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The “Black Mirror” scenarios that are leading some experts to call for more secrecy on AI - MIT Technology Review

AI could reboot industries and make the economy more productive; it’s already infusing many of the products we use daily. But a new report by more …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

“The Couch to 80k” Writing Boot Camp: Take a Free 8-Week Podcast Course to Start Writing Fiction, or Even Finish a Novel

We've all read fiction, but how to go about writing it? Nobody has the definitive answer, and there, in the multiplicity of possible approaches, …

Creative Writing

Meet the pirate queen making academic papers free online

Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the academic publishing establishment<p>In cramped quarters at Russia’s Higher School of Economics, shared by four students and a cat, sat a server with 13 hard drives. The server hosted Sci-Hub, a website with over 64 million academic papers available for free to …

Social Sciences

Want to Get a Job With Elon Musk? You May Want to Study These 16 Interview Questions

Interns at SpaceX reportedly work 80 hours per week.<p><b>SpaceX interns work 80 hours per week and help the company launch rockets and improve its dynamics.</b>• <b><br>So the aerospace company, recently rated one of the best places to work, asks some tough interview questions to ensure that it is hiring the right</b> …

Employment

Google gave the world powerful AI tools, and the world made porn with them

In 2015, Google announced it would release its internal tool for developing artificial intelligence algorithms, TensorFlow, a move that would change the tone of how AI research and development would be conducted around the world. The means to build technology that could have an impact as profound …

Artificial Intelligence

We Can Now Harvest Electricity From Earth's Heat Using Quantum Tunnelling

Wow.<p>Researchers have come up with a way we could harvest energy from Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat into electricity we …

Quantum Mechanics

24 hidden Windows settings to help you compute better

Take over Microsoft's operating system.<p>Windows has been with us since the mid-1980s. In that time, the operating system has amassed a huge number of features, functions, and settings. But some of them are easy to overlook. So we're shining a light on 24 hidden ways, from improving security to …

Microsoft Edge

Here’s Why Subaru Thinks It Can Charge You $50,000 For The WRX STI Type RA

“Not a chance.” That’s how most of you will react when reading the headlines talking about the $50,000 Subaru WRX STI Type RA. Before slamming your …

2018 Subaru WRX STI RA Review: At $48,995, Is the Most Expensive Subaru Ever Worth the Money? - The Drive

Tracking the $48,995 Subaru WRX STI RA: Is the Most Expensive Subaru Ever Worth the Money?<p>Almost $50K is a lot to ask for a 310-hp sedan—but as …

License-Plate Readers May Help Target Illegal Immigrants, Or You

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators have recently expanded their use of controversial databases containing billions of license-plate records, and privacy advocates fear the widespread use of these records will embolden the administration’s crackdown on undocumented …

Surveillance

Transparency Advocates Win Release of NYPD “Predictive Policing” Documents

Late last month, a Manhattan judge ordered the New York City Police Department to release documentation about the department’s use of secretive and …

Surveillance

Practicing Instead of Training: There is a Difference

Escape to the Mountains<p>In the early 1970’s, I was a teenager living on my own in Atlanta, struggling and very concerned about the draft and being …

Camping

Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy Beckett<p>Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday …

Basic Income

Mobilizing and Securing Digital Learning Environments for Limitless Learning

To rapidly—and securely—enable new learning, teaching, and business models, academic institutions are turning to cloud and digital workspace solutions.<p>Academic institutions have always found ways to push boundaries. Today, the ability to rapidly adopt new learning, teaching, and business models has …

Higher Education

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study shows<p>Donatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines. For William S Burroughs, an old Dadaist trick helped: cutting pages into pieces and rearranging …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

Spotify gives Linux users an early Christmas present: a new desktop client

Linux-loving users of Spotify have had it rough for the past few years. Spotify stopped active development on its desktop client back in 2016. This left users with an unenviable choice between a visibly outdated desktop client, or using the web app.<p>Thankfully, right before Christmas, Spotify is …

Winter acceptance rates at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton are higher than in the spring — here's why it seems easier for early applicants to get in

There's a stark disconnect between early and regular admission rates.<p>The early admission rates at Ivy League schools for the class of 2022 ranged from a 24.9% acceptance rate at Dartmouth College to a 14.5% acceptance rate at Harvard University.<p>By spring standards, that is downright lax.<p>The most …

College & University

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems that remain unsolved.<p>Reflecting the importance of the problems, the Institute offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could provide a rigorous, …

Mathematics

The 13 Best Resume Tips of 2017

Some brand new, some tried and true -- check out the best resume advice to jump start your 2018 job search.<p>As the entire job application process is …

"I don't believe in pure luck. You have to create your own luck. You have to be aware of the opportunities around you and take advantage of them." @brucelee https://t.co/EA44vEFDFr

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new part of …

Hiking

A neuroscientist explains how to fix your bad habits and save more money

Consider a typical American consumer. She gets paid twice a month, pays her bills once a month, goes grocery shopping maybe four times a month, eats three meals a day, and pays off her college loans over 20 years.<p>"All those metrics confuse our brain," Cerf, an assistant professor of marketing at …

Northwestern University

SmithFly raft-tent brings camping to the water

It seems to be human nature that if you're camping near a lake or pond, you pitch your tent right at the water's edge. Well, SmithFly's new Shoal …

Scuba Diving

Read like a Nobel Prize-winning physicist

This morning Princeton University Press was thrilled to congratulate PUP author and celebrated physicist Kip Thorne on being a co-winner of the Nobel …

Physics

If you want to upgrade your data analysis skills, which programming language should you learn?

For a growing number of people, data analysis is a central part of their job. Increased data availability, more powerful computing, and an emphasis on analytics-driven decision in business has made it a heyday for data science. According to a report from IBM, in 2015 there were 2.35 million …

Data Science

How To: Live In Your Whip

Do you want to chase pow all season? Can you live simply and in cold, small places? Are you comfortable with severely hindering your chances with the …

Extreme Sports

Tips for Photographing Moon

Photographing Moon – Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park – California, USA<p>The moon is a gorgeous subject, but it photographing moon can be …

We Just Found the Ultimate DIY Backyard Fire Pit

This one-of-a-kind set-up features a fire pit, swings, and a built-in bar.<p>arrival of summer comes warm nights spent outdoors with the family making s'mores, afternoons spent relaxing on your porch swing, and plenty of backyard parties, all of which would benefit from an incredible backyard …

Landscaping