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There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

Trump Considering Pulling U.S. Out of Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it “maybe the worst deal ever,” Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he is considering pulling the United States out of the United States Constitution.<p>“I’ve seen a lot of bad deals in my life, but this Constitution is a total mess,” he said. “We need to …

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”)<p>But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.<p>With a few clicks, I …

Social Media

3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a clear picture of microscopic organisms and cells from …

Samsung starts mass producing 'PM1643' SSD with monstrous 30.72TB capacity

Solid state drives are much faster than mechanical hard drives. From a capacity perspective, however, the old-school hard drives typically offer more …

Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Sleep

Divers Found The World's Largest Underwater Cave, And It's Full of Maya Secrets

The photos are spectacular.<p>After 10 months of intensive exploration, scientists in Mexico have discovered the world's largest flooded cave system – …

Archaeology

DNA replication caught on film for the first time undermines textbooks

The image you see here isn’t of the USS Enterprise in warp, it’s an image of DNA replication captured for the first time. The interesting part is …

No, Your Incognito Browser Isn’t Actually Private. Here's How to Safely Surf the Internet

Because investing in your online privacy has never been more critical.<p>With data breaches like the Equifax hack becoming more common, investing in …

Information Systems

Could you pass this test given to black people registering to vote in America in 1964?

If you were a black American in the 1950s and early 60s, chances are you wouldn’t have been able to vote.<p>It was the height of the Jim Crow era, and …

Rare, tick-borne Powassan virus worries some experts about possible spread

As if Lyme disease isn't troubling enough, a more serious tick-borne disease may be emerging, experts warn.<p>Powassan virus, which is a far rarer and more deadly pathogen than the bacterium that produces Lyme, is also transmitted by the deer tick. The virus can cause inflammation in the brain, which …

Disease

Almost every speed limit is too low

When lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?”<p>Hearing his question, you might assume that lieutenant Megge is a particularly zealous police officer. The type of person who walks half a city …

USDOT

Doctors have finally found a more accurate way than BMI to determine whether your weight is healthy

The index, a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height, can be traced back to the 1830s. Despite its popularity, it's now understood to be a relatively crude measure of fitness.<p>Now there's finally an alternative — and it solves the biggest problem with the BMI.<p>On Monday, a …

It’s Not Just Fox: Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Harassment

A male colleague grabbing her leg. Another one suggestively rubbing her back. Others at work dinners discussing who they’d want to sleep with.<p>Jane Park talked about experiencing all of this behavior in her career in business consulting and strategy. Never has she reported any of it to human …

The Most Disrespected Person in America Is Still the Black Woman

In recent weeks, rapper French Montana and Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly have taken racist shots at black women’s hair. This type of behavior …

The FDA Has Huge News For At-Home Genetic Tests

At-home genetics tests are about to get a lot more specific than just reporting where your ancestors are from. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that the FDA …

University of Washington

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

A federal court just made a very big decision for gay rights. Seriously, it’s huge.

It’s the first federal appeals court decision to rule that anti-gay discrimination is banned under existing federal law.<p>A federal court just unleashed a massive decision in favor of gay rights.<p>In an 8-3 ruling, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday concluded that federal civil …

LGBTQI

Artificial intelligence is now trying to make sense out of the mess that is Congress

Governing is hard. Predicting what the, ahem, disjointed members of Congress are going to do on any given day is even harder.<p>So why not give your …

Artificial Intelligence

Darktrace's AI is now automatically responding to hacks – and stopping them

Darktrace's "digital antibodies" have stopped one Brexit-themed data protection threat: while trialling the machine-learning anti-hacking system's …

An A.I. Just Developed Its Own New Language

New research from OpenAI and UC Berkeley has created A.I. agents that can form and use their own new language, without instruction, whenever they …

Machine Learning

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

Why our brains may be 100 times more powerful than believed

A new study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one part of the neurons in our brains is more active than …

Neuroscience

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

Brain Scans Show 4 Different Types of Depression

Scientists say they’ve found neurological evidence of four different subtypes of depression—a discovery that may someday help doctors select the best …

Flu

This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

Tiny Trump Photos Could Annoy The President Bigly

Hands: Probably actual size.<p>Donald Trump has a big problem with his self-image, even getting angry when people joke that he has small hands.<p>But no matter how hard he tries to pump himself up as a big man, there is one place he can’t do it: A new subreddit page called “Tiny Trumps.”<p>As the name …

Genius Browser Extension Turns Donald Trump's Tweets Into Childish Scribbles

"The Daily Show" is making his tweets “eight again.”<p>Give President Donald Trump’s tweets the childish makeover they so often deserve with “The Daily Show’s” new internet browser extension.<p>Free to download for Google Chrome or Firefox, it transforms the commander in chief’s social media tirades into …

Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research.

The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is concerned about his “record of hostility” toward the Voting Rights Act and the enforcement of civil rights. The NAACP-Legal Defense …

Rights & Freedoms