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Kill the highly-profitable fake news industry in four easy steps

<i>(Level 2 of Smile Longer: Apply today’s options)</i> It deserves to die, the fake news business, along with the sick, money-grubbing deception behind it. …

Fake News

Addicted to screens? Get some sun!

<i>(Level 2 of Smile Longer: Apply today’s options)</i> The unnatural blue light from tech devices may be harmful.<p>Details from USA Today:<p><b>Blue light from</b> …

Tablets

Praise for perseverance

<i>(Level 1 of Smile Longer: Just smile)</i> This article from Medium is well worth a read. It just might buck you up:<p><b>This Life Skill is More Vital to Your</b> …

3 Features That Give IOTA an Edge in Real-World Applications

Over the last ten years, we have witnessed the rise of blockchain technology which offers peer-to-peer transactions of funds without middlemen or …

Blockchain

Is life is getting better in spite of dire daily headlines?

<i>(Level 3 of Smile Longer: Expect breakthroughs)</i> Yes, life IS getting better, says Steven Pinker in his now book, <i>Enlightenment Now</i>:<p><b>Enlightenment Now:</b> …

Bill Gates

Are ESP and Psychokinesis Really Possible?

Ahead of a big science conference in Northern California, we speak with Dr. Dean Radin, who after years of study came to believe that there might be …

New genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The nightmare scenario for computer security - artificial intelligence programs that can learn how to evade even the best defenses - may already have arrived.<p>FILE PHOTO: Servers for data storage are seen at Advania's Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland August 7, …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

One of the largest banks issued an alarming warning that Earth is running out of the resources to sustain life

One of the world's largest banks says the planet is running out of resources and warns that neither governments nor companies are prepared for climate change.<p>The world spent its entire natural resource budget for the year by August 1, a group of analysts at HSBC said in a note that cited research …

Climate Change

Don’t put plastic containers in microwave or dishwasher, new research says

Do you regularly heat up leftovers in plastic food-storage containers? Do you put plastic reusable water bottles in the dishwasher when they need a …

Immune System

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

Genetics

A world-leading technologist on what the year 2038 will look like

Currently Senior Maverick at <i>Wired</i> magazine, <b>Kevin Kelly</b> helped launch the magazine and was its executive editor for its first seven years. He has …

Artificial Intelligence

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

Three reasons you shouldn’t retire. Ever.

The “in thing” now for retirement is to do it early.<p>There are communities, blogs and early-retirement crusaders whose mission is to sing the praises of a work-free lifestyle.<p>Actually, to tell the truth, many early-retirement enthusiasts are earning quite a bit of money through blogs and podcasts …

Retirement

Key aspects of human cell aging reversed by new compounds

Key aspects of the ageing of human cells can be reversed by new compounds developed at the University of Exeter, research shows.<p>In a laboratory study …

Probiotics Could Cause Brain Fogginess and Bloating, Study Suggests

Think of probiotics, and yogurts promising perfect gut health will likely come to mind. But they might not be the panacea for the digestive disease …

This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's (No Matter Your Age)

<i>By the year 2050, the United States will have 14 million people in need of full-time care for Alzheimer’s disease, a number equal to the populations</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse? — Philosophy Now

It is widely acknowledged that there is a problem of explaining how subjective, conscious experience could arise out of physical matter. The focus is …

Spacetime Emergence, Panpsychism and the Nature of Consciousness

How does experience, which is so intimately tied to our perception of time and space, arise from timeless, non-spatial ingredients?

Consciousness

4 Blockchain Projects Leading the Smart City Revolution

People from around the world are moving from rural areas to major city centers. This rapid urbanization, largely occurring in developing nations, …

Smart Cities

‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans

For a rapidly growing share of older Americans, traditional ideas about life in retirement are being upended by a dismal reality: bankruptcy.<p>The signs of potential trouble — vanishing pensions, soaring medical expenses, inadequate savings — have been building for years. Now, new research sheds …

Retirement

Meeting a “wonder pig” made me reconsider eating meat

<b>(Getty Images/Salon)</b><p>I was never an enthusiastic carnivore — but Esther the Wonder Pig and her farm pals made me question my own morals<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>July 29, 2018 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Before my fiancée introduced me to Esther the Wonder Pig — figuratively, not literally — I never could have seen myself …

Jurassic World

On climate change, it’s time to start panicking

<b>(Getty/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>The crisis over global warming warrants an unparalleled response<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>August 5, 2018 11:30pm (UTC)<p>It is time for us to panic about global warming. Indeed, a proper state of panic is long overdue.<p>Global warming has made the news for a number of reasons this week: …

Climate Change

Take a Vacation From Exercise? Your Body May Not Thank You

At the height of summer, naps at the beach can be alluring, and many of us may find ourselves tempted to take prolonged vacations from exercise.<p>But two new, admonitory studies involving both older and younger adults who temporarily cut back on their physical activity indicate that the metabolic …

Diabetes

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Climate Change

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Bitcoin's Second-Ever Developer Is Back (With a Big Vision for Crypto)

There are early adopters, then there are early early adopters.<p>Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the first coder to work alongside bitcoin's …

Blockchain

Longevity, the Greatest Investment Opportunity of All Time

Billionaire Jim Mellon bets that a “stock market mania” will be sparked by technologies that make people live past 100.<p>Jim Mellon became a …

Dr. Dean’s Most Recommended Anti-Aging Medicine

<i>The following interview is from a recent telephone conversation between Dr. Ward Dean, and Phil Micans PharmB, Vice President of International</i> …

Anti-aging

U.S. Doc Prescribing Anti-Aging Cocktail To Seniors

Reading Time: 8 minutes. >><p><i>Summary: Could an experimental anti-aging cocktail of rapamycin and metformin and other drugs extend life? New York</i> …

Medicine