Louis Du Plessis

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How to optimise your brain's waste disposal system

New research suggests that body posture during sleep may affect the efficiency of the brain’s self-cleaning process<p>The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Facebook cofounder slams Silicon Valley's misguided work-life balance

Silicon Valley businesses are making life unpleasant for their employees, according to the cofounder of one of the most successful technology …

Circle Medical Brings A Full Service Medical Practice To You

Circle Medical, launching from this summer’s Y Combinator batch, is a full service medical practice that will come to you.<p>While other doctor-on-demand startups have existed for a while, Circle Medical’s goal is to provide a service that can used as a regular part of your life, not just in …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

5 Topics for…Republican Presidential Debate #1

The top 10 Republican presidential candidates will take the Fox News stage Thursday for the first debate of the 2016 election cycle. The two-hour event has the potential to help or hurt each candidate on the stage, all of whom are embroiled in a competitive race. Which candidates will take on …

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

The cybernetic you is coming — and it’s nothing to fear

We manage our work calendars and our home calendars, we read social media feeds, we obediently respond to emails and text messages and dismiss push notifications. But as the volume of data we are expected to process and react to in our personal and professional lives balloons, we have started to …

Why A $70,000 Minimum Salary Isn't Enough For Gravity Payments

When Dan Price announced that he was raising the minimum salary in his company to $70,000, it made a lot of headlines. The story of the founder and CEO of the Seattle-based credit card processor Gravity Payments drastically cutting his own salary in order to raise the standard of living of even his …

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warn over 'killer robots'

A group of concerned scientists, researchers and academics, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that a military artificial intelligence arms race could soon develop if preventative measures are not taken.<p>A global arms race is "virtually inevitable" if any major military power …

TOM DEMARK WARNS: Chinese stocks are following the path of the Dow in 1929

Tom DeMark, founder Arizona-based DeMark Analytics, believes there's significant carnage still to come.<p>He's predicting China's stock market will decline by an additional 14% over the next three weeks as the market demonstrates a trading pattern that mimics that of the 1929 US crash, according to a …