Christi MacPherson

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23,000-year-old fish hooks found in Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> They could almost pass for a pair of ancient earrings.<p>But instead, researchers have discovered the world's oldest fish hooks. And it's led them to suggest that maritime technology developed in Asia-Pacific much earlier than previously thought.<p>In a study published in the journal <i>PNAS</i>, the …

Anthropology

Why music only gives some people 'skin orgasms' but not others

Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders?<p>The …

Teaching computers to be creative is completely missing the point of creativity

In Kirby’s TED Talk, he posits the question, “Is remixing a form of creativity, a production of the new on the shoulders of what precedes it, or is it just copying?”<p>Eck, in his talk over the weekend, admitted how difficult it was to format a machine to think about creativity in a way that Kirby …

The war on the floor

H.G. Wells left quite a mark. He destroyed civilisation half a dozen times. He infested Woking with Martians. He took us to the end of time and back …

Litsy is a book-focused social network that goes beyond reviews

If you’re a book lover, Litsy might be the social app for you.<p>The startup was founded by Todd Lawton and Jeff LeBlanc, who previously launched the book-themed clothing company Out of Print. Lawton told me the idea for Litsy came from connecting with Out of Print fans at events like book festivals …

Magnesium and the Brain: The Original Chill Pill

Magnesium is a vital nutrient that is often deficient in modern diets. Our ancient ancestors would have had a ready supply from organ meats, seafood, …

First Mac Ransomware Found in Transmission BitTorrent Client

This weekend, a notice appeared on Transmissionbt.com warning users that version 2.90 of the popular Mac BitTorrent client downloaded from their site may have been infected with malware. The warning reads:<p>Everyone running 2.90 on OS X should immediately upgrade to 2.91 or delete their copy of 2.90, …

BitTorrent

Here’s how to bring your old laptop back to life

Every few years, we replace the electronic devices in our lives, because they start to feel slow, or won’t work with the latest programs. But we don’t often throw out the old ones, either out of inertia or because they’re not the sort of thing you can just toss into the garbage can. But there’s a …

Chrome Web Store

'Dark Souls' publisher brings 'Necropolis' to PS4, Xbox One

Here's one to add to your video game watch list: <i>Necropolis</i> is a stylish, hardcore dungeon-diving game from Harebrained Schemes, the studio behind the magnificent cyberpunk title <i>Shadowrun Returns</i>. It was originally due to hit PC and Mac on March 17th, but now <i>Dark Souls</i> publisher Bandai Namco is …

Get ready – 5G will create waves of innovation that disrupt every industry

It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for images to load instantly. Buffering videos was the price you paid for accessing anything from anywhere. We didn’t know …

Brand Marketing

Confessions of a Gear Addict

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. In his latest piece for ISO, he breaks</i> …

In His 20+ Year Career, David Bergman Has Learned That Photography Is More Than Just Getting a Great Shot

David Bergman knows that photography is about more than getting a great shot. At its core, it’s about connections—with the subjects, the environment, …

Love

#Good Morning #Ha Ha Ha #Intentio Pro Hodie Cras #Inspire And Be Inspired #Ad GIF

Discover & share this #Good Morning #Ha Ha Ha #Intentio Pro Hodie Cras #Inspire And Be Inspired #Ad GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you …

GIF Animations

How apps turned me into an incredible money wizard

Like most people, I left college perplexed about how I was supposed to survive financially. I’d certainly left my alma mater with enough education — two full degrees under my belt — but also with a sizable portion of student debt. And, since I have made the boneheaded mistake of living in not one …

Personal Finance

Got Allergies? Blame Neanderthals

Mating with Neanderthals may have helped modern humans adapt to Europe, but may have also made them more prone to allergies. Continue reading →

Humanity

Israeli archaeologists baffled by discovery of mysterious gold device

Archaeologists are asking the audience for help after the discovery of a gold-plated, oblong object in a Jerusalem cemetery has left them completely …

Archaeology

Affordable Space Adventures puts Nintendo’s use (or non-use) of the Wii U GamePad to shame

The best Wii U game this year didn’t come from Nintendo.<p>More than any other recent Wii U release — and maybe any since Nintendo Land at launch — Affordable Space Adventures uses the GamePad right. While Nintendo relegated the touch-screen, wireless behemoth to the role of a horn (OK, and a second …

In Scotland, they hated Trump before hating Trump was cool

ABERDEEN, Scotland –- This week, David Cameron, J.K. Rowling and Boris Johnson joined the chorus of Donald Trump critics following his proposal to …

How can I get started making Android apps?

In this Ask A Dev, Android engineer Waylon Brown gives aspiring Android engineers a road map to getting their apps on the Google Play store.<p>"All you …

You Have More Time to Be Creative Than You Think | Inc.com

Now more than ever, creativity is at a premium. But how do you keep up with all of the day-to-day work you have and still find time to be creative? Often it seems impossible to do both.<p>According to Elizabeth Gilbert, author of <i>Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear</i>, you do have time to be creative, …

Creativity

Just an Amazing Eye: Why I Love Photographer, Annie Leibovitz

I am somewhat torn about Annie Leibovitz. Perhaps it's when a photographer or artists goes too commercial that I begin to worry that they've somehow sold out. But then again, perhaps by reaching the masses, their work not only becomes more valid, it has the potential to make a big impact on …

Annie Leibovitz

Amazon’s Fire tablets get Blue Shade, a new feature designed to save your eyes at night

Amazon is adding several new features to its 2015 tablet lineup, in an update rolling out today. Among the new capabilities endowed upon the Fire HD 10, Fire HD 8, Fire Kids Edition, and Fire tablets is a nighttime reading mode that adjusts the display to minimize its so-called blue light …

Tablets

Digital images can't be trusted, says war photographer Don McCullin

One of Britain’s most celebrated and respected photographers has lamented the digital domination of his field, calling it “a totally lying experience” that cannot be trusted.<p>Don McCullin, one of the world’s finest photographers of war and disaster, said the digital revolution meant viewers could no …

El Salvador

18 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes for When You Have *No* Time

Whether you are hosting your first Friendsgiving feast or you’re looking for a dish to bring to that family potluck, you’re going to need a few quick and easy recipes this season. From appetizers, side dishes, mains and dessert, one (or more!) of these Thanksgiving recipes will definitely become …

Foolproof green thumb: Smart Herb Garden Starter Kit & 3-pack refill now 24% off

If your efforts at home-growing have earned you “brown thumb” status, don’t give up the garden just yet. TNW Deals has carved out a great offer on a foolproof, self-contained hydroponics herb garden – now you can grow herbs in the convenience of your own home, with a complete setup for just …

Lost Island of Ancient Greece Discovered in Aegean Sea

Archaeologists think they may have found the city of Kane, site of a major battle between Athens and Sparta during the Peloponnesian war.<p>An international team of archaeologists and geophysicists believe they have discovered a lost island in the eastern Aegean that was once home to the ancient city …

Reuters bans freelance RAW photography to boost speed and preserve ‘reality'

Reuters has banned its freelance photographers from submitting images that were shot and processed in their camera's RAW format, <i>PetaPixel</i> has confirmed. RAW is often used by pro and enthusiast photographers because it captures far more data from the sensor than compressed JPEGs, allowing for extra …

Microsoft Is Doing Something Really Smart With Minecraft

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Get Better Sleep When You Have Fibromyalgia