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The AI detectives

As neural nets push into science, researchers probe back<p>Jason Yosinski sits in a small glass box at Uber's San Francisco, California, headquarters, …

DeepMind researchers develop neural arithmetic logic units (NALU)

The ability to represent and manipulate numerical quantities can be observed in many species, including insects, mammals and humans. This suggests …

You can pilot the Blackfly personal flyer without a license

Engineers say the Blackfly personal flyer is easy enough for just about anyone to control.

22 things to do after work that’ll enrich your life more than happy hour and Netflix

Are you feeling a little uninspired lately? It could be because you’ve gotten into a bit of a rut, especially when it comes to your after-work …

Naked 360-degree body-scanning mirror tracks body transformations

San Francisco's Naked Labs has started shipping its 3D-scanning smart mirror with rotating scale. Connected to a mobile app, the Naked scales build …

No Hub, No Wheel: The Future of E-bikes?

New electric motorcycle concept out of Finland showcases some really out there designThere’s an old saying that goes, “If you want to win, hire a …

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

Hitch Hotel Camper

Designed and built in the USA from lightweight fiberglass and T6 aluminum, the Hitch Hotel is the world's first expandable wheel free trailer. The …

A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep

The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.<p>Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? …

Self-made millionaire: 'I don't save money'—here's why

You’ve heard the saying, “cash is king,” but what if I told you it’s not? In fact, cash is garbage — inflation eats it. $1,000 in 1960 had the …

Great Pacific Garbage Patch cleanup is drawing near

An unsettling study released in March showed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a teeming collection of floating plastic junk located between California and Hawaii, is now three times the size of France. But it may start shrinking soon if non-profit The Ocean Cleanup gets its way.<p>The Ocean Cleanup is …

Electric bicycle heavyweights Shimano and Brose both unveil new competing mid-drive motors

This week has been a good one for innovation in the electric bicycle industry, with two major players both unveiling new designs for mid-drive motors built specifically for electric mountain bikes.<p>Brose dropped the new Drive S Mag, a magnesium update to their previous Drive S that both increases …

Volkswagen makes van life bigger with production California XXL camper van

Even before VW's official announcement today, all stars seemed to be aligning for a production version of the 2017 California XXL concept. After …

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

Seattle becomes first major U.S. city to ban straws

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In one fell sip, Seattle on Sunday became the first major U.S. city to ban drinking straws, an environmentally friendly move that leaders hope will spark a nationwide …

Here Are Free AI Learning Resources For Beginners

Image Source: BaiduGiven how artificial intelligence is a buzzing topic, it has sparked a slew of beginner-friendly introductory resources that clear …

Kymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom

Like with cars, established companies are following in the footsteps of startups<p>One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter. It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company …

See How Algae Could Change Our World

<i>Correction: This post has been updated since it was published on June 15,</i> 2018<i>, to reflect how Royal Dutch Shell and Department of Energy grant was used, the attributes of algae and the uses of algae through those studies.</i><p>Charles Greene is a climate scientist who looks at the impact of climate on …

Sustainability

McDonald's is scrapping plastic straws in one of its biggest markets — and the US could be next

McDonald's is ditching plastic straws in all of its 1,361 UK and Ireland restaurants in what could turn out to be a playbook for its operations in the rest of the world.<p>The company says paper straws, which are more environmentally friendly, will replace plastic ones starting in September.<p>The BBC …

What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil?

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Renewable Energy

How I Ended Up Living Off the Grid in New Mexico

Last October, my partner Colleen and I bought a 1,200 square-foot off-grid cabin in Abiquiu, New Mexico. We have 40 sandy acres covered with juniper and piñon, and a front porch that looks out on Cerro Pedernal, the looming flat top mountain made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe, who lived and painted in …

New Mexico

The Next Trend In Travel Is… Don’t.

B<b>ali is in the midst</b> of an ecological crisis. Half of the Indonesian island’s rivers have dried up. Its beaches are eroding. In 2017, officials …

Horrifying moment SIX Arizona police swarm on an unarmed black man, with one viciously beating him unconscious because 'he wouldn't sit down'

Police in Arizona were caught on surveillance camera beating a man of color in the face until he became unconscious, for no apparent reason.<p>Three …

Mystery of Easter Island finally solved? - CNN iReport

The key to the riddle of Easter Island was hidden in plain sight, but was not seen for long time. While we were all fixing our attention on giant statues – Moai -we forgot to pay enough attention to stone platforms they were standing on. And those platforms were the key to the riddle.<p>Polynesian …

South America

A House Built Around a Tree

A house that blends into the forest. The creator of the architectural firm A.Mason Architects and A.Masow Design Studio created the project “Tree in …

Solar Panels

What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health

Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.<p>Number twos are a tricky subject. We all do them. Indeed, excreting waste is critical to life. But polite society and its rules of etiquette ensure we’re rarely brave enough to speak about them.<p>The feces—or stools—we produce …

Electric Vehicles on the Road Are Set to Triple in Two Years

Teslas and Nissan Leafs are likely to become a much more common sight on the world’s roads in the next two years, the International Energy Agency …

Why Thousands of Researchers Are Boycotting Nature’s Upcoming AI Journal

Early next year, the Springer Nature publishing group will launch a new subscription journal devoted to artificial intelligence. Like its other …

Artificial Intelligence

Everything You Need to Know About Microdosing’s Micromoment

As of one month ago, I knew of just one friend who microdosed; my friend, who is a musician, said he was taking 0.1 grams of mushrooms a few mornings …