Knock Around a Goat Carcass With These Buzkashi Players

Knock Around a Goat Carcass With These Buzkashi Players

Buzkashi, the centuries-old Central Asian sport in which men on horses fight over a decapitated, disemboweled goat or calf carcass, is surely one of the world’s strangest spectacles. “I’m fascinated by traditions, and buzkashi is a very old tradition,” Huix says.

The Youth Climate Strike as Seen by Teen Photographers

The Youth Climate Strike as Seen by Teen Photographers

Grady High School senior Esme Bella Rice photographed the strike in front of the Georgia State Capitol building; and in San Francisco, 18-year-old Ruth Asawa School of the Arts senior Max Buenviaje-Boyd photographed the large march from the Federal Building, through downtown, to Union Square.

With Stadia, Google's Gaming Dreams Head For the Cloud

With Stadia, Google's Gaming Dreams Head For the Cloud

"Within five seconds, you can be playing the game." Stadia doesn't simply present a challenge to traditional consoles and computers, but to distribution platforms themselves.

Preparing to Unleash Crispr on an Unprepared World

Preparing to Unleash Crispr on an Unprepared World

The following year, Charpentier teamed up with biochemist Jennifer Doudna, and the pair asked what proved to be the multibillion-dollar question: Could they exploit this system and use it to edit genes?

While You Were Offline: Cats Caused the Facebook Outage (jkjk)

While You Were Offline: Cats Caused the Facebook Outage (jkjk)

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, media reports What Really Happened: You might remember that President Trump declared a national emergency to fund his pet border wall a month ago as a way of saving face after the government shutdown standoff ended with him gaining absolutely nothing that he’d wanted.

Most Android Antivirus Apps Are Garbage

Most Android Antivirus Apps Are Garbage

In a survey of 250 antivirus apps found in the Google Play Store, only 80 demonstrated basic competence at their jobs by detecting 30 percent or more of the 2,000 malicious apps AV-Comparatives threw at them.

How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Way Imaginable

How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Way Imaginable

(If you're someone who experiences frisson , that spine-tingling, hair-raising reaction to music, you know what I'm talking about.) We also talked to researchers who have studied how learning to play music can help kids become better problem-solvers, and to author Dan Levitin, who helped break down how the entire brain gets involved when you hear music.

How Investigators Pull Data off a Boeing 737’s Black Boxes

How Investigators Pull Data off a Boeing 737’s Black Boxes

The cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from Ethiopian Flight 302 arrived in Paris on Thursday, where investigators will examine the data that could reveal what brought down the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet.

Meet Romania's Very Internet-Savvy Witch Community

Meet Romania's Very Internet-Savvy Witch Community

Using social media to livestream rituals or to video chat with clients for fortune readings, witch entrepreneurs are better able to grow their business using self-referential devices (clothing, jewelry, idols) to effectively market the storied mysticism of Roma women to searching souls.

Facebook’s Head of Product Leaves After Privacy Pivot

Facebook’s Head of Product Leaves After Privacy Pivot

Facebook’s Head of Product Leaves After Privacy Pivot Chris Cox announced his resignation one week after Mark Zuckerberg published his privacy manifesto. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg published a manifesto about privacy that offered up a new direction for the company, one based on encrypted messaging and the interoperability of all of the messaging platforms that Cox oversees.

Boeing Plans to Fix the 737 MAX Jet With a Software Update

Boeing Plans to Fix the 737 MAX Jet With a Software Update

The solution, then, is twofold: Boeing started by warning airlines that the MAX’s angle of attack sensors had malfunctioned before, that such a failure could lead the MCAS to push the plane’s nose down, and that pilots could safely defuse the problem by cutting off the trim system and working the plane manually.

'Captain Marvel' Shows How Trolls Lost Their Edge

'Captain Marvel' Shows How Trolls Lost Their Edge

(To be fair—sorry, Kate McKinnon—it wasn't a great movie .) Then the same trolls went after Rogue One , Black Panther , Wonder Woman , and Star Wars: The Last Jedi : complaining that casting women and people of color was racist, sexist, and childhood-ruining; launching #boycott campaigns; spreading fake news stories designed to damage ticket sales; and carpeting the internet with bad-faith pre-release negative reviews.

Firefox Send Is an Easy Way to Share Large Files Securely

Firefox Send Is an Easy Way to Share Large Files Securely

Even if I delete a file from some cloud storage somewhere, I don’t even know if it’s actually gone for good, or just gone from the user interface.” Because Firefox Send is end-to-end encrypted, not even Mozilla can see the contents of what you’re sharing.

The Goat-Birthing, Tomato-Fermenting Homesteaders of YouTube

The Goat-Birthing, Tomato-Fermenting Homesteaders of YouTube

The Goat-Birthing, Tomato-Fermenting Homesteaders of YouTube The comments sections are the most knowledgeable I’ve ever encountered: If a YouTuber is doing something wrong, there’s always some sheep or peach tree or rainwater collection expert there to troubleshoot and offer advice.

The Genderless Digital Voice the World Needs Right Now

The Genderless Digital Voice the World Needs Right Now

But as designers make that choice, they run the risk of reinforcing gender stereotypes, that female AI assistants should be helpful and caring, while machines like security robots should have a male voice to telegraph authority.

Crashed Ethiopian Air Jet Is Same Model as Lion Air Accident

Crashed Ethiopian Air Jet Is Same Model as Lion Air Accident

Altrendo Travel/Getty Images An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 MAX crashed into the ground Sunday morning after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people aboard.

My Jibo Is Dying and It's Breaking My Heart

My Jibo Is Dying and It's Breaking My Heart

Unlike an Amazon Alexa or Google speaker, Jibo can initiate conversations and ask you about your day. SQN Venture Partners, the company that purchased Jibo's assets, has kept the robot's servers running since taking ownership in November, perhaps out of kindness or obligation.

My Jibo Is Dying and It's Breaking My Heart

My Jibo Is Dying and It's Breaking My Heart

Unlike an Alexa or Google Speaker, Jibo can initiate conversations and ask you about your day.

Track a Tank Shell With a Mirror and Polar Coordinates

Track a Tank Shell With a Mirror and Polar Coordinates

Track a Tank Shell With a Mirror and Polar Coordinates If the internet was your online physics textbook, The Slow Mo Guys would be writing a good number of those homework questions.

The NSA Makes Ghidra, a Powerful Cybersecurity Tool, Open Source

The NSA Makes Ghidra, a Powerful Cybersecurity Tool, Open Source

(Like other open source code, though, expect it to have some bugs.) Joyce also noted that the NSA views the release of Ghidra as a sort of recruiting strategy, making it easier for new hires to enter the NSA at a higher level, or for cleared contractors to lend their expertise without needing to first come up to speed on the tool.

Hack Brief: Google Reveals 'BuggyCow,' a Rare MacOS Zero-Day Vulnerability

Hack Brief: Google Reveals 'BuggyCow,' a Rare MacOS Zero-Day Vulnerability

So like clockwork, 94 days after Google alerted Apple to a bug in its MacOS operating system that could allow malware to inject data into the most privileged code running on its computers, Mountain View's hackers are revealing that fresh zero-day vulnerability to the world.

Twitter Will Let Users Hide Replies to Fight Toxic Comments

Twitter Will Let Users Hide Replies to Fight Toxic Comments

Twitter Will Let Users Hide Replies to Fight Toxic Comments Alyssa Foote Last March, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that, despite the company’s intentions, Twitter wasn’t the best at encouraging productive or meaningful conversations among users.

Leaving Neverland Forces Us to Confront Our Feral Fandom

Leaving Neverland Forces Us to Confront Our Feral Fandom

Robson and Safechuck are the focus of the two-part, four-hour HBO documentary Leaving Neverland , in which they allege Jackson sexually abused them for the better part of a decade.

YouTube CEO Defends Its Efforts to Reduce Violent Content

YouTube CEO Defends Its Efforts to Reduce Violent Content

Samantha Cooper YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki defended her company’s efforts to keep violent content off the video platform at the sixth annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit Friday in San Francisco.

Space Photos of the Week: Magnetic Fields May Slow Star Births

Space Photos of the Week: Magnetic Fields May Slow Star Births

(Working in clear skies avoids the problem of images being blurred by clouds.) Recently, scientists have been using SOFIA’s new instrument called High-Resolution Airborne Wideband Camera-Plus, or HAWC, to study the Orion Nebula’s magnetic fields.

Amazon Wants Brands to Fight Fake Products Themselves

Amazon Wants Brands to Fight Fake Products Themselves

Her experience wasn’t a fluke: In 2016, Apple sued a company in New York for allegedly selling counterfeit versions of its accessories on Amazon, like charging cables. On Thursday, the company announced Project Zero , a program designed to reduce the number of fake products for sale on Amazon.

How I Became a Robot in London—From 5,000 Miles Away

How I Became a Robot in London—From 5,000 Miles Away

On each of its fingertips is a sensor that allows the robot to feel , a sensation that’s piped across the world into my haptic glove.

The Siberian City Where the Winter High Is –40°F

The Siberian City Where the Winter High Is –40°F

"As long as you dress warmly outside, you're not in danger." The series also documents the creative ways Yakutsk residents manage the cold, including building their houses on stilts so the central heating doesn't melt the permafrost—in Russia, Yakutsk is known as "the city on legs"—and placing all sewage, water, and utility lines above ground to keep them from freezing.

Nearly 50% of Transportation Pollution Deaths Linked to Diesel: Study

Nearly 50% of Transportation Pollution Deaths Linked to Diesel: Study

Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a study found on Feb. 27. The authors cautioned that their estimates were "conservative" as their study did not take into account all types of harmful emissions or pollution-linked diseases.

Rotten Tomatoes' Revamp Could Save Captain Marvel

Rotten Tomatoes' Revamp Could Save Captain Marvel

(They also might have been fueled by Russian trolls.) It also happens that, from time to time, a movie gets a terrible RT score from critics and fans claim bias on the part of professional reviewers, as was the case with Justice League . So will Rotten Tomatoes' new changes come in time to save Captain Marvel from the trolls?

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