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Clinton and Trump are looking for an easy out on the Internet. Don’t give it to them. Donald Trump.

Clinton and Trump are looking for an easy out on the Internet. Don’t give it to them.

Swipe Right On Monogamy — Matter. Specs spies on speeding motorists. A new kind of speed trap is to be launched in a bid to cut deaths on one of Scotland's most dangerous roads.

Specs spies on speeding motorists

The Speed Enforcement Camera System (Specs) will track drivers over a 28-mile length of the A77 and calculate their average speed. The stretch of road between Ayr and Girvan is an accident blackspot with 15 fatalities and 314 accidents between 1999 and 2004. Uk.businessinsider. Lockheed Martin/Chad BellayReleasing Flares: An F-35A releases infrared-countermeasure flares during test flights near Edwards Air Force Base.

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Lockheed Martin's F-35 has had a busy 2015. In November, the plane tested its onboard cannon aerially for the first time. The 'Unitasker' Kitchen Gadgets Alton Brown Loves To Loathe. Cooking gadgets seem to be a solid go-to when you're not sure what to give someone.

The 'Unitasker' Kitchen Gadgets Alton Brown Loves To Loathe

Who wouldn't be charmed with a laser-guided pizza cutter? A one-click butter dispenser? An electric bacon-bowl maker? Alton Brown, that's who. The Food Network host and celebrity chef has always railed against single-use kitchen gadgets. How to never forget anything ever again — Life Tips. Two years ago I was having breakfast with a man who was purportedly the most successful Jeopardy contestant ever — behind Ken Jennings (and the Watson supercomputer).

How to never forget anything ever again — Life Tips.

As someone who is always interested in learning new things, I wanted to know how he was able to remember so much stuff. “Have you ever heard of spaced repetition?” He asked me. Quora. See where the US would have nuked the Soviet Union if the Cold War turned hot. This holiday season, while you're spending time with family and friends, why not take a moment to remember how close the world came to total nuclear destruction just a few decades ago?

See where the US would have nuked the Soviet Union if the Cold War turned hot

During the 50 years of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union stuck to an uneasy — and sometimes broken — peace, held in place by the theory of mutual assured destruction (MAD). If one nation pulled the trigger on a nuclear attack, the other would respond in kind, automated systems, long-range aircraft, and roving submarines pummelling a multitude of targets with a vast stockpile of atom and hydrogen bombs.

And now, thanks to William Burr, a senior analyst for the National Security Archive at George Washington University, we know exactly where the United States would have sent its nuclear bombs if full-scale war had erupted between the USSR and its allies. One list includes population centers as specific targets. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. Cheetahs migrated from North America. The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is now at home on the African plains, but it started a migration 100, 000 years ago from North America towards its current habitat.

Cheetahs migrated from North America

The research, published in the open access journal Genome Biology, found that the migration from North America was costly for the species, triggering the first major reduction in their gene pool. The modern African cheetah is found across eastern and southern Africa, but it is highly endangered because of their small free ranging population and inbreeding. Researchers from St. What the Economic Crash of 2008 Taught Me. I’d lost almost $200 million in October.

What the Economic Crash of 2008 Taught Me

November wasn’t looking any better. Turkey seeks return of Santa Claus' bones. A Turkish archaeologist has called on his government to demand that Italy return the bones of St Nicholas to their original resting place.

Turkey seeks return of Santa Claus' bones

Comcast's CEO Wants the End of Unlimited Data. In business there are some things better left unsaid.

Comcast's CEO Wants the End of Unlimited Data

The CEO of a candy company may hope that people choose to be less healthy and the leader of a factory which makes ammunition may wish for war, but most people in those positions are smart enough to not verbalize those thoughts. Chicago Christmas, 1984. Uk.businessinsider. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro A Pakistani flag flies on a mast as paramilitary Frontier Corps soldiers guard Karachi's District Malir prison, August 23, 2013. The year ahead will bring no shortage of international issues that will keep the US and its partners occupied, ranging from the fight against ISIS to the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement. But there's been another serious impending crisis building in the background — one involving terrorism, nuclear weapons, interstate power politics, and an important US ally. The crisis isn't likely to explode in 2016. Its eruption is currently far from inevitable.

The best (and worst) smartwatches, fitness bands, and wearables of 2015. It has been a big year for wearables. The Apple Watch was born (finally), Google Glass died (finally), and bands that track everything from steps to mood changes have grown up and become not terrible (finally!). America Is Becoming More Liberal. Over roughly the past 18 months, the following events have transfixed the nation. In July 2014, Eric Garner, an African American man reportedly selling loose cigarettes illegally, was choked to death by a New York City policeman. That August, a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed an African American teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. For close to two weeks, protesters battled police clad in military gear. Missouri’s governor said the city looked like a war zone. In December, an African American man with a criminal record avenged Garner’s and Brown’s deaths by murdering two New York City police officers.

In April 2015 another young African American man, Freddie Gray, died in police custody, in Baltimore. Then, in July, activists with Black Lives Matter, a movement that had gained national attention after Brown’s death, disrupted speeches by two Democratic presidential candidates in Phoenix, Arizona. Australian government tells citizens to turn off two-factor authentication. The Australian government has repeatedly called for citizens to turn off two-factor authentication (2FA) at its main digital government portal, myGov.

Large Cross-National Differences in Gene × Socioeconomic Status Interaction on Intelligence. The woman who can smell Parkinson's disease. Meet the woman from Perth whose super sense of smell could change the way Parkinson's disease is diagnosed. Quora. Why Airlines Want to Make You Suffer. ELI5: What makes our brains go "that was funny, now let's laugh"? : explainlikeimfive. Pets are awesome to grow up with. Google Plans New, Smarter Messaging App. Bonsai Tree Castle. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Christmas in Yiwu. I spent summer 2014 travelling across China as part of the Unknown Fields expedition arranged by Kate Davies, Liam Young and Zhan Wang.

We travelled by container ship across the East China Sea before following the electronics supply chain around China, visiting factories, distributors, wholesalers and refineries. Uk.businessinsider. Why Do Oculus Rift and Other Virtual Reality Experiences Feel So Real? Uk.businessinsider. Is the Feud Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Really About Islam? In recent days, news of Saudi Arabia’s execution of the Shia leader Nimr al-Nimr, and the diplomatic clashes with Iran that followed, has often been accompanied by an explanation that, in simplified form, goes something like this: The schism between Sunni and Shia Islam is an ancient one, expressed today in part through the rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran.

Those two countries are intractable enemies—“fire and dynamite,” as one Saudi journalist memorably described them. Why Americans Work So Much Despite Economist John Maynard Keynes's Prediction. What to Expect When You Start Working Out Again After a Long Break. Quora. This guy knows what he's doing. Apple Buys Artificial-Intelligence Startup Emotient. Syd Barrett: the genius who almost was – a classic profile by Nick Kent. The heroes who saved the Internet in 2015. 2015 changed the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission passed strong net neutrality rules, Congress passed the first major surveillance reform in a generation, the use of encrypted communications has expanded, and activists have harnessed the power of social media and data tools to shift the most significant debates in America today in new directions. The UN library announced its most-checked-out book of 2015. It's kind of disturbing. Harry Potter vs. Huckleberry Finn: Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories Than Americans.

China market turmoil pulls Brent oil to levels not seen since 2004. Everything You Should Know About This Year's Air Travel Changes. Dutch government backs strong encryption, condemns backdoors. The Quiet Crisis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother. When Do You Become an Adult? The Expanse is the best new science fiction series in years. We've Got Resolutions All Wrong : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. Cheap Clothes Are Too Expensive: Buy Quality Instead.

Uk.businessinsider. Forgot Something Again? It's Probably Just Normal Aging. 'We are not natural-born enemies of Iran,' Saudi U.N. envoy says. U.S. Can Afford to Side With Iran Over Saudis. Why Tortillas May Hold The Key To Healthier Babies. New Saudi-Iran crisis threatens wider escalation. Existential Riddles. Uk.businessinsider. ELI5: Why does the the human mind ignore the second "the"? : explainlikeimfive. New photos of SpaceX booster show sooty but undamaged rocket. Keep Things Simple For A Healthy, Long Life. Uk.businessinsider. Uk.businessinsider. One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong review – a harrowing examination of social control. Why We All Dream of Being Jewel Thieves.

China Halts Stock Trading After 7% Rout Triggers Circuit Breaker. Mark Zuckerberg's perfect response to the idea that girls should "date the nerd" Star Wars: meet the monkey who might have played Yoda. Quora. Quora. Periodic table's seventh row finally filled as four new elements are added. Can I Just Tell You: Problems Money Can't Fix. 'Like a beautiful painting': image of New Year's mayhem in Manchester goes viral.

Why Are IEPs So Expensive and Frustrating for Schools and Special Education Students and Their Parents? Ars Deathwatch 2016: Companies and tech whose time may have come. It's Not Easy Teaching Special Ed : NPR Ed. Lasting Relationships Rely On 2 Traits. Common Household Product Completely Destroys Mold. Spooky Glass Bottles Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. 20 Things To Remember If You Love A Highly Creative Person. Do Not Throw Away Shirts With Oil Stains Until You Try This Simple Method For Removing Them. 12 Little Known Laws of Karma (That Will Change Your Life) If You Can't Answer ‘Yes’ To These 5 Questions, She's Not The One. World Religions & Beliefs.

The War of 1812. Remember the Raisin! History & Archaeology Smithsonian Magazine 12 12 2013 08.22.02. The Ambush That Changed History History & Archaeology Smithsonian Magazine 08 12 2013 20.58.39. Taxing the rich is good for the economy, IMF says 26 02 2014 19.57.48. German photographer Birk Möbius captured a photo of lightning striking a plane inside a rainbow.

Why Your Approach to Fixing Your Low Back Is Making It Worse. Donald Trump More Electable to GOP Primary Voters. It’s hard work being funny—especially for robots. El Chapo Speaks.