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It is possible, according to many sources, to become invisible, but you must be patient, methodical, and willing to eat almost anything.
Gravity, as the old joke goes, sucks.
Alex Garland has one thought when it comes to the AI revolution: Bring it on.
One of the charms of baseball, which started up again this week, is the exhilarating departure it offers from the noisy bustle of daily life.
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" was the tagline for a Head & Shoulders shampoo ad campaign in the 1980s. It unfortunately encapsulates how most interviews work.
Philosopher Nick Bostrom says major tech companies are listening to his warnings about artificial intelligence.
Edward Snowden and an unlikely interviewer squared-off on HBO over the leaks that exposed the National Security Agency's extensive surveillance programs.
Thinking about a life coach but not ready to commit to the real thing?
Four years ago today, President Barack Obama was gearing up to announce his reelection campaign, Mitt Romney was leading Newt Gingrich in the polls, and roughly one out of every three American adults owned a smartphone.
By this point of March Madness, with three games left in the men's NCAA basketball tournament, most brackets are busted.
The individuals who have founded some of the most success tech companies are decidedly weird.
In MIT's Education Arcade, classic game consoles line the office corridor, rafters are strung with holiday lights, and inflatable, stuffed and papier-maché creatures lurk around every corner.
Things at the bottom of the sea: pale fish, manganese nodules, plastic trash and cables. Lots of cables.
When the Japanese computer scientist Yukihiro Matsumoto decided to create Ruby, a programming language that has helped build Twitter, Hulu, and much of the modern Web, he was chasing an idea from a 1966 science fiction novelBabel…
Today we're introducing our most ambitious update yet: PAC-Maps.
Eric Larsen seemed ill at ease in his tuxedo.
Relevance and repeatability.
A pioneer in the field of computational complexity theory reflects on his career.
Two proposals intended to reduce flaws in software use two very different approaches for software security.
Considering the many different paths and unprecedented opportunities for companies exploring emerging markets.
Finding a better solution by thinking about the problem and its solution, rather than just thinking about the code.