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Tesla loses 3 more computer vision experts on the Autopilot team

After several changes in the Autopilot team’s leadership over the past few months, Tesla ended up hiring one of the leading AI and computer vision researchers this week.<p>At the same time however, we learn that several of the team’s top computer vision experts have left the company over the past few …

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 …

University of California

Scientists Have Discovered Brain Networks Linked to Intelligence For The First Time

And we may even be able to manipulate them.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have identified clusters of genes in the brain that are believed to be …

3 Cognitive Biases That Affect Our Decisions Every Day

Cognitive biases hurt more than help. Learn how these 3 mental shifts can dramatically transform the quality of your life.

Cognition

Associated Press News

Is India in danger zone after recent earthquakes in Afghanistan, Nepal?

Monday’s earthquake in Afghanistan was likely triggered by the same colliding of tectonic plates that caused Nepal’s devastating temblor earlier this …

13 Shows NBC Should Be Embarrassed About Canceling

Revolution<p>The success of <i>Lost</i> made a lot of networks and show creators shift their thought-lines to mystery-driven science fiction, and NBC’s most …

Brain Labs: A Place to Enliven Learning

What Is a Brain Lab? What Is Its Purpose?<p>Every school or classroom should have a student- and teacher-created brain lab with these goals:<p>Enhancing …

Finding My Internal Spark After Becoming a Mommy

I guess you could say the entrepreneurship bug bit me back in 2011 when I started freelancing in graphic, web design and digital marketing. I always considered it more of a hobby because I work full time in business development. Designing helped me stay creative in a different way than working in …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Processed meat ranks alongside smoking as major cause of cancer, World Health Organisation says

WHO publishes report listing processed meat as 'carcinogenic to humans' - the highest ranking, shared with alcohol, asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes<p>Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said.<p>"For an individual, the risk of …

Cancer

Why so many alien hunters are looking at this one mysterious star in the sky

Alien hunters are abuzz. A mysterious star called KIC 8462852 is their latest hope for finding an intelligent species beyond the Earth. And they are throwing every resource they can to find a way of confirming that aliens exist.<p>In a study first released online in September, a team of scientists has …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of …

Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control.<p>The 3D display …

Are Electric Cars Cleaner than Gas-Powered Cars?

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …