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Leonardo Da Vinci to-do list reveals his insatiable curiosity about the world

Leonardo Da Vinci kept a to-do list. The thing that struck me was his interest in seeking out experts to teach him and show him how to do things. …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Parking Has Eaten American Cities

A new study documents the huge amount of space taken up by parking, and the astronomical costs it represents, in five U.S. cities.<p>Parking eats up an incredible amount of space and costs America’s cities an extraordinary amount of money. That’s the main takeaway of a new study that looks in detail …

Urban Design

Life may have existed on the Moon four billion years ago

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon’s surface in July 1969, it was not only a giant leap for mankind, but was also thought to have been the first time the satellite had ever hosted life.<p>The lunar world was said to be a "dead rock", lacking the volcanic activity needed to create an atmosphere …

University of London

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Today, Michio Kaku described what life will look like in twenty years

by Jolene Creighton February 11, 2018 Future Society 37648<p>Earlier today, Michio Kaku spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai. I was fortunate …

A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Humanity faces few larger questions than what, exactly, to do about climate change — and, in a sense larger still, what climate change even means. …

India has a new caste for native English speakers only

Sometime around 2012 or 2013, my daughters stopped speaking in Konkani, our mother tongue. It isn’t entirely clear what provoked it, perhaps it was a teacher at their Mumbai school encouraging students to speak more English at home. Or perhaps it was something else. It doesn’t matter.<p>What did …

India

Cuomo’s Congestion Pricing for New York City Begins to Take Shape

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to charge drivers in Manhattan’s most congested neighborhoods finally began to take shape in his budget address on Tuesday, five months after he publicly embraced the idea.<p>The governor ruled out placing new tolls on bridges in favor of creating a geographic zone where …

New California declares 'independence' from California in bid to become 51st state

The founders of New California took an early step toward statehood Monday with the reading of their own Declaration of Independence from California, a state they describe as "ungovernable."<p>Their solution: Take over most of current-day California — including many rural counties — and leave the …

California

Solar panels have gotten thinner than a human hair. Soon they’ll be everywhere.

One of the reasons I think solar photovoltaic power is going to take over the world is that it is scalable in a way no other power source can be. It can be used to build multi-hundred-megawatt power plants, or it can be scaled down. Way down.<p>How far down? Try less than the width of a human …

NASA And Google Just Announced They've Found Another Solar System Like Ours

It also has 8 planets.<p>NASA and Google announced a "major discovery" on Thursday: another solar system with eight planets.<p>That finding is due to the …

Why Are Millennials Leaving New Jersey?

Jersey’s supply of compact, mixed-use neighborhoods is limited, and Millennials are noticing.<p>For 69-year-old Jeff Whipple, Bergen County, New Jersey, was about as good a place to grow up as anywhere. “Suburban New Jersey in the ‘50s, in a working-class town—it was like <i>Leave It to Beaver</i>,” he said. …

New Jersey

How Cities Get 'Granny Flats' Wrong

A Vancouver designer says North American cities need bolder policies to realize the potential of accessory dwellings.<p>If you walk down just about any residential alley in Vancouver, you’re bound to run across one of the city’s thousands of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), known locally as “laneway” …

Housing

Take Your Life Back With the 30 x 30 x 30 Rule

Here is a reason many people waste their life:<p><b>It’s because they do not use or leverage their past experiences.</b><p>Instead, they jump from idea to idea, …

We just sent a signal to make contact with aliens on a distant 'Super Earth' — here's what we said

Humanity's first contact with aliens could be a breezy 24 years away. We sent a signal to an Earth-like planet that may host life - and we sent them a mixtape.<p>The project, called "Sónar Calling GJ 273b," is a team effort led by the Sónar music festival in collaboration with METI (Messaging to …

Planetary Habitability

How three companies are bringing communal living into major cities

With community comes friendship, as well. These services realize that and work on providing housemates events and other ways to interact with each other to help bolster friendships that will ultimately make living together much more enjoyable. Would you rather eat dinner next to a stranger or a …

China's self-driving trackless train hits the streets of Zhuzhou

Back in June, Chinese company CRRC Corporation debuted a self-driving train that runs on virtual tracks – and it just officially hit the streets of …

Saudi Arabia just unveiled a futuristic "mega city" 33 times the size of NYC

by Business Insider October 26, 2017 Future Society 35560<p>Middle Eastern Mega City<p>Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, but falling oil …

Republicans Rally Around Raising the Deficit

The Senate’s passage of a budget resolution on Thursday night was a victory for party unity, but a defeat for the GOP’s remaining fiscal hawks.<p>Republican senators have found the secret to recovering the unity that’s eluded them on major legislation this year. All they had to do was sacrifice the …

Apple Watch notification helps save man's life: 'It would have been fatal'

An Apple Watch notification helped save a man’s life after it alerted him to needing immediate medical attention for a blood clot in his lungs.<p>James Green, a podcast producer and reporter, from Brooklyn, New York, tweeted: “Never thought a stupid lil wrist computer I bought two years ago would save …

Apple Watch

Puerto Rico cell phone service to be restored by Google balloons

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, 83% of cell sites remain out of service in the US territory<p>The US Federal Communications Commission has approved Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons.<p>In the aftermath of …

Puerto Rico

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

Most of the world's best places for coffee will be gone by 2050

According to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the world's largest coffee-producing regions could shrink by as much as 88% by 2050 as a result of climate change. The study is the first of its kind to look at how bees — key coffee crop pollinators — will be …

Ecology

A 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco is tilting and sinking — and residents say their multimillion-dollar condos are 'nearly worthless'

Millennium Tower in San Francisco is still sinking and leaning.<p>But there's finally a bit of good news for residents of the luxury building at 301 Mission Street, which has sunk 17 inches and tilted 14 inches since it was completed in 2008.<p>Engineers have proposed a fix for the tower's troubles. They …

Skyscrapers

Here’s how RED’s holographic smartphone display will work

Cinematic camera maker RED has a smartphone on the way – the Hydrogen, which boasts a great video camera as well as a “holographic display” that we know relatively little about, despite MKBHD getting some hands-on time with the phone ahead of its release. Now, we know more because RED CEO Jim …

What's Stopping Urban Designers From Creating Walkable Neighborhoods From Scratch?

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "Why Can’t We Create Brand New Walkable Communities?"</i><p>I have lived in neighborhoods where you …

L.A. County’s Latest Solution to Homelessness Is a Test of Compassion

Residents can get up to $75,000 to build a “granny flat”—if they open it up to a homeless family.<p>California’s budding YIMBY movement is up for a real test. Under a new pilot program approved this week, Los Angeles County homeowners are being asked to literally open up their backyards to the …

Homelessness

Scaramucci criticizes Trump's Charlottesville response and blames Bannon

Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump’s short-lived former communications director, on Sunday criticized the president’s response to the weekend white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and blamed strategist Steve Bannon’s “nonsensical” influence for it.<p>Trump’s response to the …

Donald Trump