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Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …

How Feng Shui Could Help Build Better Products

Feng shui is all about creating a harmonious household. Here’s how to make your app feel every bit as homey.<p>“Oh jeez” is what I typically hear from coworkers any time I suggest feng shui for the humble office of our startup Zugata in Palo Alto. They all think it’s silly, superstitious nonsense. …

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The disturbing consequences of seeing your doppelganger

One morning, a man discovered his double staring him in the eyes. Anil Ananthaswamy explores a dangerous hallucination that reveals how the brain constructs our sense of self.<p>More than two decades ago, Peter Brugger, as a PhD student in neuropsychology at the University Hospital Zurich in …

The Latest: GOP nominee for governor says he supports clerk

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her …

Samsung Releases Galaxy S6 Teasers That Appear To Confirm Metal Design And Curved Displays

Samsung has recently posted two teasers for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. One teaser is a 45-second video on YouTube and the other is a profile photo on Instagram. Both of the teasers appear to confirm some of the rumored Galaxy S6 specifications.<p>The profile photo of the Samsung …

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Microsoft Continues Limited-Time Surface Pro 3 Discounts: Now Starts At $699

At the end of last month, Microsoft shaved $100 off Surface Pro 3 models for a limited time. That window of time has been widened and now includes the entry-level model.<p>The Surface Pro 3 now starts at $699, discounted from $799. The least expensive model — with the $100 discount — had been $899 …

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Teen faces murder charge after posing for Snapchat selfie with victim

A 16-year-old from Pennsylvania is facing murder charges after allegedly killing a classmate and sharing a picture of himself with the victim's body over Snapchat.<p>Maxwell Marion Morton was charged with first-degree murder last Friday reports the <i>Pittsburgh Tribune-Review</i>, after police were shown a …

The 4 S's of All Startups

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business schools love acronyms and formulas. There are the "four P's of marketing" (sometimes as many as seven) and the three Cs of business.<p>There is strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis <b></b>(or SWOT thinking) …

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Is testosterone the best anti-ageing drug?

The best reads from around the web, including whether the male hormone is the best drug to combat ageing, how Twitter is making millions and the real reason women freeze their eggs.<p><b>Internet</b> | How Twitter found its money mojo<p>Twitter hasn’t got the hoped-for billion users yet, but it does have the …

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Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

Microsoft researchers say their newest deep learning system beats humans — and Google

Microsoft Research has outdone itself again when it comes to a trendy type of artificial intelligence called deep learning.<p>In a new academic paper, employees in the Asian office of the tech giant’s research arm say their latest deep learning system can outperform humans by one metric.<p>The Microsoft …

Heart of Earth's inner core revealed

<b>Scientists say they have gained new insight into what lies at the very centre of the Earth.</b><p>Research from China and the US suggests that the innermost core of our planet has another, distinct region at its centre.<p>The team believes that the structure of the iron crystals there is different from those …

There Is a Longevity Pill Backed by Five Nobel Prize Winners

A new pill marketed as a dietary supplement claims it can boost 'metabolic health.'<p>So, we finally have a more credible longevity pill.<p>It's called Basis (as it wants to provide you with the foundations for a long life), and it's a dietary supplement purporting to boost your "metabolic health." It's …

A 23-year experiment finds surprising global warming impacts already underway | Dana Nuccitelli

Some ecosystems are absorbing less carbon, which could amplify global warming<p>A new paper published in <i>Global Change Biology</i> summarizes the results of a 23-year experiment monitoring how global warming is impacting certain ecosystems.<p>At the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, the scientists have …

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …

Five things to know for your New Day -- Tuesday, February 10

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's still snowing in Boston. Alabama defies the U.S. Supreme Court. And a selfie leads police to a suspect.<p>It's Tuesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day<p>NORTHEAST SNOW<p><b>Snow more:</b> The records keep falling in Boston, where winter doesn't seem to take a break. With a couple of …

Rare Helmeted Hornbills Found on Black Market

What's five times more valuable than ivory, beloved by poachers, and known on the black market as "golden jade"? The answer is keratin, a protein …

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Apple Clinches $850 Million Deal With First Solar for Renewable Energy

Apple Inc. is investing $848 million in a solar farm to harvest electricity in a partnership with First Solar Inc.<p>Apple will receive power from 130 …

You're Breathing A Potentially Dangerous Substance

Air: It's one of the world’s most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances<p>The air man needs a fresh hit. It’s a beautiful summer morning. Dew shines on the grass. Birds chirp. What a glorious day to contemplate the air. I had con­tacted the air man—he has a name: Steven …

10 sharp-witted quotes from Jon Stewart

After 16 years behind the <i>Daily Show</i> news desk, Jon Stewart announced Tuesday that he will step down later this year.<p>While Comedy Central reportedly …

How Lucid Dreaming Could Help Treat PTSD

Can confronting nightmares lead to real-life closure?<p>The recurring nightmares began when Dr. Glen Just was five years old. Every night, soldiers would capture him, drag him onto a submarine, and drill a hole into his back as he screamed.<p>Just now believes these chronic nightmares to be symptoms of …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

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Tim Cook Says Apps Will Make the Apple Watch as Essential as the iPhone

Tim Cook is riding high as Apple pushes past the $700 billion mark in value ahead of Apple Watch launch.<p>Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook touted the forthcoming Apple Watch as an essential device that will be driven by a host of personalized apps, setting it apart from anything else out on the …

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This electronic bike raised $3.2 million on Indiegogo in just 10 days

The bike has raised $3.16 million on Indiegogo since the campaign started on February 1. They blew by their $75,000 goal.<p>There's several reasons why people are going so nuts for this bike. The great design of the bike. The very low cost of the bike. The amazing story of bike's creator. The pledge …

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

*This article co-written with author Ken Goffman.<p>One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction of those failures.<p>Used to be, folks were way too …

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This Is Why Google Doesn't Hire People As Fast As It Could

When reporting its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, (which missed EPS and revenue expectations a bit), CFO Patrick Pichette emphasized that the company was looking for growth in all areas.<p>Although it grew its workforce by over 5,800 people over the year, an analyst on the quarterly conference …

Solitude Can Be Your Most Powerful Thinking Tool

One of those moments where life is happening to us instead of us happening to life?<p>If you have, you are most certainly not alone.<p>Let's face it: Life can be hectic at times and most definitely get the best of us. This is where your most powerful thinking tool can shed wonderful light: Solitude.<p>The …

The Apple Watch Isn't Here Yet, But The Battle Over It Has Already Started

Having waded into the prediction waters myself, I’m well aware how treacherous they can be. But surely Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist behind Twitter and Tumblr, had no idea he would set off the year’s first technology tsunami with his post: “What Is Going To Happen.” Wilson, in what he …

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The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P.“We are …