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Motorcycle tour, India: Not so easy rider

Riding the NH49. Photo: Rafeek Manchayil<p>Vintage retro hipster-style travel image of Kerala with green tea plantations in mountains in Munnar. Photo: …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

The Best Quotes About Writing From Literature Laureates’ Nobel Prize Speeches

As Alice Munro’s daughter is in Stockholm today collecting her mother’s Nobel Prize for Literature — there won’t be a speech; the frail Munro …

Profiles of Milan Residents Perfectly Merged with Architecture

<i>Profili di Milano (Profiles of Milan)</i> is a unique black and white series that merges the Italian city with the people who live there. Created by designer and photographer Francesco Paleari, each composition is an abstract mix of a single portrait with Milan's historic architecture. The artist uses …

Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #6

Transparency

Science Podcast: 13 December Show

John McGann discusses with Sarah Crespi about the power of fearful smells to alter the sensory machinery of the nose.<p>Richard Kerr talks to Linda Poon …

A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries …

How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Despite a strong philosophical connection, computers and brains inhabit separate realms in research. IBM, though, believes the time is ripe to bring them together.<p>Through research projects expected to take a decade, Big Blue is using biological and manufactured forms of …

Can Machine Algorithms Truly Mimic the Depths of Human Communication?

<i>Mayel de Borniol and Josef Dunne are the founders of Babelverse, a TNW Conference 2012 alumni focused on human translation technology. Stephanie Jo Kent is a certified American Sign Language interpreter and works at Babelverse as a researcher and trainer in Communication and Interpretation.</i><p>A few …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Depression Part Two

I remember being endlessly entertained by the adventures of my toys. Some days they died repeated, violent deaths, other days they traveled to space …

This Weekend’s Hashtag Project: #WHPmotherlylove

The goal this weekend is to document what motherly love means to you. Some ideas to get you started: If you’ll be spending time with your mom for …

Mother's Day