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An AI wrote the script for this movie, and let's just say there's eyeball vomiting in it

What happens when you feed a neural network some movie scripts, give it a few props and instruct it to write a movie script?<p>Actors looking really …

6 Mental Traps That Keep You From Making Smart Decisions

Decisions: We all make them, and we all want to make better ones. Science to the rescue!<p>Why do we sometimes regret a decision we've made?<p>The main problem is that we are all, to use the title of Dan Ariely's great book, predictably irrational. We're people. That's why markets aren't always rational. …

Ernest Hemingway's Best Tips on Writing

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

The World Trade Center: From construction to 9/11 and beyond

On Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers affiliated with the terrorist group al-Qaida flew two hijacked Boeing 767 airliners into the World Trade Center complex …

‘Modern Family’s’ Sarah Hyland Trips Onstage, Makes Hilarious Recovery at Teen Choice Awards

As award ceremonies go, someone famous is bound to lose their grace and trip in front of a live camera.At the 2015 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday …

Teen Choice Awards

Former US military personnel urge drone pilots to walk away from controls

Letter from 45 retired and former military members call on pilots at Creech and Beale air force bases to refuse to carry out duties as they ‘profoundly violate’ law<p>Forty-five former US military personnel, including a retired army colonel, have issued a joint appeal to the pilots of aerial drones …

Be More Charismatic In Conversation with the "Two-Second Rule"

People love to get their word in edgewise, but charisma is all about how you act, not what you have to say. You can be more charismatic in a …

Minimalism in Web design: past and future

Minimal Web design is built from these fundamentals, all of which are designed to focus on the site content:<p><b>Negative space –</b> Commonly referred to as white space, negative space is simply any unused space in a design. Oftentimes in minimalist design, you’ll see this space filled with vibrant colors …

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

Open-Mindedness

Be Careful What You Google

The search engine creates a feedback loop that influences the way people see the world, a new study finds.<p>Google is a modern oracle, and a miraculous one at that. It can lead you to the <i>Perfect Strangers</i> theme song lyrics, or to a satellite image of your childhood neighborhood, or to a blueprint for …

CEOs

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Lucas Radaelli's answer to How does a visually impaired computer programmer program?

I am totally blind and I work for Google, writing changes to the ranking algorithm. As part of my experience, and I believe from many other blind …

Programming

Football: Expert analysis, fixtures, results & team news

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Soccer

Apple exec slams Steve Jobs documentary

AUSTIN, Texas — In a highly unusual step from one of the world's most disciplined and reticent companies, Apple senior executive Eddy Cue took to …

Justin Bieber's 'Comedy Central Roast': The apology was real, the monkey was not

LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber's roast, for all its hysterical and wildly inappropriate racial, sexual, bodily and bestial jokes, came with much higher …

How Humans Are Still Evolving To Avoid Extinction

As humans accelerate our impact on the earth and on ourselves, will 50,000 years of self-evolution both destroy and save us?<p>Humans may be approaching …

Why 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Won't Die

Until a week or so ago, Harper Lee was the model of literary reticence. In the 55 years since the publication of her “To Kill a Mockingbird,” she had …

Build a web app fast: Python, HTML & JavaScript resources

Wanna build a web app fast? Know a little bit about programming but want to build a modern web app using two well-supported, well-documented, and …

Answer to Where do deleted files go?

Ok, some of this is an oversimplification, but it should help you understand the concepts.<p>On any hard disk, there is a table stored that says "File …

Balaji Viswanathan's answer to How can I improve my English writing skills?

Start reading more - especially long form writing<p>A lot of us are good at skimming content, but are slowly losing skills to read in the long form (10 …

What I’ve Learned as a Writer

I’ve been a professional writer since I was 17: so nearly 24 years now. I’ve made my living with words, and have written a lot of them — more than 10 …

Fear is the Root of Your Problems

Every problem you or I have (and they are many, small and large), is rooted in fear.<p>For some, that might seem obvious: the question is how to beat …

No three-month course can teach you how to code

Organizations such as Codecademy, the Flatiron School, and General Assembly regularly get lauded for churning out legions of seemingly qualified engineers. The latest came in a recent Wall Street Journal article headlined, “Have Liberal Arts Degree, Will Code.” Student X took Course Y and in a mere …

Computer Science

Why Office for iPad Took 4 Years to Get Here

Microsoft just unveiled Office for iPad. The move makes complete sense. The iPad, after all, is by far the strongest and most popular tablet platform …

Apple engineer shares details on the iPhone’s long birth

By now most people are familiar with the introduction of Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone, which debuted in a 2007 Steve Jobs presentation that literally …

The 39 Most Valuable Startups In The World

Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal released a report of more than 30 startups from the U.S., China, and Europe that are valued at $1 billion or more.<p>These companies range from familiar firms like Pinterest and Uber, to more-recent billion-dollar startups like messaging app Tango and events …

Venture Capital

Answer to What criteria are used by designers when choosing typefaces?

This is a fascinating question.<p>I'm a font guy. I love type and I love studying and using typefaces. "How do I choose the right font" is such a simple …

A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)<p>“A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, biting, clutching, covetous old sinner” is hardly hero material, but this is …

parallax.js

WOW, that's deep man! <b>parallax.js</b> reacts to the orientation of your smart device, offsetting layers depending on their depth within a scene... Oh, you …

Web Design