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Could Jupiter’s Moon Actually Harbor Alien Life? What You Need To Know

Every three and a half Earth days, the moon Europa rotates around Jupiter. It’s the sixth largest moon in the solar system, but what makes it unique is that it’s one of the smoothest objects in the solar system. No mountains jut from its surface, no canyons scar its face. It is a moon sheathed in …

Astronomy

These ear capsules might be the wireless multifunction headphones you've been waiting for

A new pair of wireless headphones by Human Inc. can morph into a portable loudspeaker and allows multiple users to connect and listen to a single audio source.<p>A startup company in Seattle that secured a $5 million investment round back in April just announced its secret weapon: a pair of …

Audiophile

Google wants to get rid of password logins for Android apps by 2017

At a developer’s conference Friday during Google I/O, Daniel Kaufman announced that it was Google’s intent to make password identifications outmoded by the end of the year, at least on Android devices. The system would rely on a new set of technologies being developed by Google’s Advanced …

APIs

DJ Hodor Lives On: The Secret Musical Life of ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristian Nairn

He may have left us in Sunday night’s thrilling episode of GoT, but the spirit of Hold the Door—rather, Hodor—will continue to fill nightclubs across …

TV Series

Utopian off-grid Regen Village produces all of its own food and energy

James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages, commissioned Danish architectural firm EFFEKT to envision a future where self-sustaining communities could …

Sustainability

A professor built an AI bot to make teaching easier. Will it replace him someday?

Ashok Goel had run into a problem. As a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, he taught an online course on artificial intelligence, and its 300 students sent in thousands of questions via an online forum each semester. The sheer volume of messages overwhelmed Goel and his eight teaching …

Artificial Intelligence

Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN finds

Radical action is needed to combat increasing rate of environmental damage to water sources, land, biodiversity and marine life, report shows<p>Degradation of the world’s natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planet’s ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is …

Sustainability

After reading thousands of romance books, Google’s AI is writing eerie post-modern poetry

Google had a problem. Their AI engine spoke with grammatical precision and factual accuracy, but its diction remained terse and limp. They wanted it to be more conversational, so they made it read 2,865 romance novels. Now Google has a poet.<p>In an unpublished paper entitled “Generating Sentences …

Terse

Inventor of the cell phone says this is the next big thing

Marty Cooper, who built the first handheld cell phone, says his invention has a glaring flaw: You have to keep charging its battery.<p>"Keeping your phone charger around is a real annoyance," Cooper told CNNMoney in an interview. "And I think it's going to be an increasing problem."<p>Ensuring that your …

CNN

Want a Better Memory? Science Says Do This

A study suggests this dead simple trick can double the amount you recall.<p>What do you do when you need to commit some sort of information to memory?<p>Let me guess: You take notes.<p>It's a habit most of us learned way back in school when some teacher stuck her lecture notes up on an overhead projector …

Reading on computer screens changes how your brain works, scientists say

Reading on computer screens and smartphones has made people unable to fully understand what they are reading as our brains retreat into focusing on small details rather than meanings, a study claims.<p>Researchers found that those who filled in forms, read short stories or studied using computer …

Humanity

7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Neil Pasricha is on a crusade, and his goal is to help people get happy. He has firsthand experience with the working world’s disconsolate little secret—having spent years helping people lead teams, businesses, and organizations, he realized hardly anyone …

This Woman Read 500 Self-Help Books So You Don't Have To

All the lessons of a bookshelf's worth of reading boiled down to five simple lessons.<p>These days, no one suffers from a shortage of reading material. From great online content to endless book recommendations and must-read lists, most of us struggle to fit in all the reading we want to do rather than …

Books

Film short about disabled puppy wins hearts, 59 awards, job offers from Disney

This boy seems not unlike other boys — he plays video games, he gets annoyed when his mom gets in his way, and he's fascinated by a gift she gives him in a large cardboard box — but as we find out at the end of this video short, there's more to him than we initially believe.<p><b>Don't miss more of our</b> …

16 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

You're sabotaging yourself by checking email throughout the day.<p>Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad …

It's Time to Really Start Worrying About a Robot Takeover

Add David Siegel to the list of powerful execs who are uncomfortable about what artificial intelligence technologies will mean to carbon-based life …

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

NASA just released the most complete look at Pluto we’ve ever seen

Scientists created a full world map of Pluto by stitching together all the images NASA has slowly released over the past few months. The image link is here; zoom in closely and start exploring.<p>The middle part of the image is the side of Pluto that was facing the New Horizons spacecraft during its …

Solar System

Sleek smart clasp gives your analog watch a brain

We're all curious about smartwatches, but we don't want to let go of our beloved analog timepieces.<p>A project that just debuted on Indiegogo is …

The battle over the future of bitcoin

Billed as the future of democratized, digital money, the currency is now at the center of a conflict over how to develop technologies behind the system<p>The bitcoin world this week learned its absentee father might be Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur with nice suits and well-combed hair who …

A New View: 65+ Illuminating Larger-Than-Life Macro Images

Few of us would ever get a glimpse of the tiniest rope-like iridescent quills on a peacock’s feather, the scales on a moth’s wing, dew droplets on a …

Urbanism

7 Self-Defeating Psychological Habits That Stymie Success

Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any of us want to do is get in our own way of succeeding. Yet, despite this great intention much of the way our psyches operate is from the unconscious. Whatever is unconscious can wreak havoc …

Self-improvement

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

Self-improvement

How To Reprogram Your Mind For Success

Way too many people have already decided that a job is a way to pay the bills and nothing more. They reached that conclusion after beating their head against the wall trying to get more out of a job than just a paycheck, to no avail.<p>There’s no question that the world is full of dysfunctional …

Employment

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

What will destroy us first: Superbabies or AI?

At Silicon Valley’s inaugural Comic Con, we gave a talk called “Superbabies vs. AI.” Astro, who is captain of moonshots at Alphabet’s X division, argued that genetically engineered babies are going to destroy civilization as we know it. He sees the horror of eugenics, X-Men, and a planet entirely …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Get and Stay Motivated Every Single Day

How can you be motivated if you don't know where you're headed?<p><i>How do I get motivated every single day? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Jones, life coach and personal-growth expert,</b> …

The Descendant is a sci-fi adventure set after the end of the world

The Descendant does not start off on a happy note: After climate change wrecks the planet, humanity nukes itself into a state of near-extinction. A …

PC Gaming

Google warns of Android flaw that lets attackers hijack phones

Rooting (that is, using a security flaw to gain control over an operating system) is a staple of the Android enthusiast world, but it's also used by would-be attackers... and Google just offered a textbook example of this problem. It's warning of a vulnerability in Android's Linux-based kernel that …

NASA Scientists Say We Could Colonise The Moon by 2022... For Just $10 Billion

What are we waiting for?<p>A lot of focus over the past 12 months has been on NASA's journey to Mars. But a group of space experts, including leading …