A look at the ridiculous All-Star starter votes cast by NBA players

Among some of the players who received All-Star starter votes? Ron Baker, Jack Cooley and Alexis Ajinca. And for the second consecutive year, it looks like many of the players didn’t take their voting power — or their ability to vote for their teammates and for themselves — too seriously. Headlining the list of players who received votes? Ron Baker, who averages three […]

U.S. government to shield health workers under ‘religious freedom’

The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the “conscience and religious freedom” of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump. 6 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is seeking to […]

Project Fi’s “Bill Protection” works out to an $80 “unlimited” plan

Bills will cap out at $80, with throttling after 15GB of high-speed data. Now Project Fi is throwing a bone to big data users with “bill protection,” a cap on the amount Project Fi will charge. Project Fi bills will now cap out at $80, no matter how much data you use. This basically works […]

Bitcoin’s utopia has failed as big players hold all the power

Cryptocurrencies are built on the idea that no one institution holds the power. But for bitcoin and ethereum, that’s no longer true Cryptocurrency seems to be selling out. Bitcoin and other digital currencies were designed to circumvent the centralised control of big banks and instead be managed by its network. But now they are growing […]

Große Koalition: Lasst uns zustimmen!

Meine Partei tut sich schwer, wieder mit der Merkel-Union zu koalieren. Verständlich! Aber am Ende können wir so mehr erreichen – für das Land und für die SPD. Wir Sozialdemokratinnen und Sozialdemokraten haben alle mit mit vielerlei gemischten Gefühlen den Kurs unserer Partei in den vergangenen Monaten begleitet. Das Nein zur großen Koalition hatte uns […]

California children ‘chained for months’

California prosecutors detail allegations of horrific abuse against parents of 13 children held in shackles The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after their daughter […]

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer […]

Eine KI sagt den Tod voraus

Per Deep Learning hat ein neurales Netzwerk der Universität Stanford gelernt, die Sterbewahrscheinlichkeit von todkranken Patienten zu berechnen. Das soll die Palliativpflege verbessern, qualvolle Therapieversuche verhindern und es Ärzten ermöglichen, wichtige Gespräche rechtzeitig zu führen. Regelmäßig neue Updates aus dem WIRED-Kosmos! Per Deep Learning hat ein neurales Netzwerk der Universität Stanford gelernt, die Sterbewahrscheinlichkeit von […]

Workers surprise boss with more than 8,000 birthday cards

Sheldon Yellen, CEO of a company that restores properties after natural disasters, has been sending personal birthday cards to employees since 1985. The Free Press Top Workplaces Awards were recently awarded. Wochit Belfor Property Restoration CEO Sheldon Yellen reads one of his birthday cards at his desk after being surprised by thousands of birthday cards […]