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Why You May Want to Skip the Sippy Cup for Your Baby

Are sippy cups really the best cup to introduce after (or alongside) breast or bottle? Experts suggest a straw or open cup instead, and here's why.<p>First comes breast or bottle, then sippy cup, right? Not so fast. Experts report you may want to just skip the sippy cup for your baby. Surpisingly, …

Good News, Older Moms! Having a Baby After 35 Might Make You Smarter

One study says having babies later in life just might boost a mama's brain power.<p>Can having a baby later in life make you smarter? Um...possibly. At least according to one recent study of more than 800 women, which revealed that those of us who got pregnant after age 35 had better memories and …

This Free Software Can Upscale and Enlarge Photos Better than Photoshop

Upscaling a photograph always means trading resolution for size. And while Photoshop’s “preserve details” scaling does a pretty good job, there’s a …

A lesson from the world's most inspirational physics teacher

Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli is telling a packed classroom of 15- and 16-year-olds that science is about not believing what your teachers tell you. While it might seem like a counter-intuitive stance, it’s all part of today’s lesson.<p>Enter The Telegraph STEM Awards 2017 for the chance …

Fight Procrastination by Reading This Article Right Now

Search the web and you'll find thousands of articles on how to deal with procrastination. Go ahead and read one. ... later.<p>Or perhaps you'd be better served to put off the <i>how</i> until you have dealt with the <i>why</i> behind procrastination.<p>Begin by asking this question: "Is there a pattern to my …

The Science Behind Our Urge To Procrastinate

Cranking out a final paper hours before the deadline. Putting off that trip to the supermarket until the refrigerator shelves are completely barren. Watching one, two, even <i>three</i> more episodes of "Orange Is The New Black" before finally shutting down Netflix and calling it a night.<p>We all …

For the First Time Ever, a Computer Passed Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yesterday, at a University of Reading demonstration in London, a computer convinced human judges …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

LittleBits' Arduino module puts the focus on programming, not wiring

Getting your feet wet with programmable hardware can be tricky; even if you're comfortable with coding, you may not want to break out the soldering iron just to build a usable device. LittleBits is aware of just how intimidating these make-it-yourself gadgets can be, so it has just launched its …

SmugMug Explores the Boundary Between Photos and Digital Art with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes‘ photography is fantastic, and I use that word in its most literal form. As Grimes puts it, “photography is not reality,” and so his work …

A Google X Co-Founder’s Ingenious Technique To Rapid Prototype Socially Responsible Products

Instead of slowly tweaking their design over months and months of testing, the team at Soma used Tom Chi’s Home Team / Away Team technique to refine designs of their new water filter as quickly as possible.<p>Two years ago, I cofounded a company called Soma. We create and sell a sustainable glass …

Three Data Driven Nuggets From Nate Silver’s New News Site

Nate Silver, the famous New York Times statistics blogger who correctly forecasted 50 out of 50 states in the 2012 presidential election, has launched an entire news site dedicated to data journalism. Keeping the old blog name, 538, the relaunched site is dedicated to taking what Silver thinks is a …

The killer voice feature Google Now needs next

One of the Nexus 5 smartphone's best new features is the always-listening, touchless control over Google Now, the name by which the platform's personal assistant is known.<p>By saying the words "OK, Google" when the phone is unlocked, you can launch any of Google Now's actions -- like searching the …

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This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

What Makes A Home More Valuable – 25 Tips To Increase The Value Before Selling

There are certain things everyone is looking for when house hunting. They make a home more valuable and, as a result, they also increase the price. …

Computer Scientists Figured Out How To Execute The Perfect Reddit Submission

A team of Stanford computer scientists has cracked Reddit using math.<p>Ph. D student Himabindu Lakkaraju, computer science post-doc Julian McAuley, and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this summer outlining the algorithm they used to figure out exactly what makes Reddit …

Amazon Studios children's show promotes young gadget inventors

Amazon is continuing its push into children's programming with a new original pilot that looks to capitalize on the popularity of DIY / maker culture. <i>Maker Shack Agency</i> will follow three teenage inventors in Ohio who use science and technology to solve the problems of their clients.The main …

With Tynker’s New Service, Kids Can Learn To Code At Home

Mountain View-based Tynker, a startup focused on teaching children of all ages the basics of learning how to code, is now expanding its service beyond schools with today’s debut of Tynker for Home. This new system is similar to the platform targeting teacher and classrooms which launched earlier …

Yahoo Account Hacked? How To Prevent Getting Hacked Again

My Yahoo! account sent bogus emails to all my friends! Has this happened to you in the last week or two? You’re not alone.<p>Cybersecurity is preeminent in the news today, whether it’s Chinese hackers or domestic hacktivists, as our society becomes more data and network dependent the opportunities for …

17 Stunning Ways To Use Bi-Folding Doors In Living Rooms

Bi-folding doors are an on trend way of increasing the width of a walkway. Glazed French doors, since they are hinged on either side, can only offer …

Exercise at Home: A Compact 7 Minute Workout

Working out at home, especially in a small space, can be a huge hassle and feel potentially less effective, making hitting the gym seem like a …

Mild electric shocks to brain may help students solve maths problems

People who struggle with maths problems might fare better after a course of gentle electric shocks to the brain, scientists have …

Turn Raspberry Pi into a Lego robot

<i>(Credit: Dexter Industries)</i><p><b>Move over, Mindstorms NXT; a Kickstarter campaign is gearing up to provide Raspberry Pi-powered Lego robotics.</b><p>We love …

Abstract Art Created by Combining High Voltages with Instant Film

After working with standard photography and digital cameras, Brooklyn-based artist Phillip Stearns decided to experiment with creating works of art …

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Before-and-After Portraits of Alternative Education Students Decades Later

Located in the city of Toronto, ALPHA Alter­na­tive School is one of Canada’s oldest free schools. For the school’s 40th anniversary last year, …