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Which technologies present the most risk in 2017?

CERT presents a list of potentially troublesome areas.<p>A lot of exciting new technologies are emerging or maturing that will likely play an …

Why Is Something Funny, And Why Should We Care?

No joke: Science continues to pursue a range of theories about what makes us laugh.<p>Think of the most hilarious video you’ve ever seen on the internet. Why is it so funny?<p>As a researcher who investigates some of the potential side effects of humor, I spend a fair bit of time verifying the funniness …

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.<p>A new analysis of strange modulations in a …

20 Incredibly Common Speaking and Writing Blunders

Like it or not, people make snap judgments about you all the time. Don't let these incredibly common mistakes affect how people see you.<p>How you speak and write plays a big part in your level of success in life. Use words improperly and others will instantaneously--and often unintentionally and …

This high-tech suit lets you feel things in virtual reality

Right now virtual reality requires donning a pair of goggles. But what if the experience became more than just sight and sound? Imagine wearing a suit that lets you feel in virtual reality.<p>A group of graduate students at London’s Royal College of Art have created Skinterface, a suit that allows …

Virtual Reality

Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple

iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever.<p>Eddy Cue doesn’t look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades. Sporting an untucked apricot camp shirt and blue jeans over camouflage socks and a pair of …

The 10 greatest Olympic Games logos of all time

Inspired by the ancient tournament held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD, the modern Olympic Games began in 1894 and …

Why being bilingual works wonders for your brain

Research suggests we may be predisposed to speak more than one language and that doing so brings health benefits, such as delaying the onset of dementia<p>In a cafe in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words back and forth. Their cutlery dances during more …

Forget contactless cards. You will soon be able to pay with your veins

The death of the plastic credit card could be a step closer as high street names including McDonald's and the Co-op prepare to test a breakthrough finger-scanning payment technology.<p>FingoPay, developed by British start-up Sthaler, uses a biometric reader to scan the veins of a shopper’s finger, …

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Don't believe these 10 common psychology myths

This intuition fuels a "folk psychology" that sometimes overlaps with findings from scientific psychology, but often does not.<p>Some erroneous psychological intuitions are particularly widely believed among the public and are stubbornly persistent. This post is about 10 of these myths or …

Psychology

Americans wary of gene-editing, brain chips, synthetic blood

<b>(CNN) —</b> Designer babies, brain-boosting chips and "superhuman" synthetic blood may sound like science fiction, but due to advances in biomedical technologies, they could soon be a reality.<p>However, Americans are more concerned than enthusiastic about that happening, according to a poll released by …

Genetics

23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Human Rights

The case for plagiarism, from a celebrated poet who has made a career out of it

Imagine Melania Trump getting up on stage at the Republican National Convention and robotically performing Michelle Obama’s speech word-for-word and action-for-action, in its entirety, without breaking character. Picture her rehearsing for weeks for the performance of her life, getting every hand …

Plagiarism

These 3D-Printed Cameras Are So Tiny They Can Be Injected Into Your Brain

The medical and surveillance applications are enormous.<p>This teeny little camera lens from the University of Stuttgart is so small it can be slipped over the tip of a strand of fiber optic. The three-lens camera, which can focus as close as 3 millimeters, is so tiny that it can be injected—complete …

Here’s How You Can Get a Flight to Europe for $150

If you’re already thinking about how you’re going to spend your time away from the office this holiday season, please allow us to offer up a few suggestions: Why not catch a show in London’s West End or take a wander along the picturesque canals of Amsterdam? Or maybe spend a few days totally …

Your cat probably understands basic physics

New research suggests that your cat might actually have a handle on some very basic physics, and can use it to help them hunt down hidden prey.<p>If the thought of your cat being better than you at physics - as well as being allowed to sleep all day - is getting you down, don't worry, because we're …

Physics

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Nick Bostrom: ‘We are like small children playing with a bomb’

Sentient machines are a greater threat to humanity than climate change, according to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom<p>You’ll find the Future of Humanity Institute down a medieval backstreet in the centre of Oxford. It is beside St Ebbe’s church, which has stood on this site since 1005, and above a …

Singularity

Google making it possible to securely stop AI robots from causing harm

Worried about the robot apocalypse? Some may think it’s nothing to worry about, but it is true that a self-learning, intelligent machine will not be perfect. Even if they may not turn evil and want to take over the world, chances are there will be times when these AI agents make harmful decisions. …

Artificial Intelligence

World-Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe

Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind.<p>Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and …

Physics

According To DARPA, This Is What The World Will Look Like In 2045

The U.S. military’s scientific and technological wing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is essentially tasked with constructing …

Singularity

Fascinating Psychological Effects that most of us don't know about

Psychology has been defined in numerous ways as it has grown and changed throughout the history. Here are some interesting different types of …

Psychology

Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like me, I’m …

Schadenfreude

Will Virtual Reality Change Your Life?

For decades, virtual reality has failed to deliver on its great promise. But on March 28th, Oculus Rift, a breakthrough VR system, debuted – finally …