Evan Brown

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A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Carl Honore: In praise of slowness

MIT CSAIL's origami-bot wears foldable exosuits

Unless alien machines that can turn into cars and trucks come and teach us their secrets, we'll have to conjure up our own ways to make transforming robots. Researchers from MIT CSAIL have been on it for years, and their latest method relies on a cube robot called "Primer" that changes shape and …

Robotics

Professor Smith Goes to Washington

In response to the new president’s stances on a range of issues, more scientists are preparing to run for political office.<p><i>Updated on June 4, 2018</i><p>For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly inaugurated President Trump, and many of his Cabinet picks, have repeatedly …

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Machine Learning

How She Did It: 'Booking a holiday was too complicated - so I changed it'

Early in 2013, while chatting with her sister over a glass of wine about her hobby of travel blogging, Nena Chaletzos, 41, had a lightbulb moment: no one had successfully made travel search simple and easy. It was this realisation that lead her to throw in her lucrative City career and walk the …

10 Easy Tricks to Help You Stop Procrastinating And Get Back to Work

Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven’t gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a …

Procrastination

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

Self-help

Neuroscience research reveals a simple daily ritual that can make you happier

Actually, I'm wrong…<p>The research says we're really big on touching — our phones, that is. People touch their phones 85 times a day.<p>But how many times a day do you touch <i>someone else</i>? Probably not nearly as often. That's kinda messed up, don't ya think?<p>You need to touch people more. It will improve …

17 life-saving facts that everyone should know

Just about everyone knows that you should never text and drive, and that you should stop, drop, and roll if you catch on fire.<p>But life can also throw …

Metal 3D printing takes flight

While many designers and engineers find success with 3D-printing parts in plastic for prototyping and low-volume production, producing parts out of metal using similar technology has recently led to the creation of some of the most exciting 3D-printed parts in memory.<p>With key patents for metal …

FDA

Scientists have created self-healing fabrics that also protect from harmful chemicals

Protective clothing is critical to the health and safety of workers who handle hazardous chemicals. A new fabric coating promises to not only neutralize toxins, but also to heal tears and holes on its own while the clothes go through the laundry.<p>The coating, developed by a team of researchers from …

Protein

Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.<p>Why is it that the more work I have to do, the more the internet beckons me into its endless maw of distraction? <i>Oh Lord</i>, I will say, appealing both to myself and to …

Researchers Have Finally Found a Way to Make People Smarter, But It's Not Pleasant

You're not going to like this.<p>As we learn more and more about the brain, we're getting better at figuring out how to supercharge it.<p>One of the most …

VIDEO: What You Eat Changes How You Think

Watch to learn how diet affects the brain.<p>It's no secret that what you eat affects your body. But as a new video produced by TED-Ed points out, diet …

The future of 3D-printed prosthetics

The recent ubiquity of 3D printers and innovations in prosthetic design, manufacturing and distribution offer a viable solution for the millions of people living with limb loss around the world. In the United States alone, close to 200,000 amputations are performed each year, yet, with prosthetics …

Prosthetics

Anki’s Cozmo robot is the real-life WALL-E we've been waiting for

Race cars to robots was the plan all along<p>While Cozmo sleeps, it snores. The small robot — shaped like a miniaturized bulldozer with a CRT monitor for a cockpit — sits in a charging dock, waiting to be awoken. Like Pixar’s adorably anthropomorphic WALL-E, Cozmo falls somewhere between a Mars rover …

Could Your Next Uber be a Multicopter?

<b>The world’s first certified multicopter lifts off in Bruchsal, Germany, marking a new era for aerial transportation.</b><p>Just as smartphone technology …

In multibillion-dollar business of NBA, sleep is the biggest debt

The smart teams, and players, are playing catch-up<p>OAKLAND, Calif. -- The worst sleep LeBron James has ever had in his 13 years in the NBA was in the …

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Bibimbap, The Delicious Dish That You're Probably Too Afraid To Pronounce

GIMME. 😛<p>If you've ever refrained from ordering something because you didn't know how to pronounce it, we totally feel you.<p>But no one should be deprived of the deliciousness that is bibimbap for fear of embarrassment. Once and for all, it's pronounced "bee-beem-bahp," but it might as well be called …

8 Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Don't you wish you had more control over your brain?<p>From idea generation and meetings to crunching numbers and copywriting, there are a lot of different situations in which more focus and improved cognitive function would prove …

The Brain

New XPrize Challenges Innovators To Make Carbon Waste Useful

"Once you capture it, what do you do with it?"<p>It's a modern philosophical problem: Once a dog catches a car, what does it do with it?<p>Or, rephrased, once a power plant successfully recaptures its carbon emissions, where does the carbon go?<p>Reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is one of …

A month without technology on Spain's Camino Trail

MADRID (AP) — We are so used to technology that I wondered if I could live without it.<p>But I did it, disconnecting during a month on the Saint James …

Public Lab in New Orleans: How students are using balloons and kites to track pollution.

Travis Haas, a New Orleans high school science teacher, says that ever since Hurricane Katrina, his students have endured so many lectures and …

New Orleans

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

21 Appalachian Trail Statistics That Will Surprise, Entertain and Inform You | REI Co-op Journal

There's a better than good chance that you're familiar with the Appalachian Trail. Perhaps you've even hiked a bit of it.<p>But how much do you know …

Hiking

Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits

Obama, aides took unusual steps to cultivate “Daily Show” comic.<p>Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama that he jokingly told his escort felt like being called into the …

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Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …