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Quartz Coin Can Hold 360 TB Of Data For Billions Of Years

Scientists believe they have built a quartz coin that can store 360 TB of data for billions of years, presenting the opportunity for the entire humankind history to be recorded and preserved likely well after humans are extinct.<p>These quartz coins were produced at the University of Southampton, …

Human Rights

Researchers find ancient DNA preserved in modern-day humans

History People in Melanesia have genetic code of extinct species<p>Staff writer ▼ Monday March 21, 2016 3:40AM ET<p>Residents of the remote equatorial …

How to answer an insanely hard brain teaser interview question without seeming nervous

<i>"How many people are currently online in Germany?"</i><p><i>"How many windows are there in New York City?"</i><p>And, most importantly: <i>"How the heck do you answer these crazy questions?"</i><p>If you're interviewing for a tech job, chances are you'll get thrown one of these brain teaser questions at some point during the …

New York City

A New Study Claims People with Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Sure, nerd.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management University are the authors of …

Social Sciences

How Schools Are Failing Their Quietest Students

<i>(Photo: Ron Koeberer/Getty Images)</i><p>By Melissa Dahl<p>In 2013, educator and writer Jessica Lahey wrote a convincing piece for The Atlantic in which she argued that her introverted students needed to learn to speak up in class. In it, she defended her decision to keep class participation as a small but …

Teaching

Skyscrapers are boring: One architect against the tyranny of the tower

<i>Architect Ole Scheeren fights against the rigid hierarchy of the skyscraper.</i><p>When Ole Scheeren (TED Talk: Why great architecture should tell a story) …

These maps show how empty one half of the world is

Do you live in the human half of the world? Unless you're reading this from Australia, Indonesia or South America's Southern Cone, the chances are …

Geography

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

Obese People Outnumber Underweight People for First Time in Human History, Study Says

Obesity has been a growing problem in the U.S. for decades and increasingly its effect is being felt globally. A new study published by the Lancet …

What Is Deep Learning And How Is It Useful?

Deep learning recently returned to the headlines when Google's AlphaGo program crushed Lee Sedol, one of the highest-ranking Go players in the word. Google has invested heavily in deep learning and AlphaGo is just their latest deep learning project to make the news. Google’s search engine, voice …

Machine Learning

Is an Oxbridge university education right for you?

There’s no disputing that Oxford and Cambridge universities offer first-class tutoring and unique opportunities. The question is: are they right for you?<p>Oxford and Cambridge are ranked among the best universities in the world, so it's hardly surprising that students are queuing up for places. But, …

Global warming is changing the way the Earth spins on its axis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.<p>Melting ice sheets — especially in Greenland — are changing the distribution of weight on Earth.<p>And that has caused both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to …

Global Warming

Why Luck Matters More Than You Might Think

When people see themselves as self-made, they tend to be less generous and public-spirited.<p>I’m a lucky man. Perhaps the most extreme example of my considerable good fortune occurred one chilly Ithaca morning in November 2007, while I was playing tennis with my longtime friend and collaborator, the …

Wall Street

Best toy drones you can buy right now

These machines might be drones in name alone, but that doesn't make them any less fun to fly.<p>While many of us might drool over powerful high-flying drones like those from DJI, Yuneec and 3D Robotics, most of us will be flying less expensive radio-controlled multirotor toys made to zip around your …

Drones

Scientists Are Gearing Up for a Fight Over How Much to Limit Global Warming

“Exotic Dr Strangelove options” to slow climate change have become “Plan A,” one says.<p>Speaking in London on Monday, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres confirmed her commitment to limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C. To achieve this, she noted that total emissions would have to fall by …

Climate Change

NASA finds cosmic dust speeding through our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA just discovered some special particles floating in our cosmic neighborhood.<p>The Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, has detected alien dust that came from outside our solar system.<p>Scientists suspect that this dust is interstellar in origin because it moves …

Astronomy

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.<p>As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not …

Emerging Markets

Shakespeare Insult Kit

To create a Shakespearean insult...Here is a insult server that uses the above lists automagickally.

MIT