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9 Brain Exercises to Keep You Productive and Happy

Feeling gloomy or burned out? These mental exercises can help you stay focused.<p>Originally published by <b>Gretchen Rubin</b> on LinkedIn: Try These Surprising and Intriguing Brain Exercises<p>Dorothea Brande was an American writer and editor, well known for her books <i>Wake Up and Live</i> and <i>Becoming a Writer</i> (a …

Nutritionists Say That Following This One Simple Dinner Rule Will Help You To Lose Weight

From Paleo, to low-carb, to vegan – there are a whole lot of diets out there that promise to improve your health and help you to lose weight quickly. …

Nutrition

Westworld Is What Happens When You Make a TV Show Like a Video Game

The hit new HBO show is a lot like a video game you don't actually get to play—and that's a good thing.<p>In the winter of 2011, Bethesda Game Studios had a problem. They had made one of the most popular, critically acclaimed games of the year—the then-highly-anticipated fantasy role-playing game <i>The</i> …

Scientists dropped dummies on their heads to test an inflatable helmet

It's a surprisingly safe marshmallow<p>New inflatable bike helmets may be safer than the one you’re wearing, but if you live in the US you might not get to wear one until crash-test regulations catch up to the new design.<p>To figure out how inflatable helmets stack up against their dorkier, …

The 12 Hottest New Restaurants in Rome

Today, Eater returns to Rome, Italy, to discover the hottest drinking and dining destinations the city has to offer. Our guide, as always, is cookbook author and food writer Katie Parla, who dishes on the 12 buzziest openings of the past year.<p>On her list: a beer hall with food from renowned pizza …

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal - MIT Technology Review

Crystals are extraordinary objects, not least because of their symmetry. Crystals form repeating patterns that are the same in some directions but …

Quantum Physics

Samsung plugs IBM's brain-imitating chip into an advanced sensor

IBM's TrueNorth, a so-called "cognitive chip," remarkably resembles the human brain: its 4,096 cores combine to create about a million digital neurons and 256 million synapse connections. In short, like everyone's favorite complex organ, it operates extremely quickly and consumes far less energy …

The Brain

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Trial to extend life of dogs shows 'significant improvements' in heart health, say scientists

A trial to see if it was possible to extend the lifespan of pet dogs has shown significant improvements in heart health.<p>Evolutionary geneticists at the University of Washington in the US, have been conducting phase 1 trials to see if the anti-rejection medicine rapamycin could ward off death.<p>The …

The Onion Omega2 lets you add Linux to your hardware projects

Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon? <br>The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more.<p>This tiny board is Arduino -compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and …

Hole in ozone layer is closing and will be 'healed' by 2050, scientists say

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful …

Ozone

Ideo, Astro, And Whipsaw: What Every Startup Should Know About Design

For Highway1, a Silicon Valley design accelerator, pros at top consultancies mentored young entrepreneurs. Here’s their best advice.<p>At Highway1, a design accelerator based in San Francisco, startups have four months to transform a prototype into a market-ready product, develop a business plan, …

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

Siri-creator shows off first public demo of Viv, ‘the intelligent interface for everything’

Voice-controlled assistance is seeing another evolution as it looks to prove its worth as the next shift in human-computer interaction.<p>Today, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Siri creator Dag Kittlaus showed off the first public demo of Viv, an AI virtual system that aims to be “the intelligent …

100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America: OpenTable Releases Its 2016 List

OpenTable has released another tempting restaurant ranking for the hungry masses.<p>Just in time for Mother’s Day, the online restaurant reservation service has named the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2016.<p>The list—which comes just a few weeks after OpenTable named the 100 Hottest …

New Orleans

Architects Design Sprawling Mountain Home Inspired by the Fibonacci Spiral

A typical home adheres to a square or rectangular shape, while occasionally deviating to a circular structure. The Berkshire Mountain House, however, defies any sort of convention and takes inspiration from the Fibonacci spiral to create a winding layout among the rural Massachusetts …

Architecture

Google patented a crazy device it wants to inject into your eyeball

We may be accustomed to seeing high-tech companies file patents for out-there concepts and technologies, but a new patent from Google takes the cake. Originally spotted by <i>Forbes</i>, Google earlier this month filed a patent which describes a method of injecting a device into a person's eyeball as a …

Bitcoin's Maker Revealed? Australian Man Says He Is 'Satoshi Nakamoto'

For years, it's been a mystery: Who created the bitcoin crypto-currency, only to vanish as the virtual money grew into a phenomenon? Australian computer scientist Craig Wright now says he's "Satoshi Nakamoto," the alias that was used to create bitcoin.<p>"Satoshi is dead," Wright wrote in a blog post …

Bitcoin

Want a Brain That's 7 Years Younger? Science Says Do This

The brains of people who do this activity appear years younger than their actual age, a new study shows.<p>If you want to feel younger, there's no substitute for healthy living and hitting the gym (though a flattering haircut and a fun night out can't hurt). But what if you want to <i>think</i> younger?<p>Our …

AMOLED displays set to close in on LCD this year

AMOLED continues to be the display technology to bet on these days, as research from IHS anticipates that AMOLED will gradually close the gap on LCD, having overcome many of its previous manufacturing obstacles. Although LCD is still the most commonly used display type in electronic products, …

WISP Is A Tiny Wireless Computer That Draws Power From Radio Waves

Batteries not included or required<p>Power is a limit. When creating an electrical device, it needs some way to draw energy, or else it might as well be an awkward, inert rock. The easiest way is to tap into the grid, limiting the device's mobility to the length of a power cord, or using batteries, …

6 common battery myths you probably believe

We here at Android Authority get a lot of feedback about the devices running our favorite operating system. However, the most negative comments usually have to do with battery life. And it makes sense: there’s nothing more frustrating than having this magical powerhouse of microtechnology suddenly …

Weekend Recipe: Kimchi Pancakes

One of the most promising new cookbooks to hit shelves this spring is <i>Koreatown: A Cookbook</i>, written by freelance food writer Matt Rodbard and chef Deuki Hong (Eater Young Gun class of 2015) of New York City's Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong. The pair have spent years studying the restaurants and dishes …

Why it's so impressive that Fermat's Last Theorem has been solved

When Andrew Wiles received the £500,000 Abel Prize for mathematics last week, there was a general sense of “At last!” in the mathematical community.<p>After all, Professor Wiles had already won almost every other prize for his 1995 proof of Fermat’s last theorem, the most notorious problem in the …

Mathematics

Gastronomy Of Genius: History's Great Minds And The Foods That Fueled Them

Genius and food have a lot in common. Both nurture, inspire and occasionally intimidate. Some appeal to almost everyone instantly. Others are acquired tastes. So perhaps it's not surprising that, scanning history's greatest minds, we find many were inspired by certain food or drink, repulsed by …

Albert Einstein

Recipes from Australia’s Byron Bay – the Healthiest Place on Earth

Australia’s Byron Bay, just a short flight from Sydney, is home to spectacular beaches and brilliant chefs who love to surf. Here, the healthy …

Facebook's Long, Psychological Journey To Reactions

Augmenting the Like<p>Facebook Reactions are here, and they’ve been a long time coming.<p>Since at least 2012, Facebook has been searching for ways to make its service more expressive. In the minds of product developers and managers at the social media company, there shouldn’t be an emotion that you …

Google Will Draw Your Selfie Using An Algorithm

Duck face and all<p>Google may not have announced anything at this year’s Mobile World Congress 2016, but that hasn’t stopped Android from taking part in the festivities. The first letter in Google's Alphabet took to MWC to tout Android Experiments—a group of open source projects that run on the …