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The Easiest, Least Expensive Way to Get a Realistic-Looking Faux Marble Countertop

Marble is as pricey as it is gorgeous, but there's no real substitute for it, right? If you want the look of marble, you'll just have to save up …

Home Improvement

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

China

Bulletproof backpacks in demand in wake of school shooting

As the number of school massacres across the nation has grown, some companies have taken steps to reinvent every day items that students could use to …

Guns

How to Use Awkward Silence to Get What You Want

I heard a story recently about a friend’sformer boss. When underlings would go into this person’s office to discuss something like a pay raise or …

Psychology

Stress in fathers may alter sperm and affect behaviour in offspring

Research shows male mice exposed to a mildly stressful event produced sperm richer in certain types of molecules called microRNAs<p>Stressed fathers may end up with changes to their sperm that could affect behaviour in their offspring, research in mice has shown.<p>Previous work by the team found that …

Neuroscience

Best Practices for Mobile App Navigation: The Basics

Design is not only about nice looks, it’s also about how easily users can navigate through the product and how well they can interact with it. It’s …

UI Design

How you can train AI to convert design mockups into HTML and CSS

Currently, the largest barrier to automating front-end development is computing power. However, we can use current deep learning algorithms, along with synthesized training data, to start exploring artificial front-end automation right now.<p>In this post, we’ll teach a neural network how to code a …

Deep Learning

Exclusive: World leaders just decided that the next step in AI is augmenting humans

Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again.<p>This week, government leaders met with experts and innovators ahead of the World …

Artificial Intelligence

A dangerous piece of fake news is spreading like wildfire on Facebook

Despite new efforts, Facebook still can't figure out how to slow the spread of fake news.<p>Two weeks ago, Facebook announced that it would be …

Internet

Astronomers really hate that bright disco ball satellite secretly launched to space

On Thursday, the rocket company Rocket Lab announced that it had secretly launched the Humanity Star, a satellite in the shape of a reflective sphere …

Space Exploration

Nintendo Stock Surges After Surprise Cardboard Accessory Reveal

Nintendo clearly spent 2017 doing more than just basking in the huge success of its Switch console. The company was also preparing to maintain its …

Writing a To-Do List Before Bed Could Help You Sleep

A new bedtime to-do list, courtesy of sleep researchers at Baylor University:<p>1. Write a to-do list before bed.<p>2. Go to sleep.<p>3. Sleep better than all …

Analyst predicts Amazon to acquire Target later this year

Amazon has long ceased to be an online-only company. Over the past couple of years, it has aggressively expanded onto Main Street, most notably acquiring Whole Foods in 2017 for $13.7 million. It also operates a chain of brick-and-mortar book stores, which can be found in several US cities.<p>But …

The web is dying, but mesh networks will save it

My previous article, <i>The web began dying in 2014, here’s how</i>, raised much more awareness than I thought it would. Many people found it to be an insightful analysis of the web under the control of tech giants, but the article ended without providing anything positive to hold on to.<p>I actually have …

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Alzheimer's Disease

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Scientists have discovered a new form of matter called "Excitonium"

New Matter<p>Researchers at the University of Illinois have announced an exciting finding — the discovery of a new form of matter: excitonium. This …

Kids

Generate WordPress Code Snippets “Magically” with WP Hasty

<b>Dealing with WP code snippets</b> can be a real pain. From custom taxonomies to WP_Query loops, developers are always <b>copy-pasting snippets between</b> …

Web Design

DARPA's new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

Cheap and Non-Invasive<p>New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully …

The Brain

10 Ways for Designers to Woo Developers

Hey designers, are you driving your developer peers crazy?Chances are that you have some habits that don’t translate particularly well to code, and …

Web Design

The nerdiest Trump troll of all time is hiding on Wikipedia

We see you, rogue Congressional staffer.<p>It appears that someone (or several people?) accessing Wikipedia from IP addresses originating from the …

If You Want to Have Lucid Dreams, Here's a Tip From a Recent Study

We're so down for this.<p>Having a degree of control of our dreams while we're in the middle of them can be one hell of a fun ride, adding a vivid new …

Consciousness

The Power Of Nightmares: Part 1 Baby Its Cold Outside (2004)

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The Century of the Self - Part 1: "Happiness Machines"

YouTube

George W. Bush slams Trumpism, without mentioning president by name

'Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,' Bush declared.<p>Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism on Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to …

Political Science

Physicists may finally understand the spatial dimensions in our universe

Back to the Beginning<p>An international team of scientists has come up with a new explanation for why space occupies three dimensions. The theory …

If a 10-year-old started saving for retirement, here's how much $40 a month could eventually earn them

Due to compound interest, the most important factor in building wealth isn't necessarily how much you save. It's actually how long you save for.<p>This is why it's so important to start saving as early as possible. While many people take that to mean starting a retirement account in your 20s, saving …

Retirement

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