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Employees who practice mindfulness meditation are less motivated, having realized the futility of their jobs

In the NYT, a pair of behavioral scientists describe a forthcoming Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes article (Sci-Hub mirror) that …

Mindfulness

Kampf gegen Wüstenbildung auch im Supermarkt

Weltweit gehen fruchtbare Böden verloren, Steppen und Wüsten breiten sich aus. Rund 1,5 Milliarden Menschen leiden darunter. Dabei gibt zahlreiche …

Umwelt

Hi rez images from NASA's 1967/8 Lunar Orbiters were withheld to hide US spying capabilities

In 1967, the Lunar Orbiter missions sent back exciting -- but grainy and low-rez -- photos of the moon's surface.<p>But it turns out that the Orbiters' …

Magnetism

Youtubers with millions of followers are dropping out, citing stress and burnout from algorithm kremlinology

Youtube allows people -- some of them not very nice -- to earn incredible livings by performing stunts, playing videogames, creating sketches, …

Internet

All Rights Reserved: a YA dystopia where every word is copyrighted

Speth is about to turn 15 and get her cuff; all she needs to do is be Branded at her Last Day ceremony (a kind of Bat Mitzvah for entry into the …

Dystopia

Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Dies at Age 81

Ted Dabney, the co-founder of Atari and one of the first figures of the video game industry, has died at the age of 81.<p>Video game historian and close …

Retrogaming

Deutsche Entwickler über Engines - »Die Unreal Engine 4 profitiert enorm von Fortnite

Sonntag, 27. Mai 2018 um 08:00<p>Was ist die <b>richtige Engine für mein Spiel</b>? Auf dem Markt gibt es zahlreiche Spielgerüste, von Unity über Unreal bis zur …

Digital

Hellblade - Director will künstliche Intelligenz in der Spieleentwicklung einsetzen

Nachdem Director Tameem Antoniades mit Hellblade in die Irrungen und Wirrungen des menschlichen Verstandes erkundet hat, will er jetzt künstlichem …

Digitale Wirtschaft

This movie about a 1300-year-old family business is the most sublime thing you'll see today

Built in 718 AD, Hōshi is the second oldest ryokan (hotel or inn) in the world and, with 46 consecutive generations of the same family running it, is …

Family Business

Amazon: 'Unlikely' string of events led to Echo recording a family's private chat & sending to some random guy

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France on February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol<p>Amazon …

Smart Homes

Theranos's corporate culture was a nightmare

John Carreyrou broke the story of Theranos' epic medical fraud. At <i>Wired</i> he now takes a sharp look at its dysfunctional corporate culture, excerpted …

Corporate Culture

Student debt crisis watch: pay $18,000 of your $24,000 loan, owe $24,000

Kaitlin Cawley finished grad school with $95,000 in student loans, including a $24,000 variable-rate loan that started at 9.4% and now stands at 11%, …

Learn virtually anything with lifetime access to this huge education library

Whether you're looking to switch careers or advance in the one you're in, chances are you're going to need to add some new skills to your repertoire …

Plastic Bag Found at the Bottom of World's Deepest Ocean Trench

Tags<p>Plastic Bag Found at the Bottom of World's Deepest Ocean Trench<p>PlasticPlanet-Update: Nachdem sie bereits Plastikteilchen in den Bäuchen der …

Secret history of classic TV's laugh tracks

When I watched the Brady Bunch as a youngster, there was one particular deep guffaw that always caught my attention. I knew the laughs were …

Why Dying Light Co-op Was the Perfect Way to Stay Close to My Brother

We were just finishing up a long mission and were heading back to one of the hubs, hoping to reach it ahead of the looming night, during which Dying …

Disguised women sneak into Iranian football match

Tags<p>Disguised women sneak into Iranian football match<p>Ist hier etwa Weibsvolk anwesend? --> BBC: Disguised women sneak into Iranian football …

Step-by-step analysis of what police "de-escalation" looks like

Yesterday, Seamus noted here the remarkable act of policing in Toronto this week: A man had just killed ten people, and injured many more, by driving …

What if humans weren't the first civilization on Earth?

Is it possible that modern humans aren't the first civilization on Earth?<p>This is the insanely interesting question probed by "The Silurian …

Nova Scotia filled its public Freedom of Information Archive with citizens' private data, then arrested the teen who discovered it

A 19 year old in Nova Scotia wanted to learn more about the provincial teachers' dispute, so he filed some Freedom of Information requests; he wasn't …

Why You Should Delete Your Instagram

I recently stumbled upon an extremely thought-provoking talk by Jaron Lanier, describing social media as a ‘Behavior Modification Empire‘. This is …

You can unscramble the hashes of humanity's 5 billion email addresses in ten milliseconds for $0.0069

Marketing companies frequently "anonymize" their dossiers on internet users using hashes of their email addresses -- rather than the email addresses …

Canon Glass on the Sony a7 III: Another Reason to Switch Systems

If there's one thing that makes long-time Canon users twitchy about making the jump to Sony, it's glass. Switching systems can be an expensive …

The end of Windows closes in

Five years ago, Steve Ballmer said "we can make Windows devices once again the devices to own." Last week, Microsoft announced that Windows will no …

Typeface elegantly combines Braille and English characters

Braille Neue is a dual typeface designed by Kosuke Takahashi that overlays Braille and English into one simple font. For sighted people who do not …

Watch this bizarre Komputer Tutor supercut of the phrase "floppy diskette"

An absurd and wonderful example of semantic satiation, starring the "Komputer Tutor" Kim Komando, best known for her bestselling 1990s instructional …

Robbie Barrat's AI-generated nude paintings make Francis Bacon look like a genteel pre-Raphaelite

Robbie Barrat is generating warped, surreal paintings using artificial intelligence and the results are really something.<p>Usually the machine just …

Invisible, targeted infrared light can fool facial recognition software into thinking anyone is anyone else

A group of Chinese computer scientists from academia and industry have published a paper documenting a tool for fooling facial recognition software …

75% of Earth's Land Areas Are Degraded

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA<p>A new report warns that environmental damage threatens the well-being of 3.2 billion people. Yet solutions are within reach.<p>More than 75 percent of Earth’s land areas are substantially degraded, undermining the well-being of 3.2 billion people, according to the world’s first …

Ecology

Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …