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Gallery of Clifton House / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design - 1

Image 1 of 36 from gallery of Clifton House / Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design. Photograph by Adam Letch

Architecture

Can you solve it? I'm a mathematician, get me out of here!

Keep calm and follow the arrows<p>UPDATE: Read the solution here<p>Hi guzzlers<p>Today’s puzzle is for escapologists.<p>Imagine you are in a grid 100 squares long and 100 squares wide. (The grid is fixed to the compass directions: up/down is N/S, and left/right is W/E.) On each square of the grid, there’s an …

Buenos Aires

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. …

Time Management

Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …

Time-lapse Photography

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

To Understand the Universe, Physicists Are Building Their Own

Silke Weinfurtner is trying to build the universe from scratch. In a physics lab at the University of Nottingham—close to the Sherwood forest of …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Universe

Bye bye black box: Researchers teach AI to explain itself

A team of international researchers recently taught AI to justify its reasoning and point to evidence when it makes a decision. The ‘black box’ is becoming transparent, and that’s a big deal.<p>Figuring out why a neural network makes the decisions it does is one of the biggest concerns in the field of …

Rare photographs that changed lives

<b>Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman.</b><p>American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion …

Historical Photography

Probability in Dart Throwing

Problem<p>Solution 1<p>The region where points are closer to the center of the square than to an edge, is the intersection of the interiors of four …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Earth's Poles Will Eventually Flip, So What Then?

From animal migrations to human communications, a reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles could seriously mess with life as we know it.<p>Many facets of our lives depend on the Earth’s magnetic field, anchored by the North and South poles, from the electrical grid that powers our computers to the …

Nuclear fusion: the end of our energy problem?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Professor Thomas Klinger heads up one of the world's most advanced nuclear fusion projects at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald, Germany, where 400 scientists from around the world have invested over one million manpower hours to build the Wendelstein 7-X, a prototype nuclear fusion …

Energy

What Makes the Hardest Equations in Physics So Difficult? - Facts So Romantic

<i>Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine‘s Abstractions blog.</i><i>Familiarity hasn’t bred knowledge: Turbulence is one of the least understood parts</i> …

Mathematics

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence

Today, a teaspoon of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture—all 3 billion base pairs of …

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

Lack of sea ice is making it more difficult for polar bears to find food.<p><i>This story has been updated to reflect the more specific location of where the photographs were taken.</i><p>When photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from conservation group Sea Legacy arrived on Somerset Island—near the larger …

A Driver With a ‘F--K Trump’ Sticker on Truck Could Face Charges

In a move that has sparked controversy about freedom of speech, authorities in Texas announced they are looking for the owner of a pickup truck who …

'Tobacco at a cancer summit': Trump coal push savaged at climate conference

The Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN’s climate change summit in Bonn on Monday after using its only official appearance to say fossil fuels were vital to reducing poverty around the world and to saving jobs in the US.<p>While Donald Trump’s special adviser on energy …

Fossil Fuels

Dinner for one: the truth about why we're all eating out alone

It’s just yourself this evening, is it?” asks Gary, my waiter. It is, I say, watching as he removes the cutlery and wine glass opposite me.<p>The restaurant is heaving; its tables tightly packed. I sit back in my seat and nod at the two couples on the tables either side of me - they’re deep in …

Dining Rooms

Regreening the planet could cut as much carbon as halting oil use – report

Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday.<p>Natural climate solutions, also including protection of carbon-storing peatlands and better management of …

Fossil Fuels

Eminem unleashes on Trump: The 11 fiercest lines

<b>(CNN) —</b> In what is perhaps the fiercest and the most exhaustive attack against Donald Trump in hip-hop, Eminem "came to stomp" Tuesday night, calling the President everything from "Donald the b----" to a "racist grandpa" in an explosive 4.5-minute freestyle rap.<p>The Detroit rapper challenged his …

Donald Trump

New York City: 'Islamic State attack plot' is revealed

<b>A jihadist plot to attack New York City including Times Square and the subway system was foiled with the help of an undercover FBI agent, officials say.</b><p>One man in the US and two others in Pakistan and the Philippines are under arrest and face charges of plotting the attacks which they hoped to …

Terrorism

As Germany and Spain prove, history – with all its wounds – is not over

History is back in Europe. The Catalan referendum and the German election illustrate this spectacularly. The scale of the far-right vote in what was once East Germany and Catalonia’s apparent march towards independence may look like they happened on separate planets – to be sure, they are fuelled …

Europe

Could the theory which predicted gravitational waves be wrong?

The detection of gravitational waves scooped the 2017 Nobel physics prize. But in a Perimeter Institute lecture Erik Verlinde proposes a rather different theory of gravity<p>One of those big open questions that we have in physics goes like this.<p>Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is elegant and …

Physics

Pictures of the Day: 29 September 2017

Trump Loses One-Fourth of Cybersecurity Advisors in Mass Resignation

Eight advisers resigned with a letter citing Charlottesville and Trump’s “insufficient attention” to cyberthreats<p>Eight members of the White House’s …

Apple hides secret job advert to attract world's best tech talent

The world's biggest technology companies are known for asking difficult questions and running strange competitions in a bid to attract top talent.<p>Apple took the recruiting game a step further this week and hid a job advert on its website. The posting, for a technical engineer, said: "Hey there! You …