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Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

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David Cameron: The Conservatives can win 2020 Thatcher-style landslide because of Jeremy Corbyn

The Prime Minister said: 'The Conservative party won 37 per cent at the last election and I can’t see any reason why we can’t get up to 40 or 43 per cent like Mrs Thatcher at the next election'<p>The Conservatives will reclaim the centre-ground of British politics and win a Margaret Thatcher-style …

Downing Street

Robot swarms: scientists work to harness the power of the insect world

Armies of robots are already here – they’re mostly just very small.<p>As robotics advances, scientists continue to take cues from the natural world, whether it’s by building robots out of material from animals, like cloned rat muscle or jellyfish matter, or building them in imitation of dogs or cats. …

Robotics

China displays military might, Spielberg to leave Disney and Walkie Talkie woes

China today commemorated the end of the second world war with a parade of its military hardware through the streets of Beijing. Intercontinental …

Japan braces for outbreak of gang warfare

Police fear splits in nation's largest yakuza group could trigger new turf wars and settling of old scores<p>Japanese police have stepped up preparations for an outbreak of gang warfare after the nation's largest underworld group splintered.<p>A meeting on Tuesday of the Yamaguchi-gumi, which previously …

21 Inc and the plan to kill the free internet

2015-05-19T14:10:13.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Details of the hottest, most secretive bitcoin start-up in Silicon Valley have finally been revealed by …

Why Americans should care about the UK election

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The most unpredictable and consequential election this year isn't playing out in the town meetings of New Hampshire or the fields of Iowa. It's happening an ocean away, in the United Kingdom.<p>Politicians always say that the election they are fighting is the most important for a …

European Union

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

How to Launch Your Digital Platform

For online platform businesses, customer mobilization challenges loom large. The most successful platforms connect two or more types of users—buyers and sellers on a shopping portal, travelers and hotel operators on a booking service—and a strong launch usually requires convincing early users to …

The BoE on fundamental digital change in central banking

2015-02-25T13:20:17.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Here’s a comment to note in the Bank of England’s “fundamental change” section of its One Bank Research …

Brazil: 10 good reasons to think the two-month-old government will go

So much is going wrong in Brazil that it is hard to keep up. For years, critics have accused the government of incompetence. Now its actions are …

Inequality, confidence and perception

2015-02-23T19:20:17.000Z<p>By: Guest writer<p><i>Peter Atwater, president of Financial Insyghts, sent FT Alphaville the following comments in response to our</i> …

HSBC whistle-blower: You have to know how banks work to understand the size of this scandal

In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Falciani said that what he revealed about HSBC was only just the tip of the iceberg.<p>"If you dig down a little bit in how offshore banks and intermediate banking work, you would understand that these things cannot involve just one single bank," …

Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Scientists studying the difference between human and chimpanzee DNA have found one stretch of human DNA that can make the brains of mice grow significantly bigger.<p>"It's likely to be one of many DNA regions that's critical for controlling how the human brain develops," says Debra Silver, a …

Genetics

How to lose your virginity: What movies taught me about sex and vulnerability

I was 16 when I experienced real desire. I was thrilled and terrified — but two films had given me a few lessons<p>We needed signed permission slips from our parents for the field-trip screening of Franco Zeffirelli’s "Romeo and Juliet" in 1976 – all that potentially traumatizing passion, after all. …

Hong Kong bitcoin exchange disappears with at least $8.1 million

Early reports had suggested as much as £254 million ($386 million) could be lost, based on MyCoin's own figures on customers. There may be more victims that have yet to come forward and report their losses, however.<p>MyCoin offered clients to invest in a contract that would provide a HK$1 million …

Hong Kong

Alan Greenspan: The euro is doomed

Alan Greenspan has harsh words for Greece: hit the road jack.<p>The former Federal Reserve Chairman told the BBC that Greece's best course of action is to leave the Eurozone. But Greenspan didn't stop there. He predicts Greece's exit is the beginning of the end for the euro.<p>"Short of a political …

Economics

Greece rejects new loans as money runs out

"From what I hear, Greece can barely hold on until February," Alexandre Delaigue, economics professor at the French military academy Saint-Cyr, told AFP.<p>The new hard-left government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that took over after the January 25 general election faces a daunting debt repayment …

Google Shuts Down Maps Coordinate, Its Mobile Workforce Management Service

Back in 2012, Google announced the Maps Coordinate service, a tool for managing mobile workforces with the help of mobile apps and a web-based dashboard. Using Maps Coordinate, businesses could track and dispatch their mobile employees, whether they were truck drivers, pizza delivery guys or …

Sony Just Solved The Biggest Problem With Google Glass

Most notably, Google launched its developer version of Glass in 2012, but the actual product still hasn't launched yet and even company execs don't wear them in public very much these days.<p>But Sony's doing things a little differently.<p>Sony's new SmartGlasses Attach clips on to your existing …

Break up JPM

2015-01-06T11:46:28.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>In case anyone wanted a closer look at Goldman’s trolling of JP Morgan…<p>Goldman’s argument is pretty simple: …

The Collapsing Ruble Is Creating Food Shortages

Russia's currency on Tuesday slipped 3% to below 63.5 rubles to the dollar as falling oil prices threaten to unwind the government's efforts to defend the currency.<p>The collapse of the ruble is causing price inflation throughout Russia. Inflation is running at 10%, according to The New York Times. …

17 Mind-Blowing Facts About Warren Buffett And His Wealth

And how good an investor is Warren Buffett really? We've put together some facts that really put him in perspective.

Meet The Billionaire Who Built A $45 Billion Smartphone Company That's Beating Apple And Samsung In China

It's been a spectacular rise for Xiaomi, which became the fourth-largest smartphone vendor in the world in about three years, according to some estimates (it was third-largest until Huawei moved past Xiaomi in December). And it's the top smartphone vendor in China, ahead of Samsung, Apple, and …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Christmas Sangria: How to Make Sangria with Whatever You Have in Your House Right Now

Is Christmas sangria a thing? It should be. Here's how to make it without a recipe in four simple steps.<p>Is Christmas sangria a thing? It should be. …

6 Money Myths Millennials Should Bust -- Now

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Chances are you’ve fallen for at least one of them. We’re talking about money myths—those erroneous financial proclamations that get passed down from generation to generation as fact.<p>You know, things like “buying in bulk is <i>always</i>better” and “buy low and …

Guest post: IMF decision could propel renminbi past sterling and yen

<i>By Jukka Pihlman of Standard Chartered Bank</i><p>The Chinese currency’s path to internationalisation has been stellar so far but something may happen next …

Sports stadium architecture: Welcome to the new temples of pleasure

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a vision of biblical proportions -- tens of thousands of people weeping, whooping, and chanting in unison.<p>If sport were a religion, then the stadium would surely be its place of worship.<p>Inside these temples to physical feats, language evokes the divine -- fearful fans "pray for a …