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The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time

From the well-known to the unexpected, these 99 LPs span five decades and countless BPMs in the name of dancefloor greatness.<p>In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating …

Pop Culture

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. Where Gates's tastes tend towards the whimsical and Jobs's towards the metaphysical, Musk's list is all about science.<p>Only …

Computer Science

CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the pentaquark, a class of subatomic particle consisting of four quarks and one antiquark bound together. Like the Higgs boson before it, the pentaquark's existence has been theorized for years, but experiments in the …

Physics

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Writing

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

OpenCourseware

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

UC Berkeley

Pluto Spacecraft Sends Photos As Excitement Builds for Flyby

After the New Horizons spacecraft briefly went silent, NASA quickly returned it to full operations and has released bizarre new photos of Pluto.<p>Pluto will get its closeup in less than a week, despite a heart-stopping glitch that briefly silenced the New Horizons spacecraft over the holiday weekend. …

If Male Actors Were Described The Way Female Actors Are

Magazine profiles love detailing the way female celebrities purr their oyster orders and encase their svelte figures in flowing, all-white pantsuits. But what about the men?<p>As former stripper <b>Channing Tatum</b> stands in his expansive, glistening marble kitchen putting the finishing touches on his …

RANKED: 31 companies unleashing the most exciting video games right now

So which companies have games worth checking out?<p>We've ranked Europe's best video game development companies, basing our list on upcoming games, as well as the number of existing players, uniqueness, and past hits.

Red Dead Redemption

Witness 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' Through Google's Deep Dream

Neural network algorithm makes film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's classic even more trippier<p>Without getting too immersed in the MIT-level …

The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital

It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future.<p>Behind London and Berlin, the Dutch startup scene is already considered to be one of the most prominent in …

Startups

Hibernating bears could hold the key to long-distance space travel

Bone weakness is a significant problem for astronauts, but a unique biological process that occurs in hibernating bears could be the basis for a new therapy<p>Astronauts could protect themselves against bone wastage by harnessing a unique biological process that allows black bears to maintain their …

Bears

Downey Jr. dances, Arnold surprises, Spider-Man rushes the stage: Every year of Comic-Con in one giant timeline

The first gathering -- called San Diego's Golden State Comic-Minicon -- was put together by a group of comics, movie and science fiction fans including Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger and Richard Alf. This one-day convention was staged to raise funds and interests for a larger convention. Little did they …

Want to know what Greeks really think about the crisis? Check out the graffiti - Telegraph

10 family road trip games that you've never heard of

It's the annual family road trip. You've been trapped in a packed car for 11 hours and you only just passed Omaha. You've exhausted all the classic …

The WTF Economy

WTF?! In San Francisco, Uber has 3x the revenue of the entire prior taxi and limousine industry.<p>WTF?! Without owning a single room, Airbnb has more …

Innovation

Who Won Comic-Con? Day 1

How is anyone supposed to compete with a video game that comes with its own beer fridge?<p>Comic-Con International finally kicked off on Thursday, packing the halls of the San Diego Convention Center until the festival overflowed onto the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter. Outside, attendees wandered …

Comics

The 12 Best Hotel Gyms in the United States

When Equinox Holdings launches its first-ever hotel in 2018 on the far west side of Manhattan, it will be the largest fitness brand to branch out directly into the hotel business. It’s an interesting move, but Equinox is just hopping on a bandwagon: Many hotels are partnering with fitness brands to …

Hospitality

Behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in pictures - Telegraph

Star Wars

How Disaster And Tragedy Spawned A Radical Music Movement In Haiti

Notorious for blending the political and profane, denounced for its roots in Vodou, rabòday music is the defiant — and wildly popular — sound of a new, disaffected generation of Haitians. As the country prepares for long-awaited elections starting in August, the genre's populist stars have become …

Greece debt crisis: What's the deal?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1179000/1179993_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524640308_9852c906e65d631089cffbbbeb6c3fa8<p><b>Eurozone leaders have reached agreement over a third Greek bailout after marathon talks in Brussels.</b><p>Greece has won conditional agreement to receive …

Europe

Satoru Iwata changed the whole games industry and now leaves it in mourning

The Nintendo president, who has died from cancer at the age of 55, brought in a ‘blue ocean’ strategy that would lead to the industry’s most successful consoles<p>On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.<p>– Satoru Iwata, speaking …

Retrogaming

Comic-Con trailer roundup: Star Wars, Superman, and a whole lot of zombies

This past week San Diego Comic-Con attendees got a look at some of the biggest projects Hollywood is working on — and that meant a whole lot of trailers. The behind-the-scenes reel for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and the new <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> trailer were no doubt the biggest hits, …

Movies