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Intelligent people's brains wired differently to those with fewer intellectual abilities, says study

The brains of high-achieving individuals are wired up differently to those of people with fewer intellectual or social abilities according to one of …

The Brain

Meet the brilliant scientist who just got $625K for her work on a vital, overlooked part of the brain

Of its seven fellows working in STEM fields, only one is a woman: neuroscientist Beth Stevens, PhD, who studies how brain cells communicate and how miscommunication can lead to disease.<p>She holds several positions: assistant neurology professor at Harvard Medical School, research associate at Boston …

Uncovering the Secrets of the Adolescent Brain

<b>UC San Diego-led big data study will explore the developing minds and brains of 10,000 children.</b><p>A cross-disciplinary team of University of …

Neuroscience

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

Medicine

Seven must-have tools for entrepreneurs in 2015

BUZZSUMO<p>My marketing department at Boughtonlaw is a big fan of BuzzSumo, an application that they use to optimize their content marketing strategy. Buzzsumo shows the most shared articles, infographics and videos about a particular topic. You can see at first glance what content is working well in …

9 out of 10 problem drinkers in the U.S. aren't alcoholics, study says

You might think that people who throw back five or more drinks in a single outing or who down 15 or more drinks in a week are likely to be alcoholics. But a new study finds that the overwhelming majority of them are not.<p>Only one out of 10 Americans who drank enough to qualify as a binge drinker or …

Alcohol

Temasys wants AWS users to embed WebRTC comms using its platform

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The WebRTC company Temasys has released a platform called Skylink to help other firms build real-time communications into …

Elon Musk: Robots Could Delete Humans Like Spam | Inc.com

Elon Musk took to the stage Wednesday night at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit to warn attendees that advanced artificial intelligence could spell the end of humanity.<p>Interviewed by Walter Isaacson, Musk warned of the rapid speed of AI development and the effects it could have:<p>I don't …

Artificial Intelligence

Quick look: The BlueSYNC SPB is an All-in-One Bluetooth speaker w/ FM radio, 2200mAH Powerbank, and more

The GoGroove BlueSYNC SPB combines all your favorite gadgets into one compact device. It’s a Bluetooth speaker, speaker phone, FM radio and 2200mAh rechargeable battery pack. You’ll feel like a kid again taking calls and listening to music as the controls are similar to those of a walkie-talkie or …

10 crazy questions tech companies ask job candidates

What would you say if — right this second — you had to “describe Google as a person.”<p>What about if you had to answer this — on the spot — in a job …

8 Things About Hardware Crowdfunding We Learned From 20 Campaigns

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Cyril Ebersweiler is the founder and Benjamin Joffe is general partner of the hardware startup accelerator HAXLR8R (“HAX”). Both have been living in China and Asia for over a decade. This is the fifth part of their series on “Lean Hardware.”</i><p>So far HAX startups have run 20 successful …

Six new ways to teach children more effectively

Six groundbreaking new projects will aim to discover how neuroscience can help pupils learn more effectively in the classroom. Here are the experiments:<p><b>Learning Counterintutive Concepts, Birkbeck University of London</b><p>Around 9,000 pupils across 100 primary schools in London, the North West and the …

Education

Netflix lost 218 database servers during AWS reboot and stayed online

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Netflix<p>Netflix has mastered the art of keeping its Amazon Web Services infrastructure online over the years, but even …

14 Niche Netflix Alternatives

For TV shows and <i>some</i> movies, there’s Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video. For the latest release blockbusters, there’s Google Play Movies & TV, Amazon Instant Video or Blinkbox, depending on where you live in the world. But the video-on-demand (VoD) realm extends far beyond the well-established, …

Nixie wearable brings a personal drone to your wrist

Earlier this year, Intel kicked off its Make it Wearable challenge, a mission to take wearable technology and do things with it that haven’t yet been …

Drones

Google and Microsoft want to put Brazil's favelas on the map

To the Brazilian government, favelas, often referred to as "the slums," don't portray an image they're willing to share with the world. So much so, in fact, that during the past World Cup some favela residents were reportedly being forced to leave their homes behind, as Brazil officials were …

This Is What Your Skin Looks Like Before And After Sunblock

You're definitely going to want to wear sunscreen after watching this.

Skin Care

Go way retro with this mechanical-typewriter computer keyboard

You love the look and feel of old typewriters, but don't want to give up the comforts of modern technology. Meld the two with the Qwerkywriter keyboard.<p>Your computer keyboard is a bore. It's a long piece of plastic with more pieces of plastic sticking out. It's not glamorous. It doesn't conjure up …

Telescopes

8 Affordable Conversion Rate Optimization Tools To Try

<i>Paul Rogers works as Digital Marketing Manager for The Inviqa Group and is also the founder of MageSEO.</i><p>Conversion rate optimization (CRO) has remained a hot topic over the last few years, and more companies are starting to allocate larger proportions of their budget to optimize their websites for …

Savioke’s first robot begins its career as a hotel bellhop

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>If you call down to the front desk at the Aloft hotel in Cupertino, Calif., to replace that toothbrush …

The Little Spacecraft That Couldn't

An audacious quest to reconnect with a vintage NASA spacecraft has suffered a serious setback and is now pretty much over.<p>At this point, we're sort of scratching our heads. We may take one last run at the spacecraft, but this may be it for an attempt to bring it back to Earth.<p>The satellite launched …

Voyager 1 is officially the first man-made object to enter interstellar space

Hedging controversy, NASA also announced that the probe is still in the solar system<p>In 2012, NASA's Voyager 1 probe became the first man-made object to leave the solar system, catapulting itself into the farthest reaches of the universe ever touched by humans — or, it didn't. Determining the exact …

Dreams of rescuing a retired NASA probe come to an end

Engines fail to reignite in $160,000 crowdfunding effort<p>Efforts to resurrect the vintage ISEE-3 space probe have ended in disappointment. The probe was launched by NASA in 1978 to measure solar winds, but decommissioned in 1997 as the craft drifted farther and farther from Earth. A group of former …

Scientists threaten to boycott €1.2bn Human Brain Project

Researchers say European commission-funded initiative to simulate human brain suffers from 'substantial failures'<p>The world's largest project to unravel the mysteries of the human brain has been thrown into crisis with more than 100 leading researchers threatening to boycott the effort amid …

Metal Fillings No More: Lasers Used to Rebuild Teeth

Everything We Know About Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment

It was probably legal. But was it ethical?<p><i>Updated, 09/08/14</i><p>Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world.<p>But few users expect that Facebook would change their News Feed in …

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy linked to higher autism risk

Pregnant women in California who live close to areas where chemical pesticides are used are more likely to have a child with autism, says a study released by UC Davis researchers Monday.<p>Women living within about a mile of fields, farms or other sites that use agricultural pesticides have a 60% …

Autism