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Want To Learn, Remember, And Create Better? Science Says Dick Around A Bit More

A New York Times science writer explains why daydreaming, napping, and web surfing are the best ways to learn.<p>From an early age, students are taught a series of study skills to enhance learning. Teachers extol the virtues of highlighters and flash cards, memorization and dogged concentration. They …

This is the kind of music you should listen to at work

They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity.<p>Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed …

This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

Mark Zuckerberg 'buys part of Hawaii' for $100 million

The Facebook chief executive will have an estate befitting a billionaire as he buys up 700 acres on the island of Kauai, Forbes reports<p>Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly paid more than $100 million for a swathe of land in Hawaii where he will create a private getaway befitting one of the world's …

There Is Now a Tinder for Cats

You know when you're supposed to go on a Tinder date, but you'd rather just stay at home with your cat? And you think, <i>Man, I wish there was a way I could meet other people in my neighborhood who are just staying in and having fun taking pictures of their adorable pet.</i> Well, now there's an app for …

The Votr App Is “Tinder For Politics”

Are you #NoH8 or Adam and Eve? Beyoncé or Rihanna? Swipe left, swipe right. You might be surprised to find out which Senate candidates match your preferences.<p>A few months ago, Scott Cohen, CEO of data-driven online publication Vocativ, sat down with a handful of his employees to try and figure out …

How I Turned Car Batteries Into A Welder [Video]

Makeshift tools for the post-apocalypse<p>If we’re lucky enough to survive Armageddon, our precious electrical grids won’t. But we needn’t pine for energy as we build a new civilization from the scraps of the old one. Inside every abandoned car is a lead-acid battery just waiting to power a makeshift …

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Real-life Call of Duty shooting? This 'smart rifle' uses Android-enabled goggles to fire crazy accurate shots without looking (video)

What’s more accurate than a “smart rifle” that only fires a bullet when you line the scope up with the intended target? Well, a smart rifle with a pair of Android-powered ski goggles, of course — one that makes shooting a weapon feel more like a video game than ever before.<p>The smart rifle comes …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

A 100-year-old drug corrects autistic social behaviors in lab tests

Suramin was developed to treat African sleeping sickness, but results in mice might lead to new therapies for autism<p>Old drugs can sometimes yield surprising results. A well-known diabetes pill called Metformin, for instance, is now being used to treat certain cancers. And Thalidomide, a drug used …

Square Enix’s cloud tech will enable games with 17 times the area of Skyrim

Square Enix is making good headway on its cloud gaming revolution, known as Project Flare. The company believes that the cloud-enabled infrastructure it is building could support virtual game worlds that are 17 times larger than the massive one in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the 2012 award-winning …

This Smart Cup Can Identify Any Beverage You Pour Into It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Vessyl is the smartest cup you didn't know you needed. There's nothing tech people love as much as …

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …