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Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Most CEOs Are Not Thought Leaders. Here's Why | Inc.com

When I played hockey growing up, I didn't just want to have fun--I wanted to make it to the NHL and win the Stanley Cup.<p>When I started playing World of Warcraft as a 14 year old, I didn't just want to kill hours in front of my computer--I wanted to become one of the greatest World of Warcraft …

Leadership

Google Inbox Will Start Using A.I. To Answer Emails For You

The automation of you<p>Google's mobile software is inching closer to becoming a true personal assistant, with the coming integration of an upcoming feature called Smart Reply.<p>Google's Inbox email app will soon be able to answer your emails, by suggesting a few short replies based on the content of …

Artificial Intelligence

Machines are becoming smarter marketers

Marketing is only helpful when it’s meeting a need. It sounds simple, but those needs can be really tough to parse. Like any consumer, my needs evolve every day, if not every minute. I won’t stand for poorly targeted ads or messages that are irrelevant to me.<p>I work in marketing technology, and this …

Cisco launches cloud service for smart cities as game about hacking smart cities debuts

Here’s a weird intersection of fiction and real life. Cisco is announcing today a new cloud service to enable smart cities, just a day before Ubisoft launches its Watch Dogs 2 video game about hacking smart cities.<p>Cisco, of course, is perfectly serious, as it is launching its pay-as-you-go cloud …

Computers Made of Genetic Material Will Revolutionize Our World

Gold and DNA<p>Nanostructures made using DNA origami are fascinating. The ability to use DNA as a construction material, capable of holding scaffolds of …

Nanotech

This Chrome add-on makes watching lectures on YouTube easy

While it’s great that many universities are actively embracing the internet and making lectures available on the Web for everyone to tune in to, watching them online can be a hassle – especially when you want to make notes. This is where BriefTube comes in.<p>Available on Chrome, it’s an extension for …

US honours war dead on Memorial Day

<b>Americans have been marking Memorial Day, which commemorates US soldiers fallen in the Civil War and beyond.</b><p>President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington DC.<p>Mr Obama said America must remember its citizens are still serving, even …

History

The Telegraph

Let's Start a Pussy Riot – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2013/may/25/lets-start-a-pussy-riot<p>720<p>A new collaborative art book curated by German-born performance artist …

The Economist