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Nathan Myhrvold: ‘Nasa doesn’t want to admit it’s wrong about asteroids’

Any patent holder who enforces their rights gets called a patent troll. Silicon Valley feels very threatened by anything that could challenge its own authority<p>Nathan Myhrvold is the former chief technology officer of Microsoft, founder of the controversial patent asset company Intellectual Ventures …

Intellectual Property

An artist painted a self-portrait of himself on a different drug every day — and he ended up with brain damage

Bryan Lewis Saunders<p>In March 1995, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders began creating at least one self-portrait of himself every day.<p>Born in Washington D.C. …

Brain Damage

These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

Holistic Medicine

Seamas O’Reilly’s father brought up a huge brood of children on his own. He also built their house and filled it with love, laughter and DIY catalogues. So how does that make Seamas feel now that he’s about to become a dad?<p>Many’s the Father’s Day my dad awoke to the sound of soft padding at the …

Parenting

Singapore Math Pros and Cons

The Singapore Math method marked a change in the way math was taught in many American classrooms. The program uses a three-step learning model, …

Mathematics

Every Pixar Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best

These films have transformed how Hollywood makes movies for children and adults alike.<p>In the last 23 years, Pixar has done as much to help shape a generation of children as it has remind adults what it means to be a kid. Whether you were five or 50 years old when <i>Toy Story</i> came out, you've grown up …

Animation

Teachers, students tell ‘real story’ behind fatal classroom stabbing

On Sept. 27, 2017, Abel Cedeno, an 18-year-old sophomore who had been bullied for his sexuality, snapped. Cedeno says he was being mocked by two …

Education

Scientist’s travel diaries from 1920s revealed racist attitudes including describing people who were ‘spiritless’<p>Chinese internet users have defended Albert Einstein’s recently published travel diaries in which the physicist calls the Chinese “industrious, filthy people.”<p>Portions of the diaries …

Albert Einstein

'So You Want To Talk About Race' Is The One Book Every White Person Should Read This Year, And These Quotes Explain Why

It is impossible to talk about American culture and politics in 2018 without talking about race and the many ways in which it touches every aspect of …

Civil Rights

The Craziest Thing About Elon Musk's 'Express Loop' Is the Price

The $1 billion construction estimate is a fraction of what subterranean transit projects cost.<p>The Boring Company, the tunneling venture Tesla CEO Elon Musk started in 2016 out of his personal frustration with surface-level gridlock, has made a significant step towards evolving beyond …

Elon Musk

In a Surprise Move, Elon Musk Just Made What Might Be His Biggest Announcement of 2018

Elon Musk gets out of Silicon Valley and sets his sights on the Midwest.<p>Everyone will soon forget that Elon Musk laid off 9 percent of his staff earlier this week.<p>Because one of his companies just won a gargantuan multi-billion dollar bid to bring high speed public transportation to Chicago,</i> …

Elon Musk

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

San Fransisco's Homeless Crisis Is Now a Poop Crisis

The city is overrun with people who have nowhere to relieve themselves—and that's a problem for any resident, whether they have a home or not.<p>Every time I visit San Francisco, I am increasingly shocked at how the city is getting dirtier and more disturbing. Recently, while staying at an AirBNB in …

San Francisco

How To Make Your Own Stock Tank Pool This Summer

The humble stock tank pool which is actually intended to be used on farms and ranches as a water container for livestock is full of secrets. One of …

Landscaping

4 takeaways on Donald Trump's absolutely appalling statement on the Eagles' White House visit

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Monday night, Donald Trump decided to uninvite the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House because some members of the Super Bowl champs weren't planning to attend Tuesday's ceremony due to disagreements with the President.<p>Here's the key part of the statement:<p><i>"The Philadelphia Eagles</i> …

Donald Trump

Researchers May Have Pinpointed the Exact Amount of Money You Need to Be Happy

Humanity has been debating the truthfulness in that old adage "money can't buy happiness" for centuries, but it seems we still don't have a concrete …

Fort Lauderdale

7 Genius Ways To Hide A Spare Key If You're Always Forgetting Yours

Because no one will guess that the key is underneath the sprinkler.<p>View this post on Facebook

DIY

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion

I wasn’t an overly confident student when it came to engaging in open conversations during class. If one of my teachers posed a question, I only …

Education Technology

How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him

And how it might change what cops can do with our smartphones.<p>On a warm summer’s day in 2008, police spotted a man walking outside his apartment in Santa Clara, California, one of the many bedroom communities spread across Silicon Valley. Undercover FBI officers saw him outside the building and …

Surveillance

Tesla can change so much with over-the-air updates that it’s messing with some owners’ heads

Praise for a recent software fix to the Model 3’s braking is met with worry that different update slowed some customers’ cars<p>When <i>Consumer Reports</i> recently found that the braking distance on the Tesla Model 3 was worse than that of a Ford F-150, CEO Elon Musk took the criticism and found a solution. …

Tesla

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

J.R. Smith and the 10 worst mental errors in the biggest moments in sports history

On Thursday night at Oracle Arena, with the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers tied 107-107 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Cavs guard George Hill clanked his second free throw to give his team the lead. But with a few ticks still on the clock, Cleveland had one more chance when J.R. Smith …

Basketball

Customs agents took $58,000 from Ohio man at airport. He's suing to get it back.

A 64-year-old Cleveland, Ohio, man is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection after agents strip-searched him at an airport in October and took more than $58,000 in cash from him without charging him with any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week in Ohio.<p>Customs agents seized the …

Corruption

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

DIY

Science Shows These Products Don't Repel Mosquitoes, Even Though People Swear by Them

Tried a "sure-fire" mosquito repellent and still got bitten? It's not your fault.<p>It's officially summer and you know what that means: Hiking, swimming, backyard barbecues...and mosquitoes. Everyone is bothered by them, but some people think they've found the perfect antidote to unpleasant, and …

Mosquitoes

The biomechanics behind Michael Jackson’s impossible dance moves

Some neurosurgeon fans decided to investigate.<p>Before reading the rest of this article, please first stand up and try to tilt your whole body forward at a 45 degree angle. You may only bend at the ankle. Assuming that you are not Michael Jackson, you will fail at this endeavor.<p>But why? Do you not …

Michael Jackson

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Time Management

Even The Most Advanced Computer Programmers Have Probably Never Heard Of This Concept

<i>What are some advanced concepts in programming that most average programmers have never heard of? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tikhon Jelvis, studied programming languages and did</b> …

Machine Learning

The Logical-Mathematical Learning Style

The logical-mathematical learning style is one of eight types of learning styles, or intelligences, defined in developmental psychologist Howard …

Mathematics

Inside the Barbaric U.S. Industry of Dog Experimentation

<i>This article includes graphic images that some readers may find disturbing.</i><p>There is a largely hidden, poorly regulated, and highly profitable …

University of California