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US Looks to Keep Arms Control Treaty With Russia

The United States sees value in the New START arms control treaty with Russia, despite Washington’s concerns about Moscow’s track record on arms control and other issues, senior U.S. officials said Friday. The remarks by the Trump administration officials, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity, suggest the treaty will remain in force and the door remains open to pursuing an extension of the accord, which is set to expire in 2021. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty gives both countries until February 2018 to reduce their deployed strategic nuclear…

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US Senators Seek Review of Potential Russian Control of Citgo

Two U.S. senators have urged the Trump administration to clarify if it is reviewing the potential acquisition by Russian oil company Rosneft of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA and U.S. subsidiary Citgo, saying a shift in Citgo’s assets would be a security risk. Democrat Bob Menendez and Republican Marco Rubio asked whether the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, is looking into if the political crisis in Venezuela could lead to a change in the control of its oil assets, according to a letter sent to…

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Android 

Get your cable chaos under control with this $7 magnetic cable organizer

If you’re sick and tired of having to reach down to grab your charging cables hiding under your desk or couch, then this is probably going to be the best thing you see all day. I still forget to charge my phone, even though it’s sitting on the desk right next to my laptop and I know there’s a charger within arm’s reach. The problem is the Lightning cable is on the ground underneath my chair, and I’m either too pre-occupied to notice it’s not plugged in or too lazy…

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Science 

Juan Enriquez: What Can Happen If Humans Control The Future Of Evolution?

[embedded content] Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Future Consequences. About Juan Enriquez’s TED Talk From genetically modified animals and crops, we can already manipulate DNA. But futurist Juan Enriquez argues soon we can take full control of human evolution to create a better life for all of us. About Juan Enriquez Juan Enriquez is a futurist and venture capitalist. He serves as the managing director of Excel Venture Management. He’s also the co-author of Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation Are Shaping Life on Earth….

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Smarter 

How Discipline Makes Children More out of Control

A 7 year old boy was lost and never found in the woods of Nannae, Hokkaido in May of 2016. The bear infested area was scoured by local authorities, but heart-breakingly, the little boy never turned up. What was a 7 year old boy doing alone in the forest to begin with? According to his parents, little Yamato Tanooka was left there as a form of “punishment” for throwing stones at cars driving by. Shortly returning after the fact, they realized they had made a grim mistake. Their son was…

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Free Spirit 

New Home Control section in Google Assistant makes the Pixel way more useful

Android Google Assistant is starting to look more like an assistant. If you have a Google Home or use the Nest or WeMo app on your Pixel, you probably already have a setting for Home Control in Google Assistant. With the latest Google app suite, everyone will see the same thing and know that Google Assistant can do more than tell you the weather or recite a poem. The Home Control section is where you can add native support for products from Nest, Philips Hue lamps, WeMo devices and accessories,…

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