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This robot keyboard will catapult Microsoft into the artificial intelligence race

The humble keyboard hasn't changed much since it was first invented. Even the jump from physical keyboards to the digital ones you use on your smartphone still look virtually identical — save for the new emoji keys we've grown accustomed to punching into a text message or tweet.<p>But for years now, …

Book Review: Trump: Surviving at the Top (September, 1990)

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>In this September 24, 1990 article from our magazine archives, Fortune’s Gary Belis reviewed Donald Trump’s second book,</i> Trump: …

Books

Join us or die: the birth of Boko Haram

How the tattered remnants of an Islamist sect transformed into a relentless terrorist army that Nigeria cannot defeat<p>In February 2009, I was at a motor park in Maraba, a satellite of the Nigerian capital Abuja, looking for motorcyclists wearing dried vegetables on their heads. The Nigerian Police …

Africa

101 things you thought were true, but have actually been debunked by science

Skye Gould/Tech Insider<p>Who hasn't shared an amazing science fact only to feel embarrassed later on, when you find out the information was wrong?<p>No …

New Android ransomware uses clickjacking to gain admin privileges

File-encrypting ransomware applications that target Android devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated. One new such program is using clickjacking techniques to trick users into granting it administrator privileges.<p>Clickjacking is a method that involves manipulating the user interface in a way …

Google Play

Harvard Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy on Mastering the Antidote to Anxiety, Self-Consciousness, and Impostor Syndrome

“Before we even show up at the doorstep of an opportunity, we are teeming with dread and anxiety, borrowing trouble from a future that hasn’t yet unfolded.”<p><i>“We know that we live in contradiction,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his magnificent meditation on strength of character, <i>“but we also know that we</i> …

Why bingeing on health foods won’t boost your immune system

There are only two ways the human body can deal with the invading pathogens and infections that can cause colds and other illnesses – and neither involves vitamins or ‘superfoods’ that claim to offer protection<p>Walk through the aisles of any health food shop and you’ll see pots of echinacea or zinc …

Wellness

Microsoft's new apps may seem silly — but they're part of a much bigger plan

Apps like Mimicker, though, are part of a bigger plan by Microsoft to lure the best and the brightest into the company to work on a hot new trend: artificial intelligence.<p>While the world sees a goofy alarm clock, anyone who works in artificial intelligence understands what the app really is: an …

Artificial Intelligence

We’ve finally figured out how climate change will benefit future generations

When we talk about climate change, everyone is always going on about “saving future generations.” Well, what about the generations of 102,000 A.D.? …

Ice Age

EU membership terms 'disastrous' for UK, says cabinet minister Chris Grayling

Prominent Tory Eurosceptic throws weight on side of Brexit by announcing he plans to campaign for Britain to leave Europe in referendum<p>Cabinet minister Chris Grayling has spoken out against Britain’s membership of the European Union, claiming the current terms are “disastrous” for the UK.<p>The …

United Kingdom

The Surprisingly Old Physics Of Wireless Charging

My smartphone–the one I amazingly didn’t lose off the roof of my car– was getting on in years, so last week, I picked up a new one, pictured above. It’s a Droid Turbo, and among the various gadgets I got with it is a wireless charger. While this is distinctly less efficient than plugging it into a …

Physics

How China Could Crash the Global Economy

Markets have paid too much attention to what the Chinese government says, and too little to what the economy is not doing.<p>“China has a major …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, he stood at 5′10′′ and weighed a trim 135 pounds. Today the licensed massage therapist tips the scales at …

Neuroscience

Best Quotes for CEO's & Entrepreneurs

• Don’t run when you lose, don’t whine when it hurts. It’s like first grade. No one likes a cry baby. Gordon Gekko<br>• If a lion could speak, we could not …

The Best Biographies of 2015

From one of the best books in recent memory about Shakespeare to a top CIA Soviet asset, The Daily Beast’s selections for best biographies of …

Scientific Santa Facts That Will Ruin Christmas

His sleigh would explode with the force of 500 billion tonnes of TNT, killing an estimated 100 million people.

12 Amazing Things We Learned About The Human Body In 2015

The human body is a source of mystery. But every year, scientists get just a little better at understanding its secrets.<p>Of course, 2015 has been no different. In the past year, researchers have created better access to proven therapies, developed futuristic new technologies that may change the way …

Medicine

TK evergreen Bitcoin cryptocurrency price article blog post

Currency has gone from cows to coins to paper to plastic. The next big disruption? We could all be spending digital dough.<p>The next time you pull a tattered $5 bill out of your pocket to pay for a coffee, consider the fact that you’re handling one of society’s oldest and most important inventions: …

Photographer Overlays Photos, Creates a Window to the Past

Hungarian artist and photographer Kernyi Zoltn compares images from the past to the present in his series titled <i>Ablak a Mltra</i>, translated as <i>Window to the Past</i>. The photographer takes images from Fortepan, a site with an online collection of amateur photos from 1900 through the 1990's, and overlays …

Photography

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Real Estate

An Orchestra Played "The Nutcracker" While A Group Of Hip-Hop Dancers Slayed It

You won't be nodding off before intermission watching this performance.<p>Back in July, he thought about bringing in hip-hop dancers to perform the Russian Trepak dance.<p>"Why don’t we put hip-hop dancers doing pinwheels and doing 21st century street dance instead of the Russians doing 19th century …

Dance

Lightroom Mobile for Android is Now 100% Free

Adobe today announced Lightroom Mobile version 1.4 for Android devices. With this latest version, the photo editing app is now completely free — you …

Android News

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

Cosmology

Incredible Photos of Faraway Places by Steve McCurry

Chances are you already know Steve McCurry as the man who took one of the most iconic photos of our time. It was of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl who's piercing green eyes told us her harrowing story. The image itself was named “the most recognized photograph” in the history of the National …

Photographers

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

Designers from 18 Different Countries Photoshop One Woman's Body to Meet Their Nation's Ideals

How do perceptions of beauty vary across the globe? In search of an answer to that question, UK medical service Superdrug Online Doctor commissioned marketing agency Fractl to ask graphic designers around the world to Photoshop a woman's body based on their nation's beauty ideals. The results, as …

Hair Color

There are a lot of issues with one of the hottest new technologies in science

Recent technological advances have revolutionized our ability to manipulate the genetic code, allowing us to specifically edit individual genes. Gene editing offers exciting potential for disease therapies but application of the technology in embryos also raises many ethical and scientific …

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Wi-Fi

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

Spices

Close the mosques, lock up the immigrants and pass the “Liberty cabbage”: A brief history of our bigotry and ignorance, from John Adams to Donald Trump

Donald Trump and that Virginia mayor aren’t alone—Paris and the refugee crisis have released old currents of hate<p>Know what it says on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty? Along with hundreds of thousands of other New Yorkers, I see her almost every day during my daily commute, while the Q train …

Obama Administration