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The Most Monumental Vegan Food Wins of 2016

The food space experienced a monumental shift in 2016. This year, global market research firm, Mintel, identified plant-based meat and dairy products …

Green Living

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Two economists win Nobel for insights on setting pay and rewards

STOCKHOLM/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - British-born Oliver Hart and Finland’s Bengt Holmstrom won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work that addresses a host of questions from how best to reward executives to whether schools and prisons should be privately owned.<p>Their findings on contract …

Buffett hits back at Trump's tax claims

Warren Buffett hit back at Donald Trump today for claiming Buffett took “a massive tax deduction,” with the billionaire investor disclosing information about his income, deductions and charitable giving for 2015.<p>In a statement, Buffett also slammed Trump’s excuse for not releasing his own income …

The 11 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations

1 of 13<p>Introduction<p>Mathematical equations aren't just useful — many are quite beautiful. And many scientists admit they are often fond of particular …

Physics

The Spooky Secret Behind Artificial Intelligence's Incredible Power

Spookily powerful artificial intelligence (AI) systems may work so well because their structure exploits the fundamental laws of the universe, new …

Researchers push Moore's Law with a 1-nanometer transistor gate

Ready for some hardcore science about transistor elements that are a fraction of the width of a human hair? Good, because that's what this post is all about. "The semiconductor industry has long assumed that any gate below 5 nanometers wouldn't work, so anything below that was not even considered," …

Nanotech

The 7 Best Blogs On Mindfulness

You're reading The 7 Best Blogs On Mindfulness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

How Data Visualization Supports MIT's Online Learning Experiences | Articles | Big Data

Paul McDonagh-Smith is Digital Capability Leader at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has led teams to imagine, build, and bring to market …

Public blockchain investments heat up: $5 million in 5 minutes

In early 2016 it started becoming obvious that Bitcoin hadn’t just given rise to a full new asset class of blockchain related projects but that these entities were reinventing how early stage fundraising is done.<p>No longer are young blockchain startups laboring in the traditional capital markets of …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics

Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish (or …

America’s Most Elaborate Corn Maze Is Made of GPS and Math

Mike Wissemann’s 300-year-old Massachusetts farm grows asparagus, strawberries, sweet corn. And each year since 2000, it also sprouts an elaborate …

Andy Warhol

Why Your Brain Won't Let You Look at These Black Dots All at Once

A new optical illusion is here to break the internet, or at least our minds. The latest visual trick making the rounds is an image of intersecting …

IBM talks Blockchain at InterConnect 2016

Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes

Block chain technology

The real value of bitcoin and crypto currency technology - The Blockchain explained

Alex Tapscott: "Blockchain Revolution" | Talks at Google

Virtual Frenzies: Bitcoin and the Block Chain

Bitcoin has prompted many people to expect a revolution in the means by which we make and settle everyday payments. Our view is that Bitcoin and other "virtual currency schemes" (VCS) lack critical features of money, so their use is likely to remain very limited.<p>In contrast, the technology used to …

Someone Is Selling Cracked Bitcoin Forum Passwords

A daily reminder to change your passwords.<p>Last week, a vendor on the darknet who previously hawked 68 million dropbox accounts put up another listing: information for nearly 500,000 user accounts on Bitcointalk, a forum for bitcoin users that has been active since the cryptocurrency's earliest days.<p>…

IP Trolling Becoming Threat as More Firms File Blockchain Patents

Blockchain<p><b>With the new blockchain industry growing, the rise of filing patents has become a seemingly necessary step for people starting new</b> …

Some Economists Really Hate Bitcoin: An Overview

The vast majority of economists seem to have a serious distaste for Bitcoin. Whenever an economist who has received a Nobel Prize, teaches at an Ivy …

Bitcoin

The Blockchain: An Experiment in Governance Without Power

<i>Ariel Deschapell is content manager for blockchain real estate startup Ubitquity, and a recent Henry Hazlitt fellow at the Foundation for Economic</i> …

Some Things To Take Into Account When Converting Bitcoin to Fiat Currency

<b>When people think of exchanges to sell their Bitcoin, there are a lot of caveats to take into account. First of all, it can take a while to execute</b> …

Swiss Industry Consortium to Use Ethereum’s Blockchain

Advertisement<p><b>Household names in Switzerland, including Swisscom, the country’s largest telecommunications company, the Swiss stock exchange, Zurich</b> …