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Why Machines Need To Dream 18 Jun 2019, 8:53 pm

The ingenious neurobiology of mammalian sleep has been mathematically modeled to streamline AI memory and storage capacity.

How The Spanish Language Came To Be 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

More than 1,000 years ago in Spain's La Rioja region, monks made notes in the margins of Latin texts. These are believed to be the Spanish language's first steps onto the page.

A Thoughtful Documentary About Intellectual Disability, Love And Sexuality 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

Married couple Hava and Paul struggle to find a group home that will accept both of them together.

Discovering America's Heavenly Kingdom Of Oil 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

On one man's journey through Christianity and crude.

Gay Hell: US Town Re-Named To Protest LGBT Flag Ban 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

YouTuber Elijah Daniel, 25, is making waves on social media this week after announcing that he's buying the small American town Hell and re-naming it for Pride Month.

It's A Winner-Take-All World, Whether You Like It Or Not 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

And a person needs to cultivate particular traits to be successful within it.

Google Puts Up $1 Billion To Fight Housing Crisis In Its Bay Area Backyard 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

Google, some of whose employees must stretch to buy a home in the Bay Area, said Tuesday it will make a major investment to combat a housing crisis in its backyard.

Scientists Amazed As Canadian Permafrost Thaws 70 Years Early 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared.

A 53-Year-Old Network Coloring Conjecture Is Disproved By Mathematician 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

In just three pages, a Russian mathematician has presented a better way to color certain types of networks than many experts thought possible.

What It Feels Like To Die From Heat Stroke 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

Your head is pounding, your muscles are cramping and your heart is racing. Then you get dizzy and the vomiting starts. Heatstroke kills thousands of people every year. This is what it feels like — and how to know when you're in danger.

The Elaborate Yam Houses Of The Trobriand Islands 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

Years of drought have left them tragically empty.

Closing In On A Non-Sugar Sweetener — One Without A Weird Aftertaste 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

Now, armed with a better understanding of the molecules that deliver a sweet kick, scientists might be getting closer to finding a viable sugar alternative.

NBA Free Agents Cluster In Superstar Cities, Too 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

Pro basketball follows the winner-take-all geography of America as a whole, with free agents gravitating to New York, LA, and other big cities.

What It's Like To Write For Late Night Right Now 18 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

What's it like in 2019, when things have felt on fire for so long we can't remember what the sky looked like before it was filled with smoke? Was it clear? Yellow? And the moon was at night and the sun not at night?

Beets Are Endurance Athletes' Favorite Root 18 Jun 2019, 7:16 pm

Nitrates in beets have made them popular among exercisers, but the benefit may be even greater for less active people.

What Is Libra, Facebook's New Cryptocurrency? 18 Jun 2019, 7:16 pm

Libra, which was finally, officially announced this morning, is expected to launch in 2020 with Calibra, a digital wallet for securely storing the currency that can be used as a stand-alone app or in WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

How Starting A Pet Euthanasia Business Saved My Life 18 Jun 2019, 7:16 pm

I was devastated when I lost my dream job as a mortician. But I found a new sense of purpose guiding pet owners through the worst days of their lives.

A Bridge Made Of Grass 18 Jun 2019, 7:16 pm

Every year the last remaining Inca rope bridge still in use is cast down and a new one erected across the Apurimac river in the Cusco region of Peru.

The History Of Chinese Zodiac Placemats In Chinese-American Restaurants 18 Jun 2019, 7:16 pm

The placemat is a lingering testament that its initial effect — to normalize a piece of Chinese culture for an unfamiliar audience — worked.

Apple Is Trying To Save My Hearing After I Spent Years Ruining It 18 Jun 2019, 7:16 pm

New tools in watchOS and iOS make hearing health harder to ignore.

The Invisible Battle For America's Airwaves 18 Jun 2019, 7:16 pm

How a rush of new industrial Internet of Things devices turned up the heat on a decades-old fight for spectrum.

Eight Women Accuse Hollywood Filmmaker Max Landis Of Emotional And Sexual Abuse: 'We're Not People to Him' 18 Jun 2019, 6:04 pm

Eight accusers have come forward against the "Bright" screenwriter and Hollywood scion alleging a pattern of emotional, physical and sexual abuse that spans a decade.

Property Auction Winner Learns Why Property Was Such A Great Deal: It's Only 12 Inches Wide 18 Jun 2019, 6:04 pm

The man who "won" the Broward County auction for Parcel 494105-15-1371 is now the significantly less-proud owner of a 1' x 100' strip of land that starts at the curb and runs between the driveways and garages of two villas, under the dividing wall and on to the back of the lot.

The Revamped iPod Touch Is Not Your New Music Storage Solution 18 Jun 2019, 6:04 pm

Music lovers have no reason to care about this device. The iPod Touch has little in common with the beloved iPod Classic (discontinued in 2014), or even the Shuffle and Nano (put out to pasture in 2017).

We Hired Three Fiverr Workers To Write About Fiverr's IPO 18 Jun 2019, 6:04 pm

Fiverr, an Israel-based startup, is a sort of white-collar TaskRabbit — a freelance platform for services like digital marketing and ghostwriting. But financial results can only tell you so much about a company, which is why we decided to hire Fiverr workers to write about Fiverr's IPO.

The Most Valuable Brands In The World, Visualized 18 Jun 2019, 5:31 pm

The top three brands remain unchanged from last year, while Facebook has noticeably stumbled.

Just How Did Insulin Get So Expensive? 18 Jun 2019, 5:02 pm

How on earth did insulin become so expensive that Americans are forced to effectively do cross-border drug runs?

Cities Start To Question An American Ideal: A House With A Yard On Every Lot 18 Jun 2019, 5:02 pm

Townhomes, duplexes and apartments are effectively banned in many neighborhoods. Now some communities regret it.

Two Centuries Of Rapid Global Population Growth Will Come To An End 18 Jun 2019, 5:02 pm

As population growth continues to decline, the curve representing the world population is getting less and less steep. By the end of the century — when global population growth will have fallen to 0.1% according to the UN's projection – the world will be very close to the end of the demographic transition.

Here's 7-Foot Tall NBA Champion Marc Gasol Chugging A Bottle Of Wine 18 Jun 2019, 5:02 pm

During Monday's celebration in Toronto, Raptors center and massive fella Marc Gasol wrapped his mitts around a bottle of wine and didn't let go until it was all done.

Why Apple's Mac Pro 'Trash Can' Design Was A Total Flop 18 Jun 2019, 4:24 pm

It's more than just the consumer seeing trash and then thinking it's trash, though that's probably part of it.

The Time I Went On A Lesbian Cruise And It Blew Up My Entire Life 18 Jun 2019, 4:24 pm

I didn't expect that spending a week with a couple thousand lesbians on a cruise ship would push me to radically reconsider the future I'd planned for myself.

Why Game Streaming Will Finally Work 18 Jun 2019, 4:24 pm

Services like OnLive have tried and failed. Stadia and xCloud should succeed.

These Engineering Students Built A Special Pen Just For Cheating On Tests 18 Jun 2019, 4:07 pm

"We didn't really need to cheat, because we already had 3.9 GPAs."

Five Massive Screw-Ups That Wouldn't Have Happened If We All Just Used The Metric System 18 Jun 2019, 4:07 pm

Almost every country in the world uses metric measurements. Every country except for the United States that is. It's usually not a big problem. But there have been some close calls throughout history when people used metric instead of imperial, or vice versa with disastrous results.

Expensive Drone Crashes Smack Into A Street Sign While Flying 18 Jun 2019, 4:07 pm

This is what happens when you try to wing it.

Man Pets A Curious Baby Whale On The Top Of The Head 18 Jun 2019, 3:56 pm

With her mom by her side, this little big one says hello to a boat full of bipeds.

Here's A Super Cool Time Lapse Of A Localized Rainstorm 18 Jun 2019, 3:56 pm

"I captured a time-lapse video of a storm producing a downburst, moving across Calgary."

Jet Boat Reaches Face-Melting Speeds Gunning It Down A Small River — And Then Pulls A 360 Degree Spin 18 Jun 2019, 3:56 pm

These boaters are playing with fire as they commit to a totally bonkers spin.

The Euro 2020 Mascot Is Just A Creepy Human Man 18 Jun 2019, 2:53 pm

Creating a mascot for your international sporting event can be fraught with peril, and the mascot of the Euro 2020 tournament, which was recently put on display to mark one year until the European soccer championship begins, is terrifying.

People Hate Flying, And It Could Lead To The Demise Of The Airline Industry 18 Jun 2019, 2:53 pm

New research shows that people see driverless cars as an attractive alternative to flying. Could AVs kill the airlines?

We're Bad People, And This 'Friends'/'Chernobyl' Mash-Up Is So Funny 18 Jun 2019, 2:50 pm

Is it so wrong to find a glimmer of humor in an incomprehensibly devastating situation?

A New Bride Tries To Survive Her Husband's Relatives Trying To Kill Her In 'Ready Or Not' 18 Jun 2019, 2:50 pm

This gloriously gory-looking film hits theaters this August.

Chinese Students Have Their Faces Scanned Upon Entering And Leaving School Everyday 18 Jun 2019, 2:50 pm

While this technology surely improves security and safety, it also makes us deeply comfortable.

Shop New Additions To The HUGO BOSS Sale! 18 Jun 2019, 2:24 pm

Check out the new additions to our sale: 30-40% off men's & women's apparel.

Shop New Additions To The HUGO BOSS Sale! 18 Jun 2019, 2:24 pm

Check out the new additions to our sale: 30-40% off men's & women's apparel.

Inside Backpage.com's Vicious Battle With The Feds 18 Jun 2019, 1:35 pm

For years, it was the largest portal for sex on the internet. Now its fate could shape the future of Silicon Valley.

I've Climbed Everest 21 Times. It's Not The Mountain It Used To Be 18 Jun 2019, 1:35 pm

Over nearly three decades, Apa Sherpa has witnessed the effects of a warming climate and an overcrowded peak.

Three VFX Artists Evaluate The Effects In The 'Star Wars' Prequels 18 Jun 2019, 1:34 pm

From "totally revolutionary" to "entirely off," the prequels serve as master classes in what to do and what not to do in visual effects.

Ah, So This Is What Spider-Man Is Up To On A Slow Crime Day 18 Jun 2019, 1:34 pm

The newspaper business is not what it used to be.

Man Casually Discovers A 45-Foot-Deep Lead Mine Shaft In His Garden 18 Jun 2019, 12:33 pm

This mine shaft in Derbyshire, England goes down even further but is blocked by rubble. Local cavers have begun to clear it to explore passages which are believed to run to the end of the village.

I Ate Lasagna And Garfuccinos At The New Garfield-Themed Restaurant In Toronto 18 Jun 2019, 12:28 pm

One writer's months-long investigation of the first Garfield-licensed (and Jim Davis-sanctioned) restaurant in North America.

Young Tiger Tries To Attack Sloth Bear, Things Don't Go As Planned 18 Jun 2019, 11:53 am

A sloth bear might look and sound cute and cuddly, but you don't want to mess around with this bear.

Simone Giertz Turns A Tesla Model 3 Into A Pickup Truck 18 Jun 2019, 11:53 am

Giertz is known as the "Queen of Sh*tty Robots," but will henceforth be known as the "Woman Who Beat Elon Musk to a Tesla Pickup Truck."

How The Quality Of Tesla Cars Improved So Fast, And Why That Matters 18 Jun 2019, 11:33 am

Excellent fit and finish also requires leadership focus and will, something that Tesla clearly has.

New York City Subway Car Bursts Into 'I Want It That Way' 18 Jun 2019, 11:25 am

While New Yorkers may come off as cold-hearted and jaded to the outside observer, they're ultimately just people waiting for the right Backstreet Boys song to come on.

A Person From Each US State Performs Their Local Accent 18 Jun 2019, 11:22 am

There are so many delightful ways to speak the same language.

Jared Kushner Was My Boss 18 Jun 2019, 11:22 am

What I learned about power, real and imagined, from Trump's "senior adviser" and son-in-law.

Throw A Better Fourth Of July Party With These Eight Fun-Focused Picks 18 Jun 2019, 8:01 am

Grill and flip and chill and groove with these ultimate party product picks.

This Is The Fastest, Simplest & Safest VPN For All Your Devices 18 Jun 2019, 8:01 am

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Digg Music Picks: Baroness, Madonna And More 18 Jun 2019, 8:01 am

From lo-fi garage rock to club bangers to avant-garde jazz, we love music here at Digg. So once a week, we'll be sharing a few albums that we're currently obsessed with.

This Is Almost Certainly The Most Intricate Paper Airplane You'll Ever See 17 Jun 2019, 3:14 pm

Luca Iaconi-Stewart transforms manilla folders and glue into a miniature 777 aircraft with movable components.

Ryan Reynolds Sits Down For A Frank, Freewheeling Interview With The Wall Street Journal 17 Jun 2019, 1:46 pm

Reynolds speaks about how he survived growing up with four brothers, trying to stay "invisible" in high school, the battle to bring "Deadpool" to the silver screen and the tribulations of owning a gin business.

Why Is My Former Boss Asking Me To Kick Him In The Crotch, And Other Advice Column Questions 17 Jun 2019, 8:05 am

A roundup of the most interesting, thought-provoking and surprising questions that our favorite columnists addressed in recent days.

Do What It Tells You To Do In This Book And You'll Make Yourself A Better Photographer 14 Jun 2019, 1:41 pm

Call it the cheapest photography course you’ll ever take with inspiration, information and prompts.

The Winners Of The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Are Breathtaking 12 Jun 2019, 5:35 pm

From actors preparing for a Chinese opera performance to a beautiful fishing village in west Greenland, here are the winning images from this year's National Geographic contest.

All The Latest And Best Longform On The Internet 19 Jan 2016, 4:12 pm

Find all the best new longform writing on the internet right here.

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