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How to Survive America’s Kill List – Rolling Stone

How to Survive America's Kill List<p>When a U.S. citizen heard he was on his own country’s drone target list, he wasn’t sure he believed it. After five …

Middle East

Prepare for the worst: this inequality rift will tear our society apart | Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

The biggest rise in inequality since Thatcher is on its way, bringing economic instability, poverty, poor health, increased violence and fear among neighbours<p>Homelessness and child poverty have risen, the NHS is in dire financial straits, understaffed prisons have record suicide rates, the elderly …

Stephen Hawking

10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

We’ll be fighting forever: America just can’t kick its addiction to war

Washington still believes military action will solve its terror problem. Our policymakers need an intervention<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>December 20, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>There are the news stories that genuinely surprise you, and then there are the ones that you could …

War

Five Possible Futures for the US Navy

Technology, especially networked algorithms, is changing the game. But which path will it take the Navy down?<p><b>The future of American naval power is</b> in …

Physics Makes Aging Inevitable, Not Biology - Issue 36: Aging

The inside of every cell in our body is like a crowded city, filled with tracks, transports, libraries, factories, power plants, and garbage disposal …

Atoms

Everybody should read Gen. John Kelly's speech about 2 Marines in the path of a truck bomb

Minutes later, they were staring down a big blue truck packed with explosives. With this particular shred of hell bearing down on them, they stood their ground.<p>Heck, they even leaned in.<p>I had heard the story many times, personally. But until today, I had never heard then Marine Lt. Gen. John …

Physicists Test Classic Paradox 'Maxwell's Demon' with Beams of Light

New experiments revisit a classic paradox of thermodynamics.<p>In 1867, renowned physicist James Clerk Maxwell wrote a letter to fellow physicist and middle-name enthusiast Peter Guthrie Tait in which he outlined a thought experiment that seemed to allow for the violation of the second law of …

The 10 Best Tips For Anyone Who Wants to Work in Science or Engineering

Even Einstein had to start somewhere.<p>In today's world of unlimited possibilities, it's pretty darn hard to know what you want to do when you 'grow …

'Shark Tank' entrepreneur Daymond John explains why being broke was key to his success

So I started a business. Many people think, "I have an idea" and then they want to raise $10,000,000 or something outrageous.<p>I didn't have any ideas. But I was good at this new thing, the Internet, and I convinced people they needed to build websites.<p>Was I right or wrong: Does a company need a …

Entrepreneurship

Are You 'Intelligent' Enough to Be an Entrepreneur?

Many people feel that they just aren’t smart enough to be an entrepreneur, yet there seems to be no convincing evidence that a high IQ is a …

5 big questions about the science of ‘Star Wars’

As <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> cleaned up at the box office, researchers from Georgia Tech took a closer look at the science of the films. They …

Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

Singularity

Is China Copying DARPA's Shape-Shifting MAHEM Weapon?

Reconnaissance and development<p>For 99 years, armored tanks have been a part of modern battlefields, shrugging off bullet fire and sending footsoldiers running for cover. The development of anti-tank weapons is almost as old, with people struggling to create new tactics and new weapons that can stop …

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

These Bouncing Droplets Could Help Resolve a 90-Year Mystery of Quantum Mechanics

The drops of silicone oil bobbing in this mesmerizing video do more than create aesthetically satisfying ripples across a slick surface. They could …

Contextuality in Context

The Quantum Reality Paradox<p>How the search for God’s limits led to the discovery of "quantum contextuality"—a weird phenomenon that could provide the …

Can you think yourself into a different person?

“You may be given certain genes but what you do in your life changes your brain..."<p>We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe …

The Brain

The Unending Search for the Soul

In a brilliant new book, George Makari charts the ways Western thinkers have wrestled with questions of how the human mind is related to the material …

Zombie physics: 6 baffling results that just won't die

To celebrate Halloween, Nature brings you the undead results that physicists can neither prove — nor lay to rest.<p>When a scientific result seems to …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of …

Spooky Physics Phenomenon May Link Universe's Wormholes

Wormholes — shortcuts that in theory can connect distant points in the universe — might be linked with the spooky phenomenon of quantum entanglement, …

Quantum Physics

8 ‘Paranormal’ Scientific Studies That Will Make You Question The True Nature Of Reality

John Oliver Mocks Zuckerberg’s Vow To ‘Get Facebook Back To What It Was Built For’<p>Published<p>18 hours ago<p>on<p>August 1, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Facebook is …

Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'

Researchers at Harvard University announced recently that they had successfully developed a means of manipulating light at the nanoscale, which could lead to photonic-based (rather than electronic) telecommunications. Think, ubiquitous fiber optics. The team reportedly developed an on-chip …

Meson f0(1710) could be so-called “glueball” particle made purely of nuclear force

Terms to describe the strange world of quantum physics have come to be quite common in our lexicon. Who, for instance, hasn't at least heard of a …

Hacking sleep: Meet the transhumanists making sleep obsolete

Not everyone wants to sleep in. A growing transhumanism community wants to sleep less, and better, and they’re going to great lengths to make it …

UC Berkeley

9 tricky brain teaser questions tech engineers struggle to answer at job interviews

But even they have a hard time answering the brain teaser questions a lot of tech companies like to ask during job interviews.<p>We went through Glassdoor to find some of the trickiest brain teaser questions they get asked, and the best way to answer them.