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PHOTOS: A ‘Massive’ Wildfire Is Now Blazing In Greenland

Enlarge this image This satellite photograph depicts the wildfire raging in Greenland, as seen from space last week. NASA Earth Observatory hide caption toggle caption NASA Earth Observatory In a region better known for its ice and snow, it’s a fire that now has scientists struggling to learn more. Since at least the end of last month, a stretch of land in western Greenland has been alight with a with a “sizable wildfire,” NASA says. The agency’s European counterpart, the ESA, was a little more emotive in a recent tweet…

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One-Minute Trick to Pack Your Clothes Easily When Moving House

Moving is a really tedious task when you have lots of stuff, especially with clothes that you hang up in your closet. Can you imagine the time needed to fold up each of them up, one by one? Luckily, a Reddit user shared a brilliant lifehack that will save you the time. Don’t take my word for it, read the comments from people who tried it for themselves! “If you’re moving, you can use this method to easily transport all the clothes that you hang.” What users say about this…

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Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report

A comprehensive government report on climate change has leaked to the public. The report clearly states that humans are changing the climate, and the consequences could be serious. Those views are at odds with statements by many in the Trump administration. … Read the referenced story here: Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report

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U.S. Already Feeling Consequences Of Global Warming, Draft Report Finds

A draft government report on climate says the U.S. is already experiencing the consequences of global warming. The findings sharply contrast with statements by President Trump and some members of his Cabinet, who have sought to downplay the changing climate. The document, which was leaked ahead of publication, says Americans are seeing more heatwaves and rainfall as a result of climate change. The report, known as the Climate Science Special Report, is part of the National Climate Assessment, which is mandated by Congress every four years and provides a synthesis…

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Baked Cherry French Toast Casserole

This post is brought to you in partnership with Northwest Cherry Growers. Don’t you wish you could eat cherries all year round? Unfortunately, the season for juicy, sweet Northwest cherries is a short one, lasting only from June until August. But fortunately, cherries freeze exceptionally well. Continue reading “Baked Cherry French Toast Casserole” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Baked Cherry French Toast Casserole

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You Have to Crave Real Alone Time to Be Smarter

Lots of research has pointed at the notion that people who socialize more tend to be much happier. But this doesn’t apply to everyone. One factor where socializing more doesn’t equal more happiness is intelligence. People who are highly intelligent become less happy the more they socialize because it’s thought smart people adapt more easily to the modern world. In other words, they understand that our primal need to keep close contact with a social group for food and shelter is no longer applicable in modern society. In fact, the…

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Empathy vs Sympathy: Why Some People Are More Likeable Than Others

Several years ago I went through a gut-wrenching break-up. It was traumatic, painful and devastating. The one bright spot amidst the tears and heartache was the understanding, devotion and genuine care displayed by my family and friends as I went through the healing process. It meant the world to me. Several months later one of my family members fell ill. Once again I turned to my support system. This time, however, their response was a bit different. It wasn’t that they didn’t care per se, they expressed their feelings a…

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How Google’s Go language could be improved

To improve development tools for Google’s open source Go language, Go might be getting its own language server, akin to Microsoft and Red Hat’s Language Server Protocol. The notion came up in a Go language contributors’ discussion group, so it’s not a done deal. [ What’s new in Go 1.9. | Also on InfoWorld: Tap the power of Google’s Go language. | The best Go language IDEs and editors. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] The group’s consensus recommendations are: Adopt…

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IBM speeds deep learning by using multiple servers

For everyone frustrated by how long it takes to train deep learning models, IBM has some good news: It has unveiled a way to automatically split deep-learning training jobs across multiple physical servers — not just individual GPUs, but whole systems with their own separate sets of GPUs. Now the bad news: It’s available only in IBM’s PowerAI 4.0 software package, which runs exclusively on IBM’s own OpenPower hardware systems. [ Roundup: TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe machine learning and deep learning frameworks. | Cut to…

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A Chip That Reprograms Cells Helps Healing, At Least In Mice

Enlarge this image The chip has not been tested in humans, but it has been used to heal wounds in mice. Wexner Medical Center/The Ohio State University hide caption toggle caption Wexner Medical Center/The Ohio State University Scientists have created an electronic wafer that reprogrammed damaged skin cells on a mouse’s leg to grow new blood vessels and help a wound heal. One day, creator Chandan Sen hopes, it could be used to be used to treat wounds on humans. But that day is a long way off — as…

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