Ira Evangelista

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Albert Einstein’s Unique Approach to Thinking

<i>“I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” — Albert Einstein</i><p>In the arena of scientific achievement and the …

A neuroscientist explains the 5 most effective methods to keep your brain healthy

Neuroscientist and leadership coach Dr. Tara Swart spoke with Business Insider about some of the most effective methods to keep your brain healthy.<p>She picked her five key areas: sleep, nutrition, hydration, oxygen, and meditation.<p>When talking about nutrition, Dr. Swart said: "My top five …

The Brain

The Selfless Biology of the Extreme Altruist

What is the opposite of a psychopath? What is the limit of human goodness?<p>I immediately spot Ned Brooks when I walk into the lobby of New York’s Yale …

Here's the real reason sex makes you so happy

Asking if and why more sex makes us happier may sound like asking the blindingly obvious, but of course a lot of pleasurable activities don't have long-term emotional benefits; it's also tricky to rule out the simple alternative possibility that we're more likely to have sex if we're happy.<p>In a …

There's a New Prediction for the Singularity: 2047

In 30 years, the singularity will happen and artificial intelligence in all the smart devices and robots will exceed human intelligence.<p>That was the …

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 …

Neuroscience

Bill Gates says robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes

Someone, or something, has to make up the difference.<p>If robots are going to take over human jobs, that means fewer people will be working, which in turn means fewer people will be paying taxes.<p>And that’s a problem, since taxes fund things that are important, like schools and roads and fire …

Microsoft’s new healthcare initiative, and the challenges of bridging tech and health

Healthcare is a cluttered industry, to say the least. A tangle of care providers, a complex payment system and a labyrinth of regulation combine to …

Emotions are generated by the conscious brain, not the subconscious

A new theory of emotion overturns established view of where feelings arise in the brain.<p>Emotions are created in the conscious part of the brain and …

Migration to America took long enough for evolution to happen on the way

Similarities in Native American genomes suggest adaptation in ancient history<p>The Bering land bridge plays a central role in our picture of how humans …

Native Americans

Accenture to create 15,000 jobs in U.S.

(Reuters) - Accenture Plc said on Friday it would create 15,000 “highly skilled” new jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under President Donald Trump.<p>Visitors look at devices at Accenture stand at the Mobile World Congress in …

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Mechanics

'We are rewriting the textbooks': first dives to Amazon coral reef stun scientists

Scientists have discovered the river reef is far bigger, and more important, than first thought – a biodiversity hotspot on a par with the Great Barrier Reef. Now they face a race to protect it from big oil<p>There is a flickering, bright glimmer of sky as the two-person submarine descends beneath the …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

How do you stop astronauts going mad?

When the space race started, some scientists worried life in space would prove too much for humans. Can we cope with missions that may take years?<p>"Impulsive, suicidal, sexually-aberrant thrill seeker." What kind of person might that describe? A Big Brother contestant? A Base jumper? A cult leader? …

Space Science

Paris’s Classy New Public Urinals Use Your Pee To Grow Flowers

But do not take time to stop and smell the roses.<p>Nocturnal urinators don’t just leave the unpleasant stench of pee in our streets. They also damage public infrastructure and leave behind a mess that’s surprisingly costly and labor intensive to clean up. Cities are working hard to find a fix: …

AI leaders: Machines will quickly outsmart us when they achieve human-level intelligence

A YouTube video released by the Future of Humanity Institute this week shows Elon Musk, the billionaire cofounder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, talking on a panel earlier this month alongside the likes of DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, who sold his company to Google for £400 million in 2014, and …

Startup veterans want to fix Southeast Asian logistics with AI and blockchain

Photo credit: tomas1111 / 123RF.It sounds like we’re talking about logistics startups in Southeast Asia every other week – surely, the space is all …

Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted eating dinner with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted on Thursday having a Washington, DC-style power dinner with Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump.<p>Cook was joined by Apple's head of policy and environment, Lisa Jackson, Politico reported. Jackson was the …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Publicis Groupe has named its next CEO to succeed Maurice Levy.</b> Arthur Sadoun, who currently leads Publicis' creative agencies, will take over as CEO of the group June 1.<p><b>2. Verizon is exploring a merger with Charter.</b> The move would put the telecoms company in direct competition with AT&T to …

Accenture’s 5 predictions for human-focused technology

Accenture thinks that the future of technology is centered around people. It believes that human needs will be the common thread for the rapid advance of technologies such as artificial intelligence.<p>The technology global consulting firm is releasing its annual forecast report, dubbed Technology for …

Google Translate now lets you convert from Japanese to English by hovering your phone over text

English-speaking travelers seeking speedy translations of Japanese text are in luck today, with the news that the Google Translate app for Android and iOS now lets you hover your smartphone in front of a piece of text to instantly translate it.<p>While the Google Translate app already enabled you to …

The world’s first “acoustically perfect” concert hall opens in Germany

Photo by Iwan Baan<p><i>Photo by Iwan Baan</i><p>The newly opened Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany is a visually stunning structure from a design …

The world’s best wildlife photography reveals a fragile, beautiful realm

From a leopard slipping through a Mumbai alleyway to giant cuttlefish courting under the sea, the striking images featured in the current Wildlife …

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

Unspeakable things

Life's most meaningful experiences can leave us tongue-tied. What can be said, let alone understood, about the unsayable?<i>By Silvia Jonas</i>Read at Aeon

Amazon Go, deep learning, and a better retail experience

You could say Amazon Go almost broke tech media’s internet this past December. Driverless shopping, checkout-free shopping, almost “shoplifting,” deep learning, computer vision, and job killer AI were a few phrases that made the rounds. Taking a step back, one does wonder why this is surprising, …

Nickelodeon's underwater theme park plan causes uproar

Environmentalists and their political allies are trying to scuttle Nickelodeon's plan to build an underwater theme park among picturesque islands in the Philippines.<p>The attraction is part of a 400-hectare (988-acre) development planned in Palawan, an archipelago rich in pristine beaches and coral …

China's Xi to promote globalization at Davos, not 'war and poverty'

BEIJING/GENEVA (Reuters) - China’s President Xi Jinping will promote “inclusive globalization” at this month’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and will warn that populist approaches can lead to “war and poverty”, Chinese officials said on Wednesday.<p>China's President Xi Jinping looks on before …

Rivals Gang up on Tesla Over Charging Infrastructure

Europe’s biggest carmakers are drawing on the full force of the continent’s industrial prowess to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations as …