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Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Self-help

20 books everyone should read in their 30s

These classic books are worth reading at any age, but the more life experience you have, the more fulfilling you'll find them.<p>From New York Times bestsellers to cult classics, to stories with motivating life lessons, here are 20 books that everyone should read in their 30s, in no particular order.

Sleep deprivation stops brain cells firing properly, changing how we see the world

Sleep deprivation stops brain cells communicating properly and affects how people see the world around them, a new study has shown.<p>The new research, which has serious implications for driving while tired, shows that parts of the brain actually turn themselves off to rest even though a person is …

Elon Musk Thinks We're Living In The Matrix. If He's Right, It's a Good Thing

The man who famously warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence believes we all may actually be artificially intelligent beings.<p>Elon Musk thinks it's almost certain that we're living in some version of <i>The Matrix.</i> In fact, he believes that there's a "one in billions chance" that reality as …

Singularity

How Brains Learn to Fear: Neuroscientists Reveal a Surprising Truth

We're revising what we know about how experience turns into knowledge.<p>When you’re born, your brain is set up with all the physical abilities it needs …

Neuroscience

Einstein's Lost Advice for Life and Work Was to Remember 2 Simple Things

The iconoclastic smart guy had a few basic tips for living that still ring true after nearly a century.<p>When he wasn't busy decoding the mysteries of the universe, German-American physicist and historic mega-smart guy Albert Einstein also dispensed wisdom on more mundane existential topics like …

Albert Einstein

Google Brain chief: Deep learning takes at least 100,000 examples

While the current class of deep learning techniques is helping fuel the AI wave, one of the frequently cited drawbacks is that they require a lot of data to work. But how much is enough data?<p>“I would say pretty much any business that has tens or hundreds of thousands of customer interactions has …

Ancient tree which tore itself apart only to regrow 'most complicated' ever found

An ancient tree with multiple trunks that split apart and then repaired itself as it grew has been declared one of the most complicated ever discovered.<p>Fossils from the 374-million-year-old cladoxlopsid from north-west China reveals an intricate web of trunks that would have appeared like a …

Study finds Humans Have 27 Emotions

You're not the only one who feels all the feels.<p>Scientists used to think people had six basic emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear, and disgust. But if that seems like an oversimplification to you, the authors of a new study in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> …

This AI program can make 3D face models from a selfie

A group of AI experts from The University of Nottingham and Kingston University managed to create a new method by which two-dimensional images of faces can be converted into 3D using machine learning.<p>The researchers trained a convolutional neural-network to perform the task by feeding it tons of …

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

Why people think Germans are so efficient

In fact, German efficiency is a myth, with roots in religion, nationalism, enlightenment thought and a few major wars.<p>In summer 2011, I was working at a small Berlin travel agency and facing a conundrum: my clients literally held tickets to nowhere. Their planes would be taking off shortly, but …

Germany

Decoding the mysteries of a child's developing brain

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how much a child’s …

The Brain

The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying

How we progressed from passive-aggressive Myspace bulletins to kids creating two Instagram profiles—one for their friends, another for their bullies.<p>Myspace bulletins were the original Facebook status: whiny letters that all your followers could read. When I was 14, I sent out a passive-aggressive …

Social Media

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

Why being awkward makes you more likely to succeed

Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of "Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially awkward and Why That's Awesome," explains why awkward people are more likely to demonstrate "striking talent." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>There is a stereotype in our culture that some people are too smart</i> …

The 24 best Netflix original shows of all time, according to critics

You'd have to spend 41 days binge-watching Netflix non-stop to see it all. So if you're like us, you're having trouble keeping track of which Netflix shows are worth your time.<p>To create a cheat sheet for you, we asked reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to tell us which Netflix shows had the highest …

The strange sheep that baffled scientists

A rare mutant sheep with straight, silky wool is helping unravel the mysteries of human hair.<p>When a farmer in Otago, New Zealand, saw a bizarre-looking lamb in his flock, he first assumed a wild goat had snuck in and impregnated one of his ewes. The newborn had a lamb-shaped body yet was coated …

New Zealand

5 Killer Facebook Sales Funnels All Companies Can Learn From

Learn from these 5 brands how to use Facebook ads to build relationships that pay off.<p>In the world of social media, Facebook is the juggernaut. It is the king of all digital social interactions, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Today, Facebook has an average of 1.23 billion daily active users …

Marketing

VIDEO: A Heartbreaking Look At A Couple Forced To Marry As Young Teens

For 15 years, documentary photographer Stephanie Sinclair has focused her camera on what she calls "everyday brutality" — the violence, genital mutilation and forced marriage endured by girls and young women around the world, including in Afghanistan, India and Nigeria.<p>Now she has won the Anja …

Film Festivals

Baidu AI helps parents find their abducted son 27 years later

Facial recognition tech has loads of application other than the creepy ones that put your privacy at risk. In China, for instance, it has helped a couple find their son 27 years after he was abducted. Fu Gui thought it was strange that he only had vague memories of his childhood, so he uploaded a …

Foster Care

Research Shows Cannabis Restores Memory and Could Reverse The Aging Process

by Dom Galeon and Jolene Creighton May 9, 2017 Health & Medicine 28500<p>Aging and the Brain<p>One of aging’s most obvious signs is a decrease in cognitive …

Neuroscience

Causes of baldness, gray hair identified

A study of a rare genetic disease may have yielded a cure for hair graying and baldness, after researchers unintentionally discovered the mechanisms …

404 Page

Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

2017 predictions for Big Data, IoT, and AI

There’s no doubt that there are currently three big trends in business models: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI). From the still-fragmented internet of things to rapid fluctuations in computing paradigms to how AI is reshaping how we live, everybody’s talking about …

The real problem with standing desks, according to evolutionary psychology

Nope, it’s not the back aches or foot pain. If you can’t concentrate while working at a standing desk, it’s probably because your primal brain is subconsciously making eye-friends with all your coworkers.<p>We have evolved to do this because being attuned to others’ emotions is essential for creating …

Psychology

Release Recap for May 1 – May 7: Be a Cup in Space or Roll a Seed

Prey Stands Out in Quieter Gaming Week<p>Gamer wallets will finally be able to recover from the tsunami of hits in 2017 as May starts off with a more …

Breath of the Wild

‘The Simpsons’ Goes Full ‘Big Bang Theory’ To Celebrate 30 Years Of Animated Existence

Prepare for a crash course in modern <i>Simpsons</i> history courtesy of the show’s latest couch gag. You might be surprised what makes the cut. *nudges you to look below*<p>As the show celebrates 30 years of animated existence, a <i>Big Bang Theory</i> parody has been whipped up to start Sunday’s episode. Using the …

TV

Why is natural language so hard for machines?

Humans lose at everything else, so why is language different?<p>This last year we have seen two startling achievements from the AI community. First, was …

Deep Learning