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12 Unexpected Tricks To Help You Make A Great First Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …

Self-help

Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI - MIT Technology Review

One of the curious features of the deep neural networks behind machine learning is that they are surprisingly different from the neural networks in …

Machine Learning

The best time of day to do everything, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You …

Fitness

Study Explores How To Master A Skill You've Only Practiced In Your Mind

“The question is, what happens when you try to learn a motor task without physically doing the task?” asks Saurabh Vyas, Stanford bioengineering graduate student and lead author of a paper published today in <i>Neuron</i>.<p>The answer? Practicing in your mind primes the brain to take action. With feedback on …

The Brain

100 Super Healthy and Filling Foods

You know the basics of a healthy diet: lots of fruit and vegetables, some nuts and seeds, full-fat dairy, and a few servings of fish and lean meat. …

Flame retardant in couches, car seats, gym mats linked to ‘lower reproductive success’ for women

Harvard researchers are sounding a precautionary warning for women hoping to get pregnant: curling up on your favourite couch might lower your …

Pregnancy

Google’s Tensorflow team open-sources speech recognition dataset for DIY AI

Google researchers open-sourced a dataset today to give DIY makers interested in artificial intelligence more tools to create basic voice commands for a range of smart devices. Created by the TensorFlow and AIY teams at Google, the Speech Commands dataset is a collection of 65,000 utterances of 30 …

Machine Learning

How to Train Your Brain to Be More Optimistic

The glass is half full — here’s how to see it that way.<p>Do you tend to see the positive, even in trying situations? Or do you immediately assume the worst and focus on the negative?<p>When it comes to how we view the world, most of us fall into one of two categories: optimist or pessimist. And …

Happiness

Elon Musk's Research Venture Has Trained AI To Teach Itself

Boosting Performance<p>As part of its effort to find better ways to develop and train “safe artificial general intelligence,” OpenAI has been releasing …

Artificial Intelligence

The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity

#4. Learning an instrument has showed an increase resilience to any age-related decline in hearing.<p>The brain-training is big business. For companies like BrainHQ, Luminosity, and Cogmed, it's actually a multimillion dollar business that is expected to surpass $3 billion by 2020. But, do the …

The Brain

Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found in landmark study

A landmark study exploring a little-researched area of the hippocampus made an unexpected discovery about how memory is retrieved. The scientists …

Cholesterol crystals are a sign heart attack is imminent, finds new study

Scientists have discovered a new symptom that could be a sign that a heart attack is imminent.<p>After examining materials that were blocking the …

A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel butterflies when we're about to give a presentation.<p>The sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience are normally thought of as hindrances to your performance, but …

Self-help

I Built an Artificial-Intelligence System for Investing -- and It Showed How Smart Warren Buffett Is

One Fool's AI system for investing turned out to be a Buffett-bot.<p>I was curious.<p>The idea of driverless cars has been, and still is, fascinating to …

Investing

Physicists Have Made Exotic Quantum States From Light

From Light to Super-Proton<p>Five years ago, Martin Weitz and his team accomplished what other physicists had thought impossible: they created a …

Anatomy of a Smart Web App: 9 Technologies Behind Well-Known Web Functionalities

Manuchi / Pixabay<p>Have you ever clicked around a web application that has cool, fast, or smart functionality and wondered “How’d they do that?” Have …

Habitual cannabis use alters brain oxygen

Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active ingredient in cannabis, is linked to changes in how oxygen "travels" through the brain. This may correlate with …

Cannabis

The Secret to AI Could be Little-Known Transfer Learning

As more enterprises discover AI-based business applications, the concept of transfer learning could help to level the playing field.<p>Consumers have …

Machine Learning

How to Tell If Someone is Lying, According to Behavioral Experts

Nonverbal clues that someone isn’t telling the truth.<p>If you claim that you never lie, well, you’re a liar.<p>Those little white lies are slipping out more often than you realize: One study found that Americans, on average, tell about 11 lies per week. Other research shows that number is on the …

Psychology

Andrew Ng will help you change the world with AI if you know calculus and Python

If the next era of human progress is built using AI, who gets to engineer it? Who will have the coding skills to use the software for creating AI products, or even more importantly, the skills to write that software?<p>In an attempt to make the answer to those questions “anyone who wants to,” Andrew …

Artificial Intelligence

Making an older brain younger by manipulating a single gene

As we age, our brains lose plasticity, which is their ability to adapt to behavioral, physical, or environmental changes. This can have negative …

Neuroscience

Regenerative medicine breakthrough: Can a small chip 'heal' entire organs?

What was once the stuff of science fiction is now becoming a reality: entire organs may soon be "healed" by simply touching a small chip.<p>A team of …

Management

The Future of Search Engines - Latest News - Texas Advanced Computing Center

How do search engines generate lists of relevant links?<p>The outcome is the result of two powerful forces in the evolution of information retrieval: …

The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

If a single food was guaranteed to make you instantly slim or happy, or end your allergy woes, stores would have to fight back the feverish shoppers. …

Relieving chronic pain with behavioral strategies

Behavioral strategies that relieve the physical and emotional burdens of chronic pain are becoming more commonplace, not just as alternatives or …

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

8 Ways Any Millennial Can Be a Millionaire in 5 Years

Hustle, thrift and perseverance combined are a potent financial force.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millennials are hitting the workforce in large numbers each year, facing challenges as they do so. Recent research from USA Today reveals that millennials …

Entrepreneurship