Ellen Gonitzke

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This 14-year-old made the best Facebook Messenger chatbot

<b>It's been nearly a year since Microsoft's Satya Nadella proclaimed "bots are the new apps".</b><p>Yet despite the promise of a revolution in how we interact with services and companies online, progress has been utterly miserable - the vast majority of chatbots are gimmicky, pointless or just flat out …

The Rules Girl Teaches Tabletop Game Rules In Practically No Time At All

Our collective love of tabletop gaming is one of the uniting features behind Geek & Sundry. But we know that for some geeks, learning the rules of a …

Want to Strengthen Your Brain? Neuroscience Says to Start Reading This Immediately (It's Not What You Think)

What you read matters to your little gray cells. Give them a boost.<p>I can't tell you the number of times I've visited a coworking space or other such entrepreneur hangout and seen cult favorites like <i>Lean Startup</i>, <i>ReWork</i>, and <i>Lean In</i> fill the shelves.<p>There's nothing wrong with that, of course. …

Stephen King

Internet Addiction is Killing Your Photography

What I’m getting at in the headline is that the Internet is most likely the cause of your impotence when it comes to productivity. How many people …

A Novel Theory for Why Humans Evolved Selves

The human brain is naturally self-centered: Given no tasks to attend to, the neuroscience research indicates, it will turn inward, wandering through …

A theory from two Harvard professors explains why American voters prefer incompetence

Do voters want competence from their elected officials?<p>In an intriguing new paper (pdf), a pair of Harvard business professors argue that a certain segment of voters—primarily lower educated and rural—will choose incompetent candidates over competent ones<i>,</i> in order to protect themselves from …

Voting

Scientists are banding together to fight a looming threat from the Trump administration

Bergman, a Ph.D. student in applied physics at Harvard, knows firsthand how much research is conducted by government scientists at agencies like the EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And he understands how heavily scientists around the world depend on it.<p>As of now, many …

Sorry, But Your Brain Only Knows One Way To Multitask Effectively

Your brain can multitask really well when one of the tasks is a habit you’ve developed in that particular context.<p>The news that multitasking is bad isn’t even news anymore. In recent years, people have begun to recognize what psychologists have known for decades: If you try to do two things at the …

Humanity

Knit Your Own Adventure With The Heroes of Yarnia

Geeks love to combine their hobbies. Just ask anyone that’s written up RPG rules for their favorite TV show or movie. As for knitting, doesn’t take …