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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological condition that's characterized by unstable moods and emotions, relationships, and …

A neural network tried to write a 9th Harry Potter book, with hilarious results

Do you remember that memorable scene in the Harry Potter books when a person seeking revenge on Ron turns out to be Dumbledore hiding behind a cream …

Virtual and augmented reality need a PG-13 moment

We’ve passed a significant milestone in consumer adoption of virtual reality and augmented reality — although it’s clear that we’re a few models away from a truly refined VR/AR experience.<p>However, with VR and AR poised to become a mainstream force, it’s the opportune time to think about how kids …

Virtual Reality

This Guy Used a Drone to Try to Catch Pokémon

<i>Pokemon GO</i> is a game that relies on its players going on long walks, meaning that some will eventually find any way to get around that system.<p>Tumblr …

Understanding Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal psychology is a branch of psychology that deals with psychopathology and abnormal behavior, often in a clinical context. The term covers a …

Augmented reality gets sinister as Pokemon Go leads players to a real-life dead body and armed robbers

Augmented reality game Pokemon Go has inadvertently led users down disturbing paths less than a week after its launch.<p>On July 8, a teenager in Wyoming was hunting for a Pokemon on a riverbank, but discovered a man’s corpse instead. Police have said the death “appears to be accidental” and the …

Pokémon

Google DeepMind: How, why, and where it's working with the NHS

The company, acquired by Google in 2014 for a reported £400 million, is best-known for creating software "agents" that have mastered games like Go and Space Invaders but it also wants to apply its technology to healthcare.<p>Mustafa Suleyman, DeepMind cofounder and head of DeepMind Health, gave a talk …

Man searching for Pokémon at 3am caught up in 'drug deal' mix-up

There have some very strange Pokémon Go incidents reported since the game’s release, here’s just one example, and now another unusual tale has been told.<p>A fan of the augmented reality game, which layers gameplay onto the physical world, has explained how he found himself hunting for Pokémon at …

Playing Pokémon Go Is Helping People With Mental Health Issues Feel Better

"As soon as I got Pokemon Go I was able to leave the house, and I walked outside for hours and suddenly found myself enjoying it."<p>Players are encouraged to travel around their neighborhood to find new Pokémon.<p>"I have struggled with motivation and energy since I was 9, when I developed severe …

How artificial intelligence could help warn us of another Dallas

As the country reels from the spasm of gun violence that killed two black men and five police officers this week, a prominent digital vigilante is using an online tool he hacked together to keep an eye on hot spots that seem at risk of boiling over into bloodshed.<p>The Web app, which is powered …

Artificial Intelligence

When I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, People Thought I Was Cursed

When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2008, at the age of 24, all I wanted to know was whether I would be all right. It was the first time I had ever heard about the condition, and many people around me simply believed that I had been cursed.<p>Even though my parents sought …

From Big Data to Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Disruption

There is a set of important emerging digital trends I track as a futurist that are together converging very fast. These digital trends are all potentially disruptive, unless we plan ahead for the impact and change that is coming. More agility, smarter business processes and better productivity are …

Why AI's massive disruptions may be just what you're looking for

It's your nighttime routine: You drop your phone onto the nightstand charging pad, and it asks about your day. You tell it, talking to the virtual personal assistant just like you'd talk to a friend.<p>And why not? Your phone's artificial intelligence knows you almost as well as you know yourself …

Artificial Intelligence

To Be The Very Best: Pokémon Enters Into Augmented Reality

Halfway through your walk to school, a wild Charmander appears. Just a few throws of a Pokéball, and it could be yours. Will you stop to catch it?<p>Nintendo is betting you will. Not just that, they're betting that you've waited most of your life to see a Pokémon in the real world.<p>Pokémon Go <i>—</i> the …

Pokémon

Why Augmented Reality Will Change The Game In 2016

Imagine a world where you can experience attending a football game or a concert without actually being there – and in real-time! This is possible …

Augmented Reality

Artificially intelligent: A brief glossary of the ideas behind AI

What if the scariest thing about AI is the vocabulary test?<p>Sure, some people worry about machines putting an end to humanity as we know it, but that may be no more likely than a Mayan-predicted apocalypse. Artificial intelligence, though, may actually bring us lots of things we'll like: …

Artificial Intelligence

Let's Stop Freaking Out About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is all around us today—and it’s often invisible as we go about our daily lives.<p>Companies are successfully using AI …

Eyeless Albino Cave Fish Help Explain Schizophrenia and Autism

According to new research, anxious cave fish may serve as model organisms for understanding human psychiatry.<p>The Mexican tetra or blind cave fish (<i>Astyanax mexicanus</i>) is a solitary species. With no natural predators, it does not join protective schools, instead peacefully inhabiting dark underwater …

An Instant With Borderline Personality Disorder

<i>The following is a direct example of the struggle of having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It has not been toned down or censored. This is what I go through almost daily. It is an ongoing battle that I will never stop fighting.</i><p>The self-doubt, negative feelings, worry, second guessing and …

The inter-generational theft of Brexit and climate change | Dana Nuccitelli

Youth will bear the brunt of the poor decisions being made by today’s older generations<p>In last week’s Brexit vote results, there was a tremendous divide between age groups. 73% of voters under the age of 25 voted to remain in the EU, while about 58% over the age of 45 voted to leave.<p><i>For all</i> …

Climate

How Psychology Made the Brexit Vote Inevitable

The Brexit vote may or may not be a good thing for the U.K., but it means boom times for the adjective industry, with commentators and politicians …

Coming out to your coworkers and friends about mental illness will change your life

I am a neurotic Jewish mother living in New York City with my two children, ages five and eight. It’s a familiar story here in the Big Apple. Where my story starts to diverge, however, is with my mental health. Unlike many of my fellow mothers, I am not just neurotic—I live with a panic disorder, …

Mental Health

Severe anxiety in new mothers outpaces depression

Print<p>Severe anxiety is three to four times more common than depression during pregnancy and early motherhood, according to newly published research …

‘I have never felt sexual desire’

Some people still find it hard to believe that not everyone wants sex with another person - but the Asexual Pride movement is growing fast.<p>Michael J Dore was 14 when he first sensed that he was not like the other teenagers attending his all-boy school in London. While many of the other students …

The Amazing Artificial Intelligence We Were Promised Is Coming, Finally

We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world's chess champion. That didn't happen until 1996. And despite Marvin Minsky's 1970 prediction that "in …

'Your mental health will fluctuate throughout your life, because you are human'

Mental health has been in the headlines consistently now for about six months, and that’s fantastic. There is no such thing as too much …

The Mental Health Benefits of Writing, Backed by Science

When a paragraph a day keeps the stress away.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketer at Help Scout</i><p>When you attempt to envision a writer, I imagine many of you see a quirky recluse, hunched over a desk in some cabin, crumpled paper strewn about as they obsessively work on the next great American novel.<p>But …

Writing

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Elon Musk Wants To Put A Computer In Your Brain

Elon Musk is no stranger to far out ideas that we often question at first, but this one has to take the cake. The billionaire owner of SpaceX …

Singularity

NASA finds a mineral on Mars that could rewrite its entire history

There’s a bit of a mystery unfolding on Mars. Late last year, Curiosity drilled into the surface of the Red Planet and unearthed something …