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Rewriting the Code of Life

Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases.<p>Early on an unusually blustery day in June, Kevin Esvelt climbed aboard a ferry at Hyannis*, bound for Nantucket Island. Esvelt, an assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts …

Public Health

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by …

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley to be Apple’s CEO in the early 1980’s, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Sculley would achieve little at Apple, but Jobs would later make it the most …

Innovation

7 quotes from Elon Musk that will inspire you to think out of the box (INFOGRAPHIC)

Many call him the new Steve Jobs. His product launches set off the same frenzy. He’s the new cool out to make a dent in the universe.<p>From forming and …

9 Vacation Rentals Inspired by 'Game of Thrones'

For fans who want the experience without the bloody slave …

Luxury Urban Housing, Built on a Myth, Is About to Take a Big Hit

For years, we’ve heard about the “return to the city.” It was never as true as the hype, but now it’s about to collapse entirely.<p>From steamy Miami to …

Google has developed a 'big red button' that can be used to interrupt artificial intelligence and stop it from causing harm

AI agents, as they're sometimes known, can already beat us at complex board games like Go, and they're becoming more competent in a range of other areas.<p>Now a London artificial-intelligence research lab owned by Google has carried out a study to make sure that we can pull the plug on self-learning …

Artificial Intelligence

Politics In Real Life: The Struggle To Pay For College

Monica Nezzer, 22, is a full-time student studying psychology and biology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She describes herself as "fortunate." But in addition to a full course load, she's working about 30 hours a week as a campus tour guide and recruitment specialist.<p>"At least once …

The real value of urban farming. (Hint: It's not always the food.)

During World War II, millions of Americans planted "victory gardens" in their backyards, eventually supplying a hungry nation with 40 percent of its homegrown fruits and vegetables. Once the war was over, those urban farms withered away, supplanted by increasingly efficient large-scale rural …

When programmers get weird: The funniest code projects on GitHub

Of the 35 million open source projects on the code-sharing website GitHub, many are sophisticated software packages used by corporations all over the world. Others are smaller, single-purpose code libraries that many developers couldn’t live without. And some are just funny jokes.<p>Code jokes may …

Mathematics

Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes …

Daydream To These Photos Of California's Endless Summer

All images courtesy of Josh McNair.<p>A surfer watches the waves come in under the pier in Huntington Beach.<p>The sun sets over a small lake in Red …

Photo of the Day: Best of April

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands around National Geographic. Here are some highlights from April.<p>Photography can show us reality in a wonderful way. But sometimes, reality is more beautiful than we can even imagine. One of the best words to describe this month’s Photo of the Day …

We got eight Indian startup CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

From business plans to work culture, Indian startups have done most things differently from traditional companies.<p>Even when it comes to building teams, most entrepreneurs are now looking beyond conventional qualities such as qualification, experience, or success at previous jobs.<p>Like their unusual …

Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

Physics

Six maps that will make you rethink the world

We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the author of the new book …

Globalization

Opinion: The idea of the ‘gender pay gap’ is mostly bogus

Can everyone please stop talking complete nonsense about the “gender pay gap”?<p>The recent “Equal Pay Day” has produced, once again, the tedious and …

“I had so many advantages, and I barely made it”: Pinterest engineer on Silicon Valley sexism

My path to a career in software engineering should have been simple. I grew up in Silicon Valley, the child of two software engineers with computer science PhDs. I went to high school in Mountain View—the land of Google. Later, I went to college at Stanford University, where our university …

Silicon Valley

All the crazy things happening because of San Francisco's ridiculous housing prices

The cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is insanely high.<p>The housing crisis has caused all kinds of problems, but some people are getting creative to survive it.<p>From wooden pods to trailer trucks, check out all the crazy things people are doing to survive the area's ridiculous housing …

Europe's 10 cheapest beach resorts for 2016

Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

Machine Learning

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

Smallest-yet genome reveals how little we know about life - synthetic or real - ExtremeTech

Smallest-yet genome reveals how little we know about life — synthetic or real<p>By on March 25, 2016 at 8:04 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

6 brilliant home design ideas used by 'starchitect' Zaha Hadid in her latest NYC luxury apartment building

Set to open by early 2017, the apartments overlook the High Line and will come with a slew of high-class amenities.<p>I recently toured one of the model apartments and left drooling over all the cool design ideas and smart home gadgetry.<p>Here are some of the most exciting innovations at 520 West 28th …

Architecture

Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct

Lee Sedol had seen all the tricks. He knew all the moves. As one of the world’s best and most experienced players of the complex board game Go, it was difficult to surprise him. But halfway through his first match against AlphaGo, the artificially intelligent player developed by Google DeepMind, …

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

San Francisco techies are making the move to Seattle

We've been told time and time again tech giants in Silicon Valley are losing talent at rapid rates. But where are they going? According to job search engine Indeed.com, Bay Area job seekers are looking to Seattle as a top destination for their next career move.<p>In recent years, Seattle has been …

Real Estate

Ensemble Learning in R

(This article was first published on <b>R Blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Previous research in data mining has devised numerous different …

Machine Learning