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3 Simple Ways To Try This Year To Become Happier And Mentally Stronger

Were you frustrated, upset, sad, and discouraged by 2016? All of the above? Most people have resolved to make 2017 a better year and, if you’re …

Happiness
Machine Learning

Real life CSI: Google's new AI system unscrambles pixelated faces

Company reveals technology capable of increasing picture resolution 16-fold, effectively restoring lost data – but results still an educated guess<p>Google’s neural networks have achieved the dream of CSI viewers everywhere: the company has revealed a new AI system capable of “enhancing” an …

Deep Learning

Big data for the universe

Astronomers and citizen scientists describe 800,000 galaxies in a new catalog<p>Astronomers at Lomonosov Moscow State University in cooperation with …

Fake news: What exactly is it – and how can you spot it?

"Fake news" was not a term many people used 18 months ago, but it is now seen as one of the greatest threats to democracy, free debate and the Western order.<p>As well as being a favourite term of Donald Trump, it was also named 2017's word of the year, raising tensions between nations, and may lead …

600-year-old starlight addressed a loophole in quantum theory

Quantum entanglement, where two particles are separated by space and yet inextricably linked by the laws of quantum mechanics, has already been proven to be real, but something called the "freedom-of-choice loophole" has so far made it impossible to definitively prove the theory. That is, until …

Dragonfly Wings Can Rip Apart Bacteria Without Antibiotics

We finally know why.<p>Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary …

Microbiology

Learn to make Vietnamese beef pho in record time

Read our interview with Andrea Nguyen, author of <i>The Pho Cookbook</i>, and after your brain is primed for a steamy bowl of beef pho, learn how to make a …

3 (Extremely Common) Mistakes That Helped the Atlanta Falcons Lose the Super Bowl | Inc.com

How did the Atlanta Falcons go from a 19-point lead in the last two minutes of Super Bowl 51's third quarter to a loss in overtime? They were facing the New England Patriots, four-time Super Bowl champions and certainly very tough to beat. But the Falcons also made some fundamental mistakes, the …

NFL

'Tinder for orangutans': zoo lets female primate choose mate using tablet

A Danish zoo has developed a 'Tinder' for orangutans in order to track mating preferences.<p>They have shown a female orangutan potential mates on an iPad to see if she will choose one in order to improve her mating chances.<p>If she seems to prefer one over another, they will choose that mate to come …

Touchscreens

These are the best bang for your buck wines in South Africa

In these tough economic times, everyone is looking for a bargain; for a way of getting more value for their hard-earned rands. That’s where this …

Wine

Karaage is the Japanese method for making superior fried chicken

What strikes me about the Japanese relationship with fried chicken is the frequency of consumption—more often than a once-in-a-while indulgence. In …

Quantum Computing Update: Researchers Unveil ‘Construction Plan’ For An Actual Large-Scale Device

The world of subatomic particles is a weird one — at least insofar as our brains, which have evolved to understand the macroscopic realm around us, …

Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea volcano gushes from 'firehose' into Pacific

Researchers have captured dramatic footage of a stream of lava pouring into the Pacific from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The intensity of the lava …

Geology

3D Transportation Grids Are the Only Solution for Nightmarish Traffic in Our Cities

When Chief of PreCrime John Anderton is on the run from his own outfit in <i>Minority Report</i>, he jumps into his autonomous pod, rockets down the side of …

Elon Musk
Environmentalism

What We Learned Designing a Chatbot for Banking

The truth about online banking interfaces is that they are usually terribly complex. Chatbots make it easy.<p>For the past year we were working on a …

5 foods to help lower your cholesterol

More than 70 million American adults have high cholesterol, and this specifically refers to LDL-cholesterol, the bad type that increases our risk for heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, research has shown that making smart food choices and …

Nutrition

6 Insane PR Fails By Companies Who Tried To Get Political

If you've worked long enough, you've probably compromised your values to save your job at some point. Whether it's nodding politely at mildly sexist …

Native Americans

The high-tech war on science fraud

The problem of fake data may go far deeper than scientists admit. Now a team of researchers has a controversial plan to root out the perpetrators<p>One morning last summer, a German psychologist named Mathias Kauff woke up to find that he had been reprimanded by a robot. In an email, a computer …

Journalism

Trump scaring off advertisers from teasing Super Bowl ads

The rapid-fire political media barrage from President Trump and others in Washington is keeping Madison Avenue from growing its pre-Super Bowl …

Media Management

Early Results From NASA's Twin Study Are Actually Kinda Unnerving

We can't predict what space will do to us.<p>When it comes to seasoned astronaut Scott Kelly - who last year broke the US record for most time spent in …

New York City

Superold sea creature discovered, gives us supernew creeps

A 500-million-year-old creature adds to the fascinating chain of early life on Earth.<p>A curious pair of fossils discovered at the Burgess Shale dig site in British Columbia didn't look quite like any Lobopodian previously found, so two Royal Ontario Museum researchers set out to get to the bottom of …

Zoology