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How the Heart Is Like a ‘Little Brain’: Which Is Really in Control?

Modern science has verified what the ancients believed about one’s heart—that the heart is a center of higher wisdom. It can actually remember things …

The Brain

Hosier Lane Mural by Shane Sterry

Babies remember melodies heard in womb, study suggests

Brains of babies who heard melody before birth react more strongly to tune after birth and at four months, scientists say<p>Newborn babies can remember melodies played to them while they were in the womb, according to a study.<p>Scientists found that the brains of babies who heard a specific melody just …

Apps overtook music in less than five years—all of big media is next

<i>This originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow Horace Dediu here.</i><p>Last week Apple reported that 60 billion apps have been installed since the iTunes App Store opened in July 2008. In May Google reported that their Play Store download total had reached 48 billion. Overall therefore it would seem that …

Apps

Social Video Startup Magisto Raises $13 Million From Qualcomm And Sandisk

Once upon a time, seemingly everyone was creating mobile apps to help users shoot, edit, and share videos with one another. Thanks to a desire to build or invest in the “Instagram for video,” a number of new social video apps popped up and got funding last year.<p>One startup that was always a bit of …

25 Creative Ways to Promote Your App For Free

Co-founder and CEO<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been meeting more and more app entrepreneurs who have made it in the app world without spending a penny on promoting their app. And I've known entrepreneurs who've earned more than a million dollars selling their …

Marketing

Varentec Raises $8M From Bill Gates And Khosla To Reinvent Industrial And Utility Power Grid Management

San Jose-based Varentec, a company that builds power management and monitoring solutions for the electric grid, today announced the close of an $8 million Series B round of funding from Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures. The new funding follows its $7.7 million Series A, which was led by Khosla, and …

Hands-on with the Lenovo Vibe X

Yesterday, Lenovo took the wraps off its latest handset, the Vibe X. While we already covered the device’s announcement, today we had the opportunity to take a closer look at the handset.<p>So what’s our first impression of the Vibe X? While we didn’t get much time with new smartphone, we have to …

Mobile Technology

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

Happy Earth Day 2018! Check out Jane Goodall's message to the world in this year's #EarthDay #GoogleDoodle

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