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Writing a Book or Article? Now’s the Time to Create Your ‘Author Platform’

An author platform means you are seeking the right readers for your work and putting yourself forward as an authority.

Writing

Review Of One Of The Best Horror Movies On Netflix, The Jaw-Dropping Splatter-Fest ‘Tag’

The beginning sequence features one of the most spellbinding openings in horror movie history.<p>If you’re looking for the best horror movies on …

Horror

Serverless computing could unleash a new startup ecosystem

While serverless computing isn’t new, it has reached an interesting place in its development. As developers begin to see the value of serverless architecture, a whole new startup ecosystem could begin to develop around it.<p>Serverless isn’t exactly serverless at all, but it does enable a developer to …

Microservices

How the Coen Brothers Use Repetition to Create Comedy

<b>Methods:</b> Palmer describes three basic vehicles with which the Coens deliver repetitious comedy:<p>The Visual: Seeing something over and over again<br>• The …

Coen Brothers

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 …

Machine Learning

"Hay en el espacio grasa como para 40 billones de billones de billones de paquetes de mantequilla"

El universo es rico en moléculas similares a la grasa.<p>Y esta "grasa" es tan abundante que una nave que viajara en el espacio interestelar acabaría con su parabrisas recubierto de una sustancia pegajosa, según el químico <b>Tim Schmidt</b>, de la Universidad de Nueva Gales del Sur, en Sidney, …

This Beautiful Golden Chamber Contains Water So Pure It Can Dissolve Metal

It can detect dying stars.<p>Hidden 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain's …

Physics

Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

The DOE issued those challenges in 2007. That same year, Franco, then a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, was lead author of a paper in</i> …

Nanotech

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

This tool lets you see–and correct–the bias in an algorithm

Accenture’s new Fairness Tool is a way to quickly evaluate whether your data is creating fair outcomes.<p>Algorithms might help decide the terms of your next loan, pull data from your online shopping history to help determine your credit score, assess whether you should be offered a job, or decide …

Artificial Intelligence

Iran’s ancient engineering marvel

Dating back around 3,000 years, the qanat is an ingenious and sustainable solution to Iran’s dearth of easily accessible water.<p><i>What on Earth are those?</i> I thought to myself shortly before landing in the Iranian city of Esfahan one summer. From the aeroplane window, I could see what looked like a …

Ancient History

When It Comes to Achievement, There's Good News and Bad News

It really doesn't matter if you have natural ability or not.<p>You want to dominate in your profession, perfect your skill as a performer, or impress the world with your writing, artwork, or athletic achievements. There's just one problem: You're not very good at whatever it is you seek to do.<p>Should …

Self-improvement

Valle de Paz, el trozo de jungla en Belice donde viven cientos de salvadoreños que huyen de la violencia de su país

A Antonio Díaz* los "muchachos" lo obligaron a entregar US$10.000.<p>El hermano de su mujer, que vivía con ellos, tuvo una relación con la mujer de un vecino y este le exigió a Manuel compensarlo económicamente.<p>Como no tenía ese dinero, pidió que le concedieran 90 días para recolectarlo.<p>Los …

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

Infographics

Stalin’s Handy and Ruthless Henchman

The commissar’s body lay in the corridor of the government building, bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Facing false charges …

Communist Party

The Science Behind Being Funny. This Is No Joke.

Here is a not so serious overview of what science and research says about what makes you funny (or not).<p>I've written about the science behind lots of things, including influence, note taking, procrastination, and even awkward silence.<p>Now to the science of something a little less serious. Like being …

Sigmund Freud

Poop Transplants Can Treat Severe Cases of Diarrhea, Say Scientists

But some say the research is full of crap.<p>It may be hard to consider poop having healing benefits to the human body, but a new study found that fecal …

Medicine

The best coding courses for getting started

To quote the late, great Steve Jobs: “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” Here’s our …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

La trágica historia de la niñera francesa torturada y asesinada por el matrimonio para el que trabajaba en Reino Unido

Una pareja que torturó a la niñera francesa que empleaba, antes de quemar su cuerpo en su jardín, fue condenada esta semana por asesinato en Reino Unido.<p>Pero ¿por qué Sabrina Kouider y Quissem Medouni mataron a la joven de 21 años Sophie Lionnet?<p>El motivo del asesinato es <b>más grotesco de lo que se</b> …

A man is pointing out little-known facts about all of our favorite movies — and it's totally blowing our minds

Whether it's all the Easter eggs in the most recent episode of "Riverdale" or a fan theory that connects all the kingdoms in the Disney universe, behind-the-curtain trivia is undeniably fascinating.<p>That's why a Twitter thread of little-known movie facts is totally blowing our minds right now.<p>David …

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Spoiler Review: Let’s Break This Whole Massive Thing Down Into Hero-Sized Chunks

If you’re one of the millions of moviegoers who helped <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> to gigantic box office over the weekend, and would now like to discuss the movie in more detail — with <b>full spoilers</b> for the whole thing, like in one of my TV episode recaps — then I have many thoughts on the affair, coming …

Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World That You Don’t Want To Own, Ever!

Most of these paintings are either hanging in galleries, or locked away. However, people claim that owning copies, prints, or even looking at them …

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Streaming service Netflix is undoublty hugely popular already thanks to the range of both tv programmes and films it offers.<p>But there is actually a …

ESNE explica cómo hacer un videojuego (I): El diseño

<i>Contenido patrocinado</i><p><b>Cada vez más gente se plantea convertirse en desarrollador de videojuegos,</b> pero no siempre tiene claro de qué forma quiere …

The First Black Hole Close-Up

Astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet didn’t have a supercomputer when he showed the world what a black hole looks like. He just had an IBM 7040 and a …

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

Creativity

Warren Buffett's Advice for a Stock Market Crash

Source: The Motley Fool<p>1 of 9<p>Why you should heed Buffett's advice<p>If you could only listen to one person's advice during a stock market crash, let …

How Firing 1 Employee Nearly Doubled My Company's Productivity

One of my employees was regularly late to work. Sadly--but not surprisingly--she was late to her own firing, too.<p>Company culture is a strange thing: If you don't proactively work to shape it, it will shape itself. Two years ago, I had an employee who was consistently late to work. Alexandria was an …

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