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‘Charming’ heavy particle discovered at world’s largest atom smasher

The world's largest atom smasher has revealed a new kind of particle, and so far, it leads a charmed existence.<p>The discovery of the particle, which is made up of two so-called charm quarks, validates the predictions of the Standard Model, the current reigning model of particle physics.<p>The new …

Thomas Jefferson’s Bible Teaching

It was an article of Thomas Jefferson’s faith that no government should interfere in anyone’s private religious beliefs. A passionate student of history, Jefferson knew that religious struggles through the ages had caused “rivers of blood” to flow all over the world.<p>The blood is still flowing. News …

Was an Advanced Civilization Wiped Out by a Comet 12,000 Years Ago?

Ancient Celestial Catastrophes<p>Graham Hancock, a reporter, is also a conspiracy theorist and “alternative historian.” It is in these latter roles that …

7 Thoughtful Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Don't Know What To Write | Inc.com

I am a writer.<p>On any given day, I write somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 words--and the genres are all over the board.<p>I have a journal for poetry and quick ideas that I keep with me at all times, in my backpack. I aim to write an answer on Quora every day. I write here on <i>Inc Magazine</i> five times …

Creative Writing

Scientists have developed AI that can read your mind and predict your thoughts

At one point in our history, the most impressive example of artificial intelligence was a computer that was really, really good at chess. Today, various pieces of software can do everything from chat with us on Facebook Messenger to guiding the Mars rover Curiosity while its human engineers catch a …

Apps for Writers, Summer Weekend Reads, and More

StaffDaily NewsThe history of a hoax poetry movement; the ethics of cultural appropriation in art; Paddington Bear as refugee; and other news.

IBM Is Clueless About AI Risks

Earlier this week, David Kenny, IBM Senior Vice President for Watson and Cloud, told the US Congress that Americans have nothing to fear from …

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

Cancer Cells

This Ancient Herbal Remedy Is Proven to Heal Cancer

Bloodroot is a humble plant that produces delicate white flowers in the spring and has also been a Native American cure-all for centuries. It is …

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Surveillance

Iran Assails Saudi Arabia After Pair of Deadly Terrorist Attacks

Armed assailants, including some disguised as women, stunned Iran on Wednesday with brazen attacks on the Parliament building and the tomb of its revolutionary founder, the worst terrorist strike to hit the Islamic republic in years.<p>At least 12 people were killed and 46 were wounded in the …

50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine.</i><p>The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted …

Diabetes

Scientists Have Found the Oldest Known Human Fossils

The 300,000-year-old bones and stone tools were discovered in a surprising place—and could revise the history of our species.<p>Hundreds of thousands of years ago, around 62 miles west of what would eventually become Marrakesh, a group of people lived in a cave overlooking a lush Moroccan landscape. …

Anthropology

101 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing is no more lucrative than ever but at least it's getting easier to find work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an expert looking to make some extra cash or are a full-time journalist or blogger, there’s never been a better time to find …

How This Famous Movie Quote Is Able to Change Your Bad Habits Almost Immediately | Inc.com

Remember how your mother used to tell you things growing up, like, "Don't swim after a meal or you'll get indigestion." Whatever mom said, whether it was from her wisdom or an old wive's tale, probably stuck with you to adulthood.<p>Then, somewhere around your early twenties, you challenged mom's …

Self-improvement

Can you solve it? Are you in the smartest 10 per cent?

Hello guzzlers,<p>Today’s puzzle is about a rod and a string.<p><i>A string is wound symmetrically around a circular rod. The string goes exactly four times around the rod. The circumference of the rod is 4cm and its length is 12cm. Find the length of the string.</i><p>This question was originally set twenty years …

Here's when machines will take your job, as predicted by AI gurus

While technology develops at exponential speed, transforming how we go about our everyday tasks and extending our lives, it also offers much to worry …

Artificial Intelligence

This Is the Biggest News in Electricity Since the Light Bulb -- Seriously

If the world can generate and store energy from the sun for less than the cost of fossil fuels, it literally changes everything about the energy …

Want to be a better writer? Try letting a robot tell you what to do

There’s a scene in <i>I, Robot</i><i>,</i> the 2004 Will Smith movie, in which Smith’s character, Detective Spooner, tries to get a robot to understand that it’s not human.<p>“Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?” he asks.<p>“Can you?” it replies.<p>This exchange typifies …

New Tools Let You Protect Yourself Against Unconstitutional Police Spying

Image via TunnelCase.com, a shielding system that can protect your phone from being spied on.<p>2015/08/09<p>WASHINGTON, DC — When it comes to spying on …

Surveillance

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

Writing

Ten Reasons Why I’ll Quickly Reject Your Story

This past week I've been judging Writers of the Future. Most of the stories come to us electronically, so much of my day is spent opening files, …

The Collatz Conjecture Is a Simple Problem That Mathematicians Can't Solve

A kid can understand the question, but no one can answer it.<p>Part of the beauty of mathematics is that seemingly simple patterns lead to much more complicated questions and theories. The Collatz conjecture, which is the subject of a new video from YouTube channel Numberphile, is the perfect example …

Mathematics

A Simple Prime Number Problem Mathematicians Cannot Prove

Let's talk about Goldbach's conjecture.<p>The best kinds of ideas about numbers are easy to understand but devilish to actually prove. We saw that in the YouTube channel Numberphile's video about the Collatz conjecture. Now that channel and the same professor are back to talk about Goldbach's …

Mathematics

The 'Semantic Bank' that works with you is coming soon, this is why

In other words, these developments are trying to create a computer that is as smart as the human brain, if not smarter. This has been dreamed of for years, but it is only now with the availability of almost unlimited computation power that it is becoming a reality and is led by the internet giants: …

Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

A report in the Times has quoted a secondary school teacher who complained that their year 7 intake no longer knew how to tell a story. “They knew what a fronted adverbial was, and how to spot an internal clause, and even what a preposition was – but when I set them a task to write a story, they …

Writing

When Will The First Star Go Dark?

Ever since the first star in the Universe ignited some 13.7 billion years ago, the Universe has been flooded with light. When enough matter — mostly hydrogen and helium gas — gravitates together into a single, compact object, nuclear fusion will take place inside the core, giving rise to a true …

Black Holes

These Natural Painkillers Are As Potent As Opioids and Offer A Safe Alternative

This topic has been more requested than any that we have previously written about, for it catalogs the most potent of the pain-relieving herbs which …

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This Artificially Intelligent Speech Generator Can Fake Anyone’s Voice

The human voice, with all its subtlety and nuance, is proving to be an exceptionally difficult thing for computers to emulate. Using a powerful new …