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To Hire All-Star Employees, Steve Jobs Looked for 1 Non-Negotiable Quality

Steve Jobs' hiring philosophy for Apple was unconventional at the time.<p>From the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs knew he wanted the build a successful company. At one point, Apple hired two "professional" managers from outside the company. Then Jobs promptly fired them.<p>"It didn't work at all," a …

Steve Jobs

Amateur explorers discover vast underground passage beneath Montreal

Underground chamber about 6m high and 3m wide had been hidden behind ancient limestone walls<p>A pair of amateur explorers in Canada have found a vast underground passage stretching hundreds of metres underneath the bustling streets of Montreal whose formation dates back more than 15,000 years ago to …

Archaeology

11-Year-Old Has Spent Her Life in Jail, a Serial Killer as a Cellmate

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Meena got chickenpox, measles and the mumps in prison. She was born there, nursed there and weaned there. Now 11 years old, she has spent her entire life in prison and will probably spend the rest of her childhood there as well.<p>The girl has never committed a crime, but her …

Crime

Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

Should we be worried?<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA releases image of Jovian clouds in stunning shades of blue captured by the Juno spacecraft

<b>NASA</b> has released an image of blue cloud formations on Jupiter captured by the <b>JunoCam</b> imaging instrument on board the <b>Juno spacecraft.</b> The image was …

Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places

Photographers

You remember more of what you read out loud

It’s up to me to make this memorable. However, if I fail, you’ll want to remember this trick anyway, so start reading aloud.<p>Saying words while reading feels slightly awkward and isn’t conducive to all environments, of course, yet it’s an effective method of remembering information, according to an …

The Brain

The Substitute Phone is designed to help smartphone addicts cope in their absence

Satisfy your cravings for swiping and scrolling<p>We’ve all been there: fiddling with your smartphone because it’s there, or reaching for it when you hear a text message notification. Austrian designer Klemens Schillinger created the Substitute Phone as a way to help smartphone addicts cope in its …

Mobile Technology

Aboard Victor, the Uber of private jets

Flying back to London from Nice we encounter some turbulence that sends champagne into the air. Instinctively, automatically by this point, everyone …

Airplanes

How To Make A Gift Box Out Of Paper

This is pretty neat. Amanda Moor shows us how to make a pretty gift box out of a sheet of paper. You'll need paper, a round dish, a straight edge, a …

Crafting

1 Million People Follow This Photographer On Instagram, And After Seeing His Pics It’s No Wonder Why

They say practice makes perfect, so photographer Jason M. Peterson should be pretty close to excellence by now. During the last 25 years, Peterson …

Design

New Large-Scale Finger Paintings of Vibrant Animals in Action by Iris Scott

We often think of finger painting as something that's just for children, but Iris Scott has continually shown us that it’s a viable way to produce stunning works of art. For years, the Brooklyn-based creative has broken the barrier between herself and the canvas by creating elaborate, colorful …

Art

People Are Sharing Their Biggest Regrets on Twitter and They're Devastating

Learn from others' errors so you can avoid the same fate.<p>What if you somehow managed to buttonhole people on the street and ask them to share their biggest regret? Would you hear an endless refrain of career missteps and romantic missed connections?<p>Actually, probably not if a thought-provoking …

This Prehistoric "Masterpiece" Could Rewrite The History of Ancient Greek Art

It was hidden under millennia of dirt.<p>It didn't look like much at first. A small piece of stone, just 3.6 centimetres (1.4 inches) in length, …

Prehistory

The Best Family Hikes in the U.S.

Finding a hike that's easy enough for youngsters and still enticing for adults can be difficult, but there are several worthwhile hiking trails …

National Parks

New ‘trackless train’ which runs on virtual rail lines launched in China

Is it a tram, or is it a train, or even a fancy bus?<p>The world’s first electric-powered ‘trackless train’ has been launched in China.<p>Using virtual …

Trains

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Americans take their coffee many ways: hot, poured over ice, cold-brewed overnight, and even infused with nitrogen.<p>Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling …

This digital highlighter will be every college student's best friend

Scanmarker is the next generation of highlighter. This device allows you to digitally 'highlight' words in any book, and the words are then …

Students

The World’s First Self-Healing Utility Bag

Slughaus, the same company responsible for two of the world’s smallest LED flashlights with the Bullet 01 and Bullet 02, is back with the Wolverine, …

Woman Loses Her Engagement Ring in Garden, Finds It 13 Years Later Wrapped Around a Carrot

Well, this is a new one.<p>In September of 2004, Mary Grams, an 84-year-old woman from Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while doing some yard …

Jewelry

Google made a site that shows how millions of people draw the same object

Back in November, Google released artificial intelligence experiment that asks you to draw a random object and see if the neural network can identify your doodle. Quick, Draw! was eventually turned into a tool that transformed drawings into clip art based on the best results it got, helping people …

Neat

The 24 best Netflix original shows of all time, according to critics

Netflix has made a gargantuan amount of original shows and movies in the last few years — and will release 1,000 hours of new content just this year.<p>You'd have to spend 41 days binge-watching Netflix non-stop to see it all. So if you're like us, you're having trouble keeping track of which Netflix …

Netflix

People are talking about Tim Tebow again

Saturday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at a new Tim Tebow rumor, the new best rivalry in baseball and the end of the Braves’ rebuild.<p>Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage, and Vines of …

Tim Tebow

How A Discovery About Coloring Maps Changed Mathematics Forever

Mathematics

California woman recorded her own murder, police say

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — It was almost midnight when Daniel Anes, a veteran Cathedral City police officer, got to the house on Heritage Court.<p>No one answered the doorbell, so Anes peeked through the window, looking for signs of trouble. A vase and a flower pot shattered on the floor. Barking dogs ran …

Crime

Airtight prefab House in the Woods pops up in just ten days

Airtightness, minimal site disturbance, and speedy construction are just a few benefits of the striking House in the Woods. Designed by London-based …

South Downs