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Is Consciousness in the Physical World? We May Be About to Find Out.

Physicist Lucien Hardy of the Perimeter Institute for Quantum Physics in Canada has an experiment he wants to try. His believes his experiment could …

Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists

Joanna Glasner Contributor<p>Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items<br>• The state of the unicorn<p>A lot of startups are pitching ways to put us to sleep lately. In response, investors are perking …

Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue — that beats

If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood — and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz — look no further than spinach. (Here’s to Popeye, eating the stuff by the can to inflate his biceps.) Spinach alone, of course, won’t pump anyone up. But …

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Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

This is the future of medicine. There is no turning back.<p>Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli<p>Once we understand how genes are being turned on and off, we'll be able to better predict which treatments will work.<p>Fergus Chan

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Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

This new mobile app uses big data to analyze your face

Do you know what your true skin tone and undertone are? What about how your skin has changed over time? Beautiful Me is a new mobile app that applies big data and a deep neural network to make your skin profile only several taps away. This app was created by ModiFace, the company behind the Sephora …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Building Code To Break Poverty In Bangladesh

Teaching people in the third world how to code seems to be a growing trend that may just help to break the world-wide poverty cycle. Danish-based microfinancing operation CodersTrust is starting to do just that with a test group of 100 Bangladeshis.<p>“Nine out of 10 coders on sites like oDesk suck,” …

Play an Adorable Pixel Art Recreation of Star Trek

If you love Star Trek, you’ll love Pixel Trek, a recreation of the beloved TV series in adorable, playable pixel art.<p>Pixel Trek is a small web-based game that allows you to explore the Spaceship Enterprise freely. The Pixel Trek website boasts that you can “explore areas and angles that were not …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning

<b>1. The New York Times did a big profile of Tim Cook.</b> In the profile we get confirmation that the iWatch is coming in Q4, and we hear from Apple's lead designer, Jony Ive, who says he doesn't think anything has changed at Apple.<p><b>2. John Gruber at Daring Fireball happened to have written a big essay</b> …

GitHub Opens Octicons Icon Font to All

Way back in 2012, social coding community GitHub launched its own icon font called Octicons, leveraging what it called at the time “CSS3 techniques like rounded corners, gradients, and @font-face across all pages of the site.”<p>This was designed to be as much about aesthetics for the emerging …

TaskRabbit is blowing up its business model and becoming the Uber for everything

Since it opened up five years ago, TaskRabbit has often been a godsend to people with more money than time. The company stocks its auction house of personal assistants with people ready to deliver cupcakes to your office, or assemble your Ikea furniture, or clean your home. But last summer, …

Following GrubHub IPO, Online Food Ordering Platform EatStreet Raises $6 Million

EatStreet, an online and mobile food ordering service which initially gained traction by targeting secondary markets across the U.S., has now raised an additional $6 million in Series B funding. The round included participation from Series A investors Cornerstone Opportunity Partners, Independence …