Joseph Watkins

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We finally know Jon Snow's real name — here's why that doesn't make any sense

<b>Warning: Spoilers ahead for the "Game of Thrones" season seven finale.</b><p>The epic seventh season of "Game of Thrones" came to a close with a hugely significant penultimate scene. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen made love for the first time while Bran took viewers into important flashbacks of Jon's …

TV Series

And it looks like a multi-dimensional palace of light.

Quantum Confusion<p>In the 1980s, the US was constructing the Texas Superconducting Super Collider. It was designed to collide protons together so that …

Astronomers Just Got Their First Real Look at a Supernova Slamming Into a Neighbouring Star

Brightest fireworks in the Universe!<p>Roughly 55 million light years away, in the galaxy NGC 5643, an exploding star sent a wave of gas and radiation …

Why it seems like everyone else can afford the things you can't

You're pretty sure these people don't make a lot more than you do.<p>So how are they able to spend that kind of money?<p>Maybe they're up to their ears in debt, or they're trust fund babies, or they'll never be able to retire. Or maybe they've figured out the secret to money, which is: You can have …

Personal Finance

Most dietary supplements are useless — here are the ones you should take

The idea of a pill that can improve your overall health is an appealing one.<p>Unfortunately, no matter how colorful their packaging or hopeful their messaging, most vitamins and supplements fall prey to the same problem: We simply do not need them to be healthy. Some supplements — particularly those …

Wellness

200 Terabyte Proof Demonstrates the Potential of Brute-Force Math

Automated verification finds renewed potential for making algorithms safe.<p>In computer science, the "brute force" solution is usually the suboptimal solution. It gets there eventually, but also inefficiently and without cleverness. The existence of a brute force solution to a problem usually implies …

Mathematics

LaTeX Math in Office

For a while now it’s been possible to switch Word’s math input mode from UnicodeMath to LaTeX. We didn’t advertise this highly requested feature …

7 Easy High-Protein, Low-Carb Dinners

There are endless ways to get crafty with low-carb dinners—veggie-crust pizzas, riced cauliflower, zucchini noodles, you name it. But while these …

Healthy Eating

19 robber barons who built and ruled America

Many of these men gained their vast fortunes either at the expense of their factory workers or by methods that were considered unscrupulous even back then — a time when insider trading wasn't yet outlawed. But some of them also gave away their fortunes to build universities, hospitals, libraries, …

Ulysses S. Grant

How Should I Get Started with Machine Learning without a Technical Background?

How can someone with almost no technical knowledge learn ML? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>-</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Ian Goodfellow, AI Research Scientist at Google Brain, on Quora:<p>If you have almost no …

Machine Learning

7 websites that will pay you money to do practically nothing

Side jobs are a great way to make supplemental income, and many of them are more lucrative than you'd think.<p>Still, not everyone has enough spare time to pick up a part-time gig.<p>Luckily, there are websites that can help you earn some extra cash without much effort, according to a popular subreddit …

Reddit

Why the Dunkirk evacuation was a near-miracle for Britain

The key moment in Churchill's first weeks in office was the British retreat to the coastal Belgian town of Dunkirk in late May 1940. Several hundred thousand British and Allied troops were encircled by the Germans.<p>Had the Germans attacked aggressively, they would have captured a quarter of a …

Christopher Nolan

13 organizing ideas that'll help you make the most of your space

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>This outlet shelf is perfect for Amazon Echo devices, but it'll work for anything under 10 lbs.Amazon<p>Whether it’s your stress-reducing …

Magnetism

We Took DNA Tests To Learn If We're From Where We Think We're From

When it comes to your lineage, there's the story that your grandparents tell, and then there's the story that your DNA tells. To win a trip based on your DNA, buy a 23andMe kit or enter for free online.<p><b>What is your reaction to the results?</b><p>"It's funny because I knew I would was going to be part …

The cheapest time to fly to 15 dream destinations

Chances are, you probably have a few travel destinations on your bucket list that seem like they're never going to happen.<p>Even your most far-fetched travel dreams, however, can become a reality if you not only fly at the right time, but also book at the right time.<p>CheapFlights.com compiled a list …

Machu Picchu

9 questions to ask in a job interview that make you look smart

But it's not as simple as throwing out a bunch of random queries. The wrong questions could make you look unprepared, ignorant, or just plain foolish.<p>Your questions should be thoughtful, intelligent, and demonstrate that you are serious about the role and the company.<p>Here are nine questions to ask …

Employment

It's Time to Make Code More Tinker-Friendly

Back in ye olde days of the information superhighway, curious newbies had an easy way to see how websites worked: View Source.<p>If they clicked that …

Ask Ethan: How Close Are We To A Theory Of Everything?

Since well before Einstein, it was the dream of those who study the Universe to find a single equation to govern as many phenomena as possible. Rather than have a separate law for each and every physical property the Universe has, we could unify these laws into a single, overarching framework. All …

Physics

28 Ways To Die—And How Much Each One Should Worry You

Microwaves, toasters, brain-eating amoebas, desiccant packs—someone, somewhere, thinks everything is a threat. Luckily, that's not often the case. But do watch out for the pigs.<p><b>THE FEAR:</b> They're just waiting to attack.<p>This probably goes without saying: I'll never forget when that pig bit me in the …

Environmental Health

Here are 7 essential criteria to identify undervalued stocks

<b>WHAT IS VALUE INVESTING?</b><p>Value investing identifies undervalued stocks. The Motley Fool defines value investing in this way:<p>Value investors understand the market often undervalues stocks based on news and events which have little if anything to do with the long-term fundamentals of those stocks. …

Investing

17 helpful Google products and services you never knew existed

While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example: Did you know Google has a massive free library of fonts?<p>Here are some of the …

Google

The life-changing magic of getting a person to change their mind—even yourself

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the gulf between some people’s beliefs appears almost insurmountable. But there is a way, based in the academic field of adult learning, that has helped …

Cognitive Science

The wealthiest city in each US state

In fact, what separates some of the wealthiest cities from the poorest cities in the country might surprise you.<p>In this study, GOBankingRates defined the "wealthiest" cities as those with high median home values and median incomes. To find the wealthiest city in each state, we used data from Zillow …

Real Estate

Build software like Lego with this smart new developer tool

The cardinal rule in programming is “<i>Don’t repeat yourself</i>,” or DRY. It says that developers should only implement a particular functionality within a project once. Doing otherwise is bad, because it introduces technical debt and potential inconsistencies.<p>But it only really applies within the scope …

Software Development

​These Color-Changing Tattoos Use Special Ink to Monitor Your Health

​The biosensing ink is particularly helpful for those with diabetes<p>If you’re the type of person who would need to explain a new tattoo to your parents, perhaps you should try one that’s good for your health. (Unlike, say, this tattoo, which killed a man after he swam in the ocean while it was …

3 Portable Lunch Recipes For Weight Loss

Lunchtime: it’s arguably the best part of the work day – aside from going home, of course. This midday meal is a much-needed break for most, giving …

Here are 3 things you should do if you want to start buying bitcoin

And because a many readers have said they are going to roll up their sleeves and enter the market themselves, we thought we'd offer three simple pieces of advice to bitcoin beginners.<p><b>Start small</b><p>Speaking from personal experience, I highly recommend that folks looking to buy some bitcoin start with …

Bitcoin

Humans Are Genetically Predisposed to Kill Each Other

“Step back and view our species objectively from the outside, the way a zoologist would carefully observe any other animal, or see us the way every …

Amazon has a portable Full HD projector on sale for just $90

The Meyoung Portable Projector is the #1 new release in Amazon’s video projectors section for a few different reasons. First, it’s small and portable …

The salary you need to earn to buy a home right now in 19 of the most expensive housing markets in America

If you want to buy a home, it will cost you.<p>Mortgage site HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metropolitan areas in the US, according to first-quarter 2016 data.<p>In Q1, the site found that the prices of sold homes in the majority …

Real Estate