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How to use a semicolon properly

Of all the punctuation marks, the semicolon is far from the most popular. It's fallen in usage since it's heyday in the 1800s. Why was it so big then, and what changed? It might be that folks today aren't as familiar with how to use it. Mary Norris, former copy editor for The New Yorker and author …

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Space

IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? 50 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SUMMARIZED IN ONE LECTURE (VIDEO)

Nikola Tesla once said that, “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the …

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

Quantum Computing

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Meteorites

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

Information Security

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

SpaceX targets January 5 launch for mystery Zuma payload

SpaceX is launching Zuma, a mystery spacecraft operated by the U.S. Government for purposes unknown, thanks to it being very classified. The launch was supposed to take place last year, with a November date for the flight, but it was scrubbed, reset and then scrubbed again with no firm timeline for …

Space Travel

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Books

How to convert Python to JavaScript (and back again)

Python or JavaScript? While we’re still arguing over which has the upper hand or the brighter future, little doubt exists as to which owns the web’s …

JavaScript

A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality

<b>The first voice</b> you hear on the recording is mine. “Here we are,” I say. My tone is cheerful, but a catch in my throat betrays how nervous I am.<p>Then, …

Parenting

Roomba maker iRobot plans to sell digital maps of your home

While iRobot may have originated as a bomb-disposal robot maker at MIT in 1990, the company is probably better known as a robot vacuum company. So much so that it has taken to suing competitors like Bissell and Hoover, who sell their own robotic vacuum cleaners. The Roomba craze may not be as …

What’s the Difference Between Machine Learning and Deep Learning?

ColiN00B / Pixabay<p>Understanding how today’s AI works might seem overwhelming, but it really boils down to two concepts you probably have heard of …

10 Easy Pieces: French Industrial Wall Lights

The French have been expertly refining industrial-style lighting since the 1920s, playing with scale, rotation, weight, and balance. From Charlotte …

Is Dark Matter Made of Black Holes?

More than a billion years ago two black holes in the distant universe spiraled around each other in a deathly dance until they merged. This spiraling …

Researchers Have Only Just Discovered That Frogs Have Tiny Knee Caps

An evolutionary starting point.<p>The humble frog has been hiding a secret – like most birds, mammals, and a handful of reptiles, it has a kneecap.<p>This …

19 Pairs of Shoes That Will Be Perfect For Your Walk Down the Aisle

Finding the perfect pair of shoes is never an easy task, and it's even more difficult when it comes to the ones you're going to wear on your wedding …

Iconic British Brand Clarks Brings Manufacturing Back Home

Iconic U.K.-based shoe brand Clarks is bringing manufacturing back home. Production of its Desert Boot, first launched in 1950, will take place in a …

Is It Possible To Pull Something Out Of A Black Hole?

Once something falls into a black hole, it can never get out. No matter how much energy you have, you can never move faster than the speed of light, and yet you’d need to in order to exit of the event horizon once you’ve crossed inside. But what if you tried to cheat that little rule by tethering a …

Black Holes

Growing plants in vinegar could help them survive drought

Even crops like rice and wheat might be grown in imperfect conditions.<p>With the threat of climate change looming, farmers and scientists alike are realizing that crops have become more resistant to events like droughts if we want to maintain a reliable food source.<p>It sounds—and sort of looks—like …

Middle School

Xiaomi's move into brick-and-mortar stores has paid off

The Chinese phone maker bounces back with a 70 percent increase in shipments compared with the previous quarter.<p>Things are looking up for Xiaomi.<p>The company has just announced a record high of 23.16 million phones shipped in the last quarter, an increase of 70 percent over the previous …

Xiaomi

US military will finally start encrypting soldiers' emails

You'd think the military's email service mail.mil would be more secure than Gmail and other free alternatives, but that's apparently not the case. A <i>Motherboard</i> investigation in 2015 revealed that while it does have systems in place to protect classified messages, it doesn't even use STARTTLS -- a …

Tesla's very first Model 3 could roll off the line today — here's what you need to know

Tesla is expecting to have a very big day.<p>The very first Model 3 is expected to roll off the assembly line. It will mark the start of production for Tesla's first mass-market car.<p>There will be handover party for the very first 30 Model 3 customers on July 28. Tesla will then ramp up production to …

SoundCloud Cuts 40 Percent of Its Workforce, Employees Say 'Nobody Saw It Coming' | Inc.com

Berlin headquartered music streaming service SoundCloud announced Thursday that it is cutting its workforce by 40% as part of a wider effort to become profitable.<p>The nine-year-old venture capital backed company is cutting 173 positions at the company, which currently employs 420 people across four …

Employment

Israel blasts Unesco as 'shameful and anti-Semitic' after vote over ancient city of Hebron

Israel branded Unesco “shameful and anti-Semitic” and called for the US to slash its funding after the global heritage organisation passed a pro-Palestinian resolution about the flashpoint city of Hebron.<p>Hebron is the largest city in the occupied West Bank and its ancient quarter is home to a …

Python Programming Bootcamp 2.0, Save 96%

We have a really great deal on the Python Programming Bootcamp 2.0 in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store, you can save 96% off the normal price.<p>The Python …

3 ways cognitive computing can transform banking

What if you had a personal banking bot that warns you when your funds are getting low? Or that you usually buy flowers at a certain time of the year for your mother’s birthday and that you haven’t this year? With cognitive computing, this scenario might soon become a reality. Cognitive computing …

Nvidia heads 50 companies that will change the world

Check out MIT’s landscape of the future<p>Nvidia claimed the top spot on MIT’s annual 50 Smartest Companies list, ranking above powerhouses such as …