The Doomsday Clock now stands at two minutes until midnight, meaning that, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, humanity is closer to nuclear war than we've been since 1953. Economists are worried about a different kind of conflict: a trade war with China.Fears that a decades-long "cold trade war" with China would escalate
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Urban Dictionary has made its name through user-submitted definitions, explaining words which normal dictionaries don't. While this freedom allows the site's users to explain the most vulgar of slang, it's opened the doors for egregiously racist and discriminatory definitions of regular words. As reported by Junkee, an online campaign spearheaded by the Facebook page Blackfulla
Want to let friends know you’re trying to party, hit the gym, focus on work or grab a drink? That’s the idea behind a powerful new feature Facebook Messenger is testing called Your Emoji. Akin to offline meetup app Down to Lunch, it lets you overlay a chosen emoji on your Messenger profile pic for
Facial recognition is becoming more pervasive in consumer products and law enforcement, backed by increasingly powerful machine-learning technology. But a test of commercial facial-analysis services from IBM and Microsoft raises concerns that the systems scrutinizing our features are significantly less accurate for people with black skin.Researchers tested features of Microsoft and IBM’s face-analysis services that
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — SpaceX paved the way for its goal of human spaceflight to Mars on Tuesday with its launch of the Falcon Heavy — the most powerful rocket in the world — as thousands of spectators turned out on a scale the Space Coast hasn’t seen since the space shuttle era.Many who watched
Your relationship with bar soap is probably a simple one: it sits in your shower and you use it to clean yourself. Per Shortlist, Instagram users have found another use for this basic household item and it's incredibly mesmerizing. It's a new trend known as "soap cutting," and, uh, it's pretty self explanatory: just take
I’ve been struggling with whether or not to download Facebook’s new app aimed at children, Messenger Kids, onto my daughter’s iPad. This weekend, I took the plunge. I sat with her as she typed her first message and sent a selfie. I watched as she discovered GIFs. I wasn’t sure I had done the right
Not long after Uber’s pugnacious founders first tested their app among San Franciscans, a pair of Harvard Business School classmates from Malaysia seized upon a similar idea: They wanted to build Uber, but for Asia. In 2012, they launched a ride-sharing service with 40 drivers in Kuala Lumpur. Eventually, they settled on the name Grab.Six
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch attempt Tuesday afternoon is expected to draw up to 100,000 viewers to Cape Canaveral and the surrounding area, according to the Space Coast Office of Tourism.Update: As of Monday afternoon, the space center’s visitor complex was sold out of all tickets for Tuesday, including the most expensive and closest — $195
Warning: Spoilers for the "Super Bowl Sunday" episode of This Is Us ahead. Well, Jack Pearson didn't burn to death in a house fire in Sunday's episode of This Is Us, but he did die because of the house fire. And it was devastating. From the first moments of the episode and through the very