Becky Espinoza

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Russian hacking: FBI failed to tell US officials their email was targeted

Nearly 80 AP interviews find only two cases in which FBI advised policymakers that Fancy Bear cyber-spy group was trying to hack their accounts<p>The FBI failed to notify scores of US officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at …

Why You Need More Emotional Intelligence

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of …

Emotional Intelligence

How to start incorporating machine learning in the enterprise arena

The world is long past the Industrial Revolution, and now we are experiencing an era of Digital Revolution. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data analysis are the reality of today’s world.<p>I recently had a chance to talk to Ciaran Dynes, Senior Vice President of Products at Talend …

These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

Learning

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

You Need an Algorithm, Not a Data Scientist

Mark Twain once said: “The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Although future events have unique circumstances, they typically follow familiar past patterns. Today, data scientists can predict everything from disease outbreaks to mortality to riots.<p>It’s no surprise, then, that companies …

The gene of genetically modified foods can be transferred into human blood/DNA researchers say

In a recent study published by Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers have discovered compelling evidence that the DNA of genetically modified …

Genetics

Scientists Are Beaming Over Quantum Teleportation Record

Weird Science<p>A new distance record has been set in the strange world of quantum teleportation.<p>In the record-setting experiment, the quantum spin of a light particle was teleported 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, making the operation the farthest quantum feat of its kind.<p>About …

Quantum Physics

45-year physics mystery shows a path to quantum transistors

An odd, iridescent material that’s puzzled physicists for decades turns out to be an exotic state of matter that could open a new path to quantum …

Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the …

Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Obesity could cause shrinkage in a brain area critical to long-term memory.<p>An expanding waistline may lead to a shriveled brain, new research suggests.<p>In a long-term study of people in their early 60s, a brain region called the hippocampus shrank close to 2 percent a year in those who were obese—a …

Major brain pathway rediscovered

A massive white matter tract at the back of the brain, overlooked for the past century, might be crucial for skills such as reading.<p>A team of neuroscientists in America say they have rediscovered an important neural pathway that was first described in the late nineteenth century but then …