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‘I acted my way out of prison’

<b>He spent his early life in and out of jail - then Michael Balogun decided he wanted to study to become an actor at one of the world's most prestigious drama schools. Could this seemingly impossible ambition be the catalyst he needed to turn his life around?</b><p>As he sat alone in his prison cell, …

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

In the early 1950s, the psychologist Muzafer Sherif brought together a group of boys at a US summer camp – and tried to make them fight each other. Does his work teach us anything about our age of resurgent tribalism?<p>• Read an extract from The Lost Boys<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods …

Psychology

Language and Being: Heidegger's Linguistics

2018.04.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Duane Williams, Language and Being: Heidegger's Linguistics, Bloomsbury, 2017, …

How a blind artist is challenging our understanding of colour

For centuries, people who were born blind have been the intellectual curios of philosophers studying consciousness. This is particularly true for …

The Mind is Flat by Nick Chater review – we have no hidden depths

You probably think you have beliefs, desires, fears, a personality, an “inner life”, maybe even a subconscious. Poppycock, says Nick Chater, a behavioural psychologist. All that stuff is folk nonsense. The brain essentially just makes everything up as it goes along – including what we fondly think …

Consciousness

This car headrest monitors your brain waves to stop you falling asleep at the wheel

Car headrests are designed to provide comfort and help to keep you safe during a crash. In the future, they could help to keep you awake at the …

10 Must-have apps that programmers shouldn’t live without

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share10<p>+13<p>Shares 35<p>Every programmer knows that nothing can replace a well-equipped laptop or desktop computer as a workplace for the …

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology

The 45 Best Tech Gifts For Every Budget

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Time Crystals Break The Continuity Of Time

In September 2016, a team of researchers from the University of Maryland announced that they had experimentally confirmed the existence of time …

MIT makes breakthrough in morality-proofing artificial intelligence - ExtremeTech

By on November 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If the Halloween month has you …

Physicists Have Achieved Superconductivity in a Non-Superconductive Material

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have achieved superconductivity - the phenomenon of electrical conductivity with zero resistance - in a material …

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A Neglected Library Leads To Love In 'American Philosophy'

John Kaag hits the sweet spot between intellectual history and personal memoir in this transcendently wonderful love song to philosophy and its ability "to help individuals work through the trials of experience." Kaag, a young philosophy professor questioning the meaning of his life, finds answers …

American Philosophy

Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart

Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds and bodies of millions. It’s time to ask where we are heading and why<p>What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and …

Mental Health

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium: Bluetooth Wireless Headphones For People Who Hate Earbuds

<b>Fitness-friendly Wireless Headphones</b><p>Bluetooth wireless earbuds designed for fitness use are increasingly common. They’re extremely compact, lightweight, water and sweat resistant and they don’t get in the way of physical activity. However, earbuds don’t always fit comfortably for everyone and …

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Behaviors Of People With Anxiety That Are Actually Easy To Change

Many people suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which means that they are often on edge, tense, and generally hopped up a good part of their day. This style of living becomes habitual and a norm without even realizing it. These habits or behaviors can be changed by recognizing all people are …

What Makes People Vote Republican?

<i>Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Author, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed</i><p>Jonathan Haidt' s …

Cognitive Psychology Helps Explain Our Post-Factual Presidential Campaign

It was a but a blip in the raucous carnival that the Presidential campaign has been, a flash-in-the-pan moment instantly overshadowed by more headline grabbing events. But the quickly forgotten fuss last week about what kind of lapel pin Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine was …

Microsoft Word update will help you write better research papers

Microsoft is giving students a new tool that may make the coming school year a little easier.<p>The company just introduced a new feature for Word that …

Software

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

A modern day lynching: Why I will not watch the video of Alton Sterling being killed by Baton Rouge police

It’s psychologically and spiritually unhealthy for black Americans to watch endless imagery of attacks against them<p>Another person has been added to the Necropolis of Black Death in the Age of Obama. On Tuesday, Alton Sterling was killed by two Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officers. They used a …

Why It's 'Self-Reg,' Not Self-Control, That Matters Most For Kids

As parents, it can be natural enough to conclude that when our kids act up or act out — at home, at school, away at the beach or park on family summer vacation — we should tell them to calm down and be sure they follow through.<p>After all, isn't it our job to teach our kids to learn some self-control?<p>…

New AI takes down experienced human pilots in virtual dog fights

<i>Top Gun</i> was released 30 years ago and it looks as if the Maverick of tomorrow will be made of microchips. Developed by a University of Cincinnati …

Adjunct professorships hurt students and educators alike. Is it time to abandon tenure?

Colleges and universities have seen a boom in contingent faculty. Administrators must rethink their business model<p>The State College of Florida recently scrapped tenure for incoming faculty. New professors at this public university will be hired on the basis of annual contracts that the school can …

7 Pro Study Tips That Will Make You Feel Like a Genius

These research-backed tips can help you learn more, faster, and with less effort.<p>Smart isn't just something you are. It's something you do.<p>A boatload of science shows that, when it comes to how fast we learn, context and strategy are nearly as important as sheer mental horsepower. Or as Mikey …

Donald Trump exposes the GOP’s dirty secret: They build everything by nurturing white rage

<b>Paul Ryan, Donald Trump (AP/Richard Drew/Andrew Harnik/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>For decades, GOP has used the war on drugs or voter ID laws as cover for race-baiting. Trump just blew their cover<p>Carol Anderson<p>May 29, 2016 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Paul Ryan is angry with Donald Trump, not so much for failing to …

Bill Clinton

Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More

<i>Yesterday I spoke at the</i> <i>Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism</i><i>, NECSS, a “celebration of science and critical thinking” held May 12-15 in New</i> …

Siri Creators Offer First Demo of 'Viv', the Self-Coding Voice Assistant

Siri co-founders Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer have offered their first public demonstration of Viv, the much-anticipated voice assistant that promises an advanced level of human-computer interaction. The demo took place yesterday at <i>TechCrunch</i>'s Disrupt NY event, where Viv's creators wasted no time …