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The secret to acing exams

In tests that offer a choice of answers, you can exploit hidden patterns to get full marks if you know how, says William Poundstone.<p>Our fates in school and beyond are decided by pop quizzes, final exams, drivers’ exams, and professional exams. Many are true-or-false, or multiple-choice. If you get …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

25 Super Awkward Moments in Sports

In the YouTube era, every gaffe, accidental curse or clumsy fall is archived on the Internet. There was a time when a sideline reporter could wear an errant ball to the head without being immortalized as a meme, but those days are long over.<p>To celebrate the age when every humiliating moment is …

New designs to breathe life back into our cities

Urban buildings use up precious materials and cause pollution. We need visionary thinking to create more sustainable designs that respond to their environment, writes architect Neil Spiller.<p>By the middle of this century, our cities are likely to be hotter, experience more dramatic changes in …

What will be the next global transformers?

Oil, electricity and the internet have profoundly altered our planet, but what will come next? Gaia Vince wants your help in predicting them.<p>Look ahead five years... ten years... fifty years, perhaps. You will be different. Older. Perhaps no longer alive. Now think about where you will live in …

4D printing: buildings that can change over time

What if buildings could adapt their shape and form – without any other input from us? Architect Skylar Tibbits says 4D printing could make materials that build themselves.<p>The way we build our structures has become more and more sophisticated. But the materials we build them from are static, waiting …

Emerging Technology

You'll Need To Watch The Final 'Man Of Steel' Trailer More Than Once

The final "Man of Steel" trailer has been released and it's the BEST yet.<p>So much is going on in the more than two-minute trailer that we need to watch it again to make sure we see everything going on.<p>The trailer comes sponsored from Nokia. They made sure to get some product placement in after the …

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Bruce’s Sterling’s vision of the future city

In 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to hit 10 billion, and 75% of those people will live in cities. As our urban environments grow and grow, how do we make sure that growth is sustainable? In the coming weeks, seven experts will looks at ways cities may be able to lessen their impact and …

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La Voz's Aug. 9 front page Deeply disappointing for some. A reason to celebrate for others. After an historic senate vote on Wednesday, Argentina is …

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Charlotte Bobcats Will Never Find the Coach to Fix Team's Real Problem

When basketball legend Michael Jordan took control of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2010, everyone just assumed the team would start winning.<p>It was MJ, the greatest player to ever step foot on the court. He had to win, right? Wrong.<p>Ever since Jordan took over the Bobcats, the team has spiraled downward. …

Latest Grand Theft Auto V trailer wears its inspiration on its sleeve

Upcoming game seems to channel The Sopranos, The Wire and more.<p>The new <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> trailer Rockstar released today does its best to showcase …

Building a new society in space

If any mission to the Moon or Mars is successful, how will people behave when they are free from Earth’s influence? Our space correspondent searches for answers.<p>I like Star Trek as much as the next person. Probably more. But one thing has always bothered me: life on the Starship Enterprise may …

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Will we ever… communicate telepathically?

There’s tantalising evidence that technology could one day allow us to transmit thoughts telepathically between two brains. The question is how far can we go?<p>In a lab at Harvard Medical School, a man is using his mind to wag a rat’s tail<b>.</b> To send his command, he merely glances at a strobe light …

The 25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology

In a one-and-a-half year long investigation, CNNMoney probed 20 of the most influential technology companies in the U.S.<p>What they found: racial minorities and women are generally underrepresented in management roles. And those roles are typically dominated by white and Asian men.<p>So yes, there are …