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No sweat: app aims to alert office workers when they start to stink

Japanese developers say device could help bring end to ‘sumehara’, or ‘smell harassment’, by those who disturb colleagues with their body odour<p>Worried your body odour is out of control but suspect your colleagues are too polite to say anything about it? Now there’s an app for that, too.<p>A Japanese …

Old Age

This New Explanation For Dark Matter Could Be The Best One Yet

Has it been shifting forms this whole time?<p>It makes up about 85 percent of the total mass of the Universe, and yet, physicists still have no idea …

Dark Matter

Fluid Tests Hint at Concrete Quantum Reality

Surprising oil drop experiments suggest that the quantum world may not be as strange as advertised.<p>For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky …

Quantum Physics

Uncle Sam Wants Your Deep Neural Networks

SAN FRANCISCO — The Department of Homeland Security is turning to data scientists to improve screening techniques at airports.<p>On Thursday, the department, working with Google, will introduce a $1.5 million contest to build computer algorithms that can automatically identify concealed items in …

Deep Learning

Richard Dawkins: ‘Islam is the most evil religion in the world’

<b>Speaking at the Cheltenham Science Festival, the evolutionary biologist claimed that moderate Muslims were the biggest victims of fanatical Islamic</b> …

Religion

Google made a site that shows how millions of people draw the same object

Back in November, Google released artificial intelligence experiment that asks you to draw a random object and see if the neural network can identify your doodle. Quick, Draw! was eventually turned into a tool that transformed drawings into clip art based on the best results it got, helping people …

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

Understanding the differences between AI, machine learning, and deep learning

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning have become integral for many businesses. But, the terms are often used interchangeably. …

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines …

Character Introductions: 12 Part Series

Everything you need to know about the subject… and probably more.<p>Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again!<p>Over the …

4 things I totally misunderstood before becoming a freelance writer

1. “Trying to be a writer” vs. “Being a writer”<p>About a year ago, I was sitting in the living room of a famous South African politician and writer’s …

Networking

All About Pacing - 4 Important Questions To Ask

<b>1. What is pacing?</b><p>Pacing is all about the manipulation of time and controlling the speed and rhythm of a story.<p>“Pacing is part structural choices and …

Creative Writing

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual “soul”? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as …

Transcript: President Obama's Democratic National Convention speech

<i>These are the remarks by President Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.</i><p>THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody. (Applause.) Thank you. (Applause.)<p>AUDIENCE: Obama! Obama! Obama!<p>AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you!<p>THE …

Democratic National Convention

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

3tags.org

6 Civil Rights Movement Myths You Learned In History Class

The human brain doesn't handle complexity very well. You can see this most dramatically in how we read and understand history. We want everything to …

Black History

Sex differences in the brain: a whole body perspective

1. Swaab DF, Hofman MA. Sexual differentiation of the human brain. A historical perspective. Prog Brain Res. 1984;61:361–74. [PubMed]<p>2. Jordan-Young …

Neurology

This Robot Intentionally Hurts People–And Makes Them Bleed

What about Asimov’s First Law of Robotics?<p>Asimov’s First Law of Robotics is very clear: Robots may not harm people.<p>Although there are certainly plenty of large robots, often used in manufacturing, that one would have to consider dangerous, roboticists have generally hewed to that rule.<p>The “law,” …

The Joy of Effort

When explaining meditation, the Buddha often drew analogies with the skills of artists, carpenters, musicians, archers, and cooks. Finding the right …

Meditation

Isomorphic Javascript, let’s make it easier.

<b>isomorphic</b> i·so·mor·phic (ī’sə-môr’fĭk) Having a similar structure or appearance but being of different ancestry.<p>Ever since the invention of NodeJS …

Consciousness: What we can learn from altered states

Liar, liar<p>Why did you pick that outfit to wear this morning? What made you do your to-do list in that order today? In fact, how did you even end up …

Nick Bostrom: ‘We are like small children playing with a bomb’

Sentient machines are a greater threat to humanity than climate change, according to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom<p>You’ll find the Future of Humanity Institute down a medieval backstreet in the centre of Oxford. It is beside St Ebbe’s church, which has stood on this site since 1005, and above a …

Singularity

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The Human Fear of Total Knowledge

Why infinite libraries are treated skeptically in the annals of science fiction and fantasy<p>Libraries tend to occupy a sacred space in modern culture. People adore them. (Perhaps even more than that, people love the <i>idea</i> of them. A Pew survey last year found that while people report feeling strongly …

3tags.org

Brain testing app will help diagnose mental health issues

Savonix is a company that claims to take the "analog processes" of cognitive assessment into the digital age. The firm is launching an iOS and Android app that, for the next six weeks, will let anyone examine their own mental ability. Users will have to undergo a series of tests that test the …

Two black holes are defying the limits of science

Even astrophysicists are occasionally surprised at what they find in the cosmos. University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two black holes are consuming their companion stars at rates much faster than currently established limits would allow -- so fast, in fact, that the gas is …