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A Bug in FMRI Software Could Invalidate 15 Years of Brain Research

This is huge.<p>There could be a very serious problem with the past 15 years of research into human brain activity, with a new study suggesting that a …

5 Foil-Pack Recipes to Fire Up on Your Grill

Since the sun started setting closer to 9pm, we’ve been packing our weekends with outdoor activities. There’s just something about being outside that energizes our creativity, and we admit that we are darn lucky having both the mountains and the beach in our backyard. Whether it’s north, east, west …

The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong

Over 155 million Americans play video games, and spend upwards of 3 billion hours per week engrossed in a game.<p>The way we learn today is just wrong.<p>Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like… Angry Birds.<p>Half of school dropouts name boredom as the No. 1 reason they left.<p>How do we …

Genetically enhancing our children could raise interest rates

With embryo selection, a woman produces many embryos that are examined by a fertility clinic, and then the clinic implants in her one of the embryos that happens to be free of the harmful gene. Once we understand how DNA can influence human intelligence, fertility clinics could also base their …

This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Chasing happiness usually backfires. Try this instead.<p>Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a …

Happiness

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

John Rampton Contributor<p>John Rampton is founder of online invoicing company Due.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>As compliance pressure mounts, businesses turn to regulatory technology<br>• What regulation crowdfunding in the JOBS Act means to entrepreneurs and startups<p>By now everyone has heard of Google’s …

Artificial Intelligence

I tried a genetics test that told me how I should eat and work out based on my DNA — and it was frighteningly accurate

All that information I got from those tests was just the beginning. More recently, I wanted to take my genes a step further.<p>Pathway Genomics, which has been around since 2008, offers tests that cover everything from liquid biopsies (tests that look for circulating tumor cells in the blood) to tests …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

Emotions

Ask a Mechanic: Choosing the right dropper seatpost

Cycling

State’s new pastel and polka dot The Atlantic ready to hit the boardwalks for spring

Springtime brings warmer weather and the desire in us all to get out and ride more. While for most of us that means either hitting the singletrack …

Cycling

Giro d'Italia: First mountain finish set to test overall contenders

The Giro d’Italia is still in the south of Italy but the overall contenders face their first major test of the race and of their form on today’s …

Road Bikes

SwiftCarbon unveils latest TeXtreme-reinforced Ultravox frame

Polyglot bike-brand SwiftCarbon has unveiled the latest version of its high-end road frame, the Ultravox SSL. Co-owned by a South African former pro …

Carbon Fiber

Seven of the best... titanium bikes for 2016

A titanium bike has a reputation as being a 'bike for life' and, whether or not that's true, even in a world dominated by carbon fibre, titanium …

Rocky Mountains

SOC16: New goods from HT Components, Smanie saddles & Ryde rims

We got an exclusive first look at the new HT M1 XC pedal at the Taipei show, and now we’ve got a look at most of the color range…and news that …

Rare Earth

How Your Bicycling Data Can Help San Francisco (and Other Cities) Build Safer Streets

Cyclists often find themselves pedaling between huge trucks and speeding cars or stranded when protected bike lanes abruptly end at busy …

Size matters part 4: The accidental benefits of 29ers - MBR

Chris Porter claims that the good traits of 29ers could have been done with 26in wheels if bike designers had done their job properly in the first …

Cycling

Are 27.5+ bikes faster than 29ers?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you’ll probably have heard a lot of speculation about plus-size tyres. Everything …

GeoOrbital Gives Any Bicycle An Electric Motor In 60 Seconds

It's time you gave your bicycle an upgrade...<p>This is the GeoOrbital Wheel and it's just about one of the coolest Kickstarter projects we've ever seen.<p>…

6 Great Sunscreens That Won't Come Off While You Ride

Here's what we apply to protect from harmful UV rays on our bikes<p><b>Zealios Sun Barrier SPF 45</b><p><b>For long-term water resistance:</b><br>Oil-free Zealios goes on clear and offers solid protection from the sun without that filmy feeling a lot of zinc-based sunscreens give off. It’s waterproof for 80 minutes, so …

Skin Care

Addiction is not a brain disease 'but rather a disease of personality'

Addiction is not a brain disease, but rather a disease of personality, psychiatrist argues<p><b>National Institutes for Drug Addiction defines addiction as</b> …

Genes that influence how long you stay in education uncovered by study

Discovery of genetic variants which shape number of years spent at school and university, and could pave the way for more personalised teaching<p>A haul of genes that influence how long people spend in education has been uncovered by one of the largest studies conducted in the field.<p>The international …

Genetics

What is the best way to cook vegetables to maximize their nutritional value?

<b>The question</b><p>It's almost salad season, and this year I have vowed to improve my diet by eating far more vegetables in a variety of salads. But I'd like a variety of raw and roasted or otherwise cooked vegetables for a mix of textures and flavours. Are raw vegetables always healthier? Do all cooking …

STM Association Releases “Tech Trends 2020″ Infographic & Presentations From 2016 U.S. Conference

The new STM Tech Trends [was recently] launched at the STM Annual US Conference in Washington DC. The theme of this year’s infographic look into the …

Washington D.C.

Come to think of it or not: Study shows how memories can be intentionally forgotten

Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' on the car radio, for example, may remind you of your …

7 Must-Use Tools for Building an Infographic

7 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Infographics are such a fun and effective visual way to display information. We at Buffer have certainly used them quite a few times to share information.<p>I always enjoy looking at them, but always feel like <b>there is no way I could ever create one</b> …

Infographics

Here's Why You Should Opt for Organic Meat and Milk

There really 
is more to eating organic meat and dairy than just the whole-earth buzz, green-market bragging rights, and Mercedes prices.<p>A massive …

Science Explains Why Having Zero Time Is Making You Miserable

Here's how you can take back your schedule -- and your life.<p>Do you know someone who wears their busyness like a badge of honor? They humbly brag, "I am just so busy!" to anyone who asks. Every hour is spoken for with meetings and minutiae. And they always look a bit frazzled.<p>Being busy may seem …

Time Management

A UPenn psychologist says there's one trait more important to success than IQ or talent

By "learning," I mean that every week the piano teacher would visit my parents' apartment and guide me through a classical or jazz piece, listening patiently as I plunked out the tune as best I could and politely offering suggestions for improvement.<p>I hated those lessons. I was a terrible pianist, …