• 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 […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Exactly what could quantum computers do?

    They picked a knotty problem – understanding how the enzyme nitrogenase allows plants to use nitrogen from the atmosphere to make their own fertilizer – something that is unknown. Computers available today, said EHT chemistry professor Markus Reiher can calculate the behaviour of simple molecules quite precisely, but not nitrogenase , which is too complex. […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Amazon Prime Day 2017: What home and garden deals can I expect?

    Bargain-hunters, the time has come. Online retail giant Amazonhas announced details of its 2017 Prime Day sales event, once again only open to consumers who have signed up to its £79-a-year subscription service. Beginning on Monday July 10 at 6pm, shoppers around the globe will have 30-hours instead of the usual 24 to pick up thousands of deals – including home […]

  • CLOTHING
    Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

    Americans spent around $350 billion on clothing and footwear in 2016. CreditLauren Fleishman for The New York Times In the Garden of Eden, figuring out what to wear was easy and the fig leaves were environmentally friendly. Today, it’s much harder to find clothes that don’t have some kind of negative impact on the planet. […]

  • NEWS
    What ISIS Really Wants

    What is the islamic state? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    What prompted the US and UK electronics bans?

    (CNN)The US and British electronics bans announced Tuesday on flights from certain airports in the Middle East and Africa seem to have come out of the blue, with no specific event prompting the sudden change. So what’s behind these coordinated bans? One factor, a US official told CNN, was recent intelligence that the terrorist group […]

  • ALL DEALS
    After all those deals, what draft picks do Patriots have left?

    With the moves the Patriots have made in recent days, their 2017 NFL Draft picks have been shaken up a bit. As of Monday, they owned seven picks (listed by round-overall): 3-72, 3-96, 4-132, 5-163, 5-183, 6-200, 7-239. That’s no first- or second-round picks, two third-round picks, one fourth-round pick, two fifth-round picks, one sixth-round […]

  • NEWS
    Now What? CEO Asks Users How to Improve Twitter

    Has the future of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) come down to this — asking users for ideas on how to grow? It seems so. On Thursday, Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey took to the site soliciting ideas for Twitter’s future. Follow jack ✔@jack Following in the footsteps of Brian Chesky: what’s the most important thing you […]

  • NEWS
    The 3 Line Menu Icon: What is a Hamburger Menu?

    What if I told you that websites and smartphones had hamburgers in them? You would probably think that I have totally lost it after coming off my meds. But it’s absolutely true, I kid you not. When you open an app on your smartphone or some websites today, you could be looking at a hamburger […]

  • NEWS
    The 3 Line Menu Icon: What is a Hamburger Menu?

    What if I told you that websites and smartphones had hamburgers in them? You would probably think that I have totally lost it after coming off my meds. But it’s absolutely true, I kid you not. When you open an app on your smartphone or some websites today, you could be looking at a hamburger […]