Sylvester Okolie

25 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | @SylvesterOkolie | Keep up with Sylvester Okolie on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sylvester Okolie”

This Is How Every Type of Alcohol Affects Your Mood, According to Science

Pick your holiday drink wisely.<p>A new study has analysed how different types of alcohol cause different emotional responses in both men and women.<p>The …

When You Learn, Your Brain Swells with New Cells — Then It Kills Them

Every time you learn a skill, new cells burst to life in your brain. Then, one after another, those cells die off as your brain figures out which …

An Ex-Google Exec Is Founding a Religion Where People Worship an AI God

So this is a thing now.<p>Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber executive currently at the centre of a bombshell lawsuit filed by Waymo, says …

The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything

<b>Q. What exactly does bleach do? If I soak a cracked dish, the stains seem to be gone — but are they really?</b><p><b>A.</b> The active ingredient of bleach is sodium hypochlorite, which is made up of three common elements, sodium, oxygen and chlorine, said May Nyman, professor of chemistry at Oregon State …

Chemistry

The Search for Dark Matter Just Took a Big Step Forward

New study of satellite data shows where we should look — and where we shouldn’t.<p><i>In brief:</i> A team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, sifted through 16 years worth of satellite data on a hunt for dark matter. While their study turned up no evidence of the elusive substance, it does …

Dark Matter

Hoard of venomous sea creatures covers Australian shore and it’s a terrifying sight

Running into a single Portuguese Man O’ War can be an extremely frightening experience. With a bubbly top that keeps them afloat and jellyfish-like …

Earth

Introduction to the Human Genome Project

The set of nucleic acid sequences or genes that form the DNA of an organism is its <b>genome</b>. Essentially, a genome is a molecular blueprint for …

Genetics

The FDA Would Like to Remind You That Pot Doesn't "Cure" Cancer

And claiming it does could be harmful.<p>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agency in the US has warned companies advertising marijuana-based …

Cannabis

We Don't Know Much About Earth's First 1.5 Billion Years, But This Mineral Could Hold Answers

These are the best records we have.<p>Scientists are using minerals extracted from volcanic rock to learn more about the earliest times on planet Earth …

Earth Science

Astronomers complete 1st global asteroid tracking drill

This is only a test. Astronomers report on the TC4 Observation Campaign, which, in October, used a real Near-Earth Asteroid to practice our global …

Asteroids

Scientists Have Identified The Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in The Brain

With huge implications.<p>Most of us know the feeling of being unable to distract ourselves from a particular thought, however much we might want to. …

There’s so much going on in this breathtaking new Hubble photo you could stare at it for years

NASA has lots and lots of hardware floating around in space, orbiting planets, and cruising around Mars, and when it wants to show off its …

Astronomy

Why Climate Scientists Are Obsessed With Two Mysterious Boulders in The Bahamas

We still don't know how the boulders got there.<p>Atop a jagged, 50-foot-high (15-metre-high) cliff on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera sit two enormous …

Climate Change

Having unwanted thoughts? Scientists find out why some people cannot suppress it

Scientists have found out that a key chemical within the 'memory' region of the brain allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.<p>Unwanted thoughts may …

25 years ago, I predicted the future of media and tech — here’s how I did

In digital tech, 25 years is more than just a generation. It is an epoch. In pre-iPhonic 1992, there was no graphical web browser, no Amazon or …

Meet the DIY mechanics retrofitting classic cars with electric motors

EV West, a car shop in California, built the world's first electric Ferrari.<p><b>Editors' note: This article is part of Dear Future, a collaboration between CNET and VICE Motherboard that looks at major innovations -- in robotics, space travel, VR and more -- shaping the world around us.</b><p>"What sound does …

Classic Cars

It's Time to be Honest About the Nintendo Switch

The world seems to almost come to a complete stop in gaming when a new console releases, and none more so than with a Nintendo one. Such was the case …

Retrogaming

Kinect is officially dead. Really. Officially. It’s dead.

No, really. This time it’s dead.<p>Kinect, the motion-sensing wonder device for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, has had many deaths before, but today seems to bring the last spadeful of dirt on its grave. Microsoft has confirmed it is no longer manufacturing Kinect and none will be sold once retailers run …

Video Games Are Destroying the People Who Make Them

Among video game developers, it’s called “crunch”: a sudden spike in work hours, as many as 20 a day, that can last for days or weeks on end. During this time, they sleep at work, limit bathroom breaks and cut out anything that pulls their attention away from their screens, including family and …

Gaming Industry

Assassin’s Creed: Origins reviews round-up, all the scores

Assassin’s Creed: Origins makes great strides towards creating a modern RPG and gives the foundation of the series its biggest shakeup yet. Does it …

Assassin's Creed

Destiny 2 on PC comes with a disc, but it's made of paper

Collectible metal case serves literally no purpose<p><i>Destiny 2</i> launched on PC just yesterday, meaning that many hopeful fans received a physical box either from an online retailer or their local brick-and-mortar shop. But, as it turns out, the game case is basically empty. Inside there’s just a paper …

11 Games Released for Nintendo Switch This Week

Wulverblade, Yono, and other Nindies will be available.<p>The Nintendo Switch has another packed release week, with 11 games, and one demo, set to be …

Indie Gaming