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"The Audit": A science fiction nightmare about the quantified self

It was the kind of gorgeous San Francisco morning where the pre-dawn sky, rich with purple and orange sunlight gradients under a blanket of star …

Los Angeles

Thomas Pynchon Was Right—The Light Bulb Conspiracy Is Real

By Dan Piepenbring October 7, 2014<p>On History<p>An ad from the Philips company archives.<p>Is Byron in for a rude awakening! There is already an organization, a human one, known as “Phoebus,” the international light-bulb cartel, headquartered in Switzerland. Run pretty much by International GE, Osram, and …

10 best apps to train your brain

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 maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Reimagined in Minimalist Graphics by Italian Illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli

I have an immense soft spot for artistic interpretations of literary classics, from Salvador Dalí’s art for <i>Don Quixote</i> to the finest illustrations from 150 years of <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> to the most creative takes on <i>The Hobbit</i>. Naturally, I was instantly taken with <b>Classics Reimagined: The Wonderful</b> …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Apple Watch

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary

You don’t have to buy Chomsky’s ideas wholesale to recognize that his often outrageous critiques of American democracy and capitalism usually hit …