Maik Katko

425 Flips | 30 Magazines | 614 Likes | 1 Following | 7 Followers | @MaikKatko | Keep up with Maik Katko on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Maik Katko”

Yes, teens are texting and using social media instead of reading books, researchers say

By Hannah Natanson<p>, Reporter<p>A new study has alarming findings, but is probably not surprising to anyone who knows a teenager: High-schoolers today are texting, scrolling and using social media instead of reading books and magazines.<p>In their free time, American adolescents are cradling their devices …

Social Media

$1 Billion Giant Telescope Will Take Photos 10x Sharper Than Hubble's

<b>With the Giant Magellan Telescope now officially under construction, looks like we’re on the way to an exciting and mind-blowing future of space</b> …

Hubble Space Telescope

How the GPU became the heart of AI and machine learning

The GPU has evolved from just a graphics chip into a core components of deep learning and machine learning, says Paperspace CEO Dillion Erb.<p>special …

Machine Learning

DeepMind AI matches health experts at spotting eye diseases

DeepMind has successfully developed a system that can analyze retinal scans and spot symptoms of sight-threatening eye diseases. Today, the AI division -- owned by Google's parent company Alphabet -- published "early results" of a research project with the UK's Moorfields Eye Hospital. They show …

Medical Technology

4 futuristic transport methods that will change how we travel around the world

By Spencer Hart<p>Since the invention of air travel, the world has felt like a smaller place – it’s now possible for pretty much anyone to fly around …

Space Travel

20-Minute No-Equipment Total-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Strength training at the gym or taking a class at a fitness studio is great, but sometimes, you just want to get in your workout at home—or on …

Workouts

Elon Musk Has Some Fun With Tesla

<b>Tesla.</b><p>Man. I don’t know. I don’t know, man. Elon Musk tweeted yesterday that he is “considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured,” and …

Tesla

It's Time to End the Yearly Smartphone Launch Event

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9. But as we reach peak smartphone, there's less-and-less that distinguishes one phone from the other.<p>Thursday, at a flashy event in New York, Samsung unveiled yet another phone: the Galaxy Note 9. Like you’d expect, it’s rectangular, it has a screen, and it has a …

Mobile

This Technology Is About to Change the World--But No One Is Talking About It

5G will drive artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and change the world forever.<p>You've heard it all before. Augmented reality, virtual reality, AI, robots, blah, blah, blah.<p>5G is the ugly duckling of technology, yet it is the one that will radically change the world. According to the <i>MIT</i> …

Internet of Things

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

Self-improvement

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

The retail war is expanding to cloud computing, grocery delivery, and streaming video<p>Walmart’s ongoing battle with Amazon for the retail crown is expanding well beyond retail, and it’s forcing one of the largest companies in the world to reexamine its DNA. In the last six months alone, Walmart has …

eCommerce

The Joel Osteen Sermon that Changed Oprah’s Life

This marks the final entry in a series of videos I’ve very much enjoyed putting together: The Great Sermon Series. And for this last video we are …

Jesus

These before-and-after photos show the reality behind glamorous professional photos

1/<p>When Haumesser's wife surprised him with a digital camera for his birthday in 2015, he discovered a new hobby.<p>"When I started taking pictures of …

Photography

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

5 Differences Between Communism and Capitalism

Communism, Its Characteristics, Pros, Cons, and Examples<p>What It Is, How It Works, Comparison to Capitalism and Socialism<p>Updated May 06, 2018<p>Communism …

Employees who practice mindfulness meditation are less motivated, having realized the futility of their jobs

In the NYT, a pair of behavioral scientists describe a forthcoming Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes article (Sci-Hub mirror) that …

7 Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner in Life

You can make millions and still be poor.<p><i>What is something you wish you had known sooner? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

A 3,000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible’s oldest mysteries

By Avi Selk<p>, Reporter<p>Buried under a pair of hills at Israel's northern border, at the nexus of three ancient kingdoms, is one of the last large biblical sites yet to be uncovered. So said an international team of archaeologists after they started to dig up the ruins of Abel Beth Maacah five years …

Archaeology

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

Fights about money are a big reason relationships fail — here's how to avoid them

According to a national survey, over three in four Americans say that finding love is more important than being wealthy. Romantic…right?<p>Romantic, yes, but realistic, no. Ask any couple what they fight about the most, and odds are money is high on the list. In fact, more than half (54%) of Americans …

25 Things You Need to Do When You Move Into Your New Home

Take care of these vital tasks right away to avoid headaches later.<p>The minute you walk in to your new home, your mind will be racing with to-dos. …

Hey, NFL, I’m an active duty Army officer and your new anthem rule leaves me with lots of questions

The decision by NFL team owners this week to allow the league to levy fines on their teams when players kneel or otherwise act disrespectfully on the field during playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” leaves me with mixed feelings, particularly as we approach Memorial Day.<p>As a soldier, I honor our …

Uh oh, the EMDrive Could be Getting Its “Thrust” From Cables and Earth’s Magnetic Field

Ever since NASA announced that they had created a prototype of the controversial Radio Frequency Resonant Cavity Thruster (aka. the EM Drive), any …

M.L.B. Hired Scientists to Explain Why Home Runs Have Surged. They Couldn’t.

The pitchers were right, sort of. Something in the aerodynamic properties of baseballs is making them fly through the air and over walls with greater ease, but a team of scientists hired by Major League Baseball could not determine exactly what it is.<p>The ball itself is not juiced, as many pitchers …

A possible new weapon against eczema: live bacteria

With two decades of medical education, training, and research under my belt, I have finally reached the stage in my career when I can proudly state that I intentionally spray people in the face with live bacteria.<p>Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, is an inflammatory skin disease that …

Skin Care

NASA nuclear reactor could enable ‘unprecedented exploration’ of space

A NASA nuclear reactor known as Kilopower could result in longer, farther, and faster space travel for astronauts after successfully passing “a …

Oklahoma on the verge of expanding gun rights with ‘constitutional carry’ bill

Oklahoma could soon be a “constitutional carry” state after the state Senate passed a bill allowing law-abiding residents to carry firearms without having to get a license, KOCO-TV reported.<p>Senate Bill 1212 was sent to Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk for signature, having already passed in the state House …

Stephen Hawking’s final paper on the universe says things are much simpler than we think

Stephen Hawking’s final thoughts on the universe — or rather multiverse — have been published.<p>The renowned physicist, who died in March, explains in …