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Playing two hours of video games a week makes you more employable, Glasgow academics find

Playing two hours of video games a week could make you more employable, a study has found.<p>The Glasgow University research suggests that playing games such as Minecraft and Lara Croft can help young people to develop key skills.<p>Matt Barr, a lecturer in Information Studies, said his findings suggest …

With the Talent Crunch Worsening, Start Hiring For These 5 Tech Skills Today

Is Silicon Valley’s talent shortage getting worse?<p>It sure looks like it from here. Already, 86 percent of surveyed recruiters and hiring managers say they struggle to find and hire technical talent. Now, there’s an exodus underway, fueled by unaffordable housing costs. Half of the area’s mid-career …

Databases

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

Glaciers are melting so much they are changing the shape of the Earth's crust

Glaciers are melting so much that they are causing the Earth’s crust to change shape.<p>And now scientists have used this effect to discover an alarming …

How Is Dark Social Affecting Your Brand?

The term “dark social” is kicked around every so often by marketers. But what is it, how does it affect your brand, and how you can measure …

Marketing

How Wild Monkeys Embraced The Thug Life to Sell Stolen Human Valuables For Food

Those jerks.<p>For years, tourists visiting the picturesque Uluwatu temple in Bali have been warned about a local gang of marauding macaques who …

Monkeys

It may be time to disobey the commander in chief

With his assault on the rule of law, President Trump has undermined his legitimacy.<p>In the space of a week, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, lied about why he did it, then admitted in a TV interview that, actually, he prematurely terminated Comey’s 10-year term because he was annoyed with the …

Political Science

Obama photographer keeps trolling Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former White House photographer Pete Souza has mastered the "show, not tell" technique in outlining the stark contrasts between former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump.<p>Since Trump took office, Souza has routinely posted images from his time documenting Obama's …

Donald Trump

The Trump administration just imposed a massive tax increase. You may have missed it.

<i>Andy Slavitt was acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2015 to 2017.</i><p>This week the Trump administration managed to impose a massive tax increase on middle-income families beginning in 2018. You could be excused for missing this story if you were focusing instead …

Health Care

NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, what they didn't expect to …

Global Warming

The artificial intelligence boom is here. Here's how it could change the world around us.

A future with highways full of self-driving cars or robot friends that can actually hold a decent conversation may not be far away. That's because …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Propose the Existence of a Giant New Space Object

Earth as we know it today was a much different place a few billion years ago. In fact, chances are, it was a giant donut-shaped mess of spinning hot …

Cult classic game ‘Phantom Dust’ free to download on Xbox One, PC

In a surprise announcement on Monday, Microsoft revealed that original Xbox cult classic <i>Phantom Dust</i> would be re-releasing on Xbox One and PC for …

As self-driving cars hit the road, real estate development may take new direction

Planners are anxious about automated vehicles and their potential to reshape development patterns and the urban landscape<p>The futuristic vision offered by automated vehicles—the freedom to be active during your commute instead of wasting away behind the wheel while stuck in traffic—isn’t quite as …

Urban Design

Video Games Are Good For Your Brain [Infographic]

In 2015 at the University of California, Irvine, a study was made to test the effects of playing video games on a part of our brains called the hippocampus, which is part of the limbic system and helps spatial memory and the transition of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. The …

The Brain

Valve is not your friend, and Steam is not healthy for gaming

The illusion behind the “Good Guy Valve” reputation<p>The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, Polygon as an organization. More on how Polygon writes opinion pieces.<p>The drive to be on the bleeding edge …

A famous venture capitalist predicts big banks will fall first to artificial intelligence

Wall Street will be one of the first and largest industries to be automated by artificial intelligence, predicts Kai-Fu Lee, China’s most famous venture capitalist and former Microsoft and Google executive. Lenders, money managers, and analysts—any jobs that involve crunching numbers to estimate a …

Artificial Intelligence

World's largest single-memory computer unveiled to revolutionise Big Data with limitless RAM

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's 160TB prototype could be scaled up to almost limitless memory one day.<p>Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has developed the …

How the Search for the Perfect Strawberry Became an Epic Legal Battle

A university and two former professors are headed to court.<p>Plant scientist Douglas Shaw loves strawberries. He loves them so much that he spent much …

Delicious and litigious, UC's strawberries are in court — again

California strawberries are world-renowned for their size, color, firmness and flavor. That's why they're at the heart of a nearly $3-billion industry producing 87% of all the strawberries consumed in North America.<p>They're less well known as the source of bad blood that has boiled among breeders …

Agriculture

This is how LeBron James and the Cavs (and Lady Gaga) stay in shape

It was halftime of Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, and Lady Gaga was performing like we've never seen from her …

The Bizarre Quantum Test That Could Keep Your Data Secure

At the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, the basement of the physics building is connected to the economics building by nearly half a mile’s …

NASA declares April as the second-warmest in 137 years - IBTimes India

While April 2017 was the second-warmest, April 2016 was the hottest as it was 1.06 degrees Celsius warmer than the April mean temperature of 137 …

To Get to Mars, NASA Must Convince Lawmakers

Getting humans to Mars presents enormous challenges in science and engineering, but NASA also needs to think about political challenges, according to …

Space Science

Physicists Can’t Agree on What Science Even Means Anymore

Author: Nick Stockton. Nick Stockton Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.16.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Apologies to Merriam, Webster, and …

Scientists 3-D Print Mouse Ovaries That Actually Make Babies

Not all girls grow up to be mothers. Sometimes they choose not to be, and sometimes circumstances take those choices away. A superfluity of cancers …

How plants tell time

Findings of a new study solve a key mystery about the chemistry of how plants tell time so they can flower and metabolize nutrients.<p>The process—a …

Scientists created music from the sounds of a planetary system, so let's nerd out on that for a minute

Earlier this year, NASA discovered previously uncharted cosmic territory, and now scientists have put a soundtrack to those exciting space findings. …