Venkatesh Sivaraj

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Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Solar eclipse 2017: The pictures you have to see

<b>Americans gazed upwards in their millions on Monday, as a total solar eclipse swept the country.</b><p>It was the first such eclipse to go from the west to east coasts of the US in 99 years.<p>From schoolchildren in Missouri to mounted patrol officers in Idaho, the nation was transfixed by the sight of the …

GOLDMAN SACHS: There's an overlooked way to make a fortune this earnings season

All you have to do is identify good companies that have fallen on hard times, position yourself to capture their earnings move, then get the heck out of dodge.<p>Sounds straightforward, right? Perhaps, but investors haven't been taking advantage of it. If they were, the trade wouldn't be outperforming …

Artificially intelligent: A brief glossary of the ideas behind AI

What if the scariest thing about AI is the vocabulary test?<p>Sure, some people worry about machines putting an end to humanity as we know it, but that may be no more likely than a Mayan-predicted apocalypse. Artificial intelligence, though, may actually bring us lots of things we'll like: …

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The 20 most popular places people on Facebook visited in 2015

As part of its 2015 Year In Review, Facebook just released the top traveled places across the globe, based on the number of check-ins at each stop.<p>Here's the top 20 from around the world:

55 Movies You Have to Watch by the Time You're 30

From Casablanca to Moonrise Kingdom, the films you must see before you turn 30.<p>Whether you fancy romance, comedy, drama—or any hyphenate in-between—there are certain films that you have to see. Some are important because they make you uncomfortable, others entertain, but above all, this particular …

Your Phone Can Tell Whether You’re Depressed

You may think you know a lot about the inner workings of your phone, but your phone may have an even better picture of your mental state.<p>A new study published yesterday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research by researchers from Northwestern University details how GPS and usage sensors can …

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Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

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Yonder

Going into the outdoors is about getting away from it all, but it's also fun to share your experiences. (We're not too proud to admit we've hoofed the last few steps to a snow-capped summit in anticipation of a blockbuster Instagram post.) For those seeking adventure in the outdoors, and aren't …