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Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

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Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Ronald Reagan

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

As North Korea Loses Internet, Anonymous, Others Question Whether It Really Hacked Sony

WASHINGTON -- North Korea's Internet service went down in a suspected cyberattack Monday, just days after the U.S. government blamed the country for hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment and the White House said it was considering a "proportional response" to the crime.<p>Doug Madory, director of …

Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014

After the year’s best reads in science, children’s books, psychology and philosophy, and art, design, and photography, here come the finest memoirs, biographies, and history books of the year — our most inviting bridge between past and present, personal and universal.<p>1. A LIFE WORTH LIVING<p><i>“To</i> …

We’ve just figured out how Earth’s force-field works

A planet-scale force field sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but scientists using NASA probes have discovered that Earth is in fact protected …

Physics

Japanese Design Firm Envisions a Gorgeous, Futuristic Underwater CIty

Japanese firm Shimizu Corporation has developed plans for this incredible and futuristic self-sustaining city that floats just under the ocean's surface. This safe haven capable of sustaining a permanent population of 5000 is designed to use the ocean as shelter from storms and other climate …

Desalination

Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Many people just refuse to accept the facts that surround them, even if we saw 100 more years of it plain and apparent<p>Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been …

Top tips for new app developers: Here’s what you need to know

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Startup Stock Photos<p>The mobile applications landscape has evolved faster than anyone anticipated. According to Markets …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

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“We’re summoning the demon”: Elon Musk warns about artificial intelligence

Musk spoke at MIT’s AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, and thinks we should be “very careful” about AI<p>Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, participated in an engaging Q&A last week at MIT's AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.<p>Musk discussed a wide range of topics including the engineering of …

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Router that anonymises internet activity raises $300,000 on Kickstarter

Anonabox, a device that re-routes data through the cloaking Tor network, is tool for freedom of information, developer says<p>An internet router that aims to anonymise online activity had raised over $300,000 Tuesday, after less than 48 hours on the Kickstarter fundraising site.<p>Anonabox, a 2.4in by …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

High-speed Rail

First 18,000 Kano Raspberry Pi Computer Kits Ship Out (video)

After a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $1.5 million at the end of last year for the Kano Raspberry Pi computer kit. The company has …

Raspberry Pi

A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.<p>On 5th May, 1953, the novelist Aldous Huxley dissolved four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in a glass of …

There is more to mobile web development than just HTML, Javascript and CSS

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>There are three main technology choices to consider when building apps for smart devices; web, native, and hybrid.<p>Web apps are …

Lenovo announces the 6-inch QHD Vibe Z2 Pro

Lenovo, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor last quarter, has officially unveiled its new six inch smartphone – the Vibe Z2 Pro.<p>Earlier rumors suggesting that the handset would arrive with a Quad HD display turned out to be spot on, the Vibe Z2 Pro comes packing a mighty 6-inch 2,560×1,440 …

Mobile Technology

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Media Misled Over Speed Of Light Story

Were physicists all wrong about the speed of light? You might think so, given the stories posted recently about a new paper suggesting that light travels a bit more slowly than the 186,000-miles-a-second figure that's familiar to generations of science geeks.<p>The paper's author, University of …

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

15 Real Tech Company Interview Questions You Will Probably Be Asked (And How To Answer Them)

The question was: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?<p>Answer: Lots of variants but one is that you jump …

Employment

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

MacTrast Deals: The Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle

If you want something done right, do it yourself. That applies to websites too. Today’s MacTrast Deal is 64 hours of web and mobile development …

What Silicon Valley refuses to learn from Steve Jobs

Just about every tech leader in Silicon Valley says they admire Steve Jobs, but when it comes to following his lead, where’s the love?<p>Visit any hacker hangout, tech firm, or investment company in Silicon Valley, and you’re sure to hear people say how much they admire Steve Jobs. They’ll say that he …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

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