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Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI - MIT Technology Review

One of the curious features of the deep neural networks behind machine learning is that they are surprisingly different from the neural networks in …

Machine Learning

Watch Starman and its Tesla get swallowed by the darkness of space

Starman is drifting farther and farther away from us, that a lot of the telescopes that have been tracking its journey will soon no longer be able to see it. The Virtual Telescope Project, which has been keeping an eye on the spacefarer and its trusty Tesla from the time they left the planet aboard …

Falcon Heavy

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Loneliness

Tesla is installing Powerwalls and solar power on 50,000 homes to create biggest virtual power plant in the world

Tesla has been making big moves on the energy storage market in Australia, but they are now all being dwarfed by this new project that will see them install solar arrays and Powerwalls on 50,000 homes to create the biggest virtual power plant in the world.<p>The company’s main project has been the …

Solar Power

Amazon Treasure Trucks are hawking their wares at Whole Foods

Amazon's attempts to pitch its own brand at Whole Foods will clearly extend well beyond pop-up stores. The internet retailer has announced that its deal-serving Treasure Trucks are starting to appear at "various" Whole Foods Market stores across the US, giving you a chance to pick up discounted …

Whole Foods

Our Dog Was Getting A Human Sister, So I Built Her A Room Under The Stairs – It Turned Out Better Than Expected

Molly the Westie found out she was going to be a big sister to a little human so I decided to build her a room of her own under the stairs before the …

Pets

Here’s Elon Musk’s $600 Boring Company flamethrower

Sure, why not?<p>SpaceX, Tesla, and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk is known for making bold promises on deadlines he often can’t keep. That’s why this one from last December sounded more like an <i>Onion</i> headline than anything: “After [we sell] 50k [Boring Company] hats, we will start selling The Boring …

Elon Musk

3 Surprising Supplements That Might Actually Boost Your Sex Life

Skip the shady stuff and consider these instead<p>The breadth of available boner-boosting supplements is formidable—you can even go to a gas station and pick up something that promises to help your erection rise to the occasion.<p>But there are major dangers when it comes to “herbal Viagra,” the term …

Wellness

Micro-Progress and the Magic of Just Getting Started

<i>Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. The editor, Tim Herrera, emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox.</i><p>I’ve never been great with deadlines.<p>It’s a flaw I’m keenly aware of, and one I actively try to counter. But despite …

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

T-Mobile is best mobile network in all categories but one, OpenSignal says

T-Mobile is on the way up. OpenSignal’s latest State of Mobile Networks report delves into struggles that the likes of Verizon have been having of …

Telecoms

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Yes, really. Sci-fi technology that can float objects in mid-air like magic could become reality.<p>Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the …

Why everyone should be taking notes

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Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip their …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

Black History

America’s Fastest Spy Plane May Be Back—and Hypersonic

For years, Lockheed Martin Corp. has been developing a successor to one of the fastest aircraft the world has seen, the SR-71 Blackbird, the Cold War …

Aerospace

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

The company that Steve Jobs called ‘a feature’ files for $10B IPO

News is just crossing the wire about Dropbox confidentially filing for its IPO, the same company that Steve Jobs once called “a feature, not a product.”<p>After increasing expectations for the company to go public last year, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports today that Dropbox has quietly filed for an IPO.<p>Those close …

Steve Jobs

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

How I fell for the blockchain gold rush

Cryptocurrencies than can make millionaires in minutes are justification enough to get of bed at 5am to gamble<p>Bitcoin envy, the ultramodern malaise. News reports are full of this magic internet money’s rocketing value – currently $16,000 – and Facebook is dotted with people who picked some up at …

The Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme …

Consider These Digital Currency Exchange Alternatives to Coinbase

Over the past few months, Coinbase has almost become synonymous with Bitcoin and other mainstream cryptocurrencies. The popular digital currency …

The rare ‘Slurpee Wave’ happened again, witness it in this incredible video

The natural phenomena that has hit the island of Nantucket the past few winters due to freezing cold temperatures has struck again. That’s right, the …

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Happiness

Someone stole a piece of China’s new solar panel-paved road less than a week after it opened

Putting solar panels into our roads isn’t the craziest idea, but we may as well admit that it poses some unique challenges. For instance, people may want to walk away with pieces of it. That’s what happened in China, anyway, just five days after authorities took opened up what they claim is the …

Surgeon Unemployment Rate Reaches 75 Percent; Million-Dollar Med Degrees 'Not Worth Paper They're Printed On'

Insights from the future: automated diagnosis, treatment, and surgeries will result in mass medical unemployment. Oh ... and medical care will be free (as in beer, not speech).<p><i>This is the first chapter of Insights from the Future. This is a book I'm writing about technology, innovation, and people</i> …

Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.<p>Lithuania-based startup BitDegree has …

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human

See if you hear a difference between Tacotron 2 and human speech.<p>Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an …

NASA just released a gorgeous photo of Saturn’s moon Enceladus that holds a secret

Saturn is an incredibly interesting planet for a number of reasons, not least of which is its iconic rings, but one of its many moons might actually …