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Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

How to Find Work Overseas: 15 Ways to Earn Money When You Travel

How much money do you need for your trip?<p>$1,000? $2,000? $5,000? $50,000?<p>I’ve estimated that a yearlong trip around the world will cost you an …

Old-fashioned board games, not tech, are attracting the most money on Kickstarter

Kickstarter has become less about Oculus Rift and more about Cards Against Humanity. The “games” category on the crowd-funding platform has attracted $495 million since Kickstarter’s inception in 2009, making it the richest segment of the site. The runners up are technology and design.<p>The games …

Kickstarter

Physicists Just Found a Link Between Dark Energy And The Arrow of Time

Is dark energy the reason time moves forward?<p>For years, physicists have attempted to explain dark energy - a mysterious influence that pushes space …

8 Incredible Prototypes That Show The Future Of Human-Computer Interaction

Holographic smartphones and exoskeleton gloves for feeling in VR? Just a few of the breakthroughs presented this year at CHI 2016.<p>Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery–the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society–gathers to explore the future of computer …

These male spiders perform oral sex – and lots of it

Spiders are known for getting pretty wild in the bedroom. They’re famous for twerking around to attract the opposite sex, binding their mates up with silk, or even eating them after sex. But now scientists have found a species that adds oral sex — and lots of it — to the routine. Their findings …

Zoology

AI now fits onto a USB stick

Facebook's director of artificial intelligence, Yann LeCun.Twitter/Yann Lecun<p>A Silicon Valley chip designer has launched a USB stick with a supercomputer onboard.<p>Movidius, based in San Mateo, California, has essentially put a deep learning chip inside a USB drive. Deep learning involves "training" …

Deep Learning

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers

The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers.<p>At the FBI’s request this week, the supreme court ruled that federal judges should be able to issue hacking warrants to federal law enforcement for anywhere in the …

Privacy

How thousands of gamers are helping to decode the human body

<i>EVE Online</i> isn't just a game about internet spaceships and sci-fi politics. Since March, developer CCP Games has been running Project Discovery – an …

Introducing Hover, An AI-Powered Indoor-Safe Camera Drone

The AI-powered micro quadcopter hovers in place and shoots 4K video from within a people-safe carbon fiber casing.<p>Most popular consumer drones are affordable quadcopters robust enough to fly outdoors and snap photos or video. But they don’t work very well inside buildings. The startup Zero Zero …

Science Casts Doubt on the Power of Mindfulness | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Every time a new idea for being happy comes along, I feel uneasy.<p>Happiness is so difficult and ephemeral.<p>Humans are so fickle that they'll get everything they want and, within seven minutes, be …

Mindfulness

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The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves by Charles Fernyhough – review

“What shall I say about this book? Why do I like it?” This, were I to put into words what passed through my mind, was roughly what I said to myself before beginning to write this review. Hovering somewhere in the space between these thoughts, another voice, inaudible to anyone but myself, asked: …

Acquainted

Anorexia may be caused by bacterial infection, say scientists

Anorexia may be caused by bacteria which confuse the immune system, leading it to attack the brain and trigger feelings of personal disgust, scientists have suggested<p>The theory is the first time that the eating disorder has been linked to a physical infection, in contrast to the traditional view …

Immune System

The Weird Science of How Bacteria Force Water Molecules to Become Ice

Ski resorts use these microorganisms to make fake snow. Now we know how the bacteria work their magic.<p>They kill crops, coax snowfall to fall out of the atmosphere, and help ski resorts stay open during unseasonably warm weather. These tiny life-forms are called ice-minus bacteria, and their talent …

Meet the nanomachines that could drive a medical revolution

A group of physicists recently built the smallest engine ever created from just a single atom. Like any other engine it converts heat energy into …

Here's What It's Actually Like To Live With Bipolar Disorder

"I'm not crazy. Something in my head just works different than yours."<p><b>"It became clear that this wasn't the case.</b> I started a new medication regimen a few months ago and my mood has been stable since then. There are still difficulties, but I try to take them in stride."

Mental Health

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

Psychology

So This Is What Your Brain Looks Like On LSD

'Scientists have waited 50 years for this moment.'<p>A groundbreaking study has revealed the impact LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) has on the brain, …

Online Course in Python Programming

Why should you learn Python?<p>While many software packages have been developed and distributed to support bioinformatic analysis, we still find it …

Python Programming

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

Jokes

Strangely in Sync: Scientists Solve 350-Year-Old Pendulum Clock Mystery

The 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall can influence each other and synchronize over time may hold even more …

Marijuana Activists to Bring 51-Foot Inflatable Joint to White House

Proponents of legal marijuana in Washington, D.C. plan to make their case in front of the White House on Saturday by having a “smoke-in,” bringing …

Converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into batteries

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that are not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative, capable …

Carbon Dioxide

Did you solve it? The Puzzee Rascal problem that will drive you bonkers

Earlier today I set you the following two problems.<p><i>1. Puzzee Rascal always takes two sugars with his tea and cannot lie, while his brother takes none and cannot tell the truth. One day you meet a man who is either Puzzee or his brother. You are allowed to ask one yes-no question to establish his</i> …

Puzzles

Apollo 10 astronauts reported hearing odd 'music' on far side of moon

The astronauts who flew the dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing reported hearing mysterious “outer space-type music” while flying behind the moon in May 1969.<p>The case of the odd, unexplained whistling noise is uncovered during an upcoming episode of the Science Channel series, “NASA’s …

The Future of Wearables Is Implanted

It’s interesting how many people recoil at the idea of implanted wearables. Cochlear implants have been around since the 1980’s, contraceptive implants since the late 1990’s and a plethora of implanted devices have either kept people alive or improved their quality of life from knee replacements to …

How scientists detected gravitational waves for the first time

Scientists have announced the first detection of gravitational waves, a finding that will give astronomers an entirely new window to the universe. But how are these waves observed and why have we never seen them before?<p>Gravitational waves are ripples in the space-time continuum first predicted by …

Gravitational Waves