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Finding love in a hopeless place: Why Tinder is so “evilly satisfying”

Tinder has been ranked as the most downloaded lifestyle app in America for nearly two years<p>In America, 60 percent of digital media consumption now occurs on mobile or tablet devices instead of desktop computers.<p>As people and technology have become increasingly mobile, so have their efforts to find …

Relationships

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …

Psychology

President Trump’s first seven days of false claims, inaccurate statements and exaggerations

Regular readers know that candidate Donald Trump had difficulty with facts. He earned an astonishing 59 Four-Pinocchio ratings over the course of the campaign.<p>Now that Trump is president, he continues to make misleading statements, based on incomplete information, inaccurate statistics or flights …

Donald Trump

Evidence that an ancient Pueblo site was built out of “golden rectangles” | Ars Technica

An applied mathematician discovers geometric logic in Colorado's Sun Temple ruins.<p>A millennium ago, the Pueblo peoples were constructing incredible …

Archaeology

America's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Just Got Approved

It’s been a rough week for environmentalists in America, but buried amidst a torrent of reports detailing the Trump administration’s war on climate …

Hydroelectric Power

Hey libertarians: Do you want more freedom and less government? You can’t have both

Government is the only organization that can enforce freedom.<p>I'm glad to pay my tax dollars for government services that enable me to be left alone to live the life I want without other people spoiling my party or me spoiling theirs. Libertarians think more freedom results from less government. …

Political Science

India just fired up the world’s largest solar plant to power 150,000 homes

Things are heating up in India, where one of the world’s top polluting countries has unveiled the world’s largest solar power plant. The 648-megawatt …

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly influential in peoples' lives, but their inner workings are often opaque. We examine why, and …

8 Ways Eating Can Improve Your Mental Health

Although French fries and ice cream often make it on the list of grub to dig into when we’re down, true comfort food comes from a healthier crowd. …

Nutrition

How To Get A Mind Blowing Pump Every Time You Train

I'm still yet to meet someone who doesn't love getting a pump when they train. Whether it's bulging biceps after a killer arms workout, or inflated …

University of Connecticut

You need to get inside the mind of a climate change denier if you want to change it

It has never been more important to figure out how to have constructive conversations with climate change deniers.<p>Whether the current global climate change was caused by the actions of humans should no longer be a topic of debate. In 2013, a survey undertaken of over 4,000 academic papers published …

Psychology

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3D-printed turbine can power 10,000 homes using carbon dioxide

These days engineers are fervently working towards solving a pressing crisis--efficient energy. GE Global Research has developed an ingenious carbon …

Master These 10 Psychological Tricks You can Influence Others Easily

Have you ever wanted to mess with a person’s mind just to show how much of a ‘mind hacker’ you are?<p>Or you simply just want to find out something from …

5 Habits That Make Your Mind and Body Amazingly Strong

Learn something new every day.<p><i>What are the best ways to stay mentally and physically active throughout the day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer,</b> …

Commuting

No matter who wins the election, America could be barreling towards a constitutional crisis

The political scientist Juan Linz wrote a remarkable paper in 1990 comparing the outcomes of parliamentary and presidential systems, pointing out the ways the latter can (and usually do) fail.<p>Parliamentary systems, like those in Europe, have a unified legislative and executive branch: A prime …

Political Science

AI is Disrupting These 4 Industries

Westworld's AI world might not be science fiction.<p>If you needed any clarification that Artificial Intelligence is on everyone's mind, you need only tune into HBO's new buzzed-about series Westworld.<p>But AI is quickly making its move from the futuristic and fictional to the realm of reality with many …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

The Brain

Has a Black Mirror episode predicted the future of video games?

In Playtest, a developer creates an augmented reality horror adventure that uses the player’s own memories to scare them. This is closer to reality than you may think<p>The latest Black Mirror series from Charlie Brooker presents, despite its transition to Netflix, another unsettling collection of …

Machine Learning

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

9 tech skills that pay over $163,500 and are in demand

by Julie Bort<p>More than 6.7 million Americans work in the tech industry today and close to 200,000 tech jobs were added in 2015 alone, researchers say.<p>…

These AI Traffic Lights Could Shorten Your Commute

Pittsburgh is installing traffic lights controlled by artificial intelligence, and they could be coming to your city soon.<p>Your commute could get a lot shorter without you even knowing thanks to traffic lights with artificial intelligence brains inside.<p>Over the past couple years, a startup named …

Show this cartoon to anyone who doubts we need huge action on climate change - Vox

This is Earth. It's a crisp fall day. So why would you believe Earth is in a dire situation?<p>Let's look a little deeper. The brownarea below representsall the fossil fuels — oil, coal, and natural gas — that humans have identified as recoverable with current technology. The black spot is what we’re …

Climate Change

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Exercise

When we skip our workouts, we typically feel guilty about the physical ramifications—the effect missing a class might have on our muscles the next …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation.<p>“There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality,” he said at …

Singularity

China is now buying more companies than the US

China has overtaken the US in outbound mergers and acquisitions for the first time, underscoring a global buying spree driven by the Chinese economy's growth over three decades and Beijing's programme to encourage companies to buy assets and technology from abroad.<p>In the first nine months of the …

China

Robots Are Developing Feelings. Will They Ever Become “People”?

AI systems are beginning to acquire emotions. But whether that means they deserve human-type rights is the subject of a thorny debate.<p>When writing the screenplay for 1968’s <i>2001</i>, Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick were confident that something resembling the sentient, humanlike HAL 9000 computer …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Increase Your Muscle Definition

Lots of guys in the gym can get brawny. Chug enough protein shakes and heft enough dumbbells, and you’ll definitely stack on muscle that wasn’t there …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Note-Taking