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Fifty years of the internet
TechCrunch

Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm … more…

What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America
The New York Times

The G.O.P. under President Trump has given liberals an opening in places like Iowa. But they need to know how to speak to voters here. more…

A jury says that a common weed-killer chemical at the heart of an $80 million lawsuit contributed to a man’s cancer
Business Insider

A federal j ury said that Roundup, the popular weed-killer from the agrochemical company Monsanto, was a "substantial factor" in causing a man's cancer. Roundup's active ingredient is a widely-used agricultural pesticide called glyphosate, which has been tent… more…

Trump's executive order defending free speech on college campus is spare on details, and the ceremonial signing felt like a partisan photo op
Business Insider

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday ostensibly protecting free speech on college campuses. "Under the guise of speech codes and safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity an… more…

I bought a $69 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having one
Business Insider

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objecti… more…

Globe myBusiness gathers tourism stakeholders at Breakthroughs: Tourism conference - Manila Bulletin
Mb.com.ph

Globe myBusiness gathers tourism stakeholders at Breakthroughs: Tourism conference Manila Bulletin The local tourism industry plays an important role in fueling the growth of the Philippine economy. more…

The Manohar Parrikar I Knew - The Wire
Thewire.in

The Manohar Parrikar I Knew The Wire BJP's Pramod Sawant Takes Oath as Goa Chief Minister at 2am Ceremony, Deputy CMs May Be Sworn in Today News18 Goa speaker Pramod Sawant succeeds Parrikar as CM Times of India Manohar Parrikar: The Chief Minister next door … more…

Obama feeling the love - World News - Castanet.net
Castanet.net

Obama feeling the love - World News Castanet.net The Obamas Congratulate Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez on Engagement E! Online Jennifer Lopez on Fiancé Alex Rodriguez's Instagram Skills: 'He Loves Documenting the Moment' Yahoo News Canada Jennifer Lopez and… more…

Overcoming the Last-Mile Commute Challenge with the IoT
Readwrite.com

The last-mile challenge is one faced by both delivery services and commuters. Initially used in telecommunications, the term “last mile” then began to describe the last leg in the supply chain. Now, many use the word to describe the final leg in a work commut… more…

New Zealand's domestic spies, obsessed with illegally surveilling environmental activists, missed a heavily armed right-wing terrorist
Boingboing.net

New Zealand is one of the Five Eyes countries (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, NZ) who collaborate on mass surveillance, and it has a notoriously off-leash, invasive surveillance apparatus that has been caught spying on NZ Greenpeace, the NZ Green Party, the Mana… more…

The growing market of everyday products made from greenhouse gases
Venturebeat.com

A wave of startups has emerged to convert greenhouse gases into clothes, animal food, toothpaste, jet fuel, vehicles, concrete, plastics, shoes and more. more…

The Joy Of Properly Designed Embedded Systems
Hackaday.com

The ages-old dream of home automation has never been nearer to reality. Creating an Internet of Things device or even a building-wide collection of networked embedded devices is “easy” thanks to cheap building blocks like the ESP8266 WiFi-enabled microcontrol… more…

Activists say Deer Park chemical fire brings attention to persistent issues
ABC News

A massive chemical fire south of Houston, Texas, triggered an emergency order for locals to shelter in place even after a dangerous chemical was detected in the air. more…

This Indianapolis charity says it helps police. Police chiefs say it's a scam.
Indystar.com

An IndyStar investigation sheds new light on a fledgling organization fundraising off of a dystopian message that some police chiefs say is a scam. more…

News at a glance
Sciencemag.org

SCI COMMUN### Activism ![Figure][1]</img> Students in Cape Town, South Africa, joined peers worldwide to demand that politicians act. PHOTO: MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS Tens of thousands of school students marched in more than 100 countries on 15 March to dema… more…

O’Rourke Mostly Gets a Pass for His Lack of Specifics
Theatlantic.com

The former Texas congressman is confident in his savant understanding of tactics in the time of Trump and social media celebrity. more…

What's Holding Smart Cities Back?
Scientificamerican.com

A tech-empowered urban renaissance is possible—if five challenges can be overcome -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com more…

Why Hilton wants to get its hands on your used soap
Marketwatch.com

The latest sustainable moves that brands are making include hotels recycling soap from guest rooms, or toiletries and ice cream being sold in reusable packaging. more…

Top 5 Job Openings at YD Job Board for this week
Yankodesign.com

Top 5 Job Openings at YD Job Board for this week As a part of our careers-related columns, these are our top five picks of the best industrial design opportunities on Yanko Design’s recruitment platform YD Job Board. This week... more…

LOL EPA OIG NDA WTF: Eco-watchdog's auditors barred from seeing own agency's cloud security report by gagging order
Theregister.co.uk

Peak US govt bureaucracy locks investigators out of files covering '180' vulnerabilities Least you think working for Uncle Sam in Washington DC is glamorous or in any way enviable, behold this stunning achievement in bureaucratic cock-up, or perhaps conspirac… more…