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A hedge fund wrote a letter to investors explaining why they should read a classic book about cognitive biases

Instead, the fund's managers looked internally, and wrote a nine page letter drawing upon Nobel Prize in Economics laureate Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," and how it shapes the culture and investment process at the firm.<p>The book focuses on inherent human biases and irrational …

Target plans to test vertical farm 'in-store growing environments' in 2017

Soon, an unlikely company will also start using the technology: Target.<p>"Down the road, it's something where potentially part of our food supply that we have on our shelves is stuff that we've grown ourselves," Casey Carl, Target's chief strategy and innovation officer, tells Business Insider.<p>"The …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

Metagenomics: A New Way to Illustrate the Crosstalk between Infectious Diseases and Host Microbiome

1. Qin J., Li R., Raes J., Arumugam M., Burgdorf K.S., Manichanh C., Nielsen T., Pons N., Levenez F., Yamada T., et al. A human gut microbial gene …

Bacteria on the Brain

A brilliant surgeon offered an untested treatment to dying patients. Was it innovation or overreach?<p>As the chairman of the neurosurgery department at the University of California at Davis, Paul Muizelaar saw patients on Wednesdays, at a clinic housed in a former cannery in East Sacramento. Among …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Resist All Antibiotics

A mutation discovered in people and livestock in China makes bacteria resistant to last-resort drugs.<p>A new report found bacteria resistant to …

See Into Other Universes Through The Eyes Of This Industrial Robot

Humans can’t see quantum mechanics at work–but what about a robot?<p>Some physicists believe that our universe is but one of infinite universes, so our world is only a single version of every conceivable possibility that could be. It’s scientific philosophy that will melt your mind, but a new project …

What New Research Says About Maintaining A Healthy Brain

"This was a new, unexpected discovery."<p>Michal Schwartz, PhD, and the author of the book <i>Neuroimmunity: A New Science That Will Revolutionize How We Keep Our Brains Healthy and Young</i>, has a compelling theory on how we can keep our minds sharp.<p><b>In your book, you argue that the immune system and the</b> …

Bacterial hole puncher could be new broad-spectrum antibiotic

Bacteria have many methods of adapting to resist antibiotics, but a new class of spiral polypeptides developed at the University of Illinois targets …

Senate Approves Cybersecurity Bill: What You Need To Know

The latest clash in the cybersecurity vs. privacy debate played itself out in Congress on Tuesday when the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Supporters say the bill, approved 74-21, will help stop hackers by getting companies that have been breached to share information about …

Homeland Security

How a Hacked Virus Is Bringing Us Closer to Artificial Photosynthesis

In new experiments, virus particles are tasked with transporting energy in organic light antennae.<p>The question persists: Is a virus alive? Or is it simply a clever organic machine? It lacks most all of things we associate with "life": the ability to reproduce (outside of a host cell), biological …

A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with anxiety and memory problems

Those who took the bug-bearing capsules for a month reported less stress and anxiety, and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the morning, than when they took a placebo instead.<p>Those on probiotics also fared better on memory tests that required them to pair objects together, such as …

Mind reading may one day be possible, researchers say

According to a new study, ‘a non-invasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) can be used to allow one human to guess what is on the mind of another human’<p>Mind reading might not be as far-fetched as many people believe, says a study published by researchers at the University of Washington.<p>Their …

University of Washington

Mediterranean diet 'as effective as statins' in reducing heart attack risk

Leading doctors call on medical bodies such as Nice to do more to promote healthy lifestyles rather than relying on cardiovascular drugs<p>People at risk of a stroke or heart attack should reduce that risk by adopting the Mediterranean diet rather than necessarily taking statins, leading doctors are …

8 more small things you do that people use to judge your personality

The list got a fair amount of traction, so we decided to research even <i>more</i> ways people draw inferences about your personality.<p>The following eight items are drawn from the original Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," as well …

Here's why farm kids have fewer allergies and less asthma

Farm dust acts on cells in the lungs<p>Kids who grow up on farms are far less likely to develop asthma or allergies compared with the average child — and now scientists think they know why.<p>A study published in <i>Science</i> today shows that bacteria found in farm dust trigger an immune system response in the …

Researchers make a living circuit out of bacteria

Under the right circumstances, bacteria can be quite cooperative -- both with each other and the organism they're living in. A research team at Rice University has managed to exploit that natural congeniality to, for the first time, create a biological circuit that works much like a conventional …

Biology

Synthetic Biology: the Dawn of a New Era

The advent of digital technology is considered one of the biggest revolutions of all time for how quickly and deeply it changed the world forever. However, I am about to convince you that an even more powerful revolution is coming, which goes under the name of synthetic biology. The potential of …

Synthetic Biology

The race for the unbreakable password is almost over

What Ashley Madison needed was quantum cryptography.<p>The same could be said for the U.S. Office of Professional Management, Home Depot and Anthem …

Quantum Computing

Has Stephen Hawking solved a huge black hole mystery?

Stephen Hawking may have just solved one of the most vexing mysteries in physics — the "information paradox."<p>Einstein's theory of general relativity …

Stephen Hawking

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy …

Woman Inspired By ‘Mr. Robot’ Hides Hacking Kit In Her Platform Heels

Engineer SexyCyborg lives in Shenzhen, China, and recently became of a fan of the really good show <i>Mr. Robot</i>. The series is a far more realistic depiction of hacking than the typical show, from the relatively non-theatrical methods of using tor exit node exploits to catch a child pornographer, to …

Social Issues

IBM's new computer is the closest thing to a human brain invented yet

Even as we pack more cores into processors and design new forms of memory storage, our computing technology is nowhere close to the power of the human brain. The human brain has roughly 100 trillion synapses - a neural network that took 96 racks of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab Sequioa …

Here's what the brain of an extremely selfish person looks like

They deceive people for their own benefit, they see others as weak and untrustworthy, and they ignore moral codes.<p>Psychologists have dubbed these people Machiavellians, after the Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, whose book "The Prince" includes many examples of this sort of …

Single Molecular Event Holds Key to How We Evolved to Become the Smartest Animals

<b>Benjamin Blencowe, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre and Banbury Chair in Medical Research, and his team have uncovered how</b> …

Value decisions rely on communication between two brain regions, study shows

When communication between two regions of the brain is disrupted, we become more indecisive about value or preference decisions - such as choosing a …

The Brain

5 brain technologies that will shape our future

The race to decipher the workings of the human brain, and build new economies around it, is on. Today’s great entrepreneurs – people such as Paul …

Robots Could Someday be Controlled With Bacteria-Based "Brains"

In a future where hotels, restaurants and hospitals may be populated by an army of service robots, outfitting these machines with biological brains …

Need a Shower? Douse Yourself With a Little Bacteria Instead

AOBiome proposes using live bacteria, once integral to the skins' ecosystem, to keep our bodies smelling fresh<p>AOBiome is selling skin-dwelling …