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Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS launches

<b>(CNN) —</b> TESS, NASA's planet-hunting satellite, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:51 p.m. ET Wednesday. It had a 30-second launch window. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but rescheduled to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control …

Astronomy

Tesla battery production is the real bottleneck, not Model 3 production, analyst says

Tesla's battery production for the Model 3 is the company's real obstacle to putting cars on the road, not Model 3 assembly itself, said Oppenheimer …

Tesla

My 14-Year-Old Daughter Watched Porn And It Changed Our Lives In Ways I Never Imagined

One fateful night in November 2014 my then-14-year-old daughter woke up my husband and me at 2 a.m.<p>Crying and visibly distraught, she whispered, “Mom, I have to tell you something.”<p>Those dreaded words are guaranteed to jolt even the deepest sleeper into full-alert mode. Immediately my mom brain …

Parenting

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

China joked about Trump’s tariffs: ‘It is only polite to reciprocate.’ Then it did.

BEIJING — The Chinese Foreign Ministry is not known for its sense of humor. But when the Trump administration announced plans to impose $50 billion worth of tariffs, it issued an unusually tart response.<p>On Tuesday, the White House warned that it plans to hit Chinese electronic, aerospace and …

China

Trump pushes back on fears of a trade war with China

President Trump showed no sign Wednesday of backing down from an escalating trade confrontation with China, even as financial markets wobbled and American farmers and manufacturers warned that he was inviting a damaging commercial clash.<p>Hours after the Chinese government announced plans to match …

Economy

Mini Brains Just Got Creepier—They’re Growing Their Own Veins

The first human brain balls—aka cortical spheroids, aka neural organoids—agglomerated into existence just a few short years ago. In the beginning, …

University of Pennsylvania

Understanding White Balance in Photography

White balance is an important concept to understand as it can make a large impact on your photographs. It affects the mood of an image and is …

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

Square Root plants bright lights, big cities farms

Square Root is an urban farming incubator co-founded by Elon Musk's brother, Kimbal Musk. The company raises crops in shipping containers with LED lighting. Jennifer S. Altman, for USA TODAY<p>Urban farmer Hannah Sharaf, age 27, is seen with her product. Jennifer S. Altman, for USA TODAY<p>Each Square …

Aquaponics

SpaceX launch: Californians could see awe-inspiring display Sunday

<i>UPDATE: SpaceX has delayed its latest Falcon 9 rocket launch to Wednesday morning. The Hawthorne-based rocket-builder posted on Twitter that it was</i> …

What the SpaceX launch was missing

If Elon Musk can put a Tesla in space, it begs the question: Why on Earth can he not hire more women and minorities?<p>The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch …

Elon Musk: Humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age

Billionaire Elon Musk is known for his futuristic ideas and his latest suggestion might just save us from being irrelevant as artificial intelligence …

Singularity

Elon Musk Is Arguing With Spaceflight CEOs on Twitter. Again.

"I will seriously eat my hat with a side of mustard..."<p>Elon Musk is feeling confident following last week's successful launch of the Falcon Heavy …

Elon Musk's Boring Company receives go-ahead to start DC to NYC Hyperloop tunnel

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has been given written permission to begin digging a transportation tunnel in Washington DC, which could eventually facilitate …

Elon Musk's brother Kimbal is also aiming to change the world

In Brooklyn, budding agricultural entrepreneurs set up year-round farms inside 10 retired metal ocean shipping containers and grow crops like …

Elon Musk on the Power of First Principles Thinking for Yourself

First principles thinking, which is sometimes called reasoning from first principles, is one of the most effective strategies you can employ for …

Elon Musk shared the first images of SpaceX satellites that could change the internet

The first pieces of a radical plan to bathe Earth with high-speed internet access just launched into space.<p>SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, piggybacked two experimental spacecraft onto a rocket that deployed a Spanish radar satellite into orbit.<p>Officially known as Microsat-2a and …

Space Travel

SpaceX launching its first test satellites to bring Internet to billions around the world

SpaceX is on a collision course with the world's biggest telecom and satellite manufacturing companies, as it steps up development of its "Starlink" …

Space Travel

SpaceX Launching Internet Satellites Aboard Used Rocket Thursday: Watch Live

<b>Update for Feb. 22:</b> SpaceX's Falcon 9 mission to launch the Paz satellite has successfully lifted off. See our full story here: SpaceX Launches 1st …

Elon Musk quietly plans to put 11,925 satellites into orbit

Elon Musk and SpaceX plan an "internet in space" consisting of 11,295 satellites that are about to begin launching.<br>Read More

Space Exploration

Elon Musk’s dream ideas

Colonising Mars<p>Musk’s SpaceX enterprise was founded with the intention of making space travel affordable. By extension, Musk has stated that he hopes human beings will one day become a “multi-planetary species”. At the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide last September, Musk said …

Tesla

The Amazing Camera Work Involved in the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

Seemingly the whole world stopped and watched the successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch a couple of weeks ago. Here's an inside look at the camera …

Elon Musk Impresses China

We missed commenting on the success of Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch this month amid the press of other news, but not for lack of admiration. The launch is another validation of Mr. Musk’s belief in private space travel, and it even captured considerable interest and some envy from the …

Elon Musk

Tesla's latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada

Tesla's experiments with smart power grids are headed further North. Canada's Nova Scotia Power recently finished setting up a pilot project that will use a combination of Tesla's Powerwall 2 home batteries and utility-grade Powerpack batteries to create a more reliable wind power system. The …

Tesla vehicles now dominates luxury segment in Europe, outselling flagship gas-powered German cars

The Tesla Model S has been dominating the luxury segment in its home turf, the US, for a few years now, but it had yet to surpass some flagship gas-powered German premium cars in Europe until now.<p>The Californian automaker’s Model X is also seeing more success in Europe.<p>According to market …

Md. Hopes To Catch A Ride On Hyperloop As D.C. Gives Elon Musk’s Company Digging Permit

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> It’s billed as the high-speed travel system of the future, but just how far off is the Hyperloop?Developers say they’re picking up …

Hyperloop

Hyperloop in Massachusetts? Not so fast

Elon Musk has so far bypassed Massachusetts and New England on his grand experiment to bring super-high-speed travel to the United States.<p>But the …

How SpaceX plans to bring speedy broadband to the whole world

The first Starlink satellites are set to launch aboard a Falcon 9 on Thursday. It could be the start of a whole new way to share Elon Musk memes.<p>After a third delay, Thursday is now the day SpaceX plans to launch two small prototype satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, the beginning of what Elon …

Space Exploration