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The 10 best design books that aren't about design

There are plenty of amazing design books around, but some of the best lessons can be learned from books that are about a different topic altogether. …

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

These are the coding skills you need to have if you want to build your own websites

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Mclek, ShutterStock With sites like Wordpress, SquareSpace, and Wix available to the public, it's never been easier to create and host …

10 web design trends that ruled 2015

Another practical trend popularized by the mobile movement, card layouts display a wealth of content in a clean, organized manner attuned to browsing. Each individual card contains all the relevant information a user needs to know, usually:<p>Enticing image<br>• Title<br>• Description (or relevant tags)<br>• Control …

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

Our Future Space Elevator May Be Built of Diamond

If the notion that humans will one day ascend into orbit on a rope of ultra strong carbon nanofibers sounds a <i>bit</i> out of this world, then you’re going …

Penn State

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Breakthroughs

Awesome Blogs Every UX Designer Should Follow in 2015

Still looking for that perfect New Year's resolution? Well, deciding to read more is a great one to get your 2015 up to a great start.<p>In the fast paced world of technology it's crucial to stay up to date with the latest information. Great web design blogs will provide you with cutting-edge industry …

WSJ: Google has a small research team working on future battery technology

According to a report published by The Wall Street Journal earlier today, Google has a group of researchers working on future battery technology for …

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson Bryson is most famous as a writer of travel narratives, and this functions as a kind of travelogue through the history of science, a charming ramble through basic ideas and colorful anecdotes from many different fields of science. Bryson is very much an outsider to science, so …

Newly Discovered Brain Pathway Could Solve Antipsychotic Mystery

<b>It’s been “known” for decades: Sensory, motor and cognitive signals come in from the brain’s cortex and are processed in the basal ganglia. The basal</b> …

Taking Apple Watch for a run? Don't forget your iPhone

This runner’s idea of heaven is strapping a 38mm Apple Watch Sport to my wrist, throwing on a Bluetooth headset, and hitting the Prospect Park loop …

How To Reduce Friction With Good Design

Anders Toxboe, designer for Bonnier Interactive, cites motivation as the force that opposes friction in the realm of interaction design. A properly motivated user will be willing to withstand more friction and still have a positive experience. A poorly motivated user will, on the other hand, give …

New nanodevice defeats drug resistance

<b>Tiny particles embedded in gel can turn off drug-resistance genes, then release cancer drugs.</b><p>Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as …

Are You Using This Helpful Online Resource To Answer All Your Burning Startup Questions?

It seems that every day I am asked to answer a question on Quora. For those who are not familiar with the platform, Quora is vibrant question-and-answer website where a community of users can pose questions and answer those they have the knowledge and expertise to answer.<p>What makes Quora so useful …

Microsoft Software Recognizes Images Better Than Humans Do

And it’s a foundational step in the next wave of interaction.<p>It’s not the most gorgeous photography you’ve ever seen. ImageNet features 1.2 million pictures of mundane items–a photocopier shoved in the corner of an office, a bowl of oatmeal on a table, a pile of logs, a giant sign shaped like an …

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Lenovo installs adware on its computers that could let hackers steal private data

A vulnerability has been discovered in a piece of software that ships pre-loaded onto Lenovo computers that could grant hackers access to a user's secure browser data, allowing third parties to potentially collect passwords, bank details, and other sensitive information.<p>Superfish, an adware program …

The NSA hides surveillance software in hard drives

It's been known for a while that the NSA will intercept and bug equipment to spy on its soon-to-be owners, but the intellgency agency's techniques are apparently more clever than first thought. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered apparently state-created spyware buried in the …

Surveillance

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Hackers rob US and global banks of millions in one of the largest heists ever

Banks in Russia, Japan, the US, and Europe have fallen victim to a massive, sophisticated malware hack, allowing the perpetrators to steal hundreds of millions of dollars since 2013. According to a Kaspersky Labs report provided to the <i>New York Times</i>, more than 100 banks in 30 nations have been …

Google's co-founders are about to sell $4.4 billion worth of shares

It's basically an extension of a plan that was previously in place but expired at the end of January.<p>As of January 30, 2015, Brin and Page held approximately 44.6 million shares of Google Class B stock and another 44.6 million shares of Class C stock.<p>Under the new trading plan just filed, they will …

Batman: The Animated Series Is Coming Back In The Coolest Way Ever

Fans of the 1990s animated classic <i>Batman: The Animated Series</i> which aired on Fox, get ready to have your minds blown. You may have thought the …

After the Higgs, LHC Rounds Up the Unusual Suspects in Particle Physics

Science News<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. — Supersymmetry and dark matter, neutralinos, gravitinos and gluinos ... you can expect exotic topics like these to be spinning around as the Large Hadron Collider ramps up to smash subatomic particles again over the next couple of months.<p>Physicists say the first hints …

Physics

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

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How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

How to Design Infographics for Superfans and Connoisseurs

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Many infographics are visualizations of things like survey results, …

Infographics