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Uber Offers ‘Freedom Rides’ to Voters on Election Day

Posted at November 18, 2017 16:55 by network in Uncategorized
Uber Offers ‘Freedom Rides’ to Voters on Election Day

The on-demand private driving service Uber is hoping to make Election Day easier for voters by offering “Freedom Rides” to and from polling stations. The Uber app teamed up with Rock the Vote to give all first time users of the service a free ride to the polls, as long as they download the app […]

Nasa Is Asking Private Companies To Help It Get To The Moon (But Not Mine It)

Posted at November 18, 2017 12:07 by network in Uncategorized
Nasa Is Asking Private Companies To Help It Get To The Moon (But Not Mine It)

1. Nasa is looking for private companies who want to help it get to the moon. View this image › Gregory H. Revera / Via en.wikipedia.org Some are saying this is the first step on the path to mining the moon for its rare earth metals and other resources. But the actual announcement from Nasa […]

25 Most Dangerous Countries According To Global Peace Index

Posted at November 18, 2017 7:19 by network in Uncategorized
25 Most Dangerous Countries According To Global Peace Index

Every year, the Global Peace Index (product of the Institute for Economics and Peace) attempts to determine the level of peacefulness of 162 world´s largest countries. Measuring the countries’ peacefulness is a complex process based on evaluating a wide range of indicators. There are 22 indicators in total, including things like number of external and […]

NSA: Tech Companies Knew We Collected User Data

Posted at November 18, 2017 2:31 by network in Uncategorized
NSA: Tech Companies Knew We Collected User Data

Former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander looks to Teresa Takai, The Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.Image: Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and other tech giants knew of the existence of the Internet surveillance program PRISM, they just didn’t know it was […]

Will Twitter Ever Be Able To Predict The Stock Market?

Posted at November 17, 2017 21:43 by network in Tech
Will Twitter Ever Be Able To Predict The Stock Market?

View this image › In October of 2010, a paper came out in the Journal of Computational Science that claimed to be able to predict the stock market with Twitter. There was more to it than that, of course, but the bottom line was a claim to 87% accuracy in predicting day-to-day movement in the […]

Maine’s Governor Bans Road Signs For National Monument Out Of “Spite”

Posted at November 17, 2017 16:55 by network in Uncategorized
Maine’s Governor Bans Road Signs For National Monument Out Of “Spite”

Republican Governor Paul LePage has decided to ban all signs that direct people to Katahdin Woods and Waters, a tract of land in Maine that’s designated as a national monument. Withthe fate of many national monuments designatedby Obama when in officenow up for question after Trump ordered a federal review of the parks, it seems […]

Top 10 Stupidest Thieves

Posted at November 17, 2017 12:07 by network in Crime
Top 10 Stupidest Thieves

Sometimes the best planned crimes can go horribly wrong. Either by accident or stupidity. This is a list of the 10 most stupid thieves. 1. Showing off your booty Charles Taylor of Wichita, Kansas, was arrested for robbing a shoe store at knifepoint and stealing a $69 pair of size 10 1/2 tan hiking boots […]

8 Reasons Wales Rocks!

Posted at November 17, 2017 7:19 by network in Uncategorized
8 Reasons Wales Rocks!

Saturday 1 March is St David’s day, the Welsh national day. Wales has an original language, an original people, and an original spirit. And their cheese is pretty killer too. Wales is about to be put even more firmly on the map, when Newport hosts the 2014 NATO Summit in September. Check out all the […]

Cheap DNA Sequencing: What’s in it for You?

Posted at November 17, 2017 2:31 by network in Uncategorized
Cheap DNA Sequencing: What’s in it for You?

Your DNA can reveal more about your body — and what the future has in store for it — than a stethoscope and a tongue depressor ever could. Thanks to the Human Genome Project, which identified all the genes in the human DNA, scientists better understand how our biological makeup affects our health. This milestone […]

Only One Black Model Walked A Runway During Australia Fashion Week

Posted at November 16, 2017 21:43 by network in Style
Only One Black Model Walked A Runway During Australia Fashion Week

View this image › Getty Images 2. Australian fashion designers presented their spring 2013 collections in Sydney last week Shows ran from Monday through Friday, with 46 shows on the official Mercedes Benz-sponsored schedule. (Some of these featured the work of multiple designers, too.) An examination of runway photos posted at Australian Vogue’s site vogue.com.au, […]

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