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These old black-and-white photos were colorized by artificial intelligence

Researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo have created a way to realistically colorize black-and-white photos without any human intervention for the first time ever. The team's approach is based on convolutional neural networks — a type of machine learning originally inspired by the visual cortex …

The 50 best restaurants in America

A great meal at an outstanding restaurant can be a life-changing experience. But with new places popping up every day, it can be difficult to decide which spots are worth your time — and hard-earned cash.<p>We combined six noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners to come up with …

James Beard Foundation

Why Microsoft Just Bought 10 Million Strands of DNA

Microsoft(msft). just bought 10 million strands of DNA from a San Francisco company called Twist Bioscience. Why? Data storage.<p>When you think about …

10 Qualities of People With High Emotional Intelligence

If you want to know if you have high emotional intelligence, here are a few tips to guide you along the way.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have an unlimited amount of success in both their personal and professional lives? It could be because they possess high emotional …

A New Experiment May Determine Whether Gravity Is Quantized

In physics there are two broad ways to look at the world. One is the classical realm of Newton and Einstein, where objects have definite form and interact in clearly determinate ways. The other is the quantum realm, where objects seem nebulous, with a strange mix of particle-like and wave-like …

The philosophical questions raised by neuroscience

These days, most of us accept that minds are dependent on brain function and wouldn’t object to the claim that “You are your brain.” After all, we’ve …

The Brain

Nanotechnology coming of age (finally)?

For more than two decades, nonscientists and engineers have made molecular-scale motor, switches, propellers, ratchets, and even the "nanocar" above …

3 Tricks to Help You Get in the Zone

Being deeply immersed in your work is deeply satisfying. A happiness expert explains how to get in the flow.<p>You might not know the term or its origins, but you've certainly experienced the state psychologists call “flow.” No doubt you liked it.<p>“Named by Mihly Cskszentmihlyi,” Wikipedia helpfully …

Why the digestive system and its bacteria are a 'second brain'

<i>Can the bacteria in our gut really influence our mental health? A growing number of scientists say yes—and they're warning us not to ignore digestive</i> …

The crazy story of why there are almost no Germans in New York's East Village anymore

While New York is home to an abundance of unique ethnic enclaves, Kleindeutschland, or Little Germany, was literally a German town in the middle of New York, which retained its language and customs.<p>At its peak, around the mid-1800s, Little Germany was home to 60,000 Germans and encompassed 400 …

East Village

7 Cognitive Biases That Are Holding You Back

You may believe that your conscious self is in control of your life, but the scientific reality is very much the opposite. Conquer these biases to turn things around.<p>The brain is surprisingly resource intensive, making up about 2 percent of your body weight, but consuming 20 percent of your …

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

15 Swimming Holes You Need to Visit ASAP

If the summer heat has you stuck inside clinging to your air conditioning, this list was made for you. Whether you want to sweat a little before your swim, or jump straight in from the parking lot, we've got you covered. Get outside this summer and beat the heat at one (or all!) of these beautiful …

Hiking

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement

Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System

<b>Implications profound for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis.</b><p>In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of …

Neuroscience

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brain Works

By In5D on June 1, 2015 in Health<p>by Belle Beth Cooper, BufferApp<p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains …

1975: The year that quantum mechanics met gravity

Since the revolutionary development of both theories in the early twentieth century, it is fair to say that general relativity and quantum mechanics …