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Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

Uh-oh! CRISPR gene-editing stocks may be worthless

A new study suggests that CRISPR may not work in people.<p>Gene editing based on the CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) platform has started to capture the imagination of the investing world in a big way. This emerging technology, after all, is widely believed to be the …

Senate bill to undo the net neutrality repeal will get a vote

How could any of us forget that dreary day in December when the FCC voted to repeal Title II net neutrality regulations? However, all hope is not lost. In mid-December, Edward Markey (D-MA) and 27 other senators proposed a resolution to restore net neutrality. Today, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) …

Work for Uber, Wind Up in Debt

The stock-option compensation plan causes hardship for ex-employees as long as the company stays private.<p>This seems like kind of a weird thing to do:<p>Two former Uber employees, both of whom left the company in 2016, told Quartz that Uber gave them just 30 days after departing to exercise their …

Personal Finance

The Great AI Paradox - MIT Technology Review

You’ve probably heard versions of each of the following ideas.<p>1. With computers becoming remarkably adept at driving, understanding speech, and other …

Bitcoin's Dark Secret

There are a lot more than 21 million bitcoins<p>If Bitcoin’s value is based on limited supply, with no more than 21 million in circulation, how do you …

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2017

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations from 2017.

Books

ELECTRIC AVENUE. Bottpower Prepares To Shock Pikes Peak

What have Pikes Peak racers and WWII fighter planes got in common? Well believe it or not, they both face the same challenges when it comes to making …

Motorcycles

Trump’s Totally Terrible Time

Donald Trump has been trying to celebrate his one-year anniversary as president, and all he gets is terrible political news. His party got skunked in Tuesday’s elections, his associates keep getting tied to the Russians and the Republicans in Congress are flailing around like a bunch of panicked …

Dow Jones said that Google was buying Apple, and the bots bought it

There you have it. Steve Jobs’ will + Dow Jones + Apple Park = Google’s buying Apple. I think we finally have algorithmic transparency.<p>This morning Dow Jones shot some fake news out over the wires announcing that Google was acquiring Apple for $9 billion. For a brief second, the news sent Apple’s …

Artists Are Transforming Used NYC MetroCards into Miniature Works of Art

New York City MetroCards are often disposed of immediately after use, but as artists are demonstrating, we should think twice before tossing them. In an ongoing series of exhibitions called <i>Single Fare</i>, creatives are transforming the small tickets with miniature paintings, drawings, and sculptures. …

Art

This chart shows where robots are going to replace humans on Wall Street

The robots are coming for Wall Street's jobs, and McKinsey & Co has an idea of exactly what jobs they are coming for.<p>The consultancy has published a report, titled Cognitive Technologies in Capital Markets, examining the areas of corporate and investment banking that are ripe for automation via …

The Future

A Navajo Chef on the Complexities of Modernizing Native American Cuisine

In the culinary world, Native American food—let alone its various tribal iterations—is incredibly difficult to find, even amongst New York’s uncountable ethnic cuisines. Silverbird, New York’s most recognized Native American restaurant, shut its doors in 1989 after just under three years in …

Dakota Access Pipeline

Photos: Life inside of China’s massive and remote bitcoin mines

Taking advantage of the cheap and plentiful hydroelectric power that an army of computers require, bitcoin mining is spreading in remote parts of China’s Sichuan province. In dark and isolated warehouses, bitcoin mining machines hum along solving equations to produce the highly valued …

Bitcoin

Chinese Scientists Teleport First Object from Earth to Space

In a major breakthrough, scientists in China announced yesterday that they have successfully teleported a photon, or light particle, from the ground …

Quantum Mechanics

Insane Artworks by Luke Dixon

Time for some dope illustrations! Get your coffee and start your daily inspiration rituals looking at these insane artworks by UK based artist Luke …

Adidas secretly released Wes Anderson's Zissou trainers and we can't cope

Fans of Wes Anderson's cult movie <i>The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou</i> have campaigned for years at Adidas to convince them to release a version of the …

Gorgeous Washington barn house marries rustic elements with modern style

This gorgeous American barnhouse in Washington is the fruit of four years of collaborative architect-client labor. Seattle-based SkB Architects …

Innovation

Business in the age of Ethereum

When Bitcoin burst onto the scene in 2009, it challenged preconceived notions about the limitations of transactions. Fast-forward 8 years, and another platform is dominating the headlines. Ethereum has built on Bitcoin’s potential and is driving a revolution in financial transactions.<p>Ethereum is an …

Mysterious Dark Illustrations by Dawid Planeta

Dawid Planeta’s mysterious illustrations take you on a trip into a dark world of deep forests and mythical creatures.Dawid Planeta is a freelance …

Vincent Van Gogh

33 amazing places to visit in Italy | CNN Travel

Italy

8 Beautiful Car-Free Places Around the World

Traffic jams, road rage, car payments—these are the types of things we go on vacation to get away from. So wouldn't it make sense to choose a vacation spot where cars simply <i>don't</i> exist? Luckily for us, these idylls <i>do</i> exist. They exist for different reasons (environmental protection, tourism, sheer …

World’s biggest aeroplane revealed: Immense aircraft boasts six engines and is wider than a football pitch

It looks like something out of a spy film and has a wingspan longer than a football pitch.<p>The world's largest plane has been unveiled by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen after it left its hangar in the California desert for the first time.<p>The "Stratolaunch" has a wingspan of 385 feet, weighs up to …

Aerospace

BMW’s new bike produces zero emissions, and is absolutely gorgeous

BMW has been showing off its vision for the future of mobility for a while now, revealing numerous concept vehicles that are both extremely …

Eerie sounds and new pictures prove Jupiter is completely different than assumed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter’s poles, until now a largely unexplored region that is more turbulent than …

Scene stealers: In praise of the background artist

<i>Above: Sleeping Beauty Concept Painting, Eyvind Earle, c. 1959; collection of the Walt Disney Family Foundation © Disney</i>Animated films depend upon a …

Animation

Sony revamps its Digital Paper tablet with new screen and interface

Sony’s mammoth 13-inch Digital Paper tablet, essentially a huge Kindle you can write on, is still a pretty rare sight, but I’ve always had a soft spot for it. So I’m glad the company is doubling down on this unique device type and making some significant improvements with a new model.<p>The DPT-RP1 …

Tablets

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Tablets

Bill Gates just revealed his summer reading list, and it's as awesome as you'd expect

Your summer reading list is about to get a lot longer.<p>That's because Microsoft founder, philanthropist, and avid reader Bill Gates revealed his …