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Inside The Hyperloop: transport's mind-boggling new future

"Is there truly a new mode of transport - a fifth mode after planes, trains, cars and boats?"<p>Elon Musk, the founder of Paypal, SpaceX and Tesla …

High-speed Rail

A History of Punctuation for the Internet Age

“People don’t know why they get so upset about language,” David Crystal told me recently, over Skype from his home in Wales. “ ‘Potato’s,’ with an apostrophe ‘S,’ ” he offered, as an example of the kind of thing that drives some people batty, “but you ask them, ‘Why are you so upset?’, and they …

Linguistics

How to Be Creative: 6 Secrets Backed By Research

Whether it’s at work or in our free time, many of us would love to learn how to be creative. Coming up with great ideas and new perspectives is a …

Creativity

Google's commercial quantum computer is 100 million times faster than a PC

The quantum computer resoundingly beat a conventional computer in a series of tests.<p>In what could change the era of computers, researchers from …

44 Things People Say When They Are Stuck | Inc.com

Change doesn't happen by magic but as a result of taking action. If you want to move ahead in your business, if you want to excel in your leadership, if you want to create a successful start-up, you need to make it happen.<p>Some of the greatest obstacles you may face lie within yourself. Think of the …

Motivation

This documentary is a lesson in judging a book by its cover

Don’t let the nickname fool you: New York native Lucky Torres (née Waleska Torres Ruiz) has <i>really</i> had it rough. A headstrong kid brought up in the state’s crippled foster care system, Lucky did lots of bouncing around between juvenile detention centres, group homes and mental health facilities. Her …

Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours)

Some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives. Those journals served two purposes: a permanent record for …

Andy Warhol

SVG: How to Create Interactive Graphics for Your Website

You surely know that SVG is much more than just a vector-based file format. Animations as well as interactions are also a part of the vector format’s …

Web Design

Polaroid Polaroid White Digital Camera

Programming Skills to Land a New Job

Interested in developing sought after skills to improve your employability? Want to advance or change your career?Check out the field of computer …

Online Education

The 32 Best Fantasy Books Of 2015

2015 has been a truly great year for fantasy, with a number of stunning debuts, startlingly original standalones, and excellent new installments in beloved series.<p>Hawkins' fantastic debut novel <i>The Library at Mount Char</i> is the story of a deeply strange, highly unsettling family—the likes of which …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

A former Fortune 500 CEO and entrepreneurs who’ve built multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies share how they motivate themselves …

Google’s mind-bending quantum computer actually works

A major breakthrough from Google’s quantum-computing team could eventually lead to artificial-intelligence systems complex enough to make sci-fi …

Breakthroughs

Scientists Can Now Read a Fly's Mind

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sarah Sloat</b><p>Flies don't get a lot of respect from humankind. It's a shame because they're not too different from us -- they really like the smell of bananas; they also creep around meals left on the kitchen counter. Flies and humans share between 99 to …

These Are The Best-Selling Books Of 2016 So Far

It's time for some great reading. Now that it's finally July, you may find yourself gravitating toward books that inspire you to seize the season. …

Books

Watch This Artist Construct The World's Most Intricate Paper Airplane

Artist Luca Iaconi-Stewart has constructed what may be the world’s most detailed paper airplane. Commissioned by Singapore Airlines as part of an ad …

Al Capone

The world’s favorite fruit is slowly but surely being driven to extinction

The virulent banana-killing disease that quietly stalked through East and Southeast Asia since the 1960s is now on a global conquest. Since 2013, the lethal fungus has jumped continents, ravaging crops in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia.<p>It’s clear the strategies for containing …

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The 15 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

8. Gone Baby Gone<p>Ben Affleck’s best film (and don’t let anyone kid you about Argo, which is good but not this good), Gone Baby Gone is an exploration …

Ben Affleck
Net Neutrality

Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, dating and more on iOS

Our list of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer quantity of apps for iOS can …

Metal Gear

Rustic Cabin Sanctuaries Hidden within the Tranquil Wilderness

Living in the city can take its toll on a person, forcing an individual to find solace in nature. Fresh air, trees, and woodland sounds can serve as a retreat for someone who needs to get away from the everyday stressors they face. That was the inspiration behind upstate New York's Beaver Brook—an …

This Guy Put a Stabilized Camera on a Boomerang

Did you know you can shoot aerial photos and videos by putting a stabilized camera on a <i>boomerang</i>? Victor Poulin of Boomerangs by Vic recently …

Mobile Photography

Why It's Okay to Skip Breakfast

Do you want to turn your body into a fat-burning machine? Skipping breakfast could be the answer.<p>While our physiology is largely geared to a feast-and-famine pattern of energy intake, characteristic of our hunter-gatherer homo sapiens ancestors, we live in a modern world where food is abundant and …

Nutrition