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Major Quantum Computing Advance Made Obsolete by Teenager

18-year-old Ewin Tang has proven that classical computers can solve the “recommendation problem” nearly as fast as quantum computers. The result …

Quantum Computing

Catalog Your Books, Games and More Into Your Own Searchable 'Library' With Libib

Despite my constant claims that I’m going to move to an all-digital library, I still buy a ton of books. I’ve started to embrace the fact that I like …

Books

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve

Computer scientists have been searching for years for a type of problem that a quantum computer can solve but that any possible future classical …

Quantum Computing

Here Are the 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

How to succeed at self-sabotage.Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share …

Army Researchers Just Figured Out Exactly How Much Caffeine You Need for Maximum Performance

The tool makes it easy to figure out how much coffee to gulp and when.<p>If you regularly reach for that morning (or afternoon) cup of coffee, you're probably after one thing--a glorious jolt that lets you whiz through tasks, get the creative juices flowing, or focus. There's no cookie-cutter …

Stress Test Your Company’s Competitive Edge with These 4 Questions

As uncertainty is increasing and competition is becoming more fierce, executives need to have a broader understanding of competition itself in order to sustain an edge. Executives should be thinking about four different types of competition to maintain relevance in a changing environment, which …

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Why a “genius” scientist thinks our consciousness originates at the quantum level

Human consciousness is one of the grand mysteries of our time on earth. How do you know that you are “you”? Does your sense of being aware of …

'Master of persuasion': Why Brian Mulroney's NAFTA playbook remains relevant 25 years later

With the Trudeau government making a last-minute push to get NAFTA negotiators back to the table before an apparent U.S. deadline on Thursday, …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …

Rock star physicist Carlo Rovelli on why time is an illusion

“I found something extraordinarily beautiful and extraordinarily radical. And I thought, wow, this is better than LSD”<p>At the outset of Julian …

A Facebook Employee Reveals His Secret Interview Technique That Landed Job Offers from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft

The powerful strategy can make you instantly stand out.<p>The job market is incredibly competitive, and candidates are always trying to stand out from the crowd. This is especially true for tech giants like Google and Facebook. Employees see it as a badge of honor to work for a place like that. It's …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Action and object words are differentially anchored in the sensory motor system - A perspective on cognitive embodiment

Article |<p>Open | Published: 26 April 2018<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 6583 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Embodied and grounded …

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Physics

Tiny Neural Network Library in 200 Lines of Code

Neural networks have gone mainstream with a lot of heavy-duty — and heavy-weight — tools and libraries. What if you want to fit a network into a …

Deep Learning

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Singularity

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

Psychology

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

There's an algorithm to simulate our brains. Too bad no computer can run it

Scientists just created an algorithm capable of performing a complete human brain simulation. Now we just have to wait for someone to build a computer powerful enough to run it.<p>The team, comprised of researchers from Germany, Japan, Norway, and Sweden, recently published a white paper detailing the …

Algorithms

User-First Monetization — Lessons from Instagram and Strava

Last year, <b>James Quarles</b> walked into an unexpected interaction with a dad from his kids' elementary school. Running late to an evening event for …

Reddit's massive shoplifting sub has thus far evaded the banhammer

When you get deep enough into Reddit, you inevitably stumble across something you didn’t know existed — or could exist. Case in point: r/shoplifting, an active subreddit where Redditors talk about exactly what the name suggests. At over 80,000 subscribers, it’s a relatively large community, and …

Exclusive: Amazon's internal numbers on Prime Video, revealed

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017, according to company documents, revealing for the first time how the retailer's bet on original video is paying off.<p>The documents also show that Amazon's U.S. …

Enterprise Tech

A $1.6 billion Spotify lawsuit is based on a law made for player pianos

The hidden costs of streaming music<p>Spotify is finally gearing up to go public, and the company’s February 28th filing with the SEC offers a detailed look at its finances. More than a decade after Spotify’s launch in 2006, the world’s leading music streaming service is still struggling to turn a …

11 Flirty Phrases That'll Get Your Long-Term Partner In The Mood Instantly

We usually associate flirting with being single; with trying to pick someone up. It’s the stuff of cheesy pickup lines or eyes across the bar or the …