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These Space-Inspired Baby Names Are Out Of This World

These Space-Inspired Baby Names Are Out Of This World

Whether you’re fascinated with black holes, rising signs, or sci-fi movies, the stars can be a great source of inspiration for baby names. There are many beautifully-named stars, constellations, and astrological phenomenons — whether as big as a galaxy (Andromeda), as rare as the Northern Lights (Aurora), or as everyday as the sunrise (Dawn). Take…
AI triumphs against the world’s top pro team in strategy game Dota 2

AI triumphs against the world’s top pro team in strategy game Dota 2

Pro gamers, look out — for the first time ever, a world champion e-sports team has lost to an AI team. In a series of live competitions between the reigning Dota 2 world champion team OG and the five-bot team OpenAI Five, the AI won two matches back-to-back, settling the best-of-three tournament. With 45,000 years…
Why coders want to optimize the world

Why coders want to optimize the world

Coders are “among the most quietly influential people on the planet” today, according to technology reporter Clive Thompson. In the past 30 years or so, he tells me, software has become a guide for “the way we communicate, the way we pay for things, the way we pay attention to the world, and the way…
New Music To Know This Week: K.Flay Wants Good Vibes Only, iNCH Saves The World & More

New Music To Know This Week: K.Flay Wants Good Vibes Only, iNCH Saves The...

"It's quiet now, slow it down," Thompson sings in the first verse of this song and she could be describing her own work. The menagerie of sounds on the track is fascinating, as is the abrupt climb up the scale the melody makes when she hits the chorus and her Fiona Apple-esque voice. It's almost…
Ariana Grande Kicked Off Her Sweetener World Tour In $30 Hair Clips

Ariana Grande Kicked Off Her Sweetener World Tour In $30 Hair Clips

Ariana Grande kicked off the opening night of her Sweetener world tour with everything fans could've hoped for from the superstar — including a Mac Miller tribute, enough lunar visuals to convince everyone to work for NASA, and, of course, her signature ponytail. But Grande didn't just throw her hair into her usual updo and…
How This Woman Left NYC To Start A Business & Travel The World

How This Woman Left NYC To Start A Business & Travel The World

Even as more people are opting to spend less time working in a traditional cubicle, there are others like Amna Shamim, 35, who have decided they'd rather skip the office altogether. Shamim, who works as a writer and visibility consultant, has been traveling and working from abroad for over four years. After leaving her job…
Tyra Banks Is Creating An Inclusive Fantasy Modeling World Theme Park

Tyra Banks Is Creating An Inclusive Fantasy Modeling World Theme Park

"I created ‘Top Model’ to expand the definition of beauty based on my own pain of being told ‘no’ that I couldn’t do something because I’m curvy or I’m Black. My empathy for women in general increased through the experience," she tells WWD. "And now with Modelland, I’m taking it 10 steps forward, giving people…
A new theory for why Republicans and Democrats see the world differently

A new theory for why Republicans and Democrats see the world differently

“Of the many factors that make up your worldview, one is more fundamental than any other in determining which side of the divide you gravitate toward: your perception of how dangerous the world is. Fear is perhaps our most primal instinct, after all, so it’s only logical that people’s level of fearfulness informs their outlook…
Here are some of the ways women made strides around the world in 2018

Here are some of the ways women made strides around the world in 2018

2018 has been a year, hasn’t it? Between the Kavanaugh hearings, the Parkland shooting, the California fires, and a bizarre Tide pod-eating craze, no one would blame you if you wanted to wipe this past year from your memory. But 2018 wasn’t all bad — some genuinely positive things took place, particularly in the sphere…
Everyone wants to “teach a man to fish.” But skills training alone doesn’t help the world’s poor.

Everyone wants to “teach a man to fish.” But skills training alone doesn’t help...

“Teach a man to fish,” the saying goes, “and you feed him for a lifetime.” That axiom has loomed large over international development policy for decades. There has been a great deal of aid focused on teaching a man to fish — that is, providing people with skills instead of simple assistance — to lift…

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