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Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

by Kristin Houser January 6, 2018 Hard Science 41547<p>The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between …

A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

Baidu’s ambitious plan for ‘everyone on this planet’ to use its conversational AI DuerOS

Last month was huge for Baidu. On the same day it opened its conversational AI platform DuerOS to businesses and third parties at its first-ever artificial intelligence developer conference, the Chinese search giant announced it had acquired Kitt.ai, a creator of bots for chat apps like Facebook …

Baidu

Machine Learning for Humans🤖👶

Simple, plain-English explanations accompanied by math, code, and real-world examples.<p>Roadmap<p><b>Part 1: Why Machine Learning Matters</b><b>.</b> <i>The big picture of</i> …

9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt

Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous …

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

17 helpful Google products and services you never knew existed

While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example: Did you know Google has a massive free library of fonts?<p>Here are some of the …

Apps

Apple Hires Sony Pictures TV Chiefs Jamie Erlicht, Zack Van Amburg for Top Video Posts

Apple has tapped longtime Sony Pictures Television presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht for newly created posts overseeing worldwide …

How a Brain Researcher Discovered the Fountain of Youth in a 93-year-old Athlete

Olga Kotelko helped researchers discover just how beneficial exercise is for the brain.<p>Aga Burzynska is rock climbing on a bluff outside Fort Collins, CO, as she often does. While she reaches for craggy fingerholds in the veined surface, Burzynska, a neuroscientist, calculates and recalculates, her …

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

3 Retirement Rules Everyone Should Follow

There's no fool-proof retirement plan, but following these three rules will put you light-years ahead of your peers.<p>We aren't great at saving for …

Retirement

Linking Up: MyHUBBER Wants To Reward Users For Social Engagement

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>When it comes to the development of new apps in the realm of social engagement, the main thing to consider is whether it is up to the task of going …

The Secret To Becoming Unbearably Attractive

<i>This post was originally published on Techealthiest as part of Healthy Narcissism Month.</i><p>People obsess way too much about the physical changes needed to become more attractive to others.<p>I'm not saying that eating right and exercising aren't important. It's just that there are other minor changes …

Self-improvement

MIT’s Next Breakthrough Interface? Temporary Tattoos

Inspired by popular gold leaf temporary tattoos, MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research teamed up on a crafty new wearable interface.<p>We’ve seen stick-on circuits capable of putting a phone on your finger, and while they’re certainly incredible to behold, they aren’t accessible outside of world-class …

Wearable Tech

Google Has A Solution For The UX Design Education Gap: Google

A new degree program with SCAD aims to “fill the gaps” in user experience design education.<p>As a profession, “designer” is constantly evolving. Fifty years ago, chances are you’d either be a graphic designer, industrial designer, or furniture designer. In five decades, you might be an artificial …

How I Learned To Have Mind-Blowing, Intimate Sex Every Time

Sting was sitting on Oprah's couch talking about sex. It was 2003 and I was 30 years old. He waxed poetic about his hourslong lovemaking sessions. …

Relationships

Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms

A group of recent studies on technology in education, across a wide range of real-world settings, have come up far short of a ringing endorsement.<p>The studies include research on K-12 schools and higher ed, both blended learning and online, and show results ranging from mixed to negative. A deeper …

Education

Forget Technical Debt — Here's How to Build Technical Wealth

<b>Andrea Goulet</b> and her business partner sat in her living room, casually reviewing their strategic plan, when an episode of <i>This Old House</i> came on …

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Psychology

The UX Secret That Will Ruin Apps For You

Facebook servers crunch your data in milliseconds, but the user interface takes longer to load. That’s by design.<p>A friendly robot greets me on Facebook. He’s dressed like a doctor, stethoscope and all, here to do a security checkup. So for the next 5 to 10 seconds, I wait as he pokes and prods my …

Facebook *is* biasing the news — but not in the way you think

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to show a video of Philando Castile— a black man who was shot by the police at a routine traffic stop in Minnesota — on the Facebook Live video platform. It shows Castile covered in blood, dying next to his distraught girlfriend and her baby …

Social Media

Paul Allen's space company nears debut of world's biggest plane

MOJAVE, Calif. (Reuters) - A space launch company bankrolled by Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching satellites into orbit from the world’s biggest airplane.<p>Stratolaunch Systems, a unit of Allen’s privately …

How Syfy is Leading The Charge With Imagining Diverse Futures

Over the last couple of seasons of television, critics and audiences have begun to pay a considerable amount of attention to the role of women and …

NASA's retro guide to future living - CNN Style

Written by Thomas Page, CNN<p>It's early evening and you're with friends, enjoying a drink or two. The sun is shining after all and it's been a long week.<p>The river nearby shimmers in the light. You follow its course, your eyes gradually moving up, up, over your head and then down to the other side. …

Forget Myers-Briggs, algorithms can better predict team chemistry

Inspired by the techniques used by online dating sites, Saberr’s formula uses analytics to tell whether a team will succeed or fail<p>Tune in to any post-work conversation on the train home and it’s unlikely to be a co-worker’s skills but rather some difficulty in interpersonal relationships that’s …

Myers-Briggs

Apple is working on an AI system that wipes the floor with Google and everyone else

Apple/YouTube<p>Siri is due for a big upgrade.<p>Apple now has the tech in place to give its digital assistant a big boost thanks to a UK-based company …

Three reasons why AI is taking off right now (and what you need to do about it)

Tech and economics are aligning so that machine intelligence can take off in a big way: here's why.<p>Three factors are combining to create a tipping …

Ray Kurzweil is building a chatbot for Google

It's based on a novel he wrote, and will be released later this year<p>Inventor Ray Kurzweil made his name as a pioneer in technology that helped machines understand human language, both written and spoken. These days he is probably best known as a prophet of The Singularity, one of the leading voices …