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Who Will Win the Internet Space Race?

Up until a week ago, the crazy idea that a company would beam internet service around the entire planet from the sky was just that: a crazy idea. …

UFOs

Free Climbing El Capitan: In Pictures

Is poker a game of skill, or a game of luck?

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

Artificial Intelligence

Settling down is the scariest part about growing up. But trust me: it beats life on the go

For 30 years, I moved homes as quickly as possible. Then I fell in love – and now I’m loving my lesson in staying put

Relationships

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

You're in the supermarket gathering ingredients for eggnog and a Christmas Bundt cake, and you're staring at a wall of egg cartons. They're plastered with terms that all sound pretty wonderful: All-Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Farm Fresh, Organic, No Hormones, Omega-3. And so on.<p>And yet the …

Ilya Kolenkov

Mapping The Most Influential Languages On Earth

An MIT Media Lab project maps the links that spread information from people who speak Urdu to Italian to Swahili.<p>The most influential language on the planet is English, as you could probably guess. But why? Chinese has the most native speakers worldwide. A new interactive graphic from researchers …

Quantum physics theory is easier to understand than you think

Wrapping your head around quantum physics is tricky, no matter how well-educated you are -- if it were easy, there wouldn't be problems making quantum computers. However, researchers at the National University of Singapore believe they've found a way to make things simpler. They've determined that …

Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde<p>Auroras over the 10-metre telescope and Bicep (background imaging of cosmic extragalactic polarisation) at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The 10-metre South Pole Telescope and Bicep both collect data on cosmic microwave background radiation and black …

Forget a Facialist: All You Need for Flawless Skin Are These 8 Foods

If we could turn back time.<p>You can go to extreme measures for youthful-looking skin, like spending a month's rent on a fancy treatment and drinking human blood à la Pharrell (we kid). <i>Or</i> you could simply rejuvenate your grocery list.<p>As any esthetician worth her salt will tell you, a tailored diet …

Skin Care

Images of the Year - February

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Professors Behaving Badly

Last week was a bad one for professors. First, Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was raked over the coals …

Campus rape: A guide to the debate that’s roiling American universities

A recent article in Rolling Stone magazine detailed a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia. It was a classic tale of sexual assault at American campuses: hard-partying, binge-drinking fraternity members, a stigmatized female victim, and an indifferent university administration.<p>The piece …

AI Recognizes Cats the Same Way Physicists Calculate the Cosmos

Author: Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine. Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.15.14.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. …

15 Ongoing Space Missions You Should Know About

Last month, the European Space Agency (ESA) landed a robot on a comet. While the exciting news seemed to come out of nowhere, you can be forgiven for …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

Can the umbrella be improved?

<b>Umbrellas have been around for more than 3,000 years, but young designers are trying to reinvent them.</b><p>They get lost. They poke people in the eye. They misbehave on windy days.<p>But umbrellas are one of the design classics of the modern world. From Mary Poppins to the Mikado to burlesque dancing …

China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The US Used In The Entire 20th Century

Bill Gates recently called out a staggering fact from the historian Vaclav Smil:<p>The significance of cement can't be understated. A powdery substance made with calcined lime and clay, it is a binder that enables the creation of concrete (along with water and gravel or sand).<p>Concrete, according to …

4. SAPA TREKKING, SLIP SLIDING AWAY

<b>NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA;</b> With the aid of Max the Australian raconteur and Kangaroo Cafe owner and tour organizer, we found our way onto the train. Whilst …

10 of the best hand-drawn maps – in pictures

Hand-drawn maps are enjoying a renaissance as contemporary artists use their imagination, creativity and humour to breathe new life into the traditional craft of cartography. Here are 10 of the best

Council on Foreign Relations

Paul Scharre, senior fellow and director of the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), discusses …

Middle East

Illegals Program

This article is about Russian spy network in the United States. For the general topic, see Illegal immigration.<p>The <b>Illegals Program</b> (so named by the …

Area 51 officially acknowledged by CIA - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Area 51 has long been a topic of fascination for conspiracy theorists and paranormal enthusiasts, but newly released CIA documents officially acknowledge the site and suggest that the area served a far less remarkable purpose than many had supposed.<p>According to these reports, which include …

Poems - If

IF you can keep your head when all about you<br>Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,<br>If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,<br>But make …

Snowden Started Gathering Spying Data While Working for Dell

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden began downloading documents describing the U.S. government's electronic …

Sanjay Sabnani's answer to What are some unusual features that would be great to add to a new home under construction?

I think about this subject a lot and I pin my thoughts so I have them handy:<p><b>Sunken Living Room</b>- this is my dream for entertaining.<p><b>Sunken PreFab Wine</b> …

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …