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Here are the 7 books that Bill Gates says you need to read this summer

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully the sunnier days and warmer weather are inspiring enough to slow down and take a book …

Bill Gates and Elon Musk are wrong: Artificial intelligence is not going to take over the world

<b>(Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Even the simplest bacteria are smarter than the most advanced AI<p>Sean Miller<p>October 15, 2015 10:56pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There's been a lot of chatter in the past year about the menace of artificial intelligence. This summer's movie season offered …

Singularity

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

Penn State

The Best Way To Make it to Mars? Go Back to the Moon.

Getting to the Moon was one of the greatest accomplishments in human history. But now, the Moon may be reduced to a mere pit stop for space travelers …

11 tough interview questions you may have to answer if you want to intern at SpaceX

So it follows that you're going to have to answer some tough interview questions to get the gig.<p>Each year, more than 700 interns join SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, for 80-hour workweeks at about $22/hour in departments like avionics, dynamics, launch operations, manufacturing, and …

Increase Your Mind Power with These 7 Techniques

Open your mind and realize all the possibilities that disclosed to you. There is no end to the debate about intelligence, cognition, and mental …

The Brain

The 3 Things That Helped Me Finally Stick With Meditation

<b>By Marianne Hayes</b><p>Over the last few years, I've read a hundred different reasons why I should adopt a regular meditation practice.<p>It's the best way to harness the power of the present moment. It's a tool for self-healing. It provides direct access to the divine.<p>The list goes on. My problem was that …

Meditation

With “The Martian” NASA has rediscovered the real reason for going to space

Hot on the heels of the release of the action movie <i>The Martian</i>—and the discovery that the red planet still has liquid water—NASA has unveiled a bold three-stage plan for getting humans to Mars within the next couple of decades.<p>The timing may seem odd. In <i>The Martian</i>, an astronaut is stranded on Mars …

Cost-benefit Analysis

Neuroscientists Suggest These 5 Easy Ways To Create Genuine Happiness In Your Life

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

The first photos of water on Pluto are puzzling scientists in 2 ways

Planetary scientists have suspected for months the presence of water on Pluto in the form of towering ice mountains (shown below) — some of which rival Earth's Rocky Mountains in height.<p>But it wasn't until recently that they had solid proof, and the discovery is raising intriguing questions about …

Solar System

The mysterious artificial intelligence company Elon Musk invested in is developing game-changing smart computers

iStock<p>Vicarious , the mysterious company that's been funded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, and actor Ashton Kutcher, …

Meditation Tips for Beginners

Today meditation is ingrained as part of my daily life. Like most I have not always enjoyed the benefits of regular meditation.<p>For me it did not happen over night, though with the right environment, frame of mind, assistance, meditation is within everyone's grasp.<p>I may have been introduced at a …

SpaceX Wants Future Astronauts To Look "Badass" in Space With New Sexy Suits

Spacesuits of the future are going to do much more than just keep us alive–they’re going to make us look damn good. Because clearly, the most …

The unorthodox productivity hacks of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

Approaching their ambitions with a single-minded intensity, none works less than 70 hours a week, including weekends, even at the expense of aspects of life other people value.<p>However, being armed with a strong idea, determined to be the best, and supported by a superhuman work ethic pays off: Mark …

Bill Gates

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Physics

The internet's favorite astronaut tells us why we're not ready for Mars

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield came to mainstream fame a couple of years ago with his YouTube videos from space and wide social media presence with some 1.4 million Twitter followers. Now retired, Hadfield is the best-selling author of "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth."<p>When he stopped by …

Chris Hadfield

Elon Musk has the perfect argument for raising NASA's budget

There's a story Musk likes to tell about the time he went surfing on the NASA website looking for a timeline for when NASA would be going to Mars.<p>He didn't find a date, so now he's planning on doing it himself using his rocket company SpaceX, and hope that it inspires people enough that the …

Space Science

How to prepare for Mars? NASA consults Navy sub force

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.<p>The space agency is working with a military …

Awesome Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A curated list of Artificial Intelligence (AI) courses, books, video lectures and papers.<p>Contributions most welcome.<p>Online Courses<p>MIT Artifical …

Artificial Intelligence

How Long Does It Take to Get to Mars?

If you wanted to pay a visit to the red planet, how long would it take? The answer depends on a number of things, ranging from the position of the …

The 19 best images from Nasa's Apollo missions

Gallery: The 19 best images from Nasa's Apollo missions<p>Gallery: The 19 best images from Nasa's Apollo missions<p>+ 18<p>+ 17<p>+ 16<p>Thousands of public domain …

How close are we to a real-life Mars mission like 'The Martian'?

It's no secret that NASA wants to get humans to Mars.<p>At the moment, the space agency's guiding star is the dream of landing people on the red planet …

Curiosity Rover Snaps Stunning Mountain Vista on Mars (Photo)

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has beamed home a gorgeous postcard of the mountainous Red Planet landscape it's exploring.<p>The car-size Curiosity rover …

NASA Astronauts Can Already Farm On Mars

The prospect of conquering the dark and vast expanse of space has fascinated the human mind for a good part of the last century. Perhaps that is why ‘The Martian,’ a film adaptation of Andy Weir’s book about one man’s struggle to survive on Mars, rocketed to the No. 1 spot at the box office this …

How Will We Get Off Mars?

We know how to get to Mars. We know how to land on Mars. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to leave.<p>When NASA engineers look at Mars, they see a planet-sized Venus flytrap.<p>It lures us with the promise of scientific discovery—but the moment we land there, gravity and a harsh climate will …

Space Science

Why NASA's Mars Missions Last Long After Their Expiration Dates

Two words: conservative engineering.<p>NASA's Mars Opportunity rover was supposed to last 90 days on the red planet. That was 11 years ago, and it's still roving. The Mars Odyssey orbiter had a stated two-year mission, starting in 2002. Today it still collects data and acts as a communications hub for …

This Is How We'll Explore Mars Over the Next Decade

NASA, ESA, and other agencies are preparing to deepen our understanding of the red planet.<p>We've got rovers like Curiosity and Opportunity still rolling around the Martian surface, and we've got orbiters like MAVEN and India's first Mars probe, Mangalyaan 1, in orbit. But as we close out Mars Week, …