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Why the 'Flash Boys' Are Fighting Opaque Markets With Blockchain

The code at the heart of the IEX stock exchange that inspired author Michael Lewis's bestseller "Flash Boys" could soon form the foundation of a …

Scientists have found the source of anxiety in the brain - and how to turn it off

Anxiety is a useful emotion, but it can result in crippling personality disorders.<p>Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, which …

A new type of solar cell is coming to market

SOMETIMES it takes a while for the importance of a scientific discovery to become clear. When the first perovskite, a compound of calcium, titanium …

Clean Energy

Blockchain: A Very Short History Of Ethereum Everyone Should Read

Even those who are not familiar with blockchain are likely to have heard about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and payment system that uses the technology. Another platform called Ethereum, that also uses blockchain, is predicted by some experts to overtake Bitcoin this year.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

<b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since it was created pretenders to the throne have come along.<p>All of them have the same basic underpinnings: they use a “blockchain”, a shared public …

Bitcoin

The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy

There's an energy revolution happening in villages and towns across Africa -- off-grid solar energy is becoming a viable alternative to traditional …

Renewable Energy

Kale, other leafy vegetables may make your brain seem 11 years younger

Look into your salad bowl and think: If a fountain of cognitive youth were flowing in there, would you return every day?<p>In research that gives new …

What are memories made of? New study sheds light on key protein

New study sheds light on key protein<p>Researchers have identified the distinct roles and locations in the brain of a protein called AKT believed to be …

A major cause of obesity may be hiding in your gut

<i>Jared Oriel</i><p>One day, you might be able to eat microbes — yes, microbes — to help you lose weight.<p>That might sound like a headline you’d see in a …

Canada's blockchain trial adds transparency to government funding

Decentralized Funding<p>The Canadian government is testing out the use of blockchain tech to improve transparency in government funding.<p>Specifically, …

A better battery? MIT researchers say discovery could improve storage of energy from wind, sun

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say they’ve improved a large-scale battery, opening the possibility of storing massive amounts of …

New study reveals how brain waves control working memory

MIT neuroscientists have found evidence that the brain’s ability to control what it’s thinking about relies on low-frequency brain waves known as …

Researchers Find Missing Link to Make Computers That Mimic the Brain

The key to a new era of computer.<p>Computer scientists have long tried to figure out just how to make machines mimic the incredible efficiency of the …

Artificial Intelligence

The Amazing Ways Exercise Boosts Your Brain Power

Your gym session doesn't just keep your body on-point—it sharpens your mind too.<p><i>Photo: Tang Yau Hoong/Getty Images</i><p>You know exercise is great for your …

We Could Soon Get Lasers Powerful Enough to Literally Rip Emptiness Apart

This is intense.<p>Lasers powerful enough to tear the fabric of matter itself are being developed in a special laboratory in China, potentially giving …

Physics

Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing

In the last five years, biology has undergone a seismic shift as researchers around the globe have embraced a revolutionary technology called gene …

The Future of Weed Science Is a Van in Colorado

You enter the University of Colorado Boulder's newest research laboratory through the side entrance. The door—which is heavy and white, with a black, …

Does Wearing a Surgical Mask Prevent the Flu?

Flu 2018 panic is in full swing, and with very good reason. Already termed “moderately severe” by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), indications …

Four triggers could cause a huge cryptocurrency crash

If it's true that the bigger they are, the harder they fall, then cryptocurrencies have been gearing up for a tremendous decline.<p>But, then again, …

Cryptocurrency

8 Things We Now Know That Happen (and That Don't Happen) When We Legalize Marijuana

The great social experiment that is marijuana legalization is now five years old, with six states already allowing legal marijuana sales, two more …

Why Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple are Crashing This Morning

Cryptocurrency is not having a good morning.<p>Friday is not shaping up to be a great day for cryptocurrency, with 88 of the 100 largest tokens …

Cryptocurrency

How To Make Hash: The OG Concentrate

Hash comes from the word hashish which means “grass” in Arabic. It is a concentrated form of cannabis that has been around for a long time. Indians …

How does fiber prevent weight gain?

By promoting the growth of gut bacteria, dietary fiber could prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome, and unwanted changes in the intestine, according to …

Medical Research

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade | Inc.com

David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was immediately engaged by his wry sense of humor delivered with a …

Public Speaking

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Colorado Wants to Track Weed With Chemicals and the Blockchain

Some dispensary owners have called the bill, SB 18-029, 'fucking crazy.'<p>Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would explore “marijuana tracking technology” that can be added to the plant itself to allow law enforcement to trace a plant back to its grower.<p>The bill would require a local …

Cannabis growers get creative to ease power demands of pot

Legalization may be taking the business of cannabis out of the shadows, but there's an inescapable truth in the tangled mess of extension cords and …