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Geologists find bacteria that takes traces of gold and turns them into nuggets

Your old mobile phone could hold value long after you throw it in the bin with a team of Australian researchers working to unlock the gold …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million

Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwords have been mined from dozens of data breaches, and now anyone can download them for free.<p>HIBP …

Microsoft and Accenture develop blockchain ID system for refugees

The blockchain system would provide refugees with the ability to present their IDs via an app on their smartphones when required to access basic …

Blockchain

This handy tool makes discovering beautiful Google fonts simple

An often overlooked Google product is Google Fonts. Not only do these look great and speed up the Internet, but they’re also completely free. The only downside is picking one to use in your next project.<p>Better Google Font Finder, by San Francisco-based product designer Mattthew, aims to make that …

How to Grill the Perfect Steak

We’re cleaning off the grates and stocking up on some must-have essentials to make the most out of our time cooking outdoors. While we love grilling …

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People

And four things they do to make themselves even tougher.<p><i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on</b> …

Self-improvement

This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

How I Get More Done 2 Days Than Most People Do In 2 Weeks

There’s one thing that I do better than most people.<p>I’m not smarter than most people. I’m not more talented. I don’t have some Ivy League education. I don’t get a lot of lucky breaks.<p>Instead, I hustle. That’s my secret skill.<p>But it’s not a real secret. I’ve taken the time to research productivity …

Time Management

3 Rituals That Will Make You More Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Motivation

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder? 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Productivity

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

Few dishes compare to a hunk of juicy steak.<p>And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your favorite local steakhouse.<p>From fridge to …

Has hope become the most endangered species in conservation?

As wildlife continues to decline around the world, conservation has become a bleak calling. Can a new Optimism Summit help reframe the mission to save life on Earth?<p>Want to hear a sad story? You could read this article of mine about the first mammal lost to climate change. Or this one about how …

Conservation

9 Ways You're Accidentally Making Yourself Dumber

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

Jet Lag

Earth Just Passed the Point of No Return for Carbon Dioxide

Hello, runaway climate change.<p>It’s official: You will never again see a world with fewer than 400 parts per million concentrations of carbon …

Climate Change

It took 9 years to make this 25-minute sci-fi film. It was worth the wait.

Filmed on location in Japan, "Dust" culls a fragile beauty from a disease-ridden, post-apocalyptic world.<p>It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but <i>Dust</i>, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves …

Science Fiction

Google, Apple, Adobe, And Microsoft Are Quietly Developing A New Type Of Font

What are variable fonts, and why are some of the biggest tech companies on the planet throwing their weight behind them?<p>As competitors, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe are normally hard-pressed to agree with each other, and it’s especially rare when design is involved. But two weeks ago, these …

Typography

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

Ancient Maya codex not fake, new analysis claims

A bark-paper document with a weird backstory and once suspected to be a forgery is the real deal, researchers say. If true, that increases the …

Voyager Space Probe Lands Back on Earth, But Only One Person Is Left to Hear Its Message

After meeting with misadventure, a space probe from the Voyager mission crashes back to Earth, centuries after it left. But Earth is a very different …

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You Won't Believe Where This Ancient Ten Commandments Carving Was Found

A boulder inscribed with a Hebrew translation of the Ten Commandments was reportedly found in the last place people may expect: America.<p>It is said to …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Psychology

5 Tips to Get Rid of Mental Clutter and Negative Self Talk

Eighty-five percent of our worries never come true.<p>I'm a worrier.<p>It's inherited. Or more likely, it's ingrained.<p>My grandfather worried. My mother worried. I worry.<p>About really dumb things. I'm talking about things that no one else worries about.<p>For example, growing up there was a rule in the house: …

Self-help

How to Break Your Procrastination Habit and Get Real Work Done

Do you ever wake up in the morning and say, “Today, I am going to spend the day in reactive mode — running around putting out fires, constantly …