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A Breathtaking 40 Day Trip Through New Zealand

German photographer Florian Wenzel presents a stunning visual narrative of his 40-day trip through the breathtaking landscape of New Zealand. Wenzel, …

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings

Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been …

Genetics

20 Reasons You'll Want to Visit Marrakesh in 2018

For most travelers, Marrakesh conjures images of riding horseback through the Ourika Valley, passing emerald hills and lonely villages high in the …

Yves Saint-Laurent

4 Technology Trends That Will Transform Our World in 2018

Predicting the future requires hubris, and it should therefore be met with more than a terabyte of skepticism. In past years, I’ve made some calls …

Internet of Things

5 Artificial Intelligence Predictions For 2018

In the original <i>Blade Runner</i>—set in 2019—technologists had already developed replicant humans and flying cars. Although I’m doubtful we’ll hit that mark in real life, I’d venture we’re not too far off. Indeed, artificial intelligence (AI) has already become an everyday part of life for most humans …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside the world’s biggest and most important AI conference

Look into the sea of computer scientists shaping the future of artificial intelligence and the first thing you’ll notice is all the backpacks. Expensive and branded, the backpacks mark the mostly male 20-and-30-somethings as members of the tribes of Google, Nvidia, Facebook, and Microsoft.<p>These …

10 Breathtaking Trips Everyone Needs to Take In Their Lifetime

It's time to take those Pinterest boards and bucket lists and turn them into reality. TripAdvisor, a travel planning and booking site, announced its …

5 yoga poses that can give your sex life a *satisfying* boost

Yoga offers plenty of healthy benefits. Lena Dunham, for example, says it makes her feel more confident. It can also help you chill out, get better …

AI could help solve the world’s health care problems at scale

In a world with limited doctors, emerging diseases and superbugs, and sharply rising costs, how can we successfully tackle health care problems at scale? This is just one of the critical challenges India’s explosive startup community hopes to solve by implementing AI to serve the needs of the …

The inside scoop on Elon Musk's plan to make "insurance for life as we know it"

Musk Branching Out<p>The Earth as we know it is suffering. Climate change, pollution, urban sprawl, wildlife destruction, and so much more have already …

Elon Musk basically confirms AI is coming to eradicate the human race

Elon Musk likes to make predictions. You may have seen a few, like these:<p>We’re living in a computer simulation<br>• Tesla will surpass Apple’s market cap by 2025<br>• Humans can make Mars inhabitable by blasting it with nukes<p>In a recent talk with Musk-led startup Neuralink, the master of predictions made …

Tesla

'Slaughterbot' film warns tiny drones could carry out murders

Swarms of tiny drones flown by artificial intelligence and programmed to assassinate human targets using a few grams of explosives have been forecast …

Artificial Intelligence

How to prepare for the cryptocurrency revolution

Blockchain is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated technologies of our time. Much like the early internet, experienced technologists foresee blockchain as a vehicle to drive society forward. Implementations of secure, decentralized systems can empower us to conquer organizational issues of …

Everything You Can and Can't Steal From Your Hotel Room

There's something about staying in hotels that turns us all into kleptomaniacs. Whether a desperate attempt to reimburse ourselves for the money …

Humans Are More Intelligent Than Computers

First approach focuses on study of human brains and compares that with computers. Human brain has about 100 billion neurons which are often compared …

The 20 photographs of the week

The coup in Zimbabwe, flooding in Greece, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Italy’s elimination from the World Cup – the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best photojournalists

Antonio Guterres

Low Back Pain Coping Tips

What can I do if I have acute low back pain?<p>The following advice will benefit a majority of people with back pain. If any of the following guidelines …

An Ex-Google Exec Is Founding a Religion Where People Worship an AI God

So this is a thing now.<p>Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber executive currently at the centre of a bombshell lawsuit filed by Waymo, says …

China’s Baidu just announced the strangest smart speakers

Chinese internet Baidu is widely credited for being one of the first to dive deep into artificial intelligence, hiring Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng (who has since departed) to lead its efforts back in 2014.<p>Surprisingly, then, it has taken the company until today to release its own smart home …

Artificial Intelligence

Real Artificial Intelligence How to Spot Fakes | Inc.com

At a technology trade show I stopped by a booth that showcased the fact that their product is "AI-enabled." I asked the sales rep what that meant. He lowered his voice and said, "It's not really AI...we just use the term to sound cooler."<p>Sadly, that's probably not the only company to use the term …

Artificial Intelligence

Revealed: Why you should always book your return flight with a different airline

Next time you book a trip, it may be worthwhile booking your outbound and return flights with different airlines.<p>While booking with the same airline …

Brain implant boosts memory for first time ever

New memory prosthesis could be a game-changer for dementia care.<p><i>In brief: A professor built a brain implant that can reportedly improve short-term memory by 15 percent and working memory by 25 percent. The device could prove life-changing for the growing segment of the population impacted by</i> …

Dementia

Ken Hermann Tells a Story of Magic Amidst Modernity in Inner Mongolia

<i>All images by Ken Hermann. Used with Creative Commons permission.</i><p>In a time when cities have grown tenfold and life gets more and more fast-paced, …

16 Trending European Destinations Where Airbnbs Are Cheaper Than Hotels

Hospitality

Everything You Need to Know to See the Northern Lights in Norway

Anyone planning a Northern Lights hunt in Norway needs to know their geography.<p>This long, thin country's capital, Oslo, is too far south of the …

It's Official: These are the Best Museums in the World

Before traveling, it's important to do your research - but how do you decide which reviews are legit and which aren't? Rather than scanning the web …

New York City

If you have this code on your boarding pass to the US, it's bad news

If you're travelling to the US, check your ticket for this...<p>Travelling to the US usually involves more queuing in passport control/customs/immigration than you experience visiting most other countries.<p>And while everyone can expect a certain level of hanging around before being allowed to get on …

The Most Powerful Passports in the World, Ranked

With affordable flight deals, new airlines, and innovative hotels popping up all over the world, traveling is more accessible now than ever before. …

South Korea

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

Bucket Lists