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Researchers discover bizarre ‘Hypatia’ stone is made from material not found in our Solar System

There’s plenty of interesting things to find here on Earth. Archaeologists and paleontologists are constantly discovering relics of the past that …

Universe

Math reveals unseen worlds of Star Wars

Using a new computer program, EPFL researchers offer unusual insight into the universe of Star Wars, which includes more than 20,000 characters …

Star Wars

Nobel Prize-winning detectors revealed a cosmic cataclysm

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every time a new telescope has been turned on, we have learned something fundamental about our universe.<p>Galileo's first telescope saw the moons of Jupiter and forever destroyed the idea that the Earth was at the center of the universe. Edwin Hubble used the Mount Wilson Observatory in 1917 …

Physics

Samsung working towards 4nm lithography and the step ahead of FinFET

Samsung Semiconductors claims it is ready to lead its industry down to smaller, more efficient processor fabrications which should bring us faster, …

Major police operation after armed robbery at Cartier store in Monaco

Police arrested one man and launched a massive manhunt for two others after armed robbers held up a Cartier jewellery store in a central square in Monaco.<p>Police ordered shoppers to take refuge in nearby stores and cafés as they set up a huge security perimeter around the store in the Place du …

Top 10: the best Amalfi Coast hotels

The fabulous coastline between Positano and Ravello, with its switchback road that hugs the cliff and curls around the deep bays that protect the towns and villages along the way remains as glamourous, compelling and historic as any summertime destination in Europe, with breathtaking views, …

Smart home experts hope 'magic' moments will convert nonbelievers

A CNET panel featuring industry heavy hitters from Amazon, August, Google and SmartThings discuss the future of the smart home.<p>What will it take to convince smart home newbies that the tech is for them?<p>In a panel at CES in Las Vegas on Thursday some of the biggest names in the smart home industry …

Automation

25 Spaces That Perfectly Illustrate Beautiful Kitchen Organization

Yes, storage can actually be stunning.<p>Yes, storage can actually be stunning. In these rooms, open shelving, glass cabinets and savvy kitchen islands make for orderly and tasteful kitchens.

Kitchens

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

<b>Update: I’m co-authoring a book about the mental models from this post. Get notified when the book comes out</b> <b>here</b><b>.</b><p>Around 2003 I came across Charlie …

Management

US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills

US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance of air crews, drone operators and others in the armed forces’ most demanding roles.<p>The successful tests of the devices pave the way for servicemen and …

The Brain

Intel's drones could be the first step toward flying billboards

Intel's drone are delivering increasingly impressive light shows, but that may be only the beginning.<p>The tech company unveiled its new "shooting star" drone Friday as it released a video of 500 of the drones flying in formation in Germany this fall.<p>The autonomous drones, which are essentially an …

Mexico City

Say whaaaat? In old set footage, Chewbacca speaks English

Ready for the shock of your Star Wars lifetime? Depending on where you stand, Chewie's English accent on set either makes the magic or spoils it.<p>"Where the hell have you been?" Chewbacca screams from the set of "The Empire Strikes Back." In <i>English</i>. "Where are you going?"<p>Chewie, Han Solo's …

Star Wars

New TV Drama About the Imminent Arrival of a Killer Asteroid Feels Very Timely

Unfortunately, the CBS show—from executive producer Alex Kurtzman, whose TV credits include <i>Fringe</i>, <i>Limitless</i>, <i>Sleepy Hollow</i>, and <i>Alias</i>; he also directed …

Why CEOs Don't Want Executive Coaching

A recent study by the Stanford Business School found that nearly two-thirds of CEOs don't receive executive coaching or leadership development. And almost half of senior executives in general aren't receiving any, either. Paradoxically, nearly 100 percent said they would <i>like</i> coaching to enhance …

Leadership

A Lightsaber Academy is Forcing Its Way Into the US

LudoSport, a competitive lightsaber training academy, is opening up its first studio in the United States. Hopefully losing a hand isn’t required for …

Snap Inc. — The New Snapchat and What That Means for UX

Snap Inc. — The New Snapchat and What That Means for UX<p>As soon as I saw the news, I knew this would be the next greatest advancement in casual …

The first Non Japanese Samurai was an African slave named Yasuke

According to Histoire Ecclesiastique Des Isles Et Royaumes Du Japon, written by François Solier of the Society of Jesus in 1627, Yasuke was a Muslim …

Smithsonian

21 Scientists Say Tom Brady Is Right And The NFL Is Wrong

About 16 months ago, the New England Patriots blasted the Indianapolis Colts 47-7 in the AFC Championship game. The blowout should've faded into …

There's Growing Evidence That Venus Was Once Habitable

If you could hop in a time-traveling spacecraft, go back three billion years and land any place in our solar system, where would you want to end up? …

Astronomy

A Cognitive Sciences Reading List for Designers

If you’ve ever done any contextual inquiry or usability testing, you’ve probably observed first hand the difference between what people say they will …

Daniel Kahneman

Innovation Agency

Precoil Videos<p><b>Part 1 - How to Get Started with Assumptions Mapping</b><p><b>Part 2 - How to Design Hypotheses and Experiments.</b><p>Precoil Tools & …

Design

There's Something Very Strange Surrounding This Galaxy

Meet the Eye of Horus. It’s a newly discovered galaxy system that’s hiding something incredible in those fuzzy swirls of light circling it: a way of …

Best Practices for Using Statistics on Small Sample Sizes

Some people think that if you have a small sample size you can’t use statistics.<p>Put simply, this is wrong, but it’s a common misconception.<p>There are …

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 …

Machine Learning

Even if Tom Brady Did Smash His Phone, It'd Make Zero Sense

Just how easy is it to destroy your text messages? In the eyes of the NFL, it’s as simple as destroying your cellphone. But as anyone who has ever …

The Counted: the definitive map of US police killings in 2015

The Guardian has created the most detailed map of police killings ever published. Find your hometown and explore the most lethal police departments in America

Policing

From personalized to predictive: how to harness the next big boom in experience

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark your business innovation and personal growth …

New York City

Information Architecture and the Value of Content Modeling

Content modeling is a powerful tool for fostering communication and alignment between User Experience (UX) design, editorial, and technical resources …