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Evolution Tells Us We Might Be the Only Intelligent Life in the Universe

Are we alone in the universe? It comes down to whether intelligence is a probable outcome of natural selection, or an improbable fluke. By definition, probable events occur frequently, improbable events occur rarely—or once. Our evolutionary history shows that many key adaptations—not just intelligence, but complex animals, complex cells, photosynthesis, and life itself—were unique, one-off events, […]

Time magazine names Elon Musk its Person of the Year

Time magazine has named Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk as its Person of the Year, for an incredible 12 months of achievements in which he jockeyed for the crown of world’s richest person and made his Twitter account a must-read while moving the needle on climate change, cryptocurrencies, space exploration, and universal broadband. In […]

Floating wind farms could make California 100% renewable by 2045

Back in 2019, a Scottish company called Statoil erected the world’s first floating wind farm. Although offshore wind farms have existed for several years, they’re often constructed in super shallow waters just off the coast. Floating wind farms, however, can float in hundreds of feet deep waters, without becoming an eyesore, or taking up land […]

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How Does Your Personality Type Affect Your Income?

The researchers surveyed over 72,000. Image: Visual Capitalist How does your personality type affect your income? You’ve just finished giving a presentation at work, and an outspoken coworker challenges your ideas. Do you: a) Engage in a friendly debate about the merits of each argument, or b) Avoid a conflict by agreeing or changing the […]

Top 10 tech trends that will shape the coming decade

The pace of change in the technology sector has always been brisk. As much as 10 years worth of growth in e-commerce may have been compressed into just three months in late 2019, according to McKinsey & Company, which predicts that we’ll experience more technological progress in the coming decade than we did in the preceding 100 […]