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Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times , CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

Artificial Intelligence

An Inexplicable Illness Among Pakistani Women

In a country where women often have few outlets for emotional expression, many develop conversion disorder, characterized by pain, paralysis, and other psychosomatic symptoms in response to stress.<p>Yasmeen lies slack-jawed on a bare metal cot in a secluded part of the largest hospital in Northwest …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Santa Cruz

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

The Analyst Who Nailed The Housing Crash Is Quietly Revealing The Next Big Thing

<i>While people worry about the greying of the U.S., and how we'll support so many retirees, there's another big story playing out: An increasingly young workforce is poised help the economy and the housing market in a big way</i>.<p>For years, very few people have nailed the big, economic themes like Bill …

Mohiomap Turns Evernote, Google Drive, And Dropbox Accounts Into Mind Maps

Like many other people, I use Evernote as an information dump. Despite my best efforts to keep things organized with multiple notebooks and tags, my account has become almost as unwieldy as an overstuffed filing cabinet, with stacks of PDFs, web clippings, and notes going back years.<p>That’s why I …

Fired for ‘Diverging’ on Climate: Progressive Professor’s fellowship ‘terminated’ after WSJ OpEd calling global warming ‘unproved science’

<b>Professor's fellowship 'terminated' after WSJ OpEd declaring ‘the left wants to stop industrialization—even if the hypothesis of catastrophic,</b> …

A Brief History of the Toilet

<i>“Civilized man has always been outraged by what he sees, or else there would be no civilization,”</i> Norman Mailer once wrote. And, in fact, among the greatest feats of civilization is a technology that has enabled us to get one of humanity’s most primal yet most outrageous sights as far away from us, …

John Steinbeck On Why 'Camping Is For The Birds'

In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."<p><i>Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck's 1966 letter to the editor of</i> Popular Science_, in …

RVs

A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air

When Italian designer Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler first visited Ethiopia in 2012, they were shocked to see women and children forced to walk miles for water.<p>Only 34 percent of Ethiopians have access to a reliable water supply. Some travel up to six hours a day to fetch some …

Root Galaxy Note 2 LTE (GT-N7105) on All Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware

The international variant of Galaxy Note 2 LTE (GT-N7105) has recently received the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat update with base firmware build …

Clarkson vs Hammond: Battle of the hot hatch | Top Gear

Spread of MERS interactive

Inside the international hunt for the source of MERS<p>As of May 9, the World Health Organization reported 536 diagnosed cases of MERS, among them 145 deaths.<p>Saudi Arabia346 cases(74 deaths)United Arab Emirates47 cases(5 deaths)Qatar7 cases(4 deaths)United Kingdom4 cases(3 deaths)Oman4 cases(4 …

New Dinton Pastures play area to open tomorrow

Children will be let loose on zip wires, troll holes, a woodland obstacle course and a funnel net trap when a £500,000 play park opens this …

Countryside

The National Autistic Society | - | autism | Asperger syndrome

We’re carrying out essential maintenance today - Monday May 21st 2018.<p>This work will be completed before the end of the day.<p>Social media channels<p>Our …

Excerpt from The Battle for Justice in Palestine

Like most of what he writes and says, Ali Abunimah’s new book, <i>The Battle for Justice in Palestine</i>, is provocative, erudite, impassioned, aggressive, …

Ken trailer for Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

We’ve already seen a Ryu trailer for <b>Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist</b> [which you can see here] and now it’s the turn of Ken Masters to take centre …

At 90, Freeman Dyson Ponders His Next Challenge

Freeman Dyson — the world-renowned mathematical physicist who helped found quantum electrodynamics with the bongo-playing, Nobel Prize-winning …

Brain Study Suggests Autism Starts Before Birth

A detailed study of brain samples of children with autism who died young shows remarkably clear changes in their brains, researchers reported on Wednesday.<p>The differences are seen both on the genetic level and in the physical structure of the brain, and strongly support what scientists have been …

7 stories to read this weekend

Another week gone and what does that mean? A weekend of some good reads. Here are my picks for this weekend. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Shining the light on solar power

AMERICANS worry about carbon dioxide emissions. But they should also lose sleep over the renewable energy sources that help limit them.<p><b>Get our daily</b> …

Should we be mindful of mindfulness?

At just after 6.15pm in a brightly lit conference room in Oxford, 22 grown men and women are lying on the floor trying hard to focus on their left knee. From across the room a lilting, calm voice has already invited the group to explore their feet and ankles with "gentle curiosity" and is heading …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki’s 11th, and supposedly final, feature film hits American theaters. The movie is a departure …

Anime

Why You Should Care About Your Company’s Emotional Culture

Does your workplace feel distant? All you need is love–and these five ways to make everyone feel appreciated.<p>We’ve all heard about the importance of corporate culture. How companies like Google and Facebook create environments for their employees that make going to work feel like a day of play. But …