Tony Jayne

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My giant JavaScript Basics course is now live on YouTube. And it’s 100% free.

My JavaScript Basics course is now live on freeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel.<p>The great thing about this course is that it also aligns with the Basic …

How I Built A Successful Startup In The Middle Of Nowhere

It can be done–even in Utica, New York.<p>Location, location, location. It’s an old mantra of traditional marketers and a reason why so many startups all cluster in the same place. For many of those in the San Francisco Bay Area or New York City, location really is everything. The connections and …

Startups

New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

According to Erik Verlinde, there is no need to add a mysterious dark matter particle to the theory. In a new paper, which appeared today on the …

A decorated scientist has ignited a passionate debate with claims that the founders of Chinese civilization were not Chinese

Unbeknownst to many, an anti-Qing Dynasty agitator was the first to publish (under a pseudonym) this claim for the nation’s antiquity in 1903. As his nationalist ideology had it, “If we desire to preserve the survival of the Han Nation, then it is imperative that we venerate the Yellow Emperor.” At …

The great Indus civilisation

A great civilisation disappears overnight<p>One of the enduring mysteries of the ancient world is the Indus civilisation of around 3000 BC.<p>The story of …

Archaeology

Watch 6,000 Years of Urbanization in 3 Minutes

Max Galka at Metrocosm has taken the most comprehensive dataset on cities and made it come alive in a new video.<p>Last week, I wrote about new research spearheaded by Yale University that, for the first time ever, mapped urban settlements from 3700 B.C. to 2000 A.D. Now, Max Galka at Metrocosm has …

Incredible Photo Shows An Exoplanet in Orbit Around Its Host Star

See that tiny speck just to left of the bluish orb? That’s a planet. It’s one of the best direct images of an exoplanet we’ve ever seen, and it’s …

Mystery object breaks Saturn's weirdest ring

<b>OUT OF THIS WORLD</b> | What's Up In Space - a weekly look at the biggest news coming down to Earth from space<p><i>Cassini's view of Saturn's rings, including</i> …

Astronomy

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Hold Onto Your Astro-Butts, 2016 Will Be a Big Year for Space

2016 has some exceptionally large spaceboots to fill.<p>When it comes to daring space adventures, 2015 will be a tough act to follow. As noted in our recap of the year's biggest space stories, the past 12 months have been a riveting joyride complete with spacecraft redemption, juicy rivalries, and …

Space

What’s Behind NASA’s Upcoming Mystery Announcement About Mars?

Our best guess: flowing water, and the potential for alien life.<p><i>Update, 9/28/15:</i> NASA Discovers Liquid Water On Mars (!!!)<p><i>Original story below:</i><p>NASA …

The Only Three Heavy Elements In The Universe That Aren't Made In Stars

Immediately after the Big Bang, before the first stars in the Universe ever formed, the Universe consisted of hydrogen (element #1), helium (element #2), and pretty much nothing else. Despite originating from an incredibly hot, dense state, arbitrarily heavy elements weren’t created early on the …

Particles

Object Bigger than Pluto Discovered, Called 10th Planet

Updated at 11:17 p.m. ET :<p>Astronomers have discovered an object in our solar system that is larger than Pluto. They are calling it the 10th planet, …

Iraqis mourn destruction of ancient Assyrian statues

<b>Baghdad</b> - On Baghdad’s al-Mutanabi street, Iraqis mourned the destruction of 3,000-year old statues in Mosul almost as if they’d been alive.<p>"I’m so upset I can’t speak about it," said an old friend, her eyes filling with tears.<p>The huge statues of winged bulls with human heads at the gates of …

DNA evidence shows surprise cultural connections between Britain and Europe 8,000 years ago

<i>The ancient British were not cut off from Europeans on an isolated island 8,000 years ago as previously thought, new research suggests. Researchers</i> …

The Dark Heart Of The Milky Way

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up four-fifths of the stuff in the universe, has been found for the first time in the centre of the Milky Way.<p>The rivals have proposed an alternative hypothesis, called modified Newtonian dynamics (Mond), suggesting that the laws of gravity work …

A brief history of user experience

Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first …

UX Design

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Rare double burials discovered at one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe.<p>Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, …

Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?

Elevators that can whisk people and cargo up from the planet’s surface into space could spell an end to polluting rockets. But making them reality is a challenge. Nic Fleming investigates.<p>Elon Musk is considered by many to be visionary – a pioneer of private exploration, and the man behind the …

This Tool Checks How Safe Your Business Is On Google Drive

If you store documents with sensitive information about your business on Google Drive, there’s always the chance that someone in your company could make a mistake and leave them open for anyone to peruse. Data backup firm SysCloud’s new Security Grader tool is designed to flag up those issues.<p>The …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

20 Interesting Infographics on Design

35.2K<p>SHARES<p>Design is an extremely broad industry and there are trends, science, data, best practices, history and much more. In this post I've …

Is Everything Actually Shrinking?

<i>Whoa, here’s something to think about. Maybe the Universe isn’t expanding at all. Maybe everything is actually just shrinking, so it looks like it’s</i> …

'Crazy' new particle could unravel dark matter mystery

A team of physicists and astronomers at the University of Southampton are proposing a completely new type of fundamental particle that may hold the …

Dark Matter

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Star Trek

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s <i>Star Trek</i>, the flagship of a massive franchise that by all rights shouldn’t exist. The …

10 Tips for Writing Good User Stories

1 Users Come FirstAs its name suggests, a user story describes how a customer or user employs the product; it is written from the user’s perspective. …

The Question That Could Unite Quantum Theory With General Relativity:

Is Spacetime Countable?<p>Current thinking about quantum gravity assumes that spacetime exists in countable lumps, like grains of sand. That can’t be …

Quantum Mechanics

Mystery of Greek tomb from era of Alexander The Great deepens; up to five may be buried there

ATHENS, Greece — Human bones found in a resplendent ancient tomb in northern Greece belong to at least five individuals, including an elderly woman …

Which Coding Language Should You Learn?

29.6K<p>SHARES<p>Learning to code is now one of the best ways to get yourself a job as it can cost absolutely zero to learn and can be learned very quickly …