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Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

The Brain

The Man Who's Building a Computer Made of Brains

A new startup is fusing lab-grown neurons onto computer chips in hopes of improving artificial intelligence.<p>Last month, Google's AI division, DeepMind, announced that its computer had defeated Europe's Go champion in five straight games. Go, a strategy game played on a 19x19 grid, is exponentially …

Artificial Intelligence

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Physics

Attention Fellow Introverts: It's Time to Stop Beating Ourselves Up

I crave time alone even when I'm lonely. How I'm learning to accept my introversion while pushing myself out of my comfort zone.<p>A few years ago, my best friend of over a decade called me and I chose not to answer. We were living in different states and hadn't seen each other in months; in his …

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

The New England Journal of Medicine

How Mindfulness Can Help Your Career

Don't just do something, sit there -- and, breathe.<p>The holidays are a nice reminder about the importance and the benefits of slowing down a little. …

Mindfulness

The big cheese mystery baffling Dutch farmers

Thefts of specialist farmhouse cheeses worth almost €90,000 prompt official warnings to tighten security<p>Dutch cheesemakers have been hit by a spate of top-end thefts, prompting a dairy federation to warn farmers to tighten security around their storerooms.<p>At least six cheesemakers have been burgled …

Farming

Meet the Time-Traveling Scientist Behind Editas, the Biotech Company Going Public With Google’s Help

Boston biotech is going IPO.<p><i>Gene-editing startup Editas Medicine filed to go public this week, making it the first publicly traded company in the area of gene-corrective technology. Investors include Google Ventures, Bill Gates’s Bng0 and Khosla Ventures.</i><p>As part of our special series on Boston …

Genetics

Lucid dreams are key to understanding consciousness

Flickr Creative Commons/Moyan Brenn<p>We spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that’s 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the perceptions and emotions we experience in our dreams, we are not conscious in the same way as when we’re awake. This explains why we can’t …

Consciousness

Why don't black and white Americans live together?

<b>Legal segregation in the US may have ended more than 50 years ago. But in many parts of the country, Americans of different races aren't neighbours - they don't go to the same schools, they don't shop at the same stores, and they don't always have access to the same services.</b><p>In 2016 the issue of …

Housing

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Okay so first things first -- this post isn't just for those itching to break out of the cubicle, grab their backpack, and spend all their savings on finding themselves. It's about honoring what's right for you and believing in your dreams and passions enough to take a huge chance on yourself.<p>It's …

Motivation

The Basic Quality So Many Leaders Lack

Empathy. To many, the word carries a negative connotation. It is too emotional and “touchy-feely” to take a rightful place in business vernacular …

Leadership

13 Online Tools Used by Successful Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Today's tech-driven entrepreneurs know how to get stuff done. In the current entrepreneurial culture, it is essential that any successful entrepreneur understand and use online tools, apps, programs, interfaces, and systems to increase productivity and efficiency.<p>What kind of online tools do these …

Small Business

Meet the Founder of Brainster -- the Platform That Strives to Start a Revolution in Education

Petar Ninovski, a young entrepreneur from Macedonia has a vision to transform every corner of the world into an urban classroom.<p>His recently launched platform Brainster is a marketplace for offline classes where one can teach and learn the most relevant skills of the 21st century -- from digital …

Entrepreneurship

Paytm Acquires Personal Assistant App Shifu To Improve Its Artificial Intelligence Tech

Paytm, the Indian mobile commerce company backed by Alibaba, announced today that it has acquired Shifu, a personal assistant app for smartphones. The value of the deal was not disclosed, but Paytm senior vice president Kiran Vasireddy confirmed that it is close to the $8 million reported by new …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, free money and the end of capitalism

<b>Hey did you see that the Dutch city of Utrecht is experimenting with giving a ‘basic income’ to citizens whether they work or not? Pretty crazy, huh?</b><p>Yeah, it’s a bold experiment, but not the first time someone’s tried it. In Alaska, for example, every resident of the state gets a payout every year …

Big Pharma is having a harder and harder time cashing in on R&D

In 2010 Deloitte began following the top 12 pharmaceutical companies by R&D (or research and development) spending recorded the previous year. This 12-company cohort has since launched 186 products with estimated total revenue of $1.258 trillion, and it has collectively advanced 306 drug candidates …

Biotechnology

52 behaviors of highly successful people

1. They don't rationalize or trivialize failure — and stop themselves when they are tempted to make excuses.<p>2. They have an off switch. They know how to enjoy the moment, relax, and enjoy what they have in their life already.<p>3. They don't confuse their job with their identity.<p>4. They are more …

Self-improvement

BBC - Earth - Why does time always run forwards and never backwards?

Why is it you can break an egg, but not make the pieces spring back together again? To find out, we have to go back to the birth of the universe<p>There's egg on your face, literally. You tried to juggle some eggs, it all went wrong, and now you've got to shower and change your clothes.<p>Wouldn't it be …

Physics

Here’s Why You Should Start Working Less

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Live off the grid in this solar-powered pod

The ecocapsule may look like a giant ostrich egg, but it comes with enough high-tech features to support you living entirely off the grid for up to a year.<p>The ecocapsule is both solar-powered and wind-powered. It fits up to two people and comes with enough amenities to live comfortably from just …

Off-grid

This AI expert says that a robot economy will force us to give people unconditional free money

At least, that's what data scientist and artificial intelligence expert Jeremy Howard believes.<p>According to Howard, <b>the pool of displaced workers will just keep growing exponentially, and the solution is to level the playing field.</b><p>Howard delivered this argument in a recent panel discussion held at …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT's new deep learning tool aims to predicts the memorability of your photos

MIT computer scientists have developed a new algorithm that helps determine which parts of your photos are most memorable. The program, called MemNet, uses artificial intelligence to build a heat map which determines the most visually interesting pieces of your photo.<p>Deep learning algorithms like …

How pharma can keep up as healthcare goes digital

One of the biggest ways the changing digital health landscape will affect the pharma industry is that pharma companies increasingly stand to lose …

Digital Health

Obama just gave his best immigration speech — and you probably missed it

Immigration is America's oldest tradition, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.<p>"We are born of immigrants. That is who we are. Immigration is our …

How virtual reality is going to change our lives

2016 will be the year of VR. Here's how it will change everything from medicine to the military.<p>23-year-old Palmer Luckey is like a kid in a candy store. “Pick up that stick of dynamite, and hand it to me. Now let’s light it together!” he instructs me, as it explodes in a cloud of sparks. “Now …

27 Vegan entrées for a deliciously meatless holiday meal

1 /27: Spinach-artichoke pasta bake<p>1/27 :Spinach-artichoke pasta bake<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>Your favorite dip is even better when it's remade as a comforting …

Food

300 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams | Inc.com

• "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." --Chinese proverb<br>• "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." --James Cameron<br>• "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." --Henry …

Motivation

Top 10 Machine Learning Projects on Github

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>Open source software is an important piece of the data science puzzle.<p>According to the most recent KDnuggets data science …

Elon Musk: I met Steve Jobs and he was a jerk

Tesla CEO and all-around real-life Iron Man Elon Musk has been on quite the roll, making various verbal swipes at Apple as of late — and a new interview he gave to <i>GQ</i> doesn’t break the mold.<p>Describing Steve Jobs as “kind of a jerk,” and saying, “It’s not that I care about currying favor with Apple” …