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4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating

The post 4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating appeared first on Trello Blog.You have a huge deadline hanging over your head, and you know …

Procrastination

Carl Sagan Explains Your Mother

Consider the scale of the universe. If the Earth were the size of a marble, Jupiter would be approximately the size of a grapefruit, while the sun would be the size of a humble exercise ball. From there, one can extrapolate just how vast our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe_ _really are. …

The Author of Our Best SF Military Novel Explains the Future of War

Sci-fi's reigning king of war fiction on 3D-printed weapons, why interstellar war is impossible, and how, one day, we might actually see the end of war.<p>For my money, the best novel to read about the future of war today, in 2015, was published in 1974. Joe Haldeman's <i>The Forever War</i> is an all-time …

Science Fiction

This font lets you see if you’re on the NSA’s radar

Whether by email or Skype conversation, the mass surveillance programmes revealed have placed privacy rights at the forefront of the digital age, questioning how much of what we say online is confidential.<p>Now, there's a font with an answer.<p>Project Seen is a typeface that automatically redacts …

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

A Minecraft Add-on To Teach Kids Coding and Programming Skills

August 10, 2015<br>LearnToMod is a Minecraft add-on to help students learn coding and programming skills through creating interactive mods to the game. …

Use this tool to check your code's browser compatibility

Browser compatibility is something all Web developers spend a lot of time working on. A handy Node package makes it easy to see if the shiny new feature you’re trying out is compatible with enough browsers to implement it.<p>Can I use’s NPM package is an extension of its useful website that makes it …

Verizon nixes contracts, subsidies for new customers

Under pressure from trends in the industry, Verizon is simplifying its wireless plans for new customers.<p>Beginning Aug. 13, there will be no more …

Mozilla's ‘Great or Dead’ philosophy may save bloated blimp Firefox

Moz shop's rebuild-the-fox plan begins to take shapeFor some time now Firefox, the once mighty web browser, has been bleeding market share and – …

Software

Minecraft 1.7.2 + Full Installer + Crack + Fresh Servers lists.zip

seeders: <b>1977</b><p>leechers: <b>7</b><p>DOWNLOAD TORRENT<p><b>Game:</b> Minecraft• <b><br>Detected platform:</b> PC• <b><br>Aliases:</b> Minecraft Xbox One Edition , Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition• <b><br>Release</b> …

BBC micro:bit – register to receive your device and download the Quick Start Guide for Teachers

Last week we were proud to share the announcement launching the BBC micro:bit, which forms an integral part of the broadcaster's #MakeItDigital …

Evolution and Ethics

I have been interested in the above topic since taking a wonderful graduate seminar in the subject about 30 years ago from Richard J. Blackwell at …

New Kind Of Material Stores Heat Till You Squeeze It

Could revolutionize energy storage<p>Even after night falls, a slab of concrete or asphalt might still feel warm to the touch. The surface has stored up heat after a long day of sitting out in the sun, and is slowly letting it go. It's something that happens naturally all over the world, but what if …

Clean Energy

Why you should never buy an iPod ever again

Today’s iPod refresh came as an odd surprise to some and maybe even a long-awaited update to others. Now that the iPod line is finally up-to-date after being dormant for a few years, you might even be considering buying one.<p>Regardless of how you feel, do yourself a favor: Don’t buy one.<p>Yes, Apple …

Apple Music

Google will offer free internet to public housing residents in its Fiber markets

Google is about to make the Web easier to access for many people: it’ll offer free internet to public and affordable housing residents in its Fiber markets.<p>The move is part of the new federal ConnectHome project, announced today, which aims to bring the Web to 28 public housing communities across …

Educational site lets anyone watch live-streamed professional coding sessions

Add / Remove Coding is an increasingly valuable skill, and we have seen a number of online platforms springing up to offer free coding tutorials. …

49 of The Best Places to Learn to Code For Free

Ruby<p><b>45. Learn Ruby the Hard Way</b> <br>Free HTML version of the book online. Buying the hard copy also gets you access to videos. Another book written by …

Uber settles lawsuit over fatal SF crash that killed girl

Crash that claimed the life of a 6-year-old raised questions about passenger safety on ride-hailing services.<p>Ride-hailing service Uber has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit brought by the family of a 6-year-old girl killed in San Francisco in 2013.<p>Sofia Liu was walking in a crosswalk with …

Democratic Party

PlayStation CPU powering probe travelling toward Pluto

The original PlayStation's CPU is powering the New Horizons space probe.<p>The New Horizons space probe which recently completed a flyby of Pluto and beamed new images of the planet back to Earth is being guided by the same CPU which powered the original PlayStation console. As reported by The Verge, …

Space

Nigeria goes Near Field Communication with ‘PayWithCapture’'

By Prince Osuagwu<p>Although it looked as if it wouldn’t have had a place in African payment system, now, Near Field Communication, NFC, is here in …

Postmortem: Technocrat's cyberpunk adventure game Technobabylon

<i>Today, Technocrat Games founder James Dearden takes us behind the scenes of the development of</i> Technobabylon<i>, and explains why it took took five</i> …

The weirdest deals of Amazon Prime Day

Sure, Amazon is selling some pretty nifty items on Amazon Prime Day: the Fire HD, a Kindle and Bose's SoundTrue headphones, to name a few.<p>But the …

International hacker site Darkode taken offline by cross-borders task force

Over 70 hackers arrested including six in UK in joint operation between FBI, NCA, Europol and others in global crackdown on cybercrime black market<p>Notorious cybercrime forum Darkode, frequented by Lizard Squad and other hacking groups, has been taken offline in a coordinated international law …

Cybercrime

US triumphs in ‘hardest ever’ maths Olympiad

British team ‘pleased as punch’ with four silver medals and 22nd place overall in annual contest, held this year in Thailand<p>This was the final question at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), an annual “maths World Cup” for secondary school-age students, held this year in Thailand, which …

Mathematics

Eight ways to be more creative and insightful | Toronto Star

Studying insight poses challenges. I’d love to stuff someone in a brain scanner and wait for them to have an insight. But that’s not practical. So we …

The Psychology of How We Learn Prejudice: Are We Natural-Born Racists?

Writer Chris Mooney was convinced he was color-blind—until a simple test proved otherwise. Here, how we become racist, and what we can do to be less …

The Psychology of Revenge

A blogger was stealing my ideas.<p>And it made me very, very angry. Like foot-stomping, slobbery-snarling, pirate-cursing angry.<p>Let me back up... I give a slice of my heart and thumb every time I write for Science of People's blog. (Don't worry they regrow pretty fast.) Basically, I <i>love</i> writing for …