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This health and fitness startup is now a Harvard case study

GOQii, India's No. 1 health and fitness startup, is now a case study on the famed Harvard Business Publishing platform, a subsidiary of Harvard …

5 Lies We Learned When We Were Younger (That We Still Live By Today)

In 1914, the great inventor Thomas Edison experienced a devastating hardship. His entire laboratory burned down to the ground, and several years …

Thomas Edison

Earth Prepares To Snap First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole's Event Horizon

Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.<p>Only through gravitational effects, such as by influencing stars, have they ever been seen.<p>X-ray signatures can locate and be used to weigh black …

Black Holes

'Brown girl' poetry act blows the lid off society's misogyny

<i>A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender</i>, a hard-hitting spoken-word performance by Mumbai girl, Aranya Johar, will strike a chord with every Indian woman.<p>Or …

Feminism

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

Five Must-Know Photoshop Quick Tips

“Photoshoppers" are very particular in the way they use the program. Many utilize a workflow that includes tricks, keyboard short cuts, etc. Some get …

Tutorials

Richard Feynman’s “Notebook Technique” Will Help You Learn Any Subject–at School, at Work, or in Life

Richard Feynman knew his stuff. Had he not, he probably wouldn't have won the Nobel Prize in Physics, let alone his various other prestigious …

Language Learning

Too many children are suffering in silence – it's time to start speaking to them about mental health

Last week marked the final session of the joint inquiry into the role of education in children’s mental health. Among the issues discussed throughout …

Super SEALs: Elite Units Pursue Brain-Stimulating Technologies

At a conference near Washington, D.C., in February, the commander of all Navy special operations units made an unusual request to industry: Develop and demonstrate technologies that offer "cognitive enhancement" capabilities to boost his elite forces' mental and physical performance.<p>"We plan on …

The Brain

Stem Cell Research: Japanese Man's Body Accepts Cells From Another Human Being

On Tuesday, a 60-year-old Japanese man became the first human being to receive "reprogrammed" stem cells. The cells were derived from induced …

The Best Outdoor Speakers for Your Garden or Patio

Outdoor speakers are designed to withstand the elements without compromising their audio quality. We've rounded up the best options for your garden or patio from the likes of Bose, Klipsch, and JBL, among others.<p>Outdoor speakers, like their TV counterparts, have been designed to withstand the …

Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here’s Your Memory Trick

Bennett Schwartz is one of the nation’s leading memory experts, and when I visited him in his office at Florida International University, he was …

39 science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels to read this April

Dystopic futures, Moon colonies, epic fantasies, and more<p>It’s a new month, which means there is another stack of books hitting bookstores to check out.<p>I recently finished John Scalzi’s <i>The Collapsing Empire</i>, and I had a lot of fun reading it. I’ve largely enjoyed the books that I’ve read from him, …

Science Fiction

Politeness isn’t enough; we now demand friendliness. And it’s destroying authenticity

“How’s your day going?” can be a truly personal question. It’s banal chitchat if all is well, but if you’re going through immense trauma or crisis, it can feel invasive. Once, it might have been possible to brush off the question with a polite “fine” but we live in a world that no longer settles …

Psychology

Finding the flow creates a new way to 3D-print metal

A team of engineers has developed a new way of 3D-printing metals that could improve on existing, laser-on-powder based methods. It relies on using …

3D Printing

To break addictions, control your 'craving mind'

Dr. Judson Brewer's book explains how to use mindfulness techniques to quit bad habits, from smoking to overeating to nail-biting.<p>Addictions aren't …

Drug Addiction

Why this girl didn't speak at school until she was seven

<b>Ruweyda is seven years old and has only recently started talking in school.</b><p>She suffers from a condition called selective mutism, a severe anxiety disorder that means she’s unable to speak in certain social situations. School used to be one of those places - until she started music therapy</i> …

Autism

Advice From 2,000 Years Ago: Buddha On The Art of Critical Thinking

This is a brilliant quote from Siddhartha Gutama (AKA Buddha). This quote is supposed to have occurred around 2500 years ago.<p>This was Buddha’s …

Critical Thinking

The People with Schizophrenia Embracing the Voices They Hear

A growing movement of people with schizophrenia argue that hearing voices shouldn't necessarily be treated clinically—but leading psychologists and doctors disagree.<p>Ron Coleman was sitting in his office doing some calculations when a voice behind him said, "You've done that wrong." He looked …

Mental Health

12 ways to hack-proof your smartphone

Protect your privacy, your data and your peace of mind with this guide to beating thieves, whether they’re online or on the street<p>As we’ve recently seen from leaked CIA documents, no one is immune to hacking attacks. Here’s how to protect yourself against them, whether they come from opportunist …

Information Systems

Aphantasia — absence of the mind's eye

You've probably heard sentences like this a thousand times: "Picture it in your mind's eye". How literally can we take that?"What Does it Mean to …

The Brain

The Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix

Consumer Tech

A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of Westworld

"I decided it was time to start helping people," Bao, a chemical engineering professor at Stanford, tells Business Insider.<p>Bao's 17-member Stanford team is developing is flexible, stretchable skin that can sense touch and temperature. In those ways, it's a lot like the stuff that sheathes the …

Stanford University

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise incapable of movement. A humanoid machine appears at your side, bowing to its task with ceremonial formality. With a brisk sequence of motions, the machine removes a large panel …

Singularity

A Teenager Just "Delighted" NASA By Pointing Out a Significant Error in Their Data

A British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space Station (ISS), …

Large Hadron Collider

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Aperture But Were Afraid to Ask (VIDEO)

Most photographers understand the interaction between aperture settings (f/stops) and shutter speeds for arriving at proper exposures. But in the …

Photography

Here Is a List of the Top 10 Work-at-Home Jobs for Teachers

Top 10 Work-at-Home Jobs for Teachers<p>Updated March 17, 2018<p>Telecommuting jobs are attractive to workers in all kinds of occupations, but for …

Employment

This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A big step towards a carbon-neutral future.<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a human-made …

How emotions are 'made': why your definition of sadness is unlike anyone else's

Lisa Feldman Barrett says we need to revamp our thinking on emotions. She’s a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, where she …

Psychology

Stanford researchers accidentally discover a whole new role for the cerebellum - ExtremeTech

By on March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The cerebellum, that weird wrinkly …