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Comment on Ray Kurzweil Predicts Three Technologies Will Define Our Future by Personal Bankruptcy Information | Mega Tech Software

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If you want to get a bigger salary and expand your skill set, this is the programming language you should learn

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Coding is cool. We don't know how it happened, but in 2015 it's a fact. Even Chris Bosh, arguably a top ten forward in the …

The 15 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Astronomy

I spent the weekend playing Minecraft with a 9-year-old, and now I get why Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for it

Minecraft is a phenomenon. At any given time, there are as many as 3 million people playing it.<p>Just this week, we found out that Minecraft is coming to the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift VR headset.<p>Still, Minecraft is a mystery for many, myself included.<p>In an effort to understand just what makes …

Is the pronoun ‘I’ becoming obsolete?

Thinking of plants and animals – including humans – as independent individuals might be an oversimplification, according to modern thinking in …

What Happened When I Stopped Complaining for Two Weeks

From August 1st to August 15th I fasted from complaining. Yes, that's right. No more "I'm tired" grumbles at 3 p.m. at the office. No more yelling at cars that cut me off on 440. No more snapping at people for not listening. The highlight of the two week period? I validated that I'm not a terrible, …

You can buy the only sunglasses made with NASA-certified technology for less than $80

From the surface of the moon to a crescent Earth, their eyes have experienced firsthand a grandeur that most of us will never witness.<p>But those breathtaking views come at a high price for many because in space, astronauts are exposed to higher levels of high-energy light, or radiation, compared to …

Four Types Of Words That Are Unintentionally Damaging Your Credibility

Words like “maybe” and “just” may seem harmless, but using certain types of words can change the way you’re perceived.<p>You have the title, the expertise, and the know-how, but the way you speak may be the one thing that stands in your way of success. Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. It is a choice. What do you need to remember if you want to be TRULY happy?

Hello Pluto: Nasa releases closest picture yet as probe approaches

New Horizons spacecraft captures sharp, close-up image as it approaches the dwarf planet on its flyby<p>By the standards of modern astronomical photography it might seem initially underwhelming – a grey-and-white sphere sitting amid the blackness – but make no mistake, this is a big moment for human …

Johns Hopkins University

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

What if one day we encounter aliens, and they are our descendants?<p>Societies living off-Earth sounds like a concept from science fiction. We spend our lives pinned to the planet. In half a century of human space flight, fewer than 600 people have traveled to low Earth orbit, and just 12 have stood …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

To Make The Most Money As A Programmer, Learn This Language

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Financially speaking, which computer languages can earn the most for the programmer?</i><p><i>Answer by Carter Page, Engineering Manager at Google, on Quora</i><p>There is a short answer, but this a borderline religious discussion, so it requires some context first.<p>I’ve …

Programming

Why Google and Apple made their own programming languages

Almost exactly one year ago, Apple released Swift, a new programming language promised to make it easier to build iPhone and Mac apps than ever before. Developers cheered from the stands.<p>The vision behind Swift is right in the name. Apple promises Swift is faster to write, and results in faster …

Philosophy of the Large Hadron Collider | Michael Krämer | Life & Physics

There have been many tedious discussions about the value of philosophy for modern science. I find it much more interesting to ask if and in what way modern science can advance philosophy<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva is the world’s …

Physics

What Google Just Announced Is a Bombshell

What Google just announced at its I/O developer conference is a bombshell for the future of the company. For years the search giant has witnessed the …

Google Photos Comes with Free Unlimited Storage to Conquer Expensive iCloud

At Google’s I/O Keynote earlier, the ubiquitous tech company is making itself even more present in<p>At Google‘s I/O Keynote earlier, the ubiquitous tech company is making itself even more present in our lives, by offering free unlimited photo storage with Google Photos. The only limits on this …