLC lost a quarter of its market cap in an instant this morning after it issued a dire warning about the state of the textbook business, cut profit forecast, and warned of an “unprecedented” decline in its North American business…. World News
Le Pen Centers Campaign on Getting France Out of Eurozone
National Front leader Marine Le Pen is seeking to turn France’s presidential election into a referendum on the European Union by detailing a strategy to pull the country from the bloc and its single currency if she wins.
The First Step to Take With Screen Issues in Windows 10
If you were swayed by the newest features of Windows 10 and used the loophole for a free Windows 10 upgrade, one of the first issues you may encounter is a glitched or otherwise problematic screen. For example, some users are bewildered when Windows 10 only uses about two-thirds of their screen, leaving…
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Vallenfyre – To Release New Album
Death/doom outfit <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=6327&bandname=Vallenfyre>Vallenfyre</a> have returned to GodCity studio in a frozen Salem, MA to record the follow up to their second album, <i>Splinters</i> (2014). The new album will be entitled <i>Fear Those Who Fear…
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Wolves In The Throne Room – Tour Guitarist Becomes Full Member
American black metal duo <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=2814&bandname=Wolves+In+The+Throne+Room>Wolves In The Throne Room</a> just announced that long time live guitarist Kody Keyworth just became a full member of the family. He has been touring with the band since 2010. They also announced…
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Xandria – Premiere New Video
As you might know, symphonic metal act <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=612&bandname=Xandria>Xandria</a> are releasing a new album this month called <i>Theater Of Dimensions</i>. In fact, the opus is dropping via Napalm Records on January 27th. Their newest video for “Call…
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The first ever truly upgradable laptop has a card up its sleeve
There’s a new NexDock coming out later this year, a shell of a hybrid laptop which gets its processing brains from either a Windows smartphone, computer board like a Raspberry Pi, plus with this fresh model, support has been added for Intel’s recently revealed Compute Card.If you didn’t see it, the Compute… – latest science and technology news stories
Mars rover Curiosity examines possible mud cracks
Scientists used NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in drying mud. – latest science and technology news stories
Developing an end-to-end digital supply chain
Dr Jag Srai, Head of Cambridge’s Centre for International Manufacturing, and his team have developed a new way to help companies embrace the challenges and opportunities of digitalising the extended supply chain. Here, he provides a glimpse of this digital future. – latest science and technology news stories
A catalog of habitable zone exoplanets
The last two decades have seen an explosion of detections of exoplanets, as the sensitivity to smaller planets has dramatically improved thanks especially to the Kepler mission. These discoveries have found that the frequency of planets increases to smaller sizes: terrestrial planets are more common…
Billionaire Steyer Says Theres No Limit on His Spending Against Trump
How Obama Changed Investing Forever
The Next Web
What separates a $100 idea from a $1,000,000 one?
As an entrepreneur you hear this question nonstop, how big can your company get? When looking at startups, the fact of the matter is that some business models are worth more than others. The underlying way to show value as a startup is scalability. Scalability effectively analyzes growth as a standard…
Reuters: World News
Germany set for federal election on Sept 24, Merkel seeks fourth term
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany looks set to hold its federal election on Sunday Sept. 24, with Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking a fourth term in office and the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party expected to enter the national parliament for the first time.
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Video: Migrants given hot breakfasts as cold snap grips Paris
A group of parents in northern Paris are providing breakfasts to migrants and homeless people, sometimes in front of their children’s school. It is a welcome gesture for those sleeping rough as France experiences its coldest winter in five years.
RT – Daily news
Aspects of NATO ‘obsolete,’ adaptation needed – top general
A senior NATO general echoed the words of US President-elect Donald Trump in acknowledging that parts of the NATO military alliance are “obsolete,” saying it needs to adapt, but cited very different reasons and directions for change. Read Full Article at
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tom sachs space program: why DIY astronauts are reaching for the stars
artists seem more than a little preoccupied with outer space at the moment, and none more so than tom sachs. The post tom sachs space program: why DIY astronauts are reaching for the stars appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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‘True wireless’ surround sound is here, if you’re willing to put up with the charging
Partially wireless surround sound systems have been around in some form or another for years. Usually this takes the form of sound that’s wirelessly transmitted to speakers, but in most of these cases you’ll still need to plug a speaker into a power socket to keep it powered. Now a Kickstarter by ONEaudio…
Jerusalem hospital school offers hope to ill children
The one-classroom school in an East Jerusalem hospital allows chronically ill Palestinian children to continue studies. – Top Stories
Here’s how much the White House is worth
It boasts 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and three elevators on 18 acres of land.
BBC News – World
Obama and Africa
As Barack Obama steps down as US president, the BBC’s Nancy Kacungira looks back at his legacy in Africa.
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Angry about Trumps inauguration? Here are 5 events you can attend this week
  If you’re at all concerned about the environment, it should go without saying that you’re probably unhappy about a Donald Trump presidency. Even before being sworn into office, it’s clear he wants to promote the interests of fossil fuel companies and couldn’t care less about climate change….
WikiLeaks’ Assange confident of winning ‘any fair trial’ in the U.S.
WikiLeaks said that Julian Assange is confident of winning ‘any fair trial’ in the U.S. and indicated that the founder of the whistleblowing website would stand by all the promises he had made in return for clemency to Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. soldier who disclosed classified data relating…
Physics News
Non-ambient conditions in the investigation and manufacturing of drug forms
To become a drug, a pharmacologically active compound must be prepared in a specific form. This form must be robust during manufacturing, packaging, storage and transport, and must administer …
Physics News
Explaining how 2-D materials break at the atomic level
We are familiar with cracks in big or small three-dimensional (3-D) objects, but how do thin, two-dimensional (2-D) materials crack? 2-D materials like molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), have emerged …
How-To Geek
How to Clean Up Your Messy Windows Context Menu
If you’ve ever found yourself right-clicking on something and wondering where all that junk came from, you’re not alone. Want to get rid of the cruft you don’t use, and add some actually useful items to the context menu? You can.Click Here to Continue Reading
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As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace in central Baghdad – the start of a spate of attacks that appear to signal a shift in tactics by the Islamist group.
Scott Pruitt’s plan for the EPA would shave years off the lives of thousands of Americans
Scott Pruitt is not a fan of the US Environmental Protection Agency in its current form (he has sued the agency 13 times as Oklahoma’s attorney general). But Pruitt is especially not a fan of the EPA’s policies to reduce air toxics and smog from power plants; he has sued the agency multiple times in…
There’s one really big problem with China’s plan to lead the new era of globalization
Globalization officially has a new champion. At the World Economic Forum this week, Xi Jinping praised international trade and decried protectionism (and, indirectly, Donald Trump). Does this signal the dawn of a new China-led era of globalization? Probably not. During the last era of globalization—which,…
Xi Jinping promised legal reform in China, but forget about judicial independence
China’s top judge is one of the country’s most vocal critics of judicial independence. On Jan. 14, Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), delivered a speech calling on his colleagues to resist Western ideologies that threaten the leadership of the Communist Party, including constitutional…
Quartz has acquired, an artificial intelligence research firm
Quartz has acquired the independent research firm, which provides research and analysis on artificial intelligence to business executives. The San Francisco startup is Quartz’s first acquisition in its four year history and it will serve as a foundation for expanded reporting and products…
The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation
We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at least…
Digital Trends
From foam snowshoes to 3D-printed insoles, the best gear from Outdoor Retailer 2017
The bearded outdoor gurus down at your local outfitter don’t just stumble upon the latest gear when it shows up at camp or on the slopes – they seek it out. And the Outdoor Retailer gear show, held every January in Salt Lake City, is the spot to find the cutting edge. From 3D-printed insoles that perfectly…
Zero Hedge
Trump Stresses Globalism at Davos but It Should Be Within a Process of Free Trade
Via The Daily Bell   Donald Trump is committed to globalisation. Davos told Elite in Europe and US have misunderstood trade stance says Anthony Scaramucci … A senior member of Donald Trump’s team insisted that the president-elect was committed to globalisation, open trade and Nato, despite recent…
3 tools to help you keep your new year’s resolutions
We’re several weeks into the new year, right around the time when folks start struggling with their resolutions—if they haven’t already abandoned them altogether. That’s because resolutions require more than good intentions and will power. You need to systematically create new habits. The good news… – Top Stories
Tax Guy: 5 tax resolutions for 2017
How to do a better job of saving on your taxes this year.
Reuters: World News
German AfD rightist triggers fury for assailing Holocaust memorial
BERLIN (Reuters) – A senior member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) has triggered outrage on social media for verbally attacking Berlin’s Holocaust and saying that Germany must rewrite its history books to focus more on its own victims.
RT – Daily news
Trump could use UK trade deal to boost his golf resorts, warn ethics experts
Incoming US President Donald Trump could use a UK trade deal to boost business for his Scottish golf resorts, former White House ethics experts have warned. Read Full Article at – Top Stories
The Wall Street Journal: Bayer, after Trump meeting, pledges to add thousands of U.S. jobs
Bayer is pledging to add U.S. jobs and investment, the latest in a string of public displays from companies looking to head off criticism from the incoming Trump administration about job losses.
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China tells local meteorological bureaus to stop smog alerts
Beijing (AFP) Jan 18, 2017 China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing smog alerts, media reported Wednesday, raising suspicions the government is attempting to suppress information about the country’s air pollution as public anger over the issue grows. China’s Meteorological…
Some NASA transition team members to remain after inauguration
GREENBELT, Md. — The man who will soon become the acting administrator of NASA said he expects some members of the incoming Trump administration’s landing team to stay on at the agency after the inauguration. NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot, the agency’s top civil servant and who will… Physics News
Improved measurements of antiproton’s magnetic moment deepen mystery of baryonic asymmetry
One of the deepest mysteries of physics today is why we seem to live in a world composed only of matter, while the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. Around the world, scientists including Stefan Ulmer’s team from RIKEN, are designing and carrying out high-precision… – latest science and technology news stories
ASML etches ‘remarkable’ 2016 profit
ASML, the Dutch maker of machines used to etch computer processors and make memory chips, announced Wednesday a record 6.1 percent jump in full-year net profit. – latest science and technology news stories
VW will appeal court order to buy back customer’s diesel car
Volkswagen says it will appeal a court ruling that it must buy back a German customer’s diesel car rigged to cheat on emissions tests. – latest science and technology news stories
Options discussed for farmers battling cotton root rot
Cotton root rot disease continues to be a major threat to Texas cotton, but there are options available to farmers to fend off potential threats or lessen the potential economic hardship, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist in College Station. – latest science and technology news stories
Different recombination rates keep highly selfish genes in check
The hamlet fish can be both the father and mother of its offspring – a characteristic that is helping researchers to understand why genes often undergo recombination more readily in one sex. – latest science and technology news stories
Smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis
Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same way that letters must be placed in a specific order to form words and sentences, the sequence of chemical bases is incredibly important in how DNA functions and codes our lives. – latest science and technology news stories
Heat from Earth’s core could be underlying force in plate tectonics
For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however, shows plate dynamics are driven significantly by the additional force of heat drawn from the Earth’s core. – latest science and technology news stories
Professor uses drones to track human impact on rainforest
Dr. Anthony Cummings sat down with leaders of an indigenous community in Guyana last summer to share an unconventional idea to help them conserve the land their people have lived on for thousands of years. – latest science and technology news stories
New research suggests location-based games influence our perception of culture
With the introduction of location-based games such as Google’s Ingress or, more recently, Pokémon Go, an influx of gamers equipped with mobile devices appeared around the country. While the primary focus of players is catching Pokémon or capturing portals, new research conducted by Anthony Buccitelli,… – latest science and technology news stories
Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield
To unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum to decipher its metabolism. Understanding the bacterium’s sugar-processing complexities may lead to improved biofuel yields. US Business
Trump Victory Slows Business Investment in Iran
Small and midsize companies are rethinking or delaying entry to Iran following the election of Donald Trump, a break from their bigger counterparts which have struck recent deals despite concerns of fresh sanctions. US Business
Small Businesses Struggle to Add Jobs, Study Finds
Employment growth is slow and unsteady at most small firms, with the median small business adding fewer than one full-time position a year, despite the sector’s reputation as the engine of U.S. job growth.
BBC News – World
On the banks of two majestic US rivers
Jon Kay talks to people working on the busiest US inland waterway about maintaining the locks, and what Donald Trump could do for them.
The Gadget Flow
icaros Full-Body Workout Machine with VR
Icaros Full-Body Workout Machine merges the power of virtual reality gaming with your everyday fitness device. This innovative device helps you train your muscles in a more enjoyable way. In fact, the experience is beyond imagination. Additionally, you can control and determine your flight path based…
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Gunmen Attack State Prosecutor’s Office in Cancún
Gunmen attacked the state prosecutor’s office in the popular Caribbean resort city of Cancún, and officials said four people had been killed in a battle with security forces.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
iKamper skycamp rooftop tent inspired by jack kerouac’s on the road
iKamper’s skycamp gives shelter to outdoor explorers by integrating the car into part of the supporting structure, and sets up in under a minute. The post iKamper skycamp rooftop tent inspired by jack kerouac’s on the road appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Data Compliance Startup Gets $50 Million From Zuckerbergs Fund
BBC News – World
Israeli policeman and Bedouin killed during clashes over demolitions
The violence erupted over the demolition of illegally built homes in a Bedouin village.
Man of Many
Conquer with Columbia X Star Wars Jackets
These were inspired by the gear worn by heroes and villains of Rogue One, these Columbia X Star Wars Jackets have special design details that are connected to the character and their allegiance in the film. This collection features a light jacket based on Jyn Erso, a heavy parka based on Captain Cassian…
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Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking: Food retailers aiming to cut plastic packaging by ditching stickers on fruits and vegetables, instead using hi-tech ‘natural branding’
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Graph of numbers connected by divisibility, center point is 1, first ring are primes, second ring are (generally) numbers with 4 divisors, and so on… [OC]
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Hear Bob Seger’s New Tribute Song to Glenn Frey
About four months ago, Bob Seger went down to Nashville’s Ocean Way studios to record a song he’d written about his late friend Glenn Frey. “It’s obviously not meant to be a hit,” he says. “There’s no chorus per se or title section or anything. The idea was just to honor his memory and talk, very specifically,…
Cost-Effective Prefab Summer Home In The Pyrenees
Architects and designers are increasingly considering how prefabrication techniques can be used to build speedy and cost-effective yet aesthetically pleasing housing. That’s why they keep creating more and more such dwellings, and today we are sharing one of them. Spanish architect Marc Mogas created…
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Rome halts trains as three quakes strike central Italy
A series of earthquakes measuring 5.3-5.7 magnitude struck central Italy on Wednesday, bringing fresh terror to an area still reeling from deadly quakes last year and struggling to cope with heavy snowfall.
The Biggest Complaints About 401(k)s
Saving for retirement is a lot like going to the dentist. We all know we should do it, but it’s easy to procrastinate because it’s painful and boring. As intimidating as investing is, a 401(k) is a great start and a great savings motivator. 401(k)s are far from perfect, though.First, though, despite…
10 Unique YouTube Channels You Should Watch
YouTube means you can watch what and whenever you want. The variety of content you can choose from is just amazing. If you know where to look, you’ll find tons of entertaining YouTube channels. And if you’ve still got room in your schedule for entertainment, we can help you out with these unique YouTube…
Zero Hedge
Deutsche Bank To Scrap Bonuses For 2016: As Many As 90% Of Bankers, Traders Affected
While Deutsche Bank shareholders have certainly seen some recent relief following last year’s stock acrobatics which sent the the largest German lender crashing to all time lows last fall, the bank’s employees have far less to look forward to. First, it was a report by the NY post, according to which…
Zero Hedge
Trump Tells Democrats Boycotting Inauguration: “I Hope They Give Me Their Tickets, We Need Seats So Badly”
In an interview airing this morning on Fox News, President-elect Donald Trump said Democrats shunning his inauguration this Friday should return their tickets. At least 54 House Democrats have pledged they will not attend the event, according to the latest whip list by The Hill. A growing number of Democrats…
Dear Mr. President: Obama Staff Mobilizes To Answer Kids’ Letters
In cramped offices near the White House, a brigade of staff, volunteers and former interns is scrambling to read every letter sent to President Obama — especially the letters from children.(Image credit: Becky Harlan/NPR)
George H.W. Bush In Intensive Care; Barbara Bush Also Hospitalized
A spokesman for Bush says the former president, hospitalized on Saturday, has been admitted to the ICU with an acute respiratory problem. His wife has been admitted “as a precaution” after coughing.(Image credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Guterres vows U.N. reform and diplomatic ‘surge’
GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he is determined to reform the world body and to see a diplomatic “surge” to overcome obstacles in peace talks.
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Was Barack Obama a transformative president?
Barack Obama took office with high hopes. But his domestic legacy is under threat because he couldn’t win over his enemies or strengthen his allies.
RT – Daily news
Taliban bomb maker’s case against British military thrown out by Supreme Court
A Taliban bomb maker seeking to sue the British military over his detention in Afghanistan has had his case thrown out by the Supreme Court. Read Full Article at
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Today’s News: Jan. 18, 2017
—The head of Iraq’s counterterrorism unit says the country’s military has retaken eastern Mosul from ISIS.—Former President George H.W. Bush is reportedly fine after he was hospitalized in Houston for what his spokesman said was shortness of breath.—We’re tracking the news stories of the day below. All… – latest science and technology news stories
Tracking the world’s final wilderness frontiers
Researchers from the University of Maryland utilize satellite imagery to demonstrate that forest wildlands—forests least affected by human activity—are steadily shrinking and pinpoint ways to help preserve these landscapes that are critically important to the health of the planet. – latest science and technology news stories
New study challenges understanding of salinity impacts on freshwater biodiversity
New research exploring the impact of salinity on insects in freshwater environments has led to a discovery that seems to contradict long-held theories about mechanisms for salt regulation in invertebrates. – latest science and technology news stories
A frog in kingfisher’s clothing
A coastal survey in western India has spawned the discovery of a new species hiding in plain sight. – latest science and technology news stories
Anthropologists search NASA data for migration and land use patterns in the Himalayas
Mark Turin and Sara Shneiderman know what it’s like to have a home reduced to rubble. – latest science and technology news stories
Successful deep space maneuver for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
New tracking data confirms that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aced its first Deep Space Maneuver (DSM-1) on Dec. 28, 2016. The engine burn sets up the spacecraft for an Earth gravity assist this fall as it continues its two-year journey to the asteroid Bennu. – latest science and technology news stories
Unpaid work experience rife in Australia – report
Unpaid work experience is widespread in Australia, with more than half of young adults having undertaken an unpaid placement, according to research conducted for the Federal Government’s Department of Employment. – latest science and technology news stories
Severe inbreeding threatens Long Island’s little spotted kiwi
A population of rare little spotted kiwi (LSK) that was thought to be thriving in a Marlborough island sanctuary is actually seriously threatened by the silent effects of inbreeding, new research led by a University of Otago scientist suggests. – latest science and technology news stories
Food security threatened by sea-level rise
Coastal countries are highly prone to sea-level rise, which leads to salt-water intrusion and increased salinity levels in agricultural land. Also typical for these regions are floods and waterlogging caused by cyclones and typhoons, as well as prolonged drought periods. – latest science and technology news stories
Why learn spelling or maths if there’s an app for that?
There is no doubt that digital technologies have disrupted our modes of teaching. The resources and inputs into teaching have changed to incorporate computer-aided approaches such as “flipped” classrooms, mobile-phone-enabled interactions, video capturing of lectures and enhanced mixed realities.
More snow falls across Mediterranean countries
Much of southern Europe is experiencing its second round of snow in just under two weeks. RSS
Moby Dick’s restaurant lease blocked because of “offensive name”. What’s wrong with Moby? [Stupid]
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London Mayor Urges Businesses to Join Drive Against Hard Brexit
Trumps Dubai Partner Eyes London Developments on Cheaper Pound WSJD
Nintendo Uses Japan Display as Sole Screen-Panel Supplier for Switch
Japan Display is the exclusive supplier of touch-screen panels for Nintendo’s new Switch videogame console.
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Mastercard’s latest mobile effort: Helping farmers sell direct, no shady middlemen
Instead of having to go through sometimes unscrupulous middlemen, East African farmers can now sell direct using Mastercard’s 2KUZE mobile marketplace.
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Seeking An Escape From Trump’s America
Why some people are withdrawing from mainstream society into “intentional communities” — and what the rest of the country can learn from them.
India may have found creative way to offer local iPhone manufacturing incentives to Apple
It appears that the Indian government may have found a creative way to agree to Apple’s request for financial incentives to manufacture iPhones within the country – without being seen to give special treatment to one particular company. Apple had asked for a number of concessions, including a 15-year…
Bloomberg Politics
No Global Trade War Despite Rising Tensions: Sri Lanka Premier
Tensions between the U.S. and China are unlikely to escalate into a global trade war, even as geopolitical friction intensifies across Asia, Sri Lanka’s prime minister said.
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Wanted: An Amazon fridge that automatically reorders food
I’d like to make a prediction: the refrigerator will soon be the hub for the smart urban home. Yeah, I know that’s what Samsung’s been saying for a few years already. But it won’t be Samsung that makes it a reality — it’ll be Amazon, and it’ll never run out of food. Today’s smart fridges require us…
AT&T frees up additional spectrum by terminating 2G network
Haven’t heard from your non-techy friends or family members in a couple of weeks? If they’re AT&T subscribers with dated mobile devices, there may have a solid explanation for the radio silence.
North Carolina Would Lose Big With Scott Pruitt Leading the EPA
From sea level rise to polluted stormwater drainage, the state faces a host of environmental conflicts that rely on the EPA. And Pruitt’s agency would be a toothless one. The post North Carolina Would Lose Big With Scott Pruitt Leading the EPA appeared first on WIRED.
Inside IMAX’s Big Bet to Rule the Future of VR
The company that turns cinema to spectacle is betting big on the future of face-computers. The post Inside IMAX’s Big Bet to Rule the Future of VR appeared first on WIRED.
Eerie Photos Take You Down China’s Neon-Lit Alleyways
Marilyn Mugot captures a world bathed in blues, purples, and pinks. The post Eerie Photos Take You Down China’s Neon-Lit Alleyways appeared first on WIRED.
Alexa Is Conquering the World. Now Amazon’s Real Challenge Begins
Amazon’s Alexa is about to be everywhere, but ubiquity comes with its own set of challenges. The post Alexa Is Conquering the World. Now Amazon’s Real Challenge Begins appeared first on WIRED.
Squirrels Keep Menacing the Power Grid. But at Least It’s Not the Russians
A site that chronicles animals versus the power grid makes a good point about cyberwar hype, but an attack would still be serious business. The post Squirrels Keep Menacing the Power Grid. But at Least It’s Not the Russians appeared first on WIRED.
Microsoft Thinks Machines Can Learn to Converse by Making Chat a Game
Microsoft just bought a startup that’s embracing an AI technique typically used to master games—so it can teach machines to carry on a conversation. The post Microsoft Thinks Machines Can Learn to Converse by Making Chat a Game appeared first on WIRED.
RT – Daily news
South Korea to develop near-supersonic ‘train’ to beat maglevs
South Korea is planning to develop a new train-like means of public transportation that will be able to reach 1,000km per hour (621mph), almost the speed of sound. Read Full Article at
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Clocks ‘failed’ onboard Europe’s navigation satellites: ESA
Paris (AFP) Jan 18, 2017 Europe’s beleaguered Galileo satnav has suffered another setback, with clocks failing onboard a number of satellites in space, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. Designed to render Europe independent from America’s GPS, the 10 billion-euro ($11 billion) project may experience…
Zero Hedge
Trump Warns Canada, Mexico He Will Begin NAFTA Renegotiation “Within Days Of Inauguration”
In the latest unexpected and ad hoc announcement on North American trade arrangements, the Globe and Mail reports that Trump’s Commerce Secretary pick, Wilbur Ross, has informed Canadian officials that he plans to reopen NAFTA talks within days of his inauguration, and that rules of origin and independent…
Zero Hedge
Frontrunning: January 18
Business euphoria over Trump gives way to caution, confusion (Reuters) Biden Lashes Out at Trump Over Comments on NATO (WSJ) Number of House Democrats Skipping Inauguration Grows (WSJ) Rising U.S. shale-oil output threatens OPEC’s production pact (MW) China urges U.S. to bar Taiwan delegation from… Full Feed
‘The Most Transparent Administration in History:’ New at Reason
On his first day in office, President Barack Obama pledged to run “the most transparent administration in history.” As he prepares to move out of the White House, the phrase will probably be remembered as a sarcastic punchline. Despite some promising open data initiatives, the executive branch under…
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‘Big Bertha’ is modern school bus conversion that’s home to family of 5 (Video)
Find out why one family found living on a renovated bus to be an appealing tiny-house-on-wheels alternative. – latest science and technology news stories
Shark study reveals taste buds were key to evolution of teeth
The first creatures to evolve teeth didn’t have jaws. Many scientists believe these ancient fish developed the first tooth-like structures on their skin that were similar to the “denticle” scales that still cover sharks today, even after 500m years of evolution. It is thought that these denticles gradually…
Encrypted email service ProtonMail seeks volunteers to translate app
ProtonMail is looking to draw in millions more people around the world as the encrypted email service has now opened up a crowdsourced translation program that seeks volunteer translators to make the service multilingual. Swiss startup ProtonMail now claims around two million users globally, and to…
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Deals of Note: January 18, 2017
How to save on a Netgear security camera, a Western Rise anorak and a TriggerPoint foot roller. …Read More » RSS
Welcome to China, where you can have your cake and drink it too [Interesting]
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The New Yorker
A Seedbed of New Images to Protest Trump
Over the weekend, an organization in Brooklyn called the Interference Archive gave away about five thousand stickers, three thousand printed posters, a thousand buttons, and almost two gallons of red and black paint that ended up silk-screened onto T-shirts, tote bags, and patches in the form of mottoes…
Reuters: Top News
Trump’s protectionist policies top risk to U.S. economy in 2017: Reuters poll
(Reuters) – The top risk to U.S. growth would come if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump keeps his protectionist promises, according to a Reuters poll that shows economists have not joined in the market exuberance since the shock November vote.
New Album “Revolution On Repeat” Announced By Troubled Horse
Sweden’s Troubled Horse announced a new studio offering entitled “Revolution On Repeat.” The album will be issued on March 31st via Rise Above Records. Like anything worth a damn, heavy music only thrives when it aims to keep moving. Whether growing through crazy acts of evolution or simply by letting…
Sliptrick Records Inks Deal With Ended
Sweden’s Ended has signed on to Sliptrick Records for a new release. Ended have created its own unique beast by merging modern rock and metal influences with classic rock elements and guitar brilliance. The forthcoming album “Five Eyes,” showcases a heavier and more riff oriented side of the band,…
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Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance Abuse. The World Isn’t Listening
In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut. Why aren’t other countries following its lead?
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How To Find Your First Therapist
The cool thing about therapy is that everyone can benefit from it. Still, there are dozens of hurdles — social, bureaucratic, economic — to overcome in order to find help. Here, a simple guide to navigating the complex world of mental health.
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What Is Logic?
Is logical thinking a way to discover or to debate? The answers from philosophy and mathematics define human knowledge.
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The ‘Robot Lawyer’ Making The Case Against Parking Tickets
Stanford student Joshua Browder’s bot has, so far, helped drivers overturn more than 200,000 parking tickets in London, New York and Seattle.
The Awesomer
The Death Magnet
LinkNeodymium magnets can be useful, but they can also be dangerous, as some are so strong that nothing will stand in their way. Magnetic Games shows off one such magnet. Buy one if you dare from Supermagnete, or ramp things up with The Monolith. More Awesome Stuff: Magnetic HourglassMagnets in Slow-MoOddly…
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Aid groups need $550 million to confront worsening Afghan crisis: U.N.
KABUL (Reuters) – International aid groups needs more than a half a billion dollars this year to help millions of Afghans struggling with increased violence and a bleak economy, as a humanitarian crisis worsens, a senior U.N. official told Reuters.
RT – Daily news
Brits should learn Polish, Punjabi, & Urdu to make immigrants feel welcome – Cambridge prof
British people should learn immigrants’ languages to be more welcoming, according to a Cambridge professor, who says integration is a “two way street.” Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
S. Korean businessman kidnapped, killed by Philippine police – Seoul
A businessman whose family sent ransom to alleged kidnappers hoping he was still alive was killed by Philippine police the same day he went missing, according to South Korean Foreign Ministry. Seoul authorities demand justice. Read Full Article at
The day the internet stood still
 On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, websites all over the Internet covered their homepages in a uniform message. Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, Craigslist — giants of media and commerce — joined more than 50,000 sites in an unprecedented blackout. It was an act of protest so powerful and inspiring that it did…
Your Smartphone Becomes the Grillmaster With This New Wi-fi BBQ
Some cooks pride themselves on their mastery of the grill and are happy to spend hours tending to meats. However, if you love barbecue but hate the idea of being stuck next to one all afternoon, Char-Broil’s new SmartChef gas grill connects to a smartphone app so you can monitor your dinner while doing…
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Trump’s CDC May Face Serious Hurdles
The nation’s public health agency is battling on several fronts, including an Obamacare repeal — Read more on
Guide to Getting Your Work Published
As editors on the Projects Team at ArchDaily, we wanted to reflect on the projects published in 2016—and, based on those submissions, to consider what we hope to see from the submissions we will publish in 2017.During 2016, the projects we published had a high level of visual impact. Axonometric views…
Man of Many
What’s the Deal with Dom Perignon’s Luminous Glowing Bottle?
It’s a widely accepted, though rarely stated fact, that the bells that ring in any celebratory moment don’t really ding or dong, but rather sound suspiciously like the popping of corks from thick glass bottles at around 90psi. It’s probably because that’s what most of us are actually doing when we’re…
Designers Reinvent the (Steering) Wheel for the Age of Autonomy
10 and 2 may not matter anymore, but the wheel is still the interlocutor between human and machine just yet. The post Designers Reinvent the (Steering) Wheel for the Age of Autonomy appeared first on WIRED.
Diamond Lobby Said to Seek 10-Fold Jump in Budget to Spur Demand
Mastercard `Preying on Millions Sparked $17 Billion Fee Lawsuit
‘Hey Siri, why don’t you have an offline mode?’
The success of semi-smart voice assistants opens the gates to new convenience and new frustration. We use them in the street, on public transport, in the home , office, even the car, but there’s a problem:Offline mode The problem is that most voice assistants, including Siri, don’t have offline…
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Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds
Eighteen million people could lose their insurance within a year and individual insurance premiums would shoot upward if Congress repealed major provisions of the Affordable Care Act while leaving other parts in place, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday. World News
Japanese Hotel Chain Draws Rebuke From China
One of Japan’s largest hotel chains has sparked condemnation from China for a book placed in its rooms that describes the Nanjing Massacre as fake. World News
Iran to Reserve Judgment on Trump Before He Takes Office
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif vowed to keep an open mind toward Donald Trump, saying it was too early to judge his policies despite the U.S. president-elect’s strongly worded antagonism toward Iran. World News
Military Ready to Give Trump Plans to Fight Islamic State
America’s top uniformed officer said the military is ready to present options to the new administration in the fight against Islamic State.
How-To Geek
How to Take Good Street Photos
Street photography is about documenting the day to day life of a city. It’s about capturing the small, authentic moments that take a city from grey concrete and turn it into a real, living place. It’s a really popular genre of photography, so let’s have a look at how to do it well.Click Here to Continue…
10 Geeky Movie Marathons Everyone Should Try
Binge-watching is both the best and the worst way to watch movies. The best because it’s a great way to dive into the cinematic world and live it together with your favorite characters until the very end. At the same time, let’s face it: sitting in front of a TV without moving for hours — or maybe even… all content
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Follow the Department of Energy’s DIY Projects to Reduce Energy Usage In Your Home
If you own your home, there are lots of little ways you can improve your house for long-term energy savings that cut down your utility bills. The Department of Energy has a whole page dedicated eight of these projects with in-depth guides.At the Department of Energy’s site below you’ll find eight guides…
Angry Birds Blast isn’t explosively fun, but it’s not bad either
Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know…
Digital Trends
Leaked high-performance Nokia P1 looks exciting, but there may be more to it than that
Nokia has made it very clear that 2017 will mark its big comeback, and we’re just beginning to see the first rumors about the devices it’ll show off over the coming months. The latest, and perhaps most exciting model yet, is the P1. However, its true identity is something of a mystery, which may mean…
Digital Trends
Don’t count out net neutrality in Donald Trump’s America just yet
On Friday Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States. No doubt there’s significant questions as to what exactly this means for both domestic and foreign policy, and some of those questions involve the tech industry. Net neutrality is one of those issues. Since becoming the official…
Verge LVQ Series Lavatory System With Washbar Technology
From the leading manufacturer in all-in-one technology comes the Verge® with exclusive WashBar™ technology. The integrated design of the Verge basin in Evero® natural quartz material and clean, rinse and dry functionality housed in the new single piece WashBar™ create an attractive intuitive…
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Why I’m Joining the March on Washington
I’ll be there to protest Mr. Turmp’s clear and dangerous disrespect for human beings and for scientific evidence — Read more on
The Downspiral To Hell Inks Deal With Sliptrick Records
Spanish avante garde black metal act The Downspiral To Hell signed on with Sliptrick Records. The duo ambitiously makes music that reveals the feelings born inside us and shows a personal way of thinking about life. The mantra of the band is to experiment and feel free to compose anything interesting…
New Album “Beyond Spectra” Announced By Saturn
Sweden’s Saturn have announced the impending new studio effort “Beyond Spectra,” which will be issued on March 31st via Rise Above Records. Disciples of the heavy metal code don’t just love the music, they need it: to maintain a cultural, personal and – perhaps most importantly – cosmic equilibrium….
Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions
Juan Díaz-Faes for HBR If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.” There’s… – latest science and technology news stories
New method to diagnose cancer
An international group of scientists has created a new approach to the diagnostics of breast cancer with the help of nanoparticles of porous silicone. – latest science and technology news stories
Understanding new evidence of the impact of climate change in the Early Jurassic Period
Geochemical and biological research offers academics a window into earth history, enabling them to piece together events that occurred before records began. Much of our understanding of past climate change is based on geology, in particular the study of sedimentary rocks deposited in the oceans. – latest science and technology news stories
‘Molecular scissors’ could point the way to genetic cures
Guan-En Graham is determined to find out exactly what happened to her father. When she was a child, he developed brain cancer. Since then, she has worked to understand the intricate genetic mechanisms that trigger brain diseases so that one day, perhaps, she can shut them down for good. – latest science and technology news stories
Decontamination of water with a robust and sustainable membrane
Water purification processes usually make use of robust membranes for filtering off contaminants while working at high pressures. Can materials employing water as major component be made strong enough to suit such a demanding application? Israeli scientists now report in the journal Angewandte Chemie… – latest science and technology news stories
System holds promise for study of biological systems, biosensors and bio-hybrid devices
Researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) are working to develop an electrogenetic device to direct gene expression, an achievement that holds promise for controlling biological systems and could help shape the future of biosensors, as well as wearable – and possibly implantable – bio-hybrid…
New Scientist – Online news
Resisting Trump: How scientists can fight a climate witch-hunt
Climate scientists could find themselves facing an internal witch-hunt. But there are several things they can do to fight back, as individuals and as groups
New Scientist – Online news
Flawed hunt for flight MH370 shows need for new tracking system
The troubled search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished in 2014 highlights the need for better technology and coordination, says Paul Marks
Born in a cell: The families stranded at the US border
There has been a surge in Latin American families trying to cross the US-Mexico border before Trump’s inauguration.
BBC News – World
German fury at AfD Hoecke’s Holocaust memorial remark
A right-wing leader in Germany provokes outrage for condemning the Holocaust memorial in Berlin. – Top Stories
Cisco’s Chambers sees Trump presidency good for U.S. business
U.S. business leaders are optimistic that President-elect Donald Trump will boost economic and job growth, says John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco Systems. – Top Stories
Capitol Report: Commerce pick Wilbur Ross to be questioned over provoking trade partners | What to watch at Tom Price’s hearing
Trade questions for Wilbur Ross; what to watch at Tom Price’s hearing; where Donald Trump and Democrats can make deals; and more. – Top Stories
The Margin: Inauguration bingo: Bookies take bets on words Trump will use in speech
In anticipation of Trump’s speech, U.K. bookies have put together an inauguration speech special, taking bets on which exact words or phrases the new president will use.
Drug Overdoses Turn Up on Facebook and in Obituaries, Defying Stigma
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Sierra Nevada brewery installs 1 MWh Tesla Powerpack system
Sierra Nevada Brewing company just installed 500 kilowatts/1 megawatt-hour of Tesla Powerpack batteries at its Chico, California brewery.
Physics News
Scientists turn graphene into working OLED electrodes, a first
Brooks HaysJan. 18 (UPI) — For the first time, scientists have fashioned working OLED electrodes out of graphene.
Turns out that Donald Trump doesn’t really like Twitter — and it’s the media’s fault
Who would have thought that President-elect Donald Trump, who has made headlines with his rants, fights, spelling errors and wrong mentions on Twitter actually dislikes the social network?  SEE ALSO: After Trump’s comments, the wrong John Lewis is getting buried in tweets It would seem like biting…
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Container: Modular and Sustainable Office Structure with Industrial Panache
Sustainable design is often about thinking out of the box and coming up with solutions that combine practicality with aesthetics and modular ease. Designed in a dashing fashion by Rodrigo Kirck Arquitetura, Container is a contemporary office space in Itajaí, Brazil that combines the industrial charm…
Tesla to build Model 3 motors and gearboxes at its Gigafactory
 Tesla will be making electric motors and gearboxes at its Nevada Gigafactory, in addition to batteries. The news comes from Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, who discussed that additional manufacturing plans for the Gigafactory during a policy speech on Tuesday. The Gigafactory, which officially opened…
RT – Daily news
‘Deplorable’: Disabled refugees ‘overlooked’ and ‘underserved’ in Greece – HRW
Disabled refugees and migrants are not identified, and receive neither the medical assistance they require nor access to essential facilities like toilets, showers, and food, according to the latest report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Read Full Article at
Reuters: World News
EU leaders welcome Brexit clarity, Merkel says EU united ahead of talks
BERLIN (Reuters) – EU leaders on Wednesday welcomed clarity from Britain over what it wants from Brexit talks, with Germany’s Angela Merkel promising a united front in what will be “very intensive” negotiations.
Ars Technica
A more advanced guide to total Android customization
When Android was brought to market, it was pitched as an open, customizable OS that was the antithesis of Apple’s lock-down smartphone platform. While both OSes have moved closer together over the years, the high customizability of Android is still around. Last year’s beginner’s guide to…
How to get beyond Finance vs. IT
One thing that you’re likely to encounter in any IT department is resentment toward the Finance department. A staffer might be angry because “those bean counters in Finance who know nothing about technology” directed him to buy one product when he wanted to buy a different one. Or maybe Finance approves…
Trailer For New DVD “As The Stages Burn” Issued By Arch Enemy
Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy issued a trailer clip for the upcoming live CD/DVD package “As the Stages Burn.” The release is set to drop via Century Media Records on March 31, 2017. Featuring footage of the band’s headline performance at Wacken Open Air 2016, marking the pinnacle of…
New Song “Eyes Don’t Lie” Streaming From Panikk
After revealing the cover artwork for the sophomore album “Discarded Existence,” Slovenian thrash act Panikk is streaming a new song. Check out “Eyes Don’t Lie” in the player below. “Discarded Existence” will be issued on March 15th via Xtreem Music. “Discarded Existence” will appeal to any fan of…
Superjoint’s Phil Anselmo Comments On New Projects, Mental Health And The Demise of Pantera
Philip H. Anselmo is one misunderstood cat. Over his career, especially over the last year, he has been subjected to harsh criticism, mostly by the press. He made a joke on stage at the end of a performance. He was getting loaded on white wine and saluted a Seig Heil. 20 years ago, people would have…
Video Clip For New Song “Witches’ Brew” Available From Deathless Legacy
Italy’s Deathless Legacy – featuring Vision Divine keyboardist Alessio Lucatti (as Pater Blaurot) – released a video clip for the new song “Witches’ Brew.” The song is lifted from the new album “Dance With Devils,” which will be issued on January 27th via Scarlet Records. “Witches’ Brew” is the second…
Reuters: World News
EU ‘not hostile’ but sees ‘very, very, very’ difficult Brexit talks
STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he told Prime Minister Theresa May that EU negotiators were “not in a hostile mood” toward Britain but that Brexit talks would be “very, very, very” difficult.
Forbes – Markets
Starbucks Knows How To Fail Fast, Just Like Amazon
Starbucks, which has historically shown a willingness quickly ditch ideas when they don’t work out, has put an end to its ‘Evenings’ program that brought beer and wine sales to more than 400 of its stores.
Ars Technica
Assange “stands by” US extradition “deal,” Swedes still want to quiz him
Enlarge (credit: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images) Julian Assange’s lawyer has insisted that the WikiLeaks founder, who is wanted for questioning in Sweden over an allegation of rape, is “standing by” his promise to—as he characterises it—”agree to US extradition” in light of president Obama’s…
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In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn’t hoax
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements….
Digital Trends
Char-Broil wants to bring your BBQ into the 21st century with its new smart grill
It may be one of the most most basic cooking methods around, but technology is about to bring grilling into the 21st century. The latest kitchen appliance to go smart is your grill, and it’s all thanks to Char-Broil and its SmartChef Tru-Infrared Gas Grill. It’s a mouthful, sure, but it also promises…
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The smartest watches are still mechanical
There was a little moment during this month’s Consumer Electronics Show where I discovered that I was surrounded by colleagues wearing regular, old school mechanical watches. Dan Seifert, Mark Linsangan, and I each had on a watch that knew only the time and date. It wasn’t a coordinated thing, and it…
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Trump’s Interior Pick Wants to Save Our Public Lands by Drilling On Them
Ryan Zinke, Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Interior, is planning to drill on public lands, set aside largely for outdoor recreation and conservation purposes.During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, the former Navy SEAL commander and sole representative from Montana in the House of Representatives,…
Zero Hedge
Trump Was Right: Top NATO General Concedes Alliance Is “Obsolete”
The media remains focused on the apparently widening gap between the president-elect and his Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis over NATO after Trump reconfirmed charges from his campaign that NATO is “obsolete,” in a joint interview Sunday with The London Times and Germany’s Bild publication,…
Zero Hedge
Man Sets Himself On Fire Outside Trump D.C. Hotel In Protest Of Inauguration
A protester set himself on fire outside Trump International Hotel in Washington DC on Tuesday night around 9:30pm in what appears to be a failed attempt at self-immolation, NBC4DC reported. The unidentified man called Trump a “dictator” and said the act was in protest of Trump’s upcoming inauguration….
Zero Hedge
What Wage Inflation? Real Average Weekly Earnings Growth Plunges To Weakest In 30 Months
Despite all the excitement and media hype that wage growth is finally upon us and the green shoots of escape velocity recovery are here, thanks to Obama and Yellen, the facts are different. Real average weekly earnings rose just 0.2% year-over-year in December – the weakest growth since June 2014 (and…
The Awesomer
FeatherLite Survival Kit 3.0
Price: $37  | BuyBe ready anytime, anywhere with UST’s ready-to-go survival kit. It packs emergency blankets, a compass, ponchos, whistle, carabiner/knife, firestarter spark wheel, towels, glow sticks, mirror, and more, all in a lightweight pouch. More Awesome Stuff: Ka-Bar Grass MacheteOutSmart…
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At least 70 civilians killed in Nigeria refugee camp air strike: International Red Cross
GENEVA (Reuters) – At least 70 civilians were killed in Tuesday’s Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp and more than a hundred were wounded, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said on Wednesday. – latest science and technology news stories
Unique project to improve life for young people with disabilities
Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, professor of education at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, has been awarded nearly 8 million from the Swedish Research Council for the project PAL. The project aims to identify educational and other opportunities and success factors for adolescents… – latest science and technology news stories
Shot hole borers threatening Ventura County avocado orchards
There’s a new pest in town and it’s threatening one of the area’s top crops: avocados. First discovered in Los Angeles County in 2003, six-legged Asian shot hole borers have been found by UC Santa Barbara researchers in their own backyard. – latest science and technology news stories
From offense to defense in ecology and politics
As online social networks grow, it gets easier to turn our own social circles into echo chambers of the like-minded or heated debates across ideological divides, as we please. In a working group happening now, SFI researchers are asking not just what the consequences of this modularity are for political…
Why Birds Love Mobs – Facts So Romantic
When I tell Katie Sieving, an avian wildlife ecologist at the University of Florida, that it’s probably a stretch to call “mobbing” an act of heroism, she laughs. Mobbing, as the term suggests, involves a mob: It’s when a group of animals band together to harass and drive out a common predator—a behavior…
Live Like You Don’t Give a F*** By Caring Strongly About Just a Few Things
From time to time, it feels like it would be nice to just stop giving a crap about the rat race and do what you want. The below video (which contains strong language) points out that you can, by simply caring about just a few things.The video from Charisma on Command uses the imperfect example of Tyler… Physics News
Calibrating the calibrator—the National Standard Neutron Source
Neutron detectors and sources play critical roles in national defense, homeland security, nuclear power plant control, radiation medicine, petroleum exploration, materials science, industrial imaging, and a host of other applications. It is essential that these types of devices be tested periodically… Physics News
Molecular fountain my lead to more precise measurement of physical constants
(—A team of researchers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has built, for the first time, a molecular fountain. The group has published a paper in the journal Physical Review Letters describing how they created the fountain, how it works and their ideas on how it might be used to more precisely… – Top Stories
Economic Report: Inflation climbs at fastest pace in 5 years, CPI shows
Consumers aren’t paying higher prices for most goods and services, but a rise in gas, rent and medical care has raised overall inflation.
CNET asks: BlackBerry and Nokia are back! Do you care? – CNET
Once the top dogs in mobile, these two former blue-chip brands want to claw their way to a comeback. But that’ll only work if people like you give a fig.
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Today in Gear: January 18, 2017
Ford’s newest thoroughbred, a British military watch, Nintendo’s newest console and much more. …Read More »
Get Your Basics Figured Out With Amazon’s Activewear Sale
In a world of $200 sweatshirts, $100 leggings, and $75 running shorts, what’s a person gotta do to get affordable activewear? Wait for Amazon’s Gold Box, apparently. Get up to 50% off apparel from Champion, Adidas, Under Armour, Hanes, and more to beef up your activewear wardrobe. But this deal is a…
RT – Daily news
Boris Johnson compares French president to Nazi guard
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has come under fire for comparing the French president to a Nazi prison guard giving ‘punishment beatings’ to Britain for trying to ‘escape’ the EU. Read Full Article at RSS
Woman stabs man nine times when he says he won’t commit to a relationship – as if that’s going to change his mind [Scary]
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Second Single, Music Video For New Album “Connected/Condemned” Issued By Jotnar
Spanish melodic death metal outfit Jotnar released a new single/video clip for “Broken Esteem.” The song is the second video clip in support of the band’s new release “Connected/Condemned,” which drops on April 21st via Massacre Records. “Broken Esteem” features a guest appearance from Soilwork’s…
Trailer For Debut Full Length Album Issued By The Doomday Kingdom
Swedish doom act The Doomsday Kingdom, the brainchild of Candlemass founder Leif Edling and featuring Wolf vocalist Niklas Stålvind and Avatarium/ex-Evergrey guitarist Marcus Jidell, issued a trailer for the upcoming self-titled full length debut record. “The Doomsday Kingdom” is set to drop on March…
Ivory Coast Cocoa Exports Disrupted by Gendarmes at Biggest Port
Merkel Says Avoiding EU Division on Brexit of Utmost Importance
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Legal Weed Prices Are Dropping, And It’s Killing Growers’ High Margins
The increasing supply of legal marijuana is turning into a major buzz kill for growers as prices plunge — and an opportunity for companies that can help cut production costs.
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The Fugitive Drug Smuggler Who Became An Environmental Hero
When Raymond Stansel was busted in 1974, he was one of Florida’s biggest pot smugglers. Facing trial and years in prison, he jumped bail, changed his name and holed up in a remote Australian outpost. Even more remarkable than that? His second life as an environmental hero.
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The Pro-Lifers Who Are Heading To The Women’s March
Is there room in the movement for people who morally object to abortion?
Scientific American Content: Global
Trump’s 5 Most “Anti-Science” Moves
The president-elect has taken what is widely seen as a hostile stance toward the scientific community. Here’s why — Read more on
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Highly gifted children benefit from explanation as much as their peers
We often assume that highly gifted children always perform at maximum capacity. However, new research shows that this group also benefits from training and explanation. Strangely enough, the benefits are the same for both groups.
The Gadget Flow
MAGQI Magnetic Qi Charger
Taking your charging to whole new levels with the MAGQI Magnetic Qi Charger. Cutting the cords that tie you down, this wireless solution is perfect for your car, desk, or anywhere. Featuring a range of four types of receivers, this system can work with virtually any smartphone. Inside the MAGQI are powerful…
Postmates and DoorDash are testing delivery by robot with Starship Technologies
 Not even flexible, freelance jobs in the on-demand economy will be saved from the siege of automation. Starship Technologies is putting its self-driving delivery robots to work in the US. Specifically, its first US partners are the food delivery startup DoorDash, and courier marketplace Postmates, which…
Mobile Magazine
Mobile Chipmaker Qualcomm Being Charged with US Antitrust Case
On Tuesday it was revealed that mobile chip giant Qualcomm was being charged with a US antitrust suit alleging that it abused its dominant position in the market for the production of processors used in cell phones and other devices. Qualcomm, the largest provider of chips for smartphones, has faced…
Mobile Magazine
The Global Dependence on Technology is Bringing Back Programmers as a Major Workforce
With the growing demand and dependence of the world on technology comes the growing demand for programmers that will increase exponentially over the next decade, and the proof is happening right in front of everyone every single day. Here’s what people may be doing by this year or next year, 2018: Wake…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Crochet Your Own Pokemon Bellsprout
We love a good crochet project, and here’s another for you to try: a Pokemon Bellsprout in a Poke Ball pot. Adorable right? This Bellsprout would brighten your desk right up. It’s the work of ratapus.amigurumi who used this tutorial from Kat’s Creations as the foundation for the project. Send…
Pipedrive, a CRM platform to help SMBs sell more, closes $17M Series B led by Atomico
 Pipedrive, a CRM platform designed to help SMBs sell more, has closed $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Atomico, the global VC firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, and Rembrandt Venture Partners. The Estonia/U.S.-based startup…
How to Switch From a Mac to a Windows PC Without Losing Your Data
So you’ve run out of patience with your old MacBook Pro, and have now been tempted over to the world of Windows by all the shiny 2-in-1 devices recently announced (or maybe you just prefer Cortana to Siri). How exactly do you get started? And can you really move all of your important files over easily?…
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans to connect all of Europe, starting with the Czech Republic
 Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) may be a step behind its rival Hyperloop One but is making its own plans to go global — starting with an announcement today HTT has signed an agreement to explore connecting a hyperloop system from Slovakia to the Czech Republic. HTT already has an agreement… – Top Stories
NewsWatch: This gold play’s breakout looks enticing as Trump swats at the dollar
The Dow just might fall for a fourth straight session, as chatter about a Trump rally is repealed and replaced with talk about Trump volatility. But selling the inauguration looks popular. Our call says buy gold miners, which few have been touting.
Forbes – Markets
Never Wait Two Weeks For Your Paycheck Again
Fairness. Loyalty. Values-Based. Meet the next financial services disruptor.
Forbes – Markets
Retailing, Part 2: The Way Out Of The Rut For Brick And Mortar Stores
A number of retailers, including Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, and Sears, delivered disappointing holiday sales results. Women’s apparel retailer The Limited reported it will close down its 250 brick and mortar stores. Retail bigwig Walmart disclosed its decision to cut hundreds of jobs by the end of the…
How-To Geek
How to Disable the HomeGroup Feature in Windows (and Remove It from File Explorer)
HomeGroups make sharing files and printers with other PCs pretty simple. But if you don’t use it and would prefer not to see it in File Explorer at all, it’s not too hard to disable.Click Here to Continue Reading
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The actors behind the Ewoks from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
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Turns Out Banks Use Cellebrite Phone Cracking Tech Too
This is part of an ongoing Motherboard series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it. Follow along here. The biggest customer base for phone cracking technology is likely law enforcement: cops who need to circumvent passcodes on seized devices,…
Keep Up Appearances With This Travel-Friendly Shaver, Now Under $60
If you’re ready to make the leap to the world of electric shavers, the Philips Norelco 6800 is a great starter razor, especially at $59. That gets you a five-length trimmer attachment, a travel case, and a folding charging stand that can actually fit in said case. Just be sure to clip the $20 coupon…
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These six-wheeled robots are about to start delivering food in the US
A small number of Americans will soon be able to have food and other goods delivered to them by an adorable semi-autonomous robot. Starship Technologies announced the first two commercial partnerships for its ground-based delivery robots in the US today — one with DoorDash in Redwood City, California,…
Scientific American Content: Global
Is China’s Ivory Ban a Sign of Hope for Elephants?
China’s legal ivory market will close this year, but elephants are still being slaughtered — Read more on
Cool Hunting
Interview: Kevin Hunter, President of Toyota’s Calty Design Research: We talk cars and design process with the head of California’s original car design center
For the last decade Kevin Hunter has been the president of Calty—Toyota’s design research center in Newport Beach—but he’s worked there for nearly 35 years. When Calty opened its doors in 1973, it was the first Southern California-based design center…… Continue…
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Oracle’s monster security update: 270 fixes and over 100 remotely exploitable flaws
Oracle urges customers to apply patches immediately to prevent at least 100 remotely exploitable flaws present in its products being exploited.
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US Army turns to IBM to build, manage private cloud data center
The deal marks the first time the Army has enlisted a private company to run a large-scale data center on its behalf within a military installation.
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GCHQ encourages teenage girls to become cybersecurity professionals of the future
Competition aims to inspire girls aged 13 to 15 to take up a role in protecting the UK from cyberattacks.
The Gadget Flow
Skyline Hang Magnetic Organizer
Be true to your city with the Skyline Hang Magnetic Organizer. Practical for the kitchen or even your entryway, this holder uses powerful magnets to keep objects in place. Hidden inside this delightful homage are ultra strong neodymium magnets. They’re so powerful that they can even hold a cast iron…
The Gadget Flow
Practix Customizable Free Weights
Get a total workout from home without turning your space into a cluttered gym with the Practix Customizable Free Weights. Compact and versatile, this innovative system combines both a kettlebell and a dumbbell. The Practix system features a Click&Turn release mechanism. With this, you can swap the…
The Gadget Flow
Barrage Cargo Backpack by Chrome
Take to the streets with the Barrage Cargo Backpack by Chrome. Each feature of this bag has been optimized for city life. The ultra comfortable straps are ergonomic and pair with the foam back panel for all-day comfort. In addition, a sternum strap keeps it all balanced. The sides of the Barrage Cargo…
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Heng Wooden Balance Lamp
Add a sense of equilibrium to your life with the Heng Wooden Balance Lamp. Unlike any other product, this lamp is more a piece of art than a light source. Incredibly, this lamp is switched on by bringing two wooden balls together. One ball hangs from the top of the Heng Lamp while the other rests on…
The Gadget Flow
GARY Automatic Cable Organizer
Owning lots of devices means lots of tangling cables. But, with the GARY automatic cable organizer, fiddling with cables is a thing of the past. This incredible device is able to instantly tidy your cables as well as your headphone wires. First, loop your cable around the interior hook. Second, gently…
The Gadget Flow
babocush Newborn Comfort Cushion
An unsettled baby can be tough on your household. Settle and soothe your baby with the Babocush Newborn Comfort Cushion. In addition to a multitude of benefits, this system gently, and securely, calms your baby. The babocush can prevent colic and acid reflux, relieves wind, and allow your baby’s airways…
The Gadget Flow
NIFTYX Wearable Power Bank
Charge up literally anywhere you go when you have the NIFTYX Wearable Power Bank. Coming in a stylish design, this bracelet actually features a power bank and a connector for your device. With a single charge, the NIFTYX Life-Saving Bracelet gives you 50 minutes of talk time or 40 minutes of internet…
The Gadget Flow
RelaxedLeather Luxury iPhone Case
Add your smartphone to your list of stylish accessories with the RelaxedLeather Luxury iPhone Case by Twelve South. Featuring the most stunning leather, this case ages over time just like your other leather accessories. It is this feature that sets the RelaxedLeather Case apart from the crowd. In addition…
Design Milk
Modular Outdoor Seating Full of Color and Texture
Ramos & Bassols are the latest designers to work with Italian brand Paola Lenti on a new outdoor seating collection called Ola. The outdoor sofa is a modular design where the components can be used individually or in various arrangements. The cushions are wrapped with high quality outdoor…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Ancient Egyptian “pot burials” are not what they seem
Enlarge / A selection of child and infant pot burials from an ancient cemetery in Adaïma, Egypt. They are between 7,500-4,700 years old. Note that some of the pots are distinctly egg-shaped. (credit: Béatrix Midant-Reynes, Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale) Around 3,500 BCE, the ancient…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
See how immune cells break through blood vessel walls
In any given second, thousands of immune cells are poking holes in your blood vessels as they travel out of the blood stream to survey your organs for problems or join the fight against a pathogen. Despite the constant assault, the damage is negligible.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Preclinical research sheds light on tumor-progression in lung cancer
Preclinical research shows that the tumor-promoting properties of neuropilin-2 reside predominantly on isoform NRP2b, while NRP2a has the opposite effects in non-small cell lung cancer. In mouse models, NRP2a inhibited tumor cell proliferation, while NRP2b promoted metastasis and progression. This new…
How to Back Up Data from Computer that Won’t Boot
Nothing on a computer scares you like finding your machine suddenly won’t boot. When you can’t get into your computer, you can’t get any work done. Even worse, if you haven’t set up proper backups, a dead PC can mean your files are gone. If you’ve exhausted our tips for solving Windows boot problems,…
Bloomberg Politics
Protectionism Is an Economic Dead End, Booming Sweden Says
Globalization and technological change are unstoppable processes that need to be managed using market forces and the welfare state, according to Sweden’s prime minister.
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Bosnian Serb leader wants U.S. ambassador declared persona non grata
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia, (Reuters) – Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said on Wednesday he was proud of being blacklisted by the United States for obstructing a 1995 peace agreement and called on Bosnian authorities to declare the U.S. ambassador persona non grata in retaliation.
RT – Daily news
Egypt adds ex-international footballer Mohamed Aboutrika to terrorist list
Egypt has added former international footballer Mohamed Aboutrika to its terrorist list due to alleged links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization. Read Full Article at
Volunteering from home will soon be as common as working from home
We’re all familiar with the concept of working from home—and in 2017 volunteering from home will become just as ubiquitous. A busy life, working two jobs, unsociable working hours, and living in a remote location can all make it difficult for people to give time or money to good causes in their community….
Scientists finally identify nine new species of bees that they could have discovered years ago if they had bothered to look
Many of America’s bees are in big trouble. But for most of the country’s bee species, researchers have too little information to know anything about their populations. In a new report, scientists meticulously studied more than 5,100 bees in the Perdita genus, a big group of physically tiny desert bees….
A linguist explains how the far-right hijacked political correctness
Not long ago, political correctness stood for an ideal of fairness and open-mindedness. Yet today, “PC” is a widely bashed catchphrase, with politicians gaining popularity worldwide by destroying its rosy image. The list includes US president-elect Donald Trump, Russian president Vladimir Putin, and…
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12 million declassified CIA files are now available online
The CIA has posted a vast cache of nearly 12 million declassified CIA pages online, including info on Nazi war crimes, the Cuban Missile Crisis, UFO sightings, human telepathy (“Project Stargate”) and much more. It’s been a long time coming — Bill C…
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ELI5: Why is Judaism considered as a race of people AND a religion while hundreds of other regions do not have a race of people associated with them?
Jewish people have distinguishable physical features, stereotypes, etc to them but many other regions have no such thing. For example there’s not really a ‘race’ of catholic people. This question may also apply to other religions such as Islam. submitted by /u/Xerxis to /r/explainlikeimfive…
From Aulenti to Wigglesworth: 26 More Women Who Changed Architecture
Architizer’s A+Awards — the world’s largest awards program for architecture and products — is open for entries! The extended entry deadline is January 27 — Click here to submit your project or product now. A little over two months ago, we published an article titled From A to Zaha: 26 Women Who…
Zero Hedge
New ABC / WaPo Poll Uses “Oversamples” To Goal Seek Strong Obama Approval Rating
Just one day after the bitter mainstreamers at ABC/WaPo and CNN used their “oversamples” of Democrats to rig polls showing an unprecedented unfavorable rating of the incoming President-elect (see “New ABC / WaPo Poll Shows Drop In Trump Favorability Courtesy Of Aggressive ‘Oversamples'”), those same…
Zero Hedge
Highest Rent Inflation Since 2007 Sends Core CPI Above Fed’s Target For 14th Consecutive Month
US headline inflation rose for a 5th consecutive month, and has not seen a negative print since February, following today’s report that CPI in December rose 0.3%, and up 2.1% from a year ago, the highest since June 2014. Both measures came in line with expectations as energy and gas costs rise and rents…
Zero Hedge
Snowden’s Lawyer Appeals To Trump After Russia Extends His Asylum For Three Years
Following an announcement that Edward Snowden’s Russian asylum status was extended for another three years allowing him to stay in the country until 2020, his lawyer said that the former NSA is legally eligible to obtain Russian citizenship. Russian authorities said earlier on Wednesday they had extended…
Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub + Card Reader review: Easy access to USB 3 ports for your Mac
Apple’s iMac (as well as its discontinued Thunderbolt Display and Cinema Display) are cool, clean-looking devices. But to me, the sleek appearance comes with one annoyance that I call the “Mac reach around.” When you need to plug in a USB device or a SD Card, you have to reach around to the back of…
BBC News – World
The Gambia: British and Dutch tourists leave after new advice
Tourists were told to leave The Gambia following President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to hand power to the president-elect.
BBC News – World
Mexicans’ Donald Trump fears
Mexicans are worried about what a cut to tax remittances sent to them by relatives in the United States could do to their lives and businesses.
Chinese Billionaire Says Hed Be Happy Buyer of Big Hollywood Studio
Do We Need an International Body to Regulate Genetic Engineering?
Imagine a scenario, perhaps a few years from now, in which Canada decides to release thousands of mosquitoes genetically modified to fight the spread of a devastating mosquito-borne illness. While Canada has deemed these lab-made mosquitoes ethical, legal and safe for both humans and the environment,…
Severe burns can heal faster with this 3-D skin printer
Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have developed a method for using a modified printer that covers wounds with healthy skin cells.  The 3-D skin printer has undergone clinical trials on animals and is waiting on FDA approval to begin human trials.  Read more…More about… – latest science and technology news stories
Male baboons found to engage in feticide
(—A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S., some with ties to the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya, has found that male baboons in the wild at times engage in feticide. In their paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers tackle barnacles from a different perspective
Barnacles are a serious problem for the U.S. Navy. A billion-dollar problem. Encrustations of hard foulers—like barnacles and other sea life—are estimated to cost the Navy $56 million per year in maintenance costs and increased fuel consumption for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers alone. That’s topped… – latest science and technology news stories
Three new gas giant exoplanets discovered by SuperWASP-South
(—Astronomers report the discovery of three new gas giant planets using the SuperWASP-South Observatory in South Africa. Two of the newly detected alien worlds were classified as the so-called “warm Jupiters,” while one of them is most likely a super-Neptune or a sub-Saturn planet. The findings… – latest science and technology news stories
Motivation of students in special education improves if they use gestures with computers
The motivation for and involvement in learning among students with special educational needs improve through the use of gestural movements of the body rather than devices such as the mouse or the keyboard when they interact with computer programs of a pedagogical nature. This has been confirmed by the… – latest science and technology news stories
Molecular characterization of the autotransport process of Yersinia adhesin A (YadA)
Adhesins are surface structures of bacteria that facilitate their attachment to host cells or non-living materials. Most adhesins do not just bind to any surface; rather, they recognize specific molecules or receptors on the target surface.
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UK Supreme Court says it will give Brexit trigger case ruling on Tuesday
LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court will deliver its ruling next Tuesday on whether Prime Minister Theresa May can begin leaving the European Union without parliament’s assent, potentially giving lawmakers a chance to have a vote on Brexit.
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Viral escape hatch could be treatment target for hepatitis E
The technique that the hepatitis E virus — an emerging liver virus historically found in developing countries but now on the rise in Europe — uses to spread could present a weak spot scientists can exploit to treat the disease, according to a new study.
Safer City Biking with the Laserlight
City cycling is an adventure and great exercise, of course, especially when dodging aggressive…
A beginner’s guide to IFTTT on Android
If you truly want to work smarter instead of harder, mastering the ins and outs of IFTTT is the way to do it. Full Feed
Trump’s First Week: New at Reason
Donald Trump will be inaugurated president Friday. What might the first day hold? The first week? John Stossel writes: Donald Trump will be busy Friday. He and Mike Pence have promised, Mother Jones magazine points out, that on Trump’s first day in office he will repeal Obamacare, end the “war…
Ford patents a car camera system to get you the best shots for social media
 Ford has a new patent out for a vehicle camera system – but it’s not designed for use in autonomous cars, as you might imagine. Instead, it’s a vehicle-mounted camera concept that would use data fed by the vehicle itself about its speed, trajectory and more to determine how to best position themselves… – Top Stories
The Wall Street Journal: SEC fines Allergan $15 million for slow disclosure of merger discussions
Allergan PLC will pay $15 million in fines and admit to disclosure violations during a hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., the Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday. – Top Stories
Capitol Report: What time is the inauguration?
Here’s when Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.
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Audio books are now just a tap away on Sonos speakers
Still catching up on all that holiday reading you put off? If you own a Sonos system, you may be able to catch up on your book backlog (booklog?) as easily as listening with the inclusion of audio books on the smart speaker.Sonos is teaming up with leading nonvisual book purveyor to allows…
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Escape contract hell with a DIY 1G mobile network
A hacking convention was the obvious place for Brandon Creighton to show off his latest development — a self-made 1G mobile network that brings the first generation of mobile phones back to life, should any of them still have batteries that hold a charge. Warning that it might be against the law to…
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You can now buy Microsoft’s Surface Keyboard and Mouse
After them being on sale over in the US since last autumn, the Surface Keyboard and Mouse are now available to purchase in the UK (and also Germany).These are the peripherals which were launched alongside the Surface Studio in late October last year – although note that the Dali-esque Surface Ergonomic… RSS
Fatah, Hamas to form unity party, presumably to be called “Fatahs” [Followup]
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Canada is deciding whether it wants to get into the business of cyberwar
To hack or not to hack? That’s the conversation that is happening in an array of Western militaries, as details emerge of Russian interference in the American election, Chinese infiltration of various North American systems, and the recent hacking of the Ukranian power grid. The question, now, is…
Baby born using experimental three-person technique sparks warning from doctors
A couple who spent a decade trying to conceive have become the first to successfully use a “three-person IVF” method to treat infertility this month — but experts warn that the treatment is still highly experimental and there is not enough proof that it can improve the chances of getting pregnant. A clinic…
The New Yorker
Five Reasons that President Obama Was Right to Commute Chelsea Manning’s Sentence
On Tuesday, three days before the end of Barack Obama’s term as President, the White House announced that he had commuted the sentences of two hundred and nine people, including Private Chelsea Manning, who was arrested, in 2010, for giving hundreds of thousands of files classified as secret—the revelation…
How the FDA Will Help Lead the Next Medical Revolution
Smart regulation and early engagement with developers can foster innovation, says FDA commissioner Robert Califf. The post How the FDA Will Help Lead the Next Medical Revolution appeared first on WIRED. – Top Stories
In One Chart: Why bank stocks look due for a drop — in one chart
As traders talk about “Trump trades” unraveling, one strategist is focusing on banks in particular.
Ultimate Classic Rock
Bob Seger Posts Free ‘Glenn Song’ in Memory of Glenn Frey
Bob Seger has posted a free track titled “Glenn Song” to honor his old friend Glenn Frey on the one-year anniversary of his death. Continue reading…
The Awesomer
Full-auto Crossbow
LinkJoerg Sprave’s latest creation is an deadly weapon that uses a Makita power drill to power an automatically reloading, trigger-fired crossbow mechanism. It can be loaded with up to 32 arrows at a time, and can hit targets from more than 130 feet away. More Awesome Stuff: Colin Furze: 10 Years…
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Indonesian police question Islamist leader as authorities warn over extremism
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian police on Wednesday said they were investigating whether the controversial leader of a hardline Islamist group insulted the country’s secular state ideology, as concern grows over the clout of fundamentalist groups.
Teen turns leg into Van Gogh painting to cope with self-harm
LONDON — A student recreated Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic painting The Night Café on her leg to help her cope with self-harm and depression.  SEE ALSO: Instagram’s new support tool could help people with mental illness 18-year-old Amelia Hall — a student at the University of Manchester — wanted to create…
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Amid plagiarism scandal, Monica Crowley bows out of national security job
The political commentator and foreign policy adviser had been picked by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council.
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Obama reduces sentence of Chelsea Manning. What’s next for Julian Assange?
In releasing Chelsea Manning nearly three decades early, the outgoing Obama administration will test promises made by Julian Assange.
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At Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, empty shops echo a country’s deepening strains
Merchants long accustomed to crowds of tourists say now they are not sure how they’ll stay open. Political turmoil and growing numbers of attacks in urban centers have caused a sharp economic downturn. all content
Flash Physics: Tornado mystery solved at long last, nanoparticles self-heal, firm bags £35m nuclear contract
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Snhettas luxury cabin with Aurora Borealis views opens at Treehotel
If a room with Aurora Borealis views sounds like the perfect getaway, you’ll love what’s popped up at Sweden’s Treehotel. The boutique hotel, which comprises designer treehouses near the Arctic Circle, just welcomed its first guests to the 7th room, a luxury elevated cabin designed by architecture firm…
Architecture Lab
Now That’s A Smart Home! Clever House Tech You Need
Architecture and technology have always been two intertwining concepts. But it is only recently that the world has seen some of the most astounding results The post Now That’s A Smart Home! Clever House Tech You Need appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Fast Company
Mastercard Thinks Small With New Microcommerce Platform In Africa
It’s the latest sign that financial-services companies see a big opportunity in unbanked citizens. It’s the latest sign that financial-services companies see a big opportunity in unbanked citizens.For some financial-services giants, the next big thing is micro, and unbanked customers…
Waka Flocka Flame Wipes His Ass With Fan’s Trump Jersey (VIDEO)
Waka Flocka Flame made a big stink when he decided to wipe his ass at a concert … using Donald Trump’s name to do it.  Waka was performing at the Georgia Theatre when he noticed a fan wearing a Trump jersey. Waka’s a known anti-Trump guy,…
Mike Pence Ready to Pedal in D.C. (VIDEO)
Mike Pence has great resolve on one thing once he becomes Veep … exercise. We got Pence on Capitol Hill Tuesday and it seems he’s not putting the bike he regularly rides into storage. It creates an interesting problem for the Secret Service if…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
New ideas on gravity would vanquish dark matter
Enlarge / The Bullet Cluster, which has been viewed as a demonstration of dark matter. (credit: APOD) Throughout the Universe, there are lots of signs that there’s more gravity out there than there is visible matter to produce it. Over the last few decades, physicists have slowly come to the conclusion…
This Startup Is Making the Doctors Office of the Future
Trumps Health Pick to Face Senate Grilling on ACA, Stock Trades
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UF/IFAS Model Delivers Growers Severe Weather Data Specific to Their Farms
“Growers kept asking us, ‘What is the probability of getting an extreme weather event on my farm when my crop is ready to harvest,'” said Caroline Staub, a post-doctoral researcher in the UF/IFAS agricultural and biological engineering department.
Microsoft Plans To Add an Ebook Store To Windows 10
Microsoft may have plans to give Windows 10 users the ability to purchase ebooks directly from the Windows Store. According to a report on MSPowerUser, Windows 10 Creators Update will feature a new book store interface that will support the purchase and viewing of books in the Microsoft Edge browser….
The unicorn latte looks too beautiful to drink
Unicorn lattes are the next rainbow bagel. A Brooklyn cafe called The End is responsible for creating this buzz-worthy beverage. But while the drink is called a latte, there is no actual coffee in it. SEE ALSO: Unicorn macarons are a thing now, and Instagrammers are losing it The End provided Mashable…
RT – Daily news
Greece sells its national railway operator to Italy
Greece’s national rail company TrainOSE has been sold to Italy’s state railway group Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) for €45 million ($48.1 million). Read Full Article at
Master Feed : The Atlantic
Trump’s Ethics Train Wreck
Last week, President-elect Donald Trump’s lawyers issued a brief, largely unnoticed memo defending Trump’s plan to “separate” himself from his businesses. We believe that memo arbitrarily limits itself to a small portion of the conflicts it purports to address, and even there, presents claims that depart…
Zero Hedge
US Manufacturing Output Stagnates For 14th Straight Month (Despite Surging Surveys)
US Manufacturing output stagnated for the 14th month in a row in December with a mere 0.2% rise year-over-year (amid downward revisions), notably less than the expected 0.4% rise. While industrial production rose year-over-year for the first time since August 2015 (thanks to a surge in vehicle production)….
Zero Hedge
Biden Blasts Trump-Putin Plan “To Collapse The Liberal International Order”
In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Joe Biden took aim at president-elect Trump and Russian president Putin in what is likely his final public appearance as US vice-president. The speech was long on scaremongery and war rhetoric and short on ‘fact’, as The Wall Street Journal…
Zero Hedge
Playing The Trump Effect On FX Markets
Trump will soon assume his elected office, and potentially change FX markets forever. Well, it’s already happened. But what we’ve seen happen now, has been mostly ‘talk’ – whereas in 4 days, it will be ‘reality.’ First let’s look at the best example in FX of the Trump Effect, USD/JPY traded as (FXY),…
Zero Hedge
Border Tax “Back On The Table” After Trump Walks Back “Provocative” Statement
Just a day after Trump’s WSJ comments on the dollar being overvalued, and criticism on the proposed Border-Tax Adjustment sent the dollar into a tailspin and hit global risk level, Trump appears to have walked back his statements in an interview granted to Axios in which he “walked back some of the more…
Curbed National
How driverless cars can empower Americans with disabilities
A new report shines light on the possibilities of more equitable autonomous tranportation The hype over driverless cars often paints pictures of the incredible freedom riders and former drivers would obtain when they can take their hands off the wheel and let the car do the work. The futuristic life…
Panasonic Hospi Is a Robot Helper For Hotels
You’re going to start encountering a lot of robots when you travel, it seems. They’ll be guiding you through busy airports and attending to your needs when you check in to your hotel. […] The post Panasonic Hospi Is a Robot Helper For Hotels appeared first on
Digital Trends
Infuze lets you switch between water and electrolytes with the turn of a dial
Whether it’s hiking along a trail or backpacking to a campsite, hydration is key. Pure water is best, but your body also needs electrolytes during prolonged exercise. Until now, hikers have had to commit to one or the other. Infuze has changed that. By attaching the device to the end of your hydration…
Digital Trends
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…
Digital Trends
How to collaborate using the Notes app in iOS 10
The Notes app in iOS 10 has gone through many changes. There’s now support for bulleted lists, inserting pictures, and sketching. Apple clearly wants to give its users an alternative to the top notes apps like Evernote or Microsoft’s OneNote. Now, you can collaborate with others in Notes, which is great…
Digital Trends
Stay dry and comfortable while you talk to the world through your mirror
Who wouldn’t want a hands-free smartphone accessory you can use while you shave or put on makeup? Viio‘s connected mirrors will entertain you or let you and take make calls while you check yourself out. Veent, another new product line from the same parent company, GTR Technology, is a smart fan that…
Metal Injection
VIRVUM Shred Through A Multi-Instrument Playthrough For “The Cypher Supreme”
Virvum launch an exclusive multi-instrument playthrough video for “The Cypher Supreme”. The post VIRVUM Shred Through A Multi-Instrument Playthrough For “The Cypher Supreme” appeared first on Metal Injection. Full Feed
Offensive Trademarks Are Free Speech: New at Reason
In 2004 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed to register Heeb as the name of a magazine covering Jewish culture. Four years later, the PTO refused to register Heeb as the name of a clothing line conceived by the magazine’s publishers, because the term is “a highly disparaging reference to the… – Top Stories
Futures Movers: Oil prices drop nearly 2% on dollar strength, shale worries
Crude prices turn sharply lower Wednesday, hurt by a stronger dollar and concerns that rising U.S. shale production may offset a move by major producers to cut global supply.
Ultimate Classic Rock
Watch Jack Russell’s Great White’s New Video for ‘Sign of the Times’: Exclusive Premiere
Jack Russell’s Great White are priming fans for the Jan. 27 arrival of their debut album, He Saw It Comin’, with the release of a video for “Sign of the Times.” Continue reading…
McDonalds Wants to Woo You With Two New Big Macs
Kevin OLeary Joins Canadian Conservative Race
U.K. Labour to Try to Amend Any Article 50 Bill to Soften Brexit – latest science and technology news stories
Finding ways to fix the climate before it is too late
Scientists and policymakers rely on complex computer simulations called Integrated Assessment Models to figure out how to address climate change. But these models need tinkering to make them more accurate. – latest science and technology news stories
Bacterium named after UQ researcher
University of Queensland microbiologist Emeritus Professor John Fuerst has a new bacterial genus (a group of related organisms) named in his honour. – latest science and technology news stories
Image: e.Deorbit’s robotic arm
ESA’s proposed e.Deorbit mission, shown left, using a robotic arm to catch a derelict satellite – the baseline capture method for what would be the world’s first active space debris removal mission, in 2024.
RT – Daily news
World’s biggest hedge fund fears populism
Ray Dalio, the founder and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, often referred to as the world’s largest hedge fund, says rising populism in developed countries has a greater effect on markets than central banks. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
The long goodbye: As Trump inauguration approaches, Obama seeks to save legacy
With the clock running out on his presidency, Barack Obama is taking some last-minute steps to cement his legacy – from handing out government appointments and releasing Guantanamo prisoners to deploying US troops along the Russian border. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Communists want return of state ideology
A Russian Communist Party MP has announced plans to draft a law that would allow alterations to the constitution, such as re-introducing the notion of state ideology in the form of “patriotism and primacy of the state.” Read Full Article at
This Pocket-Sized Synth Uses Dial-up Internet Tricks to Share Sounds and Songs
For electronic musicians who still like being able to perform with dials and buttons, Teenage Engineering’s Pocket Operators are miniature synths that manage to pack a tremendous amount of functionality into a tiny package. And that now includes the ability to import and export sounds and patterns with… RSS
AI can predict when your insurance carrier should terminate your coverage with 80% accuracy [Interesting]
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Iraqi forces liberate eastern Mosul from Islamic State group
Elite Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State fighters from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding officer said on Wednesday, bringing almost all of the city’s eastern half under government control. – Top Stories
Economic Report: Rent in December soars to highest growth since start of recession
The cost of rent has been accelerating for years as supply dwindles and demand strengthens.
NYT > Business Day
China Cancels 103 Coal Plants, Mindful of Smog and Wasted Capacity
The dropped projects include dozens already under construction, even though existing plants can already generate far more power than the country needs.
NYT > Business Day
At Repair Cafes, ‘Beloved but Broken’ Possessions Find New Life
The cafes, which reject our disposable culture, bring together those who have broken items like lamps, lockets and teddy bears and volunteers who try to make them work again.
Scott Eastwood Illegally Dives off Cliff in Australia (VIDEO)
Scott Eastwood was up to no good on his day off in Australia … and he probably didn’t even know it. The actor’s in Sydney shooting “Pacific Rim” … and on his day off Tuesday he decided to hit up Wattamolla Falls at the Royal National Park.… Markets
Troubled Toshiba Looks to Sell the Family Silver
Facing the prospect of billions of dollars in write-downs at its nuclear business, Toshiba weighs a spinoff of its most profitable business, the memory unit.
Apple Pay expands to over a dozen more banks and credit unions around the US, France, and Australia
Apple Pay is now available from over a dozen more banks and credit unions around the United States, France, and Australia as part of the latest expansion wave. Apple’s mobile payment service launched just over two years ago with hundreds of additional regional banks and credit unions added every few…
New Google feature will change how you search forever
Google has introduced a potentially game-changing update for its Android app that provides offline features for its search results.  SEE ALSO: Google’s biggest Android problem is also ruining emoji Searches made while offline will now be saved and automatically run as soon as the the device gets an…
Digg Top Stories
Kate Hudson And James Corden Learn The Hard Way That Toddlers Make The Toughest Choreographers
You think SoulCycle is hard? Try mimicking the moves of a 2-year-old for an hour.
Digg Top Stories
RIP Gun TV, Home To The Most Paranoid Informercials In America
While it was on the air, it provided a window into a surreal vision of the US.
Today’s Best Deals: Activewear, CarPlay, iPhone Cases, and More
Amazon’s one-day activewear sale, an Aukey condenser microphone, and CarPlay for for existing vehicle lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more…
Mobile Magazine
The Trigger App Wants to Warn Investors about Trump Tweets to Protect their Stocks
As much as it pains many people, especially those who voted for Hillary Clinton as well as investors in stocks, President Donald Trump’s tweets have a global impact on investments. So when the president-elect tweets about public companies, a finance app called Trigger wants to tell you about it. After…
Mobile Magazine
Top 4 Things to Give Up in 2017 for Better “Tech Happiness”
Before 2016 ended, an anonymous quote made the rounds of social media: “For the coming year, keep only what you need – in your bag, in your home, in your heart, and in your technology.” That advice definitely makes sense by letting go of non-essentials especially in our tech lives. So here are 4 things…
Mobile Magazine
What Amazon Alexa May Record about You, and Be Used Against You
If you’re a voice-activated Internet of Things (IoT) device, you don’t repeat things, but you may record and transmit them. Voice-activated IoT devices, including even smartphones and televisions, are always there. You know the services: Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. Mostly, these…
Mobile Magazine
What is Known So Far About the Panasonic GH5 Leaks
In what has to be the worst kept secret (or one of the best purposeful leaks), the Panasonic GH5 has officially been unwrapped confirming everything we already knew, and perhaps more. On the video side of things we can now record 10-bit 4.2.2 up to 30p, with Panasonic promising future updates as well…
Mobile Magazine
Bluesmart Bag: Luggage with Brains and Smart Traveling Gadgets to Make Traveling Easier
Traveling can be a joy or a pain, depending on whether the luggage you use to carry your stuff around affects that outcome. While manufacturers have made advancements in materials and design, suitcases really haven’t changed much. They may be more durable and stylized, but they’re still suitcases. But… What’s News US
Ross Hints at Duties on Chinese Steel Imports
The Trump administration will likely ramp up countervailing duties on Chinese steel and aluminum imports, Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross signaled in his nomination-hearing testimony.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Review: Lumos helmet makes cyclists stand out
Back in 2015, Lumos initiated a Kickstarter program to manufacture a bicycle helmet with an embedded headlight, tail light and turn indicators. While it took the company longer than expected to bring a finished helmet to market, we recently got an opportunity to try it for ourselves… Continue…
RT – Daily news
Tiffany blames Trump for bad Christmas sales
American jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. posted a 14 percent drop in holiday sales at its Fifth Avenue store, citing post-election traffic disruptions. Read Full Article at
Royole Moon 3D Virtual Mobile Theater
Slip away to another land with the Royole Moon 3D Virtual Mobile Theater. Using an advanced AMOLED display, this device produces a virtual 800-inch curved screen right before your eyes. This display features an HD 1080p resolution with over 3000ppi. Even those with prescription glasses can go without…
Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis
On November 13, 2015, a group of terrorists opened fire in the Bataclan Concert Hall during an Eagles of Death Metal Concert, killing 89 people. Just three months later, the…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Kosmos Pen
Inspire your inner creator with Kosmos–the award-winning pen that was funded on Kickstarter within less than 24h. Combining a new mechanism with a minimalist design, Kosmos has a groundbreaking magnetic force that unlocks the pen with a simple shift of the cap. This pen is essential for the next wave…
Metal Injection
Discover the Bestial Death Doom of GATEWAY’s “II”
FFO: disEMBOWELMENT, Undergang, and general hellish death doom. The post Discover the Bestial Death Doom of GATEWAY’s “II” appeared first on Metal Injection.
Metal Injection
AUDIOSLAVE To Reunite For The Anti-Inaugural Ball On Friday
One show… for now. That’s what they all say. The post AUDIOSLAVE To Reunite For The Anti-Inaugural Ball On Friday appeared first on Metal Injection.
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey ‘in first joint air strikes on IS’
Moscow says nine of its jets and eight of Turkey’s pounded so-called Islamic State targets.
Design Milk
Northern Lighting Releases 5 New Lights for Spring 2017
Northern Lighting is back with not just one new light, but five. The Oslo-based brand worked with four designers to achieve the latest round of Scandinavian-inspired, mood-setting lights, including Morten & Jonas, Noidoi Design Studio, Hannakaisa Pekkala, and Yuue. Say My Name, designed…
Cool Material
These Fender Amps are Made from Wood from the U.S.S. Constitution
Fender has spent more than a half century establishing themselves as one of the premier producers of stringed instruments and amplifiers, but these Fender Custom Shop “Old Ironside” Amps will blow you out of the water. In case you’re not familiar with “Old Ironsides,” that’s the nickname bestowed upon…
Turn a Pool Noodle Into “Quiet” Blocks for Kids to Play With
Every child has, plays with, and loves stacking blocks, but a little peace and quiet is a good thing to have too. Use a pool noodle to make a set of “quiet” blocks that just as fun to play with but a little quieter to get the best of both worlds.You’ll need a pool noodle (you can use a broken or old…
Microsoft to double its Montreal AI R&D office and invest $7M in academic research
 Microsoft is following its acquisition of Montreal-based Maluuba with additional investment in the city that’s become quite the artificial intelligence hotbed. Microsoft announced in Davos on Wednesday that it will be growing its research and design office there (which is what Maluuba will be, post-acquisition)…
Use Your iPhone Camera to Remember Things? How to Manage the Mess
Many iPhone users rely on the camera to take pictures of absolutely everything. While much of it can be classified as traditional photography, the iOS camera is also used to capture all sorts of useful stuff. Some of us use the iPhone camera as a memory device. From flyers we see around town, to recipes we…
Forbes – Markets
Apple’s Long-Term Success Could Depend Upon Next Week’s Meeting In India
Apple top brass meeting with Indian government officials next week
Free Yourself from What You “Should” Be Doing
Many people are hesitant to step out of their regular roles and routines. The idea of putting yourself in a position to potentially fail can be frightening or stressful. But sometimes what’s keeping you in one spot may not be your own self-interest. In fact, other people’s wishes and the feeling that…
Financial Times
Donald Trump’s Mexico-bashing hurts American interests too
The country has taken Mexican co-operation for granted. That is foolish
Researchers create wild ReRAM memory chips that store data and act like a processor
Computer scientists in Singapore and Germany have collaborated to create a resistive RAM chip that not only stores data but can act as a computer processor. The breakthrough uses state-of-the-art memory chips known as Redox-based, resistive switching random access memory (ReRAM) and could lead to…
BrandPost: New 2-in-1 Devices Sport Power and Versatility
Intel-powered 2-in-1 devices are designed to meet the needs of passionate people. Whether you’re a creative type requiring a crisp display to showcase your work or a busy professional who favors portability, there’s a 2-in-1 device with innovative features to fit your lifestyle.Here’s a checklist to…
BrandPost: Nine Ways Tech Can Help You Make a Positive Difference
In 2017, instead of looking for leaders who inspire us, let’s set the example we seek. Fortunately, you don’t need to join the Peace Corps or launch a grassroots movement to make the world a better place. There are plenty of small things you can do today that can snowball into something meaningful.Here…
Ex of In House: Explore Steven Holl’s Experiment in Geometric Abstraction
Architectural experimentation in built work is an ambition desired by many architects, but so often these attempts are naturally mediated by the expectations of clients, necessitating a certain level of restraint in developing projects. For Steven Holl, the pursuit of unencumbered experimentation…
Digital Trends
Gigabyte’s GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition GPU may zoom past the Founder’s Edition model
This week during the DreamHack Leipzig 2017 convention in Germany, Gigabyte held a special press event to showcase new products to be released under the Aorus label. The portfolio included six new gaming motherboards for the Intel Z270 chipset, new laptops, and a new graphics card: the Aorus GeForce…
Digital Trends
Need a lookout? Vava dash cam sees in the dark, automatically detects accidents
A dash cam might just be the most valuable investment you ever make in your car. In an accident, dash cam footage can prove invaluable for insurance purposes, and some cameras can even record while you’re away, ensuring there’s always a set of eyes on your pride and joy. The newest player on the scene…
Digital Trends
Opel’s new Crossland X is a soft-roader designed to tackle the urban jungle
General Motors’ Germany-based Opel division has introduced the 2017 Crossland X, a compact crossover designed to replace the Meriva. While the Meriva was essentially a Euro-flavored minivan, the 165-inch long Crossland X adopts a more rugged design with a little bit more ground clearance as well as plastic…
Physics News
Shellfish chemistry combined with polymer to create new biodegradable adhesive
A new type of adhesive that combines the bonding chemistry of shellfish with a bio-based polymer has been shown to perform as well as commercially available products and can be easily degraded, …
Physics News
Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes in environmental conditions at the nanoscale
Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities. …
Physics News
New dental implant with built-in reservoir reduces risk of infections
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir. This helps prevent … – Top Stories
Netflix is developing an emotional bond with customers that will help its stock price
Netflix has jumped up to the number five spot on the list of most intimate brands compiled by brand agency MBLM. – Top Stories
The Wall Street Journal: J.P. Morgan to pay $55 million to settle allegations it discriminated against minorities
Complaint alleges bank charged African-American and Hispanic borrowers higher rates than white borrowers from 2006 to 2009.
BBC News – World
Mali car bomb ‘kills at least 50 people’ in Gao
At least 50 people are killed in northern Mali in a car bomb attack on a military base, officials say.
Zaha Hadid Leaves Net Fortune of £67 Million
Dame Zaha Hadid. Image © Brigitte Lacombe As reported by The Guardian and the Architects’ Journal, the last will and testament of the late Zaha Hadid—who passed away in March 2016 aged 65—has revealed that the Dame of the British Empire and Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects had a net fortune…
Metal Injection
XIBALBA’s New Song “Diablo” Will Absolutely Level Your Speakers
As if Xibalba wasn’t ever going to be heavy. The post XIBALBA’s New Song “Diablo” Will Absolutely Level Your Speakers appeared first on Metal Injection.
Master Feed : The Atlantic
How Trump’s Fight Against Layoffs Could Still Lead to Fewer Jobs
The manufacturing sector is vital to America’s self-image as a hardy, industrious nation, even though it employs less than 10 percent of the U.S. workforce. Perhaps that’s why it was so painful to watch the bottom fall out. When factory employment plummeted in the last decade, dropping by a third between…
Something Silent But Deadly Is Killing Galaxies
Across the universe, unsuspecting galaxies are literally getting the life sucked out of them. Though the culprit is still at large, a team of researchers at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia is working tirelessly to crack the case—and to restore law and… RSS
It’s here — your comprehensive list of the World’s Most Annoying Airline Passengers. Good effort, Aromatic Passenger, but looks like Inattentive Parent and Rear Seat Kicker were really in it to win it [Obvious]
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Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Halved, pre-peeled packaged avocados reveal wasteful packaging at its worst
Just when you thought food packaging couldn’t get more wasteful, along come pre-peeled, pre-halved Hass avocados sealed in plastic and cardboard and sold for $3. California-based Calavo Growers are peddling the fruit encased in packaging to whomever can’t take an extra two seconds to cut open an avocado…
How-To Geek
How to Change the Number of Actions You Can Undo in LibreOffice
In LibreOffice programs, you can undo one action after another…to a point. The default number of actions you can undo is 100, but that number is easy to change.Click Here to Continue Reading
The Verge – All Posts
Trump claims Tim Cook has his ‘eyes open’ to moving Apple production to the US
In an interview with Axios on Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump says he recently spoke with Tim Cook about moving Apple production to the United States. Trump claims that the CEO has his “eyes open to it,” and that he “really believe[s Cook] loves this country and I think he’d like to do something…
The Verge – All Posts
You can now control Vizio SmartCast devices through Google Home
Vizio’s SmartCast devices can now be controlled directly through Google Home, in essence adding voice controls to Vizio’s latest speakers and TVs. It’s a natural move forward for Vizio, which has been making SmartCast — the company’s branding for its smart TVs and speakers with integrated Chromecast…
Latest news
Windows 10: Fujitsu goes mobile with pocket-sized tablet plus ultralight laptop
Fujitsu has unveiled a six-inch Windows 10 tablet, and a 13.3-inch super-light Windows 10 notebook.
Latest news
Samsung SmartCam can be easily hacked and hijacked, researchers find
The researchers warned that the bug likely exists in all Samsung SmartCam devices.
The New Yorker
Donald Trump’s Cheap Talk About NATO and Europe
The Incendiary-in-Chief has outdone himself. In an interview with the Times of London and Germany’s Bild published a few days ago, Donald Trump called NATO “obsolete,” described the European Union as a German scheme to get the best of the United States, and suggested that he had as much faith in Vladimir…
Review: Prynt, the fun instant printer for the iPhone that brings Live Photos to life
Life can be remarkably circular at times. Back in the day, people used Polaroid instant cameras to take a photo and then get an instant print. These days, we all have a camera in our pocket that allows us to instantly view our photos on a bright, hi-res screen – but people do sometimes still want instant…
Ultimate Classic Rock
Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford Joins Experience Hendrix Tour
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford will join the Experience Hendrix Tour for some select tour stops in March. Continue reading…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists identify early impact of Ebola virus on immune system
A new mouse model of early Ebola virus (EBOV) infection has shown scientists how early responses of the immune system can affect development of EBOV disease. The model could help identify protective immune responses as targets for developing human EBOV therapeutics.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Food security threatened by sea-level rise
Coastal countries are highly prone to sea-level rise, which leads to salt-water intrusion and increased salinity levels in agricultural land. Also typical for these regions are floods and waterlogging caused by cyclones and typhoons, as well as prolonged drought periods.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New insights in genetic defect allow prevention of fatal illnesses in children
A team of scientists was able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. This mutation causes patients to be extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. The comprehensive analysis of the genetic defect…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity
Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study. These alterations were observed in physically and mentally healthy but heavy-drinking adolescents, who nevertheless did not fulfil the diagnostic criteria for…
Get Set For the Super Bowl With This $14, Amplified HDTV Antenna
Pictek HDTV Amplified Antenna, $14All of a sudden, it’s 2017 and the Super Bowl is a few weeks away. If you don’t have cable, but are looking for a cheap and easy alternative to streaming the game, how about this $14 amplified antenna?If you’ve tried an unamplified HDTV antenna (like the standard Mohu…
Scientific American Content: Global
Climate Change Will Lower the Number of Perfect Weather Days
Mild weather days worldwide could decline by up to 13 percent by the end of the century due to global warming — Read more on
U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Retreats From Highest in 11 Years Full Feed
Betsy DeVos Grilled, Will Julian Assange Turn Himself In?, George H.W. Bush Hospitalized: A.M. Links
Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos was asked by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) if she thought her wealth and donations to the Republican Party are the reasons she was nominated. DeVos gave Sanders a zinger of her own, by reminding him that regarding his call for tuition-free college, “there’s… Music
Metallica, John Legend, Carrie Underwood to Perform at Grammys
Metallica, John Legend, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday. Metallica are up for one award at this year’s Grammys, with their “Hardwired” nominated for Best Rock Song. The band promised it has “something very unique and…
New Scientist – Online news
Resisting Trump: How to survive the next surveillance state
Trump has signalled his desire to follow the UK in eroding online privacy. From Tor’s hidden dangers to the right secure chat apps, here’s how to stay under the radar
Add Two MicroSD Cards To Your Collection For $13
The going rate for a 16GB microSD card these days is about $8-$10, so if you can get two for $13, you should jump at the chance.Read more…
Reuters: World News
Three badly hurt in shooting at American college in northern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A student opened fire at an American school in northern Mexico on Wednesday, gravely injuring two students and a teacher, the state’s security spokesman said, but there were no confirmed deaths.
Newswise: SciNews
Researchers Develop Ways to Improve Machining, Milling Processes
Fixing flaws introduced during the machining of large components used in the aircraft and heavy equipment industries can be time-consuming for manufacturers – and costly if they must scrap the flawed parts after they’ve been fabricated. A new approach developed by researchers at Missouri University of… WSJD
Technology Seen Helping—And Hurting—Bank Results
Banks will have to spend a lot of money in a gamble to stay profitable as technology encroaches, according to new set of studies. WSJD
Hyperloop Elevates Brent Callinicos to Operating and Financial Chief
Brent Callinicos, who helped Uber raise billions of dollars as its financial chief, will take on an expanded role at Hyperloop One as the company seeks to develop a transit system that can shuttle people in tubes at supersonic speeds.
BBC News – World
Nigeria air strike error: Urgent plea to evacuate wounded
The victims of Tuesday’s accidental bombing should be compensated, Human Rights Watch says. – Top Stories
Economic Preview: ’The more boring, the better’ — why analysts are hoping for an ECB snoozer
With inflation rising sharply and Germany calling for an end to the QE, investors are looking for one thing from ECB this week: Confirmation that the ultra-accommodative bond buying will continue at least through 2017.
The Next Web
Mozilla just revealed its minimalist new logo
Remember when Mozilla launched a contest to design its new logo? Well, out of all the zany designs submitted, Mozilla seems to have gone with one of the most minimalist. Say hello to ‘moz://a’. For comparison: The company technically hasn’t officially revealed the new logo – which also heralds an artsy…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Tourists evacuated as Gambia’s leader faces deadline
Thousands of foreign tourists were being evacuated Wednesday from Gambia as the country’s veteran leader Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of preparing to hand over power and Senegal moved soldiers to the border.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
A better way to make renewable hydrogen
Scientists have developed a method which boosts the longevity of high-efficiency photocathodes in photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Is it freezing inside that tornado?
With winter upon us in full force, outdoor temperatures are plummeting. But inside an intense tornado, it’s always chilly — no matter the time of year. A new study demonstrates why that’s the case.
Malwarebytes discovers new ‘Fruitfly’ malware running antiquated code on macOS
The team over at Malwarebytes has recently discovered what they’re calling “the first Mac malware of 2017”. The Fruitfly malware has been using antiquated code to help it run undetected for quite some time on macOS systems. It has reportedly been used in targeted attacks at biomedical research institutions….
NatureNews – Most recent articles – science feeds
Marijuana’s benefits, Antarctic ice cracks and a $500-million donation
The week in science: 13–19 January 2017.Nature 541 264 doi: 10.1038/541264a
Charge All of the Things With This 4-Port Travel USB Hub, Just $13 Today
Most 4-port USB chargers have an external power cable, and are meant to be kept on a desk or nightstand. This one plugs straight into the wall though, making it perfect for travel. And with 40W of combined power, it’ll charge up your phones and tablets very quickly.Read more…
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ListenUp: William Onyeabor: Fantastic Man
The brilliant William Onyeabor, the Nigerian electronic funk musician who found fame some 30 years after leaving the music business, sadly passed away on 16 January. The groundbreaking artist composed, recorded, pressed and printed nine albums from…… Continue…
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NASA may rely on Russian shuttles for ISS missions until 2019
NASA is considering buying seats aboard the Soyuz spacecraft for 2019, according to a solicitation it filed recently. The agency originally wanted to end its dependence on Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft this year, but SpaceX and Boeing aren’t quite ready…
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The Eiffel Tower is getting a $321 million renovation
Angling for the 2024 Olympics and 2025 World Expo, Paris announced plans to modernize its iconic landmark Paris’ most iconic structure, the Eiffel Tower, is gearing up for yet another renovation, mayor Anne Hidalgo announced this week. The comprehensive 15-year overhaul will cost a projected €300 million…
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Will Volkswagen show its fun side with a quasi-convertible crossover?
Volkswagen will continue its crossover offensive by launching a toned-down version of the T-Roc concept (pictured) that debuted at the 2014 edition of the Geneva Auto Show. The T-Roc — a name that most likely won’t be retained for production — will be closely related to the new Audi Q2 sold in Europe….
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If you drive a Tesla Model S into the country, it might lock you out
The owner of a Tesla Model S recently found out that even the most convenient modern-day tech features have limitations. Ryan Negri was left stranded in a remote location about six miles away from his home when the smartphone application that replaces his electric sedan’s key couldn’t connect to the…
Digital Trends
Now you can control your Genesis luxury sedan through a smartwatch app
Hyundai already offers smartphone and smartwatch apps for its mainstream models, and now the Korean automaker’s Genesis luxury brand is getting them as well. It’s one more way Genesis is trying to distinguish itself from more established luxury brands. The Genesis Intelligent Assistant app allows owners…
Internet Gutter: Mandela Effect
Online is a strange and terrifying place. It’s enabled us to connect with one another, advance the causes of science and culture, and unite the world with a glowing net of data. It’s […] The post Internet Gutter: Mandela Effect appeared first on
BenQ Discounted Refurbished 1080p DLP Projectors starting at $397
BenQ Discounted Refurbished 1080p DLP Projectors starting at $397
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Chinese Province Admits It Fabricated Economic Data For Three Years
While it will hardly come as a surprise to China watchers who have for years mocked China’s cooked “data”, overnight the state-run People’s Daily reported that the severely impacted by the commodity crunch of the past 2 years rust-belt province of Liaoning fabricated fiscal numbers from 2011 to 2014,…
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Carlos Slim Launching US TV Channel “By Mexicans, For Mexicans”
With just two days left to go until Trump’s inauguration, one of the President-elect’s biggest opponents during the presidential campaign, Mexican billionaire and the country’s richest man Carlos Slim, said on Tuesday that his cell-phone company America Movil is launching a a TV channel in the United…
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Get Executed With POWER TRIP’s Punky New Song, “Executioner’s Tax”
SWING OF THE AXE! The post Get Executed With POWER TRIP’s Punky New Song, “Executioner’s Tax” appeared first on Metal Injection.
Russia extends Snowden’s asylum to 2020 instead of ‘gifting’ him to Trump
It looks like Edward Snowden will not be served up as an “inauguration gift” to Donald Trump as a former acting director of the CIA had suggested; instead, Russia is allowing Snowden to stay in the country for a few more years.Maria Zakharova, director of press at Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs,…
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Mexico school shooting ‘injures three’
Three people are injured in a shooting at an American school in Mexico’s Monterrey, reports say.
A tiny robot that drives on the sidewalk could deliver your next Postmates order
Forget drones. The latest delivery craze is on-the-ground robots — like the ones that will deliver your next order from Postmates.  Robots from Starship Technologies will deliver food to Postmates customers in Washington, D.C. and DoorDash customers in Redwood City, Calif. as part of a new pilot program…
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Interactive ‘nutrition label’ for financial products helps investors make better choices
The first online, interactive ‘nutrition label’ for financial products has been developed. Like the ubiquitous information nutrition panels on food and packaged goods, it is simple, easy to read and uncluttered. What’s more, the financial label is interactive, allowing people to easily get a sense of…
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Our good friends over at Taylor Stitch have introduced a handsome vintage-inspired bicycle to accompany their new CIVIC collection designed for urban commuters. The Dash is a gorgeously simple bicycle designed for daily city commute, it features an auto 2-speed hub, a Brooks custom B17 Saddle, FSA Gimondi…
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Ford have announced that their iconic Mustang is being refreshed for 2018. The new 2018 Ford Mustang receives a more muscular look, with a wider and sleeker grille, new LED headlights, and other tweaks up front, plus new tech features inside. There is also a new 10-speed automatic gearbox, a more powerful…
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Russia says teams up with Turkey for first time to bomb Syrian militants
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said its war planes had joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time on Wednesday to target Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern Syria, evidence of increasingly close cooperation between Moscow and Ankara.
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Adamantini – Indestructible Martini Glass
Unlike a typical boring old, shatter-prone martini glass, this extra tough yet modern sleek drinking vessel is precision-machined from a solid 25 lb billet of stainless steel, features a low center of gravity for stability and balance, and can be chilled, making it also perfect for serving up ice cream… – Top Stories
The Tell: How hedge-fund pro Einhorn is bracing for a Trump presidency
In a recent letter to clients, hedge-fund maestro David Einhorn has offered up a few insights into his own strategy as Donald Trump is set to be sworn in as the U.S.’s 45th president.
Apple Music gains CBS Sports Radio for 24/7 streaming through dedicated channel for members
Apple Music has added CBS Sports Radio to its growing collection of streaming radio stations available to paid subscribers. CBS Sports Radio joins CBS Radio News, NBC Sports Radio, and a handful of other news and sports channels available for streaming. more…Filed under: Apple
Deepfocus Mixes Ambient Background Noise With Music
Some people work or study better in silence, and silence drives other people nuts. If you like background noise, Deepfocus helps you mix music with ambient sounds to help you stay focused while you work.The free web app is a lot like the ambient noise apps we’ve covered in the past, but in addition to…
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Democrats Dug Into Trump’s Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos — Here Are The Highlights
For Democrats, Betsy DeVos is the opposite of what they’d like to see in a Secretary of Education candidate. The Republican heiress has no experience in education, and has been a vocal advocate for the charter school system. And Democrats didn’t hold back during her confirmation hearing. – latest science and technology news stories
Toward a ‘smart’ patch that automatically delivers insulin when needed
Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. But scientists are now developing a painless “smart” patch that monitors blood glucose and releases insulin when levels climb too high. The report on the device, which has been tested on… – latest science and technology news stories
Northern Quebec lichen yields two unique molecules and several antibacterial compounds
Two unique molecules have been discovered by Université Laval researchers in a species of lichen growing in northern Quebec. A number of compounds with interesting antibacterial properties have also been isolated from the lichen according to an article published in the latest issue of Journal of Natural… – latest science and technology news stories
Contracts signed for ELT mirrors and sensors
At a ceremony today at ESO’s Headquarters four contracts were signed for major components of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) that ESO is building. These were for: the casting of the telescope’s giant secondary and tertiary mirrors, awarded to SCHOTT; the supply of mirror cells to support these two… – latest science and technology news stories
Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights
Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance. – latest science and technology news stories
What’s behind the durian fruit’s notorious stench
Most people who have tried durian either love it or hate it. The fruit’s yellowish flesh is sweet and custard-like, but it comes with an overpowering stench of garbage. Scientists studying the unique fruit have now analyzed a set of 20 stinky and fruity chemical ingredients and found that a mere two… – latest science and technology news stories
Killer debt: Study shows link between debt and mortality rates
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows a direct link between financial strain and increased risk of death, a finding with potentially major implications for both economic and health care policy. – latest science and technology news stories
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