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New app maps Wi-Fi passwords from airports and lounges around the world

Finding an open wireless internet connection while travelling often poses a major challenge for tourists. Making things a bit easier, a new app has been released that shares a map containing Wi-Fi passwords of airports all over the world that travellers can access. A version of the map can be seen …

Monkey Types 12 Words Per Minute With Brain-Computer Interface

The brain-computer interface is already being tested in humans with Lou Gehrig's disease Image: Stanford University“To be or not to be. That is the …

Doctor dubbed 'the father of cyborgs' tested implants in his own brain

How far would you go to create a brain-controlled speech decoder? Doctor Philip Kennedy already helped blaze a trail in brain-computer interfaces back in the 80s. Now, a report in <i>MIT Technology Review</i> explains how the neurosurgeon decided to crank his research up a notch. Well, several notches, …

Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up

Researchers believe they've identified the part of the brain which ends light sleep, called the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) cycle, and ultimately wakes you up. Professor Antoine Adamantidis from the University of Bern and his team found a neural circuit sandwiched between two brain regions, …

The Brain

This New Mind-Reading Tech Helps You Learn to Play Instruments Faster

Yes please!<p>A new brain-scanning system called BACh (Brain Automated Chorales) is teaching inexperienced piano players how to learn more quickly and …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Mind-blowing music: Tinie Tempah's brain scan

What really happens to our brains when we hear music? For rapper Tinie Tempah, writing music is about capturing ‘a feeling’; for scientists, it can reveal the mysteries of the mind. So what happened when Tinie agreed to let some scan his brain ‘on music’?<p>‘Can science get us to a point where there’s …

Elon Musk's Neural Lace Will Allow Us To 'Achieve Symbiosis With Machines'

Elon Musk is having a hard time at the moment. Amid all the sound and fury, however, it’s sometimes easy to forget that he’s constantly coming up …

Scientists challenge recommendation that men with more muscle need more protein - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Sports nutrition recommendations may undergo a significant shift after research from the University of Stirling has found individuals with more …

There's 21 new World Heritage Listed destinations to add to your bucket list

Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, sea caves used by Neanderthals, 99 artificial islands in the remote Pacific Ocean and 17 …

Archaeology

Sense Of Place North Carolina: Merge Records

On <i>World</i> <i>Cafe</i>'s <i>Sense Of Place</i> trip toNorth Carolina, we discussed the DIY beginnings and subsequent growth of Durham, N.C.'s Merge Records with co-founders Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan. Founded in 1989 as a way to release their band Superchunk's music — and, later, albums by their friends — the …

Art And Technology Intermingle In Sala's Two-Left-Handed 'Ravel'

I had a chance to see Anri Sala's wonderful <i>Ravel Ravel Unraveled</i> again in New York City this past weekend. I had seen it first at the Venice Bienale back in 2013, and I wrote about it here and then again in my book.<p>You can't sum up really good works of art — and I won't try to do that here. But …

NeoWave Posters Resurrect Psychedelic Space Art

Put on a Pink Floyd album and check out James White's retrofuturist posters.<p>All images courtesy the artist<p>When not designing for some of the biggest companies in the world, from MTV and Universal to Google, Nike, and Toyota, Canadian artist James White explores his own graphic interests. His latest …

Listen to 60 minutes of David Bowie’s synth oddities

Everyone has their favourite David Bowie musical era. For me, it was when he teamed up with Brian Eno in 1977 to create "The Berlin Trilogy” of albums – <i>Low, Heroes,</i> and <i>Lodger</i> – followed by his hyper pop work with Nile Rodgers on <i>Let’s Dance</i>. He was one of my ultimate synth heroes; a star who …

David Bowie

Crackle goes pop: how Stockhausen seduced the Beatles

The Beatles’ Revolution 9 brought experimental music to a global audience, but their radio soundworld wouldn’t have been possible without Stockhausen’s ‘music of the whole world’<p>Shortwave radio. Strange stuff. Not much of it around these days. However, before the days of the internet, it was the …

China's 'train hunter' on a quest to chronicle its fast-expanding railways

Photograph: Wang Wei​<p>Xiangyu railway in central China.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/1cefcc35fcf15e36ecdc20592eceae4c5b28afaf/0_72_1280_768/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Wang Wei​<p>Nanjiang railway in eastern China. Some say China’s rail growth is comparable to the 19th-century railway boom that helped …

China

Roadside bombs slow Iraqi forces' advance on Ramadi

Iraqi forces have retaken large parts of Ramadi from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, but officials expect the city's "liberation" to take longer than initially expected.<p>Intense fighting between Iraqi forces - comprising the army, tribal groups and local police - and ISIL fighters …

The iPod's New Bag of Tricks

Make your iPod play games and more by giving it a second personality with iPodLinux<p>Out of the box, the iPod is basically a one-trick pony. The games and applications found under the <i>Extras</i> menu get old faster than Britney. But thanks to four years of work by a crafty group of programmers, you can …

Ferguson police chief: 'I'm going to stay and see this through'

The Ferguson, Missouri, police chief insisted Thursday that he won't step down -- despite continued unrest months after one of his officer's fatally shot Michael Brown and high-level talks that could lead to his exit.<p>"I'm going to stay and see this through," Chief Thomas Jackson told CNN.<p>The …

Dying at Work

Eleven Americans perish each day at their place of employment. But in other developed countries, work itself is the killer.<p>Working can be deadly. The federal Department of Labor said Wednesday that 11 people in the United States die on the job every day, and another 50,000 perish each year from …

When Kids Sext, Is It a Crime?

<i>PBS NewsHour</i> anchor Judy Woodruff interviews Hanna Rosin about <i>The Atlantic</i>'s November cover story, "Why Kids Sext." How should laws address underage sexting? Does law enforcement need to play a role? When teenagers share nude photos, what should parents do?<p>We want to hear what you think. Submit a …

Crime

Is Philanthropy Bad for Democracy?

Progressives are hypersensitive to way the big money in politics perpetuates advantage and inequality, but seem blind to the dangers posed by largely unaccountable donors.<p>Though this is not the way I would usually describe my career, one way of looking at it is that I spent my first 20 working …

Conversation Topics to Help You Keep Your Job

"Did you see the game last night?" is more than just idle water-cooler chatter.<p>You might have heard this cliche before: You don't go to work to make friends. It sounds like something straight out of the 1987 super-capitalist movie <i>Wall Street</i>, in which Michael Douglas' character Gordon Gekko says …