Luis Bermudez

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Schools teach chess to help ‘difficult’ pupils concentrate

Game takes off in primaries as a way to lure pupils away from their phone screens<p>The year 3 pupils at Park End Primary School in Middlesbrough are a bit of a rowdy bunch. Headteacher Julia Rodwell describes them as “a complex and difficult group”. Put them in front of a chess set though, and …

The surprising benefits of anxiety

“Anxiety can just as well express itself in muteness as with a scream,” wrote existential philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in 1844.<p>While Kierkegaard spent much of his work analyzing the agonizing nature of anxiety, he did not think that it was an emotional state to be avoided. Instead, the philosopher …

Mental Health

A Science-Backed 7-Minute Workout That Hits All the Muscles You Forget About

Don't get us wrong—we're all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout (plus the research …

Workouts

A new type of light-based WiFi is 100 times faster than the best WiFi we have now

If you're frustrated with slow WiFi, you might be one of the many people eagerly awaiting the commercialisation of Li-Fi (or light-based WiFi), which promises to be up to 100 times faster than the connections we use today.<p>Most Li-Fi systems rely on transmitting data via LED bulbs, which means there …

Telecoms

Russia court to consider Jehovah's Witnesses ban

<b>Russia's justice ministry has called for a ban on the Jehovah's Witnesses, a Christian movement that zealously seeks converts and rejects military service.</b><p>The ministry has asked Russia's supreme court to close the group's headquarters and stop its 175,000 Russian members sharing "extremist" …

Jehovah's Witnesses

Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement

It is brutal. It is torture by definition. It destroys the mind, body, and soul, making rehabilitation next to impossible. It is also outrageously expensive, and it doesn't work. Yet at the end of the Obama era, and the dawn of Trump's, isolation is as widely used as ever in the American penal …

Mental Disorders

Chinese company implants 3-D printed blood vessels into monkeys

<b>Beijing, China (CNN) —</b> A major breakthrough in 3-D printed medicine could bring hope to nearly 1.8 billion patients with cardiovascular disease.<p>Chinese scientists working for Sichuan Revotek have successfully 3-D printed blood vessels and implanted them in rhesus monkeys, the company said.<p>It is a …

Stem Cells

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

Researchers Discover How To Break Tor Anonymity

The Tor network has become the most widely used system for online anonymity.<p>It has been used by journalists, lawyers and other professionals and …

Privacy

How to avoid the UK’s new online surveillance powers

If the government wants to hack you, it will, but you can stop the police from just scooping up your web history<p>The UK is about to pass into law sweeping surveillance legislation that will force ISPs and mobile operators to keep a complete record of every citizen’s browsing history for up to a …

Hacker shows how easy it is to take over a city’s public Wi-Fi network

In a perfect example of how public wireless networks can be dangerous for privacy and security, an Israeli hacker showed that he could have taken …

Information Security

8 Tough Exercises For Your Abs That Won't Hurt Your Back

Let crunches be bygones. According to an editorial in <i>Navy Times</i>, the U.S. Navy is making moves to banish the traditional situp from their …

Exercise

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

Carmakers Question The Future Of The Automobile, The Driver And The Industry

One of the biggest questions around self-driving cars is about safety. In the blink of an eye would the vehicle, say, endanger the occupant to save another driver or pedestrian? There are any number of answers for a variety of scenarios. Mercedes-Benz, the world's oldest carmaker, says as its …

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Thanks to stem cells, some totally paralyzed patients can now move their arms again

Following separate, nasty car accidents, Kris Boesen and Lucas Lindner were left with paralyzing spinal-cord injuries. Doctors thought they both would be unable to use any of their limbs for the rest of their lives. Luckily, that grim future hasn’t become a reality because of a radical new …

Pluto: Nasa probe set for fly-past of frozen ‘dwarf planet’

With much skill – and some luck – the New Horizons spacecraft is about to provide our closest glimpse yet of the frozen and little-understood world of Pluto<p>Pluto is so far away (4.8bn km) and so small (about two-thirds the size of the Earth’s moon) that we’ve never had a good look at it, not even …

Is Windows 10 right for you and your PC?

On July 29, Microsoft will release its newest operating system, Windows 10 (what happened to Windows 9?). To persuade people to upgrade, Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade if you have a computer running Windows 7 or 8.1. Windows 8.0 users will need to upgrade to 8.1 first, but …

Dropbox for Windows and Windows Phone get updated with some notable improvements

Both apps are developed by Rudy Huyn, who previously brought the two solutions together as universal apps. The Windows Phone app has hit version 2.1, …

Email is broken — help us fix it (and maybe win a new Windows Phone in the process!)

We've all been there. Maybe you're there now. You switch over to your email app and there's this tremendous stack of unread messages. Some are …

Apple's new music streaming service could revive the recording industry

Apple Inc.is poised to unveil what analysts and record label executives hope will be a game-changer in the way consumers listen to music.<p>Taking on the likes of<p>SpotifyandPandora, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is expected to announce a $10-a-month streaming service and revamped Internet radio …