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There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Exercise

The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm

At the unveiling of Apple’s new flagship smartphone yesterday, the iPhone X, CEO Tim Cook said it was something the company’s staff had been working on for a decade.<p>The new premium handset with its edge-to-edge display (minus one unfortunate top notch) does away with the physical home button …

Palm

Themed Shows Invade the Fall TV Season

Television is gearing up for battle this fall, and it's not between network stars.<p>Navy SEALs, elite air squadrons and camo-clad foot soldiers combat …

TV

Trump defends Arpaio pardon, says timing was intended to draw attention

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump defended his decision to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Harvey hammered the Texas coast, insisting during a news conference on Monday the timing was intended to draw attention.<p>"I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would …

Donald Trump

5 Industries A.I. Will Disrupt in the Next 10 Years | Inc.com

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest new technologies on the block, and entrepreneurs are rushing to get a solid understanding of what it means for them. It's predicted that AI bots will power 85% of customer service interactions by 2020 and will drive up to $33 trillion of annual economic …

Artificial Intelligence

KGI: Apple Watch 3 to come in LTE and non-LTE models, no obvious form factor change

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released a new forecast on the next generation Apple Watch. According to Kuo, the Apple Watch 3 will ship later this year with both LTE and non-LTE models offered. Kuo also expects the next Apple Watch will retain the same general design and not …

Canadian sniper shattered world record, killing ISIS fighter from 2 miles away, report says

A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from more than two miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper kill in military history.<p>According to Toronto’s <i>Globe and Mail</i> newspaper, the gun specialist from the elite Joint Task Force 2 achieved the feat with a shot from a …

College Basketball

Unexpected Viking toilet discovery leads to controversy | Ars Technica

It could be the oldest privy in Denmark, or just a pile of crap.<p>Archaeologists excavating at an ancient Viking settlement in southeast Denmark …

Archaeology

An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time

Lingmo International, a startup based in West Gosford north of Sydney, launched its TranslateOne2One earpiece at the UN's Artificial Intelligence for Good Summit in Geneva, revealing that IBM Watson machine learning technology had been used for its algorithms.<p>Traditionally, converting one language …

Machine Learning

NZ seventh-worst on emissions of 41 nations

New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions in 2015 were 24.1 percent higher than 1990 levels - a far cry from the country's commitment in the Paris …

Fossil Fuels

Star Wars reading list: where to start after you finish the movies

Take your first step into a larger world<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> universe is more than just a handful of blockbuster films and animated television shows. The sheer volume of material is a double-edged sword: it provides dedicated fans plenty of new material to immerse themselves in, but it can also deter …

Star Wars

It's time to stop hiding electricity inside of walls

Walls keep secrets. Like, for instance, where's the stud? Walls will never tell. Also, electric wires are inside walls. But where do we usually <i>use</i> all that electricity? Outside of walls! Really makes you think, doesn't it?<p>A new art project, as seen on <i>FastCo Design</i>, solves our age-old struggle with …

Electricity

Photographing the world’s true outsiders

Joshua Gordon is a photographer who excavates difference and outsiderness both intimately and intuitively, with a raw style that feels humane and all heart. The young Dubliner’s zealous curiosity and lust for life burst from the pages of his first book; a loose diary of the past five years …

World's Laziest Graphic Designer Creates Perfect Poster

2D designers can pull stunts that 3D designers never could<p>This is hilarious: In the UK, a fellow named Tom runs the Friars Inn, a pub in Bridgnorth. …

Graphic Design

165 Street Artists Took Over an Abandoned Building in Berlin, and the Results Are Wild

Part funhouse, part haunted house, and part adult ball pit filled with touchable temporary work: come visit THE HAUS.<p>What happens when 165 street artists take over a single building in Berlin? The result is a five-floor urban art labyrinth boasting the work of creators from over 70 countries. …

Germany

Crazy news of the day: There is now collegiate varsity “esports” video gaming for women

Beginning in the fall, there will officially be varsity “eSports” available to women in college.<p>Stephens College, an all-women’s school in Columbia, …

Gaming

Epic wants to help architects use Unreal Engine

A powerful tool for creating 3D spaces like Unreal Engine is great for making games, but it has other purposes as well — and now Epic Games wants to emphasize this.<p>Epic revealed this week that it is planning a series of webinars that will demonstrate the Unreal Engine’s capabilities as a …

Genius kid fakes letter from school claiming he needs more time for 'video game class'

Life is hard if you're a kid who loves video games.<p>You can't play while you're at school and then when you get home you have to get all your homework …

Pokémon Go

This Iraqi greeting can open your mind and make you wiser

It’s great to talk straight. But life is complex, and logical articulations can often be inadequate, failing to express existence’s vastness, mysteries, and possibilities.<p>In Iraq—the cradle of civilization—this notion is familiar. Perhaps that’s why people often greet one another with a perplexing …

This office accessory leaves the sitting or standing desk debate in the dust

HOVR is a leg swing that helps users burn calories at work while improving circulation and cognitive productivity.

Standing Desks

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

This week has been interesting. This is probably the most hours per day I have ever put into a game in order to hit an embargo in such a short time span. I woke up every day at 6 AM, started up <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>, and played for 10 or 11 hours straight. Sixty hours of the campaign later, plus …

Andromeda

These Creepy Paintings Look Ripped from a Surreal Storybook

Roby dwi Antono’s paintings portray children frolicking with ghostly creatures in an unsettling fantasyland.<p>Young but far from foolish, a cast of girls stand their ground while animal specters invade their immediate surroundings. The image of an unperturbed pre-teen girl holding an oversized insect …

Art

San Francisco Police Refused to Help Ubisoft With 'Watch Dogs 2'

Freedom of Information Act request reveals insights into how Ubisoft created its memorable open-world game.<p>Investigative researcher Dave Maass couldn't help but be impressed by how well Ubisoft's recent hacking and exploration game <i>Watch Dogs 2</i> captured the essence of street life in the San …

San Francisco

'Overwatch' reveals one of its playable characters is on the autism spectrum

In a response to a fan's letter, <i>Overwatch</i> game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed that the playable character Symmetra is on the autism spectrum.<p>An</i> …

An English field hides the entrance to an incredible 700-year-old Knights Templar cave

A photographer has captured some impressive footage beneath a field in Shropshire showing a cave network once used by the Knights Templar.<p>The caves can only be accessed through a tiny entrance, which resembles a rabbit hole.<p>It is believed the caves date back 700 years and were used by the Knights …

Knights Templar

Ai Weiwei pays tribute to Ren Hang’s photography

Ai Weiwei has shared his thoughts on Ren Hang following his tragic death last month – calling the late photographer’s work “poetic” and full of “sadness”.<p>The artist – who, like Hang, had run-ins with Chinese authorities over his controversial work – made the comments to <i>TIME</i> yesterday. "(Ren Hang’s) …

Here Are The Top User Interface Design Trends For 2017

<b>Users have</b> become more tech-savvy and have higher expectations for design than ever—which makes it all the more important that your app resonates …

Netflix’s new design series spreads the wrong idea about design

There’s drama behind every designed object.<p>Design is the animating force behind brands, buildings and interfaces, and so an engrossing series that explains to a general audience what actually goes on behind the scenes was long overdue. Many designers hoped that Netflix’s <i>Abstract: The Art of Design</i> …

Artists

Cloverfield director Matt Reeves is officially directing The Batman

Here’s how he can help save the DCEU<p><i>while</i><i>The Batman</i> has a new director. Matt Reeves, who’s best known for directing <i>Cloverfield</i>, <i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,</i> and <i>War for the Planet of the Apes</i> has signed on to direct and produce the film in Ben Affleck’s stead<i>.</i> The word comes from <i>Deadline</i>, after …

Construction

6 Savory Overnight Oat Recipes that Will Rock Your Morning

As self-proclaimed breakfast enthusiasts, we feel a special kinship to overnight oats and recognize that their potential is vastly undervalued. It’s …

Breakfast