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Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety

A New York University research team is using hallucinogenic experiences to help patients come to terms with their mortality.<p>“Some of the things I’m about to say might not make sense,” began O.M., a 22-year-old cancer survivor. He had the far-off look in his eyes that I recognized from so many of …

Social news app Nuzzel organizes the news according to who is sharing it

Reading the news isn’t a difficult task for most people, but finding the most interesting news of the day probably is.<p>The folks at Nuzzel, a news aggregation service that launches today, can certainly sympathize.<p>You log into the startup’s website using either Twitter or Facebook to see an overview …

Self-driving cars are coming soon and will revolutionize cities and society

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Steve Jurvetson<p>Designer and engineer Bran Ferren says autonomous vehicles will fundamentally change how cities are …

Star Wars joins Instagram

<i>(Credit: Star Wars Instagram)</i><p><b>The Star Wars universe now has its very own official Instagram account. We're looking forward to snaps of Ewok food.</b><p>What …

Darth Vader

Social porn: why people are sharing their sex lives online

In his 2008 book, Click, online behaviour expert Bill Tancer declared that social media was overtaking pornography as the most popular destination on the internet. Those aged 18 to 24 in particular were replacing pornography use with more stimulating social networking pastimes. After the porn …

Major Bitcoin company releases open source library to make it easier to build Bitcoin apps

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, has been around for five years now, and its popularity has soared. But although its reach has spread beyond the initial circle of very technical, very insider-y circle of cryptographers and programmers, its audience is still …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

14 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are known to be the masters of efficiency, right? The secret? We don't do it alone. Besides having an amazing team to support our endeavor, we also utilize cutting edge apps to keep us on our A-game. (When you're heads down …

Warren Buffett will give you $1 billion for a perfect NCAA bracket

It’s not <i>impossible</i> to fill out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket, but it’s as close to impossible as you can get. There are 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 ways to fill out a bracket (that’s 9 quintillion), and though basketball experts have slightly better odds (around 1-in-128 billion), the parity in …

Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

<b>Listen · 4:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Couch potatoes everywhere, rejoice.<p>New commercial devices, using technology borrowed from the field of neuroscience, are making it possible to control objects with brain power alone. The idea is to help train users to become more focused — and …

Breaking Bad Comes True: Blue Meth On Rise in New Mexico

Federal investigators in New Mexico said Tuesday that blue-tinted meth inspired by the hit TV show <i>Breaking Bad</i> is on the rise in New Mexico, where …

A Look Back At How The Content Industry Almost Killed Blockbuster And Netflix (And The VCR)

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Derek Khanna is a technology policy consultant and columnist. He previously worked for the House Republican Study Committee where he authored their report on copyright reform. He</i> <i>spearheaded the national campaign on cellphone unlocking that resulted in proposed legislation to legalize</i> …

Carlos Santana Reunites With Homeless Ex-Bandmate

It's a holiday miracle: A TV reporter in San Francisco has reunited rock legend Carlos Santana with former bandmate Marcus Malone, a homeless man who …

Music

Gary Clark Jr.: The Chosen One

Abone-rattling fuzz roars off the back walls of Madison Square Garden on a recent spring Saturday afternoon. Gary Clark Jr. stands onstage before …

Guitar

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Red Velevet Cream Cheese Cake Cookies Recipe by renee

Add Photo<p>preheat oven to 350<p>Add Photo<p>beat butters and cream cheese.<p>Add Photo<p>add egg.<p>Change<p>stir in cake mix.<p>Add Photo<p>drop by the rounded teaspoonfull …

The future of broadband looks very much like cable TV. Here is why

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>There is a coming clash between the telecommunications firms and the internet giants, but it’s not just about the internet …

Medical journal: 'Case closed' against vitamin pills

Vitamin industry and some researchers disagree that 'enough is enough' when it comes to supplement studies.<p>The latest studies on vitamins have some medical experts saying "case closed" — it's time for most consumers to stop wasting money on multivitamins and other supplements, because they have no …

Vitamin supplements are waste of money, say scientists

Vitamin supplements almost never have health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning indictment of the industry.<p>Despite one in three Britons taking vitamins or mineral pills, evidence from studies of almost 500,000 people suggested that …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Sprint reportedly interested in acquiring T-Mobile

The big four U.S. Carriers could be going down to just three sometime in the future, at least if a new report from the Wall Street Journal proves accurate. Reportedly Sprint is currently considering making an offer to buyout T-Mobile. Right now Sprint is said to be studying regulatory concerns but …

Telecoms

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

Bitcoin Startup Coinbase Gets $25 Million In Funding From The Most Influential Venture Firm In Silicon Valley

Coinbase does a little bit of everything with bitcoin. It's a bitcoin wallet for consumers, it allows merchants to take bitcoins as payments, and its working on a way for developers to integrate bitcoin into applications.<p>This brings Coinbase's total money raised to $31 million. It says it has …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …