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8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

What Is Pig Pickin' Cake and Where Did it Come From?

Pig Pickin' Cake: The name of this dessert alone confuses most people who weren't born in the South. Is there pork inside of it? Is it savory? Is it meant for pigs? No, no, and no. However, how the cake got its name is just as interesting as the cake itself. This simple, traditional dessert was …

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Today's kids could walk on Mars, says Britain's first official astronaut

As he packs his bags for the International Space Station next month, Major Tim Peake hopes to inspire the next generation<p>Major Tim Peake, Britain’s first official astronaut, has packed family photos, Christmas gifts and a pack of balloons for his trip to the International Space Station, and …

In this lab, popping balloons is serious stuff

What happens in the fraction of a second when a balloon goes POP!?<p>It may seem like a trivial question, but the answer could provide a better understanding of how aneurysms burst and why airplanes occasionally fall apart in midair.<p>Yet scientists have spent relatively little time trying to understand …

‘Parts Unknown’ Borneo: Just the One-Liners

"When I first went up this river, I was sick with love," <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> says in the opening seconds of <i>Parts Unknown</i>'s journey to Borneo, the third-largest island in the world and home to the Skrang River, where Bourdain finds himself getting reflective. "The bad kind. The fist-around-your-heart …

Spook Yourself With These 5 Weird Food Superstitions

Pay attention to what you’re eating this Halloween or you could end up penniless, friendless, soulless, lifeless, or—even worse for some—your in-laws might come over for a visit.<p>Food is a big component of every aspect of our lives, so it makes sense that certain foods are tied in with …

Paleo Profile: Mexico’s “Bird Mimic”

North America has been a dinosaur hotspot for a century and a half. The Bone Wars of the 19th century, the Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush of the early 20th, and the continuing profusion of new species and specimens all rely on the fossil riches held in the Mesozoic rocks of Canada and the United …