Luc Baudouin

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10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

10 essential books on personal growth to boost your self-belief

Although it might sound cheesy, self-confidence comes from within. But sometimes we all need a little boost. So to help give you a nudge in the right …

Deep Learning for Computer Vision with MATLAB

Computer vision engineers have used machine learning techniques for decades to detect objects of interest in images and to classify or identify …

10 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Great Match

No couple is perfect, but you two are pretty close.<p>You’re pretty sure you’ve finally found that right person for you. You know, the one who listens intently while you vent about your grueling day at work and is there to hold you tightly on the couch with your Netflix queue already lined up. But how …

University of Chicago

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

Why Being ‘Fat but Fit’ Is Worse Than Not Exercising At All

Your bulging gut might be putting your life at risk—regardless of how many miles you can run<p>Carry a few too many extra pounds around your middle, and all the burpees and bike rides might not be enough to save you: It’s more dangerous to be obese than it is to be inactive, a new study from Sweden …

Exercise

How This Scientist Discovered Coffee Was Reorganizing His Brain

His 18-month study uncovered a lot about how his brain -- and others -- works.<p>Stanford University neuroscientist Russell Poldrack is the proud owner of the most studied brain in the world.<p>During an 18-month period, Poldrack underwent a 10-minute fMRI scan every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and …

Researchers Find Evidence of Link between Immune Irregularities and Autism

<b>Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) pioneered the study of the link between irregularities in the immune system and</b> …

Dead Pigeons and the Universe's Birth: 5 Weird Facts About Big Bang Theory

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It has been 50 years since two scientists found landmark evidence for the Big Bang theory.<p>Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias were …

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autism spectrum disorders Archives

Neuroscience NewsMarch 7, 2017<p>Researchers report both people with synaesthesia and those on the autism spectrum share similar heightened sensory …

Why Does Our Universe Have Three Dimensions?

Why does our universe look the way it does? In particular, why do we only experience three spatial dimensions in our universe, when superstring …

Racist algorithms: how Big Data makes bias seem objective

The Ford Foundation's Michael Brennan discusses the many studies showing how algorithms can magnify bias -- like the prevalence of police background …

3 Great Networking Tips for Introverts | Inc.com

Your heart sinks. You want nothing more than to run back to your room.<p>What happened? Did you humiliate yourself? Did you realize you're wearing mismatched shoes? No, you just walked into a room full of strangers.<p>It may be because you're an introvert, which <i>Psychology Today</i> describes as someone who …

Huge Hole Found in the Universe

The universe has a huge hole in it that dwarfs anything else of its kind. The discovery caught astronomers by surprise.<p>The hole is nearly a billion …

5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …

The 7 Million Dollar Habits

Do you remember the first time self development became important to you?<p>I do. I was 7 years old and I was in love with basketball. My mother had …

Motivation

The Electric Turing Acid Test

If we want machines to truly think—a behavior that involves perspective and intuition and empathy—we need to help them hallucinate.<p><i>Parts of this essay by Andrew Smart are adapted from his book</i> Beyond Zero And One (2015)<i>, published by OR Books</i>.<p>Machine intelligence is growing at an increasingly rapid …

Passive stimulation could be a promising new therapy option for pain patients

How Having A Purpose In Life Impacts Your Brain -- In A Big Way

<i>This post first appeared on ThisChairRocks.com.</i><p>We've known for quite a while that some people seem to escape cognitive decline well into their nineties and beyond. Intriguingly, the brains of these sharp older people often reveal the extensive abnormalities like the "plaques" and "tangles" seen in …

Physicists Can Now Achieve Quantum Entanglement at Room Temperature

Quantum entanglement—the process though which particle’s states become inextricably linked, despite being nowhere near each other—is usually carried …

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

Self-help

3D Tongue Movement Images Help Patients Improve Speech

<b>Findings could be helpful for stroke patients.</b><p>A new study done by University of Texas at Dallas researchers indicates that watching 3-D images of …

3 Personality Tests That Will Give You a Fresh Perspective on Your Career

If you haven’t heard the term “emotional intelligence” before, you’re about to get a full download on why it’s so important. It’s a relatively new concept (the term was first coined in 1990) and today, hiring managers are paying more attention to it than ever. Major companies like Google already …

Self-awareness

Defining Curiosity

<b>Philosopher Thomas Hobbes called it “the lust of the mind.” Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt said it was “the most useful gift.” And, yes, we all</b> …

Neuroscience

6 morning moves that will improve your work day

Let's be honest — who hasn't gotten sidetracked first thing in the morning checking social media or reading up on what everyone thought of last night's "Walking Dead" episode?<p>Here's the thing: How you kick off your morning can set the tone — and momentum — for getting things done throughout the day.<p>…

The Walking Dead

Surprise! Science Says Your Cat Wants To Kill You

The ancient Egyptians and everyone on the internet may worship cats, but the feeling is less than mutual. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh worked with the Bronx Zoo on a study comparing the behavioral patterns of house cats with their much larger cousins. By rating them in the “Big …

Know Your Risks, but Meat Still Isn’t the Enemy

Smoking tobacco causes cancer. So does eating salted fish, drinking alcohol, breathing polluted air and being exposed to the sun. All of these things are classified as cancer-causing by the World Health Organization.<p>This week, processed meat has been added to that list, meaning that the world’s …

The Secret To Danish Happiness

Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of "hygge."<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and</i> …