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Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones

The average human's attention span is... oh look, a bird!<p>According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.<p>Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others …

The Brain

What does the rapid advance of Artificial Intelligence mean for humanity?

Artificial Intelligence has always been hyped by its often charismatic enthusiasts; lately it seems that the hype may be coming true. Media pundits, …

Cisco has a new partner in its ingenious but risky cloud plans: Microsoft

The partnership will combine Microsoft's Amazon-competitor cloud, Azure, and Cisco's fastest network switch, the Nexus 9000, which includes Cisco's "software-defined-networking" software.<p>The two are selling a package to cloud service providers that will instantly give those service providers game …

Cisco Systems

American Millennials Are Some Of The World's Least Skilled People, Study Finds

We American Millennials are really, really good at using today's technology.<p>That's probably because we've forced companies to make technology that's extremely easy to use, and that's better at doing our day-to-day tasks than we are. But with easy power comes no responsibility, it seems. According …

Why You Probably Won't Finish Reading This Article

American attention spans are next to none. As in we don't have any.<p>This isn't an accusation against Americans or their intelligence, especially considering that I fall within that category. No, this is just a valid observation I've had from studying abroad in London.<p>In addition to the minimal …

How a Non-Techie Learned to Code from Scratch

My background is in business and apart from being intellectually curious and interested in technology, I have no previous programming, database or …

California farmers resign themselves to drought: 'Nobody's fault but God's'

Despite efforts to dig deeper into the earth to get at diminishing groundwater, the spectre of desertification may cost Central Valley farmers too much to carry on<p>Kim Hammond does not want responsibility for her neighbours’ livelihoods, or for the crops which stretch in all directions as far as the …

Reality TV

Patient Privacy in the Wake of the Largest Medical Data Breach - HealthIT & mHealth

Friday, February 20, the MIT Sloan graduate business school students organized the 2015 MIT BioInnovations Conference. The focus of the conference …

Richard Dawkins: Children need to be ‘protected’ from religion

‘You have to write off those people’ who put the Bible ahead of science, author says<p>Tue, Feb 24, 2015, 22:27 Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015, …

Stephen Fry’s ‘God’ comments raise questions about atheism

‘Religion is a distorted reflection of social relations, emanating from the material world, to be eradicated only by transformation of the …

Richard Dawkins on attack: “Children need to be protected” from religious parents

“There is a balancing act and you have to balance the rights of parents and the rights of children”<p>Richard Dawkins, biologist and radical atheist, doubled down on his distaste for religion in an interview with The Irish Times on Tuesday evening in advance of a talk at Trinity College Dublin. The …

The Increasingly Popular Technique Helping Businesses Beat Procrastination | Inc.com

Procrastination can become a problem, especially in small businesses that are striving to grow. Whether a small business owner is building something with his own team or outsourcing it to a capable team of contractors, it can be easy for project deadlines to be missed month after month after …

Project Management

Productivity 101: How to Use Personal Kanban to Visualize Your Work

The best productivity methods keep your to-dos in front of you and prioritized so you never wonder what to work on next. Some are complicated, but …

Project Management

Has science just disproved God?

Has the idea of God just taken a deathblow from its old enemy, science?<p>Richard Dawkins’ site suggests that some recent MIT research is pretty much …

'Overnight, everything I loved was gone': the internet shaming of Lindsey Stone

In early January 2012, I noticed that another Jon Ronson had started posting on Twitter. His photograph was a photograph of my face. His Twitter name was @jon_ronson. His most recent tweet read: “Going home. Gotta get the recipe for a huge plate of guarana and mussel in a bap with mayonnaise :D …

Sexual Harassment

Excellent Free Resources from Google to Teach Kids Coding and Computer Science

February 23, 2015<br>Google Computer Science First is a free program launched by Google in 2013 to help students enhance their computer science education …

Computer Science

The Cutest Prostitutes: ‘Professionial’ Cuddlers Charge The Chronically Depressed $80 An Hour For Intimacy

<i>“20-something hipsters, middle-aged suburban couples, and aging hippies are approaching one another on all fours”</i><p>If you’ve ever been truly lonely …

6 Awesome (and Free) E-Learning Tools - E-Learning Heroes

Every year, we see more e-learning resources available online for free. Whether you want to publish better videos, improve your design, or just spice …

eLearning

The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary. Could this approach work for others?<p>ONE day, some two decades ago, Ben Williams set out from …

Cancer

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7 Basic Life Hacks Men Shouldn’t Ignore

David<p>David is a strength coach and bestselling Men's Health author. You can follow him at HowToBeast.com.<p><i>“We are what we repeatedly do.”</i><br>– …

Sleeping with Jeff Bridges has become a nightmare

If cult actor and sometime country musician Jeff Bridges’ new album, Sleeping Tapes, is aimed at anyone, it is people like me. I have, on numerous occasions when Radio 3 is getting a bit severe, typed into YouTube “drowsy music drones” or “guaranteed to make you sleep” in a desperate quest to …

New Albums

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Rare double burials discovered at one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe.<p>Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, …

Science And Religion: Surveying The Field Of Battle

“As the scientific evidence has accumulated in favor of Darwinism,” writes Kelly James Clark, “many Christians have defensively retreated into unscientific, untenable biblical literalism. Conflict is an apt metaphor for the ongoing battle between Darwinian evolution and biblical literalism.”<p>Clark …

Faith

Resistance documentary: Michael Graziano’s film will convince you to care about antibiotic abuse and overuse.

Regardless of your preexisting interest in public health or food politics, once you learn a little about antibiotic abuse, you won’t be able to stop …

7 myths about Charles Darwin

Darwin coined the term "survival of the fittest."<p>Darwin was the first person to theorize evolution as the origin of species.<p>Darwin did not believe in God.<p>Darwin played shortstop for the New York Yankees.<p>These are just few of the common myths that are associated with Charles Darwin. (Well, maybe not …

Sexual Disorientation, Part II

Caitlin Stasey, second from right, as a child star in ‘The Sleepover Club’<p>Caitlin Stasey (@caitlinstasey) is a former child star who has gotten …

“American Sniper’s” twisted empathy: Chris Kyle, our police forces, and the kill ratio America gets wrong

Our military and our police view “enemies” the same way. That’s dangerous news both at home and in war zones<p>My neighbor is recovering from cancer, and last month his wife, a retired nurse who nursed him through the worst of his chemo, died of cancer. In mourning, my neighbor holed up at their …