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The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor

When I was young, there was no such thing as the World Wide Web or video streaming. If you wanted to watch something, you had to wait until it …

Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left

Look at economic data closely and the trends aren’t pretty: People with elite backgrounds are hoovering up an increasing share of new income and …

INFOGRAPHIC: A Literary Guide to Whiskey

There are few better combos than writers and whiskey. To celebrate National Bourbon Day (which, yes, apparently exists), Signature Reads has created …

Against Worldbuilding

Everything from the goblins’ favorite type of baby wipes to the export taxes on Martian ray guns would be worked out (at least in the author’s mind …

Creative Writing

Doomed Love: 14 Literary Quotations

This February 14th, celebrate Valentine’s Day with these fourteen quotes about the ravages of love<p>Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to cuddle up …

Literature

The Right to Read - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation

From The Road To Tycho, a collection of articles about the antecedents of the Lunarian Revolution, published in Luna City in 2096.<p>For Dan Halbert, …

Salesforce research

Your tldr by an ai: a deep reinforced model for abstractive summarization<p><b>Romain Paulus</b> - <i>May 11, 2017</i><p>The last few decades have witnessed a fundamental …

Machine Learning

The Most Ridiculous Products People Have Made From IKEA Bags

The IKEA company proudly supports recycling programs around the world, and their stores have recycling bins set up for stuff like batteries, light …

Beautiful NASA Poster Encouraging Travelers to Visit the Earth-Like Planets of the TRAPPIST-1 System

NASA has released a beautiful travel poster that encourages vacationers to visit the newly discovered Earth-like planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system. …

The Amazing Technology Under the Skin of the Animatronic Creatures From ‘Spy in the Wild’

The producers of the wonderful BBC Earth and PBS animatronic wild animal series <i>Spy in the Wild</i> have released a fascinating video that reveals the …

An Insecure Astronaut and an Intelligent Melon Journey to Mars in the Animated Short ‘Black Holes’

An insecure astronaut named Dave and an intelligent melon journey to Mars in the animated short “Black Holes” by brothers David Nicolas and Laurent …

The Philosophical Question of Whether Artificially Intelligent Machines Deserve Rights

Kurzgesagt asks the philosophical question of whether artificially intelligent machines deserve rights. The video explores basic concepts of …

Scorpion-3, A Single Seat Electric Hoverbike Capable of Flying a Human From Point A to Point B

The Russian company, Hoversurf Inc., has created an incredible Scorpion-3 single seat electric hoverbike combining a motorcycle seat with quadcopter …

An Animated Miles Davis Talks About His Pressing Need to Create Music in a Lost Interview From 1986

In the premiere episode of “Notes from the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame“, a collaborative series from Quoted Studios and Jazz at Lincoln Center, an …

INFOGRAPHIC: Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Mentors

Who hasn’t wished that they had Dumbledore or Gandalf the Grey as a teacher? While we might not have a wizard for a professor, we can still be …

Infographics

Bees are even smarter than we realized

In tests, the insects learned to use tools they would never find in nature.<p>You can now add bees to the rarefied list of tool-using animals, which …

Insects

Machine Learning From Scratch

README.md<p>About<p>Python implementations of some of the fundamental Machine Learning models and algorithms from scratch.<p>The purpose of this project is …

Machine Learning

The Clues That Neanderthals Didn't Know How to Make Fire

New evidence from two caves in Western France deepens an old mystery about our fellow hominins.<p>In the 1981 movie <i>Quest for Fire</i>, a group of Neanderthals struggles to keep a small ember burning while moving across a cold, bleak landscape. The meaning is clear: If the ember goes out, they will lose …

Anthropology

Great Scott! Build Your Own Self-Lacing Nikes with LEGO - Technabob

<i>Back to the Future II</i> showed us so many cool and futuristic inventions, but one of the coolest were the sneakers that automatically laced themselves. …

Meet Dieselpunk (Steampunk’s Dystopian Diesel-Powered Cousin) in The Ottoman

What do you get when you mix the styles of Japanese animation, North African architecture and culture, steampunk, and 1970s era French comic books? …

North Africa

Yuval Noah Harari: “Quizá seamos una de las últimas generaciones de sapiens”

El profesor de historia y escritor israelí <b>Yuval Noah Harari</b> cree que probablemente la nuestra sea una de las últimas generaciones de <b>Homo sapiens</b>, ya …

Nintendo Bandolier Holds Arsenal of Classic Controllers - Technabob

If Chewbacca were a gamer, this is what he would be wearing throughout the original trilogy. You’ve gotta love this Nintendo controller bandolier …

Retrogaming

When the Mac was introduced 33 years ago, people thought graphical user interfaces were a real problem

GTFO GUIs<p>This week marks 33 years since the debut of the Apple Macintosh, the first computer to bring graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to the masses. …

Useless Salad Robot Wants to Toss Your Salad - Technabob

Are you tired of tossing your own salad? Sorry if that sounded too personal. I’m just trying to introduce you to the Useless Salad Robot. It is a …

LEGO Beer Tap Gives You Blocky, Foamy Goodness - Technabob

In a lot of video games as you get hammered on by the bad guys, your heart counter goes down. Loose all your hearts, you die. In some of those games …

Star writer: Carrie Fisher shines brightest in her books

Yes she was Princess Leia, but Carrie Fisher’s sharp and witty writing on Hollywood, drug abuse and mental health should also be treasured<p>Carrie Fisher’s third memoir, The Princess Diarist, is not even out yet and it has already made waves thanks to the revelation that she and her Star Wars co-star …

The Rosetta Wearable Disk, A Smart Pendant That Holds an Archive of Many of the World’s Languages

The Long Now Foundation, the brilliant minds behind the Rosetta Project, a language archive inspired by the Rosetta Stone, has created the Rosetta …

Hannah Arendt Explains How Propaganda Uses Lies to Erode All Truth & Morality: Insights from The Origins of Totalitarianism

At least when I was in grade school, we learned the very basics of how the Third Reich came to power in the early 1930s. Paramilitary gangs …

Totalitarianism