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Learning From a Boy Without a Brain

Simply stated, the basic principle of evolution is: What is used develops. Birds fly not because they have wings; they have wings because they fly.<p>The best example I know is Benjamin Rossow, a boy who was born without a brain. All he was given at birth was the cerebral cortex, a brain stem, to …

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Privacy

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

<i>Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…</i><p>When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

Here’s What Happened When A Neighborhood Decided To Ban Cars For A Month

Everyone loved it, obviously. And the world didn’t fall apart.<p>Two years ago, an average neighborhood in the South Korean city of Suwon embarked on a radical experiment: For one month, the neighborhood suddenly got rid of every car.<p>Called the Ecomobility Festival, it was created as a way to help the …

At Last: Technology To Make Injections Painless

Vibrations and pressure could be key to making a shot that doesn't hurt.<p>Scared of needles? You aren’t alone. According to some estimates, as many as 1 in every 10 people are frightened of needles, and experts fear that the fear of pain may deter people from getting important injections at the …

The invisible network that keeps the world running

One of the world’s most dazzling engineering feats is largely hidden from view. Travelling with a group called Unknown Fields, Tim Maughan stepped on board a container ship to investigate the humungous, algorithmically-controlled network that supplies most of what you own.<p>It’s been just over 45 …

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The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Could Google's Project Fi be cable's answer to wireless?

Google's Project Fi wireless service has the potential to turn the mobile industry on its head. But not in the way you might expect.<p>Last week, Google announced that it is working with carriers Sprint and T-Mobile to offer a wireless service that will seamlessly switch between Wi-Fi hotspots and 4G …

Telecoms

Denmark hopes to boost its economy by eliminating cash

The Danish government said today that it wants to allow gas stations, clothing stores, and restaurants the option to stop taking cash payments, a move that could accelerate a huge shift toward credit, debit, and alternative payment systems.<p>The measure is part of a larger set of 50 proposals (in …

FinTech

What Does the Future of Transportation Look Like?

I’ve spent the last month living in the hustle and bustle of San Francisco car-free. It’s a bit of a shift to go from the instant mobility of having …

The Houses of Parliament in London, January 30, 2015. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the funeral of Winston Churchill, Britain's wartime leader. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Meet 4 Moms Who Are Changing the World, One Innovation at a Time

It’s Mother’s Day WEEK, and today we’re turning our attention to four brilliant, beautiful, totally inspiring moms who spend their days innovating to change the world. It’s all part of an exciting series with GE that focuses on tapping into technological creativity in every mom, sister and aunt. …

The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy innovation

The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy research, suggests a new study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency, if we’re to have a chance of keeping the world below 2 degrees Celsius of warming above pre-industrial levels — a level beyond which truly dangerous climate …

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The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating …

Self-help model: The village that shaped its own destiny

<b>BADIN: Over 50 per cent of Sindh’s population lives in rural areas, where villages have traditionally been neglected by successive governments and</b> …

Pakistan

Hone Your Influencing Skills: 29 Ways to Get What You Want From Others

As marketers, we are used to trying to influence people to make a purchase, but what about when you want to influence someone to do you a favor or …

When Social Media Campaigns Flat-Out Work: What to Learn from Taco Bell, Newcastle, and Target

Social media has brought new opportunities and new challenges for companies seeking to connect consumers with their brands. Platforms like Twitter …

This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works

The BIQ algae-powered building has been operating for over a year. It’s faring well so far.<p>Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. …

Lessons For The Future From The World's First Smartwatch

The world’s fashion magazines wait for the Apple Watch. Pebble and Kickstarter are pushing the $20 million dollar project of the Pebble Time and the Pebble Steel. Google and its partners are wondering what happens next with Android Wear. But long before these technological marvels, wearable …

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Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

6 Tips to Build a Business That Will Last Decades

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As Crown Worldwide celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, I am being asked the same question over and over again: What’s the secret to keeping a business alive that long?<p>It’s not that easy to answer. To be honest, it’s a …

Entrepreneurship

Electric fault delays relaunch of CERN collider after two-year refit | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Scientists at Europe’s CERN research center have had to postpone the imminent relaunch of their refitted ‘Big Bang’ machine, the Large Hadron Collider, because of a short-circuit in the wiring of one of the vital magnets.<p>A general view of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) …

Physics

The big bang: are we in a ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ type situation?

Scientists at Cern are suggesting they could soon detect miniature black holes, proving the existence of parallel universes and disproving the big bang theory of the creation of the universe. Or something

Physics

Looking Down From The Top Of The World's Second-Tallest Building

If you're afraid of heights, this might make you dizzy<p>When the 2,073-foot Shanghai Tower opens in April, it will stand as the world’s second-tallest building, after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. That makes it a prized summit for urban adventurers; Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov illegally climbed …

Network Overload: How to Get Smart About Social Media

Don't forget to clean up your apps permissions, too. You’d be surprised how many apps have access to your private information. MyPermissions is a …

Social Media