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5-Year-Old Savant May Be A Mind Reader, Neuroscientist Says

The 5-year-old can speak parts of seven languages, solve algebra problems and his mother claims he's a mind reader. [ more › ]

Depression Might Literally Color The Way We See The World (UPDATE)

It's possible that feeling sad can make the world appear more gray.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> The authors of the study covered in this article voluntarily retracted their study from Psychological Science in November 2015 after noticing errors in their methodology. They told the journal they “remain confident in the …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

Amateur golfer, 59, shoots a 57 including three holes-in-one

<b>"My years in the military have left me a little hard of hearing, so when one of the guys said they heard a clank, I thought, OK, I don't believe that."</b><p>But his friend was not mistaken.<p>The 'clank' was a hole-in-one.<p>When 59-year-old American amateur golfer Patrick Wills struck his tee shot at the …

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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These Are The Best Fitness Trackers | Inc.com

If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our tests--which included 60 hours of research and 10 days of real-world testing--the Charge HR is more accurate at counting steps …

Wearable Tech

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

The Future Of Video Games Is The Future Of Animation

Video game or Pixar movie? You tell us.<p>Pixar would spend 29 hours rendering a single frame of <i>Monsters University</i> using what’s considered one of the fastest supercomputer rigs in the world: 2,000 computers with 24,000 processing cores. The new animated short <i>A Boy and His Kite</i> was rendered on a …

Time-Lapse Captures the Two Minutes of Darkness Caused by the Total Solar Eclipse

Here’s a time-lapse showing the total solar eclipse today (March 20th, 2015), as seen by Bjarni Enghamar from the town of Tórshavn in the Faroe …

Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

Unbelievably beautiful GIF art by DarkAngelØne

DarkAngelØne. Adapted from the work of Gustavo Scheverin<p>DarkAngelØne creates gorgeous animations from the work of other artists.<p>DarkAngelØne. …

Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

We take the packaging our food comes in for granted. Yet many of the boxes, bags and bottles that protect our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Sometimes, packaging is so distinctive, it transforms food from mere …

Check Google's plans for its crazy new campus in California

The company is submitting plans to develop four sites in Mountain View's North Bayshore.<p>This campus is designed by Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio, and it will be the first time Google has built offices from scratch, instead of taking over previously existing …

Final Cut Pro X finally gets some love from Hollywood

If you plan on seeing <i>Focus</i> starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie this weekend, you will be watching the first major studio film edited entirely with Final Cut Pro X.<p>Originally criticized as “iMovie Pro” for its incredibly simplistic interface and feature set, Final Cut Pro X has managed to start …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Arctic Circle

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

Text Messaging

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …