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I was one of Facebook's first users. I shouldn't have trusted Mark Zuckerberg

Fourteen years, two months, and eight days ago, I made a mistake. Like a lot of mistakes made at the age of 20 inside a college dorm room, it involved trusting a man I shouldn’t have, and it still affects me to this day.<p>No, Mark Zuckerberg didn’t give me herpes. But in the wake of the Cambridge …

Social Media

A real head banger: Woodpeckers show signs of potential brain damage

WASHINGTON: For a person, slamming your head full force into a tree trunk could be enough to knock you silly. Woodpeckers do this untold thousands of …

Neuroscience

Penis whitening fad in Thailand worries surgeons

PARIS: Plastic surgeons raised red flags this week about a penis whitening fad in skin colour-fixated Thailand, dismissing the procedure as a phallic …

Lips

Technology can’t save football players' brains

Tregg Duerson was 25 years old when his father committed suicide in 2011. A former defensive back for the Chicago Bears, New York Giants and Phoenix Cardinals, David "Dave" Duerson made a career out of being one of the most feared tacklers during his 11-year stint in the National Football League. …

NFL

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Uber's 'Hell' program tracked and targeted Lyft drivers

In its quest to ensure Lyft remains in second place, Uber reportedly ran a program that exploited a vulnerability in its rival's system. According to <i>The Information</i>, the ride-hailing company's covert software-based program called "Hell" spied on its staunchest competitor's drivers from 2014 to …

Transportation

Hollywood Power Couples

Michael Fassbender

This New Man-Made Sun Is 10,000 Times More Intense Than Sunlight on Earth

Hot. Radiant. Bright. Our nearest star is many things, but you’re lucky that it’s 93 million miles away—if you got too close, you’d incinerate in its …

A Fascinating Microscopic Timelapse of Cell Division in a Frog Egg Over a 33 Hour Period

Documentary filmmaker Francis Chee created a fascinating timelapse video using a custom microscope showing the cell division in a frog egg, from four …

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

Pictures of the Week 3.16.17

Laser pulse study could lead to ultrafast computers

Computers that run 100,000 times faster than current ones can change life as we know it. They could help discover distant planets more quickly or diagnose illnesses much, much earlier than usual, among other things. A team of researchers, including engineers from the University of Michigan, believe …

Bill Nye has a few tips for President Trump on how to manage NASA

Video shows terrifying waves battering cruise ship

A cruise ship is seen being smashed by 30 foot waves during a storm in new footage to emerge on YouTube.<p>A cabin window on the Royal Caribbean ship Anthem of the Seas is shown being engulfed by walls of water after the ship ran into terrible storms in the Atlantic Ocean in February last year.<p>The …

ShopClues founder says co-founder wife cheated on him and took away his voting rights

Sandeep said his Radhika intentionally and deliberately kicked out other founding team members, changed web history and lied to the press

Patricia Cornwell: I spent $7 million solving the Jack the Ripper case

Five years ago I happened to be looking at a crime scene photo of Jack the Ripper victim Mary Kelly. She’s erroneously believed to be his fifth and final victim. But more likely she was his seventh or eighth by early November 1888 and unfortunately wouldn’t be his last. I had looked at this …

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

West Indies

5 HIV Patients No Longer Have The Virus After Taking New Treatment

A Spanish medical institute says they may have found a cure to HIV.<p>Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured …

Immunotherapy

Our Computers Are Learning How to Code Themselves

On the Hunt for Code<p>Those of you who followed the first season of HBO’s “Westworld” know that one of the things that made an artificially intelligent …

The Complete Learn to Code Bundle | Popular Mechanics Shop

<b>Python Tutorial: Learn by Coding</b><p>Go From Beginner to Master of Python with 7.5 Hours of Hands-On Training<p>Cement your coding skills by learning Python: server-side interpreted, open-source, non-compiled scripting language commonly used in web and video game development. Begin with the basics of …

Programming

Machine Learning From Scratch

About<p>Python implementations of some of the fundamental Machine Learning models and algorithms from scratch.<p>The purpose of this project is not to …

Machine Learning

DeepCoder builds programs using code it finds lying around

Like all great programmers I get most of my code from StackOverflow questions. Can’t figure out how to add authentication to Flask? Easy. Want to shut down sendmail? Boom. Now, thanks to all the code on the Internet, a robot can be as smart as a $180,000 coder.<p>The system, called DeepCoder, …

The 27 hardest job interview questions, according to Glassdoor

Jobs interviews are always hard, but some come with trickier questions than others. Where do you see yourself in five years? How many ping pong balls …

Employment

7 skills you should have to get a job at Google, Apple, or Microsoft

You'll need a very particular set of skills if you want to get a job at some of the most competitive tech companies out there.<p>Just look at the data compiled by job site Paysa. The site has reviewed tens of millions of résumés, provided by a combination of Paysa's partners, recruiters, and …

Coding Computer Animation in 1964 Looked a Lot Like It Does in 2016

Enjoy Bell Labs ' short tutorial 'Programming of Computer Animation.'<p>What's interesting here is that this is basically how you would achieve the same effects in the year 2016 with a fashionable graphics-friendly language/tool like Processing or P5, save for the data cards, at least. Computer …

AI Is About to Learn More Like Humans—with a Little Uncertainty

Neural networks are all the rage in Silicon Valley, infusing so many internet services with so many forms of artificial intelligence. But as good as …

Artificial Intelligence

Oxygen from Earth’s atmosphere may be traveling all the way to the Moon’s surface

The byproducts of life are sprinkling onto lunar soil<p>Despite orbiting nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, our Moon may be periodically mingling with our planet’s atmosphere. New research shows that oxygen from Earth could be journeying all the way out to the Moon, where it then gets lodged inside the …

The Importance of Selfishness

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

A Stoic's guide to becoming mentally strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn't. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …