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A Single Grammar Mistake Makes You Instantly Lose All Credibility. Here Are 10 to Avoid

When it comes to landing new business or a job, it's cool to be a grammar nerd.<p>President Trump earlier this week blamed poor grammar for comments that had him siding with Russia over U.S. intelligence agencies. Would. Would not. Big difference. Who knew? Um, everyone.<p>Politics aside, just one little …

Language

Dog drags sprinkler indoors, unleashing chaos in his wake

For those of us who don't have a kiddie pool, sometimes a sprinkler is the next best thing.<p>And this dog really went for it. Redditor Spinolio posted …

Pets

Microsoft Stock Hits All-Time High Over Blockbuster Quarterly Results

Microsoft Corp shares rose about 5 percent to an all-time high on Friday, after investors cheered another blockbuster quarter, backed by growth in …

Satya Nadella

Here's What Archaeologists Found Inside Egypt's Mysterious 2,000-Year-Old Sarcophagus

A mysterious black sarcophagus discovered in Egypt two weeks ago has been opened by archaeologists, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, …

Archaeology

Whale Of A Plane: Airbus BelugaXL Makes First Flight

It's built for oversize cargo, but it also sports a smile: The Airbus BelugaXL took off on its first flight on Thursday, creating a unique sight as the jet with the bulbous upper half rolled down the runway.<p>The BelugaXL's paint job "features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an enthusiastic grin," the …

Aviation

Three Breakthroughs That Will Disrupt The Tech World In 2019

We may have never before been in an era of such rapid technological change. Of course, much more is coming. Last fall, Gartner research predicted some of the big tech trends of 2018 and beyond, and it was quite a bounty: The continued rise of artificial intelligence and cloud-based computing, new …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Translate glitch predicts the second coming of Christ

Google’s AI appears to be using its Translate platform to spread some good old-fashioned doomsday prophecy. We have no way of confirming that the world isn’t coming to an end, but we’re going to go ahead and say it’s a glitch.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies?So do we.VISIT HARD FORK<p>If …

Artificial Intelligence

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

Cool your home without air conditioning

Strategies for chilling out.<p>Air conditioning makes it much easier to work through the summer. In fact, it’s an important tool for public health. But running your AC also increases your utility bill, drives up pollution by forcing power plants to burn more fossil fuels, and makes hot nights even …

Home Improvement

You won’t believe how many online login attempts are made by hackers

Go to your Amazon, Zappos, etc. account now and change the password to something stronger. That’s the takeaway from a cyber security firm’s report that says a whopping 91 percent of all attempts to log into e-commerce websites are from hackers.<p>Attempts by hackers to log into the sites of airlines, …

Online Life

WhatsApp will drastically limit forwarding across the globe to stop the spread of fake news, following violence in India and Myanmar

The social messaging service has been blamed for its role in spreading dangerous and inaccurate information.<p>Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making changes it hopes will drastically curtail the ability of users to spread fake news via its social messaging service by making it harder for people to forward …

Internet

9 Annoying Habits to Banish From Your Life Now

People will want to spend more time with you when you do.<p>Whether it's a friend or family member, the people in your life are not perfect. And frankly, neither are you. Here are several abundantly common behaviors which don't do anyone any good. If any of these habits are yours, the time to stop is …

Self-help

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Self-improvement

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

fuelcells

People are now “ghosting” at work, so we looked into the word’s long history

Anyone who has lived through a recession or two—and will therefore never take for granted the availability of jobs—might be aghast to learn of a nascent trend in the labor market: People are “ghosting” employers, according to LinkedIn.<p>If you’re old enough to vividly remember the last recession, …

Relationships

Scientists Discovered a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Hidden Deep Within the Earth

"Diamond is not a particularly rare mineral."<p>Adorning an ear or encircling a finger, a natural diamond is synonymous with luxury. The average cost of …

Earth Science

Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

Reap *major* anti-inflammatory benefits by making this super-simple ginger tea

Selena Gomez famously takes a ginger shot every morning because it “[kills] everything inside—all of the bad things,” as revealed on <i>The Late Late</i> …

Antiinflammatory

Thousands of engineers put Apple self-driving car in high gear

Apple stays quiet about it, but the company is clearly developing a self-driving car. And this week the world was given a glimpse inside this project, showing that it’s much larger than many had previously thought.<p>The FBI arrested a former employee on Apple’s autonomous car design team for …

Autonomous Cars

Microsoft calls on Congress to regulate facial recognition

In a blog post today, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for Congress to begin considering regulation of facial recognition technology, calling it "the technology of the moment" and noting its "broad societal ramifications and potential for abuse." Throughout the post, Smith discusses the …

Surveillance

8 Things to Know About Mukesh Ambani, Asia's Newest Richest Man

Move over Jack Ma, Asia has a new richest man. Mukesh Ambani, the 61-year-old force behind Reliance Industries Ltd., the oil-to-telecom behemoth, has …

Bollywood

LG to Make 3-4 Million OLED, 20 Million LCD iPhone Displays: Report

Reports of Apple looking for other suppliers for OLED display panels have been doing the rounds a lot recently. A fresh report reiterates that Apple …

Mobile Technology

Video is going to look gorgeous on the Xbox One thanks to Dolby Vision support

In the summer of 2017, Microsoft vice president Mike Ybarra gave an interview to <i>Techradar</i> in which he promised the company would look into Dolby …

Dolby Atmos

4 ways to get your plants to water themselves

Keep your plants healthy while you're away with these methods.

Google’s Phone app can now prevent some spam calls from interrupting you

Google’s Phone app can now automatically filter out calls that it detects to be spam, sending them directly to voicemail. Your phone won’t ring, and you won’t even get a missed call notification for any calls that Google weeds out.<p>If the spam callers leave a voicemail — you know, like the usual …

phoneapp

Now you can 3D print an entire bike frame

Arevo’s new bikes are made from a thermoplastic embedded with carbon fiber, and can be printed locally, instead of waiting for parts to ship.<p>A typical bike sold in a U.S. bike shop today was made in China and shipped thousands of miles to the store. But a new bike-building robot makes it possible …

Carbon Fiber

Apple just discontinued the only MacBook Pro worth buying

The post-2016 MacBook Pro could — quite generously, I think — be described as a “shower of shit.” I’m still not exactly sure what Apple was thinking when it shipped a laptop with no USB-A ports and a keyboard that doesn’t actually work.<p>They’re <i>bad</i>, but until recently, those wedded to Apple’s …

MacBook Pro

Behold the Haunting Beauty of a Distant Star Cluster

A new image of star cluster RCW 38, an area strewn with young, hot, massive stars, is providing an unprecedented glimpse into a tumultuous region of …

Universe

This mag accurately predicted the future 95 years ago

In April 1923, Popular Science magazine predicted that we would one day be driving gyroscopic motorcycles — sitting high inside a massive wheel — …

Artificial Intelligence