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Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Artificial Intelligence

The Smithsonian unveils a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, the black farmer whose cells led to medical miracles

<b>(CNN) —</b> Her cells are responsible for the polio vaccine, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization to name a few. But for a long time most of the public didn't know her contribution to modern medicine. Neither did she because her cells were harvested without her consent.<p>This week, the Smithsonian …

National Portrait Gallery

How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.<p>You’ve always been a bit of a germaphobe. Your hermetically sealed home is a wonderland of disinfectants, antibacterial soaps, and air purifiers. Say you invite a couple other friends over for a book …

Microbiology

The best Father's Day fragrances to snap up for the man in your life

Struggling to find a token of your appreciation? Spray it, don't say it.<p>You can't go wrong with a fragrance for dad this Father's Day, so as we edge …

Beauty

One in three Indians have received fake products from e-commerce websites

Indian e-commerce has an acute counterfeit problem.<p>Even as the sector readies to touch over $200 billion by 2026, nearly one in three Indians have reported receiving a counterfeit product through online shopping, according to a dipstick survey by Velocity MR, a Mumbai-based market research and …

eCommerce

Lessons from My First Two Years of AI Research

<b>Tom Silver</b> | About Me | Favorite Papers | Blog<p>By Tom Silver<p>A friend of mine who is about to start a career in artificial intelligence research …

MIT

Baking soda might stave off inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases, research finds

Though baking soda is often solely thought of as an important ingredient for making the perfect banana loaf, it has recently become a buzzy wellness …

Wellness

The Ultimate Body Transformation Plan

How much can you change your body in four weeks? More than you think – but only if you have three things: a good exercise plan, smart eating rules, …

Workouts

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

The 10-Year Baby Window That Is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap

Today, married couples in the United States are likely to have similar educational and career backgrounds. So while the typical husband still earns more than his wife, spouses have increasingly similar incomes. But that changes once their first child arrives.<p>Immediately after the first birth, the …

Income Inequality

Deep, Dark Money Secrets From 1,000 Women

Back when most of us were relying on the tooth fairy for our own meager incomes, the common attitude was that it was inappropriate or “in poor taste” to discuss money. Now the topic of women and money makes regular headlines (see: Ellen Pompeo opening up about her record-setting salary, and the …

Personal Finance

Experts Tell Us 13 Ways to Have the Best Sex Ever

Thank you, science.<p>You can bottle up your sex-related questions or ask your idiot friends. Or, you can call up doctors and experts for sex advice on their one surefire trick in the bedroom. Listen and learn. (By the way, they go great with these sex positions.)

Turn-On

MIT’s New Robots Can Build The Custom Furniture Of Your Dreams

Yes, that is a Roomba holding a jigsaw blade.<p>When Jeffrey Lipton was first learning carpentry, the master carpenter who was training him had cut off both his thumbs–twice. His uncle had already lost part of a finger. In college, a classmate split his hand in half. The more Lipton was around power …

Revolut broke even in December, now has 1.5 million customers

Fintech startup Revolut can’t stop and won’t stop growing. The company has had an amazing month of December with a huge increase in the total volume of transactions and signups. Because of that, Revolut broke even in December for the first time ever.<p>The company told me that it wasn’t just a lucky …

There's a Type of Brain Exercise That Could Reduce Dementia Risk by Nearly 30%

But scientists say we need to proceed with caution.<p>Researchers say they have the first scientific evidence that brain training can help ward off …

Dementia

Want to be a designer? Read these books

Graphic design is an unusually fortunate profession in that two of its foremost practitioners also happen to be two of its foremost writers.<p>Although …

Texas

Here's how easy it is for the US president to launch a nuclear weapon

The steps the president has to take to fire a nuke are involved and complicated, but they work to safeguard against accidental launches and miscommunications.<p>That said, the entire process could happen in just a few short minutes. The following is a transcription of the animation.<p>It can take the US …

12 Items Of Heated Clothing For The Person Who's Always Cold

Time to stock up!<p>Winter is coming, which means it’s time to start purchasing cozy clothes.<p>From heated hoodies and jackets to vests and beanies, we’ve scoured the internet to find the warmest items currently on the market. Though the products are a little bit pricey, they’re all highly recommended …

Batteries

22 Bad Habits to Give Up If You Want to Be Successful

What does it truly take to be successful?<p>People love to depict success as a single colossal goal; a mountain they have to surmount. But the truth is, that mountaintop doesn’t even exist if you can’t succeed at the small tasks that are right in front of you. Success isn’t the result of one home run. …

This Trainer Is Known as Hollywood's Secret Weapon. Here's How He Gets Actors Incredibly Ripped In Just 4 Months

Now you can build more muscle and find your abs with his go-to training plan<p>You’ve surely seen Ben Bruno’s work—his clients’ chiseled results are projected across movie screens worldwide. Bruno is known as Hollywood’s secret weapon, one of the select few guys that A-list actors call when they land …

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

Chinese Dipping Sauce Recipes

Are you looking for a good dip? Have you run out of ideas for a delicious sauce to go with your appetizers or party snacks? This article contains …

How I Made an Extremely Potent Psychoactive Sleep Edible ​ | Men’s Health

Now don’t get me wrong: from weed cookies to mints to gag-inducing oils and tinctures, I’ve certainly consumed my fair share of edibles before. I’ve even made my own brownies and chocolates for everything from wild parties to deep relaxation. But until this point, standing in my own kitchen, I’d …

Google’s latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it’s already winning

Google has always used its annual I/O conference to connect to developers in its sprawling empire. It announces new tools and initiatives, sprinkles in a little hype, and then tells those watching: choose us, and together we’ll go far. But while in previous years this message has been directed at …

These Incredible Glass Bongs Prove Smoking Weed Can Be High Art

We’ve weeded out the craziest bongs for you.<p>Think bongs are just an apparatus for smoking marijuana?<p>They can also be works of art, as a new exhibit in New York demonstrates.<p>It’s called “Outlaw Glass” and runs through May 27 at the ApexArt gallery in lower Manhattan.<p>The point of the exhibition, as …

Cannabis

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

25 Albums For 25 Years Of World Cafe

While preparing for my departure from <i>World Cafe</i> as full-time host, I've been looking back on the last 25 years of the show. Flip back through the calendar pages with Talia Schlanger and me as we explore some of the greatest albums I've spun since the show's beginning, going all the way back to …

Music