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The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

How to Get Smarter Every Day

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups IntelligenceThe post How to Get Smarter Every Day appeared first …

This 3-Day Cleanse Resets Your Mind, Body & Spirit

A cleanse isn't meant to be a deprivation diet; it's a way of clean eating, and in this three-day mind and body cleanse, I have put as much emphasis …

A Mindfulness Expert Explains How to Calm Your Mind in Just 5 Minutes a Day

We live in a busy world, filled with constant distractions. Our minds are always “on” and we’re always doing something.<p>But when was the last time you …

Do You Want a Baby One Day? A Fertility Expert Says Do This Now

>While it can take some time to actually get pregnant—plus nine months of waiting for your little one to grow—you can start preparing for pregnancy …

FireChat developer Open Garden launches MeshKit to expand peer-to-peer offline smartphone connectivity

With access to fast mobile networks still lagging behind the demand generated by smartphones, Open Garden thinks it has a better solution for connecting users.<p>Today, Open Garden, Inc. announced MeshKit, a platform that lets app developers harness the company’s peer-to-peer connectivity technology. …

Powerful new drawing app Linea is perfect for Apple Pencil

Iconfactory, the awesome team behind apps like Twitterrific and Flare, just launched a stellar new drawing app for iPad. It’s called Linea, and it’s a perfect match for Apple Pencil, offering all the tools you’ll need for sketching, taking notes, and more.<p>“Modern drawing apps are powerful, but they …

AirBar converts MacBook models to touchscreen for just $99, starting with 13-inch MacBook Air [Video]

If you’ve ever wished your MacBook/Air/Pro had a touchscreen, you’ll soon be in luck – at least if you have the 13-inch MacBook Air. AirBar is a plug-and-play infrared device which allows you to use touch on your MacBook Air simply by magnetically attaching the device to the bottom bezel of your …

I've owned an Amazon Echo for over a year now — here are my 19 favorite features

Mark Lennihan/AP I activated my Amazon Echo for the first time in December 2015. It's since become one of my favorite tech gadgets ever.<p>Amazon's family of Echo speakers are some of the most popular gifts right now, so many people are activating their Echo units for the first time.<p>Here's what you …

An Indian startup could be the first private entity to land on the moon

Rahul Narayan had no clue about space. In 2010, he was in the software industry, running a startup that developed products for an ecommerce …

It's not just the U.K. These countries also have animal fat in their money

The U.K. isn't the only country that's using animal fat in plastic currency.<p>The central banks of Canada and Australia have confirmed to CNNMoney that their polymer bills also contain traces of animal fat.<p>The Bank of England admitted Monday that traces of tallow, derived from animal fat, can be …

3D embryo atlas reveals human development in unprecedented detail

Digital model will aid vital research, offering chance chance to explore intricate changes occurring in the first weeks of life<p>The beautiful and otherworldly development of the human embryo has been revealed in unprecedented detail in an interactive three-dimensional atlas.<p>The digital models, built …

Prenatal Development

17 Signs That You Should Be in a More Creative Profession

If you're no longer motivated to perform at the office--or even head in come Monday!--this could be the reason why.<p>There's been a point in most of our careers where we suffer some form of burnout (if it hasn't happened to you, count yourself as lucky!).<p>Though this productivity slump is often the …

Creativity

Panasonic invests $60m in 'frivolous' laundry robot

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1199000/1199978_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524653146_6566fef045754b292ab4118fb14013ef<p><b>When a Japanese start-up unveiled the world's first robot that folds laundry some critics called it 'ridiculous, frivolous, and a waste of</b> …

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UFO Crashes Into Arctic Sea; Causes Mysterious Arctic Pinging, Siberian Snow Eggs

<i>The villagers of Igloolik, Nunavut were asleep when a streak quickly crossed the sky and struck the ice with a bang. 200 villagers came out their</i> …

11 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience (so humble); others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eleven of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them. Here's what we learned.<p>1. …

Physicists Think These Could Be the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

"Strange stars" could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one.<p>When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars after they have ejected all their other material. …

Apple patent shows Siri interjecting in iMessage chats, scheduling dinner & more

An Apple patent published today describes how Siri could interject in iMessage chats to do things like help schedule meetings based on the location and availability of chat participants.<p>In one illustration, when one chat participant asks ‘How long ’til you guys get here?’ Siri interjects by …

CIA Document Confirms Reality Of Superhuman Abilities

Whether it is the childhood stories, the youth fantasies or the folklores you have heard of by the years, there is always that mystical creature with …

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

People Are Literally Losing Their Minds Over Google Earth VR

On Tuesday, Google released Google Earth VR, which could be the best illustration of virtual reality’s magical capabilities to date. And it’s free. …

Virtual Reality

New Theory of Gravity Does Away With Need for Dark Matter

<i>Erik Verlinde explains his new view of gravity</i><p>Let’s be honest. Dark matter’s a pain in the butt. Astronomers have gone to great lengths to explain …

Jaguar's New Electric SUV is a Crazy-Fast Tesla Model X Clone

Tesla is coming for the combustion-engine car economy, and every major automaker is feeling the pressure to go electric. Jaguar, the latest company …

Tesla

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

Plants

Data Scientists: A New Breed of Innovators

The title “data scientist” was coined in 2008, and there are already thousands of professionals working in the field. Still, many organizations—even …

Machine Learning

Scrapping Rs500, Rs1000 notes a costly idea

Writing in this newspaper last month, economist Ajit Ranade made a case for scrapping Rs.1,000 and Rs.500 notes. Citing research by former Standard …

Linux Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

9 Open Source Lunix OSes dedicated to IoT:<b>Brillo</b> — In the year since Google released Brillo, the lightweight Android-based distro has seen growing …