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Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

Break Down to Rise Up: Why Failure and Heartache Are Catalysts for Greatness

A few days ago, I was sitting in a café with one of my best friends. We're both owners of startups and consider ourselves to be solopreneurs (meaning entrepreneurs who work mostly on their own, without a team or staff members).<p>She, on the brink of tears, began telling me about the fact that she …

Siri’s founders are building a new AI assistant

Viv could become everything that you've always wanted from Siri<p>Siri blew a lot of people away when it was first introduced by Apple in 2011, but just about everyone who used it quickly realized just how limited the AI really was. Not much has changed for Siri in the years since, but now, according …

Obama vows international support for Ebola outbreak

Summit to discuss Ebola emergency starts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1098000/1098997_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532089738_39eebaef3a5ff3598ae3385282a30f18<p><b>Global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) are meeting to discuss new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak.</b><p>The meeting is expected …

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How Music Affects Your Productivity

11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an …

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Ninja Sphere promises to turn your house into a smart home for $329

Back in January, a smart home device called Ninja Sphere made over $650,000 on Kickstarter. Now, its creators (Ninjablocks) has started accepting its first pre-orders outside the crowdfunding website for $329 per unit. But, what can a Ninja Sphere do in the first place? Well, this …

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

An Upcoming iPhone Feature From Apple Will Completely Transform How You Use Apps

Apple calls it Extensibility, and it basically allows your apps to share both information and functionality with one another, which means less time spent switching among apps.<p>Let's say you have a favorite app for editing your photos, such as Adobe Photoshop Express.<p>Before Extensibility, you would …

Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem

I thought it'd be a cool story to interview academics and robotics professionals about the popular notion of a robot takeover, but four big names in the area declined to talk to me. A fifth person with robo street cred told me on background that people in the community fear that publicly talking …

Solar 'superstorm' that missed earth in 2012 could have caused massive blackouts

Asteroids aren't the only things in space we have to worry about. A massive solar storm emitted from the sun could fry electronics and satellites around the globe, and take down much of the power grid. And such a storm isn't as far-fetched as you might think: according to readings taken from a …

The Surveillance State Is Looking in the Wrong Direction: The Asteroid Threat

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was as wide as San Francisco and taller than Mount Everest. It slashed through the atmosphere 150 times …

Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows

<b>Scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes on a desire to eat, a study in mice shows.</b><p>And switching on these neurons can stop feeding immediately, according to the Nature Neurosciences report.<p>Researchers say the findings may one day contribute to therapies for …

Syria's children learn to code with Raspberry Pi

How did this British innovation go from a hobbyist curiosity to the war-torn middle east?<p>It will be another unsettled summer in the makeshift tent communities that line the valleys, mountains and border towns of Lebanon for the 300,000 children who have escaped Syria’s civil war.<p>But these young …

Your personal information just isn't safe

Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple.<p>When Target lost data on some 110 million customers, it recommended them to credit bureau Experian for "identity theft protection," offering to cover the cost for a year.<p>Think you're in better hands? Think again.<p>Sometime before the Target (TGT) …

Best Buy Accidentally Sells Xbox Ones For $45

That price was corrected that quick-smart, sadly.<p>Canadian gamers must've thought they were still dreaming when they logged onto Best Buy Canada today …

Report: Pope Francis to visit USA next year

Pope Francis will visit the USA for the first time next year, Catholic News Service reported Friday.<p>Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said the pontiff accepted his invitation to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on Sept. 22-27, 2015.<p>Speaking at the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, …

A woman with deadly Ebola virus escapes quarantine, now loose in a city of 1 million

<b>Scanning electron microscopic image of Ebola virions (Public Library of Science)</b><p>The deadly virus has killed 660 people across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since February<p>Sarah Gray<p>July 25, 2014 6:27pm (UTC)<p>A woman who tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus is now on the loose in a Sierra …

Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria

Nigeria's health minister has confirmed that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian man who died in quarantine in Lagos.<p>Since February, 660 people have died of Ebola in three West African states - the world's deadliest outbreak to date.<p>Tomi Oladipo reports.

iPhone 5S vs. train goes exactly like you'd expect

Durability testing has been a hallmark of the smartphone era since the introduction of the first Apple iPhone in 2007, and it's usually in the form of the drop test given that's the most common wear-and-tear our handsets suffer with everyday use.<p>That hasn't stopped some more outlandish efforts, …

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'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.<p>On that day an "extreme solar storm" did …

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: an evolutionary perspective | Carole Jahme

Primatology,Evolution,Biology,Science,Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,Film,Andy Serkis<p><b>Carole Jahme</b> interviewed Planet of the Apes star <b>Andy Serkis</b> about talking apes, motion capture and extinction<p>"Evolution" is emblazoned across the publicity for the rebooted Planet of the Apes prequels, but is that …

Success! A final flawless burn. Rosetta now in tandem with its comet

Look here for a fascinating history in pictures and words of the Rosetta spacecraft’s historic approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> …

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Are Roller Coasters Getting Too Xtreme?

Taller. Faster. Expensive. Dangerous. Experts question if there’s another way to excite visitors.<p>On July 4, Six Flags Great Adventure opened its latest and greatest attraction, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. It’s the tallest, fastest drop in the world, save for jumping out of a plane. And an excellent …

Tennis Player Forced to Play Alone in Doubles Match After Teammate Gets Injured

If a player suffers an injury in a tennis doubles match and can't continue, it would make a lot of sense to just award the victory to the team with two players remaining. Unfortunately for Taylor Townsend, the format of the World Team Tennis tournament required her to play one-on-two tennis after …

Google’s new moonshot project maps out what a healthy human being looks like

There’s a new project brewing at Google X — the company’s research arm — and it has to do with how a healthy human being should look like. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal and later confirmed by Google in a press release sent to TNW, ‘Baseline Study’ will put together anonymous genetic …

Production of 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and new iPads may be pushed to September

Apple might have its most exciting product pipeline in years underway, but exactly when we’re going to see these devices is another question.<p>According to new reports in the Taiwanese media, the reported 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has yet to enter production, and is being pushed back to September. The report …