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Why DNA Is the Most Exciting Programming Language Today

WIRED ICON<p><b>Sean Parker</b>, Napster cofounder<p>NOMINATES<p><b>Alex Marson</b>, biologist and infectious disease doctor at UC San Francisco<p>When Sean Parker was young, …

San Francisco

Could planes start installing bunk beds in economy?

You’ve got a 12-hour flight to Dubai: would you rather be sitting up or lying down? For most, it’s an easy answer. No-one likes being strapped to a chair, sharing armrests with strangers for such a long stint; that's why it costs a lot of money to get horizontal on a plane. Which got us thinking.<p>As …

Aviation

The 15 highest-paying jobs in tech, according to LinkedIn

<b>• IT jobs and other tech roles are supposed to be in-demand and well-compensated.</b><p><b>• But, when it comes to the realms of tech, IT, and software, senior gigs are still the most lucrative.</b><p><b>• That's according to the salary data that LinkedIn put together in order to figure out which tech jobs earn the</b> …

Salaries & Wages

Nigel Slater’s kimchee and roast chicken breast with cabbage pickle recipes

Blame Branston. Or perhaps the well-meaning mum of a school friend: the one who sneaked a line of the sticky brown condiment into a perfectly good cheese and Wonderloaf sandwich without warning – the first bite of which I spat out, never to touch “pickle” again for the best part of half a century. …

Recipes

50 foods to try before you die

You've never heard of these 5 classes — but their areas of study will boost your pay in the future

If you want the excitement of working in a growing industry, like renewable energy or artificial intelligence, you could try to strike out on your …

5 chatbots that will help you find a job

Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant to help you find a new job or move up in your career? Well, now you can have one, thanks to the chatbot.<p>Chatbots know how to interact with people, because they either follow a human-composed set of rules or learn how to communicate via artificial …

Coding is not “fun,” it’s technically and ethically complex

Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world’s digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From the non-profit Code.org’s promise that “Anybody can learn!” to Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s comment that writing code is “fun and interactive,” the art and science of making software is …

Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 In-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've both worked …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Ancient programming language COBOL can make you bank, literally

You’d think a computer programming language created in 1959 would be outdated — but you’d be incredibly wrong.<p>Most people know Java and C++, but good ol’ COBOL is still alive and kicking. In the US, around 80 percent of in-person transactions and 95 percent of ATM swipes are based on programs …

Why you won't find August's Z-Wave lock in a store near you

August's upcoming Z-Wave Smart Lock Pro will only be available through approved dealers.<p>Smart lock maker August today announced an upcoming product -- the August Smart Lock Pro. Unlike the Bluetooth-enabled first- and second-gen August Smart Locks, the Pro version has Z-Wave smarts. And, as its …

Never touch a switch again with these 10 smart lighting options

<i>– Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>The average light …

Codeverse, a Hackable Classroom That Teaches Kids to Code

The world of coding has expanded rapidly in the past few years. There are platforms that allow amateur coders to throw their hats in the ring and …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Vim

Hackers threaten to wipe out 200 million iCloud accounts

A group of hackers claims it has access to over 300 million Apple email accounts — and they say they're ready and willing to wipe the user data from …

This creepy tool reveals how Facebook tracks and studies your activity

Have you ever wondered how Facebook collects all the data it has to feed you with the content it presumes you’ll like and keep you coming back for more? Well, now there’s an app that can answer these questions.<p>Available for free, Data Selfie is an open-source Chrome extension that helps you …

Machine Learning

Uber exploiting loophole to 'spread tentacles' across UK, union says

GMB says changes to law have ‘opened up a hornet’s nest’, allowing Uber drivers to work outside areas where they are licensed<p>Uber has been accused of exploiting a legal loophole that allows its drivers to operate in UK towns and cities where they don’t have a licence, leaving local authorities …

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …

Houseplants

Flight Attendants Reveal Some of Their Most Bizarre In-Air Stories

The bad, the worse, and the absolutely horrible.<p>Flight attendants are used to dealing with all sorts of things in the air: obnoxious passengers, …

This Is What Feeling Hungry Does To Your Brain

Research reveals exactly why you shouldn't go grocery shopping when you're hungry.<p>When you're really hungry, the smell and sight of food takes on a whole new meaning -- so it's unsurprising that going grocery shopping when famished can lead to an overflowing cart and, likely, some buyer's remorse.<p>A …

14 Exotic Recipes To Get Your Tastebuds Tingling

1<p>Whilst we were in LA we drank a variety of agua fresca drinks on our hunt for tacos. Watermelon, apple and cucumber and mango were all popular ones. …

How To Take The Perfect Nap, According To Science

<i>What’s the science behind setting myself up for the perfect nap? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Linda Baumgartner, sleep expert with Vita Talalay, on Quora:</b><p>Here are some tips for taking …

Sleep

Are These 7 Superfoods Actually Super?

Kale, chia seeds, seaweed: these trendy superfoods have garnered a lot of buzz for their health benefits. But are any of them actually a “magic bullet” nutrition solution? We get to the bottom of it.<p><b>Tyler MacNiven</b>, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s grub guru and food explorer, just debunked the myths surrounding the …

26 reasons why New Zealand is the world's best country

17. Culinary flavours of Auckland