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Former Facebook executive has sworn off social media because he doesn’t want to be “programmed”

While Facebook’s business is booming and the company continues to expand its tentacles to every corner of the internet, its early employees and investors are growing more and more vocal about the damage it has wrought among its users.<p>Former Facebook vice president of user growth Chamath …

Social Media

Former Facebook president Sean Parker: 'God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains'

Facebook has been attacked by one of its founding members for "exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology" and putting children's mental health at risk.<p>Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook who joined Mark Zuckerberg's company in its first months, said the company's founders …

Mental Health

200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses.<p>In the past six years or so, close to 800 universities have created more than 8,000 of these MOOCs. …

Online Education

1,500-Year-Old Ancient Secret Bible May Rewrite Entire History Of Religion

A 1,500 years old secret Bible has been seized from a gang of smugglers in a Mediterranean-area operation in which is revealed Jesus predicted the …

Central Asia

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Why Buying the Latest Apple Gadget Can Feel Like a Religious Experience

Using sneaky psychology to sell tech.<p>If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t resist buying the latest iPhone as soon as it’s released, it may be …

The internet is not making us smarter—but we can fight back

In the time since I first sat down to write this piece, my laptop tells me the National Basketball Association has had to deny that it threatened to cancel its 2017 All-Star Game over a new anti-LGBT law in North Carolina—a story repeated by many news sources, including the Associated Press. The …

Internet

Watch These Carbon Nanotubes Assemble Themselves

Teslaphoresis can help scientists build circuits without even touching them.<p>The flashiest discovery in science this week is a powerful force field that makes particles quickly come together.<p>The technology is coming out of Rice University, where scientists have developed a way to make carbon …

How Porn Is Messing with Your Manhood

Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than finding an adolescent male who hasn’t seen online porn. Surveys indicate the average boy watches …

Psychology

A new disorder is plaguing teenagers: Sleep texting

Olivia Priedeman, 17, woke one morning from a dream she had about making plans with a friend.<p>But it wasn’t a dream. Her phone showed that during the …

The internet is designed to manipulate you, but you can fight back with psychology

“22 of the Cutest Baby Animals,” the headline said. “You won’t believe number 11!”<p>Despite an impending deadline—not to mention my skepticism (how cute could they possibly be?)—I clicked on the story. I’m only human, after all. Yet this failure in self-regulation cost me at least half an hour of …

Self Control

How to Get up Early and Become a Morning Person: Take Back Tomorrow Before Going to Bed

If you’re anything like me, you’re the kind of person who hits the snooze button 15 times before finally rolling out of bed. The kind of person who, …

Sleep

9 Astonishing Facts About The Bugatti Chiron

It has a ridiculous hunger for air<p>Naturally, having an 8.0-litre engine with no less than four turbochargers means that the Chiron does require quite …

Earth Could Be Unique Among 700 Quintillion Planets in The Universe, Study Finds

One of these things is not like the others.<p>So much of humanity’s astronomical research is based around the notion of finding something like us out …

Sanmay, who owned Google.com for 1 minute, gets Rs 8 lakh

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Wall Street

Will India open its temples and mosques to menstruating women?

In India, where menstruation is taboo, the high court could send a powerful message to all faiths if it lifts a ban on women entering some places of worship<p>As a girl, Noorjehan Niaz remembers visiting the famous Muslim shrine of Haji Ali and walking down the long causeway off the coastline in south …

India

Programming Skills to Land a New Job

Interested in developing sought after skills to improve your employability? Want to advance or change your career?Check out the field of computer …

Computer Science

The Paris attacks shows us the selective outrage of the western world

It's been just over 24 hours and the world is still reeling from the shock of the horrific Paris attacks that took place in the French capital. It …

Social Media

Sean Parker on tech industry's 'tricks': 'Social media feeds our narcissism'

Facebook’s earliest evangelist says company’s first responsibility is to its shareholders, and engineers’ algorithms have ‘unintended consequences’<p>A generation ago, Sean Parker would have us believe, parents worried that their children were becoming couch potatoes, passive consumers of information …

Social Media

$1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan

Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at …

Ben Carson: I Will Believe in Evolution When They Show Me the Fossils—No, YOU'VE Never Been to a Museum

At a speech in Nashville on Sunday, Dr. Ben Carson, an adorably ambitious antique bread machine, articulated again his rejection of evolution, with …

Ben Carson

Why people quit their ‘beautiful’ social media lives

In making her very public break with social media, Instagram model Essena O’Neill wrote that the drive for followers, likes and views “suffocated” her.<p>“I would just spend hours looking at everyone else’s perfect lives,” she wrote, “and I strived to make mine look just as good.”<p>Sounds familiar, …

Social Media