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7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Social Media Marketing

31 dazzling sunsets from around the world

Even the most mundane destinations turn into dazzling dreamscapes at sunset.<p>And when the sun sets on the world's most beautiful landmarks? We'll let …

Taj Mahal

The Best 12 Books Coming Out This October

The weather is taking a turn (and threatening a full-blown hurricane if you’re on the East Coast), but there’s no shortage of books offering up the same dose of comfort as a warm blanket or bowl of hot soup. These juicy plotlines will have you happily holed up inside. From novels about …

Books

Eleven Days: When Agatha Christie went missing

In an exclusive short story for BBC Culture and BBC Britain, Kate Mosse writes a fictional account of the 11 mysterious days when the popular crime writer vanished.<p><b>Eleven Days</b><p>A sharp slip of cold air as she winds down the window. A laundered handkerchief to clean the inside of the windscreen. Black …

Literature

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Human-like robots could be the next big platform

Robot makers Jibo and Blue Frog Robotics are creating social robots that are aimed at living with humans and in order to entice consumers they are selling them for about the same cost as an iPhone.<p>Jibo's robot called Jibo is priced at about $749 for pre-order and Blue Frog Robotics' robot called …

Robotics

Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans Hyperloop Pod Races at California HQ in 2016

The SpaceX rocket company announced something completely different on Monday: a Hyperloop pod competition that would follow up on a high-speed transit concept laid out by the company's billionaire founder, Elon Musk.<p>The contest would reach its climax next June with pod races at a roughly mile-long …

Elon Musk

We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

Space Travel

Meet the robot that will assemble your future iPhones – and everything else

UC Berkley researchers have hit a major milestone in the creation of usable AI. They’ve created a new set of algorithms that will allow robots to learn through trial and error — much like humans learn new tasks.<p>With this kind of educated automaton, there’s nothing they won’t be able to do. Think of …

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

Apple Nixed Plans for Apple-Branded Television Set 'More Than a Year Ago'

Apple shelved plans to introduce a full-blown television set more than a year ago reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. The company reportedly spent more than a decade researching the possibility of releasing an ultra high-definition television set before …