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This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen — and it's completely free to watch on YouTube

On Tuesday afternoon, I finally finished watching " Double Fine Adventure ," the 20-part documentary series on YouTube that chronicles the San Francisco-based game development studio Double Fine Productions as it makes a brand-new video game from start to finish.<p>"Double Fine Adventure" is a rare …

How criminals use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

It has become common practice for attackers to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to link tools together so that they can be …

Artificial Intelligence

This Scandinavian Design Trend Is Proven to Boost Happiness

<i>Hygge</i> might have been the décor buzz word of 2016, but this year, a Swedish concept is set to change the way we decorate our homes and look after our …

Researchers create first viable hybrid human-pig embryo

Researchers have created a viable hybrid part-human, part-pig embryo for the first time in history. According to a study published in the journal <i>Cell</i> Thursday, researchers were able to successfully inject human stem cells into a pig embryo and grow tissue that would form the early stages of human …

India’s Demonetization Is Having A Domino Effect On Credit, E-Commerce

Digital wallets are suddenly ubiquitous, but bigger changes are to come.<p>When graduate student Drew Newman went on vacation to India earlier this month, he found a nation in the throes of transformation. “Even in small cities, you’d see handwritten signs on tuk-tuks saying ‘We accept Paytm’ or …

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

Wellness

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Self-help

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

These Universities Are Training The World’s Top Coders

HackerRank tapped over 120 top universities around the world and had each of their best coders go head-to-head.<p>With early college admissions under way for many universities around the country, we got to thinking: Which colleges have the best coders in the world?<p>While there are academic rankings, …

The eternal mystique of Goldman Sachs

<i>Goldman Sachs.</i> The name feels like the bob of a yacht in Biarritz and tastes like the marbling of a Wagyu steak. It sounds like money being moved, invested, tripled, then moved again to avoid taxes and bubbles and crashes. Its headquarters on Lower Manhattan’s West Street smells like wealth, from …

Flickering lights may illuminate a path to Alzheimer's treatment

New research demonstrates that, in mice whose brains are under attack by Alzheimer’s<p>dementia, exposure to lights that flicker at a precise frequency can right the brain’s faulty signaling and energize its immune cells to fight off the disease.<p>Light therapy for Alzheimer's is miles from being ready …

Dementia

A Short History Of The Most Important Economic Theory In Tech

Twenty years ago, W. Brian Arthur popularized a concept that forever changed Silicon Valley—with a little help from Cormac McCarthy.<p>This summer marked the 20th anniversary of one of the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>’s most influential articles ever, “Increasing Returns and the New World of Business,” by …

Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test

WASHINGTON (AP) — American students have a math problem.<p>The latest global snapshot of student performance for 15-year-olds shows declining math …

Education

Amazon just launched a cashier-free convenience store

No lines, no registers, no self-checkout machines<p>Amazon just unveiled a grocery store without lines or checkout counters. Amazon Go, a 1800-square-foot retail space located in the company’s hometown of Seattle, lets shoppers just grab the items they want and leave; the order gets charged to their …

‘Shark Tank’ investor Chris Sacca calls this 15-year old founder who works 130 hours a week ‘pure hustle’

But if you're Stefan Stokic, a 15-year old high school sophomore from Jackson, Mississippi, that's part of your every day language — and perhaps, the idea for a future rocketship startup.<p>In fact, Stokic already has a startup called Slik, cofounded by fellow 14-year old student Soroush Ghodsi, and …

Venture Capital

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

The Filipino Startup Disrupting The Pawn Shop Industry

When David Margendorff arrived in the Philippines several years ago, the country’s financial system piqued his interest almost immediately. While working with a fintech startup, he became aware of the high percentage of unbanked people and what he calls the “weak consumer banks.” As an …

Financial Services

Gong says it’s cracked news personalization

If you’re a little skeptical about trying out another news aggregator, Gong CEO Itzik Ben-Bassat knows what you’re probably thinking — after all, he heard the same thing when he was pitching investors.<p>“They all kind of looked at me and said, ‘<i>Not again</i>,'” he recalled.<p>But it seems like Ben-Bassat …

On A Dark Street, You Can Summon These Drones To Light Your Way Home

Fleetlights, a prototype service, is designed to be summoned with a mobile app, and uses someone’s phone to go wherever they go. One drone flies …

Insurance Industry

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Bots

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

University of California

Brain implant helps paralysed monkeys walk in just six days

Spinal cord injuries typically cause communication between the brain and physiological areas to become disrupted, preventing the person from moving. …

Fears grow for children addicted to online games

Experts warn of ‘enormous and growing problem’ for youngsters<p>Medical and addiction experts, charities and parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of time children are spending playing online games as figures show that UK spending on titles such as <i>League of Legends</i>, <i>World of</i> …

How David Stern’s NBA Dress Code Changed Men’s Fashion

Thick, red-rimmed spectacles. Tiny backpacks. Torn and frayed stone washed overalls. A pink blazer, a turquoise cardigan and an orange shirt – at the …

Doctor Strange: Where He Is Now in the Comics

The death of magic, Civil War II, and time travel.<p>Moviegoers will finally see Doctor Strange on the big screen this weekend, where they’ll experience …

Inside the Growing Movement of Women Who Wish They'd Never Had Kids

It's unthinkable, and it's definitely unspeakable, but women all over the world are coming forward to say it: I regret having my children.<p>Here's the thing about realizing that you shouldn't have had kids," says Laura*, 37, a journalist based in Los Angeles. "You can't take the decision back."<p>Laura …

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Through the eyes of a master hacker turned security expert, William Langewiesche chronicles the rise of the Dark Net—where weapons, drugs, and information are bought, sold, and hacked—and learns how high the stakes have really become.<p>I. The Back Door<p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that …