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The citizen scientist who finds killers from her couch - MIT Technology Review

CeCe Moore, a petite woman with long thick curls of blond hair that fall well below her shoulders, sat on the sectional sofa crying. She’d been hired …

Genealogy

She drank live viruses for two weeks. It worked

For five years, Patti Swearingen battled an infection that refused to go away. Doctors prescribed round after round of antibiotics, but the infection …

Medicine

JPMorgan says everyone should read these 10 books this summer

JPMorgan has released its 19th summer annual reading list.<p>The banking behemoth's summer reading list of 10 nonfiction titles includes books for readers of various interests. Some books focus on, yes, business. But they also touch on ideas applicable to all, such as leadership and group dynamics. …

Books

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese commentator goes wild over CR7

<b>(CNN) —</b> The whistle blew. There was a chance. One final chance. This is what Portugal had been waiting for.<p>Having come from behind twice, following a Cristiano Ronaldo brace, Spain was leading their Iberian rivals 3-2 and looked likely to take three points in their opening World Cup group game as …

Soccer

Do our guts have a say in our spatial memory?

Our guts, research is proving, are much more important to our overall state of health and well-being than previously thought. Do they also play a …

Medical Research

Scientists discover new type of photosynthesis in breakthrough study

A new study out of Imperial College London describes the discovery of a new type of photosynthesis, one the institute says “changes our understanding …

Near-Infrared

See How Algae Could Change Our World

<i>Correction: This post has been updated since it was published on June 15,</i> 2018<i>, to reflect how Royal Dutch Shell and Department of Energy grant was used, the attributes of algae and the uses of algae through those studies.</i><p>Charles Greene is a climate scientist who looks at the impact of climate on …

Biofuel

The 7 best laptops for college students

Finding a good college laptop isn't exactly easy. You'll want something that's inexpensive, capable of handling day-to-day tasks, and durable enough …

Computer Hardware

9 Must-Have Products for Busy Entrepreneurs (Without Breaking the Bank)

Get more done, save more time, be more effective.<p>We get it.<p>There never seems to be enough time in the day. There's always more tasks being added to your to-do list, and more fires to put out.<p>The life of an entrepreneur is certainly not as sexy as the media portrays it to be. It's a daily grind that …

Productivity

Visually think out your ideas with the help of Scapple for Mac: $10 (Reg. $15)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>If you like to organize your ideas in mind maps, you need to try Scapple. This highly-rated app is as easy to use as pen and …

Mind Mapping

The best USB-C hub for your new laptop

Welcome to the dongle<p>Despite all of its promise for a better future, the reality of living with USB Type-C is kind of a nightmare. Sure, one day maybe we’ll get to the place where every cable, every gadget, and every screen uses the next generation connector specification but we’re nowhere near …

USB Type-C

Free PDF download: How Blockchain Will Disrupt Business

This special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic examines the potential for blockchain to shake up the economy and redefine industries. Download the …

eBooks

HP releases Chromebox G2, stock runs dry almost immediately

Chromeboxes aren't often in the news, but it seems like they may have their own dedicated little fanbase. Announced earlier this year, HP's Chromebox …

Selling

Cloud Outliner Pro productivity app now matching lowest in years: Mac $3 or iOS $1

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Productivity app Cloud Outliner Pro is now on sale for both Mac and iOS. You can grab the Mac version for <b>$3</b> (Reg. $10) or download …

Mobile Devices

Am I Really Overqualified -- Or Am I Just Too Old?

Dear Liz,<p>When an employer tells me, “You’re overqualified,” is that code for “You’re too old?” It certainly seems that way.<p>Thanks,<p>Lorne<p>Dear Lorne,<p>“Overqualified” can mean many things. It can mean you’re too old. It can mean you’re too expensive. It can mean they’re afraid you’ll have too many …

A couple went on a dream fishing trip in Iceland — and were swept into icy waters and died

Brian Schumacher and Janet Veit had been posting photos from their adventures — showing the pair posing behind a cutout of Viking explorers or simply capturing their view of a breathtaking waterfall.<p>The Minnesota couple, who were both fly-fishing guides back home, had embarked on their first …

These Innovative Apps Can Make Your Device the Best Personal Assistant Ever

Discovering, downloading and playing around with a fantastic app you didn't know existed can make any day brighter, particularly if it helps you do better work, faster.<p>Discovering, downloading and playing around with a fantastic app you didn't know existed can make any day brighter, particularly if …

Apps

After 526 Rejected Job Applications, I Broke Through. So Can You.

Remember, failure is never final. Success is all about turning your setback into your comeback.<p>6 min read<p>“Son, don’t apply for a job just to pay the rent. You need to think beyond yourself. You need to start thinking of building a career and providing for your family in the future.”<p>My mom gave me …

WhiteSmoke uses artificial intelligence to correct your writing errors

popsci shop<p>Produce perfect grammar, style, spelling, and punctuation<p>When you spend all day writing emails and reports, it’s easy to make typos. Unfortunately, it only takes one misplaced letter to cause serious embarrassment. WhiteSmoke is a top-rated app that uses intelligent algorithms to spot …

Artificial Intelligence

A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Clean Energy

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Artificial Intelligence

A startup that makes high-tech notebooks crashed and burned on 'Shark Tank,' but business is booming

Rocketbook, a startup that makes and sells "smart" paper-and-pen notebooks that let users access their notes on the internet, crashed and burned in an episode of "Shark Tank."<p>In 2016, Jake Epstein and Joe Lemay tried to raise $400,000 at a $4 million valuation, and left without a single offer from …

How to protect your router and Wi-Fi from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Cyber-attacks

How To: We Tested the Best Burner Phone Apps for iPhone & Android — Here's Our Top 4

A burner number isn't just for criminals and cheating spouses. In this digital world, with many of our interactions being conducted online, a …

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

AirFly connects your AirPods to anything with a headphone jack

Apple's AirPods are apparently a hit, but they're not perfect. One of the major drawbacks of iPhone's wireless headphones is the fact that they're, well, wireless, and aren't compatible with anything lacking Bluetooth. Twelve South, which has a reputation for making attractive, smart Apple …

Polly want A-lexa? Clever parrot orders Amazon's virtual assistant to turn off the lights - and the robot obeys

• <b>A pet parrot has been caught on tape speaking to Amazon's Alexa</b>• <b><br>Petra the Parrot tells the artificial intelligence 'all lights off' and it obeys</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

A bitcoin believer would bet anything that “blockchain tech” won’t last five years

Onstage at the blockchain world’s biggest conference, bitcoin developer Jimmy Song said today that he’d be willing to take on Joseph Lubin’s proposed bet that “blockchain tech”—the use of a decentralized ledger without a cryptocurrency—won’t have any significant users in five years.<p>Lubin, a …

Cookie AutoDelete is my new favorite Chrome extension

A few days ago, I discovered the best Chromebook extension ever made. It crushes cookies using some simple rules and now I don't have to dig in and …

Dessert