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Five Augmented Reality Devices That Hold The Future Of Tabletop Gaming

International Tabletop Day is a celebration of one of the greatest of human inventions – playing games together. When you gather with friends around …

Board Games

Watch What Happens When an Algorithm Tries to Predict the Next Frame 100,000 Times in a Row

Like an athlete trying to push their body to its extreme limits, artist Damien Henry was curious what would happen if you asked a predictive …

Machine Learning

The Weird Thing That Happened As Firearms Sales Surged

More guns are being sold than ever, but it's not making the country more dangerous. In fact, just the opposite.<p>Firearm sales hit a record high last …

Tomer Hanuka’s World Of Anime Heroes and Everyday Moments

Illustrator Tomer Hanuka has ascended to great heights since his days as a comics-loving kid in Israel.<p>Coming of age up in a tumultuous period in Israel, a now-established comic artist fell into the Marvel universe. Wielding a sketch pen and a tenacity to succeed to the highest echelon of artistic …

Sway Is a Beautiful Meditation App That Doesn't Tell You What to Think

What if a meditation app didn’t ask you to focus on your breathing? What if you didn’t have to listen to someone’s voice telling you what to think …

Here Are Three Historical Theories That Might Finally Convince You Aliens Are Real

Ancient aliens? Or advanced civilizations?

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence …

Scientists Say A ‘Mirror Universe’ Where Time Moves Backwards May Exist

Although we experience time in one direction—we all get older, we have records of the past but not the future—there’s nothing in the laws of physics …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Biology

After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar<p>I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual …

Singularity

This Robot Proved That It Was Self-Aware

Are you good at logic puzzles? You'd better hope so. Scientists believe that the ability to solve certain logic puzzles is proof of self …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

North Korea's military parade: What we didn't see

<b>(CNN) —</b> If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hoped the successful launch of a missile Sunday would be a powerful footnote to Saturday's military parade, he would have been sorely disappointed.<p>The missile blew up almost immediately, providing observers with few clues as to what the regime was …

The Market Is Going To Fall - My Dividend Growth Shopping List

Over the past months, both the American and European markets have reached new highs. When we take a quick look at the S&P 500 it is quite easy to see …

Investing

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

Rules for Picking Stocks When Intraday Trading | Investopedia

There are thousands of equities to choose from, and day traders can pick virtually any sort of stock they want. So the first step in day trading is …

Trading

Best Time(s) of Day, Week & Month to Trade Stocks | Investopedia

Unlike traditional investing, trading has a short-term focus. The trader buys a stock not to hold for gradual appreciation, but for a quick …

This Mass Effect: Andromeda trick is an easy way to get some of the best guns early on

Don't head out into the wide world of Mass Effect: Andromeda with that paltry starting equipment. A not-quite-exploit discovered by Reddit user …

Physicists Find That as Clocks Get More Precise, Time Gets More Fuzzy

The weight of time.<p>Time is weird – in spite of what we think, the Universe doesn't have a master clock to run by, making it possible for us to …

Scientists rewrote the DNA of an entire species

Biologists designed a new type of yeast from scratch. Now, they want to bring it to life.<p>In just a few years, scientists will unveil a creature whose every letter of DNA was written by a human being. It will be a yeast cell with a fully designer genome, and biological capabilities seen nowhere else …

Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged Mind and Matter

Two of humanity’s greatest minds explore the parallels between spacetime and the psyche, the atomic nucleus and the self.<p><i>“Every true theorist is a kind of tamed metaphysicist,”</i> Einstein wrote as he contemplated the human passion for comprehension in the final years of his life. He may well have …

Researchers find neurological link between religious experiences and epilepsy

A relationship between epilepsy and heightened religious experiences has been recognized since at least the 19th century. In a recent study, …

Why Reality Is Not A Video Game — And Why It Matters

Last week, Adam Gopnik of <i>The New Yorker</i> published a satirical essay, in which he wondered whether the strange reality we live in could be some kind of computer game played by an advanced intelligence (us in the future or alien).<p>His point was that if it is, the "programmers" are messing up, given …

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

How to be Happy according to Aristotle.

<i>“Foresight, a daughter of affluence, is the source of unhappiness; enjoyment of the present, with attention to our morality, is happiness.” ~</i> …

Happiness

Why String Theory May Be the Key to Uncovering A "Theory of Everything"

Life, the Universe, and Everything<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire universe and …

'Robot lawyer' that overturned 160,000 parking tickets now helping refugees

A chat bot that helped overturn 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.<p>DoNotPay, which has been dubbed the world’s first robot lawyer, was created by London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder.<p>The 20-year-old, who has made …

Scientists Have Stored a Movie, a Computer OS, And an Amazon Gift Card in a Single Speck of DNA


"The highest-density data-storage device ever created."<p>Scientists have developed what they claim is the most efficient data storage technique ever, …

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Physics

Scientists have found 114 new planets including a 'super-Earth' that could harbour life

A hot "super-Earth" located in the fourth nearest star system to the Sun was among the findings.<p>US scientists said the planet, called Gliese 411-b, could be proof that all stars near the Sun have planets orbiting them which could support alien life.<p>The results are based on almost 61,000 individual …