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The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is no longer a one-size-fits-all solution.<p>1. DonorsChoose<p><b>For setting its sights on education reform.</b> Since it was founded in 2000, DonorsChoose has raised $225 million for more than 400,000 classroom projects—from buying classroom dictionaries to funding field trips. Recently it began …

Universe Is Made Of Math, Cosmologist Says

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? That's what cosmologist Max Tegmark believes.<p>In Tegmark's view, everything in the universe — humans included — is part of a mathematical structure. …

Citrus Fest by Emily Blincoe | Colossal

<p>Love this new photo from Emily Blincoe whose work you might recognize from her color coded candy arrangements. You can find more of her work over on …

The NSA and the Corrosion of Silicon Valley

I believe that the people who work at the NSA are patriots. They devote their considerable intellects to preserve, protect, and defend the people of …

Silicon Valley

How the NSA, GCHQ and crooks can hack mobile apps

On Monday, the latest Edward Snowden leaks revealed GCHQ and the National Security Agency were targeting specific mobile applications in their …

Berlin duo can help you hide your digital footprints

<i>This article was taken from the February 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web

Twenty-five years on from the web's inception, its creator has urged the public to re-engage with its original design: a decentralised internet that …

In one month, 500K students sign up for Code.org’s computer science 101 course

Code.org is on a mission to get more kids learning about computer science, and so far, the Seattle-based non-profit seems to be making legitimate …

Google Recently Made A Silent Shift To A New Search Algorithm, “Hummingbird”

Have you noticed recently that Google has gotten a bit better at offering up direct answers to questions? If so, there’s a reason for it: they recently flipped the switch on a new search algorithm they call “Hummingbird”, which focuses on parsing searches as complex questions.<p>Google mentioned the …

The Rise of EdTech

The one-size-fits-all approach to education has never been more outdated or irrelevant. Now thanks to the transformative effects of technology, learning has become something that can be tailored and personalized to suit individual students’ unique learning needs.<p>Today’s learners, from primary …

6 Israeli Startups To Watch As Google Reportedly Buys Waze For $1.3 Billion

Here are the most innovative businesses likely to follow the crowdsourced mapping tool’s path to high-value exits.<p>Now that Google has reportedly agreed to buy Israeli crowd-powered navigation app Waze for $1.3 billion, many other “Silicon Wadi” startups are daring to dream big. Below are six that …