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Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Got an Empty Wall? 50 Gorgeous Gallery Walls to Try

Gallery walls are a decor trend that seem to be able to stand the test of time and for good reason. Powerful, beautiful, and full of character, these …

Home Decorating

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Carl Sagan

This Ultra-Thin Material Can Stop Bullets by Hardening Like a Diamond

Researchers use the world's strongest material to create a film that can harden like a diamond upon impact.<br>Read More

Nanotech

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

Space

Hybrid solid-state system harvests more hydrogen from water

Clean and plentiful, hydrogen is a promising fuel source, but there are a few problems standing in the way of it becoming mainstream. South Korean …

Hydrogen

Ultimate Theory of Particle Physics Holds Where Physicists Hoped It Wouldn't

The smallest pieces of the universe are governed by a beautiful and mind-blowing set of rules: the “Standard Model.” The Standard Model explains the …

Physics

College students come up with plug-in to combat fake news

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension that alerts users to fake and biased news stories and helps guide them to more balanced coverage.<p>The plug-in, "Open Mind ," was developed earlier this …

Fake News

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

Creativity

14 Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Should Know

You already know about all the secret perks that come with a Prime membership, but some of these lesser-known shopping tips can help save more money …

Shopping

Does Drinking Alcohol Actually Kill Off Your Sore Throat Germs? Science Explains

Asking for a friend.<p>Alcohol is a well-known disinfectant and some have speculated it may be useful for treating gut infections. Could alcohol be a …

“Memory Palaces” — An Ancient Learning Technique That Reshapes the Brain

A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to …

The Brain

How to Talk to Someone Who Refuses to Accept Reality, According to Behavioral Science | Inc.com

Holiday family gatherings are right around the corner, which means you may soon find yourself face to face with that one kooky relative who believes that Obama is a Muslim, 9/11 was an inside job, or NASA staged the moon landing. Is there anything to do in this situation except change the subject …

Critical Thinking

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He wanted things to be done his way.<p>But he also believed in the power of …

Self-improvement

Hallucination Machine Uses Google AI, Gives Magic Mushroom-Like 'Trip' Without Drugs

The potential of Virtual Reality (VR) technology paired with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is endless. This technology that could alter your reality …

Magnetically-controlled organic microbots could change medicine in the next decade

Tiny Doctors<p>Google’s chief engineer and notable futurist Ray Kurzweil has said that nanobots or microbots will flow through our bodies by 2030. While …

NASA launched this record into space in 1977. Now, you can own your own copy.

A NASA-created phonograph album — the “Voyager Golden Record” — is floating in space in search of a listener. It’s a mix tape “intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials,” according to NASA’s website.<p>Of course, the extraterrestrials have to stumble upon it and figure out how …

Sexual Harassment

This Protein in Your Brain Could Be at The Heart of Creating Memories

The little molecules that help with learning.<p>A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of …

Neuroscientist Christof Koch on Free Will

“Freedom is always a question of degree rather than an absolute good that we do or do not possess.”<p><i>“I want to be free,”</i> seventeen-year-old Sylvia Plath declared in a letter to her mother — a yearning that hurled her in the inevitable logical direction of the larger question of what freedom really …

7 Planners That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever | Inc.com

Last year, one of my top articles on Inc was a roundup of the planners that I recommended for maximizing productivity, honing your focus, and getting more done in 2017. So this year, I'm revisiting some of those favorites and adding some new ones to the list, to help you set yourself up for a …

Productivity

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

Tim Ferriss has been on an especially introspective journey over the past year.<p>Continuing in the vein of his other work, he decided to share with his audience what he's learned along the way.<p>In the last 12 months, Ferriss had the 10-year anniversary of "The 4-Hour Workweek" (the book that made him …

Meditation

Visualize thousands of distant worlds in the Periodic Table of Exoplanets

The first extrasolar planets (exoplanets) were discovered in 1992 by Arecibo Observatory. Orbiting around a fast-rotating neutron star named the Lich …

Universe

Amazon Is Hiring 5,000 Work-From-Home Jobs

You’re probably on Amazon at least a few times a day stocking up on the essentials, scoring deals on tech and fashion, and even streaming movies, TV …

Employment

Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation<p>Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s …

Tim Ferriss Just Listed 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

Finding new ways to look at the same problems is what often sets great entrepreneurs apart; Tim Ferriss is a perfect example. But how do you develop the ability to see--and act on--what other people don't?<p>Ferriss was just appointed to the Scribd Author Advisory Council and put together a reading …

Self-improvement

10 Free Online Courses That Will Make You Happier

Here’s something to smile about: These 10 free online courses are waiting to teach you how to create a happier, more fulfilling life. Learn about the …

Happiness

The Catalogs We Actually LOVE to Flip Through

While some decor catalogs might seem like mail clutter, truth be told, many are still a ripe source of inspiration—if you know which ones to look …

Home Decorating

4 rituals that will make you mentally strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …