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The Rainbow Mountains Of China Are Earth's Paint Palette

The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. These famous Chinese mountains are known for their otherworldly colors that mimic a rainbow painted over the tops of rolling mountains.<p>This is just one example where geology …

National Parks

'Super Markup World' tests your HTML chops in an oddly satisfying platformer

If using HTML to navigate a Mario-inspired world sounds like the perfect platformer for you, ‘Super Markup World‘ is not to be missed.<p>The game lacks a real storyline or characters, but it does have a helpful blinking blue dot that guides you through HTML challenges that progress in difficulty as …

How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

How can we measure the phenomenon of human consciousness?<p>A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD …

Nobel Prize

Scientists Warn that Robots and Artificial Intelligence Could Eliminate Work

Robots and artificial intelligence have long posed a threat to humans’ jobs, but a group of scientists on Sunday issued an especially dire warning …

A Video Game IRL: Drone Racing League Aims To Be NASCAR In The Air

Can drone racing be the next NASCAR? That's what Nick Horbaczewski is banking on. He is the CEO of the Drone Racing League, and he has lined up millions in venture capital to bring his vision to reality.<p>Using remote-control quadcopters with onboard cameras and virtual reality goggles, pilots race …

Drones

ESports Are Driving Digital Video Game Sales

ESports is big business. The global eSports economy is already worth $748.8 million. And that dedicated worldwide audience has helped the digital …

China is trying to conquer 'The Impossible Trinity': an economic puzzle no-one has ever solved

In economics, you can't have it all. A country must choose two out of the following:<p>control of a fixed and stable exchange rate<br>• independent monetary policy<br>• free and open international capital flows<p>The theory is that a country that attempts to get all three at once will be broken by the international …

Economics

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handle <i>their</i> feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement?<p>Because work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, …

Comparing How "Strategic" Strategy Games Actually Are

Strategy games can be exciting. They can be...strategic. They can be easy, they can be hard. You might not have ever wanted to see some of the …

This infographic tells the story of the global economy in 2015

Many people start a new year with renewed optimism. However, the reality of each new year is not so detached from the previous.<p>That's why on the first trading day of 2016, optimism in the markets was short-lived as news out of China was quick to spook investors.<p>Chinese manufacturing continued to …

Use Of MOOCs And Online Education Is Exploding: Here's Why

The folks at Class Central just released their data on the growth of online courses (MOOCs) in 2015 and the data is amazing.<p>More than 35 million people have enrolled in online courses in the last four years, and 2015 enrollments doubled from 2014. <i>(That’s equal to one out of five working</i> …

Higher Education

Facebook’s Secret Chat SDK Lets Developers Build Messenger Bots

M won’t be the only artificial intelligence on Facebook Messenger. Facebook has given some developers access to an unannounced Chat SDK that allows them to build interactive experiences and “bots” in Messenger for shopping, booking travel, and more, sources with direct knowledge of the SDK …

Excel is the go-to tool for finance professionals and these courses can give you an expert-level understanding

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Microsoft Excel can be one of the most powerful tools on your computer if you know how to use it. For the lay person, a …

Amazon Invades India

<b>By Vivienne Walt</b><p>Photograph by Benjamin Lowy for Fortune Magazine<p>December 28, 2015, 6:30 AM EDT<p><i>How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next</i> …

This Upstart Gives Intuit a Run for the Money in Cloud Accounting

Intuit is racing to convert its existing small-business customers to using cloud editions of its accounting applications. Xero, a fast-growing cloud …

Facebook says its object detection tech has improved by 60% in one year

Facebook is back again, boasting its gains in artificial intelligence. Today the company’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, is talking up improvements in Facebook’s capabilities when it comes to two types of image recognition.<p>“Teaching computers to be able to detect and differentiate …

Artificial Intelligence

Mobile Virtual Reality Is The Ghost Of Christmas Past

Sunny Dhillon Contributor<p>Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Approaching e-commerce investments in the age of Amazon<br>• Mixed reality arcades are the next big market opportunity — but not for VCs<p>The worlds of gaming, sports, live music, commerce and …

This JPMorgan memo shows the bank is 'aggressively' investing in blockchain tech and robotics

A note sent to employees by Daniel Pinto, head of JPMorgan's Corporate and Investment Bank, shows that the lender wants to ensure its $9 billion (£6 billion) investment in technology continues in 2016.<p>Blockchain, big data, and robotics are the focus for JPM. Working groups are also being pushed to …

Amazon Just Invested In The Indian Version Of Homejoy

E-commerce giant Amazon has made it clear that India is one of its fastest growing markets and a target of huge investment. The company is reportedly …

Kinetic Sculptures Vol.2

Melding the Beauty of Books with the Strength of Steel

Pages meet metal in these arresting sculptures.<p>.<p>Despite the fact that books are primarily tools used as depositories for information, book lovers are capable of becoming surprisingly attached to them as objects. We love the smell of their bindings, or the dank odor of thousands of them slowly …

Books

Deutsche Bank to sift 'big data' to get closer to customers | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is embarking on a major computer systems upgrade that will help it to make greater use of so-called “big data” to provide a detailed picture of how, when and where customers interact with it, the bank’s chief data officer said in an interview.<p>The Deutsche Bank …

Deutsche Bank

5 Shortlisted to Redesign the Entrance of London's Science Museum

Farshid Moussavi and HAT Projects are among five shortlisted to redesign the entrance of London's Science Museum. The project, slated to complete in …

Scientists have developed a way to create diamonds without high heat or pressure

A third phase of carbon has been discovered, and from it researchers have been able to produce diamonds at room temperature and standard pressure. …

Verizon Opens Up its Network for Connected Devices

Verizon, the first operator to launch a 4G network in the U.S., is now the first to update its network specifically for Internet of things devices. …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

One of Satya Nadella's key changes at Microsoft could be backfiring

Nadella's decision to change up the ratio of developers to software tests — which was around 1-to-1 — has meant that Microsoft products feel unfinished, according to the report. The company laid off a significant amount of its workforce in July, many of whom came from the testing side of …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Jet.com Snags A Fresh $350M, Anticipates $150M More

Jet.com, an e-commerce company with its sights on Amazon, has raised a fresh $350 million, and according to a report on Re/code has “verbal agreements” for another $150 million.<p>TechCrunch confirmed the details of the story with the firm.<p>Jet has managed several feats in its short life, including …

Venture Capital