Cari Jiménez

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This DIY game console is as much fun to build as it is to play

Glued to the couch, controller in hand, the average teen morphs into an extra from The Walking Dead for about six hours each week. But that’s okay; there are worse ways to kill time than playing PUBG. Besides, gaming has some positives too: it’s been shown to improve hand-eye coordination, ward off …

26 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Work

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Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

“From this perspective, forgetting is not necessarily a failure of memory,” explain Richards and Frankland in the study. “Rather, it may represent an …

Teaching

Writing In A Journal Has Helped Me Create My Future And Achieve My Goals .

Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.<p>Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.<p>Writing in my journal <i>every single</i> …

Productivity

What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science …

Alzheimer's Disease

AI draws parallels between fields you never knew were connected

Analogies are the comparison of one thing with another, most commonly with the goal of explaining or clarifying a certain concept. Like a well-chosen …

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …

Education

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

University of California

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

We Finally Know How Naked Mole Rats Survive Without Oxygen, And It's Really Freaking Weird

They start to metabolise like plants.<p>Naked mole rats (<i>Heterocephalus glaber</i>) have never been the most conventional mammal - the scrotum-looking …

Biology

Heartbroken Scientist Admits the Great Barrier Reef is Now 'Terminal'

"We've failed."<p>The last thing the world needs now is more bad news, but unfortunately we can't ignore the fact that, after yet another mass bleaching …

Great Barrier Reef

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

New Software Can Turn Your Picture Into a Full 3D Avatar

The tech uses a combination of computer vision and machine learning to turn a picture of your face into a virtual representation.<p>If you've ever struggled with designing the perfect avatar, one company may be able to help. Startup Loom.ai has created a technology that produces an entire avatar from …

[Exclusive] Draw in 3D with the ‘Mental Canvas’ Illustration App

The new app combines traditional illustration with 3D computer-aided design software.<p>There are apps like uMake that rather easily turn 2D sketching into useful 3D models for prototyping, but the new app Mental Canvas takes a different approach. It fuses the illustrator’s need for aesthetics and …

The VR headset for iPhone we've been waiting for is here

This was supposed to be the year of virtual reality. It kinda was, but it mostly wasn't, if you judge by how much it actually penetrated the …

The 12 best iPhone apps of 2016

Developers had a busy year. Though some tried to claim that 2016 was the year apps were dying, the App Store saw some of its biggest changes — and …

Apps

Tests Confirm That Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine Really Works

Harnessing the power of the Sun.<p>At the end of 2015, Germany switched on a new type of massive nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, and it was …

Nuclear Energy

The great intellectual bromance of the last century — between Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky

In the 1970s, two brilliant Israeli psychologists changed our understanding of the way we think and the choices we make — with momentous consequences<p>It’s the intellectual bromance of the last century. Two psychologists — Danny, a Holocaust kid and adviser to the Israel Defence Forces, and Amos, a …

Critical Thinking

‘Pokémon Sun’ and ‘Moon’ are Nintendo of America’s fastest-selling games ever

The Pokémon phenomenon is showing no signs of stopping. Nintendo reports that its latest series sequels, <i>Pokémon Sun</i> and <i>Pokémon Moon,</i> are now the …

Artificial Intelligence and Hybrid Cloud Are High On Amazon's Agenda

At the AWS re:Invent event, Amazon has announced a host of new services that highlight its commitment to enterprises. Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS, emphasized on the innovation in the areas of artificial intelligence, analytics and hybrid cloud.<p>Amazon has been using deep learning and artificial …

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

Meditation

This Devilishly Difficult Online Game Is Scientifically Shown to Improve Brain Function

Never heard of a dual n-back game? Here's why you should give it a try.<p>Brain-improving games have mostly been debunked. But there's still one that may be worth a try.<p>Can playing an online game make your brain work better? Earlier this year, the maker of the Lumosity app, which widely advertised …

The Brain

10 World Renowned Meditation Tech Experts Share What's Next In 2017

Exactly one year ago I went silent for ten days to challenge myself and learn meditation. Since then I’ve been practicing meditation and mindfulness, trying out different techniques and consulting with experts. Daily meditation practice transformed my life.<p>Today I want to share some insights from …

Meditation

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

Dutch scientists use color-changing graphene bubbles to create ‘mechanical pixels’

Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have discovered what could one day be a new type of display technology: bubbles of graphene that change color as they expand and contract. Scientists say that these ‘mechanical pixels’ could eventually make screens that are more …

Scientists created a mobile game to help detect the early onset of dementia

In the mobile video game Sea Hero Quest, you play an ocean explorer recovering your aging sailor father’s lost memories. But along the way, you’re also helping advance Alzheimer’s research in the real world.<p>Everything you do becomes a data point for scientists to use later on. You move through …

Dementia

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

You can now fly around Google Earth in virtual reality

A virtual reality version of Google Earth is now available for free on the HTC Vive, letting users explore reconstructed cultural treasures, global landmarks, or (for some) their own homes in VR. Google Earth VR has been in development for some time, and it bears conceptual similarity to the …

The future is here: Drones are delivering Domino’s pizzas to customers

It’s a brave new world—for pizza.<p>For residents of the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand, Domino’s pizza is now just a short drone delivery away. The company announced today that it delivered its first pizzas to actual customers using drones, after testing the service out this summer.<p>To order a …

New Zealand