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Cryptocurrency has hit bottom, bitcoin due for renaissance: Novogratz

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Novogratz, former macro hedge fund manager and founder of cryptocurrency asset management firm Galaxy Digital Capital Management, on Thursday said that the bottom in cryptocurrency prices has been reached and bitcoin is due to bounce back.<p>Representation of the Bitcoin …

Hedge Funds

What are some things that only someone who has been programming 20-50 years would know?

Fred Mitchell, And old Autodidact at Software Engineering & Comp Sci.<p>Updated Aug 21, 2018 · Upvoted by Maurício Pessoa, MSc Computer Science & …

Computer Science

This Is Why You Shouldn't Interrupt a Programmer - The Slightly Disgruntled Scientist

Since @kevin_rudds_cat suggested it, I also made a two-column A4 sized PDF version.<p><b>Update:</b> So after being retweeted several hundred times and being …

A DMT trip 'feels like dying' - and scientists now agree - BBC Three

The chill of the fluid flows through Iona's arm as the DMT - N,N-Dimethyltryptamine - is pumped into her bloodstream.<p>She is in a treatment room at the Imperial College Clinical Research Facility in London, taking part in a scientific study into the effects of illegal hallucinogen DMT. She's in a …

Psychedelia

Study: people tend to cluster into four distinct personality “types”

New sorting algorithm yields more robust, replicable results than other methods.<p>People love taking online quizzes; just ask Buzzfeed and Facebook. A …

Northwestern University

R.I.P. Walter Mischel, father of the infamous Marshmallow Test

Columbia University psychologist was best known for his work on delayed gratification.<p>The psychologist who famously demonstrated the importance of …

Columbia University

Quantum Experiment Confirms Causality Is Fuzzy

"An experiment has confirmed that quantum mechanics allows events to occur with no definite causal order," reports an article shared by long-time …

The Sound Engineer Behind Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Tron Has Passed Away

Frank Serafine, a respected sound engineer and composer with a wide-ranging career in film, has died at age 65.<p>As reported by the Antelope Valley …

Star Trek

This Brain Teaser Will Have You Yelling in Frustration

Internet brain teasers can be fun, but they can also make you feel like you want to throw your computer out of the window. This brain teaser by @davuhairfactory had me frustratingly screaming at my computer screen from the get-go. At a quick glance, the teaser seems like it would be simple. I mean …

Serena Williams fined $17K adding insult to sexist injury

Serena Williams already paid a hefty price for the events which transpired on court during the women's singles final of the U.S. Open.<p>But now, in …

Serena Williams

A Common Antidepressant Might Help Bacteria Become Superbugs

A common antidepressant, sold under the brand name Prozac, could be helping some bacteria build resistance to antibiotics, suggests a new study from …

Microbiology

Launching Rogue Satellites Into Space Was a ‘Mistake’

Sara Spangelo says she isn’t rebellious by nature. So why did she defy federal regulators?<p><i>Updated September 7 at 7:36 p.m. ET</i><p>In January, Sara Spangelo tuned into a live-stream in California to witness a rocket launch thousands of miles away, on an island along the Indian coast overlooking the Bay …

Johnson Space Center

John Legend is the youngest ever to achieve EGOT status

John Legend has made history as the youngest person ever to achieve that sweet, sweet coveted EGOT status.<p>That's someone who has received the big …

Jesus

Probiotics Unexpectedly Backfire in Gut Health Study

"I would be careful in my choices."<p>Gut health is having a bit of a moment. Research on the microbiome shows that the trillions of bacteria naturally …

Microbiome

Surprising hidden order unites prime numbers and crystal-like materials

The pattern that Torquato and his colleagues discovered in the primes is similar to that of quasicrystals and another system called limit-periodic …

Chemistry

Hospitals Prepare To Launch Their Own Drug Company To Fight High Prices And Shortages

Sometimes IV bags are hard for hospitals to come by. Other times it's injectable folic acid to treat anemias. Right now, the tissue-numbing agent lidocaine is in short supply.<p>Shortages of commonplace generic drugs have plagued hospitals in recent years. And with short supplies and fewer suppliers …

Generic Drugs

Productive Procrastination: How to Get More Done by Procrastinating on Purpose

<b>“Goddamn it, Nick! Stop being so productive.”</b><p>My buddy likes to say this in the morning when he walks into work at 8:30 am and sees me dutifully …

Procrastination

Dallas officer kills man after mistaking his apartment for her own, police say

<i>Updated at 11 a.m. with comments from Jean's university and employer.</i><p>A Dallas officer fatally shot a 26-year-old man Thursday night when she entered …

Law Enforcement

Does Your Cat Actually Hate You?

Giz AsksGiz Asks is a Gizmodo series where we ask questions about everything from space to butts, and get answers from a variety of experts.<p>Dogs wear …

Pets

‘America was always great’: Meghan McCain rebukes Trump

By Paul Kane ,<p>Paul Kane<p>Senior congressional correspondent and columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Gabriel Pogrund and<p>Gabriel Pogrund<p>National reporter covering the midterms<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Colby Itkowitz<p>Colby Itkowitz<p>Reporter covering health topics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>John McCain’s grieving daughter transformed a …

Donald Trump

Ethereum in BigQuery: a Public Dataset for smart contract analytics

Tech Notes: TypeScript at Google

TypeScript at Google<p>I've been working on TypeScript for over two years now(!) so I thought I'd write a post or two to reflect. I should open with the …

JavaScript

The secret to successful BBQ pork butt and brisket is science

How to beat the infamous "stall" and other tricks of experienced pit masters<p>Imagine this nightmare Labor Day scenario. You've invited a large group …

BBQ

Meghan McCain comes for Trump at her father's funeral: 'America was always great'

At the funeral ceremony for her Sen. John McCain, his daughter Meghan indirectly skewered President Donald Trump, telling those in attendance: "The …

Donald Trump

Fox News is getting dragged hard for trying to shame a 'Cosby Show' star

Entertainment<p>ALEXIS NEDDSep 1, 2018<p>Fox News's Twitter account is being rightfully dragged on Twitter for publishing and tweeting a "news" story about …

Cosby Show

Scientists found brain’s internal clock that influences how we perceive time

A chocoholic rat named Marco helped scientists find special brain cell network.<p>The philosopher Martin Heidegger suggested in the 1920s that time …

Try This Military Meditation Routine to Fall Asleep Fast

Need to fall asleep fast? One mid-century relaxation technique, developed in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, supposedly works within minutes. It may …

Meditation

MIT-created programming language Julia 1.0 debuts

After years of tinkering, the dynamic programming language Julia 1.0 was officially released to the public during JuliaCon, an annual conference of …

FAA

Long-sought decay of Higgs boson observed

An ATLAS candidate event for the Higgs boson (H) decaying to two bottom quarks (b), in association with a W boson decaying to a muon (μ) and a …

Physics

Oculus founder roasts Magic Leap One as ‘HoloLens 1.1’, bemoaning hype

After giving his personal Magic Leap One development kit to iFixit for a physical teardown last week, controversial Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has posted a blunt and detailed conceptual teardown of the Creator Edition on his personal blog. Calling the augmented reality headset a “tragedy in the …

Augmented Reality