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Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

The secret world of babies

This lab is revealing the hidden workings of babies’ brains… and could prove key in getting earlier support to children who have neurological differences like autism.<p>I am sitting in a lab in London, holding my wriggling baby son in my arms, while two scientists gently try to remove a …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

Consumers have long wondered just what Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data. But internet giants have …

Algorithmic wilderness

Robo-bees and drone-seeded forests: can technology mend our broken relationship with the natural world?<i>By Henry Mance</i>Read at Aeon

#MeToo in medicine: Women, harassed in hospitals and operating rooms, await reckoning

Inside a bright operating room, Dr. Christina Jenkins gripped her surgical clamp, ready to remove a skin graft.<p>With her was a scrub tech, an anesthesiologist, and, across the operating table, the attending physician — a veteran trauma and burn surgeon.<p>Jenkins, a resident at the time who was just …

Sexual Harassment

Tesla burns through $2 billion in 2017

Cash continues to flow out with Model 3 mired in production hell<p>Tesla reported record revenue for 2017, floated by customer deposits of the recently announced Semi truck and Roadster sports car. Despite its optimistic sales numbers, Model 3 production issues and cash flow problems haunt the …

7 hand job secrets guys keep to themselves

A hand job without lube is basically just rug burn.<p><b>1. Yes, he can do this himself,</b> but it's great that you're happily touching his penis at all, quite frankly. It does not change the fact that hand jobs are like the pumping gas of sex acts. It’s something you really can do yourself, but if someone …

How robo-callers outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call list

On the morning of Oct. 1, 2015, a middle-aged telemarketer arrived at the Washington headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission. His name was Aaron Michael Jones, or possibly Michael Aaron Jones, and in any case, he went by Mike. According to court documents, Mike was a father and widower. He …

Identity Theft

LG Display's crazy 65-inch OLED TV can roll up like a poster

When you roll your future TV out of sight into a little box, thank LG Display.<p>The leader in big-screen OLED manufacturing, not satisfied to debut the first 88-inch 8K OLED TV, showed off another world's first at CES: a 65-inch 4K OLED display that's, get this, rollable.<p>Although some concept …

Net neutrality suit gains support from tech’s biggest companies

Just one day after Ajit Pai's FCC released the text of its order to gut net neutrality, a lobbying group that represents the largest tech companies in the world has decided to take legal action. The Internet Association represents companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Twitter and other …

What Amazon's Alexa economy pays the people building its skills

If you can't make money off it, no one's going to seriously engage.<p>Joseph "Jo" Jaquinta, indie developer<p>If our developer community succeeds, we succeed.<p>Rob Pulciani, director of Amazon Alexa

How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Political Science

Web Development Trends 2017

Web development is progressing at incredible speed these days and trends that were hot in 2016, today will be considered nothing less than archaic. …

See How the Solar Eclipse Will Look From Anywhere in the U.S.

The 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching, and hordes of sky gazers are scrambling to find a spot where they can see the shadow of the moon …

Solar Eclipse

Surviving as an Old in the Tech World

<b>About 15 years ago,</b> I was inexplicably offered a job at Google—at age 52. At the time, my age reliably put me in the running for “oldest employee.” …

The Workplace

The Unlikely Rise of … Shuffleboard?

Tom Petty and REO Speedwagon boomed off the grandstand seats. Players were illuminated by twinkling white Christmas lights hanging from the rafters …

Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest) career choice you could make

If you've found yourself in a career rut, the best choice may just be to start from scratch and learn to code — no matter how many years of job …

The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn't Working

Like most people, Kevin Hall used to think the reason people get fat is simple.<p>“Why don’t they just eat less and exercise more?” he remembers …

Weight Loss

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Cleaning

Their Tube

Published on December 7, 2016<p><b>The boys in the YouTube videos</b> always land their bottles perfectly upright. Max Cole has spent hours studying their routine, and now, his own viewers are waiting: Empty half the blue juice. Hold the Powerade bottle by its cap. Flip it into the air and–<p>“Dude!” Max …

The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth

Like many astrophysicists, Sara Seager sometimes has a problem with her perception of scale. Knowing that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies, and that each might contain hundreds of billions of stars, can make the lives of astrophysicists and even those closest to them seem insignificant. …

‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’

Where was the president in the eight hours after the Sept. 11 attacks? The strange, harrowing journey of Air Force One, as told by the people who were on board.<p>Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001. But for a tiny handful of people, …

Military

Combat-tested U.S. bombers headed to Pacific

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force is sending bombers with thousands of hours of combat experience to Guam this week to bolster the U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific, the service says.<p>The B-1B Lancer bombers from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron dropped more than 2,000 "smart bombs" during …

Lightroom Coffee Break: Make Any Photo Look Like an Ansel Adams Masterpiece

Why the 21st Century Will Belong to Family Businesses

I was recently asked to give a talk about family businesses, and the conference organizer told me not to even mention the “three generation rule.” As he put it: “Everyone already knows that family businesses don’t last.”<p>He’s perfectly right. An oft-cited statistic is that only 30% of family …

A Year in Space: Latest News

Time's original documentary video series A Year in Space was nominated Thur...<p>Time's original documentary video series A Year in Space was nominated …

Wix Launches WixEd, A Free Online School For Website Design

DIY website creator Wix wants to make starting a career in web design as easy as it’s made building your own site.<p>Today, the company is launching WixEd, a free online education program that teaches Wix users everything they need to know to launch their own website design business.<p>The course …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

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Why the DIY smart home revolution won't work

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is seemingly everywhere – from home improvement to healthcare. The DIY Network is an entire television channel devoted to projects you can do yourself. When a simple search can find pages of Pinterest projects for every room in your house and day of the year, the allure and …

Smart Homes

the Open Broadband Speed Test

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