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Watch blockchain disrupt the real world

<i>Presented by Waves</i><p>Blockchain is a revolution in technology, a grassroots phenomenon that’s gone from being a curiosity for nerds and cryptoanarchists to something that is actually impacting the real world.<p>Blockchain enables <i>tokenisation</i>, which means that you have the power to to digitize any form of …

30% of all sites now run on WordPress

The folks at San Francisco-based Automattic have a good reason to celebrate this Monday: its WordPress content management system (CMS) now powers 30 percent of all sites on the web.<p>That’s according to W3Techs, a service run by Austrian consulting firm Q-Success that surveys the top 10 million sites …

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

Microsoft's Slack rival helps you find and use apps

Microsoft is determined to make Teams a strong alternative to collaborative chat apps like Slack, and it's now targeting one of Slack's strong points: apps. The company is rolling out a major update whose centerpiece is a new app store that lets you find the tools you need, whether it's a …

8 Prequel Trilogy Easter Eggs in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' That You Probably Missed

<i>This post contains major spoilers for The Last Jedi and previous Star Wars films.</i><p>No matter where you stand in the hullabaloo surrounding <i>Star Wars:</i> …

‘We forgive you, George’

A LONG time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, <i>Star Wars</i> movies used to be good.<p>They featured interesting characters doing cool stuff — flying …

Actually, the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels Don’t Suck

In defense of the sheer ambition of these prequels, which come arguably closest to what a ‘space opera’ should be.<p>Opera is an art form that comes …

Google offers real-time search data for news, images and video

Finding out what people are searching for in real time is a trivial matter these days, thanks to Google Trends. Online since 2015, the service is useful for discovering what the world is paying attention to, like why Donald Trump was elected last November or which Halloween costume will be the most …

Microsoft launches Visual Studio Live Share, aimed at pair programming

Ask any software developer about their thoughts on pair programming and you're likely to get a wide range of answers. The idea is having two people …

Jeff Bezos teaches his kids math with a strategy that's made Chinese and Singaporean students the best in the world — but it's unusual in the US

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, has amassed his wealth by being creative and trying unorthodox ways of solving problems.<p>It seems he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, use the same approach for their children's education.<p>"We tried all sorts of things ... Mandarin lessons, the …

Queen’s ‘News of the World’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Though now rightly regarded as one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Queen were experiencing something of a midlife crisis in the summer of …

Cover Art

How ‘Blade Runner’ Drew the Blueprint for the Modern World

Cineastes with a taste for Hollywood pop culture revere 1982 as a particularly unusual moment. It was during that year that major studios unleashed …

Un aficionado crea un vídeo con su propio software que nos acerca a Júpiter como si nos montásemos en la sonda Juno

Justo estos días se cumplían 40 años del lanzamiento de las misiones Voyager (de la Voyager 2 en concreto) y en Magnet repasaron los hallazgos que …

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Books

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

University of Washington

Cuando quisieron inventar Spotify en 1982, pero Internet era tan lento que lo descartaron por imposible

¿Cómo hubiera sido hoy la industria musical si <b>los servicios de streaming musical se hubieran creado hace 35 años</b>? Actualmente vemos servicios como …

One of the last Blockbuster stores in the world has a hilarious Twitter account

Despite what you may believe, Blockbuster is alive and well. Okay, maybe not well, but alive and possessing a funny Twitter account.<p>The video store …

Medical school without the ‘sage on a stage’

When the University of Vermont's medical school opens for the year in the summer of 2019, it will be missing something that all but one of its peer institutions have: lectures.<p>The Larner College of Medicine is scheduled to become the first U.S. medical school to eliminate lectures from its …

Teaching

¿En dónde diablos está Nokia?

El gigante finlandés, que se perdió la revolución de los smartphones, ahora quiere impulsar un nuevo mundo de automóviles sin conductor y …

Scientists Have Reversed Brain Damage in a 2-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in a Swimming Pool

She was in the water for 15 minutes.<p>Researchers in the US have reported what they believe is a first-of-its-kind reversal of brain damage, after …

Scientists just fit a GIF onto DNA, which might be the most important thing to ever happen to GIF-kind

GIFs are the fundamental building blocks of our digital existence. Whether they are in texts, tweets, or articles, GIFs are now a staple of how we …

Genetics

Tardigrades could probably survive the otherwise complete annihilation of life on Earth

Water bear don't care.<p>Blessed are the moss piglets: for they shall inherit the Earth.<p>Not everyone is familiar with the tardigrade (also known as the water bear, also known as the moss piglet, previously known as "animalcules"), and that's a damn shame. They're less than a millimeter long, sure, but …

Movie Encoded in DNA is the First Step Toward Datalogging with Living Cells

While DNA is a reasonably good storage medium, it’s not particularly fast, cheap, or convenient to read and write to.<p>What if living cells could …

Zzzzzz: Sleep gadgets adjust if you're restless _ or snoring

NEW YORK (AP) — Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more …

Dejad de buscar: no hay vida en la superficie de Marte, ni puede haberla

O, al menos, dejad de buscarla ahí. El inmenso e inhóspito desierto marciano no es más que eso, un desierto a varias decenas de millones de …

Research Shows Magic Mushrooms Can Offer Real Benefits in Depression Therapy

Mindblowing.<p>A review of the research on combining therapy with the psychoactive component from magic mushrooms has concluded it's not only a safe and …

Algorithm spots abnormal heart rhythms with doctor-like accuracy

While not all arrhythmias are fatal or even dangerous, it's still a cause for concern. Some, after all, could cause heart failure and cardiac arrest, and a lot of people with abnormal heart rhythms don't even show symptoms. A team of researchers from Stanford University might have found a way to …

Medicine

5 essential IFTTT recipes for OneDrive

OneDrive to rule them all? Sorry, I can't resist a good "Lord of the Rings" joke (or, in this case, a desperately overplayed one). Today, we're going to look at how you can rule OneDrive, the cloud storage service that's deeply integrated into Windows but also accessible via Android and iOS.<p>That …

Apps

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Chemistry lessons go high-tech with this amazing VR program

'MEL Chemistry VR' is a virtual reality chemistry class where kids can take 3-7 minute lessons while interacting with atoms, ions, and molecules.

Virtual Reality