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How quantum computing could wreak havoc on cryptocurrency

Quantum computing is promising to be one of the biggest technological revolutions of the modern era.<p>By harnessing the power of quantum mechanics, machines will be able to achieve data processing of speed and complexity unattainable with current computers. Traditional computers are based on a binary …

Quantum Computing

13 places with the bluest water in the world

Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week — who are we to limit you) staring off into a tranquil blue sea.<p>To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you're at it, we've put together a list of some of the bluest waters in …

National Parks

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018

Fancy staying in a converted convent or an old post office that’s been given a new stamp of style? Wepick new places across Europe, from affordable dorms to sea view suites<p><b>Torel Avantgarde,</b> <b>Porto</b><p><b>Doubles from</b> €90 room-only<b><br>Opened</b> September 2017<b><br>Bedrooms</b> 47<br>As the name suggests, this new boutique hotel</i> …

European Travel

3:59

CNET reporters Roger Cheng and Ben Fox Rubin tackle the top tech stories of the day. Don't mind their awkwardness.<p>Latest News<p>Say good bye to net neutrality: What now? (The 3:59, Ep. 390)We discuss what's next for net neutrality, Amazon home robots and the death of cash. Articleby Roger ChengApril …

Mark Zuckerberg

Part-Time Genius

From rockets on pogo-sticks to nuclear powered toasters, there's a whole strange world of emerging technologies that will improve and/or ruin …

You’re going to be eating crickets, so just get over it

The Aspire Food Group thinks insects could help address food sustainability and insecurity, and it's using tech to make that happen.<p>We all ask our friends for favors. Usually, it's things like rides to the airport or help moving someplace new. I asked my friends to come to my place and eat crickets …

Insects

Why This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-Grown Meat Startup Can Solve the Global Food Crisis | Inc.com

Uma Valeti remembers the first time he really thought about where meat comes from. A cardiologist turned founder, Valeti grew up in Vijayawada, India, where his father was a veterinarian and his mother taught physics. When he was 12, he attended a neighbor's birthday party. In the front yard, …

Agriculture

‘You Want to F*ck With Me Tonight?’: Horror Stories from the Texas Capitol

Groping, forced kisses, and lurid cat-calls: New accusations hit two prominent Democratic state legislators from Texas.<p>Lauren*, a Texas legislative …

Deliverance From 27,000 Feet

Two mountain climbers died near the top of Mount Everest in 2016. Their bodies lay frozen there for a year. Then a journey began to bring them home.

Mount Everest

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.<p>The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur, a sandstone monument that was constructed beside …

Medicine

U.S. troops will stay in Syria to counter ‘strategic’ threat from Iran

BEIRUT — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday committed the United States to an indefinite military presence in Syria, citing a range of policy goals that extend far beyond the defeat of the Islamic State as conditions for American troops to go home.<p>But a crisis unfolding on the …

Middle East

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Cell Biology

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Creativity

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality

The possibility of life beyond our solar system just got a lot slimmer

With the incredible number of galaxies that mankind can observe from its tiny little perch here in the Milky Way, we know there is an absolutely …

Exoplanets

Want to Boost Memory by 20 Percent? Science Says Do This 1 Simple Activity | Inc.com

If you like to spend your break time with a quick jaunt around the corner to buy a coffee, nobody's judging. But according to science, you might be better off if you took time out of your day to get on a trail and make friends with some trees. That's because time in nature literally changes brain …

Humanity

Neuroscience Reveals The Benefits of Fasting. And Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It

I came across this TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. It …

Neuroscience

Innovative Ways Companies Are Repurposing Food Waste

<i>We love to brainstorm ways to cook with our food scraps, and this got us thinking about large-scale food producers and retailers, and how companies are addressing the issue of food waste. As consumers and retailers continue to dispose of nearly 1/3 of all food in the US (the equivalent of $160</i> …

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

LIGO

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Quantum Mechanics

Want to Be Happier and Less Stressed? Here Are 6 Strategies to Taking on Any Challenge | Inc.com

No matter who you are or what you've accomplished, life is full of experiences that can pull you underwater so deeply that it feels as if you will never re-surface.<p>Zen priest and Harvard educator Robert Waldinger leads The Harvard Study of Adult Development, which has tracked 724 men for 75 years …

Happiness

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

One Smart Bot<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, OpenAI’s newest robot system should leave humanity blushing. Not only can it …

Artificial Intelligence

Multiverse: have astronomers found evidence of parallel universes?

To many these past 12 months seem as if we have already slipped into a parallel universe but Brexit and Trump are nothing compared to the alternate universes some astronomers are contemplating<p>They call it the multiverse. It’s a cosmos in which there are multiple universes. And by multiple, I mean …

Dark Matter

11 Habits of Remarkably Happy People | Inc.com

Despite how appealing turmoil, negativity, and pessimism can sometimes seem, being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful than those who are not.<p>Check out these 11 habits very happy people do every single day, and start incorporating them into your …

Happiness

10 Incredible National Parks in America to visit (for free!)

To celebrate National Park Week, on April 15–16 and 22–23 visitors get it in for free! On these National Park Week weekends, every national park will …

National Parks

New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

Dark Matter

The Inca Culture

HISTORY<p>The Inca empire and culture was largely destroyed by the Spanish in the most brutal conquest seen on the American continent. Under the …

Hard drives of the future could be made of DNA

Our data-driven society is churning out more information than traditional storage technology can handle, so scientists are looking for a solution in Nature's hard drive: DNA. A pair of researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center recently wrote a full computer operating system, …