Korhan Kurdoglu

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Will the “Real” Reality Please Stand Up?

One peculiarity of our times is that people are so quick to accept the reality they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. We do this automatically, disregarding the fact that every preceding age was totally mystified by existence, to the point that mystics, poets, philosophers, sages, and spiritual …

Want To Lose Weight? Train The Brain, Not The Body

The Brain Photo credit: Want help to lose weight? Train your brain. Scale image via shutterstock.comDespite massive government, medical and …

Mindfulness

'Game of Thrones' came close to exploring a major theory in the latest episode

The Tower of Joy has arrived, but it still holds plenty of possibly world-defining secrets even after its debut.<p>Only three episodes into Season 6,</i> …

The next time someone tells you robots are going to destroy our jobs, show them this

Studies like these usually generate headlines like "Robots are putting people out to pasture" (the Mail), "After the robot revolution, these may be the only jobs left for human beings" (The Telegraph), and "Robots will steal your job" (er, Business Insider).<p>I, for one, welcome our new robot …

Robots

Amazon will pay some authors based on how many pages you read

Authors are normally paid a consistent amount for every e-book you download, no matter how much of a page-turner it is. Amazon might just shake up that model before long, though. As of July 1st, the internet giant will pay Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library authors based on the …

Senior administration official: The latest China hack was classic espionage 'on a scale we’ve never seen before'

"This was classic espionage, just on a scale we've never seen before from a traditional adversary," the official said.<p>"And it's not a satisfactory answer to say, 'We found it and stopped it,' when we should have seen it coming years ago."<p>The Obama administration has been reluctant to place blame on …

Obama Administration

Saudi Arabia tells citizens to ignore latest WikiLeaks release

61,000 leaked cables give rare insight into kingdom’s habit of buying influence and monitoring dissidents<p>Saudi Arabia has warned its citizens to ignore thousands of its diplomatic documents leaked by the transparency site WikiLeaks, which give a rare insight into the kingdom’s habit of buying …

Christian Bale Won't Play Steve Jobs After All

Just two weeks after Hollywood confirmed Christian Bale as the new Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic, it seems the actor has exited the project. The Hollywood Reporter claims Bale decided the role was not right for him and has withdrawn. The film was slated to begin shooting this winter.<p>It is …