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8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

The Brain

Scientists created a magnetic wormhole that could transform the way we use MRI machines

Ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel, physicists have crafted a wormhole that tunnels a magnetic field through space.<p>The idea of a wormhole comes from Albert Einstein's theories. In 1935, Einstein and colleague Nathan Rosen realized that the general theory of relativity allowed for the existence …

New Earbuds Allows User to Change Live Audio Environment

Two wireless earbuds and a smartphone app may soon change the way we hear our favorite bands and concerts. Doppler Labs have unveiled their new Here …

Consumer Tech

Why the worst time to drink coffee is actually in the morning

Coffee has ingrained itself in the mechanisms of so many people's early morning routines. There is something romantic about holding a freshly bought …

The Azores Islands Are The Atlantic Ocean's 'Best-Kept Secrets' For Excellent Reason

The only thing better than an unspoiled paradise is one that nobody you know has visited yet.<p><i>Some</i> people can say they’re familiar with the Azores, a group of nine islands some 800 miles off the coast of Portugal. But by and large, these rugged, salt-sprayed islands are what USA Today calls “some of …

How Friends Influence Us on Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Why do you read the updates you read? Why do you browse the products you browse?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are hidden motivations behind a lot …

Selbstkompetenz ist nichts für Zweifler

Kritik am Bildungssystem Selbstkompetenz ist nichts für Zweifler<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 12.10.2014-08:45<p>Bologna-Irrtum und Akademisierungwahn: Konrad …

Meet Niice, a hip site that spouts images for the designer in you

Niice, a search engine for images that can help designers devise original ideas, just got a lot more helpful.<p>It officially launched this week, with monthly subscriptions for premium services, as well as a “moodboard” feature for storing all of your favorite images in one common place that you can …

Allclasses grabs $1.5M to help you find the most kickass classes online

Education startup Allclasses closed a new $1.5 million round of funding for its online course search platform, the company announced today.<p>Allclasses wants to make it easier for people to find a roundup of all the classes available online and compare those classes by price, format, quality, and …

General Catalyst Backs Agile Software Development Shop For Government Orgs, OGSystems

OGSystems is announcing an undisclosed amount of funding from VC firm General Catalyst, and the appointment of Tad Elmer, an XIR at the firm and former CEO of BBN Technologies to its board of directors.<p>As part of GC’s XIR program, former CEOs and founders identify investments in an industry and …

Google Will Be Better Off Minus Google+

Google+ as we know it appears to be finished. Vic Gundotra, the executive in charge, is leaving the company, and TechCrunch says big changes are afoot. The three-year-old social network is being redefined — demoted? — from a product to a platform, and Google will stop trying to infuse it into all …

The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute | Colossal

<p>Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. …

Could bitcoin ever overtake the dollar?

Bitcoin’s future as a digital alternative to paper money is a subject of fierce debate, but the cryptocurrency may also have a future as the basis …

Get Slick Stats on How You Use the Web with This Browser Plugin

Most people spend a fair amount of their lives online nowadays. But exactly how much of the Web do you browse in, say, a week? I’d have no real idea, if I had to guess.<p>Thankfully, I don’t have to guess and nor do you. Instead, you can just point your browser at Surfkoll.se and install Nackademin‘s …

The Joule Hotel -- A Dallas Destination That Will Ignite Your Creative Spirit

Every now and then, you encounter a hotel that is such a creative escape that it makes you rethink the "safe" measures you have taken in your home design and environment. To go check in to a detail oriented creative escape makes for a nice shift of the mind, activating your own creative genius by …

Leap Motion's new Muse app lets you create music with in-air hand gestures

Leap Motion is diving deep into the world of electronic music with the release of Muse, a new Mac desktop app that lets you create and perform original ambient music via hand gestures as you sit at your computer.<p>Muse was created jointly by musician BT and Dr. Richard Boulanger of the Berklee …

Track Google's Project Loon Internet balloons in real time as they travel the world

Google’s Project Loon was unveiled in 2013 as an ambitious project to bring internet to some of the most remote parts of the world where it’s hard to get Internet access. The project’s still in full swing and you’re now able to track the balloons in real time as they travel the world. The helium …

As Auroracoin “Airdrop” Approaches, What Does It Mean When A Nation Adopts A Cryptocurrency?

Iceland has its own Satoshi. A programmer called Baldur Friggjar Odinsson has created an alternative to bitcoin that he is calling AuroraCoin and in twenty-three days he will “airdrop” 31.8 coins to every citizen of Iceland – all 330,000 of them.<p>It is, in short, a pretty ballsy move.<p>Aurouracoin …

Dogecoin, Coinye, & Catcoin: A Dummy’s Guide to Cryptocurrencies

Forget Bitcoins. There’s a whole world of e-currency alternatives out there that you should know about.<p>If you’re wondering what the hell …

2014 could be the year web browsers replace Photoshop

The language that controls the web’s style—CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets—could be getting a new set of features that will make it the new gold standard for graphic design.These features, collectively known as blending modes, are currently under consideration by the World Wide Web Consortium, the …

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

GIF Animations