Joseph Olson

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SpaceX's biggest rival has a 'genius' plan to cut its rocket launch costs more than 70%

SpaceX turned heads around the world on February 6 with the first-ever launch of Falcon Heavy.<p>The 230-foot-tall rocket's three boosters helped push Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster into space, peeled off after running low on fuel, and then careened toward Earth.<p>Two of the 16-story boosters rocketed to a …

Space Travel

A Googler's Would-Be Manifesto Reveals Tech's Rotten Core

Office culture is only part of the problem.<p>An anonymous Google software engineer’s 10-page fulmination against workplace diversity was leaked from internal company communications systems, including an internal version of Google+, the company’s social network, and another service that <i>Gizmodo</i>, which …

Danielle Brown

Buddhism: Philosophy or Religion?

Buddhism—some Buddhism, anyway—is a practice of contemplation and inquiry that doesn't depend on belief in God or a soul or anything supernatural. …

Buddhism in China

From Foreign Import to State Religion<p>Buddhism or 汉传 (fójiào) was first brought to China from India by missionaries and traders along the Silk Road …

Never Too Late To Start Reading! 16 Books To Choose From If You’re A Beginner

Reading is that one activity that helps you escape reality and immerse yourself into another universe. The books we read help us understand the world …

Books

The Best Way To Make New Friends According To Science

It’s kind of a big deal. Not having enough friends is the same risk factor as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.<p>When your calendar’s full, finding time to get together with friends can feel like work. Making new friends, however, can be even more daunting. Who has the energy? And how do you get over the …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that …

Experts Predict When A.I. Will Beat Humans In Everything

We had a good run.<p>Filed Under A.I., History & Work<p>After three years, A.I. will likely beat humans at Angry Birds, according to a major new survey of …

Artificial Intelligence

Benjamin Zephaniah: 'After the Brexit vote I experienced racism that I hadn't since the 80s'

Think of poet, writer, lyricist, musician and self-described ‘naughty boy’ Benjamin Zephaniah, and the last thing you’d be likely to associate him …