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thisistheverge:

Hey, remember that time Google accidentally made Skynet? Meet your new robot overlords

thisistheverge:

Hey, remember that time Google accidentally made Skynet?
Meet your new robot overlords

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Why Was the FBI Investigating Michael Hastings’ Reporting on Bowe Bergdahl? | VICE News

A Third Iraq War?

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Considering the failure of America’s two earlier interventions in Iraq, Robin Wright argues that any plan for stability this time around has to begin with the underlying political problem: http://nyr.kr/1njrxGp

Above: Volunteers train at military base in the Shiite holy city of Najaf; June 17, 2014. Photograph by Jaber al-Helo/AP.

(Source: newyorker.com)

The next agent orange: why is the US military making its soldiers sick?

A story two years in the making for me, and a four-month project for several of us at The Verge. Read.

Breast Intentions? New study spurs debate over online breast milk sales

Come for the headline, stay for the story.

Breast Intentions? New study spurs debate over online breast milk sales

Come for the headline, stay for the story.

A day at Genius Camp: getting dumb in Einstein's paradise

My eyes are glazing over. It’s been less than 10 minutes since I slinked into the last row of chairs inside this makeshift outdoor auditorium, where a young woman with a tightly-bound ponytail and a sharp German accent is motoring through a series of PowerPoint slides. Holomorphic modular forms. A partition of a positive integer nRamanujan congruences. I always had a knack for math, but my AP algebra training isn’t helping much as I attempt to understand how one indecipherable equation can explain other indecipherable equations that somehow illustrate a point about that first equation and how if you then account for the eigenvalue that’ll bring us all back to Weak Maass Form and did she just invent all of these symbols to fuck with everyone?

WOAH. Brain-eating amoebas. There’s a story there.

WOAH. Brain-eating amoebas. There’s a story there.

Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

My first feature for The Verge is here. I’ve never been so proud of anything I’ve written. Read it, and watch the video.

How to prevent an astronaut bloodbath on Mars? I’ll tell you how. 
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How to prevent an astronaut bloodbath on Mars? I’ll tell you how

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