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Counting Calories Is Not the Key to Weight Loss, New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

People Want 3 Things from Work, But Most Companies Are Built Around Only One

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

Employee Engagement

Joan Didion Creates a Handwritten List of the 19 Books That Changed Her Life

If you've read much Joan Didion, you've almost surely come across an observation or phrase that has changed the way you look at California, the …

Literature

Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI - MIT Technology Review

One of the curious features of the deep neural networks behind machine learning is that they are surprisingly different from the neural networks in …

Machine Learning

China and Europe love SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. Does NASA?

When SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket debuted this month, China’s aerospace community was mostly envious, noting that their equivalent rocket, the Long March 9, would not be ready for another decade. One story in state media observed that “to put it more bluntly, this time the Americans showed us …

Space Exploration

Pollen data shows humans reversed natural global cooling

Current temperatures are hotter than at any time in the history of human civilization<p>In order to understand today’s global warming, we need to understand how Earth’s temperatures varied in the past. How does the rapid warming we see now compare with past natural climate changes? Also, how long have …

Climate Change

Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

A star-crossed mission nearly 20 years in the making that was intended to seek an answer to the most burning, baffling question in astronomy — and perhaps elucidate the fate of the universe — is in danger of being canceled.<p>The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or Wfirst, was being designed to …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum and Classical Computers

A popular misconception is that the potential—and the limits—of quantum computing must come from hardware. In the digital age, we’ve gotten used to …

Quantum Computing

Conservatives urge Trump to grant pardons in Russia probe

As special counsel Robert Mueller builds his case, relatives of Michael Flynn are among those pressing the president to use his unique legal power and 'put these defendants out of their misery.'<p>After months of criticizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, President Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Witnessing the Collapse of the Global Elite

Last weekend’s security conference in Munich was a stark reminder that this class has nothing of substance to offer a world in turmoil.<p>Eighty years ago in Munich, French and British politicians handed Czechoslovakia over to Adolf Hitler’s carving knife. Twenty-five years later, a German veteran of …

Political Science

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. According to the International Labour Organization, workers in developed and developing countries are facing increasing strain at work. The onslaught of mounting stressors include global challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, and political …

Management

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

Mind

Fox News’s appalling past 72 hours, analyzed

A data analysis shows how Fox News spun the Mueller indictment and Florida shooting into a defense of the president.<p>On Friday, FBI special counsel Robert Mueller filed the first charges against Russians in his investigation. The indictment details how a small group of Russian internet trolls tried …

Donald Trump

The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn't want to talk about

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January, when the airman was hailed as a hero by the …

Russia

How addiction hijacks the brain

Published: July, 2011<p>Desire initiates the process, but learning sustains it.<p>The word "addiction" is derived from a Latin term for "enslaved by" or …

Drug Addiction

Yale's Most Popular Class Ever Teaches How to Live a Happier Life (Here's What Students Learn)

The fact the class is so wildly popular speaks to the state of mental health on campuses today--and in your workplace. Audit the course by reading on.<p>News flash--adult life is filled with unhappiness traps and the search for keys to happiness (or even a good happiness hack to help us get by).<p>It …

Happiness

Anxious People Focus on Negative Cues That Others Don't

It's an ingrained habit—but one you can teach yourself to break.<p>Let’s pretend for a moment you’re giving a presentation in a room full of very important people. You want their feedback—ideally, some sign of positive approval—because you know you’re being evaluated.<p>You look to a person in the front …

Psychology

Sensor breakthrough: Sony has developed a backlit CMOS sensor with global shutter

Sony has made something of a breakthrough in sensor development, announcing a new backside-illuminated stacked sensor that can read out every pixel …

Cameras

Our Universe Isn't As Special As We'd Like to Believe

Humans like to be at the center of things.<p>The early Greeks knew the Earth was round, but most of them could not imagine that the land they walked on …

Physics

New study reverses Alzheimer's in mice, while similar big clinical trial fails

A new study has successfully reversed both the biological and behavioral hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in mouse models. The research found that …

Dementia

What You Can Learn About Doing Hard Things From Elon Musk--Even if You're Not Sending a Rocket Into Space

Courage to try difficult things is one of them.<p>Elon Musk and the SpaceX team launched Falcon Heavy into space on Feb. 6. The launch reminded me of when I watched the Apollo missions as a kid growing up in Izmir, Turkey. It symbolized the dawn of a new space age and making the impossible a reality. …

Elon Musk

For The First Time Ever Scientists Have Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

So it begins...<p>With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the US Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time before …

Alzheimer's Disease

Apple’s Biggest Claim About HomePod Is Legit, According To Our Acoustics Tests

We used some professional-grade audio testing gear to show how the HomePod’s fancy algorithms distribute sound evenly throughout the room.<p><i>This is Part Two of a three-part series of reviews of Apple’s HomePod. We published a subjective analysis of the device on Friday. A story tomorrow will test</i> …

Smart Homes

Taylor Swift’s Lyrics Are Too Lame to Copyright, Judge Hilariously Rules

In a copyright case accusing Swift of cribbing the “Shake It Off” lyrics “players gonna play” and “haters gonna hate,” a judge ruled the phrases too …

Taylor Swift

Beautiful Eichler-inspired home draws the eye with a dramatic roof

1/17<p>Avocado Acres House by Surfside Project and Lloyd Russell<p>A coastal infill lot in Southern California has been transformed into a beautiful new …

Sustainability

What Gave Humans the Edge Over Neanderthals? It Was Art, a New Study Claims

Art World<p>Newly published research links cave drawings to advanced hunting skills.<p>,<p>Turns out art does make you smarter—at least according to one …

Prehistory

This $3 Hack Makes Cheap Sheets Feel Like a Million Bucks

TruTV's Hack My Life series is truly a gift that keeps on giving. Along with spotlighting some game-changing home hacks — think everything from …

House Design

The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn't use Huawei phones

U.S. intelligence agencies have issued a stern warning to Americans: Do not buy smartphones made by Chinese tech companies Huawei or ZTE.<p>Top officials from the CIA, NSA, FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday thatthe Chinese …

Surveillance

Inside Cupertino’s Upcoming Breakthrough Product: Apple Glass

Apple is working on something big. And if all goes according to plan, that something could eventually replace the iPhone.You might have guessed that …

Augmented Reality

Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm.<p>Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness later.<p>Now, in the wake of fake news and other troubles at tech companies, universities that helped produce some of Silicon Valley’s top technologists are …

Online Education