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Scientists sequence genome of bowhead whale—longest-lived mammal

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have sequenced the genome of the bowhead whale, estimated to live for more than 200 years with low …

Best iPad Apps of 2014

(Apologies that this post is around a week later than usual. I had a bit of a health scare during Christmas week and very low energy for a fair few days. Feeling fine now.)<p>This has been another year of notable milestones for the iPad – 225 million iPads sold, over 650,000 iPad apps in the App …

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Altars claim "Bigot" is not about Reformers, homosexuality or Christianity - Alternative Press

Earlier this week, <b>Altars</b> seemingly burst forth from the grave with a new track and EP announcement. The track, titled “Bigot,” almost immediately …

Watch A Soft Robot Play Beer Pong

Sure, but how good is it when it's drunk?<p>On a table arrayed with Solo cups is a taste of the future that 2015 brings us. Humanity has taught a robot to play beer pong, a game normally reserved for frat house living rooms or undergrad backyards.<p>Made by Empire Robotics, Versaball is a robotic arm …

Food is Medicine: Each 10g Fiber Reduce Mortality Risk by up to 34%! Phenols Battle Alzheimer's & Breast Cancer & Two Dozen Dietary GLUT4 Boosters Prevent Diabetes

"Let food be thy medicine" Who said that... ha? Right. Hippocrates. He also said "... and let medicine be thy food." Well, he said it in Greek, but …

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

30 best Android apps of 2014

The year 2014 was full of fun and amazing apps. There were old apps redefining themselves and new apps that stormed into the Play Store with something to say. In this roundup, we’ll take a look at the best Android apps released in 2014.<p>Action Launcher 3<p>[Price: Free / $4.99 (donate option for …

What You Should Know: The 7 Notable Solar Power Plants Of 2014

The rooftop solar market has gotten a lot of attention this year because of its projected growth in the residential segment and the intensifying competition among installers. But what’s also noteworthy is a spade of big solar power plants that have risen from the ground out here in the Big Open …

Researchers read and write brain activity with light

Neuroscientists at UCL have developed an ‘all-optical’ method for simultaneous recording and alteration of nervous impulses in the living brain.<p>A team of neuroscientists at University College London has developed a new way of simultaneously recording and manipulating the activity of multiple cells …

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

The best medicine books of 2014 | @GrrlScientist

Today’s “best of” list are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine.<p>Today’s list of “best of” are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine. This genre always produces a …

One Small Experiment In Learning And Memory, One Giant Leap For Mankind

Benjamin Storm, a psychologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz , recently ran an interesting experiment in memory and technology.<p>Storm took twenty college students and gave them a pair of computer files, call them A and B, each containing a list of simple nouns. The students were given …

VisionTek's Pocket SSD Offers Un-USB Drive-Like Performance

<i>250MB/s not enough for you?</i> Typical USB 3.0 flash drives may be fast, but for those who, for whatever reason, need more speed, VisionTek has come to …

Life Under the Microscope: The Year's Best Biology Close-Ups

Life is pretty interesting, and at the microscopic scale, it can also be beautiful, strange, intriguing, frightening and gross. The winning photos …

Editors’ Picks: Gifts for Nomads and Travelers

Since we just released our first-ever Etsy City Guides with suggestions for places to eat, shop, and caffeinate in six US cities, our heads are totally in the clouds (at 30,000 feet, that is). Whether you’re the holidaying-in-Honolulu type (you lucky duck) or headed for the more familiar comforts …

Watch Fall Out Boy's new music video for "American Beauty/American Psycho" - Alternative Press

<b>Fall Out Boy</b> have released a music video for the title track from their upcoming studio album, <i>American Beauty/American Psycho</i>, which you can watch …

Reflection Perfection: 60 Photos That Show You How It's Done

Capturing beautiful reflections is <b>not as easy as it looks</b>. It takes planning, patience, creativity and sometimes luck to be able to capture that …

A Look Inside the World's Largest Starbucks

What to Read Next<p>Releasing just ahead of the heavily-anticipated Air Jordan XI “Colombia” release is an equitably<p>/Dec 6, 2014<p>Dec 6, 2014<p>7,098 Hypes 0 …

Scientists devise powerful algorithm to improve effectiveness of research technology harnessing RNAi

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Adventure<p>Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts …

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The best programming languages every beginner should learn

Computer science is a booming industry in the US — and it pays extremely well. There’s always demand for sharp, talented engineers, which is why learning how to code can seem like an attractive option.<p>But, as is the case with any new skill, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are a few …

MetaMind Sets Out to Bring Deep Learning to the Rest of Us

Khosla Ventures and Marc Benioff are backing the four-month-old startup to the tune of $8 million.<p>A tiny group of artificial intelligence researchers say they’ve built solutions that are better than or nearly as good as the reigning global standards for determining how semantically related words …

How Reading Fiction Can Help You Live a Better Life

Ask a liberal arts major about the benefits of reading fiction and they'll regale you with all kinds of nonsense about how it makes you a better …

A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries Of The Brain By Talking And Watching

The heavyset man with a bandage on his throat is having trouble repeating a phrase. "No ifs ..." he says to the medical students and doctors around his bed at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.<p>"Can I hear you say no ifs, ands or buts?" says Dr. Allan Ropper, the Harvard neurologist in charge. …

The future of AI? Helping human beings think smarter

<i>This article was taken from the December 2014 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Self-Awareness Mind: Know Thyself

<b>A self-awareness mind continues to practice reflective thinking.</b> <br>We are all on the journey to self-awareness; some simply have a greater recognition …

10 Reasons Why Our Universe Is A Virtual Reality

Tom (CC BY 2.0)<p>via Listverse:<p>Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this …

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

It’s time for this week’s roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games released on Apple’s App Store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free + IAP). No, it’s not changing to “get” just …

Self learning computers: giving machines a human brain

The race is on to bring us cognitive computing… machines and systems that are faster than anything we know and that have the ability to teach themselves<p>From HAL to C-3PO, films and TV have for decades portrayed a vision of the future where machines have some level of human intelligence. In labs …

IBM’s Brad Becker on Watson and the ‘Humane’ Promise of Cognitive Computing

Brad Becker, chief design officer for IBM Watson, talks about current and future applications of cognitive computing and how he hopes to make …