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Startups use TIFF as a lure for Silicon Valley cash

The Toronto International Film Festival is always a big draw for people all over the world, including quite a few from southern California. This year a group of technology evangelists is bringing in some big fish from northern California in what they hope will become an annual pilgrimage.<p>In …

Silicon Valley

This $800 million startup that helps you find a home in New York City is about to break nationwide

He says when he talked to buyers, sellers, developers, and agents, everyone felt they were getting the short end of the stick. And when everyone feels like they are getting screwed, the market is probably inefficient.<p>Launched in 2013, Compass (formerly Urban Compass), has already shaken up the real …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Ford announces electric bike project to make city journeys smarter

The automaker's e-bike experiment has debuted at MWC 2015.<p>Ford's prototype electric bicycles have been debuted at Mobile World Congress as part of …

NASA's new SoundCloud account will make you feel spaced out

Otherworldly sounds from classic and new NASA missions are here, including 'Houston, we've had a problem'<p>Space has never sounded better (literally it hasn't, as it is a near vacuum where sound waves don't propagate). NASA launched its first official SoundCloud account last week in time for …

The man who grew eyes

Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. I met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells<p>The train line from mainland Kobe is a marvel of urban transportation. Opened in 1981, Japan’s first driverless, fully automated train pulls out of Sannomiya station, guided smoothly …

The Unauthorized Rules Of How To Dress At Goldman Sachs

So, having recently covered Tips for Surviving a Goldman Sachs Internship and Attending a Sporting Event With Your Boss, my latest attempt (by request) is a fresh, succinct, and definitive guide to dressing like an investment banker.<p>The genesis of this post is simple; American men dress like …

Men's Fashion

The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.<p>“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of …

Medicine

The Neuroscientist Who Wants To Upload Humanity To A Computer

Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever<p>Everything felt possible at Transhuman Visions 2014, a conference in February billed as a forum for visionaries to "describe our fast-approaching, brilliant, and bizarre future." Inside an old waterfront military …

Singularity

Dark Matter Might Be Hiding In Microscopic Black Holes, Astrophysicists Say

Dark matter, the invisible and mysterious stuff that makes up most of the material universe, might be hiding itself in microscopic black holes, says a team of Russian astrophysicists.<p>No one knows what dark matter is. But scientists do know that it must exist, because there is not enough visible …

The Story Behind Wes Anderson’s 14 Most Memorable Music Moments

<b>This story originally ran in March 2014. It has been updated for the release of Isle of Dogs.</b><p>One of Wes Anderson’s many signatures is his ability to …

Perspective Clocks

Tel Aviv-based Studio Ve is comprised of Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger, two young men who like exploring objects and their conception—whether it's a Two Leg Table or a Toast-ER that "revives" sad bread. More recently they've been experimenting with clocks, and their previous Manifold and Lithe …

Product Design

20 Things No One Tells You About Exercise

<i>By Nicole McDermott</i><p>So we already know that exercise is good for you for about a million reasons -- it can boost brainpower, make us look and feel good and alleviate stress, just to name a few. But it's not always rainbows and butterflies after hitting the gym: Dealing with stink, sweat and aches …

Gravity May Not Be As Straightforward As Scientists Once Thought

"But we were extremely perplexed. We tried to think of what could be happening in the middle of the night that could account for it. My students …

Dark Matter

Somehow, Pebble is making a better smartwatch than gadget giants like Samsung and Sony

Samsung is a multibillion company with 425,000 employees and a massive supply chain. Pebble is 40-strong and fueled by $10 million in Kickstarter money.<p>So you might be surprised at which one is making the better smartwatch.<p>On Wednesday, Pebble unveiled the latest steps in its effort to take over …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That

Richard Betts is one of fewer than two hundred master sommeliers in the world, but he’s no wine snob and he hates wine-speak. In the first book of …

Republicans Block Proposal For National Science Laureate, Fearing Science

House Republicans, fearing action on climate change, do the nation a distinct disservice.<p>Earlier this week, House Republicans quietly blocked a proposal that would institute the position of science laureate of the United States. It was expected to sail by--after all, who could possibly have a …

The Boy Who Played With Fusion

Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he’s become one<p>"Propulsion," the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "I just want to see the propulsion stuff."<p>A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale …

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

20 Eye-Opening Alarm Clocks

Errr…maybe we should call them ear-opening alarm clocks, instead. If you’ve become too good at turning off your phone’s alarm or your alarm clock app of choice without actually waking up, it might be time to upgrade to one of these actual alarm clocks. We came across so many wacky options including …

Visualizing the Infinite Beauty Of Pi And Other Numbers

Thinking about the hugeness of mathematical numbers like pi can give you a headache, but visualising them can be a thing of beauty.<p>Math and art may appear, superficially, like two disparate fields, but they've been in conversation for millennia. One recent example of the synergistic possibilities …

Data Visualization

Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?

JVC's HA-RX700 not only sounds better than a lot of $100 headphones, it's remarkably comfortable and ruggedly built.<p>I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I …

Audiophile

The 75-Year Study That Found The Secrets To A Fulfilling Life

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy<p>What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in …

Now We Know Why Googling 'Pressure Cookers' Gets a Visit from Cops

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same …

A hippie’s defense of GMOs

“I’m a crazy hippie. I go to Burning Man every year … I have a pretty solid understanding of how genes work. And ultimately, I’m just not that scared …

Agriculture