Patrick Giroux

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Forget Coding–Here’s The Skill You Need Most When You Start Your Career

Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.<p>It used to be that the only way to climb a career ladder was to pick up more skills. Learn how to do X, get paid more for it, and earn job-title Y. Up you went. Each new capability you mastered …

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, soldier convicted for leaking classified information

President Obama commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, an Army private convicted of taking troves of secret diplomatic and military documents and disclosing them to WikiLeaks, after deciding that Manning had served enough time.<p>Obama also granted a full and complete pardon to …

National Security

Meds That Cause Blurred Vision, Hearing Loss, and More

We rely on our senses to help us navigate the world—to read a book, hear a doorbell, or pick up the warning signs of a gas leak. But medication may …

The Trump dossier is silly — except for one thing

Anyone who reads the unconfirmed report on Russia’s purported ties to President-elect Donald Trump has to agree with the media organizations that balked at publishing it — until BuzzFeed decided to let Americans “make up their own minds.”<p>The document’s provenance seems to be a dirt-digging contract …

Donald Trump

What's Happening to Your Body at Each Stage of a 24-Hour Bender

We asked an expert to take us through every marker point, from the first beer, through the second pill, until the last spliff.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Last summer I took too many drugs. Occasionally I'd stay awake all day, and though I stubbornly told myself I "didn't do regrets" …

Alcohol

Research: Cracking a Joke at Work Can Make You Seem More Competent

As a society, we often make judgments about people based on small snippets of their behavior. For example, we may judge a person’s confidence, competence, and status on the success of a single joke. Telling a joke to an unfamiliar audience is risky — Will they laugh? Will they be offended? Even if …

Why the Addiction Recovery Community Should Accept Medical Marijuana

Though programs discourage "mood-altering substances" for recovering addicts, cannabis extracts might be far safer than the opioid alternatives<p>The …

Revealed! 97% of human body is made up of stardust!

Stars are made up of almost two dozen chemical elements, but researchers only listed those elements that are considered to be the building blocks of …

A Brief History of Technology

We modern humans like to think of ourselves as master tool builders, but we inherited thousands of years of tool making technology from our ancestors.

Could robots be marking your homework?

<b>What do you call a sick bird? An illegal.</b><p>OK, it's not exactly hilarious.<p>But it's not a joke from a five-year-old with a Christmas cracker.<p>This is computer-generated wordplay and an example of how the boundaries of artificial intelligence are shifting.<p>If a computer can crack jokes, what other human …

Artificial Intelligence

The 19 Best Cutting-Edge Watches to Give the Futurist in Your Life

These high-end, forward-thinking designs are as good as it gets.<p>Give the gift of a positive future. The watchmaking industry has a long history of adapting to an ever-changing landscape, and recent times are no exception. Cutting-edge design and groundbreaking innovations prove the future of …

Watches

Why bees could be the secret to superhuman intelligence

A tool inspired by swarming insects is helping people predict the future - making groups of people smarter than their members are by themselves.<p>Louis Rosenberg thinks he has found a way to make us all a lot smarter. The secret to this superhuman intelligence? Bees.<p>Rosenberg runs a Silicon Valley …

Artificial Intelligence

My Non-Predictions For 2017

I’m going to make a prediction: by now, you’ve read at least ten posts with “predictions for 2017.” Maybe not the bravest stance, I’ll warrant, but …

Would you stay at this dramatic glass hotel perched in a crack on the edge of an Alpine?

If you’re someone who enjoys staying at unusual places, enjoys dramatic views and doesn’t have a fear of heights, this daring glass hotel may be somewhere you’d like to stay in the future.<p>Designer Andrii Rozhko has come up with the concept for this hotel, named Hotel in Alps, which would be carved …

Travel

Humans Will Be Marrying Robots By 2050 Says AI Expert

Had a child recently? Well, here’s something you might want to prepare yourself for. By the time wedding bells are ringing your new son- or …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla's next-generation Superchargers should be much faster

Tesla's Superchargers are certainly faster than most public EV stations, but they're still far slower than you might hope for. When it can take about 40 minutes to get an 80 percent charge, you can't exactly grab and go like you would at a gas pump. Relief is in sight, however: Elon Musk has teased …

Rewriting the Code of Life

Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases.<p>Early on an unusually blustery day in June, Kevin Esvelt climbed aboard a ferry at Hyannis*, bound for Nantucket Island. Esvelt, an assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts …

Beyond Trump: Would President Zuckerberg make a good leader of the free world?

The founder of Facebook is signalling his intention to jump into politics, but would he be any good?

Donald Trump

British futurist in charge of US cryogenic facility reveals plans to freeze his own head

A British 'futurist' in charge of one of the world’s largest cryogenic facilities has compared himself to Leonardo Da Vinci, saying it is just a matter of time before science advances to the point where preserved bodies can be revived after death.<p>Dr Max More, who was born in Bristol and went to …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Could We Hack Our Brains to Gain New Senses?

A Broader Perspective<p>Traditionally, humans have five recognized senses: sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound. In the strictest sense, our reality is …

A Treatment for Blindness? NHS to Install Bionic Eyes in 10 Patients

The Argus II Bionic Eye<p>Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a rare genetic disorder that sabotages the retina’s ability to respond to light by disabling rod …

Researchers Develop Nanodiscs That Can Wipe Out Tumors

Targeted Treatment<p>Cancer research is an area of medical science that, rightfully, gets considerable attention. There are nearly 14.5 million …

The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream

Amy Webb is a noted futurist who combines curiosity, skepticism, colorful storytelling, and deeply reported, real-world analysis in this essential …

Artificial Intelligence

From head transplants to space tourism: the innovations set to change the world in 2017

Prepare for a world without work

As we start the year full of good intentions to flourish at work, social scientists are warning that our careers could be over sooner than we …

Jurassic Farm: Scientists Are Planning to Resurrect an Extinct Cattle Species

Back Breeding<p>Advances in the study of genetics have made us capable of actually bringing extinct species back to life. Of course, the child in all of …

Scientists Discovered a New Human Organ, and It Could Revolutionize Disease

Fragmented No Longer<p>While its parts have always been there, and have long been considered a part of the digestive system, the mesentery has recently …

A New Device Can Diagnose Disease By Analyzing Your Breath

A Breathtaking Device<p>Researchers have just developed an instrument, called the “Na-Nose” that could detect up to seventeen diseases just by analyzing …

Climate Change Threatens to Destroy the Planet's Oldest Tree Species

Forest Giants<p>At 4,845 years old, Methuselah, a Great Basin bristlecone pine (<i>Pinus longaeva</i>) in the White Mountains of California, is one of the …

Controlling CRISPR: Researchers May Have Found An "Off-Switch" for Gene-Editing

CRISPR Discovery<p>As it stands, CRISPR is a rather impressive gene editing tool and already the most precise method we have available for genetic …