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This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

Black Holes

Stephen Hawking, in His Own Words

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died at 76 in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday (Einstein’s birthday), never won a Nobel Prize. But his book “A Brief History of Time” made him a star beyond his field, and his penchant for dropping bons mots on subjects large and small made him an …

Artificial Intelligence

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, downing ketone drinks, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly …

Diabetes

The Juno Spacecraft Is Revealing Some Astounding Things About Jupiter's Mysterious Interior

NASA's Juno space probe has been circling Jupiter for the past 20 months, and it's been transmitting scientific data back to Earth at a furious pace. …

Astronomy

Annie Dillard's Classic Essay: 'Total Eclipse'

“Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.”<p><i>Ever since it was first published in 1982, readers—including this one—have thrilled to “Total Eclipse,” Annie Dillard’s masterpiece of literary nonfiction, which describes her personal</i> …

Literature

The 40 Most Significant Tools and Toys Ever Designed

For 40 years, <i>Outside</i> has tested and ranked gear that allows us to venture farther, go faster, and do both more comfortably. The following products are the ones that truly stood out for their sheer inventiveness and impact.<p><b>DJI Phantom 1 Drone</b><p>Good consumer drones really didn’t exist until the 2013 …

America’s unhealthy obsession with productivity is driving its biggest new reading trend

“I probably started reading ultra hardcore about seven or eight years ago,” says Tom Bilyeu, an entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. “Ultra hardcore” means that Bilyeu reads everywhere: While he brushes his teeth, while he gets dressed, in the 30 seconds it takes to cross rooms in his house, he’s …

Business Development

The Headshot Setup That Will Save You Time and Impress Your Clients

I call it the 3-in-1 Headshot Method. As a professional photographer it is imperative that you are able to adapt to your surrounds and the needs of …

Aung San Suu Kyi Struggles to Unite a Fractured Myanmar

There’s a man named John, aged somewhere in his 50s, who sometimes loiters near the entrance to the headquarters of the National League for Democracy …

Asia
College Sports

The Quest to Kill the Superbug That Can Survive in Outer Space

After the tiny survivors returned from orbit, they showed greater resistance to antibiotics.<p>Highbay 1 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is one of the most sterile cleanrooms on Earth. Not long from now, NASA’s next big Mars mission, the life-hunting Mars 2020 rover will have its parts …

Space Station

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?<p>On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear’s living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity. When the symposium’s first …

Maybe You, Too, Could Become A Super Memorizer

There is such a thing as a memory athlete. These are people who can memorize a truly insane amount of information really quickly, like the order of playing cards in a deck in under 20 seconds, or 200 new names and faces in a matter of minutes.<p>Neuroscientists writing Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron</i> …

The Brain

Can we know what animals are thinking? – The Economist

<i>For the first of our new series of Medium stories about the animal kingdom, we’ve chosen a 2015 essay about the minds of animals. Animals think,</i> …

Animals

The Eight Power Centers Of The Trump Administration

From the Bannon Wing to the Bureaucrats<p>Whenever a new administration starts, top aides to the president battle for authority and power, and the …

Donald Trump

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

Medicine

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

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. …

Planets

Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus will reportedly have two rear cameras and 3GB RAM

When analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first floated the rumor that the iPhone 7 Plus would have dual rear cameras, back in January, the caveat was that Apple would likely offer a single camera version of its large model as well. Now Ming-Chi Kuo has revised his original prediction, saying Apple has settled on …

Mobile Technology

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps

6 key questions ahead of 'Game of Thrones'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For years, hard-core fans awaiting new episodes of HBO's smash hit show "Game of Thrones" have more or less known what's coming.<p>Besides winter, of course.<p>That's because the show's first five seasons have mostly followed the storylines of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series …

TV Series

How the GIF Is Taking Over the World

The GIF has had a tumultuous history. The image format, which stands for Graphics Interchange Format, always struggled against the JPEG — it was …

Photographers

Wanted: One Minecraft whiz to build real castles with virtual blocks

A luxury accommodation company wants to pay you to build Minecraft models of its real-world properties, starting at Loch Ness.<p>Minecraft is perfect for building virtual castles, and now you can use it to craft yourself a job.<p>The hugely popular video game involves constructing your own buildings, …

Castles

The Science of Crying

Michael Trimble, a behavioral neurologist with the unusual distinction of being one of the world’s leading experts on crying, was about to be …

Emotions

What a caveman’s DNA says about the Paleo diet movement: Humans have evolved since the Stone Age

The article kicked off not just a diet, but a movement. Appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine in January 1985, “Paleolithic Nutrition: A …

Google CEO offers some support for Apple in encryption battle

Technically Incorrect: Sundar Pichai says that what a court is expecting from Apple "could be a troubling precedent."<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Edward Snowden wanted Google to say <i>something</i>.<p>After Apple CEO Tim Cook had insisted his …

Privacy

World's Most Powerful Camera Will Map The Universe

The Department of Energy has given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the world’s largest and most powerful digital camera. Forming the digital ‘eye’ of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), to be built at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, the camera will …

Near-Infrared

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

Samsung's Note line of phones has always been about three things: a huge screen, outsized performance, and a stylus. But now, with the Galaxy Note 5, two of those three things aren't so special anymore. Every Android phone is big now, and almost all of those big phones are fast and powerful. And …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

<b>Pros</b><p>Best phone screen available. Octo-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor. Excellent battery life. S Pen is still unique among phablets.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Battery is …

Phones