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Gender identity and the big questions that have yet to be answered

Why a person feels male when biologically female, or vice versa, is still unclear. But scientists are working to solve the puzzle<p>Few questions in science are as fraught as those around gender. At worst, the politics deters researchers and funders, and leaves people needed to take part in studies …

Transgender

What those homeless camps along L.A.'s freeways mean for a public space once above it all

Jonathan Coleman is a 24-year-old drummer who moved to Los Angeles from Tennessee to pursue a career in music. He is struggling to make it. He spends most nights in a sleeping bag on a sidewalk downtown, along a stretch of Main Street that spans the 101 Freeway and is crowded with roughly a dozen …

Urban Design

30 Outstanding Examples of Restaurant Logos

Any business logo, no matter how small it may be, could actually have a huge impact on the way the business goes.<p>It dictates how much recall the …

U.S. Maintains Control Over Internet Governance For A Bit Longer

Fears of a Russian-Chinese-Iranian internet takeover have subsided as Congress and the web’s governing body begin to see eye to eye.<p>What would the internet look like if countries like Russia, China, and Iran claimed influence over the web's domain name system? American policymakers don't want to …

Net Neutrality

Tech companies are the new industrial conglomerates

In 1892, the General Electric Company united a wide range of businesses—making lightbulbs, phonographs, sockets, dynamos—under a simple thesis: that electricity was a pretty big deal. GE, of course, was right. It became the dominant holding company of the industrial age, a conglomerate of …

Digital Age

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

Self-improvement

Forget smart fridges – here’s the kitchen tech you really want

Smart fridges are a cliche of the internet of things, a perfect example of an unnecessary, expensive technology that’s been talked about more than it’s been used.<p>Yet, kitchens seem the perfect place for gadgetry: look at the catalogues for home stores, there’s specific devices for everything from …

Kitchens

US military official: 'We were outraged' when Turkey pulled a fast one right after the anti-ISIS deal

A Turkish officer entered the allied headquarters in the air war against ISIS and "announced that the strike would begin in 10 minutes and he needed all allied jets flying above Iraq to move south of Mosul immediately," the source said.<p>"We were outraged."<p>The US special forces stationed in northern …

The Journalists Who Refuse To Admit They're Actually Content Marketers

I found myself in a small but meaningful Twitter spat the other day with a very minor – or distant – member of the Royal Family. Tom Parker-Bowles is a food critic and writer and is also stepbrother to the future King.<p>In his newspaper column, he rather casually mentioned that on his way home from a …

Journalism

4 Design Skills Every Product Manager Should Have

The importance of design is a common refrain these days in the tech industry — to the point of almost being a cliche. Whether in the consumer …

Product Management

Your Banking Future And The Big Brother Fed

Manhattan, 2040: Alice wants to open an antiques store. Chelsea seems like a good location. She has to find 150 square meters to move the items that she has collected over the years, and to go on a tour of flea markets in Eastern Europe, her area of expertise. She needs to finance the imports. The …

Man arrested for shooting down drone in Kentucky

A man from Kentucky has been arrested after shooting down an $18,000 drone in his back garden.<p>William Merideth shot the drone with a short-barrel …

Take a walk on the surface of ‘Earth’s cousin’ - Kepler 452b

What would it be like to walk on Kepler 452b? We don’t know much — but what we know is enticing. This strange new word may be Earth-like, but it’s …

Universe

Lead by Professor Alan Cooper, a researcher at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, the paper presents evidence that sudden warm climactic …

Microsoft Shows The Augmented Future Of HoloLens

Microsoft has posted a bit of CG describing what it will feel like to use the HoloLens, their augmented reality helmet, in real life. The resulting video, shot at Case Western Reserve University, shows doctors examining bodies as they float in midair, creating a new way to teach anatomy.<p>The …

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Arduino

My playlist - Top YouTube Videos on Machine Learning, Neural Network Deep Learning

Introduction<p>One of the best way to get better at machine learning and deep learning is to watch a lecture from an expert and work your way along with …

Machine Learning

How a Little Choice Can Impact Your Entire Future & Change Your Life

The future is very sensitive and highly dependent on the present as events that might seem insignificant now can completely transform the future.<p>Have …

Processed Food

The 'terrifying' moment in 2012 when YouTube changed its entire philosophy

Although there wasn't any Roman-style backstabbing, YouTubers will remember the ides of March 2012 as a traumatic day in the company's history.<p>In one fell swoop, the site's daily view count got completely demolished. We're talking a plunge of about 20% in one day:<p>"Everyone was about to go into …

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how …

Fossil Fuels

Everyone needs to read this gigantic primer on coding

Code rules everything around us but how many of us really know what it is? For those code neophytes among us, <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> has published a …

What does the rapid advance of Artificial Intelligence mean for humanity?

Artificial Intelligence has always been hyped by its often charismatic enthusiasts; lately it seems that the hype may be coming true. Media pundits, …

Robotic hands cook any dish with skill of master chef...then clean up

The robotic kitchen are modelled on the actions of Masterchef winner Tim Anderson<p>Most Masterchef winners open their own restaurants, set up catering companies or write cookbooks.<p>But 2011 winner Tim Anderson has spent the last two years helping to devise the ultimate kitchen gadget – a pair of …

Masterchef

What happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania - the "Chocolate Capital of the World" - doesn't help either of us.<p>But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave …

Biological Same-Sex Parent Babies Could Be a Reality by 2017

A scientific breakthrough could offer new hope to same-sex couples and anyone suffering from infertility issues.<p>Babies with two biological same-sex …

Genetics

Machine Learning Goes Mainstream I: InboxVudu Prioritizes Your Email

Machine learning is moving out of the backend shadows and into mainstream applications that ordinary consumers will use on a daily basis. These applications will recognize the intent behind written and spoken language and quickly classify the content of images and video. It would be a leap to say …

Machine Learning

Forget everything you thought you knew about the homepage

Image copyright iStockphoto / Avalon Studios.For all of the upheaval and turmoil that the internet has created in the media industry, and the …

Media Industry

The Pursuit of Beauty

Yitang Zhang solves a pure-math mystery.<p>I don’t see what difference it can make now to reveal that I passed high-school math only because I cheated. I could add and subtract and multiply and divide, but I entered the wilderness when words became equations and x’s and y’s. On test days, I sat next …