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A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

HEALTH SCAN: Researchers learn how to increase brain’s dopamine production

Fathers care more for babies that look like them, Mentally ill get information center.<p>><br>• ><p>Lab technician using microscope. (photo credit: INGIMAGE / …

Neuroscience

‘It’s going to happen’: is the world ready for war in space?

The next theatre of conflict is likely to be in Earth’s orbit – and may have dire consequences for us all<p>When you hear the phrase “space war”, it is easy to conjure images that could have come from a <i>Star Wars</i> movie: dogfights in space, motherships blasting into warp speed, planet-killing lasers and …

Space Exploration

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Quantum Mechanics

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Investing

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

Sitting at the desk in his lower-campus office at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the neuroscientist Tony Zador turned his computer monitor toward me …

Neuroscience

The World's 30 Most Impressive Hotels

Checking in, please.<p>The world's most impressive hotels are far more than a place to crash. Some are underwater. Some bathed in ice, perched atop mountains, or awash in pure opulence. If you've got the cash to book a room, these 30 lodgings will blow your mind.

Swimming Pools

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

We asked astronauts if they think aliens exist. Here's what they said

Jeff Hoffman has floated in the vacuum of space. He’s looked down at our planet from above, seen the whorls of clouds, the vast oceans, and the …

Magnetism

Space Photos of the Week: 410 Lights Years Away, a Proto-Saturn Comes to Life

Strap in, because this week’s lineup takes us around our solar system and far out into the universe. We’re going to linger at a young star called AS …

Stephen Hawking explains what happened before Big Bang

Commentary: The physicist tells Neil deGrasse Tyson what came before the Big Bang. Was there anything there? Was there nothing there? Was there even a there there?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>So there was this chicken, OK? And then …

Physics

Microbes Could Thrive on Saturn's Icy Moon

The case for potential life in the underground ocean of Enceladus is looking better and better.<p>In 2005, a NASA spacecraft flew past Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn, snapping pictures and recording observations as it went. When scientists processed the data, they saw plumes of mist erupting from …

Astronomy

These 2 Words Are the Trick to Scoring a Flight Upgrade

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style …

Country Lifestyle

This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

Flying

ARON is like futuristic wi-fi that works with infrared light

Surefire, a California-based flashlight company, is showing off its new infrared communication system, ARON, at CES this week.<p>What is it?<p>Surefire’s ARON (Augmented Reality Optical Narrowcasting) is a form of wireless data transmission involving beams of light. It transmts information via infrared …

Wi-Fi

Why This Type of Intelligence You Probably Haven't Heard of Might Be the Most Important | Inc.com

It used to be that cognitive intelligence was the king of the hill in terms of importance. Then emotional intelligence showed up. But now Cornell University's professor of human development, Robert J. Sternberg, says "successful intelligence" likely matters more than all the other intelligence …

Standardized Testing

From the Future of VR to Extreme Weather, 50 #MagsWeLove from 2017

We’re taking a look back at the Year in Flipboard Magazines and celebrating the stories curated into one-of-a-kind collections. From major hurricanes to the Harvey Weinstein scandal to the Russia probe and beyond, Flipboard Magazines helped us all more deeply understand our world. In science and …

Harvey Weinstein

Here's The One Thing Scientists Have Found Will Change Anti-Vaxxers Minds

Logic is futile.<p>Coming up against people who choose not to vaccinate can be frustrating. It's even worse when you realise that those who question the …

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

Creativity

The Weird Science of Homophobes Who Turn Out to Be Gay

There is some research suggesting a link between being closeted and being anti-gay. But while the notion feeds many jokes, it also obscures very real …

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Inside the inventor's world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love …

Elon Musk

Polygon’s 2017 holiday gift guide

Find what you might have missed<p>You’re stuck. We’ve all been there, wondering what to get others, or what will hold off our own boredom. Video games are great for that, but sometimes they’re not enough. So each year, we put together a guide to help point towards gift ideas related to games and …

Slow Down for Holiday Central 2017: Helpful Tips for a Bright Season

Holidays sneak up on you? You’re not alone. As 2017 slips through our fingers, it’s time to stop and smell the turkey (or the vegan equivalent), and we’re here to help.<p>Our one-stop resource for your Thanksgiving/Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/New Year’s needs, <b>Holiday Central</b>, has been dusted off and is …

Goal Setting

Power Causes Brain Damage

How leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise<p>If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually magnetic. …

Psychology

A Science Educator Busts Myths About Climate Change

Alexandra Moore took action in response to a right-wing think tank<p>Last spring, the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank, mailed its …

Cornell University

You Asked: How Can I Spot Early Signs of Dementia In an Aging Parent?

Your father keeps misplacing his keys, or your mother repeats herself. Should you be worried about dementia? If those seemingly minor issues are new …

Dementia

Trump to sign executive order to gut ACA insurance rules and undermine marketplaces

President Trump is throwing a bomb into the insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, choosing to end critical payments to health insurers that help millions of lower- ­income Americans afford coverage. The decision coincides with an executive order on Thursday to allow …

Health Care