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Angel investor clubs are hot in the US, and now they’re growing in Southeast Asia

Elite angel investor clubs are a new trend in the US, as shown by <i>Entrepreneur Magazine</i>’s list of its top 10 favorite groups. Angel investment clubs …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Reddit user decrypts The Pirate Bay secret code, unveils Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘I’ll be back’ video

The Pirate Bay, once the most popular file-sharing website on the planet, went down on December 9 after police raided its data center in Sweden. Since then, however, it has been dropping hints left right and center, most recently to reveal that February 1 will be a big day.<p>One such hint, a mystery …

The boy who put a star in a jar

Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …

Who Provides Tech Support for the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a funny phenomenon. While the phrase connotes “interconnectedness,” the truth is that these new gadgets, applications, interfaces, and systems aren’t nearly as interconnected as we expect them to be.<p>Think about it. Why do we have these “things”? We want our lives to …

11 Mind-Blowing Physics Discoveries Made In 2014

From detecting elusive particles forged in the core of our sun to teleporting quantum data farther than ever before, these physicists' scientific research has helped us better understand the universe in which we live as well as pave the way for a future of quantum computers, nuclear fusion, and …

The seven habits of highly confident people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. It influences your success in leadership, how you engage with your team, and at work in general. It influences how you build your business, how you are in your family life, …

Self-improvement

15 movies you’re going to want to watch in 2015

2014 was a great year for movies, but — if anything — 2015 looks to be even better. If you’re fretting over which films to build your year around, look no further: Cult of Mac has you covered.<p>From sci-fi epics from the brains behind <i>The Matrix</i>, to the next instalment in the James Bond franchise, to, …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Here Is The Simplest Advice For Anyone Trying To Lose Weight Or Eat Healthy

Every few years, another diet seems to be all the rage. Food fads come and go every day. Go ahead, try to follow all of the advice that has proliferated: eat low fat, cut out all sugar, eat like a caveman, become a vegan, cut out gluten, go dairy-free, measure glycemic index.<p>You'd be left with …

Mexico's Carlos Slim Unseated As World's Second Richest Man By Warren Buffett

Over the past year, Carlos Slim Helú has gone from being the richest man on the planet to the third place on Forbes World’s Billionaires list. Slim, who has been the second richest person in the world since May 2013 (behind Bill Gates), was bumped down to third place on Monday by Warren …