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  • newWhat They Don't Tell You About Climate Change
    Countries are scrambling to limit the rise in the earth's temperature to just two degrees by the end of this century. But Slashdot reader dryriver shares an article titled "What They Don't Tell You About Climate Change."No, it is not that Climate Ch…
    - 46 mins ago, 19 Nov 17, 11:34pm -
  • newBitcoin Prices Surge 26% in November, Pass $8000
    Bitcoin's value has increased more than 26% in less than three weeks, writes Bloomberg. An anonymous reader quotes their report: Bitcoin topped $8,000 for the first time, as investors set aside technology concerns that had derailed its advance earl…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 10:34pm -
  • newSix Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Its Reactors' Melted Uranium Fuel
    An anonymous reader quotes Gizmodo:Earlier this year, remotely piloted robots transmitted what officials believe was a direct view of melted radioactive fuel inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant's destroyed reactors [YouTube] -- a major disc…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 9:34pm -
  • newFirefox vs Chrome: Speed and Memory
    Mashable aleady reported Firefox Quantum performs better than Chrome on web applications (based on BrowserBench's JetStream tests), but that Chrome performed better on other benchmarks. Now Laptop Mag has run more tests, agreeing that Firefox perform…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 8:32pm -
  • newIn Defense of Project Management For Software Teams
    mikeatTB writes: Many Slashdotters weighed in on Steven A. Lowe's post, "Is Project Management Killing Good Products, Teams and Software?", where he slammed project management and called for product-centrism. Many commenters pushed back, but one PM,…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 7:31pm -
  • newCringely: Amazon Is Starting To Act Like 'Bad Microsoft'
    An anonymous reader quotes Cringely.com:My last column was about the recent tipping point signifying that cloud computing is guaranteed to replace personal computing over the next three years. This column is about the slugfest to determine what comp…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 6:28pm -
  • new46% of Americans Now Have High Blood Pressure
    "Millions more Americans will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure," reports NBC News, which describes the condition as "one of the leading killers around the world."Anyone with blood pressure higher than 130/80 will be considered to have hyper…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 5:14pm -
  • new'Lazy' Hackers Exploit Microsoft RDP To Install Ransomware
    An anonymous reader writes:An investigation by Sophos has uncovered a new, lazy but effective ransomware attack where hackers brute force passwords on computers with [Microsoft's] Remote Desktop Protocol enabled, use off-the-shelf privilege escalati…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 4:10pm -
  • newApple Fixes the iPhone X 'Unresponsive When It's Cold' Bug
    An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica:Apple released iOS 11.1.2 for iPhones and iPads Thursday afternoon. It's a minor, bug-fix update that benefits iPhone X users who encountered issues after acquiring the new phone just under two weeks ago... Th…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 3:06pm -
  • newScientists Develop Kill Switches In Case Bioengineered Microbes Go Rogue
    schwit1 quotes UPI:Scientists at Harvard have developed a pair of new kill switches that can be used to thwart bioengineered microbes that go rogue. Researchers have been testing the use of bioengineered microbes for a variety of purposes, from the…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 12:01pm -
  • new'I See Things Differently': James Damore on his Autism and the Google Memo
    "James Damore opens up about his regrets -- and how autism may have shaped his experience of the world," writes the west coast bureau chief for the Guardian. An anonymous reader quotes their report:The experience has prompted some introspection. In…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 8:58am -
  • newCNBC: Google's New 'Pixel Buds' Suck
    Google's new Pixel Buds "are really bad" and "not worth buying," according to CNBC's technology products editor:The stand-out feature of Google Pixel Buds is that they're supposed to be able to translate spoken languages in near real-time. In my rea…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 5:54am -

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    • The Monkeys of Gibraltar
      Note: We were in Spain last spring, but work on the book meant that I haven’t gotten around to blogging about a lot of the places we visited. In keeping with the better-late-than-never mindset that characterizes much of my life, I’m finally writi…
      - 12 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 11:30pm -
    • Yellow Invisalign, Floor M&Ms, and Why the Neighbors Hate Us.
      After 7 years of living in the same quirky little corner of Seattle, Rand and I moved across town to a bigger place in a smaller neighborhood. One would think, after literally years spent at careers that requires us to constantly move from one place…
      - 25 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 5:44pm -
    • I Have Written About Currywurst, My Love.
      “You never wrote about the curry plane.” “The … the curry plane?” He nods, pouting. I am confused. “Like, a plane of existence that consists of … curry?” I ask, hoping for clarification. He is annoyed. “The curry plane.” “The cu…
      - 45 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 2:58pm -
    • The Faded Glory of Route 66
      My immigrant parents, while bestowing upon me the gift of worldliness, with their accents and many passports and the ease with which they code-switched, yelling at one another in English, German, Italian, and Russian, left a glaring omission in my ch…
      - 46 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 4:54pm -
    • I Visited The Birthplace of the Atom Bomb. Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Bradbury Science Museum, New Mexico.
      Rand’s work had brought us to New Mexico for the very first time, and in a few weeks, we’d be in Japan. The timing was unintentional but it felt like my path was already set. If I was going to walk through Hiroshima, now long rebuilt, I couldn’…
      - 47 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 9:48pm -
    • The History of the Atom Bomb, WWII, and A Case of Infinite Hindsight
      When things go badly, I often look back and retrace the steps that were taken – by me, by my loved ones, by the electorate of Wisconsin, to see where things went awry. I do this with tragedies small and large, historical and current day, tracing th…
      - 54 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 6:34pm -
    • The Infinite Hypocrisy of Fake Feminist Men
      Image credit. I am at my book reading in Portland. Though the room is small, it is packed. The audience is mostly friends, though there is a large cluster of people I have never met before. It is, without hyperbole, one of the highlights of my caree…
      - 83 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 3:52pm -
    • Stop Saying Mansplaining Isn’t a Big Deal. It is.
      Last week I wrote what happened when I tried Soylent. If you missed it, a quick summary: I became the human equivalent of what happens when you drop Mentos into a Diet Coke. Soylent aficionados were not happy. Their rage was understandable. After all…
      - 25 Jul 17, 4:31pm -

    ProBlogger.net

    • 4 WordPress Formatting Tips to Make Your Posts More Readable
      This post is by ProBlogger Writing Expert Ali Luke You’ve finished your post, and you breathe a sigh of relief. After a quick edit you publish it to your blog, and wait for the comments, tweets, shares, or any sort of feedback. But once again, you…
      - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
    • 216: How to Create a Style Guide for Your Blog (and Why You Should)
      How and Why You Should Create Style Guides for Your Blog In today’s episode, I talk about style guides for blogs – why they’re important, and what elements you should include in yours. Links and Resources for How to Create a Style Guide for You…
      - 7 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:00am -
    • Community Discussion: How Do You Survey Your Readers?
      As the end of the year nears, you might be thinking about plans for your blogging in 2018. One thing that will help inform that is a reader survey. On both ProBlogger and Digital Photography school I do an annual survey, usually around November. As w…
      - 12 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
    • How to Create an Efficient Contact Page That Boosts Your Productivity
      As you know, most blogs have a contact page. It’s one of the first pages we create when we’re building a new blog. We want people to be able to shower us in praise, offer us lucrative advertising and book deals, and beg us to create wonderful pro…
      - 17 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
    • Why You’re Not in the Content Business (and Why That’s a Good Thing)
      Originally posted as a Facebook update from FinCon in Dallas (video below) In my opening keynote at FinCon I challenged the attendees to think about how their blog, podcast and video content could potentially be changing people’s lives. You see, ma…
      - 19 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
    • 5 Tips to Help You Consume Content More Productively
      As bloggers, we create a significant amount of content. But most of us consume a significant amount of it as well. In an industry that uses strategies such as SEO, social media marketing and email marketing as key tools, we need to stay up to date wi…
      - 24 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
    • 9 Ways Influencer Outreach Can Help You and Your Blog
      Here on ProBlogger, we have a lot of tips on influencer outreach – how to reach out to influencers and pitch to them. Here are just a few of the resources we have available: How to Approach Influencers in Your Niche (podcast episode) How to Grow Y…
      - 26 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
    • How to Smash Your Blogging Goals in Just 5 Days

      - 31 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 1:00pm -

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      • The Best in May Brain News
        Discover the latest May brain news and research in our latest monthly digest. Psych Central : Early Life Brain Stimulation Linked to Robust Mental Health Looking to combat cognitive decline? A new study has found that brain stimulating activities li…
        - 17 May 17, 12:00pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Play Pathfinder For Free!
        We’re happy to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Pathfinder! It’s a Premium visual-spatial game. Test your skills with this exciting brain game in our app or on Fitbrains.com. Designed by neuroscientists and game experts, you’ll love P…
        - 3 May 17, 12:00pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Try Tap Targets For Free!
        We’re thrilled to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Tap Targets! Are you up for a challenge? Designed by neuroscientists and game experts, Tap Targets is not only addictive but rewarding. Try this latest speed of thinking game anytime, any…
        - 21 Apr 17, 10:25am -
      • Socializing This Easter: The Fun Easy Brain Boost!
        Did you know that socializing with friends and family during a holiday like Easter is a great way to boost your mental, emotional and physical health? Maintaining connections with friends and family is one of the easiest ways to provide a novel envir…
        - 15 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
      • The Diet Secret To Eat Your Way To A Healthy Brain!
        Diets – love them or hate them? Most of us hate them. But, did you know that there’s a diet that’s not only good for your brain but easy to follow? Yes, that’s right. In fact, there are 2 according to US News and World Report’s yearly ranki…
        - 27 Mar 17, 4:55pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Play Grow Words For Free!
        We’re delighted to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Grow Words! It’s a Premium language game. What better way to work your linguistic skills than with an exciting game? Get a headstart into Spring from now until mid March with unlimited…
        - 10 Mar 17, 1:00pm -
      • Want To Get Better Brain Function For Life? Here’s How.
        Do you want your brain to perform at its best, in the present and in the future? How can you achieve this? Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a study of 17 “superagers,” seniors who have the brain function of 20 year olds…
        - 24 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • How To Get Someone To Fall & Stay In Love With You
        Are you going to be one of the 61.8% people who celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Whether you’re in love or not, your feelings stem from your brain and not your heart. Yes, that’s right. On average, it takes the human mind 1.5 to 4…
        - 14 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • New Game of The Month: Try Roshambo For Free!
        We’re excited to introduce February’s New Game of the Month! Here’s an early Valentine’s gift for you. From now until Feb. 15, get unlimited access to this exclusive Premium game for free! Engage and stimulate your logic skills. Are you up f…
        - 9 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • Brain Hacks To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
        As the end of January looms around the corner, will you be one of the 58% of people who will stick to their New Year’s resolutions after the first month? According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, more 90% of us break them. It’s not jus…
        - 17 Jan 17, 10:33am -
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