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vendredi 9 mars 2018, 20:04
Martin Shkreli, the entrepreneur famous for hiking the price of a life-saving medicine and defrauding hedge fund investors, was sentenced Friday to serve 7 years in prison. Convicted in August on securities fraud charges, Shkreli was a sneering, smirking presence in...
A team of MIT researchers 'analyzed every major contested news story in English across the span of Twitter’s existence' and found that 'fake news and false rumors reach more people, penetrate deeper into the social network, and spread much faster than accurate stories,'...
In I Am Here, director Eoin Duffy addresses the strange sensation when we realize our entire lives have led up to one fleeting moment. (more…)
Machine learning models use statistical analysis of historical data to predict future events: whether you are a good candidate for a loan, whether you will violate parole, or whether the thing in the road ahead is a stop sign or a moose. (more…)
Olivia Watts, a Melbourne-based circus performer, combines gymnastics with some sort of magic in this highly-skilled 6-hoop performance.
Maciej Ceglowski (previously) is one of Silicon Valley's sharpest critics, admonishing technologists for failing to consider ethics as they build and deploy products; one of his post-Trump initiatives is the Great Slate, a fundraising effort that urges techies to contribute...
An MIT research team has published a paper in Science detailing their analysis of the virulence with which truth and falsehood spread on Twitter; they analyzed 126,000 stories tweeted by 3m people 4.5m times, characterizing the stories as true or false according to consensus ...
John Sulston has died at the age of 75; I worked with him through the Wellcome Sanger institute, where he undertook the Human Genome Project, where a fully sequenced human genome was decoded and published as open-access science that anyone could study and use. (more…)
If you were hoping that a person you detest will get hit by a piece of the out-of-control Chinese space station when it crashes to Earth the in the next few weeks, I have bad news: The European Space Agency (ESA) says the 'average American citizen is around ten times more...
Corey King, a sheriff's deputy in Washington County, Georgia put out an arrest warrant for his wife, Anne King, after she posted on Facebook: 'That moment when everyone in your house has the flu and you ask your kid's dad to get them (not me) more Motrin and Tylenol and he...
Former President Barack Obama is in the late stages of negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of stories with his wife and former First Lady Michelle. The Obamas would be paid for exclusive content, which they say would not directly challenge Trump and the GOP, but...
Spanish artist David Moreno draws, 3D renders, and even sculpts thin wire-like material into striking floating cities, sculptures that have an architectual feel. (more…)
Leaked footage of a police officer repeatedly punching a pedestrian led to charges for Christopher Hickman, the Asheville, NC cop who also lost his job after the attack on August 24 last year. Hickman claimed that Johnnie Jermaine Rush was jaywalking and had assaulted him...
Hamilton has traveled to the city of my birth, Denver, Colorado. (more…)
In June 1980, 'Weird Al' Yankovic first performed 'Won't Eat Prunes Again' on The Dr. Demento Show. Shortly after, he rocked it live at Cal Poly. Audio evidence above. (via r/ObscureMedia and Weird Al Wiki) That was such a dirty trick Boy, it really made us sick Well it...
People who look like they're fishing on ice suddenly shout and scramble to safety as a wave underneath them creates wide cracks, breaking up the ice into large pieces. Yikes!
Championship gymnast Bradley Burns, 20, is reportedly one of only two people in the world who can do this trick. I am not the other.
Who is Lord Birthday? He’s a brilliant cartoonist who has a new book that just came out, How to Appear Normal at Social Events. But it’s more complicated than that. His cartoons started on an Instagram account in 2015, and as their popularity grew to become a sensation, ...
Nayan and Vaishali originally planned to make one piece of miniature art daily for 30 days, but following a great response for the first month, they decided to go for a full year. Lucky us! Above: a Baya Weaver Bird. (more…)
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