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Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers

Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological …

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Don’t worry about coffee’s cancer risk — or its health benefits

Don’t drink coffee because it may help you live longer. Do it because you enjoy it.<p>A ruling from a Los Angeles judge last week now means that in California, coffee companies like Starbucks must warn customers of a potentially cancer-causing chemical found in coffee. Naturally, this gave jitters to …

"Once you understand the blockchain, you wonder why no one thought of it before"

The blockchain may not be pretty, but it is a design classic, says Paul Coletti.<p><b>In the latter half of the 20th century</b> the refined application of …

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The FDA's New App Lets You Look Up Any Drug, Except the Fun Ones

The US Food and Drug Administration has released a new mobile app that lets users search for information about any drug the agency has approved.<p>The …

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Flashy Wearable Patch Sees Under Your Skin

No batteries, no wires<p>Get ready to send your activity tracker to the junk drawer. A sticker-thin heart rate sensor makes our fitness bands look archaic.<p>Developed by Jeonghyun Kim and colleagues, this stretchy, removable circuit affixes to the skin and sends readings to a smart device. The patch …

This Young Woman’s Letter She Wrote Shortly Before Her Death Is Going Viral in the Best Way

Holly Butcher was only 27 when she passed away, but there’s no denying that she was wise beyond her years. And now, her familiy is sharing that …

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018

Another year and another 365 quotes--the most inspirational things anybody has ever said.<p>Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for …

Start a new career in data science with these online classes

Every time you do something online — whether it's shopping, searching Google, downloading apps, or more — leaves a trail of data that's rife with …

Meet the Porn Star Turned Academic Who’s Revolutionizing the Adult Industry

Adult entertainment performers—like most sex workers—aren’t particularly well-respected by society. And though the general public is now more …

Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS

You just bought a new laptop, built a new desktop PC, or are simply clean installing on a new solid state drive, good for you! Gotta love the taste …

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The best Apple Watch apps

Whether you’re wearing the original Apple Watch, the Series 2, or the new Apple Watch Series 3 — which we say is the best smartwatch you can buy — …

Apple Watch

Don’t Spend Your Life Making Up Your Mind

“Huntington Hartford, who inherited a fortune from the A. & P. grocery business and lost most of it chas­ing his dreams as an entrepreneur, arts patron, and man of leisure, died Monday at his home in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas,” reported <i>The New York Times</i> in 2008. “He inherited an estimated $90 …

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Pedagogy

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

It takes at least 6 hours for a digital detox to work

It seems like we spend most of our time attached to our phones, and yet the popular conventional wisdom says that we can only find peace through …

Detox

The New Learning Landscape

Exploring new ways that students are learning with technology today<p>Technology Never Sleeps<p>From phones, to laptops, to tablets, strategies for …

Type Your Text Into “SlideBot” & It Automatically Chooses Layout & Images For Your Slideshow

SlideBot lets you type the text you want to appear in each slide and then uses its software to design your slideshow in seconds.<p>It’s pretty neat, and …

Are Companies Using Their External Data? | Articles | Big Data

When people think of big data and analytics, it tends to be exclusively in terms of utilizing data they have collected themselves, such as customer …

Use the "ABC method" to hack your brain for improved focus

Lots of people struggle to focus in their day-to-day lives. They constantly get distracted, and this makes it difficult for them to complete tasks so …

Time Management

Be happy, not mindful

As post-Trump anxiety rates go through the roof, it’s time for less introspection and more social engagement<p>“Happiness comes from within,” declare a thousand advice blogs and books, fridge magnets and Facebook memes. Or “withinwards” as my local yoga studio prefers to call it.<p>The idea that …

Happiness

How to watch YouTube in VR mode on iPhone

Google Cardboard may be the simplest, most affordable way to experience virtual reality content on a smartphone, but up until recently Google’s …