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10 life-hacking books that will power your way to more creativity

When we think about creative types, our attention often turns to the end result. We focus on how the "creation" changed an industry, disrupted a …

Creativity

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

Bill Gates says these are the two books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s <i>Superintelligence</i> and Pedro Domingos’s <i>The Master Algorithm</i>.<p>Gates never …

Artificial Intelligence

Robotic mission to Mars announced to pave way for first human space colony

A Dutch company that plans to send a crew of amateur astronauts on a one-way mission to Mars has lined up two major companies to work on a robotic mission to the planet.<p>Slated for launch in 2018, the Mars One mission aims to pave the way for the volunteer crew by testing technology they will need …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

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Turkey’s New Undersea Tunnel Is Built to Resist Earthquakes

How engineers made a train tunnel that connects two continents<p><b>Istanbul has tunnel vision. A new undersea tunnel now connects the city's Asian and European sides and faced a major engineering challenge: withstanding the area's potentially devastating earthquakes.</b><p>October 29 marked the 90th …

'Ferrari Of Space' Crashing Back To Earth — Maybe Tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth.<p>The European Space Agency's Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) — so sleek that it was nicknamed "the Ferrari …