LGBTQ Groups Condemn “Dangerous And Flawed” Facial Recognition Intended To Predict Your Sexuality

By: James Felton/IFL Science  LGBTQ groups have condemned as “dangerous” an algorithm developed by Stanford University to predict whether you are gay or straight based on your face. Stanford claims the tech, which uses facial recognition, can distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, and 74% of the time for women. Several prominent LGBTQ…

Here’s Everything We Know About RED’s Smartphone With A Holographic Display

By: Bradd Bergan/Futurism  Cinematic camera developer RED has partnered with HP Labs’ Leia Inc. on the Hydrogen, a smartphone with a holographic display. Though exciting, the complexity of creating content to be displayed holographically on the phone might prove to be too difficult for amateurs. THE HOLOGRAPHIC FUTURE Cinematic camera developer RED is building a new kind…

Jose Is Now A Category 1 Hurricane

By: Rosie McCall/IFL Science  With Texas reeling from Harvey, Irma devastating several Caribbean islands, and now Jose being upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane, it’s been a rough season for North America. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon when Jose’s maximum winds hit 125 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour). As of 5 am ET on Wednesday, maximum…

Trump’s Nominee For USDA’s Top Scientist Job Has No Scientific Background

By: Rosie McCall/IFL Science  Trump announced plans to appoint ex-radio host, Sam Clovis, chief scientist of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) back in July 2017. And it may turn out to be one of his toughest nominations yet. Technically, his title would be “undersecretary of agriculture for research, education, and economics” and, if approved by the Senate, he would…

Immigrant Dreamer Dies Rescuing People From Harvey, Mother Not Allowed In U.S. To Bury Him

By: Claire S Bernish/The Mind Unleashed  Determined to assist victims caught in rushing floodwaters dumped in record-breaking deluge courtesy of Hurricane Harvey upon ill-prepared Houston, 31-year-old Texan, Alonso Guillen, took to a boat with other volunteers last Wednesday. But the churning floodwaters and obstacle course both submerged and above the surface turned the search and rescue…

Fisherman Catches A Rare ‘Ghost’ Lobster — And Sends Her Back Home

By: Lily Feinn/The Dodo  “I wouldn’t have sold or cooked it either way.” Mythical sea creatures are the stuff social media trends are made of, so it came as no surprise when pictures of an incredibly rare “ghost” lobster quickly went viral over the weekend. Thankfully, the iridescent crustacean was back home in Maine waters by the time she…

This 1-Acre Permaculture Farm In Australia Can Feed 50 Families

By: The Mind Unleashed  By 2050, the world’s human population is expected to reach 9.7 billion. Considering 795 million people still go to bed hungry each evening, this is concerning. Fortunately, sustainable solutions exist, and they include vertical gardening and permaculture farming — among others. The latter has been employed on a one-acre farm in Australia and reportedly works so…

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