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The First $100 Billion Dollar Blockchain Company Could Be The Next SAP

There can be a lot of hype around how disruptive blockchain technology will be where some trumpet how it will change everything in our world today and every industry is primed for disruption. While I am excited about blockchain technology, I do not believe it’s a cure-all technology.<p>The most common …

Blockchain

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

Consciousness

Phones store full record of everywhere they’ve been which can be easily found or deleted

Your phone has been keeping a comprehensive list of everywhere you’ve been – and you might not even know.<p>Whether you use iOS or Android, handsets …

Apps

Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb

In tropical shallows the world over, a peculiar sort of creature scurries along the sea floor, unassuming except for the fact that it sports one of the most powerful biological appendages known to science — its spring-loaded claws. The mantis shrimp, which typically grows no more than 6 inches in …

Nature

New research suggest that free will might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself

In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways.<p>But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?<p>In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary …

Consciousness

How to Trick Your Brain Into Conquering Fear, According to This Top Harvard Professor

Fear can sideline a person's dream of professional success. Tweak your body language and boost your authentic presence to feel more confident.<p>Social psychologist, Harvard Professor, author and public speaker Amy Cuddy delivered a phenomenally popular TED Talk in 2012, sharing how clear, nonverbal …

Body Language

400 reporters kept the Panama Papers secret for a year. Here's how they pulled it off.

Marina Walker remembered when she heard a source claimed to have possession of leaked data "bigger than anything you have seen before."<p>Could it …

The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

The United Nations recently brokered two historic agreements, applicable to every person on this planet: In September, the UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide the UN's work over the next 15 years, and, in December, the UN created a roadmap in Paris for reducing global …

Climate

One of the world’s most notorious hackers just revealed his identity to me

The man behind Team GhostShell — the hacker collective behind some of the biggest cyber attacks in recent memory, including attacks on the FBI, NASA and the Pentagon as well as a leak that saw 2.5 million Russian “government, educational, academic, political and law enforcement” accounts …

Mormonism
Oil

Six million dollar man's bionic eye becomes reality

<i>The latest version of the telescopic contact lens, compared to a quarter (for scale). (Image Credit: Eric Tremblay and Joe Ford / EPFL)</i><p>Other vital improvements include giving the lens more oxygen permeability by putting in minuscule air channels approximately 0.1 mm wide to allow oxygen to flow …

Macular Degeneration

The incredible power of ignoring everything

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute,” …

Richard Feynman

3 Habits of Remarkably Focused People

Want to have an edge over others and get more effective? Do these 3 things every day.<p>The ability to focus is a game-changer. The more laser-focused you are, the more you can get done, and the better the quality of your work will be. We all have the same 24 hours every day, but those who are focused …

Time Management

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

Try ignoring it<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The magical number</b><p>Some scientists say that you should be able to remember about seven of them. More precisely, since a paper from …

The Brain
Sergey Brin