Antonie de Klerk

123 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | @AntoniedeKl2017 | Keep up with Antonie de Klerk on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Antonie de Klerk”

15 Shocking Thrillers to Read This Summer

Cristina Alger<p>Set in the world of high finance, <i>The Banker’s Wife</i> centers on Annabel, a banker’s wife on the hunt to find out more about her husband’s sudden death following a plane crash, and Marina, a journalist who marries into the elite upper class. When Marina uncovers information on one of the …

Books

‘Witnesses were very frightened:’ Survey of 2017 Canadian UFO sightings released

Hovering lights in the sky. Pulsing lights. A humming noise.Objects shaped like spheres, discs, triangles and boomerangs.The witnesses include …

Paranormal

Seven Ways Advancements in Technology Will Change The Near Future

Technology is advancing daily. Most of the time, it’s iterative: An interesting improvement on a system that came before. But occasionally, new branches of tech develop, offering completely new approaches to solving old problems.<p>We asked members of Forbes Technology Council for their ideas on what …

Machine Learning

UFO crash lands 80 miles from England World Cup match site as "explosion" shakes homes

A spooky UFO with pulsating lights crash landed and exploded just 80 miles from the Russian city hosting England's World Cup quarter final clash with …

Paranormal

The World Won't Achieve Paris Targets Without 'Huge Technological Breakthroughs', IEA Director Says

The executive director of the International Energy Agency said he would be “too diplomatic” if he told us the Paris Agreement temperature targets could still be met.<p>Only radical changes in technology and government policy can get us there now, Fatih Birol said in an June 25 appearance at the …

fossilfuel

Survival of the Richest – Future Human – Medium

Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. …

Singularity

Scientists say cost of sucking carbon from thin air could tumble

OSLO (Reuters) - High costs of extracting greenhouse gases from thin air could tumble with new technologies that can help to combat climate change, scientists said on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO - A facility for capturing CO2 from air of Swiss Climeworks AG is placed on the roof of a waste incinerating …

Carbon Dioxide

Men Masturbate More Than Women, Survey After Survey Finds, But It Has Nothing To Do With Sex Drive

Before I got out of bed this morning, I masturbated. Three times. That's right; I started my day off with three fantastic orgasms. It wasn't because …

Quantum Physics Explains – “Death Is An Illusion Created By Our Consciousness?”

<b>The study of consciousness has gained a huge amount of attention over the past decade as we begin to not only realize more about the true nature of</b> …

Massive solar power project will be 100 times larger than any in the world

The world's biggest solar power project is coming to Saudi Arabia.<p>And it comes with a high price tag: around $200 billion. The venture, a partnership …

Renewable Energy

What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’

LONDON — What will our future look like — not in a century but in a mere two decades?<p>Terrifying, if you’re to believe Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian and author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” a pair of audacious books that offer a sweeping history of humankind and a forecast of what lies …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

Surveying the retail world right now, it’s hard to see anything but Amazon.<p>The company offers a degree of convenience for buyers of stuff that’s never been equalled (which, while being hyperbolic may also be true), and it has made consuming new crap nearly effortless. In the process it’s become the …

Cotton Candy

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

Exciting new treatment could halt 'irreversible' Huntington's disease

It's been hailed as "the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years."<p>The progression of the inherited neurodegenerative disease …

Dementia

What if This Had Happened on the Day After 9/11?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest …

National Security

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Jeff Bezos

Affordable new device uses solar energy to produce hydrogen and electricity

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have advanced the field of hydrogen power by creating a hybrid device that uses solar …

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

It’s mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk’s children are gathered around him – one of …

Elon Musk

To be resilient, start by avoiding the word “happiness”

Happiness isn’t a country. You don’t get there and stay. It’s a fleeting space, a feeling that comes and goes, so focusing on <i>being</i> happy is just a distraction, according to some psychologists. Better to develop resilience, which is a characteristic that you can cultivate to improve the quality of …

Happiness

Experimental technology can 'smell' disease on your breath

<b>(CNN) —</b> Smell is a primary human sense, key to our survival.<p>Like a super-sensitive human nose, an experimental technology can "smell" and identify the chemical composition of a person's breath and then diagnose up to 17 potential diseases, according to the scientists who developed it.<p>These …

Breast Cancer

Man who repaired Harvey-flooded homes dies of flesh-eating bacteria

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Harvey has claimed another victim, about two months after making landfall in Texas.<p>A 31-year-old man died last week after being diagnosed with a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis, the Galveston County Health District announced Monday.<p>The man has …

Extreme Weather

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

Blockchain

China will track its citizens' every move with a facial recognition system

After leading the charge globally in manufacturing hardware, China has its sights set on a major technological achievement: developing a facial recognition system to visually identify all 1.3 billion citizens nationwide.<p>South China Morning Post noted that the project has been in the works since …

NASA's New Ion Thruster Engine Is Breaking Some Important Records

Faster than rockets with far less fuel!<p>NASA's new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration …

Space Travel

First-ever 'negative emissions' power plant goes online

Unfortunately, it's no longer enough to cut CO2 emissions to avoid further global temperature increases. We need to remove some of the CO2 that's already there. Thankfully, that reversal is one step closer to becoming reality. Climeworks and Reykjavik Energy have started running the first power …

Fossil Fuels

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Wind is one of the cleanest energy sources available, and the US is sitting next to a gold mine. A new study has found that wind speeds over the …

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

Arts and Crafts movement

Company Uses Patients' Own Cells To Put An End To Baldness, Aging Skin And Tendon Degeneration

Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense …

hair loss