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  • 9 hours ago
    Current Event distant

    Bill Nye criticizes CNN on air for inviting climate change skeptic

    Bill Nye on Saturday accused CNN of doing a "disservice" to viewers by bringing a climate change skeptic onto the network for a panel discussion. "I will say, much as I love CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic, and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change," Nye said during an appearance on CNN's "New Day." Nye was participating in a panel discussion on the network with May Boeve, the executive directo...

  • 10 hours ago
    Current Event distant

    Country music is the most drug-ridden of any genre, including rap

    A mother or father traveling through American life with their children planted in the backseat of their car will often times change the tunes on the radio from rap and hip-hop to so-called "safer" genres, like jazz or country music. Many parents figure exposing their offspring to certain types of music will also introduce them to controversial topics, including the appropriation, or "coolness," of drug use.

  • 2 days ago
    Current Event distant

    Undercover 420 operations underway in Wyoming, Minnesota

    After winning 4/20 with a viral post last year, the Wyoming, Minnesota Police Department is back at it this year on the stoner holiday. Wyoming PD posted a photo of its “undercover 4/20 operations” which include an officer with a net, waiting behind the pothead bait of Doritos, Cheetos, Mountain Dew, White Castle and a few video games.

  • 9 days ago
    Current Event distant

    Steelers owner and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Rooney dies at 84

    The NFL lost a legend Thursday. The Steelers announced that owner, icon and Hall of Famer Dan Rooney died. He was 84. Rooney, the father of the Rooney Rule, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. His impact went beyond the Rooney Rule, which made it a requirement for teams to interview at least one minority candidate for vacant head coaching positions. He was one of the most influential figures in the entire league and, of course, with the Steelers.

  • 12 days ago
    Current Event distant

    Netflix blocks Fedora users

    Netflix should finally support their HTML5 player in Firefox 52 on Linux. This version has already landed in Fedora and been there for a couple of weeks and we’ve already received complaints from users who are confused. Both Netflix and Mozilla claim it should work, but it doesn’t for them.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event distant

    Esther the Wonder Pig to Get Reality Show

    The famed pig and her 43 rescued animal friends may soon become reality TV stars thanks to series Estherville. Esther the Wonder Pig may soon have her own reality series entitled Estherville. In 2013, Esther was misrepresented as a micro pig to her adoptive dads Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter and has since grown to a hefty 650-pounds. In caring for Esther, Jenkins and Walter realized that eating animals no longer aligned with their morals and shared Esther’s story in order to promote veganism.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event distant

    Netflix adds offline streaming to its Windows 10 app

    Netflix has offered users the option to download videos to watch later in its Android and iOS apps since late last year. And today that feature is finally making the jump to desktop with the addition of offline videos to the Windows 10 PC app, as reported by Windows Central. Like the mobile apps, the Windows 10 PC app does have a few limitations when it comes to downloading content. Offline downloads are only available for a seemingly random swath of Netflix’s catalog (unsurprisingly, most of ...

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event distant

    Dramatic footage shows explosion at Paris carnival that left at least 18 injured

    A huge explosion rocked a popular French carnival, injuring at least 18 people. Onlookers were hit by chunks of burning wood and other debris after the fireball erupted from the guy-style figure known as Mr Carnival which was made of straw and wood.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event distant

    Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy

    Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country's congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-election. The head of the main opposition party said an activist had been shot dead. The country's 1992 constitution, introduced after 35 years of dictatorship, limits the president to a single five-year term.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event distant

    Germany slaps contentious toll on autobahns

    The German parliament has finally passed a much-contested toll on highways - a key demand of the government's conservative wing. But opposition from border states and neighboring countries could still block it.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event distant

    Cities are Looking to Implement Electric Vehicles for Public Services

    Despite Trump’s Administration signaling its efforts to keep fossils fuels relevant, cities are taking matters into their own hands by looking into the use of electric vehicles for public services. Many cities already use hybrid solutions for public transportation, but are now negotiating with the auto industry to provide them with vehicles that can be used for other services such as police, fire, medical, waste, and much more.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event distant

    IBM has figured out how to store data on a single atom

    Big things really can come in small packages. IBM announced it has managed to successfully store data on a single atom for the first time. The research, carried out at the computing giant’s Almaden lab in Silicon Valley, was published in the scientific journal Nature March 8, and could have massive implications for the way we’ll store digital information in the future. Computers process bits, pieces of information that have two states—on or off, interpreted as 1s and os by the machine. Eve...

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event distant

    Google's security AI is now so smart it doesn't need to ask if you're "not a robot"

    Google’s security AI has become so smart, it can now tell whether you’re a human or a robot without asking you to check a box or solve annoying puzzles… most of the time, anyway. We’ve all come across CAPTCHAs, those challenges that ask you to type in the characters you see in scrambled images (the a acryonym means Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). As bots and spammers became more sophisticated, it seemed CAPTCHA’s were getting harder and hard...

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event distant

    Irene Clennell: I was forcibly deported from the UK like a terrorist, restrained and under guard

    I came to the UK in 1988, and have been married to a British man for 27 years. Yet I was forced from my family, without legal advice, and left in Singapore with £12

  • 1 month ago
    Analysis distant

    Sleepwalking is the result of a survival mechanism gone awry

    Last night, most of us went to the safety and comfort of our beds before drifting off to a night’s sleep. For some, this was the last conscious action before an episode of sleepwalking.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event distant

    AI System Finds Another Game to Dominate Humans

    AI has been quietly invading our lives. From our operating rooms to our roads, and even our homes. Still, we never expected AI to infringe on one thing in particular, our Super Smash Brothers. If you haven’t heard of Super Smash Brothers, do yourself a favor. Super Smash Brothers is a popular video game series spanning multiple generations of gaming consoles. Unlike what we have seen AI do before with professional players in chess, poker, and the ancient game of Go— Super Smash Brothers is a...

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event distant

    Trump fans were waving tiny Russian flags until CPAC staff confiscated them

    Meanwhile, Trump’s speech only raised new questions.

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event distant

    Swedish Police Officers Hit Out At Filmmaker Horowitz After the Controversial Segment on Fox News on Friday

    Two Swedish police officers interviewed by the Jewish Right-Wing Filmmaker Horowitz, which has referenced by US president Donald Trump about crime and immigration say, their quotes were taken out of context to Swedish Newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Monday. The two Stockholm-based police officers which was featured in last weeks clip, was talking about crime and the accessibility of weapons, not about a possible link between immigration and criminality, however ended up in the clip with the with ed...