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Why bees could be the secret to superhuman intelligence

A tool inspired by swarming insects is helping people predict the future - making groups of people smarter than their members are by themselves.<p>Louis Rosenberg thinks he has found a way to make us all a lot smarter. The secret to this superhuman intelligence? Bees.<p>Rosenberg runs a Silicon Valley …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Marketing and Creativity Books That Stand the Test of Time

I recently cleaned out my Mullen office after 31 years at the agency and lugged my remaining books to my new office at Boston University. When I …

Creativity

10 Content Marketing Mistakes That The Amateurs Make

Content marketing is time consuming.<p>Do you often wake up in the middle of the night saying to yourself that it’s not worth the time and effort. Many …

Neurons constantly rewrite their DNA

"We used to ASSUME that once a cell reaches full maturation, its DNA is totally stable, including the molecular tags attached to it to control its …

Biologists Discover The Key Mechanism That Triggers Human Ageing

And they could use it to help slow or reverse the process.<p>Scientists have discovered that the deteorioration of the tightly-packed bundles of DNA …

The first world war scientists who gave their lives to defeat poison gas

Chemical warfare made its deadly debut a century ago, at a time when science was still in the era of personal experimentation. Scientists routinely used their own bodies as a laboratory; systematic animal experimentation, while growing in use, remained controversial. The urgency in the first weeks …

Chemistry

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done | Inc.com

We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do what we wanted, and we'd get closer to our goals much faster. Unfortunately, you can't bully yourself into working harder. There's no …

Time Management

In Berlin, Electric Buses That Charge When They Stop

No ugly overhead wires needed.<p>Electric buses have been around a long time, but until recently they’ve been more like bumper cars than real electric vehicles. To run networks, cities either erected extensive overhead wiring (like in San Francisco) or, in some cases, put third rails in the ground. …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Tons of data turn into neuron 'Wikipedia' - Futurity

Researchers have amassed decades' worth of data about the billions of neurons in the brain. To help make sense of it all, there's now …

Neuroscience

The women with superhuman vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

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