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A medic's testimony: The horrifying reality of working in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

I don’t know whether writing this is a good idea. I’m not sure whether anything I say will ever be heard – and even if my words do reach the outside world, I have no reason to believe that anything will change. But I will share my story anyway, for it is the story of every man, woman and child who …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Time Management

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

This Devilishly Difficult Online Game Is Scientifically Shown to Improve Brain Function

Never heard of a dual n-back game? Here's why you should give it a try.<p>Brain-improving games have mostly been debunked. But there's still one that may be worth a try.<p>Can playing an online game make your brain work better? Earlier this year, the maker of the Lumosity app, which widely advertised …

The Brain

SAP Targets Terrorism With AI

Can machine learning help government agencies track down terrorists? A secretive arm of the business intelligence firm SAP says yes.<p>A specialized division of the business software powerhouse SAP (System Application Products) is building tools to harness machine learning and artificial intelligence …

Machine Learning

Tens Of Thousands Of FMRI Brain Studies May Be Flawed

Everyone’s seen pretty pictures of the human brain lit up in bright reds, oranges, yellows and blues. The images are taken from brain-mapping studies that use fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to identify which areas of the brain are active when people carry out cognitive or behavioral …

The Brain

The Science of Affection: How a Rebel Researcher Pioneered the Study of Love in the 1950s and Illuminated How Parents Shape Children’s Emotional Patterns

“The nature of love is about paying attention to the people who matter, about still giving when you are too tired to give.”<p><i>“Who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love,”</i> psychologists Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon observed in their indispensable <i>A General Theory of</i> …

Higher Metacognition is probably what separates Geniuses from the rest

Metacognition is “thinking about thinking”, or “knowing about knowing”. It comes from the root word “meta”, meaning beyond. It can take many forms; …

Google DeepMind pairs with NHS to use machine learning to fight blindness

‘Deep learning’ research company will use 1m anonymised eye scans to train a neural network to identify early signs of degenerative eye conditions<p>Google DeepMind has announced its second collaboration with the NHS, working with Moorfields Eye Hospital in east London to build a machine learning …

Machine Learning

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

Researchers say some parts of the globe will become so hot they'll be uninhabitable

It will increase the likelihood of conflict in water-scarce regions for one thing, and there's already some evidence that it played a vital role in sparking the initial uprising in Syria back in 2011.<p>Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia have been …

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Self-help

No Man's Sky Lets You Explore a Universe-Sized Universe

If you budget just one second for each planet in Hello Games’ imponderable <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, you’ll still spend 585 billion years visiting them all. In …

No Man's Sky

The top apps Apple thinks everyone should have on their iPhone

But Apple wants to help. The company recently released a list of the 10 apps, besides its own, that you should have on any new iPhone.<p>These are the essentials, and they range from powerful photo apps to ones designed to keep your accounts safe.<p>Here are Apple's 10 apps everyone should have:

Machine Learning: The Top Five Languages Paving The Future

<b>The Top Five Languages Paving The Future Of Machine Learning by Mauricio Prinzlau</b><p>The future of machine learning seems to be very bright, with leaping …

5 Mindful Ways to Help Someone who is Hurting.

We’ve all been there.<p>We see someone hurting. Maybe it’s someone we love, or someone we don’t even know. But because they are hurting, <i>we</i> are …

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Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

University of Washington

Bringing the Ghostly City of Pompeii Back to Life

POMPEII, Italy<p>Pompeii has been a byword for catastrophe for almost 2,000 years. Today this place of chronic disasters is being transformed into an archaeological showcase.<p>For the first time in 19 centuries, a breath of life is wafting through the ghostly streets of Pompeii. Under the guidance of a …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

5 Common Habits That Are Undermining Your Happiness

<i>We all have a desire to be happy. It is a part of the human condition to seek joy and good feelings. Yet many of us unintentionally undermine our happiness every day.</i><p>Being a Life and Executive Coach, I see common patterns in people's daily behavior that are keeping them from lasting happiness. Too …

Are You a Left-Brained or Right-Brained Thinker?

Are you a left-brained thinker or a right-brained thinker? We all know that we use our left-brains for logical thinking and our right-brains for …

Creativity

The Surprising Reason Our Planet Isn't Heating Up Even Faster

In research that adds new truth to the phrase “every cloud has a silver lining,” scientists are reporting that sulfate aerosol emissions have offset …

Astronomers say they've found biggest structure in universe

A newly identified cosmic feature is so enormous that it has left some of the finest minds in astronomy well and truly boggled. The BOSS—named after the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey—is a wall, or supercluster, of at least 830 galaxies connected by filaments of gas, which <i>Smithsonian</i> …

The Destructive Power of Borderline Personality Disorder

Self-harm and suicidal thoughts are a troubling part of many mental illnesses, but for those struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD), …

Why one designer is breaking all the logo design rules

If you've read our pro guide to logo design, you'll know the most effective logos are those that are simple, memorable, timeless, versatile and …