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A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

South America

Kids bored with Facebook? What to know about their new favorite sites

Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp, and check your Twitter feed throughout the day, tweens and teens love the variety.<p>You don't need to …

Apple just launched 'the absolute best way to teach everyone to code'

Swift is already a smash hit: Over 100,000 apps have started using Swift to build at least some of their code, including Twitter, Uber, and Lyft, not least because Apple purpose-built it to be easy to learn.<p>Indeed, Swift has seen a lot of love from schools and classrooms everywhere. To keep that …

Apple

Meet Bozoma Saint John, the Apple executive who stole the show at WWDC

The Apple Music executive doesn't have nearly the same name recognition as the senior executives, from Eddy Cue to Craig Federighi, who shuffled on to the stage at the annual developer conference on Monday.<p>But Saint John quickly turned heads during her appearance at the event, and not just because …

Apple Music

Astronauts have entered an inflatable habitat on the space station for the first time

This week, astronauts successfully entered the International Space Station’s first inflatable habitat.<p>Wearing a mask and a headlamp, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams opened the hatch to the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). Williams, joined by Russian cosmonaut, Oleg Skripochka, collected air …

The future of Apple’s App Store is subscriptions

The App Store changed the way we buy software. Can Apple do it again?<p>Apple’s annual conference for developers, which kicks off next Monday, is normally when the company previews its newest software for iOS and Mac OS X. But this year’s WWDC isn’t just about new operating systems: starting next week …

DNA Reveals Far-Off Origins of Ancient 'Gladiators'

DNA testing is telling scientists more about the origins of a group of headless Romans.<p>People in the Roman Empire really got around.<p>Evidence from a Roman-era cemetery in York, England shows that the city—once a major outpost on Rome’s distant frontier—was home to both locals and to immigrants from …

Fiction highlights for 2016

A host of strong debuts plus new novels from Don DeLillo, Julian Barnes and Nicola Barker promise a strong year for fiction<p>Once the <i>Star Wars</i> tie-ins (my favourite was <i>Slave to the Empire: An Erotic Star Wars Adventure</i>) and novelty Christmas books for people who don’t read (remember <i>A Simples Life:</i> …

Books

Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders. If that didn't work, he moved on to more invasive excisions: tonsils, testicles, ovaries …

Depression

Universal basic income could arrive in Europe faster than you think

The theory behind a basic income scheme is that the government largely abolishes the costly, complicated, bureaucratic welfare state, where payments and transfers are based on status, personal circumstances, or the qualifications of the applicant. Then the pot of welfare money is simply divided …

Why Angry Men Are More Influential Than Angry Women

Righteous anger is one of Hollywood’s favorite devices for delineating an inspirational figure. Atticus Finch has it in <i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i>, Peter …

Discover Ireland’s most ancient secrets

Exploring Ireland’s ancient east means choosing your own adventure through 5,000 years of history – with no route, itinerary or list of sites.<p>Ireland is not very big. In fact, you can drive from the east to west coast in less than four hours. But the country’s newest tourism initiative – Ireland’s …

Ireland

5 tips for writing a blog that people actually want to read

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What are Oliver Emberton's tips for running a blog?<p><b>Answer below by Quora user Oliver Emberton, Founder of</b> …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

Research

If You're Happy and You Know It, Are You Liberal?

When you ask Americans who’s happier, people who consider themselves conservatives tend to say they are. But a new study finds that when you look at objective criteria, liberals look happier than conservatives.<p>Data from organizations that take online surveys, users of social media, transcripts and …

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

Venture Capital

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Everyone’s favorite sadistic artificial intelligence is back to shame your diet with Carrot Hunger

You all remember Carrot, right? The sadistic, sarcastic artificial intelligence that powers a series of productivity and fitness applications? Well, Carrot’s back with a few new tricks up her sleeve (and possibly some deadly neurotoxin, but who knows?) in a brand new calorie-tracking app called …

Artificial Intelligence

'Assassin's Creed' and 'Watch Dogs' lead Jade Raymond has left Ubisoft

The driving force behind some of Ubisoft's most successful franchises and best moments is no longer with the game maker as of today. Jade Raymond, executive producer on <i>Assassin's Creed II</i>, <i>Watch Dogs</i> and <i>Splinter Cell: Blacklist</i>, has left the company after ten years of service, the company announced. …

Conceptual Illustrations by Davide Bonazzi

Davide Bonazzi’s conceptual illustrations.<p>Davide Bonazzi is an Italian illustrator who lives in Bologna where he was born in the year of 1984. After …

The Arts

Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.<p>After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like …

Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS

Spark Labs, the same folks who made this open-source Nest-like thermostat, has raised $4.9 million in Series A funding led by Lion Wells Capital, and with participation from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SOSventures, and Collaborative Fund, as well as a host of angel investors.<p>Spark Labs develops …

Clime Sensors Are Tiny Tags That Tell You When Things Are Heating Up

Why do you need a tiny climate sensor? Who knows, but Clime is making them. These tiny sensors – shaped like little candies – can transmit the current temperature wirelessly to phones and other devices and will soon able to offer far more interesting data with the help of a tiny chip-based sensor …

Bitcoin Is On A Major Tear

Watch out. Bitcoin is moving again.<p>After a long period where it was just sitting in the mid-$400s, the digital currency is rising again.<p>It's had a big holiday weekend and in the last couple of days has neared $600.<p>Of course, it's got a long road back to where it was late last year, when it was over …

3D printer can print 'fruit'

We've seen 3D-printed chocolate, 3D-printed sugar sculptures, even 3D-printed pizza -- but one thing we never thought to see on that list is fruit. That is, however, exactly what one company claims to have done.<p>The Cambridge, UK-based company Dovetailed has invented and unveiled what it is calling …

Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month

The researchers behind it don't want to call it suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, with 10 patients whose injuries would otherwise be fatal to operate on. A team of …