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Today's 'Galaxy' Insight --"The Cosmos Would Not Exist Without Consciousness"

Andrei Linde, Russian-American theoretical physicist and the Harald Trap Friis Professor of Physics at Stanford University. Linde is one of the …

Air Force Wants Airplanes With Laser Cannons By 2022

Gunships and fighters and lasers, oh my<p>According to the Air Force, the future of war in the sky is lasers. Lasers on new jet fighters are a future goal, but there’s lower-hanging fruit in the world of science fiction weapons that the Air Force hopes to reach first: why not mount the lasers on …

The most immersive virtual reality experiences are going to be incredibly expensive and difficult to access

You'll go to a Best Buy or a Ford dealership and someone there will offer you a chance to put on a headset. You'll "get" it. This is a foregone conclusion.<p>And when you're done telling everyone near you how incredible the experience was, you'll want more.<p>You'll want it at home.<p>That's when the …

Finance Goals For Your 20s | The Art of Manliness

You’ll sometimes hear these days that 30 is the new 20, and the importance of moving towards career, relationship, and finance goals in your twenties …

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh has opened heads, cut into brains and performed the most delicate and risky surgeries on the part of the body that controls everything — including breathing, movement, memory and consciousness.<p>"What is, I think, peculiar about brain surgery is it's so dangerous," Marsh …

Watch This Autonomous Vehicle Suffer A Major Glitch And Plow Into A Group Of People

May 19, 2015 — a date which will live in infamy — mankind was suddenly and deliberately attacked by an autonomous car.<p>This was going to happen eventually. I think we all knew that. But the viciousness in which this occurred gives me pause because… machines are taking over the world.<p>It was nice …

China's stock market surge screams danger

If there was ever an example that speculation and government coercion, rather than economic fundamentals, is driving China's equity bull market, this chart is it.<p>Posted on Twitter Monday by Nordea Markets Martin Endlund it shows the six-year relationship between the Shanghai Composite Index and the …

Brightest Galaxy Yet Shines With Light of 300 Trillion Suns

A gigantic quasar creates a beacon that can be seen across the cosmos.<p>Even in a cosmos that contains 100 billion galaxies or more, one of them has to be the brightest, and astronomers may have found a winner.<p>The newly identified galaxy, WISE J224607.57-052635.0, lurks at the very edge of the …

Universe

Gotham Casting For Two New DC Comics Villains For Season 2

Jim Gordon’s going have his hands full when Gotham returns this fall, as two DC Comics villains are set to make their debut on the show.<p>The latest …

Hamas 'tortured Palestinian collaborators' in Gaza hospital

An Amnesty International report details 'spine-chilling' war crimes including summary executions and torture committed against Palestinians in Gaza during last summer’s war with Israel<p>Hamas forces carried out harrowing extrajudicial killings, abductions and arrests of Palestinians in Gaza during …

Israel

How Oculus and Facebook could finally work together

Facebook’s virtual reality arm, Oculus, may one day help people interact on the social network. The idea: use the technology to create a digital …

When Is Java Faster Than C++?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: In what cases is Java faster, if at all, than C++?</i><p><i>Answer by Cameron Purdy, SVP Engineering of Oracle Middleware, on Quora</i><p>Here’s what I’ve learned over 20 years of working with both C++ and Java (and more years before that with C++):<p>As a rule of thumb, …

Programming

China is reportedly creating an oil company that's twice the size of ExxonMobil

China, the fourth largest oil producer in the world (behind the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Russia) is undoubtedly one of the biggest stakeholders in the global oil and gas markets. Low oil prices and slowing domestic economic growth have compelled the second biggest global consumer of oil to accelerate …

Brilliant, Beautiful and Bipolar

I feel most comfortable in a classroom. Whether I am the instructor or sitting in a chair soaking up intellectually tantalizing ideas, I love to be surrounded by wisdom and to be immersed in the process of learning. I have received many compliments from teachers and other students about my academic …

20 Examples Of ROI And Results With Big Data

Whether companies refer to results, outcomes, ROI, or case studies, big data and data science are moving beyond the hype and proving to show more and …

Tighter credit to dampen housing boom

"This looks as though APRA's step-up in supervision is starting to have some effect," Ms Emmett said. "If that's successful, then that's going to …

Sculptures Made with Old Tires Melt into Barcelona's Streets

Salvaged tires get a surreal second life in this sculptural urban intervention from street artists Octavi Serra, Iago Buceta, and Mateu Targa.<p>Salvaged rubber tires get a surreal second life in <i>Project Pneumàtic</i>, a sculptural urban intervention from street artists Octavi Serra, Iago Buceta, and Mateu …

Oculus acquires 3D mapping company Surreal Vision to turn reality into a video game

Virtual reality company Oculus has acquired Surreal Vision, a UK company whose software can map and recreate the real world in a virtual one. Surreal Vision grew out of its three co-founders' Ph.D. research at Imperial College London; the team will now move to Oculus' lab in Redmond, …

The state of the world’s big emerging markets

For the most part, the emerging markets aren't looking so hot right now.<p>"EM economies are failing to gain traction in a context of subdued global growth and uncertainty around Fed rate hikes," according to Deutsche Bank research.<p>The most vulnerable EM is Turkey, where "growth is faltering, high …

The Fed has 'thrown the gauntlet down' and the market is reacting

It was the biggest tumble for stocks in three weeks.<p>Also on Tuesday, the US dollar index surged to the strongest level in four weeks. The dollar's strength sent the yen to an eight-year low against the currency, and the euro to the weakest level in a month.<p>Tuesday's weakness in stocks follows a …

Federal Reserve

Want to work out smarter? Trick your brain with music

What songs get you moving? For cognitive scientists, researchers and now music streaming apps, the answer is in your brain.<p>Spotify announced last …

R vs Python for Data Science: The Winner is …

<b>By Martijn Theuwissen, DataCamp.</b><p>At DataCamp, our students often ask us whether they should use R and/or Python for their day-to-day data analysis …

Data Science