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Google Just Made A Major Breakthrough In Quantum Computing

Quantum computers are still in their infancy, but they have the potential to do far, far more than even the most advanced digital computer in the world. And Google has just announced a breakthrough in quantum computing that many have been anticipating for decades. What’s the breakthrough? …

Scientists: Circumcised Guys Don't Have Less Sensitive Penises After All

One frequent argument made in the case against circumcision is that it decreases penis sensitivity. Is that actually true? New research says nope.<p>The study, published in <i>The Journal of Urology</i>, got incredibly specific: The investigators examined whether the tip of the penis was less sensitive in …

Circumcision

I’ve been to a bunch of music festivals, and here’s what I always make sure to pack

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>In just two weeks, thousands will drive into the deserts of Indio, California to take part in the Coachella Valley Music and Arts …

Festivals

17 stupendous works of art by mysterious French artist JR

The "photograffeur" — that's a combination of photographer and graffiti artist — prints humongous versions of the portraits he takes, often in black and white, and "flyposts" them where he chooses. The exhibits span whole cities and continents.<p>JR, who has received a TED Prize for his work, sees the …

Art

A robot has passed a self-awareness test

A robot in New York has passed the classic King's Wise Men puzzle which serves as a test of the awareness of the self.<p>The induction puzzle goes as …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

University of Washington

NASA’s Latest Images Of Pluto Look Like An 8-Bit Videogame

The first color movies from New Horizons show Pluto and Charon in a weird waltz<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft speeds toward Pluto, it’s sending back increasingly cool images of the mysterious former planet. In the latest batch, we can see Pluto and its moon, Charon, dancing around each other in the …

Solar System

The 5 Best Fonts To Use On Your Resume

Times New Roman might cost you your next job.<p>While resume font choice may seem trivial, experts say it's actually pretty important. A bad font can take the focus off the accomplishments you've listed.<p>"A reader may not arrive at the content if your font if too distracting," Samantha Howie, senior …

New Web trends: immersive interaction design

Aside from the visual appeal, animations more importantly transition users between states of content. Transitions are the glue holding together all animated effects. How does the user get from one state to the next? What does each different state ask or tell the user to do? A smooth transition …

How the Universe Pulled a Vanishing Act

The issues facing modern physics are so baffling that they've crossed a threshold and now fascinate the general public. We laymen have very little at stake, personally speaking, when scientists argue over the Big Bang--without advanced mathematical training, it's all but impossible to follow the …

Dark Matter

The history of medicine will seem blunt and random compared with what's coming next

"So much of medicine is just based on the average patient," Dr. Eric Green said in an interview at Smithsonian magazine's "The Future is Here" festival. "There are so many cases where you'll give a medicine to somebody and you know there's a 50-50 chance the medication is either not going to work …

Medicine

14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)

44 Responsive Web Design Resources: The Ultimate List

GIFs<p>Froont created my favorite article of 2014. Check out their “9 basic principles of responsive web design” in GIF form!<p>Don’t like reading long …

This Video Lets You Travel at the Speed of Light (Sort Of)

<i>Riding Light</i> is a 45-minute short film/animation that attempts to recreate what it would be like to hitch a ride on the back of a photon and travel …

8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

We need science more than ever, yet many people find it hard to get accurate information about the scientific method and its achievements. Making …

Scientific Method