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This man flew to Belize and paid $94,000 for a risky brain implant to study the link between thoughts and speech

Phil Kennedy is one of those scientists.<p>As MIT Technology Review's Adam Piore reported, the neuroscientist who pioneered the technology used to connect the human brain to a computer decided to get his own brain implant in 2014.<p>Brain computer interfaces, or BCIs, are devices that record the …

World's Largest Fusion Reactor is About to Switch On

If “The Stellarator” sounds like an energy source of comic book legend to you, you’re not that far off. It’s the largest nuclear fusion reactor in …

The Eye Floater Phenomenon: Between Science and Spirituality

In the mid-1990s, I met a man named Nestor living in the solitude of the hilly Emmental region of Switzerland. Nestor has a unique and provocative …

Neurology

Researchers Create Better Algorithm for Simulating Particles in Fermi Sea

A North Carolina State University physicist and his German colleagues have created a new, more precise algorithm for simulating particle interactions …

Spirals in dust around young stars may betray presence of massive planets

A team of astronomers is proposing that huge spiral patterns seen around some newborn stars, merely a few million years old (about one percent our …

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs <i>by Lisa Randall. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.</i><p>"Dark matter" and "dinosaurs" are words you rarely hear together except perhaps in the playground, a fantasy gaming club or some not-yet-released …

Meet The Yamaha Motobot: A Robot That'll Learn To Ride Motorcycles Better Than Humans Can

Yamaha is delving into the world of autonomous vehicles in a way befitting the unique company that it is: by building a robot that is capable of learning to pilot a motorcycle better than a human can, but not just any human.<p>The Yamaha Motobot aims to outperform an elite world champion—nine-time …

Motorcycles

Is Tesla’s Model X sun visor design genius, or overkill?

“I’m not sure anyone should have made this car,” Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said at a press conference just before the debut of the Model X crossover last month.<p>That somewhat unusual remark referred to the features and complexity of the new electric crossover utility vehicle.<p>Musk said Tesla could …

Tesla

US, South Korea pledge to strengthen defenses

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korea are pledging to strengthen their combined defenses against what they call threats by North Korea, …

North Korea

Self-driving Volkswagen completes 1,500-mile Mexican trek

A University of Nevada researcher and his colleagues travel hands-free from Nogales to Mexico City, setting a record in the process.<p>As self-driving vehicles seem to be steering themselves ever closer to the mainstream, a team of researchers has completed Mexico's longest-ever journey in an …

Mexico City

The Top 8 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Work

My team and I just hosted another Future of Work Forum in NYC for members of The Future of Work Community (a global brand council where companies explore how the workplace is changing). We were joined by some brilliant speakers and guests including the CHRO of AARP, Chief People Officer of Cisco, …

The Workplace

Saudi Arabia To Russia And Iran: Get Out Of Syria

Saudi Arabia Saturday demanded that Russia and Iran withdraw all military forces from Syria, where the two countries have intervened on behalf of …

In Central Asia, Kerry talks to autocratic cast of nations

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with some of the world's most repressive governments Sunday, hoping to deepen …

Human Rights

The war on women is not a war at all: It’s a one-sided assault by sad, insecure little men

Conservatives don’t give a damn about the direction of the culture. They just want to control women’s bodies<p>The so-called 'war on women' is not a war; it’s a one-sided assault. It is conservative men, drunk on power, calling women sluts and then rolling up their sleeves and knocking us back into …

Resources and Information.

New quantum technology, and the measurement and definition of time

Einstein’s relativity, optical atomic clocks, and November’s Perimeter Institute public lecture from David Wineland. With some added geek nostalgia<p>A while ago the Independent asked me, and others, to share some science books that have excited us. My choice was “Science and the Universe” from the …

Physics

Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

These 2 work-related stressors could make you die sooner

One report, using actuarial data, found that white-collar workers live longer than blue-collar workers.<p>Another study confirmed this, finding that high-income workers have longer life expectancy than low-income ones.<p>Does the the kind of job someone has contribute to, or detract from, their …

Final Seconds of Trailer for 9/11 Virtual Reality Experience Will Leave You Speechless

A 9/11 virtual reality experience available for download online allows users to see the horrific attacks from the perspective of those inside the Twin Towers.<p>The game, called [08:46], in reference to the time American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center, is available on the …

Virtual Reality

Biosensor for detecting proteins made entirely of a protein

Antibodies are proteins that work inside our bodies to protect us from diseases by binding and detecting foreign target molecules known as …

Businesses are making billions off a rare personality type that's common in the most creative and uninhibited people

Clever entrepreneurs have learned how to capitalize on a bizarre trait that some of us possess — getting a kick out of being scared spitless.<p>An estimated 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year and spend $6.9 billion on everything from candy and costumes to the spookiest …

This startup CEO was rejected 27 times by venture capitalists — now he has more than $131 million in funding

ThredUp is a startup that lets customers sell clothes in their closets to others, but in 2008 when the company first started, the idea was different. Reinhart wanted to help people swap clothes with one another, particularly parents whose children were quickly growing out of their wardrobes. But it …

How Successful People Deal With Narcissists Wisely

Struggling with narcissists? Learn how successful people deal with narcissists in a positive and healthy way.

Success

Third Observatory to Close on Sacred Hawaiian Mountain

A British-built observatory located on Hawaii's tallest mountain announced last week that it would be closing, meeting the request of Hawaii's Gov. …

Universe

Justice Department Under Pressure To Investigate ExxonMobil For Climate Change Cover-Up

"There's a lot of evidence they misled people."<p>WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidates and environmental groups are calling on the Department of Justice to investigate whether ExxonMobil has been deliberately covering up the truth about climate change for years.<p>Former Secretary of State …

U.S. Department of Justice

'The Visit' Explores What Would Actually Happen If Aliens Came To Earth

And asks some big questions about what it means to be human<p>As long as we have been human, we have looked at the stars and wondered if anything like us exists elsewhere out there. More recently, we’ve found new ways to try to answer that question, by capturing images of far-off worlds or sending our …

UFOs

LHC luminosity upgrade project moving to next phase

This week more than 230 scientists and engineers from around the world met at CERN to discuss the High-Luminosity LHC – a major upgrade to the Large …

Resources and Information.

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If you're looking for a role model of lifelong success, you can't do much better than Bill Gates. Microsoft, the company he founded, created a whole industry. At a net worth of nearly $80 billion, he's the richest man in the world. His philanthropic activities reach far and wide and have actually …

Self-improvement

New concepts emerge for generating clean, inexpensive fuel from water

An inexpensive method for generating clean fuel is the modern-day equivalent of the philosopher’s stone. One compelling idea is to use solar energy …