MIT teaches self-driving cars to change lanes like real drivers

Autonomous vehicles really don’t know how to switch lanes as well as people do. They tend to rely on either relatively static data models that are difficult to study in the thick of traffic, or are basic enough that the car might only change lanes when it’s absolutely necessary — that is, hardly at all. […]

New Judd Apatow MasterClass Teaches Story Structure, Stand-Up & The Art of Laughter

The MasterClass subscription series has an incredible collection of some of the most iconic and respected minds and talents in various fields. But their assembly of talent from film and television is especially impressive. The likes of Martin Scorsese, Steve Martin, David Mamet, Hans Zimmer, Shonda Rhimes, Aaron Sorkin and Ron Howard all have their […]

I got my son a STEM toy that teaches kids about robotics and programming — and he loved it

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Steven John The award-winning Makeblock Neuron kit uses an intuitive and enjoyable approach to teaching kids the basics of programming and robotics. Kids as young as preschool age […]

‘Dear Dictator’ Trailer: Michael Caine Teaches a Rebel Teen How to Deal with Mean Girls

Dealing with high school is worse than ever with the advent of cell phones and social media. But what if you could deal with the worst people in your high school by getting advice from a feared international dictator? Dear Dictator follows a British-Caribbean dictator played by Michael Caine as he’s ousted from power and […]

Video: Astronaut Scott Kelly teaches orbital mechanics with Kerbal Space Program

Video shot and edited by Condé Nast Entertainment. Click here for transcript. (video link) If you’re a frequent Ars reader, you’ve likely heard of Kerbal Space Program, the space flight/space crashing/space explosion simulator that lets you create your own vehicles, then fly them into orbit and perhaps even to other planets. Though silly and fun, […]

The founder of billion-dollar company 23andMe cuts her kids’ hair, teaches them to do laundry, and protects them from the ‘insanity’ of megawealth

Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair In a New York Times profile, Silicon Valley royalty Anne Wojcicki talked about her career, her marriage to Google cofounder Sergey Brin, and how she raises her children. The founder of billion-dollar personal genomics company 23andme tries to keep herself and her kids grounded. She says she cuts her kids’ hair, makes them […]