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Popular Mechanics
February 2017
Reinvention By now, you should be well into the swing of sculpting that new, leaner, meaner you. You remember, the body you solemnly resolved to construct as 2017 burst noisily into life. If you can even squeeze your way into the gym – and please don’t get me wrong: I’m not suggesting that you’re too……
Popular Mechanics
TESTED: Must-have fitness gear
Lindsey Schutters is testing out a lifestyle change on his way back to peak fitness and is trying out every gadget and piece of gear that will help him get there quicker. The post TESTED: Must-have fitness gear appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics
Your driverless ride is arriving uber’s next Frontier
Uber thinks its self-driving taxis could change the way millions of people get around. But autonomous vehicles aren’t anywhere near to being ready for the roads. The post Your driverless ride is arriving uber’s next Frontier appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics
Refurb a war trunk
How my grandfather’s old army trunk became a history lesson – and my new coffee table. The post Refurb a war trunk appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics
Making the world smarter
The future of the smart home is all about self-awareness and one innovative South African is trading blows with industry big hitters in the war for control over the Internet of things. Lindsey Schutters finds out how he is doing it. The post Making the world smarter appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics
New satellites will track planes in real time
With new satellites that will soon track planes in real time over ocean, it might soon become nearly impossible for a plane to disappear. The post New satellites will track planes in real time appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics
Fix a smartphone that landed in liquid
So your precious iPhone or Android just had an encounter with liquid. Is there hope to recover your smartphone data or get everything back in working order? The post Fix a smartphone that landed in liquid appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
BBC News – World
South Korea ministry apologises over artists’ blacklist
Culture ministry officials say there is “no excuse” for the blacklisting of thousands of artists.
BBC News – World
Thomas Friedman, NYT: ‘I fear a ‘chaos presidency’
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says he fears there will be a ‘chaos presidency’
The Next Web
How Blockchain is overshadowing Bitcoin
Steve Jobs once said that “the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do”. That’s the motto an anonymous person took to heart as he shook up the financial world by creating an unregulated tech-based currency in early 2009. That very currency was developed using…
Reuters: World News
Nine Indonesians dead, 29 missing after boat capsizes off Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A boat ferrying 40 people from Indonesia capsized off Malaysia’s coast on Monday and at least nine people were killed and nearly 30 were missing, the latest accident involving migrant workers in overloaded boats.
Reuters: Top News
China urges Trump administration to grasp importance of ‘one China’
BEIJING (Reuters) – The new U.S. administration must fully understand the importance of the “one China” policy and appreciate that the issue of Taiwan is highly sensitive for the Beijing government, China said on Monday.
Reuters: Top News
Shootout at Texas mall leaves one dead, seven wounded
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – A bystander to a botched robbery at a Texas jewelry store was killed on Sunday, before one of the two robbers involved shot and wounded six other people while fleeing, police said on Sunday.
RT – Daily news
Beijing cracks down on banks moving currency abroad
Chinese regulators have warned bankers against shifting domestic currency out of the country; the Financial Times reported citing its sources. The move is part of the Chinese government’s strict new capital controls regime. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
United Russia reelects PM Medvedev as leader
Dmitry Medvedev has been reelected as chairman of parliamentary majority party United Russia. Other senior leaders of the party also retained their posts and State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin joined its Supreme Council. Read Full Article at RT.com
Bloomberg
Euro-Area Debt Falls to Lowest Since 2012 as Prospects Brighten
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
3 big questions on the future of careers
Since careers last so long and are so deeply embedded in our lives, when we talk about the future of careers we need to grapple with some serious questions.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
HTC Vive developer is experimenting with full-body tracking in virtual reality
When they were announced at CES 2017, HTC’s new Vive Trackers were said to be intended to give developers the ability to more easily turn ordinary objects into VR-trackable objects.CloudGate Studio is a developer that’s already planning interesting ways to use the new trackers alongside standard HTC…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Decaf with your deposit? Bank branches transform into cafes, more
Today’s bank branches might look more like a coffee shop or yoga studio than the traditional marble affair.
Reuters: World News
Hardline party on front line of Venezuelan political war
CARACAS (Reuters) – Visitors to the headquarters of Venezuela’s Popular Will party are greeted by large photos of global political heroes from Nelson Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi.
Reuters: World News
Commander in Cameroon’s fight with Boko Haram dies in helicopter crash
DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) – A top general in charge of Cameroon’s fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram died in an accidental helicopter crash on a patrol mission, the government said on Monday.
Engadget RSS Feed
The Morning After: Monday January 23, 2017
It’s Monday morning, and Samsung’s had some explaining to do. The full investigation into its Note 7 battery woes is out. Meanwhile, we test health gadgets that push supplements, and take a look back at Obama’s tech legacy.
Computerworld
Hydrogen refueling stations for cars to reach 5,000 by 2032
Refueling stations that would support a burgeoning hydrogen fuel-cell industry are on the rise and should reach nearly 5,000 by 2032, according to a new report. The research report from Washington-based Information Trends indicates that hydrogen fuel station deployment in major markets is in full…
Computerworld
That’s one way of reducing your comms footprint
It’s around 1980, and this software developer pilot fish is working in a large campus environment where the standard desktop equipment is a dumb terminal with a modem.”Four-digit dialing would connect you to your choice of a hundred different minicomputer or mainframe modem pools,” says fish. “Just 1200…
Computerworld
Dublin, New York officials cite smart-tech challenges and successes
New technology such as low-cost video motion sensors and low-power, wide-area wireless networks are now driving smart-city pilot projects to reduce energy used by buildings and to cut traffic delays.While the promise of these innovations is great, that doesn’t make it any easier to get city bureaucracies,…
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: Amazon enjoys a very happy holiday season
Although retailers know only too well how incredibly massive a rival Amazon has become — it’s annualized revenue last year hit $131 billion, which is almost pure online dollars — it’s scope is sometimes difficult to internalize. Holiday stats from Slice Intelligence, for example, gave Amazon an amazing…
WSJ.com: World News
Saudis Wrangle Over How to Have Fun
Saudi Arabia is engaged in a fierce debate over how to have fun, as the conservative kingdom debates what forms of entertainment are appropriate as it tries to open up its economy.
Latest news
Regulating IoT: Where Trump and the GOP should start
After engaging with business leaders, Arxan’s Mandeep Khera is convinced that Washington should step in now to regulate certain IoT verticals.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
How will Guantanamo be remembered?
It is 2046 and Clive Stafford Smith has returned to Guantanamo, where his clients were once imprisoned and tortured.
Reuters: World News
Indonesia police question cleric over lecture on communist symbols
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian police on Monday questioned a hardline Muslim cleric over a hate speech complaint by a civil group following a lecture in which he said new banknotes carried the communist hammer-and-sickle symbol.
Reuters: World News
Fate of Turkish troops who fled to Greece to be decided this week
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on Thursday on whether or not to extradite eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a helicopter after a failed military coup in July, the Athens News Agency reported.
Architizer
Tropical Modernism: 10 Cultural Projects Enveloped by Nature
Designed with a common relationship to the outdoors, these projects trade ornamentation and free-flowing forms for rational detailing and structural innovation.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New design strategy for longer lasting batteries
Computational approach uncovers best materials to coat cathodes of lithium-ion batteries.
WSJ.com: US Business
Luxury Brands Struggle to Steer Iranians Away From Knockoffs
Iranians love high fashion, but luxury companies planning to tap Persian appetite for designer clothes and bags are facing stiff competition from their very own brands—albeit fake ones.
WSJ.com: US Business
Trump’s Attacks on Outsourcing Put Companies on Guard
Leaders of companies with production and IT operations in countries like India, China and the Philippines worry they will come under scrutiny from Donald Trump, and some are exploring alternatives.
Reuters: World News
Uganda says returns detained former Congo rebels to military camp
KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda said on Monday it had returned dozens of former combatants of a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group to a military camp after they tried to sneak back to their own country in disguise last week.
Quartz
The ex-convict who will be a kingmaker in Nigeria’s ethnic political cauldron
Last month, James Ibori, a former governor of oil-rich Delta state in the south of Nigeria was released, after four years in a UK prison. He had been convicted by a British court for embezzling state funds during his eight years in charge. Ibori was released and deported after he had returned up to $110…
TechCrunch
Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike snags strategic investment from Foxconn
 Just weeks after landing a $215 million Series D funding round, Chinese bike-sharing service Mobike has scooped up a strategic investor from prolific manufacturing firm Foxconn. Read More
Metal Storm news
Tankard – Unveil New Album First Details
German alcohol soaked thrash metal act <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=540&bandname=Tankard>Tankard</a> are currently working on the follow-up to their acclaimed 2014 album, <i>R.I.B.</i>. The guys entered Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with producer Martin Buchwalter (<a…
Metal Storm news
Mastodon – Tease New Album
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=349&bandname=Mastodon>Mastodon</a> are gearing up to release a new album and so the teasing has started. The U.S. metallers have released two goofy teasers so far. You can watch them below and see if you can decipher anything. The new offering is expected…
Reuters: World News
Congo’s Catholic church warns Kabila deal risks falling apart
KINSHASA (Reuters) – A deal struck last month requiring Congo President Joseph Kabila to step down after elections this year risks unraveling if politicians do not quickly reach compromises on implementing the accord, Catholic bishops mediating the talks said on Monday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
As Trump takes office, there appears to be little hope of bringing people together, VCU political scientist says
As Donald Trump is sworn in today at noon as the 45th president of the United States, Virginia Commonwealth University political science professor Deirdre Condit, Ph.D., says the country remains deeply divided, and she is skeptical the divisions will be healed anytime soon.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How can high-energy physics help the water shortage?
It might be hard to imagine what link there could be between a huge scientific machine underneath Geneva and a field of tomatoes in Lebanon but both need advanced technology to achieve their best results. Even if they seem light years apart, they face the same technical challenges.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Shape-shifting nucleosomes open new avenues for epigenetics research
The textbook description of chromatin, the condensed form DNA takes when it is not in use, consists of rigid building-blocks called nucleosomes, which act as spindles on which inactive DNA can be spooled and archived. But a new UCSF study promises to overturn this understanding, demonstrating that nucleosomes…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study identifies a key to preventing disruptive behavior in preschool classrooms
Young children who display disruptive behavior reduce those behaviors when their teacher spends extra time playing individually with them, according to a new University of Virginia study published in December in the journal Child Development.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Three theories for what’s causing the global productivity slowdown
There is a wide recognition by economists and policy-makers that “the large differences in income per capita observed across countries mostly reflect differences in labour productivity”.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a new method of repairing injured bone using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic properties, which could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system injuries, such as fractures or periodontal disease.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study of round worm that returns to life after freezing
The first molecular study of an organism able to survive intracellular freezing (freezing within its cells) is published this week by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), in collaboration with researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand. The paper represents a milestone in scientists’ understanding…
Phys.org: Physics News
How can high-energy physics help the water shortage?
It might be hard to imagine what link there could be between a huge scientific machine underneath Geneva and a field of tomatoes in Lebanon but both need advanced technology to achieve their best results. Even if they seem light years apart, they face the same technical challenges.
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Tesco’s mobile payment app is ready for everyone
To keep up in the supermarket wars, Tesco is rolling out support for its PayQwiq app nationwide. That means you can walk into any UK store, peruse the shelves for your weekly shop and then pay with the app at checkout. You can spend up to £250 in one sitting — considerably more than a contactless card…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Faster charging batteries are possible thanks to in-phone tunnels
You may think the fast charging technology we have from companies like Qualcomm and Samsung right now is fast, but thanks to a recent technology breakthrough even faster charging could be on the horizon.According to new research published in the Nature Communications journal, the charging speed of the…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
New Pokemon Go accessory promises to vibrate you in the direction of your ‘mons
It’s fair to say that the hype surrounding Pokémon Go isn’t exactly what it once was when the game took over the world last summer, but there’s still enough interest in it for third party manufacturers to try and get in on the action. The latest to try is Happic, which has produced a connected wristband…
RT – Daily news
US counter-intelligence probed Trump security adviser Flynn over alleged ties with Russia – WSJ
US counterintelligence has investigated one of Donald Trump’s security advisers, Michael Flynn, for having alleged ties with Russian officials, the WSJ reports, noting that the probe concerns phone conversations Flynn had at the end of December. Read Full Article at RT.com
MakeUseOf
7 Most Common Reasons Windows Gets Unresponsive
It’s no fun when your computer stops responding to your inputs. Even if you don’t lose work because of it, hanging programs or a total system freeze can slow your productivity to a crawl. We’ve previously looked at why Windows crashes and what you can do to troubleshoot these crashes. However, problems…
Master Feed : The Atlantic
Today’s News: Jan. 23, 2017
—The Trump administration pushes back against what it sees as unfair media coverage.—Representatives of the Syrian government and rebel groups are meeting in Almaty in an attempt to end the more than five-year-long civil war.—We’re tracking the news stories of the day below. All updates are in Eastern…
Shut Up And Take My Money
Full Suspension, All Terrain, 27.5″ Electric Bike
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Adsorbent that can selectively remove water contaminants
Professor Cafer T. Yavuz and his team at the Graduate School of Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability (EEWS) of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed an adsorbent that can selectively capture soluble organic contaminants in water.
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
How bots can help fight online trolls
Twitch, the platform that allows people to play video games and stream their activity, has implemented one of the most recent efforts to combat trolling. But in general, the use of such bots raises some larger questions.
Financial Times
South Korea: reform is coming
Power of president and chaebol is on the wane
Mobile Magazine
Is Technology Really Stealing Human Jobs? Check the Data Please
Many have heard the “voices in the wilderness” and the apocalyptic cries of the naysayers that technology is slowly stealing human jobs and will leave millions literally jobless and in poverty. But this cautious tale has been a warning cry since the turn of the 20th century, so it’s surprising after…
Metal Underground.com
New Song “Die Like Kings” Issued By Majesty
Germany metal act Majesty issued a lyric video for the new song “Die Like Kings.” The song will be featured on the band’s new opus “Rebels” coming via NoiseArt Records on March 3rd. The track list for “Rebels” is: 1. Path to Freedom 2. Die Like Kings 3. Rebels of Our Time 4. Yolo Hm 5. The…
Metal Underground.com
Apocalypse Orchestra Issues Fourth Studio Report For Debut Record
Swedish medieval metal act Apocalypse Orchestra posted a fourth studio video report in an ongoing series leading up to the release of debut record which expected via Despotz Records in 2017. Details of the album have yet to be disclosed. Apocalypse Orchestra was formed by mult-instrumentalists Mikael…
Bloomberg
The Divorce Penalty: This 401(k) Fee Can Add Insult to Injury
Bloomberg
Investors Are Piling Into a Note Betting on Stock Swings: Chart
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A nanotechnology approach to purifying liquid crystals
Liquid crystals used in modern devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones typically contain a small fraction of ionic contaminants. These ion contaminants can originate from multiple sources during the chemical synthesis of materials, in the process of assembling the device, and in its daily use….
Bloomberg
Banking to Help Alibaba-Backed Paytm Lure 500 Million Users
Scientific American Content: Global
Stop Sending Yourself Reminder E-Mails
A physical object is a more effective way to jog your memory — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Slashdot
Western Union Pays $586M Fine Over Wire Fraud Charges
The head of the FTC says Western Union “facilitated scammers and rip-offs,” while the company “looked the other way.” An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: The world’s biggest money-transfer company agreed to pay $586 million and admitted to turning a blind eye as criminals used its service for money…
Digg Top Stories
The Father And Son Who Ate Every Animal Possible
Meet William Buckland, a man whose passion for geology and paleontology was matched only by the voracity of his stomach.
Digg Top Stories
Why Birds Love Mobs
Different bird species regularly cooperate with one another to mob a common predator.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Scientists turn eggshells into eco-friendly data-storage devices
[Via New Scientist] Photo by Kullez
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Green-roofed visitor center blends into Quebecs lakeside landscape
This handsome timber building by the lake looks like a sumptuous holiday retreat, but rest assured it’s open to the public for all to enjoy. Canadian design studio Anne Carrier Architecture completed the visitor center in Quebec’s Mont Orford National Park and skillfully blends the building into the…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
The last time Earth was this hot was 125,000 years ago
  Proving once more that climate change is a runaway problem on planet Earth today, scientists have revealed that the last temperatures on the planet were turned up this high was 125,000 years ago – an era when sea levels were high enough to cover the mass of land on which New Orleans…
Metal Underground.com
Video For New Song “Down On The Ropes” Issued By The Charm The Fury
Dutch modern metal act The Charm The Fury issued a music video for the new song “Down On The Ropes.” The song will appear on the band’s upcoming sophomore album “The Sick, Dumb & Happy” coming March 17th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders are available at this location. The album was recorded…
Metal Underground.com
Music Video For New Song “Klicks. Likes. Fame. Geil!” Issued By W.B.T.B.W.B.
German industrial metal act We Butter the Bread With Butter issued a music video for the new song “Klicks. Likes. Fame. Geil!” The new single can be downloaded from iTunes at this location. Check out the clip here: Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
RT – Daily news
Dissident Republicans blamed in police shooting amid rising NI political tensions
Police in Northern Ireland say they suspect dissident Republicans are responsible for the shooting of an officer in Belfast on Sunday night. One man has been arrested in connection with the incident in which bullets were fired at a gas station. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Premier League footballer Ryan Mason fractures skull in horror collision (VIDEO)
Footballer Ryan Mason fractured his skull in a sickening collision during Hull City’s English Premier League fixture against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Oaks may replace pines in severely burned ‘Lost Pines’ region without human intervention
Without human help, the “Lost Pines” may lose some of what it is known for after wildfire ripped through that region almost six years ago, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife study.
Mashable
Uber is launching food delivery service in its fastest growing market
Uber is bringing its on-demand food delivery service, UberEATS, to India three years after it piloted in Los Angeles. The taxi-aggregator is in talks with local restaurants and delivery partners before taking the service live. SEE ALSO: Ola thinks it has the perfect trick to compete in Uber’s fastest…
Phys.org: Physics News
Folding reconfigurable materials: Toolkit to design metamaterials with programmable shape and function
During his PhD research at Harvard University, AMOLF group leader Bas Overvelde developed a smart method for designing and investigating new metamaterials. For such materials the microstructure determines the function, rather than the molecular composition. The ideal metamaterial changes shape autonomously…
Metal Underground.com
Video Clip For New Song “About Time” Issued By Horisont
Swedish hard rock act Horisont released a video clip for the new song “About Time.” The song is the closing track and title song the the upcoming release set to drop on February 3rd, 2017 via Century Media Records. The new album’s track listing is as follows: 1. The Hive 2. Electrical (see video…
Metal Underground.com
New Video Clip “Riders From The East” Issued By Diviner
Greek heavy metal act Diviner – featuring ex-InnerWish vocalist Yiannis Papanikolaou – issued a new music video for the track “Riders From The East.” The song appears on the 2015 debut album “Fallen Empires,” which is available through Ulterium Records. A review for the album can be read at this location….
Metal Underground.com
New Lyric Video “Thrashiest Dictator” Issued By Torrefy
Canadian thrash act Torrefy issued a new lyric video for the song “Thrashiest Dictator.” The song appears on the self-released sophomore album “The Infinity Complex,” which was issued back in August. Pick up your copy of the album at this location. Check out the clip here: Read More/Discuss on…
Metal Underground.com
Self-Titled Debut Release Issued Today By Dark Rites
January 23rd 2017 sees the release of Dark Rites debut album “Dark Rites,” released worldwide on Sliptrick Records. A classic mix of hard and heavy to bring in the new year. The band was established by Randy (USA) and Wojtek (UK) in early 2016 after weeks of planning and overcoming physical obstacles…
How-To Geek
How to Make More Precise Selections with Photoshop’s Select and Mask
Making selections and masks is one of the most fundamental Photoshop skills. If you want to change your model’s eye color or remove a pesky photobomber, you need to be able to select only the area of the image you want to effect while keeping everything else safe.Click Here to Continue Reading
The Awesomer
Turkey Go-Round
LinkWe’re just going to file this one under the “WTF” category. What this guy captured while driving through an office parking lot is strange indeed, as a group of three turkeys decided to endlessly chase each other around a tree trunk. We can’t wait for the turkey tilt-a-whirl to open. The post Turkey…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
The best free music app for Windows 2017
The best free music app for Windows Music makes even the dullest day more fun, but the default players that ship with Windows’ various versions aren’t exactly all-singing, all-dancing audio extravaganzas. Here are the apps that make music amazing on your PC. Foobar2000 is a powerful free music app…
VentureBeat
China approves first list of green car models to receive government subsidies this year
(Reuters) — China released on Monday this year’s first list of “recommended” green energy vehicles, paving the way for 185 car models to receive government subsidies. Beijing has spent billions of dollars promoting electric and plug-in hybrid cars to help the domestic auto industry develop the technology…
VentureBeat
Seven Bridges to Present on Cancer Moonshot’s Blood Profiling Atlas at Precision Medicine World Congress
PRESS RELEASE: Representatives from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Foundation Medicine Join Seven Bridges to Discuss Progress of Research Project CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 23, 2017– Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company,…
Reuters: World News
Iraq PM orders investigation into abuses reported in Mosul battle
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations that members of Iraq’s security forces and a Shi’ite paramilitary group had kidnapped and abused civilians in the campaign to take back Mosul from Islamic State.
TechCrunch
SoundCloud amps up advertising with programmatic buying in the US
 On the heels of hiring a new CTO from Yahoo and trying to position itself either as a stronger acquisition target or standalone entity, SoundCloud is getting a lot deeper into the business of advertising. Today the audio startup — which streams both licensed music tracks and is also a go-to platform…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
8 teenage inventions that could save the world
Teenagers around the world are showing bright ideas often come in young packages. These eight youngsters didn’t let their age stand in their way; instead they developed brilliant, useful inventions that have the potential to change the way we live. From $13 germ-killing door handles to Braille printers,…
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The best free PC backup software 2017
The best free PC backup software Regular backups are an essential part of PC housekeeping, but one that’s easy to ignore or forget. Windows includes its own backup tools, but they’re not all in one convenient place, their scheduling options are limited, and they don’t offer encryption or optimization….
Bloomberg Politics
Trump Already Looms Large Over Some of Hottest Israeli-Palestinian Issues
Donald Trump is already looming large over some of the most contentious issues dividing Israelis and Palestinians, emboldening some Israeli officials to take moves that threaten to reignite violence and make the prospect of reviving peace efforts ever more dim.
WIRED
The Military May Soon Buy the Same Drones You Do
The Pentagon may find a glimpse of future scout drones in commercial off-the-shelf technologies. The post The Military May Soon Buy the Same Drones You Do appeared first on WIRED.
New Scientist – Online news
Big cities warm up during the week as commuters flock in
People warm up large cities such as Melbourne and Sydney by an average of 0.3°C each week, and temperatures drop over the weekends
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
World’s first primary standard developed for molecular radiotherapy
Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed the world’s first primary standard for molecular radiotherapy (MRT) to ensure its safe, effective use in the treatment of cancer.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Your Android device’s Pattern Lock can be cracked within five attempts
The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts – and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New business tool reveals star products
Expert decision analysts have turned one of the ABC’s of business on its head and devised a brilliant new tool to help improve the bottom line.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Air Force missile reconnaissance satellite SBIRS GEO 3 launched
A vital missile reconnaissance satellite for the U.S. Force soared to space atop an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral at dinnertime Friday night, Jan. 20, 2017.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New research debunks honey bee pesticide study
A study by a global agrochemical company that concluded there was only a low risk to honey bees from a widely used agricultural pesticide has been described as “misleading” in new research published by statisticians at the University of St Andrews.
Motherboard RSS Feed
Why It Takes So Damn Long to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network
It’s supposed to be seamless. So much mobile technology is premised on the idea that moving between networks—cellular to Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi, cellular to cellular—is a more or less invisible process. We, as consumers, are then free to interact with the cloud as intended—as an extension of mobile devices…
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Biotech firm backs controversial CRISPR challenger
What Novozymes might do with the NgAgo protein, claimed by some to be a powerful gene editor, is still unclear.
Physics News
Extracting more from wastewater
Fresh water scarcity and energy security are two critical global challenges facing us today. Researchers at KAUST have now created an advanced material that can address both problems simultaneously …
Physics News
Catalysis with a light touch
Pairing two catalysts in a single, illuminated reaction flask proves to be a light-bulb moment for organic synthesis.
Physics News
The discrepancy between the theoretical and experimental results of a system of biological interest is resolved
Research in which UPV/EHU’s Department of Physical Chemistry collaborated has resolved the tautomeric equilibrium of a model system of great biological interest. The work was made possible using …
Physics News
WTO deal on importing generic medicines comes into force
GENEVA (Reuters) – A World Trade Organization agreement allowing poor countries to import generic medicines came into force on Monday, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo told Reuters, after …
Physics News
Strategies designed to reduce excessive body temperature during exercise are explored
Doing exercise in hot environments leads to early fatigue owing to a range of physiological factors including high body temperature. The ability to maintain body temperature in an atmosphere …
Newswise: SciNews
NAU Researcher Discovers Key to Fighting Autism May Lie Not in the Mind, but in the Gut
Greg Caporaso showed promising research that could lead to a new treatment option for autism spectrum disorder.
Newswise: SciNews
Using Sunlight to Activate the Flow of Electrical Current in a New Material
Scientists discovered a new material that absorbs visible light to generate electricity; this material might be useful for splitting water to produce a combustible fuel, hydrogen.
Deals
Your Lounge Time Just Got Better With These Discounted Heated Blankets and Pads
I am a fuzzy blanket hoarder. I currently have three on my couch and I use two at once on a regular day. Amazon’s got two separate deals, today only, that speak to me on a deep, emotional level. First, grab an extra large heating pad for under $30. Or, choose between three heated throw blankets of varying…
Scientific American Content: Global
Rumors Swirl about Trump’s Science Adviser Pick
Climate sceptic William Happer and ardent critic of academia David Gelernter have met with the president — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for NYC architecture and design events
Planning for another week in New York City? If you’re curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering around town, Archinect and Bustler have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design events that are worth checking out.Check back regularly so you don’t miss out. Have a look at our…
Lifehacker
Add the Midterm Elections to Your 2018 Calendar Now While You Still Remember
While we just swore in the 45th President of the United States for a four-year term, there will be another big election in two years. Add it to your calendar now while you’re still thinking about politics.In 2018, the US will have what’s called a “midterm election.” This is the quieter election where…
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Laser-guided microphone lights the way for precision placement
Repeating golden placement of studio microphones between recording sessions can be a bit of an imprecise pain. The UK’s Aston Microphones has come up with an industry first that could save precious time, a whole load of stress and allow for accurate positioning recall from session to session….
Bloomberg
Uber Wants Court Stamp on Arbitration Win as Message to Drivers
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
To better understand animals, borrow from human language research, says paper
Humans have a remarkable ability to tailor our speech to our audience. In many cases, these changes can improve communication. For example, humans often change their speaking voices to a higher-pitched “baby talk” when communicating with their young or their pets, and this higher pitch serves to attract…
Phys.org: Physics News
Cosmologists a step closer to understanding quantum gravity
Cosmologists trying to understand how to unite the two pillars of modern science – quantum physics and gravity – have found a new way to make robust predictions about the effect of quantum fluctuations on primordial density waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time.
Gizmodo
How to Take Screenshots of Anything (Even When They’re Blocked)
Whether you’re showing off your video gaming prowess, trying to fix a problem, or capturing a badly-spelled tweet before it’s deleted from the web, screenshots are an essential part of our digital lives. It’s not always obvious just how to pull off a screengrab though, especially when they’re blocked…
Zero Hedge
Conservatives vs Liberals
Live Coverage of the Financial World and Memes – FinancialJuice.com
Reuters: Top News
Supermarket operator Kroger to fill 10,000 permanent posts
(Reuters) – U.S. supermarket operator Kroger Co said on Monday it would fill 10,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions.
The Next Web
Tour the world’s greatest cities in VR via Inception VR
As a consummate traveler, I know how ambitions to see the world can be hamstrung by a lack of money and time. There are so many cities I want to visit – Saint Petersburg, Johannesburg, Sarajevo – that I just haven’t been able to get around to yet. While no substitute, virtual reality allows you to get…
RollingStone.com: Music
Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper Lead Sasquatch Festival 2017 Lineup
Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper and Twenty One Pilots top the bill at this year’s edition of the Sasquatch Festival. The headliners will join an eclectic mix of rockers (White Lung, MGMT), producers (Bonobo, Kaytranada), rappers (Aesop Rock, Mac Miller), soul singers (Charles Bradley), indie acts (Car…
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Digital Trends
The sleek, modern LED desk lamp with USB charging port is now available for $25
From old-school banker’s lamps to modern options like the Tenergy LED desk lamp, a quality light has been a staple of workstations for decades. Those of us who spend hours at our desks know the importance of a good lamp, as staring at a computer screen in a dim room increases the strain on your eyes….
The Gadget Flow
QardioCore Wireless ECG Monitor
Understand your body like never before with the QardioCore Wireless ECG Monitor. This compact wearable delivers continuous ECG monitoring so you can make adjustments in your routine. The QardioCore attaches to your chest to use the ground-breaking sensor technology. In addition to ECG, this device tracks…
The Gadget Flow
Better Boxer Briefs, Better Price – All Citizens
All Citizens makes wardrobe staples, not basics – there’s a difference. Rethinking the concept of boxer briefs, this pair combines performance fabrics with functional designs. This design addresses the everyday frustrations presented by traditional underwear. Their Boxer Brief has a quick-access fly…
The Gadget Flow
Funnel Sweeper Dustpan from MENU
Simplify your chores down to a single step with the Funnel Sweeper Dustpan from MENU. Featuring an innovative design, this dustpan allows you to gather, store, and bin debris in a single motion. Unlike other products, the Funnel Sweeper has a funnel for a handle. As you sweep, the dustpan collects all…
The Gadget Flow
elago D Stand Lightning Dock
Provide a safe and useful home for your Apple products with the elago D Stand Lightning Dock. Offering superior capabilities, this system can remain sturdy on any surface. It’s compatible with AirPods, your Siri remote, iPhones, the Magic Mouse, and more. It was made just for the Lightning cable and…
The Gadget Flow
Kinkoo USB Power Strip
Source all the power you need from the Kinkoo USB Power Strip. Offering three high-powered outlets, you can connect all of your electronics in one place. Additionally, this office must-have has four USB ports to power your devices. Three of these are standard USB ports. The final is a USB Type-C port…
The Gadget Flow
Xtand Vent Smartphone Car Mount
Keep your smartphone within view while you drive with the Xtand Vent Smartphone Car Mount. Coming in all black, this device offers a seamless solution for holding your device. Compatible with virtually all smartphones, the Xtand Vent has a ball-joint swivel for adjusting the viewing angle as needed….
The Gadget Flow
CUBE Wireless Music System
Spoil your ears and your eyes with the CUBE Wireless Music System from Tivoli Audio. Complete with a vintage vibe, this speaker boasts some seriously modern features. Connecting to your device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, you can access your entire music library. Additionally, the CUBE speaker can access…
The Gadget Flow
Travelmate Robot Suitcase
Take the headache out of travel by using the Travelmate Robot Suitcase. Incredibly, this suitcase is able to move on its own. Additionally, it can even follow you throughout the airport and on your travels. With this total upgrade, your days of lugging around your case are over. The Travelmate Suitcase…
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: January 23, 2017
How to save on a Saturdays NYC t-shirt, an Anova precision cooker and a Kelty duffel. …Read More »
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Corsair’s new K95 gaming keyboard is surprisingly classy
When I first encountered the Corsair Rapidfire K70, it was love at first sight: The feel of the brand-new Cherry MX Speed keys and their short 1.2mm actuation point was par excellence, and the RGB lighting gave me faint Candy Land vibes with its bright colors. However, while it was good for typing and…
Macworld
VocoPro WirelessMix-2 review: Live sound goes wireless with this dynamic duo
As Apple proved by removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, we live in an increasingly wireless world. While that decision remains controversial, few would argue the stage is a place where wires are definitely unwelcome—but wireless microphones have traditionally been out of reach for impoverished…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Top 10 best cloud storage services of 2017
According to a recent blog post by IBM, people and businesses will continue the trend of reducing their need to rely on costly hardware and infrastructure by placing files and applications in the cloud.Given the multitude of cloud storage providers out there, you must take care in choosing a provider…
MakeUseOf
How To Play Games Without CD Using No-CD Cracks
Optical media scratches. It’s also susceptible to various degradations if not handled and stored correctly. And because games on CD and DVD usually come in boxes with some nice extras, it’s useful for long-term value (monetary and usefulness) if the discs are used sparingly. And that’s before we even…
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
Iraqi Christians return to ISIL’s wreckage
Iraqi forces retook Qaraqosh from ISIL late last year, but for residents finally returning home, the ordeal continues.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
Palestinians bring anti-settlements rally to Knesset
Palestinian citizens of Israel rally against demolition of Palestinian homes as 566 settler permits are issued.
WIRED
The Achingly Cute Fish With a Suction Cup on Its Belly
What oh what will a nearly spherical fish do to avoid being swept away? Suction itself to the seafloor, that’s what. The post The Achingly Cute Fish With a Suction Cup on Its Belly appeared first on WIRED.
RT – Daily news
Archbishop of Canterbury intervenes to save Iraqi Christian from deportation
The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has made a bid to keep an Iraqi Christian who fled Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from being deported back to his home country. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
You Don’t Need to Appeal to Everyone As Long As You Find Your Niche
When you’re promoting your work, it’s natural for people to wonder how it appeals to them. However, it’s okay if the answer is “it doesn’t.” Your work doesn’t need to appeal to everyone if you can carve out your own niche.Read more…
The Manual
Harris Tweed, The Manliest Cloth on Earth
It’s the only fabric protected by its own act of Parliament. And every key chain, suit, hat, scarf, or bag that you see with the iconic orb logo was woven by hand in someone’s home. The post Harris Tweed, The Manliest Cloth on Earth appeared first on The Manual.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Image: Frost build-up near Mars north pole
This animated gif shows the build up of frosts in a 73 x 41 km section of the north polar ice cap of Mars between November and December 2004.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Electrocatalysis can advance green transition
The world population is growing, as is energy demand, and we have long been able to see the consequences of climate change caused by the world’s consumption of fossil resources. The IEA reports that global demand for energy was around 18 terawatts (TW) in 2013. This corresponds to 18,000,000 megawatts….
BBC News – World
Trump plans flurry of meetings and executive orders
The new president is scheduled to host corporate and union leaders and sign legally binding orders.
Reason.com Full Feed
Why We Need School Choice: “Obama Administration Spent Billions To Fix Failing Schools, And It Didn’t Work”
Welcome to National School Choice Week, an annual event promoting the ability of parents and students to have greater options in K-12 education! Over 21,000 events involving almost 17,000 schools from all 50 states will take place over the coming days. Go to the organizers’ page to get more information…
Bloomberg
Why Kentucky Couldnt Kill Obamacare: A Lesson for Congress
HBR.org
Followers Don’t See Their Leaders as Real People
Great leaders, especially in large organizations, aren’t really people. They’re mental images. They may be flesh and blood to the senior team and the assistants in the C-suite, but to people in outer orbits, from operational departments to business units, they are imaginary constructs. Employees create…
The Next Web
Who’s really the blame for your filter bubble
There’s a lot being said about the filter bubble – that social media (Facebook, mostly) only shows you what you want to see because you only see the stories that your friends like. Now I don’t know about you, but on Facebook, I’m just as connected to my family as I am the people I know professionally….
Latest news
Uber invests R$200m in tech support center in Brazil
The new São Paulo-based facility will employ thousands of staff to cover technical requirements from customers and drivers.
Latest news
Netgear Arlo: A battery-powered wireless security camera system we really wanted to like
For those with a very narrow set of needs, the Netgear Arlo camera system is a win. For everyone else, maybe not so much.
Latest Content – Popular Mechanics
When America’s Infrastructure Saved Democracy
FDR’s dedication to infrastructure saved America once. Could it happen again?
Zero Hedge
Shiller Warns US Stock Market ‘Trump Effect’ “Is Based On Illusion”
Authored by Robert Shiller, originally posted op-ed at The Guardian, Speculative markets have always been vulnerable to illusion. But seeing the folly in markets provides no clear advantage in forecasting outcomes, because changes in the force of the illusion are difficult to predict. In the US, two…
Reuters: World News
Glad to see Obama go, Gulf Arabs expect Trump to counter Iran
DUBAI (Reuters) – Gulf Arab states are quietly applauding the arrival in the White House of a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran, even if they suspect Donald Trump’s short temper and abrasive Tweets may at times heighten tensions in the combustible Middle East.
Architizer
Dezeen’s Top Jobs of the Week: Heatherwick Studio, Architizer, Studio Piet Boon and More
Dezeen and Architizer present this week’s selection of job openings across the international architecture and design industry.
Architizer
10 Fascinating Facts About the World’s Tallest Buildings Constructed in 2016
One of the most viewed articles on all of Architizer is this 10-fact guide to the next world’s-tallest building, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, set for completion in 2020. This feature’s long-standing popularity is symbolic of our collective fascination with building tall, which has been something…
Dornob
This Smart Bed’s Got Your Number: Self-Adjusting, Feet-Warming, and Snore-Stopping
We’ve all seen those late-night infomercials for Sleep Number beds—you know, the ones…
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
Bluegogo is a dockless bike-sharing system that just launched in San Francisco
Your transportation ought to be every bit as mobile as you are, especially if you’re renting it. Luckily, there’s a new bike share platform that agrees. Meet bluegogo, the first smartphone-enabled, dockless bike share platform to launch in the U.S., which makes its official debut in San Francisco Monday….
Reason.com Full Feed
White House Hasn’t Announced Any National School Choice Week Events
The seventh annual National School Choice Week, which starts today and of which Reason is a media sponsor, is expected to be the largest yet, according to the self-titled organization that runs the event. More than 20,000 events have been planned by various schools, organizations, and individuals across…
Ultimate Classic Rock
40 Years Ago: Roger Waters Moves to the Fore With Pink Floyd’s Muscular ‘Animals’
Pink Floyd reached a career crossroads with ‘Animals,’ this hard-eyed rebuke of greed and the power structure driven by Roger Waters’ quickly awakening muse. Continue reading…
Loudwire
Pearl Jam + Alice in Chains Members, Frances Bean Cobain Take Part in Women’s March Against Trump
The Women’s March is said to be the largest protest in US history, with some outlets estimating 2.9 million people demonstrating across the United States. Continue reading…
Quartz
Cameroon has shut down the internet in its English-speaking regions
Internet connections have been completely shut down in the northwest and southwest of Cameroon, its two main English-speaking regions as a long drawn out mass protest against marginalization by the French-speaking led government persists. It is the first time the central African country is tampering…
Quartz
Watson should have run for US president: How smart algorithms are better than dumb politicians
The best candidate for the office of president of the United States wasn’t on the ballot last November. It was Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing engine. Watson would be a president of intelligence and integrity, temperament and dedication, working round the clock to devise solutions to our toughest domestic…
Quartz
Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed
A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say that…
Quartz
If you want to get smarter, speed-reading is worse than not reading at all
We all know that reading is important. But we’re also busy. So we try to optimize by reading more quickly. And in this way, we miss the point of reading entirely. I’ve noticed this tendency since I began posting about what I learn from reading over 100 books a year. One of the most frequent questions…
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Hollywood cybersecurity vs. Vegas cybersecurity
The cybersecurity we see in movies and TV often takes some creative license (we’re looking at you, CSI), but the stuff on stage in Vegas conferences can be just as far removed from the day-to-day practice of cybersecurity, too.
Gizmodo
Try to Watch This Maddening Animation Without Getting Incredibly Frustrated
If you haven’t already learned that life is just a bunch of disappointments, this maddening animation by Mainframe will teach you that you don’t always get what you want. What you expect to happen in each of these vignettes never does, leaving you feeling empty, unfulfilled, and probably a little confused.Read…
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
Yemen army claims control of port city of Mokha
Army forces enter southwestern port city of Mokha, as dozens of families flee ongoing clashes and bombardments.
Scientific American Content: Global
The Hard Road: Find Deeply Shared Values to Tackle Divisive Problems
Political leaders must spend the next four years solving tough problems based on shared values, not divisive ones — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Next Web
Artificial intelligence wrecks poker pros to stack up a profit of $800,000
In yet another episode of man versus machine, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Melon University has been absolutely dismantling a team of professional poker players, accumulating a staggering lead of almost $800,000. The showdown takes place as part of the “Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence”…
Headlines from the Associated Press
High court won’t hear ‘Sister Wives’ appeal over bigamy law
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won’t hear an appeal from the family on TV’s “Sister Wives” challenging Utah’s law banning polygamy….
Geek.com
Please Pay for Mobile Games
Only you can prevent free-to-play. The post Please Pay for Mobile Games appeared first on Geek.com.
WSJ.com: World News
China Says Prepared to Lead Global Economy if Necessary
China is prepared to take the helm of the global economy if Western nations abdicate their leadership role, a top Chinese diplomat said Monday.
Metal Injection
MASTODON Drops Really Weird Teasers For Its New Album
Mastodon isn’t giving away much. The post MASTODON Drops Really Weird Teasers For Its New Album appeared first on Metal Injection.
Metal Injection
STONE SOUR’s New Album Hydrograd Is Mostly Live In-Studio
The band is recording about 18 songs for it. The post STONE SOUR’s New Album Hydrograd Is Mostly Live In-Studio appeared first on Metal Injection.
Ultimate Classic Rock
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper Announce Summer Tour
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper will spend the summer on the road together on a co-headlining tour that will see the two veteran singers sharing a stage in 18 cities across the United States. Continue reading…
RT – Daily news
Putin offers domestic airlines incentives to buy Russian planes
President Vladimir Putin has approved the idea to grant the best routes to airlines that include Russian-built aircraft in their fleet. Read Full Article at RT.com
Bloomberg
Putin Awaits Call to President Trump as Russia Sees Shared Goals
Deals
Getting In Touch With Your Artistic Side Just Got A Lot Cheaper
Today only, art supplies from Sharpie, Paper Mate, and Prismacolor are marked down to crazy low prices, most being the best price they’ve ever been. Stock up on everyday things like Sharpie markers and felt tip pens, or get a little creative with adult coloring books and illustration markers.Read more…
Zero Hedge
Trump Warns “We Are Going To Be Imposing A Very Major Border Tax”, Will “Cut Regulations By 75%”
One look at the Dollar Index in the last week and it’s clear just how ‘variable’ President Trump’s position has been on trade and so-called ‘border adjustments’. In the space of a few days, he has swung from being against a border adjustment, to possibly being for it, and now today confirming that “we…
Zero Hedge
For The First Time Ever Russia Beats Saudi Arabia As China’s Top Oil Supplier
While OPEC members were infighting over crude production and export quotas, posturing with temporary production cuts (just so the Saudis could get a six month reprieve during which it clears out a massive internal crude glut), Russia was busy capturing market share, and according to overnight Chinese…
NYT > Business Day
Wall St. Pares Losses After Trump Meets U.S. Company Executives
U.S. stocks were off their lows on Monday after President Donald Trump laid out some of his plans to spur economic growth in a meeting with top executives of U.S. companies.
Metal Underground.com
Vocalist CJ McMahon’s Return Is Official As Thy Art Is Murder Releases Video for New Song “No Absolution”
Australia’s incendiary extreme act Thy Art Is Murder confirmed the return of vocalist CJ McMahon by releasing a video clip for the new song “No Absolution.” Guitarist Andy Marsh recently spoke on McMahon’s return and the brand new track: “A little over a year ago we were left in a pickle when CJ had…
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Protests erupt in Romania over proposals to soften criminal penalties
Thousands took to the streets in Romania on Sunday to protest pardons that they worry could reverse anti-corruption efforts.
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
In ‘very warm’ phone call, Donald Trump invites Benjamin Netanyahu to US
The two leaders discussed the nuclear deal with Iran and the peace process with the Palestinians, but didn’t publicly acknowledge talking about a US embassy move to the Holy City.
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Are US farmers secretly feeding red Skittles to their cattle?
A truck that spilled hundreds of thousands of red Skittles across a Wisconsin highway was on its way to a farm, where the candies would be turned into animal feed, officials say.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Neutrons and a ‘bit of gold’ uncover new type of quantum phase transition
The discovery of a new type of quantum phase transition has been announced by researchers. This unique transition happens at an elastic quantum critical point, or QCP, where the phase transition isn’t driven by thermal energy but instead by the quantum fluctuations of the atoms themselves.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists have…
HolyCool.net
Native Union ACTIVE Strap for Apple Watch
Native Union’s ACTIVE Strap for the Apple Watch combines the elegance of a leather strap with the practicality of a sports band. On the outside, the strap is made of genuine leather that’s been coated to make it water, stain and sweat resistant. The leather has an inside lining of Fluoroelastomer that…
Scientific American Content: Global
Dear Anti-Trump Protestors, Please Renounce Violence
Protesters who smashed windows and punched police on Inauguration Day are mirroring the violence they supposedly abhor — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
RT – Daily news
Kremlin to host World Cup Russia 2018 finals draw in December
World football governing body FIFA has agreed to Moscow’s offer to hold the draw for the 2018 World Cup Russia finals at the Kremlin in December, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
International researchers develop ‘vaccine’ against ‘fake news’
Scientists at Cambridge, Yale and George Mason are seriously considering a “vaccine” against fake news, and believe they’ve found a solution – one that’s not too different from immunization against an ordinary viral pathogen. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Robotics & artificial intelligence part of post-Brexit Britain’s industrial strategy
The British government is planning to focus its new industrial strategy on the most innovative technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, 5G wireless internet and smart energy. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Keep your texts private in Trump’s America (and everywhere else, too)
So, here we are: With a new president come new concerns over surveillance powers that could so forcefully bite us in the ass. The public has good reason to believe that President Donald Trump would love to expand data-collection programs in his administration. He’s said, repeatedly, that he’d like to…
Digital Trends
This accurate Etekcity digital scale is available for 67 percent off right now
Whether you’re trying to slim down or just maintain a healthy weight, your bathroom scale is usually your guiding compass. Unfortunately, most generic, low-priced bathroom sales are less than precise, often skewing results at unpredictable times, providing you with little to no data you can actually…
GearCulture
Killspencer Snap Case
Minimalism as its most opulent for your most beloved device, meet the Killspencer Snap Case, an understated cover for your iPhone that understands less is most definitely more. Crafted from high-end full-grain black leather, the slimline design also comes with a handy paracord utility strap for added…
Science | Smithsonian
Revel in These Wondrous Drawings by the Father of Neuroscience
A new book and exhibition pay homage to Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s impressive powers of observation
NYT > Business Day
Op-Ed Contributor: Why BuzzFeed News Published the Dossier
Trust, in this new media ecology, means trusting the readers’ judgment.
Curbed National
U.S. housing shortage is worst on the West Coast, new study finds
Seattle, WA, and Eugene, OR, are especially suffering from a low inventory Increasingly across the U.S., there just aren’t enough homes being listed to meet demand. First-time buyers are especially hard hit as housing shortages drive up prices— sorry aspiring millennials homeowners. But not all areas…
Digg Top Stories
This Intricate Raptor Hand Puppet Is Seriously Incredible
Barnaby Dixon is a puppet-making king and this time around he’s created the ultimate dinosaur sidekick.
Digg Top Stories
Top Legal, Ethics Scholars To File First Major Lawsuit Against Trump On Monday
The lawsuit “alleges that President Trump’s foreign business interests are leading to constitutional violations.”
Digg Top Stories
Doomsday Prep For The Super-Rich
Some of the wealthiest people in America — in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond — are getting ready for the crackup of civilization.
Digg Top Stories
The Price Of Salmon Is Rising Because Of A Massive Sea Lice Epidemic
Some (literally) lousy news for fish-lovers.
Lifehacker
Why We’re So Attached to Our Stuff
If you’ve ever tried to clean out your closet or garage, you know getting rid of stuff isn’t easy, even if you never use it. Here’s what leads us to get so attached to stuff, and how that makes it hard to let go.Read more…
Latest Content – Popular Mechanics
Here’s Exactly How Long Your Engine Takes to Warm Up When It’s Below Freezing
Watch through a thermal camera as Engineering Explained starts a Subaru on a 22-degree morning.
Metal Underground.com
Napalm Records Inks Deal With Samael
Swiss industrial black metal pioneers Samael has signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records! The band is working on a new album, which will be released later in 2017. Founded in 1987 as an old school black metal act that was influenced by the likes of Bathory, fellow countrymen Celtic Frost,…
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
2016 tax season: 10 important changes and tips + 10 wacky deductions
This year’s income tax season officially opens Jan. 23, 2017. That’s when the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins reviewing individual tax-return filings. So it’s time to start gathering your documents and calculating how much you owe – or, more importantly, how much the IRS owes you. Here are a…
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Before using investment apps, consider these drawbacks
The problem is that investment apps focus on people who may not be ready to invest. And if they are ready, an investing app alone isn’t the best place to do it.
The Awesomer
Great Wallets from Unique Materials
LinkLooking for a wallet that’s not just made from leather? Check out Everyday Carry’s picks for eight nifty and unusual wallets made from materials like carbon fiber, Tyvek, sailcloth, and even firefighter’s hoses. The post Great Wallets from Unique Materials appeared first on The Awesomer. More…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
UNIST embarks on journey to develop ultrafast train
Earlier today, UNIST has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with seven research institutes to accelerate the realization of government’s new plan to build a new form of futuristic transportation system.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Provocative prions may protect yeast cells from stress
Prions have a notorious reputation. They cause neurodegenerative disease, namely mad cow/Creutzfeld-Jakob disease. And the way these protein particles propagate—getting other proteins to join the pile—can seem insidious.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Calabrese says mistake led to adopting the LNT model in toxicology
Edward Calabrese, the University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental toxicologist who has long been a critic of the current linear no-threshold (LNT) approach to risk assessment for radiation and toxic chemicals, argues in a new publication that the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) made an…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mammal testing could be cut by moth larvae
The number of mammals used in animal testing could be cut dramatically and replaced with moth larvae.Last year two University of Exeter scientists founded BioSystems Technologies Ltd, which provides moth larvae to researchers—offering a cheap and effective way to carry out tests that would normally be…
SpaceNews.com
SpaceX launch will be last to dispose of rocket’s first stage
The next SpaceX launch will be one of the last missions to deliberately dispose of the rocket’s first stage. The mass of the payload, the EchoStar-23 communications satellite, is large enough that all of the rocket’s performance will be needed to place the satellite into orbit, leaving no reserves to…
New Scientist – Online news
A no-strike list may shield Yemen’s ancient treasures from war
Efforts to map ancient sites from satellite imagery are revealing never-before known archaeological sites, which may lead to a “no-strike list” for combatants
How-To Geek
How to Automatically Type a Period with a Double Space in Windows
Most smartphones have a feature in which you can double tap the spacebar to insert a period. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do that on your Windows PC too? We’ll show you how you can.Click Here to Continue Reading
Motherboard RSS Feed
Can Species Be Saved Without the Endangered Species Act?
When it comes to the Endangered Species Act, no group of legislators is considered more hostile than the previous two years’ 114th Congress. America’s newest batch of congressional members is on track to assume that title and make the law weaker than ever, but that doesn’t mean endangered species are…
Physics News
Modifying the composition of magnetite to enable it to convert sunlight into electrical current
Mined to make the first compass needles, the mineral magnetite is also made by migratory birds and other animals to allow them to sense north and south and thus navigate in cloudy or dark atmospheric …
Architizer
BIG on Netflix: Bjarke Ingels’ TV Debut Aims to Bring Architecture to a Whole New Audience
Netflix is primed to launch a new original documentary series next month fit for all architecture and design enthusiasts. “Abstract: The Art of Design” will premiere on Feb. 10 and spotlight how design influences everyday life. The show, produced by Editor-in-Chief of WIRED Scott Dadich, follows…
Zero Hedge
The Collapse Of The Left’s Great Con
Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The Left is not just in disarray- – it is in complete collapse because the working class has awakened to the Left’s betrayal and abandonment of the working class in favor of building personal wealth and power. The source of the angry angst rippling…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Getting out of college can be as hard as getting in — this program aims to help
Braven teaches students how to craft a résumé and make small talk at networking events to ease the transition from college to a successful career.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Outside the Box: The real long-term threat to American jobs is tech, not trade deals
President Trump’s promise to reduce bureaucracy and roll back regulation may well fuel the growth of these new technologies, leading to more rapid displacement of workers than might have otherwise occurred, says John F. Delaney.
Master Feed : The Atlantic
Will These Education Buzzwords Persevere Under Trump?
School choice may be the popular kid in the education-jargon lunchroom right now, but it’s certainly not the only term that’s gotten a lot of buzz. Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos will almost certainly bring with her a new set of vocabulary terms, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. Education Department…
Loudwire
Trivium Enlist New Drummer, Paul Wandtke Comments on Exit + Being a Session Member
Trivium has named Paul Wandtke’s replacement and the former drummer commented on his exit and being a session member of the band. Continue reading…
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Outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at poultry farm in Dhaka
More than 700 Sonali breed birds die after highly contagious H5N1 virus is discovered at Dhaka farm.
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Justices reject appeal over Illinois concealed-carry rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal challenging Illinois’ system for issuing permits for people to carry concealed weapons in public….
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Sean Spicer Is A Fan Of Cosplay Conventions
Katsucon, one of the biggest anime and cosplay conventions in the United States, has a surprise fan and former attendee (at least outside the resort): embattled White House press secretary Sean Spicer.Read more…
Coolest Gadgets
Kaptivo transforms the whiteboard into an interactive one
Working as a group in the corporate environment can be a very challenging situation. Thankfully, we have tools in the digital age which are able to assist us, such as the Kaptivo. The Kaptivo is able to transform the whiteboard into a unique live sharing experience. The Kaptivo is the new flagship IoT…
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This week’s picks for Chicago architecture and design events
Between preservation lectures and even help landing you that dream job, there is a lot going on in the city.Here is your list of things to do in Chicago over the next couple of weeks.The Last Days of Louis Sullivan | January 25Former entrance to the Chicago Stock Exchange (now at the Art Institute of…
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The New Health Care: Blame Technology, Not Longer Life Spans, for Health Spending Increases
Every year you age, health care technology changes — usually for the better, but always at higher cost.
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From Jingles to Pop Hits, A.I. Is Music to Some Ears
As A.I. applications become more sophisticated, the music that companies like Jukedeck produce has started wading into the commercial domain of actual musicians.
Geek.com
Razer’s Reinvented the Wheel, And Itself
Razer’s been around for quite some time, but they’ve always had this broad stigma attached to it. At least in many of the circles that I run with. There’s something of a snapback […] The post Razer’s Reinvented the Wheel, And Itself appeared first on Geek.com.
The New Yorker
Daily Cartoon: Monday, January 23rd
Buy New Yorker Cartoons»See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:An Important Message from Mike PenceTrump’s Vainglorious Affront to the C.I.A.Scenes from the Women’s March on Washington
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An Important Message from Mike Pence
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Vice-President Mike Pence has issued the following message to the American people:See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Daily Cartoon: Monday, January 23rdTrump’s Vainglorious Affront to the C.I.A.Scenes from the Women’s March on Washington
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‘You never said my peer review was confidential’ — scientist challenges publisher
Open-science advocate says journals should be clearer to peer-reviewers about terms and conditions.
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Viruses overheard talking to one another
For the first time, viruses have been found to communicate with one another, leaving short “posts” for kin and descendants. The messages help the viruses reading them decide how to proceed with the process of infection, according to research.
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Conserved role for ovo protein in reproductive cell development in mice and fruit flies
Germline cells are the only cells that develop into eggs or sperm, while somatic cells develop into the body. Progenitors of the germline, known as primordial germ cells (PGCs), differentiate into eggs or sperm after embryonic development. The expression of a select group of genes occurs in the PGCs…
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Getting closer to a treatment for Parkinson’s
A study shows new mechanisms behind Parkinson’s disease, which can be key mechanisms for future treatment. More than 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson´s disease.
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Day of delivery linked to maternal-fetal mortality
Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States maternal mortality ratio is three to four times higher than that of most other developed nations. The maternal mortality ratio is increasing, reaching 21-22 per 100,000 live births in 2014 (more than double from 1990.)…
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Reduction of the most common cause of maternal death worldwide
Researchers have developed a series of maternal safety toolkits aimed at responding to the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality including reducing complications from obstetric hemorrhage, severe hypertension and early elective delivery.
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Study finds recurrent hypertensive disease of pregnancy associated with early mortality
Researchers have long determined that pregnancy can provide insight into future health. Because of the stress it puts on the body, pregnancy may unmask an underlying predisposition to health problems.
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Preterm birth risk: New method for filtering results from genetic studies
Researchers have verified genetic results from one large study of women with spontaneous preterm birth, and highlighted 13 key genes in both mothers and babies which may be involved in preterm birth while also identifying 123 genes as top candidates for further study.
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Glucose supplementation significantly reduces length of induced labor in childbirth
Prolonged labor can be harmful to maternal and fetal health. Few medical interventions are known to shorten labor duration. Because muscle performance is known to be improved by glucose supplementation, the researchers tested whether adding glucose to the intravenous hydration solution women receive…
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The best PS4 Pro games: push your console to its 4K HDR limits
It’s the most powerful console on the market, but if you’re looking for the best PS4 Pro games, you might have to do some research before splashing the cash at your local games shops.You see, not all PS4 Pro games have been created equal.And, to clarify, to call them PS4 Pro games isn’t quite accurate…
9to5Mac
Reports of stuck keys on 12-inch MacBooks, some fixable, others needing replacement
An Apple Support Communities thread has multiple reports of stuck keys on the 12-inch MacBook. Some users report that they were able to resolve the issue themselves by cleaning out debris, while others have had machines replaced by Apple under warranty … more…Filed under: Apple
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: CES: The Car Electronics Show?
One couldn’t escape the impression that automobiles “owned” this year’s CES.The number of auto-related exhibits was unprecedented. This is year the line between the electronics world and mobility disappeared. That seems obvious to folks who operate within the world of technology, but now it’s spilling…
VICE News
The lessons of the Women’s March
What do we do with these inexact, overwhelming numbers: 3.3 million nationwide, 500,000 in New York City, 500,000 in Washington, D.C., 250,000 in Chicago, 750,000 in Los Angeles, and 22 on Scotland’s Isle of Eigg (population 81)? They do not matter in the context of how many people, by comparison, showed…
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Moscows Urban Farm teaches kids how to grow their own food
City living often removes people from nature and from where their food comes from, but an initiative in Moscow proves that doesn’t need to be the norm. Russian architecture firm Wowhaus recently completed Urban Farm, a development in Moscow’s VDNKh park that reconnects children with nature by teaching…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
India’s capital of Delhi just banned plastic disposables
While balls dropped, glasses clinked, and fireworks lit up the sky on January 1, India rang in the new year with a death knell for single-use plastic. To ease growing pollution in the capital of Delhi, the National Green Tribunal has not only banned plastic disposables in the territory, but it’s also…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Galapagos beach shelter shows off the versatility of renewable bamboo
It took a little over four weeks for the members of The Scarcity and Creativity Studio to acquire the commission, design and build this bamboo shelter at the Playa Man in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador. The team used locally grown bamboo as a natural building material that’s versatile, flexible and…
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What Could Replace the Clean Power Plan?
Trump could soon issue an executive order directing the EPA to consider the Clean Power Plan illegal and stop any work related to the regulation — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What are signs that someone is secretly unhappy?
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Two-thirds of Americans give priority to developing alternative energy over fossil fuels
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18 months ago I didn’t know how to code, I’m now a self-taught programmer who’s made apps for the NBA, NHL, and schools like Purdue, Notre Dame, Alabama and Clemson. I’m now releasing my software under the MIT license for anyone’s use — AMA!
My short bio: While working for a minor league hockey team, I had an idea for an app but didn’t know how to code, and I couldn’t afford to pay someone to program it for me. Rather than give up, I bought four books from Amazon and spent the next few months learning how. A few months later, some of the…
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Free Trade versus “Free Trade”
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssFree MarketsFree Trade versus “Free Trade”Interventionism 0 Views NPR featured an unintentionally funny piece this morning on Donald Trump’s views toward the EU and free trade. The guest, former US ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner, rightfully criticized…
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Peruvian potatoes to join world’s largest banana collection in Belgium
For 30 years, KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has been home to an impressive collection of bananas that already contains over 1,500 varieties and is the biggest in its kind. The collection is recognised as world heritage and will soon be expanded with another food crop: 8,000 potato varieties…
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Bruce Springsteen Applauds Members of Women’s March: ‘We Stand With You’
Bruce Springsteen took a few moments out of his show in Melbourne on Jan. 22 to offer his support to the millions who took to the streets as part of the Women’s March. Continue reading…
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Discrepancy between the theoretical, experimental results of a system of biological interest is resolved
A piece of research has resolved the tautomeric equilibrium of a model system of great biological interest. The work was made possible by setting up a piece of equipment that they themselves developed to characterize sets of molecules in a very accurate way. The research has thus put an end to the controversy…
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Evaluation of the use of human umbilical cord for in-utero spina bifida repair
Spina Bifida is a birth defect where there is an incomplete closure of the backbone and the coverings around the spinal cord. It affects more than 4,000 children born each year in the United States and is associated with hydrocephalus (fluid in the brain), developmental delay, lifelong disability and…
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Evaluation of the effects of laser tissue welding for spina bifida repair
Spina Bifia is a birth defect where there is incomplete closure of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. It affects more than 4,000 children born each year in the U.S. and is associated with hydrocephalus (excessive accumulation of fluid on the brain), developmental delay, lifelong disability…
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Shia LaBeouf’s Trump protest stream gets social media shout-out – CNET
Social Cues: Also trending on social media is Trump’s first executive action as president.
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Tesla activates second-gen Autopilot features, with a catch – Roadshow
Some cars may need adjustments, according to CEO Elon Musk, and the features err on the side of safety.
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Google Doodle honors disability rights activist Ed Roberts – CNET
Monday’s doodle pays tribute to one of the pioneers in the disability rights movement.
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Why Used Cars Usually Have Higher Interest Rates
Depending on your terms, the interest on your car loan can add up quite a bit. Your rate will depend on a few different factors, and whether the car is new or used is one of them. GOBankingRates explains why used cars typically have higher interest rates.Part of the reason for higher rates is that consumers…
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Trump Imperils Argentine Trade Talks as Lemon Deal Stalls
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Brookfield in Talks to Buy Both TerraForms for $2.46 Billion
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Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer got punched, but it was memes that bruised his ego
A video of white supremacist Richard Spencer getting punched by an Inauguration Day protestor went viral on social media this weekend, prompting a dozen overlapping conversations about the act’s value, as well as the value of celebrating it. While many argued that celebrating any amount of violence…
Reuters: World News
Taliban tells new U.S. President Trump to quit Afghanistan
KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban has called on President Donald Trump to withdraw U.S. forces from the “quagmire” of Afghanistan, saying that nothing has been achieved in 15 years of war except bloodshed and destruction.
New Scientist – Online news
Dried-up slime could help microbes survive briny waters on Mars
Colonies of bacteria called biofilms live longer in Mars-like waters – especially if they were dried out first, as they would be after hitching a ride through space
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Saudi Arabia Uncovered (2016) Hidden camera investigation and a closer look at human rights in Saudi Arabia.
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Notes of caution surround U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem
JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s team spoke often about moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But since taking office, the contentious issue has become more nuanced and may already be moving to the backburner.
Zero Hedge
Carl Icahn Praises Trump Speech: “Our Dangerous Slide Towards Socialism Is Over”
Having used words never before heard in a Presidential inauguration address: bleed, carnage, depletion, disrepair, flush, Islamic, ripped, sad, rusted, sprawl, stealing, stolen, subsidized, tombstones, trapped, trillions, unstoppable… President Trump has face criticism for his no-holds-barred speech…
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Goldman Warns The Following Assets Are “Most Vulnerable To Substantial Repricing”
In an overnight note by Goldman’s Ian Wright titled “Calm before the storm”, which looks at pricing of risk during the current low-vol episode, the GS strategist writes that in the run up to the inauguration last Friday of the 45th President of the US, investors have remained keen to discuss all things…
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Do personal steps to reduce your carbon footprint really make much difference?
Tips from the Guardian are not so easy. Or, that meaningful these days.
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Comparing skin closure options for cesarean delivery
Researchers tested two types of sutures — poliglecaprone 25 (monocryl® suture) and polyglactin 910 (vicryl® suture). Monocryl is an absorbable, single filament suture with low tissue reactivity which dissolves slowly and loses strength. Vicryl is an absorbable, braided suture with low tissue reactivity…
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Survey: Most women don’t know age heart screenings should begin
When should women start getting heart screenings? A new U.S. national survey shows most women wait way too late.
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New biomarker allows better prediction of survival for patients with colorectal metastases
Liver metastases are formed from cancer cells that have originated in other organs and migrated to the liver via the bloodstream. Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon/rectum) can be successfully treated by surgical resection of the metastases in combination with chemotherapy. Now a research team has…
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Transplanted neurons incorporated into a stroke-injured rat brain
Today, a stroke usually leads to permanent disability – but in the future, the stroke-injured brain could be reparable by replacing dead cells with new, healthy neurons, using transplantation. Researchers have taken a step in that direction by showing that some neurons transplanted into the brains of…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
National cluster helps companies tap on new 3D printing technologies
Tissue implants customized to a patient could soon be printed using a new type of 3D-printer, say developers.
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Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?
The real link between personality and well-being — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Sniff Test: GE and IBM have ‘unusual’ earnings reports in common
Both General Electric and IBM reported fourth-quarter results late last week in an unusual way, as the continued to report diluted earnings per share above basic EPS.
Ultimate Classic Rock
Listen to Ray Davies’ New Song ‘Poetry’ From His First Album in Nearly 10 Years
The inspiration for this new studio project grew out of Ray Davies’ 2013 autobiography, but it didn’t come easy. Continue reading…
TechCrunch
Boom completes wind tunnel testing, paving the way for supersonic airplane construction
 Supersonic airplane startup Boom has just completed a key step on the way to building a production supersonic passenger jet; the startup finished its wind tunnel testing, verifying its first two years of aerodynamic design work and setting the stage for building the airframe that will eventually become…
GearCulture
Ray Ban The General
The legendary eyewear brand has resurrected an icon of the 1980s with the release of Ray Ban The General. Originally crafted in honor of one of America’s great war heroes–General Douglas MacArthur–now the classic aviator design has been slightly tweaked, with squarer lenses for a more feisty, fighter-pilot-like…
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‘Dorothy Day,’ portrayed by her granddaughter, is a hero but not a saint
Day’s youngest granddaughter Kate Hennessy calls her searching biography ‘a quest to find out who I am through her.’
TechCrunch
Go tell Neil Young that he can use the JustBoom DAC to play back his audio on a Raspberry Pi
 My, my, hey, hey lossless audio is here to stay thanks to JustBoom, a set of Raspberry Pi “hats” that connect to the mini computer and offer high fidelity audio playback and amplification. The $24 hats include a lossless DAC, a mini-amplifier, and a high-resolution audio output with COAX and optical…
Digital Trends
How to improve your product photography for less than $10
Whether you’re selling something on eBay or taking your first step into product photography, one of the most useful pieces of equipment you can have — besides a camera and a lens — is a product photography box. Usually made of a combination of white or black material, a product photography box is essentially…
Computerworld
WikiLeaks urges hackers to leak Trump’s tax returns
After President Trump backpedaled on multiple election promises to release his tax returns, WikiLeaks urged people to get hold of them and anonymously send them to WikiLeaks, so the tax returns could be leaked online.The call to leak Trump’s tax returns came after Kellyanne Conway, a senior advisor to…
VentureBeat
Womply Launches Retention Intelligence, a New Weapon in the Fight Against Merchant Attrition in the Payments Industry
PRESS RELEASE: SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 23, 2017– Womply, the leader in front office software for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and the leading software partner to the credit card processing industry, today announced the launch of its newest product, Retention…
VentureBeat
Improbable, a U.K. startup that helps devs build massive simulated worlds, to open first U.S. hub in San Francisco
Improbable, a U.K. startup that makes it easier for developers to build massive simulated worlds, has announced it’s opening its first base in the U.S., with a division opening in downtown San Francisco in February. The new hub will serve as the cornerstone for a significant expansion program for the…
VentureBeat
Automated software testing company Tricentis raises $165 million
Tricentis, a software testing company for enterprises, has raised a whopping $165 million in a series B round from New York-based VC firm Insight Venture Partners. Founded out of Vienna in 2007, Tricentis offers a range of products and services to help companies automate the testing of their software,…
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Enigmatic Pterosaur Was a Terrestrial Stalker
This unusual saurian is worthy of horror movie fame — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Best Luxury Wireless Speakers of 2017 (So Far)
Bluetooth can’t compare. …Read More »
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Keep Your Plants Alive With These $5 Moisture Meters
We weren’t all born with green thumbs, but with the help of these inexpensive hydrometers, you’ll at least know when it’s time to water the plants.Read more…
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Trump White House lowers expectations for quick embassy move in Israel
JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s team spoke often about moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But since taking office, the contentious issue has become more nuanced and may already be moving to the backburner.
Coolest Gadgets
Polaroid Pop instant digital camera merges the old with the new
Polaroid is a name that is often synonymous with instant photos, and the company has managed to make a relatively successful transition to the digital era. Of course, no one would think of a Polaroid when it comes to purchasing a professional digital camera, but an instant digital camera? Polaroid has…
Cool Material
7 Toothbrushes Worthy of a Stylish Home
A man’s home says a lot about him. It’s often in the smallest details where the biggest impression is made. That’s why we’ve always been proponents of attractive versions of even the most mundane objects. Like toothbrushes. Yup. Toothbrushes. If you’re still relying on the freebie from the dentist, perhaps…
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Patients with severe chronic rhinosinusitis show improvement with Verapamil treatment
A clinical trial studying the use of Verapamil (a drug currently in use for cardiovascular disease and cluster headache) in alleviating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps revealed significant improvement in the symptoms of this subset of patients.
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Network of molecular interactions in brain cells infected by Zika virus reveals new therapeutic targets
Zika virus interferes with the cellular machinery controlling cell division and alters the expression of hundreds of genes responsible for guiding the formation and development of brain cells, according to new research findings.
MakeUseOf
Get the New Google Pixel Features on Any Phone
Whether it flops or not, the $650 Google Pixel phone certainly looks like the next generation of Android smartphone hardware. Its unique features are tempting, but what if you can’t afford a new phone? This is a problem we can solve. Android is the most flexible, customizable mobile operating system…
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Tesla just introduced the world’s longest range electric car
Tesla just made electric vehicle history, but you’d be forgiven if you didn’t know. With nary an announcement or social media post, they stealthily introduced the Model S 100D, which boasts an impressive, record-breaking EPA-estimated range of 335 miles. Like the S 90D, the S 100D has a top speed of…
Ultimate Classic Rock
30 Years Ago: U2 Make Their Masterpiece, ‘The Joshua Tree’
Even before U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ arrived, it was clear something big was on the horizon. Continue reading…
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Ted Nugent Wants the Secret Service to Investigate Madonna
Ted Nugent hopes Madonna’s ‘blowing up the White House’ comments receive the same scrutiny as his 2012 comments about President Obama. Continue reading…
Lifehacker
The Top Artists to Watch in 2017 and Where to Hear Their Music
A new year brings new singers, musicians, composers, and rappers that will change the music scene forever. These are the artists that deserve to be in your ears this year.We looked at the biggest artists on the rise according to Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Amazon Music Unlimited, Soundcloud,…
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No Muslims, no single women: housing bias turning Indian cities into ghettos
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – On the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, an Indian real estate company ran an advertisement with the slogan ‘Homes that don’t discriminate’, calling for an end to prejudice in India’s housing market based on gender, religion or caste.
Popular Science
Today’s rarest space rocks were once the most common
Space Unfortunately for us, meteorites still come in all shapes and sizes The history of our solar system is a history of collisions. Massive collisions.
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Museums Across The World Are Collecting Women’s March Signs
The protest signs won’t go to waste.
io9
Yes, the Eerie Carl Sagan Prediction That’s Going Viral Is Real
Did Carl Sagan really warn about a time in the future when manufacturing jobs would slip away, when the average person would have virtually no control over their political lives, and when we would all cling to superstitions? Yes, Sagan did predict just that. The screenshot you may have seen floating…
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How therapeutic farms are helping Americans with mental illnesses
This segment originally aired Jan. 13, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. A farm in Mesopotamia, Ohio — one of just six therapeutic farms in the United States — is treating people with mental illness. In 1955, 560,000 patients lived full time in state psychiatric facilities. Today, just 45,000 do. Psychiatric…
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Worlds Largest Private Bank Makes Contrarian Call on Euro Rally
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Iraq army denies taking east Mosul from ISIL
Army retracts earlier announcement that its troops have retaken all of eastern Mosul from ISIL rebels.
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Mini Scuba Tank
Minidive is the mini scuba tank designed to let people of all skill levels breathe normally underwater for short periods of time. It can be refilled by the user, has a 3 meter depth capacity and provides up to 10 minutes of underwater breathing time. Check it out $413.00
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Smartphone UV Camera Attachment
Make better skin care decisions by using this smartphone UV camera attachment which reveals in real time any developing sunspots, skin damage due to aging, and even advanced warning signs of health risks such as melanoma. Check it out $125.00
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RETRO PATENTS
There is a new trend in turning old technology into decorative art that hangs on your wall. Framed Tech pays homage to the biggest tech icons such as outdated gadgets and vintage consoles by disassembling them and laying all parts out in an ultra-organized fashion, creating modern works of art. Another…
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Flash Physics: Invisibility cloak for foggy days, new topological metals, world’s highest telescope
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Although there exists a near-unanimous scientific consensus on the reality of human-caused climate change, the general public has become increasingly polarized; however, a new study finds that public attitudes about climate change can be effectively “inoculated” against influential misinformation.
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Cool Material
Squarespace Lets You Build Your Own Personal Website
We had brushes with web design in school (also, we’re a website) and something that struck us was how inaccessible the process can be. Squarespace simplifies the whole process, allowing you to create a website tailored to your personal needs. The platform provides plenty of customizable options and templates,…
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To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future
If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are precisely…
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First big-picture look at meteorites from before giant space collision 466 million years ago
Four hundred and sixty-six million years ago, there was a giant collision in outer space. Something hit an asteroid and broke it apart, sending chunks of rock falling to Earth as meteorites since before the time of the dinosaurs. But what kinds of meteorites were making their way to Earth before that…
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Oceanographic analysis offers potential crash site of MH370
A group of oceanographers offers a new analysis of the potential crash site of flight Malaysian Airlines flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The researchers, which included scientists from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, used data from buoys that…
Reuters: World News
Venezuela’s opposition revives push to end Maduro’s rule
CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) – Offering prized bags of flour to police and hurling empty medicine boxes on the floor, Venezuelan opposition protesters launched a new push on Monday to force President Nicolas Maduro from power and end 18 years of socialist rule.
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France closes court case over murder of Kurdish militants
PARIS (Reuters) – France has dropped all court proceedings over the 2013 murders of three Kurdish activists after the death of the main suspect, judicial sources said on Monday, despite street protests demanding that inquiries continue.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Car crash-test dummies move beyond young, thin and male
Using medical data collected by trauma experts, elderly and obese dummies are being used to help car manufacturers create safer vehicles for today’s drivers.
FiveThirtyEight
The Electoral College Blind Spot
This is the first article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by the most of the American media.Donald Trump’s victory in last November’s election victory came despite the fact that he lost the popular…
FiveThirtyEight
It Wasn’t Clinton’s Election To Lose
This is the second article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by the most of the American media.If the “emerging Democratic majority” was one pillar of the flawed argument that Hillary Clinton had an Electoral…
FiveThirtyEight
The Invisible Undecided Voter
This is the third article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by the most of the American media.In 2012, President Obama’s advantage over Mitt Romney, although often paper-thin in national polls, was stronger…
FiveThirtyEight
The Long March Ahead For Democrats
Saturday’s Women’s Marches, which rebuked President Trump on the day after his inauguration, probably drew more than 3 million participants between hundreds of locations across the United States, making them among the largest mass protests in American history. The marches recalled the tea party protests…
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Significant Digits For Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.4 justicesBack in September, eight of nine Texas Supreme Court justices voted to reject a case related to same-sex marriage rights in the Lone Star State. After a campaign led by the state’s top Republicans, at least…
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The ethical dilemma of designer babies | Paul Knoepfler
Creating genetically modified people is no longer a science fiction fantasy; it’s a likely future scenario. Biologist Paul Knoepfler estimates that within fifteen years, scientists could use the gene editing technology CRISPR to make certain “upgrades” to human embryos — from altering physical appearances…
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Chief judge quits over ‘begging for Gulf money’
Ahmad Hilayel delivered a sermon in which he chastised Arab Gulf leaders, demanding more financial aid.
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NFL luxury suites: Touring the most tricked-out stadium seats
From rooftop pools to field-side recliners For status-seeking high rollers, there is no better place to watch a football game than from a luxury suite, and Levi’s Stadium, the high-tech home of the San Francisco 49ers that opened in 2014, has some of the best. The expansive Trophy Suites, for example,…
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Cook Dinner While You’re At Work With This $34 Programmable Crock-Pot
Everyone should own a slow cooker, and furthermore, everyone should own a programmable slow cooker. If you’re going to be at work for nine hours, but your recipe only calls for six hours of cooking, these will automatically switch to warm mode at the time of your choosing, so you can walk in the door…
WSJ.com: US Business
United Tech Glitch Caused a Dozen Cancellations and 250 Delays
United Continental, which grounded its domestic fleet for two and half hours Sunday due to a problem with the technology that sends pilots in the cockpit messages they need to start a flight, said the problem was fixed Sunday night.
Zero Hedge
“Pulling Awesome Forward”
Submitted by Jason Leach via FusionPoint Capital, U.S. markets have “celebrated” the Trump election, with the S&P 500 rising ~8% after a quick ~4% drop pre-election (and much deeper drop in futures the night of the election). There are quite a number of themes, positive and negative, continuing…
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foldio360 smart turntable spins and captures crystal clear images for the folio
los angeles-based technology company orangmonkie has now made capturing glossy 360° accessible to everyone, from seasoned shutterbugs to smartphone owners. The post foldio360 smart turntable spins and captures crystal clear images for the folio appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
Architizer
“The Lantern”, Nanoco – Panasonic lighting showroom
Located within Dong Da district, Hanoi, the newly constructed gallery and lighting showroom uses a perforated terracotta façade to create a simple yet significant impact on the surrounding landscape. The gallery is located on the top floor overlooking a large neighboring tree, while the slit…
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Identifying early markers of cardiac dysfunction in pregnancy
Preeclampsia, which affects 3-8 percent of all pregnancies, is a disease specific to pregnancy that is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Research studies have clearly shown that there is a link between a history of preeclampsia in a pregnancy and developing heart disease…
RT – Daily news
Germany will be pressed into EU-UK trade deal within 2yrs, MP claims
There will be a UK-EU trade deal within two years because Germany cannot afford an economic battering from export tariffs, Brexiteer Owen Paterson MP has claimed. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Here are the 10 least affordable world cities in 2017 – report
Hong Kong has retained its title as the least affordable city in the world, according to a new survey ranking the most expensive cities in the world for median income earners. Read Full Article at RT.com
Loudwire
Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Honors War Hero With Custom ‘Vicarious’ Rifle
In the newest issue of Ballistic magazine, Keenan shows off a memorial rifle for an American war hero inscribed with lyrics from Tool’s ‘Vicarious.’ Continue reading…
Loudwire
Stone Sour Set ‘Hydrograd’ as Title of New Album, Corey Taylor Gives Progress Update
Stone Sour’s new album will be titled ‘Hydrograd’ and frontman Corey Taylor has provided an update on how far along the band is in the studio. Continue reading…
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Maryam Safdar named in Panama Papers as beneficiary
German daily publishes leaked documents to support claim that Maryam Safdar is beneficiary of an offshore company.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Reconfigurable guitar can be more than the sum of its parts
Gigging musicians will often lug around a number of electric guitars to play during a set, each offering up something different – whether that’s a special tone, a favored feel or a preferred look. But what if you could change the shape, alter the tone or swap out the hardware on just the one…
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Hear Ray Davies’ New Song ‘Poetry’ From Autobiographical ‘Americana’ LP
Ray Davies returns this April with Americana, his first solo album since 2008’s Working Man’s Cafe. The album is based around Davies’ recent memoir, Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story. The record, out April 21st, includes spoken-word portions from the book. Fittingly, the singer recruited…
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This $19 Air Compressor Can Fit In Your Glove Box 
While it’s certainly not as fast as the quarter-operated air compressor at a gas station, this glove box-sized compressor can save your bacon if you have to change a tire, or just can’t be bothered to find change. One reviewer describes it as slighlty larger than two decks of playing cards, so you shouldn’t…
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RT – Daily news
Overweight people still fit for military service in Switzerland – MPs
Extra weight should not be an obstacle to military service, Swiss parliamentarians say, reasoning that an overweight soldier does not need a weapon for cyber defense. The same principle could also work for people with slight disabilities. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
‘Operation Pandora’ recovers thousands of artefacts
Stolen artworks, cultural items and archaeological items recovered in a European sting operation.
VICE News
People arrested during Inauguration Day protests could go to prison for 10 years over felony rioting charges
More than 200 people arrested in connection with an outburst of violence during protests against Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration Friday are now facing rioting charges, which carry a maximum punishment of up to 10 years in jail or a fine of up to $250,000, federal prosecutors said Saturday. Some…
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Film ‘Mawlana’ provokes outcry over religion and state
“The Preacher” tackles complex relationship between clerics and government, and some are calling for it to be banned.
The Verge – All Posts
Climate change summit canceled by CDC amid uncertainty of a Trump presidency
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly canceled a climate change summit scheduled for next month in Atlanta, according to E&E News, a trade publication for energy and environment professionals. The news comes a few days after Donald Trump, who wants to roll back Obama’s environmental…
Bloomberg Politics
Trump Poses Diplomatic Dilemma for May With White House Invite
Being the first European leader through the door of Donald Trump’s White House is an honor that Theresa May worked hard to get. But it’s one that comes with a daunting set of challenges.
Bloomberg Politics
Braced for Trump Challenge, China Signals It Would Cooperate
Confronted by the challenge of a Donald Trump-led White House, China is signaling it’s ready to work with the new administration and has already taken a handful of policy steps that may help fend off criticism over access to its markets.
Bloomberg Politics
China Slams Western Democracy as Flawed
China’s state media used Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president to warn about the perils of democracy, touting the relative stability of the Communist system as President Xi Jinping heads toward a twice-a-decade reshuffle of senior leadership posts.
Bloomberg Politics
Trump Gives FBI’s Comey a Handshake and Hug Amid Investigations
President Donald Trump called out embattled FBI Director James Comey on Sunday at a reception at the White House with a handshake, a bro-hug and a quip that “he’s become more famous than me.”
Bloomberg Politics
French Socialists Set to Surrender Center to Rival Macron
French Socialists made one-time Education Minister Benoit Hamon the front-runner in their party’s presidential primary, suggesting independent candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign may be in for a boost.
Bloomberg Politics
Trump Promises Business Leaders Major Border Tax, Rule Cuts
President Donald Trump told business leaders Monday he would impose a “very major” border tax on companies that move jobs outside the U.S. and said he would cut regulations by 75 percent.
Bloomberg Politics
Chile Borders to Stay Open to Immigrants Amid Record Inflow
On the day that Donald Trump was sworn into office, pledging to defend U.S. borders from the “ravages of other countries,” Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said the Latin American country remains open to immigrants.
Bloomberg Politics
Trump Era May Force Europe Into Deciding What Role It Wants
Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House means it may, finally, be decision time for Europe.
Bloomberg Politics
Trump Aide Reassures Canada on Trade Talks, Isolating Mexico
The U.S. and Canada are signaling most of the pain from reworking Nafta will hit Mexico, with an adviser to Donald Trump flying to Calgary to tell Justin Trudeau’s team that commerce is balanced and running smoothly north of the border.
Bloomberg Politics
Brazil Government Rules Out Changes to Pension Reform Plan
Brazil’s government has ruled out significant changes to its pension reform plan as the market has already priced in its approval in its current form, according to President Michel Temer’s top aide.
Bloomberg Politics
States Send Trump Lists for Promised Roads-and-Bridges Plan
With President Donald Trump promising to rebuild crumbling U.S. highways, bridges and buildings, states have begun submitting lists of priority projects in need of funding.
Bloomberg Politics
Russia’s Syria Peace Effort With Iran, Turkey Hits Obstacles
The joint initiative by Russia, Turkey and Iran to end the six-year war in Syria suffered a setback when opposition groups rejected face-to-face meetings with government representatives at peace talks in Kazakhstan.
Bloomberg Politics
Freeing the U.S. From OPEC No Longer Just a Dream: Bloomberg Government Energy
In one way, President Trump has a very real path to success.
Bloomberg Politics
Fillon Decries U.S. Bank Fines in European Pitch Against Trump
French presidential front-runner Francois Fillon denounced U.S. fines against European banks and called for improved European relations with Russia as he reached out to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to help counter President Donald Trump’s “America First” stance.
Bloomberg Politics
Texas Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court on Voter-ID Requirement
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Texas in defense of its voter-identification law, even as Chief Justice John Roberts signaled interest in hearing the state’s arguments down the road.
Bloomberg Politics
Trump: Will Treat Countries Fairly That Are Fair to Us
President Donald Trump talks about taxes on U.S. products entering foreign nations and pursuing free trade that is fair to the United States. Trump spoke at a meeting of business leaders at the White House. (Source: Bloomberg)
Bloomberg Politics
Rubio Backs Rex Tillerson’s Nomination for Secretary of State
Senator Marco Rubio said he will support Rex Tillerson’s nomination for secretary of state, all but ensuring that the former Exxon Mobil Corp. chief will win Senate confirmation.
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Founded in London in 1995 as a private members? club for people in the creative industries, Soho House has since opened clubs across Europe and North America. Their latest venture is the spectacular Soho Farmhouse, an expansive property spread across 100 acres in the peaceful Oxfordshire countryside….
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Tech Tip: Fighting iPhone Battery Life Blues
At least one iPhone model has some units with a defective power cell, but other factors like age and temperature can make the battery conk out.
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White Collar Watch: When Making a Fraud Claim, Choose Your Filing Date Wisely
The Supreme Court will consider when the S.E.C. must file a claim to recover money from a fraud. It’s not as simple as it sounds.
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Noninvasive ultrasound pulses used to precisely tweak rat brain activity
Biomedical engineers report they have worked out a noninvasive way to release and deliver concentrated amounts of a drug to the brain of rats in a temporary, localized manner using ultrasound.
CNET News.com
Can’t afford an OLED TV? These four great alternatives are now cheaper than ever – CNET
LG’s OLED-based televisions are CNET’s favorites, but despite recent price drops they’re still really expensive. Meanwhile these four LCDs cost half as much (or less) and still give excellent picture quality.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Trump presidency could spell the end for wolves in America’s West
A couple hundred years ago, there were around two million wolves in the United States, but human expansion dramatically slashed those numbers. Conservationists recently celebrated victory as wolves slowly returned to the American West, but a Trump presidency threatens to undo that progress as Republican…
BBC News – World
US storms: At least 19 dead in Georgia and Mississippi
Seven of those killed were in a Georgia trailer park apparently struck by a tornado.
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Samsung H7 Wireless Speaker
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Trump’s next move? Scientists struggle with foggy future
The US president reiterated his promise to roll back climate regulations on his first day in office.
Phys.org: Physics News
Physicists show that real-time error correction in quantum communications is possible
Nature Physics today, Monday, 23 January 2017, published online the research by a team led by physicists from the School of Physics at Wits University. In their paper titled: Characterising quantum channels with non-separable states of classical light the researchers demonstrate the startling result…
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Soliciting Sex Could Lead to 10 Years Prison in Connecticut
Attempting to pay for sex could become a felony offense in Connecticut. Last week, newly sworn-in Democratic state Rep. Liz Linehan introduced a bill that would take the crime of “patronizing a prostitute” from a class A misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum one year in prison, to a Class C felony,…
Bloomberg
Pharma Lobby Fights Back Against Trump Criticism With TV Ads
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Londons Mayor Issues First Very High Air Pollution Alert
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Theresa May Seeks Clean Energy to Buoy Vision of Global Britain
Bloomberg
Mays Industry Plan Gets Cheers From Oracle, Pleas From Retail
Bloomberg Business
How to Custom-Design the Superyacht of Your Dreams
Jan.23 — Forget bespoke jackets and personalized cars. The last frontier of customized lavishness is a tailor-made superyacht. Bloomberg took an exclusive look at the private buyer’s journey at the Fraser Yachts and Benetti facilities in Viareggio, Italy.
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3M Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit $6.44
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RT – Daily news
Droneboarding: Heavy duty fire & rescue bots creating a buzz in winter sports (VIDEO)
An experimental robot company is injecting an exciting buzz into Latvian winter sports by using drones to pull snowboarders across the slopes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French finance minister disappoints US bankers by not speaking English
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin failed to impress US bankers in a pitch to move their London operations to Paris following Brexit – because he spoke to them in French through an interpreter.
Reuters: World News
Dutch government mulls ban on international child adoption amid trafficking fears
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Dutch government is expected to vote on whether to ban international child adoption amid concerns over the danger of trafficking and laundering children, raising the possibility that other countries could follow suit, experts say.
Digital Trends
Subscription medical care company embraces the power of wearables
What if your local physician’s office was a bit more like an Apple store? No, we don’t mean full of stubble-sporting hipsters and with enormous queues on the weekend, but rather with the same focus on seamless tech, great customer service, and (of course!) Jony Ive-style minimalist design. That’s the…
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Today’s Best Deals: Yankee Candles, FoodSavers, Laser Printer, and More
FoodSaver vacuum sealers, a Brother laser printer, and Yankee Candles lead off Monday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.Top DealsWe’ve all had to throw away leftovers or cuts of meat and cheese that spent…
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Electricity-storage tech facing biggest test yet in California
From the perspective of both renewable-energy advocates and electric utilities, grid-scale energy storage offers many potential benefits. Yet energy storage has not been tested on a large scale by US utilities. Until now.
SciTech Daily
Hubble Image of the Week – NGC 4861
This newly released Hubble image shows galaxy NGC 4861, which is located 30 million light-years away. The lesser-known constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs), is home to a variety of deep-sky objects — including this beautiful galaxy, known as NGC 4861. Astronomers are still debating…
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A Guide to the Other “Hybrid” Watch, The Mecha-Quartz Chronograph
A small and strange part of horology that offers consumers the best of both quartz and mechanical chronographs. …Read More »
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Pocket-sized Dobby selfie drone is cute, tiny and way frustrating
It’s a good bet that Japanese company Zero Tech was unaware of the Harry Potter connection when it named its pocket-sized drone Dobby. While that tiny house elf won us over with his tenacity and heroics, the little Dobby drone is mostly a disappointment. It’s not all bad. In fact, there’s a lot of promise…
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This Boat Will Run for Six Years on Nothing But Wind, Water and Hydrogen
Talk about energy efficient, this boat will use only sun, wind, and hydrogen for power to last six years as it travels around the world. Called the “Energy Observer,” the eco-friendly vessel is a converted multi-hull race boat powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and a hydrogen fuel cell system. The…
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QuickShoeLace One-Handed Laces
Look, Ma! One hand! The QuickShoeLace one-handed lacing system brings convenience to adults, and an alternative to Velcro straps that will inevitably get gunked up with dust and food and boogers to kids who can’t tie their shoes yet (as well as the elderly who have trouble dealing with traditional shoelaces.)…
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Police, public differ on key issues but align on others
The public and the police differ on issues ranging from an assault rifle ban to racial progress in the U.S., but their views align on other issues.
Ars Technica
Foxconn wants “bargain rates” on land and power before it makes US investments
Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturing company best known for its partnership with Apple, has said that it is mulling a $7 billion investment in US manufacturing that could create between 30,000 and 50,000 jobs. According to The Wall Street Journal, Foxconn Chairman Tony Gou says the company…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Market Extra: Why the Supreme Court’s Brexit ruling still matters, even after May’s speech
The U.K. Supreme Court will soon decide on whether the U.K. government must allow lawmakers to have a say in starting the Brexit process. But no matter what the court decides, the pound may still have further room to rise.
WSJ.com: Markets
Big Telecoms Keep Investors on Hold
A saturated wireless market has hindered giants Verizon Communications and AT&T even as competition from smaller rivals exerts a drag on subscriber and revenue growth. The carriers’ earnings reports this week are unlikely to offer much encouragement.
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Book Review: eVolo Skyscrapers 3
eVolo Skyscrapers 3 edited by Carlo AielloeVolo, 2016Hardcover, 656 pagesEvery year since 2006 the eVolo Skyscraper Competition has asked architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the world to submit “outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation…
RT – Daily news
Why do Hollywood villains always have posh English accents? Science has the answer…
Posh English accents are perceived to be sinister because they imply a higher level of intellect, making evil scheming seem more believable, an expert has claimed. Read Full Article at RT.com
Bloomberg Politics
Draghi Invokes Italy’s Unifier as Dark Past Threatens Europe
Mario Draghi pointed to one of the fathers of Italian unity as a model of liberal realism and calm as he warned against populist rhetoric and any nostalgia for “dark pasts.”
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These nine states will serve as testing grounds for self-driving cars
Last week, in one of its final acts under the Obama administration, the US Department of Transportation designated 10 sites in nine states to serve as proving grounds for self-driving cars. The selection came after a nationwide contest among testing centers that began in November, Bloomberg reports….
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The secret life of buildings that do not exist yet | Martyna Regent | TEDxGdynia
The secret life of buildings that do not exist yet. An overarching guideline for designers are needs of local communities and future users of the objects Architecture, urban and culture expert and passionate with PhD on SWPS University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference…
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“War on Terror Cell” | Professor Naveed Ahmed Khan | TEDxSunwayUniversity
Professor Naveed Ahmed Khan maintains a broad interest in all aspects of infectious diseases. His recent work on “animals living in polluted environments could be rich stores of new antibiotics” gained worldwide media attention. Professor Naveed Ahmed Khan maintains a broad interest in all aspects of…
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3DPrinting&CompAssistedOral&MaxillofacialSurgery | Dr. Mohd Nazimi Abd Jabar | TEDxSunwayUniversity
Dr. Mohd Nazimi is an Associate Professor and a consultant of oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He shared on how surgeons are able to find accurate preoperative and post operative data with the help of 3D printing application, print physical models for mock up surgery, and even print implantable implants….
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“Nanoblock for Art and Design” | Christopher Tan | TEDxSunwayUniversity
Christopher Tan is an internationally renowned award winning nanoblock brick artist based in Malaysia. In this talk, he shares on the history of nanoblock and how his passion of nanoblock started. Christopher Tan is an internationally renowned award winning nanoblock brick artist based in Malaysia….
Mashable
‘The Office’ intro recut with Trump’s cabinet just makes sense
President Donald Trump has assembled a cast of characters to make up his cabinet, and sometimes it feels a lot like a sitcom. SEE ALSO: ‘Bridget Trump’s Diary’ is the parody Twitter account we all need in our lives People have written about how unqualified they are and have likened them to a group…
TechCrunch
Axon VR promises real haptic feedback for your sojourns into virtual reality
 Have you ever wanted to feel a dragon breathe on your wrist? A tiny reindeer paw at your palm? A virtual robot skitter up your arm and burrow into your chest? Axon VR is about to let you. IEEE Spectrum’s Evan Ackerman checked out the Axon VR device at CES a few weeks ago and it looks like the sleeper…
TechCrunch
Fake news’ power to influence shrinks with a contextual warning, study finds
 Research conducted by social psychologists at Cambridge University in the UK, and Yale and George Mason in the US, offers a potential strategy for mitigating the spread of misinformation online — involving the use of pro-active warnings designed to contextualize and pre-expose web users to related but…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
How a slight edge in investing adds up to big money over time
‘Incrementalism’ is the idea that small changes yield large cumulative effects, writes Ben Carlson.
Bloomberg
Le Pen Risk Flashes in Tightest Yield Spread to Spain Since 2010
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Drone Strike in Yemen Likely First of Trump Administration
Among its last official acts, the Obama administration released a report on U.S. killings (understood to mostly be drone strikes) outside of “areas of hostility,” which mostly just included the government’s official estimate of a kill count. It was the first such annual report—Barack Obama did not…
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Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution
In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital.
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Forests ‘held their breath’ during global warming hiatus, research shows
Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, ‘held their breath’ during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.
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Spanish scientists create a 3-D bioprinter to print human skin
Scientists from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), CIEMAT (Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research), Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, in collaboration with the firm BioDan Group, have presented a prototype for a 3-D bioprinter that can create totally functional…
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Cervical cancer just got much deadlier—because scientists fixed a math error
Enlarge / Close up of cancer cells in the cervix, the portion of the uterus that is attached to the top of the vagina. (credit: Getty | American Cancer Society) Cervical cancer is 77 percent more deadly for black women and 44 percent more deadly for white women than previously thought, researchers…
New Scientist – Online news
Trump ditched Obama’s climate and water policies on first day
White House signals intention to cancel Obama’s Climate Action Plan and expand oil and gas exploration
New Scientist – Online news
Exotic black holes caught turning into a superfluid
A model of a higher-dimensional black hole matches what happens when liquid helium loses all its stickiness, a coincidence that could help study both oddities
RT – Daily news
Trump’s notion that nations should be free to pursue own interests is ‘great gift’ – Hungarian PM
In his inauguration speech, President Donald Trump said he will herald in an era when the US no longer imposes its policies on other countries. Hungarian officials see this as a go-ahead to pursue their county’s own interests, calling it “a great gift.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Bloomberg Politics
Trump Lost $1.2 Million at Hotel He Should Sell, Democrats Say
President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel lost almost $1.2 million during its first two months of operation, before he was elected president, according to a letter released Monday by four congressional Democrats who say the president is violating the hotel’s lease with the federal government.
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Trump, Sisi discuss fighting terrorism in phone call
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed ways to boost the fight against terrorism and extremism on Monday and the new American leader underscored his commitment to bilateral ties, the two countries said.
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New York bill aims to limit police use of “stingray” phone surveillance
The bill would limit but not block law enforcement use of so-called cell site simulators in New York state.
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Farm Of The Future: What Grows In Las Vegas Stays In Las Vegas
Crops like radishes, jicama and cilantro will soon be grown close to the Strip, so restaurants will have immediate access to fresh ingredients, instead of having to wait for trucks from California.(Image credit: Courtesy of Urban Seed)
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Samsung will keep using the Galaxy Note brand
Now that Samsung has pinpointed the suspected causes of the Galaxy Note 7’s battery fires, there’s one question on many people’s minds: will the Galaxy Note brand carry on, or is it tarnished forever? If you’re a fan, you can relax. The company’s D…
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Trivium confirms 100% that Alex Bent is their touring drummer
Last week, we confirmed the rumors on Alex Bent (Dragonlord, ex-Battlecross, etc.) as Trivium’s new touring drummer via our interview with Matt Heafy. After a few weeks of rumors, bassist Paolo Gregoletto confirmed on his twitter, revealing Bent is indeed playing with the band, hitting the road with…
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Breaking the optical bandwidth record of stable pulsed lasers
The Ultrafast Optical Processing Group at INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique) has redefined the limitations and constraints for ultra-fast pulsed lasers. As reported in Nature …
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UNIST researchers get green light to commercialize metal-air batteries
A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently announced that they have successfully developed a new way to increase energy efficiency of metal-air batteries which are next-generation …
SciTech Daily
New HiRISE View of the Changing Dunes of Wirtz Crater
This High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) image reveals the changing dunes of Wirtz Crater on Mars. The large dark feature is a classic Martian sand dune. Most sand on Earth is made from the mineral quartz, which is white and bright. On Mars, most sand is composed of dark basalt,…
Zero Hedge
The Smoothest Transition Ever (For Markets)
By most mainstream media accounts, the first weekend of the Trump Administration wasn’t good. Characterized as rocky, erratic, terrible, and full of false claims, the ‘not ready for prime time’ transition team is now the ‘not ready for prime-time administration.’ However, as Bespoke details, by at least…
Architizer
Texas Universities Get Efficient, Forward-Thinking Spaces Thanks to Connected BIM Technology
Award-winning San Antonio–based firm Overland Partners produces a wide array of projects in locales as far away as New Zealand and China, but recently it had an opportunity to make an impact back home in Texas when two of the state’s largest and most historic institutions of higher education…
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Harvard’s exosuit asks walkers to give only 77 percent
An ambitious group of Harvard researchers is developing a soft exosuit and harbor some grand ambitions for their high-tech mobility aid. Making use of soft and comfortable fabrics, the lightweight wearable robot could one day help sufferers of strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease…
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How Madonna Gave Trump Ammo With a Cry for Peace
Some of the events of this past weekend—the size of the protest crowds, the question-free “alternative facts” press briefing—were without precedent. But one was so familiar that it warrants a Groundhog’s Day comparison: Madonna said something controversial, and controversy ensued.Early in her speech…
Mashable
Merriam-Webster doesn’t have time for Kellyanne Conway’s nonsense
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary is back at it, weighing in on the latest political doublespeak coming from President Donald Trump and his aides. This time, it’s putting spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway on blast for her “alternative facts” claim. SEE ALSO: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year perfectly describes…
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The Wall Street Journal: Aetna and Humana shares fall after federal judge blocks $34 billion merger
The judge said the transaction could have negative effects for consumers.
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A book about street artist Basquiat just won one of the biggest US children’s book awards
Luna is a preteen witch hunted by humans; Jean-Michel Basquiat was a neo-expressionist artist from Brooklyn. The unlikely pair are the subjects of two books honored by the biggest prizes in US children’s literature. At the American Library Association’s 2017 youth media award this morning, Kelly Barnhill’s…
Quartz
Smartphones that can analyze DNA are already here
The discovery that all life is underpinned by a genetic code has changed our understanding of everything in biology. And, yet, given that DNA is thousands of times smaller than a human hair, most of the applications that involve its use have remained restricted to sophisticated labs. No longer. Over…
Quartz
“Alternative facts”: 1 in 5 American newspapers ignored the Women’s March
On Jan. 21, an estimated 3.2 million Americans took to the streets for Women’s March protests. Given the sheer scale of the protests, it would be reasonable to assume they led headlines across the US. In reality, a significant number of American newspapers chose not to feature the story on their Sunday…
Quartz
Some of Silicon Valley’s most successful people are preparing for the end of civilization
It wasn’t too long ago that preparing for the breakdown of civilization was the obsession of fringe groups on the margins of society—cult members waiting for the rapture or white supremacists bracing for a race war. According to a new report in the New Yorker (paywall), a growing number of Silicon Valley…
Quartz
With Brexit looming, Ireland’s once-disputed border is again contentious
The border that separates Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland was a flashpoint during the decades of violence that claimed over 3,600 lives. Watch towers and heavily militarized patrols were the grim reality for those living or working near the border that separates British-controlled Northern…
Quartz
Malia Obama will spend her gap year learning about the movie business
Former US president Barack Obama has not yet revealed his plans for life after the White House, but his eldest daughter, Malia, reportedly has designs of her own. The 18-year-old, who graduated from high school last June, plans to spend her gap year before attending Harvard University as an intern at…
Digital Trends
Asus ready to take bite of ‘Pi’ market with Tinker micro PC
Asus is looking to take a bite out of the Raspberry Pi, micro-PC industry with an ultra-small form-factor system of its own. Called the Tinker Board, it’s impressively powerful and is even capable of handling 4K video and 24-bit audio, suggesting that it could make a very affordable HTPC in the right…
9to5Mac
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iTunes Extras HD Movie Sale $5, 13-inch MacBook Pro 256GB $1,275, 27-inch 5K iMac (cert. refurb) $500 off, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Apple launches $5 iTunes Extras Digital HD Movie sale packed with new and old…
Bloomberg
French Prosecutors Looking at 22 Targets in Panama Leaks Probe
How-To Geek
How to Train Photos on macOS to Recognize Faces
Apple Photos on macOS can be trained to recognize faces so you can search for family and friends in all the photos in which they appear. Training is easy, though it might take some time if you have a lot of pictures in your library.Click Here to Continue Reading
Reason.com Full Feed
The Idiotic Democratic Crusade Against Betsy DeVos
Democrats sought to expose Betsy DeVos as a deluded ideologue for being an unabashed supporter of school choice during her Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of education last week. But in fact they only exposed themselves. They used her as a prop to grandstand about every ideological hobbyhorse…
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These Discounted Contigo Water Bottles Keep Your Drinks Cold For Half a Day
Contigo, purveyor of your longtime favorite travel mug, now makes a vacuum insulated water bottle as well, and you can grab one for an all-time low $15 today. The Autospout Ashland can keep your drink cold for up to 12 hours, and its lid includes a pop-up straw and a cover to keep dirt away when it’s…
Lifehacker
Affordable Places to Visit This Year, Depending on When You Travel
There’s been a trend in cheaper airfare recently, and some destinations are cheaper than others. Of course, prices vary quite a bit depending on when you travel, too. LearnVest put together a month-by-month list of the most affordable places to visit this year.We’ve told you a few of the most affordable…
Archinect – News
Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, on why computers are superior to human designers
Essentially people, all of us when we go to design something we often go out and do it and will make one or we’ll have three designs and…then we run out of time or money or patience and we say good enough. The computer doesn’t get bored in that same way. It doesn’t run out of time so you can literally…
Newswise: SciNews
A Gene’s Journey From Covert to Celebrated
Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, Gpr182, University of North Carolina scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers.
Newswise: SciNews
Big Wheels in Motion
Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the nation to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD (Build Your Dreams) for $15 million.The…
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Trump Is Taking Action Without Sharing Basic Information With the Public
On Friday evening, Donald Trump issued his first Executive Order as president, a move “minimizing the financial burden” of the Affordable Care Act. Nearly three days later, the text of the order hadn’t been posted to the official White House website or to the Federal Register, an official record of the…
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Hacker Says He Attempted to Extort UK Bank Lloyds With DDoS
A hacker has claimed responsibility for a reported distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against UK bank Lloyds, and says he attempted to extort the financial giant, too.Through 11-13 January, Lloyds Banking Group Plc customers could not access online banking services. On Monday, Bloomberg reported…
RT – Daily news
Tories will use Brexit to make Britain a tax haven, Labour MP tells RT (VIDEO)
Speaking to RT’s Going Underground program, Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon MP warned that Prime Minister Theresa May will very likely use Brexit negotiations to turn Britain into a “free-market, bargain-basement tax haven.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Trump had paid actors at his first presidential campaign speech
If you haven’t heard, President Donald Trump is a bit obsessed with crowd size.  He and his press secretary have insisted that the audience for his inauguration was much larger than what the pictures and data indicate. He also talked constantly about how big the crowds were at his campaign rallies,…
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After they marched, 500 women learned how to run – for office
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TIL world hunger is about social inequality and poverty, not undersupply. We already grow enough to feed 10 billion people.
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How did the Red Army react when it discovered concentration camps?
I find it interesting that when I was taught about the Holocaust we always used sources from American/British liberation of camps. I was taught a very western front perspective of the liberation of concentration camps. However the vast majority of camps were obviously liberated by the Red Army. I just…
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A photo I found at an estate sale. 1951
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PandoDaily
Uber ordered to pay $20m in fines following (probably last ever) FTC investigation into dishonest advertising
You might have missed it, what with the world ending and all, but this past Thursday, Uber agreed to pay a total of $20m to drivers in 18 US cities after making false claims about the earning potential.  The fine was imposed following an FTC investigation into a series of Craiglist ads posted in early…
Bloomberg Politics
May Set to Defy EU by Opening Pre-Brexit Trade Talks With Others
U.K. officials are preparing to fire the starting gun on trade negotiations with countries outside the European Union within months, defying warnings from the bloc that such action would be illegal.
DiscoveryNews
Trump Dissolves Environmental Oversight Group at His Scottish Golf Course
Trump Dissolves Environmental Oversight Group at His Scottish Golf Course
DiscoveryNews
Why You Should Be Friends With People Who Curse
Why You Should Be Friends With People Who Curse
Computerworld
The essential guide to anti-malware tools
It’s a sad fact of life in IT nowadays that some form of preparation for dealing with malware is part and parcel of what systems and network administrators must do. This goes above and beyond normal due diligence in warding off malware. It includes a proper appreciation of the work and risks involved…
RollingStone.com: Music
How David Bowie Brought Thin White Duke to Life on ‘Station to Station’
In 1975, David Bowie moved to Los Angeles, and his life descended into chaos and turmoil. He was consuming massive amounts of cocaine, remaining awake for days on end (“I hate sleep,” he said. “I would much prefer staying up, just working, all the time”), and subsisting primarily on a diet of peppers…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Judge rules Snapchat immune from distracted driver claim
A judge has dismissed claims against Snapchat that blamed the social media company’s “speed filter” for a highway crash. The judge said the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Designing a chatbot: male, female or gender neutral?
Picture a virtual assistant that helps find directions, schedules appointments or plays music, and the soothing yet robotic sound of a female voice likely comes to mind.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Crop achilles’ heel costs farmers 10 percent of potential yield
Scientists assumed leaves at the top of a plant would be the best at turning higher levels of light into carbohydrates—through the process of photosynthesis—while the lower shaded leaves would be better at processing the low light levels that penetrate the plant’s canopy of leaves. Turns out that in…
Next Big Future
Achieving Zero Hunger
Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, so poor people have access to food and can improve their livelihoods, a new UN report says. This would average $160 annually…
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
As refugees traverse France’s Roya Valley, locals ask: Should we help them?
Several residents of the region are facing charges for supplying aid to migrants who crossed over from Italy. They say they feel obligated to help, especially as the government does not.
CNET News.com
Saturn’s moon Tethys looks like a giant eyeball – CNET
A giant space eyeball might sound like a rejected Star Trek villain, but it’s what imaginative space enthusiasts see when they look at Saturn’s moon Tethys.
RT – Daily news
Fallon dodges questions on whether Britain fired a Trident nuke missile towards US
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has backed the Trident nuclear missile system amid allegations a test-fired rocket malfunctioned and headed towards the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
HiConsumption
James Bond Skyfall Yacht
The stand out yacht from Skyfall is about to hit the market.
HiConsumption
NikeLab ACG Air Zoom Tallac Flyknit Boot
ACG puts out yet another incredibly badass boot.
HiConsumption
JHO GS1 Knife
Inspired by classic straight razors and crafted with precision.
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TAD Sentinel Field Jacket
The latest and greatest field jacket from the San Franciso-based outfitter.
HiConsumption
SOG Sync II Belt Buckle Multi-Tool
A transforming belt buckle & 12-piece multitool.
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Hong Kong’s top politician leaves government to live as a civilian, drives back to her former residence in the middle of the night because her new place didn’t come with toilet paper and she didn’t know where to get more [Fail]
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Inside Science
How the Bees You Know are Killing the Bees You Don’t
Creature Commercially managed bumblebees and honey bees may be contributing to wild pollinator decline. 01/23/2017 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer https://www.insidescience.org/news/how-bees-you-know-are-killing-bees-you-don%E2%80%99t&#8230;
Metal Underground.com
Amenra Recording New Album, Announces Acoustic Tour Dates
Amenra is currently recording a new studio album, titled “Mass VI,” once again with Billy Anderson (Eyehategod, Neurosis, Om, Swans) in the snowy Belgian Ardennes. The album will see release later this year via Neurot Recordings, with more details to be confirmed. Meanwhile, following the release…
Metal Underground.com
I Am Posts “Life Through Torment” Music Video
Dallas-based vicious death/hardcore outfit I Am just released a new video for “Life Through Torment,” the title track off the band’s debut album nearing independent release on February 10th. Captured amidst a bombardment of fists and feet flailing within a writhing mosh pit of fans as I Am performed…
inStash
Inirv’s CES Hit Will Help You Make Your Kitchen Completely Safe From Fires
Let’s be honest, you’ve probably walked out from home at least once without forgetting to turn on the stove. Even if you haven’t walked out from home … Read More
inStash
Tactical Flashlight Is Now On Sale For Just $21
Stop. The. Presses. The best selling Tactical Flashlight — which we wrote about just a couple of weeks ago — is on sale once again! And if … Read More
inStash
Be A Better Griller With Char-Broil SmartChef TRU-Infrared Gas Grill
We might still be in the thick of winter, but it’s time to start thinking about your summer grilling — and nothing screams “summertime” quite like the … Read More
Bloomberg
Canada Says No Trump Signal Yet on Keystone Conditions, Approval
Master Feed : The Atlantic
Here’s What Trump’s Latest Executive Orders Do
President Trump marked his first full business day in office with three major executive orders, each one aimed at fulfilling campaign promises he made last year.His most significant order immediately withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multilateral free-trade agreement between the…
TechCrunch
UpKeep gives companies an app to speed up the maintenance work order process
 As a process development engineer, Ryan Chan was used to trying to make incremental improvements to the development process in manufacturing. Those changes would improve efficiency by around one to three percent, which would net hundreds of thousands of dollars, but Chan wanted to figure out how to…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
High tech indoor compost machine has raised over 6 times its goal on Indiegogo
The machine that claims to turn scraps into fertilizer in just 24 hours is apparently in big demand.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Buffalo to be first major American city to eliminate parking requirements
It’s new green zoning code will definitely boost Buffalo.
Zero Hedge
Billionaire Dem Donor Thinks His Party Needs A New Message – “No One Votes For Polar Bears”
Tom Steyer, the Billionaire founder of the hedge fund Farallon Capital, spent $87mm funding liberal campaigns and ballot measures all across the country in 2016 and got absolutely nothing in return but a Republican-controlled Congress and White House.  Something tells us the 2016 election cycle was one…
TechCrunch
VR is gaining ground in the academic world and the 3D industry
 Two recent survey reports came in with news on positive traction in VR adoption by two very different segments of the industry: academic institutes and the 3D modeling community. Read More
Techbargains.com
Bluesim Portable Charger 10000mAh Power Bank $15.99
Bluesim Portable Charger 10000mAh Power Bank $15.99
Reason.com Full Feed
‘Teach the Controversy!’ Demands Calif. Democratic Legislator—About Trump’s Election and Russia
Need a lesson on why parents are increasingly looking for ways to get their kids out of the public school system? Check out this Democratic California legislator who wants to use public schooling to explain to children what really happened with the 2016 election. Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin…
RT – Daily news
SEC set to grill Yahoo for failure to report 1.5bn user data breaches – report
Yahoo is reportedly under investigation by the US financial watchdog over whether the company took too long to notify investors of two massive data breaches involving the details of 1.5 billion users. Read Full Article at RT.com
Slashdot
When Their Shifts End, Uber Drivers Set Up Camp in Parking Lots Across the US
A feature report on Bloomberg today illustrates the lives of several Uber drivers, who find shelter in car parking at nights when it’s too pricey and tiring to go home. An excerpt from the story: In Chicago, Walter Laquian Howard sleeps most nights at the “Uber Terminal.” “I left my job thinking this…
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Alpaca pocket knife
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A quite morning in Akrata,Greece (4928×3264)
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TechCrunch
New equity crowdfunding platform GrowthFountain launched today
 There’s no shortage of equity crowdfunding sites out there, but GrowthFountain thinks it has the special sauce to cut through the mayhem by thinking close to home. Focusing on investors local (or at least regional) to the investment opportunities, the company in effect formalizes the kind of fundraising…
Digital Trends
Google’s Progressive Web Apps turn mobile sites into Android apps
At Google’s Chrome Dev Summit in November, the company introduced a new initiative called Progressive Web Apps, which aim to bridge the gap between a typical mobile web experience and a dedicated custom app on your Android smartphone or tablet. As of this week, support for Progressive Web Apps has been…
Metal Injection
DIMMU BORGIR Wraps Up Choir Recording For Its New Album
Hey, new Dimmu Borgir! The post DIMMU BORGIR Wraps Up Choir Recording For Its New Album appeared first on Metal Injection.
Gear Patrol
The Best Watches of SIHH 2017
New releases from some of the best brands in the world, including A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Cartier and more. …Read More »
Reuters: World News
Syrian Kurdish YPG says not bound by Astana peace talks outcome
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Monday it would not be bound by any decision that comes out of peace talks under way in Kazakhstan as it was not involved in the meetings.
Reuters: World News
Some Mosul residents face new fears after Islamic State rule
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Mohamed Mahmoud is relieved he no longer has to watch Islamic State militants hang corpses from electricity poles, now that Iraqi forces have cleared the group from his east Mosul district. But he still fears for his safety.
Cool Material
The GS1 Knife is Inspired by the Straight Razor
Much like their LYNX credit card knife and the Nug finger knife, JHO Knives GS1 knife is simple, clean and functional. Inspired by the straight razor, the Gentleman Slasher (that’s where the GS comes from) uses a similar opening mechanism with a modified, more angular design in both the handle and the…
Deals
Get Geeky For As Low As $1 at ThinkGeek’s Warehouse Sale
Save money on all the geeky paraphernalia you need to get this year with ThinkGeek’s Warehouse Sale. Get up to 70% off on a ridiculous amount of things, no code necessary. Grab a Star Wars calendar for a dollar, a Star Trek pint glass for $3, or some sweet Harry Potter PJ pants for only $10.Read more…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Pre-operative liquid feeding reduces complications following Crohn’s disease surgery
Despite improvements in medical care, about two-thirds of patients with Crohn’s disease develop complications requiring intestinal surgery, and post-operative healing can be complicated. Clinicians now report that pre-operative optimization of patients with Crohn’s disease with exclusive enteral nutrition…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How plant cells regulate growth shown for the first time
Researchers have managed to show how the cells in a plant, a multicellular organism, determine their size and regulate their growth over time. The findings overturn previous theories in the field and are potentially significant for the future of agriculture and forestry — as it reveals more about one…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Robert Powell: Is Trump a threat to the fiduciary rule?
The financial services industry has spent the last seven months putting in place policies, procedures and technology in anticipation of April 10.
NYT > Business Day
Trump Abandons Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama’s Signature Trade Deal
The decision at the start of the new administration was a signal that the president plans to follow through on promises to be aggressive with foreign competitors.
NYT > Business Day
Judge Blocks Aetna’s $37 Billion Deal for Humana
The court sided with a Justice Department argument that the merger would lessen competition for Medicare Advantage plans and health insurance sold on public exchanges.
Nautilus
How Considering False Histories Changes Our Moral Judgments – Facts So Romantic
Moral luck isn’t just a philosopher’s toy concept. It’s reflected in our legal system. Suppose that you and your roommate, Riley, get equally drunk and both drive home separately on similar routes. Let’s say both of you are equally skilled drivers but also equally impaired, and just by chance, you kill…
HiConsumption
The Best Bluetooth Tracking Devices
Because locating your misplaced gear should be quick and easy.
9to5Mac
Apple releases tvOS 10.1.1 software update for Apple TV
Apple has released the tvOS 10.1.1 software update for Apple TV. tvOS 10.1.1 is likely a software update focused on bug fixes and performance improvements. tvOS 10.1 was a feature update that included the new TV app for the first time. more…Filed under: Apple
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Short-termism is killing us: it’s time for Longpath | Ari Wallach | TEDxMidAtlantic
We are facing huge problems in the world today, civilizational-scale problems. However, we cannot solve them using short-term thinking. If we want to move forward into a different future, we must adopt what Ari Wallach calls the “longpath.” Ari shares three ways of thinking to approach the major problems…
9to5Mac
macOS 10.12.3 software update hits the Mac App Store
Apple has officially released macOS 10.12.3 for Mac users. New features haven’t been discovered in macOS 10.12.3 betas, suggesting the software update is focused on bug fixes and performance improvements. We’ll update with any notable changes below: more…Filed under: Apple
How-To Geek
How to Search Every Streaming Site in One Place With Roku Search
It’s one of the great annoyances of the streaming media age: figuring out which shows and movies are on which services. Searching Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other sites individually takes up way too much time, especially when you just want to relax and watch something.Click Here to Continue Reading
Lifehacker
Five Tools for Beginners that Power Up the Command Line
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a command line noob, there’s no way you remember every command, manual page, or tooltip. Lucky for you, we have some tools to make the command line less intimidating to newcomers that also help old timers remember what to do in a number of common circumstances. Read…
Reuters: World News
Romanian president considers referendum over government’s justice plan
BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday he could hold a referendum on the government’s plans to decriminalize certain offences and to pardon convicts through decrees, moves critics say could harm efforts to stamp out high-level corruption.
Metal Underground.com
Acranius Releases “Return To Violence” Lyric Video
Ahead of the full release of 3rd album, “Reign of Terror,” this Friday, January 27th through Rising Nemesis Records, Germany’s own brutal slamming death metal band Acranius launches a lyric video single for “Return To Violence.” Check it out below. The full “Reign of Terror” track listing is as follows:…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The unintended consequences of centralized blood banking and what to do about it
In the late 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a policy requiring the establishment of centralized blood banking facilities in Sub-Saharan African countries. One researcher says that this policy is now having unintended negative consequences.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Nutritional considerations for healthy aging, reduction in age-related chronic disease
Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and societal burden of the “silver tsunami,” report authors of a new report.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists get best view yet of cancer-causing virus HPV
New details of the structure of the human papillomavirus (HPV) may lead to better vaccines and HPV anti-viral medications, according to research.
New Scientist – Online news
Virtual out-of-body experience reduces your fear of death
After a near-death experience, people often describe floating out of their bodies. Recreating the sensation with VR can make people less anxious about dying
Architecture Lab
5 Proven Tiling Tips to Make Your Bathroom Look More Expensive
It’s natural to want a classy bathroom that looks modern and expensive. And, most likely, you don’t want to spend a fortune on it … The post 5 Proven Tiling Tips to Make Your Bathroom Look More Expensive appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Design Milk
Part House, Part Exhibition Space in Valldoreix
Valldoreix, located in the Barcelona province, is home to a residential project designed by 05AM Arquitectura. House in Valldoreix is not just a house though… it’s part house and part exhibition space for modern art. Set back from the street and neighbors, the residence opens up on the south…
Headlines from the Associated Press
Trump taps ex-Rep. Heather Wilson for Air Force secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he has selected former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson of New Mexico to be secretary of the Air Force….
VICE News
President Obama’s climate change legacy is clouded by his support of fracking
This segment originally aired Jan. 17, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. The economic recovery that President Obama oversaw came with some costs to the environment, most notably in the increase in oil and gas extraction on American land. Obama signed international climate deals, protected an unprecedented…
Digg Top Stories
A Thousand-Year-Old Viking Is Responsible For The Bluetooth Symbol
The Jelling Stones, thousand-year-old Viking runestones, tell the tale of Harald Bluetooth.
Digg Top Stories
A Happy Return To Riskier Playgrounds
Until the 1980s, playgrounds were spaces of adventure and art.
Digg Top Stories
Dressing Diabetes
When dresses and insulin pumps collide.
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Israel’s Livni skips Belgium trip amid threat of arrest
Ex-foreign minister cancels Brussels visit after prosecutors said they would question her over war crimes allegations.
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Japanese airplane will be stuck on the tarmac for another two years, narrowly missing the record set by American Airlines [Awkward]
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Nigerian musician Femi Kuti urges stars, fans to focus on Boko Haram victims
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nigerian musician Femi Kuti on Monday urged his fellow celebrities and their fans to take to social media and pressure the government to do more to help millions of people struggling to survive in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Ultrasound pulses activate release of drugs from nanoparticles
Biomedical engineers report they have worked out a noninvasive way to release and deliver concentrated amounts of a drug to the brain of rats in a temporary, localized manner using ultrasound.
Macworld
33% off HP 23er 23-inch IPS LED Backlit Bezel-less Monitor – Deal Alert
IPS panel technology for ultra wide viewing, from almost any angle. 1920 x 1080 resolution for a sharp, detailed view. Bezel-less design maximizes your viewing area and makes for seamless multi-monitor set-ups. And LED backlighting enables high screen performance. Ultra slim and Energy-Star compliant…
Zero Hedge
Russian Warplanes Fly First Joint Mission With US-Coalition Aircraft Kremlin Says, Pentagon Denies
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, cited by AP, Russian warplanes have flown their first combat mission in Syria with U.S.-led coalition aircraft. Russian Interfax added that various ISIS storage facilities, and militants were eliminated in the “joint strike”: ISIL STORAGE FACILITIES, MILITANTS…
Zero Hedge
Kunstler Warns “Disassembly Of This Vast Array Of Rackets Will Cause Dangerous Friction”
Submitted by Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, If the first forty-eight hours are any measure of the alleged Trumptopia-to-come, the leading man in this national melodrama appears to be meshuga. A more charitable view might be that his behavior does not comport with the job description: president. If…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
The Wall Street Journal: Trump takes steps to roll back Obama environment initiatives
The Trump administration is looking to take action within days to reverse former President Barack Obama’s climate agenda and show its commitment to promoting fossil-fuel infrastructure, according to people familiar with the plan.
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Accessories : Death Star & TIE Fighter Pin Dot Tie
All dressed up with no Alderaan to destroy. Sometimes you dress up for a night on the town, or sometimes because you just have a job interview. Whatever the case may be, let everyone else know that if you were given the chance, you would crush the Rebellion in one swift stroke. $54.99
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Experiment resolves mystery about wind flows on Jupiter
A team of geophysicists has recreated Jupiter’s jets in the laboratory for the first time and shown that they likely extend thousands of kilometers below Jupiter’s visible atmosphere.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scientists discover large extinct otter
A large extinct otter, Siamogale melilutra, has been found in the Miocene Shuitangba site in northeastern Yunnan Province in China. The new prehistoric otter was the size of a modern wolf and is one of the largest otter species known to science.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Not just funny: Satirical news has serious political effects
Satirical news programs, often dismissed as mere entertainment, have real political effects on the people who watch them, new research suggests. A study found that people chose satirical news that matched their pre-existing attitudes — liberal or conservative — and that watching satirical news reinforced…
Scientific American Content: Global
Could Radiation Be a Deal Breaker for Mars Missions?
New studies show cosmic radiation could be even more damaging to astronauts’ brains than we thought. Can humanity still live and travel among the stars? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Digital Trends
EA Access members get 10 hours of ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ a week before launch
Want to get an early peek at BioWare’s next sci-fi epic? EA Access and Origin Access members can download a 10-hour trial version of Mass Effect: Andromeda starting on March 16, giving series fans an early look at the sequel’s new storyline developments and gameplay mechanics. The trial offer is open…
Metal Underground.com
Varaha Releasing Self-Titled EP On Physical Format
Late last month, Chicago-based atmospheric metal unit Varaha released a self-titled debut EP. Captured by Nick Morgan and Mike Lust and mixed and mastered by Adam K. Stilson at Decade Music Studios, the three tracks comprising the EP include guest appearances by Bruce Lamont on saxophone and Josie Boyer…
Metal Underground.com
Body Count Posts “No Lives Matter” Video Teaser
Body Count, featuring Ice-T on vocals, just released a new music video teaser for upcoming single, “No Lives Matter.” The scathing track comes off impending full-length album “Bloodlust” (Century Media Records). Look for the official music video to drop on February 17th and more info pertaining to…
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events
It’s the start of another week in (currently rainy) Los Angeles. If you’re curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering around town, Archinect and Bustler have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design events that are worth checking out.Check back regularly so you don’t miss…
Scientific American Content: Global
Carbon Monoxide is Toxic, but Could It Treat Tissue Damage?
 A few early-stage clinical trials are underway — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechCrunch
Microsoft heads to court to fight Justice Department gag orders
 Microsoft heads to court Monday morning to defend its right to disclose when the government requests data on its users. The case, known as Microsoft v. Department of Justice began in 2016 when Microsoft sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) to challenge a part of the Electronic Communications Privacy…
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Will the Trump Administration Be Good For Liberland?
Will the Trump administration be good for Liberland, the self-described “sovereign state” of unpopulated land nestled between Croatia and Serbia? That’s what Vit Jedlicka—the president and founder of the not-quite-country—is hoping. Liberland’s motto is “to live and let live” and its mission is to…
Coolest Gadgets
The Temperature Controlled Massage Chair – end of day relaxation, all day long
Keeping ourselves running at peak performance takes quite a bit of effort. Going to sleep at a reasonable hour, maintaining a healthy diet and workout regimen as well as keeping your home in order are just the tip of the ice berg. There’s children if you have them, personal projects, and the ever-looming…
Gizmodo
Bill Gates Warns That Damage Caused By Bioterrorism Could Be ‘Very, Very Huge’
CRISPR and other powerful new biotechnologies have made science that was once constrained to fancy high-end labs increasingly accessible. This is, of course, mostly a good thing. But it also means that those with nefarious intentions have easier access to the same technologies, too. Read more…
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Why Poker Is a Big Deal for Artificial Intelligence
Playing poker involves dealing with imperfect information, which makes the game very complex, and more like many real-world situations.
Newswise: SciNews
Kawtar Hafidi Named Director of Physics Division
Argonne associate chief scientist Kawtar Hafidi has been named Argonne National Laboratory’s next physics division director.
Newswise: SciNews
Choreographing the MicroRNA-Target Dance
Molecular biologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a new mechanism that choreographs a complex molecular dance by applying the latest in gene editing technology combined with a traditional method of making a microRNA target produce a fluorescent green protein.
Newswise: SciNews
Road Map to Help Northern California Fishing Communities Thrive
Humboldt State University researchers have been awarded a $271,000 federal grant to help two Northern California fishing communities improve the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their waterfronts.
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ZTE admits error in expecting people to fund its mid-tier crowdsourced phone
Remember last week when I said ZTE’s crowdsourced Hawkeye phone had already had “quite the journey?” Well turns out its journey wasn’t anywhere near an end. After officially launching its eye-tracking, sticky phone on Kickstarter earlier this month and then later unveiling the device’s midrange specs,…
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A look at the group suing Trump over business conflicts
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit Monday in New York alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. A brief look at what…
Metal Underground.com
Like Moths To Flames Enters The Studio, Gearing Up For Tour
Like Moths To Flames is having an incredibly productive 2017 and the year has only just begun: in addition to being in the studio with producer Erik Ron (Panic! At the Disco, Crown the Empire) and working on a next album due out via Rise Records in 2017, the band will embark on a U.S. tour with Sworn…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
World still ‘grossly underprepared’ for infectious disease outbreaks
The world remains ‘grossly underprepared’ for outbreaks of infectious disease, which are likely to become more frequent in the coming decades, warn a team of international experts.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How do people choose what plants to use?
There are about 400,000 species of plants in the world. Humans use approximately 10-15% of them to cover our basic needs, such as food, medicine and shelter, as well as other needs, such as recreation, art, and craft. But why and how have humans selected only a small fraction of all plants to utilize?
Financial Times
Fillon urges Merkel to soften stance on Russia
Presidential hopeful flies to Berlin to discuss issues such as immigration and Turkey
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World’s first 3D-printed pedestrian bridge pops up in Madrid
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British leader refuses to comment on the Royal Navy’s recent missile launch failure, and whether or not they were actually attempting to nuke Florida [Followup]
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Scientists Just Melted a Solid Below Its Freezing Point
Imagine you are standing in a freezer.Read more…
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The Margin: Here’s what California’s weekend of wicked winter weather looked like
This time of year, California often bathes in relatively mild temperatures while much of the rest of the country suffers the brunt of harsh winter weather. That has not been the case over the past few days.
Mashable
Tower in China is turning smog into jewelry
Studio Roosegaarde’s founder, Daan Roosegaarde, is famous for his design and architecture solutions to the world’s problem with waste and pollution. This Smog Free Tower works as a giant air purifier which, when tested in Beijing, resulted in 55 percent cleaner air. Read more…More about Environmental…
Mashable
Black women are dying of cervical cancer at twice the rate of white women, study shows
There’s a huge racial disparity when it comes to cervical cancer in the United States.  Black women are dying of the cancer at twice the rate of white women — with death numbers comparable to those of women in many developing countries, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Cancer. …
Gadget Review
HP 7th Gen Kaby Lake Gaming Laptop only $599 in Deals
HP 7th Gen Kaby Lake Gaming Laptop only $599 in Deals Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site If you’ve been in the market for a value gaming laptop and waited through the Black Friday deals, you more or less won this week. HP just introduced the new Quad Core “gaming” Intel processors to its laptop…
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Trucker spills sea of glass marbles on roadway – CNET
See what a mass of colorful marbles look like when they roll their way onto an Indiana interstate.
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Kreisel Electric, Arnold Schwarzenegger team up for Mercedes G-Class EV – Roadshow
The former governor goes green(er) without giving up his love for massive SUVs.
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Orange Sky thinking: Aussies helping the homeless, one wash at a time – CNET
Orange Sky Laundry started with two Aussie guys washing clothes for the homeless out of the back of a van. But after doing 68,000kg of laundry, they say it’s not really about the machines.
Lifehacker
You Can Customize Your Chromecast’s Background With More Than Stock Photos
The stock photos that come with your Chromecast are beautiful and all, but if you want to switch things up, you can customize it a bit more to your liking. All you need is the Google Home app.As How-To Geek explains, it’s as simple as connecting your Chromecast device to Google Home. This used to be…
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Where belief in free will is linked to happiness
Free will describes the ability to make independent choices, where the outcome of the choice is not influenced by past events. In this study, researchers show that Chinese teenagers who believe in free will also show increased happiness, suggesting that this phenomenon is not influenced by Western/Asian…
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Living environment a powerful factor in the lives of Rwanda’s orphans
A population study establishes that orphanages are important for Rwanda’s orphans mainly because of lower stigma and marginalization they faced from the community. Children in orphanages are emotionally healthier, suffer less from mental distress and are less prone to high-risk behavior than orphans…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
We need to talk about school start times
Later start times could help Canadian teens’ grades and health, research indicates. Researchers found that students from schools that started earlier slept less, were less likely to meet the national sleep recommendations for their age, and were more often tired in the morning.
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Senate confirms Trump’s pick to run the CIA
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the CIA despite some Democratic objections that Rep. Mike Pompeo has been less than transparent about his positions on torture, surveillance and Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election….
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Top Trump advisor sent to meet Justin Trudeau
One of President Donald Trump’s top advisors met with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and federal cabinet members in Calgary on Monday, and sent a message of reassurance over the future of NAFTA. Stephen Schwarzman, who leads Trump’s strategic and policy forum, told reporters that Canada shouldn’t…
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Bogui Clik Wallet
The Bogui Clik is like an Altoids mint box for your cards and cash. The minimalist aluminum wallet has just enough space to secure your 8 most precious cards in an RFID-blocking front slot, and a slide a few bills into the money clip attached to the back. Its rigidity doesn’t leave the Bogui Clik…
Bloomberg Politics
Republican Senators Appeal to Trump, Democrats in Obamacare Bill
Seeking to bridge the Obamacare divide between Democrats and President Donald Trump, four Republican senators led by Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine offered a plan Monday to replace the health-care law.
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Living in Alaska and forgetting your phone in the car
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TIL Betty White is a huge animal lover who would have become a zookeeper had she not gone into acting. She rejected a role in “As Good As It Gets” because of an animal cruelty scene, she visits local zoos when traveling, and she’s been a long-term board member and generous donor to the L.A. Zoo.
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Is Tom Brady using steroids?
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The Wall Street Journal: Congressional Republicans to gather in Philadelphia for corporate-funded policy retreat
Congressional Republicans set to take a break from Washington, gathering for a corporate-backed policy retreat starting Wednesday at the luxury Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. Trump is expected to drop by, as other Republican presidents have in the past.
Computerworld
DOT designates 10 new U.S. proving grounds for self-driving cars
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has designated 10 new locations around the country to act as proving grounds for self-driving vehicle technology.The test sites will allow automakers and companies that create sensors, cameras and other technology for autonomous vehicles to conduct pilots and…
Singularity HUB
Big Data Is Helping Us See Environmental Problems in a Whole New Light
You don’t have to be a member of Greenpeace to see that the planet, its ecosystems and its wildlife are under threat. Climate change, deforestation, ocean acidification, pollution—the list of human-caused insults to the environment is long. It’s the classic problem of being unable to see the forest for…
Popular Science
To get a man on the moon, China’s program takes cues from the Apollo lunar lander
From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal The country is looking to launch in 2032. China tests the landing gear for its manned lunar lander, as part of a 15-year journey to humanity’s lunar return. Read on.
Metal Underground.com
Dimmu Borgir Issues Album Recording Update
Seven years on from “Abrahadabra,” Dimmu Borgir continues the slow crawl towards a new album. Today the band issued the photo below along with this brief update: “Voices of the apocalypse… It’s a wrap…Recording sessions with Schola Cantorum choir now complete! Excellent teamwork: Jock Loveband,…
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Lock Up Streaming New Song “Desolation Architect”
This coming March, Listenable Records will unleash a new full-length album from Lock Up entitled “Demonization.” In advance of its official unveiling, today new song “Desolation Architect” is offered up for public consumption. The band’s latest incarnation features Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth, Venomous…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Vivienne Westwood wants Britain to switch to renewable energy
It’s an easy online request that could deliver a fatal blow to fossil fuel companies that are subsidized by the UK government.
Zero Hedge
Sean Spicer Gives First Official White House Press Conference – Live Feed
With CNN comparing White House press secretary to Baghdad Bob after his five-minute statement on Saturday that was widely criticized for containing false claims (or “alternative facts”), Sean Spicer is set to give his first official press briefing for President Donald Trump this afternoon. We wish Spicer…
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Ban now lifted, Interior Department returns to Twitter with a bison and an apology
The US Department of the Interior has resumed tweeting, after National Park Service tweets appearing to mock President Trump led to a suspension.
RT – Daily news
Indian state backs traditional bullfighting despite recent deaths
The Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has passed a bill backing the controversial bullfighting sport of jallikattu, which is traditionally practiced in its rural areas Read Full Article at RT.com
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New treatment recommendations for a high-risk pediatric leukemia
Medical researchers have identified genetic alterations that can be used to guide treatment of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, which has a dismal prognosis.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Medical assistance in dying will not increase health care costs in Canada
Providing medical assistance in dying to people in Canada will not increase health care costs, and could reduce spending by between $34.7 and $138.8 million, according to a new research paper. The savings exceed the $1.5 million to $14.8 million in direct costs associated with implementing medical assistance…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
A new index for the diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become a global epidemic. There is not only a great interest worldwide to understand the causes and consequences of fatty liver disease, but also to diagnose fatty liver disease at an early stage. Researchers have now generated a new index from clinical data which…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Microscopic submarines for your stomach
Tiny ‘submarines’ that speed independently through the stomach, use gastric acid for fuel (while rapidly neutralizing it), and release their cargo precisely at the desired pH: Though it may sound like science fiction, this is a new method for treating stomach diseases with acid-sensitive drugs. The technique…
Digital Trends
DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine, hits 14 million searches in a day
DuckDuckGo, the privacy-first search engine, has hit an important milestone by recording more than 14 million searches in one day. According to statistics released by the search engine, it reached the 14 million mark on January 10. CEO Gabriel Weinberg credits the recent spike in popularity to the growing…
Digital Trends
Aziz Ansari addresses political controversies in poignant SNL monologue
Comedian Aziz Ansari hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live following the inauguration of President Donald Trump and he used the opportunity to address some of the issues surrounding the political landscape. Ansari delved right in, noting that it was pretty cool that Trump was likely at home…
Digital Trends
Bose QC35 vs. Sony MDR-1000X: Which noise-canceling headphones reign supreme?
Just a couple of years ago, wireless noise-cancelling headphones were elusive, but the tech has taken off to the point where there are now several solid options. Sennheiser’s PXC 550 and Momentum Wireless 2.0 both impressed us with their classic Sennheiser sound quality, while Plantronics’ Backbeat Pro…
Digital Trends
Only 60 people have sent Faraday Future money for its FF91 production EV
Anyone who watched Faraday Future’s uncomfortably bad product reveal at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show knows the electric vehicle startup is on thin ice, but a new report by Business Insider suggests the company may have already begun submerging. Once hyped as the automaker of the future, FF…
The Next Web
Tesla VP wants to ‘accelerate the path to cars being appliances’
Chris Lattner isn’t a car guy. In fact, Tesla’s new VP of Autopilot software wants cars to be a little more like your refrigerator. “I want to accelerate the path to cars being appliances that solve people’s problems,” he told Accidental Tech Podcast, an Apple-centric tech show. Before coming to Tesla,…
Bloomberg Politics
Trump’s Taxes May Stay Hidden, No Matter What Senior Aide Says
A senior adviser to President Donald Trump sought to clarify her remarks about the president’s tax returns on Monday in a statement that leaves open the possibility that Trump will never release them.
VentureBeat
Amazon, Google, Huawei, and Microsoft sponsor UC Berkeley RISELab, AMPLab’s successor
The University of California, Berkeley in November wrapped up the AMPLab, a five-year computer science research lab that produced, among other things, the Apache Mesos cluster management software and the Apache Spark data processing engine. Today the university is announcing what comes next: RISELab….
VentureBeat
Get Qurious Maker Box introduces kids to augmented reality play
Pokémon Go got many people to engage with an augmented reality game for the first time. But Los Gatos startup Get Qurious wants to expose even younger kids to AR games through tactile play. The company has introduced the Get Qurious Maker Box, which combines physical game cards with an interactive digital…
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John Lewis’ Graphic Novel Wins 4 American Library Association Awards
March: Book Three, the third installment in the civil rights leader’s memoir, won the Coretta Scott King Award for best African-American author. The Caldecott and Newbery medals also were announced.(Image credit: Mark Humphrey/AP)
Metal Injection
Here’s How We Just Triggered Self-Proclaimed Alpha PHIL LABONTE from ALL THAT REMAINS
Phil Labonte has been an alpha for 20 years! The post Here’s How We Just Triggered Self-Proclaimed Alpha PHIL LABONTE from ALL THAT REMAINS appeared first on Metal Injection.
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AURA NOIR Exude Wild Energy and Putrid Hate At Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016
Eindhoven Metal Meeting was a fantastic experience, and Aura Noir destroyed it. by Stefan Raduta Twenty two years, don’t they… The post AURA NOIR Exude Wild Energy and Putrid Hate At Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016 appeared first on Metal Injection.
TMZ.com
Melania Trump Won’t Create Gridlock to Get Barron to School
Melania Trump is going to endear herself to New Yorkers right off the bat by NOT creating traffic jams across the city … TMZ has learned. The First Lady returned to Trump Tower Sunday night because, as we reported … she religiously escorts…
MakeUseOf
All New Chromebooks Will Run Android Apps
Google has guaranteed that all new Chromebooks released from now on will support Android apps. This means any new Chromebooks launched in 2017 and beyond will ship with access to the Google Play Store included as standard without the need for an update. In 2016, Google announced that Android apps are…
MakeUseOf
Save Big Bucks On Small Kitchen Appliances, Heated Blankets, and More [US/CA]
Amazon has a ton of stuff on sale for around your home. There are discounted slow cookers, food savers, coffee makers, and much more. US Deals Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker ($34.30, 43% Off) Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S 6-Quart Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, Digital Timer, Stainless…
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Acer’s TravelMate Spin B1 notebook offers durability for students
Today Acer unveiled the next entry in its TravelMate line of notebooks. The TravelMate Spin B1 is a convertible notebook that’s targeted at commercial customers and students, mostly because of its ruggedness and support for Windows Ink through the included stylus. Of course, ruggedness means compromises…
Deals
Buy a PS4 Pro, Start Off With Two Free Games
PS4 Pro deals have been few and far between, Black Friday notwithstanding, but Newegg’s eBay storefront is throwing in free copies of Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex Mankind Divided today when you buy the console for its usual $400.Read more…
Deals
Take 40% Off at ModCloth for Today Only
For the next 24 hours only, ModCloth is marking down hundreds of styles for under $100. Get everything you could need for the weather right now, but also stock up on warmer weather staples at a discount as well. There is so much to choose from, so get ready to take a little bit of time to look through.Read…
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Louisiana Police Chief: Resisting Arrest is Now a Hate Crime Under State Law
A Louisiana police chief says the state’s new “blue lives matter” law, which makes it a hate crime to target a police officer, extends to simply resisting arrest. The law was enacted last year as part of a surge of similar legislation introduced around the country following several high-profile ambushes…
Lifehacker
Writefull Analyzes the Context of Phrases You Use to Improve Your Writing
Chrome/Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’ve ever had a phrase on the tip of your tongue, you probably took to Google to search for the right wording. Writefull does this work for you. It’s a free, helps improve your writing, compares phrases, shows you how they’re worded depending on the context, suggests synonyms,…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How B cell metabolism is controlled: GSK3 acts as a metabolic checkpoint regulator in B cells
New research addresses the lack of knowledge about how B cell metabolism adapts to each of their various environments — development in the bone marrow, proliferation and hypermutation in the lymph nodes and spleen and circulation in the blood. New findings show that the protein GSK3 acts as a metabolic…
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Astronomers find seven dwarf-galaxy groups, the building blocks of massive galaxies
A team of astronomers has discovered seven distinct groups of dwarf galaxies with just the right starting conditions to eventually merge and form larger galaxies, including spiral galaxies like the Milky Way.
Gizmodo
Experience the Super Bowl in Surround Sound For $200, No Receiver Required
Update: Sold out on Amazon, but available for the same price at Jet, plus an extra $30 off with code TRIPLE15 if it’s one of your first three orders on the site. Read more…
Man of Many
The Onsen is Set to Redefine the Bath Towel
Towels. They’re linen, not rocket science. Yet after a while all towels go musty, scratchy and lose softness. Most people accept this as the standard life cycle of a towel. The creators of the Onsen have different plans. The Onsen is a towel that works like its job depends on it. It’s designed to be…
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The grand unified theory of Pixar confirmed?
The Pixar Theory is an idea forwarded by Jon Negroni that all of Pixar’s movies take place in the same universe and are all connected to each other somehow. (Negroni turned the theory into a 100-page book.) Centuries later, the animals from Brave that have been experimented on by the witch have interbred,…
Kinja Co-Op
Mountain Hardwear’s StretchDown Doesn’t Sacrifice Range of Motion for Warmth
Mountain Hardwear has long been the leader in premium down, but their latest line has more give without giving much away in the process.Read more…
TMZ.com
‘Hollyweed’ Sign Guy Hits Golden Gate Bridge with Anti-Trump Banner (PHOTOS)
The “Hollyweed” sign prankster struck again — this time on San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge with a huge anti-Trump sign.  Zach Fernandez, aka “Jesushands,” is claiming responsibility for climbing the iconic bridge late Saturday night and…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
IKEA set to launch flat-pack city bike with plug-in accessories
the bicycle is set to hit US stores in february 2017, with pricing starting at $399 USD. The post IKEA set to launch flat-pack city bike with plug-in accessories appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Colossal is a sharp, weird monster movie that seems destined to infuriate its fan base
If there were a gambling site where you could go to make bets on how people are bound to react to individual movies, the money-making gambit of the season would be slapping your life savings on “Colossal is really going to piss people off.” How many people, and how pissed off they’re going to get, will…
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A Libertarian Builds Low-Cost Private Schools for the Masses (New at Reason)
Bob Luddy was tired of trying to convince North Carolina educrats to improve the state’s public schools, so he built his own network of low-cost private schools that the government can’t meddle with. A libertarian businessman based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Luddy made his fortune as the owner…
Metal Underground.com
Ephedra Streaming Full New Album “Can’-Ka No Rey”
Ephedra’s new album “Can’-Ka No Rey” is now streaming in full below before it drops officially on CD and digital formats January 30th via Argonauta Records. The album moves along between dreamy space melodies & the sound of a tractor refueled with kerosene for a blend of Karma To Burn meets Dozer….
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Mad Dog Mattis makes an explosive entrance in Washington by overseeing 31 strikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria [Hero]
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Dubai’s firefighters now have jetpacks
Dubai — home to indoor waterparks, the world’s tallest skyscraper, and the largest indoor mall — just added a new tool to its fire department: jetpacks. Announced on the Dubai Civil Defence Facebook page, the “Dolphin” jetpacks will be used to help with ship fires and other disasters near bodies of…
WSJ.com: US Business
Warby Parker to Open 25 Stores This Year
Warby Parker plans to open at least 25 retail locations this year, a rare brick-and-mortar expansion amid store closures at several chains.
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Toshiba’s NAND Future Uncertain
Roughly 10 suitors are interested in Toshiba’s NAND flash business. Selling a stake in the spun-off chip business is the quickest way for Toshiba to boost its capital, but several factors make Toshiba’s plan both more urgent and complex.
Ultimate Classic Rock
Two Classic Guns N’ Roses Songs Cleverly Reimagined for Bud Light and ‘Resident Evil’ Commercials
Two of the most famous songs from Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 debut ‘Appetite for Destruction’ have been given a fresh coat of paint for a pair of new commercials. Continue reading…
Digg Top Stories
The Story Of America’s Most Extreme Race Car
At full power, the Chaparral 2J makes an ear-splitting, high-pitched drone, like the buzzing of mechanical wasps from hell.
Digg Top Stories
Explaining Anarchist Action At The Inauguration Day Protest In DC
“The history of anti-fascist action is not one of polite protest, nor failed appeals to reasoned debate with racists, but direct, aggressive confrontation.”
Bloomberg Politics
Blue States Are Joining Forces in Court to Protect Obama’s Legacy
Attorneys general from 16 states banded together to join a federal appeals court battle in defense of the 5 1/2-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the latest sign of state-level Democrats combining resources to shield former President Barack Obama’s legacy.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
The Tell: Turkey’s central bank needs to take decisive action to save lira, analysts say
Turkey’s central bank is widely expected to raise interest rates at its Tuesday meeting. However, few expect it to provide much support for the country’s battered currency, the lira.
Physics News
Scientists develop micromotors that neutralize gastric acid and release drugs depending on pH
Tiny “submarines” that speed independently through the stomach, use gastric acid for fuel (while rapidly neutralizing it), and release their cargo precisely at the desired pH: Though it may …
Zero Hedge
Options Traders Are Pricing In The 3rd Highest Chance Of A ‘Black Swan’ Crash In History
By definition, pricing in a ‘black swan’ is impossible, but while VIX slumbers along near record lows, options professionals appear to be extremely worried about the potential for a huge downside tail-risk event. As CBOE explains, SKEW, is calculated from the prices of S&P 500 out-of-the-money…
Zero Hedge
Negative Trump Coverage Is Long-Term Threat to His Presidency
Via The Daily Bell   While Trump fans are happy to see the antagonism, others worry about Trump’s long-term damage … Donald Trump’s “running war” on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House…
Zero Hedge
The World Is Awash In Bullshit
Submitted by Sal Arnuk and Joe Saluzzi via Themis Trading blog, This is really the best paragraph I have read so far in 2017: The world is awash in bullshit. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. So-called higher education often rewards bullshit over analytic…
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All That Remains’ Phil Labonte lets troll get to him, uses homophobic slur
If you’ve got an opinion about anything on the internet, sooner than later you’re going to have someone that disagrees with you. The political season proved that in a big way, and now that we have a new President, it’s not like the rhetoric is slowing down. And while social media is a great equalizer,…
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Kirk Hammett gets political, calls alt-right “white supremacy” in series of tweets
President Donald Trump’s move to the White House on Friday (20) has proven to be pretty polarizing, to put it mildly. This past Saturday, millions of people around the world expressed their beliefs by participating in the Women’s March. Celebrities and musicians including Alice In Chains drummer Sean…
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Steve Grimmett remains hospitalized in South America; crowdfunding page started
Last week we heard about Grim Reaper frontman Steve Grimmett’s health condition resulting in the amputation of his right leg below his knee. While hopes continue to run high, we received an update that Grimmett remains hospitalized in South America. The airline wouldn’t let him board the plane on Saturday…
Deals
Save $300 On the Newest 15″ MacBook Pro
If you can’t wait to get your grubby little fingers on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you can get the 256GB 15″ model for $300 off today on eBay, with no sales tax for most buyers. Unlike the 13″ model, this one includes a discrete AMD Radeon 450 GPU. It’s still an expensive machine any way you…
WSJ.com: World News
Gambian President’s Spokesman Questions Timing of Allegations
A spokesman for Gambia’s new president said allegations that the country’s longtime leader looted millions of dollars in his final weeks in office shouldn’t have been made before a through investigation.
WSJ.com: World News
Trump Speaks With Egyptian Leader
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi, White House officials and Egyptian state media said, in the first conversation between the two since Mr. Trump took office.
WSJ.com: World News
Peru Cancels Pipeline Contract With Odebrecht
Peru will terminate a contract with a consortium led by Odebrecht SA to build a $7-billion natural-gas pipeline, the latest blow to the Brazilian construction giant amid an expanding corruption scandal.
Mashable
How a math teacher from a tough neighborhood is investing in the future, one student at a time
What does it take to inspire the next generation of leaders, innovators and great thinkers? Middle school math teacher Sheena Evans knows that for her students, having someone who believes in them can make all the difference. Below is a little more about the story Sheena shared with @CapitalOne about…
Master Feed : The Atlantic
There Are No Easy Answers in Beware the Slenderman
One late spring day in 2014, three girls entered the woods in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Two walked out unharmed. A 911 call made not long after revealed the hazy outline of a vicious attack—one of the girls had been found by the side of the road covered in blood, having crawled there to get help. In the days…
Gizmodo
Foxconn Might Build a US Factory But That Doesn’t Mean iPhones Will Get Made Here
Reports from The Wall Street Journal the Nikkei Asian Review indicate that Foxconn, the manufacturer that assembles iPhones for Apple, is considering building a $7 billion display factory in the United States.Read more…
Bloomberg Politics
Spicer Stands by Inaugural Audience Claim in First Briefing
White House press secretary Sean Spicer stood by his claim that Donald Trump enjoyed the largest inauguration audience in history, citing people watching online, and pledged that he would not lie to reporters after a weekend of confrontations with the media.
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For some Uber drivers, their cars double as beds
The vast majority of Uber’s full-time drivers return home to their beds at the end of a day’s work. But all over the country, there are many who don’t. These drivers live near, but not in, expensive cities where they can tap higher fares, ferrying wealthier, white-collar workers to their jobs and out…
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These Are The Best Satellite Images of Earth’s Weather Taken So Far
Get ready to revel in some next-level planetary beauty, because on Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the first images taken by its GOES-16 weather satellite, launched in November 2016.Perched 22,300 miles above Earth, the spacecraft has a spectacular view of…
Uncrate
Abstract: The Art of Design
Netflix’s new eight part documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design follows eight creative thinkers through their philosophy and creative process to the end product — from cars to photographs…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Metal Underground.com
Mortiis Offering Remixed Single For Free Download
Mortiis will offer fans a first glimpse into upcoming release “The Great Corrupter” with a free download of the ferocious “Doppelganger” / ”The Shining Lamp of God” remixed by German industrial legends Die Krupps and club heroes Leæther Strip. You can stream the tracks below, or grab your own free copy…
Reuters: World News
Two Polish brothers jailed in Britain in modern slavery conviction
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two Polish brothers were jailed under Britain’s modern slavery laws for six years each on Monday for stealing wages of around 18 other Poles they tricked with promises of work in the UK, prosecutors said.
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Changes mulled as synthetic drug sentences cause confusion
WASHINGTON (AP) — The men who sold it called it Mr. Miyagi, a mind-altering chemical compound mixed with vegetable material and resembling marijuana….
BBC News – World
Syrian peace talks: Who’s there?
Negotiations are under way in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana- but who is and isn’t taking part?
RT – Daily news
Pro-Trump female protester has hair set on fire (VIDEO)
A video of a lively but peaceful protest and exchange among anti- and pro-Trump supporters turned nasty when a young woman’s hair was set on fire. A video of the incident, which occurred Friday, emerged over the weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
DiscoveryNews
In the Future, We Might Live in Roaming Autonomous Cars
In the Future, We Might Live in Roaming Autonomous Cars
DiscoveryNews
ISIS Damages Iconic Theater and Monument in Ancient Syrian City
ISIS Damages Iconic Theater and Monument in Ancient Syrian City
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I love Saturn. The dot is the earth.
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Alec Baldwin to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for 17th Time on Feb. 11
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Treehotel
Getting back to nature doesn’t have to mean getting back to sub-par accommodations. The Treehotel offers seven unique treehouses, each built with an eye on sustainability. They include a mirrored…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
The Awesomer
Tesla Model S GT Race Car
LinkFrom the factory, the Tesla Model S P100D can do 0-to-60 in 2.5s in Ludicrous mode. But this race-prepped version will do it in 2.0s flat, thanks to an 1100 lb. weight loss, a boost to 778hp, an aero body kit, and race suspension. The cars race in the new Electric GT series. The post Tesla…
Geek.com
Create the Smart Kitchen of Your Dreams With These Appliances
The Internet of Things, besides being a really stupid term for connected devices, has spread into the kitchen. Over the last few years, I’ve seen loads of connected small appliances, some of which […] The post Create the Smart Kitchen of Your Dreams With These Appliances appeared first on Geek.com.
Computerworld
IBM Security to buy risk-visualization firm Agile 3 Solutions
IBM Security plans to buy San Francisco-based Agile 3 Solutions, which makes software for visualizing data risk for analysis by senior executives. The deal is expected to close within weeks, but the financial terms were not released. It will include the purchase of Ravy Technologies, an Agile 3 subcontractor…
News
A Chocolate Candy Aims To Make The World Think About Hunger
Three master chefs created a special candy ‘to raise awareness on food waste and hunger’ and served it at Davos, where the intellectual elite meet to ponder the world’s problems.(Image credit: Courtesy of El Celler de Can Roca/SDGF)
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Capitol Report: Trump’s government hiring freeze: more symbolism than savings
President Donald Trump on Monday ordered a freeze in federal hiring excluding the military, though it’s mostly symbolic move in an era when tight budgets have already halted the growth in overall government employment.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Andrea Coombes’ Ways and Means: This savings account could power your retirement
They’re tax-beneficial, but you’ll need good luck and good health.
TechSpot
Audio cassette sales climbed 74 percent in 2016
When the audio cassette celebrated its 50th anniversary a few years back, many (myself included) assumed that would be the last we’d hear of the antiqued recording format. Well, you know what they say about making an assumption.
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Pope Francis takes wait-and-see approach to Trump
‘We’ll see what Trump does,’ before judging him, said the pope in an interview published Saturday.
WSJ.com: World News
Afghanistan Orders Arrest of Vice President’s Guards
Afghanistan ordered the arrests of nine of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum’s bodyguards on charges related to the alleged abduction and sexual assault of a political rival.
Lifehacker
Clean Paint Brushes With the Right Solvents for the Paint You Use
Cleaning up after painting isn’t always as easy as just soaking your paint brushes and calling it a day. Over at Tested, they run through a variety of ways to clean up with different cleaners after using different paints. Depending on the type of paint you use, the clean up process is totally different….
CNET News.com
Kristen Stewart gets all AI for trippy ‘Come Swim’ – CNET
The “Twilight” star publishes a research paper about the artificial intelligence she used to create her latest film.
CNET News.com
Ford patent breathes EV life into B-pillar keypad – Roadshow
For those who don’t own a Ford, yes, it’s still quite the popular piece of tech.
NYT > Business Day
Demographic Shift: Peak Millennial? Cities Can’t Assume a Continued Boost From the Young
Over the next few years, demographic research shows, the growth in demand for urban living could stall.
Lifehacker
Ask an Expert: All About Training Dogs
For all the joy and companionship dogs bring to our lives they also add frustrating moments of mess and destruction. From raiding the kitchen garbage to chewing apart the sofa, dogs always find inventive ways to make our lives a little more difficult. Sit Fido, sit!Read more…
Deals
Parents Rejoice: Amazon’s Taking An Extra 30% Plum Organics Baby Food
Raising a kid is expensive enough as it is, but Amazon’s throwing parents a lifeline with an extra 30% off Plum Organics baby and toddler food. Over 20 varieties are available, but just note that you won’t see the final price until checkout. Even if you don’t have kids of your own, do your parent friends…
Inside Science
Are Bees Becoming Extinct?
Are Bees Becoming Extinct? Maybe some bees, but not all, say scientists. Are Bees Becoming Extinct? Video of Are Bees Becoming Extinct? Creature Monday, January 23, 2017 – 14:30 Karin…
Ars Technica
macOS 10.12.3 fixes graphics switching problems with new 15“ MacBook Pros
Enlarge / The new 15-inch MacBook Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) In addition to minor updates for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS, Apple has released version 10.12.3 of macOS Sierra to the public today. The update is available through the Mac App Store and will be available later today on Apple’s Downloads…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
The New York Post: Bill and Hillary Clinton are reportedly mapping a political comeback
Hillary Clinton is reportedly looking for a path to return to the political fray, as both she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, examine how the former secretary of state suffered the most surprising, epic political defeat in recent memory.
Master Feed : The Atlantic
Pivotal Elections Loom Over Europe
Establishment candidates and parties will be scrutinized in elections this year in France, Germany, and the Netherlands.A slate of populist parties across Europe have grown in strength since the global recession of 2008. That, coupled with the success of the Brexit movement in the U.K. and the election…
Master Feed : The Atlantic
Trump’s Promises to Corporate Leaders: Lower Taxes and Fewer Regulations
On Monday morning, President Trump met with 12 business executives from some of America’s largest companies—including Johnson & Johnson, Ford, Dell, U.S. Steel, and Dow Chemical—for a “listening session.” In his opening remarks, Trump told senior executives that significant cuts to both corporate…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Ford earnings: Here’s what to expect
On the good side of President Donald Trump and with plenty of SUVs and pickups to sell, Ford is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday.
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First day of Syria peace talks end without breakthrough
Government and rebel delegations trade barbs over details of shaky nationwide truce during first day of talks in Astana.
Talks at Google
David Hein and Irene Sankoff: “Come From Away” | Talks at Google
The writers behind the Canadian made, Broadway bound musical “Come from Away” are David Hein and Irene Sankoff. They are coming to Google Toronto to talk about the incredible story that inspired the musical, and what it’s like to build a musical from the ground up in Canada. Hosted by Adam Green. Moderated…
RollingStone.com: Music
Listen to ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’ Podcast: The Edge on U2’s Joshua Tree Tour
The latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now podcast is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify or check it out below.U2 is taking their 1987 masterpiece The Joshua Tree on tour in stadiums across America and Europe this year in honor of the album’s 30th anniversary. It’s…
Ultimate Classic Rock
Tedeschi Trucks Band Announce ‘Wheels of Soul’ Summer Tour
The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s third annual “Wheels of Soul” Tour will include guest turns by the Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna. Continue reading…
Metal Underground.com
Mongol Unveils New EP “Warrior Spirit”
Canadian folk metal group Mongol is gearing up to drop a new mini-album, with the band issuing this brief statement: “We are happy to present the album artwork to our upcoming EP entitled, ‘Warrior Spirit.’ The track list will consist of 3 epic songs to prepare you for all that the Mongol hordes are…
SlashGear
Xbox One S 1TB bundles with Halo Wars 2, Forza Horizon 3 revealed
If you’re thinking of picking up an Xbox One S but aren’t really interested in any of the bundles that are currently available, you may want to hold out a few more weeks. Today Microsoft announced a new pair of bundles that will feature two of the Xbox One’s biggest games. Even better is the fact that…
Zero Hedge
As Dollar Slides, Equity Generalists “Are Increasingly Uncomfortable” With Reflation Trades
One week after RBC’s Charlie McElligott pointed out that the “someone is going to get hurt badly” in the upcoming clash between leveraged and real money investors in 5Y bonds, whose divergent opinions on the future of interest rates, and thus inflation, has reached record levels… … and was was…
TechCrunch
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires and will free up science search engine Meta
 Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization is making its first acquisition in order to make it easier for scientists to search, read and tie together more than 26 million science research papers. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is acquiring Meta, an AI-powered research…
TechCrunch
The Women’s March also should be a wake up call for the tech industry on diversity issues
 Discussions around a women’s progressive platform must link issues of gender and race to STEM and technological innovation. These conversations, in turn, must inform economic policies and Silicon Valley should play a role in ensuring an inclusive workforce. Read More
Well Spent.
Topo Designs Mountain Sweats
These Mountain Sweats from Topo Designs are made in the USA out of “hard-faced fleece,” which is tough on the outside and soft on the inside. Kinda like how my wife describes me. Except, unlike these sweats, I’m neither wind-resistant, nor moisture-wicking – although I do create a lot of both (gross)….
Deals
Get Up Close and Personal With Your Skin Thanks To This Magnified Light-Up Mirror
Everyone needs a magnifying mirror in their bathroom, whether it’s to put on makeup or to hate-stare at how gross your pores look at 7x magnification. Any way you use it, this $18 light-up one is a great idea for those of us that can’t get enough of looking at ourselves in the mirror.Read more…
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Fight Back Against Dry Winter Air With 20% off Vicks Humidifiers
If dry winter air is wreaking havoc on your sinuses, you can fight back with 20% off Vicks humidifiers, courtesy of Amazon. Read more…
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Tour Steven Holl’s quirky, geometric house in upstate NY
Inside the “Ex of IN House” We first took notice of the Ex of IN house, by architect Steven Holl, last October, and were immediately intrigued by its quirkily geometric forms and abandonment of right angles in favor of curves, cut-outs, and other atypical shapes. Now comes a video tour of the house—which…
Digital Trends
Nokia may be cooking up a giant 18.4-inch tablet for MWC
Nokia has undergone something of a reawakening lately. The company’s first Android smartphone made with its new partner HMD Global, the Nokia 6, launched in China this month. Hot on its heels, there’s a rumor that the company is planning an overpowered, oversized tablet, thanks to a recent catch by Nokiapoweruser….
Digital Trends
OSU retracts study linking video-game shooting to real-world firearm accuracy
First-person shooter experts hoping for increased accuracy with real-world firearms may want to schedule some more practice on the firing range, as Ohio State University has retracted a study linking FPS gameplay to skill with handguns. The communication research paper “Boom, Headshot!” first reported…
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: The Wheel Wasn’t First Used For Transportation But?
The Wheel Wasn’t First Used For Transportation But? Water Pumping Milling Pottery Mechanical GatesThink you know the answer?
Bloomberg Politics
Trump to Meet With Ford, Chrysler and GM Chiefs on Tuesday
President Donald Trump will meet Tuesday with the chief executives of the big three U.S. automakers as he looks to persuade car manufacturers to keep production within the country.
Metal Injection
Paul Wandtke Confirms He’s Exited TRIVIUM, New Touring Drummer Announced
Finally, we have some answers. The post Paul Wandtke Confirms He’s Exited TRIVIUM, New Touring Drummer Announced appeared first on Metal Injection.
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump Brings Back Ban on Funds for Groups That Promote Abortion, While Congress Reconsiders Global Anti-Prostitution Pledge
On his first Monday in office, Donald Trump signed executive orders instituting a hiring freeze for all federal government positions outside the military and reinstating a ban on international aid going to nonprofits that provide or promote abortions, regardless of what other services they offer. The…
BBC News – World
#GambiaHasDecided
Gambians have celebrated the end of Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule but things are unlikely to change fast.
Reuters: World News
U.S. says will prevent China taking over territory in international waters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has said would require Washington to “wage war.”
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
iPhone 8 May Use Apple’s In-House Inductive Wireless Charging Rather Than Technology From Energous
Over the course of the last year, there has been ongoing speculation that wireless charging company Energous has inked a deal with Apple and could potentially provide wireless charging technology for the upcoming iPhone 8. While Energous CEO Steve Rizzone has continually hinted that his company has…
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Supreme Court declines to hear appeal of Texan voter ID law, one of the nation’s strictest
The Court’s refusal to hear the appeal lets stand a lower court’s 2016 decision that the statute violated federal laws against voter discrimination.
News
How To Get Dads To A Parenting Class? Ask Them To Read To Their Kid
In a world of mom-focused parenting classes, this class got low-income Latino dads engaged by focusing on a tangible skill: reading to their preschoolers. It ended up helping dads and kids alike.(Image credit: Maskot/Getty Images)
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To Save Sex Education Under Trump, Amaze.org Is Turning to New Media
Back in September, I attended a launch party for a groundbreaking sex ed website. Geared towards middle schoolers, Amaze.org serves up a collection of short videos tackling the standard puberty topics (acne, wet dreams, boobs, periods, and the like) alongside edgier material like masturbation, sexual…
Master Feed : The Atlantic
China’s Growing Ambitions in Space
In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump said that the United States stands “ready to unlock the mysteries of space,” but given that he has yet to outline his NASA policy, it may be months before the country learns what that means. Meanwhile, China is moving boldly ahead with its own space-exploration…
Kinja Co-Op
Aukey Made a Foldable, Dimmable, Rechargeable Desk Lamp
The best desk lamp is the one you have with you.Read more…
Kinja Co-Op
Rumpl’s Super Fleece is a Duvet Killer
The Rumpl Super Fleece is a modern take on the bedspread, infused with the best of camping blanket sensibilities, that may make you forget your duvet forever.Read more…
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15 Examples Of Single Story Modern Houses From Around The World
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Metal Underground.com
Valhalore Releasing Debut Album “Voyage Into Eternity”
Australian folk metal outfit Valhalore is prepping a first full-length for release on March 14th, and the band just issued this statement: “Kinsmen, the time has come for us to announce our biggest news to date! We are very excited to finally share information about our upcoming first full length…
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Blacks experience more family member deaths than whites, on average: study
African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience the loss of a parent during childhood and more likely to be exposed to multiple family member deaths by mid-life, according to a study by the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
GearHungry
Victorinox Hunter Pro Pocket Knife
Unlike most Swiss Army Knives it doesn’t have forty, twenty, or even two functions. Instead the Victorinox Hunter Pro Pocket Knife has but one large, thick 4-inch blade made of high carbon stainless steel and outfitted with a rugged lock-back mechanism, for hunting and other scenarios where a puny knife…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Research targets cookstove pollution using supercomputers and NASA satellites
New air quality research is investigating a major, but often overlooked contributor to outdoor pollution and climate: burning of solid fuel for cooking and heating.
Metal Injection
The Monday Grind: STRAIGHT HATE Every Scum Is A Straight Arrow
It’s Monday and Mondays suck, so let’s grind it out with Straight Hate’s Every Scum is a Straight Arrow. The post The Monday Grind: STRAIGHT HATE Every Scum Is A Straight Arrow appeared first on Metal Injection.
io9
How Failed Planets May Have Shaped the Earth
Earth has some battle scars from back in the day. When the solar system was still young and wild, roughly 4 billion years ago, Earth, its Moon, and Mars were attacked by a series of asteroid assailants. It’s long been assumed that the space rocks involved in the assault—called the Late Heavy Bombardment—are…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
A gene’s journey from covert to celebrated
Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Clinical trial testing new technique to treat life-threatening ventricular tachycardia
A landmark clinical trial is evaluating a new procedure to treat a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder called ventricular tachycardia.
Digg Top Stories
Adult Swim’s Latest Weird Short Is Highly Unsettling
Don’t let the cheerful elevator music fool you — Adult Swim is here to make you feel uncomfortable.
Digg Top Stories
‘What Do You Do If A Red State Moves To You?’
Many Americans woke up after the election to discover that they lived in Trump Country. In one corner of Wisconsin, shocked liberals can’t escape an uneasy feeling: They were the reason why.
Latest news
Security 101: Here’s how to protect your privacy from hackers and spies
This simple advice will help to protect you against hackers and government surveillance.
Digg Top Stories
How Australia Plans To Make Passports Obsolete By 2020
Australia is planning to adopt a new contactless passenger identification system that would eliminate the need for passport scanners, paper landing cards and manned immigration desks.
Gizmodo
Some Guy Figured Out How to Delete Any Video on Facebook
Security researcher Dan Melamed figured out a clever way to delete any video on Facebook earlier this year, and the social network rewarded him with $10,000 for responsibly reporting his hack.Read more…
Architizer
The Line that Divides Us: The Shocking Visual Reality of Economic Inequality
Perhaps these snapshots of Mexico City’s reality can help us, in cities all over the world, acknowledge, address and break down the walls that divide us.
The Verge – All Posts
Hyperloop One wants to help your self-driving car go the speed of sound
Imagine a future where you tap an app on your smartphone to summon a self-driving car. Heard this one already? Okay, what about when your robot car drives into an airless tube hundreds of miles long and careens across country at close to the speed of sound? Now are you impressed? This completely outrageous…
The Verge – All Posts
Logan is officially rated R
Logan director James Mangold took to Twitter today to formally announce to fans that his upcoming X-Men movie has officially received an R rating from the MPAA. As Mangold notes, that’s due to “strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.” Official: Please be advised that…
Reuters: Top News
White House says to have Supreme Court nominee in next couple of weeks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will announce a nominee in the next couple of weeks to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House said on Monday.
Reuters: Top News
Republicans propose giving U.S. states option to keep Obamacare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Republican senators said on Monday that U.S. states should be allowed to stay in the Obamacare healthcare insurance program if they like, with one adding she felt confused by President Donald Trump’s broad but unspecific executive order targeting the program.
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Need a new TV? Check out these super Samsung TV deals at Walmart
With Super Bowl LI just a few weeks away, there’s no better time to up your TV game. Not only will you impress your friends with a shiny new set, but you’ll also get even more kudos when you tell them how much you saved on it … if you take advantage of these Walmart deals, that is.The retailer has…
Zero Hedge
The Myth Of The “Passive Indexing” Revolution
Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, There is little argument that Exchange Traded Funds, more commonly referred to as “ETF’s” have and will continue to change the landscape of investing. As my colleague Cullen Roche penned: “The rise of low-cost indexing is one of the most transformational…
Zero Hedge
The Cost Of Regulatory Compliance: $20,000 For Every American Worker
As JPM writes in its intraday update, the “Trump/Ryan enthusiasm is starting to quietly fade as investors appreciate the enormous logistical and mathematical hurdles associated w/realization of their agenda. The nature of the Trump White House is such that investors should get used to avalanches of headlines,…
Quartz
Between Hyperloop and near-supersonic trains, the future of travel is getting much closer
Across three continents, the kind of futuristic high-speed transport that sends passengers far faster than a speeding bullet train to where they want to go is being built. It may be ready much sooner than you think. South Korea is planning a tube-enclosed train that can travel at speeds of up to 1,000…
Quartz
A lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of violating the constitution could force the release of his tax returns
Week one of US president Donald Trump’s reign has begun and the first lawsuit has rolled in. The advocacy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is arguing that the president’s failure to divest from his businesses means he is violating the emoluments clause of the US Constitution…
Quartz
Snapchat wants to make fake news on its platform disappear, too
In a world riddled with “alternative facts” and fake news, Snapchat is doing its part to stop false information from making its rounds. Snap, the company behind the ephemeral messaging app, today quietly updated its content guidelines for all publishers on Discover, Snapchat’s news platform, in order…
Quartz
Who is “The Last Jedi”? Some theories on what the next Star Wars movie title means
Earlier today, Lucasfilm, the Disney-owned production house behind the Star Wars franchise, announced the title of the eighth movie in the series. It will be called The Last Jedi. What exactly might that title mean? Who is this Jedi and why is he or she the last one? Here are a few exceedingly nerdy…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Your Android device’s Pattern Lock can be cracked within five attempts
The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts — and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Quantum optical sensor tested in space for the first time, with a laser system from Berlin
For the first time ever, a cloud of ultra-cold atoms has been successfully created in space on board of a sounding rocket. The MAIUS mission demonstrates that quantum optical sensors can be operated even in harsh environments like space – a prerequisite for finding answers to the most challenging questions…
Loudwire
Breaking Benjamin vs. The Pretty Reckless – Cage Match
Vote for either Breaking Benjamin’s ‘Never Again’ or The Pretty Reckless’ ‘Oh My God’ in this Loudwire Cage Match. Continue reading…
Next Big Future
Future hunger risks will be reduced with progress eliminating extreme poverty and improved crops
Achieving the transformation to sustainable agriculture is a major challenge. Changes will need to be made in a way that does not jeopardize the capacity of the agriculture sectors crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry – to meet the world’s food needs. Global food demand in 2050 is projected to increase…
Digital Trends
The Vifa Oslo Bluetooth speaker packs high-end audio into a minimalist design
Unless you’re very into audio gear, the name Vifa might not ring a bell to you, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t encountered the company’s products before. For some time now, Vifa has provided drivers to manufacturers of high-end audio equipment. That’s all well and good, but if you’d rather see what…
Metal Underground.com
Cultural Warfare Posts “Future Kill” Lyric Video
The Bay Area has a legacy for great music throughout the decades and the influence the region’s thrash metal bands played on the international scene is an unparalleled story. Thrash metal is alive and well as Cultural Warfare continues the area’s legacy with the release of the “Future Kill” EP this…
Metal Underground.com
Kairon; Irse! Posts New Song “Sinister Waters II”
Progressive shoegazing? Music of the outer spheres? An irrevocably mentally unstable Gentle Giant and a severely alcoholic Todd Rundgren having a love child which, after being adopted to Russia, finds himself performing a rock opera in the Ural Mountains? It is typical of the human mind to try and…
Newswise: SciNews
Jet Lag Impairs Performance of Major League Baseball Players
A Northwestern University study of how jet lag affects Major League Baseball players traveling across just a few time zones found that when players travel in a way that misaligns their internal 24-hour clock with the natural environment and its cycle of sunlight, they suffer negative consequences. The…
Newswise: SciNews
New Technique Identifies Micropollutants in New York Waterways
Cornell University engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources that vastly outperforms conventional methods. The new technique – using high-resolution mass spectrometry – assessed 18 water samples collected from…
Newswise: SciNews
The Science of Consciousness, June 5-10, 2017
‘The Science of Consciousness’ (‘TSC’) is the world’s largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference on all aspects of the nature of conscious awareness, feelings and existence.
Bloomberg
Too Early to Junk Auto Retailers on Report of Amazon Parts Push
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75 People Arrested, Accused Of Trafficking Stolen Art And Archaeological Relics
Authorities say they recovered about 3,500 pieces of stolen art, most of it from countries at war. Spanish police announced the suspects were arrested across Europe.(Image credit: Spanish Civil Guard)
RT – Daily news
At least 4 injured as explosion rocks London apartment block (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Homes in a borough of London have been evacuated after an explosion tore through a block of flats. Read Full Article at RT.com
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Immune Defense Without Collateral Damage
Researchers have clarified the role of the enzyme MPO. In fighting infections, this enzyme, which gives pus its greenish color, produces a highly aggressive acid that can kill pathogens without damaging the surrounding tissue. The findings may provide new approaches for immunity strengthening therapies.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Tumor-suppressing protein actually promotes cancer
The protein PHLDB3, thought to be a potential tumor suppressor, actually allows cancer cells to thrive in pancreatic, prostate, colon, breast, lung, and other common cancers, researchers have found. The discovery could explain how cancer is able to overcome p53 — a key tumor-suppressing protein.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Arctic melt ponds form when meltwater clogs ice pores
A team of researchers, including a mathematician, has determined how Arctic melt ponds form, solving a paradoxical mystery of how a pool of water actually sits atop highly porous ice.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Bioinvasion is jeopardizing Mediterranean marine communities
Non-indigenous species are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, impairing potentially exploitable marine resources and raising concern about human health issues, according to a new study.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Online media use shows strong genetic influence
Online media use such as social networking and gaming could be strongly influenced by our genes, according to a new study.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
The New York Post: Obama closing in on Taylor Swift as Twitter followers flock to freshly former president
Barack Obama has picked up millions of new followers and is closing in on the social-media platform’s world Top 3.
The Next Web
Concept art offers a glimpse into what the iPhone 8 could look like
Each year, we spend months agonizing over any rumbling in the supply chain, scanning multiple sources for news/leaks/rumors, and tapping every possible source with even vague knowledge about the iPhone. In the end, we have an incomplete picture that takes shape once Tim Cook walks on a Bay Area stage….
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Education The Key to Unlocking the World | Zaydah Lotallah | TEDxAmanaAcademy
Zaydah hopes people will learn to take their education seriously and invest in their local schools. Zaydah Lotallah is a second grade student at Amana Academy. She loves to do math, listen to music, and dress up. Zaydah hopes people will learn to take their education seriously and invest in their local…
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Flirting with Disability | Deepa Narasimhan | TEDxBangaloreWomen
Disability and dating don’t really mix well and this is especially the case in India. So what happens when a confident urban disabled woman chooses to swipe right on Tinder? Find out. Deepa Narasimhan is head of Diversity & Inclusion Dell EMC Asia Pacific Japan. Deepa has been a phenomenal change…
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Constant snow for Japan
The current weather pattern over the Sea of Japan is bringing windy, cold and snowy weather to much of the country.
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Life on Mars? | Rosalba Bonaccorsi | TEDxBari
SETI Researcher Rosalba Bonaccorsi talks about the scientific potential of examining terrestrial deserts for discovering extraterrestrial life. Rosalba Bonaccorsi is a scientist working at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center. She studies the habitability of mineralogical Mars analogs, working…
Metal Injection
PILGRIM Announces Mini-Tour With HEAVY TEMPLE, Rejoined By Former Bassist
No new album this year, though. The post PILGRIM Announces Mini-Tour With HEAVY TEMPLE, Rejoined By Former Bassist appeared first on Metal Injection.
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Dave Grohl Takes Over SEX PISTOLS’ Steve Jones Radio Show, Flawlessly Impersonates Him
Dave Grohl could fill in for Steve Jones, and nobody would know. The post Dave Grohl Takes Over SEX PISTOLS’ Steve Jones Radio Show, Flawlessly Impersonates Him appeared first on Metal Injection.
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THE AGONIST’s Cover Of HOZIER’s “Take Me To Church” Is Gritty As Hell
You know the song. The post THE AGONIST’s Cover Of HOZIER’s “Take Me To Church” Is Gritty As Hell appeared first on Metal Injection.
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Sweep up some spare cash with these robotic vacuum deals – CNET
Looking to save time and money cleaning the house? A robotic vacuum can automate this mundane task, and we’ve got the deals that will do it for less.
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Watch how an engine warms up, thanks to a thermal camera – Roadshow
File this one under “things you didn’t think were interesting, but totally are.”
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Snowden’s email service of choice, Lavabit, lives again – CNET
In an era of leaked emails and government surveillance, Lavabit aims to lock its users’ communications down.
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Again Seeks FCC Approval for Mysterious ‘Wireless Device’ With Bluetooth and NFC
For all of its devices that use communications technologies like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC, Apple has to submit them to the United States Federal Communications Commission for approval, and the filings, though restricted, occasionally give hints as to what Apple is working on. In early January, Apple…
Deals
Step Up Your Skype Game With Logitech’s C920 Webcam
If your PC doesn’t have a webcam, or you just want one with better image quality and microphones, Logitech’s C920 is one of the most popular standalone cams you can buy, and Staples has marked it down to $50 today, matching the best price we’ve seen.Read more…
BBC News – World
Nigeria: Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn
Officials issued the warning after two suicide bombers carrying infants evaded detection.
BBC News – World
Mexico’s Pena Nieto outlines goals for talks with Trump
President Pena Nieto vows to defend Mexico’s interests without “confrontation or submission”.
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Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
US AIDS program in Africa: ‘massive entitlement’ or biggest success of 50 years?
The Trump Administration has expressed divergent views about the program, leaving beneficiaries across the continent uncertain about its future at a crucial junction in the global fight against HIV.
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Will Japan allow its Emperor to abdicate? Interim report suggests Akihito could get his hinted wish
A government panel looking into the prospect of Emperor Akihito’s abdication suggests that one-time legislation could permit the current emperor to step down from his duties, avoiding any permanent change to the system.
Mashable
Sundance Film Festival 2017: Day 1
The CineFix gang is at the Sundance Film Festival! Clint and Ti are joined by Josh Dickey to talk about the films they’ve seen so far and the films they’re looking forward to seeing in the coming days. Stay tuned for daily recaps this week. Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content….
Computerworld
White House Comments Line says try Facebook Messenger
Members of the public who want to leave a comment for President Donald Trump won’t be doing it by voicemail.The White House Comments Line, which had been reachable by 202-456-1111, is no longer working. The line was shut down at least a week before Trump’s inauguration on Friday, and as part of the transition…
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In the future, we all might live in our cars out of choice
Why stay put if you can sleep in your self-driving car?
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Humanoid beer-and-pizza-fetching robot is charmingly retro
Delivery robots are starting to hit the streets, but few do it with as much joie de vivre as a new device called the Fundroid. The gender-neutral beer-and-pizza-fetching robot, lovingly nicknamed Funnie, debuted at the Software For Artists event Sund…
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Aktaion Releasing “Cancer” Single
Halmstad, Sweden group Aktaion today reveals details for a brand new single entitled “Cancer.” Set for release on the 17th of February, this single shows a band carving its name even deeper into the stones of melodic death metal. The song is the result of a collaboration with Studio Haga, where Aktaion…
Metal Underground.com
Les Chants Du Hasard Working On New Album
If you dig your metal a little different, you’ll want to check out Les Chants du Hasard, an orchestral black metal project featuring only orchestral instruments – no guitars, no bass, and no drums. The music is experimental, influenced by classical composers but also by metal bands such as Emperor,…
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Plasmodium Streaming “Entheognosis” Album
Plasmodium – an abstract black / death metal band hailing from Australia – is now streaming new album “Entheognosis” online in full. You can listen in the below, and the band also comments: “Plasmodium exists to haunt the thresholds of outer knowledge. By means of our continuing experiments into auditory…
Zero Hedge
Artist’s Impression Of President Trump’s First Day
Presented with no comment…   Source: Townhall.com
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Leica Is Creating the Ultimate Adventure for Shutterbugs
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Makes Its First Acquisition, Meta
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Northern Dynasty Says It Has Trump Backing, Seeking New Partner
WIRED
Google Voice Update Makes Google’s Messaging Strategy More Confusing
Good news for Voice users, more head-scratching for the rest of us. The post Google Voice Update Makes Google’s Messaging Strategy More Confusing appeared first on WIRED.
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Trump Just Reinstated a Global Anti-Abortion Rule That Has Increased Abortions
A health worker counsels a woman. Image: USAIDPresident Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday to reinstate a policy that blocks US foreign aid dollars from reaching any organization that provides abortion counseling or services, dubbed the “Global Gag Rule” by critics.The policy, formally called…
Curbed National
Furniture startup Greycork now sells pegboard storage, desk accessories
But only if they’re crowdfunded first Remember Greycork, the startup offering design-minded, easy-to-assemble modern furniture for the post-Ikea set? After relaunching with an upgraded and expanded collection last summer, the Providence, RI-based company is venturing into a fun new category for the…
NYT > Business Day
The Collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf, Round 2
Two of the law firm’s former top executives face a jury once more as New York prosecutors take them to a second trial.
RT – Daily news
Warship diplomacy: Chinese fleet tours Gulf in bid to build ties
Three Chinese military vessels have docked in Doha, Qatar, as China seeks to match its economic power with a more prominent international role. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechCrunch
The White House is adding four ‘Skype Seats’ to its press briefings
 Among the revelations at Sean Spicer’s first official White House briefing as press secretary was the newly minted administration’s plans to add a quartet of so-called “Skype Seats” to the room beginning this week. The addition is an attempt to open the traditionally closed-off briefing up to reporters…
Lifehacker
These Tips Help You Cram Three Child Seats Into Your Car
Just because your car has three spaces for human beings across the back seat doesn’t mean it can actually fit three properly buckled children. I know I had a moment of panic when I was pregnant with my third, when for a minute it looked like it might not be possible to fit all my kids in my car. Read…
Lifehacker
Use Warm Soapy Water To Force a Stubborn Bike Tire Onto the Rim
If you’ve ever had a bike tire that you can’t get onto a rim, you’ve likely known the horrible pain of blistered palms. Over at Global Cycling Network, they show of a few tips for forcing a stubborn tire onto the rim without destroying your hands.Read more…
Digital Trends
Acer introduces new TravelMate Spin B1 Windows 10 2-in-1 for education market
While it’s not quite true yet that every new Windows PC is a 2-in-1 that can convert from a standard notebook to a tablet, it does seem that the market is turning in that direction. While most manufacturers still make the inflexible notebook, the majority of them are adding 2-in-1s to the mix. In some…
Digital Trends
Alec Baldwin to extend his SNL hosting lead (and feud with Trump) on February 11
Alec Baldwin hasn’t guest hosted Saturday Night Live since last November, but he’s appeared on almost every episode of late, mercilessly skewering President Donald Trump. So it comes as no surprise that the sketch comedy show has tapped the actor for another official hosting gig next month, which, as…
Digital Trends
Fast enough for you? Light-speed camera records 100 billion frames per second
You’re almost certainly familiar with the principle of shooting slow-motion video: the more frames you record per second of filming, the longer it runs (and therefore the slower it is) when you play it back. While we’ve been seeing a host of impressive slow-mo cameras over the past few years, a team…
Digital Trends
Google’s Instant Apps allows you to use apps without installing them
Google is finally getting started with Amazon’s Instant Apps. The company is rolling out a limited test run and says that users can try out “a few” Instant Apps now, including BuzzFeed, Periscope, and Wish. The goal is to collect feedback about the apps and eventually the experience will be rolled out…
Mashable
‘Saturday Night Live’ writer suspended over Barron Trump tweet
Apparently, not everything goes on Saturday Night Live. Katie Rich, a writer for the longrunning NBC live show, learned that the hard way. The “Weekend Update” writer has been indefinitely suspended from the show after she tweeted a comment about President Donald Trump’s son Barron, Mashable has confirmed….
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Market Extra: This is why those jitters over the Trump presidency might be overblown
Although Wall Street appears largely upbeat about President Donald Trump’s pro-growth rhetoric, the euphoria that burst forth in the wake of his election has waned as mounting uncertainty over how he will go about implementing these policies threw cold water on the Trump rally. But at least one analyst…
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Nick Gillespie Talks School Choice, Radical Autonomy, and Small “L” Libertarianism
Yes, it’s National School Choice Week and, as it happens, I recently recorded a podcast with Don Wettrick, a public-school teacher based in Indiana and the voice behind StartEDup, a weekly interview program that covers “where educators, innovators, and entrepreneurs connect.” It’s a wide-ranging conversation…
Popular Science
Scientists want to give the world a second chance at Caspian tigers
Animals Or at least something close It’s too late to save the Caspian tiger, but the Siberian tiger, a close relative, might be able to fill the ecological hole it left behind.
Reuters: World News
Egyptian state TV airs video of murdered Italian student Regeni
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian state television has aired footage of Italian student Giulio Regeni, who was found murdered in Cairo almost a year ago, speaking to the head of a Cairo street vendors’ union who reported him to police a few weeks before his death.
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Buy This $33 Chef’s Knife Now, and Thank Us Later
Victorinox’s Fibrox 8” chef’s knife is one of your favorite chef’s knives period, and by far the best value in the industry. It’s also the knife I’ve used almost every day for almost five years. Today though, the slightly larger 10″ model is marked down to $33 on Amazon, the best price we’ve seen in…
The Next Web
Snapchat is rolling out a UI revamp for its iOS app (and Android beta)
Snapchat is today rolling a substantial UI refresh on iOS in order to make it a bit easier to navigate and discover new content, as we first reported on a few days ago. The refresh is also available on Android if you’re part of the app’s beta community. One of the key changes is that there’s now a search…
Man of Many
This Wall Mounted Splitter Makes Kindling Safe
This intelligent dudes at Plow & Hearth have created a wall-mounted wood splitter that mounts on the wall to make kindling easy and safe. The wall-mounted design means there’s no bending, swinging or near misses. The ergonomic hand tool can be mounted on a variety of places and the design accommodates…
RT – Daily news
1st US drone strikes on Trump’s watch hit Al-Qaeda in Yemen & ISIS
US drones have killed five Al-Qaeda operatives in central Yemen, the first such operation after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president. The US-led coalition against Islamic State continued bombing in Syria and Iraq as well. Read Full Article at RT.com
New Scientist – Online news
Injections of sex-related hormone increase arousal in the brain
A small study has found that injections of a hormone called kisspeptin can enhance the response of young men’s brains to sexual or romantic pictures of couples
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The Psychology of Beating an Incurable Illness | Bob Cafaro | TEDxCharlottesville
After a shocking diagnosis that would begin stripping Bob Cafaro of his ability to perform, sheer willpower and changes to his daily life allow him to beat all odds. Bob Cafaro played chamber music full time and served on the faculty of the University of Virginia until 1983 when he became a regular…
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Best Kept Secret in Radio | Lulu Miller | TEDxCharlottesville
Lulu Miller gives us an animated look into the lives and practices of radio personalities and broadcasters, and speaks to the effects radio can have on us as individuals and a society. Lulu Miller is the co-creator of NPR’s Invisibilia, a radio show about the invisible forces that shape human behavior….
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When is Wrong Wrong Enough | Aryn Frazier | TEDxCharlottesville
Drawing on her own life experience, Aryn Frazier speaks to her role in the community during times of racial injustice and difficulty. Aryn A. Frazier is a fourth-year Jefferson Scholar from Silver Spring, Maryland studying Politics and African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia….
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Why You Should Embrace Your Uniqueness, According to Biology | Marco So | TEDxCityUHongKong
Natural selection does not only occur in the wild, but also in human society. If one wants to evolve, one need to be different. Being unique and not go with the flow allows one to truly accomplish something substantial. Marco is a fresh graduate of CityU majoring in Biology. In early 2016, while he…
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Regain Your Confidence with Just One Moment a Day | Jamie Chiu | TEDxCityUHongKong
The sounds of discourage may flood us from all around, sometimes even from within ourselves. Just follow a few simple steps, one can regain the confidence and energy to carry on. Dr. Jamie Chiu is dedicated to create a world where every teen grows up feeling awesome and happy about who they are. In…
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Can Astana talks be turning point to end Syria war?
Russia is throwing its weight behind a political solution by organising negotiations in Kazakhstan’s capital.
The Awesomer
All in Multitool
Price: $70  | Buy | LinkA bicycle multitool designed to fit in the crank hollow of bikes that have one, so you’ll never forget to bring it with you. It comes with six of the most used standard bits – four Allen keys, a #1 Phillips screw bit, and a Torx T25 – and has space for extra chain links. …
Kinja Co-Op
This Micro USB Cable Swings Both Ways
USB-C may slowly be saving the world, but for now, we’re all still charging most of our devices using Micro USB connectors, and in spite of a having a 50-50 chance, plugging them in the wrong way 100% of the time.Read more…
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Nomad’s PowerPack Packs in USB-C and Tile
Nomad has been one of our favorite premium tech accessory makers for years, and their latest offering puts Tile tracking into an external battery pack.Read more…
Reuters: World News
France’s Hollande says EU to talk trade with Pacific Alliance
BOGOTA (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that he would seek to bolster trade and investment with the Pacific Alliance trade bloc in joint negotiations with the European Union.
SlashGear
Android Instant Apps enter live testing at long last
One of the coolest things revealed during last year’s Google I/O conference was the concept of Android Instant Apps. For those who may have forgotten, Instant Apps is centered around the idea of accessing certain Android apps without having to navigate to the Google Play Store and download them first….
Digg Top Stories
Sprint Is Buying A 33% Stake In Tidal For Some Reason
Sprint said it plans to make the struggling service available to its mobile users, which today number 45 million across both subscription and pre-paid tiers.
Popular Science
A private Chinese space company just scored a foreign contract for the first time
From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal The agreement was signed with a Danish nanosatellite maker. Landspace signs an agreement with Gomspace, a Danish nanosat maker, to start launching its satellites in 2018.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Bond Report: Treasury yields notch largest decline in more than 2 weeks
Treasury prices rise on Monday, pulling yields lower, as investor hope for more clarity on President Donald Trump’s fiscal-policy plans.
TechCrunch
Trump’s inauguration broke live video streaming records
 Though some cried while others cheered, both sides tuned into to watch President Trump’s inauguration in sizable numbers – record-breaking numbers, in fact. The event has broken new ground, becoming the largest, single live news event that content delivery network Akamai has ever hosted, the company…
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Trump’s Scrapping of TPP Will Make America Poor Again
You know the world, including this great nation, is screwed when a nationalist like Donald Trump and a socialist like Bernie Sanders agree on something. That happens to be the case with the TPP – or the Trans Pacific Partnership, the 12-nation free trade agreement that Barack Obama, in a rare move…
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Blame Batman and the Watchmen for Comic Sans – CNET
Find out how superhero comics helped influence the font that everyone loves to hate.
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AT&T to offer day passes for international travelers – CNET
Starting Friday, customers traveling to more than 100 countries can pay $10 a day for unlimited text and talk, plus access to their data plan.
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Samsung Galaxy S8’s ‘Bixby Vision’ AI is getting more real – CNET
Samsung has trademarked a feature that’s rumored to juice the Galaxy S8’s camera.
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Dutch PM to migrants: ‘Behave normally or go away’
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sought to draw votes from his far-right opponent with a full-page newspaper ad that said that immigrants engaging in antisocial behavior should leave.
TechCrunch
Time Inc-owned Viant acquires mobile ad company Adelphic
 Viant, the ad tech company acquired by Time Inc. last year, just announced an acquisition of its own. The company has reached an agreement to buy Adelphic, an ad startup focused on mobile and cross-device targeting. “Adelphic will bring superior media execution capabilities to Viant’s advertising cloud…
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Yelp’s redesigned homepage puts photos front and center
Yelpers everywhere will soon be greeted with a new homepage. Earlier today, Yelp announced it’s rolling out a redesign that focuses on showcasing imagery from users, as well as content from different local services (think: not only restaurants). Yelp says this overhaul is also about making it easier…
The New Yorker
A Small Point of Usage Concerning Those “Alternative Facts”
Never pass up a teaching moment.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Comma Queen: As You Like ItComma Queen: Further or Farther?Comma Queen: Affect vs. Effect
NYT > Business Day
The Fight Trump Faces Over Drug Prices
The president has pledged to take on the pharmaceutical industry to lower drug prices, but Congress has banned direct negotiations for drugs covered by Medicare.