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The smart mouse with the half-human brain - health - 01 December 2014

Mice have been created whose brains are half human. As a result, the animals are smarter than their siblings. Fiber fight: Broadening broadband Gig City touted as model in broadband debate. EPB Chief Executive Harold DePriest led the $220 million effort to build a fiber optic net- work in Chattanooga.

Fiber fight: Broadening broadband Gig City touted as model in broadband debate

Photo by Logan Foll /Chattanooga Times Free Press. Gig City connections In the past couple of years, delegations from a variety of cities and institutions have visited Chattanooga and EPB to study how high-speed broadband has been implemented and its impact: Feds want Apple’s help to defeat encrypted phones, new legal case shows. OAKLAND, CA—Newly discovered court documents from two federal criminal cases in New York and California that remain otherwise sealed suggest that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is pursuing an unusual legal strategy to compel cellphone makers to assist investigations.

Feds want Apple’s help to defeat encrypted phones, new legal case shows

In both cases, the seized phones—one of which is an iPhone 5S—are encrypted and cannot be cracked by federal authorities. Prosecutors have now invoked the All Writs Act, an 18th-century federal law that simply allows courts to issue a writ, or order, which compels a person or company to do something. Some legal experts are concerned that these rarely made public examples of the lengths the government is willing to go in defeating encrypted phones raise new questions as to how far the government can compel a private company to aid a criminal investigation. Demis Hassabis, Founder of DeepMind Technologies and Artificial-Intelligence Wunderkind at Google, Wants Machines to Think Like Us.

Demis Hassabis started playing chess at age four and soon blossomed into a child prodigy.

Demis Hassabis, Founder of DeepMind Technologies and Artificial-Intelligence Wunderkind at Google, Wants Machines to Think Like Us

At age eight, success on the chessboard led him to ponder two questions that have obsessed him ever since: first, how does the brain learn to master complex tasks; and second, could computers ever do the same? Now 38, Hassabis puzzles over those questions for Google, having sold his little-known London-based startup, DeepMind, to the search company earlier this year for a reported 400 million pounds ($650 million at the time). New Techniques from Google and Ray Kurzweil Are Taking Artificial Intelligence to Another Level. When Ray Kurzweil met with Google CEO Larry Page last July, he wasn’t looking for a job.

New Techniques from Google and Ray Kurzweil Are Taking Artificial Intelligence to Another Level

A respected inventor who’s become a machine-intelligence futurist, Kurzweil wanted to discuss his upcoming book How to Create a Mind. He told Page, who had read an early draft, that he wanted to start a company to develop his ideas about how to build a truly intelligent computer: one that could understand language and then make inferences and decisions on its own. It quickly became obvious that such an effort would require nothing less than Google-scale data and computing power. “I could try to give you some access to it,” Page told Kurzweil. “But it’s going to be very difficult to do that for an independent company.” Money ≠ Happiness. QED. But the distinguishing feature of our moment is this: Better has flown a few trees over to make her nest.

Money ≠ Happiness. QED.

And that changes everything. Now, with the stone of your life or your society gripped in your hand, you have to choose. It's More or Better. Which means, according to new research emerging from many quarters, that our continued devotion to growth above all is, on balance, making our lives worse, both collectively and individually. Growth no longer makes most people wealthier, but instead generates inequality and insecurity. Upper St. Clair native styles celebrities' hair for stage, screen, red carpet. NEW YORK -- When Courtney Benedetti runs her fingers through Jimmy Fallon’s hair, it’s strictly business.

Upper St. Clair native styles celebrities' hair for stage, screen, red carpet

“Jimmy has a great head of hair and surprisingly, I do a lot to it. It’s not like I just go in there and put some wax on it,” said Ms. No Such Thing as Racial Profiling. Coming just two weeks after the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the non-indictment of Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner has the feel of a grim serial filled with redundant plot lines—a production that few of us wish to watch but none of us can avoid, and that a great many are complicit in creating.

No Such Thing as Racial Profiling

This is not imaginary. Here is the man who aspired to become the first black President counselling calm following the acquittal of the officers who shot and killed Sean Bell, an unarmed black man, on the eve of Bell’s wedding, in New York, in 2006. Obviously there was a tragedy in New York. Kim Jong Il: 10 weird facts, propaganda - Page 3. Things that happened a while ago that someone caught on camera. Jordan Phoenix's answer to What are some efficient designs for a tiny home?

2048.jpg (JPEG Image, 2048 × 1536 pixels) - Scaled (50%) The Return of Africa’s Strongmen - WSJ. On the same November morning when Boko Haram seized yet another village in Nigeria’s north, police in riot gear surrounded the country’s House of Representatives in the capital city of Abuja.

The Return of Africa’s Strongmen - WSJ

But they weren’t guarding the country’s parliament against an assault by the notorious Islamist insurgency; they were there to block a politician from casting his vote. Nigeria’s Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal, had recently defected to the opposition—a risky move in a government dominated by one party. A court had ruled that he could keep his speaker’s chair, but police at the barricades outside said that he couldn’t. They stopped his car at the gate. DIO1GIy.jpg (JPEG Image, 2448 × 3264 pixels) - Scaled (30%) Blood Line. Gas Laws. Imgur. Folic acid, a B vitamin, lowers stroke risk in people with high blood pressure - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publications.

If you’re among the one in three American adults with high blood pressure, be sure you’re getting plenty of the B vitamin known as folate.

Folic acid, a B vitamin, lowers stroke risk in people with high blood pressure - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publications

Doing so may lower your odds of having a stroke, an often disabling or deadly event linked to high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Folate occurs naturally in many foods, but especially green leafy vegetables, beans, and citrus fruits. Here in the United States, add to the list most grain products, including wheat flour, cornmeal, pasta, and rice. Truly confident people do these twelve things differently. Thync. The Shadow Commander. Last February, some of Iran’s most influential leaders gathered at the Amir al-Momenin Mosque, in northeast Tehran, inside a gated community reserved for officers of the Revolutionary Guard. They had come to pay their last respects to a fallen comrade. Hassan Shateri, a veteran of Iran’s covert wars throughout the Middle East and South Asia, was a senior commander in a powerful, élite branch of the Revolutionary Guard called the Quds Force. The force is the sharp instrument of Iranian foreign policy, roughly analogous to a combined C.I.A. and Special Forces; its name comes from the Persian word for Jerusalem, which its fighters have promised to liberate.

Since 1979, its goal has been to subvert Iran’s enemies and extend the country’s influence across the Middle East. Shateri had spent much of his career abroad, first in Afghanistan and then in Iraq, where the Quds Force helped Shiite militias kill American soldiers. 20 Thoughts To Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression. “Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.”

~Gandhi For a majority of my life, I struggled with depression and anxiety. 4 secrets to negotiating a salary. At some point during an interview process, the hiring manager will ask you, “How much are you looking for?” And while you want to respond with a competitive, yet reasonable and well-researched number, you end up blurting out a tongue-tied, “Uh, what you’re paying?” And you end up getting paid, well, what they’re paying—which is almost always less than what you want (and often times, less than what is fair). So, how are you supposed to answer that question? By taking note of these four key lessons in salary negotiation and keeping them in mind as you prepare for the conversation.

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His toughest mornings began when he woke up in an empty house, realizing that his family had simply given up on waking him. Trabant: Little car's big role in fall of Berlin Wall. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen poses next to a Trabant, before it was painted and signed by thousands. The vehicle has been an icon to Germans ever since the tiny Communist-built cars started rolling across the border between what was then East and West Germany in 1989.

Pictured is the Trabant interior. "Slipping behind the wheel of a Trabant is sort of like squeezing into a sleeping bag -- especially when you're 6 feet 5 inches tall, like me," says Pleitgen. CNN hired the artist Martin Raumberger to give the car a makeover. If Disney Princesses Had Realistic Hair. The Fight to Save Japan’s Young Shut-Ins. 2048. Why Are You So Smart? Thank Your Mom & Your Difficult Birth. A Gospel According to the Earth. Faisal Khan's answer to How are major undersea cables laid in the ocean? First Videos Created of Whole Brain Neural Activity in an Unrestrained Animal. Why Your Muscles Get Sore (and What You Can Do About It) Christopher Reiss's answer to Cigarettes: What does smoking feel like, and should I try it? The Seven Golden Rules for Collaborating with Great People. Google might pour money into SpaceX, really wants satellite Internet.

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