Nicholas Hart

28 Flips | 3 Magazines | 39 Likes | 1 Follower | @Hartn15 | Keep up with Nicholas Hart on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nicholas Hart”

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games - MIT Technology Review

With all the excitement over neural networks and deep-learning techniques, it’s easy to imagine that the world of computer science consists of little …

Deep Learning

How stretching everyday can benefit your physical and mental health, and improve your problem solving skills

Do you ever feel stiff, sore, and a little too stressed from life’s challenges? Chances are you aren’t stretching enough.<p>While you often hear about …

Mental Health

Yes, Pluto is a planet

Three years ago, NASA’s New Horizons, the fastest spaceship ever launched, raced past Pluto, spectacularly revealing the wonders of that newly seen world. This coming New Year’s Eve — if all goes well on board this small robot operating extremely far from home — it will treat us to images of the …

Solar System

NASA’s stunning video of the Lagoon Nebula will put your dumb life in perspective

In case you thought your problems were of any significance whatsoever, a new NASA video of the Lagoon Nebula is here to remind you that they absolutely are not.<p>Oh, did you have a bad day at work? The Lagoon Nebula doesn’t care. Maybe you won a big prize and impressed everyone? Well, this nebula …

Astronomy

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Hubble Finally Settles A Debate of Galactic Proportions

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has become the referee of an intergalactic wrestling match between two dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way. The Large …

Universe

Samsung debuts 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S9+ with incremental changes to flagship phones

On a Sunday evening in Barcelona, Samsung executives officially announced two new smartphones: the 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 (for $720) and 6.2-inch Galaxy S9+ (for $840). These will be available for preorder on March 2 and will start shipping on March 16 in Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, and …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems that remain unsolved.<p>Reflecting the importance of the problems, the Institute offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could provide a rigorous, …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

The Hubble Space Telescope Is Falling

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been redefining how we view our Universe. From hundreds of miles above the surface of the Earth, it orbits the entire world every 97 minutes. Multiple servicing missions, including the final one in 2009, have corrected its optics, enhanced its cameras, …

Hubble Space Telescope

It's official: Your old password is totally worthless

Old habits die hard, and old passwords die harder.<p>But if you ever needed extra motivation to forget that ancient password you've been reusing for …

10 books to read in you 20s to make your 30s even better

Meanwhile, other studies show the pressures on young adults have been steadily ratcheting up.<p>In short, with the economy and society in flux, this is one of the most baffling times to enter adulthood in recent history.<p>What should you do about it? The same thing you should do with nearly any other …

Books

10 Nonfiction Books That Take You To Faraway Lands

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>My European Family: The First 54,000 Years</b> by Karin Bojs<p>“A book to consult before swabbing, full of insight into the uses and abuses of genetics.” A science journalist searches deep for roots and finds them in the deepest helixes of …

A 2017 summer reading list from TED speakers

Back in May I shared a list of books that TED speakers had mentioned on Twitter. That list was a little uneven because a mention isn’t necessarily a …

What a Year and a Half of Meditation Taught Me

You're reading What a Year and a Half of Meditation Taught Me, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Why Everyone Needs to Meditate

Meditation is a practice with a slight image problem. It gets nothing but praise from health and psychology literature, and from our most elite …

Mindfulness

AIRS

Cybersecurity Expert. Trusted advisor to board members and stakeholders, to define strategies for managing cybersecurity risks. The development of …

A 4-Step Regimen for Setting Goals That Always Moves You Forward

When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little wins.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.<p>In …

Motivation

Scientists Have Detected a Habitable Zone in One of Our Nearest Solar Systems

Eek.<p>An exoplanet with the prime conditions for life could be located just 14 light-years away, scientists report, in one of the closest neighbouring …

Universe

At charity roast, Donald Trump delivered what might as well be a campaign eulogy

NEW YORK — It was supposed to be his opening joke, but it landed with such heavy bitterness that it prompted scattered, uncomfortable laughter.<p>“A special hello to all of you in this room who have known and loved me for many, many years. It's true,” Trump said as he took command of the dais at the …

27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Solo Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: The Gifts of Going Alone

Almost all of the outdoor experiences in my life have been undertaken with a group of people. From growing up fishing, camping, and exploring the …

What Do Algorithms Look Like?

Most of us see algorithms as just numbers. Mathematicians and physicists see them as elaborate systems that can contain whole worlds. In a new essay, data visualization god and <i>New York Times</i> Graphics Editor Mike Bostock takes us inside some of the most commonly used visualization algorithms, …

Data Visualization

Want a Bigger Vocabulary? Try These 7 Mobile Apps

These apps will grow your vocabulary in a minute or two a day. And they're fun.<p>Would you like a bigger vocabulary? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Then again, if you're like most people, you don't have the free time to enroll in a course or work your way through the dictionary.<p>But …

Apps

9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

It’s Settled, This Is the Tastiest Trail Mix You’ll Ever Eat

Gorp or trail mix — whatever you call it, some variation of the nuts, fruits and oats mixture has been a mainstay in daypacks and thru-hiking packs …

Food