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Russian chess coach makes social media appeal, sells phone to take 6yo prodigy to world championship

Six-year-old Misha will be one of the youngest contestants at the upcoming world school chess tournament in Albania. To get there, his coach not only …

Revolutionary 'Artificial Pancreas' Is Proving to Be Incredible For Type 1 Diabetics

Thank you, science!<p>A new study on the efficiency of the so-called 'artificial pancreas' suggests it's a huge leap in the right direction for people …

Diabetes

Stop Googling your symptoms – the smartphone doctor is here to help

On Claire Novorol’s first day as a geneticist, she encountered an unknown illness. A baby was brought into Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, …

Medical Technology

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

Creativity

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Kids

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

Sex for rent … the rogue landlords who offer a ‘free’ room in return for ‘favours’

As the housing crisis deepens, words such as ‘intimacy’ and ‘benefits’ are starting to appear in the to-let columns<p>To the unaware, the true meaning of some of the phrases used on the ads for tenants could be missed. Rooms for rent are offered in exchange for “benefits” or “keeping me company”. …

North London

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

New research shows unexpected side effects of popular painkillers

You pop three pills for intense post-workout soreness, two for a pre-coffee headache, a small handful for period cramps, and suddenly you’re swinging …

This Strange Species That Lives Off Nuclear Energy Is Like Alien Life on Earth

Whoa.<p>When you're trying to figure out what alien life might look like, it makes sense to be looking in the most extreme environments Earth has …

10 best foods for your heart

<b>(CNN) —</b> Keeping your heart healthy is about more than avoiding fast food and overly processed chow. You can also pump up your heart's health by choosing foods that will help reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.<p>Which food groups have the most science behind their …

Nutrition

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

Stressed About Turning Your Idea Into a Product? Read This

Meet entrepreneur Jason Simmons of DeadSoxy, as we talk startup sense, cold calls, product-centricity, oh, and the ups and downs of building a sock brand.<p>The toughest part of being an inventor or an entrepreneur is all of the unknowns. There are no guarantees and there is a lot of room for failure. …

Entrepreneurship

Become a data science prodigy with these online courses that are 95% off

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Best teas to drink for IBS

Treating irritable bowel syndrome can include changing diet, reducing stress, and taking medication. Can certain herbs and herbal teas also help …

Alternative Medicine

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your smartphone before bed

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the …

Sleep

The One Anti-Inflammatory Food You Should Eat This Week For Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

Everyone needs to eat anti-inflammatory foods and it’s really easy to do. Choose fruits and veggies with fiber, lean protein and whole grains. And …

Delightful artist drew a portrait of him and his girlfriend in 10 different cartoon styles and they're all perfect

There's nothing like a thoughtful present from a loved one to elicit all the feels and this one takes the cake.<p>Illustrator Kells O'Hickey surprised …

Dragon Ball

Couple Sends Wedding Photographer 30-Page Critique of Their Photos

Ah, the joys of dealing with difficult clients as a wedding photographer. A dissatisfied newlywed couple in Hong Kong recently sent their wedding …

Photography

How a promising Alzheimer's drug turns back the cellular clock

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease, and with the world's average population getting older, its effects will be felt further and wider in the …

Dementia

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Cancer

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Former Nasa biochemist Josiah Zayner became an online sensation by conducting DIY gene therapy on himself. He explains why he did it<p>Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way …

Genetics

I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

Self-improvement

Symptoms of autoimmune diseases worse depending on time of day – study

A new study has revealed that the symptoms of autoimmune diseases get worse depending on the time of day and how your body clock is working.<p>Hundreds …

4 Books that Every Entrepreneur and Businessperson Should Read

Before you set your 2018 goals and decide on your New Year's resolutions, check out "Finish," by Jon Acuff. Check out these other books, too.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading great books and then applying the key information that I learned from each book has …

To This Day

Artificial organs: We're entering an era where transplants are obsolete

No More Heart Transplants<p>Around the world, lists of patients in need of an organ transplant are often longer than the lists of those willing (and …

Stem Cells

Bill Gates: 5 Amazing Books I Read in 2017

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

Books

Nvidia's new AI creates disturbingly convincing fake videos

Nvidia continues to pave a path towards the end of reality as we know it. The company recently made an AI capable of creating images of people out of thin air. Now, it’s made one that can change the weather, turn day into night, and change a leopard’s spots.<p>AI researchers for the company developed …