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Infoporn: Sprawling graphics help you 'see' how beautiful the music in Vivaldi's Four Seasons is

<b>Click here to explore the graphic above in more detail</b><p>This is Vivaldi's Four Seasons, quantified. It's the work of data artist Nicholas Rougeux, who …

Flute

How to Sleep

Should you drink more coffee? Should you take melatonin? Can you train yourself to need less sleep? A physician’s guide to sleep in a stressful age.<p>During residency, I worked hospital shifts that could last 36 hours, without sleep, often without breaks of more than a few minutes. Even writing this …

Prostate Cancer

How Stone Age travel could clarify metastatic cancer - Futurity

The path Stone Age settlers took across the Americas has a surprising connection to cancer cell metastasis. The link is something called "modularity."

Stone Age

Playing Pokémon Go? The internet has some advice for you.

Soon after Pokemon Go hit the App Store, reports started rolling in of the dumb lengths people have gone to in order to capture the little guys — …

Pokemon Go maps will show you where to catch the rarest species

Pokemon Go is well on its way to becoming a global cultural phenomenon. The competitive aspects of the game have users aggressively seeking out the best and the brightest Pokemon combatants to join their team. As a result, a lot of research is going into identifying where exactly these rare breeds …

Pokémon

'Pokémon GO's Best (And Only) Viable Endgame Activity Right Now Is Egg-Hatching

After a week of almost non-stop play, I’ve made it to the “endgame” of <i>Pokémon GO</i>, or at least the endgame as it currently stands, until it enters some new phase. I’ve crossed the level 20 threshold, and am currently level 21 with a Pokedex 80 deep and a crew of 1300-1700 heavy hitters than can take …

Pokémon

Scientists have made the largest map of galaxies ever, and it will shine light on one of the darkest mysteries of the universe

It's called dark energy.<p>Now, an international team of scientists on the hunt for this dark energy have created the largest 3-D map of the universe, measuring the positions of more than 1 million galaxies over a volume of 650 cubic billion light-years.<p>"Using this map we were able to make some of the …

Universe

OSU Chemists Discover New Blue Pigment that Could Help Keep Buildings Cool

After discovering a vibrant new pigment of blue by accident, chemists at Oregon State University have brought the compound to market in the form of a …

Oregon State University

Tax Surprise for Double-Income Households

Many people take a second job, or have their spouse take a job, with the idea that they will make extra money for their household only to find that come tax time they owe. Nobody likes owing taxes, but it is especially frustrating when the point of the additional work was additional income. This …

Retirement

Pokémon Go - How Nintendo Beat Microsoft And Sony With An End Run

Pokémon Go is a new sensation. Just launched on July 6, the app is already the #1 app in the world - and it isn't even available in most countries. …

When will Apple take gaming seriously? [Friday Night Fights]

Less than two weeks after making its debut, <i>Pokémon Go</i> is already the most popular mobile game in U.S. history, earning developer Niantic millions of dollars every day. Apple takes a 30 percent cut of that, but is it doing enough to make gaming great on its own platforms?<p>It’s hard to argue gaming …

16 Stories That Capture The Epic Insanity Of Pokémon Go's First Week In The World

Pokémon Go is just over a week old and it's already one of the biggest games of all time. Here's a look at how the mobile app has transformed lives …

Pokémon

Startup Spotlight: ‘Tinder for friends’ app Patook uses artificial intelligence to weed out flirting

Geosocial apps are having a bit of a moment. Tinder, Bumble, and a host of other services have emerged in recent years, promising to foster …

Artificial Intelligence

How Tinder “Feedback Loop” Forces Men and Women into Extreme Strategies - MIT Technology Review

Back in 2012, a new craze swept the Internet centered on a dating app called Tinder. The app shows users pictures of potential dating partners in …

University of London

Nine out of 10 strokes preventable if people follow 10 health rules

Nine in 10 strokes are preventable if people follow 10 health rules, a major study has shown.<p>Although most people believe that strokes are unavoidable, in fact, 91 per cent need never happen if people looked after their health and cut down on smoking and drinking.<p>In Britain there are 152,000 …

Why Jet Lag Can Feel Worse When You Travel From West to East

Jet lag may be the worst part of traveling. And it hits many people harder traveling east than west. Why they feel this way is unclear. But scientists recently developed a model that mimics special time-keeping cells in the body and offers a mathematical explanation for why traveling from west to …

Jet Lag

The next brilliant feature coming to Pokemon Go: Ads

My wife took a few extra minutes to get to work on Tuesday morning. It wasn’t because of the traffic, though the area where we live in Northern New …

How Porn Is Messing with Your Manhood

Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than finding an adolescent male who hasn’t seen online porn. Surveys indicate the average boy watches …

Psychology

Why You Should Watch Out for Your 5-Year Job Anniversary

Most of us begin a new position with energy and a desire to impress. Our effort is high. Our passion is infectious. Our enthusiasm helps us to excel quickly.<p>But for some, work becomes mundane and repetitive. They lose some of their passion, and their work can begin to feel like a chore. Eventually …

Middle Age

Is one operating system not enough? Here’s the five best virtual machine applications

If it hasn’t happened already, there will come a time when you’ll wish your computer was running a different operating system. Whether you’re a …

Virtualization

Finding other Earths—the chemistry of star and planet formation

In the last two decades, humanity has discovered thousands of extrasolar planetary systems. Recent studies of star- and planet-formation have shown …

Chemistry

Astronomers have discovered the first star with an almost pure-oxygen atmosphere

Scientists have identified a new kind of star that up until this point had only been considered hypothetically: an ancient sun that has lived so …

A Homemade Thermite Cannon Looks Like So Much Terribly Dangerous Fun

It goes without saying but don't try this at home.<p>Mad scientist Colin Furze—he of the apocalypse bunker, toasting knife, and rocket-powered go-kart among other things—has spent the past few weeks painstakingly building a grenade-launcher of sorts that launches homemade grenades full of …

3 Trends That Will Completely Change the World by 2020 | Inc.com

<i>What are the most promising disruptive innovations for the decade 2011-2020? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, blogger, author, and investor, on Quora:</b><p>I'm not a big believer in …

Natural Gas

Scientists have managed to shrink a supercomputer to the size of a book using biological motors

A group of international scientists has developed a biocomputer the size of a book or laptop that can solve mathematical problems as quickly as a …

The Legend Of Zelda Was Born 30 Years Ago Today On An Ugly Little Floppy Disk

On February 21, 1986, Japan got its first taste of the magical land of Hyrule, though not on the famous gold cartridge Western gamers are familiar …

Retrogaming

'5D' discs can store data until well after the sun burns out

Researchers at the University of Southampton's Optical Research Center announced on Tuesday that they've perfected a technique that can record data in 5 dimensions and keep it safe for billions of years. The method etches data into a thermally stable disc using femtosecond laser bursts. The storage …

Magna Carta

Meet the 'Father of Cannabis,' the Man Who Discovered Why Weed Makes You High

Raphael Mechoulam has been deciphering the secrets of marijuana for over 50 years.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the Colombian edition of VICE Magazine.</i><p>In 1980, a team of investigators from the Sao Paulo Medicine Faculty of Santa Casa published a study that should have changed the lives of 50 …

Cannabis

5 Easy Exercises to Remedy "Tech Neck"

Reverse the damage your desk job (and smartphone!) do to your spine.<p>If you spend hours hunching over a computer or staring down at a smartphone, you've likely been plagued with the pain known as "tech neck." The condition is caused by repeatedly craning your head down and forward to look at a …