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How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

WATCH: Starlings Perform Acrobatic Life-Or-Death Dance With A Hungry Falcon

For more than two months, starlings have been flocking to Ireland's County Cork in increasing numbers — and so have the birdwatchers hoping to catch a glimpse.<p>Those observers caught a showstopper of a performance earlier this month.<p>In a video recorded and posted to Facebook by Birdwatch Ireland's …

Birds

This ‘mind-reading’ algorithm can decode the pictures in your head

Imagine searching through your digital photos by mentally picturing the person or image you want. Or sketching a new kitchen design without lifting a …

Brain Activity

What happened when I tried to teach Harvard undergrads about inequality and poverty

I checked the syllabus for the next topic in the undergraduate economics class I teach at Harvard, and I lit up. I was going to cover inequality and poverty in the US and across the world.<p>After a few dry lectures on market demand and supply and drawing graphs to understand taxes and subsidies, I …

The 40 best gadgets of 2017

From smart-speakers and virtual bikes to robot vacuums and indestructible cables, here is the year’s most covetable technology<p><b>1</b> TOY ROBOT<br>UBTech Jimu Astrobot Kit (£190)<p>You can assemble one of three robotswith this Lego-like kit, each fully mobile and equipped with an infra-red sensor to helpit …

Gear & Gadgets

You Have to See This Parent’s Response to His Kid Drawing on the Walls

Sometimes kids do the darnedest things, much to the chagrin of exhausted parents everywhere. While it’s easy to want to lose your cool when little …

Greenhouses

Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

We'd all love to have a better memory. If there was a tool that could make us better at retaining information for exams, or at remembering important facts for a presentation or interview, we would probably pay good money for it.<p>This is what researchers have been working on at the University of …

The Brain

'Bike theft is not inevitable': Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution

Bike theft is the scourge of cyclists around the world, with riders, manufacturers and the law struggling to coordinate a response. That was until city cop Rob Brunt and Xbox pioneer J Allard devised Project 529<p>The bicycle was nothing impressive – an ageing mountain bike worth only a couple of …

Bill Gates

Want To Have Lucid Dreams? A New Study Shows How You Can Boost Your Ability To Control Your Dreams

Have you ever wondered if there are ways you can take control of your dreams and enjoy a night of lucid dreaming? If so, a new study conducted has …

Research

How to read more effectively

Whether you’re dissecting Adam Smith’s <i>The Wealth of Nations</i> or relaxing poolside with <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, reading is, for many of us, a regular source of joy, perspective, and ideas, which enable us to grow personally and professionally. But here’s the catch: We live in a world of never ending …

Books

What It’s Like To Live With A Robotic Third Thumb

“After a while of wearing the thumb, I do feel like something is missing after I take it off.”<p>Mankind’s greatest advantage over the rest of the animal kingdom isn’t just its larger brain. It’s another, smaller evolution, shared with but a few primates, that has allowed humans to master tools that …

Robotics

Train Your Brain To Focus. It'll Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

You've probably seen the famous experiment that Harvard University psychologists Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons conducted in 1999. They filmed two teams of students--one in white t-shirts; one in black t-shirts--weaving around and through each other. Each team was passing a basketball back …

Time Management

Pure Cycles launches its 35-pound Volta electric bicycle, which is "packed with perks"

<b>The latest in what seems like a near-constant flood of e-bike launches comes not from a startup, but from a conventional bike company that started</b> …

Batteries

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain
Emerging Technology

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Earth just had its hottest August on record, NASA finds

August 2016 was the warmest such month on record, according to preliminary data released by NASA on Monday. This further ensures that the year will …

Burning Man in Pictures

The Arts

A Tiny Apartment's Jaw-Dropping Micro Interior Design

Here, the secret behind fitting a large kitchen, home theater, gym facilities, and cat-friendly areas into a 300-square-foot flat.<p>Like many large cities, Hong Kong is a pricey place to live. Because of that, it's no surprise residents looking for property in the expensive urban center of the 7 …

Interior Design

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Kids

This is what happens to the brain when it's on LSD

From hallucinations to a loss of your sense of self, the effects of taking a drug such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) have been known for some …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

'Winning the Brain Game' Will Help Fix Your Fatal Flaws of Thinking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brainstorming. Problem solving. Creative thinking. These are all words that are closely related to entrepreneurship. However, you would be surprised to know that even successful business owners and intrapreneurs hold themselves back …

Creativity

‘Humans of New York’ just broke character and posted a scathing open letter to Donald Trump

Photographer Brandon Stanton, the creator of "Humans of New York" (HONY), is known for letting his photography subjects speak for themselves.<p>But now, Stanton is speaking for himself in an open letter to Donald Trump he posted on the HONY Facebook page on Monday.<p>"I've come to realize that opposing …

Donald Trump

Top 10 Coolest Gadgets at CES 2016

We separate the best from the rest at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.<p>For the second week of every January, Las Vegas undergoes a peculiar transformation from the gambling capital of America into the stage for the latest and greatest in all the boundary-pushing, jaw-dropping consumer …

15 Gadgets to Make Your Home Smarter in 2016

Redecorating your home might just be the most fun New Year’s resolution one can make. At Brit + Co, that means more than just a fresh coat of paint. We’re talking Jetsons-level tech gadgets to make your home smarter for 2016. This roundup of smart home gadgets and goodies has it all, from a smart …

Home Automation

Animated Data Visualization Of Fatalities In World War II

Historians are still analyzing World War II battlefield statistics seven decades later, and they're constantly making new and surprising discoveries …

Data Visualization

Old Thrift Store Paintings You'll Actually Want To Take Home

Remember those thrift store paintings you often see collecting dust on the wall of your local charity shop? They're the kind of generic, inoffensive …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Inventions