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Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

Mental Health

Want to Wake Up Deliriously Happy to Go to Work? Do These 3 Things Now

You don't have to settle for just liking your job.<p>How many of us sit at our desks, at a coffee shop, or in an office on autopilot, plugging away at daily tasks that feel less like the stimulating routine we envisioned and more like a daily grind?<p>For most of us, work equates to just that, work. It's …

Happiness

How can mathematics help create a better world?

They say a truly talented individual is gifted in more ways than one. And, when you’re listening to the gentle sound of the clarinet, played by Eric …

Mathematics

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Mathematicians Awarded $3 Million for Cracking Century-Old Problem

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 3:15 a.m. E.T. on Monday, Dec. 11</i><p>Two mathematicians have each earned the (massive but countable) sum of $3 …

Carl Cox Reveals His DJ Setup and Techniques

Canadian hardware maker PlayDifferently has caught up with renowned house DJ/producer, Carl Cox. The British native discussed his DJ setup, the …

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Information Security

New Photonic Synapses Mimic the Brain and Compute With Light

Computing with light and designing brain-inspired hardware are at the experimental fringes of technology research. But they both come with …

Nanotech

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

Nobel Prize

Hacking a computer using DNA is now a reality, researchers claim

Researchers from the University of Washington say they have successfully hacked into a computer using custom strands of DNA for the first time.<p>Akin to something from the pages of science fiction, the researchers used the life-encoding molecule to attack and take over a computer, using strands of …

University of Washington

Social-good innovators bet on blockchains to solve big problems

With Bitcoin shrugging off a “civil war” to surge almost 400 percent in 12 months while giant cryptocurrency crowd-sales are creating instant millionaires almost daily, it’s tempting to think that blockchain technology’s only contribution to society is as a dubious get-rich-quick tool.<p>But this …

Blockchain

10 Literary Classics Every Business Leader Should Read | Inc.com

Biographies of inspirational figures, leadership how-to titles, and management case studies will all give you great insights on how to be a better entrepreneur and leader, but if that's all you read, you're really not getting a well-rounded diet of books.<p>Scientific research and much admired leaders …

Literature

4 Tips for Improving Your Landscape Photography Right Now

If I were a betting man, I'd say that landscape photography is the genre most photographers rank as their first love.I'm certainly part of those …

Landscape Photography

Google shrinks JPEGs by 35% with Guetzli algorithm

Google aims to slice page load times and data use by making JPEG images more efficient<p>Google is shrinking JPEG image files by 35% to help boost …

Algorithms

Could a Rapper Ever Win the Nobel Prize in Literature? - Noisey

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…<p>I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the …

Political Activism
Brain Activity

'I fell out of bed laughing': writers on their favourite funny book

<b>At Freddie’s</b> <b>by</b> <b>Penelope Fitzgerald</b><p><b>Chosen by David Nicholls</b><p>So many of my early reading memories involve hysterical laughter. There was Adrian Mole, of course, and Douglas Adams’s <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, the Monty Python books, Woody Allen’s <i>Without Feathers</i>, Geoffrey Willans’s <i>How to Be</i> …

Books

Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field

<i>Finished Image. Craig Blacklock defied the limits of depth of field and diffraction to create this image. He created the series of exposures shown</i> …

Tutorials

This Algorithm May Well Save Your Eyesight

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>How transformative can it be …

Medical Journals