How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

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President Obama continues his European tour with Prince Harry

May 29, 2017

President Barack Obama moved on from his picture-perfect vacation in Italy for basically the next-best thing: hanging out with Prince Harry. The president met up with future Mr. Meghan Markle at Kensington Palace in London on Saturday, the palace shared on Twitter and Instagram. Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack. https://t.co/7azv4BV2Nt Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 27, 2017 The …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

May 28, 2017

Riddell's next step in football helmet technology includes personalized 3D head scans.Image: lili sams/Mashable Helmets already make the violent game of football safer, but one of the biggest equipment makers in the sport is making them even better. It’s developed a new process to create helmets that could play a role in preventing the traumatic head injuries that currently plague the game and threaten its future. Riddell, the company behind the helmets worn by around 60 percent of …

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Apple working on dedicated AI chip for iOS devices, report says

May 27, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable Apple’s reportedly working on a new kind of chip potentially for future iOS devices that’ll be used just for processing AI, Bloomberg reports. SEE ALSO: New leaked photos reportedly reveal the final design of the iPhone 8 Bloomberg says the chip’s called the Apple Neural Engine internally, and could be used for “offloading facial recognition in the photos application, some parts of speech recognition, and the iPhones predictive keyboard to …

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Trump Threatened To Let Obamacare ‘Implode.’ That’s One Promise He’s Keeping.

May 24, 2017

… concluded the financial performance of these marketplaces and the insurers that use them this year, in part because insurers have priced their policies more in line with their customers medical costs. The messages have been so radically different from day to day and hour to hour that its nearly impossible for any responsible business to make plans for the future based on the commentary. Ceci Connolly, CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans Theres a bit of irony here in that the individual …

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Why Humans Love Robots Like People

May 21, 2017

… robots is perhaps the most compelling argument for robot rights or protectionsa topic for a future column. Such studies also help explain the existence of real-life Theodore Twomblys. People have already begun to develop deep feelings for robots, AI, love dolls, and video game or anime characters. This also means that robots and/or their human creators can leverage human empathy through emotional mimicry and bonding. Researchers from Munich conducted a study demonstrating that when robots mirror …

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Well, someone is spray painting condoms on graffiti dicks in London

May 21, 2017

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Tim Cook reportedly seen sporting a world-changing Apple Watch prototype

May 21, 2017

… specialized version of the Watch, according to a report from CNBC. Connected to Cook’s Watch is a new device that is said to be a prototype of a glucose-tracker, which is rumored to be in development for a future version of the wearable. Apple’s many mouthpieces will be the first to tell you about how the company is working to revolutionize the world but this feature has the potential to be truly life-changing. The addition of a non-invasive blood-sugar tracker to the Watch’s …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… control, our desire to solidify tools and processes from the top down. Ironically, the antidote comes from a relationship to tech that unshackles tools and processes, instead, from the bottom up. Polycom Executive Vice President, WW Engineering Michael Frendo: The future of work will be driven by technology, but technology at home and at work is and always will be bound by the desires, wants, passions, and needs of human beings. In enterprises, its a trend known as the …

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Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed – BBC News

May 18, 2017

… the future. Image caption Prof Kathy Willis inside the arid zone at Kew Lara Jewitt, nurseries manager at Kew, said some of the plants kept in the nurseries at Kew are the last of their kind in the world. “We have about 10,000 species here, 29% of which are natural source – so that means they’ve been collected from the wild,” she said. “That makes them much more important for conservation, for scientific research, for restoration. This is a living scientific …

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General election 2017: Len McCluskey ‘can’t see Labour winning’ – BBC News

May 17, 2017

The Conservatives said bringing them back into public ownership, which would require a future Labour government to compensate existing shareholders, would add 14bn to the national debt in one year alone. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “This is a manifesto for all generations. We are providing hope and genuine opportunity for everybody” But Labour, which has also pledged to nationalise the railways and Royal Mail, said it could be …

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Ransomware attacks on hospitals could eventually kill someone

May 14, 2017

… way to prevent this kind of attack. “Everybody thinks, ‘oh if something bad happens we’ll just fix it,’” Corman said, but that’s not the case here. Blocking future ransomware attacks will require cybersecurity personnel, new computers, and better network security. Systemwide security revolution isn’t something that can be fixed in a matter of days, weeks, or even months. But until hospitals have vastly greater cybersecurity, these attacks will continue to make …

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Lena Dunham had the perfect response to this magazine’s ‘diet tips’

May 10, 2017

… 20 slimdown diet tips! 1. anxiety disorder * 2. resultant constant nausea 3. an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny 4. constant sweaty dreams of dystopian future 5. abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus * 6. baseless but still harrowing threats to physical safety online and through smail mail 7. watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon mustache-twirling villains 8. finally realizing superheroes aren’t real …

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Obamacare repeal would give wealthy even more of a tax break

May 5, 2017

… years is a lot of “temporary.” Join us on Twitter and Facebook That only sounds inconsistent, until one sees who wins every time: the top. The fundamental things apply. And so now, looking to the future, death may be coming sooner to some after today’s news, as 24 million more might join the rolls of the uninsured. But it seems like Americans can all count on this fundamental thing applying: Trump, Ryan and like-minded Republicans everywhere will work their hardest …

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Hillary Clinton slams ‘groups of men’ trying to strip away women’s health protections

May 3, 2017

New York (CNN)Hillary Clinton, speaking at the 100th anniversary gala honoring Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, slammed “groups of men” in Washington, DC who are deciding the future of women’s health protections — a not-so-subtle reference to the Trump administration. President Donald Trump’s White House drew the ire of groups like Planned Parenthood this year when it tweeted a photo of a meeting on health care between Vice President Mike Pence and more than a dozen …

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‘My vision is like looking through a straw’ – BBC News

April 27, 2017

“The worst case scenario for any deaf person is to lose their sight. Usher syndrome is not a death sentence but it is incredibly challenging. Without awareness and appropriate support, it is easy to fall into depression and despair – I’ve been there.” The loss of Molly’s sight was rapid, and within two years of being diagnosed she was registered blind. “My parents knew about my Usher syndrome diagnosis on the day, however, I was unaware of the seriousness …

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

… scouts ages 5-14. “We have Brownies all the way to Cadettes,” said Burgess. Cost isn’t stopping girls from participating. The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is covering the cost for the girls, including the membership fee; a starter kit of patches, pins, workbooks and vests; and monthly dues. Donations are also being accepted. “They are our future engineers, fashion designers, athletes, doctors, activists and community leaders. With Troop 6000, these girls now …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 23, 2017

… of the best ways to bring people together Barker says: “Music is probably the number one way to touch someone. It’s nostalgic, it speaks to both the past and the future. The sounds resonate with in ways that are special.” 5. Humor is a powerful way to disarm people and help them see your point Barker says: “[Humor] is probably one of the most powerful tools we have. One of the most important things in life is having a giggle. We don’t do it often enough. Having a …

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As the seas around them rise, fishermen deny climate change

April 21, 2017

… today,” Brunet says. Brunet, 51, says the focus now must shift toward moving so future generations can survive. How to prepare is also on the mind of Jonathan Foret back in Houma, where he shows children around his South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center. As they discuss the possibility their homes, like those on Isle de Jean Charles, may also melt away into nothing but memories in a scrapbook, he thinks of a Bible story as a symbol. “Just like Noah, we’ve been given some …

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 21, 2017

Kathryn Allenhoped to deliver Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) a dose ofstrong medicine (read: a loss) in the 2018 election. Now she wont have to. Chaffetz bowing out adds uncertainty to the future of Utahs strongly Republican 3rd Congressional District. For Allen, who has described Chaffetz as a That is what we have run on all along and will continue to run on, she told The Huffington Post on Wednesday. Our message remains one of consensus and coalition building, of coming together for a …

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

April 18, 2017

‘Tipping point’ Prince William’s comments came in an interview – alongside Prince Harry – with a magazine produced by the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm), which is dedicated to preventing male suicide. The future king and his brother are using the intense interest they generate to focus attention on a cause they are increasingly passionate about, BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt says. Prince William talked about his “tipping …

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UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… swelling of lower limbs This is double what has been spent annually in the previous four years, the Department for International Development said. International Development Secretary Priti Patel said the UK’s support would protect more than 200 million people “from a future blighted by tropical disease”. “These diseases belong to the last century. They cause unimaginable suffering and pain to some of the world’s poorest people, forcing them into a deeper cycle of …

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

SYCAMORE, Pennsylvania The head of the Environmental Protection Agency chose a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of violating environmental laws as his venue for unveiling a new plan to refocus his agency in a way that he says will both protect offered roughly 75 miners at the Harvey Mine this hopeful message: The regulatory assault on coal is over. Pruitt, aclimate change denier and longtime ally of the fossil fuel industry, claimed that coal, oil and gas companies are both …

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This smart bra can help calm you down when you’re stressed

April 12, 2017

… own charger. It takes about two hours to fully juice up the battery, which lasts two days. “We’re working on improving the battery life,” Wu said. I found the gem to be a little clunky, but overall remarkably nonintrusive. It’s easy to remove, which makes me slightly worried about losing it. In the future, I could see Wu offering replacement gems. The “gem” is inserted into the top of the bra. Image: VITALI For now, Vitali comes in black and white …

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To fight Amazon in India, Flipkart buying Ebay’s business in the country

April 12, 2017

… Snapdeal itself is reportedly in talks with Flipkart for a potential acquisition. Founders of Snapdeal, which lost the No. 2 spot to Amazon in Indias ecommerce businesses race last year, assured the employees that their future is in good shape. The move comes a year after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced an investment of an additional $3 billion in India, calling the country the company’s fastest growing market. WATCH: Woman’s Fitbit saves her life after it detected a strange change …

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