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Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

Life Before ‘Having It All’: Portrait of a Working Girl in 1940

The White Collar Girl: Model Carol Lorell stands in for Ginger Rogers, star of the upcoming adaptation of novel "Kitty F<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

Loneliness

This Tiny Washing Machine Would Make Laundry Day Suck a Lot Less

Forget spending an entire day at the laundromat. Soon, you’ll be able to wash your clothes faster at home… without using any electricity. Pick your jaw up off the floor, and put the washboard away. Because with a few taps of your foot, you will be able to do just that with a five-liter machine …

Washing Machines

Why a 31-year-old Yale grad gave up a $95,000 salary to move to the Caribbean and scoop ice cream

Noelle Hancock actually did it.<p>On Cosmopolitan.com, Hancock explains why she walked away from her $95,000 salary as a journalist in New York City, her East Village apartment, and most of her belongings to move to St. John, the smallest of the US Virgin Islands.<p>Four years ago, inspired by a tropical …

Ice Cream

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Mind

The 33 Best Donut Shops in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>If the donut was becoming newly hip again last year during our first compendium of the best donut shops across the country, it is a full-blown trend now, as artisanal donut shops have risen up like those magical yeasty treats all across America. And though, at …

Northern California

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

Mysterious 'supervoid' in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim

A supervoid has been discovered in the universe which is too big to fit into current models<p>Astronomers have discovered a <b>curious empty section of space</b> which is missing around 10,000 galaxies.<p>The ‘supervoid’, which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is the largest known structure ever discovered in …

Google just hit a milestone in the development of quantum computers

Scientists have just figured out a solution to one of the biggest problems standing in the way of the development of quantum computers.<p>The latest advancement, from researchers at Google and the University of California, Santa Barbara, is a way to make quantum computers more stable and better able …

Quantum Mechanics

What Your Facebook Use Reveals About Your Personality

Every day when Facebook asks, "What's on your mind?" around 400 million people respond with a status message. While some people take the opportunity to share about their latest meal, other people post photos or inspirational messages. Over the past few years, researchers have discovered the way …

Psychology

The FDA’s phony nutrition science: How Big Food and Agriculture trumps real science — and why the government allows it

Sugar and corn syrup have been pumped into the food chain, causing a dramatic increase in illnesses. Here’s why<p><i>Lie: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Knows What Should Be on Your Plate</i><p>You know by now that sugar has been pumped into the food chain over the last fifty years, especially in the form …

Nutrition

Proof that one simple piece can make a wardrobe

The personal uniform has its advantages. Time-starved entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg, who is known for practically living in a gray t-shirt, say having a uniform frees up brain space for more important matters. Arguably he doesn’t look great, but the wardrobe is functional. More …

Men's Fashion

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

Are women hardwired to love thrillers?

From House of Cards to Gone Girl, thrillers are having a serious moment. Author Rebecca Whitney explains why more women than ever before are looking for an adrenaline-rush to leave them sweaty-palmed on the sofa<p>Thrillers, it seems, are everywhere. They dominate our cinema screens. They jostle for …

Bleak Books to Read in January

January is bleak. Cold. Dark. Depressing. Gone are the merry, or mandatory, festivities around fireplaces; the warm glow of either love or alcohol has crystallized into the hard-eyed stare of a sober new year. Embrace it. Here is the time to look inward. Reflect. Drink cocoa and organize the apps …

Books

Beautiful olde-timey GIF art from the Gif Opera Cabinet

Lovely, evocative animated GIFs from classic source materials.<p>Newly assembled gifs regular uploaded by Gualtiero at The Gif Opera Cabinet. Worth a …

Xeni Jardin

Lars Andersen: a new level of archery

How to Prevent Your Body from Aching During a Long Plane Flight

To keep your bod from hating you after you deplane, Matheny recommends a series of stretches that target the muscles that start to scream. Check out the entire sequence in the pin-able infographic below, then scroll down for a detailed breakdown.<p><b>How to Stretch Pre-Flight</b><br>Doing the following moves at …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo: We intend to sue Fox News

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN Tuesday she intends to sue Fox News in the wake of the channel's coverage of supposed "no-go zones" for non-Muslims.<p>Hidalgo said the channel had "insulted" her city.<p>"When we're insulted, and when we've had an image, then I think we'll have to sue, I think we'll …

Media Industry

Apple’s next major Mac revealed: the radically new 12-inch MacBook Air

Apple is preparing an all-new MacBook Air for 2015 with a radically new design that jettisons standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, and SD card slots in favor of a markedly thinner and lighter body with a higher-resolution display. Sources within Apple, who have used internal …

Tech Heads Unite! CES 2015 in Photos

14 Overrated Tourist Attractions Around The World — And Where To Go Instead

English writer G.K. Chesterton said that the traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist only sees what he came to see.<p>And sometimes, those tourist attractions aren't worth seeing at all.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the biggest …

Times Square

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Self-Taught Chinese Street Photographer Tao Liu Has an Eye for Peculiar Moments

Up until recently, Tao Liu was just an unknown water meter reader in China with an interest in photography. Then people started noticing his clever …

5 Castles Around The World To Stay In

From Spanish fortresses to Devonshire follies, which fairy-tale castle will you stay in?<p><b>1)</b> <b>Cap Rocat, Spain</b> <br>Cut into the cliffs of a private peninsula on Majorca's Bay of Palma, a golden castle-cum-hotel welcomes guests. The sandstone walls and crenellations of this former fortress teeter above more …

5 New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas Inspired by Your Favorite Drink

Drink and dress responsibly.<p>As far as I'm concerned, anything goes on New Year's Eve. This includes: stealing an extra smooch at midnight, eating all the things (the diet doesn't start until next year, and that's at least 5 hours away), and really letting loose as far as your outfit is concerned. …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Autonomous Cars

Here's Everything Apple Will Unveil Next Year

This was a pretty big year for Apple product announcements, with a new big iPhone and the announcement of the Apple Watch.<p>But the company never slows down.

MacBook Air