Pete Galuris

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The most dangerous and misunderstood threat to humanity is the human mind

The defining characteristic of humans is our capacity for complex thinking and advanced reasoning. These abilities have allowed us to develop innovations that transform our lives and our world. The impact of our intellect is so significant that the present era has been called the “Anthropocene,” in …

Human Geography

News crew discovers 40 cellphone-tracking devices operating around DC

An NBC investigative journalism team and a security researcher went wardriving around the DC area with a cell-site-simulator detector that would tell …

No death and an enhanced life: Is the future transhuman?

The aims of the transhumanist movement are summed up by Mark O’Connell in his book <i>To Be a Machine,</i> which last week won the Wellcome Book prize. “It is their belief that we can and should eradicate ageing as a cause of death; that we can and should use technology to augment our bodies and our minds; …

Singularity

Don’t love what you do? *This* career path provides for the most happiness, a new study claims

Your career impacts your well-being in a number of scientifically supported ways. For starters, a job that you like is worth more than a pay increase …

There's an algorithm to simulate our brains. Too bad no computer can run it

Scientists just created an algorithm capable of performing a complete human brain simulation. Now we just have to wait for someone to build a computer powerful enough to run it.<p>The team, comprised of researchers from Germany, Japan, Norway, and Sweden, recently published a white paper detailing the …

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

Internet

Buy a shirt, get pot 'gift': Companies exploit law loophole

BOSTON (AP) — That ordinary bottle of juice delivered to your doorstep will set you back at least $55. But the bag of marijuana that comes with it? …

Spiritual hyperplane

How spiritualists of the 19th century forged a lasting association between higher dimensions and the occult world<i>By Paul Halpern</i>Read at Aeon

Terror in Paradise: 'I Got the Hawaii Missile Message and Prepared to Die'

“WTF!” My friend Jon Letman in Hawaii tells us about the terrifying false alarm he and his wife and son just received that their island, Kauai, was …

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

One of America's biggest allies in the Middle East is hiring ex-CIA officers to build a spy empire

Not far from the northeastern Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi, in a typical modern Gulf villa framed on one side by an elegant swimming pool, Westerners are teaching Emiratis the tools of modern spycraft.<p>The day starts with the basics: a 10 a.m. seminar on Sunday morning is titled "What is intelligence?" …

US ‘mysterious’ UFO programme a reality, has a $22 million budget

Known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme, the project analyses encounters between unknown objects and American jets<p>By: | New …

Paranormal

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mysterious Apocalyptic Message Interrupts TV Broadcasts in California: 'Violent Times Will Come'

Many Californians’ regularly scheduled broadcasts were interrupted Thursday morning with strange emergency messages warning of extraterrestrial …

Scientists Resolve Mysterious Violation to Einstein's Relativity

Even if you don’t know much physics, you probably know one of its core tenets: an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in …

AI is going to be bigger than the internet and sliced bread

AI will be the next general purpose technology (GPT), according to experts. Beyond the disruption of business and data – things that many of us don’t have a need to care about – AI is going to change the way most people live, as well.<p>As a GPT, AI is predicted to integrate within our entire society …

The discovery of aquatic architecture has led scientists to compare the behaviour of cephalopods to humans – but octopus city life is no utopia<p>If animals are our other, there is nothing quite so other as the octopus. It is the alien with whom we share our planet, a coeval evolutionary life form …

James Cameron

British-built Versius device will slash costs, improve patient recovery times and help speed up keyhole surgery<p>British scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot which could transform everyday operations for tens of thousands of patients.<p>From a converted pig shed in the …

Robotics

First teleportation from Earth to orbit

Chinese researchers have teleported a photon from the Gobi desert to a satellite orbiting five hundred kilometres above the earth.<p>This is achieved through quantum entanglement, a process where two particles react as one with no physical connection between them.<p>Hooke Professor of Experimental …

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained

Yes, the placebo effect is all in your mind. And it’s real.<p>Over the last several years, doctors noticed a mystifying trend: Fewer and fewer new pain drugs were getting through double-blind placebo control trials, the gold standard for testing a drug’s effectiveness.<p>In these trials, neither doctors …

Placebos

AI will help us download meeting notes to our brains by 2030

The internet is overflowing with tips on how to hack your health. From increasing cognitive function by drinking butter-spiked coffee to tracking sleep, stress, and activity levels with increasingly sophisticated fitness wearables, ours is a culture obsessed with optimizing performance. Combining …

Ray Kurzweil: There's a Blueprint for the Master Algorithm in Our Brains

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems are, no doubt, considerably advanced. There are now intelligent machine learning algorithms capable of …

Singularity

Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain

<b>Implanting a microchip inside the brain</b> to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is …

Singularity

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Meet the newest recruits of Dubai’s police force: robocars with facial recognition tech

Mini autonomous police cars paired with companion drones and facial-recognition technology will begin patrolling the streets of Dubai by the end of the year to help identify and track suspects.<p>The announcement by city officials this week comes as Dubai races to reshape the future of its law …

5 Morning Rituals to Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

Want to get a fast start to your day? Before you jet out the door and into the frantic pace of your work routine, getting that productive edge may have to start while most people are still asleep.<p>A recent report published in <i>The Wall Street Journal,</i> which I covered here, says that 4 a.m. may be the …

Time Management

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? (Infographic)

Emotional intelligence plays a key role in every aspect of your life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From social relationships to your professional demeanor, emotional intelligence impacts nearly every aspect of your life and can be vital to your success. It helps you …

New research on the biology behind over-thinking shows how it makes us less creative

According to new research, one reason for experiencing this is biological.<p>Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths University of London have discovered that using a targeted electric current to suppress a particular region of the brain can help break us out of these states of …

4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

Picture this: You've just finished working your busiest time of the year. For all your efforts, you receive a nice paycheck.<p>To reward yourself, you …

Mark Zuckerberg Delivers His Secret for Happiness at the Harvard Commencement | Inc.com

When Mark Zuckerberg gave the 2017 commencement address on Thursday at his alma mater, Harvard, there was some irony. He was introduced with the title "doctor," the result of the honorary doctorate he just received. But Zuckerberg never graduated, as he dropped out after a couple of years to putter …

Mark Zuckerberg