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5 Ways to Build Capacity for Solving Problems

In <i>Future Driven</i>, I wrote about how educators often want something that can be implemented quickly. We want something we can learn on Tuesday and use …

28 Shows Premiering On Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, And HBO In Summer 2018

Some of us want to stay in this summer.

Uh, All Of Bollywood Is SMASHED At Sonam Kapoor's Reception And Kuch Bhi Ho Raha Hai

This night is some of the most entertaining content this industry has given us.

Bollywood

33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

India’s Botched War on Cash

India is in the throes of an unprecedented social experiment in enforced digital disruption, and the world has much to learn from it.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a surprise in early November, demonetizing 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes. Modi’s war on cash is not without international …

5 Websites that Pay Writers $75+ Per Article

There are so many websites that pay writers. The following is a list of 5 such websites, in a variety of categories. All of them pay at least $75.<p>For …

25 Best Open Source Alternatives For Expensive Applications In 2018

Why we are still fond of <b>expensive applications</b> like Microsoft Windows, Adobe, Autodesk etc. when there are a lot of <b>open source alternatives</b> to …

Here's why you can't see all twelve black dots in this optical illusion

Now you see them, now you don’t<p>Optical illusions have a way of breaking the internet, and the latest visual trick looks like it’s well on its way. On Sunday afternoon, game developer Will Kerslake tweeted a picture of intersecting gray lines on a white background. Twelve black dots blink in and out …

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for August 18

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, the Airlander 10 airship has completed its maiden flight, the US government has announced that it's to hand over …

Next Time You're Late To Work, Blame Dark Energy!

Ever since Lemaitre and Hubble’s first proposed it in the 1920s, scientists and astronomers have been aware that the Universe is expanding. And from …

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The Real Reasons Quantum Entanglement Doesn't Allow Faster-Than-Light Communication

My colleague-in-blogging Ethan Siegel does a regular reader-request feature, and this week’s edition drifts into my territory, answering a question about using quantum entanglement for faster-than-light communication. As I jokingly said on Twitter, Ethan’s answer is pretty good for an astronomer, …

Quantum Physics

How Do We Know The Age Of The Universe?

In an ideal world, when we want to uncover the answer to a question like “what is the age of the Universe,” we’d have an incredible number of independent lines of evidence, all converging to the same answer. But in reality, there are only two good ones, and one is better than the other.<p>The “good” …

Princeton University

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became an App Programmer

Most of the time, you'll be the only woman in the room.<p><b>1. You don't need a degree in computer science, but you do need to know how to code.</b> I do have a computer science degree, but I've met plenty of successful people in the industry who don't. Learning to code is the most important thing. There …

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Here's what would happen if the FBI tried to hack an Android phone

The Justice Department has managed to unlock an iPhone 5c used by the gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in San …

Android Phones

Android “microG” aims to cut out Google (sort of)

A group of freedom-fighters wishes to bring a truly open Android to the masses without Google apps. While the average Android user might assume that …

Just write better

As soon as Neil Taylor started talking, I knew it was going to be good. Neil works at The Writer. They help others write better, so that they are …

Creative Writing

10 Ways to Increase Your Fiction Writing Productivity

<b>Know what you’re writing.</b> Even if you’re a seat-of-your-pants, anti-outlining writer, you should know in advance what you’re sitting down to write. …

What Is Time, And Why Does It Move Forward?

The laws of physics don't care which way it goes.<p><i>This article was written by Thomas Kitching from UCL, and was originally published by The</i> …

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

From the moment that it was discovered that the macroscopic, classical rules that governed electricity, magnetism and light didn’t necessarily apply to the smallest, subatomic scales, a whole new view of the Universe became accessible to humanity. This quantum picture is much larger and …

Quantum Physics

Why Isn't Edward P. Tryon A World-famous Physicist?

<i>Creative</i> <i>Commons via Wikimedia Commons, The History of the Universe</i><p>Why is there a Universe? Scientists simply don't know how to address why questions. They are out of the present formulation of modern science....Nor do we know, or have any prospect of ever knowing, why there is a Universe.<p>Eric …

Building a brand-new Internet

We do not possess the ability to read the future, and yet we can predict with a high level of certainty that we will see more major cybersecurity incidents in 2016 and 2017.<p>The world’s cybersecurity capability is not able to advance in line with the growing vulnerabilities. We are faced by more and …

The history of why pi equals 3.14(15926…)

The number represented by pi (π) is used in calculations whenever something round (or nearly so) is involved, such as for circles, spheres, cylinders, cones, and ellipses. Its value is necessary to compute many important quantities about these shapes, such as understanding the relationship between …

This top-rated online course will help you create your own Android apps

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>For any Android users hoping to get their app on the market, or for any iPhone coders that want to expand outside of the Apple Store, …

This New Experiment Will Allow Us to 'See' Quantum Entanglement With The Naked Eye

And it could allow us to quantum entangle two humans...<p>An experiment that would allow humans to directly perceive quantum entanglement for the first …

The simple rule at the heart of finance is being broken

If you lend somebody money, they have to pay you back with interest.<p>This is the basic premise of all finance, from street corner loan sharks to Wall Street loan sharks.<p>Bonds are sort of like loans—except you can trade them. Normally, if you buy a bond, the issuing government or corporation agrees …

Einstein's most incredible prediction may be proven right this week — or a big rumor debunked

Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either …

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …