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5 websites where you can learn in-demand skills for free

Employees must up-level their skills and seek new challenges at work and outside of work. One of the best ways to do that is to take a class on an in-demand topic.<p>From Mandarin language classes to computer programming bootcamps and digital marketing workshops, there's a course for almost anything. …

Online Education

'Star Trek' earphones that translate foreign languages in real-time to go on sale by late 2017

Waverly Labs' Pilot earpieces can be pre-ordered now for $250.<p>Navigating new and unfamiliar places is much easier if you're able to communicate with …

Mind-Boggling 3D Fractals Form an Alien Structure in This Short Video

Gaze at massive alien particle accelerator in Julius Horsthuis’s latest fractal short.<p>After creating a mysterious fractal film about the abandonment of Earth, animator and visual effects artist Julius Horsthuis takes viewers to a new alien world. Inspired by CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, Horsthuis …

Fractals

Philip Pullman’s new ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy will arrive this year

Philip Pullman has finally announced a release date for <i>The Book of Dust</i>, an epic companion to the beloved <i>His Dark Materials</i> trilogy.<p><i>The Book of Dust</i> …

Books

A Scientific Method For Building Good Habits and Making Them Stick

Good habits take time to stick. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific and realistic time. …

Brightly Embroidered Temari Balls Are a Kaleidoscope of Geometric Design

A form of ancient Japanese folk art, temari balls are brightly colored pieces of needlework covered with elaborate patterns. In the Edo period, aristocratic women created temari balls using pieces of silk from spare kimonos in a challenge toward perfection. To a wider public, they became a …

5 places you can educate yourself online for free

According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is associated with flexibility, innovation, and joy.<p>Equally as compelling, continued learning has been shown to protect your …

Computer Science

A Fight to Fix Geometry’s Foundations

When two mathematicians raised pointed questions about a classic proof that no one really understood, they ignited a years-long debate about how much …

Kurt Gödel: from loopholes and dictators to the incompleteness theorems

The recent events surrounding Donald Trump’s first few weeks in the White House have left many wondering how a political outsider can become …

Mathematics
Quantum Mechanics

Are Wormholes a Dead End for Faster-Than-Light Travel?

Ah, wormholes. The intergalactic shortcut. A tunnel through space-time that allows intrepid travelers to hop from star system to star system without …

Physics

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble

To some, it may look like a cat's eye.

Cosmology

8 ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses that you (probably) didn’t know about

The ancient Egyptians worshipped at least 1,500 gods and goddesses. Some of these, such as the mummified god of the dead, Osiris, and the goddess of …

Deepak Chopra: The Dawn Of A Human Universe

An excerpt from Deepak Chopra’s new book <i>You Are The Universe</i><p>There is a photograph of Albert Einstein standing beside the most famous man in the …

Quantum Mechanics III (Physics 125c) - Sean Carroll

Spring quarter, 2017<p><b>Announcements</b><p>Final exam for seniors and graduate students will be available at noon on Weds 6/7, due at noon on Fri 6/9. For …

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos …

Take nobody's word for it – evidence and authority in a world of propaganda

‘Nullius in verba’ is a fine ideal, but science is a little bit more complicated than that, as is the world in general<p>‘Nullius in verba’ – roughly, ‘Take nobody’s word for it’ – is the motto of one of the world’s oldest scientific societies, the Royal Society. It neatly expresses the ideal that the …

Physics

Forget the Big Bang Theory: Model suggests universe was born from two cosmos COLLIDING

GETTYThe universe was born from two worlds colliding<p>A Princeton University physicist claims that the universe was created when two 3D universe …

11 Life Lessons From Buddha That Will Soothe Your Soul

Guatam Buddha is at the center of Buddhist teachings, and his words of wisdom have been passed down over the millennia through oral teachings and …

Here Are Ten Forgotten Exotics You Can Buy For Less Than $35,000

The used exotic car market has become laughably untouchable for most people’s bank accounts, but there are still a few cars that have been passed …

Workouts

Jackalope - Choose one color • International Cryptozoology Museum Store

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A Hacker’s Tips For Protecting Your Digital Privacy

Cyber attacks—and president-elect Trump’s criticism of encryption and interest in expanding government surveillance—warrant more vigilance.<p>Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that …

Information Systems

This Tiny Gaming Console Can Play Retro Games From 28 Different Systems

Aside from the pointlessly short controller cables, the only other complaint we have with Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is that it only comes with …

Retrogaming