Mary McGilvray

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Science says it's better to convince people you're naturally talented than a hard worker

Big deal.<p>Tell us how you were promoted to the C-suite within a day of arriving at the company because they could tell you were a born visionary — <i>then</i> we'll be impressed.<p>A new study, published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and cited on the Science of Us blog, reveals hard work is …

Russian film exposes the workings of North Korea's propaganda machine

Under the Sun shows behind-the-scenes coercion by government minders trying to construct an image of a ‘normal’ family<p>A new film on life in North Korea has caused a diplomatic row after the director used officially sanctioned shoots to demonstrate how the state manipulates its people.<p>Authorities …

North Korea

My weekend with Pepper, the world's first humanoid robot with emotions

An ambitious first step towards a new generation of household robots, Pepper talks, dances and feels. Danielle Demetriou took him home for a stay with her family<p>My house guest is not happy. This may be because my three-year-old is looping purple plastic necklaces around his neck while ordering him …

Robotics

The naked truth about women in science

We must encourage our daughters to study traditional 'male' STEM subjects, says economist (and life model) Victoria Bateman<p>Feminists like me are under attack, and it’s not men who are the perpetrators, but women. One Saturday morning a few weeks ago I was sipping my Earl Grey and flicking through …

Stone Age

The Kindness Cure

Mindfulness meditation is best known for its positive effects on practitioners’ brains and bodies. My research suggests it may also encourage compassion toward others.<p>How do you cultivate compassion? How do you ensure that at the end of the day, it’s your kindness and generosity for which you’ll be …

NASA tests 'fuel-free' space travel that could one day see humans reach moon in FOUR HOURS

LUCASFILMHan Solo and Chewie prepare to blast into hyperspeed<p>Scientists are working on concepts of propelling both manned and unmanned craft with the …

Young adults with autism work on building social skills — and dating

Standing in front of a conference room table on the<p>UCLAcampus, Albert Miranda fixes a wide smile on his face and stares at Elina Veytsman, giving her the once-over. Elina fidgets, growing increasingly unnerved.<p>The students around the table giggle as the tension rises. Then Elizabeth Laugeson steps …

Autism

'Meet The Patels': One Man's Quest To Find Love, The Old-School Indian Way

"My parents are both Indian," Ravi Patel explains during an interview as he fixes a cup of chai for a visitor. "And we were born here. And while they grew up the Old School way, not dating, having family put them together, we're like, <i>American</i>. Even though in many important ways we're very …

Relationships

Trump Seriously: On the Trail With the GOP's Tough Guy

Hey, ya made it, great to see ya!" says Donald Trump, having just stepped aboard his throne room of a plane and stopping by my seat to extend his …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Two Weeks Of Vacation Time -- Are You Kidding Me?

Dear Liz,<p>I could use your advice. I’ve just wasted four months of my life in a recruiting pipeline for a company that promised me the moon and the stars, right up until the last minute. Then they made me a borderline insulting job offer.<p>We went around and around about the offer until I was sick of …

Employment

26 beautiful photos you won't believe were taken in Pakistan

15 unforgettable portraits from the 'Humans of New York' photographer's trip to Pakistan

What he has found and shared on his wildly popular Facebook page is that even when you travel halfway across the world, people still share similar hopes, fears, and aspirations.<p>This August, Stanton has been in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, a place he tells his Facebook followers …

VSCO's new acquisition may bring machine learning to photo curation

Visual Supply Company, the company behind the fan-favorite photo editing app VSCO Cam, has acquired a startup named Moving Sciences LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it seems VSCO wants to bring machine learning and automation to photo curation.<p>If you’ve never heard of Moving Sciences, …

Machine Learning

How Bad Is Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis?

Puerto Rico’s economy is teetering. The tiny territory has a population the size of Connecticut’s but owes $72 billion to lenders, a figure that exceeds the debt of every U.S. state except New York and California. In June the island economy’s governor, Alejandro García Padilla, said that Puerto …

Caribbean

Why We Were Addicted to Our Tamagotchis

They didn't do anything but poop, walk around, age, and die, but we treated those little pixelated pets like family.<p>On November 23, 1996, Aki Maita and Yokoi Akihiro created a needier world. Maita and Akihiro had developed an egg-shaped virtual pet that dies on its owner daily unless afforded …

Apple may check your credit card balance to show you products you can afford

Apple is toying with the idea of selling you products it knows you can afford.<p>A new patent application filed by the tech giant on Thursday would give …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Apple is taking 92% of profits in the entire smartphone industry

According to research firm IDC, the Cupertino company was responsible for just 18.3% of smartphones shipped globally in Q1 of 2015. Despite this, it is taking the vast, vast majority of profits in the industry — a staggering 92%.<p>As reported first by the Wall Street Journal, Canaccord Genuity …

Ocean 'weather balloons' detect cause of global warming pause

Sea temperature data, some collected by a fleet of drifting and diving probes, shows that a decade-long slowdown in global surface warming masked a coincident rise in ocean temperature below 300 feet, according to<p>NASAJPL researchers.<p>That finding, which was published recently in the journal Science, …

Global Warming

Uber pushing to take the 'class' out of its class-action lawsuit

If Uber gets its way, the class-action lawsuit it faces in San Francisco over worker classification could become a run-of-the-mill lawsuit with only three plaintiffs.<p>The on-demand transportation company filed Thursday what is known as an "opposition to motion for class certification," arguing that …

Class Action

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Armed Forces

Amnesty condemns trial of Moroccan women who wore 'too tight' dresses

Two women’s arrest and court appearance for indecent exposure highlights ‘discriminatory laws’ in Morocco, says human rights group<p>Amnesty International has condemned a Moroccan court’s decision to put two women who were wearing dresses on trial for indecent exposure as “part of a pattern of …

Rights & Freedoms

This selfie stick microphone will make reporters look dumb(er)

The selfie stick is both hugely popular and much maligned. Disney has banned them from its theme parks, for instance. But a (seemingly ill-fated) Indiegogo campaign is trying to turn them into must-have tool for reporters.<p>The $149 Solocam melds a handheld microphone with a selfie stick to create a …

Gear & Gadgets

It's about to go down between San Francisco and Airbnb for real

On Monday, San Francisco activists and opponents of short-term rentals plunked down 15,983 signatures to put a new regulation measure on the November Municipal Elections ballot. If the city can confirm that at least 9,700 of those belong to honest-to-god San Francisco voters, then the big battle …

San Francisco