Google pledge to tackle YouTube terror videos


Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yvette Cooper said social media companies’ “failure to deal with illegal and dangerous material online is a disgrace” Google has unveiled four measures it will use to tackle the spread of terror-related material online. Among the measures it is deploying will be smarter software that can spot extremist material and greater use of human experts ...

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This Week in Making: Adam Savage’s Makerspace Tour, Duct Tape Prom Dresses, and More


Artisan’s Asylum Adam Savage recently took a tour of Artisan’s Asylum, a 40,000 square-foot, 400-member community fabrication center located just outside of Boston. The Asylum is entirely community run and funded, and features spaces for makers to build, share, and take classes. Five minutes into the tour, all I can think about is how much I wish a place like Artisan’s ...

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Stranger Swaps Pants With High School Graduate So He Can Join His Peers


Though it may have seemed like a strange request at the time, this teen was allowed to participate in his high school graduation ceremony thanks to the kindness of a stranger. Leroy Solis Jr. was set to graduate from MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday when he was stopped by a school representative saying that he wouldn’t ...

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Some Thoughts on My Daughter’s High School Graduation: Go Forth Unafraid


Last week, my daughter graduated from high school. It was a bittersweet afternoon. Happy, because it’s satisfying to think of the work that she’s done, sweet because it’s great to see the friends she’s made, and exciting to see her move forward. (Like that old joke, “That’s why they call it a Commencement.”) Sad, because this ceremony marks an end. ...

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Forest Fire in Portugal Leaves at Least 61 Dead


PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal (AP) – A raging forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 61 people as they desperately tried to flee, charring cars and trucks as it swept over roads. The disaster – the worst tragedy Portugal has experienced in decades – shook the nation, with the president declaring that the country’s pain “knows no end.” Almost 24 ...

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The Week in Bites <br> 18 June 2017


A Bite in Perth This week at Fine Dining Lovers we kicked things off with a wonderful tour of Perth, Australia.  Located in Australia’s southwestern coast, Perth has a booming culinary scene and is near the famous wine region of Margaret River We wanted to know: where can we grab a quick bite, where to stop in for coffee and ...

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Week in Review, June 17


A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Immelt in unexpected exit after 16 years as GE chief Jeff Immelt took over as chief executive of General Electric on September 10 2001, and it had been clear for some time that it would be hard to match his predecessor Jack Welch’s 20-year tenure. ...

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These Mechanical Rock Sculptures Are Suspended with Their Own Weight


Read articles from the magazine right here on Make:. Don’t have a subscription yet? Get one today. Artist Dan Grayber combines elements from industrial design and nature to create objects that seem to defy gravity. Suspended within glass domes, large rocks are held in place with metal scaffolding, or alternatively, lend the sculpture balance by hanging motionless from wires and ...

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6 Ways to Regain Your Joy


Joy is unlike any other emotion. Unlike happiness, which we often feel as a result of things outside of us, joy is something that is cultivated internally. It is a unique combination of satisfaction, peace, and intense positivity that provides what many describe as a spiritual experience. Unfortunately, joy is also a fleeting thing ...

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Developing Interdependence in Children


If you’ve noticed parenting as well as teaching techniques over the years, you’ve probably noticed that there are many different styles of parenting and consequently many different outcomes of child behavior that is shaped by these styles. Children are born with a certain amount of fixed attributes yet how much of their personalities are shaped by how a parent is ...

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