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Quantum Computing Explained In Five Levels

Explaining quantum computing to your average person is hard. You'll definitely need an expert — and the expert has to be able to explain quantum …

Five battery-saving Android features that will keep your phone alive

And how to adjust them.<p>Keeping your phone’s battery alive is a constant battle. To thwart misbehaving apps and excessive drain, Google has added a number of energy-saving features to Android over the past few years. Here’s how they work, and how to tweak the settings to fit your needs.<p>Battery Saver …

Here's An Interview Question To Test If Millennial Candidates Are Actually Entitled Narcissists

Of all the charges that get leveled against millennials, the most pernicious, and ubiquitous, is that they’re entitled narcissists. Now, those charges are seriously overblown (and often completely inaccurate). But for the moment, let’s imagine that we do think the ‘entitled narcissist’ label fits …

Employment

HISTORY OF IDEAS - The Renaissance

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Galaxy simulations are at last matching reality—and producing surprising insights into cosmic evolution

Philip Hopkins, a theoretical astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, likes to prank his colleagues. An expert in …

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Google

Scoop: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network

Trump national security officials are considering an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile network to guard against …

Trump Administration

Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter, excitonium

"The excitement generated by this discovery remained with us throughout the entire project," she continues. "The work we did on TiSe2 allowed me to …

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

Fifteen years have passed since a couple of MIT grads and a Navy-funded researcher first built The Onion Router, or Tor, a wild experiment in …

A Look at Google’s $20 Photo Book in a Hands-On Review

Expanding into its ever-growing range of products and services, Google is now offering photo books. They’re competitively good value, and in this …

This Site Shows You How a JPEG Image Was Edited in Lightroom

When I just got into post processing images in Lightroom, struggling to get around the software as most self taught beginners do, there have been …

The Way We Teach Math Is Holding Women Back

First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle school students …

The Origin and History of the BCE/CE Dating System

In recent years, a persistent criticism has been leveled against the use of the BCE/CE system (Before the Common or Current Era/Common or Current …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

The history of Mosul, in five maps

In 1165, Benjamin of Tudela, a medieval Spanish Jewish traveler, approached the city of Mosul on the banks of the Tigris. A visitor, even a thousand years ago, could marvel at its antiquity. "This city, situated on the confines of Persia, is of great extent and very ancient," he wrote in the …

Middle East

Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt (2016) review: Kwikset's touch-to-open lock is back, and better than before - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Kwikset Kevo is a uniquely convenient smart lock that can let you in with a single touch. The second-gen model is designed better than before, with a smaller interior footprint, easier installation and resistance against brute-force attacks. All "eKeys," including time-restricted ones, …

The First Time Party Bigwigs Tried to Stop a Front-Runner From Becoming President It Backfired—Big-time

What the GOP can learn from the story of Andrew Jackson in 1824.<p>America has never seen a presidential candidate like this before. Detractors point to his lack of political experience, his poor grasp of policy, his alleged autocratic leanings and his shady past. They believe this man without much of …

Government

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

Backpacking

10 Times History Was Captured in Living Color

People have been trying to capture color images since Louis Daguerre first pointed a lens at a street and waited 10 minutes for the plate to expose. …

Stunning Time Lapse of the Fire-Engulfed Luxury Hotel in Dubai

Countless people, and among them many photographers, flocked to the vicinity of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to get a good view of one of the most impressive …

What came before the big bang?

Some people take the new year as an opportunity to contemplate their goals; Alan Lightman, writing in the January issue of Harper’s magazine, takes the opportunity to contemplate the creation of the universe.<p>It’s a topic too vast and unimaginable for most of us to wrap our brains around, but …

‘Am I Reading This Wrong?’: Greta Corners Cruz With Signed Letter on His 2013 Immigration Position

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was again confronted on his 2013 immigration position Friday, being grilled for nearly 10 minutes by Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren.<p>In his lengthy “On the Record” interview, Cruz referenced an exchange on immigration he had with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at Tuesday …

The Top 10 Claims Made by Creationists to Counter Scientific Theories

One of the most challenging tasks for the modern day creationist to is reconcile the belief in a 6,000 year old Earth with the ever-growing mountain …

Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure

What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an <b>atom’s electron orbital</b> — <i>an atom's actual wave function</i>! To capture the image, …