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Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Elon Musk's Views on Artificial Intelligence Are 'Pretty Irresponsible' | Inc.com

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have some major things in common: They're both CEOs of prominent Silicon Valley companies, and both of those companies rely heavily on artificial intelligence.<p>But the two evidently diverge when it comes to their opinions on the technology. Musk has become an …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a robot arm that flexes and turns like a real one can go into making more complex, subtle organs — …

Luxury resort offers spa days, horseback riding and prostitutes

A brothel in Colombia is branching out into the luxury travel market, with its own “holiday sex resort.”<p>The Good Girls Sex Resort in Cali, Colombia, …

The Russian Space Shuttle That Never Was

Space Exploration

How Star Trek's Warp Speed Works

Explaining the seemingly wonky science behind The Starship Enterprise.<p><b>The following is an excerpt of The Science of Superheroes and Space Warriors</b> …

The incredible evolution of supercomputers' powers, from 1946 to today

The bigger they are, the harder they compute<p>Engineers measured early computing devices in kilo-girls, a unit roughly equal to the calculating ability of a thousand women. By the time the first super­computer arrived in 1965, we needed a larger unit. Thus, FLOPS, or floating point operations (a type …

Supercomputers

Natural wonders that will blow your mind

For all our obsession with man-made wonders, technological advances and increasing urbanisation, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature.<p>Vast cave systems, wild desert landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls all remind us of our small place in earth’s story. And even with our …

The 10 most irresistible colognes, according to real women

When it comes to cologne, the first rule is a little goes a long way (someone tell that to our last Uber driver, please?). The second is to think …

Cologne

I bought a Costco vacation — here's why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

"You can buy a vacation through Costco?" I was asked at least a dozen times in recent months.<p>My answer: Yes, and it's incredible.<p>I only became aware of Costco's travel deals in May, when a friend suggested checking out the warehouse store's website while planning an upcoming vacation.<p>I was amazed …

Nurse who survived Ebola dies during childbirth after health workers refused to touch her, husband says

MONROVIA, Liberia — Salome Karwah survived Ebola after it killed both her parents and eight other relatives, then returned to her clinic to help …

Disease

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

Internet-connected smart TVs and streaming devices from Vizio, LG, Samsung, Sony, Roku, Google and others can all spy on your viewing habits. Here's how to stop them.<p>When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to …

Smart TV

11 of the Clearest Bodies of Water in the Entire World

In the Maldives, you can see the ocean floor from your hotel room.<p>If you've ever said "pass" to jumping into a lake, because it was so murky you couldn't see your feet, you're no alone. The feeling can be, well, unsettling. But you'll never run into that problem at these lakes, bays or coastlines. …

‘I’ll make you famous’: Alberta man turns table on laptop thief, takes it over remotely and posts her info online

Cochrane’s Stu Gale couldn’t believe his eyes when a notification popped up on his computer telling him someone had logged on to his recently stolen …

Track Down

Former Atheist Mark Zuckerberg Gets Religion

"I went through a period when I questioned things," he posts on Facebook.<p>Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has eschewed his atheist beliefs and now asserts that “religion is very important.”<p>Zuckerberg, whose Facebook profile once identified him as an atheist, revealed his change of heart …

Social Media

A PhD Student May Have Accidentally Found a Way to Make Your Phone Battery Last 400 Years | Inc.com

An engineer stumbled on the design for the microwave when he accidentally melted the chocolate bar in his pocket while fiddling with some radar equipment. Penicillin was famously discovered when Sir Alexander Fleming forgot to cover a petri dish. Viagra, X-rays, and the world's first plastic were …

Chemistry

Eight ways yoga can improve your sex life

Illustrations by Trish McAlaster/The Globe and Mail<p><b>2. Yoga can improve sexual function.</b> Using and engaging Mula Bandha can actually help you have better orgasms. The perineum is the muscular body between the anus and genitals. In yoga, it is believed that by slightly contracting the pubococcygeal …

Proxima b: Newly discovered planet 'likely' to support life, say scientists

The discovery of alien life could be a step closer after scientists found a newly discovered planet is “likely” to harbour life forms.<p>A team at the …

10 foods that can help prevent prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men and there will be more than 180,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed this year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates.<p>It’s well known that diets high in saturated fats like those found in meat and dairy are associated with a …

Nutrition

A record number of renters are renewing their leases to avoid a crazy house hunt

That's because it's getting harder for them to find available and affordable apartments that they would want if they choose to move.<p>RealPage provides property-management software for rental housing. Its analysis of 10 million units this year found that the renewal rate was 53.8%, inching up …

Housing

This bizarre $15,000 electric car could transform your commute

A new all-electric car just hit the market, but it looks a little different than other electric cars you can buy.<p>Made by the Canadian company Electra Meccanica, the 2017 Solo car boasts three wheels instead of four and is built for just one passenger, hence its name, Solo.<p>The car is not aimed at …

Star Trek's Warp Drive Might Become A Reality

Most of us alive today have never known a world where human spaceflight didn’t exist. Yet before we walked on the Moon, had an International Space Station, sent spacecraft to all the planets and even out of the Solar System, we had <i>Star Trek</i>, which brought even bigger dreams into the public …

Physics

KFC Accidentally Revealed the Top-Secret Recipe for Its Fried Chicken

Now you can make it at home — or start selling it at your copycat restaurant chain.<p>You know the hot shame you feel when you want to say something mean about one friend to your other friend and accidentally text "Nancy's being such a troll" to the person you're shit-talking? But once it's out of the …

Airplane Tickets Are Cheapest During The Week

Everyone wants to jet set around the world, but there's one thing holding us back.<p>Airline tickets are ridiculously expensive these days. Add in the …

Air Travel

Scientists Reveal The Working Hours That Won't Harm Your Health

We all know that slogging it away for hours on end at work isn’t exactly the funnest way to spend your time and in recent years, staying back late at …

Don’t let Murphy’s Law sabotage your car

<i>To follow up last week’s column, here are the vital fluids that you really shouldn’t ignore — and yet many people do. Start making a habit of</i> …

Engineering

LG to demo "unbreakable and flexible" 5-inch and 7-inch displays in Vancouver this week

LG is getting more serious about displays. It was revealed a few weeks ago that the company plans on launching a smartphone with a flexible display …