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The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

BEIJING — What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence?<p>Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I. surpasses human intelligence, …

Artificial Intelligence

Dad Interviews Daughter After Her First Days Of School For 12 Years

Every year after her first day of school, Mackenzie Scruggs sat down with her dad, Kevin, and answered a handful of questions. Now, those bonding moments have been turned into a sweet video.<p>Kevin, a life coach and pastor in the Seattle area, shared a video on his YouTube channel titled “’Twelve …

Parenting

The Only Thing You Need to Become a Millionaire

Are you focused on what you should be?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy explains the key to building real wealth: focus. Are you focused on what you should be? More specifically, are you focused on the things that …

Entrepreneurship

Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

When your team is tasked with generating ideas to solve a problem, suggesting a brainstorming session is a natural reaction. But does that approach actually work?<p>Although the term “brainstorming” is now used as a generic term for having groups develop ideas, it began as the name of a specific …

Creativity

An Oral History Of The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

"No! No! No! They don't mean the shuttle! They don't mean the shuttle!"<p><i>This story appears in the February 2016 issue of Popular Mechanics. To hear the voices of the people interviewed for the story, check out the latest episode of the How Your World Works podcast.</i><p><b>January 28, 1986, 11:39 a.m., Cape</b> …

30th Anniversary of the Challenger Explosion: Pictures

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Beyond the Beach in Guadeloupe

“They’re calling, ‘Look at us, look at us dance,’” my guide shouts as she sways to the complex percussion rhythms and insistent call-and-response of the ten-man <i>gwo-ka</i> group that saturates this shabby sidewalk stretch in Pointe-à-Pitre, the principal city in <b>Guadeloupe</b>.<p>“This is more than music,” she …

40 incredible restaurants you should eat at in your lifetime

Some restaurants offer delicious food, incredible views, and an amazing atmosphere — and people travel around the world just to eat at them.<p>From a snow village in Finland to an underwater restaurant in the Maldives to the best restaurant in the world on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, here …

Hospitality

A Collection of Simple SVG Loaders and Spinners

Posted· Category: MIT License, Upload<p>If you are into designing for multiple resolutions, SVG is the best option to turn to as far as the use of …

BMW preparing new M4 GTS with water injection

Last month, BMW revealed a new safety car for the MotoGP series. Only instead of just taking one of its production models and giving it some flashing lights, special livery and emergency equipment, the Bavarian automaker used the specially equipped M4 to showcase a new water injection system. And …

Automotive Design

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

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How to Convert a Recipe for Your Slow Cooker

We tweaked three of our popular recipes to be slow cooker-friendly.<p>Truth: You can cook a lot of stove-top stews or oven-braises in a slow cooker. But before you go to work, school, the gym, sleep, or whatever else you’d like to do for 8 hours, there are a few tips to keep in mind. We recently …

Cooking

BMW reveals M4 safety car with innovating water injection system [w/video]

Racing series don't just pick their safety cars at random, or use just whatever car is lying around. These days the car that sets the pace at the front of the pack is typically provided through consideration by a sponsor. In the MotoGP series, that's BMW and its M division, which have served up the …

BMW

1 Of 1 Dodge Viper looks a fabulous mess in Chicago

Earlier this year, we told you about the new Dodge Viper 1 Of 1 program, which offers buyers the chance to customize their supercars to the tune of some 25 million different combinations. With 8,000 paint colors, 24,000 hand-painted stripe patterns, 10 wheel options, and 16 interior trims to choose …

Why Your Family Name Did Not Come From a Mistake at Ellis Island

When my great-grandfather Yuroslav Hieronymous O’Kagan vaan de Schulevitzberg arrived at Ellis Island in 1909 he didn’t speak much English. He was 17 …

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Meet The Doctor Who Wants Facebook To Have Access To Everyone's Medical Data

Leslie Saxon wants to know what your heart rate is. Saxon is a cardiologist and Founder/Executive Director of The USC Center for Body Computing, leading an effort to connect medical implants to the Internet to better monitor and treat people’s health. Speaking at a Wired Health event in the United …

Civita Di Bagnoregio, The Magical Little Italian Town That's Slowly Eroding Away

Almost two hours from Rome, Civita di Bagnoregio -- Italy's "Jewel on the Hill" -- rises up from the surrounding hills, a majestic sight on the skyline.<p>Though the view is sublime, there's one problem rocking this isolated, ancient town to its core -- bits of Civita are slowly eroding away, and have …

The Ultimate Fall Dessert: Apple-Pear Crumble with Maple-Cinnamon Ice Cream

A rich, decadent and extremely easy-to-make ice cream elevates this fall dessert.<p><i>Serves 10–12</i><p>For the Fruit Mixture:<p>Ingredients<p>6 T salted butter<p>2 lbs. apples, cored, peeled, and sliced<p>1 lb. pears, cored, peeled, and sliced<p>1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed<p>¾ cup sugar<p>¾ tsp. salt<p>½ cup Calvados<p>½ …

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. "Almost," she muttered as she tried again and again. "Almost," I agreed, trying not to hover. When she got it, I exclaimed, "You did it! It was hard, but you kept trying, and you did it. I'm so proud of you."<p>The way I praised her effort …

Self-improvement

The Best Restaurants In Provence

<b>Where Raymond Blanc would enjoy...</b><p><b>A typical brunch</b><p>My favourite food market is at <i>Sanary-sur-Mer</i>, where there are stalls selling beautiful slow-cooked squid, bouillabaise, bourride [a simpler version with aïoli, a garlic mayonnaise], country bread, olives, tapenade [olive paste], anchoïade [anchovy …

France

Provence wine route: top 10 guide

To taste the best of the Provence region follow this wine route from Toulon to the Massif des Maures, via Saint-Tropez, stopping at stunning vineyards, rural B&Bs and fantastic bistros<p>Provence spans several very different winemaking regions, and this wine route starts in Toulon, heads down to …

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I Heart My City: Pamela’s Quebec City

Quebec City resident <b>Pamela MacNaughtan</b> left her career behind to pursue her dream of long-term travel in 2010, and hasn’t looked back. This self-proclaimed “bacon addict” isn’t only led by her taste buds; she’s also attracted to the unusual and adventurous side of travel. She’s toured working …

How to Capture Amazing Photos of Piers Using 3 Key Elements of Composition

Ahh, the romance of piers in photographs, novels and movies. They evoke many memories – of storms, sunsets, family vacations, loneliness and the …

To Clean Up Oil Spills, Magnetize The Oil First

Physicist Arden Warner's new process uses magnetism instead of toxic chemicals to mop up oil spills<p>By day Arden Warner is a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, working on the next generation of particle accelerators. After hours, he has been devising a non-toxic way to clean up …

Deepwater Horizon

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

About 47 percent of the country is unoccupied.<p>There are plenty of visualizations based on population data, but nothing quite like what designer Nik Freeman has created: a map of where <i>no one</i> lives.<p>Using data from the 2010 U.S. census, Freeman shades green the nearly 5 million census blocks with zero …

Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology

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Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology

Kinesiology

A Tiny Rabbit Pacemaker That Charges Wirelessly

The technique could soon power implants in humans.<p>Scientists have implanted a tiny pacemaker in a rabbit and wirelessly powered it to regulate the animal's heart beat. It's the first time such a device has been powered this way in a living animal, suggesting that the same technique could run …

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