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Technology And Video Games Make Kids Think Differently About Old Questions

It is popular to write about how the internet is changing the way we think. Education and parenting journalists like to speculate about what new technology is doing to our children.<p>People write both negative and positive versions. The negative versions complain that we are raising a generation of …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

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The Week In Numbers: Human Supertaskers, The Tallest Mountain In The Solar System, And More

<b>25 kilometers</b>: the height of the Martian peak Olympus Mons (see how mountains in our solar system compare here)<p><b>10,648 asteroids</b>: have been identified as near-Earth objects as of February 1, 2014 (read how we're finding them before they find us here)<p><b>71 percent</b>: the increase in the amount of …

Marvel Turns Pencil Sketches Into Working App Prototypes

Have a great app idea written down in a notebook that would make you a millionaire if only you could turn it into a working prototype? (Sure you do!)<p>Marvel is a great iPhone app that lets you take sketches and turn them into a free prototype, by applying “hotspots” to your images and then letting …

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5 Toronto Maple Leafs Who Must Improve in 2013-14

Like many young teams, the 2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs can look like world-beaters on some nights and just this side of an AHL squad on others.<p>More than their youth has contributed to this, but one important element has been the play of some key skaters. Defensive play, mainly from the blue line, …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Wriggling worm is breakthrough for artificial life

Early efforts to construct an artificial life form in a software model have reached a milestone as a digital worm begins to squirm in the same way that real animals are observed to<p>An ambitious project to recreate an entire roundworm, cell by cell, in a software model has reached a crucial …

3 Things Drug Dealers and Misfits Can Teach You About Business

Does a drug dealer have anything to teach you about your job? Alexa Clay thinks so. She and Kyra Maya Phillips have just finished a book (due out next year from Simon & Schuster) examining what they call the Misfit Economy—innovation and entrepreneurship demonstrated in underground, shady and …

Which Toronto Maple Leafs Are Most Likely to Play in 2014 Winter Olympics?

In the next six weeks, we will know which Toronto Maple Leafs will be playing for their respective countries at the 2014 Winter Olympics.<p>While a few Leafs are likely being considered for Sochi, at this stage, only two skaters seem to be locks.<p>Americans Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk have both …

NHL Player Comparisons for Toronto Maple Leafs' Top Prospects

The Toronto Maple Leafs have some very good prospects who have already become significant players on some nights this season. The team has been forced to use some young players through a combination of injuries and suspensions.<p>While many of the Leafs' stars have been acquired through trade or free …

Are the Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Contenders or Pretenders in 2013-14?

With more than a third of the NHL season in the rearview mirror, we can begin to assess whether or not the Toronto Maple Leafs are playoff contenders or pretenders.<p>Given the parity in today's NHL, the primary goal of every team is to make the playoffs. From there, great goaltending, tight defensive …