Oscar Chang Anderson

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Gene Variants That Affect Skin Colour Suggest The Concept of Race Is Deeply Flawed

Let's rethink this.<p>Throughout history, humans have used changes in skin colour to support the idea that people belong to different races, but a new …

How to Store Your Ever Increasing Photo Collection

While we often spend significant sums of money on our camera equipment, one area we tend to neglect is the computer side of this hobby of ours. In …

There’s no such thing as “mild depression”

In his memoir, <i>Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression</i>, writer Andrew Solomon makes a critical point about two models of depression, the categorical and dimensional.<p>The first sees depression “as an illness totally separate from other emotions, much as a stomach virus is totally different from acid …

Stony Brook University

If I could start over and build a camera system from scratch which cameras would I consider. And why?

Jen. Triathlete. ©kirk tuck.<br>Every so often I'll be working with my cameras and I'll find an annoyance that makes me question if there may be some …

How to make sure your pitches are read every single time

Everyday for the past year I’ve sent out between 20 to 100 outreach emails and have received over a dozen a day myself. Needless to say I understand what it’s like to face rejection, and often times when I face heavy rejection, it’s well deserved.<p>That being said, I’m not a big fan of being ignored …

Are We Fundamentally Good or Evil? Neuroscience Has an Answer

What underlies every box office hit, bestselling novel, and most compelling video games? A fight between good and evil, of course.<p>The argument over …

Content Marketing

A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found

Indeed, deliberate practice can help you master new skills.<p>Deliberate practice involves a series of techniques designed to learn efficiently and purposefully.<p>This involves goal setting, breaking down complex tasks into chunks, developing highly complex and sophisticated representations of possible …

Beautiful Contemporary Lacquer Boxes

L’artiste japonais Yoshida Okada remet au goût du jour l’art des boîtes laquées, qui faisaient l’objet de nombreuses collections. Un art qui était …

Art

Brain Study May Shed Light On How We Fall Asleep And Wake Up

Understanding this process could be a first step toward better treatment for insomnia and jet lag.<p>When we fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning, our brain switches between opposite modes of consciousness -- but scientists know surprisingly little about how these key transitions work at a …

There is no scientific validity to this dangerous and pervasive notion — yet all of us are probably guilty of it

Despite the fact that there's no scientific basis for the idea of racial differences — a point hammered home by the sequencing of the first human genome, or complete set of DNA, in 2003 — we continue to see ourselves as distinct along racial lines. And these perceptions have real consequences, both …

Psychology

Tech's favorite policy, universal basic income, is about to get its first big test

6,000 Kenyans will get cash grants for at least a decade<p>Over the last two years Silicon Valley has fallen in love with a striking economic theory. As former Facebook executive Sam Lessin wrote recently, "There’s been a dinner-time revival of the old conversation about the inevitable need for a …

Income Inequality

7 Puns That Make Sense in More Than One Language

Puns tend to make some people groan while thoroughly delighting others. For anyone in the latter camp, little could be more amusing than a pun or …

Language

Scientists Reveal The Secret To Create Long-Lasting Memories

Messed up sleep can create a long list of secondary issues that can quickly become primary concerns if insomnia or other disturbances continue …

Bipolar Disorder

Craig Semetko: How to Use a Leica M Camera

What makes the Leica M different from SLRs? Watch the above video to discover the capabilities of the Leica M with Craig Semetko, an American …

Philippines: an introductory guide

If you've ever been flying at 35,000 feet and found yourself thinking “I fancy a crack at winning a large inflatable giraffe”, then there’s one country you really ought to visit: the Philippines.<p>Their tourist board proclaims: “It’s more fun in the Philippines!” and you’ll quickly discover that …

5 ways to make your Wi-Fi faster

Tired of slow Wi-Fi? Fear not: Faster Wi-Fi speeds are possible, if you're willing to work (and pay) for them.<p>The good news is that many broadband companies are doing their part. Many cable providers are now offering lightning-fast Internet speeds. But if your Wi-Fi router isn't set up correctly, …

MagicPicker Color Plug-in Update Delivers More Artistic Control

There are few things digital artists are more finicky about than color, but for Photoshop and Illustrator users, color selection and tweaking promises to get easier and more precise with a fresh upgrade to Anastasiy’s MagicPicker plug-in, targeted to painters, special effects folk and comic artists.<p>…

Gadgets We Love: Modular Robotics MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 Kit

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing that at some point in your life, you dreamed about building your own robot. But then reality creeps in: building a robot is hard, and requires a lot of time and space. And also knowledge of soldering, wiring, programming and more.<p>At least, it used …

Using Social Media For Research Tempting But Fraught With Flaws: Researchers

Social media may provide a fast and cheap way for human behavior analysts to gather data, but researchers at McGill University in Montreal and …

These room-friendly 'micro' tower speakers bowled over the Audiophiliac

I have to admit it was the look of the tiny Kvart & Bolge Sound Sommelier tower speakers that first piqued my interest. My samples were finished in a textured "Fender Tweed Amp" covering, a refreshing contrast to the usual boring black. Measuring a scant 4 inches wide and 32.5 inches tall (10.1 x …

Audiophile

Your Kit Lens is An Excellent Lens

As the saying goes, quality lenses are a lot more important than good bodies when it comes to investing in camera gear. They last longer, retain …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

Let’s Kill The Aid Industry

Long have I nursed a healthy contempt for the aid industry. As I spent much of a decade wandering around the planet, taking local public transit through poor and/or unstable nations1, I kept encountering aid workers in their flashy white branded 4x4s, and was almost invariably resoundingly …

How do game companies share massive files?

<b>Electronic Arts' multi-player shooter "Battlefield 4" exploded onto the computer games scene earlier this month, giving players a realistic taste of military combat in the 21st Century.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessWhy IT failures are unlikely to go awayHow big data is changing …

Upgrading to iOS 7 means learning a new language

iOS 7(s AAPL) is a big leap forward for design. But is it too large of a leap? As developers spend more time with the drastically upgraded visuals …

Facebook brings mobile messaging stickers to the web. Cute, and good for business. http://tcrn.ch/12FdgHZ

Why You Like What You Like

For most of us, a pickle is a pickle. It is something that rests snugly beside a sandwich, or floats in a jar on a deli counter. It is rarely …