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Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …

5 Mind-Bending Experiments That Show Where Creativity Is Headed Next

Researchers showed off new tools to augment human creativity at Siggraph, the year’s biggest computer graphics conference.<p>Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery hosts a conference called Siggraph where artists, researchers, designers, and developers show off their work on computer …

Creative Circle launches free school to address diversity in the creative industries

Only 9.9% of employees in Britain’s creative agencies are black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME), according to the not-for-profit organisation, while …

Creativity

Glassy Fort Lauderdale contemporary sells for $7.7M

One of the biggest sales in the area in the last six months<p>A vibrant contemporary home with 265 feet of water frontage in Fort Lauderdale sold for $7.745 million in April, becoming one of the five biggest sales in the city within the last six months.<p>It’s located at 3330 Northeast 59th Street, sits …

The ravishing Shiki-Shima is Japan’s Most Luxurious Train

Home » Travel » The ravishing Shiki-Shima is Japan’s Most Luxurious Train<p>Just a few weeks ago we’ve posted an impressive list with the top 10 <b>most</b> …

Giant Sequoia Skyscraper Concept

For all their grand height, the roots of the giant sequoia don't go down very far — and thus they fall quickly when the trunk starts to rot. The …

Google Now

Artist Uses Wood Scraps to Visualize a Dynamic Explosion of Color and Shapes

Breaking with purpose—this is how New Zealand artist Louise McRae describes her creative act. Selecting found wood, cutting it, and painting it before it's molded into dynamic assemblages, McRae's work demonstrates an explosive spirit. By fitting together the broken down wood into art that is …

Razer and Maingear partner on an all-out gaming PC

Maingear isn't playing favorites when it comes to partners for over-the-top gaming rigs. The PC builder is teaming up with Razer for the R1 Razer Edition, a tower PC that's as much about showing off as boosting your frame rates. Razer, as you might have noticed, handles the design -- it's …

Only Samsung Can Save Android From iPhone Domination

Sometimes numbers hide the true story. In the world of smartphones, the volume of Android sales tower over the rival iOS platform. Android accounts for over eighty percent of the market, with iOS a distant second (Kantar Worldpanel). With that measure Android is ‘winning’ but that’s not …

South Korea

A famous physicist thinks science will never be able to crack this fundamental mystery of the human mind

Some mind-ponderers, notably philosopher Colin McGinn, argue that consciousness is unsolvable. Philosopher Owen Flanagan calls these pessimists "mysterians," after the 60's-era rock group "Question Mark and the Mysterians."<p>Recently, physicist Edward Witten came out as a mysterian. Witten is …

Dark Matter

More than 50,000 Londoners trial first night tube

6,500 people tap into Oxford Circus on Central line, while Sadiq Khan boards first Victoria line in ‘superb start’ for all-night service<p>More than 50,000 travellers took advantage of the first-ever all-night services on the London Underground on Friday night, with officials hailing a “superb start” …

Two brothers from France have figured out how to take over the App Store

Or perhaps you've tried your hand at "ZigZag," "Twist," or "Stick Hero," equally addictive and simple — and nearly as popular as — mobile games.<p>What you may not know is that all of these games — and about 60 others — are products of a five-person company in France that has no office.<p>It's called …

App Store

Boeing plans layoffs for airplane engineers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Friday that it is considering layoffs of airplane engineers, a plan that it said may cause it to reorganize or consolidate its engineering teams, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.<p>Boeing said in a memo to employees that the company is deciding …

Aerospace

YouTube CEO says 'we're listening' to growing criticisms of complaint system

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki tonight tweeted out a message of thanks to the YouTube community at large, vowing that the company is "listening" to recent feedback from creators, who've taken issue with the site's complaint system. A growing number of popular YouTubers have criticized the company's way …

Apple's $120M patent victory over Samsung overturned on appeal

The never-ending Apple vs. Samsung patent wars just had another chapter written today, long after most of us stopped caring. A US appeals court overturned the $120 million jury-appointed verdict that was awarded to Apple way back in May of 2014. Specifically, the court said that a variety of older …

Apple's lawyer: An FBI win is the beginning of a 'police state'

With Apple set to argue its case against the FBI on March 22, Apple attorney Ted Olsen warned that the case is about more than meeting government demands to help break into an iPhone, it’s about fending off government agencies that seek ‘limitless’ powers to ‘listen to [our] conversations.’<p>You can …

Inland Empire

Sony's new VR control patent looks like something out of 'Tron'

Ready to feel like you’re in the future? If a new patent from Sony comes to fruition, you might be able to strap on your VR goggles and manipulate virtual space while looking like you’re living in The Grid from ‘Tron.’<p>The patent, spotted by Ars Technica, is for a ‘Glove Interface Object’ presumably …

Virtual Reality

Samsung wins US appeal in Apple patent case

San Francisco (AFP) - A US appeals court handed Samsung a win over Apple in a long-running patent fight, overriding a jury verdict ordering it to pay $119.6 million to the iPhone maker.<p>The court ruled that two Apple patents at issue were not valid, according to a copy of the decision posted …

Samsung

Berkshire's Earnings: A Surprise Boost From Kraft Heinz, But an Off Year at Geico

Warren Buffett outperformed the broader market last year, by his own measure, even if his company’s performance fell short of its recent …

Boy, 7, Finds 3,400-Year-Old Figurine in Israel’s Tel Rehov Site

TEL AVIV, Israel — A seven-year-old boy discovered an ancient statuette of a naked woman during a day trip to an archaeological site in Israel, antiquities officials said Thursday.<p>Ori Greenhut saw a dirt-covered stone with with the image of a person while climbing a mound at Tel Rehov earlier this …

Archaeology

Adele collects four BRIT awards wearing a £12.50 foundation

All eyes were once again on Adele last night, as she swept the board at the BRIT Awards, cried on stage and – as Sony’s most profitable artist – publicly declared her support for fellow Sony signing Kesha.<p>Her Giambattista Valli dress ensured she looked the part, while make-up artist Michael Ashton, …

Safer Wi-Fi, smart trash cans and more: What mattered on Mobile World Congress day two

Google's 3D mapping tech is growing, and sensors will soon be on everything, including your trash can.<p>Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona, and the news keeps on flowing. On Tuesday, our crew got to see Microsoft's newest Lumia, fitness bands from Garmin and a safer future in the …

MIT makes an interactive water 'display' with lots of potential (Tomorrow Daily)

Virgin Galactic unveils a new spacecraft in its journey toward commercial space travel; also, MIT's Media Lab unveils a way to manipulate water into various shapes.<p>We wondered how Virgin Galactic would recover from its tragic spacecraft crash back in October 2014, and now, it looks like we have an …

Space Travel

Mars Is Recalling Candy Bars in 55 Countries

Mars has recalled chocolate bars and other products in 55 countries, mainly in Europe, after a piece of plastic was found in a Snickers bar in …

eCommerce

Taxi And Uber Drivers, Once Mortal Enemies, Join Forces In New Labor Dispute

Uber’s lower prices hurt both Uber drivers and taxi drivers, so they’re teaming up to protest and organize.<p>Last year, taxi drivers in Belgium threw eggs at Uber drivers’ cars and blocked them from picking up passengers during a protest against the ride-hailing company. In France, during another day …

The 10 Commandments of Taking Instagram Food Pics

When every taco is just a pic waiting to happen, what you eat really matters. We polled Insta-stars for advice proven to blow up your feed.<p><i>Welcome to Bon Appétit's first-ever Culture Issue! All month long we'll be bringing you stories from the intersection of food and music and entertainment and</i> …

Warby Parker

Honey, Who Shrank The Alligators?

In the Florida Everglades, the alligators are in trouble.<p>The reptiles are scrawny, weighing 80 percent of what they should. The alligators grow more slowly, reproduce less and die younger. Researchers are trying to figure out why this iconic species is in decline — and what it means for the …

VIDEO: Taking Out The Trash At The Space Station

Today was trash day on the International Space Station, and as you might expect, it's not as simple as rolling a can out to the curb. Instead, a used resupply capsule was stuffed with 1.5 tons of trash and cut loose.<p>All that trash will burn up over the Pacific Ocean when the Cygnus supply craft, …

Space Exploration