Preet Sidhu

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Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India.<p>A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 from its own coal-powered boiler and using it to make baking soda.<p>Crucially, the technology is running without subsidy, …

The Best Data Visualizations of the Year Are Absolutely Incredible

The winners of the inaugural Data Stories Competition, which highlights some of the most creative and fascinating scientific data visualizations of …

This Device Can Zap Your Brain Into A State Of Zen. Is That A Good Thing?

Brain stimulation has gone DIY -- but some neuroscientists aren't on board.<p>What if you could zap your brain into a state of calm or energy with only the push of a button?<p>It may sound like the stuff of sci-fi, but it's now the promise of a new class of tech wearables created by teams of Silicon …

Stream 18 Hours of Free Guided Meditations

This year’s crazed election got you stressed out? Or just life in general? “It’s never too late,” Allen Ginsberg reminds us, “to meditate.” On …

Meditation

48 Hours of Joseph Campbell Lectures Free Online: The Power of Myth & Storytelling

You may not be interested in politics, they say, but politics is interested in you. The same, if you believe famed mythologist Joseph Campbell, goes …

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Here's Why Facebook Is Partly to Blame for the Rise of Donald Trump

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has triggered a frenzy of blame and finger-pointing unlike anything we’ve seen in …

Lisbon Web Summit: AI to destroy millions of jobs

Investors believe it is "inevitable" that artificial intelligence will destroy millions of jobs and that governments are unprepared for it, a new …

Artificial Intelligence

J.R.R. Tolkien biopic Middle Earth will add new depth to Lord of the Rings

Earlier this week, <i>Deadline</i> revealed that New Line Cinema would be revisiting the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien. Rather than adapting one of his many novels or stories, director James Strong will be helming a film about the author himself, which has the potential to give viewers an entirely new way of …

Native Apps are Doomed

From now on, I won’t be building any more native apps. All my apps going forward will be progressive web apps. Progressive web apps are web …

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Podcasting

16 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for November

It’s November already. How the hell did that happen? Best hope you’re caught up on your October reading, because November boasts a bumper crop of …

Science Fiction

Researchers accidentally turn CO2 into ethanol

While governments around the world continue the long, hard work of regulating away the future use of fossil fuels, scientists have discovered how to …

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth

Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated …

Motivation

12 Highly Bingeable Urban Fantasy Series

By now. you’ve probably finished your Netflix <i>Luke Cage</i> binge. Undoubtedly you feel bereft, adrift, and without anything new to fill your brainspace. …

Books

BMW’s New Motorcycle Concept Is So Smart You Won’t Need a Helmet

On Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., BMW Group debuted a motorcycle concept so artificially intelligent that it eliminates the need for the rider to …

How to Choose the Right Font (According to Science)

Welcome to a scientific resource on fonts.<p>Do you spend WAY too long looking for fonts? Do you have trouble finding fonts that “feel right” for your …

Inventor of The Internet’s Most Terrifying Search Engine Shows Us How To Use It

Thanks to Shodan, it’s incredibly easy to find hackable things on the internet.<p>The internet isn't just made of Facebook, Motherboard, 4chan and all your other favorite websites. There are thousands of devices, such as webcams, smart light bulbs, printers, and even smart homes, connected to it and …

Flexible typography with CSS locks

In early 2012, I shared a formula for “molten leading”, or fluid line spacing. Experienced typographers know that long lines of text need more line …