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Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the …

Autonomous Cars

5 Things Your Parents Taught You That Are Totally Wrong

These familiar warnings just don't pan out<p>When you were a kid, your mom and dad dispensed plenty of wisdom that still checks out, like “don’t forget to wear clean underwear every day.” (Thanks for that one, guys.) Not every piece of parental advice holds up, though. Here are five classic warnings …

'The Walking Dead': 10 Essential Episodes to Watch Before the Season 5 Premiere

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Vladimir Putin orders Russian troops onto 'combat alert' as Ukraine fighting spills across border

Tensions between Moscow and Kiev continue to mount with Vladimir Putin's latest show of force as Russia dismisses Petro Poroshenko's "peace plan" as an ultimatum<p><b>Vladimir Putin</b>has ordered troops in central <b>Russia</b> onto “combat alert” in snap military drills a day after confirming the country is …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

The Week in Review: Endless Summer

Inside Flipboard / May 30, 2014<p>Summer unofficially kicked off last Monday (at least here in the U.S.) and with it came a surf-sized wave of articles …

Microsoft Research Launches Code Hunt Game to Teach Programming

Microsoft Research today launched Code Hunt, a browser-based game for anyone interested in learning how to code by playing. The premise is straightforward: the player must write code to advance in the game.<p>The built-in tutorial introduces you to the game:<p>Greetings, program! You are an experimental …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Bill Gates sparks debate over Microsoft selling off its Xbox business

For years, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has avoided tough questions about the software giant, explaining he was focused on his philanthropy work. After stepping down as Microsoft chairman in February and “substantially” increasing his time at the company, Gates has held one of his first TV …

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

Best Space Pictures: Martian Potholes, Space Diplomats, and an Erupting Star

A Mars rover looks back a decade and the moon intertwines with Venus, in the week's best space pictures.<p>International space cooperation continued this week, even amid earthly diplomatic upheaval over Crimea, with a Russian rocket carrying astronauts and cosmonauts into orbit.<p>Gantry arms closed …

Middle East peace talks edge towards collapse despite Kerry's frantic efforts

It is a truism of the Middle East that the US cannot be more invested in the peace process than the sides themselves. But with the current round of peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis on the brink of collapse, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, it seems, has fallen foul of just this …

Why Google Has Nothing To Fear From Yet Another Apple Patent Lawsuit

On the first day of yet another trial pitting Apple against Samsung, the real target by most experts’ reckoning is a third party: Google, maker of the Android mobile operating software that is the chief nemesis of the maker of iPhones and iPads. Four of the five patents that Apple claims are …

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Government hackers have attacked 80 percent of top news organizations

A new report from Google researchers indicates 21 out of the top 25 news organizations have been the target of advanced malware attacks typically carried out by state-sponsored groups. Google has been tracking state-sponsored malware for nearly two years now, but the new report, unveiled by a pair …

Oculus VR Hires Ex-Valve Developer Michael Abrash as Chief Scientist

Just days after its acquisition by Facebook, Oculus VR has hired former Valve developer Michael Abrash as its chief scientist.<p>Abrash was involved in Valve’s own virtual reality projects, but is also known for his work on the game Quake and Microsoft’s Natural Language Group.<p>In a blog post, Abrash …

The Federal Government Will Recognize Michigan's 300 Same-Sex Marriages

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The federal government will recognize the 300-odd same-sex marriages performed over the weekend in …

The South Pole Is a Great Place to View Space

The Big Bang radiation discovery happened there—and when you look at Antarctic conditions, you can understand why.<p>The South Pole in winter is a far from ideal spot for humans. The temperature averages -72 degrees Fahrenheit (-58 degrees Celsius), it's dark for six months, and it's as bone dry as …

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The Otherworldy Charms of Scarlett Johansson

Let’s say you’re an alien, and you’ve come down to Earth in order to harvest the flesh of our planet’s population for sustenance. (Just go with us …

Scarlett Johansson

When Startups And Revolutions Collide

In the last two months, tiny Silicon Valley startups have proven their ability to upset the well-laid plans of autocrats half a world away.<p>Just this week, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, failed spectacularly at banning Twitter, as local citizens found easy workarounds with tech …

The solar panels of the future could be grown from bacteria

One day we could have conductive materials that grow, evolve, and self-repair. Researchers at MIT have taken the first steps to creating them. A new study (paywall) describes “living materials” that combine bacterial cells with nonliving materials that can conduct electricity and emit different …

Nanotech

4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop

Forget Bitcoin banking. One intrepid 4chan user has found a newer, cooler way to bank: spending his entire paycheck on pre-ordering games from GameStop, and then "withdrawing" money when he needs to by canceling one of his pre-orders.<p>"GameStops are just as prevalent as banks in my town and I work …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

Half of Silicon Valley startups are 'silly', says Bill Gates

The ideas behind half of Silicon Valley start-ups are “silly” and the $19 billion price paid by Facebook for WhatsApp was “higher than I would have expected”, says Bill Gates<p>Half of Silicon Valley start-ups are “silly” and the price paid by Facebook for WhatsApp was “higher than I would have …

Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …