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'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it<p>“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most …

Climate Change

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers

Findings could help hunt for treatment for degenerative conditions such as Alzheimers, and psychiatric problems<p>Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that …

Neuroscience

Jakarta could be underwater within a decade

Scientists are warning Jakarta is likely to be underwater within a decade.<p><b>New Zealand will need to abandon some coastal areas - climate change</b> …

Climate Change

Here's Why Some People Get 'Skin Orgasms' From Listening to Music

Those music chills.<p>Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and …

Psychology

'Every parent's nightmare': Canada in grief after 15 die in hockey team bus crash

Cause of collision between Humboldt Broncos’ bus and truck remains unknown as PM Justin Trudeau says ‘entire country is in shock’<p>Canada has been plunged into “shock and mourning” after 15 people died and more than a dozen were injured in a “nightmare” collision between a bus carrying a junior …

Humboldt Broncos

How Facebook got into a mess – and why it can’t get out of it

Mark Zuckerberg will be hauled before Congress this week. He’ll apologise – but his company doesn’t know how to change its brand of ‘surveillance capitalism’<p>Ponder this … and weep. The United States, theoretically a mature democracy of 327 million souls, is ruled by a 71-year-old unstable …

Social Media

Science says the difference between a friend and a best friend comes down to two things

Teaching someone how to make friends is like teaching someone how to ride a bike — <i>you say this, you put your foot here, do you get it now?</i><p>That is to say, it's all kind of intuitive: When it's working, you'll know.<p>But a new scientific paper, which was published in the Journal of Social and Personal …

Relationships

Facebook confirms it spies on your Messenger conversations

Facebook revealed this week that it’s scanning users’ Messenger conversations – including text chats, pictures, and links – in an effort to ensure that people play by its rules.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg first spilled the beans in an interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, in which he brought up an incident …

Social Media
Latin America

If We All Did These 4 Things, It Would Cut the Cancer Death Rate in Half

Researchers have identified simple lifestyle factors that could make a huge difference.<p>If you’ve ever doubted that a few healthy lifestyle changes …

Cancer

There's a chemical in coffee that may cause cancer — here's how worried you should be

When coffee beans are picked and removed from the fruit they're inside, they're a pale color.<p>It's only after they're roasted that they take on a dark or light shade of brown and develop that wonderful aroma that we associate with comfort and feeling alert.<p>But that cooking process creates …

Cancer

9 Subtle Signs That Someone's Lying to You

We often miss some subtle nonverbal cues that indicate someone is trying to deceive us. Those cues include the following. Keep an eye out for them:<p><b>1.</b> …

Psychology

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

Your Brain is Lying to You: Here's How to Force it to Tell the Truth

Everyone suffers from unconscious bias, but here's an easy way to check yourself.<p>Other people discriminate on the basis or age, sex, national origin, or even silly things such as what university they attended or whether they ask for soda or pop. You don't. You always look for the best candidate, …

Paternity Leave

The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple education event

Apple took its annual spring event out of California and hosted it at a high school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that’s been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around all …

Education Technology

'It's just chaos': Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller warns that an 'economic crisis' is brewing

The Nobel-winning economist Robert Shiller has warned that growing trade tensions between the United States and China could spark the next US economic crisis.<p>Speaking at the China Development Forum in Beijing over the weekend, Shiller said a trade war between the world's largest economies risked …

Economics

Foxconn buys peripheral maker Belkin for $866M

Foxconn, best known for manufacturing practically everything in the world, has just announced the purchase of Belkin, the PC peripherals company, for $866 million in cash. (Technically its networking-focused subsidiary, Foxconn Interconnect Technology, made the purchase.) That certainly makes it …

Belkin

Details on the 'Bulletproof coffee' craze

Replacing your morning coffee’s dose of milk and sugar with a portion of butter helps to kick-start your day into overdrive, according to advocates …

Nutrition

India is now the world’s third-largest electricity producer

India now generates around 1,160.1 billion units of electricity in financial year 2017, up 4.72% from the previous year. The country is behind only China which produced 6,015 terrawatt hours (TWh. 1 TW = 1,000,000 megawatts) and the US (4,327 TWh), and is ahead of Russia, Japan, Germany, and Canada.<p>…

Renewable Energy

Being Exposed to Even a Small Amount of Light During Sleep is Linked to Depression

It may be time to invest in some blackout curtains, according to new research.<p>A study published recently in the <i>American Journal of Epidemiology</i> found …

Sleep

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose Last Year. Here Are the Top 5 Reasons.

WASHINGTON — If the world wants to avoid drastic global warming this century, we’ll need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions sharply in the years ahead.<p>For now, however, we’re still moving in the opposite direction: Carbon dioxide emissions from the use of coal, oil and natural gas increased 1.4 …

Fossil Fuels

Meet the man living with Alzheimer’s who climbs the same mountain every day

Sion Jair, 68, has climbed the Old Man of Coniston at least 5,000 times and the emerging science backs him up that regular, vigorous exercise is beneficial for those with the disease<p>The night before we are due to climb the Old Man of Coniston, Sion Jair calls to warn that, chances are, we won’t be …

Alzheimer's Disease

Tumblr Finally Breaks Its Silence on Russian Propaganda

After months of silence, Tumblr Friday released a list of 84 usernames and their aliases that it says were connected to "state-sponsored …

Internet

Dropbox shares soared today in biggest tech IPO since Snapchat

DBX stock jumped 36 percent on its NASDAQ debut<p>Cloud storage and collaboration company Dropbox — which started 10 years ago as a small startup in the San Francisco-based Y Combinator incubator program — went public today, and its shares were up nearly 36 percent as of market close this afternoon. …

Dropbox

Don't waste the Cambridge Analytica scandal: it's a chance to take control of our data

Big, positive changes are possible when scandals put companies like Facebook under the microscope<p>Emerging from several days in hiding while the Cambridge Analytica storm swamped his company, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally spoke on Thursday.<p>“We have a responsibility to protect your …

Privacy

'Alien' Mummy Found in Atacama Desert Is Actually a Tiny, Mutated Human

Back in 2003, a strange skeleton was discovered in a deserted Chilean town in the Atacama Desert. Featuring an elongated skull, sunken eye sockets, …

Russia claims foreign hackers are trying to interfere with its election

Russia, a country which has been accused numerous times of attempting to interfere with elections overseas, has claimed that its own presidential contest is under attack from foreign hackers.<p>Officials in Moscow said that the Russian Central Election Commission's website was hit by a coordinated …

Russia

AI will soon write better novels than humans, according to a computer scientist

<b>Read the full transcript below:</b><p>So, what humans are great at this moment is particularly "context integration" and lending their overall understanding of the world and what's going on in making an analysis of a situation.<p>So with a machines natural language of understanding, for example, we're not …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook suspended Donald Trump’s data operations team for misusing people’s personal information

Cambridge Analytica played a key role in the 2016 presidential election campaign<p>Facebook said late Friday that it had suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), along with its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, for violating its policies around data collection and …

Internet

How your sleep position impacts your brain health

Sleeping on your side may be better for your brain. Learn how the position you sleep in could help protect your mind.<p>Do you sleep on your back, side …