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IOTA- what is it, who is it? – The T▲ngler

Abstract<p>IOTA is an innovative new distributed ledger technology to function as the backbone of the Internet of Things.<br>Born in 2014, it is the only …

Does the Illuminati control the world? Maybe it’s not such a mad idea

Questioning the hidden power of elites – whether big pharma or secret societies – is really quite sane<p>If the Illuminati is real, it’s got to be the least secret secret society in the universe. It’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people …

American Philosophy

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more …

Medicine

We took the world’s most scientific personality test—and discovered unexpectedly sexist results

Personality tests are both incredibly popular and largely bogus. BuzzFeed made its name in part by publishing quizzes telling readers which ‘90s kid they are, which <i>Friends</i> character they are, which Disney princess they are, and…well…which Disney princess they are, really. None of these have any …

Psychology

Can A Robot Feel? | Susan Schneider | TEDxCambridge

Robotics

Buddhism Is More ‘Western’ Than You Think

Not long ago I was accused of something I hadn’t realized was a bad thing: clarity. Adam Gopnik, reviewing my book “Why Buddhism Is True,” in The New Yorker in August, wrote: “He makes Buddhist ideas and their history clear. Perhaps he makes the ideas too clear.”<p>Underlying this allegation (which I …

Will We Ever Be Able to Upload a Mind to a New Body?

In <i>Altered Carbon</i>, the body no longer matters. As one character quipped: “You shed it like a snake sheds its skin.” That’s because the human …

Singularity

A 32-year-old with ties to Elon Musk wants to upend America with these 4 utopian ideas

As the president of Y Combinator, the tech world's most prestigious startup accelerator, Altman makes a living discovering world-changing ideas and helping them grow into giants.<p>YC has given life to companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, Zenefits, and Reddit. But Altman also dabbles in a host of side …

Nonprofits

Super blue blood moon - in pictures

Many parts of the globe may on Wednesday catch a glimpse of the moon as a giant crimson globe, thanks to a rare lunar trifecta that combines a total eclipse with a blue moon and super moon. The spectacle, which Nasa has coined a “super blue blood moon,” will grace the pre-dawn skies in the western …

Staten Island

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower

Move over, tardigrades.<p>Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to …

Biology

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Morality algorithm lets machines cooperate and compromise better than humans

Over the past year, it's become pretty clear that machines can now beat us in many straightforward zero-sum games. A new study from an international …

Artificial Intelligence

17 incredible buildings opening in 2018

What's In Your Mind?

<b>What's in your mind?</b><p><i>The Practice:</i><br>Be mind full of good.<p><i>Why?</i><p>It's kind of amazing: right now, what you think and feel, enjoy and suffer, is changing …

The Problem with Most Meetings Is That There’s Not Enough Debate

The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The whole point of meetings is to have discussions that you can’t have any other way. And yet most meetings are devoid of real debate.<p>To improve the …

Management

Wildlife photographer of the year people's choice award - in pictures

The Natural History Museum has chosen 24 of the best images from its Wildlife photographer of the year competition shortlist. Members of the public can vote for their favourite by 5 February 2018<p><b>‘</b>Luciano had to climb the cecropia tree, in the protected Atlantic rainforest of southern Bahia, Brazil, …

Nature Photography

Google and Others Are Building AI Systems That Doubt Themselves - MIT Technology Review

The most powerful approach in AI, deep learning, is gaining a new capability: a sense of uncertainty.<p>Researchers at Uber and Google are working on …

A Therapist on Learning to Empathize Without Burning Out

Almost immediately, I realized I couldn’t handle it.<p>A few years into in my clinical training as a therapist, I was assigned to a study with men who …

Empathy

Quantum computing is going to change the world. Here's what this means for you

The science and tech world has been abuzz about quantum computers for years, but the devices are not yet affecting our daily lives. Quantum systems …

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

15 paradoxes that will make your head explode

"I know one thing," Socrates famously said. "That I know nothing."<p>It's a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should …

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Pictures of the Week 12.28.17

Surrey

50 Great Black and White Photographs from the Masters of Photography- Part 1

They taught us the meaning of photography, the very smell of composition and the beautiful essence of lights and shadows. Their works teach us great …

50 Great Black And White Photographs From The Masters Of Photography – Part 7

Here is the <b>Part 7</b> of amazing black and white photos from masters. Please check our previous articles here:<p>They taught us the meaning of photography, …

This Acclaimed Harvard Professor Explains The Unintended Impact Of Our Pursuit Of Achievement On Our Pursuit Of Happiness

Clayton Christensen, one of the world's top management thinkers, asks a compelling question: "How Will You Measure Your Life?" To answer it, he applies expertise on business disruption to give us a surprising lens to use to understand why we focus so much on short term achievement and the impact …

A touch of frost: readers' photos on the theme of icy

For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of icy via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites<p>Share your photos on this week’s theme ‘merry’ by clicking the button below

What zero-knowledge proofs will do for blockchain

Zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs are generating excitement in financial circles lately due to their potential for increasing privacy and security for blockchain participants. The concept itself is not new, as cryptographers have been working with zero-knowledge/interactive proofs for years. But the …

Blockchain

The Great AI Paradox - MIT Technology Review

You’ve probably heard versions of each of the following ideas.<p>1. With computers becoming remarkably adept at driving, understanding speech, and other …