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Awesome CS Courses

Introduction<p>There is a lot of<p>hiddentreasure lying within university pages scattered across the internet. This list is an attempt to bring to light …

11 DIY ways to camp indoors when the weather outside is frightful

Baby, it's cold outside, so let's make s'mores.<p>Camping doesn't need to be a summer-only activity. Even when it is below zero outside, you can still …

10 Ways That Brain Myths Are Harming Us

Governments are pouring unprecedented sums of money into neuroscience. They want to know how the three pounds of meaty head sponge gives rise to …

Facial measurements resurface in search for autism clues | Spectrum | Autism Research News

A group of scientists is using fast, accurate and minimally invasive measurement systems to revive the once-tedious trade of dysmorphology, or the …

5 Practical Things Men Can Do For Gender Equality At Work

“Raising awareness” is fine, but if you want to be a part of bringing about real change, there’s a lot of work to be done.<p>There is no shortage of advice for women who want a more level playing field at work:<p>We should learn to accept criticism, stop apologizing, change our tone of voice, learn how …

Google's latest a spoon that steadies tremors

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.<p>Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than …

Tech Trends Shaping The Future Of Medicine, Part 1

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. They are important because of the impact they will likely have on all of us at one time or …

Nanotech has a future in monitoring tumors and diagnosing illness

A team of MIT researchers have developed nanoparticle sensors that could eventually be used to monitor tumors or other diseases, as well as act as a tool to diagnose illnesses. These nanoparticles are made of polymer chains that can bind to the sensors a doctor needs. For instance, in the …

This Wearable Gadget Turns Your Footsteps Into Battery Life For Your Phone

The Ampy gives you motivation to get moving and solves the problem of your device always running out of battery.<p>Most fitness trackers try to inspire action by counting your steps. But a new wearable adds another layer of motivation: As you move, the device captures that energy and stores it to …

Wearable Tech

I learned to type using only my thoughts

Top Shelf: Interpret This<p>I always wanted to control a computer with my mind, and this week I got to do just that. I was at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, where brain injury researcher Jonathan Wolpaw is developing a computer-brain interface system that allows people who are paralysed communicate …

Biohacking goes industrial: six examples of future biotech products

<i>This article was taken from the August 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Thync zaps your brain to change your mood

Device Zaps Your Brain to Change Your Mood<p>technology<p>EMail<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>The Latest<p>Advertising<p>Interview: Using AI For Smarter …

The 25 Best Private High Schools In America

Exeter, which has around 1,000 students, scored particularly high marks for its teachers and academics.<p>Niche combined community reviews and hard data to compile its private school ranking. The site ranks over 100,000 schools based on 27 million reviews from more than 300,000 students and parents, …

College & University

3 Reasons Why the Rich Keep Getting Richer

Source: Thinkstock<p>Thomas Piketty is a pretty famous man right now. A French economist, Piketty catapulted himself into the limelight with his book</i> …

Ebola Risk Shuts Liberia's Schools, But It Can't Stop Digital Learning

For 1.2 million Liberian children, classroom instruction isn’t happening this year. Ebola-related risks have forced massive school closures. But lessons are being broadcast by radio — and in the age of mobile phones and data plans, a new, digital version of “school” is taking shape, one home at a …

Striking Photos Of The Homeless Community That Lived Beneath Manhattan

In fact, since 2006, the number of homeless people have steadily risen, reaching all-time highs of over 5 8,000 homeless people sleeping in shelters each night.<p>And those numbers don't account for New York's homeless who seek refuge on the streets.<p>Photographer and filmmaker Andrea Star Reese …

Homelessness

IBM's Watson Will Give You Personalized Health Advice Based on Your DNA

IBM wants its supercomputer Watson to help you get healthy—by analyzing your genes. A startup called Pathway Genomics is teaming up with IBM to …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

This Woman's Revolutionary Startup Could Change 900,000 Surgeries A Year

If you've ever broken a bone, you know the process to recovery is slow and painful.<p>Now imagine neither splint nor surgery were enough to seal the fracture. Instead, your doctor says you need a bone graft, a procedure that involves taking bone from elsewhere to fill the gap created by your …

Study: Smoking Marijuana Makes Part of the Brain Smaller

With even more people smoking marijuana, there has been an uptick in scientific research about the effect the drug has on a user’s mind and body. One such study took a longer-term look at what chronic pot smoking does to the brain and found it actually shrunk part of it.<p>The research from the …

Ebola and Inequality, by Joseph E. Stiglitz

NEW YORK – The Ebola crisis reminds us, once again, of the downside of globalization. Not only good things – like principles of social justice and …

Activist Wasfia Nazreen

A Bangladeshi aid worker hula-hoops on the Seven Summits to empower her country’s women and girls.<p>While exact numbers are difficult to pin down, approximately 350 people have climbed the Seven Summits. If activist Wasfia Nazreen summits Oceania's Carstensz Pyramid in late November, it won’t rank as …

Human Rights

Google's DeepMind Builds Artificial Intelligence Computer That Mimics Human Brain

Google-owned artificial intelligence (AI) startup DeepMind has unveiled a computer prototype capable of mimicking properties of the human brain's …

How close are we to creating artificial intelligence? – David Deutsch

It is uncontroversial that the human brain has capabilities that are, in some respects, far superior to those of all other known objects in the …