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‘New Mutants’ First Trailer: Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams Unleash Their Inner X-Men

"The Fault in Our Stars" director Josh Boone puts a horror movie twist on the "X-Men" film universe.<p>Before audiences return to the story of Charles …

New Mutants

Have Scientists Found a Way to 'Turbocharge' the Human Brain?

In preliminary research, people learned faster and made fewer mistakes when a particular brain region was electrically stimulated.<p><i>In brief:</i> <i>What if you could improve your mental aptitude and performance by directly stimulating specific parts of the brain? That's what a team of researchers from</i> …

South Africa to withdraw from International Criminal Court

In a major blow to the International Criminal Court, the South African government has given formal notice of its intention to withdraw from the beleaguered court.<p>South Africa was one of the strongest early supporters of the international court in 2002, but it has now become the second African …

Associated Press News

Why Did Snakes Lose Their Legs? Scientists Blame A Switch For The Sonic Hedgehog

A pair of University of Florida researchers says they know why snakes no longer walk the Earth: The enhancer of a gene known as the Sonic hedgehog …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Artificial neural networks are changing the world. What are they? - ExtremeTech

By on October 12, 2015 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Since the invention of the …

Canadian study reveals hidden link between cells and bacteria

Scientists have added a new wrinkle – literally – to the story of how life as we know it evolved.<p>The find, published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, involves the wrinkle-like folds that are found inside mitochondria, tiny vessels that are the power plants of cells. Their folds – known as …

15 of the fastest growing startups in the world still flying under the radar

But we wondered: Who are the fastest-growing startups in the world that serve businesses, that we should be hearing about next (i.e. enterprise startups)?<p>That's a loaded question, we know. It all depends on your definition of "fastest growing." Startups are private companies that don't have to …

Startups

7 Destructive Habits to Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy

Happiness can be seen as a state of mind. It’s how we perceive our lives and the world around us. But our inside thoughts can be radically shaped by …

Learning the one-handed Twiddler3 keyboard a challenge worth taking

The Twiddler3 is a combination keyboard and mouse held in just one hand and relying on chorded movements similar to holding and playing a guitar. …

Android Phones

The World's Biggest Oil And Gas Companies

From Exxon to Rosneft to Petrobras, here are the world's biggest oil and gas companies -- and the people who control them. (With data from WoodMackenzie.)

Nitrogen-Based Life Might Swim on Saturn's Largest Moon

Here’s a theory for finding extraterrestrial life: look for stuff that doesn’t resemble organisms on Earth.<p>A team of researchers at Cornell …

Excellent iPad App to Introduce your Kids to Coding

February 14, 2015<br>Code Blast is an excellent coding app that has gone free today for a limited period of time. This app is designed to provide young …

10 Best Apps to Train Your Brain

Photo: Pond5<p>Whether it’s to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But …

5 Steps to Shred Layers of Body Fat and Build Muscle

Plenty of guys have asked this simple question at one point or another: “How do I get shredded?”<p>Of course, the answer is a little more complicated, …

Body Fat

HoloLens: mix the real and the virtual in a mind-blowing new world

From games to Skype to TV, Microsoft’s trailer for HoloLens promises a future where you can add a layer of computer-generated information to your vision<p>Towards the end of last month, Microsoft released a trailer for a new device it has in the works – HoloLens. Declaring “the era of holographic …

Augmented Reality

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Top 10

Apple Watch review: Apple Watch one year in: My (kinda sorta) everyday companion - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Beautifully constructed. Handles messages well. A solid fitness tracker. Hundreds of apps. Can send and receive voice calls via an iPhone. Lots of design choices. Apple Pay-enabled. Stores music for local playback over Bluetooth.<p><b>The Bad</b> Battery only lasts a little more than a day. Most …

This Millennium Falcon Drone Has Got It Where It Counts

A maker just created a home built Millennium Falcon drone that has taken off in social media. The drone is built around a carbon fiber quadcopter frame with foam parts and it is most definitely not a “piece of junk.” Not only does this drone look great, it appears to have it where it counts, with …

Hobbyist Turns Drone Into Millennium Falcon

Doing the kessel run in 12 parsecs with a quadcopter<p>How does a hobbyist make their drone stand out from the sea of identical quadcopters? Dress it up like it’s got stolen goods inside and the Galactic Empire is on it’s tail, of course! Drone enthusiast Olivier C outfitted his custom quadcopter with …

Drones

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

'The Night I Hit Rock Bottom, My Drone Hit the White House Lawn'

A government employee who had been drinking crashed a drone on the president's property. This is his song.<p><i>Early in the morning of Monday, January 26, a small, recreational, helicopter-type drone crashed on White House grounds. It was an accident—an employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence</i> …

Drones

The Immigration Debate

When it comes to popular politics, the immigration issue is fast replacing social conservative hot buttons like abortion and gay marriage. Immigration is more than migrant workers and undocumented individuals "living off the dole". It's about major companies like Goldman Sachs hiring outsourcing …

6 Myths Everyone Believes about Space (Thanks to Movies)

Our knowledge of outer space is a lot like our knowledge of history -- it's <i>really</i> hard to separate what we know from research from what we picked up …

Drones, hubs and clouds: Ubuntu Core makes IoT play

Linux is making another play for the Internet of Things, with Ubuntu figuring that as devices from thermostats through home hubs to personal robots …

5 Questions Astronomy Still Can't Answer

Long past midnight, when Earth itself seems to undergird one’s heartbeat, it’s not hard to make a momentary leap into the space-time continuum. Even without enrolling in an astronaut program, it’s the sort of instinctual connection that’s always available to those who stop long enough to look up …

3 Earth-size planets orbit ‘EPIC’ new star

Scientists have discovered a new star with three nearly Earth-sized planets—one of which may have temperatures moderate enough for liquid water—and …

Updated: Google And Fidelity Invest $1 Billion In SpaceX For Satellite Internet

The funding would allow SpaceX to use its cheap, scrappy fleet of rockets to efficiently deploy a fleet of Internet-beaming satellites.<p><i>Update:</i> SpaceX confirmed Tuesday that it has raised $1 billion in funding from Google and Fidelity, which will allegedly be used “to support continued innovation in …