Dan Tonzo

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New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Ray Kurzweil says machines won't take over our jobs

For Every Loss, an Opportunity<p>Google’s Chief Engineer — and one of today’s most notable futurists — Ray Kurzweil gave an interesting perspective on …

Singularity

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Drug Addiction

Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti says.<p>Perotti, who is 38 and lives in Genoa, Italy, began snorting cocaine at 17, a rich kid who loved to party. His indulgence gradually …

Are we living in a simulation?

In the 1990s, futurist and AI researcher Hans Moravec suggested that our Universe might be a simulation.Assuming the artificial intelligences now …

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

This Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows the Future of Human Evolution, and It Will Surprise and Inspire You

For the first time in history, humans will play an active role in evolution. What will that look like?<p>What do you see as the next stage of human evolution? Do you imagine we will be catered-to by robots and become fatter, lazier versions of our current selves? Or maybe batteries in a dystopian …

Singularity

5 Habits of People With High Emotional Intelligence

In a world where critical intelligence (IQ) is growing atThe post 5 Habits of People With High Emotional Intelligence appeared first on iamwire.

Scientists Just Discovered New Kinds of Cells in The Human Brain

It could help detect brain disease before it occurs.<p>Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to categorise neurons at a molecular level. This will …

Neuroscience

How to Become More Self-Aware

Alan Mulally, the celebrated business executive credited with turning around the fortunes of Ford motor company in the late 2000s, remembers an …

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week

The weekends are needed for recharging, but doing this one activity for one hour is what sets the high performers apart from everyone else.<p>The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, …

Time Management

How Much Do You Know About Psychology Research Methods?

2. In a correlational study, when one variable goes up as another goes down is known as a:<p>3. The score at the middle of a distribution is known as …

Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully injected malicious code into a computer which, in turn, added invisible commands to a file containing a 3D model of a drone propeller. When …

Drones

Your Neanderthal DNA might actually be doing you some good

Most human genomes harbor small fragments of Neanderthal DNA, the legacy of prehistoric hanky-panky between our ancestors and their hominid cousins.<p>For the most part, that inheritance has been detrimental. Research suggests that as much as 10 percent of the human genome was inherited from archaic …

Evolution

Psychology suggests that power doesn’t make people bad—it just reveals their true natures

“When you’re a star, they let you do it,” Donald Trump boasts of sexually assaulting women in the recently leaked <i>Access Hollywood</i> tape. “You can do anything.”<p>Of course, the power that comes with celebrity does not—and should not—permit anyone to hurt other people. But Trump’s comments are in line …

Psychology

10 things you should never say to someone with depression

If you have a friend or family member who is depressed, you may not know what to say or you may say things that make the person feel worse. So how can you express your support?<p>Although you have the best intentions, it’s a difference between what you mean to say and what’s really being heard, said …

Find porn stars who look like people you know using facial recognition

Let the ethics debate roll forth.<p>Porn companies have long been early adopters of new technology; embracing videos, DVDs, internet streaming and live …

AT&T plans to offer super-fast internet using power lines

Internet access could soon be synonymous with electricity in AT&T's latest project.<p>The Dallas telecommunications giant on Tuesday revealed Project AirGig, which aims to deliver "low-cost, multi-gigabit wireless internet speeds" using power lines. AT&T Labs is hoping to launch its first field trials …

Male widow spiders mate with young females for better chance of post-coital survival, scientists find

"Widow" spider males, best known for their tendency to end up as a post-coital snack, have developed a rather gruesome method of saving their own skins, scientists revealed on Wednesday.<p>To avoid becoming the lunch of adult females, male widows have taken to inseminating female juveniles, which …

Olympic Athletes Are Electrifying Their Brains, and You Can Too

<b>It’s a chilly mid-April morning</b> in the Silicon Valley suburb of Menlo Park. The sun climbs wanly above the horizon while techies start up their …

The Brain

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The results are in: I am a woman. According to the Science Museum’s interactive test of “brain sex”, I am – in common with others of the female persuasion – possessed of a “good visual memory”, but not so skilled at “seeing things in three dimensions” or “being able to imagine how things …

TorrentHound is the latest torrent site to bite the dust

Around for nearly a decade, TorrentHound announced today that it’s done. Just a few hours ago, the site’s founder sent TorrentFreak an email with a simple message: “Finito.”<p>TorrentHound leaves behind millions of monthly visitors, although it never quite managed to reach the level of the giants — …

U.S. Department of Justice

Bats are adapting their hunting strategies to the noise of our cities

Good news for the flying mammals<p>Bats are adapting to human noise by changing their hunting strategies, according to a new study. That’s good news for bats, since the number of city-dwellers in the world is expected to increase to 6.5 billion in 2050, from nearly 4 billion today.<p>In noisy …

Groundbreaking fertilisation technique could allow gay couples to have babies with each other

A new experiment defies nature and might one day let two males have babies with each other.<p>The shocking new study overthrows the idea that it is only …

A nose by any other name would sound the same, study finds

In a study that shatters a cornerstone concept in linguistics, an analysis of nearly two-thirds of the world's languages shows that humans tend to …

Language

Controversy after city posts pictures of allegedly heroin-overdosed adults to Facebook

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's not often that public officials post something to Facebook with the headline: "Warning Graphic Content!"<p>On Thursday, however, the city of East Liverpool, Ohio, posted two images that shocked many.<p>The …

Social Media

Modern life is killing our children: Cancer rate in young people up 40 per cent in 16 years

Modern life is killing children with the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer rising 40 per cent in the past 16 years because of air pollution, pesticides, poor diets and radiation, scientists have warned.<p>New analysis of government statistics by researchers at the charity Children with Cancer …