Jorge Luis Vargas

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The detection of ripples in the fabric of spacetime just won a Nobel Prize

Making waves in the physics community.<p>Three American physicists won the 2017 Nobel Prize for work that enabled the first observation of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime. Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne were each instrumental to LIGO, the massive pair of …

Nobel Prize

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Give up the bad habits that rob kids of mental strength.<p>Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental …

Self-help

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

Millions of Android phone users accidentally downloaded virus

Android phone owners have been warned that a strain of malware known as FalseGuide has been downloaded onto close to two million handsets.<p>The malicious software had been hidden inside a number of apps on the Google Play store between 2016 and early 2017. The apps appeared to be guides to other …

Secret Documents Reveal a Constellation of American Military Bases Across Africa

By <b>Nick Turse / TomDispatch</b>While the U.S. maintains a vast empire of military installations around the world with huge, hard-to-miss complexes in …

4 Buddhist Monks Habits That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Change Your Life Forever

Ever wondered how Buddhist Monks live and what habits they adopt to make them so peaceful?<p>I’ve been always been fascinated by this question so I did …

Meditation

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known For Ages: Consciousness is Everywhere

A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity. The theory, called Integrated …

Consciousness

Overwatch hero D.Va will be temporarily removed

Blizzard has introduced three new playable characters to Overwatch since it launched, but now it's taking one away -- temporarily.<p>The company said today in a tweet from its customer support page that tank character D.Va is being deactivated while it investigates a bug in the game.<p>It's bad timing, …

7 skin cancer warning signs you should never ignore

It's time to think about the skin you're in. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.<p>It’s time to think about the skin you’re in.<p>May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, with "Melanoma Monday" focusing attention on the deadliest form of the disease. It’s curable if spotted early, but doctors say patients …

Science Says Displaying More of This Trait Improves Your Social Life

Need to lighten your step? Improve your relationships? Have better health? It's a shame so few ever practice this.<p>For 23 years, I have seen the best and worst of workplace behaviors. One of the worst is typified by people (especially leaders) with the knee-jerk reaction of "vengeance is mine!" when …

Emotional Intelligence

4 Actions to Immediately Increase Your Confidence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each of us wants change in our lives. We want to become a highly acclaimed speaker, a best-selling author. We want to move up the ladder at work, or build a business empire. We want to introduce ourselves to an important person or ask for …

Self-improvement

26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien<p><b>1.</b> “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>– Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i><p>Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”<p>– L.M. Montgomery, <i>Anne of</i> …

Charles Bukowski

5 things I learned from being in a sexless relationship

It wasn't my fault.<p>When I ended a long term relationship seven years ago, everyone from my parents to the postman wanted to know why. 'We grew apart' was the easy answer, and more palatable than the truth, which was that I'd been trapped for five years in a sexless, house-mate-like living …

Astronauts are baffled by Trump's space travel plans

American astronauts may be walking on Mars in the next eight years, or ideally the next four, if President Donald Trump has his way. But the new timetable has baffled experts in space travel.<p>The surprise announcement — or rather instruction — took place this week during a live video conference …

Understanding Machine Learning

What Exactly Is Machine Learning?<p>Here’s the simplest definition I came across, from Berkeley: Machine learning is “[...] the branch of AI that …

Microsoft just showed why it desperately needs a new Surface Pro

It's time for Microsoft to launch the Surface Pro 5.<p>Microsoft just reported its earnings for the quarter ended March 31, and revealed a 26 percent …

Does Parkinson's disease begin in the gut? New research suggests it does

They say that "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." But this is definitely not true of the vagus nerve, which wanders from the stomach to the brain, passing through the heart, esophagus and lungs along the way.<p>A new study offers fresh support for an intriguing theory about the vagus nerve's role …

We just hit 410 ppm of CO2. Welcome to a whole new world

<b>(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)</b><p>This is not normal: We’re on track to witness a climate unseen in 50 million years by mid-century.<p>Kate Yoder<p>April 28, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Grist.<p>In pre-industrial times, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere stood at …

The race to build the world’s first sex robot

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robotics

New Arduino MKRFOX1200 Internet Of Things Development Board Unveiled (video)

The official Arduino Foundation has this week announced the availability of the new addition to their range of Arduino MKR development boards with …

Arduino

Clinical Trials of a New "Cancer Vaccine" Show That It May Actually Work

A Therapy For Each Patient<p>Cancer comes in many different forms, and it is not unusual for diagnosed patients to endure multiple kinds of treatments …

The First Wave of Corporate AI Is Doomed to Fail

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now. Driven by a fear of losing out, companies in many industries have announced AI-focused initiatives. Unfortunately, most of these efforts will fail. They will fail not because AI is all hype, but because companies are approaching AI-driven innovation …

Baidu is making its self-driving car platform freely available to the automotive industry

Baidu is opening its self-driving vehicle platform in a bid to help drive the development of autonomous cars.<p>The Chinese internet giant today announced its Apollo project that will see its platform, including vehicle platform, hardware platform, software platform and cloud data services, opened to …

Car Tech

New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong

When I recently discovered a draft of new guidelines for password management from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), I was amazed about the number of very progressive changes they proposed.<p>Although NIST’s rules are not mandatory for nongovernmental organizations, they …

Software

All of NASA's out-of-this-world images are now in one place

NASA first announced that all of its photo archives would be made available on one easily searchable website in late March. But an interview with some of the minds behind the merger, courtesy of ArsTechnica, rekindled our memories and reminded us just how amazing the archive really is.<p>The new site …

Jürgen Schmidhuber on the robot future​: ‘They will pay as much attention to us as we do to ants'

The German computer scientist says artificial intelligence will surpass humans’ in 2050, enabling robots to have fun, fall in love – and colonise the galaxy<p>In a soft-furnished studio space behind a warehouse in west Berlin, a group of international scientists are debating our robot future. An …

Artificial Intelligence

How Mindfulness Stops You from Being a Slave to Your Bad Habits

Meditation is no longer a mystery, and no longer remains on the periphery of medical theory in the recent decades thanks to the work of pioneers like …

Mindfulness

Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results

<b>“The real you, the inner you, is pure, very pure. It understands. It has patience. It will wait forever while your ego trots all over everywhere</b> …

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Gear & Gadgets