Christos Kissoudis

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The best S Pen apps for the Galaxy Note 4

Steve Jobs said the best stylus is a finger. Samsung disagrees, and so do these apps<p>One of my favorite features of the Galaxy Note 4 (and one of the …

Apps

How to Make the Most of Your Momentum When Getting Things Done

Momentum is a key force to your productivity. It's the reason that sometimes you can work effortlessly, and at other times it feels like pulling …

Productivity

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.<p>When famine loomed in Mexico and southern Asia in the mid-20th century, agricultural crop researchers saved the day. Scientists at Mexico's International Maize and …

Beyond GMOs: The Rise of Synthetic Biology

Genetically modified organisms today usually have just one engineered gene. Scientists now want to create organisms with whole new gene clusters.<p>Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world’s largest gathering of synthetic biologists. The field is …

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

Brazil Gutted in 7-1 Rout by Germany

How Smart Are Your Tweets?

Justin Bieber may have celebrated his 20th birthday this spring but on Twitter, he isn’t smarter than a fifth grader. The rebellious Canadian pop …

The 50 Sexiest Soccer Players at the 2018 World Cup

Because some people watch for the soccer—and some watch for the players.<p>Olivier Giroud is a forward for Arsenal and France’s national team. Not only …

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How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

Northern Europe

Chiquita is valued at $1 billion and WhatsApp 19 times that—the numbers that really prove Piketty wrong

Our times have an eerie similarity with the early decades of the 20th century—severe financial crises, a drastic skewing of income distribution, and terrorism (do not forget the assassinations of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, Empress Elizabeth of Austria, president Carnot of France, King Humbert of …

Income Inequality

European stocks rise as elections wrap up

European stock markets moved higher Monday as election results rolled in from the European Union and Ukraine.<p>Germany's DAX index led the way with a 1.3% rise. Spain's IBEX gained 1.2%, while France's CAC 40 added 0.8%. The euro recovered from earlier declines against the dollar.<p>Investors seemed …

You’ll Absorb More if You Take Notes in Longhand

College students who take notes on laptop computers are more likely to record lecturers’ words verbatim and are thus <b>less likely</b> to mentally absorb what’s being said, according to a series of experiments by Pam A. Mueller of Princeton and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of UCLA. In one study, laptop-using …

Top 10 Ways To Say No And Save Time

One time management technique we don’t use enough is simply saying no. We’re quick to say yes, giving away our time, then we wonder why we have no time left for what we want.<p>If you find your diary is full, or full of things you don’t want to do, then it’s time to start saying no – nicely.<p>People ask …

Rare White Tiger Cubs Make Their Public Debut

Someone Edited Star Wars Episodes I-III Into One Movie [UPDATE: Gone]

<b>UPDATE (6:58pm):</b> And the video's now gone, presumably removed for copyright reasons.<p><i>Original post follows:</i><p>Clocking in at two hours and 47 minutes, …

Disturbing Real World Endings to Classic Disney Stories

Have you ever wondered what would have happened to some of those perfect Disney characters if their stories hadn't conveniently ended as “happily ever after?” In the real world, life doesn't always work out with a nice tidy conclusion. With this in mind, New York-based animation storyboard artist …

The beauty of windfarms – in pictures

Though Australia’s treasurer, Joe Hockey, says wind turbines are ‘utterly offensive’ and a ‘blight on the landscape’, the towering masts with their slowly turning blades can inspire awe. Here is a roundup of images from around the world celebrating the windfarms that help to power our way of life. …

Ken Ham’s worst nightmare come true: Why Neil deGrasse Tyson has creationists flipping out

<b>Neil deGrasse Tyson (AP/Richard Shotwell)</b><p>With each passing episode, “Cosmos” is cementing its host as Christian fundamentalists’ new public enemy No. 1<p>Dan Arel<p>April 29, 2014 11:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson is keeping creationists up at night.<p>Almost a …

Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p><b>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below</b>

Stunning Monochromatic Portraits of Animals by Lukas Holas

Czech Republic-based photographer Lukas Holas captures stunning portraits of exotic animals in his series titled <i>Portraits of Animals II</i>. The detail and poise of each monochromatic image is impressive, and what's also notable is that all of his work was shot in a zoo. He didn't have any sort of …

Animals

Dizzying photos of Sochi athletes in flight

Olympic photography is a competitive business, especially for the veteran professionals who have to go toe-to-toe with drone cameras, photo agencies installing lightning-speed fiber optic networks at the games, and astronomically expensive and rapidly changing camera technology.<p>As such, …

Photography

The world we see in the movie Her isn’t far off

Two weeks ago, I watched the movie <i>Her</i> in preparation for an interview by a Brazilian newspaper. I knew I would find something closer to science fiction than reality, but the movie does have a foundation in reality. It was particularly interesting to see that the future depicted in the movie shows a …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Romancing the Stone: Explaining the Appeal of Curling in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia — You can understand the appeal of speedskating. It’s blade against ice, a mix of raw power and an odd grace. Or figure skating — impossible beauty, the suspense of the leap. Or the new extreme sports, which defy Olympic history and physics itself.<p>But curling. Let’s talk about curling.<p>…

Your Physical Energy Level? It's All in Your Head

New research shows that believing you can do something can inspire a burst of energy.<p>The next time you're finding it hard to muster up the energy to plow through a difficult task, remember this: believing in yourself will help.<p>As cheesy as that sounds, science suggests it's true. Researchers from …