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Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

A New Deal photographer’s forgotten Portland

“This is about how a city can shape a person. And how a person can shape a city.”<p>I stopped wearing heels when I moved to Portland, Oregon.<p>The Southeast neighborhood surrounding my new apartment was dominated by huddled groups of wanderers camped on sidewalks, their wire-wrapped crystals splayed …

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Fluffy Confetti Birthday Cake

Using a blend of butter and oil for this cake makes it light but moist. With its tall layers and fluffy frosting, this colorful cake is perfect for …

You Are Looking at the Face of a Man Who Died 700 Years Ago

A Common Face<p>Attendees of the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival met an old neighbor: one who died about 700 years ago. Called Context 958 by …

How to Make a Dutch Baby with Strawberries and Pistachios

Imagine a lazy Sunday morning spent at the table with family and friends, not at the stove, flipping batch after batch of pancakes. A Dutch baby's …

How a Simple Hack Let This Man Hear Wi-Fi

As Frank Swain wanders the streets of London, his hearing aid picks up something the rest of us cannot hear.<p><i>(Photo Credit: John Lund/Getty Images)</i><p>Frank Swain, who has been going deaf since his 20s, hacked his hearing aid to detect something (probably) no other human can hear: Wi-Fi. As Swain writes …

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Eradicated

Since Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971, the National Cancer Institute has poured some $90 billion into research and treatments. Yet a cure remains elusive. Experts have plenty of targets for blame, including a flawed emphasis on treatment over prevention, and Big Pharma betting on …

WW1 prisoner of war records go online for free

Millions of First World War prisoner records held by the International Committee of the Red Cross have been uploaded to the web for the first …

How to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Startup Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In recent years, the idea of small business owners using a virtual assistant to outsource daily business tasks has gained popularity. But many people don't know how to hire or benefit from one. As someone who has successfully hired a …

New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

<b>Modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought, a study suggests.</b><p>The most comprehensive dating of Neanderthal bones and tools ever carried out suggests that the two species lived side-by-side for up to 5,000 years.<p>The new evidence suggests that the two …

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it …

Student's heart research finding 'could be lifesaving'

<b>An 18-year-old student has made a scientific breakthrough that could help save the lives of black athletes with undiagnosed heart problems.</b><p>Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can lead to the heart suddenly stopping.<p>Henry Roth, from Hampshire, proved different tests for the condition were needed for black …

Startup Sakti3 says its battery could double the range of a Tesla Model S

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve heard anything from battery startup Sakti3. The seven-year-old University of Michigan spin-out has been heads down …

Middle Schoolers Learn About Startups By Launching Their Own

In the tech world, we’re used to seeing young entrepreneurs, from Mark Zuckerberg to Evan Spiegel. But not this young.<p>A group of four middle schoolers from Torrance, California, spent their summer vacation building BankIt, a simple game inspired by Flappy Bird. Their parents wanted them to learn …

Judge says government can access everything in a Gmail account — privacy warriors weep

All your emails are belong to us.<p>At least that’s what the latest court order from a judge in New York says. The warrant, granted on June 11, states that the government can access all the content and files contained in a Gmail account.<p>Yes, this is a significant blow to privacy.<p>The subject of this …

Meet The 25-Year Wall Street Veteran Trader Who Says He Lost His Job Because Of CYNK

CYNK Technology is connected to a "social network" site called Introbiz that purports to help people connect to celebrities and business leaders for a fee. However, CYNK does not appear to have ever had assets, revenue, or more than one employee. It has also been a mystery who is behind the company.<p>…

10 Great Apps You Should Have On Your iPhone or Android

Every single day, a new app hits the market. Promising some new fun, convenience, or benefit that all of the other apps on the market cannot deliver …

Putting Together A Successful Kickstarter Proposal: How One Company Raised Four Times Its Target

When Dennis List and Nick Yap set out to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter last year, they hit their target on the first day and reached over $220,000 from backers in three weeks. List and Yap are the developers of ROCKI, a wi-fi music system that transforms any speakers into wi-fi speakers and enables …

Some Guy Emailed His Wife A Spreadsheet Of All The Times She Said No To Sex

Don't do this. Ever.<p><b>This is one way not to excel at life</b>. A frustrated husband decided to create a spreadsheet detailing all the times his wife said no to sex and the reasons she gave him. Then <i>emailed</i> it to her. Because that's a great idea and an even better way to turn her on. His wife, reddit …