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A stark summary of the GOP convention ending with Trump's apparent offer that "he can win with a scared and disillusioned electorate — what he called in his speech “the forgotten" — by lighting a beacon of darkness".
Mr. Trump delivered a grim, angry message to close a grim, angry convention, casting himself as the only leader capable of saving America.
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A fascinating discovery of another numerical blueprint of our brains that are deemed by many as extraordinary and spiritual beyond machine replication...
Can the way you speak and write today predict your future mental state, even the onset of psychosis? In this fascinating talk, neuroscientist Mariano Sigman reflects on ancient Greece and the origins of introspection to investigate how our words hint at our inner lives and details a word-mapping algorithm that could predict the development of schizophrenia. "We may be seeing in the future a very different form of mental health," Sigman says, "bas...
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The international blockbuster movie everyone should see. Unfortunately it's not a comedy...
Penicillin changed everything. Infections that had previously killed were suddenly quickly curable. Yet as Maryn McKenna shares in this sobering talk, we've squandered the advantages afforded us by that and later antibiotics. Drug-resistant bacteria mean we're entering a post-antibiotic world — and it won't be pretty. There are, however, things we can do ... if we start right now.
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Conforming children to expectations...
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Wow! As much breathtaking as the Boeing 787-9 preparations are spectacular...
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What happens when our computers get smarter than we are? Nick Bostrom presents the problem and purposes a solution... While the later is dubious in my humble opinion, the former is presented well particularly when the progression of the artificial super intelligence is charted on a timeline.
Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we're building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines hel...
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Artificial intelligence is rapidly advancing. Can we keep up the pace?
 
The Hacker News ‏@TheHackersNews
DARPA Challenges Hackers to create AI-based Automated Hacking System, WIN $2 Million @ +DEF CON 

Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk
@TheHackersNews @defcon It's all fun & games until ...
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_(Terminator)
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/753525069553381376

The Hacker News ‏@TheHackersNews
@elonmusk Absolutely. Automated Penetration Testing, as well as, AI-powered #CyberWAR Machine. (worth just $3.75 Million ~ Clever)
At Cyber Grand Challenge 2016 DARPA Challenges Hackers to Create AI-based Automated WAR Machine and WIN $2 Million Prize
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Irresistible to the tune of 2 weeks devoted to rendering preparations just to see the vehicle before the 12 months wait was promised by to be over...
Tesla Model 3 Electric Vehicle
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An interesting perspective on the people that cheat...
Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.
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One needs to forget about the "soccer mom" schedule and pause to better understand "the surprisingly logical minds of babies".
How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist Laura Schulz shows how our young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk.
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Finally a scientific vindication of my unscientific believes (although I still don't accept fatty foods):

" The source of calories that mattered most - research has shown that diabetes increases 11-fold for every 150 additional sugar calories consumed compared to fat calories. "
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
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An example of the stunning computer developments in artificial intelligence. We have failed before but increases in computing power now allow the decades old ideas to thrive...
When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: "cat," "book," "chair." Now, computers are getting smart enough to do that too. What's next? In a thrilling talk, computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li describes the state of the art — including the database of 15 million photos her team built to "teach" a computer to understand pictures — and the key insights yet to come.
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