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How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been …

Neuroscience

The Indus Valley civilisation is 2,500 years older than previously believed

The Indus Valley civilisation may be even older than initially thought.<p>A group of researchers in India have used carbon dating techniques on animal remains and pottery fragments to conclude that the Indus Valley settlements could be 8,000 years old—2,500years older than previously believed.<p>That …

Anthropology

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

9 Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Dessert is part of the food pyramid, right? These healthy desserts can cure your sweet tooth and not ruin your diet.<p>If you’ve got a mean sweet tooth, you know the struggle of trying to eat a balanced diet and wanting <i>all</i> the ice cream, all the time. While we’re all trying to cut down on processed …

Dessert

Customer Segmentation | Megan Viljoen (Zoona)

A Comprehensive List of Airlines That Offer Free Stopovers

Two destinations for the price of one? Say goodbye to stagnating in waiting areas and hello to a bonus trip.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>There are a couple of options on long trips: suffer, maybe find a hotel, or make it a bonafide stopover. In the case of the stopover option, many …

Abu Dhabi

Google's Offering Money for the Best Scripts About Computer Science

Basically, Google would really like it if there were more movies about computer scientists that weren’t just a collection of every nerd cliché. Can …

30 Gift Ideas That Aren’t Books for Every Book Lover on Your List

If your SO’s apartment is completely decked out with book paraphernalia, or your new bestie has a travel bucket list of indie bookstores, then you might have to get a little creative when it comes to holiday gifting. Sure, giving them a book is easy, but getting something that celebrates their love …

Books

You can now request an Uber through Slack with a few simple commands

Need a lift? You don’t even to stop chatting, because Uber has (unofficially) come to Slack.<p>The Slack/Uber functionality arrives via GitHub, where App Academy students posted a project that marries the two popular services.<p>In any chat, you can now use a /Uber command to request a ride. Because …

San Francisco -- A City in a Park

Most cities have parks inside them. But San Francisco is a city inside a park. And an 80,000-acre national park at that. Along the coast, in the bay, on the other side of the bay, and even right through the heart of the city, San Francisco is surrounded and cut by a series of national parks and …

San Francisco

Forget batteries, your phone could soon be powered by WI-FI: Technology uses radio waves to connect and charge devices

• PoWiFi routers use 'ambient backscatter' to turn Wi-Fi signals into power• <b><br>Researchers installed PoWiFi routers using this technology in six</b> …

Connected Home Products Need To Shift From Nerds To Normals

While connecting devices in the home to the internet creates all kinds of interesting possibilities, the concept still has a ways to go before it really enters the mainstream — and there are a number of obstacles, according to Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman.<p>“In general there is a belief that the internet …

Internet of Things

Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy

Amazon is taking another step into the Internet of Things. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that the e-commerce and cloud services giant has acquired 2lemetry, a startup based out of Denver that has developed an enterprise-focused platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other …

Internet of Things