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2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year: winning photos announced

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year<p>'Dancing Octopus' Gabriel Barathieu/UPY 2017<p>The winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year …

Now MailChimp Is Helping Small Businesses Buy Facebook Ads

The company famous for email campaigns wants to be a one-stop shop for online marketing.<p>While MailChimp has made its name as an email marketing tool, the Atlanta company is branching out into other areas of digital advertising, starting with a feature launched on Thursday that lets customers buy …

Design Plagiarism Is A Serious Problem–This Startup’s AI Could Help

It’s an omnipresent fear for companies and designers alike. Deep learning might hold the solution.<p>There are two competing nightmare scenarios for any company unveiling a new brand or logo. The first is that the internet will rise up in righteous indignation about how awful it is or what part of …

Renewable energy is violating human rights as much as fossil fuels have for decades

Before she was killed, prominent indigenous activist Berta Caceres wrote a letter to Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.<p>“The threat to Rio Blanco has returned due to this new onslaught by DESA Corporation,” Caceres wrote in Spanish in …

Human Rights

Brand Colors: What They Say About You (Emotional Branding)

Ever walk into a store and feel serene? I get that sensation at Z Gallerie.<p>Branding is such an important aspect on how customers perceive (and …

Marketing

4 Google data sets to kickstart machine learning

You can always count on Google to have data -- tons of it, generated by the users who interact with and upload content to its services.Google uses …

Machine Learning

16 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight + Lunch Tomorrow

If there are two things that just about everyone hates, it’s doing anything but binge watching Netflix on a Sunday and worrying about what to pack for your impressive make-ahead lunch for Monday. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to both of those things: slow cooker chicken. Sure, you’ve been …

The Classic Sci-Fi Art of Peter Elson | Peter Elson Fantasy Artist

<b>Peter Elson</b> was a British science fiction and fantasy artist we grew up with here in the UK, his ability to create strange alien worlds and out of …

Magadha Kingdom

Magadha was an ancient kingdom located on the Indo-Gangetic plains in eastern India and spread over what is today the modern state of Bihar. At the …

'Arrival' Looks Like It Will Make Up for a Lousy Year for Sci-Fi Movies

If your idea of great science fiction is 'Blade Runner,' 'Gattaca,' or '2001: A Space Odyssey,' then 'Arrival' should be a treat.<p>This year has been a fairly disappointing year for science-fiction films. <i>Independence Day: Resurgence</i> garnered a dreadful 32 percent at Rotten Tomatoes; the much-hyped</i> …

A visual introduction to machine learning

In machine learning, computers apply <b>statistical learning</b> techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make …

ROYCE’ Chocolate

ROYCE’ has grown from Japan’s best kept secret to an international phenomenon. Their collection in India is carefully selected to appeal to the …

Ancient Societies, Civilisations and Human History | Dr. David Neiman | Audio books recording and videos about ancient societies, civilizations and ancient human history of writing by biblical historian Dr. David Neiman

The rise of Islam was a shock to the Western world.<p>Also available<p>Audiobooks on Ancient Societies and Civilisations<p>$144 hours 16 minutesCradles of …

Anthropology

Nivea actually built a seagull robot that craps sunscreen on you at the beach

With the arrival of summertime comes the increase of trips to the beach, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that you’d need to be on top of your …

Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy: The Essential Reading List (2016)

Recommendations from <i>Niall Harrison, Nisi Shawl, Jaymee Goh, Indra Das, Anil Menon & Others</i><p>What are some of the most successful examples of Asian …

Books

Alevo, The Other Energy Storage Gigafactory, Begins To Stir

In late 2014, a virtually unknown company called Alevo announced it was entering the energy storage market with a new inorganic, sulfur-based lithium ion battery technology that it had acquired from the bankrupt German company fortu PowerCell. Alevo entered the U.S. with a big splash, investing …

Energy

Are we alone? A new twist on the famous Drake Equation ups the odds that we aren’t

From the UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER:<p>In 1961, astrophysicist Frank Drake developed an equation to estimate the number of advanced civilizations likely to …

University of Washington

"The Way We Fall": Eerie Illustrations Of An Apocalyptical World By Yuri Shwedoff

Whether we imagine the world as a futuristic dystopia or a charred wasteland, post-apocalyptic images weigh heavily on our cultural imaginations. In …

5 Indian Food Dishes You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

There are so many reasons to extol the virtues of a slow cooker. Most of them center around this appliance's convenience. While the slow cooker does …

Slow Cookers

Scientists Perform Key Step in The Water-Splitting Reaction With 100 Percent Efficiency

Bring on the hydrogen fuel.<p>If scientists could find a way to cheaply and easily split water into its molecular parts, it would give us access to an …

Creating worlds that feel ancient | Spriggan's Den

In my current work to sharpen the profile of the <i>Ancient Lands</i> setting I am creating, I started looking deeper into the old Planetary Romance genre. …

Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Here's the one scientific fact that blows my mind

The world's leading futurist Ray Kurzweil isn't shocked by much. Except for this one thing.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on how to prolong his own life until science figures out how to make us immortal.<p>The futurist …

Use the 50/20/30 Rule to Outline Your Budget For Every Need

The best way to keep a balanced budget is to decide your financial boundaries before you start spending. The 50/20/30 rule can help you keep every …

Personal Finance

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Space Science

Exoplanet census suggests Earth really is special

There are an estimated 700 million trillion terrestrial planets in the observable universe. Among them, Earth may very well be one of a kind according to a new study from Uppsala University in Sweden. Astronomer Erik Zackrisson and his team have been running computer simulations to model all of the …

Best science fiction and fantasy for February

In <b>Beacon 23</b> (John Joseph Adams, $28), Hugh Howey presents us with a wisecracking, slightly obsessive-compulsive ex-soldier. This nameless narrator now operates a space station — called Beacon 23 — that helps illuminate the Milky Way so ships can safely maneuver through it. He is a cynical, lonely …

Science Fiction

List of the top 100 geospatial start-ups and companies in the world

Maps, drones, apps, ibeacons, navigation, GPS, remote sensing… we love everything “location”. This of course includes geospatial companies and …

List-Worthy

Here's the hidden strategy behind Saudi Arabia's oil plan

Or, alternatively, are they targeting specific global competitors and specific national markets?<p>Did they start with a particular strategy in November 2014 when Saudi Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali al-Naimi announced the new market share policy at the OPEC meeting in Vienna and are …

A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to connect you with African mythology

Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of <i>Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa.<p>Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with his …

African Culture