• CLOTHING
    This blogger’s side-by-side photo proves clothing sizes are a myth

    Blogger Mira Hirsch reveals the startling difference in clothing sizes. Image: Instagram/@mira_hirsch Mira Hirsch has a public service announcement: don’t let numbers define you. For a good reason. The South African blogger posted a photo on social media, exposing how different clothing can be, even when it’s technically the same size. Hirsch posted a side-by-side […]

  • COMPUTERS
    IBM Just Broke The Record of Simulating Chemistry With a Quantum Computer

    The Future of Quantum Computing Engineers have modelled the interactions between subatomic components of a complex molecule using a quantum computer, making a significant leap forward in our modelling of chemical reactions. Image Source: Berkeley University The simulations were carried out by IBM on superconducting hardware, and this milestone just pushed into new territory for […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Plant Dutch Iris for a pop of seasonal color

    We were looking for easy-to-maintain plants that could provide seasonal color to a fairly steep slope in part shade. A catalog arrived picturing several varieties of iris, something we’d never tried, and we placed an order. Here’s what happened. Iris is the name of the goddess of the rainbow in Greek mythology, and has been […]

  • CLOTHING
    A tour of five affordable factory clothing shops in Tongaat

    Being a woman comes at a price and although I do not particularly like venturing into the usually busy Tongaat central, I do look forward to my monthly shopping sprees where I sniff out excellent deals on clothing and accessories at affordable prices. I buy most of my shoes, casual clothing, formal wear and gym gear […]

  • ALL DEALS
    How to Create a Job Description That Will Land the Right Candidate

    Job descriptions are important both to job seekers and employers. They let the candidate know the duties and requirements of the position and what the company will expect regarding performance. They also provide a way for employers to evaluate the job’s importance, its place in the business and to identify the characteristics needed by a […]

  • COMPUTERS
    What The Hell Even Is A Computer? Let This Artist Explain

    Computers have become an unavoidable, intrinsic, indivisible part of culture. And yet, every few years, our culture feels the need to slap itself in the face, Macaulay-Culkin-in-Home-Alone-style, and re-ask itself: Wait, what the fuck are we actually talking about when we talk about “computers,” again? Like, what does that word even mean?  Do you know? Honestly. Take a minute. I’ll wait. [Image: Taeyoon […]

  • Would you get on a pilotless plane?

    \How comfortable would you feel getting on a pilotless plane? That is the question millions of people may have to ask themselves in the future if they want to jet off on holiday around the world. As we move closer to a world of driverless cars, which have already been on the road in some […]

  • Go up a size? Or wear clothes that are too tight? (Be honest.)

    The other day I asked my Facebook friends if (clothing) size matters. I asked them because I had just had an awful incident involving a skirt. It was full and floral. A little bit retro, too. And just the thing I needed in my wardrobe. And while the store didn’t carry the skirt in my regular missy […]

  • COMPUTERS
    A quest for the mother of all computers

     Kevin Resch is searching for the Holy Grail of high technology in the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. As the institute prepares to mark its 15th anniversary in November, Resch is the acting director — and part of an elite group of scientists working to bring the promise of quantum computers […]

  • COMPUTERS
    A quest for the mother of all computers

    Kevin Resch, acting director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, overlooks a light experiment in the quantum optics lab. – Vanessa Tignanelli,Record staff Martin Laforest, head of scientific outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing, expects to see quantum supremacy within five years. – Vanessa Tignanelli,Record staff Martin Laforest, head of scientific outreach at IQC, […]