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Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

'Nudge' guru Richard Thaler wins the Nobel prize for economics

Professor Richard H Thaler has been awarded the Nobel memorial prize in economic sciences for his contributions to behavioural economics.<p>Best known for his best-selling book <i>Nudge</i>, Prof Thaler is credited with inspiring former Prime Minster David Cameron to create the Behavioural Insights Team. The …

Economics

Charleston, S.C. Submerged by Irma Flooding

The crazy summer of Trump controversies that you’ve already forgotten

By Alex Horton<p>, Reporter<p>The end of summer is around the corner, with students soon returning to school and people across the country planning their fantasy football rosters.<p>But with the daily intrigue and drama from the White House, the summer also feels as though it stretched across years. Staff …

EquipmentShare, the Airbnb of construction, raises $26 million

It hasn’t even been a year since EquipmentShare raised a Series A round of funding, but the “Airbnb of construction rentals,” has closed a $26 million Series B round. The Columbia, Missouri-based startup helps contractors rent out their under-utilized equipment, or rent safety tested equipment that …

Series A Round

Warner Music leaving Burbank, Westside for downtown L.A.'s Arts District

Already a growing haven for artists, fashionistas, foodies and techies, the Arts District is about to get a major influx of song and dance.<p>In a shift that reflects the increasing importance of infusing the music industry with tech culture, Warner Music Group plans to move hundreds of employees from …

Mild bump to head increases risk of psychiatric problems and early death

Suffering even a mild bump to the head can leave people at greater risk of psychiatric problems and early death, a study shows.<p>Researchers at the University of Oxford and Imperial College studied more than a million people born since 1973 in Sweden and followed them to see how head injuries …

A Data Scientist Has Mapped The Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Tiny Stanford invention purifies water in minutes using the sun

Is that a piece of bark in your drink? A bug, maybe? Nope. It's a tiny water-purifying tablet powered by the sun.<p>The device comes from scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University's Institute for Materials and Energy Science. It measures 1 …

Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights

Players of Pokemon Go are not only giving up their right to act like sane human beings in public, as they walk around, zombie-esque, reaching into the phones held in front of their faces, they are also likely to be waiving legal rights if they don’t take a very close look at Niantic Labs’ Terms of …

Why Doesn't This Fountain Obey the Laws of Science?

You don’t even need grade school science to know that water flows wherever gravity pulls it. But somehow when poured onto Arthur Carabott’s …

Get dizzy in zero gravity with Space Station's 360-degree Facebook feature

Space tourism isn't affordable yet, but that doesn't mean you can't catch a glimpse of what it's like to be aboard the International Space Station …

Here's what Google's augmented reality platform 'Tango' looks like

It'll be the first smartphone to support Google's augmented reality platform, called Tango.<p>Tango essentially looks like virtual reality, but without the headset. You look through the Phab 2 Pro's camera to see the world around you, then it uses Tango to "augment" that reality with digital objects …

Virtual Reality

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Public Speaking