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The most forward-thinking, future-proof college in America teaches every student the exact same stuff

<i>College is supposed to help young people prepare for the future. But as headlines warn that automation and technology may change—or end—work as we know it, parents, students, and universities are grappling with a new question: How do you educate a new generation for a world we can’t even imagine?</i><p>A …

College & University

5 things that are killing your productivity

Do you have days when you feel like you’ve been working non-stop, but can’t recall what you actually accomplished?<p>In today’s work culture, we usually …

The Nintendo Switch could soon introduce your child to coding apps

Whether you’re into Nintendo’s Switch for its roster of Mario and Zelda titles or the on-the-go gameplay, you’ll be happy to know that it’ll soon be able to handle double duty as a programming tool, when FUZE Code Studio launches around a year from now.<p>The package will let your child learn to code …

From crushed bugs to cow urine: the history of colours – in pictures

A new exhibition in Melbourne curated by paint-maker David Coles tracks the history of over 200 pigments – some deadly, some revolting, and some so rare and expensive they are no longer in circulation. The exhibition also features the strange world of modern colours – those that can only be seen …

Northern Europe

Willpower doesn't work — here's how to actually change your habits

Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your relationships, be happier, write a book, or start a business — willpower won't help you with any of these things.<p>Personal progress and achieving success are best approached <i>like you're overcoming addiction.</i> Because, …

Self-improvement

Australian convict pirates in Japan: evidence of 1830 voyage unearthed

Exclusive: Fresh translations of samurai accounts of ‘barbarian’ ship arriving at the height of Japan’s isolation corroborate a story long dismissed as fantasy<p>An amateur historian has unearthed compelling evidence that the first Australian maritime foray into Japanese waters was by convict pirates …

History

Meet the Female Street Artist Painting Larger-Than-Life Feminist Goddesses

Julieta XLF paints whimsical figures, often entwined with nature, that seem larger than life.<p>The moment you see a giant woman painted on a wall surrounded by nature, it might seem like you've jumped headfirst into a mythical world. But these are the works of Julia Silla, a.k.a. Julieta XLF. Her …

Video game releases for June 2017

Highlights include Tekken 7, Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, Arms and Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood<p>Here are some of the big video game releases for the month of June 2017. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2017 and subscribe to Polygon's YouTube channel …

The unexpected trouble of revisiting old video game screenshots

An awkward stroll down memory lane<p>A while back, I chronicled the experience building and enjoying my first PC. I bought and assembled the parts, downloaded Steam, and became obsessed with the many features I had never experienced on consoles. After that piece wrapped, one particular tool continued …

First look at rumored Mario and Rabbids crossover RPG art leaks

There are ... no words<p>The first image for <i>Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle</i>, a strange Nintendo Switch game that’s been the subject of repeated rumors throughout the year, has appeared online. Comicbook’s gaming vertical WWG posted a piece of full key art, following a cropped image from the game …

Mario Kart 8 coin farming made easy

Unlock all of your kart parts by doing (almost) nothing<p>One of the best parts of <i>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</i> on Nintendo Switch is that almost everything is unlocked from the beginning. All of the characters, courses and downloadable content from the Wii U version are available for first-time players.<p>That’s …

Video game releases that we're psyched about in May 2017

Is 2017 ready to give us a quiet month for video game releases?<p>Not bloody likely. The year has already served up hits like <i>Resident Evil VII</i> and</i> …

Zelda Players Have Found Wild Ways To Break Breath Of The Wild's Shrines

When most people enter a <i>Zelda</i> shrine, they try to solve the puzzles. Sometimes a shrine will accept multiple solutions, allowing players to get …

Stream PC games to your Nintendo Switch with the upcoming Rainway app

Although Nintendo is sprinkling some gems throughout the launch year of the Switch, the hybrid console will never have a library quite as large as …

Gaming

Murder in virtual reality should be illegal

You start by picking up the knife, or reaching for the neck of a broken-off bottle. Then comes the lunge and wrestle, the physical strain as your victim fights back, the desire to overpower him. You feel the density of his body against yours, the warmth of his blood. Now the victim is looking up at …

Virtual Reality

How to buy a house in 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild': Guide, tips, tricks and more

<i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is all about adventure and discovery, but sometimes you just need to wind down. Sleeping at inns or huddling …

Breath of the Wild

The Isin-Larsa and Old Babylonian Periods (2004–1595 B.C.) | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Following the collapse of the Ur III state (ca. 2112–2004 B.C.) at the end of the third millennium B.C., rulers took control of individual cities in …

Ancient History

Switch is GameStop's "Strongest and Most Successful Console Launch in Years"

GameStop Thrilled With Switch Launch<p>Yesterday, the long awaited Nintendo Switch, along with the much hyped The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, …

Huge Ark Update Out Now On PS4 And Xbox One

Following its launch for PC, Ark: Survival Evolved's new update launched today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Tek Tier update, as it's called, adds a lot of new weapons, gear, and the ability to cut your hair and do crazy things such as fly around like Iron Man or put a laser on a dinosaur's …

Xbox

4 Composition Lessons Raphael Can Teach You About Photography

I’m currently inspired by a lot of painting, and trying to figure out how I can improve my compositions in photography from the masters of art, …

Street Photography

Harmful plastic pellets found on three quarters of British beaches

Small plastic pellets that can kill wildlife are being found on nearly three quarters of Britain’s beaches, a new survey has found.<p>Searches of 270 shorelines from Shetland to the Scilly Isles revealed most are being blighted by lentil-sized “nurdles”, which are used as a raw material for building …

Pollution

Nintendo Switch World First Unboxing Video Revealed

It's not clear how or why it happened, but NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot was reportedly shipped a pre-ordered Nintendo Switch weeks before its release date of March 3.<p>Earlier, the user went on to post a short video of some Switch menus, showing off language choices, date and time settings, and other …

Nintendo Switch

US scientists create metallic hydrogen on Earth ending 80-year quest for 'holy grail of high-pressure physics'

US scientists have succeeded in squeezing hydrogen so intensely that it has turned into a metal, creating an entirely new material that might be used as a highly efficient electricity conductor at room temperatures.<p>The discovery, published in the journal Science on Thursday, provides the first …

University of Illinois

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

Hydrogen

This AI translates its internal monologue for humans to understand—and plays Frogger

Artificial intelligence has allowed us to outsource many of the decisions we might normally make onto the backs of machines, like determining who’s in a photo or translating text into another language. That convenience has usually come with a cost: We can’t understand why those decisions are made, …

Artificial Intelligence

This is the closest-ever photo of a 'wavemaker moon' that hides out in Saturn's rings

While trucks across the northwestern US pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a multicentury effort of clearing its own lane in the planet's expansive disc of icy rings.<p>On Monday, the nuclear-powered Cassini spacecraft flew by the moonlet, called Daphnis, …

The Nintendo Switch won’t kill the 3DS

The Switch has a handheld mode, but you may never use it<p>When Nintendo first revealed its new handheld-home console hybrid system, the Switch, I was convinced that it was more than a replacement for the Wii U: It would take the place of Nintendo 3DS, too.<p>After going hands-on with the Switch last …

Ubisoft Reveals Details of Upcoming For Honor Beta

A new, dedicated website offers another way to grab a code, too.<p>Ubisoft has revealed details of the closed beta test for For Honor, running from …

Gaming

The GOP will never find a plan it likes more than Obamacare—and Republicans can never admit it

With Barack Obama in his final days in the Oval Office, congressional Republicans on Jan 11. set in motion the process to repeal his signature healthcare law. But in Obama’s farewell address earlier this week, he took a moment to call the GOP’s bluff. “[If] anyone can put together a plan that is …

Health Care

Nintendo Switch: 6 questions to be answered

Nintendo will lift the lid on its upcoming Switch console on Friday, hosting an event at 4am GMT before allowing the world's gaming press to trial the console.<p>The Switch, previously codenamed the NX, was first revealed in October, but all fans got was a short teaser video revealing the basic design …