Ivanka Trump Gets ‘Internet Freedom Award,’ Twitter Critics Gobsmacked

Ivanka Trump, an adviser in an administration that slams journalists on the internet and threatens to use social media to  The first daughter touted her win on Twitter on Wednesday and retweeted others congratulating her as well. The extraordinary contributions to public policy and the internet economy,” related to her support for computer science education. repeal U.S. net neutrality protections, which had required internet service providers to treat all content equally. Net neutrality advocates warned that without those protections, it’s easier to block or slow certain content or charge consumers higher prices for broad, equitable access to information.   Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Italy’s new ruins: heritage sites being lost to neglect and looting

Overgrown and weathered, many historical monuments are disappearing as public funds for culture fail to match modern Italys inheritance Legend has it that the grotto hidden among the craggy cliffs on San Marco hill in Sutera in the heart of Sicily holds a treasure chest full of gold coins. In order to find it, three men must dream simultaneously about the precise place to dig. Treasure or no treasure, the grotto itself is an archaeological gem, its walls adorned with a multi-coloured Byzantine-esque 16th-century fresco depicting Jesus, the Virgin Mary and Saints Paulinus, Luke, Mark and Matthew. One of the first mountain oratories in the world, it was built by Basilian monks in the 9th century. But time has weathered …

‘Phenomenal’ 2,300-year-old bark shield found in Leicestershire

Archaeologists hail iron age object a marvellous, internationally important find An astonishing and unparalleled 2,300-year-old shield made of tree bark has been discovered in Leicestershire, the only example of its kind ever found in Europe. Archaeologists say the discovery of the shield, made between 395 and 250BC, has completely overturned assumptions about the weapons used in the age, sparking breathless reactions among experts of the period. This is an absolutely phenomenal object, one of the most marvellous, internationally important finds that I have encountered in my career, said Julia Farley, curator of British and European iron age collections at the British Museum. So often it is gold which grabs the headlines, but this bark shield is much rarer. The shield …

Tesla hires the ‘absolute unit’ meme guy to run its social media

A USC study concludes that cold offices are actually really bad for women's productivity.Image: Getty Images Women are more productive when they’re warm, a study concludes, confirming the complaints of chilly female employees everywhere.  While women’s gripes about frigid workspaces have long been dismissed as a sign of oversensitivity, a study published in PLOS ONE argues differently. The University of Southern California and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center had 543 students in Berlin perform tasks and steadily raised the temperature of the environment. Temperatures in each session varied in increments from 61 degrees Fahrenheit to 91 degrees Fahrenheit.  As the temperature increased, women’s performance did as well. Although men performed better at lower temperatures and worse at higher temperatures, …

This new 3D printer makes objects appear out of nowhere

Image: Illustration: Bob Al-Greene / Mashable Amazon has been conducting research that involves digital 3D “scans” of people’s bodies in exchange for a $25 Amazon gift card. The e-commerce giant is currently carrying out the image study at two different locations in New York City.  Mashable became aware of the research program after a staff member was targeted with an advertisement on Instagram. The ad led to an online form where would-be participants were able to sign up for a 3D body scan session. A screenshot of the signup page for the Amazon Body Labs imaging study. Image: amazon / screenshot The signup page for the study claims that Amazon  takes 3D scans, photos, and videos of study participants, both …

SpaceX reveals more Starlink info after launch of first 60 satellites

Last night’s successful Starlink launch was a big one for SpaceX — its heaviest payload ever, weighed down by 60 communications satellites that will eventually be part of a single constellation providing internet to the globe. That’s the plan, anyway — and the company pulled the curtain back a bit more after launch, revealing a few more details about the birds it just put in the air. SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk have been extremely tight-lipped about the Starlink satellites, only dropping a few hints here and there before the launch. We know, for instance, that each satellite weighs about 500 pounds, and are a flat-panel design that maximized the amount that can fit in each payload. The launch media …

‘Heartbeat’ Bills Get the Science of Fetal Heartbeats All Wrong

Last week, Georgia governor Brian Kemp—the narrow winner over Stacey Abrams in a contentious, sketchy election last year—signed into law a ban on abortions after more than six weeks of pregnancy. That made Georgia the sixth state to institute such a ban, and the fourth this year (Ohio’s elected officials put theirs in place in April), with seven more states kicking around the idea. It’s not even the most aggressive anti-abortion concept; the Alabama state senate is set to vote today on a bill that, if it became law, would make performing an abortion a crime punishable by up to 99 years in prison. They’re all part of a nationwide push, with more than 300 bills in 2019, to try …

Modis India Landslide Should Scare the Sh*t Out of the Rest of Us

Indian voters have just handed Prime Minister Narendra Modis party a landslide victory and Modi a second five-year term. How that happened is no mystery, and might be a cautionary example for other democracies around the world. Modi launched his campaign on March 29. Well, officially, anyway. Unofficially, he launched it a full month earlier, on February 26, when Indian Air Force planes crossed the India-Pakistan Line of Control and an Indian airman was captured (and very promptly released). But Modi and the party he leads, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), were cheered on by a chest-thumping media received their big boost all the same. Modi adopted "Chowkidar" (watchman or security guard) as his nickname and

The Laws Of (Constant) Motion

Lindsey Todd Updated May 18, 2019 lucas Favre Lindsey Todd Updated May 18, 2019 lucas Favre Our good friend, Sir Isaac Newton, defined three laws of motion in his lifetime, but for the sake of this article, I’ll list the two that are the most relevant: 1. “Every object persists in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line until it is compelled to change that state by forces pressed upon it.” 2. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” I’m not usually one for science, and definitely not one for physics, but rain on a windshield seems to catapult my thoughts into unusual and profound places. The thing is, I feel as though …

The Science Behind Nike’s New, Even Faster Marathon Shoe

At Sunday's London Marathon, Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathoner on earth, will toe the line in what could become the most controversial shoe his sport has ever known: Nike's ZoomX Vaporfly Next%. Long anticipated by the sort of runner who devotes his free time to scouring Facebook groups, Instagram pages, and online message boards for news about foams, colorways, heel-toe offsets, and inventory restocks (and who is willing to part with hundreds of dollars to gain a competitive edge), the Next%, which was unveiled this week, is the successor to Nike's Vaporfly 4%—a shoe the company claims can make runners 4 percent more efficient on their feet, translating to precious minutes over the course of a race like the marathon. …

Julianna Margulies Is Demanding Her Worth

Julianna Margulies wasnt expecting to learn that she was claustrophobic. At least not this way, at this point in her life. Her role as Dr. Nancy Jaax in three-time Emmy-winner. Premiering Memorial Day on National Geographic, the limited series is adapted from Richard Prestons game-changing 1994 nonfiction thriller which chronicled the origins of the seven-season run on CBS The Good Wife, one of the recent AMC dramedy Dietlandwith The Good Wife reigning over it allshe could arguably be considered, with her longevity and influence, the most successful TV actress working today. What that power means is something shes grappled with since ending her time as Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife. On the one hand, it meant taking a breather. …

6 Childhood Icons Who Were Woke AF Betches

1. Arthur If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the internet going crazy over the fact that the kids’ show just revealed that the teacher Mr. Ratburn is gay. The show’s season premier featured Mr. Ratburn’s wedding to another man. While this obviously didn’t happen during our childhood (seriously who even knew was still getting new episodes?), the show has tackled a lot of issues over the years that have taught us to be more understanding people, like in the episode where they introduce a character with Asperger’s syndrome. 3. Blue’s Clues You may have not even realized that Blue from Blue’s Clues is a girl. Yes. She is a queen who doesn’t conform to gender stereotypes. …

BYU’s valedictorian gave a powerful speech on being gay and religious. Mayor Pete just responded.

Recently, Matty Easton, a political science major at Brigham Young University, came out of the closet during his graduation speech. BYU is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, informally known as Mormons, and has a strict honor code that has resulted in the punishment of LGBTQ students. Historically, the church has forbid same-sex marriage and those who practice homosexual activity are denied access to the temple. “It was in these quiet moments of pain and confusion that I felt another triumph, that of coming to terms, not with who I thought I should be, but who the Lord has made me,” Easton told fellow graduates. “As such, I stand before my family, friends and graduating class …