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Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card?<p>Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data about your location and send it …

I Have 15 ideas To Change Your Life. Do you Have 5 Minutes?

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder of ProcrastinateThe post I Have 15 ideas To Change Your Life. Do you Have 5 Minutes? …

Self-improvement

Imagine How You'll Feel on January 18 (if You Start a 100-Day Goal on October 10) | Inc.com

Recently, I wrote about how 100 days is the perfect amount of time to achieve a key life goal. It's enough time to accomplish something big--but short enough to be able to see the finish line from the start, and to discourage procrastination.<p>I've done these kinds of 100-day challenges a few times: …

Motivation

Elon Musk wants to fly people around the world in under an hour

The spaceship, dubbed the BFR, would carry about 100 people into outer space, but at the end of his presentation he floated the idea of using it to fly anywhere around the world in less than 60 minutes.<p>He painted a picture of people boarding a ship in New York City to head out to a launchpad in the …

Elon Musk

Russia and US agree to co-operate on building first space station to orbit the moon

Russia and the United States have agreed to co-operate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to explore deep space and send humans to Mars.<p>Following in the footsteps of the International Space Station, the moon ship would be open to astronauts and …

Space Exploration

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Artificial Intelligence

Searching for Civility

A Google Memo and the Summer of Hate<p>While much of the world gripped armchairs in white-knuckled horror as nuclear tensions escalated between the U.S. and North Korea, last week <b>Silicon Valley</b> was melting down over an incendiary Google Memo.<p>After an engineer named <b>James Damore</b> argued that biology …

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

Body Language

IBM Claims Big Breakthrough in Deep Learning

The race to make computers smarter and more human-like continued this week with IBM claiming it has developed technology that dramatically cuts the …

Artificial Intelligence

New device can heal with a single touch, and even repair brain injuries

A new device developed at The Ohio State University can start healing organs in a "fraction of a second," researchers say.<p>The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), has the potential to save the lives of car crash victims and even deployed soldiers injured on site. It's a dime-sized …

Ohio State University

Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Physics

Science Says Anxiety Isn't the Problem. Your Response to Anxiety Is What Matters | Inc.com

What do you think about when you hear the word anxiety? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to give a public presentation. Or maybe you think about the times you have trouble sleeping because you're worried about the kids or fretting about the …

Depression

The Science of Self-Control: 6 Ways to Develop Greater Willpower and Discipline | Inc.com

Self-control. Willpower. Determination. Perseverance. Doing what you need to do, day after day, with total focus and resolve...that's how you succeed. And that's why we all want to develop greater willpower and self-control. Willpower, determination, and resilience help successful people keep …

Self-improvement

Drugs alone won't cure the epidemic of depression. We need strategy

In my own odyssey through this valley of shadows I have mulled over three approaches – between them, they offer a pathway to a wider societal cure<p>Mark Rice-Oxley is author of Underneath the Lemon Tree: A Memoir of Depression and Recovery<p>It’s become as inevitable as the rise and rise of global …

Depression

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

UC Berkeley

We Accidentally Invented Plastic That Conducts Electricity

The Birth of Conductive Plastics<p>Before the 2000s, conductive plastics were virtually unheard of. The recycle bin fodder was only utilized as an …

Engineering

Drones, swarms, artificial intelligence and virtual reality now rule

This e-newsletter marks the sun setting on the career of <i>GeoIntelligence Insider</i> columnist and contributing editor Art Kalinski, long active in …

Artificial Intelligence

Destruction of a quantum monopole observed

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Scientists at Amherst College (USA) and Aalto University (Finland) have made the first experimental observations of the dynamics of …

Quantum Mechanics

‘My déjà vu is so bad I can’t tell what’s real’

When a brain tumour left Pat Long with persistent déjà vu, he began to question the very nature of reality. Here, he tells his story.<p>One drab afternoon a few years ago something very unusual happened to me.<p>I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling …

Consciousness

What Quitting Coffee Actually Does to Your Brain

For 64 percent of American adults, not a day goes by where they don’t consume at least one cup of coffee. When they sip on brew, bean freaks are also …

Coffee

Cognitive Psychologists Say Overcoming This One Bias Leads to Public Speaking Success | Inc.com

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave us a glimpse into how successful leaders think. His advice: "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."<p>Cognitive psychologists are finding that there's a lot of truth to that statement. They say that overcoming--or at least being aware--of …

Public Speaking

South Korean President's Impeachment Triggers Clashes And Questions

Two people died in demonstrations and frenzy following a historic ruling in South Korea to remove its first female president. The nation's acting president is calling for unity and calm as the impeached former President Park Geun-hye packs her bags.<p>"Conflicts during demonstrations is not right," …

South Korea

If Overthinking Is Your Habit, You've Judged Yourself Too Much

We are all victims of overthinking. For some of us it can be a fleeting thought but for many of us it can cause real damage in our perception of …

How to Harness the Power of Your Emotions

Tris ThorpAre you using your emotions to inform you or are you letting them control you?Your mental and emotional baggage is primarily responsible …

Self-help

Snap values itself at nearly $24B with its IPO pricing

Snap has given a final price for its IPO, setting the company’s valuation at nearly $24 billion with a price of $17 per share, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.<p>With that, it looks like Wall Street had plenty of appetite for Snap despite multiple major concerns about the company’s …

Markets

Stock futures dip as Wall Street rally loses momentum

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average barely reached a seventh straight record high on Friday and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also closed at a record as gains in Kraft Heinz helped offset selling in energy stocks.<p>After suffering losses for most of the session, the Dow and S&P 500 turned positive …

Stock Markets

A Nanotech Breakthrough Could Generate True Holograms

Transparent rods 500 times thinner than a human hair are bringing us one step closer to free-floating, 3-D images.<p>It's one of the most iconic images …

Nanorods Emit and Detect Light, Could Lead to Displays That Communicate via Li-Fi

Mobile phones that can see without a camera are among some of the other potential applications Gif: Moonsub Shim/University of Illinois/IEEE …

Nanotech

Designing nanomedicine for immuno-oncology

Altmetric: 114<p>Citations: 8<p>More detail<p>Perspective<p>Wen Jiang ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-9154-633X<br>• , Christina A. von Roemeling<br>• , Yuanxin Chen<br>• , Yaqing Qie<br>• , …

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