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The First Ever Fund Managed by a Robot Is Here. So Far It's Beating the Market

It can process over 1 million pieces of information a day.<p>As if professional mutual fund managers didn’t have it hard enough.<p>Not only do they have to …

Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier this month, research …

Genetics

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …

UBC scientist develops viable model for time machine

A scientist has developed a mathematical model for a viable time machine - an advance that could bring stuff of popular science-fiction closer to …

Physics

How to Download YouTube Videos on iPhone and Android — Indabaa

YouTube is arguably the best video watching app every iPhone and Android user adores. This has inspired Google to introduce many changes in the app …

Men with prostate cancer can now be saved by a 'wonder drug' — Daily Mail

Ben Stiller, 51, (pictured with his wife Christine Taylor) revealed he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014 and he underwent surgery, a …

Vitamin D may help fight many aging-related diseases

A simple Google search for “what does vitamin D do?” highlights the widely-used vitamin D supplement’s role in improving calcium absorption and …

One of the biggest threats to your retirement savings is hiding right under your nose — and it's not hard to fix

<b>• Half of Americans have no idea how much they pay in fees for their 401(k). A 2015 study found that in 16% of 401(k) plans, fees were so excessive they outweighed the tax benefits.</b><p><b>• It can be difficult to figure out how much you're paying in fees, but there are tools available and red flags watch</b> …

A Simple Mindfulness Exercise That Rewires Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In this busy world of ours, the mind is constantly pulled from thoughts to sensory data, scattering our thoughts and emotions and leaving us feeling …

Mindfulness

This baby bear encounter is the cutest thing you'll see all day

Members of the Yurok Forestry Department were clearing roads in Klamath, a rural region in Del Norte County, California, when a baby black bear stumbled out of the woods directly into the path of the crew's vehicle.<p>The foresters, Tyrone Crayton Sr., Johnny Scott and Mike Carlson, stopped the …

Can zapping your neck help you quickly learn a foreign language?

Someday it may be possible for a soldier to stick a tiny electrode behind her ear in order to learn a foreign language more quickly.<p>That’s the goal …

The Brain

Here’s how one of Google’s top scientists thinks people should prepare for machine learning

People like famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Tesla's Elon Musk have issued dark warnings of a world where computers become so sophisticated, so …

Artificial Intelligence

Robotic fruit pickers may help orchards with worker shortage

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally …

Agriculture

Fighting arthritis may be easier thanks to SMART cells built on CRISPR gene-editing tool

<b>Washington:</b> Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, researchers have found a way to rewire mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis and …

Genetics

3D Printing The Next Five Years by MatterHackers’ Mara Hitner

227shares<p><i>This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing industry,</i> …

Apple inks deal with social video app Musical.ly

<i>Update: Musical.ly’s partner 7digital denies that it is being replaced by Apple Music, with CEO Simon Cole saying it “just signed a renewal agreement with Musical.ly” and has “in no way ended our working relationship.”</i><p>Apple has reportedly teamed up with Musical.ly, a popular music-themed app for …

Which of these six retirement paths will you follow?

One of the most important retirement planning steps you can take is to visualize your life after you leave the workforce. All the articles I've read about retirement – and there have been thousands – suggest that the unhappiest retirees are the ones that lack a sense of purpose and direction.<p>Here's …

We all grow old - don’t let the age industry stigmatise it

It’s great that we can live healthily beyond middle age; bad if the need to defy time becomes a tyranny<p>Once upon a time, the consolation for reaching middle age was being allowed to go cheerfully to seed. What bliss, in a way, to finally let yourself go; throw away the hair dye, buy a bigger size, …

High Blood Pressure

Google opens up Classroom so anyone can now become a teacher

Google is opening up its Classroom educational service to allow anyone to create and teach a class on its platform.<p>The web-based tool works across devices and Google says it can be used to help manage classes for adult education, hobbies, and after school programs.<p>Classroom should come in handy for …

The Business Guide to Machine Learning

Machine learning (ML) expert Ted Dunning breaks down deep learning vs. "cheap learning" and lays out best practices for business success.<p>PCMag …

NASA's inflatable greenhouse could feed astronauts on Mars

One of the biggest problems we still have to solve when it comes to sending humans to live on the moon or Mars is food. The spacefarers can't exactly take years' or a lifetime's worth of food with them, and not every plant can grow in native Martian conditions. To conjure up a possible solution to …

We Bet You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could do This

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year. Launched in 2007, the iPhone is an amazing smartphone that …

Apps

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

Five negative thought patterns than can affect how fast we age

People spend tens of thousands of pounds to try to make themselves look younger - be it through expensive anti-wrinkle cream, botox or hair …