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The 17 Best Books to Read This Summer

Summer reading. Are there two more beautiful words in the English language? The porch, the beach, the pool; the smell of sunscreen and hot sand; the taste of ripe blueberries and a big glass of rosé—it all adds up to the perfect time to curl up or stretch out with a book. And just so you don't have …


9 Ways to Be a Superior Listener and Build Stronger Friendships

Good listening skills are vital to healthy relationships. Whether you're strengthening a relationship, resolving a conflict, or offering support to a …


The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …


Why Notepads Are Better For Productivity [Infographic]

Most of us only put pen to paper during the occasional lecture or workplace meeting. The rest of the time, we stick to a mouse and keyboard. This …


Beams of antimatter spotted blasting towards the ground in hurricanes

Although Hurricane Patricia was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, that didn't stop the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …


The Standard Model of particle physics: The absolutely amazing theory of almost everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …


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Bloomberg Hires AI ‘Artist’ To Create Its Latest Animated Magazine Cover

Image via Bloomberg Business<p><b>Young AI enthusiast</b> Robbie Barrat is fascinated about fusing machine learning with art. Previously, he trained his …

High School

Brainless Creatures Can Do Some Incredibly Smart Things

Some life on Earth can count, anticipate future events, and design railway networks without the distinctive organ.<p>There's no denying that human intelligence makes our species stand out from other life on Earth. Our brains much more than our brawn account for our evolutionary successes—as well as …


Alexander Pope

The acknowledged master of the heroic couplet and one of the primary tastemakers of the Augustan age, Alexander Pope was a central figure in the …


120+ Stephen King Short Stories and Where to Find Them

That’s right. 120 Stephen King short stories, and then some.One. Two. Zero.Stephen King, who is as well known for his prodigiously prolific output of …

Stephen King

Photo Of The Day By Richard Slack

Photo By Richard SlackToday’s Photo Of The Day is “Great Egret” by Richard Slack. Location: Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, North …


Charming Wildlife Portraits Capture the Expressive Faces of Foxes in the Wild

Pairing his passion for photography with his interest in “hanging out” with animals, 21-year-old Ossi Saarinen is dedicated to documenting his encounters with wildlife. While his body of work stars adorable animals all over Helsinki, the Finnish photographer is particularly fascinated by foxes, as …

Nature Photography


Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …


The Top Innovation Books of 2018 (So Far)

Want to be more innovative? Jump-start your brain with the top innovation books of the first half of 2018.<p>Innovation is arguably one of the hottest business topics of the decade. Hundreds of business books are published each year focused on some aspect of innovation. With so many reads and other …


Stunning Travel Street Photography by Zerletti Marcello

Creative travel landscapes by <b>Zerletti Marcello</b>, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and traveler currently based in Berlin, Germany. …


Degas’ Dancers: How Ballerinas Inspired the Iconic Impressionist Artist

No matter how many muses inspired them, certain Impressionist artists are associated with a single, signature subject. From Claude Monet‘s <i>Water Lilies</i> to the mother-daughter relationships captured by Mary Cassatt, each theme offers viewers a glimpse into the artist's interests, influences, and …


NASA Is About to Create The Coldest Temperature in The Universe, Using Lasers in Space

We can't deal with the awesomeness.<p>In the quest for ever-colder temperatures, NASA is sending an apparatus to the International Space Station that …

Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions

Quantum Physics

Innovation Is Law's New Game, But Wicked Problems Remain.

‘Legal innovation’ is no longer an oxymoron. The staid, precedent bound, legal guild is slowly morphing into something different. The contours of the new legal order are still being shaped and the dominant players have yet to emerge. Even confirmed industry Luddites concede the legal …


This Summer's Hottest New Books For Every Type of Reader

This Summer is all about reading the most anticipated books from some of the literary world's most compelling voices. From captivating memoirs to dramatic thrillers, this list of diverse and highly anticipated Summer reads will keep you busy all season long.


Nvidia researchers create AI, deep-learning system to enable robots to learn from human demonstration

The paper detailing the method is being outlined at a conference in Brisbane, Australia.<p>Nvidia researchers have created a deep-learning system that …

Deep Learning

The Creativity of Philosophy

“I think of philosophy as partly a creative process and discipline, and I think it would be a tremendous shame if we lost sight of that part of …


Creativity Is The Skill Of The Future

When we look at the world we live in today, it is easy to see how the technological advances have completely redefined the way we live and communicate. With the influx of social media apps, we are now able to talk to virtually any person on any corner of the earth. Instagram, as an example, has …


Creative Problem Solving: Create Meaning from Contradictory Ideas

Those who succeed in an unending changing environment are able to do one thing really well:<p>Create meaning from contradictory ideas.<p>We can create …


Why Creativity Is Now More Important Than Intelligence

It's the automation, stupid.<p><i>by</i><p>, Creativity expert and anthropologist<p>In a word: computers. Machines can now do what you could call IQ-style thinking – …

Artificial Intelligence