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Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

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3 Daily Hacks Neuroscience Says Really Do Keep You (and Your Brain) Younger

Turns out they're fun, too.<p>A recent study at Mass General found that when it comes to brain health, some people are able to maintain their acuity far better than others. These "super-agers" are in their 60s and 70s, but can perform memory tests just as well as people in their 20s.<p>Another …

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Samsung's 'safe' Note 7 replacement just caught fire on a plane

Samsung’s exploding battery woes aren’t over. According to initial reports from The Verge, a Southwest Airlines flight was grounded and evacuated this morning when a Galaxy Note 7 began smoking in a passenger’s pocket.<p>The Note 7 issues are widely-known, and left Samsung footing the bill for an …

Hawaii's bees join endangered species list, but hope remains

Several types of yellow-faced bees native to Hawaii were classified as 'endangered,' a move many hope will protect the pollinators who play a crucial …

30 mouthwatering foods everyone should try in South Korea

Korean food is special, as it's closely connected to the country's culture and history. It is also extremely bold in flavor. In fact, Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's "Parts Unknown," loves Korean cuisine. He told AdWeek's Lisa Granatstein, "It's so delicious and exciting. [It's] what the cool kids …

Dear Science: If humans are related to apes, why aren’t they evolving into us?

Dear Science: Why are there no hominins left on Earth? If evolution is ongoing and species are always changing and adapting, shouldn’t we see new …

A rare look inside Egypt's Valley of the Kings tombs, where photography is banned

The Valley of the Kings – the burial site of King Tutankhamun – set in the ancient city of Thebes, is one of Egypt's most visited attractions. But while general photography by tourists is banned within the tombs, Czech journalist and photographer, Jakub Kyncl, was granted special permission to …

9 Wine and Cheese Pairings Every Twentysomething Should Know

Because you're a goddamn adult.<p>Wine and cheese. Ugh, the greatest, right? But if you're a twentysomething who's just now figured out how to pick a bottle without being like "I dunno, this label's pretty?" then you're probably not very good at choosing which wine should go with which cheese. Here, a …

How Spotify makes its money

With its public offering a virtual certainty in the next 24 months, the Swedish streaming upstart will focus on revenue growth to eventually become profitable.<p>So with Spotify destined to go public sooner rather than later, it makes sense to quickly review how Spotify makes money in a niche where …

Amazing Benefits of Basil Seeds - Quiet Corner

5 Amazing Benefits of Basil Seeds<p>There has been some dabble into the up and coming popular basil seeds (that resemble chia seeds), in that they may …

Tesla made a major bet to stand out from the competition — and now it might backfire

They're very fast, they can all but drive themselves, they can be summoned from a garage with no one at the wheel, and they are routinely improved by software updates over-the-air that allow owners to go to sleep and wake up with a new car in the driveway.<p>Everyone in the auto industry now …

'No McDonald's, no motorway, no army': Iceland's evolution recalled

Iceland’s nascent relationship with tourism is bringing a new era to the country. Four people chart the changes to the island’s image<p><b>Magn</b><b>ú</b><b>s Sveinn Helgason, economic historian, Walk the Crash tour guide and contributor to the government’s official inquiry into the economic collapse of 2008</b><p>Related: …

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Here's How To Make The World's Greatest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Real talk: These cookies are what dreams are made of.<p>Makes about 24 cookies<p><i>Recipe by Lindsay Hunt</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature (8 oz/226g)<p>1¼ cups packed light brown sugar (9 oz/250g)<p>¾ cup granulated sugar (6 oz/175g)<p>2½ cups all-purpose flour, …

2016 May 15 - Milky Way Over Quiver Tree Forest

<b>Milky Way Over Quiver Tree Forest</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Florian Breuer<p><b>Explanation:</b> In front of a famous background of stars and galaxies lies some …

Science Experiments to Try At Home

Bring the science home with these cool and simple experiments you can conduct in the comfort of your kitchen.<p>*<p>Intriguing Headline of the Day: You …

archatlas: Images of Earth from Space The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is an imaging instrument onboard Terra, the flagship satellite of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) launched in December 1999. Beginning April 1st 2016, all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument operating aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft since late 1999 is now available to users everywhere at no cost. Images from the top: NYC Baektu Mountain Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah and Palm Deira Paris Venice Washington DC Alluvial Fan Taklimakan Desert Netherlands Dikes Angkor Wat Anti-Atlas Mountains The public will have unlimited access to the complete 16-plus-year database for Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument, which images Earth to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet. ASTER’s database currently consists of more than 2.95 million individual scenes. The content ranges from massive scars across the Oklahoma landscape from an EF-5 tornado and the devastating aftermath of flooding in Pakistan, to volcanic eruptions in Iceland and wildfires in California. All images by NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. See more images here. (via archatlas)

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Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound

New research led by Professor Cathie Martin of the John Innes Centre has revealed how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds …

Mumbai terror attack suspect defected to Isil and 'posed as refugee to plan attack in Europe'

A Pakistani extremist linked to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has reportedly been arrested in Austria on suspicion of planning attacks in Europe.<p>The suspect is one of two men arrested in Salzburg posing as refugees on suspicion of planning attacks for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil). …