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Google's AI can translate language pairs it has never seen

Google's AI is not just better at grasping languages like Mandarin, but can now translate between two languages it hasn't even trained on. In a research paper, Google reveals how it uses its own "interlingua" to internally represent phrases, regardless of the language. The resulting "zero-shot" …

Deep Learning

Why NASA scientists are excited about Matt Damon film 'The Martian'

Fearing the wrath of his nerdy online followers, software engineer and amateur author Andy Weir spent countless hours digging through Google to perfect technical details in what became a popular 2012 e-book about an astronaut stranded on Mars.<p>As director Ridley Scott turned Weir's bestseller into a …

Blade Runner

Force Touch on iPhone 6S revealed: expect shortcuts, faster actions across iOS

While Force Touch on the Apple Watch allowed Apple to add an additional layer of buttons to a small display, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus screens don’t lack for either real estate or buttons. So why would Force Touch be desirable on larger displays? Following up on our May report that Force …

15 Gorgeous Examples of Gem Encrusted Jewelry

Lately, we've seen the rise of modern gem encrusted jewelry. Russian-born, London-based international jewellery reporter Katerina Perez founded her own, dedicated jewelry blog back in 2013 to help celebrate the world's most exuisite and extraordinary jewels. She's a pro at finding what trends are …

Can you find your doppelganger in a day?

Using social media and specialist apps, Maxine Frith tracked down her doppelgänger in a few hours. But what about her six other lookalikes still out there somewhere...?<p>In a previous era, <b>coming face-to-face with someone with your physical likeness</b> was believed to signify one’s imminent death. Now,</b> …

Study shows humans are evolving faster than previously thought

Results of largest ever genetics study of a single population could also help refine dates for major events during human evolution<p>Humans are evolving more rapidly than previously thought, according to the largest ever genetics study of a single population.<p>Scientists reached the conclusion after …

Evolution

15 Reasons Your Boyfriend Looks Cheap

At least he's trying. Then again, maybe he should just listen to you about his cargo shorts for once.<p>Anyone who has ever tried to take their boyfriend shopping for a new look knows that it's much easier said than done. They are just so damned stubborn. And who suffers? You, that's who! After all, …

Intricately Carved 16-Century Prayer Nuts Open to Reveal Incredibly Detailed Scenes

A prayer nut was an extravagant, intricately carved boxwood carving from the Middle Ages that could be carried and used for private devotion. Owned mainly by the wealthy in northern Europe, a prayer nut was as much a status symbol as a sign of faith, as only those with money could afford them.<p>The …

March 2015

Extract: A man walks off his Parkinsonian symptoms

In this passage from his book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge describes how John Pepper consciously retrained his movements to overcome his foot drag and tremor<p>My walking companion, John Pepper, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a movement disorder, over two decades ago. He first …

Parkinson's Disease

Why Can’t We Grow Fruit the Size of Cars?

The Plate<p>Biologist/mathematician J.B.S. Haldane’s 1926 essay “On Being the Right Size” puts the kibosh on giants. Such legendary behemoths as Gargantua and Pantagruel, Paul Bunyan, and the giant encountered by Jack at the top of the magic beanstalk, explains Haldane, would have all fallen victim to …

Henry David Thoreau

A Practical Guide to Writing an Effective Social Media Policy

<i>“Through these [online] interactions, IBM’s greatest asset—the expertise of its employees—can be shared with clients, shareholders, and the communities in which it operates.”</i><p>In one concise statement, IBM both establishes its position as an organization that values its employees’ ideas and …

Google Lets You Watch Live Data From NASA's Long Lost Satellite

NASA's ISEE-3 was launched in 1977 and sent data home for 20 years. Recently, NASA discovered the abandoned satellite is still transmitting data, and …

20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code

(Image credit: Flickr User Vauvau)<p>Isn't it amazing to see a baby or a toddler handle a tablet or a smart phone? They know how technology works. Kids …

A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof<p>One of the …

Dark Matter

APOD: Warped Sky: Star Trails over Arches National Park (2014 Mar 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Vincent Brady http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140317.html Explanation: What's happened to the sky? A time warp, of sorts, and a digital space warp too. The time warp occurs because this image captured in a single frame a two and a half hour exposure of the night sky. As a result, prominent star trails are visible. The space warp occurs because the picture is actually a full 360 degree panorama, horizontally compressed to fit your browser. As the Earth rotated, stars appeared to circle both the North Celestial Pole, on the left, and the South Celestial Pole, just below the horizon on the right. The above panorama over Arches National Park in Utah, USA, was captured two weeks ago during early morning hours. While the eye-catching texture of ancient layered sandstone covers the image foreground, twenty-meter tall Delicate Arch is visible on the far right, and the distant arch of our Milky Way Galaxy is visible near the image center. http://www.vincentbrady.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140317 #APOD

Men: Wearing A T-Shirt With The Letter T On It Makes You More Attractive

It's also kind of a cheeky/good idea for a T-shirt.<p>Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have made a startling discovery: what's printed on your T-shirt could have a large effect on your attractiveness to the opposite sex.<p>The study involved plain white T-shirts with the letter "T" printed on …

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Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

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