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21 Books Goodreads Users Can't Get Enough Of This Summer

All of the faves — in fantasy, mystery, romance, and more.<p>Below are the titles, based on average rating and number of ratings, that are getting a lot of buzz and love.

How One Hundred Years of Solitude redefined Latin America

When Gabriel García Márquez wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude, he reimagined the genesis of his continent. That had real political impact, writes Felipe Restrepo Pombo.<p>Before One Hundred Years of Solitude, Latin America bore certain similarities to the imaginary place described in the first …

Literature

The Best Books of February 2018: From Zadie Smith to Peter Carey

A Memoir of Wanderlust<p>Laura Smith<p>In <i>The Art of Vanishing</i>, Laura Smith frankly lays bare the ins and outs of her marriage, from how it began to how it ended. Inspired by and obsessed with the story of Barbara Newhall Follett, a woman who lived her life with radical independence, Smith decided to do …

Hype Meets Reality as Electric Car Dreams Run Into Metal Crunch

By Elisabeth BehrmannElisabeth Behrmann, Jack FarchyJack Farchy and Sam DodgeSam Dodge<p>When BMW AG revealed it was designing electric versions of its …

E=mc² became famous for all the wrong reasons

If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. Oh, also, subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube.</i><p><b>President:</b> "Suppose I gave you a chance …

Albert Einstein

The ultimate guide to learning anything faster

<i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time.<p>As information becomes more readily accesible online, the number of things we want to learn is only continuing to increase. And the only …

The Strange Number 0.577 Keeps Showing Up in Everything

And no one knows why.<p>If you had to pick the most famous number in the world, you would probably go for pi, right? But why? Despite being crucial to …

Here's Why We Still Don't Understand Prime Numbers

There's so much we don't know.<p>Prime numbers are one of the most basic topics of study in the branch of mathematics called number theory.<p>Primes are …

Japanese Scientists Have Used Skin Cells to Restore a Patient's Vision For The First Time

Amazing!<p>Japanese scientists have reported the first successful skin-to-eye stem cell transplant in humans, where stem cells derived from a patient's …

Researchers Build Model for Predicting Gentrification

According to an article by Nathan Collins, data scientists from the University of Cambridge think they're found a way to predict gentrification, …

University of Cambridge

The Science of a Happy Mind, Part 2

Richard Davidson: The invitation in all of this work is that we can take more responsibility for our own brains. And shape our brains wittingly in a more intentional way by cultivating healthy habits of mind.<p>I'm a psychologist and neuroscientist by training. And at the very beginning of my career I …

15 science-backed tricks to instantly seem smart

But that doesn't mean anyone can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent than they actually may be.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein as soon as you meet them.<p>We rounded up 15 of them so you can impress your boss and buddies with your …

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Coursera launches Data Science Masters program for a fraction of university prices

Higher education degrees are appealing, but involve significant financial sacrifice: in America, an opportunity for a higher paying job also comes with a sentence of paying more student loans for longer. That’s why Coursera is busy establishing a host of masters courses, today announcing a new Data …

According to Science, You're a Huge Jerk If You Point Out Typos

Someone's gotta do it!<p>Does the above sign make you uncontrollably angry? Congrats, a new study says you're probably a douchebag. Kind of! New research from the University of Michigan, cheekily (or infuriatingly, if you're an asshole) titled "If You're House Is Still Available, Send Me an Email," …

Why Math Rocks

Everyone who has kids, or who remembers his/her childhood, will also remember the struggle to understand why math matters.<p>"Who cares about multiplication tables and fractions, triangles and algebra? Why do I need to know these things?"<p>The challenge with math is that if you don't look with the right …

Mathematics

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …