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4 Lessons on Surviving and Thriving When Times Are Tough

<b>“Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.” ~Unknown</b><p>Five months ago, I was sitting outside with a friend when a mosquito …

Is It the Dawn of the Encryption App?

We might live in an age of persistent and pervasive surveillance. The recent revelations about the secret National Security Agency programs aimed at …

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

Marijuana is safer than alcohol

Anti-marijuana crusaders like Kevin Sabet, while well-intentioned, are promoting policies that lead to more violence and disease in our society. In his recent CNN.com op-ed, Sabet argues we should keep marijuana illegal. But as long as marijuana remains illegal, profits from sales go to criminals …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Inside Evasi0n, The Most Elaborate Jailbreak To Ever Hack Your iPhone

In Apple’s eternal cat and mouse game to control what you can and can’t run on your iOS device, score another one for the mice.<p>On Monday a team of hackers that calls themselves the evad3rs released evasi0n, the first jailbreak program that works for the iPhone 5, as well as the iPad 4, the iPad …

First Human-Powered Helicopter Surpasses Sikorsky Standards, and Why Humans Are Still Superior to Robots

In what we'd say is a particularly big coincidence, news of two noteworthy technological feats, both named "Atlas," hit the web yesterday: aerospace …

Online Learning Is Broken, And Versal Wants To Fix It

What’s wrong with online learning companies like Udemy, Lynda and their ilk? According to a new company called Versal, it’s that their lectures are boring. Low-tech, even.<p>“Existing courses are really just PowerPoints or videos,” said Versal CEO Gregor Freund. “They’re really only taking advantage …

Google Shares Details Of Futuristic New Office Park At NASA

It’s no secret Google’s building a high-tech portfolio beyond search, from self-driving cars to artificial intelligence. But they’re also quietly building something else entirely—a futuristic new campus at NASA Moffett Field. Though the firm has been rather reserved about their new Bay View campus, …

Somatic Mutation, Genomic Variation, and Neurological Disease

Structured Abstract<p>Background<p>Genetic mutations that cause human disease are conventionally considered to be inherited from one’s parents and present …

Motivation and Self Improvement

Posted on May 13, 2018 by<p>We’re living in a fast-paced digital world where technology affects everything we do. Whether it’s a heart-rate monitor on …

Patients HIV Free After Marrow Transplant

Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious system apps

Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. In computing, digital signatures allow any piece of data, including an app, to be checked to see that it is genuine and actually comes …

Apps

Computers detecting sarcasm better than humans? Yeah, right

When I first met Mrs Moran, about 12 years ago, it was during the second great wave of mobile phone ownership. The early adopters, those prophets of …

Beyond Beer Pong: Drinking Games For Grown-Ups

So, our days high-fiving after sinking a ping pong ball in a red Solo cup are long over, but we hope we’re never <i>too</i> mature for imbibing with friends …

Secret of Adulthood: Burn Energy To Create Energy

I'm surprised by how true this Secret of Adulthood proves to be.<p>Research shows that when people move faster, their metabolism speeds up. Also, …

Secret of Adulthood: Most Decisions Don’t Require Extensive Research.

Agree, disagree?<p>Whether or not research is required, some people love to do research.<p>A desire to do extensive research may be related to whether …

Tackle the Most Fun Things on Your To-Do List First

You've probably heard the advice to "eat a live frog" or start with your worst task first. Super-productive writer-producer-director Joss Whedon, …

Time Management

How Virtual Reality Can Curb Your Social Anxiety

Here’s how it works. Using a Microsoft Kinect or Asus Xtion Pro Live camera, Xenodu’s software extracts patients from their background and inserts …

How I Motivated Myself to Face My Weight and Debt Problems

There was a time when I was overweight, but didn’t want to admit it to myself. I didn’t feel in control of my health, because I couldn’t quit smoking …

Time to Reboot Telkom

Glenn Ashton<br>The South African Civil Society Information Service - South Africa remains stuck in the telecommunication doldrums, a victim of its own …

Unless You Slow Down, Busy Will Catch You ⋆ George Ambler

In uncertain and resource constrained times, paradoxically slowing down rather than speeding up is the best course of action. In some cases even …

How To Use Math To Crush Your Friends At Monopoly Like You've Never Done Before

It's played among close friends, loved ones, and trusted business partners.<p>It's also one of the few times in life where it's perfectly acceptable to want to systematically annihilate and crush the aforementioned friends, loved ones and partners.<p>Well, we're here to help.<p>Monopoly has a major element …

4 Ways To Motivate Detached Workers

Marnie Green, principal consultant at Management Education Group and author of "Painless Performance Conversations," says that performance conversations should happen regularly, not annually. It takes practice to handle them well. "Managers fail at these conversation because part of it is [having …

The Hunt for Exomoons Begins!

The latest exciting undertaking in exoplanet research is the search for exomoons. A team led by Dr. David Kipping at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center …