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15 Apple inventions that show how the company is crafting the future

Just this past year, the US Patent and Trademark Office has published thousands of patents that Apple has both applied for and been granted.<p>In 2015 alone, it was granted 1,938 patents.<p>Of course, a patent never guarantees a product — often, published patents or applications are merely proof that a …

Inventions

Death by Drone Phone: Investigation Reveals Hillary Authorized Assassination Strikes via Mobile Device

This is really crazy and sounds like fiction or a conspiracy theory, but it isn’t. As part of the ongoing criminal investigation being conducted into …

Medical Marijuana Opponents Launch New Round Against Initiative

<b>Marijuana plants grown for a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)</b><i>(Photo by David McNew/Getty</b> …

Cannabis

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

Consciousness

Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets

Tesla today shared details of how effective its particulate filters are. Spoiler alert: They are so good, not only do they clean up the air inside the car, they make the world <i>outside</i> the car cleaner, too. It may not be obvious why this matters: The company is aiming squarely at a very specific type …

Tesla

Sony filed a patent for contact lenses that take photos

With all these smart eyewear patents and research studies popping up over the last couple years, it's looking more and more like we're all going to …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

The Brain

Here's What Getting Spanked as a Kid Did to Your Personality, According to Science

If you got spanked as a kid, it probably didn't do you any good. In fact, it may have made your behavior even worse, new research suggests.<p>The more …

Psychology

I Stopped Complaining for 21 Days and It Changed My Relationships

It was a Monday morning, and I woke up realizing the rent check needed to be mailed. But my checkbook was nowhere to be found. While rummaging …

Maya Angelou

Study Compares Life Expectancy by Miami Neighborhood

Key Biscayne ranked the highest in Miami-Dade County<p>A baby born in Overtown is expected to live 15 years less than one born in Key Biscayne, according to a new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, which compared U.S. Census Bureau population data and Florida death records.<p>They …

This 3D Map Shows the Imminent Transformation of Miami's Skyline

High-rises continue to mushroom in the city’s booming downtown.<p>Miami’s downtown has experienced a incredible boom in recent years. Nancy Trejos of <i>USA Today</i> explains:<p>Downtown Miami was traditionally a place where people flocked to by day for work and abandoned at night. In recent years, in part …

Cash Is Still King For Colorado Pot Businesses After Years of Legal Status

Business owners across Colorado may be cashing in on the state’s billion-dollar legal marijuana industry, but it’s a surplus of cash that has state …

Cannabis

The hidden psychology of failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Words of wisdom heralded throughout our upbringing, to be sure. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure is positive and propels innovation forwards?<p>Tom Pohlmann, head of strategy and value at Mu Sigma, a decision science and data …

Innovation