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'Smart drug' taken by one in four students really does boost performance

Scientists say it is time to have an ethical debate about whether Modafinil should be 'condoned or condemned.'<p>A ‘smart drug’ taken by one in four students at Oxford University really does boost brain power and colleges need to consider whether it should be banned, scientists have said.<p>Modafinil is …

Oxford University

How Fitness22 is making 'millions of dollars a year' selling iPhone apps with no marketing

It's been raking in big bucks selling iPhone apps.<p>The company makes about a dozen (so far) fitness apps and charges $2 to $6 apiece for them, plus offers them in bundles for $9 to $25.<p>All told, Fitness22 — formerly known as ClearSkyApps— has wracked up 30 million downloads so far, all on iOS, and …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, waiting for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing …

Alzheimer's Disease

The essential toolkit for working remotely anywhere in the world

When transitioning to a fully remote position, you inevitably learn a few lessons the hard way.<p>The digital nomad movement is a burgeoning cultural …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

Last year, a young man walked into the Seattle airport and took the next flight to anywhere — and he hasn't come down since<p>The boarding procedure has …

University of Florida

This Tiny Swimmer's Wrist Band Is a Life Preserver

Who needs a vest?<p>A hefty, bright-orange life preserver isn't the most flattering thing to sport while spending a day on the water, but, for safety's sake, we wear one anyway. However, now that there's an alternative—the Kingii, a new type of life-preserver alternative—we may be opting out of the …

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends

In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. Where Gates's tastes tend towards the whimsical and Jobs's towards the metaphysical, Musk's list is all about science.<p>Only …

Peter Thiel