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With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy …

Space Travel

Do We Need to Rethink the Meaning of Design Thinking?

Can design thinking work across all organizations? Can it solve all problems? Can and should everyone be a designer?<p>Four design experts—Harry West of …

Design

Lacoste swaps out iconic croc logo for endangered species

The polos sold out faster than you can say 'Anegada ground iguana.'<p>Alongside the Ralph Lauren polo horse, the Vineyard Vines whale, the Tommy Bahama …

Lacoste

The Virginity Games Muslim Women Play

If you imagine The Hunger Games to be hard, I can assure you that trying to lose your virginity as a Muslim woman is harder<p>Tae Hyung Kim / EyeEm via …

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Farming

The forever-futuristic knife

There’s something timeless about the CRKT Snap Lock Knife. For starters, looking at it, you probably wouldn’t have figured that this knife was in …

Mirrors have revealed something new about manta rays – and it reflects badly on us

Humans make huge use of marine vertebrates, but manta rays may pass the self-awareness test and other fish potentially could too. Ethically, where does that leave us?<p>As a shark biologist, I enjoy nothing more than going scuba diving with sharks in the wild. However, I realise it’s an immense …

Manta Rays

This Software Works Just as Accurately as Your Lawyer--Only 200 Times Faster

Artificial intelligence startup LawGeex put its software up against a group of lawyers. The results were pretty eye-opening.<p>Watch out, attorneys. The bots are coming--and they're getting good at your job.<p>For some lawyers, contract review takes up a huge chunk of time and it can be extremely tedious.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

These key psychological differences can determine whether you're liberal or conservative

Politically, Americans are highly divided.<p>When it comes to issues of race, immigration, national security, and environmental protection, they disagree about how the government should handle things like never before.<p>Relative to polls in the 1990s, Republicans are now much more likely to say poor …

Psychology

An Artist Sees Data So Powerful It Can Help Us Pick Better Friends

There has been a lot of scary news about big data — about corporations or government invading your privacy. But imagine if we could use our data to make our lives better.<p>That is at the center of artist Laurie Frick's work — she wants to help create a future in which self-delusion is impossible. In …

Personal Data

A Harvard professor thinks that tech’s true power comes from design

There’s great risk attached to providing personal information to tech companies through everyday connections—these days, even as you sleep. Harvard professor Latanya Sweeney says the companies’ great power comes not only from the inescapable presence of their creations but from the ability to …

Pictures Capture the Invisible Glow of Flowers

Ultraviolet light reveals alien-like colors and fairy sparkles in seemingly normal plants.<p>Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s <i>Avatar</i>. Brightly pigmented petals …

3 AI terms all business professionals need to understand

The value and utility of artificial intelligence is a hot topic today. In fact, a recent report by MIT Sloan Management Review asserts that almost 85 percent of executives believe AI “will allow their companies to obtain or sustain a competitive advantage.”<p>But there’s also a lot of confusion about …

Artificial Intelligence

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

Design has to be driven by purpose

The calm of IDEO’s London office belies the bursting ingenuity of the minds inside. It is where we meet Chris Grantham, one of IDEO’s directors, to …

How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School

The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.<p>At a recent teaching conference in Richmond, Virginia, a session on “design thinking” in education drew a capacity crowd. Two middle-school teachers demonstrated how they had used the concept to plan and execute an …

UX Design

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

New Zealand

15 Essential Dress Shoes That Will Make You Look Like a Million Bucks

While spending your shoe budget on anything other than killer sneakers can feel like a tall order in 2018, having a solid arsenal of dress shoes at the ready for your spiffier moments is key. Because nothing can brick a nice outfit like a pair of outdated or just ill-chosen lace-ups and, by the …

With a Single Tweet, Elon Musk Taught a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Love him or hate him, you've got to give Tesla CEO Elon Musk credit for one thing: The man knows how to use social media.<p>Consider the following tweet, which he sent out on December 26:<p>In a few short sentences, Musk provides a masterful lesson in emotional intelligence--the ability to make emotions …

Tesla

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness | Inc.com

<i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.<p>Of all the colorful ways to articulate that truth, one of the best is what Elon …

Motivation

100 Documentaries Every Guy Must See

Documentaries are created to open the viewers’ eyes to certain issues, most of the time controversial. Sometimes, they are filmed to preserve …

The Post

The Five Most Amazing Things That Were 3-D-Printed This Year - MIT Technology Review

Additive manufacturing has been hyped for years. But in 2017 much of its promise materialized: 3-D printing took a series of big steps out of the …

3D Printing

A Woman Faces the Digital Ghosts of Her Past in Swedish Scifi Short Film In the Gap

It’s a bizarre mix between <i>Black Mirror</i> and those Emoji Robots from <i>Doctor Who.</i> This new Swedish short film centers around a woman who, while locked …

A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality

America is trying to come to terms with its economic inequality. Does inequality spur growth or kill it? Is it a necessary evil—or necessarily bad? Angus Deaton, an economics professor at Princeton, and the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics, is asked questions like these all the …

The 13 Weirdest Books That Came Out In 2017

We can all agree that 2017 was a strange year. So fittingly, many wonderfully weird books also came out this year. Before I begin, when I say these …

New Kindle? Load it with the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2017

Here's our roundup of 2017's top science-fiction and fantasy novels.<p>Got an e-reader for the holidays? Lucky you! Welcome to a brave new world of cheaper books and the liberating convenience of slipping an entire vacation's worth of reading into your back pocket.<p>Here's our list of the 10 best …

Books

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Books

There's A Scientific Reason People Are More Interested In Sex Around Christmas

Beyond the mistletoe and spiked eggnog, according to new research, there's apparently a scientific reason as to why people are more interested in sex …

Research