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‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Cambridge Analytica

Why Aren't Fish Electrocuted During Lightning Storms?

You're never supposed to use a hairdryer in the bathtub because the electric shock could kill you. So what happens to fish when lightning strikes? …

The trolling of Elon Musk: how US conservatives are attacking green tech

Electric-car evangelist is the target of concerted negative online campaign linked to influential rightwing network<p>He is the charismatic Silicon Valley entrepreneur who believes his many companies - including the electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, solar power firm Solar City, and SpaceX, which …

Tea Party

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Mental Toughness and Willpower | Inc.com

Arguably one of the most important qualities successful people possess is mental toughness: the drive and determination and willpower to keep going when the going gets tough.<p>Fortunately, determination and willpower are qualities you can develop. Anyone can develop greater mental toughness. (Even …

Motivation

The emotional life of men: 'you'll be right' isn't enough anymore

We have grown up into a society in which males fear sharing emotion with one another, and we continue to teach boys that emotion is not okay<p>I love my father. He’s kind and caring.<p>He grew up in a rural family of boys. He learnt from his father, who in turn learnt from his father, that expressing …

Mental Health

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

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Greg Gage is a neuroscientist.<p>You wouldn't know it by looking at him, though. There's no long, white lab coat. And he doesn't speak in scientific jargon that's difficult to understand.<p>That's because Gage is on a mission: He wants to make neuroscience accessible to everyone.<p>"In order to be able to …

Neuroscience

14 Books by Billionaires That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Christmas List | Inc.com

Reading is an essential part of any learning process. Books give you an intimate glimpse into the minds of others. They reveal subtleties you may not yet be aware of. So, especially when you're navigating a road as ambiguous as entrepreneurship, it's a good idea to take a page out of the stories of …

Ralph Lauren

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments like chemotherapy take a massive toll, but the emotional side effects …

This AI personal assistant took 3 years and millions to build — it completely fooled me

Amy and I exchanged eight emails fixing up a date and then another five when Blomfield had to rearrange. Only then did I spot something odd in Amy's email signature: "Artificial intelligence for scheduling meetings."<p>It turns out that I had been talking to an algorithm the whole time.<p>"I'm very happy …

Europe is leading the way in AI and machine learning (and even Silicon Valley wants in)

The State of European Tech report points to the success of tech-based businesses or acquisitions across the continent, but at the core of this …

Google's Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results

Ask the Google search app "What is the fastest bird on Earth?," and it will tell you.<p>"Peregrine falcon," the phone says. "According to YouTube, the …

11 Habits of Happy People That Anyone Can Adopt

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book or a relaxing day on the …

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Google proved that AI can reshape medicine

A doctor’s work isn’t all done in examination rooms. Many specialists spend lots of time alone with the lights out, examining photographs that reveal their patients’ internal workings.<p>That might soon change. A paper by Google published in the Journal of the American Medical Association details an …

Medical Journals

Meet ALVINN, the self-driving car from 1989

This ain’t no chipmunk<p>In 1989, the Berlin Wall began to fall, the World Wide Web made its debut, Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” topped the charts, and in Pittsburgh, a retrofitted Army ambulance called ALVINN was driving around Carnegie Mellon University without any human intervention.<p>Self-driving cars …

George Harrison Is Still Classic Rock’s Best-Kept Secret

Overshadowed during his life by his role in the world’s biggest band, The Quiet One was so much more than just the Beatles—he was classic rock’s …

Music

Understand Quantum Entanglement in 7 Minutes Flat

For many, Quantum Entanglement just frustrates people who try to understand it. Even Albert Einstein was skeptical about this property in quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

11 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

Psychology

A leading expert says procrastination has almost nothing to do with will power

According to psychologist Tim Pychyl, a leading expert on procrastination from Carleton University, the fickle habit goes much, much deeper.<p>At its heart, Pychyl tells Business Insider, procrastination is an emotional issue.<p>"We could both put something in our schedule, and then we get there and we …

Neuroscientists Develop AI-Based Method for Hacking Fear

As it turns out, your fear of spiders looks a whole lot like my fear of spiders.<p>Imagine a library of fear. Lining its aisles aren't photo albums of snakes and plummeting aircraft, but are instead volumes containing cross-sectional scans of human brains. They are familiar fMRI images of folded grey …

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out over …

14 science and tech breakthroughs we're thankful for this year

Immune System

Research On Chinese Haze Helps Crack Mystery Of London's Deadly 1952 Fog

A team of atmospheric scientists researching pollution in China say they've cracked a 60-year-old mystery — with research that explains not only the haze over Beijing, but also the remarkably toxic Great Smog of London from 1952.<p>By examining conditions in China and experimenting in a lab, the …

Pollution

Experimental Alzheimer’s drug fails in large trial, raising questions about disease’s perceived leading cause

An experimental Alzheimer’s drug that had previously appeared to show promise in slowing the deterioration of thinking and memory has failed in a …

Dementia

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The Guardian view on the humanities: science doesn’t have all the answers

It is 60 years since CP Snow’s essay The Two Cultures poured scorn on the literary world and welcomed the advance of science and technology. But in a fractured world, the humanities are key to an understanding of others<p>In Denis Villeneuve’s lyrical sci-fi movie Arrival, a dozen mysterious vessels …

Humanities

It's Official: NASA's Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

It works.<p>After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it …

Red Hat CEO on Microsoft, Google, and Cutting Edge Software

Even among technology companies, Red Hat has to stand out as one of the geekiest firms in the business.<p>The enterprise company offers services and …

7 Tips From a Flight Hacker Who’s Flown to 43 Countries for Barely Any Money

If you look up round trip flights from London to Tokyo, you’ll see economy fares costing between $600 to $1,600. From Manchester to Boston, it’d be …

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