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The science of why human breasts are so big

Breasts come in different shapes and sizes. But there's one thing they all have in common. They are unique to humans. More than 5,000 mammalian species inhabit this planet. Yet, Homo sapiens are the only life forms with permanent breasts. Some may call this human anomaly sexy. But it also begs the …

Charles Darwin

Become a Deep Learning Coder From Scratch in Under a Year

Machine learning (aka A.I.) seems bizarre and complicated. It’s the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds …

Machine Learning

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Books

Want a Lucrative Side Hustle This Year? Read This 1 Book Immediately

Time to make that paper.<p>The podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller showcases creatives who make a living doing what they love. It tells the stories of people who have figured out how to pursue their life's purpose and get paid for it (it was also, incidentally, the #1 podcast in the "New …

Entrepreneurship

Netflix's Altered Carbon Is Some Incredibly Hardcore Sci-Fi

A lot of the science fiction that's appeared on TV over the years isn't exactly what sci-fi fans would call "hardcore," from goofy procedurals with light futuristic elements to animated comedies like Rick and Morty. <i>Altered Carbon</i> doesn't have that problem.<p>Netflix's latest original show throws so …

Science Fiction

Why Have The Avatar Sequels Taken So Long?

It took 15 years for James Cameron - the visionary filmmaker behind The Terminator, Aliens and The Abyss - to transform his original pitch for Avatar …

Movies

Terminator Star Linda Hamilton Is Just One Cool Aspect of the New Time Travel Film Curvature

On a list of actors you’d want for your movie about time travel, Linda Hamilton has to be right near the top of the list. Hamilton, of course, played …

20 books that will change your life

Happy New Year, EW readers! ’Tis the season for making resolutions and changes, looking for those life-hacking secrets or transformative advice that …

Books

Cryptocurrencies explained, in plain English

Everything you need to know about what cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and how they're valued.<p>By now you've probably heard about the cryptocurrency craze.<p>Either a family member, friend, neighbor, doctor, Uber driver, sales associate, server, barista, or passer-by on the street, has probably …

Bitcoin

AI-assisted porn has arrived—and Gal Gadot has been made its victim

If you’re a Reddit user who has a knack for adult content, chances are you’ve stumbled across r/CelebFakes. The subreddit is dedicated to fake …

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Videos: Neill Blomkamp And Oats Studios Are Back With The Short Film ADAM: Part 3

This is the short film <i>ADAM: Part 3</i> from Neill Blomkamp and Oats Studios.<p>Blomkamp and Oats Studios have partnered with Unity Technologies to direct …

At one end of the keystone XL oil pipeline, there is a scene you must see to believe

Nebraska regulators on Monday approved Keystone XL, a 1,180-mile-long (1,900-kilometer) extension of the existing Keystone Pipeline operated by …

Things to know when switching from iOS to Android

Making the switch from one operating system to another isn't easy, and these are some things our forum users recommend knowing when going from iOS to …

Amazing

More evidence that the dinosaurs were super unlucky with regards to that whole asteroid thing

Location matters. Especially to extinction-causing asteroids.<p>66 million years ago, an asteroid about 6 miles wide flamed across the sky and slammed into a sloping continental shelf, just off what is now Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It collided with the force of 10 billion nuclear bombs and dug deep …

Face it, the sun has set on the golden days: How to survive the ‘new’ retirement

It’s ironic that despite the huge focus the financial industry places on retirement and so-called “retirement readiness,” in actual practice many …

Quark fusion makes ten times as much energy as nuclear fusion

Scientists have overcome huge barriers in the past year to get us even closer to nuclear fusion, and with it a near-limitless supply of clean energy. But, what if there's something far more powerful out there? According to researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago, there is, …

Subatomic Event More Powerful Than A Hydrogen Bomb Discovered—Scaring Scientists So Much They Almost Hid The Results

Two teeny tiny particles can theoretically collide to create a "quarksplosion" with eight times more energy than the reaction that powers hydrogen …

Bitcoin Passes $7,000… Oh My!

<b>Today’s Stories</b><p>Bitcoin blasts past $7,000 to reach another record high in 2017<br>• VMware acquires VeloCloud as it moves deeper into networking<br>• TransferWise announces whopping $280M investment as early shareholders cash in<p><b>Credits</b><p><b>Written by:</b> Tito Hamze <b><br>Hosted by:</b> Tito Hamze <b><br>Filmed by:</b> Tito Hamze <b><br>Edited by:</b> …

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks

If you want to blame someone for the hoopla around artificial intelligence, 69-year-old Google researcher Geoff Hinton is a good candidate.<p>The droll …

Metals markets eye electric vehicles for fresh spark

As the metals and mining industry heads to London for its annual jamboree it will arrive with a valuable commodity — an exciting growth story to sell …

Fourth industrial revolution could unlock £445bn for UK, report reveals

Report led by Jürgen Maier says deal between government and industry could put Britain at forefront of new technologies and create thousands of new jobs<p>Britain’s manufacturing sector could unlock £455bn over the next decade and create thousands of jobs if it cracks the fourth industrial revolution …

Stop lying to your dentist about flossing and get the ToothShower

There’s no point in lying to your dentist — she knows you’re not <i>always brushing</i> twice a day, much less flossing. And while you care about your …

Health

Scientists Prove Nanomagnets Can Levitate, Expect More Exotic Quantum Phenomena

Physicists make a new discovery in quantum mechanics, showing nanomagnets can levitate despite a classic theorem that said it's impossible.<br>Read More

Quantum Mechanics

Amazon Wants You To Allow Strangers Into Your Home...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 —</b> <b>Amazon will sell smart locks so it can slip packages into your home.</b><p>This week, Amazon rolled out Amazon Key, a lock-and-camera system that customers control remotely to let …

Android Pay

Metal investors left behind even as prices soar

NEW YORK (AP) — Metals prices have surged over the last year as China's economy rebounds and Donald Trump's election lifts prospects in the U.S. But investors hoping to get in on those gains face a challenge: funds that target those commodities have struggled.<p>Copper, which is used in large amounts …

Stock Markets

Samsung’s incubator lab spins off seven more weird little companies

C-Lab is known for experimentation<p>Samsung’s incubator hub C-Lab, is known for producing things like a waistline tracking smart belt and a Bluetooth headset that attaches to helmets. Now C-Lab is spawning seven new start-ups created by Samsung employees that range from useful to quixotic. The …

Samsung

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Way We Work

Ever since its introduction as an academic discipline back in the 50s, AI has led to a combination of disappointment and optimism.<p>In fact, …

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

Physicists theorize that a new “traversable” kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin test fires game-changing rocket engine

Blue Origin's new rocket engine just took its first fiery breath on Thursday, a major step forward in the quest to end U.S. reliance on Russian engines.<p>The commercial space outfit, headed by Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos, took to Twitter to announced the BE-4 engine survived its first test fire.<p>The …

Space Travel