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What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

How to Cure Anxiety — One Workaholic’s Story, Six Techniques That Work

Charlie Hoehn was a full-time employee of mine during the making and launch of The 4-Hour Body. It was an intense period.<p>In this post, Charlie will …

Wellness

The One Word Key To Happiness

We all want to be happy. That’s obvious. But how much would people pay for a moment of happiness?Researchers did a survey — and the answer was about …

Happiness

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Mind

After nearly 7 years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more tim...

After nearly 7 years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family. Yeah, I know you've heard that line before. We give a …

The iPhone might become an even tougher challenge for smartphone thieves in the future

Advanced smartphone security features such as Apple’s Find My iPhone and Activation Lock iOS have helped significantly reduce smartphone theft …

Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Many people just refuse to accept the facts that surround them, even if we saw 100 more years of it plain and apparent<p>Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been …

The Neuroscience Of “Harry Potter”

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

This Is Your Brain on 10 Years of Working the Night Shift

Hourly shift work has been linked to all kinds of ills, from obesity to heart attack, and now a new study shows it might also have serious …

Report: No-fly zone over Ferguson was aimed to keep media away

Recordings obtained by the AP show that the feds accepted a no-fly zone over Ferguson aimed at media helicopters<p>The Federal Aviation Administration agreed to a St. Louis County Police requested no-fly zone over Ferguson, Missouri, which allowed for exemptions for police helicopters and commercial …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Architecture

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

Men's Fashion

Internet traffic jams are widespread, and are probably about to get a lot worse

It's not just Netflix and Comcast that are to blame<p>Earlier this week the research consortium M-Lab released a big report on the way data moves through the guts of our internet infrastructure. It focused on interconnection points, the shared equipment nodes where different networks exchange data so …

Net Neutrality

Chocolate is good for your brain

New Alzheimer’s research suggests cocoa constituents can help us fend off of senior moments<p>Scott Small, a professor of neurology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, researches Alzheimer’s, but he also studies the memory loss that occurs during the normal aging process. …

Psychology: The truth about the paranormal

In the 21st Century, why do so many people still believe in the paranormal? David Robson discovers that there’s good reason we hold superstitions – and a few surprising benefits.<p>Soon after World War II, Winston Churchill was visiting the White House when he is said to have had an uncanny …

Psychology

FCC reportedly close to reclassifying ISPs as common carriers | Ars Technica

"Hybrid" approach wouldn't prevent all Internet fast lane deals.<p>The head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is reportedly close to …

Collegiate League of Legends is growing, but developer Riot isn't sure what the future holds

When you think of college sports, you probably think of century-old programs like the University of Michigan playing Notre Dame in football. But the popularity of e-sports could soon change that perception, and League of Legends developer Riot Games is trying to help shape the future of collegiate …

iOS 8 jailbreak Pangu now comes with Cydia installer and English support for the masses (Update)

When the iOS 8 jailbreak tool Pangu was released earlier this month for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, it still had some rough edges such as no one-click solution to install Cydia or support for English. Fortunately, the Pangu tool for Windows now includes a Cydia installer and English support for …

Tim Cook officially comes out as gay in public essay about equality

In an essay published on Bloomberg’s website, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay. Although his sexuality wasn’t really a secret, this is the first time he has officially confirmed his sexual orientation. Cook says he has relaxed this aspect of privacy to help others as part of Apple’s …

It's easier to get an iPhone outside Hong Kong's Apple Stores than in them

It's Wednesday afternoon, and it's packed in one of Hong Kong's three huge Apple Stores.<p>The branch in the imposing International Finance Centre in the heart of the city's business district is humming with customers. There are people at every station, clicking and swiping. And there's a long, …

The Last Phone You'll Ever Buy: Google Demos New Lego-Style Smartphone

We Were Wrong About Happiness. Here's the Real Deal

Some people just seem happier than others, and those of us searching for contentment are often at a loss to understand what makes that guy whistle …

Happiness

The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Relan is serial entrepreneur-turned-founder of two incubators: YouWeb (focused on gaming), and Studio 9+ (focused on big data, IoT, wearables, and P2P marketplaces). His incubations include OpenFeint, Crowdstar, Hammer and Chisel, Spaceport, and Agawi. Prior to founding his</i> …

Boy Doesn't See His Father As An Inspiration Until He Discovers His Dad's Secret.

Dogs

Why Google thinks the GPU is the engine for the web of the future

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>For years, the internet provided users with static clumps of information stored and refreshed in databases …