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How deepfake porn is killing our trust in tech

Months after fake "celebrity porn" reared its head online, there's a bad-tech aftertaste. Clearly our sense of truth is morphing, with clever dickies …

Why We Want Who We Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

Virtual reality sheds light on memory recall

Different areas of the hippocampus are activated when recalling different types of memories, a new study that used virtual reality shows.<p>The findings …

Forget self-driving cars — these self-driving slippers are the future we deserve

Nissan built autonomous footwear that can ‘park’ themselves<p>As marketing gimmicks go, I’ll take self-driving slippers over flamethrowers any day. Nissan recently developed a system for slippers to “park” themselves at the entrance of a traditional Japanese inn at the push of a button, in a bid to …

Autonomous Cars

Researchers recorded a thought making its way through the brain in real time — see what it looks like

What happens in the brain when you're listening to a person's voice or looking at their face?<p>Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have some new answers to that question after peering inside the opened-up heads of 16 epilepsy patients.<p>The scientists' aim was to track what happens …

The Brain

Sex Robot Samantha's 'Moral Judgment' AI is "Nonsense": Experts Tell Us Why

Samantha may one day judge owners based on their morality.<p>The sex robot Samantha could one day make judgments about your moral values — and use it to …

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

Study: Rhythmic interactions between cortical layers underlie working memory

Working memory is a sort of “mental sketchpad” that allows you to accomplish everyday tasks such as calling in your hungry family’s takeout order and …

Neuroscience

Could humans survive a cosmic apocalypse?

Entropy theoretically dooms the universe to a vast grave in which even the energy from black holes may not survive, but—again theoretically—our …

The Computer in Nissan's Self-Driving Car is the Human Brain

The brain-to-vehicle cap is in the concept stage.<p>Nissan doesn’t care about little self-driving pods. With the automaker’s brain-to-vehicle …

How women form friendships through compliments

Have you ever gone to a bathroom on a night out and randomly made friends with a perfect female stranger?<p>Women manage to make gal pals in the most …

Is your partner ‘phubbing’ you? Researchers say phone snubbing is killing relationships

70% say phubbing hurts their ability to interact with their partners<p>Handsets are relationship downers – up there with money, sex and kids.<p>Using a …

How To Tell If You're Facebook Friends With A Psychopath, According To Science

There's a saying: When people show you who they are — believe them. With everyone living their lives online these days, people tend to reveal their …

Starting Your Projects With This Team-Building Exercise Vastly Improves Your Success Rate. Here's Why.

Even smart managers make this killer mistake<p>If you're a team leader looking for ways to make your team more effective, you might consider taking a look at the team dynamic. It can make or break any given project you're working on, but it's an aspect of management that often gets less attention than …

What Aristotle Can Teach You About Marketing

You have to make your argument, it has to make sense and it has to make an emotional connection.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thousands of years ago, a guy named Aristotle had lots of ideas about everything from religion and ethics to medicine and science.<p>He also …

Marketing

Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening

In Charlotte Zwerin's 1988 film <i>Straight, No Chaser</i>, Thelonious Monk road manager Bob Jones tells a story about Monk appearing on a television show sometime in the late '50s. Monk is asked what kind of music he likes, to which he replies "all kinds." The interviewer, hoping for a "gotcha" moment, …

Vinyl Records

7 Things You Should Think Twice About, According to Chain Restaurant Employees

If you’ve never worked in a fast food restaurant, you probably find yourself wondering what actually happens in those kitchens that could allow a …

What Went Wrong In Hawaii, Human Error? Nope, Bad Design

The author and eminent design researcher Don Norman examines how poorly designed software spread panic in Hawaii–and offers tips for avoiding such incidents in the future.<p>“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” That was the false alert sent to …

Why a “genius” scientist thinks our consciousness originates at the quantum level

Human consciousness is one of the grand mysteries of our time on earth. How do you know that you are “you”? Does your sense of being aware of …

Consciousness

Posing this simple question to a first date will help you decide if you have a future together

First impressions are very important. That's why a first date with someone is so nerve-racking — you have to put your best self out there and hope for an instant spark.<p>But it's not all on you. You want to actually fancy the person sitting opposite you too. Dating is a way of sussing out whether you …

Relationships

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

How Do We Choose Our Friends? Science Says You & Your BFF May Share Similar Genetics

If you and your squad have a habit of calling each other “sista frandz,” you guys might actually be onto something. No, I’m not about to drop a …

Genetics

Britain appoints 'minister for loneliness' to tackle social isolation

LONDON — It sounds like a character from a dystopian novel, but Britain has created a “minister for loneliness” to tackle modern public health problems associated with social isolation.<p>The government said Wednesday it appointed Tracey Crouch after research showed as many as one in ten people felt …

Healing From a Toxic Childhood? The Two Words You Need Most

I’ll bet you’re wondering what those two words might be, and your brain is offering up suggestions: <i>Move on</i>. <i>Forgive them</i>. <i>Be kinder</i>. <i>Stay mindful</i>.</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

Grindr is making users sad, a study has revealed

A new study has found that Grindr makes people more miserable than any other app.<p>Time Well Spent, an organisation dedicated to “reversing the digital …

Study Reveals Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Researchers turn to neuroscience to help explain why some people are more creative than others.

Neuroscience

Study: These kind of job descriptions are more likely to turn away women candidates

A job listing is the first impression you’ll give to a candidate of your company. As an employer, you want every qualified candidate to feel welcomed …

How Suppressed Emotions Enter Our Dreams and Affect Health

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.<p>—Carl Jung<p>What happens …

Want to Get Wisdom? Be Your Own Crowd

Crowds of humans can be very good at solving certain kinds of problems. If, for example, you wanted to guess how many bacteria live in Lake Erie, you’d be better off asking a random group of people and averaging the result than trying to answer the question alone.<p>But what if you could be your own …

Lake Erie