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What a New Theory on Memory Formation Means for Machine Learning

<i>A recent study challenges an accepted concept of how the brain forms and stores memories. The new learning mechanism could inform future AI</i> …

Machine Learning

How A 26-Year-Old Artist Makes 40% Of Sales Through Instagram

Every morning this week, Nashville-based artist Shane Miller wakes up, brushes his teeth and checks his Instagram. His feed looks like something out of a dream — softly focused impressionistic landscapes featuring dramatic skylines with a hint of attitude. They evoke a sense of nostalgia and …

Artists

This is what happens when you ditch cardio for weight training

A fitness instructor has posted a stunning transformation on Instagram, proving to her followers that lifting weights won’t make women …

Fitness

The 'Tesla of buses' just set a range record that could spell the end for diesel buses

Silicon Valley-based Proterra just set a new record for its electric bus.<p>Proterra said its Catalyst E2 bus drove 1,101.2 miles on a single charge at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana. The record-breaking test shows battery tech has come a long way in allowing heavy-duty vehicles …

Electric Vehicles

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

iOS

Women's Intuition: It's a Real Thing. Ask a Neuroscientist

Author John Gray wrote in the ’90s that if men are from Mars, women are from Venus. But differences in communication styles — for example, men often …

The Brain

How staying single could improve your life

• <b>There are more unmarried people in the US than married, which is sometimes presented as problematic.</b>• <b><br>But research shows that we are not living in a society of lonely narcissists.</b>• <b><br>In fact, a number of studies find that being single can actually contribute your success in life.</b><p>When my mother was my …

Sociology

How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

Artificial Intelligence

Rolling Stone, Once a Counterculture Bible, Will Be Put Up for Sale

From a loft in San Francisco in 1967, a 21-year-old named Jann S. Wenner started a magazine that would become the counterculture bible for baby boomers. Rolling Stone defined cool, cultivated literary icons and produced star-making covers that were such coveted real estate they inspired a song.<p>But …

Journalism

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

HONOLULU (AP) — Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged from isolation Sunday. They devoured fresh-picked tropical fruits and fluffy egg strata after eating mostly freeze-dried food while in isolation and some …

Hawaii

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know - Cooking Light

1 of 25<p>1. Make Hard-Cooked Eggs a Cinch to Peel<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>2. Make the Best Roasted Veggies<p>3 of 25<p>3. Improvise a Brush<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 25<p>4. …

Cooking

Porsche’s electric Mission E arrives in 2019, priced like Panamera

Porsche’s first all-electric car will go on sale at the end of 2019, the car maker revealed at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, with pricing similar to the current Porsche Panamera, so likely starting around at least $80,000 or so in the U.S.<p>The Mission E was revealed originally back in 2015, but …

Electric Vehicles

iPhone X Vs iPhone 8: What's The Difference?

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now on sale (and there are important differences between them), but you will have to wait longer for the iPhone X which is <i>by far</i> the most interesting of Apple’s new iPhones. But the iPhone X is also over 40% more expensive than the iPhone 8, so is it worth the …

Phones

How to Reverse Aging and Become Whoever You Want to Be

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study.<p>In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping their plant alive, and that …

Self-improvement

Recipe: Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 6 thighs) <br>1/2 medium yellow onion, diced (about 1 …

Chicken Recipes

26 Useful Websites That Will Completely Change Your Life for the Better

In this day and age, there's something for everyone—and that includes online. Left with scraps in the fridge and don't know what to make for dinner? There's a website for that. Need a push to relax during a chaotic day? There's one for that, too.<p>In fact, there's no shortage of clever sites that …

Calculators

I gave up Starbucks for a week and drank this high-fat, buttered coffee drink instead — here's the verdict

<b>• Bulletproof Coffee, a "biohacking" wellness brand, is bringing a bottled version of buttered coffee to market.</b><p><b>• The ready-to-drink product will roll out to over 400 Whole Foods stores nationwide this fall.</b><p><b>• The drink taps into a Silicon Valley diet craze that has techies eating lots of fat.</b><p>This …

Coffee

5 Vegetables That Are Healthier Cooked

While the most important thing is to eat a variety of vegetables prepared in a variety of ways, sometimes cooked vegetables are better than raw. …

Healthy Eating

The iPhone X’s notch is basically a Kinect

Sometimes it's hard to tell exactly how fast technology is moving. "We put a man on the moon using the computing power of a handheld calculator," as Richard Hendricks reminds us in <i>Silicon Valley</i>. In 2017, I use my pocket supercomputer of a phone to tweet with brands.<p>But Apple's iPhone X provides a …

Augmented Reality

The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challeneges<p>In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent …

Innovation

I retired a millionaire at 43 — here are 6 of my favorite spending and saving hacks that helped me get there

<i>This post comes from Budgets Are Sexy guest columnist Mr. 1500. He hit financial freedom at the age of 43 with $1,800,000, and is the founder of a financial blog, 1500Days.com.</i><p>Life is good in retirement. I'm thrilled to have a net worth of $1,900,000 which enables me to live my life on my own …

Money

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Astronomy

U.S. astronauts are climbing back into space capsules. Here's how they've improved over the past 50 years

In 1961, an American astronaut reached space for the first time and soared through the heavens in a gumdrop-shaped capsule.<p>Since then, people have flown to the moon, created space planes and designed rockets that return to Earth for precision landings. But when astronauts lift off next year from …

NASA

‘OK. Let’s do it!’ An oral history of how NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn came to be

In the predawn hours Friday, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make a suicide dive into Saturn’s atmosphere, vaporizing like a tiny meteor in the vast Saturnian sky.<p>It will be a fiery end for a spacecraft built and flown by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory that has spent the last 13 years exploring the …

Space Exploration

Pressing on: How Apple evolved and eliminated the iPhone’s home button over a decade

When the original iPhone was unveiled in January 2007, Steve Jobs introduced its signature home button with a succinct pitch: “It takes you home from wherever you are. And that’s it.” Such a simple explanation seems striking today. Not only would the home button evolve into a Swiss Army Knife of …

iOS

Apple says it will release a detailed report about how Face ID handles privacy and security

In the three days since Apple took the wraps off the iPhone X, the forthcoming device's facial recognition capabilities have drawn a substantial amount of attention.<p>Apple fans have welcomed Face ID as the future and the preferred way to unlock an iPhone X. Some privacy advocates have pointed out …

Al Franken

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

Genetics

Want to Become Wealthy? You'll Need to Master These 6 Fundamentals

6 Fundamentals You'll Need to Become Wealthy<p>The question in this article's headline is a no-brainer. Of course you want to be wealthy. Everyone wants to be wealthy. Even if your happiness in life is more contingent upon emotional experiences than material goods, more money can help you do more …

Wealth

Board Games, Ranked 

Now that summer is fading into fall and there’s less time to be outside in the sunshine enjoying the best type of games, lawn games, people are …

Board Games

A vast 'wind power hub' could supply 70 to 100 million people with renewable energy

When it comes to wind energy Denmark is a major player, able to call on a wealth of expertise and experience. Only this week, for example, Denmark …

Renewable Energy