Jayendra Shinde

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What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

Motivation

Eating pasta 3 times a week won't make you gain weight, according to a new study — and it could even help you lose it

Low-carb diets, such as the Whole30 and Keto diet, are fiercely popular, and many people assume you should avoid eating too much pasta — along with other refined carbs — if you want to lose weight.<p>But a new study suggests the assumption that eating pasta will make you put on weight could be …

Nutrition

Infographic: A guide to content mastery

Content is king—but how can you make yours reign supreme?Standing out in the oversaturated content landscape doesn’t happen over night. You must …

Public Relations

These are the best signature sandwiches in all 50 states (and DC)

51 signature winning sandwiches<p>Over the course of a year, 10Best and Sandwich America teamed up to find the best sandwich in each U.S. state and …

Cooking

Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site

Lifehacker has collected a lot of “learn to code” resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you’ve already done a little coding …

Computer Science

Newly created compound boosts anti-cancer immunity

Scientists might have found a way to activate the body's "natural killer T cells" in the fight against cancer. The findings might lead to more …

Immunotherapy

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

Machine Learning

Vijay Mallya’s luxury yacht impounded in Malta

The Indian businessman did not pay more than $1 million in wages to the crew of the ‘Indian Empress’.<p>A London-based maritime trade union impounded …

Chinese police are using facial recognition sunglasses to track citizens

The glasses are being used by officers in police stations to oversee travelers during the Lunar New Year<p>China’s police have a new weapon in their surveillance arsenal: sunglasses with built-in facial recognition. According to reports from local media, the glasses are being tested at train stations …

Artificial Intelligence

The ex-Tesla engineer who created an FDA-compliant hangover cure made $1 million in 3 months and was almost thrown out of the country by Trump's immigration rules

Imagine accidentally creating a startup that makes a cure for hangovers. The startup turns out to be so successful, raking in $1 million in three months, that you need to quit your high-paying job at Tesla, only to then find yourself nearly kicked out of the country by the Trump administration …

Trump Administration

A doctor was asked to test an iPhone gadget and ended up diagnosing his own cancer

Earlier this year a vascular surgeon diagnosed his own cancer while testing out a new ultrasound gadget for his smartphone.<p>Dr. John Martin, who is not an oncologist, was tapped to test out the Butterfly iQ, a tiny ultrasound device designed to replace several bulkier, more expensive machines. When …

Are Humans Creating More Species Than We’re Killing?

People might be behind a speciation boom that cancels out the extinction crisis—but that’s not necessarily good news.<p>The tunnels of the London Underground are hot, dark, and damp. Crowds of warm-blooded humans congregate on the platforms. Stagnant pools of water collect beneath the tracks. The …

Biology

Graduate survey: A love–hurt relationship

Nature's 2017 PhD survey reveals that, despite many problems with doctoral programmes, PhD students are as committed as ever to pursuing research …

Higher Education

The shape of work to come

Three ways that the digital revolution is reshaping workforces around the world.<p>Last year, entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun set out to augment his sales …

Machine Learning

CNRS

Stephen Hawking's expanding universes thesis breaks the internet

Demand for 1966 PhD work, made freely available for the first time, crashes Cambridge’s repository website<p>Stephen Hawking’s 1966 doctoral thesis has broken the internet after becoming available to the general public for the first time.<p>Demand for the thesis, entitled Properties of Expanding …

Stephen Hawking

Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier this month, research …

Genetics

As an American, I want to apologise to the rest of the world for my country electing Donald Trump

I’m not a politician, I do not have any power or influence. I work as a college professor teaching research, ethics and the importance of social work …

Czech Republic

16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around

Science, more often than not, can answer questions that were previously unknown to us. But sometimes, it can simply blow your mind.<p>People on reddit …

Voice and facial recognition could help AI surpass humans in emotional intelligence

I’ve spent a number of years studying artificial intelligence, and, until recently, I believed emotional intelligence would remain one of the core advantages left to humans after AI takes over most tasks requiring memorization and logic.<p>The more I have looked into this area, however, the more …

China’s AI Awakening中国 人工智能 的崛起 - MIT Technology Review

On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a dozen people …

Artificial Intelligence

Intel just challenged IBM and Google in a type of supercomputing that uses temperatures 250 times colder than deep space

On Tuesday, Intel came out with its state-of-the 17-qubit superconducting test chip, matching the biggest quantum computer chip ever to be produced, by IBM.<p>Until now, quantum computing has been, in some regards, a two-horse race between IBM and Google. In April, Google showed off its research on a …

Quantum Computing

'Super tumor suppressor' found to prevent pancreatic cancer

A new study affirms that not all gene mutations are bad, after uncovering a mutation that appears to give a known tumor suppressor gene a boost …

Electric honeycomb: Pakistani teen in scientific first

<b>Only 17 years old and he is already a recognised scientist. Muhammad Shaheer Niazi's research on electric honeycomb was recently published in the Royal Society Open Science journal.</b><p>Physicists have known the phenomenon of electric honeycomb for decades. It occurs when a layer of oil is placed in an …

Nobel Prize

Everything new you can do with Google Home

Google announced a whole bunch of products this week, including two new Home speakers. But among the announcements were also a handful of new things the Home speaker is capable of doing — some of which are handy, and some of which could be pretty powerful improvements. In case you missed them, here …

Smart Homes

Google is going to use experimental high-altitude balloons to provide internet in Puerto Rico

On Friday, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it had approved Google parent company Alphabet application to provide emergency cellular service to the Caribbean island.<p>In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. 83% of cell sites …

Caribbean

Curing the incurable

Very rarely, an app comes along that changes your life. I want to tell you about such an app, and how it changed mine. I had nothing to do with its making; I have never installed or opened it on my phone; and yet, I expect that this will be the most personal of the almost 400 pieces I have written …

Sleep

Dear Silicon Valley: America’s fallen out of love with you

Dear Silicon Valley,<p>You used to be the envy of the world. Over the last decade I’ve seen countless cities try to become you, from the Silicon Savannah to the Silicon Bayou.<p>At last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Stanford’s campus, hundreds of entrepreneurs from Mongolia to South Sudan came …

Silicon Valley

Here’s how people judge you based on your face

Scientists have identified countless ways that we judge people based on their looks, even when those judgments have no basis in reality.<p>"We form …

Psychology