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Macron Vowed to Make France a ‘Start-Up Nation.’ Is It Getting There?

PARIS — When President Emmanuel Macron took office, he took pains to include two iPhones in his official portrait, a symbol of his penchant for technology. Millennials throng as he buzzes from one French start-up event to the next. He has wined and dined the chief executives of the world’s largest …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon defends marketing facial recognition tool to police amid privacy concerns

Amazon's decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant's reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they're involved in crimes or …

Surveillance

Survey: The secret to a successful life is apparently tied to your mouth

If you want to become successful, break out your dental floss. According to a new Porch survey of over 1,000 people, the most successful people were …

Success

Stop blaming mortgage stress tests for killing the housing market

When things go wrong in the housing market, people get angry.<p>So expect to hear a lot of irate commentary on whose fault it is if house prices keep falling in Toronto and other places where people have been making lots of money off the housing boom. The narrative is already taking shape: The …

Canadian Real Estate

Actually, People With Larger Heads Really Do Tend to Be Smarter, But Not For the Reason You Might Think

Science says larger brains are correlated with higher intelligence, but size alone isn't the cause.<p>It's common to hear people say that the size of your brain has nothing to do with your level of intelligence. (Not me, though, because I have a big head and I'll take any perceived genetic advantage I …

The Brain

How your name shapes what other people think of your personality

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently. New research suggests that your first name shapes the way other people perceive your age, personality, and how …

Psychology

Should You Have a Protein Shake Before or After Your Workout?

Protein is necessary for muscle repair and growth.<p>For this reason, many people consume protein supplements in the form of shakes along with their …

Nutrition

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

Self-help

"It Will Strengthen Your Bond": An Expert on Vulnerability in a Relationship

Opening your heart to another human being can be one of the most challenging aspects of life and love, yet it can also be the most rewarding. While …

Relationships

Restaurant manager reveals he tricked North Korean waitresses into defecting

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> When 13 North Korean workers defected en masse from a restaurant in China in April 2016, it was a propaganda boost for South Korea and a huge embarrassment for their homeland.<p>But the latest explosive twist in the story of 12 North Korean waitresses and their manager plays in …

North Korea

Octopuses are officially the weirdest animals on Earth

Octopuses have blue blood, can change colors, and regrow their tentacles. But what really makes them stand out is even weirder: they can edit their own RNA. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Octopuses are the weirdest animal on earth. I know what you're thinking... Is it because they have …

Biology

Are Hotel Pools Safe? Poop Germs In Treated Water Can Still Make You Sick, A New CDC Report Says

With summer on the way, you're probably looking forward to setting up your out of office and relaxing by the pool. But the CDC delivered a little bit …

Public Health

This Study Confirms How Important Forgiveness Is. Here's How To Do It

Forgiveness isn't always easy: If someone has hurt you, you may carry feelings of anger and bitterness for a long time. And forgiving <i>yourself</i> for …

Positive Thinking

The Superorganism Revolution

This Article From Issue<p>September-October 2014<p>Volume 102, Number 5<p>Page 330<p>DOI:<p>In 1676, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek—a Dutch draper and amateur …

Microbiology

Proposed NASA budget includes $10 million for hunting aliens

The search for extraterrestrial life is getting extra.<p>NASA and a project called Breakthrough Listen are both making massive moves to help boost the …

New South Wales

What Should You Do if You're Married to a Jerk?

It happens to a lot of people. We fall in love. The romantic phase can blind you to your partner's imperfections. Unfortunately, later you may …

Self-help

Gastro-trickery: how optical illusions could fool our minds and our taste buds

When psychologist Joseph Jastrow created his whimsical duck/rabbit illusion in 1899 it was to prove that an individual’s perception of the world is based on their emotional state, background and surroundings.<p>A child with a beloved pet bunny, for example, or an adult looking forward to Easter would …

Oxford University

The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency

The official believed the directorate’s use of XKEYSCORE was “not permissible” under the Japanese Constitution.<p>About 700 miles southwest of Tokyo, …

Surveillance

A New Theory Based On Quantum Entanglement Says Your Mind Exists In Another Dimension

Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers once phrased the question: “how can something immaterial like subjective experience and …

Consciousness

How Sleep Cleans Up the Brain

The exact reason why we sleep has long been one of the greatest mysteries of modern science. Many different theories have been proposed, but the fact …

Neuroscience

The Past and Future of In Vitro Fertilization

In vitro fertilization, better known as IVF, is an assisted reproductive technology in which fertilization takes place in the lab instead of inside …

Pregnancy

You have to try this scientist’s technique for falling asleep faster

Viral video shows Desmond Swayne, a British member of parliament, seemingly falling asleep on the job. Sound familiar? If so, this trick may be for …

High Blood Pressure

Microbial networking in cancer: when two toxins collide

Editorial<p>Sarah Tomkovich &<br>• Christian Jobin<p>Abstract<p>A recent study by Dejea et al. has demonstrated that two enterotoxigenic bacteria frequently …

Microbiology

Yes, there might actually be a ‘Planet Nine,’ and the evidence is mounting

Lots of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. In the early 2000s we were told a different story, that Pluto was too …

Astronomy

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

Universe

Lasers Shooting From the Ant Nebula Reveal It's Hiding Something Huge

Astronomers have spotted an arthropod-shaped nebula shooting off strange lasers, which could only mean there’s more to this nebula’s story than we …

Universe

The 16 Deadliest Health Sins You Could Ever Commit

These seemingly innocent habits increase your risk of heart health, cancer, and more.<p>Doctors cite quitting smoking as the single healthiest thing you …

Health

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.<p>The compound — …

Cancer

Should You Be Toning Your Vagus Nerve? Here's How It Can Calm Anxiety & Aid Digestion

The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve, extending from your brain stem to your abdomen. The vagus nerve connects to multiple organs such as …

Yoga

Why The Stock Market May Fall 50%: Niles | Investopedia

The market's euphoria as stocks nearly doubled in 10 years has turned to pessimism among many investors amid equities' wild swings in 2018. Many …

Stock Markets