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The demand for AI is helping Nvidia and AMD leapfrog Intel

The future is machine learning, and no machine learns as well as a graphics card<p>Intel is the king of a shrinking kingdom. Almost every traditional desktop or laptop PC runs on the Santa Clara company’s processors, but that tradition is fast being eroded by more mobile, ARM-powered alternatives. …

10 of the least-visited US national parks

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Katmai national park, Alaska<p>Katmai, in southern Alaska, is for the bears: it’s home to the world’s largest population of Alaskan brown bears, a subspecies of the grizzly. Over 2,000 bears live in Katmai and thanks to their salmon-rich diet, they are some of the …

National Parks

NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space

Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!<p>True, there will be obstacles: For one, the Martian corps that these recruitment posters from …

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture

Story of cities #5: Benin City, the mighty medieval capital now lost without trace

This is the story of a lost medieval city you’ve probably never heard about. Benin City, originally known as Edo, was once the capital of a pre-colonial African empire located in what is now southern Nigeria. The Benin empire was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in west Africa, …

Archaeology

This award-winning underwater photographer makes stunning images on a point-and-shoot camera

Anuar Patjane Floriuk<p>Anuar Patjane Floriuk won a prestigious World Press Photo award for the stunning image above, and he made it on a …

The story of cities, part 1: how Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

The secret to Alexandria, if classical historians are to be believed, lies in a golden casket. Studded with jewels and small enough to hold in one’s hands, the casket was a war trophy found in the lodgings of vanquished Persian king Darius III more than 2,300 years ago. The man who defeated Darius, …

Ancient History

The world's most enchanting ruins

Archaeology

These spots are definitely THE things to do in Zion National Park

The State of Utah is the home of Zion National Park. This fantastic place has many things to do and see and is one of the top places to visit in the …

These NASA Space Tourism Posters Take Us To Infinity And Beyond

Is this what our vacations may one day look like?<p>These spectacular space tourism posters imagine what advertisements for interplanetary vacations could one day look like.<p>Fourteen tongue-in-cheek trips to Mars, Jupiter, Venus and a host of exoplanets are on offer in the Visions of the Future series …

NASA’s Tourism Posters Propel Our Spaceward Imagination

Designing for the advertising needs of leisure space travel

Posters

This Is What It’s Like to Build a Large Format Camera Out of Plywood

I have had the itch to try large format photography again recently. I loved it when I was in college, but it’s a very pricy and time consuming …

The Big Picture photography competition: round 384 - Telegraph

National Parks

4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

The CEO sitting across from me is explaining how he and the other executives of a telecommunications firm were caught off guard by a new technology that disrupted the firm’s business. “We did not see WhatsApp coming,” he says, shaking his head. He wants to increase his capacity to learn, to spot …

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

Bolivia's raw beauty calls to travelers looking for adventure

Bolivia may be the hottest ticket in South America.<p>Yes. Bolivia.<p>With President Evo Morales' election to a third term in November 2014, Bolivia has enjoyed nine years of political stability — one of the longest stretches in its history since its independence from Spain in 1825. That has led to …

South America

The 5 Most Beautiful Places In The World

<i>by Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Getty<p>Pinpointing every breathtaking place on the planet could take a lifetime, but we think that these 5 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list.<p><b>1. Cappadocia, Turkey</b><p>Cappadocia, an area …

Researchers Find Blue-Eyed People May All Come From The Same Ancestor

Professor Eiberg says, "From this we can conclude that all blue-eyed individuals are linked to the same ancestor. They have all inherited the same …

9 successful people share the smartest thing they've ever done with their money

"Successful people look at other successful people as a means to motivate themselves," writes T. Harv Eker in "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "They see other successful people as models to learn from. They say to themselves, 'If they can do it, I can do it.'"<p>Business Insider asked several …

A startup that finds discount flight tickets 'hidden' on airline websites just launched in the US

So when Oliver Dlouhý and Lucie Brešová told me their startup, Skypicker, helps people find flights that cost as much as 90% lower than those booked via a regular flight ticket, I was skeptical, but definitely interested.<p>If you're like me, you probably use a flight aggregation service to buy your …

Keep Track of All the World's Territorial Disputes With This Amazing Interactive Map

All over the world, there are people who could live in one country or another. Some of these territorial disputes are relatively minor, while others …

Zagat

Inside The Business Of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest

In the music festival realm, it is generally an unspoken rule that the number of festivals winds down during the third quarter of the year. But the creators of Austin, Texas’ Fun Fun Fun Fest, which occured last weekend, have hardly been ones to follow the norm, and probably never will. Owners …

Music Festivals

Certified Open: 4th Tap Brewing Co-op, Steampunk Saloon, and More

<b>1) 4th Tap Brewing Co-op —</b> The first worker-owned brewery in Austin opened officially earlier this month in far north Austin. The tap room features ten different different beers, including fun experimental ones. There is also coffee, wifi, rotating food truck, and a television screen.<p><b>2) Tellers —</b> …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

4 Simple Ideas Propelled This Man from Soldier to Billionaire

Does your training give you insight into a growing business opportunity? If so, these four ideas might help you build a fortune.<p>Shlomo Kramer seems underappreciated. Starting his career in the Israeli Army's elite 8200 information security corps, he's helped found a string of publicly traded …