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A Day in the Life of Douma, Syria: Pictures

This is what dating could look like 100 years in the future

On their first date, Mia and Josh talked as if they’d known each other for years. Josh loved Mia’s wit; Mia delighted in Josh’s warmth and ready smile. Their relationship blossomed, but doubts crept up on both of them now and again. Josh was the primary caregiver for a child from a previous …

Feminism

How far is the Earth from the moon? Take a look yourself

The distance between London, where I live, and Oxford, where I used to live, is about 100 km (or 60 miles). It takes about 90 minutes by car and about 120 minutes by bus. I can easily make sense of that distance.<p>Harder to consider: the distance between the Earth and the moon, which is 384,400 km …

Earth

9 podcasts that will make you smarter in 30 minutes or less

You can be squished on the subway, folding your laundry, or waiting in line at the grocery store, and simultaneously learning about current events, human behavior, or economics.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the best short podcasts out there — podcasts that somehow manage to …

The Biggest Battle Against ISIS In Iraq Has Begun And This Is What You Need To Know

As Iraqi and Kurdish troops, buoyed by US special forces, launch their offensive on Mosul, the question is: Can the same military that lost Mosul to ISIS win it back?<p>BAGHDAD — Soldiers cheered and honked the horns of their Humvees as their convoy rolled north on the highway out of Baghdad. One …

Middle East

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

Imworld conference 9-10 Oct 2013

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How To Turn Your Android Smartphone Into a Super Spy

James Bond has his own spy gadgets.... Do you have one? If not, don't worry, you can turn your android smartphone into a super spy for completely …

Android Phones

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

Overstock.com Reportedly Plans To Accept Bitcoin In 2014

Overstock.com is moving to accept Bitcoin as payment in 2014, the CEO told The Financial Times. Apparently the retailer has the ambition to become the first major online retailer to accept the digital currency. And it very well could be. No other major retailer has announced a similar plan yet. …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Train Your Brain to Focus

Next time you are sitting in a meeting, take a look around. The odds are high that you will see your colleagues checking screens, texting, and emailing while someone is talking or making a presentation. Many of us are proud of our prowess in multitasking, and wear it like a badge of …

Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career

Extroverts are outgoing and introverts are shy, right? Not exactly. Truly understanding each personality type–and which one you are–can help you manage a vast range of experiences.<p>Here is something that hit me recently: For a long time, I had a certain idea about what makes an introvert or an …