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5 Exercises for Rock-Hard Abs From Gwyneth Paltrow’s Trainer

Tracy Anderson shows how to whittle your middle like the Goop queen herself.<p>Gwyneth Paltrow showed off some seriously toned stomach in a recent …

Gwyneth Paltrow

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.”<p>Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge …

Artificial Intelligence

Is Google is tracking you? Find out here

With location reporting, Google can track your whereabouts, which you may find useful, interesting or invasive. Learn how to check if Google is tracking you and how to stop it if it is.<p>I had location history enabled for Google Maps and didn't know it. I found it interesting to see which spots …

Maps

Exploring a Car’s CAN Bus Data

On the highly-recommended Applied Science <i>YouTube</i> channel, the brilliant, ever-patient Ben Krasnow experiments with chemistry, physics, electronics, and electromechanical devices, always with real-world applications in mind. He has built a basement electron microscope, figured out how a backscatter …

The Toy Story Shorts Are Awesome, And You Should Watch Them

The <i>Toy Story</i> movies have been <i>very</i> good. But it’s Pixar’s five short films in the series—many of which have never been seen by the main trilogy’s …

Animation

2016 top story: Rian Malan lashes Malema rhetoric - ugly truth about SA white land ownership

<i>Julius Malema is a devotee of the Goebbels/Stalin/Mao rulebook on propaganda which preaches if you tell a lie enough times, people will eventually</i> …

South Africa

The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016

Here’s a brief list of what could plausibly be considered “rock” in 2016: digitally manipulated sound fragments, free-jazz freakouts, emo spoken-word, octogenarian baritone, a song that sounds like a vintage Disney soundtrack, and warped variants on all manner of light ’70s sounds—plus, of course, …

David Bowie

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Consciousness

Physicists Just Created The World's First Time Crystal

These things actually exist!<p>Just last month, physicists made the best case yet for why time crystals - hypothetical structures that have movement …

Quantum Mechanics

For Employers, Video Game Scores Might Soon Replace Resumes

Your next employer might hire you if it finds out you're good at playing video games.<p>It's not looking for FIFA 17 or Call of Duty aces, but rather those who can master mind games developed specifically for recruiters and human resources by a startup called Scoutible.<p>Started by Harvard psychology …

A Hacker From South Africa Just Rescued the First NASA Computer in Space

The 1966 Apollo Guidance Computer paved the way for the moon landing—and then sat in a scrap heap for decades.<p>The Guidance and Navigation Control …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

Plants

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity

The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end—in less than a …

Fossil Fuels

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Best Metal Songs of 2016 (So Far)

Abbath made his solo debut in 2016, but the iconic frontman who formerly fronted Immortal has carried over the same icy ethos of his previous outfit. …

6. Tokyo Decadence (1992)

Banned in Australia and South Korea, Tokyo Decadence is a film directed by acclaimed Japanese novelist Ryu Murakami, with music by the great Ryuichi …

Rey Is a Palpatine. Here's Why

<b>Warning: Major plot spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.</b><p>People know me as that food nerd, but I was a Star Wars nerd long before I ever even picked up a knife. Like other SW fans, I've spent a great deal of time pondering Rey's origins, watching, re-watching, and re-watching <i>The Force</i> …

Star Wars

Top 6 Apps for Space Lovers and Stargazers

Nothing puts life into perspective like looking up at a night sky full of millions of stars. Of course they look like pin pricks, but the stars and planets above us are truly huge and remind us how small Earth is among the vast, infinite universe. Smartphones allow us to take stargazing a step …

Apps

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

The Science of Getting Swole

Rachael SchultzScience of 'Swole'Learn exactly how strength training makes your muscles bigger.Despite the stereotype of a meathead, it actually …

Immune System

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Human Rights

How Isis hijacked pop culture, from Hollywood to video games

Their films use the high-production standards seen in gaming and action movies in their quest to appeal and appal. But they’re not the only ones who have had that idea<p>A recent, wearyingly grim clip from Islamic State shows six armed children sweeping a castle in search of bound hostages. One by …

Downing Street

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …

Nutrition

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain