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This startup wants to bring super-fast, wireless internet to your home

The team from Project Decibel, Inc., today announced the launch of Starry, Inc., a Boston- and New York-based technology company focused on …

AI Algorithm Identifies Humorous Pictures - MIT Technology Review

Humor is a uniquely human quality. Most people can recognize funny sentences, incidents, pictures, videos, and so on. But it is not always easy to …

My Last Day as a Surgeon

<i>In May of 2013, the Stanford University neurosurgical resident Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic lung cancer. He was thirty-six years old. In his two remaining years—he died in March of 2015—he continued his medical training, became the father to a baby girl, and wrote</i> …

Singapore's New Elevated Park Will Cross the Entire Country

The 15-mile park will cover almost the entire length of the island nation.<p>Move over, New York City's activityThe High LineThe High Line and Paris's Promenade Plantée: Singapore is the latest destination to get in on the elevated park trend—and this one will cover the entire span of the country. …

Birth control for men comes down to flipping a switch

The Bimek SLV switch prevents your sperm from going anywhere.<p>Birth control for men still tends to be divided between condoms (which aren't always fun or reliable) and more drastic surgical procedures like vasectomies (which are frequently permanent). Not exactly ideal, is it? However, inventor …

Pregnancy

10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016

We met tons of brand new tech startups at CES this year and saw gadgets ranging from health-focused wearables, drones, 3D printers, and AR/VR headsets. We even got views of the Las Vegas strip from 1,000 feet off the ground in the UberCHOPPER. These were the hottest hardware startups and most …

Inside the World of Black Market Cheese

Earlier last year, a criminal cheese gang made international headlines when the Russian police busted it for hauling $30 million of contraband cheddar. With Vladimir Putin’s ban on Western food products, Russians have been getting creative about procuring their beloved banned cheeses. Sound nutty? …

New York State

I zapped my brain's pleasure center with electric headphones

Nervana's transcutaneous nerve stimulation device is meant to make you happy.<p>Behind the scenes at Engadget, my nickname is "Mr. Chill" because I'm the most permanently-wound member of the team. That's why I had to meet Nervana, a company promising to use music to send pleasure signals to my brain. …

Headphones

Surprise! Congress just passed a bill tackling an environmental problem.

By Philip Bump<p>Philip Bump<p>National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Right before the new year, something unusual happened on Capitol Hill: Democrats and Republicans passed environmental legislation without any debate, and President Obama signed it into …

Procter & Gamble

How the government got into the tricky business of telling Americans what to eat

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A person theoretically could live on meat alone, but it would be “a very one-sided and imperfect diet.” “Ashes” — however unappetizing they might seem — are essential to nutrition. Milk is as close as anything will ever come …

Nutrition

Graphic, Novel

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and the superhero survivor.<p>“I promise that I won’t touch you until I get your genuine consent,” the sinister Kilgrave (David Tennant) announces, on “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” the latest tentacle to emerge from the Marvel universe. It’s a villain’s line, but one that carries …

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Tesla's Cars Now Drive Themselves, Kinda

Tonight, Tesla makes its cars autonomous. Well, semi-autonomous. And it did it with an over-the-air update, effectively making tens of thousands of …

Elon Musk’s sleight of hand

Like many people, I’m a fan of Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Chairman of Solar City. So much so that I’m nerdy enough to listen to the …

MacArthur 'genius' grant winner creates artificial leaves that photosynthesize

It took nature millions of years to figure out how to turn energy from the sun into chemical energy that can be stored for a cloudy day - a process known as photosynthesis.<p>It took Peidong Yang, a chemist at UC Berkeley, about 10 years to accomplish a similar feat with the help of semiconductor …

Watch these drones build a rope bridge

One of the big selling points of drones is that they can get to areas that aren't exactly safe or accessible by humans. That's why watching quadrocopters assembling a rope bridge that's sturdy enough for a person to walk across is so damned awesome -- it immediately calls to mind a real-world use …

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Freak of nurture

<b>IT'S A COVETED</b> day off in the middle of a tournament that will last two weeks and require him to play more than 20 hours of tennis, and Novak …

Goa produces world class Single Malt Whisky

One of the two cask “rooms”<p>Most casks are American white oak<p>Michael John, the distiller<p>Win a bottle of Paul John whisky!<br>Use Promo Code – MaltHead on …

How Nairobi Got Its Ad-Hoc Bus System on Google Maps

Painted with the faces of celebrities like Bob Marley and Tupac Shakur, and furnished with disco balls that lurch and twinkle as they weave through …

'Smart' drugs are getting a lot smarter

In a meta-analysis recently published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, researchers from the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School concluded that a drug called modafinil, which is typically used to treat sleep disorders, is a cognitive enhancer. Essentially, it can help normal people …

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Quentin Tarantıno on White Supremacy, Obama, and Why He Doesn’t Worry About a Transformers Future

In Conversation:<p>Quentin Tarantino<p>Midway through postproduction on his eighth movie, the Western <i>THE HATEFUL EIGHT</i> — about a band of outlaws trapped in …

Why a space elevator is now slightly less implausible

Space enthusiasts and sci-fi fans, rejoice: The space elevator may be one step closer to reality.<p>A Canadian space company was recently awarded a …

Space Travel

Now You Can Turn Your Photos Into Computerized Nightmares With 'Deep Dream'

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?<p>Have you ever wondered how your computer sees the world? Spoiler alert: it's the stuff of psychedelic nightmares, as the internet found out last month when Google revealed that in order to sort and categorize images online, it uses an artificial …

MAM Ramaswamy: The last king of Chettinad

At 84, he is no longer the man with the spry gait and the trademark lucky tie who went gallivanting from one race track to another, cheering on the …

The Code Issue

You’ve got to read it.<p>I famously said I’d buy a computer when you could talk to it. This was after trying to do a sociology project via the Dartmouth …