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15 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library being just a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week. You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p>Here are 15 documentaries …

This Web Bot Can Automatically Design Hundreds of Logos for You

Is this the beginning of the end for the creative industry?<p>It’s hard to deny that technological breakthroughs have benefited modern designers, but it has also become increasingly clear that advances in artificial intelligence could have a big impact on the future of human creativity. Case in point …

'Instagram for doctors' Figure 1 reaches a million users, adds messaging tool

A Toronto startup that has been likened to "Instagram for doctors" now boasts more than one million health-care professionals using its platform, double the level it had seven months ago.<p>Figure 1 said its free online mobile tool – used by medical practitioners around the world to share images of …

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner invests $100m to send a fleet of spacecraft to Alpha Centauri

Yuri Milner is pushing forward with the hunt for intelligent alien life beyond our planet, and is investing another $100 million in a more proactive approach after putting up the original $100m last year.<p>In July of 2015, Milner and I sat down and discussed the greatest question of all. In the mind …

Billionaires

Fried Avocado Tacos with Strawberry & Rhubarb Salsa

I saw rhubarb at the market a few of weeks ago and this recipe popped into my head. Then when I decided to make it, I went to the only stand where I …

For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD

The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.<p>Researcher, drug policy reformer, and Countess of Wemyss Amanda Feilding made a promise to Albert Hofmann, the "father of LSD," after meeting him in the 90s: She would carry …

How fat cells work and why it’s impossible to “burn” them off

When we think about our weight it’s often tied to how much fat we have in our bodies.<p>But in early 2016, scientists debunked body-mass index (BMI), a calculation of someone’s percentage of body fat based on their height and weight, as a measure (paywall) of overall health. The authors argued that …

Nutrition

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …