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The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

When the Lights Went Out in the Universe

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i><i>and the chief scientist at</i> <i>COSI Science Center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of</i> <i>Ask a</i> …

Make sure you've read these 27 important finance books

"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time — none," Berkshire Hathaway vice …

Vanadium-Flow Batteries: The Energy Storage Breakthrough We've Needed

The latest, greatest utility-scale battery storage technology to emerge on the commercial market is the vanadium redox battery, also known as the vanadium flow battery.<p>V-flow batteries are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored …

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CodeMade.io is a place to find open-source Internet of Things Inspiration

Most people who learn to code typically encounter the same problem during their first few months. They’ll read a book or two and learn the basics of a programming language. They’ll write a few short programs. They’ll figure out how to print <i>“Hello World”</i> to the screen, and then they’ll figure out …

A watershed moment in understanding how H2O conducts electricity

Scientists have taken spectroscopic snapshots of nature's most mysterious relay race: the passage of extra protons from one water molecule to another …

Solving the mystery of the big G controversy

If you spend time in physics research circles, you may have heard of the big G controversy.<p>The universal constant of gravitation, G – affectionately …

Move over Raspberry Pi, here is a $4, coin-sized, open-source Linux computer

Looking for a small, cheap Linux-powered computer to put at the heart of your project? Is "coin-sized" small enough? Is $4 cheap enough?<p>Four bucks …

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

Five of the Biggest Problems in Physics May Have Been Solved at Once

A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.<p>A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once.<p>The theory was developed by a group of French physicists at the University of Paris-Saclay, and it …

Acushnet, Owner of Titleist and FootJoy, Debuts in Modest IPO

Golf play may be down in the U.S., but that didn’t stop Titleist’s parent company from teeing up an initial public offering this year.<p>The result? …

Nonsense paper written by iOS autocomplete accepted for conference

New Zealand professor asked to present his work at US event on nuclear physics despite it containing gibberish all through the copy<p>A nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics written only by iOS autocomplete has been accepted for a scientific conference.<p>Christoph Bartneck, an associate …

4 Ways to Find More Meaning in Life

There’s no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life <i>meaning</i>?<p>“Meaning in life” is one of those things everybody insists …

Magic tricks on YouTube are in danger of killing the art, warns its inner circle

Pulling a rabbit out of a hat, or tricks of a similar ilk, may have dazzled generations of children.<p>But the future of live magic could be under threat, thanks to the rise of the YouTube magician.<p>How to become a magician<p>The rising popularity of online videos is leading to a loss of key skills which …

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Says Presidential Election Is 'Unbelievable'

For Daniel Kahneman, a Princeton psychologist and father of the discipline known as behavioral economics, the U.S. presidential election is more than …

Funny Google Search Tricks and Secrets(Best Collections-2016)

Unless you’re living a life without technology, <b>Google</b> is used by almost everyone. Last month around 12 billion searches was made through Google by …

Coding Interview University

I originally created this as a short to-do list of study topics for becoming a software engineer, but it grew to the large list you see today. After …

Researchers use the human body to transfer wireless passwords

Like conducting electricity but with precious data.<p>Sending data over wireless formats like WiFi and Bluetooth is very convenient, but not necessarily secure. A Princeton report back in January revealed that some smart home devices unwittingly broadcast location information while others didn't …

America’s Search for Happiness Is Driving Us Crazy

A new book by journalist Ruth Whippman investigates the American "happiness industrial complex" and our growing obsession with contentment.<p>America is an insanely anxious country. Forty million Americans — nearly one in five of us — has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. One World Health …

This furry caterpillar looks remarkably like Donald Trump's hair

The flannel moth caterpillar is orange and fluffy, leading some people to nickname it the Trumpapillar.<p>You might not want to get too close, though: these caterpillars are more dangerous than they look.<p>"Although it looks nice and soft and friendly and fuzzy and cuddly and all that stuff, it actually …

This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full functional computer like Windows and Linux

This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full Desktop like Windows and Linux<p>This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full functional …

20 Tough Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

We all struggle. We all suffer on the inside. Every day…We worry.<br>We procrastinate. <br>We feel overwhelmed.<br>We feel angry.<br>We feel lonely. <br>We don’t feel …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

This Beautiful Copper Coin Could Transform How We Spend Money

The way we pay is flawed. One of the best industrial design firms in Silicon Valley wants to redesign it.<p>It hurts to spend cash. Literally. And in a way, that’s a good thing. Because we’re living in a time where most people have less than $1,000 in their bank accounts, and almost $5,000 in credit …

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Will we discover a twin Earth? 20 big questions about the future of humanity

<b>(Kyle Hilton, Scientific American)</b><p>We asked leading scientists to predict the future. Here’s what they had to say<p>Editorial Staff<p>August 20, 2016 3:59pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p><b>1. Does humanity have a future beyond Earth?</b><br>“I think it’s a dangerous delusion to …