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To Make Sense of the Present, Brains May Predict the Future

A controversial theory suggests that perception, motor control, memory and other brain functions all depend on comparisons between ongoing actual …

Machine Learning

Automate Google Sheets: An Introduction to Google Apps Script

Google has built some of the most effective productivity tools on the planet. With Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, Docs, Sheets, and more, odds are you use …

From Big Data to Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Disruption

There is a set of important emerging digital trends I track as a futurist that are together converging very fast. These digital trends are all potentially disruptive, unless we plan ahead for the impact and change that is coming. More agility, smarter business processes and better productivity are …

5 Ways to Enhance Productivity

Quick, before you start reading I want to explain that we’re attempting to promote the usage of the comment section below. <b>We want to seriously</b> …

Productivity

Next time you're late to work, blame dark energy

Ever since Lemaitre and Hubble's first proposed it in the 1920s, scientists and astronomers have been aware that the universe is expanding. And from …

Dark Matter

Hopper (for Android)

<b>Pros</b><p>Tracks and predicts flight prices. Wonderful interface. Responsive. Solid notifications.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No Web app. Only searches flights. Filters aren't the …

Apps

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

When she gazed into a microscope and saw these ubiquitous cells with their spidery tentacles, she did what most neuroscientists had been doing for generations: she looked right past them and focused on the rest of the brain tissue, just as you might look through specks of dirt on a windshield.<p>"What …

Multiple Sclerosis could be reversed with calorie-restricted diet, study suggests

A calorie-restricted diet which mimics the effects of fasting may reverse the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and help repair the damage caused by the disease.<p>Scientists are so excited about the finding that they are moving to large human trials and are already recommending it for very ill patients …

EXAME

São Paulo – Novas gravações do ex-presidente da Transpetro Sérgio Machado, delator da <b>Operação Lava Jato</b>, mostram o presidente do Senado, <b>Renan</b> …

Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

Our Brain is Sensitive For Social Information

Hypnosis has helped researchers verify the fact that the brain is receptive to social information. Everyday actions are analysed by the brain and the …

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t | The Star

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

JavaScript: The Synchronous Explanation of Asynchronous Programming.

<i>If you've ever asked someday about JavaScript definition… you would get some answer like this:</i><p><b>JavaScript is a Single-threaded, non-Blocking,</b> …

JavaScript

File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive

Access to decent cloud storage is practically a necessity these days whether it’s for work or play, but everyone seems to have an opinion on which …

5 Surprising Things the Ultra-Productive Do Differently

How to work smarter, not harder<p>As an entrepreneur you definitely know that every split second counts, and that free time is more valuable than gold. As a result, you probably already put your nose to the grindstone and try to take on as much as possible day in and day out.<p>But the best and brightest …

Time Management

The 'Brain-Hacking' Wearable That Promises to Recharge Your Mind

Wearable tech startup Thync says its headband product can reduce stress and give your mood a boost.<p>Electric shock therapy is coming to the masses. If that sentence conjured up disturbing images of, say, Jack Nicholson convulsing in <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest</i>, not to worry. This form of shock …

The Brain

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

Microbiology

This app aims to replace your domestic help, but needs to clean its own house first.

Just launched in Singapore, Agent Bong offers a variety of home services. But this app offers lessons on how you should not launch in a country.

Aprovação de Dilma despenca e chega a apenas 7,7%, diz pesquisa da CNT

Os brasileiros estão cada vez mais pessimistas e aprovam cada vez menos o Governo da presidenta Dilma Rousseff (PT). Apenas 7,7% consideram sua …

TIM lança plataforma que integra TV paga com Netflix e YouTube

Produto tem assinatura mensal promocional de 9,90 reais mas cliente terá de contratar os serviços com as outras empresas separadamente<p>A operadora de …